There’s not a whole lot of detail on this one but you don’t really need a lot in this case.
28-year-old Richard Pease of Gloucester Township, New Jersey has been arrested for allegedly breaking the skull of his 5-month-old son. Police say that Pease couldn’t handle his baby’s crying so he allegedly not only shook him violently but also threw him on to the couch.
Now I’ve never had my own biological children so I never had a child that young. But I come from a very Irish-Catholic part of the country not very far from where this happened. I’ve had plenty of relatives and friends who did have children this young. Of course being Uncle Trench I’ve had to hold every single last one of them. I’ve held more babies than a politician. I’ve been pooped on, puked on, peed on, snotted on and yes I’ve been in close proximity with crying babies for extended periods of time. Never once did I think that the best way to deal with a crying baby was to shake it until its brain bled then fling it across the room.
How many times have we said it? Babies cry. It’s what they do. That’s why they’re called babies. If you’re a ‘man’ and you can’t handle a crying baby then castrate yourself now because you aren’t really a man.
If it’s any consolation he’s being held in the Camden County Jail. Camden County Jail is worse than most state prisons.
Thanks to Keith for the tip.