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Friday, August 16, 2013

Jared Remy: Why Half Measures Never Work

Jared Remy, son of former Red Sox player and current broadcaster Jerry Remy, murdered his girlfriend Jennifer Martell on Thursday night. She was his girlfriend of seven years and the mother of their four-year-old daughter. The daughter was also in the house at the time of the murder.

Jared had been arrested for battery and assault against Jennifer earlier in the week.

From article:
It was the second time this week Remy stood in the prisoner’s dock at the Waltham court, accused of physically assaulting Martel. On Tuesday night, Remy allegedly pushed Martel into a mirror in their home, and was arrested on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge. 
Remy was released on personal recognizance on Wednesday. Ryan said her office recommended Remy’s release on personal recognizance based, in part, on a conversation prosecutors had with Martel and with Waltham police.
 According to docket at Waltham District Court, Martel obtained an emergency restraining order against Remy at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, which remained in effect until Wednesday when the courthouse opened.
The docket suggests Martel filled out the paperwork needed to get the restraining order against Remy extended on Wednesday. But she did not appear in the restraining order session of the court held on Wednesday, and the restraining order expired on Wednesday. 
“Plaintiff failed to appear,’’ the docket reads. “Event not held.’’
On the AMC drama Breaking Bad, character Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) is a former-cop-turned-criminal-"fixer" who knew all about dealing with lowlifes like Jared Remy.

His chilling, and prescient, speech on domestic abuse and what happens when you take "Half Measures":

Jerry Remy and the Waltham MA police (along with many other enablers) sadly took Half Measures, and now a young woman has lost her life because of it.

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