FROM John Manly
New Lawsuit Alleges Torrance School District Failed to Protect Students from Sexual Predator “It’s a page right out of the Catholic Bishop playbook” is how attorney John Manly describes the behavior of the Torrance County School District. His law firm is representing 18 students who have filed a lawsuit against the district claiming the district failed to protect them from wrestling coach Thomas Snider. The 47 year old coach turned himself into police today and is now charged with 33 felony counts of a lewd acts upon a child.
The LA Archdiocese and Pedophile Priests The court-ordered release of hours of videotaped depositions has brought new attention to pedophilia by priests in LA's Catholic Archdiocese . Cardinal Roger Mahony was asked why he never informed police about Michael Baker, a former priest who's now serving a ten-year sentence for child molestation. After Baker told Mahony he was an abuser, Mahony sent him to counseling and then reassigned him to parishes where he committed further crimes. Although the Archdiocese declined to participate in today's discussion, it did offer these remarks: Statement of Tod Tamberg , spokesman for the Los Angeles Archdiocese Statement of Cardinal Roger Mahony
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.