Catholic Anti-Abuse Survivors Group, SNAP, Supports Samuel Kellner

כִּי אִם-הַחֲרֵשׁ תַּחֲרִישִׁי
בָּעֵת הַזֹּאת
רֶוַח וְהַצָּלָה יַעֲמוֹד לַיְּהוּדִים
מִמָּקוֹם אַחֵר
וְאַתְּ וּבֵית-אָבִיךְ תֹּאבֵדוּ

For if you hold your peace at this time,
then relief and deliverance will come for the Jews
from another place,
but you and your father’s house will perish
(Book of Esther 4:14)


Yesterday (11/12/13), after the Brooklyn DA continued to put off dismissing the case against the anti-abuse-activist Samuel Kellner, a statement was put out on his behalf by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis,
Director of SNAP, the
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

In reversal, Brooklyn DA pursues case vs. whistleblower

We are appalled that Charles Hynes and Michael Vecchione of the Brooklyn DA’s office are ignoring the recommendations of experienced prosecutors and inexplicably deciding to pursue a case against a brave whistleblower, Sam Kellner.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york-news/chasidic-whistleblower-case-suffers-setback

We believe Kellner is a hero, not a criminal. And we believe that Hynes and Vecchione are undermining public respect and confidence in the criminal justice system by this mean-spirited move.

Hynes and Vecchione are making it harder for others who see, suspect or suffer child sex crimes to speak up and prevent abuse.

Hynes has lost his post. There’s absolutely no reason for him to interfere in this case. He should leave it to his successor to decide what, if anything, to do about the Kellner case.

And Kellner should hold his head up high, knowing that in a struggle between the powerful and the powerless, he made the right choice by helping the powerless.

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4 thoughts on “Catholic Anti-Abuse Survivors Group, SNAP, Supports Samuel Kellner

  1. wow, all i can say is wow, im glad others understand us despite that they are not frum yiiden they truly help us!!!

  2. Wait a second: Isn’t Hynes doing exactly what this guy Clohessy is asking? “He should leave it to his successor to decide what, if anything, to do about the Kellner case.” Didn’t the case get adjourned into January??? Last time I checked, Thompson will be the DA then.

    • Not so fast. BML ysv has an appearance on the 19th of NOV where he is capable of making a guilty plea and get a sweet deal which will bind the hands of Thompson in Webermanizing him.

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