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Jersey City woman attacks adult daughter with hot broccoli: police
Jersey Journal ^ | May 17, 2013

Posted on 05/17/2013 5:36:18 PM PDT by SMGFan

A Jersey City woman has been charged with aggravated assault after she threw hot water and broccoli on her daughter after a dispute, police said.

The woman, Themyra Pridgen, 40, of Old Bergen Road in Jersey City, made her first appearance today in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail.

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Pridgen pleaded with the judge to give her a lower bail, but to no avail.

"My 13-year-old son needs me," Pridgen said crying. "Nobody is going to help me. I don't have that kind of money."

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society
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"brocoli"
1 posted on 05/17/2013 5:36:18 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
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2 posted on 05/17/2013 5:38:04 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: SMGFan

Well, at least it’s not assault asparagus.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: SMGFan
"My 13-year-old son needs me," Pridgen said crying.

Hah! I don't think so, especially if they might get in an argument.

4 posted on 05/17/2013 5:41:49 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: SMGFan

"...forget the brocrey,look wat tuit"

5 posted on 05/17/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SMGFan

Maybe she thought her daughter was a vampire and thought it best to assault her with a cruciferous vegetable.


6 posted on 05/17/2013 5:47:30 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: SMGFan

Dey do what dey gotta do . . . dem Amish do . . .


7 posted on 05/17/2013 5:50:35 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: SMGFan

Navy beans Navy beans Navy beans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a5—UAe_Qo


8 posted on 05/17/2013 5:54:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

This is one of those stories where I need a few more facts presented, before I can formulate any opinion.

Just saying....


9 posted on 05/17/2013 5:55:02 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: SMGFan

And now she chopin brocoli in prison.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 5:56:42 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Maybe she thought her daughter was a vampire and thought it best to assault her with a cruciferous vegetable.
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oh my

Rofl!!!


11 posted on 05/17/2013 5:57:39 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: SMGFan

This is what happens when you have gun control.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 5:57:48 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wait you wanted this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRW27fyvwCs


13 posted on 05/17/2013 5:58:16 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: SMGFan; Slings and Arrows

I never did like broccoli. Now I know why.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 5:58:48 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: dagogo redux

This is what happens when you have gun control.
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Lol!!!


15 posted on 05/17/2013 5:59:56 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Bayard
Dana Carvey SNL Audition: Choppin' Broccoli - YouTube
16 posted on 05/17/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SMGFan

If we would just listen to Bush on Broccoli policy.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 6:02:03 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: SMGFan
My experience with a New Jersey woman bordered on terrifying, so this broccoli thing comes as no surprise.

I would never trust a New Jersey woman with any sharp objects!

18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:07:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SMGFan

We need a five day waiting period on broccoli. If it saves just one dinner....


19 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:06 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: rfp1234

Too bad the daughter didn’t have a 16-Ton weight handy.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 6:11:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The great advantage of the tiger in unarmed combat is that it not only eats the broccoli-laden foe but also the broccoli.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 6:26:30 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Now that’s a good one! LOL


22 posted on 05/17/2013 6:29:45 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: SMGFan

Oh no, the hot broccoli! It’s worse than the Comfy Chair!


23 posted on 05/17/2013 6:30:47 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: SMGFan

I knew it!


24 posted on 05/17/2013 6:55:53 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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25 posted on 05/17/2013 7:16:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SMGFan

“Thermyra Fridgen” would be an appropriate name for a frozen-vegetable expert...


26 posted on 05/17/2013 7:34:44 PM PDT by mikrofon (Assault-water vs. Fresh-water Broccoli?)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Maybe she thought her daughter was a vampire and thought it best to assault her with a cruciferous vegetable.

Groaning while laughing.

27 posted on 05/17/2013 7:50:33 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: sarasmom

I agree with you. I’ve never thrown boiling water on my kid, but I did have a teenage daughter... even she’ll admit that she pushed every button... AS HARD AS SHE COULD. One time I very nearly lost it, but I stopped myself before I acted. (Turns out that she was intentionally trying to get me to hit her so that she could turn me in and get the court to grant her independence. Glad, for my son’s sake, that I didn’t fall for it.)

She didn’t straighten up until my husband returned from Iraq and basically forced her to take every step that he did. (Up at 5AM... eat the same breakfast... go to PT with him for an hour... 9 hours at work... eat the same lunch... no facial piercings, no black clothes, no weird hair, PT after work for two hours...)

Kept her so exhausted that she couldn’t run away or rebel. A ‘friend’ of hers did suggest that she do that (I was monitoring her emails) and she said that she was too tired.

Girls are a nightmare after 15.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 7:51:11 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: SMGFan
My mother used to “attack” me with hot lima beans when I was a kid.I'll love my mother until the day I die but I'll never forgive her for those many “attacks”.
29 posted on 05/17/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Two can play that game, Mom!"


30 posted on 05/17/2013 8:21:29 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SMGFan

No surprise to me - I’ve wanted broccoli outlawed for years.....


31 posted on 05/17/2013 8:52:38 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Bayard
And now she chopin brocoli in prison.

With polonaise sauce.

(ouch)

32 posted on 05/17/2013 8:58:28 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SMGFan

That’s them Yankees- don’t know how to fight with food. Down here she woulda played grit-ball. Hot grits followed by pot whacking. Broccoli is for sissies.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 10:44:19 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: Marie
We are on the same page.

I am a single parent. Always have been.
The reasons do not matter at this point.
It is what it is.

The very best environment for rearing children includes a mother and a father, 24/7.
That's not always possible, for many reasons.

I've often thought the ancient “fostering” system makes absolute sence when it comes to teenagers.
Swapping your kid with someones else’s for the final few years of childhood...solves a lot of problems for everyone involved.

34 posted on 05/18/2013 4:08:03 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: SMGFan
evil-broccoli
35 posted on 05/18/2013 4:26:55 PM PDT by N-R-T (not really trying)
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To: SMGFan; a fool in paradise
Cauliflowe, I'd understand, but broccoli?


36 posted on 05/18/2013 4:28:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SMGFan; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
JAMES BOND PING!


37 posted on 05/18/2013 4:29:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
"FOUL WEED!"


38 posted on 05/18/2013 4:30:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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