How many times have we said it? A restraining order is just a piece of paper. It never gets any easier to report these news stories, but this story is an absolutely horrific example of how very little protective orders actually protect people.
A Rocky Mount, NC woman and her son were gunned down as they wheeled her 15-year-old disabled child to the school bus stop shortly before 7 a.m Monday morning.
Police say Tonya Boyd, 43, and Emmanuel Boyd, 21, were shot outside their home when her ex-boyfriend, Brian Vincent White, walked right through a protective order to kill her. Boyd had taken out the protective order just two weeks ago after White continued to harass and threaten her following their breakup in May.
Source: Jenn Jacques