Skip to comments.New York judge sets trial date in Kennedy newborn case
Posted on 08/09/2012 8:52:29 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. A town judge settled evidence issues Thursday and set a trial date in the case of a maternity ward scuffle involving a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Douglas Kennedy, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of physical harassment and child endangerment, will go on trial Oct. 22, said Mount Kisco Town Judge John Donohue.
The charges stem from Kennedy's Jan. 7 attempt to take his 2-day-old son from the maternity ward at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. Nurses tried to stop him, citing hospital policy, and two claim he injured them.
Kennedy says he wanted the baby to get some fresh air.
"Nobody should ever try to grab a baby from any parent's arms," Kennedy said as he left the courthouse Thursday.
The judge denied most of Kennedy's requests for access to the nurses' personnel and medical records. But he ordered the hospital to turn over its written policies about when and how a baby can be taken from the hospital by a parent.
Kennedy's lawyer, Robert Gottlieb, said the hospital will have to disclose any policy it contends Kennedy violated.
"We simply, as of today, have not been told what the policy is," Gottlieb said.
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Yes but Kennedy babies aren’t like other babies. They aren’t breast fed but must immediately be brought to the bar and fed 3 shots of Johnny Walker to break in the new liver and 3 puffs of a joint to open the new lungs then taught the mantra “work is bad work is bad women are disposable sex objects to be crushed after use.”
I wonder what the outside temperature was on Jan. 7.
Why would the rules apply to him? After all, isn’t he a Kennedy?
He should just be allowed to drown that uppity nurse in the harbor.
I hope he has an Oldsmobile...
According to a post on the earlier thread, the temp. range that day was 59/35. The videos show this happened at 7:20 PM.
Maybe by "fresh air," Douglas Kennedy meant a solarium, or another floor of the hospital; or maybe he just wanted to take his child for a little walk around the hospital.
But in any case, it doesn't matter. The baby was already two days old at that point, not just-born-wet.
I took one of my newborns home from the hospital 2 hours after he was born. Forget about two days! I wasn't going to keep him in that noisy, smelly, germ-y hospital any longer than I had to. (And by the way, the weather was horrendous; but he arrived home just fine!)
The fact is, some nurses and other "medical professionals" are just too damn officious. Not all, just some. In this case, they knew the baby was in no danger whatsoever from his father. What THEY (the nurses) did -grabbing the infant out of his father's arms-- now that was dangerous.
I hate to agree with a Kennedy, but Douglas Kennedy is 100% right in this case.
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