Catholic Priests Keep Raping Young Boys

It just keeps rolling along.  Those damn Catholics just can’t seem to get it through their heads that raping young boys is a no-no.

“Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Three Philadelphia priests and a parochial school teacher were charged Thursday with raping and assaulting boys in their care, while a former official with the Philadelphia Archdiocese was accused of allowing the abusive priests to have access to children, the city’s district attorney’s office said.”

CNN Senior Vatican analyst John Allen said the charges against the former church official appeared to be unprecedented and could have national implications.

“This is apparently the first time that a Catholic leader has been charged criminally for the cover-up as opposed to the abuse itself,” he said. “It sends a shot across the bow for bishops and other diocesan officials in other parts of the country, who have to wonder now if they’ve got criminal exposure, too.” See the full story from CNN: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/10/three-philadelphia-priests-teacher-charged-with-sexually-abusing-boys/?iref=obnetwork

I’ll repeat: The Catholic Church no longer has any moral authority.  They are a danger to our youth and should be disbanded.
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Arrest Em’ Before the Crime

A very disturbing story.  Oregon police/swat team arrests man they think would commit crimes

Several Oregon government and law enforcement agencies are patting themselves on the back for preventing a possible mass shooting incident by sending a SWAT team to arrest a recently laid-off employee of the state’s Department of Transportation. A news release from the Medford, Oregon, police department (yes, they put out a news release announcing their good work) says the man purchased three guns after his dismissal, and that former colleagues described him as “very disgruntled.” He was taken to a mental hospital for evaluation. By Radley Balko | March 11, 2010
Reason webmag.  http://reason.com/blog/2010/03/11/oregon-officials-consult-preco

Original story
Oregon’s-Mail Tribune-online newspaper.

I’m really torn about this story. On the one hand…yes the police probably did stop a very bad scenario, if the reported story is true in all the details given.

On the other hand if this pre-emptive strike stands as a legally defensible right of the police forces of our country…we are in serious trouble as a nation of free people.

Can you imagine all the bad that would come from this method of keeping the peace?  Do you think it should be allowed to stand??

1984 wrong date…right story.

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1000+ lawyers say Bush is Wrong on laws

Over one thousand lawyers – including former Governor Mario Cuomo and former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein – have signed on, to an action demanding wide-ranging investigative hearings into unconstitutional and potentially criminal activity by the Bush administration.

“Michael Ratner*, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and winner of the 2007 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, said: “The majority of lawyers in this country understand that the Bush administration has really gone off the page of constitutional rights and off the page of fundamental rights, and is willing to push the Congress to restore those rights.” Ratner said he was “dismayed” that a Democratic majority has failed “to push on key illegalities… the torture program, and now the destruction of the tapes involving the torture program; the warrantless wiretapping, the denial of habeas corpus, the secret sites/rendition program, special trials, and of course what we now know is the firing of US Attorneys scandal…. The minimal that absolutely is needed to get us back on the page of law is to have serious investigative hearings that go up the chain of command and figure out who is responsible for what.”

Have for years felt that what was going on with the Patriot Act and the Presidential Actions was just wrong. We have been at war with many peoples and countries in our 200+ year history without having to violate Half of the Bill of Rights, without having to activate the Storm Troopers, without spying on what library books we read, for God’s sake. What the Bush Administration has pushed pass the legislative branch is purely criminal.

The Constitution of the United States is THE law of the country. It is THE bedrock of our legal system and is not meant to be bypassed or broken, except by the process of Amendment. To do otherwise is fundamentally illegal….

Also, the only other countries that violate the concept Habeas Corpus, as we do now, are dictatorships and fascist.

With the imminent passage of HR 1955, “The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act,” you will lose more freedoms. This is another attempted end run around Constitutional law and makes you substantially responsible for ‘thought crimes.’ Do we really want to go there.

“Michael Ratner* is the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Skelly Wright Fellow at Yale Law School. He has been involved in many cases trying Human rights offenders, such as generals, state officials, etc.”