NY- Bleach-thrower sentenced for attacking rabbi; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Statement by Mary Caplan of New York City, SNAP Leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (917 439 4187, firstname.lastname@example.org)
We wish the man who threw a cup of bleach in an anti-abuse activist's face would be jailed. The sentencing today of Meilech Schnitzler was a disappointment.
We share Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg's frustration with the outcome. A more harsh sentence would have done more to deter those who would assault abuse victims and their advocates.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)