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Yeah. I think we can put to bed the "Bradley's just tormented and misunderstood, not a bad guy" theory.
and in March 2012 he allegedly threatened her with a knife and said, "You’ll be dead ##### before you divorce me."
Also, can we stop needlessly embedding pictures and videos into threads? It makes the site less work-friendly.
I can assure you, both gentlemen in the above picture are wearing pants.
Repeating, but: Athletes are a bigger threat to civilians, by orders of magnitude, than civilians are to athletes.
I believe his point is that when there is an athlete vs. non-athlete conflict, the athlete has the advantage.
I remember when people were still defending Bradley after 2005, when police responded to multiple domestic incident calls at his house.
We've got at least 5 occasions, including weapons, and a death threat. He's scum.
In 2005, Bradley was the Dodgers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award for working with the Dodgers Dream Foundation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and the Long Beach Boys & Girls Clubs, among other charities. Bradley has also opened two baseball academies, one in Long Beach and another in Baldwin Hills. In August 2005, Redondo Beach police received three domestic-violence-related calls from Bradley's house. No charges were filed. In 2006, Bradley filed for divorce but the petition was never finalized. He has two sons.
On January 18, 2011, Bradley was arrested at his home in Encino, California and charged with making criminal threats to his wife, Monique. In return for participating in an out-of-court hearing process, no charges were filed against him. However, she has subsequently filed for divorce. On January 11, 2013, Bradley was again charged with domestic battery against his divorced wife. He denies the charges.
Police have responded three times to the suburban home of Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley on domestic violence calls this summer, but neither he nor his pregnant wife was arrested or charged.
Redondo Beach police counseled the couple after responding on June 28 and July 30. In the June report, Bradley told police his wife had hit and scratched him because she suspected him of cheating on her.
I was one of the last to give him the benefit of the doubt. Innocent until proven guilty, of course, but yeah, seems I was wrong. Ooof.
I'd be more inclined to credit reports if I weren't familiar with a number of attorneys who allow as how they'd be remiss as divorce proceedings begin if they didn't counsel their female clients to file assault and child abuse charges against their husbands, regardless of whether those occurred, as these give them significant leverage during the divorce.
#29: Mmmm, yeah, you should probably report those lawyers to their state ethics office. That's totally unethical, and probably illegal.
I call ########.
“Typical domestic violence research systematically eliminates the female batterer from study,” [Steve Basille***] adds. Indeed, at a seminar held at Mt. Wachusett Community College in November 2001, presenter Denise Gosselin, a law enforcement officer specializing in domestic violence and author of “Heavy Hands,” acknowledged that the government “will not provide any funding for domestic violence research that includes male victims of female domestic violence.”
Basile decided to examine all 209A domestic abuse prevention order case dockets from one year, one court, and see what patterns, if any, emerge. The court: Gardner District Court. The year: 1997.
One measure of the success of Basile's efforts is of the phyrrhic kind: legislation was introduced and enacted purely to hinder any future such efforts by “hostiles.” Senators Therese Murray and Cheryl Jacques and Attorney General Tom Reilly introduced legislation to make all 209A docket contact information unavailable to the public very soon after the study's first publicity in a Telegram & Gazette article in September, 1998.
The legislation passed and the Public Records Law (Massachusetts' version of the Freedom of Information Act) has now been so amended.
The Basile study of Gardner District Court 209A orders issued in 1997 is making waves. On September 27 last year, Steve Basile presented the study at the 2002 Family Violence Conference in San Diego. Two articles derived from his groundbreaking study are in press at the Journal of Family Violence.
I've defended Bradley in the past, and I understand it could be a divorce court ploy, but there is a pattern over considerable time of Bradley acting out with angry outbursts. It's easy to believe he'd do so in a heated domestic confrontation, with little self-confrol. And in most cases, what gets to police report and court is going go be the tip of an iceberg.
As to #29 stating that he was never found guilty, I think there's too much smoke to think that Bradley is completely innocent of any wrong.
Finally, a few years in the pen might be good for Bradley. With his anger issues, it's a matter of time before he kills someone and goes away for decades. Maybe some time in prison makes him see the light.
Jack Carter, is there something you want to share with us?
Yup, happens all the time. ...
Also, it's true that some attorneys have their clients file assault and child abuse charges before divorce proceedings. I work with an attorney who saw the practice happen in his old firm. However, in this case I think the allegation have some basis in truth.
Yup, happens all the time. Doubt it's happening here though. A few years back, my sister-in-law and her ex were in court working through a contentious divorce. They each accused the other of physical abuse and gave detailed accounts of various incidents in open court. From what I could tell, all complete BS. The judge didn't seem to buy any of it. More interesting is that they both seem to be on the same page as far as it being just a tactic, they are friendly these days and I wouldn't be shocked if they got back together at some point.
There's a big difference between some "he said, she said" in a divorce case and the police charging people with felonies based on little or no evidence. The former might happen all the time, but I doubt the latter does.
The 'she said' will only get you so far with the cops. At some point they are probably going to require some physical evidence, which is at least a little tougher to fake. Who knows.
The strange thing about this case is that the charges are based on five incidents. Unless Bradley was arrested previously but it didn't make the papers, it's hard to believe the police responded to domestic violence calls that included evidence of physical abuse but then left without taking anyone into custody.
What can you get out of that?
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