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23-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Catholic Priest convicted in molestation cover up gets new trial
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Quote:Pennsylvania court orders new trial for priest convicted of sex crimes
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a Roman Catholic priest who was convicted in a landmark case of mishandling reports of child sex crimes.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court found that Monsignor William Lynn of Philadelphia did not receive a fair trial because a trial judge allowed jurors to hear too much evidence about the wrongdoing of priests who had abused children.

Lynn, who once oversaw the work of 800 priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese as secretary of the clergy, was sentenced in 2012 to three to six years in prison for failing to supervise a priest accused of sexual misconduct who later sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy.

At the time of his conviction, he was the highest-ranking Catholic priest to face charges for covering up abuse by priests in the Catholic church, and his trial re-focused attention on a sex abuse scandal that has roiled the faithful across the United States and undermined the church's moral authority around the world.

So this is the second time his conviction has been overturned. Nice christmas gift for all the victims and their families.

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23-12-2015, 11:05 AM
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New trial ... more headlines ... the issues stay fresh in people's minds.

Not all publicity is good publicity.

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23-12-2015, 11:08 AM
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Too much information given to the jury...how is that even possible?

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23-12-2015, 11:37 AM
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(23-12-2015 11:08 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Too much information given to the jury...how is that even possible?

History.

'TMI' has been Cafia policy for hundreds of years.

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23-12-2015, 12:21 PM
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(23-12-2015 11:37 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(23-12-2015 11:08 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Too much information given to the jury...how is that even possible?

History.

'TMI' has been Cafia policy for hundreds of years.

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"Cafia"? I'm not having any success finding out what that means.
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23-12-2015, 05:42 PM
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I live just north of Philly and my take is they should let this guy go and drop him some place right in the city, but not until they alert people as to where he's going to be.

Then just let nature take its course. For a number of years Kiladelphia was the murder capital of the US. He won't last 10 minutes out in the open.

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23-12-2015, 06:15 PM
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(23-12-2015 12:21 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(23-12-2015 11:37 AM)DLJ Wrote:  History.

'TMI' has been Cafia policy for hundreds of years.

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"Cafia"? I'm not having any success finding out what that means.

Catholic + Mafia = Cafia? If so
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23-12-2015, 06:46 PM
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(23-12-2015 06:15 PM)ELK12695 Wrote:  
(23-12-2015 12:21 PM)Fireball Wrote:  "Cafia"? I'm not having any success finding out what that means.

Catholic + Mafia = Cafia? If so
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23-12-2015, 08:48 PM
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(23-12-2015 05:42 PM)BnW Wrote:  I live just north of Philly and my take is they should let this guy go and drop him some place right in the city, but not until they alert people as to where he's going to be.

Then just let nature take its course. For a number of years Kiladelphia was the murder capital of the US. He won't last 10 minutes out in the open.

I don't approve of that solution, really. It just gratifies that kind of sadistic behavior.
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