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May 24, 2000
Re "Bradley Gets Jail for Drinking on Probation," May 10. For the past few years I have been following the exploits of former Presiding Judge Robert Bradley. The decision by Judge Denise de Bellefeuille of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to fairly administer justice renews my faith in the court system. In addition to Bradley's violations, he had used his position to intimidate and make a mockery out of the legal system. This lawbreaker was continuing to receive his pay while arrogantly continuing his path of self destruction.
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May 19, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Bradley, a former presiding judge of the Ventura County Superior Court who was disbarred after a string of alcohol-related arrests, died in his Santa Paula home this week after choking on a piece of meat, authorities said Wednesday. Bradley, 64, apparently had gone to the kitchen for a snack about 8:30 p.m. Monday. He was found lying on the floor by a caretaker and taken to Ventura County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m.
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January 25, 1998
Re "Justice Is Not Served," Jan. 11. Why is it [that] when a celebrity, city councilman, judge or police officer gets arrested a few times for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs he has a "disease" and needs help, but when the everyday person gets arrested for the same thing, the attitude is "lock 'em up and throw away the key"? What's the difference between Judge [Robert] Bradley's addiction and mine? I am appalled at the way the court clerks, attorneys and the other judges have come to his defense!
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May 24, 2000
Re "Bradley Gets Jail for Drinking on Probation," May 10. For the past few years I have been following the exploits of former Presiding Judge Robert Bradley. The decision by Judge Denise de Bellefeuille of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to fairly administer justice renews my faith in the court system. In addition to Bradley's violations, he had used his position to intimidate and make a mockery out of the legal system. This lawbreaker was continuing to receive his pay while arrogantly continuing his path of self destruction.
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April 27, 1998 | PAMELA JOHNSON
Suspended Ventura County Judge Robert C. Bradley remained in County Jail Sunday evening, held on $100,000 bail for allegedly violating terms of probation imposed after two drunk-driving convictions. Bradley was arrested twice Saturday after allegedly getting drunk and harassing his estranged wife. Sheriff's officials said they plan to present the case to the district attorney's office today.
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April 15, 1998
As I read "Suspended Judge Responds to Panel's Charges," April 2, regarding Judge Robert Bradley, I was reminded once again of how vicious and unforgiving this society has become. The value of loyalty and dedication give way to the principles of "what have you done for me today?" It has been almost eight years since last I appeared before Judge Bradley. Nevertheless, I remember him as a judge who was fair and just although my clients may not have thought so. I remember that he was always prepared for the matter in front of him and showed a genuine concern for reaching the correct decision.
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March 24, 1998 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judge Robert Bradley petitioned a state judicial panel Monday, asking for another chance to show he can stay sober and serve out the last year of his term on the Superior Court--and arguing that a dissolving marriage aggravated his drinking problem. The state Commission on Judicial Performance announced Friday that it is suspending Bradley and has filed misconduct charges that could lead to his permanent removal from the bench. But Bradley's lawyer, Thomas C.
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May 19, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Bradley, a former presiding judge of the Ventura County Superior Court who was disbarred after a string of alcohol-related arrests, died in his Santa Paula home this week after choking on a piece of meat, authorities said Wednesday. Bradley, 64, apparently had gone to the kitchen for a snack about 8:30 p.m. Monday. He was found lying on the floor by a caretaker and taken to Ventura County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m.
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January 25, 1998 | ROBERT L. BEILIN, Robert L. Beilin, Ph.D., is a family therapist and a former mediator and director of Ventura County Superior Court Family Court Service Unit
There is a series of folk tales from Great Britain in which a member of the community must, as his way of earning a living, eat a feast from the body of the recently deceased. By doing so, he symbolically eats the sins of the dead person so that he or she may be risen to heaven. The "sin eater" takes on these sins and carries them as his own until he dies. The accumulated sins of the community go with him to hell, unless he can find someone else to take his role before he dies.
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May 15, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawyer for Superior Court Judge Robert C. Bradley admitted in court Thursday that the embattled jurist violated his probation when he got drunk last month. But he entered a not-guilty plea to five new counts of violating a protective order forbidding Bradley from contacting his estranged wife.
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March 16, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After 16 months of public sobriety, former Superior Court Judge Robert C. Bradley was arrested late Tuesday on suspicion of prowling near his Ventura home while intoxicated, offenses that could end his chances of working as a judge again. Bradley, 59, was released from Ventura County Jail early Wednesday after posting $15,000 bail. A hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. today to consider allegations that Bradley violated his probation on two previous alcohol-related convictions.
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July 31, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former instructor at a youth prison in Camarillo was ordered Friday to undergo a 90-day psychological evaluation, a decision that postpones his sentencing for sexually assaulting two teenage female wards. Bradley Gardner, 42, pleaded guilty last month to three charges of having unlawful oral sex with the girls, ages 16 and 17, between 1996 and 1998. After listening to arguments from the prosecutor and defense attorney, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Bruce A.
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April 28, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their final court brief before a disciplinary hearing, state prosecutors urge the Commission on Judicial Performance to ban Judge Robert C. Bradley from hearing any future cases and describe his drunken conduct last year as "unprecedented." Bradley, 58 and now retired, was convicted twice of drunk driving and was arrested four additional times for alcohol-related probation violations during an eight-month period between December 1997 and August 1998.
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April 23, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Determined not to let Judge Robert C. Bradley return to the bench, state prosecutors filed court papers this week asking the Commission on Judicial Performance to "protect" the public by barring him from any future service. A Ventura County jurist for 15 years, Bradley saw his career fall apart last year after he was arrested twice for drunk driving and four more times for alcohol-related probation violations.
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April 10, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Ventura County Judge Robert C. Bradley has asked a state disciplinary commission to let him return to the bench as a part-time jurist, arguing in court papers this week that he has stayed sober for the past eight months. But state attorneys are continuing to oppose any return to the bench by Bradley, who was charged last year with nine violations of judicial ethics following a series of high-profile alcohol-related arrests. Bradley filed his request for a second chance Thursday.
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February 25, 1999 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state panel has concluded that retired Judge Robert Bradley demeaned the Ventura County bench and violated judicial ethics during a series of alcohol-related arrests, findings that could result in his censure and being barred from future assignments. At the same time, however, the three-judge panel noted strong support in the legal community for Bradley's return to the bench if he can "overcome his addiction to alcohol and convincingly establish his ability to maintain complete sobriety."
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January 3, 1999
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." I am utterly shocked by the county feedback on Judge Robert Bradley. He has demons to fight, as has everyone--though they pretend not to. His horrors have been despicably cast in the light of narrow-minded opinion. Frankly, the inhumanity of those who have written in disgusts me. Judge Bradley--you fight, and you will win. Defeat the negativity of these cretins and show your strength. M. KATJA WERLICH, Westlake Village Everyone deserves a defense, don't they?
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