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Thread: Bruce Pardo - Victim of VAWA

  1. #1
    The woman was so greedy that she tried to steal this guys house, money and DOG !!! No way would I let someone take my dog. This is what happens when laws take advantage and abuse men; sooner or later men are going to fight back. This man was an educated professional with no prior criminal record. VAWA and IMBRA caused this to happen !

    Excellent Take on Story !


    A Nice Guy


    No VAWA - No Violence !Document Shows Santa Shooter Lost House, Money, Dog in Divorce

    December 26, 2008

    COVINA -- Investigators said Friday that they believe a ninth body may be in the rubble of a house burned down by a distraught man who dressed as Santa Claus and opened fire at a Christmas Eve party.

    Several hours later, the shooter killed himself.

    Eight people are confirmed dead and two others were wounded, according to authorities.

    Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, who had recently been divorced and is believed to have lost his job, knocked on the front door of a home owned by the parents of his ex-wife in Covina around 11:30 Wednesday night, said Police Chief Kim Raney.

    An 8-year-old girl ran to the door to answer Pardo's knock, police said. He shot her in the face, stepped into the house and began to fire indiscriminately with a semiautomatic handgun.

    The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that at least eight people at the party were killed. The names of the deceased have not been released, and identification will likely take days because the bodies were so badly burned in the blaze Pardo set.

    Pardo's ex-wife, 43-year-old Sylvia Ortega, and her parents, Joseph and Alicia Ortega, are considered among the dead, officials said.

    Pardo was carrying what appeared to be a large present but was what police described as a home-made pressurized device used to spray some kind of flammable substance.

    "We actually believe he was attempting to create an aerosol or some kind of fume that would ignite later," said Covina police Lt. Pat Buchanan. "We still don't know what set it off."

    About 80 firefighters battled the blaze, which destroyed the house. They battled flames that soared 40 to 50 feet high for an hour and a half before extinguishing the fire, according to Capt. Mike Brown.

    The firefighters were initially kept at bay by police who feared that the gunman was still in the area.

    When the flames were extinguished early Thursday, investigators found three charred bodies in the home's living room area. Later that day, they found five more bodies. Authorities planned to return to the scene Friday to search for more victims.

    In addition to the 8-year-old girl who was shot, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the back. Both are expected to survive, though there is no word on their current condition.

    About 25 people were at the party, according to radio reports.

    Partygoers fled the house on Knollcrest Drive in panic, running to neighbors' homes and frantically calling police. A 20-year-old woman broke her ankle when she escaped by jumping from a second-story window.

    Then, shortly before 3:30 a.m., Pardo's brother summoned Los Angeles police to his Sylmar home -- about 25 miles away from the carnage.

    Officers arrived to find Pardo dead from a single gunshot to the head, police officials said.
    They found two handguns there, and two more in the wreckage of his former in-laws' house.

    By 9 a.m. Thurday, a pair of Covina detectives had arrived at the tan stucco house in Montrose that Pardo owned and lived in, cordoning it off with tape.

    Candy cane decorations were affixed to the fence and a holiday wreath hung on the front door. An SUV and a military-style Hummer were parked in the driveway. The detectives sat in their car awaiting a judge to sign a search warrant for the house.

    At 3 p.m., members of the Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad and other detectives came to the house. They brought out boxes of evidence and several metal cylinders filled with flammable gas.

    One detective, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to news media, said they had found evidence inside that Pardo had prepared for the attack.

    Meanwhile, a car rented in Pardo's name was left in front of his brother's house in Sylmar loaded with 300 rounds of ammunition and a pipe bomb. All of that exploded when bomb squad technicians detonated an incendiary device in the vehicle, but no one was injured.

    Court records show that Pardo's wife of about two years divorced him last September. He had no criminal record, according to police, but had apparently become angry following last week's settlement of his divorce.

    Court documents show that his ex-wife got $10,000, the house, her wedding ring and the family dog in the settlement. Bruce Pardo's attorney said Pardo was still trying to pay the $10,000 as recently as Tuesday.

    Pardo had also fallen behind on spousal support payments after he lost his job in July, according to his attorney.

    He "was apparently going through a bad time in his marriage," Buchanan said. Neighbors said that until earlier this year, Pardo lived in the house with his ex-wife and her three children. They were often seen walking their dog through the neighborhood.

    Pardo was, by many accounts, an unassuming, religious man, who tended to his garden and served regularly as an usher at evening Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose.

    Bong Garcia, Pardo's next door neighbor, said he last saw Pardo between 9 and 10 p.m. and exchanged brief greetings.

    Pardo told him he was on his way to a Christmas party and walked down the street dressed in regular clothes, Garcia said.

    Pardo is thought to have worked in the aerospace industry as an engineer, according to police and acquaintances.

  2. #2
    The woman was so greedy that she tried to steal this guys house, money and DOG !!! No way would I let someone take my dog. This is what happens when laws take advantage and abuse men; sooner or later men are going to fight back. This man was an educated professional with no prior criminal record. VAWA and IMBRA caused this to happen !

    Excellent Take on Story !


    A Nice Guy


    No VAWA - No Violence !Document Shows Santa Shooter Lost House, Money, Dog in Divorce

    December 26, 2008

    COVINA -- Investigators said Friday that they believe a ninth body may be in the rubble of a house burned down by a distraught man who dressed as Santa Claus and opened fire at a Christmas Eve party.

    Several hours later, the shooter killed himself.

    Eight people are confirmed dead and two others were wounded, according to authorities.

    Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, who had recently been divorced and is believed to have lost his job, knocked on the front door of a home owned by the parents of his ex-wife in Covina around 11:30 Wednesday night, said Police Chief Kim Raney.

    An 8-year-old girl ran to the door to answer Pardo's knock, police said. He shot her in the face, stepped into the house and began to fire indiscriminately with a semiautomatic handgun.

    The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that at least eight people at the party were killed. The names of the deceased have not been released, and identification will likely take days because the bodies were so badly burned in the blaze Pardo set.

    Pardo's ex-wife, 43-year-old Sylvia Ortega, and her parents, Joseph and Alicia Ortega, are considered among the dead, officials said.

    Pardo was carrying what appeared to be a large present but was what police described as a home-made pressurized device used to spray some kind of flammable substance.

    "We actually believe he was attempting to create an aerosol or some kind of fume that would ignite later," said Covina police Lt. Pat Buchanan. "We still don't know what set it off."

    About 80 firefighters battled the blaze, which destroyed the house. They battled flames that soared 40 to 50 feet high for an hour and a half before extinguishing the fire, according to Capt. Mike Brown.

    The firefighters were initially kept at bay by police who feared that the gunman was still in the area.

    When the flames were extinguished early Thursday, investigators found three charred bodies in the home's living room area. Later that day, they found five more bodies. Authorities planned to return to the scene Friday to search for more victims.

    In addition to the 8-year-old girl who was shot, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the back. Both are expected to survive, though there is no word on their current condition.

    About 25 people were at the party, according to radio reports.

    Partygoers fled the house on Knollcrest Drive in panic, running to neighbors' homes and frantically calling police. A 20-year-old woman broke her ankle when she escaped by jumping from a second-story window.

    Then, shortly before 3:30 a.m., Pardo's brother summoned Los Angeles police to his Sylmar home -- about 25 miles away from the carnage.

    Officers arrived to find Pardo dead from a single gunshot to the head, police officials said.
    They found two handguns there, and two more in the wreckage of his former in-laws' house.

    By 9 a.m. Thurday, a pair of Covina detectives had arrived at the tan stucco house in Montrose that Pardo owned and lived in, cordoning it off with tape.

    Candy cane decorations were affixed to the fence and a holiday wreath hung on the front door. An SUV and a military-style Hummer were parked in the driveway. The detectives sat in their car awaiting a judge to sign a search warrant for the house.

    At 3 p.m., members of the Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad and other detectives came to the house. They brought out boxes of evidence and several metal cylinders filled with flammable gas.

    One detective, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to news media, said they had found evidence inside that Pardo had prepared for the attack.

    Meanwhile, a car rented in Pardo's name was left in front of his brother's house in Sylmar loaded with 300 rounds of ammunition and a pipe bomb. All of that exploded when bomb squad technicians detonated an incendiary device in the vehicle, but no one was injured.

    Court records show that Pardo's wife of about two years divorced him last September. He had no criminal record, according to police, but had apparently become angry following last week's settlement of his divorce.

    Court documents show that his ex-wife got $10,000, the house, her wedding ring and the family dog in the settlement. Bruce Pardo's attorney said Pardo was still trying to pay the $10,000 as recently as Tuesday.

    Pardo had also fallen behind on spousal support payments after he lost his job in July, according to his attorney.

    He "was apparently going through a bad time in his marriage," Buchanan said. Neighbors said that until earlier this year, Pardo lived in the house with his ex-wife and her three children. They were often seen walking their dog through the neighborhood.

    Pardo was, by many accounts, an unassuming, religious man, who tended to his garden and served regularly as an usher at evening Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose.

    Bong Garcia, Pardo's next door neighbor, said he last saw Pardo between 9 and 10 p.m. and exchanged brief greetings.

    Pardo told him he was on his way to a Christmas party and walked down the street dressed in regular clothes, Garcia said.

    Pardo is thought to have worked in the aerospace industry as an engineer, according to police and acquaintances.

  3. #3
    Guest
    This is tragic that an innocent man died !!! God Bless His Soul !!!

  4. #4
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
    The problem here is men are not normally fully advised of their rights. Since he lost his Job he was under no legal obligation to pay the 10K. For what ever reason he agreed to that, stupid.

    He could have filed a motion to vacate under the circumstances of job loss and the unlikely event he will be re-employed any time soon. Then he could have turned it around and collected alimony from the wife since his income was now zero.

    The house was probably under negative equity so that didn't matter.

    Lastly, the divorce laws need changing and perhaps this event along with many others like it will provoke lawmakers to re-evaluate the idea of a lottery in the divorce process. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Davdah, you would be shocked and surprised that this is not the case. Regardess of change in circumstances, a man is obligated to make payments to ex wife. As absurd as it sounds, he would go to jail if he could not afford to pay. This is the absurdity in our laws. Your choice; go to jail and be in permanent debt for 1 year of marriage and be a permanent slave or go out fighting in a blaze of glory. This man was pushed by VAWA to do what he did. He died a hero and not a slave.

  5. #5
    Guest
    Take a moment of silence to observe the heroic acts of Mr.Pardo !!!

  6. #6
    There isn't a single thing in any of the three articles that says his ex-wife was an immigrant or that VAWA was involved.

    Nothing excuses his actions. He was a coward.
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  7. #7
    Guest
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aroha:
    There isn't a single thing in any of the three articles that says his ex-wife was an immigrant or that VAWA was involved.

    Nothing excuses his actions. He was a coward. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    One year of marriage and in settlement she receives house, dog, $10K, wedding ring. It is VAWA. God Bless his soul !!!

    DEATH TO VAWA, DEATH TO IMBRA !!!

  8. #8
    We need men like Bruce to keep these women in check; women are cowards; maybe there is only 1 in a million men like Bruce but as long as we have them, it will put them on notice. The real problem is that the Feminazis will use this to make VAWA even worse for men. There is already talk of IMBRA 2. Until VAWA and IMBRA are repealed and equality and sanity are restored to the divorce laws, there will be many more freedom fighters like Bruce Pardo exacting their rightful justice.

  9. #9
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aroha:
    There isn't a single thing in any of the three articles that says his ex-wife was an immigrant or that VAWA was involved. Nothing excuses his actions. He was a coward. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    A coward is someone who is afraid to stand up for himself against injustice. VAWA/IMBRA/Divorce are all intertwined to enslave men. Bruce Pardo stood up for his rights. Should he have gone to prison because he couldn't pay the extortion his ex wife demanded? Should he have remained a slave for the rest of his life while serving the feminazis? All I have to say is ...

    ... Thank God the dog was safe. That is why he chose the in laws house; because he knew the dog wouldn't be there; he showed that he is a good kind man by making sure his dog was safe.

  10. #10
    Bruce Pardo was a successful engineer with no history of violence and no criminal record. He was a church goer and usher. By all accounts, he was "a nice guy".

    Within a few months, the divorce cost him his job, his career, all his money, his house and his beloved dog.

    Are we to believe that the injust divorce/vawa/imbra system had nothing to do with this?

    Any man would be more than happy to be rid of a 43 year old woman with kids IF he had a CHOICE. But only women have choices. Kill 1.2 million babies a year - thats a womans choice. Kill 9 people - thats "evil".

    Divorce takes away all of a man's posessions. VAWA allows the woman all the protection of law enforcement to the point of putting the man in jail for life if he can not support the woman for the rest of her life. IMBRA prevents the man from meeting new women because of the presumption that he is an abuser.

    VAWA/IMBRA has decreed that ALL men are abusers. The conviction is already there. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Anyone who believs that this man just suddenly and for no reason went crazy is dishonest. Any honest person would agree that our treatment of men in divorce is injust. The VAWA/IMBRA presumption of guilt is outrageous.

    If anyone sincerely wants to prevent a "tragedy" like this, they would oppose abortion/alimony/child support/VAWA/IMBRA.

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