Ray Hadley incites more violence

Via: The Western Weekender – Ray made me do it.

Ray made me do it

A 70-year-old man who vandalised the office of Federal Lindsay MP, David Bradbury, has told police that 2GB radio presenter Ray Hadley was one of the contributing factors in his decision to commit the act.

The Penrith man, who had no previous criminal record, faced Penrith Local Court this week after being charged with using a black permanent marker to graffiti the office of the local member.

On May 20 at about 11.30am, the man used a back marker to cross out the name on Mr Bradbury’s local office door, to read “GONE: Federal Member for himself” instead of “Federal Member for Lindsay”.

He then entered the office and threw in a white, plastic bag that contained two newspaper clippings and a Labor pamphlet, all of which had been written on in black marker.

The man then went outside the office and wrote on Mr Bradbury’s window, “Member for who?” before walking away down High Street.

A staffer at the office went to Penrith Police Station and reported the matter, with the man arrested not long after the incident.

According to documents tendered to Penrith Local Court, the man was cooperative with police and admitted to committing the act.

He told police in an electronically recorded interview that he vandalised Mr Bradbury’s office because, “I was listening to Ray Hadley and I was so angry”.

Because of the man’s age and lack of criminal record, the man was dismissed from court without a conviction but warned not to commit such an act again.

Mr Bradbury said it was not the first time such an incident had happened.

“Ray Hadley’s personal attacks and regular anti-Bradbury rants have incited a number of unfortunate incidents involving me and even occasionally my family,” he said.

“I must confess, I don’t waste a lot of time thinking about Ray Hadley.”

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.

2 Comments on Ray Hadley incites more violence

  1. Jim Pettard // July 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm //

    Shock jocks like Hadley need to be held accountable for this kind of thing otherwise they will continue their bigoted cowboy ways unabated. They will argue until theyre black and blue they dont contribute to these attacks but we all know it has an important impact on the weak minded. It is the lowest form of media and harmful to our society


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