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, email@example.com, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 . . .
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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