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IL--Pro-Hastert letters will be disclosed; Victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, April 15, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We are grateful that a judge insists that letters backing Denny Hastert be made public. Sunshine is the antidote to secrecy, especially when powerful adults commit or conceal heinous child sex crimes.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-04-15/hastert-judge-won-t-consider-support-letters-unless-public

http://foxillinois.com/news/local/judge-orders-hastert-letters-to-be-made-public-04-15-2016

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AL--Alabama has “most risky day cares,” investigation shows; Victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, April 15, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home,davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A disturbing new investigation has found that “Alabama offers religious day cares the most freedom of any state, shielding them from most government oversight.” As a result, innocent children suffer.

“More than 900 Alabama day cares say they are affiliated with religious groups, leaving almost half of all child care in the state free from most regulation,” according to licensing documents, the new report says.

The horrifying details are here:

https://www.revealnews.org/article/she-runs-disastrous-day-cares-but-her-church-makes-her-untouchable/

 

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