Cardinal Pell: Meet The Drunkard & The Junkie Accusing Him.
One really couldn’t make it up.
The accusers of Cardinal Pell are:
Accuser one: drug addict; knows jail from the inside (clue: not as a guard) for a violent, drug-related crime; appears to accuse people of having molested him as a profession.
Accuser two: alcoholic; criminal record; broke; appears to accuse people of having mistreated him as a profession.
Both accuser say the “crime” happened in the late Seventies, and consisted in “inappropriate touching”.
Say the criminal drug addict and the criminal alcoholic.
From the linked article:
Australian law enforcement is claiming that Pell’s case is being treated like any other historical offense. No, it isn’t. Police do not give a rip about someone coming forward to claim someone touched them over their bathing suit 40 years ago. But this is a Catholic priest, and a high-ranking one at that. This is a big fish in the eyes of law enforcement.
Could not agree more.
The question now is this: does the obvious anti-clericalism of the Australian public and justice system arrive to the point of doing all they can to obtain the conviction of Pell? I would say “no”, but I wouldn’t be so sure.
A system that allows no statute of limitation for the accusation in questions, and which mounts a trial on the word of two criminal addicts and obviously desperate idiots, can do everything and anything.