And now for male terrorism on the homefront: This nightmarish tale of domestic violence, child abuse, and state-seized children out of good ole Pennsylvania.
Imperialism and patriarchy: two revolting tastes that taste revolting together.
More details from this article:
Police arrived at Graham [the woman] and Troop’s [the “boyfriend’s”] apartment at about 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, finding broken household items, furniture knocked over and paramedics treating Jarron [the baby].
Graham told investigators she was out drinking the night before and argued with Troop when she got home. The argument turned to shoving and pushing.
As Jarron lay in bed wrapped in a blanket, police say, Graham grabbed the infant and swung him at Troop. … Troop punched her in the eye. Graham called 911.
Graham was jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail, charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and reckless endangerment. ..
Scarpitti [the woman’s attorney] said her client was traumatized and kept inquiring about Jarron and her other children…
David Agresti, defense co-counsel, believes there’s no doubt that Graham is a victim of domestic abuse. “Neighbors have stated it was routine at the house,” he said. Police are investigating. ..
Graham has no criminal record; Troop was arrested in June and charged with possession of crack cocaine and other crimes for allegedly fleeing from police after being involved in a domestic dispute, court records indicate. He faces a preliminary hearing in November. ..
Graham’s other children, ranging in age from 9 to 1, are in the custody of their maternal grandmother, Gloria Graham. Troop is the father of the 1-year-old and Jarron. ..
Scarpitti says Graham remembers little about the incident. “She remembers walking in that night and she remembers her baby after the incident,” Scarpitti said. “She doesn’t remember her time with police.” ..
“The facts are there’s an injured baby and (Graham) said she did it,” Kwitowski said. “The arguments come later.”