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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Domestic violence laws are not applied equally

There’s no doubt about it. Different people get different treatment when it comes to domestic violence charges.

On one hand, there’s Jared Remy, who for decades got a pass from the criminal justice system, despite a long history of assaults and threats against women. With a famous father — Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy — and the best lawyering his father’s money could buy, Jared Remy was treated leniently until last August, when he was arrested for the murder of Jennifer Martel, his girlfriend and the mother of his 5-year-old daughter.

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