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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

TEARS OF JOY AT CHANUKAH CELEBRATION FOR SURVIVORS AND ADVOCATES OF DOMESTIC AND SEX ABUSE



RABBI YOEF BLAU MINGLING WITH GUESTS
                                                                                                                             
The candles flicker at the window casting a warm glow of light that reaches out into the darkness of the night.



Inside, the room is filled with people who have come together to share the warmth and light of Chanukah. This is no ordinary Chanukah party- many of the people who are in attendance are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence within the Orthodox Jewish community. 
                                                             
This is the first time a gathering of this sort has been allowed to happen. The Voice Of Justice an organization whose goal is to reach out and help victims of sexual abuse in the community sponsored this event. Sexual abuse is a taboo subject within the Jewish community and many are afraid to speak out and share their experiences.  It is unfortunate that victims of abuse go unrecognized and sometimes are even ostracized within their own  community. 


Chanukah parties are held all over the United States sponsored by many different organizations,

There has been no such offer of support  from any major organizations like AGUDAH AND OHEL  towards  victims of sexual abuse. The pain and emotional suffering a victim of  rape or molestation experiences, often continues throughout their lives. Their suffering is exacerbated by the secrecy and deafening silence surrounding abuse in the religious community. 

The gathering of survivors this Chanukah of 2011 has broken this silence. The party took  place in Brooklyn on the 7th night of Chanukah. The atmosphere was one of warmth and closeness. With everyone present understanding the pain of his fellow Jew.  RABBI YOSEF BLAU Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University was in attendance and in his calm and reassuring manner delivered powerful  words of inspiration. MARK MEYER APPEL spoke about the struggles survivors face and then led the service of the lighting of the Menorah. RABBI KAGANOFF from Passaic also attended the party as did other advocates for victims of abuse.

DR ASHER LIPNER SINGING
                              A SPECIAL THANKS TO RIVKY , DR ASHER  LIPNER \                   AND HOST     ABIGAEL    FOR MAKING THIS EVENT SO SPECIAL
The Voice Of Justice will continue promoting awareness and supporting victims and survivors alike. This is only the beginning as we  plan to sponsor many more events in the future. We all hope that our community leaders will begin to understand the enormity of the liability that they as Rabbis of the largest Jewish community in the world own. They need to step up to the plate, own up to their mistakes and allow the voices of the abused to be heard. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

THE VOICE OF JUSTICE INVITES YOU TO OUR 5TH GALA NEW YEARS PARTY IN MIAMI 2012 HONORING SARA SHULEVITZ ESQ AS WOMAN OF THE YEAR


                                                                             

                                           
                                                           












                                                           THE PARTY OF THE YEAR 
                                                          2012
                                HONORING  SARA SHULEVITZ ESQ

                                                                                            


                                                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                  

















  • COME JOIN US AT OUR ANNUAL NEW YEARS GALA PARTY WHICH WE DEDICATE TO OUR CONTINUED STRUGGLE AND FIGHT FOR JUSTICE.
                                                HELP MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER  PLACE  
                                                                   
    The PARTY You've ALL been asking for!!
    A PARTY NOT TO BE MISSED!!    
                                              A FUN NITE FILLED WITH MUSIC, GOURMET  FOOD , DANCING
                                                                            
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                                                             A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO
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      WITH JOY,LOVE AND HAPPINESS

    MARK MEYER APPEL


     
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    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    CHANUKAH PARTY FOR SURVIVORS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO WERE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND CHILD ABUSE MONDAY JAN 2,2012



    A NIGHT WITH GREAT MUSIC FOOD AND  FUN
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    THE VOICE OF JUSTICE  is  proud to announce that we will sponsor a CHANUKAH PARTY for victims,advocates and their families who are survivors of sex abuse and  domestic abuse.

    The holiday of CHANUKAH is one we in which we celebrate  our victory  against the evil empires that wanted to eradicate our existence as a people and remove all of our pride and heritage as a civilized nation.

    CHANUKAH inspires us to rededicate ourselves to the sacred partnership we each share with God. CHANUKAH teaches us that to be men and women of faith, we must become impatient believers — partners in bringing God’s miracles to be.
    It is this miracle of human faith and action which sanctifies the holiday. This holiday reminds us of our sacred task for people of all faiths, that we should dedicate our lives to bring warmth and light to the cold and dark places of our world. 
    CHANUKAH is our holiday of re dedication, teaching each of us that every miracle in God’s world, big or small, depends upon our taking that first crucial step.
                                                      
          WE LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT CELEBRATION OF FAITH FOR ALL WHO SUFFERED TO BEGIN THE HEALING PROCESS FOR A MORE AND BETTER LIFE


    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARLES HYNES OF KINGS COUNTY DENIES MAKING A SPECIAL DEAL WITH AGUDAS ISRAEL OF AMERICA

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                                                            WATCH THIS VIDEO


                                                 DINA DIMALCHISA DIN                  

    AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA has in the past year held two conferences, one a public educational conference at the Marriot of Brooklyn in July of this year, as well as a private closed door meeting Rabbis at the Agudath Israel convention in New Jersey.  At both of these events Agudath leaders proclaimed their position that child abuse claims must first be reported to Rabbis and only if the Rabbi approved is one permitted to go to the Attorney.  Rabbi Zweibel and his Chief Counsel of the Agudath Israel of America Mordechai Biser Esq. reiterated their position at a private meeting with Rabbis this past month at a Agudath Convention.
                                         
    At the private meeting, the Chief Counsel of Agudath Israel of America stated that this arrangement was approved specifically by District Attorney Charles Hynes of Kings County.  The Office of the District Attorney has privately and publicly denied that any such arrangement was made by the District Attorney's Office and that the policy of the District Attorney of Brooklyn is if a crime is committed against a child the only recourse is to contact the District Attorney's Office to initiate an investigation. For Rabbi David Zweibel and his Chief Counsel to twist and manipulate the words of the District Attorney's Office of Brooklyn is outrageous and simply a totally fabricated lie.  As attorneys they should  know better than to try and deceive the public in such a shameful way by twisting the words of law enforcement agencies as well as twisting the Halachik rule from the great spiritual leader Rabbi Elyashiev shlita which is wrong and shameful.


    The future of our children and the future of our communities are at stake now.  Their blatant lies and deceit of the laws of the land can not and will not be tolerated.  Last night at an event in Brooklyn, New York District Attorney Charles Hynes personally articulated the position of the D.A.'s Office which clearly states that any interference by Rabbis in a  criminal case against children will not be tolerated.  We again appeal to the leaders of Agudath of America to heed the laws of he land and not the obstruction band.


    Only through the pursuit of justice against those of murders of our children can we return our communities into a safe zone for our children and their families and our children's futures.

    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    ASSEMBLYWOMAN MARGARET MARKEY SPONSORS BILL BILL TO GIVE SEX ABUSE VICTIMS MORE TIME TO FIGHT

    Assemblywoman Margaret Markey sponsors bill to give sex-abuse victims more time to fight

    Bill would start clock on five-year statue of limitations on criminal and civil cases when victims turn 23

    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-sex-abuse-statute-limitations-congress,0,4179937.story?track=rss

    Saturday, December 10 2011, 8:35 PM
    
 Assemblywoman Margaret Markey fights to extend the statute of limitation on child molestation cases, like one in Syracuse. Times Union
    Skip Dickstein/Albany Times Union
    Assemblywoman Margaret Markey fights to extend the statute of limitation on child molestation cases, like one in Syracuse.
    A New York assemblywoman says outrage over sex-abuse scandals at Poly Prep and Syracuse University should convince lawmakers that it is time to extend the statute of limitations on the state’s sex-abuse laws.
    Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, a Democrat from Queens, is the sponsor of a bill that would start the clock on the five-year statute of limitations on criminal and civil cases when victims turn 23 years old. Under current law, the clock starts ticking when the victim turns 18. Markey’s bill would also create a one-year window for victims to file civil lawsuits against abusers who are now shielded from litigation because the statute of limitations has expired.
    “It is the only way for people at Syracuse and Poly Prep to get justice,” Markey told the Daily News.
    Markey first introduced the bill seven years ago and it cleared the Assembly several times but has faced stiff opposition from the Republican-controlled Senate and the Catholic Church. Markey said she needs to find a lawmaker to sponsor her bill in the Senate.
    “I’m going to do what I can to get Gov. Cuomo and the Senate on board,” Markey said. “I think we have a fair chance with the governor. This bill is not about the Catholic Church. It is about pedophiles. But some of my colleagues are intimidated by the Catholic Church.”
    Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said last week that two men who accused Bernie Fine, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim’s longtime assistant, of sexual abuse are credible, but that Fine cannot be prosecuted under state law because of statute of limitations issues.
    A Poly Prep graduate, Jay Paggioli, sued the private Brooklyn school in 2005, claiming he had been sexually abused by longtime football coach Phil Foglietta. The suit was dismissed because of statute of limitations issues. Paggioli is now a plaintiff, with eight other men, in a federal RICO suit that claims Poly Prep officials knew for decades that Foglietta was a serial child molester but failed to stop his abuse. Foglietta died in 1998.
      
    Michael Dowd, a New York attorney who represents hundreds of victims in sex-abuse related cases, said the current statute of limitations on sex abuse cases fails to recognize that many victims are not willing to step forward until years or even decades after they are abused. Sexual predators, he said, threaten to harm the children they molest if they report it to an adult. Pedophiles convince their victims that they, too, are responsible for the abuse. Some victims fear they will be labeled as homosexuals.
    “They are told by their abusers, ‘Nobody will believe you,’ ” he said.
    Dowd said the provision in Markey’s bill that creates a one-year window for civil litigation is important because it will give victims an opportunity to demonstrate how institutions, worried about public-relations and fund-raising nightmares that come with reports of sexual abuse, protect child molesters. It would also encourage other victims to step forward.
    Bob Oliva, the longtime coach at Christ the King High School, boasted to a friend that he would not face criminal charges after a longtime family friend accused him of sex abuse because of statute of limitations issues. A Boston grand jury, however, indicted Oliva on sex-abuse charges. Prosecutor Leora Joseph was able to pursue charges against Oliva for abusing the victim during a 1976 trip to Fenway park because the clock on the statute of limitations stopped ticking when Oliva left the state.
    In 2002, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office investigated Ernest Lorch, the founder of the once-prestigious Riverside Church basketball program, but the investigation was dropped because of statute of limitations issues. Lorch was indicted on a sexual-abuse charge by a grand jury in Massachusetts last year for allegedly molesting a teen during a trip to Amherst in the 1970s. A Westchester judge ruled last month that Lorch was not competent to be extradited, a decision that will be reviewed early next year.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    PROFESSOR MARCI A HAMILTON,RABBI YOSEF BLAU,ZVI GLUCK,DR ASHER LIPNER AND MARK MEYER APPEL WILL APPEAR LIVE ON THE TALKLINE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WITH ZEV BRENNER THIS SAT NITE DECEMBER 3 ON WMCA 570 AM AT MIDNIGHT

    A  Special program will be aired live December 3, 2011 at  12 am 

                              A  TWO HOUR SPECIAL PROGRAM

                            TALKLINE  COMMUNICATION NETWORK 
                                                  WMCA  570 AM                 
        to discuss the recent developments and legislative proposals
            regarding reporting child abuse cases to the authorities 
                  HOW TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE
                    
                   THE PENN STATE SCANDAL
                   
                   THE NYS CHILD VICTIMS ACT
                 
                    MANDATORY REPORTING LAWS

                    EDUCATIONAL  INITIATIVES  



                  THE SHOW CAN BE HEARD 
                                                    ON THE WEB
                            TALKLINECOMMUNICATIONS  NETWORK

                                                                                                                                      
                                                     OR EMAIL


                                                    CALLERS CAN CALL IN WITH COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS AT
                                                   
                                                                                 212- 769 -1925
                                                                      
                                                   

    PROFESSOR MARCI HAMILTON WILL APPEAR ON THE ANDERSON COOPER SHOW TODAY WED NOVEMBER 30, 2011 TO DISCUSS THE NEED TO INCREASE THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS FOR FOR CHILD ABUSE IN NEW YORK STATE

    
    PROFESSOR MARCI  A  HAMILTON
                                                            

    ***Anderson Cooper to Interview  Marci Hamilton on Injustices of the NYS Statute of
    Limitations, and What To Do About It.***

    1. Tune in Today, Wednesday, November 30:
    Noted television journalist Anderson Cooper will interview Marci Hamilton,
    Cardozo School of Law Professor and advocate for child abuse victims, on the
    injustices of the NYS statute of limitations, and what to do about it.

    New York City: 4 pm, Channel 11
    Albany: 2 pm, Channel 13
    Syracuse: 9 am, Channel 68
    Rochester: 9 am, Channel 47

    For schedules in other areas:
    http://www.andersoncooper.com/episodes/tracey-gold-elton-john/

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    AGUDAS YISROEL OF AMERICA NOW USING VICTIMS OF SEX ABUSE AS A TOOL AGAINST THE ADVOCATES WHO ARE THERE FIGHTING AND CARING FOR THE WELL BEING OF THE SURVIVORS SHAME SHAME SHAME

    Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter, editor of Ami Magazine, attacks author Dr. Michael Salamon, without reading the book!


                                                                               
    On the Zev Brenner Program this past Saturday Night, Frankfurter was upset that Dr. Salamon singled out the "Chareidishe Community" viz a viz the coverup of child sexual abuse in his latest book. He also stated that Dr. Salamon (an orthodox Jew) is not from his community and therefore he had no right writing about a community that he was not part of. If the "unprepared"Frankfurter would have bothered reading even the first chapter he would have seen that Dr. Salaman included all the Jewish Communities, but Frankfurter didn't want to be confused by the facts.  Frankfurter also compared the "Black and Chinese" Communities to the Frum Community, (that stood at Har Sinai,) and wondered out loud why Dr. Salamon is focusing only on the frum community.
    It is followed by the long, sometimes screaming fight between Ami Magazine's publisher Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter, a very dishonest man, and Pinny Taub, an abuse survivor who clearly has a form of Stockholm Syndrome and an affinity for Patty Hearst, on one hand and Dr. Salamon (with some brief help from Tzvi Gluck and Mark Meyer Appel) on the other.
    Mr Zvi Gluck one of the most respected leaders in our community on this issue said the 89 arrests of pedophiles since 2009 claimed by the Brooklyn DA (but for which the DA refuses to supply a list of names and case dispositions) are mostly cases that were fixed by haredi community fixers. MR ZVI GLUCK also told a story of a haredi rabbi who told a victim's family that because there was no penetration, there was no abuse and police should not be called.
    A caller from Borough Park named Avrumele cited cases he knew of where rabbis told people not to call police even though actual child sex abuse clearly happened. And another caller named Esther strongly challenged Frankfurter, who is truly a disgusting human being.
    At the end of a show a person emailed saying he had been abused by his father and grandfather and that he had tried to talk to the rabbis about it but they wouldn't listen. Because of that, more children were being abused every day, he said.
    Brenner asked Salamon if he had any advice for the man. Salamon said he hoped the man was getting help because otherwise the after effects of the abuse could be with him for years, but Salamon did not tell the man to call police.
    Frankfurter's treatment of Salamon was atrocious.
    Pinny Taub has a form of Stolkhom Syndrome. Taub likes to tout extremely minor progress by haredi rabbis as if it were major progress, and he likes to forget what had to be done to force that change.
    Taub has also been telling victims not to accept help and financial assistance from certain advocates.
    When challenged about this, Taub said he did that because the victims who accepted help from a certain advocate were attacked in the community because they did. Taub didn't blame community leaders or community members for this. Instead, he implied it was the fault of the advocates because they are perceived as being anti-haredi because they have openly criticized rabbinic leaders who have covered up for pedophiles.
    In other words, if a victim who needs money for therapy or even for food takes it from an advocate who has worked hard to fight for change, the victim is viewed as a traitor by the community. Taub not only does nothing much to stop this abuse of victims and smearing of advocates, he almost endorsed it.
    So what about the fact that until now the haredi community has done nothing to help victims?
    Taub is working on that. Why, he's even starting a program with money given to him by haredim after he started publicly bashing the advocates who are only people who are helping victims.
    What a sick little man.
    Salamon also said CDC figures show that the rate of child sex abuse is about the same in all communities, and that the cops he deals with concur – which is quite strange, because the cops, social workers, DAs and other professionals everyone else including me deals with seem to think the rate is higher. Salamon then said that he personally thought the level might actually be lower in haredi communities than elsewhere. Later in the show he noted that the haredi community had blocked all attempts to gather information that would give us an accurate rate of child sex abuse in the haredi community.
    In other words, there are not statistics for haredi communities, the CDC's figures do not specifically apply to haredi communities, and Salamon was, at least earlier in the show, apparently fudging the facts a bit to curry favor with Frankfurter & Company.
    Oddly, the brief phone calls from Tzvi Gluck and Mark Meyer Appel were some of the most lucid moments of the program and are well worth listening to. (Ben Hirsch of Survivors for Justice also called in. He was fine, pointing out that Rabbi Eyashiv's written opinion is different from what Agudath Israel of America claims, and that written opinion is clear that police should be called. But Hirsch would have been far stronger if he would have noted that the written opinion agrees with what Tzvi Gluck say Rabbi Elyashiv told him – report to police. And what if your suspicions are wrong, someone nearby asked Rabbi Elyashiv. The police know what to do and know how to investigate these things its their job let them do it is (paraphrased) how Rabbi Elyashiv answered.

    Please click the gray bar to listen:                     show starts 20 minutes after click

    So, here we have an editor of a popular magazine advocating continued  cover up of child sexual abuse by Rabbis. Towards the end of the program Frankfurter tried to backtrack and said that he is all for reporting child abuse, but then continued to attack Dr. Salamon and was very unconvincing. Frankfurter kept saying throughout the entire interview that we are "all mandated reporters," but he was referring to reporting the abuse to the clueless Rabbis first, that will and have swept these stories under the rug. The fact is that most Rabbonim are for covering up these crimes.
    Mark Meyer Appel from the Voice of Justice, called in to the program and chastised  Pinny Taub, a victim himself, for telling the victims not to accept funds from programs that advocate for victims. Pinny Taub after getting help from bloggers, who put him on the map, and stood by him at all times, turned on them and threw them all under the bus.
    One caller kept asking Frankfurter why he keeps misrepresenting the ruling of Harav Eliyashav Shiltah, that clearly states that one must immediately report Child Abuse to authorities. Frankfurter, without naming any Rabbis, answered that he follows other "poskim" that would rather sweap it under the rug.
    A caller named Esther took Frankfurter to task and remarked that "G-D is crying" listening to Frankfurter comparing the non-reporting of abuse in Penn State to the non-reporting of Yeshivas and Rabbis, implying that we are all the same, Esther asked "aren't we supposed to answer to a higher authority?"




    E- MAIL FROM A CONCERNED PARENT

    I just finished listening to Rabbi  Frankfurter editor of ami magazine on the radio and I have a hard time wrapping my head around the insanity of this kind of person. This Frankfurter is missing some sour-kraut!! It's amazing that people like him write magazines for our community. It's completely backward, primitive, retarded, naive, and so twisted it makes me sick. He obviously cares more about protecting his twisted image of the community than dealing with reality. He is the type of person that would smack his own kid, if his kid would come home and tell him that he was just molested.
    The only explanation of a mindset like Frankfurter is that he is in denial. He even said that he doesn't believe the story where the Rabbi told the victim to apologize. I must assume that he is also in denial about the existence of child abuse altogether. I honestly believe that he doesn't believe any of these stories. He pretty much admitted to that when he compared sexual abuse victims to cancer patients and ordinary kids with problems. So with that said, they only way he sees this, is that it's an attack on his beloved community. He feels threatened by this attack because he has a comfortable position as somewhat of an important member of this community, as editor-in-chief of one of its main publications. His status is being threatened.
    So why doesn't he want to believe that sexual abuse is real and happening here? Because accepting that fact would require him to take his head out of the sand for a moment and look around and smell the coffee of reality. And would he to dare do that, his whole existence of lies and the false image he has created for himself about the “Frum Community” would fall apart instantly, and he wouldn't be able to continue to function as a human being. Freud once said “denial is a mechanism of the immature mind, because it conflicts with the ability to learn from and cope with reality”
    And when brings with him Pinny Taub to continue his denying of sexual abuse in our community, he is in essence continuing to molest Pinny Taub all over again. Frankfurter is in 'intentional denial' and is smart enough to use Pinny Taub as a tool to protect his rotten unconscious. People like him, who put their religion and self image before the innocent children are no better than Hitler who put his ideology and Aryan-nation image before innocent children. We need to continue speaking out and destroying people like Frankfurter, and as Barry Goldwater once said “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    MARK MEYER APPEL... PRESIDENT OF "VOICE OF JUSTICE" will appear on "...and nothing but the truth-coast to coast" on the WGRN radio network, tomorrow at 2:15 PM.

    MARK MEYER APPEL... PRESIDENT OF "VOICE OF JUSTICE" will appear on "
     
    ...and nothing but the truth-coast to coast" on the WGRN radio network, tomorrow at 2:15 PM.  Mark will be discussing The rise of anti-Semitism in NYC and the nation, any connection to this rise to OWS and the Penn State pedophile scandal. 
     
    You can email us anytime at truthinradio@gmail.com, and we invite you to visit our web site at http://www.andnothingbutthetruth.com/. AND CLICK ON COAST TO COAST to listen or to hear archived broadcasts by the date. TOMORROW'S direct link to the  show will be
    blogtalkradio.com/westchesteronthelevel/2011/15/11/and-nothing-but-the-truth--coast-to-coast
     
    THE CALL IN NUMBERS ARE 1-877-674-2436 or 1-310-982-4137
     

    SACRED LIVES CONFERENCE ON SEX ABUSE" HEADED BY MS BETH KAPLAN TAINTED BY SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF COVERUP. THE DISTRICT ATORNEY OF BROOKYN CHARLES HYNES AND OTHE CO-SPONSORS BOYCOTT THE EVENT AND DO NOT ATTEND

    PATRICIA ATTIA
          It is also alleged that the Guest Speaker at this event, Ms. Patricia R. Attia, LMSW, Ph.D supposedly treated Andrew Goodman who allegedly molested many kids, and was involved in drugs — and sits now in Rikers in lieu of two million dollars bail — AND IS A KEY PERSON IN THIS CASE     It seems that this clique, inclusive of Agudah, Satmar, Lakewood, Kaminetsky and other so-called rabbis, who are supposed to be our protectors, are our worst enemies. What I can't understand is, how the organizer of this conference Ms Beth Kaplan, that runs the organization Sacred Lives — and who happens to be a good person — got involved with this bunch.
    What should we learn from this?
    If you or your loved one is or was molested, do NOT leave the reporting to a Social worker or Rabbi, CALL THE SEX CRIMES UNIT of the Police Department, and get proof that your complaint was recorded. We live in a world of "אם אין אני לי, מי לי — If I am not for myself, who is [doing] for me".


    MANDATED REPORTERS MUST REPORT SEX ABUSE OR GO TO JAIL


    Sunday, November 13, 2011


    "SACRED LIVES CONFERENCE ON SEX ABUSE" HEADED BY MS BETH KAPLAN TAINTED BY SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF COVERUP. THE DISTRICT ATORNEY OF BROOKYN CHARLES HYNES AND OTHE CO-SPONSORS BOYCOTT THE EVENT AND DO NOT ATTEND

    The Brooklyn DA's office, sent out a  invitation to numerous people. It was alleged that Kol Tzedek [Sheker] whitewashed many sex-abuse cases. We still have to hear of any cases that Kol Sheker reported to prosecutors.
          It is also alleged that the Guest Speaker at this event, Ms. Patricia R. Attia, LMSW, Ph.D supposedly treated Andrew Goodman who allegedly molested many kids, and was involved in drugs — and sits now in Rikers in lieu of two million dollars bail — and she never reported him as mandated.
         It seems that this clique, inclusive of Agudah, Satmar, Lakewood, Kemenetsky and other so-called rabbis, who are supposed to be our protectors, are our worst enemies. What I can't understand is, how the organizer of this conference Ms Beth Kaplan, that runs the organization Sacred Lives — and who happens to be a good person — got involved with this bunch.
    What should we learn from this?
    If you or your loved one is or was molested, do NOT leave the reporting to a Social worker or Rabbi, CALL THE SEX CRIMES UNIT of the Police Department, and get proof that your complaint was recorded. We live in a world of "אם אין אני לי, מי לי — If I am not for myself, who is [doing] for me".


    MANDATED REPORTERS MUST REPORT SEX ABUSE OR GO TO

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Albany, NY - In the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal currently convulsing Penn State University, and has led to the firing of the school’s legendary football coach Joe Paterno, two New York state lawmakers on Friday announced plans to introduce legislation that would make it a crime for college staff to fail to report child abuse.
    Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of young boys who were taking part in a charity program. Paterno, who holds the record for most wins by a college football coach, and the university’s president, Graham Spanier, were fired this week for allegedly covering up the scandal after an assistant coach in 2002 saw Sandusky raping a boy in a Penn State locker room and reported it to Paterno. Two other university officials were charged with perjury and failing to report child abuse.
    New York state law currently requires public-school teachers and officials, doctors, social workers, police officers and some other professionals to report child abuse. The proposed bill would add college staff, including professors, coaches and administrators, to that list, making failure to report a class A misdemeanor.
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    “Given that many colleges and universities offer athletic and academic programs to children, we need to make sure that a situation like what occurred at Penn State does not happen in New York,” Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, a Republican from the Albany area, said in a statement.
    If you witness child abuse and do not feel compelled to alert authorities you might fail a moral test, but as the law is written in New York State you may not be held accountable legally,” Assemblyman George Amedore, a Republican also from the Capital region, said in a release.
    The lawmakers said they will introduce the bill immediately, though the legislature is not scheduled to reconvene until January.
    A call to United University Professors, a union that represents 34,000 professors in the state university system, was not immediately returned.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    WILL THE TRAGIC PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL NOW BRING THE FEDERAL GOVERMANT TO INVESTIGATE ALL PRIVATE CATHOLIC AND YESHIVAS THAT PARTICPATE IN THE FEDERAL STUDENT AID AND COLLEGE PROGRAMS

                                                          

     

    THE NEW YORK  CATHOLIC LEAGUE AND AGUDATH ISREAL OF AMERICA MUST CLEAN HOUSE OR FACE A MAJOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE BY NOT REPORTING ABUSE AND VIOLATING "THE CLERY ACT"

                                    

    U.S. DOE will investigate Penn State’s role in sex abuse scandal and violation of The "Clery act"




    As more information comes out in the Penn State scandal, it becomes all the more unimaginable that so many adults failed to take the ethically, morally and legally mandated actions to protect the children involved.

    Now, the U.S. Department of Education is entering into this scandal, which has cost Penn State President Graham Spanier and legendary coach Joe Paterno their jobs.
    From the US DOE:
    The U.S. Department of Education will launch an investigation into whether Penn State University failed to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) in regard to allegations of sex offenses on campus by a former school official. Former Penn State Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing several young boys over several years, including incidents on campus.
    Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to disclose the number of criminal offenses on campus that are reported each year. In addition, in certain cases, the institution must issue a timely warning if a reported crime represents a threat to the campus community. The U.S. Department of Education is responsible for Clery Act compliance.
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “If these allegations of sexual abuse are true then this is a horrible tragedy for those young boys. If it turns out that some people at the school knew of the abuse and did nothing or covered it up, that makes it even worse. Schools and school officials have a legal and moral responsibility to protect children and young people from violence and abuse.”
    The investigation of Clery Act violations will be conducted by the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA). DOE officials formally notified Penn State of the investigation in a letter today. As the FSA investigation proceeds, the Office for Civil Rights will also assess whether further investigations or enforcement actions are warranted.

                      

     The Jeanne Clery Act


    Jeanne Clery
    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. Violators can be "fined" up to $27,500 by the U.S. Department of Education, the agency charged with enforcement of the Act and where complaints of alleged violations should be made, or face other enforcement action.

    The Clery Act, originally enacted by the Congress and signed into law by President George Bush in 1990 as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was championed by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne (pictured right) was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. They also founded the non-profit Security On Campus, Inc. in 1987. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.