NJ- Priest arrested at parish near 11 schools and day care centers
An admitted predator priest was arrested yesterday at St. Antoninus Catholic parish, 337 S. Orange Ave. in Newark. Archbishop John Myers should explain why he recklessly put Fr. Michael Fugee at that parish, so near to children and within a mile (according to “Google maps”) of at least 11 schools and day care centers, including:
--Sunshine Day Care Center, 286 S. 7th St. (465 ft) (973 623 8400)
--United Community Day Care, 332 S. 8th St. (0.1 mi)
--Community Hills Early Learning, 85 Irvine Turner Blvd. (0.8 mi)
--Mommy's & Daddy's Childcare, 279 14th Ave (0.3 mi)
--Buds Hope Academy Daycare Center, 372 S Orange Ave. (0.1 mi) (973 424 0500)
--Harriet Tubman Elementary School (0.3 mi) (973 733 6934)
--Fourteenth Avenue Elementary School, 186 14th Ave.
--Thirteenth Avenue Elementary, 359 13th Avenue (0.2 mi) (973 733 7045)
--Saint Vincent Academy, 228 W. Market St. (0.7 mi) (973 622 1613)
--Camden Middle School, 321 Bergen St. (0.4 mi) (973 733 8350)
--West Side High School, 403 S. Orange Ave. (0.3 mi) (973 733 6977)
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
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