Pedophile running for a seat on the Catholic school board


tay
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Church officials said they expressed concern around Denis Hall's nomination and encouraged him to withdraw his name from the ballot, but they stopped short of taking further action.

"I must say Mr. Hall listened and received those comments and I did express and encourage him to withdraw … I'll leave it to him to make a decision," said Father Kevin McGee, acting administrator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. Bishop Don Bolen was installed as Archbishop of the Regina diocese Friday.

McGee noted he was surprised and dismayed when he heard Hall was running for a trustee position.

"I have reason for serious concern that Denis is not suited for this position," McGee said. "Having said that, Mr. Hall has met the legal qualifications to run as a candidate. We trust in the electoral process and the wisdom of the electorate."

By law there's nothing stopping convicted offenders from running for election as school trustees. The Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board told CBC News the board became aware Hall was running after nominations closed.

The school board said it has no choice but to let Hall run, under Saskatchewan's Local Government Elections Act. ​

GSCS also noted administrators have taken steps over the years to prevent Hall and his Young Athlete Sports camp from gaining access to GSCS students and buildings.

Fourteen years ago, then-Catholic Schools board chair Jerry Zimmer banned Hall and his sports group from setting foot in any Saskatoon Catholic school. For more than 40 years, Hall has run YAS Summer Basketball Camps in Regina and Saskatoon.

Convicted sex offender Denis Hall running for Catholic school board - Saskatoon - CBC News
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Some people never learn. Stopping short of taking further action is kinda what got 'em in this mess in the first place.
 
Machjo
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I actually see no problem here. Presumably he served his time if he's now free. However, if he has restrictions on being with children, it could limit his ability to do his job. For example, he might not be able to visit a school to observe its daily operations etc. to assess them, though I suppose people could film it for him.

But if it's legal and doesn't threaten student safety, then where's the problem?
 
Danbones
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Catholics eh?
competition is a sin they say

side note:
i love the way the archbishop is "installed" but they want to interfere with an election
 
Machjo
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The only problem I can see in this article is that a Catholic school board funded by the taxpayer shouldn't exist.
 
Danbones
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In my home down they are the public school board...
even after the "reformatory" they ran was shut down for abusing young boys years ago
 
Remington1
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"I have reason for serious concern that Denis is not suited for this position," McGee said. Fuc# ig idiot. How can you talk about a pedophile and at the same time say he should hold a position which involved children in any sense, even is it's only woking for the school board , NONONO, he should not even be out of jail, let alone sitting making decision on children's education. I'm sure his victims do not want him making any decision on their behalf, we are surrounded by not only fools, they are braindead. It's like when I hear: " Man found shot in the back of the head, hands tied behind his back, buried in shallow grave, foul play suspected"!! really?
 
TenPenny
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But he was pardoned, so it's like he never offended.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1View Post

"I have reason for serious concern that Denis is not suited for this position," McGee said. Fuc# ig idiot. How can you talk about a pedophile and at the same time say he should hold a position which involved children in any sense, even is it's only woking for the school board , NONONO, he should not even be out of jail, let alone sitting making decision on children's education. I'm sure his victims do not want him making any decision on their behalf, we are surrounded by not only fools, they are braindead. It's like when I hear: " Man found shot in the back of the head, hands tied behind his back, buried in shallow grave, foul play suspected"!! really?

Maybe he was accidentally killed while role-playing a masochistic fantasy? Isn't it possible? Don't you believe in proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?

Maybe he tripped on his own pistol and shot himself while his Domme had gone to the washroom only for her to then get kidnapped by someone else and then a dog passed by and stole his gun before the police arrived.
 
Remington1
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

Maybe he was accidentally killed while role-playing a masochistic fantasy? Isn't it possible? Don't you believe in proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?

Maybe he tripped on his own pistol and shot himself while his Domme had gone to the washroom only for her to then get kidnapped by someone else and then a dog passed by and stole his gun before the police arrived.

) love your analogy. Made me smile.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1View Post

) love your analogy. Made me smile.

I wouldn't be surprised it cases of people just being at the wrong place at the wrong time are more common than we believe them to be..

I can imagine many cases where a person looks as guilty as sin on first inspection, but once the evidence starts pooring in, the police (or the judge) start to think, dang, maybe he was innocent after all. For example, a man robbing a house with a murdered body in it. Oops. The man who decides to have sex with a corpse so as to leave his DNA all over it. Stupid. The man who decides to rob a computer only to discover that it's loaded with child porn. Uh oh. A woman invited to an acquaintance's place for lunch, her acquaintance answers the door to someone else, asks her to wait downstairs for a few minutes with her other 'friends,' and then the police arrive and it's a prostitution bust. How embarrassing! The man walking down a dark alley only to come across a dead body, leans down and, oops, gets his hands bloodied and his fingertips on a gun, and it turns out it's the body of the man he'd threatened to kill in front of a few witnesses just earlier that day. That's the day to buy a lottery ticket.

I'm sure we see things like this in courts all the time.
 
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