ERPOS

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ERPOSElectrical and Related Properties of Organic Solids
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Noting that California enacted the first ERPO statute, which took effect in January 2016, Garen J.
"Further evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of ERPO policies in California and other jurisdictions where they have been enacted would be helpful," the authors write.
This comes even after the shooting death of a Maryland man in Glen Burnie during the early morning service of an ERPO. Gary J.
An ERPO also addresses the reality that time is sometimes needed to resolve a temporary disturbance, without permanent consequences.
As a side note, the story about one of Wolf's State Police bodyguards "accused of beating his wife and threatening to kill her during an alcohol-fueled attack after she refused to have sex with him" somehow seems appropriate for a politician pushing ERPOs. And the story of Peduto upping his family's security after deciding to "welcome Syrian refugees" shows whose safety he's concerned with.
Oregon recently followed Washington's lead, and embraced a new California-style law that proponents call an Extreme Risk Protection Order, or ERPO. An ERPO is like a Restraining Order or Order of Protection, but rather than ordering a potentially dangerous person to stay away from a named potential victim, an ERPO is supposed to remove the means for violence from that person.
While specifics vary from state to state, in general an ERPO allows a housemate, family member, intimate, physician, co-worker, or police officer to petition a judge to order "temporary confiscation" of a person's firearms and other weapons.
A law enforcement officer, law enforcement agency, or family or household member of the respondent may petition for an ex parte temporary ERPO or ERPO issued after notice and hearing.
A petitioner may request that an ex parte ERPO be issued before a hearing for an ERPO, without notice to the respondent, by including detailed allegations based on personal knowledge that the respondent poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to self or others in the near future by having in his or her custody or control, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm.
The target of the ERPO may or may not have the wherewithal and resolve to fight to the end, and even if it looks like the accuser was manipulating things, they will still get full due process if charged with a crime.
ERPO laws provide a focused and time-limited mechanism for restricting gun access for those who are at risk of self-harm.