Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hiram says, "I tripped!"

A day after he was charged with stabbing his companion in the face with a broken glass, State Senator-elect Hiram Monserrate said he was incapable of such a crime, and vowed to take his Senate seat come Jan. 1.

In a one-page statement issued Saturday evening, Mr. Monserrate said he deeply loved and cared for his companion, Karla Giraldo, and called her injuries an “unfortunate accident.”

“I have been charged with offenses that I did not commit and am not capable of committing,” he said.

According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Monserrate stabbed Ms. Giraldo in the face with a broken glass during a heated argument, causing a black eye and a cut that required 20 stitches to close. The incident occurred about 1 a.m. Friday in his Jackson Heights apartment. Prosecutors said the couple were arguing over an undisclosed item Mr. Monserrate had found in her purse. But Mr. Monserrate said in court papers that he tripped while bringing Ms. Giraldo a glass of water, causing the injuries.


Monserrate Says He Is Innocent and Vows to Take State Senate Seat

Monserrate and Giraldo spent Thursday night with Caroline Kennedy and other luminaries at the Queens Museum of Art for the Queens Democratic Party's holiday dinner.

They argued afterward, possibly because a guest at the party confused Giraldo with another of Monserrate's girlfriends, one law enforcement source said.

The fight turned violent in Monserrate's Elmhurst condo about 1 a.m., when he broke a drinking glass in his right hand and struck her - almost taking out her left eye, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.


Queens City Councilman Hiram Monserrate arrested on domestic assault charge

Monserrate, who still intends to be sworn in next month, is currently under investigation by the Queens district attorney over allegations he funneled city money to a Queens social-services agency that helped his campaign for Senate, sources say.

QNS. POL A GLASS ACT: KIN

31 comments:

Kevin Walsh said...

And can he get that Mets cap off?

www.forgotten-ny.com

Anonymous said...

No, he is the perfect representation of the Mets. A big loser.

Taxpayer said...

"Monserrate said he was incapable of such a crime, and vowed to take his Senate seat come Jan. 1. "

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That's what drunken degenerate Gallagher (a fellow Council member) claimed. Hey all you felonious council members, don't refer to the seats we pay for and permit you to use temporarily, as "your seat". All elected employees use seats owned by taxpayers.
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" ... Mr. Monserrate said he deeply loved and cared for his companion, Karla Giraldo, and called her injuries an “unfortunate accident.”

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The infectious Gallagher made a parallel claim. Monserrate's assertions of love and affection are self-serving and can NEVER be proved, I believe entirely that he is lying. His real love is power and status.

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“I have been charged with offenses that I did not commit and am not capable of committing,” he said.

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Yes, he has, indeed, been charged. It's up to a jury to decide if he did commit the offense. And, he and all of us are quite capable of committing less and more serious offenses. His assertion of lack of capability is self-serving and can NEVER be proved. So, it is just that: an assertion. My belief? A lying assertion.

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"Monserrate Says He Is Innocent and Vows to Take State Senate Seat "

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His colleague, the drunken, gambling, lying, cheating, former city council member, the "Forceable intimate parts toucher" Gallagher said the same thing. Where is that pus filled freak now?

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"The fight turned violent in Monserrate's Elmhurst condo about 1 a.m., when he broke a drinking glass in his right hand and struck her - almost taking out her left eye, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. "

"Monserrate, who still intends to be sworn in next month, is currently under investigation by the Queens district attorney over allegations he funneled city money to a Queens social-services agency that helped his campaign for Senate, sources say."

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You have to wonder. What are DA Brown's plans for throwing this case the same way he threw the airtight case against pig Gallagher? And, Gallagher is a Republican (did that party ever toss him?). Tripper Monserrate is a Democrat; an even more powerful reason for the corrupt Brown to go into the tank.

Anonymous said...

He must have been tripping on something to concoct such an "imaginative" defense for this incidence of domestic violence.

Didn't Hiram once serve in the
United States Marine Corps?

If so, in this particular case it's "semper vi(olent)"!

What a shame he would be to the rest of the valiant men in the corps who serve their country nobly!

joe a said...

is this the best thing he could come up with ,what bullshit
he cut her we know it

Snake Plissskin said...

Monserrate and Giraldo spent Thursday night with Caroline Kennedy and other luminaries at the Queens Museum of Art for the Queens Democratic Party's holiday dinner.
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Well that says it all!!

Kevin Walsh said...

>>>No, he is the perfect representation of the Mets. A big loser.<<<

Thank you, Cole Hamels.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Anonymous said...

Yeh-- tell us another one... phoneys, liars, cheats, criminals-- vote them all out-- NOW!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there is more to this story? Hmmm,I wonder how/where they met? And when? What a nice couple, or so it seemed. One always wants to know more about our local pols and about people of achievement!What drives them? Perhaps the real story is not the incident? Hmm,I wonder if Google can help here? hmmm...

Anonymous said...

I know who this chick is. She is rather high-maintenance. I wonder how interested she would have been in Hiram the 50K a year Police Officer?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know who this chick is. She is rather high-maintenance. I wonder how interested she would have been in Hiram the 50K a year Police Officer?


And your point being?

Is that justiication for what happened?

Anonymous said...

enough with gallagher already

joe a from queens said...

i talked to monster-rat a lot of time and one time he got real pissed and ma and i thought then he was going to cut me ,so i dont want to hear it he did this he becomes a animal when he pised i know it

Anonymous said...

Well guess he and his girlfriend have gone way too far with their changing stories, too late damage and facial stabbings is done.

He should take a leave of absence from public office now and in his future one while the legal issue are settled.

We don't need folks in office whom are above or manipulate the law.

back in black 2 see you fall said...

hiram did you slip when you let the big three line your pockets? what did you do slip on the bank floor you lady abuser shame on you

Move on.... said...

Finally someone else has had enough of the Gallagher bashing - Thank you !!

For those who can't stop and seem like stalkers - why not tell him in person what you think ?
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Everyone else has heard it over and over and over again!
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Kerri S. said...

Sorry, I can never get enough Gallagher-bashing. The prick deserves it. Oh, and thanks, Anthony! You were right, they let me go.

georgetheatheist said...

Nice boat-neck top. Haven't seen that in awhile. Who's the guy in the back with the $50 bill-themed necktie?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know who this chick is. She is rather high-maintenance. I wonder how interested she would have been in Hiram the 50K a year Police Officer?


And your point being?

Is that justiication for what happened?
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Jeez, it is merely an observation pal. Where the hell do you see any suggestion of justification in my comment? You are a damned idiot!

italian girl said...

"I know who this chick is. She is rather high-maintenance. I wonder how interested she would have been in Hiram the 50K a year Police Officer?"

Oh yeah? And how much does a CM make? He doesn't exactly cut it as a sugar daddy.

joe king of w.p. said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
I know who this chick is. She is rather high-maintenance. I wonder how interested she would have been in Hiram the 50K a year Police Officer?


And your point being?

Is that justiication for what happened?

yes it is biggie she's a high maintenance bitch that if she doesnt get her way she pulls the pussy power thing and hiram cut her so get over it carlos biggie hiram will do time for this 7 years he'll get out in 1 or 2

Anonymous said...

Jeez, it is merely an observation pal. Where the hell do you see any suggestion of justification in my comment? You are a damned idiot!

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The observation is a stupid one, bud. You're the idiot for saying something like that in the first place.

Anonymous said...

More importantly, this is the second year in a row that a Joe Crowley function/party/alcohol fueled party has ended in a major catastrophe.

Anonymous said...

The guy's got a wicked bad temper,
so I'm not surprised.

Anonymous said...

joe king of w.p. said...
Anonymous said...

I know who this chick is. She is rather high-maintenance. I wonder how interested she would have been in Hiram the 50K a year Police Officer?


And your point being?

Is that justiication for what happened?

yes it is biggie she's a high maintenance bitch that if she doesnt get her way she pulls the pussy power thing and hiram cut her so get over it carlos biggie hiram will do time for this 7 years he'll get out in 1 or 2



English translation, please?

Anonymous said...

There you have it , the man tripped

Anonymous said...

Why was Kerry fired from Como's staff two weeks before the election?

Anonymous said...

The observation is a stupid one, bud. You're the idiot for saying something like that in the first place.
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What exactly about the original post about the girl being high-maintenance was stupid? Granted, it probably doesn't have much or anything to do with the assault, but I think the person who wrote about her being more attracted to Hiram the Councilman and not Hiram the cop made a valid point.
A councilman does make decant $$$ as they keep voting for raises for themdelves, they are in a position of power, and rub elbows all around the city, not to mention the under-the-table cash and perks they receive. Don't you thing that if this chick is high-maintenance, that this would be the kind of guy she would attach herself to?

Queens Crapper said...

And Hiram likes his name in the paper, so doesn't it make sense that he decided to date a columnist whose sister owns the largest Spanish paper in the city?

Works both ways.

Anonymous said...

Well. NOW some good info is flowing. Let's take a look at past issues of that paper (what is it)and check coverage for quid pro quo. (Who steals my purse steals trash. That line fits in somewhere...not sure where.)

Anonymous said...

Maybe when he said "I tripped" he was referring to taking the drugs he allegedly found in her purse.