Thursday, November 13, 2008

Question: Is Dov Hikind guilty of Aiding and Abetting???


New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/nyregion/13hikind.html?ref=nyregion


November 13, 2008
Sexual Abuse Complaints Subpoenaed
By PAUL VITELLO

Since last year, when Assemblyman Dov Hikind invited his radio show listeners to discuss an explosive topic — sexual abuse of children in the Orthodox Jewish community — he says he has collected more than 1,000 complaints and the names of 60 accused sexual predators.

He has kept those stories under lock and key in his Brooklyn office, he says, because the people who said they were victims had sworn him to secrecy, fearful of becoming outcasts in a community where perceived troublemakers risk losing employment, housing and even marriage prospects.

But a prominent lawyer representing a half dozen former yeshiva students who say in a civil lawsuit that they were sexually abused by a teacher in Borough Park, Brooklyn, had Mr. Hikind served with a subpoena this week, demanding that he surrender those files.

Mr. Hikind has refused. “I will go to jail for 10 years first,” he said on Wednesday.

The legal conflict has revealed a deep tension within the Orthodox community that has been reported in the Jewish weekly press, and has been the almost exclusive topic of discussion on some Orthodox Jewish Web sites like http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/ and http://theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com/ in the months since Mr. Hikind brought up sexual abuse.

“I’ve been shocked and overwhelmed at the magnitude of the problem,” said Mr. Hikind, an Orthodox Jew and a Democrat who represents the predominantly Orthodox community of Borough Park.

The victims have come to his office in a steady stream to tell their stories, he said. “Abusive teachers and rabbis in the schools,” he said. “Pedophiles on the streets. Incest in the home.”

Michael G. Dowd, the lawyer who had Mr. Hikind served with the subpoena, has been a leading advocate for plaintiffs who say they were abused by Roman Catholic priests. He represents six men who say they were abused by Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, a teacher at Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Brooklyn. Rabbi Kolko, who was charged with sexual abuse in 2006, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and has left the school.

Mr. Dowd’s subpoena demands that the assemblyman turn over not just complaints that Mr. Hikind may have received against Rabbi Kolko, but “any and all reports of sexual abuse at any yeshiva and/or by any rabbi or employee of a yeshiva in New York City.” Mr. Dowd said they were crucial to proving his clients’ contention that sexual abuse was commonplace and routinely covered up by administrators in yeshivas.

He described Mr. Hikind’s refusal as “misguided.” While he said that he planned to have the subpoena enforced, he also said that he understood the reluctance to cross the powers that be in the Orthodox community. “The lead rabbis have the kind of power to shut people up that the Catholic Church had 50, 60 years ago,” he said.

Mr. Hikind said that every complaint he received was in complete confidence, with the understanding that “under no circumstances would their names be known in the community.”

“There is no way in the world, when people have come to me and spilled their hearts out to me, and shared the most intimate and private things with me, hoping I will do something to address the larger, overall issue, that I would ever betray their trust,” he said.

Mr. Hikind said he was responding to talk in the community about unreported sex abuse when he decided to devote three shows in a row to the topic on his weekly radio program, which is broadcast Saturday nights on WMCA-AM (570). The response was immediate and broad, coming not only from Brooklyn but from upstate New York and New Jersey as well.

He has been trying to enlist leaders of the Borough Park community to help deal with the problem, with mixed success. “There is a cultural taboo about this kind of thing, and especially about going to secular authorities with sexual abuse issues,” he said.

In September, a clinical psychologist who initially agreed to head a task force on the issue, Rabbi Benzion Twerski, resigned after a week. In a letter to a Jewish weekly newspaper, he said he left under pressure brought by his children, who told him they were made to feel “shamed” by his participation.

Mr. Hikind said that of all the people who said they had been victims, “99 percent would not go to the police under any circumstances — that is just the reality.”

But Joel Engelman, 23, who grew up in the Orthodox community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and who helped found a group of victims called Survivors for Justice, said that while “well-intentioned,” Mr. Hikind had a classic misunderstanding about sexual predators that is embedded in insular communities like the Catholic priesthood or the Orthodox world. “The community cannot police itself,” he said. “This has been shown again and again.”

In his own case, Mr. Engelman said, a complaint he brought to the attention of administrators at the United Talmudical Academy against a teacher who sexually violated him when he was 8 years old led to the teacher’s brief suspension and subsequent reinstatement. Mr. Engelman has since brought a civil suit against the teacher and the school.

Prof. Marci Hamilton, a visiting professor at the Yeshiva University School of Law and an expert in sexual abuse by religious leaders, said Mr. Hikind’s refusal to turn over the names of alleged predators, if not his entire case file, was “outrageous.”

She said that Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, “should already have convened a grand jury” to investigate.

Jerry Schmetterer, Mr. Hynes’s spokesman, said, “If someone has information about a sex crime, he or she should bring that information to our sex crimes unit, and we will investigate what needs to be investigated.”
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http://theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-avi-shafran.html

steve said...

A very important message from the mother of a victim at the hands of a Satmar mechanech:

Dear Friends,
Perhaps by now you've all seen the Jewish Week article describing Dov's subpoena by Attorney Dowd in re to the T/T case. Lest Dov become a MARTYR/HERO to the cause, I'd like to share with you my experience with him in reference to my son's (Joel Engelman) case.

To refresh your memories, Dov Hikind, on his radio program Motzei Shabbos, August 2nd, upon hearing from me Joel's story of molestation by his Menahel in Satmar at 8 1/2, the failed lie detector test of the Menahel, now Rebbi, and the subsequent firing of this pedophile (but only until Joel's statute of limitations ran out) then rehiring him in the summer as Menahel/Rebbi in Satmar Bungalows, declared loudly and vehemently "I PROMISE THIS REBBI WILL NOT BE BACK IN SEPTEMBER. IF I HAVE TO I WILL HOLD A PRESS CONVERENCE IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL".

Remember also the article in the Jewish Week: "Second Victim Comes Forward......." to Dov - the father of the 19 yr old victim of the same Rebbi, now publicly known as Avrohom Reichman, who came to Dov with his son's story of molestation by this same Rebbi?

Remember also Dov's eloquent speech to us at the conference on Sept 21st at Young Israel?

Dov was also privy to the new discovery of a molestation incident with this same Rebbi last year - repeat, last year - not 13 years ago. At the conference I gave some of you the details of of an 8 yr old boy whom Reichman found standing in the school hallway because his "English" teacher had punished him. Reichman took the child into an unoccupied room (not an empty classroom, an unused room) placed the child on his lap, removed the child's belt and gave him 2 slaps with the belt. When this boy found out at the beginning of Sept that Reichman would be his Rebbi for the new zman (after Succos) he began crying and begging his mother and told her how he feared Reichman. Immediately the mother called the school, and at first they were horrifed, then called her back to say her son would not have to be in Reichman's class. She insisted that Reichman was unfit to be any child's Rebbi, but they would not agree, saying only that they were having meetings........

In view of all of the above, on Oct 6th Dov Hikind met with 2 representatives of Satmar: David Niederman and Shulem Deutsch. It was everyone's understanding that Dov would let Satmar know in no uncertain terms that Reichman must leave - children were at terrible risk from this sneaky, insiduous pedophile even now.

To my shock and horror, Dov came away from the meeting completely neutralized! Nay, not neutral - he is actually helping Satmar cover up and keep Reichman in the system! He said to me "Well, I know Niederman for 25 years......(I guess they need each other politically) .....need I say more?????

So no, Dov Hikind is no hero! In my book he is an accomplice, because at the very least, if he was not successful in getting Satmar to remove Reichman, it was his great responsibility to innocent children, to have let the parents, who are being kept in the dark by the school, know that Reichman is a great danger to all children in the school, even those not in his classroom as was the 8 year old made to stand in the hallway. Instead Dov helps Satmar cover up for the school!

As fellow participants in the conference, I ask you, can we just ignore this outrageous cover-up by one who represents himself as the champion of the cause?

This is about "Lo Saamod al Dam Reiacha". The plain and simple truth is that Reichman is a real and known danger to the children, and all adults, especially those committed to protecting them, cannot stand idly by and do nothing. Hikind knows how real the danger is, but he's given in to the machinations of Satmar who want to keep Reichman in the system at all costs. When did Dov sell his soul to the devil? This was a test for him - it was the first Moissed he met with - he had the most damning information - and he simply folded. Because he's buddies with Niederman for 25 years? We cannot just sit idly by and wait - or we are all as guilty as the people we condemn.

Respectully yours,
Pearl Englman
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Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg, Part 1

Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg is an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse/assault. In this part Rabbi Rosenberg repeated the speech he gave at an event Cardozo Law School.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am horrified at the chutzpah that some have to see this refusal by Dov Hikind as protecting molesters. He is protecting the victims whose confidence he pledged. What part of that don’t you people understand?

The Awareness Center said...

You can see all four parts of the interview with Rav Rosenberg at:
http://theawarenesscenter.blogspot.com/2008/11/rabbi-nachum-rosenberg-victim-advocate.html

Meir said...

Dov Hikind is sending mixed signals. It is fully understandable that he pledged anonymity to those who indulged their horrors to him, but to withhold this privileged information from the police makes no sense.

Here is an excerpt from The Jewish Week article that makes my point.

"Michael Dowd, the attorney who served the subpoena on behalf of several clients allegedly molested by their yeshiva teacher as children, said he was willing to keep the names of the alleged victims from becoming public. He is representing his clients in a civil suit against Yeshiva"

So how exactly is this a betrayal on the part of Mr. Hikind?

Isn't he obligated to get molesters off the street? His articles and talk shows illustrate his determination to do just that.

Now that he knows of RECENT activity by a serial pedophile, is he willing to betray his own agenda? Can he live with himself if this pedophoile destroys ONE MORE LIFE?

The victims will be known as John Doe's. What is holding back Dov Hikind?

prayer said...

JERUSALEM - A group of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools has come up with a divine solution for surviving the worldwide financial crisis — prayer.

On Thursday evening, 11 prominent Jewish seminaries plan to hold simultaneous prayer sessions for the recovery of the global economy. They hope their prayer will help their donors to keep funding their cash-strapped schools.

Because Israel holds a special place in the hearts of Jews across the globe, many organizations rely heavily on the largesse of Jewish donors worldwide.

TEHRAN TIMES said...

Conned again
By Paul Craig Roberts

If the change President-elect Obama has promised includes a halt to America’s wars of aggression and an end to the rip-off of taxpayers by powerful financial interests, what explains Obama’s choice of foreign and economic policy advisors? Indeed, Obama’s selection of Rahm Israel Emanuel as White House chief of staff is a signal that change ended with Obama’s election. The only thing different about the new administration will be the faces.

Rahm Israel Emanuel is a supporter of Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Emanuel rose to prominence in the Democratic Party as a result of his fundraising connections to AIPAC. A strong supporter of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, he comes from a terrorist family. His father was a member of Irgun, a Jewish terrorist organization that used violence to drive the British and Palestinians out of Palestine in order to create Israel.

During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Rahm Israel Emanuel volunteered to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. He was a member of the Freddie Mac board of directors and received $231,655 in directors fees in 2001. According to Wikipedia, “during the time Emanuel spent on the board, Freddie Mac was plagued with scandals involving campaign contributions and accounting irregularities.”

In “Hail to the Chief of Staff,” Alexander Cockburn describes Emanuel as “a super-Likudnik hawk,” who as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006 “made great efforts to knock out antiwar Democratic candidates.”

My despondent friends in the Israeli peace movement ask, “What is this man doing in Obama’s administration?”

More:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/Index_view.asp?code=182336

so confused about hikind said...

He sounds so sincere. How can we explain his reluctance in going to the police?

Anonymous said...

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/CancerPreventionAndTreatment/story?id=6237642&page=1

ABC News
Case Pits Modern Medicine Against Traditional Jewish Law
Against Medical Advice, Orthodox Jewish Family Wants Son to Stay on Life Support
By ARIANE de VOGUE

Nov. 12, 2008—

In a heart-wrenching debate pitting modern medicine against traditional Jewish law, a judge will hear arguments next week on whether a hospital can proceed with plans to end life support for a brain-dead 12-year-old boy, even though his Orthodox Jewish parents believe that life only ends when the heart and lungs cease to function.

Motl Brody, whose family lives in a predominately Hasidic community in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been a patient at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for six months with a malignant brain tumor. He never regained consciousness after surgery in June.

In the court filings the hospital says it would like to perform final tests to confirm that the child is brain dead, before shutting off life support. His parents refuse to grant such permission.

The court had scheduled a hearing for Thursday, but postponed it to Nov. 19. Neither the family nor the hospital would comment on the reason behind the delay, but the hospital issued a statement acknowledging that the staff has "has continued to work with the Brody family regarding the care of their child," but that "due to the evolving nature of this situation," both parties requested the postponement.

"We remain hopeful that we can come to a resolution out of court," the hospital statement added.

Previously, Jeffrey Zuckerman, a lawyer for the family, had said that the boy's heart and lungs are functioning and that "the overwhelming majority of authorities on Jewish law have concluded that brain death is not death by Jewish law." The family wants the hospital to keep the child on life support.

The hospital is asking the court to issue a judgment stating that the hospital can take required tests to confirm that Motl is still brain dead and then stop all treatment.

In court papers obtained by ABC News, Dr. Sophia Smith, one of the Motl's physicians, says, "This child has ceased to exist by every medical definition." The doctor, who swore in an affidavit that her views are shared by the entire critical-care staff at the hospital, says that the child was pronounced dead during the night of Nov. 4. She said the child has no ability to breathe on his own.

Smith says that the staff, including physicians, bedside nurses and social workers, "are distraught at what is providing futile care to the earthly remains of a former life."

After the case received national media attention last week, the hospital says it was inundated with harassing and threatening calls.

In response, it broke from its normal protocol and released a statement saying that while it "respects the autonomy of every family to make medical decisions that are consistent with accepted medical practice" it must adhere to District of Columbia law.

"Brain death is the medical and legal standard for death in the District of Columbia," lawyers for the hospital argued.

But Edward Reichman, a rabbi and doctor at Albert Einstein College in New York, says Jewish law is not so cut and dry.

"The family's belief is not a fringe extreme position in Jewish law. There are clearly many within the Jewish Orthodox community that accept brain death as legal death, but even those respect 100 percent, the views of others in the community who do not respect brain death as legal death."

Reichman says that the issue has come up before but that in the majority of cases no conflict emerged between the hospital and the family because cardiac death usually ensues within a few days or hours of this kind of brain death.

Zuckerman says the family has tried to find a facility in New York to take the child, but has not yet found an acceptable facility. The boy's parents, Eluzer and Miriam Brody, have declined to provide updates on the physical state of their son. The parents are members of the Bobov Hasidic sect, which has a large contingent living in Brooklyn.

Similar circumstances stemming from disputes regarding end-of-life issues have gained national attention with the cases of Terri Schiavo and Karen Ann Quinlan, but this case is different as doctors say that the boy has no brain function at all, unlike Schiavo and Quinlan, who were said to be in a "persistent vegetative state."

The case will be heard in D.C. Superior Court.

no Thanksgiving for the Rubashkins said...

Pass the turkey, B’vakasha!

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—How Jewish is Thanksgiving? With relatives flying in from eretz everywhere, with drama in the kitchen and at the table, and a time to give modim, thanks, and say shehechiyanu for being able to celebrate together another year, how can we not think of Thanksgiving as an adopted Jewish day of family gathering?

shmarya take a look said...

Op-Ed: Help Ethiopians in Israel, not the Falash Mura

http://jta.org/news/article/2008/11/12/1000930/op-ed-help-ethiopians-in-israel-not-the-falash-mura

Alan Dershowitz said...

Why didn't Jimmy Carter speak from the podium at the Democratic National Convention? Alan Dershowitz said he had something to do with it.

In an interview with Shalom TV, the Harvard Law School professor says he "pushed" Barack Obama "very hard to make that decision," Dershowitz said in an interview with Shalom TV. "Barack Obama had to make a choice between his Jewish supporters and his anti-Israel supporters like Jimmy Carter, and he did not choose Jimmy Carter. And that was an embarrassment for Jimmy Carter and a show of disrespect."

"It was a good decision, a wise decision, a moral decision," Dershowitz added.

Carter did appear in the convention hall after a video of the former prersident helping with Katrina relief was shown at the Denver gathering. But he did not make any remarks from the podium.

In the interview, Dershowitz also said he believes that Obama's support in the pro-Palestinian community could make it easier to advance the peace process.

"The fact that there are some in the pro-Palestinian community who like him may be a positive thing -- that he can reach out to both communities and be an honest broker who, without compromising Israel's security, can facilitate a kind of peace that will be both in the best interests of Israel and the best interests of the Palestinian people," Dershowitz said. "I have a high level of confidence, not perfect confidence but a high level of confidence, that he will do the right thing."

fat and arrogant agudah fresser said...

Hurricane Katrina won't even stop me from going to this Kosherfest 2008 event. I pity anybody who gets in my way of food.

I hope Moishe Finkel comes to the rescue. I want my rib steaks well done.

Yehuda Kolko said...

Now look who Jeffrey Herman is after.
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http://www.nbc6.net/news/17973567/detail.html

MIAMI -- A child sexual abuse lawsuit was filed against the Regal South Beach Cinemas and its former general manager.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday against Regal South Beach Cinemas 18 and Daniel Simpson, the former general manager, in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of two minors by Simpson, a press release said.

According to the lawsuit, filed by Jeffrey Herman of Herman & Mermelstein, Daniel Simpson was the general manager at the cinema located on Lincoln Road. The suit stated that Simpson's sexual interest in young boys, particularly underage Hispanic boys, was known to Regal through its employees at Regal's Miami Beach Entertainment Complex. It also said that Simpson’s reputation was notorious.

The suit alleges that earlier in the year, Simpson became friendly with the boys at the movie theater by giving them free movie tickets and coupons for candy and popcorn.

On April 16, the 14- and 16-year-old boys went to Simpson’s house after they were invited, according to a police report.

While they were there, they were given alcoholic drinks and marijuana, a police report said. Shortly after, Simpson and the boys began watching a movie. But Simpson removed the movie and instead played a pornographic film.

Simpson asked if he could perform oral sex on the boys, according to the police report. The boys left after Simpson attempted to grab the boys’ private parts, the arrest report said.

The next day, fire rescue responded to one of the victims, who had a rapid heart rate, possibly because of the drugs given to him by Simpson.

Simpson promised the boys $30,000 and free movie passes, popcorn and candy if they did not talk to police, according to the report.

Simpson was charged with lewd and lascivious acts to minors, tampering with the victim and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

"Rabbi" Efrayim Byrks said...

That kid, Levine, who they say I drove to commit suicide, is just another lie in a long trail of accusations against my reputation and character.

I will sue the media again if I have to.

Parents say clergy sex abuse drove son to suicide
By Peter Mac Arthur

The latest lawsuit facing the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington comes from parents who say a priest sexually abused their son, prompting him to commit suicide.

William and Othell Heaney claim Reverend Edward Dudzinski began abusing 10 year old Kevin Heaney in 1978 when the victim was in Dudzinski's religion class at St. Mary Magdalen elementary. They say the abuse lasted for three years and changed his personality. The Heaneys say their son got into drugs and tried to commit suicide numerous times before finally shooting himself in 1987 and dying two days later.

Dudzinski moved to Virginia in 1985. He became a counselor until his license was suspended in 2003 following reports he was sleeping in the same bed with kids he was counselling.

God help us! said...

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/sex.abuse.ny.2.863181.html

Man Arrested For Alleged Sex Abuse At NYC Hospital
Yakov Kramer Of Spring Valley, N.Y. Charged After Allegedly Groping A 72-Year-Old Patient At N.Y. Presbyterian

NEW YORK (CBS) ― A peculiar arrest was made at a prominent Manhattan hospital on Thursday. The charge? Sexual abuse against an elderly man.

The suspect, identified as Yakov Kramer, is a teacher whom friends said is also a rabbinical student.

The suspect's family had nothing to say after Thursday evening's arraignment.

Police said the alleged incident happened at New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center around noon on Wednesday. A friend said Kramer had gone into the hospital as a visitor.

"I was told he went to pick up his wife," a friend of the suspect said.

Kramer's wife, who is six months pregnant, according to the complaint was in for an OBGYN exam.

It's charged he wandered into a hospital room of a frail 72-year-old male patient. A nurse reportedly walked in and saw Kramer allegedly standing over the man's bed.

After witnessing what was described as fondling the patient, the nurse called security. The alleged victim was able to describe what happened. The hospital spokesman said, "We received a report and we contacted the NYPD. There was an investigation and an arrest has been made."

Kramer's attorney is Israel Fried.

"Mr. Kramer denies the charges ... will be vindicated," Fried said.

The section of Spring Valley, N.Y. where Kramer lives with his wife and two children is Hasidic. A friend of the defendant did not want to be identified as he spoke from his car.

"I think it's positive lie. I know Yakov very well. It's impossible for Yakov to do this," the friend said.

"No one in this community would do such a thing," said another member of the community.

Kramer, who pleaded not guilty, claimed he was coming to the aid of a distressed patient. Bail was set at $50,000.

Kramer is employed by the Ramapo School District where he tutors in science and math.

Rabbi Eliezer Eisgrau said...

Sexually assaulting my own daughter is a tyvah that hopefully one can understand. But to have a tyvah to sexually abuse my own son, let alone 2 sons, - si past nisht.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081113/METRO03/811130383/1412/METRO03

Dad charged with sex abuse of 2 boys

Dov Hikind; can you explain yourself? said...

http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c36_a14004/News/New_York.html#

Hikind said he had turned Dowd’s subpoena over to “a lawyer for the Assembly” who will determine to what extent he is required to cooperate as a state legislator. But regardless of the lawyer’s determination, expected Wednesday, “Hell would have to freeze over for me to disclose any of the private things to anybody,” he said.
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WHY WON'T YOU COOPERATE FOR HEAVENS SAKE? YOU ARE CONTRADICTING YOURSELF. I THOUGHT YOU WERE ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS. YOU'RE NOT MAKING THE VICTIM NAMES PUBLIC. THEY ARE GUARDED BY THE "RAPE SHIELD LAW", ARE THEY NOT?

Rabbi Shloime Mandel said...

I am the animal - drek-putz - full of chara - dush bucket - who authored this. "kids at risk" what irony, guess who made these kids risky? 3 guesses if you don't get it on your first try.

P.S

You can hear me speak at this years Agudah Convention.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.shemayisrael.co.il/jewishobserver/archives/fringe/rmandel.htm

The Mechanech’s Perspective

Where Responsibility and Love Intersect –

A Rosh Yeshiva’s view of “Kids at Risk”

by Rabbi Shloime Mandel

Children are the greatest beracha granted to a human being. Children are our link to eternity, a touch of immortality granted to us by the supreme immortal Being, Hakadosh Baruch Hu. When Rachel Imeinu was faced with barrenness, she begged Yaakov Avinu, “Hava li banim v’im ayin meisa anochi – Grant me children or I am dead” (Bereishis 30,1). Life is not worth living for Rachel Imeinu if there were no one through whom she could perpetuate those values that she held dear and that she lived for.

And yet, sometimes this great beracha does not turn out the way we expect it to. Then the plea emerging from our lips cries out, “Im kein lama zeh anochi – If this [child] be so, why should I go through this?” (ibid 25, 23) When Rivka Imeinu suspected that her child would be traveling down a path of alien worship, those were the words that she uttered. Today this cry has become a chorus, a chorus of parents wondering what went wrong. How did this great beracha – this gift worth more than life itself – im ayin meisa anochi turn into lama zeh anochi.

There is no foolproof guarantee that a child will develop properly by virtue of growing up in a beautiful home.1 Children cannot be raised on autopilot, on the assumption that they will “inherit” the proper values from their parents and grandparents. “Chinuch left to chance has no chance.” How then do we create a generation where all our children are inculcated with Torah values, knowing right from wrong and acting accordingly?

Though our schools have a great impact upon our children, the influence of the home is still the greatest determinant of children’s future. All elements in our homes have to be in harmony with each other, like one orchestra. You cannot preach one approach, and practice another.

Children will not grow up with a commitment to kedusha when videos, Internet, magazines, television – and today, even newspapers – bring the most unacceptable experiences and concepts into our homes.

Two summers ago, I had occasion to call the home of a bachur learning in a local Mesivta. His parents were still in the mountains. When he answered the phone, I could barely hear him as the noise level was so high. “Excuse me a moment,” he said, “I have to turn down the volume on the video.”

Irony of ironies, his parents were shepping nachas from a hundred miles away because their son had gone home early to begin Mesivta!

(I understand you have the need to barf, when you finished vomiting click the link to finish reading the rest)

Neturei Karta said...

We agree!

People here in America think that Muslims are the Killers and the Jews are ALL the good guys! This is Zionism at its BEST. No one more than me have been trying to put an end to the killing of children for both sides!
Zionist in Israel is real and then kills just as the Muslims kill. Who is right? Who threw the first stone? Both sides have forgotten who is sorry and who the winners are! For every child that Israel takes down they create a 1000 terrorists. But Israel's Zionists don't see it that way. They see it as this is my dirt and if you are not like me you die!

I've been there! With the Red-cross I know what I'm saying very well! And I work with many of my Jewish friends who don't support Israel's Zionist!

Anand Jon said...

Designer Anand Jon guilty of rapes, sex assaults

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon was convicted on Thursday of raping and sexually assaulting aspiring models as young as 14.

Jon, 34, a rising designer who had dressed socialite Paris Hilton and singer Janet Jackson before his arrest last year, faces possible life imprisonment after a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found him guilty on 16 criminal counts.

The crimes involved lewd acts on a child, rape and sexual battery in assaults between 2001 and 2007 against nine would-be models aged between 14 and 21. He was also convicted of possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors said Jon lured girls and women to Los Angeles with the promise they could work as models and then attacked them.

"He humiliated, degraded and took what he wanted from them. He was a predator who took advantage of the weak people around him. He has no criminal sexual borders. If he didn't use force, he laced their drinks," prosecutor Frances Young told the jury.

Jon, whose full name is Anand Jon Alexander, denied the charges. His lawyers said the girls and young women were revenge seekers who had made up their stories or who had "invited what happened," and that there was little physical evidence.

The designer was acquitted of four charges and the jury could not reach a verdict on three other counts.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 13. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said Jon was facing a sentence of life in prison, with a 67-year wait before becoming eligible for parole.

Jon has been in custody for a year because he is being investigated on similar charges in New York and Dallas.

The Indian-born designer was profiled on the TV show "America's Next Top Model" in 2003 and selected by Newsweek magazine as one of the world's most successful South Asians in 2004.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Xavier Briand)

View Article:

http://www.reuters.com/article/peopleNews/idUSTRE4AC86L20081113

Mark said...

When I went to yob shlomo mandel humiliated me many times. He used to hit me in front of everybody. He would insult and degrade me. He called me a shaygetz, grabbed my face, and slapped so hard my brain was shaking. I felt dizzy and saw stars. He should rot and burn in hell. I hate him and all the yob rebbeim animals.

Anonymous said...

at risk kids written by that sleazy snake. His brother jack (yaakov) mandel pulled my pants down in school.It was yob's fasult i ended up in Ohel.

Agudath Israel of America said...

We call on people to vote. We don't make any such effort in calling on people to turn over child abusers to the police.

Sholom Rubashkin arrested again said...

Former CEO at Iowa kosher slaughterhouse arrested

3 hours ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Iowa say a former CEO for a kosher slaughterhouse has been arrested on a bank fraud charge.

Sholom Rubashkin was arrested Friday morning at his home in Postville, Iowa. He was being driven to Cedar Rapids for a hearing later in the day.

It's the second arrest for the former CEO of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville in less than a month. Rubashkin was arrested Oct. 30 on allegations that he helped illegal immigrants get fake documents.

Agriprocessors was the site of a May 12 immigration raid in which 389 people were arrested.

Lepoid Margulies said...

De gitteh zach noygeah fat people is they get to serve less time in prison.

Convict Released Early Due to Obesity

An obese inmate who goes by the nickname "Big Mike" has been granted early parole because a Canadian prison could not accommodate his 430-pound frame.
Michel Lapointe, 37, was released from prison earlier this week after serving 25 months in Montreal's Bordeaux Jail for conspiracy, drug trafficking and gangsterism.

Anonymous said...

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/city/story.html?id=6b3534e6-cf5e-4f6b-b061-1adb0d33990b

'It's not an option to ignore helping poor'
Religious leaders urge faithful to practise charity

Graeme Morton
Calgary Herald

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Despite global economic gloom, Calgary remains an island of relative prosperity. But there is undeniable poverty in our midst and the gap between rich and poor continues to grow.

How can people of faith respond to poverty in an effective, compassionate manner?

Local representatives of four major faiths shared their insight on the topic at a recent forum hosted by the University of Calgary's Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service.

Anne Mahoney, a U of C professor and clinical psychologist, said poverty is a central issue for all schools and traditions of Buddhism.

"And we have to remember that we're not just dealing with material poverty," said Mahoney. "We have to generate an attitude that makes changing the world the most natural thing to do."

Mahoney said it's not enough to feed the world if we continue to carry an attitude of superiority to those in need.

"We all need to address what we really need as opposed to what we want. Calgary is likely a little more susceptible than some other places right now in drawing a true distinction between those two lists," added Mahoney.

Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman of Temple B'nai Tikvah echoed the advice of the character Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird -- you have to be able to walk around in someone else's shoes.

"While the poor may well be rich in spirit and compassionate of heart, their lives haven't led them to as fortunate a place as us," said Voss-Altman.

The rabbi said Judaism includes a commandment to practice tzedakah -- which includes elements of charity and "making justice."

"It's not an option to ignore helping the poor. . . . It's your obligation if you want to be in covenant with God," said Voss-Altman.

He noted the Torah's book of Leviticus includes instructions for those harvesting crops to leave the four corners of their fields untouched for the poor to reap. "It's a radical notion -- that we are all borrowing from God's land so the crops belong to everyone."

Rev. Helen Smith, a Presbyterian minister on staff at the downtown Calgary Urban Project Society, said Christians need to follow Jesus' numerous examples of building bridges between all stratas of society.

"If we just get to know one another

. . . we find they aren't so scary."

Smith said the Gospel of Matthew's famous observation that "the poor will always be with you" has too often become an easy out for Christians.

"We can shrug our shoulders and say there's little we can do about it, or we can take it as an instruction to get motivated," said Smith.

Dr. Reda Bedeir, a Muslim chaplain at both the U of C and Mount Royal College, said humans come into this life with nothing and leave with just their faith and good deeds, not things.

"God gives you everything to have in life. Then He tests you to see how you share it," said Bedeir.

Bedeir notes one of the five fundamental pillars of Islam is zakat, regularly giving to the poor.

gmorton@theherald.canwest.com

Sholom Rubashkin said...

Former Agriprocessors executive faces more charges
By JOSH NELSON, Courier Staff Writer

POSTVILLE --- New federal charges against the former head of the Agriprocessors plant accuse him of diverting money destined to pay off more than $32 million in loans into two area businesses and later ordering employees to hide evidence of the scheme.

Sholom Rubashkin, 49, was arrested at his home 8 a.m., Friday morning on federal bank fraud charges related to his time as CEO and vice president of the kosher packing plant, said Bob Teig, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office.

Rubashkin, the son company owner of Abraham Aaron Rubashkin, was ordered to remain in custody until a hearing next week during a court appearance Friday. Rubashkin appeared in court wearing shackles at the ankles, waist and wrists.

The arrest comes one day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on separate charges for conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens for profit, aiding and abetting document fraud and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft.

Court documents from that case allege Rubashkin approved a $4,500 loan to help plant employees get fraudulent work documents as immigration agents prepared for a raid.

Rubashkin entered into an agreement with First National Bank, a St. Louis company that issued the Agriprocessors a line of credit, to deposit customer payments into an account at the Decorah Bank and Trust. Instead, more than $16 million was shifted to accounts of two businesses in which Rubashkin was involved.

"Sholom Rubashkin did so for the purpose of inducing First Bank to extend additional credit, and advance additional funds, to Agriprocessors," the documents say.

Approximately $10.6 million flowed through the Kosher Community Grocery, a small store owned by Rubashkin, from April 2007 to March 2008, according to court documents. Another $6.1 million in checks was written to the Torah Education Program of NE Iowa between April 2, 2008 and May 16, 2008, according to court documents.

Rubashkin later told employees in the accounts receivable department to deposit some of money back into Decorah account.

"Sholom Rubashkin instructed the interviewee to make sure that all the checks were for odd (seemingly random) dollar amounts, and that the combination of checks did not add up to a whole dollar amount," the documents say.

Rubashkin was arrested on Oct. 30 for the charges related to immigration. After Rubashkin was released, he allegedly told an employee to "clean" his or her desk, which was interpreted to mean destroy or delete information related to the banking scheme.

First National filed a civil suit against Agriprocessors Oct. 30, alleging the company defaulted on a $35 million line of credit, according to court documents.

Last week, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says it owes $50.6 million to various creditors, including First National.

The plant has faced numerous problems following a May 12 raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Officials arrested 389 people --- mostly from Mexico and Guatemala --- on various immigration and criminal charges. Since then, the plant as faced several fines for labor, safety and wage violations.

Federal Magistrate Jon Scoles ordered Rubashkin held until a hearing Wednesday, at which time the judge will decide if Rubashkin should be jailed until a trial.

Scoles also told Rubashkin that probation officers requested he be kept in custody because he allegedly destroyed evidence after an Oct. 30 hearing.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

Contact Josh Nelson at (319) 291-1565 or josh.nelson@wcfcourier.com.

penetration scheinberg said...

Can the penetration be proven?
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Designer found guilty of rape

By David Usborne in New York
Friday, 14 November 2008

Anand Jon, the designer who once seemed poised to achieve international catwalk fame, has been convicted in a Los Angeles court on charges involving seven girls and young women.

After deliberating for seven days, a jury found Jon – full name Anand Jon Alexander – guilty on one count of rape, multiple counts of committing a lewd act on a child, forcible oral sex and attempted sexual assault. He was acquitted on four other charges; the jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts. He is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Darlene Barriere said...

Welcome to my child abuse effects website.

My name is Darlene Barriere. I am a violence and abuse prevention educator. I have volunteered a great deal of time facilitating presentations on child abuse and neglect, bullying and harassment, and relationship violence to Grade 8 - 10 students in the Kamloops region of British Columbia, Canada. I have also conducted many adult workshops that focus on abuse and neglect, as well as bullying and harassment.

But my credentials are not only professional.

I grew up in an extremely violent home. I suffered abuse effects that almost cost me my life . . .

» At over 300 pounds, I wasn't considered overweight, I wasn't even considered obese, my doctor charted me with morbid obesity.

» Compulsive overeating made food my drug of choice.

» Then the eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia made food my enemy.

» Psychotherapy saved me.

I now maintain a healthy body weight, and have made fitness a part of my daily life. At 49 years old, I am fitter today than I was two decades ago.


An overview of what is on this site:

See Table of Contents for pages.


Whether you are an adult, a teen, or someone in-between, this site will provide you with:

¤ child abuse effects information
¤ definition of the four types of abuse:
» emotional abuse
» physical abuse
» child neglect
» sexual abuse
¤ for each of the above types of abuse:
» signs
» effects
» and statistics
¤ details on sexual abuse victims, including:
» why children don't tell
» male victims
» female victims
» victims with disabilities
¤ details on sex offenders, including:
» male offenders
» female offenders
» child offenders
» adolescent offenders
» incestuous offenders
» Internet offenders
¤ abuse laws
¤ information on abuse intervention
¤ information on abuse prevention

Visit site:

http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/

Darlene Barriere said...

Words From Sexual Offenders
I am probably well-known and liked by you and your child.
I can be a man or woman, married or single.
I can be a child, adolescent, or adult.
I can be of any race, hold any religious belief, and have any sexual preference.
I can be a parent, step-parent, relative, family friend, teacher, clergyman, baby-sitter, or anyone who comes in contact with children.
I am likely to be a stable, employed, respected member of the community.
My education and my intelligence don't prevent me from molesting your child.
I can be anybody
written by offenders in treatment at the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, Oregon (n.d.)

Mordy Tendler said...

Women who do not go to the mikvah are unholy. Should you notice any blood spots on your bedsheets or undergarments proceed to my office immediately for a thorough inspection to determine if sexual relations should be put on hold. Do not come with your husband.

post-traumatic stress disorder said...

WHEN Alexandra Roberts talks about her 11-year friendship and sexual relationship with Father Fred Tollini of Santa Clara University, tears well up, and her voice grows shaky. Part of the pain comes from knowing that some will assume she's to blame for any entanglement with a man of the cloth. In the current controversy over sexual abuse by the clergy, the victims are children, not adults. For years, Roberts didn't think she'd been exploited. "I just thought it was an affair gone wrong," she says. But after a series of eye-opening events, she came to believe differently.

one down two to go said...

Your expose on Be'er Hagoala was right on the money. When are you going to publish part two?

At least one of the three stooges from Be'er Hagolah no longer works there. (Rabbi) Avrohm Kohn now works in some girls school. Rabbi Lomner took over job.

http://exposemolesters.blogspot.com/2007/11/beer-hagolah-beer-hageulah-kiruv-school.html

Mordechai Ben David said...

Chevron shelanu!

Jewish settlers given 72 hours to leave Hebron house

5 hours ago

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel's High Court on Sunday ordered Jewish settlers to evacuate within three days a house in the flashpoint West Bank town of Hebron whose ownership is contested.

The ruling, which was slammed by settler leaders, follows a series of violent clashes between Israeli security forces and hardline Jews seeking to erect unauthorised outposts in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in 1967.

The court rejected an appeal by two rightwing organisations against an order issued by the state to evacuate the Hebron house, which the settlers claim they had purchased from a Palestinian, who denies selling the house.

The controversial house was occupied by dozens of hardline Jewish settlers in March 2007. They have remained in the four-storey building which they dubbed "the house of peace" despite the evacuation order.

The court ruling said the settlers "should turn to the appropriate legal bodies to prove their ownership over the house and refrain from taking the law into their own hands by occupying the property against the will of its owner."

It ordered the settlers to leave the house within three days. If they are not out by then, the ruling said, they can be subject to forceful evacuation by police.

The settler representatives claimed the house had been bought for 700,000 dollars, but Palestinian Faez Rajabi said he had documents proving he was the legal owner and that the deal had never been completed.

While the ruling said there were "contradictions and queries" in Rajabi's claims, it also said that documents presented by the settlers in a bid to show ownership of the house "were found by police investigators to be forged".

A spokesman for the Yesha Council, the main settler organisation, called on interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to meet them and urged him to allow the settlers to stay in the house.

"The settlers have proved beyond any doubt that they bought the house, but still the government, the state prosecution and the High Court collude to remove them from the house," Yishai Hollander said.

"The Yesha Council and the settler representatives will together examine their actions in view of the ruling."

Shulchan Belsky the putz - being moser on a child molester is forbidden said...

Lashon hara (or Loshon hora) (Hebrew לשון הרע; "evil tongue") is the prohibition in Jewish Law of telling gossip – negative disparaging but truthful remarks about a person or party who is not present. It should not be confused with the prohibition of Motzei Shem Rah, slander, untrue remarks.

The main prohibition against lashon hara is derived from Leviticus 19:16: [1] "Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand idly by the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD." The Talmud (tractate Erchin 15b) lists lashon hara as one of the causes of the Biblical malady of tzaraath. In Sotah 42a, the Talmud states that habitual speakers of lashon hara are not tolerated in God's presence. Similar strong denouncements can be found in various places in Jewish literature.[2]

There are times when a person is obligated to speak out, even though the information is disparaging. Specifically, if a person’s intent in sharing the negative information is for a to’elet, a positive, constructive, and beneficial purpose, the prohibition against lashon hara does not apply. Motzi shem ra, spouting lies and spreading disinformation, is always prohibited. And if the lashon hara serves as a warning against the possibility of future harm, such communication is not only permissible, but, under certain conditions, compulsory.

"Lashon" is translated as "language" or "tongue". The word is generally translated as "evil speech". It is true that the concept of lashon hara is regarding true and correct statements. Lies and false and exaggerated information fall into a worse category called Hotzaat Diba, or derogatory/slanderous or defamatory speech which is, in fact, worse than lashon hara in many ways.

The two major halakhic works on lashon hara are Chafetz Chayim and Shmirat HaLashon ("guarding [of] the tongue") both by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (1873). Chafetz Chaim lists 31 speech-related mitzvot mentioned in the Torah. The English book Guard Your Tongue anthologizes the teachings of these two books and provides many examples of prohibited speech.

Children's National Medical Center said...

Associated Press

Boy whose religious parents battled hospital dies
Sun Nov 16, 4:32 pm ET

NEW YORK – A 12-year-old New York boy with brain cancer has died after his family battled a hospital to keep him on a ventilator.

The lawyer for the Orthodox Jewish family says Motl Brody's bodily functions ceased Saturday. A machine had continued to work his lungs after he was pronounced dead Nov. 4 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

The boy had already been declared brain dead, but some adherents of Jewish religious law say death occurs only when the heart and lungs stop functioning.

The family had asked a judge to prevent further tests for brain activity. The hospital argued that its "scarce resources" were being used "for the preservation of a deceased body."

Video: Interpol Child-porn Suspect Pleads Guilty in NJ said...

Corliss pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the US District Court in Newark to five counts. They include production and possession of child pornography and travelling to foreign countries to engage in illicit sexual activities.

Cancer treatment said...

Cancer treatment and diagnosis have come a long way over the years, turning what was once a death sentence into a manageable disease for many patients.

Pills have replaced bone marrow transplants, genetic tests can improve cancer care and catheters can be used to deliver radiation directly to cancer in the breast.

Staff at Park Ridge Hospital have stayed on top of advancements and technology, and recently received an award for their efforts. The Cancer Services and Infusion Center was one of 66 facilities in the nation to receive the 2007 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award, announced in May, from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons...

depressing said...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/11/14/2008-11-14_accused_molestor_asked_senior_his_religi.html

"Abuse is a real problem," said Assemblyman Dov Hikind, (D-Brooklyn).

Hikind called the Kramer case "depressing."

"It is horrible," he said.

sweichselbaum@nydailynews.com
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A Torah scholar accused of fondling an elderly man lying in a Manhattan hospital bed first asked his frail victim whether he was Jewish before grabbing his genitals, prosecutors said Thursday.

When the 72-year-old senior replied that he was an atheist, Yakov Kramer allegedly lifted the man's gown and molested him Wednesday afternoon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia, prosecutors said.

The 27-year-old was arraigned Thursday at Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of sexual abuse and burglary as a sexually motivated felony. He posted a $50,000 bond, and is due back in court Tuesday.

After the hearing, Kramer's lawyer Israel Fried told The Daily News that the biblical expert was merely trying to help the old man after hearing his pleas for help.

FORWARD said...

The Ethics of the Rabbis

Unlike the others, however, Agriprocessors’ downfall is not simply an economic crisis, but also a spiritual and moral one. Kosher food is not meant to be a mere foodstuff, but rather a vehicle for bringing sanctity into one of the most basic activities of daily life. Those who choose to live by that discipline rely on kosher certification to guarantee that the food they eat has been produced in a manner worthy of its spiritual mission. The behavior attributed to Agriprocessors and its owners — abusing employees, illegally hiring and endangering children, befouling the environment, overlooking sanitation rules — ought to disqualify the company’s products from receiving religious certification by any standard worthy of the name. That the products continue to be accepted as kosher, even as the company’s owners face massive fines and jail time on suspicion of misdeeds that have shocked a nation, is a scandal nearly as great as the owners’ actions themselves.

Ever since the Forward published its first reports two years ago on working conditions at the Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, Orthodox rabbinic authorities have insisted that the violations attributed to the company are not directly related to the rules of kosher slaughter, and therefore are outside the certifying rabbis’ jurisdiction. Kosher certification, they have explained, follows time-honored biblical and talmudic principles that cannot be altered by modern rabbinic fiat. Many have derided and even ridiculed the Conservative rabbinate for seeking to develop a new form of certification, Hekhsher Tzedek, that would consider a company’s ethical behavior alongside its slaughtering techniques.

Besides, Orthodox rabbis told us, protecting workers and safeguarding the environment are the job of government, not the clergy. If the government with all its lawyers has not acted against the Postville plant, why should rabbis presume to?

shafran the putz said...

Just another example of media bias by the Forward. I bet the blogmeisters and reformeisters caused this by spreading false rumors.
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The behavior attributed to Agriprocessors and its owners — abusing employees, illegally hiring and endangering children, befouling the environment, overlooking sanitation rules — ought to disqualify the company’s products from receiving religious certification by any standard worthy of the name. That the products continue to be accepted as kosher, even as the company’s owners face massive fines and jail time on suspicion of misdeeds that have shocked a nation, is a scandal nearly as great as the owners’ actions themselves.

Shloime 'crocodile tears' Mandel said...

and the fact that I covered up sexual molestation in my yeshiva in now way should compromise the kovod that is owed to me.

Human response is to lessen the damage. As yob rosh hayeshiva, I must side with the church.

http://www.jacksonholestartrib.com/articles/2008/11/08/news/wyoming/04444cb59434d024872574fb0004f313.prt



Diocese covered up abuse, lawsuit says
By TOM MORTON
Star-Tribune staff writer

A priest who pleaded guilty to indecent liberties with a female minor in Casper in the 1970s has been sued along with the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne for covering up the abuse, according to a lawsuit filed in Natrona County District Court this week.

"Defendant Diocese knew and/or had reason to know of the sexual misconduct of Father (John) Murray against prior minor victims," according to the complaint filed by the victim's attorney Robert Reese of Green River. Reese declined further comment.

The Diocese of Cheyenne covers the state of Wyoming and includes about 50,000 Catholics.

Diocesan administrator the Rev. Michael Carr called Murray's behavior deplorable, but said the statute of limitations has run out regarding any legal action against the diocese.

Murray, reached at his home in Cheyenne, told him his attorney advised him not to comment on the case. Attorney Michael Krampner did not return a call late Friday for comment.

The victim, who is now in her 40s and living in Albany County, was in her teens when her family moved to Casper and joined St. Anthony's Catholic Church, according to the complaint.

The girl met Murray in 1976 and spent time with him at church services and retreats for teenagers. From mid-1976 to mid-1977, he sexually abused her at least four times in Natrona County, according to the complaint.

She eventually suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, according to the complaint.

While she had reported the abuse to a doctor in 2003, her psychic trauma escalated when she began having anxiety attacks and nightmares of scenes at St. Anthony's Church and a new supervisor appearing dressed in a Roman collar, according to the complaint.

About that time, her son was near the same age as she was when she was abused, and she was about the same age of Murray at the time of the abuse. "At that moment, Plaintiff, for the first time, fully realized the nature and gravity of Father Murray's conduct," according to the complaint.

She reported the abuse to the Casper Police Department, and in June 2006 Murray pleaded guilty to engaging in indecent liberties with a minor.

At that time, Carr said Murray had been volunteering at St. Anthony's but was relieved of his duties when the charges were filed. There was no indication Murray engaged in improper behavior with any other young people, Carr added.

The victim contradicted that assertion in the lawsuit.

Before Murray was reassigned to a church in Lander in 1976, he sexually abused her, and told her that he had previous intimate relations with young women, according to the complaint.

One of those relationships led to his transfer to Casper, and his involvement with the victim caused his transfer to Lander, according to the complaint.

The victim accuses both Murray and the diocese of negligence, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

She also accuses the diocese alone of fraud, and negligent supervision because it knew or should have known about the abuse, warned families, and prevented Murray from having contact with children, according to the complaint.

The victim, according to the complaint, "has suffered, and continues to suffer great pain of mind and body, shock, emotional distress, physical manifestations of emotional distress, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, disgrace, humiliation, and loss of enjoyment of life."

Cheyenne lawyer Paul Hickey, who is representing the diocese, said Murray no longer can offer the sacraments or publicly present himself as a priest.

However, the victim's time to file this lawsuit has passed, Hickey said. "It's just a sad, sad thing and we'll get it cleared."

The Cheyenne diocese, Carr said, continues to offer counseling and other services.

The diocese also joined other dioceses in updating its policies about sexual misconduct following the nationwide pedophile priest scandals earlier in the decade. "We've certainly tried to make great strides and hope it never happens again," he said.

Carr added that he didn't know what happened 30 years ago regarding Murray's transfers.

However, the national director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests said the Cheyenne diocese's response fits a pattern of protecting itself at the expense of victims.

The probability of it not knowing about Murray's behavior is "extraordinarily unlikely" in the light of how other dioceses have behaved, according to a spokesman. "In almost every case, evidence surfaces that at least one or a half-dozen church officials knew or suspected abuse or concealed it," said David Clohessy.

The Catholic church is too rigid and closed for such information to be kept secret, he said.

Clohessy, who himself was abused for four years when young, urged Catholics to be sensitive to the situation, try to learn if others in the diocese have been abused, and report any abuse to secular authorities.

"Much to our frustration and sadness, any report to church officials instead of to law enforcement," he said.

Reach Tom Morton at (307) 266-0592, or at Tom.Morton@trib.com.

Jimmy Adolf Carter said...

"The representative of a regime (whose) short history is marked with ... aggression, occupation, assassination, state terrorism and torture against the Palestinian people, under the pretext of a false interpretation of a divine religion, has tried to abuse this meeting for its narrow political purposes," he said.

-If Obama wants to earn my -respect he must help the -sufferring palestinaian people -and end the Israeli agression.

by Leslie Goldman said...

Jewish Girls and Self-Destructive Behaviors: By The Numbers

Last month, I wrote about the link between Jewish women and eating disorders just before participating in a series of Jewish Women International's Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tanks in Chicago and Detroit. The conferences took an intergenerational approach to solving the problems girls of all religions and backgrounds -- but Jewish girls in particular -- face in our society and culture, with a focus on eating disorders, drugs, alcohol, cutting, and other self-harming behaviors. Some hot-button areas: Do more Jewish girls suffer from eating disorders and if so, what aspects of our culture serve to muck up our relationship with food? If tales of girls servicing boys sexually at younger and younger ages are true, why is that? This is the most tech-savvy generation in history; what role do technology and the media play in this and how can we use these mediums to our advantage?

I promised you some results, and am pleased (yet, at the same time saddened) to detail some of the findings of an online survey JWI conducted this Fall, in collaboration with Professions Research, Inc. of Washington, DC. The survey targeted 1000 Jewish communal professionals -- day school principals, administrators, camp directors, youth group leaders -- who work on a daily basis with Jewish girls to ascertain where Jewish girls really are in regard to self-destructive behaviors such as anorexia; substance abuse; "cutting," or self-mutilation; and bullying, among others. A respectable 20% responded... and here's what they said:

On eating disorders...

JWI predicted that eating disorders would rank highly as a problem seen by respondents, due to its prevalence among upper middle class, high achieving populations. Indeed -- disordered eating patterns ranked number one overall on the list of destructive behaviors in Jewish girls observed by respondents. This correlates with anecdotal data from social workers and psychologists who work with Jewish girls, and helps bear out the assertion of many in the field that eating disorders are the "addiction of choice" among Jewish girls. Notably, while nearly half of respondents indicated they had encountered disordered eating habits or patterns in Jewish girls, only half of those indicated they intervened or referred the girl for assistance, pointing to the importance of forums like this and for educational programs, resources and materials within the community.

On bullying...

Bullying came in at number two overall, ahead of risky or precocious sexual behavior and substance abuse, which were three and four, with the problem presenting significantly as early as age nine. In girls ages 9-11, bullying was the most frequently observed problem, with 66% percent saying they'd encountered it in their work with Jewish girls and a relatively smaller amount, 35%, reporting disordered eating. Only 6% saw alcohol abuse as a problem at this young age and 3% cutting or self mutilation.

But from age 12-15, the data shows troubling changes, indicating this may be a particularly important and vulnerable age and one to focus attention and resources on in our work with Jewish girls. In this age group, there's an overall increase in all of the top behaviors with a full 75% of respondents observing both disordered eating and bullying. Alcohol abuse increases dramatically at this time to 48% and cutting jumps from just 3% of professionals saying they observed or heard about the behavior to 58%. Risky or precocious sexual behavior also makes a big shift, from 12% to 69%.

At age 16 there's another notable shift, when the most commonly observed behavior is alcohol abuse, which jumps again to 68%, correlating in verbatim comments again to risky or precocious sex.

Our girls are drinking, having sex, cutting themselves, withholding food and engaging in many other destructive behaviors -- but all too often, we don't want to believe it's happening. "Jewish girls grow up in nice homes and have parents who only want the best for them," JWI Executive Director Lori Weinstein said in her Think Tank opening remarks. "While we hope that's always the case, we know in our hearts it's not. Even if it were, Jewish girls are not immune to the pressures that affect all American girls, and they are not, sadly, immune to choosing self-destructive behaviors as a way to cope -- or act out."

She continued: "Today's Jewish girls are coming of age at a time that is more complicated, and filled with different challenges and pressures than we experienced. Facebook, texting, email, 200 television channels. Today's girls have 24/7 access to us, each other and everything, all the time... but there's a loneliness. Television, magazines, movies, advertising -- all sexualize young women and present unattainable standards of beauty... there's an emptiness. Extraordinary pressure to succeed academically and professionally -- and in an economic environment that is deteriorating... there's a hopelessness."

The numbers above bear out that sense of loneliness and hopelessness. Girls everywhere are suffering; we owe it to the younger generation to help undo the damage done by impossibly high academic standards, the media's portrayal of unrealistic bodies and Photoshopped beauty, and the whirlwind of other factors which combine to make young women feel like they don't measure up.

The next Think Tank will be held in Washington, DC on Sunday, December 7, 2008 (with future meetings taking place in NY and LA). Click here to register and add your voice to this crucial dialogue.

Special thanks to JWI Executive Director Lori Weinstein for this information.

Link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leslie-goldman/jewish-girls-and-self-des_b_140562.html?view=print

Perel Kaufman from Be'er Hagolah said...

What makes theses Ethiopians think they are Jewish? I mean - just take a look at their skin color. Black people cannot be Jewish.
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"You are all sons and daughters of Israel. God will give you what you deserve," says rabbi Menachem Waldman in Hebrew as a young interpreter translates into Amharic, Ethiopia's de facto official language.

"We haven't stopped our long struggle to bring all of you home," he adds to passionate nods of approval.

His words offer hope to the 12,000 members of Falashmura — Ethiopian Jews forced to convert to Christianity in the 19th century but who remain closely attached to the Jewish tradition — in Gonder, 600 kilometres (370 miles) northwest of Addis Ababa.

Gisela Feldman said...

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1079244_how_i_fled_nazi_horror

How I fled Nazi horror
Yakub Qureshi
12/11/2008

A CHILDHOOD survivor of Nazi oppression told teenagers about her incredible flight to safety.

Gisela Feldman was one of 900 refugees who fled to Cuba following Hitler's persecution of Jewish families.

But the ocean liner she was on was refused permission to dock at Havana - with passengers facing the terrifying possibility of being sent back to a hostile Germany.

Mrs Feldman, 85, relived her flight from Berlin with teenagers in Bury who were learning about the Second World War.

Her talk at Bury Grammar School for Girls was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Nazi persecution of Jewish people in Germany known as Kristallnacht - or `Night of Broken Glass' - after thousands of shops and homes were plundered.

Mrs Feldman, born in 1923, told how her shopkeeper parents suffered abuse as Hitler's thugs began to intimidate and vandalise Jewish-owned businesses in the 1930s.

Despite hoping the oppression would pass, the family eventually decided to close their businesses in the summer of 1938 and flee on visas bought on the black market.

Mrs Feldman, then 15, travelled with younger sister Sonja and mother Chaja, on the St Louis passenger boat to Cuba.

But they were barred from entering the country as the Cuban government tried to extort money from the refugees.

Eventually, Britain, France and Belgium and Holland intervened to end the stand-off by agreeing to take the families.

Arriving in London, Mrs Feldman and her mother took cleaning jobs and, when war was declared, worked making gunpowder bags and uniforms.

Mrs Feldman's father, Leo, had been deported to Poland by the Nazis and tried unsuccessfully to reach Cuba. He was never seen by the family again.

Mrs Feldman eventually married and settled in Didsbury and has two grown-up children and several grandchildren.

About 70 students from Bury Grammar School for Girls and nearby Bury Grammar School for Boys heard her describe her experience. English teacher Sue Lester said: "The pupils found it very moving.

"Being able to hear Mrs Feldman's account first-hand made it all the more immediate."

Anna Bergson, from the United Jewish Israel Appeal charity which brings Jewish activities into mainstream schools, said: "Because Mrs Feldman had to flee her home and was a refugee, she missed out on school and further education, which she has always regretted.

"When she was 50, she gained a degree with the Open University and has dedicated her life to teaching people about what happened at that time."

belsky thugs said...

Yakov Litzman should watch his back!

Ultra-Orthodox kick rabbi in unholy row


Uultra-Orthodox Jews curse, kick Rabbi Litzman in synagogue after Jerusalem mayoral defeat.


JERUSALEM - A Jewish ultra-Orthodox MP was assigned a bodyguard on Sunday after death threats from his own party's supporters blaming him for the loss of the mayorship of occupied Jerusalem to a secular Israeli.

Rabbi Yakov Litzman, a prominent leader in the Hasidic movement, was on Saturday cursed and kicked in a synagogue in the reclusive ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighbourhood in the centre of occupied Jerusalem.

According to witnesses, young ultra-Orthodox pelted the 60-year-old rabbi with cakes and threw his black fur hat on the floor.

Following the Saturday incident, parliament's security officer assigned Litzman with a bodyguard after he was said to have received anonymous death threats, an aide to Litzman said.

The tensions surfaced when Litzman was accused of telling his followers not to vote for occupied Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox mayoral candidate Meir Porush and even urging them to back secular candidate Nir Barkat.

Barkat's victory in last Tuesday's vote -- which ended a five-year-rule of an ultra-Orthodox mayor -- was seen to be largely due to the lack of unity within the ranks of the Holy City's large ultra-Orthodox community.

According to reports in the ultra-Orthodox media, Litzman's supporters even hung posters in secular neighbourhoods saying "Porush will bring the Taliban to Jerusalem".

Litzman and Porush represent two rival families within the Hasidic movement -- the mystic Hasidim and their more scholastic opponents, the Mitnagdim -- which originated in Eastern Europe in the 18th Century.

The row between the two wings of ultra-Orthodox Judaism could have a bearing on snap parliamentary elections due to be held in February.

In the last elections in 2006 the two wings -- the Hassidic Agudat Israel faction and their opponents in the Degel HaTorah faction -- fought on a combined list -- United Torah Judaism.

If the rift is not healed, the two might split as they have several times in the past.

Jerusalem remains under illegal Israeli occupation since 1967, and the Palestinians demand their part of the city be returned back to them.

Anonymous said...

Why does Judaism reject Jesus if he was a Jew? Can anybody satisfy me with a convincing answer? Some friend of mine who isn't religious asked me this question. He wants proof. He won't accept theologian versions.

Philip Leland Riley said...

kptv.com
Related To Story

* Video: Arrest Made After YMCA Sex Abuse Report


Arrest Made After YMCA Sex Abuse Report

Beaverton, Ore. -- Police arrested a man after receiving a report that a child was inappropriately touched Saturday in a YMCA locker room.

Officers were called in at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to the YMCA at 4925 Griffith Drive when a boy told his mother that a man had approached him and touched him inappropriately in the locker room, police said.

Detectives investigated throughout the evening before arresting Philip Leland Riley, 67, of Portland, on charges of sodomy and sex abuse, police said.

Investigators said that Riley and the boy didn't know each other.

Riley posted bail and was back home Monday. When reached for comment he said that he's not guilty and that it was a case of mistaken identity.

The YMCA has suspended Riley from using any of their facilities until the investigation is over.

Beaverton police said that they fear there may be other victims out there.

Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Andler at 503-526-2285.

Marvin shick shit said...

Not all truck drivers are pedophiles. Additionally, Statistical data proves that frum Jews tend to avoid driving trucks and any allegations against them shouldn't be believed.
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Rewards offered to report pedophiles on trucking routes

TRUCK drivers looking to trade drugs for sex with indigenous girls have been put on notice, with rewards of $5000 offered to people who provide NSW police with information about the sexual exploitation of Aboriginal children..

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24667294-5013945,00.html

kaufman is from cuba said...

she makes the biigest hillul hashem of them all by acting mean to people and kids especielly. to be racist when she is of cuban nationality is even worse.

Jesus Wikipedia said...

This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. For other uses, see Jesus (disambiguation).
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Jesus of Nazareth

6th-century mosaic of Jesus at Church San Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy. Though depictions of Jesus are culturally important, no undisputed record of Jesus' appearance is known to exist.
Born 7–2 BC/BCE
Bethlehem, Judea (traditional)
Died 26–36 AD/CE.
Calvary, Judea. (According to the New Testament, he rose on the third day after his death.)
Cause of death Crucifixion (Muslim scholars dispute the Gospel claim that Jesus was crucified)
Resting place Traditionally and temporarily, a garden tomb located in what is now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.[1]
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Carpenter, itinerant preacher, Rabbi
Home town Nazareth, Galilee, current Israel

Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC/BCE—26–36 AD/CE),[2][3] also known as Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity and is revered by most Christian churches as the Son of God and the incarnation of God. Islam considers Jesus a prophet, and he is an important figure in certain other religions.

The principal sources of information regarding Jesus' life and teachings are the four canonical gospels though some scholars argue that other texts (such as the Gospel of Thomas) are as relevant as the canonical gospels to the historical Jesus.[4] Most critical scholars in the fields of history and biblical studies believe that ancient texts on Jesus' life are at least partially accurate,[5][6] agreeing that Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was regarded as a teacher and healer. They also generally accept that he was baptized by John the Baptist, and was crucified in Jerusalem on orders of the Roman Prefect of Judaea Pontius Pilate, on the charge of sedition against the Roman Empire.[7][8] Aside from these few conclusions, academic studies remain inconclusive about the chronology, the central message of Jesus' preaching, his social class, cultural environment, and religious orientation.[9]

Christian views of Jesus (see also Christology) center on the belief that Jesus is divine, is the Messiah whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament, and that he was resurrected after his crucifixion. Christians predominantly believe that Jesus is the "Son of God" (generally meaning that he is God the Son, the second person in the Trinity), who came to provide salvation and reconciliation with God by his death for their sins. Other Christian beliefs include Jesus' virgin birth, performance of miracles, ascension into Heaven, and future Second Coming. While the doctrine of the Trinity is widely accepted by Christians, a small minority instead hold various nontrinitarian beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus.[10]

In Islam, Jesus (Arabic: عيسى‎, commonly transliterated as Isa) is considered one of God's important prophets,[11][12] a bringer of scripture, and a worker of miracles. Jesus is also called "Messiah," but Islam does not teach that he was divine. Islam denies the death and resurrection of Jesus, believing instead that he ascended bodily to heaven.[13]

Michael Jackson said...

Michael Jackson sued by Arab sheikh in UK court

11/17/2008


The son of an Arab monarch took the King of Pop to court Monday, charging that Michael Jackson took $7 million as an advance on an album and an autobiography that he never produced.

Lawyers for Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa say their client paid Jackson expenses as an advance on the book and joint recording project with the sheikh, who is an amateur songwriter. Jackson claims the money was a gift.

Al Khalifa, 33, was due to testify at London's Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday. Jackson's lawyer Robert Englehart said he was seeking permission to have Jackson testify by video link from Los Angeles.

90th Precinct said...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/11/17/2008-11-17_pervfighting_rabbi_nuchem_rosenberg_they.html

Perv-fighting rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg: They're out to kill me

BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, November 17th 2008, 9:55 PM
Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg said he has received death threats from the Jewish community for opening a help line for victims of sexual abuser. He said the cut on his forehead is from being hit on Oct. 17th on Berry street in Williamsburg. Egan-Chin/News

Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg said he has received death threats from the Jewish community for opening a help line for victims of sexual abuser. He said the cut on his forehead is from being hit on Oct. 17th on Berry street in Williamsburg.

A Brooklyn Rabbi who has been outspoken about child molestation in the city's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community said yesterday he's been targeted with death threats.

Nuchem (Nathan) Rosenberg, 58, complained outside the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg that cops have ignored his pleas for help since the summer.

The threats were so frightening, Rosenberg said, that he closed down a hotline he had set up in February 2007 for victims of abuse.

"And I am still afraid for my life, even though the hotline is closed, because they are still after me," Rosenberg said.

The NYPD confirmed that Rosenberg has gone to cops three times since July but said there is little they can do.

The threats came after a rabbinical decree, in the form of flyers written in Hebrew, popped up across Williamsburg in August calling him a liar, Rosenberg said.

"If you see him, scream [dirty Jew], [evil person], [immoral] & spit on him," read one text message sent to Rosenberg's phone.

Death threats came in calls to his cell phone, he said.

Sexual abuse in the Hasidic community is rarely discussed and not commonly prosecuted in secular courts.

In one unusual case, Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, a teacher at Brooklyn's Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Brooklyn, was charged with sexual abuse in 2006. He ultimately pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has recently begun collecting his own stories of pedophilia in the ultra-Orthodox world and claims he has "hundreds" of complaints against rabbis and other Orthodox leaders.

In September, a psychologist stepped down from a task force that Hikind formed to explore the problem, saying he had been threatened. "I was prosecuted in the street for daring to join such a venture," Dr. Benzion Twerski told Jewish Week.

"We all live here in prison," Rosenberg said. "We can't talk about what is bothering us."

sweichselbaum@nydailynews.com

ynet said...

We'll go to war over Hebron house, warn settlers

Right-wing activists say they have no intention of complying with High Court ruling they must evacuate disputed property, agree on series of measures to counter expected forced evacuation. Extremists Marzel, Federman vow settlers will fight, pledge 'Greater Israel will be realized'

Efrat Weiss
Published: 11.17.08, 01:31 / Israel News

As the defense establishment gears up to carry out the ruling of the High Court of Justice regarding the disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron, settlers are preparing to take a defiant stand in what has become an emblematic symbol of the schism between the government and the settler movement.

Shmuel said...

What is Dov Hikind's position thus far? Is he complying with Dowd? If he really has hundreds of cases of abuse; I don't know how he can live with himself if doesn't cry from the rooftops for these monsters to be put behind bars.

avi shafran said...

The Reformmeisters have no clue.


Action: Confronting the Healthcare Crisis
by Donald Cohen-Cutler

“More than 47 million Americans are uninsured and lack basic medical care, and 9 million children do not see a physician because their families can’t afford it,” Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie stated at the Union’s 2007 Biennial convention in San Diego, California. He called upon the 5,000 Reform delegates to take action in their home communities to expand access to affordable healthcare in the United States.

So what are Reform Jews, Reform congregations, and our Movement doing to help these families?

For the past eleven years, the Church Health Center has treated the working uninsured of Memphis, serving 50,000 people a year for about $20 a visit. Founder Scott Morris, a physician and ordained United Methodist minister who developed the largest such clinic in the U.S., explains that he “grew up in Atlanta and was always interested in two things: providing faith and health or pitching for the Braves, but the Braves never called.”

Among the clinic’s mostly volunteer staff are hundreds of doctors, nurses, dentists, and non-medical professionals from Temple Israel of Memphis, one of the Center’s first partners. The congregation’s religious school students help too, collecting sufficient funds this past year to provide 200 people with a day of services. “I am often asked, ‘What’s a nice Jewish boy like you doing promoting the Church Health Center?’” says Rabbi Micah Greenstein, a close friend of Dr. Morris. “And I say, ‘It is the most Jewish place I know.’ Elie Weisel said our job is to make the world more human, and if this is our mission as Jews, then we need to work at the Church Health Center.”

When Hurricane Katrina hit, Pastor Mary Overstreet of Powerhouse Temple–Church of God and Christ in Portland, Oregon put her plans for a free neighborhood health clinic on hold and, instead, brought and established forty families affected by Katrina in Portland. To fund the evacuees’ transportation, provide three months of housing and utilities, and help organize their employment and medical care, she sold her second home in Arizona. “I wanted to give people a key, not a cot,” she says.

Reading about Pastor Overstreet’s actions in the local newspaper, Dr. Jill Ginsberg, a member of Congregation Beth Israel and the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, was inspired to help. She collected donations to continue to support these families, and in November 2005 brought them to Pastor Overstreet’s church—the first time the two had met. “A black Pentecostal preacher and a Jewish doctor don’t have many opportunities to interact,” comments Dr. Ginsberg with a smile.

It was then that Pastor Overstreet told Dr. Ginsberg of her plans to open a free health clinic in the neighborhood. “Great,” Dr. Ginsberg responded, “let me know if I can help.”

Pastor Overstreet escorted the doctor a block and half to a vacated bakery. Announcing that this would be the site of Dr. Ginsberg’s new free clinic, she asked the doctor, “When do you think you can get started?” Pastor Overstreet assured the startled doctor, “We aren’t going to take it one day at a time; we are going to take it one step at a time.”

“The message reminded me of the teaching in Pirkei Avot that we don’t have to finish the work but we can’t ignore it either,” Dr. Ginsberg recalls. And that’s how she took on a forty-hour-a-week volunteer position running the North by Northeast Community Health Center.

Since opening its doors in August 2006, the health center has provided healthcare and medications to more than 1,800 neighborhood residents. About 100 people are helped each month, and all services are free. Dr. Ginsberg explains that more than half the patients are employed but still cannot afford healthcare; some are employed just under full-time—a common tactic to keep them from receiving insurance coverage. Others have lost their jobs. “This center won’t fix the huge problem,” she says, “but it can save some lives right here in our community.”

Across the country, a group of volunteer doctors, nurses, interpreters, social workers, and others—about twenty people a week, most of whom are members of Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts—gather every Tuesday night to make their synagogue “a real place of healing.” For the last three years, the congregation’s MetroWest Free Medical Program has assisted thirty to fifty uninsured or underinsured individuals each week, the brainchild of Dr. Paul Hart, a congregant and local medical provider. “Nothing gives me more pleasure,” says Rabbi David Thomas, “than using our sanctuary for our medical program—the same space we celebrate our baby namings, b’nai mitzvot, and weddings, and say goodbye to loved ones. It is truly a holy place.”

Rabbi Thomas recognizes that MetroWest serves as “a stop-gap solution” for those who need and cannot afford medical attention. “The program’s ultimate goal,” he says, “is to put itself out of business. And the only way to do that is to match our direct-service work with advocacy. Our program has given us a moral mandate to ask the people in power to partner with us to address the healthcare crisis in a more systematic way.”

To this end, Sudbury’s Congregation Beth El has adopted the advocacy tools of Congregation Based Community Organizing (CBCO), whose vision, says the Union’s Just Congregations director Rabbi Jonah Pesner, is to “enable synagogues to engage in internal conversations on questions of justice and then work with like-minded people across cultural, racial, class, and religious lines.”

Congregation Beth El did just that, joining with local and regional congregations to advocate for both the expansion of the state’s existing healthcare and universal healthcare, a campaign spearheaded by Temple Israel in Boston.

Temple Israel in Boston took up this and other healthcare causes in 2006, when the Federal Medicaid funding waiver, which provides access to affordable health services to seniors and other vulnerable communities, was scheduled to expire. The congregation joined the ACT Coalition (Affordable Care Today) and helped lead the campaign to pressure the state government not only to extend but also to expand the waiver’s coverage. “We called legislators, wrote letters, and participated in rallies,” says Cindy Rowe, co-chair of Temple Israel’s Social Action Committee. Members also collected 5,000 signatures to get “Chapter 58,” the first statewide program providing Universal Health Care coverage, on the state ballot. “We coordinated the petition push with the High Holidays,” Rowe explains. “Our clergy spoke from the bimah about how Jewish tradition requires us to take immediate action to heal the sick, and after services we stood with clipboards and petitions in the temple parking lot collecting signatures.”

Once the healthcare initiative campaign had gained sufficient momentum, another Boston-area temple, Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, called a press conference and invited local government officials to attend. “We announced to the officials: ‘We are doing our part, now it is time to do yours,’” recalls Rabbi David Thomas. “We spoke not only with the moral convictions of our religious tradition, but with the knowledge that we had done everything in our power to help solve the problem.”

In April of 2006, thanks to the work of Temple Israel, Congregation Beth El, and their coalition partners, Chapter 58 passed, reducing the number of uninsured people in Massachusetts by as much as fifty percent.

For the past fourteen years, more than 300 members of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim on Chicago’s north side have been working with United Power for Action and Justice, a group of churches, mosques, synagogues, and other communities dedicated to making healthcare services more available to at-risk populations in Illinois. So far they’ve succeeded in obtaining insurance coverage for more than 30,000 people and induced the state legislature to commit $2 million annually for new expanded affordable community health centers.

Now, the congregation and its coalition partners are writing letters, organizing phone banks, and traveling to Springfield in a campaign to urge their senators to support the Insurance for Young Adults bill, which would provide health insurance to the half million uninsured young adults in the state. While passage of this bill is by no means assured, Rabbi John Linder (now at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley, Arizona) is not discouraged: “United Power’s past victories buoy us in these difficult times.”

In Tarzana, California, the healthcare issue is high on the list of Temple Judea’s social action priorities. “It’s a big problem in L.A.,” says Rabbi Donald Goor, “from older parents without enough coverage, to high school students who can’t get the coverage they need, to the lack of affordable care for those in our emergency rooms.” The congregation’s Judeans for Justice action group has met with local nurses and healthcare providers, lobbied state representative staffers, and participated in the national Cover the Uninsured Week campaign. “We are hitting this issue from all sides,” Rabbi Goor says, “in our social action programming in religious school, and from the bimah.”

On the national front, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), the hub of the Reform Movement’s social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C., has been advocating for universal healthcare since the early 1960s. Intensifying its efforts following the launch of the Union’s healthcare initiative at the 2007 Biennial, the lobbying has expanded to the state as well as federal levels. The RAC also has teamed up with the Commission on Social Action, launching a website that helps individual congregations engage within their local communities to fight for better access to healthcare. Moreover, the RAC’s social action manual, Lirdof Tzedek: A Guide to Synagogue Social Action, by Evely Laser Shlensky, is tailored to help North American Reform congregations create and run effective social action programs.

In addition, the Union’s Just Congregations program has helped many synagogues maximize their social effectiveness through community organizing. Just Congregations’ process of listening campaigns, for example, helps congregants pinpoint the most salient issues affecting their lives and then empowers them to take political action with like-minded church, mosque, and other groups in their area. As a result, some Reform congregations have played key roles in extending healthcare coverage in Massachusetts, California, and Illinois.

As part of his Biennial initiative, Rabbi Yoffie also urged congregations to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles among members and staff. To this end, the Union’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns created a congregational and personal health audit that guides congregants through the process of living a healthier life, along with other health- and wellness-related resources on mental health, end-of-life decisions, and more. In addition, the Men of Reform Judaism (formally the NFTB) created the Men’s Health Initiative to help Brotherhoods and other men’s groups provide vital information on men’s health issues such as heart disease, prostate cancer, and the importance of regular medical examinations. “The Talmud instructs us that when a man is in pain, he should visit a physician,” says MRJ executive director Doug Barden. “We can fulfill the important mitzvah of saving lives.”

Obama said...

They found the pig wearing lipstick. That was uncalled for.
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German Police Probe Jewish-Cemetery Desecration With Pig's Head

By Leon Mangasarian

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- German police are investigating an incident in which a Jewish cemetery in the east of the country was desecrated with a bloody pig's head.

A photo in the biggest-selling German newspaper Bild today showed the pig's head thrust through a metal Star of David in a gate to the cemetery in the city of Gotha, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) southwest of Berlin. Next to the pig's head, discovered early yesterday, was a sheet daubed with the words ``6 Million Lies.'' Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust carried out by Nazi Germany. The pig is considered an unclean animal in Judaism.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=a51jWrMVUZn4&refer=germany#

PETA said...

In 2004, PETA tapes of workers tearing the windpipes out of live cattle drew national attention to the Postville, Iowa, slaughterhouse of the nation’s largest kosher meatpacker, Agriprocessors. The plant was raided last May and its owners charged with hiring hundreds of illegal workers. A kosher meat shortage ensued; Agriprocessors filed for bankruptcy this month.

Each November, PETA tries to persuade Americans not to eat turkey.

Avi Shafran said...

I wrote this article to show that I'm such a genius.
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Jewish World Review Nov. 10, 2008 / 12 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

$8 billion, modern-day Tower of Babel being built?

By Rabbi Avi Shafran

Peering through Maimonides' microscope


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In its purest form, the human spirit of inquiry is a holy thing. According to the renowned 12th century Jewish thinker Maimonides, nothing less than the Biblical commandment to love G-d is fulfilled when a person investigates nature and, struck by its intricacy and beauty, is filled with awe and gratitude to the Divine.


And so it is exciting to ponder the new aspects of physical reality that might be revealed by the Large Hadron Collider — the 17-mile-circumference particle accelerator that, over 15 years and at a cost of some $8 billion, was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) underneath the French-Swiss border.


Subatomic physics is already a wonderland of strange beauty (not to be confused with "strange" and "beauty" — fanciful names physicists have, at one time or another, given to types of quarks), having revealed that the seemingly mechanistic, clockwork universe we experience in daily life hides astonishing oddities, uncertainties and incomprehensibilities.


Those microcosmic bafflements complement the more readily accessible wonder of the world we experience when we simply look up at the stars, or down into the grass, or at a sunrise, or a newborn baby. The Standard Model — the current theory of how subatomic particles interact — reminds us that not only do the "heavens relate the glory of G-d" (Psalms 19:2) but that "to His wisdom there can be no comprehension" (Isaiah, 40:28).


An ultimate understanding of the universe will likely always evade the mortal mind. But new revelations the LHC might yield — when its gargantuan magnets accelerate streams of particles in opposite directions at nearly the speed of light so that they collide and release their until now unexamined innards — make the mammoth machine a most promising engine of scientific advancement.


Some cheerers-on of that advancement, however, are not exactly motivated by the Maimonidean quest to gain inspiration through a new glimpse of G-d's subtle wisdom. To the contrary, they look to whatever new knowledge the LHC may grant as just further justification for denying the Divine, forklifts with which to pull themselves up onto the pedestal of omniscience. They hope that the LHC will confirm the existence of particles predicted by the latest theories — one such beastie, the Higgs boson, has even been labeled by some the "G-d Particle," for its potential to lead to a grand unified theory of the universe — and thus show that the human mind can fully grasp the totality of creation, and is thus its intellectual master.


And so, while there are many scientists (like astrophysicists Fred Hoyle, Paul Davies and Arno Penzias, to name a few of the most famous) who maintain their human sense of wonder at the world and see purpose in nature, others, like physicist Steven Weinberg, choose to see the cosmos as fascinating but ultimately meaningless. Commenting on the LHC's expected informational yield, he opined that "as science explains more and more, there is less and less need for religious explanations."


Such conceit recalls another technological project, one whose promoters' focus was on the macrocosmic. The builders of the Tower of Babel, the Torah tells us, sought to erect a structure whose top would pierce the heavens, the better to assert their independence from the Divine and "make for ourselves a name." Their plans, of course, were dashed; their arrogance did them in. The LHC was supposed to have already yielded its harvest of new particles by now. On September 10, proton beams were successfully circulated in the main ring of the structure. Nine days later, though, operations were halted, as an electrical fault caused liquid helium to leak into the tunnel, damaging dozens of the LHC's superconducting magnets and contaminating the "collider's ring." Physicists say it will take until next summer to make the necessary repairs.


"Man contemplates, G-d laughs" goes the Yiddish expression (and in that language it nicely rhymes). I don't know if G-d laughed as the glitch rained on the LHC parade. I certainly didn't; I was deeply disappointed. My thoughts, thought, did go back to the builders of Babel, and to how, in monumental projects, success or failure may ultimately hang on intentions.


Will the LHC in fact come to function as planned, and allow us to see deeper into nature? It might just depend on why we're looking in the first place.

Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry said...

http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15718&Itemid=86

“What is the greatest commandment? Yom Kippur? Shabbat? Kashrut? Of the 613 commandments, all of these commandments are on the second line if they are in competition with another law, the holiness of life, what we call pikuach nefesh,” said Rabbi Lau, the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel and current chief rabbi of Tel Aviv who was in Toronto earlier this month as guest of honour at a benefit dinner for the Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry, held at the Windsor Arms Hotel.

Ezer Mizion, which Rabbi Lau described as a “magnificent” organization, is an Israeli non-profit group that saves lives and offers medical and social support services to help ailing, disabled, elderly and underprivileged Israelis.

Its bone marrow donor registry, which is the largest Jewish registry in the world, was founded in 1998. Ten years later, it boasts a list of almost 400,000 potential donors.

At the dinner, Rabbi Lau, who last week was appointed chair of the council of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority – an honorary body of 120 people that meets once a year – spoke about the importance of the organization that saves lives and the mitzvah of pikuach nefesh.

“Shabbat, Yom Kippur, Pesach, if they come in conflict with the question of survival, if they are in a clash with the desire of living, of existence – the Torah says, these are laws, commandments that a being has to observe and live accordingly. To live, not to die,” said Rabbi Lau, the youngest survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Rabbi Lau immigrated to Israel when he was eight with his older brother after the war. His uncle and half brother were the only other family members who survived the Holocaust.

He received his rabbinical ordination in 1971 and was later chief rabbi of Netanya and chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Tel Aviv before serving as chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003.

In 2005, he was re-elected chief rabbi of Tel Aviv, and in that year, he received the Israel Prize Lifetime Achievement award for “bridging rifts in Israeli society.”

At the dinner, Rabbi Lau reiterated the fact that preserving life is the holiest commandment in the Torah.

“Not only that you should not take his life, not only that you should help him to exist, but you are forbidden to stay on the sidelines and not to do everything possible to save a human being’s life, whoever it may be – a Jew or an Arab, a Christian or a Muslim.”

Speaking in advance of the dinner, Ofra Konikoff, the Ezer Mizion registry’s transplant co-ordinator, said raising money for the registry is important because it serves Jews around the world, since donors and recipients need to be genetically compatible.

“Once you enlarge the registry, you enlarge the chances of finding a match,” Konikoff said.

“Daily, we get files of patients from all over the world who are looking for matches and if we find a match we recruit the stem cells from the bone marrow, and it goes to the patient wherever they are being hospitalized.”

Konikoff said that when the registry was founded 10 years ago, it only had 5,000 samples.

Having surpassed the halfway point toward the goal of reaching 700,000 samples, she said she is very proud, but the registry still has a long way to go.

In 2005, in an effort to speed up the process of reaching that goal, Ezer Mizion partnered with the Israeli Defence Forces to recruit blood samples from soldiers on their very first day in the army, Konikoff said.

“They are invited to the clinic to come and give us a blood sample, and the blood samples are being tissue typed and the results are being put in our data.”

She said that Rabbi Lau has always been a vocal supporter of the registry and always helps to promote it when he has the time.

“He is a great supporter of this project, because he knows that it saves Jewish lives, and he thinks that saving a life is the biggest mitzvah.”

For more information, visit www.ezermizion.org.

fan of Pamela Anderson said...

Pamela also controversially suggests anyone found guilty of molesting children or possessing child pornography, should be castrated for their crimes.

She continues: "Government must castrate every molester - potential molester - err on the safe side.

If any child pornography is found in anyone's possession, or anyone creating such atrocities, or if any child is brave enough to come forward (at any young age to bring attention to a potential molester - listen) they need to be taken very seriously and see that justice is served.

"The abuse is way worse than any trial could be - our children need more protection and justice seen. It needs to be PREVENTED not just punished."

Rabbi Lazer Ginsberg said...

Hey! What would you people do if I told you a gevaldica story that just happened. This guy who owns a car wash in Boro Park has now decided to be shomer shabbos. It took some convincing on my part and he finally agreed.

The moral lesson we can all learn from this mysseh is that every yid deserves a second chance. That's why we all need to do the mitzvah of pidyon shevuyim and release Stefan Colmer back into society.

Marvin Shick shit said...

Why does the Jewish Week always focus on child sex abuse in the Jewish communities? Shouldn't they report without any bias?

Gentile abuse is much more prevalent. Continue reading.
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http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=9374833&nav=menu33_2

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being charged with sexually abusing two underage girls.

Lyndon Arrington, 33, was charged with nine counts of sex abuse, rape, sodomy and incest involving two girls under the age of twelve.

Arrington pleaded guilty Tuesday.

The life sentence he received was mandatory because of two prior convictions.

Arrington will be sentenced on December 12th.

lpcyusa said...

UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ USA

(Ramapo Ridge Hospital) As SEcret Military Tribunal and Torture Facilty

Monday, April 20, 2009
Recovery Leads to Near Death Experience at Ramapo Ridge Psychiatiric Hospital in Wykoff,
New Jersey (U.S.A.) A few years ago during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so often now. The local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me
physically into a psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ,
USA. I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making
another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police
mentioning issues effecting the entire world. Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time they refused to release me. I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released.After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge . I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital.
I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of
military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand
answers.



UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychiatric Hospital Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tribunal and Interrogation Facility)A few years ago
during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so often now. The
local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me physically into a psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ, USA. I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police mentioning issues effecting the entire world. Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time they refused to release me. I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental
Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before
a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released. After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge . I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital. I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand answers. UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff, New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility) I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?) Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered, when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of offering me good medical care.

I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the
hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist
whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu! This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow.
I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?) Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered, when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of offering me good medical care.

I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the
hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist
whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu! This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow. Jill Starr
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Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me A

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility
Jill Starr , bloomingdale: Apr 5 2009
United States :

Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility
This is the story while I was illegally detained at Ramapo Ridge facility in Wykoff NJ USA, a
man comes in through the front door wearing a one piece janitor outfit and starts mopping for
about 10 minutes . He looked like one of my father’s former associates from way back in the day (I won’t say who now). Anyway, he walked out of the men’s room and then tosses his mop aside and unzips his janitorial outfit revealing a pin striped sharp blue suit, grabs his briefcase behind the front
desks and whisks himself out the front door saying goodbye to me. Posted by lpcyusa at 10:48 AM 0 comments Evidence United States Tortured Its Own Citizen


When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that
I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
on a horrible bed. The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.” For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
take a shower when my ”attitude is right.” AFter I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!”

I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And Drug Urine Test Fails Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And Drug Urine Test Fails
The first time Chilton sent me via ambulance to the Ramapo Ridge facility, the ambulance from
Chilton dropped me off. The Ramapo Ridge facility gave me a urine test as soon as I arrived at
the detention facility in Wykoff NJ USA. The test was positive for a result because Ramapo Ridge sent me all the way back to Chilton by way of another ambulance at 3Am in the morning.
The Head Nurse told me “Jill you have to go back to Chilton Hospital because we have to wait
for your urine test to clear from something or the other...) to the best of my memory which is
VERY good as we know is a proven fact. I was sent back to Chilton Hospital from Ramapo Ridge at about 3 am in the morning until a urine test that Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains NJ said that I was able to be transported back to Ramapo Ridge. It must have been close to 4-5:30 am almost dawn when this occurred to me.I will continue to release proof and details until the United States of America grants both Serbia and myself immediate monetary settlements for our troubles.
Serbia and Bonsia and Montenegro are due moneys because of illegal bombing of their countries and I am owed a sizable financial settlement as stated. I ask President Obama to immediately work out an out of international court settlement at once before the news reports it right with MY TRANSLATION!

When the second time I arrived at Ramapo Ridge about 4 am in the morning after complaining that in my own views there was no reason to send me back and forth between hospitals in the middle of the night, the Ramapo Ridge facility told me to wait ina room with magazines and puzzles in it. I worked on a large jigsaw puzzle and heard the Head Nurse say to a man that looked like a CIA operative ”ENTER THIS TIME IN HER LOG.” Even writing about this experience in this blog to expose it causes me panics attacks I will have for the rest of my life.
When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that
I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
on a horrible bed.


The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.”
For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
take a shower when my ”attitude is right.” AFter I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!”
I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA http://lpcyu.instablogs.com/feed
And again, both Ramapo Ridge and Chilton in Pompton Plains NJ both allowed former doctor
Charlotte Piuck, my former psychiatrist whose license taken away by the New Jersey branch of
American Medical Association, consult with Ramapo Ridge and Chilton doctors whom were

licensed and they agrered with her behind the meddical desk to continue giuving me
medications they all knew I had long hostories of being allergic to.
When I did get allergic reactions in Chilton and Ramapo Ridge BOTH FACILITIES
REFUSED TO GIVE ME BENEDRYL TO COUNTER ACT TE ALLERGIC REACTION
WHICH COULD HAV KILLED ME


ill Starr, Director of the UN/NGO The Law Projects Center Manhattan Area Office Confirms
She Was Illegally Detained by US Intlligence Officials at Ramapo Ridge Facility in Wykoff NJ
(Secret US Military Tribunal and Interrogation Center) Where She Was Placed In Straight
Jacket and Gave Me Injections Ramapo Ridge facility also put me in a straight jacket and chained me to the bed in their facility and gave me injections for hours!eing Drugged and Questioned At Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff In addition to being dragged off and illegally detained and imprisoned for over 2.5 weeks in Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ by Bloomingdale, NJ Police Officials hoping to collect on information they are trying to get out of me ; they hope sharing in that pot of million dollar Euros on the Mladic & Karadzic arrest which is why they have abused me so
here locally in NJ USA, the facility at Ramapo Ridge came fully equipped with judges in long black robes and an entire courtroom with a row of high powered attorneys in high powered suits, for defendants for persons like myself demanding to be released when their regular doctors continued calling the facility to have the released; and, Ramapo Ridge refused.
Ramapo Ridge also drugged me on medications I had a long history of being allergic to
against my will and kept keeping logs all day and night about “what Jill was rambling about
now,” I remember in my drugged state rambling about Osama bin Laden and some others things
they were trying to force out of me about war crimes in Serbia and Bosnia. I almost died from
the low blood pressures these drugs produced in me and I have Arnold Stark with me when
they took my blood pressure and it was only like 62/90 (!) Arnold said “She could die!” to the
facility doctors but they only forced me to take more medicines.
PRSIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING FOR CHANGE! HE LIES AND COVERS THIS
UP AND I STILL AWAIT SOME FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT FOR THIS TORTURE IN NJ
USA. ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IN NYC
Posted by lpcyusa at 7:54 AM 0 comments
This is why I, Jill Starr, Felt So Safe on a Tivat Montenegro Car Ferry Surrounded By At Least
20 Armed Serbian Soldiers....Jill Starr Accuses Local Police Of Illegally Serving Search Warrant too (!) Bloomingdale Police arrested me under the pretense for “drugs,” but they searched illegally
way outside the legal limits of their “search warrant” signed by local Judge Cluff (also serving
in West Milford NJ and he knows Harry Shortway)...The search warrant itself never manifested
any particular place in my home where I had drugs and/or not explicit what types of any drugs
if any the local Bloomingdale NJ Police were looking for in my house and at what location in
my house itself. It was like I was served with a “Patriot Act Warrant” ANYTHING WAS LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO TO ME! THE LOCAL DETECTIVE SEARCHED EVERYTHING THREATENING TO PUT ME IN OB/GYN STIRRUPS AND LOOK UP MY PRIVATES IF THEY COULD NOT FIND WHAT THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR IN MY HOUSE AND BODY. THEY STRIP SEARCHED ME WITH A FEMALE PATRON TOO IN TOWNHALL!

I DEMAND IMMEDIATE ARRESTS OF CERTAIN LOCAL BLOOMINGDALE POLICE
INVOLVED IN MY TORTURE AND ABUSE, PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW!
I have a copy of it the warrant in my hands now to be released at any time.
They ransacked my place searched every paper for evidence of where Mladic and Karadzic
were instead (!) http://www.icty.org/case/karadzic/4 Click the link above to see international justice in action. Legal scholars around the world are not asking why Radovan Karadzic cannot be granted
enough time by the Hague’s Int’l Criminal Court to read his own transcripts for his own
defense, and, have his legal briefs translated before his arraignments (?) so he can defend
himself in the Hague’s highest court. Why can’t he subeana Richard Holbrook as a witness to testify and others in his behalf possessing important and vital documentary evidence in acting in his own defense (?) If a small court in Paterson New Jersey and local courts my own small New Jersey municipality can arrange such legal provisions, why won’t the Hague (?)
After all the Hague claims it does not have enough resources which is doubtful since it claims
necessity to move gold and other international assets on court business unhindered through
interstate borders. The Hague’s highest court globally has just been exposed in one easy blog as as a genuine travesty of social equitable international justice in all cases in the Former Yugoslavia.
Posted by lpcyusa at 7:40 AM 0 comments US tried to assassinate me: Karadzic to UN court
United States Tried to assassinate me’: Karadzic to UN court
Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 06:23.
London, Aug. 1: Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has accused the United
States of trying to assassinate him. Appearing before a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Karadzic, who is now known to his jailers as prisoner number 38, informed Dutch judge Alphons Orie that Richard Holbrooke, the former United States Assistant Secretary of State, had granted him immunity as part of a wider Bosnia peace deal agreed in 1995.

“My commitment was to withdraw even from literary life and all sorts of public life,” he said.
How else can Karadzic or anyone else sitting at the Hague’s highest court get fair trials in this
matter (?) Intelligence Office Sources also confirm that Ratko Mladic’s life is also in grave danger and it is in his best interest to remain at all costs away from the Hague until a full investigation is
completed in the death of Slobodan Milosevic as well.
Sources confirm that a mryiad of local NJ doctors knowingly put Jill Starr on enough
combination drugs to overdose herself knowing she was suicidal and depressed at that time.
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a at 3:37 PM 0 comments
Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Deteecties Harry SHarry Shortway,
Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Sa
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Harry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Say>>
The Instablog.Com website administration today stated on my blog account, I am no longer
authorized to submit articles for some unknown reason. I surmise the reason may be I’m
submitting too many articles at once. Hence, I opened an additional account just so I could
post this follow up comment on my previously written article entitled, Comparing West Milford
Detectives in New Jersey to the Treatment Received By Karadzic and Mladic in Serbia.
Please read it. It is an extremely important legal case I am submitting to the Hague Court in the Netherlands as an individual complainant from here in the United States of America. I hope it will set an international precedent even in America people are abused by government officers.
I am fully convinced after almost a decade of asking the legal governmental authorities at
local, state and federal levels here in the United States of America to arrest and try Detective
Harry Shortway and his Sgt. Laughlin in a court of law in America for attempting to murder
me and moreover physically and emotionally torturing me and my family in 1990/1991,
it is clear, the United States of America is either unwilling OR incapable of taking the bold moral
measures to arrest Harry Shortway and associates giving him a fair trial here in America
similarly to what American diplomats such as Hillary Clinton accuse Serbia of not submitting
General Mladic to the Hague for trial. Hypocritical America, don’t you agree (?)
This makes a mockery of genuine ideals insofar as human rights in America while manifesting
extremely gross violations of human rights against me as well as attempted genocide committed
against me by Harry Shortway (on account of allegedly wanting to kill me because I derive
from a Jewish family background and was then married to a black on account of his fascist
affiliations with the National Alliance KKK group). These crimes against me occurred only
thirty minutes away from the United Nations Security Council in Manhattan; I, Jill Starr am
an American citizen and previously wrote the UN about this in the early 1990s.
All together now let’s remember the crime of ‘genocide’ in and of itself, can be the attempt to
kill one OR thousands of members of any ethnic, religious group.
More to come on this story.
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I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING
TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST
MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:
1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM
BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT). SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS POLICE CAR WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP WATCHED. THEN HE SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFING WHICH HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD NOT STOP AND CONTINUE LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION. I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES: 1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED WAVY HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT).
SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN
THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT IN HIGHCREST LAKE
COMMUNITY WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW
JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS
POLICE CAR ABOUT TEN TIMES NONSTOP WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP
STOOD THERE DOING NOTHING MERELY WATCHING ME BE ABUSED.
THEN SGT LAUGHLIN SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFS WHICH
HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN
PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD
NOT STOP AND CONTINUED LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE
SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION.
THIS FINANCIAL REWARD IS CONTINGENT UPON ANY FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT I
MAY RECEIVE IN THE FUTURE FROM THE THREE GRADUATE SCHOOLS
FORMERLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME IN THE MOST VILE MANNERS IN THE NJ
AND NYC AREAS. I WILL OFFER SPLIT EQUITABLE FINANCIAL REWARD OF 50% OF ANY MONEY I RECEIVE TO THOSE AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO HELP BRING THESE RUTHLESS DETECTIVES AND THEIR SGT’S TO JUSTICE AND JAIL. AND, IF AMERICAN CANNOT FIND THE MORAL AND POLITICAL WILLPOWER TO BRING THEM TO JUSTICE AND TRIAL HERE IN THE USA, I WANT THEM EXTRADITED TO THE HAGUE ICC COURT.
In friendship and diplomacy my reputation for honesty proceeds me so all interested persons
and/or parties in helping me bring Shortway and his Sgt Laughlin from West Milford NJ to
trial at teh Hague, can rest assured I will uphold my end of the reward agreement shall I receive financial settlement myself from the aforementioned colleges in the near future.

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UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ USA

(Ramapo Ridge Hospital) As SEcret Military Tribunal and Torture Facilty

Monday, April 20, 2009
Recovery Leads to Near Death Experience at Ramapo Ridge Psychiatiric Hospital in Wykoff,

New Jersey (U.S.A.)

A few years ago during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so
often now. The local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me
physically into a psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ,
USA. I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making
another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police
mentioning issues effecting the entire world.
Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric
Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost
died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time
they refused to release me. I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released.

After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war
crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge .I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital.
I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of
military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand

Saturday, March 28, 2009
UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation
United States :

UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)UN NGO In NYC
Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff, New Jersey
(U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)
Jill Starr , bloomingdale: Feb 12 2009
United States :
UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff,
New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)A few years ago
during an incident becoming seemingly common place in my life happening so often now. The
local Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Department again had forced me physically into a
psychiatric Hospital again; this time Chilton Hospital in Paquannock, NJ, USA.
I was in the emergency room once again, for seemingly no reason whatsoever after making
another attempt reporting an incident for investigation to the local Bloomingdale, NJ Police
mentioning issues effecting the entire world.
Anyway, this time Chilton Hospital forced me into a place called Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric
Hospital. They had me on medications dropping my blood pressure to 82 over 67 (i almost
died). They continued to force me to take this medication for at least three weeks in which time
they refused to release me.

I was not released for almost one month after arguing with the staff that there was nothing at
all wrong with me. Each day my two regular psychiatrists called Ramapo Ridge Mental
Hospital trying to get released. They refused and Ramapo Ridge told me I had to stand before
a judge and court located in the bottom floor of the building to be released.
After three weeks I had to go downstairs and I actually stood before what seemed to be a “war
crimes tribunal,” in lower level of the Ramapo Ridge . I stood before a judge wearing a regular judicial long black robe and a line of attorney’s beseeching my release from the hospital.
I dont know to this day what this experience was about; i dread to tell you. Secret types of
military tribunals right here operating in the USA by the CIA (?) Inquiring minds demand
answers. UN NGO In NYC Confirms United States Used Psychaitric Hosptial Ramapo Ridge in Wykoff, New Jersey (U.S.A. AS Secret Military Tibunal and Interrogation Facility)
Tags: cia, military tribunals, jill starr, rendition

I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton
Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?) Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered,
when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital
emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go
into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of
offering me good medical care. I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the

hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist

whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu! This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow.
I will also add that now I am scared beyond belief to go to the emergency room at Chilton
Hospital in Pomtpon Plains NJ. WHY (?)Ever since the Bloomingdale, NJ police illegally forced me to continually go into the psychiatric ward at Chilton against my and my doctors will whenever I make a local police report when I feel my life is endangered,
when I am physically ill with the flu or something, I notice when I go to the Chilton Hospital
emergency room, instead of taking my injury seriously, the doctors just ask me if I want to go
into the psychiatric section upstairs, strongly suggesting I am being ”paranoid.” Instead of
offering me good medical care. I can never get nondiscriminatory emergency medical care at Chilton hospital without the hospital itself insisting that I am just being ”paranoid.” And they always call my psychiatrist whenever I go to their hospital even for the flu!
This has led to Arnold Stark my former professor advising me to always go to St Joseph’s
Hospital in Wayne NJ instead which I do n ow. Jill Starr
I grew up traveling the world with my parents at age 7. I remember being on the island of
Java in 1970/71 going swimming in the pool at Hotel InterContinentel surrounded by armed
soldiers; and, and flying over Vietnam and my father pointing out "look Jill we are flying over
Vietnam now..." with my Mom. The interesting thing was no commercial airlines flew over
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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility

Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility

Jill Starr , bloomingdale: Apr 5 2009
United States :

Mysterious Spooks/ Spirits From My Past Scare Me At Ramapo Ridge Facility
This is the story while I was illegally detained at Ramapo Ridge facility in Wykoff NJ USA, a
man comes in through the front door wearing a one piece janitor outfit and starts mopping for
about 10 minutes .
He looked like one of my father’s former associates from way back in the day (I won’t say who
now).Anyway, he walked out of the men’s room and then tosses his mop aside and unzips his
janitorial outfit revealing a pin striped sharp blue suit, grabs his briefcase behind the front
desks and whisks himself out the front door saying goodbye to me.
Posted by lpcyusa at 10:48 AM 0 comments

Evidence United States Tortured Its Own Citizen

Thursday, April 23, 2009
United States :

Even writing about this experience in this blog to expose it causes me panics attacks I will have

for the rest of my life.

WHAT DO YOU SAY OBAMA (?)
WHICH CIA OPERATIVES WANT THEIR JOCK STRAPS REMOVED FIRST (?)
WE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS! WHAT DO YOU SAY OBAMA?
When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that
I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
on a horrible bed. The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.” For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
take a shower when my ”attitude is right.”

After I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed
me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!” I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA
Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And
Drug Urine Test Fails Ramapo Ridge Sends Me Back To Chilton Hospital After My First Ambulatory Arrival And Drug Urine Test Fails
The first time Chilton sent me via ambulance to the Ramapo Ridge facility, the ambulance from
Chilton dropped me off. The Ramapo Ridge facility gave me a urine test as soon as I arrived at
the detention facility in Wykoff NJ USA.
The test was positive for a result because Ramapo Ridge sent me all the way back to Chilton by
way of another ambulance at 3Am in the morning.
The Head Nurse told me “Jill you have to go back to Chilton Hospital because we have to wait
for your urine test to clear from something or the other...) to the best of my memory which is
VERY good as we know is a proven fact.
I was sent back to Chilton Hospital from Ramapo Ridge at about 3 am in the morning until a
urine test that Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains NJ said that I was able to be transported
back to Ramapo Ridge. It must have been close to 4-5:30 am almost dawn when this occurred to me.
I will continue to release proof and details until the United States of America grants both
Serbia and myself immediate monetary settlements for our troubles.
Serbia and Bonsia and Montenegro are due moneys because of illegal bombing of their
countries and I am owed a sizable financial settlement as stated.
I ask President Obama to immediately work out an out of international court settlement at once
before the news reports it right with MY TRANSLATION!

When the second time I arrived at Ramapo Ridge about 4 am in the morning after
complaining that in my own views there was no reason to send me back and forth between
hospitals in the middle of the night, the Ramapo Ridge facility told me to wait ina room with
magazines and puzzles in it. I worked on a large jigsaw puzzle and heard the Head Nurse say
to a man that looked like a CIA operative ”ENTER THIS TIME IN HER LOG.”
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bloomingdale, United States
[Member]
Even writing about this experience in this blog to expose it causes me panics attacks I will have
for the rest of my life.WHAT DO YOU SAY OBAMA (?)
WHICH CIA OPERATIVS WANT THEIR JOCK STRAPS REMOVED FIRST (?)
WE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS!WAHT DO YOU SAY OBAMA?\
[Member] When I refused to take the continuous lines of medications at Ramapo Ridge facility I knew that I was extemely allergic to they told me I needed an ”Attitude adjustment.”
This is when they took me into a solitary confinement room and put my arms and legs in straps
on a horrible bed.


The injected me with the medication they told me I was ”going to get one way or another.” For about 4-6 hours (it is difficult to kow I was drugged) the facility would not allow me a
bedpan or to get up to the bathroom and told me to crap and piss all over msyelf and I could
take a shower when my ”attitude is right.”AFter I calmed down because I had no recourse, I was allowed to take a shower they bossed me around saying ”Go shower now Jill!”


I was absolutely tortured right there in NJ USA

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(And again, both Ramapo Ridge and Chilton in Pompton Plains NJ both allowed former doctor
Charlotte Piuck, my former psychiatrist whose license taken away by the New Jersey branch of
American Medical Association, consult with Ramapo Ridge and Chilton doctors whom were
licensed and they agrered with her behind the meddical desk to continue giuving me
medications they all knew I had long hostories of being allergic to.
When I did get allergic reactions in Chilton and Ramapo Ridge BOTH FACILITIES
REFUSED TO GIVE ME BENEDRYL TO COUNTER ACT TE ALLERGIC REACTION
WHICH COULD HAV KILLED ME
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Jill Starr, Director of the UN/NGO The Law Projects Center Manhattan Area Office Confirms
She Was Illegally Detained by US Intlligence Officials at Ramapo Ridge Facility in Wykoff NJ
(Secret US Military Tribunal and Interrogation Center) Where She Was Placed In Straight
Jacket and Gave Me Injections
Ramapo Ridge facility also put me in a straight jacket and chained me to the bed in their
facility and gave me injections for hours!eing Drugged and Questioned At Ramapo Ridge in
Wykoff. In addition to being dragged off and illegally detained and imprisoned for over 2.5 weeks in
Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Facility in Wykoff NJ by Bloomingdale, NJ Police Officials hoping
to collect on information they are trying to get out of me ; they hope sharing in that pot of
million dollar Euros on the Mladic & Karadzic arrest which is why they have abused me so
here locally in NJ USA, the facility at Ramapo Ridge came fully equipped with judges in long black robes and an entire courtroom with a row of high powered attorneys in high powered suits, for defendants for persons like myself demanding to be released when their regular doctors continued calling the facility to have the released; and, Ramapo Ridge refused.

Ramapo Ridge also drugged me on medications I had a long history of being allergic to
against my will and kept keeping logs all day and night about “what Jill was rambling about
now,” I remember in my drugged state rambling about Osama bin Laden and some others things
they were trying to force out of me about war crimes in Serbia and Bosnia. I almost died from
the low blood pressures these drugs produced in me and I have Arnold Stark with me when
they took my blood pressure and it was only like 62/90 (!) Arnold said “She could die!” to the
facility doctors but they only forced me to take more medicines. PRSIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING FOR CHANGE! HE LIES AND COVERS THIS UP AND I STILL AWAIT SOME FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT FOR THIS TORTURE IN NJ USA. ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IN NYCPosted by lpcyusa at 7:54 AM 0 comments
This is why I, Jill Starr, Felt So Safe on a Tivat Montenegro Car Ferry Surrounded By At Least
20 Armed Serbian Soldiers....

Jill Starr Accuses Local Police Of Illegally Serving Search Warrant too (!)
Bloomingdale Police arrested me under the pretense for “drugs,” but they searched illegally
way outside the legal limits of their “search warrant” signed by local Judge Cluff (also serving
in West Milford NJ and he knows Harry Shortway)...The search warrant itself never manifested
any particular place in my home where I had drugs and/or not explicit what types of any drugs
if any the local Bloomingdale NJ Police were looking for in my house and at what location in
my house itself. It was like I was served with a “Patriot Act Warrant” ANYTHING WAS LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO TO ME!
THE LOCAL DETECTIVE SEARCHED EVERYTHING THREATENING TO PUT ME IN
OB/GYN STIRRUPS AND LOOK UP MY PRIVATES IF THEY COULD NOT FIND WHAT

THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR IN MY HOUSE AND BODY. THEY STRIP SEARCHED ME
WITH A FEMALE PATRON TOO IN TOWNHALL! I DEMAND IMMEDIATE ARRESTS OF CERTAIN LOCAL BLOOMINGDALE POLICE INVOLVED IN MY TORTURE AND ABUSE, PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW! I have a copy of it the warrant in my hands now to be released at any time.They ransacked my place searched every paper for evidence of where Mladic and Karadzic
were instead (!) http://www.icty.org/case/karadzic/4


Legal scholars around the world are not asking why Radovan Karadzic cannot be granted
enough time by the Hague’s Int’l Criminal Court to read his own transcripts for his own
defense, and, have his legal briefs translated before his arraignments (?) so he can defend
himself in the Hague’s highest court. Why can’t he subeana Richard Holbrook as a witness to testify and others in his behalf possessing important and vital documentary evidence in acting in his own defense (?)If a small court in Paterson New Jersey and local courts my own small New Jersey municipality can arrange such legal provisions, why won’t the Hague (?) fter all the Hague claims it does not have enough resources which is doubtful since it claims necessity to move gold and other international assets on court business unhindered through interstate borders.
The Hague’s highest court globally has just been exposed in one easy blog as as a genuine
travesty of social equitable international justice in all cases in the Former Yugoslavia.

Posted by lpcyusa at 7:40 AM 0 comments
US tried to assassinate me: Karadzic to UN court

United States Tried to assassinate me’: Karadzic to UN court
Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 06:23.

London, Aug. 1: Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has accused the United States of trying to assassinate him. Appearing before a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Karadzic, who is now known to his jailers as prisoner number 38, informed Dutch judge Alphons Orie that Richard Holbrooke, the former United States Assistant Secretary of State, had granted him immunity as part of a wider Bosnia peace deal agreed in 1995.“My commitment was to withdraw even from literary life and all sorts of public life,” he said. How else can Karadzic or anyone else sitting at the Hague’s highest court get fair trials in this Intelligence Office Sources also confirm that Ratko Mladic’s life is also in grave danger and it is in his best interest to remain at all costs away from the Hague until a full investigation is completed in the death of Slobodan Milosevic as well.
Sources confirm that a mryiad of local NJ doctors knowingly put Jill Starr on enough
combination drugs to overdose herself knowing she was suicidal and depressed at that time.

Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Detectives Harry SHarry Shortway,

Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Sa
Thursday, April 2, 2009 Harry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sources Say>>

It is an extremely important legal case I am submitting to the Hague Court in the Netherlands as an individual complainant from here in the United States of America. I hope it will set an
international precedent even in America people are abused by government officers.
I am fully convinced after almost a decade of asking the legal governmental authorities at
local, state and federal levels here in the United States of America to arrest and try Detective
Harry Shortway and his Sgt. Laughlin in a court of law in America for attempting to murder
me and moreover physically and emotionally torturing me and my family in 1990/1991,
it is clear, the United States of America is either unwilling OR incapable of taking the bold moral
measures to arrest Harry Shortway and associates giving him a fair trial here in America
similarly to what American diplomats such as Hillary Clinton accuse Serbia of not submitting

General Mladic to the Hague for trial.

Hypocritical America, don’t you agree (?) This makes a mockery of genuine ideals insofar as human rights in America while manifesting extremely gross violations of human rights against me as well as attempted genocide committed against me by Harry Shortway (on account of allegedly wanting to kill me because I derive from a Jewish family background and was then married to a black on account of his fascist affiliations with the National Alliance KKK group). These crimes against me occurred only thirty minutes away from the United Nations Security Council in Manhattan; I, Jill Starr am an American citizen and previously wrote the UN about this in the early 1990s.
All together now let’s remember the crime of ‘genocide’ in and of itself, can be the attempt to
kill one OR thousands of members of any ethnic, religious group. More to come on this story.
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I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING
TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST
MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:

1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND SLIM
BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT). SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS POLICE CAR WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP WATCHED. THEN HE SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFING WHICH HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD NOT STOP AND CONTINUE LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION.

I AM OFFERING A FINANCIAL REWARD FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION LEADING
TO CAPTURE AND ARREST OF DETECTIVE HARRY SHORTWAY FORMER WEST
MILFORD NEW JERSEY DETECTIVE AND HIS SGT. LAUGHLIN AND ASSOCIATES:
1) SGT. LAUGHLIN (IS A TALL RED WAVY HAIRED MAN OVER 6 FEET IN HEIGHT
AND SLIM BUILD- HE IS NOT VERY INTELLIGENT).
SGT. LAUGHLIN WAS LAST SEEN BY ME IN BACK OF RYAN MACHINE COMPANY IN
THE DRIVEWAY OF THE HOUSE I USED TO RENT IN HIGHCREST LAKE
COMMUNITY WITH MY FAMILY OFF MACOPIN ROAD IN WEST MILFORD NEW
JERSEY YANKING ME BY MY LONG HAIR AND BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST HIS
POLICE CAR ABOUT TEN TIMES NONSTOP WHILE HIS ROCKIE PARTNER COP
STOOD THERE DOING NOTHING MERELY WATCHING ME BE ABUSED.
THEN SGT LAUGHLIN SHOVED ME INTO HIS POLICE CAR IN HANDCUFFS WHICH
HE CONTINUED TIGHTENING AGAINST MY WRISTS TILL THEY BEGAN BLEEDING IN
PAIN WHILE I CRIED OUT IN AGONY AND TEARS FOR HIM TO STOP; HE WOULD
NOT STOP AND CONTINUED LAUGHING WHILE HE DROVE ME TO UP TO SEE
SHORTWAY WHO WAS WAITING FOR ME AT THE WEST MILFORD POLICE STATION.
THIS FINANCIAL REWARD IS CONTINGENT UPON ANY FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT I

MAY RECEIVE IN THE FUTURE FROM THE THREE GRADUATE SCHOOLS
FORMERLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME IN THE MOST VILE MANNERS IN THE NJ
AND NYC AREAS. I WILL OFFER SPLIT EQUITABLE FINANCIAL REWARD OF 50% OF ANY MONEY I RECEIVE TO THOSE AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO HELP BRING THESE RUTHLESS DETECTIVES AND THEIR SGT’S TO JUSTICE AND JAIL. AND, IF AMERICAN CANNOT FIND THE MORAL AND POLITICAL WILLPOWER TO BRING THEM TO JUSTICE AND TRIAL HERE IN THE USA, I WANT THEM EXTRADITED TO THE HAGUE ICC COURT.
In friendship and diplomacy my reputation for honesty proceeds me so all interested persons
and/or parties in helping me bring Shortway and his Sgt Laughlin from West Milford NJ to
trial at the Hague, can rest assured I will uphold my end of the reward agreement shall I receive financial settlement myself from the aforementioned colleges in the near future.


lpcyusa said...

I Felt many Times Safer With General Ratko Mladic Than I Do Sitting Alone In My Apartment
In Bloomingdale, NJ USA
As an after thought on my book. I doubt very much that I met Mr. Mladic on a ”boat
restaurant.” There was no one else present having dinner.
It as more like a living and/or conference setting and seems to me now to be more like a private
yacht. I have never really been on one before but it reminded me of photos I’ve seen of the
interior of Onassis’s yachts.
I felt many times more safer sitting with General Ratko Mladic Than I Do Sitting At Home In
My Apartment In Bloomingdale, NJ US!
Although it may sound foreign to many here in America, I would feel safer having the Serbian
Army as my bodyguards here at my house in Bloomingdale, NJ where I rent a small apartment
to protect me from the local townships’ corrupt law enforcement officials and if I had teh
finances I hire a few.


lpcyusa said...

I Felt many Times Safer With General Ratko Mladic Than I Do Sitting Alone In My Apartment
In Bloomingdale, NJ USA
As an after thought on my book. I doubt very much that I met Mr. Mladic on a ”boat
restaurant.” There was no one else present having dinner.
It as more like a living and/or conference setting and seems to me now to be more like a private
yacht. I have never really been on one before but it reminded me of photos I’ve seen of the
interior of Onassis’s yachts. I felt many times more safer sitting with General Ratko Mladic Than I Do Sitting At Home In My Apartment In Bloomingdale, NJ US!

Although it may sound foreign to many here in America, I would feel safer having the Serbian
Army as my bodyguards here at my house in Bloomingdale, NJ where I rent a small apartment
to protect me from the local townships’ corrupt law enforcement officials and if I had teh
finances I hire a few.

Former United States CIA Assassins Confess To Jill

Monday, April 20, 2009
Former United States CIA Assassins Confess To Jill Starr About America's War Crimes In


Vietnam, South and Central America. I heard and saw no evidence of any war crimes in either Serbia and/or Montengro.No one went around chatting about committing war crimes, but right here in the United States of America I used to date a former West Point Professor who worked in the CIA/NSA as a military mercenary and assassin.
As a former US military commander he confessed to me terrible war crimes, civilian and child
rapes entire squads of US armed military groups committed together in Vietnam and also in
South and Central America etc. If the Hague wants to prosecute people for crimes against humanity, I can begin to give them an entire list of US CIA crimes committed under US Presidential orders in Central and South America , Cuba and Vietnam in which US military commanders gave orders to their groups to rape and pillage entire villages in Vietnam etc...


Where does the Hague really want to start on US WAr Crimes (?) Ready, On Your Mark, Get
bloomingdale, United States IN fact one man told me that the CIa made him and his military comrades commit terrible rapes against children, old women and others during his Vietnam War torture. He said he and others were scared to intervene and stop it because the other US servicemen
would have shot then on account of disobeying ”direct orders” that it was ”Ok for the
squadron of that particular US Military formation ” to act like that .
This former CIA man said he tuned into an drinker because he found it very hard to live daily
with these crimes and other assassinations he carried out under direct US military orders in
Nicuragua etc.. like cutting murdering people for the CIA etc. by cutting their throats.
How the CIA used maids and housekeepers to spy directly on leading politicians of many
his person became very angry with the US government and wrote several books. he also said the underground map room at West Point was under neath the parking (underground) to the left. Welcome Jill Starr. Join the discussion!

Posted by lpcyusa at 6:04 PM 0 comments
Former United States CIA Assassins Confess To Jill Starr About America's War Crimes In

Vietnam, South and Central America Former United States CIA Assassins Confess To Jill Starr About America's War Crimes In Vietnam, South and Central America.
I heard and saw no evidence of any war crimes in either Serbia and/or Montengro.
No one went around chatting about committing war crimes, but right here in the United States
of America I used to date a former West Point Professor who worked in the CIA/NSA as a
military mercenary and assassin. As a former US military commander he confessed to me terrible war crimes, civilian and child rapes entire squads of US armed military groups committed together in Vietnam and also in South and Central America etc.
If the Hague wants to prosecute people for crimes against humanity, I can begin to give them
an entire list of US CIA crimes committed under US Presidential orders in Central and South
America , Cuba and Vietnam in which US military commanders gave orders to their groups to
rape and pillage entire villages in Vietnam etc... Where does the Hague really want to start on US WAr Crimes (?) Ready, On Your Mark, Get IN fact one man told me that the CIa made him and his military comrades commit terrible rapes against children, old women and others during his Vietnam War tour.He said he and others were scared to intervene and stop it because the other US servicemen
would have shot then on account of disobeying ”direct orders” that it was ”Ok for the
squadron of that particular US Military formation ” to act like that . This former CIA man said he tuned into an drinker because he found it very hard to live daily with these crimes and other assassinations he carried out under direct US military orders in Nicuragua etc.. like cutting murdering people for the CIA etc. by cutting their throats.

How the CIA used maids and housekeepers to spy directly on leading politicians of many
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lpcyusa said...

Irrefutable Proof ICTY Is Corrupt Court/Irrefutable Proof the Hague Court Cannot Legitimately Prosecute Karadzic Case

http://lpcyu.instablogs.com/entry/nato-says-the-hague-tribunal-or-icty-belongs-to-nato-truth-bites-for-te-hague-lately/

http://picasaweb.google.com/lpcyusa/ViewMyHagueInternationalCriminalCourtPreparatoryDocumentsFromThe2001UnitedNations#
(The Documentary Secret United Nations ICC Meeting Papers Scanned Images)

This legal technicality indicates the Hague must dismiss charges against Dr karadzic and others awaiting trials in the Hague jail; like it or not.

Unfortunately for the Signatures Of the Rome Statute United Nations member states instituting the ICC & ICTY housed at the Hague, insofar as the, Radovan Karadzic, as with the other Hague cases awaiting trial there, I personally witnessed these United Nations member states openly speaking about trading judicial appointments and verdicts for financial funding when I attended the 2001 ICC Preparatory Meetings at the UN in Manhattan making the iCTY and ICC morally incapable trying Radovan Karazdic and others.

I witnessed with my own eyes and ears when attending the 2001 Preparatory Meetings to establish an newly emergent International Criminal Court, the exact caliber of criminal corruption running so very deeply at the Hague, that it was a perfectly viable topic of legitimate conversation in those meetings I attended to debate trading verdicts AND judicial appointments, for monetary funding.

Jilly wrote:*The rep from Spain became distraught and when her country’s proposal was not taken to well by the chair of the meeting , then Spain argued in a particularly loud and noticably strongly vocal manner, “Spain (my country) strongly believes if we contribute most financial support to the Hague’s highest court, that ought to give us and other countries feeding it financially MORE direct power over its decisions.”

((((((((((((((((((((((((( ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Instead of censoring the country representative from Spain for even bringing up this unjust, illegal and unfair judicial idea of bribery for international judicial verdicts and judicial appointments, all country representatives
present in the meeting that day all treated the Spain proposition as a ”totally legitimate topic” discussed and debated it between each other for some time. I was quite shocked! The idea was "let's discuss it." "It's a great topic to discuss."

Some countries agreed with Spain’s propositions while others did not. The point here is, bribery for judicial verdicts and judicial appointments was treated as a totally legitimate topic instead of an illegitimate toic which it is in the meeting that I attended in 2001 that day to establish the ground work for a newly emergent
international criminal court.))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

In particular., since "Spain" was so overtly unafraid in bringing up this topic of trading financial funding the ICC for influence over its future judicial appointments and verdicts in front of every other UN member state present that day at the UN, "Spain" must have already known by previous experience the topic of bribery was "socially acceptable" for conversation that day. They must have previously spoke about bribing the ICTY and ICC before in meetings; this is my take an international sociological honor student.

SPAIN's diplomatic gesture of international justice insofar as, Serbia, in all of this is, disgusting morally!

SPAIN HAS TAUGHT THE WORLD THE TRUE DEFINITION OF AN "INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT."

lpcyusa said...

I remind everyone, when I attended those ICC Preparatory Meetings in 2001, witnessing first hand the country plenipotentiary representatives present with me discussing so openly, trading judicial funding of a new international criminal court, for its direct judicial appointments and judicial verdicts, those same state powers were

concurrently,

those same countries and people were already simultaneously, funding the already established ICTY which was issuing at that time, arrest warrants for Bosnian Serbs under false primary diplomatic pretenses.

The ICTY and ICC is just where it should be for once.
Cornered and backed into and an international wall, scared like a corned animal (and I bet it reacts in the same way a rabid cornered animal does too in such circumstances). (ICTY associates)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lpcyusa/ViewMyHagueInternationalCriminalCourtPreparatoryDocumentsFromThe2001UnitedNations#
(Evidence Agaisnt the ICTY)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lpcyusa/DuringTheTrialOfRamushHaradinajIn2006TheHagueWarCrimesTribunalForTheFormerYugoslavi#
(Documents: Hague war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has destroyed all material evidence about the monsterous KLA Albanian/KLA organ trade in Kosovo)

I believe strongly that ICYU assocaites murdered former Serb President, Slobodan Milosevic, tried to murder
me, as well and other Serbs prisoners and presently places , Doctor Radovan Karadzic’s life in direct danger as well as Ratko Mladic’s life in danger should he be brought there.

The ICTY has no other choice than to halt all further court proceedings against, Doctor Radovan Karadzic, and others there both serving sentences and awaiting trials. Miss JIll Louise Starr (The UN Security Council has no choice but to act on this now).

I accuse the Hague ICTY war crimes tribunal of attempted assassination on my life and others, contempt of court and obstruction of international justice and "international witness tampering" in complicity with Richard Holbrook and Bill Clinton (Former US President of the USA) as well as political playersin Spain and the Netherlands .

I represented the state interests' of the Former Yugoslavia, in Darko Trifunovic’s absence in those meetings and I am proud to undertake this effort on Serbia’s behalf.

lpcyusa said...

Bloomingdale New Jersey Police Officer's Come in my House and Turn Up My Oven to High & Practically Blow Up My Home Knowingly!

http://fkfkfrkijfkf6u8r56r.blogspot.com/2009/10/bloomingdale-new-jersey-police-officers.html

During the time when I was complaining about constant gas leaks in my home, a bunch of Bloomingdale, NJ policemen came over about 7PM at night to investigate before the major fire at my house.

They threatened me that if I call anyone about a gas leak again, they’d take me to the local mental hospital and told me I could not leave the house that night OR they would force me into a metnal hospital (Chilton in Pompton Plains NJ USA)

While one officer told me I could not go out or call the police anymore that night, one officer sneaked over to my oven in my kitchen and turned it up on high like he was trying to start a fire while I was complaining about my gas leaks!

I have over 35 reports of gas leask verified from my local gas company at PSE & G to prove this.

I allege the Bloomingdale and West Mmilford NJ USA Police are complicit in attempting to murder because me owing to my eye witness testimony to the 2001 International Criminal Court Preparatory meetings at the United Nations in NYC in 2001 and its association with the Radovan Karadzic trial at the ICTY in the Netherlands and international witness tampering.

The described incidents are too highly suspect to be all "isolated accidents."

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