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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 
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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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

THE VOICE OF JUSTICE SALUTES DR MICHAEL J SALAMON ON HIS NEW BEST SELLER ON CHILD ABUSE

Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal Factors that Undermine the Apprehension of Offenders and the Treatment of Victims                     YASHER KOACH
DR MICHAEL J.  SALAMON


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4nePobtRVE
by Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D.                     

Published by Urim Publications
Hardcover, 141 pages                                        
ISBN 13: 978-965-524-064-1
publication: 2011


About the author:

Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D., FPPR, has worked with the Jewish communities of the Greater New York area for more than two decades. He has been at the forefront of influencing the Jewish community to acknowledge and deal with the challenges it faces, including dating and relationship issues, substance and alcohol abuse, eating and other disorders relating to body image issues, and abuse. Dr. Salamon is a sought after speaker by synagogues, yeshivas, Jewish communal institutions and social organizations both in the United States and internationally. He is the author of many assessment tools including the Life Satisfaction Scale and the Addiction Dependency Scale, as well as the book Home or Nursing Home: Making the Right Choice. He has presented more than one hundred papers at national and international conferences.

Dr. Salamon is the founder and director of the Adult Developmental Center, Inc., and ADC Psychological Services, PLLC, a comprehensive psychological consulting practice in Hewlett, NY. He empowers individuals and families to cope with the various psychological challenges that arise throughout the life span. Among his areas of specialization are substance abuse and alcoholism counseling, crisis management, child, family, and marital counseling, therapeutic interventions, and gerontology.

Dr. Michael Salamon received his doctorate in psychology from Hofstra University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Section, and a board-certified Diplomate-Fellow Prescribing Psychologists’ Register. He is also Co-Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of PTACH.


Praise for Abuse in the Jewish Community:

“Dr. Michael Salamon raises some very important questions about the role of spiritual leaders giving guidance on matters of abuse in the Jewish community. One need not agree with Dr. Salamon on every case he cites to recognize that the issues he addresses must be confronted by the Jewish community and its leadership.”
-Rabbi Hershel Billet


"Dr. Michael Salamon combines years of experience in treating victims of sexual abuse and an intimate knowledge of Orthodox Judaism. In his valuable new book he clarifies the trauma resulting from abuse and the particular impact of religious values in creating difficulties in confronting predators and in therapy. Reading this work will help the community make the changes needed to effectively reduce the present threat to many of our youth."
-Rabbi Yosef Blau


“Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D.' s book is so important in that it actually sheds light on this issue and identifies how and why abuse in the Jewish community is less reported and less known than that in the Catholic Church or within other religious groups.”
-Robin Sax, author of It Happens Every Day


"Dr. Michael Salamon, a clinical psychologist with 2 decades of experience treating frum victims of abuse, is the author of the newly-released book Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal Factors that Undermine the Apprehension of Offenders and the Treatment of Victims (Urim). This excellent, comprehensive book provides harrowing statistics and stories that illustrate the extent as well as the causes of this widespread evil within our midst.

On behalf of all JewishMOMs everywhere I would like to thank Dr. Salamon and his publisher (and mine) Tzvi Mauer as well as Rabbi Blau, who provides the book’s haskama, for taking the brave step to publish and support this controversial book in order to keep our children safe, IY”H."
-Chana Jenny Weisberg, JewishMOM.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

COMMUNITY ALERT BROOKLYN MAN WITH URGENT MEDICAL NEEDS MISSING , UPDATE SUNDAY NOV 11 2011 WE NEED YOUR HELP

JOSHUA RUBIN
           New York - Community Alert! Family of Missing Brooklyn Diabetic Ask Public For Help 

New York - Concerned relatives have been canvassing New York City hospitals for a Brooklyn man who disappeared the evening of Oct. 31 after leaving his Flatbush apartment.
30 year old Joshua Rubin was leaving his Lawrence Avenue apartment, located between McDonald Avenue and Seton Place, when he vanished.  Rubin, a diabetic, left his insulin backpack at home and it is unknown if he was carrying any medications at the time of his departure.
Anyone who has any information regarding this case should contact Detective Joseph Perry of the NYPD at 718 851 5553. 
Enclosed is a poster that Brooklyn residents are encouraged to hang up. The family thanks you for your support and prayers.