Prehistoric Family Values: Senator Who Defended Traditional Marriage Is Sentenced for Slashing Face of Girlfriend and Dragging Her Through the Apartment Lobby

Hiram Monserrate attracted statewide attention in New York as one of the Democrats who defended “traditional marriage” and “family values” in recently voting down a bill that would have made same-sex marriage legal the state. His concept of family values was questioned after he was sentenced for assaulting his girlfriend Karla Giraldo. Monserrate slashed Giraldo’s face and dragged her through the lobby of his Queens apartment building. Good old family values from the Paleolithic Period.

Monserrate, an ex-Marine, was reportedly upset after he found another man’s business card in her purse. The glass broke against her face, cutting her near her left eye down to her skull and left a lasting scar.

He was originally charged with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts of assault but acquitted him on the two felony assault charges. The evidence included a security video camera that showed Monserrate dragging Ms. Giraldo through the lobby of his apartment building and medical statements showing extensive bruises on her body.

He convicted on a single count of misdemeanor assault, which could carry a maximum of one year behind bars. But, as a first time offender, Queens Supreme Court Justice William Erlbaum gave Monserrate three years’ probation, 250 hours of community service and counseling

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174 thoughts on “Prehistoric Family Values: Senator Who Defended Traditional Marriage Is Sentenced for Slashing Face of Girlfriend and Dragging Her Through the Apartment Lobby”

  1. Avoiding this issue will not make it go away. This stuff is all over the internet and now Matt Drudge has gotten involved. It is in print at the Washington Times. You can pretend it’s not an issue and for Gods sake I wish it wasn’t.

  2. I’m no prude–but I’ve found some comments in this thread and at other posts off-putting.

    Another thing: If you’re fixated on a particular subject, start your on blog and blather on all you want about it there instead of continually trying to hijack discussions at the Turley blog.

  3. “Prehistoric Family Values: Senator Who Defended Traditional Marriage Is Sentenced for Slashing Face of Girlfriend and Dragging Her Through the Apartment Lobby”

    “Prehistoric Family Values”???

    That doesn’t open the door to discussion about the evolution of family values? The teachings of Mr. Jennings are definately related to family values.

  4. The topic is Hiram Monserrate. He’s a villain being protected by villains and bdabigottroll is their minion trying to distract from the fact that Monserrate is unfit for office.

    You are started to surpass troll here bigot. You’re verging on spammer. Steadily moving down that evolutionary ladder your masters don’t want you to believe in.

  5. And let’s be clear too.

    You’re not accusing him of being bad at his job.

    You’re saying he’s a pedophile.

    Again, bad at analysis of social situations.

    Judges hate pedophiles.

    Do you know what they hate worse?

    People who make false claims of pedophilia.

    1. I agree with Elaine and I have deleted a couple of the last entries in this thread. Once again, please let’s move on and avoid the personal stuff and sexual references.

  6. And I suppose you’ve never seen a lawsuit filed solely to harass the offending party into submission though legal costs?

    Nice try though.

    My wish still stands.

  7. Once again, there is a difference between a naturally evolving conversation and highjacking a thread.

    You have a problem with distinctions in the complexities of social interaction. Maybe you’re socially retarded. That would explain a lot. And I don’t mean autistic or even awkward either. I mean simply dumb. Ignorant by choice. You’re bad at reading social situations because all you think about is yourself.

    You have a problem with distinctions and definitions period. And logic of all forms as well. If one cannot define properly, both in intrinsic qualities and in defining relationships between objects and idea – the very nature of logic, one is not a creature of reason. If one is not a creature of reason, their claims deserve zero credibility. They are either fools or pawns. And those states are not mutually exclusive.

    If by chance your slowness and ineptitude have an organic cause? You know, it’s not a mark of shame to ask for help with a learning disability. It’s a mark of courage.

  8. Personally, I hope Mr. Jennings attorneys are applying to subpoena ISP records to discover your true identity for service of process and discovery purposes.

    He’s got his hands full with the Washington Times, Andrew Briepart, Michele Malkin, Jim Hoft, on and on and on.

    I’m sure he’s not worried about me. But hey thanks for keepin it going. For a while I thought I was here by myself.

    If he did come after me it would be like SEIU going after a Boy Scout. Speaking of Boy Scout.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yn_JlLEfg6g/Sxmgm9GwHZI/AAAAAAAABfM/f45ijS2VvXg/s1600-h/boy.jpg

    Nice try though

  9. “Libel And Slander.” Encyclopedia of Everyday Law. Ed. Shirelle Phelps. Gale Cengage, 2003. eNotes.com. 2006. 9 Dec, 2009

  10. In 1964, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of The New York Times v. Sullivan, and the law of defamation changed drastically. For the first time, the Supreme Court recognized that the First Amendment, which protects an individual’s freedom of speech and expression, protects even speech and expression that is defamatory. In Sullivan, the plaintiff was a public official who sued The New York Times for libel after the newspaper published certain unfavorable allegations about him. The Supreme Court discussed the First Amendment to the Constitution, which states in part that “Congress shall pass no law abridging freedom of speech or of the press.” The First Amendment exists, according to the Court, to help protect and foster the free flow and exchange of ideas, particularly on public or political issues. The Founding Fathers of the United States valued open debates regarding political issues or governments, determining that citizens in a democracy need a free marketplace of ideas in order to become informed and make good decisions. Open debates often become caustic and emotional, with opponents sharply attacking one another in the effort to persuade others. Sanctioning defamatory speech or expression would put an end to such attacks, but sanctions would also jeopardize the free marketplace of ideas by effectively censoring free and open debate.

  11. Neither was your post about the EPA on the Orly thread.

    NA-na Na-na Boo Boo. Mama I need a Bam-baid, I got a boo boo

  12. If anybody has a fixation with being a bigoted homophobic troll, it’s you.

    And if YOU want to rail against Jennings? The this thread is not about Jennings. If the Prof had wanted a thread on Jennings, he would have posted a story about Jennings.

    He posted a story about Hiram Monseratte. The guy you keep trying to distract from with your slander of Kevin Jennings.

    Personally, I hope Mr. Jennings attorneys are applying to subpoena ISP records to discover your true identity for service of process and discovery purposes.

    If you want to slander Mr. Jennings some more, I suggest you start your own blog. You too can download WordPress.

    The topic at this blog in this thread is Hiram Monserrate.

    Any mention of Mr. Jennings is both inappropriate and introduced with malicious motive both in smearing Mr. Jennings and in protecting Monserrate as well by providing propaganda cover.

  13. If anybody has a fixation with porn it’s Kevin Jennings.

    Who dat, Kevin Jennings

    Oh and sorry I got a little off topic

    Here, I think Hiram Monserrate is a very very bad man. He shouldn’t of done what he done. Shame on you Hiram, your a disgrace.

    With that said FIRE KEVIN JENNINGS NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  14. The topic is Hiram Monserrate. Neocon enabler and GOP water boy in the NY Senate. A woman beater who is being protected by people who don’t have a leg to stand on ethically so they rely on lies, distortion and distraction.

  15. Gee, bdatroll.

    I recall the Prof. telling you specifically to knock that crap off with the porn fixation.

    You must be trying to get banned now. At least that way you can blame him for your failure as a propagandist instead of your own inadequacies. Maybe you’ll only get demoted to the Twitter department instead of fired.

  16. I couldn’t help but to notice some similarities between

    The page titled “How safe is dat?” introduces young teens to fisting, rimming, and watersports (pi$$ing on your partner). Shouldn’t every teen know this?

    And

    Who dat say dat Greenhouse Gasses are bad for a body?

    The EPA. Dat who.

  17. Distraction.

    The topic is Hiram Monserrate. Neocon enabler and GOP water boy in the NY Senate. A woman beater who is being protected by people who don’t have a leg to stand on ethically so they rely on lies, distortion and distraction.

    Badmen, badman.

    Birds of a feather.

  18. One needs to be careful because

    My own use of LSD in my youth taught me that the fabric of what we call reality is quite thin and subjective. While I’m not optimistic about a God created/driven universe, I believe it is still an open question.

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