Tale of Two Cities: Boston's Patriots v. SF 49ers
Boston does it better than Silicon Valley, at least where prosecuting NFL players for domestic violence, murder or rape is concerned.
On March 30, 2017 the testimony of Aaron Hernandez's former fiancée sounded eerily familiar to the details Kendra Scott has described related to the domestic violence she suffered from at the fists of former 49er Ray McDonald.
Victims who are beaten, raped and even killed appear to receive more protection in Boston that in San Jose when one considers the stories of the two former NFL stars ; Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots and Ray Mc Donald of the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears.
The story that unfolded in a Boston criminal court on March 30, 2017, shows the woes of being entangled in love and custody with a NFL player, and how the conduct of police and district attorneys just might serve to protect the violent and nasty men in NFL uniforms more than the women and children they beat and abuse.
In Boston, police diligently investigated two murder cases involving former Patriot tight- end Aaron Hernandez , where his fiancée had to seek prosecutorial immunity to testify against him, a common issue where victims of high profile abusers are concerned. Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for one murder.
In Boston the police appear to have done their job, the DA's office prosecuted fiercely and the courts appear to be functioning as they should.
San Jose, California tells a different story.
Kendra Scott, the former fiancée of former 49er Ray Mc Donald, has waited three years to see justice for the multiple beatings she took at the fists of the father of her child. She is still waiting. Santa Clara County's DA , Jeff Rosen, hasn't even bothered to have Ms. Scott interviewed despite Ms. Scott being a victim of a crime and a witness related to rape allegations, both of which Mc Donald is currently facing in criminal court.
Police reports and grand jury investigations have produced little justice for Kendra who has been; ignored by Jeff Rosen's office for three years, forced into a Santa Clara family court custody case before James Towery (ethically compromised former senior trial counsel at the State Bar, 49er fan, and husband of a prosecutor who refused to prosecute other 49ers), and shamed as a gold-digger by nearly every major media outlet in the country over the past three years. Kendra drives an old Honda, and makes less than a living wage and has never had more than a few hundred dollars to her name.
After three years of being subjected to years of media coverage Mc Donald brought to her door, Ms. Scott has seen 49er fans send her death threats and hate mail after TMZ published her home address, which was reportedly leaked to the press by an unscrupulous court information officer or court staffer after Ms. Scott filed a request for a domestic violence restraining order on her own , with no money to hire a lawyer. The court employee may have been fired as part of a court cover up and conspiracy designed to protect huge Silicon Valley government and financial interests.
Through a series of bumbling police work, DA vote pandering and family court incompetence, Scott's protections just drifted out of sight and all such was left with was a court that increased Mc Donald's visitation and custody time , as he stood facing rape and EPRO violations.
Ironically, just as Scott believed Santa Clara County had abandoned her and her 2 year old son, the county is faced with Mc Donald's criminal and civil cases for rape of a woman he picked up in a bar, and McDonald's old worksite, Levi Stadium is under a sea of corruption , financial and legal claims, and those claims now appear to be reaching into the sparkly new San Jose Family Court, where McDonald is reported to have spent millions on his legal fees, eroding the once flush NFL $20,000,000 contract he flashed all over Silicon Valley.
A police department that sells out a victim for 49er tickets, a family court that protects NFL players over DV victims and children, and a DA that runs around prosecuting Saratoga High school students instead of NFL football players leaves Silicon Valley as the new face of corruption and the " deflate gate " scandal in the dust. .