An eye for an eye, convict style
Gee, that's too bad.
Mercure is the priest recently convicted of raping two alter boys he coerced into trusting him and suspected of doing the same to others.
Ya gotta give Pittsfield Judge John Agostini credit for laying it on the line: "You're not a priest. You're no more than a common thug." And then sending him to hard time in state prison.
I don't know if it's justice or not considering what he did to those two boys, now men, but it's as close as our system allows. On the surface anyway.
I'm sure there is some irony in how the real justice, the eye for an eye justice, will come from convicts locked up for things like murder and assault.