Pleasanton man charged with wife-beating, attempted murder Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jun 30, 2008 at 5:14 am
A 51-year-old man was arrested on charges of attempted murder and domestic violence after he allegedly beat his wife at their Pleasanton home early Saturday morning, according to the Police Department.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 29, 2008, 9:13 PM
Posted by Doo Doo Brown, a resident of the Valley Trails neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm
I expect more from a seasoned journalist. A one-sided story...? No mention of what she did to bring on the punishment?
I'm not making any justifications, but a journalist should be objective and tell the WHOLE story, right? It seemed like the suspect was already guilty of a crime, without the process of a trail by jury...maybe she beat the stuffing out of herself and he was coming to her aid? Maybe the 8 year old son DID IT? They also mentioned he was "allegedly intoxicated," was he drinking alcohol? or was it just beer?
Not enough details for me....But hopefully I will be picked to be on the jury....keep your fingers crossed...
Posted by Rae, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2008 at 4:04 pm
Doo Doo Brown,
It's a good thing the 8-year old didn't run to your door for help for his mother, isn't it?
In what world do you live that it is ever OK for a man to beat up his wife? To beat her up so badly that, according to the police as reported in separate news venues, the wife sustained fractures to her nose, left cheekbone, left eye socket, and jawbone. If that wasn't bad enough, she also has a large subdural hematoma, which, just in case you don't get it, is a serious head injury, i.e. blood on the brain.
And you ask "what SHE did to bring on this kind of punishment"??? Abusers and bullies, who feel the need to blame their victim/s for making the abuser/bully angry enough to hit, frequently ask that kind of question. Is that what you are Doo Doo Brown? Have you found it necessary to "punish" someone close to you?
Hopefully you will NOT be chosen for this jury, since, in spite of your words, you certainly are justifying the "alleged" actions of the husband's "punishment".
Oh, and by the way Doo Doo, beer IS an alcoholic beverage.
Posted by Just my guess people, but..., a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2008 at 4:32 pm
... I think that the original poster, Doo Doo, is what's called a troll on message boards, don't you think? Even his(?) name indicates that he's here for only one purpose: to stir up the veritable doo doo and see what reaction he gets.
Posted by Jerry, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2008 at 12:56 am
I'd bet this isn't the first time this has happened to this lady, just the first time it's been reported due to the severity of the beating. Sadly some women continually endure this type abuse for reasons known only to themselves.
Another sad aspect of the case is the young boy was involved. This will stay with him for a lifetime. Very sad.
Support "Safe Shelter" programs when possible. They could save a life.......
Posted by Doo Doo Brown, a resident of the Valley Trails neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2008 at 9:23 am
I would like to thank everyone for their heart-felt comments left in response to my note. I have been a regular reader of this periodical, and I was afraid everybody out there lost their voice (or nerve)...
Now to respond to Rae and Leslie, Both of you sound like good-hearted people that had to vent...Domestic abuse is horrific, and I meant nothing I said. I apologize for playing 'devil advocate' and speaking out of place, but someone had to get the readers talking...
Now for 'world-surveyor man'...IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME ??? I need to quote you "maybe he's from Saudi Arabia" - That was pretty racist, wasn't it. I have plenty of friends that are Saudi, and I assure you, none of them BEAT their wives. Maybe you need to be alittle more sensitive to other cultures. Think about it.
And 'just my guess'... I'll give you the silent golf clap. You seem very astute. Although, I would refrain from using the term "troll on message boards". People might find out exactly how much time you DO spend on the message baords and chat rooms.
Thank you Pleasanton Weekly, and thank you people of the Tri-Valley. Be on the look out for MORE Doo Doo in the future...
PS Jerry in Oak Hill... Nice words, We should all do alittle more to support "Safe Shelters"...
Posted by Susan, a member of the Valley View Elementary School community, on Jul 20, 2008 at 11:39 pm
According to the law, nothing one can say to another justifies (even) hitting another, let alone administering a savage beating. Doo Doo is scary, and in spite of his backing and filling, and claiming that he was playing "devils advocate" for the sake of sparking conversation, he got caught being an apologist for the male abuser. Ya gotta wonder...
Posted by Brianna, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm
Hi Jerry, regarding 'for reasons known only to themselves.' You can bet that this woman suffered physical abuse in her childhood, or witnessed violence between her parents. Children's brains are developing during childhood, neurons and their connections are laid down. What children witness and experience becomes imprinted...this is what love is like, this is how I'm treated, this is what a marriage is, etc. If violence is in the mix in childhood, it will be part of adulthood, too.
I was reading a biography of Humphrey Bogart, his parents were alcoholics, and there was violence in his family. His first wife was an alcoholic who hit him. A child exposed to English will learn English and speak it as an adult. A child exposed to violence with learn it and experience it as an adult.