Skelly over at Aribtrary and Capricious sent me this great blog - babymamadrama.
I really can't be sure that it's a real baby mama blogging (it almost sounds too authentic), but either way, she really pins down the big truth:
It is the public defender's fault. If your baby daddy ends up pleading guilty and doing a lot of jail time when you really just want him home, it's the public defender's fault. And if your baby daddy ends up pleading not guilty and you have to go to trial "over bullshit," it is the public defender's fault. Not yours, not his, but the stupid ass of a public defender's.
And to anyone who thinks that it is the public defender who "persuades" these women to take their men back - read this and try to figure out who's twisting her arm. Well, besides her baby daddy, most likely - but I certainly don't think she's open to advice from the P.D.
p.s. How amazing would it be to find that a complainant in one of your d.v. cases keeps a blog? Priceless.