In family court, you’re guilty until proven innocent

Ashley Herzog
4 min readJan 3

This black military veteran was a victim of domestic violence. So why is the court system giving custody of his son to his abuser?

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Tommy Smith, a black man and a U.S. military veteran, was a victim of domestic violence. In fact, his now ex-wife spent a few days in jail for assaulting him. Smith tried to go through the “proper channels” to get help, as domestic violence…

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