Cleopatra Harrison had large, dark bruises on her neck and scratches on her chest when she met the police in Columbus, Ga., in June. The night before, she told them, her boyfriend had flown into a rage after finding dirty dishes in the kitchen—hurling her to the ground and choking her unconscious. Harrison, 22, agreed to show up in court to testify, but she didn't want to press charges. In response, the Columbus Recorder's Court fined her . . .
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