Bradley, a Delaware pediatrician, was arraigned yesterday on 471 criminal charges related to his alleged abuse of 103 children — some of them as young as three-months-old.
Naturally, Bradley is innocent until proven guilty — but here’s what his attorney, Eugene Maurer Jr., has to say about the case:
“Most of the evidence in this case comes from videotapes — it’s kind of hard to argue with videotapes,” Maurer said, adding, “The issue in this case is going to come down to his mental health at the time.”
And to what end will this case come down to mental health? So that Earl Bradley may be sent to a hospital instead of a state prison? The idea is that someone who commits crimes like these may be “cured” and walk free again is revolting.
If I had my way, we would impose the death penalty on people like Bradley who commit horrible, premeditated crimes. Serial killers and pedophiles should be permanently removed from society.
In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned laws in six states that made child rape punishable by the death penalty. Smarter people than me disagree. People like Barack Obama, who told reporters before he was elected President:
“I think that the rape of a small child, 6 or 8 years old, is a heinous crime, and if a state makes a decision under narrow, limited, well-defined circumstances, that the death penalty is at least potentially applicable, that does not violate our Constitution.”
I’m sure Bradley will be well-protected during his trips back and forth to court. It’s very possible that the parent of one of his victims may decide to settle the score.