In another rare instance, government has been caught protecting the innocents. The Eastern Band of Cherokee is going to start fining perpetrators of domestic abuse $1000 per incident. On average, the tribal court issues about 120 restraining orders each year to protect potential victims. By way of comparison, Jackson and Macon Counties average 58 and 95 instances of domestic violence, respectively, each month; and they don’t issue nearly as many restraining orders.
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