The Ultimate Double Standard: L.A. School District Wins Lawsuit By Blaming Child For Teacher Sex Abuse, Media Barely Notices

LAUSD : Elkis Hermida

Ex-Los Angeles teacher and child sex offender Elkis Hermida

Regular readers of may get the feeling that Hell has frozen over upon learning that we have actually found agreement with the anti-Catholic group SNAP.

We wholeheartedly agree with a recent press statement by SNAP Western Regional Director Joelle Casteix that it is indeed "disgusting" that a lawyer for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) actually blamed a 14-year-old girl for the sex crimes committed against her by her teacher.

While LAUSD did eventually fire the lawyer who worked for the outside firm that was defending it, it was only after he saved LAUSD from a potentially very costly jury verdict.

However, imagine for a moment the media firestorm which would erupt if the Catholic Church were ever to score a court victory by blaming a child victim for his or her abuse. Laurie Goodstein's computer would explode.

But since a public school did it, naturally the media barely takes notice.

The ultimate double standard.


  1. Fred says:

    Litttle wonder no one sues gov't schools.