NY--Victims blast Orthodox man who assaulted whistleblower
For immediate release: Thursday, Sept. 3
A Brooklyn abuse advocate is suing a man who allegedly threw bleach on him.
We’re horrified by this attack and grateful the victim is taking legal action. To let such horror go unpunished is to encourage more horror.
Our hearts go out to Nathan Rosenberg.
Every single member of the Orthodox community should denounce Meilech Schnitzler’s hateful actions. And when they see, suspect or suffer child sex crimes or cover ups, they should seek immediate help from independent sources – police, prosecutors, therapists, loved ones or support groups like ours, not from religious figures.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has 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)
Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, email@example.com)
Brooklyn activist injured in bleach attack for outing pedophiles in Jewish community sues assailant
BY Stephen Rex Brown , Christina Carrega-woodby
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Thursday, September 3, 2015, 2:08 PM
A well-known Brooklyn advocate against child sex abuse who was attacked with Clorox as retribution for outing pervs on the Internet is suing his attacker.
Nathan Rosenberg was attacked on Dec. 11, 2012, by Meilech Schnitzler with Clorox after . . .
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
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