Skip to comments.CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Man rips away abortion images, assaults pro-life witness
Posted on 06/27/2012 10:05:30 PM PDT by Pinkbell
BREMERTON, Washington, June 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) -A camera captured a dramatic scene last month when an infuriated man stormed up cursing to a pro-life protester holding images of an aborted child by the roadside, tore the signs out of his hands and threw them away before assaulting him in an apparent attempt to destroy video evidence.
The conflict began when Kenrick Bradley approached Anti-Choice Project co-founder Andrew St.Hilaire during a protest in front of Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, on May 2, 2012. Bradley complained that the images were traumatizing to his girlfriend, who had apparently miscarried.
My girl lost her f****** baby, and were driving past this s*** and she has to see this s***, said Bradley. Im very sorry about that that, said St. Hilaire. You guys are standing out here with f****** cameras like this s***s OK? Bradley continued.
Bradley eventually grabs the large images, which showed the tiny body parts of children lost to abortion, and threw them over a fence. He later returns to St. Hilaire, who is already on the phone with police and grabs at his camera as a second camera across the street captures the action.
Hi, Im being assaulted. Im being assaulted! St. Hilaire says into the phone as the struggle ensues.
The Anti-Choice Project reports that Bradley pled guilty on May 23 to charges of malicious mischief, and was ordered to pay $388 for damages to equipment as well as court fees.
Like many Americans, Mr. Bradley finds the sight of abortion intolerable. But this only raises the question: If abortion is too terrible to look at, why are we tolerating it? the group asked on its blog.
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Why is this not felony assault? If they would know each other it’d be domestic violence and no more boom sticks for loser hothead.
Hope they also were smart enough to file for a restraining order.
Also this is not normal behavior for people who suffered a spontaneous miscarriage. There is no reason on earth to equate or even compare what happened to them to a deliberately torn-up aborted baby.
I believe the guy is lying.
Do you think maybe the reason his girlfriend miscarried is that the foul-mouthed punk punched her??? He looks nuttier than squirrel poop.
$338 is all he was fined?
Was it a jury trial of Libtards?
A bizarre and apparently uncommon kind of encounter.
I’d have thought the answer to the enraged fellow would be deeper than the “I’m sorry to hear about that” sort of saccharine affected sympathy like you’re the employer telling the destitute applicant he’s not the one going to get hired. More like, perhaps, “she miscarried? that’s terrible! We’re only showing these pictures to protest something that’s even more terrible because some person’s will was the only reason the child had no chance. but still, that’s terrible! let’s go over here out of view of the pictures and talk about it.”
>> I believe the guy is lying.
Not sure he gives a “s***” about the other “f****** babies” that are getting shredded alive through abortion. Too bad his “f***** grandchild” didn’t survive.
On the other hand, it appears the attacker's girlfriend was distraught over a miscarriage. Some people are more traumatized by a miscarriage than others, and frankly, I think we should all be sympathetic to that. I also sympathize with the father who apparently was deeply, emotionally concerned about his "girl."
I support the right of people to protest abortion, but I think the protester should have been more attuned to the situation. According to the article, the child was miscarried, not aborted. The father was distraught. The abortion protester should have tried to diffuse the confrontation by showing actual concern for the father and mother. Fighting abortion is good. Being a peacemaker and showing compassion are good, too.
“Also this is not normal behavior for people who suffered a spontaneous miscarriage. There is no reason on earth to equate or even compare what happened to them to a deliberately torn-up aborted baby.
I believe the guy is lying.”
I think your assessment is spot on. I thought the same thing. This guys response simply does not add up. Apples and oranges.
If they’ll murder infants, what makes anyone think they wont do the same for any one else?
Isn't it strange Libs have no problem showing pics of smokers who've suffered various effects of smoking, but go ballistic when images of aborted (”shredded”) babies are made available to the general public.
I think Libs understand very well that when the average person sees the carnage of an aborted baby, they no longer view this as a “fetus”, they instead see it as a precious human baby discarded like a piece of hamburger down a disposal.
The pictures are very graphic, but if this is what it takes to wake people up to the horror of what abortions really are; let's see the pictures! Pictures don't lie!
1 Cor 13 has a good run-down on what love does — it sure doesn’t go around looking for excuses to hate someone who’s angry at you.
Kendrick a liar? Why of course. He was the passenger in the car. Was that the girlfriend driving? Kendrick needed some jail time.
Attuned you say? Attacked I say. So the guy with the sign is at fault? I didn’t see that one coming.
I didn’t say the guy with the sign was at fault for the entire incident. What I said was he didn’t handle the situation well by attempting to diffuse it.
The guy’s signs were thrown down. Big deal! If he had reacted differently, as a peacemaker showing a bit of empathy for the other guy, the subsequent assault possibly could have been avoided. That doesn’t mean it was all the sign bearer’s fault. It means I think he could have handled it better.
I agree, a missed opportunity to show Christ. We can speculate all we want now on whether it was bogus, but in the love that “believes all things” one takes the grief of a passer-by seriously until one has solid reason to disbelieve it. All it would have cost him would have been a little time.
Kenrick. Enough said.
I sincerely hope this pro-life activist learns the value of jabs, hooks, and crosses.
And a good handgun if those don’t succeed.
Chump change! The guy got off very easy!
Nice sentiment, my view is that the sonuvabitch should be in jail, and there are any number of church ministries who would be happy to visit him and witness to him about the need for Jesus to save his violent, worthless ass.
The article said the offended couple were driving by and saw the signs. It's hard for me to see how a guy stopping, parking his car and charging up to the sign holder could be calmed down with a few kind words. That guy was on a mission, not looking for a polite discussion.
I also doubt his miscarriage story, if anything losing a child though spontaneous miscarriage gives one a greater appreciation for life and the work that the pro life folks are doing, it doesn't send one into a rage against those trying to save the little ones.
Such eloquence. Notice he says "her" f****** baby. He doesn't seem too f****** attached to the f****** baby. Unless they aren't f****** sure who the f****** father is.
How about you change places with Andrew St.Hilaire and then we can all critique your spur of the moment reaction to a raving lunatic.
1) The man left after he threw the sign. The abortion protester pursued the man. The situation could have been ended right then and there and should have been. The abortion protester kept the situation going instead of diffusing it. Even if that's legally OK, it's foolhardy.
2) People who live near abortion clinics are not necessarily pro-abortion. The pictures are vile. So is abortion. Nevertheless, if I had to drive by pictures of chopped up babies every day simply because I had a clinic near my house, I'd be pissed, too.
3) I thought abortion protesters were claiming the moral high ground here, or does that morality only apply to stopping abortion? What about a bit of empathy for the guy whose girlfriend was apparently traumatized by the gruesome pictures every day? Is it OK to make other innocents, adults who may be opposed to abortion and don't like seeing dismembered babies every day, suffer in the war to protect innocent unborn?
I did not voice a “nice sentiment.” I voiced a thoroughly biblical view.
Kind of funny that the screed that dismisses my scenario of thoroughly biblical Christ-filled compassion also had toilet language in it.
If abortion is too terrible to look at, why is it legal?
God isn’t in the Hallmark Card business, breathing “nice sentiments.” He’s as serious as a heart attack.
I think God has the best greeting cards anywhere.