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Judge tells man charged with domestic violence to take wife to Red Lobster

Domestic violence advocates criticized a judge who suggested that a Florida man apologize to his wife for grabbing her neck by taking her out to dinner.

A Florida county judge rankled domestic violence advocates when he ordered a man arrested for grabbing his wife’s neck to return home with flowers and take her out to dinner.

“He’s going to get a card, he’s going to get flowers, and then he’s going to go home, pick up his wife, get dressed and take her to Red Lobster, and then after they have Red Lobster, they’re going to go bowling,” Broward County Judge John Hurley said.

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Mary Reidel, president of Women in Distress, said the judge should treat domestic violence cases more seriously. 

“Today’s push could be tomorrow’s more serious incident,” Reidel said.