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Domestic Violence Advocates Lobby For Tougher Laws

HARTFORD — Domestic Violence advocates are asking lawmakers to change the law so that people who violate protective orders are ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device.

The call to toughen the law comes on the one year aniversary death of  a University of Hartford graduate student, Tiana Notice.

Notice was a victim of domestic violence when she was stabbed to death on Valentine’s Day.

Police arrested her ex-boyfriend, James Carter, for her death and also  charged him with violating his restraining order.

Notice’s father, Alvin, was at the Capitol today.  He said the written restraining order did nothing for his daughter.
“We need a little bit more than just a piece of paper,”  he said.

State Rep. Ken Green is helping to pass such a bill, which will force those with a protective order to wear a GPS device, which will alert probation officers of their location.

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