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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Bishop Finn: Our institutions fail us again
Justice was done but only partly and then weakly, weakly at that.
Our institutions fail us, once again. In this case, two of them--these people's Catholic Church and our court system.
From the Kansas City Star this afternoon:
Bishop Finn verdict: Guilty
As you can see, I'm happy with this, with the one guilty verdict but still, Judge John Torrence "... acquitted him on another count of failing to report."
Here's the other disappointing thing:
"Torrence sentenced Finn to two years of probation then suspended the sentence, meaning that if Finn completes the unsupervised probation without any new incidents happening, his criminal record will be expunged."
This is so disgusting.
To begin, it should have gone to a jury, to a juried trial.
I saw this little figurative slap on the wrist coming.
Isn't it super that Catholic leaders have gotten off easy one more time and they're free--still--to molest or sexually or physically abuse the students--their children--in their own schools and churches still longer?
They'll never learn, at this rate.
To Judge John Torrence and the Catholic Church--you all disgust me.
You deserve each other.
Congratulations to all Catholics.
To our disgust--but not our surprise--you get to keep your male hierarchy that keeps molesting and abusing your own children:
A) We hope you're happy;
B) We can't believe you keep giving these people money;
C) We can't believe you still support these people in any form, verbal, financial or otherwise and finally,
D) Unless and until you stand up, speak up and demand this end--including getting the resignation or firing of Bishop Finn--you are culpable for what Bishop Finn, Shawn Ratigan and all the rest of the people like them have inflicted and for what they will continue to inflict into the future on your children, because it will surely continue to keep happening, as we see time and again, across the nation and world.
Seriously, y'all are disgusting, vile, enabling human beings.