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I am happy that this sick ex-pediatrician, Earl Bradley, has received 14 consecutive life sentences for the molestation and rape charges he received in 2009. Not only did he videotape his attacks, but they were well planned, vicious, but there were also 86 victims, that the police were able to prove. The abuse he inflicted on many young girls (all but one were female) was a recurring act starting in 1998, as far as authorities are aware; The average age of these victims was 3-years-old.
The full article from CBS News is below if you want more information on this story. Many people had to leave the courtroom while hearing about the brutality involved in this case, and although the article from CBS is mild, it still explains some of the perversions that are within this man’s head.
CBS NEWS -
(AP) GEORGETOWN, Del. – An ex-pediatrician accused of raping and sexually assaulting scores of his young patients over a decade is awaiting a judge’s decision after a one-day trial in which the graphic testimony moved women to tears and drove others from the courtroom.
Prosecutors on Tuesday presented their case against Earl Bradley to a judge in southern Delaware, just miles from his former office in Lewes. Witnesses painted the 58-year-old, gray-bearded former doctor as a predator who covertly videotaped naked patients during exams and who raped young victims or forced them to perform oral sex.
“The rapes were violent, they were brutal,” state police Detective Scott Garland testified. “… The violence we were seeing was significant, and beyond anything I had ever witnessed. Nothing had prepared me for it.”
Prosecutors gave Sussex County Superior Judge William Carpenter Jr. hours of graphic video evidence to review, recorded by Bradley himself, documenting the abuse. On the tapes are a total of 86 victims dating to 1998, prosecutors said. All but one were young girls with an average age of 3.
If convicted, Bradley could face life in prison for each of the 14 rape charges against him. He also is charged with assault and sexual exploitation of a child.
The judge will decide the case since Bradley waived his right to a jury trial after his lawyers were unsuccessful in suppressing video evidence against him. He did not indicate when he would rule, but the outcome hardly seems in doubt.
Bradley’s defense lawyers did not cross-examine either of the prosecution’s witnesses, both Delaware state police detectives. Instead, Bradley’s state-appointed lawyer Dean Johnson began by reminding the judge of the defense’s objection to the videos’ admission. Defense lawyers had previously argued unsuccessfully that the videos were improperly seized from Bradley’s office and are expected to pursue an appeal on that issue.
Any appeal would have to wait until after sentencing, however, which likely would be months after the judge rules. Any appeal would be heard by Delaware’s Supreme Court. It would be unlikely that a three-judge panel of the court, or the full court itself, would hear any appeal before next year.
Dressed in a gray prison jumpsuit, Bradley said little during Tuesday’s four-hour trial, speaking only when the judge asked a few questions, including whether he wanted to testify. He squinted through heavy glasses and often stared at the wall or the defense table. He never took the stand.
Instead, the judge and those in the courtroom listened to detectives who described how Bradley had developed a variety of ruses to conceal his abuse.
Garland, a computer forensics expert, reviewed the more than 13 hours of video taken from Bradley’s office complex. He said Bradley had pocket-sized pen cameras he would use to surreptitiously record a child’s genitals during exams, often with parents in the room.
To get his victims away from their parents, Bradley would offer toys kept in the office’s basement, said the other witness, Det. Thomas Elliott. Another recurring theme was to explain that a child had received an especially painful shot and that the sugar from a Popsicle could help ease the pain, Garland said. Children were then taken alone for a treat and abused.
“You can see the child has a Popsicle in her hand during the course of some of the rapes,” Garland said.
Videos of the abuse were filed and categorized in folders with names like “Summer Best,” Garland said, with some protected by software that looked and acted like a safe and required an eight-digit password.
The detective’s testimony about the videos included describing Bradley with his hands wrapped tightly around the heads of young children, violently forcing them to perform oral sex on him. When Bradley was finished the assaults, he would sometimes lift up the young victims by the head and throw them several feet onto a couch in the rear of the building at his office complex where investigators found the videos, Garland said. Sometimes he would perform “rescue breathing” and chest rubs to revive the semiconscious victims, the detective said.
Some witnesses in the courtroom sobbed during that description, and one couple stormed out, slamming the door.
About 50 observers were in the courtroom at the trial’s start, though some had trickled out by the end of the day. Passions were clearly running high. The Associated Press has not identified the relatives of victims in the case in order to protect the identities of children who are alleged victims of the sexual abuse.
One woman who did not want to be identified but said she was the grandmother of one of the alleged victims said she wished she could shoot Bradley.
Above, you can see Hurricane Irene; This hurricane is the root of the problem that is leading to multiple evacuations on the East Coast.
Gawker – In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency earlier this afternoon. North Carolina has already evacuated 200,000 people. And in New Jersey, Chris Christie is urging a voluntary evacuation of the Jersey Shore, and not just because it’s an awful place.
Astronauts have said that the footage of the hurricane (above) is “terrifying”. Seeing as the weather has been rather unusual in the East Coast, this isn’t unexpected. First they have to deal with the mild earthquakes, which scared the shit out of them, and now this?! Poor East Coasters.
Brittany Lurch, 22, and Arthur Phillips, 32, were arrested the other day in Pennsylvania after attempting to shoplift $1,049.26 worth of merchandise, according to the Patton Township Police Department.
The two suspects were arrested after hauling 2 carts full of items they had not paid for out to their car that was waiting in the parking lot. The reason for such an idea? They wanted to be able to extend their stolen goods to their wedding guests at their reception. “Lurch, a mother of two, and Phillips were wed a day earlier, on August 18.”
While the complaint does not provide an itemized list of goods boosted from Wegman’s, a cop reported that, “the suspects had ordered numerous items from the seafood department.”
That sounds like it was going to be one fancy ass reception; Seafood from Wegman’s, catered completely free of charge! Luckily, they were arrested while they did something together though, which shows the marriage was off to a good start. The misdemeanor theft and stolen property charges, on the other hand, wasn’t such a good way to start this marriage.
This sadly also reflects the state of our economy. I mean, two citizens, straight citizens, want to get married and feed their guests; The only answer when one has no job or money: steal. In fact, who’s to say they weren’t attempting to make a point, like when James Verone robbed a bank for a dollar. Either way, they spent their first night as newlyweds together, albeit in jail, and shared an experience that they’ll laugh at years later!
“God finds this somewhat gay-like behavior confusing, and He responded by getting mildly peeved.” Pat Robertson
Evangelist, Pat Robertson, had a lot to say about the earthquakes on the East Coast during his 700 Club program. This isn’t too shocking because he often preaches hatred and ignorance, but it’s getting a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.
“All across the Eastern seaboard, there are men who get manicures, wear designer eyewear and know about thread counts,” Rev. Robertson. “God finds this somewhat gay-like behavior confusing, and He responded by getting mildly peeved.”
As I watched and listened to what he was saying, he sounded strikingly familiar. I tried to understand where I had heard these words before, and then it hit me; I had heard similar statements from the Westboro Baptist Church. He mentioned that if Americans wanted to continue to act in a “seemingly sort-of-gay behavior,” then we should be aware that God Almighty would take vengeance and show his anger for our actions.
“God will strike back at people who act sort of gay with all kinds of mild responses,” he said. “If you keep getting pedicures and facials, you can expect two to three inches of rain and some really hot humid days in your future.”
If this were true (and I highly doubt it is) global warming, droughts, etc. would not be a problem for us, Mr. Robertson. Plenty of women, both gay and straight, have been getting pedicures, manicures, and facials for years. In fact, plenty of men (whether they’ve been open homosexuals is another question) have been pampered themselves in previous years. I doubt that our political stance on gay marriage has prompted God to take action, and mild action, at that.
And another thing, could you imagine Native Americans back in the day getting pedicures and facials instead of doing rain dances to incite weather changes? This would have been spectacular! The main reason this would have been so great is the simple fact that these acts alone wouldn’t be deemed feminine or homosexual, but necessary and therefore, accepted by all.
“God looks at people who get their panties in a twist after a little shaking, and He says to Himself, ‘Wow, that’s really kind of gay,’” he said.
I love that God talks like a middle schooler and finds our reaction to something unfamiliar “kind of gay.” That doesn’t sound like the omniscient God that was described to me in Church. And how narcissistic of Mr. Pat Robertson to assume that God would be devoting time to condemn gays in New York, rather than help out people who are in need. What a petty man this God is acting like. And you know what, I don’t like petty and judgmental.
Does God like it when people stand up to persecutors?! Because, although I don’t believe in his existence, if I did, I’d be willing to bet he’d stand behind my message and not yours. So, in closing, Fuck you Mr. Pat Robertson.
Glendale Now - A 36-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for disorderly conduct/domestic violence at the service area at Andrew Toyota, 1620 W. Silver Spring Drive, at 12:15 p.m. March 24.
When police arrived, the woman was holding the hand of her 5-year-old son while shaking her finger in the face of her boyfriend, an employee of Andrew, while yelling, “Give me my weed back!” She also wanted her keys back.
The boyfriend, a 28-year-old Milwaukee man, gave her the keys but denied to her and police that he had her $5 bag of marijuana. She struggled with police, refused to give her name and held her son in front of her to avoid being Tasered.
The boyfriend, who is not the 5-year-old’s father, said the two had been living together for three months, but when asked what the woman’s last name was said he wasn’t sure.
He also said he didn’t want her arrested but police told him they had no choice because she hit him with an open hand and pushed him several times.
While this does sound like she’s being a bad parent, I’d have to disagree. I actually think it’s rather ingenious. No cop in their right mind is going to taser or want to scare a child, therefore, she’s safe from being tasered and knows that no harm will come to the kid. Sadly though, she knew she was going to have to give up at some point, losing the child as a shield and STILL not getting her weed back.
And seriously, this story would be that much more interesting if police officers did happen to taser a child. Not that I condone child abuse, just pointing out the obvious. The cops would be out of jobs, the department would be sued, and even though the crazy mother was trying to get her weed back, they would win the suit. Then the kid would be on talk shows and make a ton of money, which would help with supplying the mother with weed. All in all, everyone would have come out on top (other than the police and city) if the cops would have just tasered the little boy.
Naim Rasool Mohammed, 32, drowned his two young sons after taking them and their mother, 22, on the way to school. The mother of the boys, unnamed, was threatened with a brick by Mohammed to get into his vehicle with the children. Before going too far, she managed to escape the vehicle and catch the eye of a Dallas County constable who called for help over his radio, but did not pursue the suspect in a chase.
According to authorities, he had also attempted to take his youngest child, one-year-old, from a different location, but was unsuccessful. The frantic mother explained that Naim Rasool had threatened to kill the children as well as herself many times before and she was scared for their safety.
While police were out trying to find the suspect, they received a call they didn’t expect.
Hours after the boys were taken, authorities received a call from a woman who said her son had drowned her grandchildren and that she had the children, who were unresponsive, in her car awaiting paramedics, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said in a statement, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Sadly, they do not know where the boys were drowned or what his motivation was to do such a horrific thing to his own flesh and blood. Although, he does have quite a history of abusing those close to him:
In September 2009, Mohammed pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and received five years’ probation.
According to court records, which also spell his last name Muhammad, the charge stemmed from a complaint from his sister that he had struck her in the head with a hammer.
Mohammed also has convictions for burglary of a vehicle, theft by check and marijuana possession, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s online data base.
This piece of crap should have been locked up multiple times before and not been allowed to be in this position where he could harm his children. Who gets five years probation for hitting their sister in the head with a hammer?! That, in my opinion, looks a lot like attempted murder. Especially when a man has such a violent past with a numerous amount of criminal convictions. And now, because he wasn’t punished severely enough for his previous crimes, two innocent and beautiful children are dead, much too soon. I hope to God he gets his face dunked into a disgusting prison toilet while being ass-raped and then, maybe then, he will be able to empathize with how his children must have felt. He is a worthless human being and it’s sad that we pay our taxes, which allow him to live, but I’d much rather him suffer and have to think about it on the daily, than be put out of his misery.
The least I can say is that this one-year-old baby will never have to fear his father like his two older brothers did.
The quake that has happened in the East Coast has caused quite an uproar, especially on FaceBook, this morning. Many people are shocked due to the fact that most of the quakes occur here in the West, but unlike some that have happened here, there was not much damage caused.
In fact, there are jokes going around showing a plastic chair fallen over (which a gust of wind could have caused, quite frankly) with a caption Dealing with the aftermath of the NY quake. And now, we have Fox News saying that this same quake that couldn’t even knock over an entire set of chairs, just one, has made the Washington Monument tilt?! You have got to be kidding me.
From the Washington Times:
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer says that the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.
Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out
I have a feeling this will all be cleared up in no time. If it is in fact tilting, which I highly doubt, then we can finally say Fox News got something right and was the first to do so; Which again, is highly improbable.
Life on Mars closer than ever for man claims scientist creating artificial life that feeds off carbon dioxide
Last year, Mr. Venter shocked the science community (as well as many others), when he revealed that he had created the world’s first synthetic organism. By expanding on this, Venter and his team are “working on engineering the cells to grow by consuming carbon dioxide.”
Engineered organisms would have huge implications for Earth, where it could potentially be used to stem climate change and help feed a population that will soon top seven billion.
He said the technology could also be used to build a new civilisation on Mars, as its thin atmosphere is 95 per cent carbon dioxide, according to Space.com.
It is believed that these cells will be able to produce a variety of different things from the 95% carbon dioxide environment on the Red Planet.
The maverick biologist and billionaire entrepreneur, who made his money founding profitable research companies, created the lifeform by synthesising a DNA code and injecting it into a single bacteria cell.
The cell containing the man-made DNA then grew and divided, creating a hitherto unseen lifeform that was nicknamed ‘Synthia.’
There is definitely still some criticism and skepticism when it comes to this experiment, but “Dr Venter says his team are working on genetically engineering synthetic cells to use carbon dioxide to make food, fuel and plastics.” To be able to use the environments natural resources and provide human necessities would be a great step in the direction of possibly inhabiting another planet, Mars, within our solar system. Seeing as our population here on Earth is growing and resources are diminishing, this could be a great thing for humanity and Earth. Although, it could also just bring unsolved issues to a new planet; The consequences could corrupt another environment.
Personally, I feel if there are other planets out there, uninhabited, then we may as well give it a try to attempt to find a way to make those environments inhabitable for humans. While it could go wrong, it could also go very right. This gives both Earth and Mars a chance to open up our solar system and gives us more options.
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