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The Catholic Church - When defending pedophiles isn't enough...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Ski Mask, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    ...we decide to throw in a hit-and-run for the hell of it



    Sex case bishop arrested in hit-and-run crash

    Police: Clergyman says he was driving in area of fatal accident

    Monday, June 16, 2003 Posted: 10:43 PM EDT (0243 GMT)

    PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix, who recently avoided prosecution on charges of covering up sexual abuse by priests in his diocese, was arrested Monday in the probe of a weekend hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian dead, authorities said.

    While bishop Thomas O'Brien was being booked at the Maricopa County Jail on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, his blood pressure shot up and he was taken to a hospital, said Maricopa County Attorney's Office spokesman Barnett Lotstein.

    The bishop was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and released a few hours later. He was then booked into the Madison Street Jail, according to Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Randy Force.

    The charge the bishop faces is a class 4 felony, which carries a penalty ranging from probation to nearly four years in prison, Lotstein said.

    Earlier in the day, investigators seized the bishop's tan Buick, which had a damaged front end and windshield, Force said.

    A witness to the accident recorded the car's license number, he said.

    "The bishop has preliminarily told investigators that he's the only person who was driving that car, and that he was driving it in that area and at that time Saturday night," Force said.

    The diocese did not immediately return CNN calls for comment.

    The hit-and-run killed 43-year-old Jim Reed, Force said.

    Force said Reed was crossing the street about 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by two cars. A witness got the license plate number and a description of the first car, but authorities had no information on the second vehicle.

    A check of the license showed the car to be registered to the Phoenix Catholic Diocese, Force said. Further investigation led officials to O'Brien's home Monday with a search warrant.

    Two weeks ago, O'Brien, 67, reached a deal with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to avoid a possible indictment on charges that he failed to report sexual misconduct by priests and that he placed or transferred priests or other church personnel to positions in which they could commit further acts of sexual misconduct, a statement from the county attorney's office said.

    According to the deal, the bishop would not be prosecuted if the agreement were implemented in full. Among its requirements were for the diocese to hire a youth protection advocate who would enforce diocese policy on sexual misconduct, and to pay the Maricopa County Attorney's Office $700,000 for a victims-compensation fund.

    Six priests were indicted in the investigation into sexual abuse allegations in the diocese, according to a statement from the county attorney's office.
     
  2. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    thats just fucked up.
     
  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    In the words of David Cross,

    "Is it just me, or has the Catholic Church seemed a whole lot sexier lately?"


    Anyway, yes, that is fucked.
     
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    David Cross...that dudes funnier than hell. probably even deserves an appreciation thread.

    anyway...I changed religion...I'm a Cathaholic now. All the liquor and none of the guilt.

    BTW: I really wanna say that Karma is involved in that story.
     
  5. TOR

    TOR Member

    Joined: Nov 5, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 0
    i hope he gets the 4 years
     
  6. D3N53one

    D3N53one Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 13, 2002 Messages: 1,484 Likes Received: 0
     
  7. EveryWhere

    EveryWhere Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 4, 2002 Messages: 1,128 Likes Received: 0
    i saw a report about this on the morning news

    the bishop said he thought it was a dog or cat.

    must have been a big ass cat.

    shit boggles the mind
     
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    Well now that the Church is going to be run like a business,
    people are going to have to be acountable for their actions.

    oh wait.... big business doesn't do that yet either.
     
  9. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    "Is it just me, or has the Catholic Church seemed a whole lot sexier lately?"



    HAHA!!

    whose this david cross he seems pretty funny.....
     
  10. JimmieWalker

    JimmieWalker Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003 Messages: 1,345 Likes Received: 0
    The Catholic Church is just shady lately.
     
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2


    *edit - SomethingAwful has a terrible way to prevent remote linking!
     
  12. JimmieWalker

    JimmieWalker Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003 Messages: 1,345 Likes Received: 0
  13. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    yup.
     
  14. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    david cross is half of the comedy duo responsible for MR show on hbo. he also stars as ronnie dobbs in run ronnie run, which was never released but is downloadable from kazaa and well worth it.
     
  15. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    oh man that whole bit was HILARIOUS.


    im a non practicing catholic...ive seen many a priest in the many chruches i went to when i was little leave for either shady reasons or being flat out alcoholics...

    they gotta let these dudes get married and give them a better lifestyle. its rediculous.

    give the priests some pussy for the love of god..
     
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