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Here's some background on libertarian martyr Johnny Irish:
The affidavit in the case is sealed but the Union Leader was provided with a copy and reported that the state is alleging a "lengthy history of domestic violence," between the couple, including incidents in March and August 2009 where Taylor reported that Irish assaulted her.
In addition, the Union Leader reports that Taylor is still legally married to another man and they had their two children taken from them in February 2009, after an official at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester spotted signs of abuse. A hearing was held last month to permanently terminate the couple's parental right. The results of that hearing are sealed.
The Union Leader also reported on Friday that Irish was convicted in 2003 of criminal threatening while a student at Winnacunnet High School after telling another student he was going to "create another Columbine."
Irish also underwent numerous court-ordered psychological evaluations and had several probation violations following his 2003 convictions, including possessing weapons, hanging out with criminals, violating curfew and threatening violence, according to the Union Leader.
For some inexplicable reason, the libertarians aren't in the least bit concerned with the two older children, the ones who aren't Irish's seed --either with their abuse or with big gubbamint terminating their parents' parental rights. Seems like your freedom matters to some libbaggers only if you're gun-lovin', state-hatin' criminal.
Perhaps this explains it:
According to an affidavit, a judge determined in 2009 that evidence pointed to Irish as "the main suspect" in an assault of his fiancee's oldest son, now 3. Taylor also has a 2-year-old son and is still married to the boys' father. The children were subsequently placed in a foster home in Farmington, Irish said.