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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Angry mob? Would you call US attorneys angry mobs? Video: Reporter hands SNAP leader Mahony statement in middle of press conference today
Video: Reporter hands SNAP leader Mary Grant the LA Archdiocese statement today, just as the press conference in front of the downtown cathedral winds down.
Transcript of the video, which is playing at http://cityofangels6.blogspot.com follows:
Grant: - this accuses SNAP of being an angry mob running after rumors with pitchforks.
Grant: This is a classic perpetrator behavior and that is blaming the victims for crimes. Cardinal Mahony claims that the church has reformed. Hmm.
Q: They say there is no priest currently in the Archdiocese who is a perpetrator.
Grant: We heard that before years ago and that was found to be untrue.
Q: Do you think it’s true today that there is no priest-?
Grant: Based on Cardinal Mahony’s track record there’s no reason to believe him. Finally we haven’t seen any reforms. There are a lot of policies and procedures and public relations like this statement here. There is no real change in behavior.
Church officials here and elsewhere still fight. They fight the district attorneys they fight the prosecutors.
Would you call them angry mobs?
Their job is to protect and serve the public and children.
We are the victims, we are the survivors, we are sad to be here today. There’s nothing we can do about our childhood. No amount of money will bring it back, no amount of prosecution, will replace our childhood years. What we can do is take steps to prevent it from happening to someone else.