TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that creates a limited self-defense justification for domestic violence victims who use force to protect themselves.
The measure would make some evidence regarding domestic violence restraining orders admissible and relevant in determining whether such force was justifiable during a specific incident. It would apply in cases where a person protected by an order used force against someone who is the subject of that order.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Hero Officer Alyssa Vogel Speaks About Rescuing 4-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
The Assembly passed the measure earlier this month and sent it to the senate, where it has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.READ MORE: Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The Streets
But that panel has not yet scheduled a hearing on the proposal.MORE NEWS: Massive Swarm Of Honeybees In Hive On Nassau County-Owned Property Is Testing Patience Of Nearby Homeowners
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