Sunday, March 25, 2012

About This Blog

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. William J. Lynn, Edward V. Avery and James J. Brennan is an important case. Everybody can't be in the courtroom, so The Beasley Firm asked veteran reporter Ralph Cipriano to blog the trial. He is one of 30 journalists accredited by the Philadelphia district attorney's office to cover the case, unfolding daily in Courtroom 304 of the Criminal Justice Center.

We pledge to be an independent voice. That means we will chase this story where ever it goes, and not follow any predetermined plot line. And because we are intimately aware of the Constitutional rights and protections afforded to all, including the accused, we are not going to censor our accounts.

What happens in Courtroom 304 is often raw, upsetting and obscene. We are not going to clean it up, and we are going to play it straight down the middle. That's why both defenders and critics of the Catholic Church, as well as victims' advocates, say our site is the only voice in the media that's telling it like it is at the archdiocese sex abuse trial.