The jury of 12 peers concluded the trial with a verdict they deemed was proper. But let’s not call it “vigilante justice,” and we shouldn’t say we condone violence to correct violence.
With that said, I've done my duty in being politically correct.
And now for reality. The California law statutes concerning child sexual abuse are a failure. Lynch was prosecuted for hitting the accused unconscionable child rapist Father Jerold Lindner, but the failed “pedophile-friendly” justice system in Santa Clara County was totally useless to prosecute someone whom many consider a serial sex offender.
Maybe the California lawmakers will wake out of a stupor now. This landmark case has earned worldwide attention. But the inescapable underlying issue that is unofficially and plausibly being redirected is the antiquated “statute of limitations” on child sex abuse cases.
To quote activist and former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt: “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” This proclamation was tantamount to the principle matter of contention in this trial by Lynch, but obviously not the legal and focal intent of the District Attorney.
The District Attorney's Office should learn from this trial, and make it a priority to help change the law, instead of complaining that victims of rape should not seek vindication.
The DA's statement that: “although (they were) trying to find Lynch responsible for assaulting the priest, it was also about bringing just punishment to sex abuse crimes” is beyond ludicrous.
The DA has done absolutely nothing to bring punishment to Lindner.
Now that the DA has created this circus, what is the DA going to do about protecting children in Los Gatos from an identified serial sex offender that is free to roam the streets of Los Gatos? The answer is nothing. It was always nothing, and it will continue to be nothing.
The only thing the DA seems to be correct about is his admission that: “justice is decided by you, the jury in our county.” And the proof is in the pudding, as they say. The jury did uphold justice; something the DA has failed to do.
So as the DA continues to babble about how his office “protects the public;” living proof of the absurdity of this statement is still vacationing in luxury at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, and he is free and unprosecuted. So much for public safety of children provided by the DA. It's nice to know that there are 12 jurors who know the meaning of justice.