Hello I'm in a domestic abuse situation. The reason I call it a situation is because it's ex boyfriend turned landlord. I'm still living in this hell. I want to make a video sharing on going story. The police are aware of this situation is been going on for almost three years. I would also like to speak about how they've been handling it. I'm not sure if I can legally mention the specific police department, could you please clarify that for me?
Posting information on the Internet is not a good way to settle any disagreement, and will often hurt your efforts far more than helping. What you post can easily create liability for you as well as unintended consequences. Further, it will become a written record that can be used against you.
I suggest that you want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.
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I agree with Attorney Jaffe. Because of the sensitivity of identifying individuals, I would have an attorney review the video and give an opinion before your publish it. However, I suspect that because you're living in a situation you cannot change that your finances may be limited. Therefore, ask yourself: What can you possibly gain from publishing a video like this? Is it to make yourself feel better? If so, maybe you can find other ways of doing that, such as through counseling. Is it to make the police take action? If so, reconsider; it will likely only make them annoyed at you. If you want help, go to a local domestic violence organization. In fact, I did a quick web search and found one in your area, and I'm adding a link. Good luck with your issue, and happy holidays.
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