We suppose this, like the Kermit Gosnell story, will remain a “local news story,” although thanks to James Woods, a lot of people are seeing video from a Sunday Mass streamed on the internet in which a lector is punched in the face by a woman in a green tracksuit. To be honest, we have no idea if she’s connected in any way with Black Lives Matter or why she did what she did.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 25, 2020
Incidentally, the assailant was wearing a mask that wasn’t covering her nose, so we guess she sort of cares about killing grandma?
The Philadelphia Inquirer says charges against the woman have been deferred, even though the incident was caught on video:
The woman caught on video punching a lector during Sunday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul will not be charged with a crime, authorities said.
Philadelphia police said in a statement late Monday that they had identified the woman in a green track suit whose attack was broadcast live over the internet during services at the central church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. But they did not release her name and said that they had “deferred” charges against her while their investigation continued.
However, two sources familiar with that investigation said Tuesday that investigators decided to seek alternatives to prosecution because the woman is struggling with mental health issues.
We’re willing to bet the victim has forgiven the woman, but others might not be so gracious:
And no charges will be filed…….unbelievable
— Sean Roemhild ?? (@hsolo05) August 25, 2020
People need to start knocking the crap out of these criminals.
— april mcintosh (@aprilmcAZ) August 25, 2020
People are just pure evil nowadays!
— eduard grigoryan (@TheRealEddieG) August 25, 2020
Locals declined to press charges. This looks like a hate crime based on religion and it needs to be picked up by @TheJusticeDept for federal charges.
— Viktoriia ???? (@ViktoriiaUAH) August 25, 2020
The Philadelphia police won't prosecute that. But if ethnicity was reversed, every shoe store would be looted.
— Tom ???? (@MrTMac211) August 25, 2020
You’d see me be the instrument of G-d’s will right there
— Travis Tomes (@travistomes) August 25, 2020
I wouldn’t recommend anyone pull that stunt at my parish. It won’t end so well for the assailant.
— Tony Montana ?? (@TdawgMontana) August 25, 2020
This was terrible to see. Change back to a Traditional Mass and a traditional dress code (with VEILS) and a guy at the door to keep out anybody who doesn't comply. That woman seemed to have some racial animus against her victim, also.
— Rachael (@BlkbrryBluebird) August 25, 2020
Someone tries to smack me walking back from Communion I’ll have to stay with the Lord for a few minutes after mass to receive penance!
— Brian Collier (@bcollier1220) August 25, 2020
Because we no longer have expectations as a society.
— Bruce H. Wolk – Nonfiction Writer (@wolk_bruce) August 25, 2020
Wow this is disturbing
— Judy Reppart ?? (@JudyReppart) August 25, 2020
After they peeled me off of her they would've had to take me straight to confession.
— bobby_0081 (@bobby_0081) August 25, 2020
I remember when that would be considered illegal.
— The Cultural Revolution will not be televised (@dcnh) August 25, 2020
It would seem that a right cross was desperately needed.
— Bill Wilhelm (@gwwilhelmjr) August 25, 2020
So peaceful ?
— Tyree (@tyreeforeal) August 25, 2020
So police won’t even release the woman’s name?
Peaceful protesters in Kenosha peacefully assault older man trying to defend himself and his property, because they're the *real* victims https://t.co/1XKdiS76wV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 25, 2020