Criminalize Elder Abuse and Save Your Family
Change California criminal law to (1) outlaw coercive control, (2) outlaw predatory marriage, and (3) require that kids of aging parents be notified of parents' health status changes, because no one should have to go through what my family went through and is continuing to go through. The UK has made coercive control a crime. Ontario, Canada has made predatory marriage a crime. California's AB328 mades progress on defining predatory marriage. 9,000 cases of elder abuse are reported annually in San Diego county alone, nearly twice the amount of violent crimes. Most will never be investigated. There are insufficient criminal deterrent and extremely unsatisfactory and grossly expensive civil remedies. The laws must change. The emotional, physical, and financial toll is unconscionable. Strengthen and criminalize laws of coercive control, predatory marriage, and undue influence to protect your loved ones from being taken advantage of by people who don't have their best interest at heart.