Witnesses Say Priest Made Them Strip. Two witnesses in the trial of an inactive Santa Rosa priest accused of molesting young parishioners said yesterday that the defendant had made them strip under the guise of helping them be more comfortable with their bodies and "open to God." The victims, who recalled being groped repeatedly … [Read more...] about Two Say Priest Made Them Strip
He dismissed the Rev. Arthur C. Schrenger from the ministry Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb announced late Wednesday afternoon that he dismissed the Rev. Arthur C. Schrenger from the ministry after the priest "confirmed two instances of misconduct with minors prior to 1985." In a prepared statement, Lipscomb did not elaborate on the … [Read more...] about Priest Dismissed Because of Sex Abuse
Accused Priest Was Placed On Administrative Leave. A prominent cleric in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles who has been accused of sexual abuse in a lawsuit was placed on administrative leave after a second person accused him of misconduct, church officials said Sunday. Msgr. Richard A. Loomis, a former aide … [Read more...] about Accused Priest Takes Leave
the Constitutional Rights of Adolescent Inmates. On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed a condemning multiyear investigation showing that the New York City’s Rikers Island correctional facilities have a “pattern and practice of conduct … that violates the constitutional rights of adolescent inmates,” After investigating … [Read more...] about DOJ Probe Reveals Teen Rights are Frequently Violated at Rikers Island
A study of internal documents from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals that though the agency has taken action against clinical trials for "significant departures from good clinical practice" and even falsifications, there is no mention of such problems in the published studies. The documents were uncovered through … [Read more...] about Drug Trial Fraud and Misconduct Hidden from Journal Publishers and Public
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to protect public health, but oftentimes the agency appears to be protecting drug companies rather than patients, according to an article published in Slate. Charles Seife, a journalist and professor at New York University, says that the agency repeatedly hides evidence of fraud in … [Read more...] about Is the FDA Protecting Drug Companies Instead of Patients?