One feature of the vast corruption network in Los Angeles County, California, is how corruption has been integrated into what locally goes by religion:
1) Scientology - the quintessential LA religion, developed and propagated the notion of "Fair Game" - which encourages fighting Scientology enemies through false-employment of the justice system. And the Los Angeles courts indeed issued some of the more abusive rulings against Scientology Truthers.
2) Catholic Church - see below news analysis related to ongoing pedophilia scandal and its handling by the justice system. The Catholic Church, naturally is incorporated (by Diocese, I believe), and following likely advise by its attorneys, will probably use all remedies available to corporations...
3) Jewish Community - this blog reported numerous times the corruption of Bet Tzedek (The Los Angeles "House of Justice" - an affiliate of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation)- where under the front of free legal help, an enterprise is operated by some of the key players in real estate and banking fraud in the courts of Los Angeles and beyond!
And the Oscar goes to" "The Sting LA Style"By Vinnie Nauheimer (about the author) Permalink (Page 1 of 1 pages)
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And the Oscar goes to" "The Sting LA Style"
By Vinnie Nauheimer
Accepting the Oscar for "The Sting LA Style" are Roger Cardinal Mahony and Archbishop Jose Gomez for their stellar performances in a remake of "The Sting." Produced, directed, and orchestrated by the Vatican, it is the story of two bishops who feign fighting with each other in order to collect vast sums of money from an unsuspecting laity. Gomez plays the part of a white knight who rides in, releases documents (which was his legal obligation), derides his predecessor, and saves the Los Angeles diocese from the last vestiges of child sex abuse. Mahony, for his part, takes umbrage at being silenced by his protege and being blamed for his dastardly deeds. Could we expect anything less from the diocese that contains Hollywood? Certainly not!
Anyone believing the sincerity of the this "made for public consumption" feud should reach into their Tinker Bell pouches and throw some pixie dust on themselves so they can remain in La La Land. Are we really supposed to believe that Gomez was unaware of the extent of Mahony's malfeasance? No more than that insulting excuse that Mahony made when he proffered, "nothing in my training prepared me for priests raping children." If true, we ought to put both their faces on the Naivete Awards! Mahony for not knowing that the rape, sodomization, and molestation of children was a heinous, immoral, and criminal act. Gomez, who obviously doesn't read, deserves his award in honor of his empty protestations that he knew nothing of how bad things were under Mahony. Really, did this man live under a rock for the past 10 years? As Mahony said, "Gomez never complained about me before." These pernicious lines were written by the Vatican spin masters to add drama to the feud, and Mahony followed the script perfectly, giving a convincing performance penned to create the illusion of a genuine feud. "Please Don't Throw Me into the Briar Patch, Archbishop Gomez!" wink, wink.
Why the wink, wink? Money, money, and more money!