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United States

29 October 2001

Los Angeles Times

Back when Los Angeles Police Det. Pat Barron was a patrol officer, he had a standard tactic for separating abusive spouses. He would make a solemn face, mumble something about the power vested in him by the state, then declare a 48-hour divorce. It even worked sometimes. Today, Barron laughs at the memory, so at odds with modern practices. Changes in the social, political and legal environment concerning domestic violence have been profound, transforming law... (

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