this may be heavy for survivors
New Bill Targets 'Virtual' Child Porn 2/25/03 Nick Anderson LA Times Staff
Writer "WASHINGTON -- Responding to a Supreme Court ruling that voided key
provisions of a 1996 law banning "virtual" child pornography, Congress and
the White House are trying once again to crack down on the manufacture and
sale of sexual images of children."
Senate OKs Tools to Fight Child Porn By Jim Abrams Washington (AP) - Not a
senator dissented as the Senate sent to the House legislation seeking to give
prosecutors powerful new tools to fight child pornographers. The measure
makes it harder for producers of computer-generated child pornography to
evade prosecution, creates new crimes aimed at those who would entice minors
into sexual activity, increases penalties and requires greater proof from
pornographers that they are not using children."
Dioceses Resist Releasing Names of Accused Priests By Laurie Goodstein
Cleveland 2/26/03 "When a grand jury looking into sexual abuse by members of
the Catholic clergy finished its work in December, it reported that it had
uncovered accusations against 145 priests. But the panel indicted just one of
them..." The grand jury investigated accusations against not only the 145
priests, but also 351 laypeople affiliated with or employed by the church,
including teachers, principals and volunteers. Of the laypeople, only the 10
who were indicted had their names released. Prosecutors identified more than
1,000 possible victims of sexual abuse by priests or laypeople affiliated
with the church."
Abuse allegations surface against ex-Roxbury priest by Robin Washington
2/28/03 "In the mid-1970s, members of Roxbury's St. Joseph's Parish appealed
to Humberto Cardinal Medeiros to assign an African-American priest to the
mostly black congregation. In response, he inquired to Albany, N.Y., Bishop
Edwin B. Broderick, who offered the Rev. Dozia J. Wilson, noting the priest
``has expressed a desire to work among his own people.'' What Broderick's
letter did not say, however, is revealed on another note in Wilson's file:
``Ultimatum from police to Bishop Broderick - get him out of Albany.''....For
former St. Joseph's parishioner Elaine Maddox, the disclosure of sexual
misconduct allegations against Wilson - including that he molested teenage
boys who lived with him at the Roxbury rectory - is not surprising, but long
overdue.``I have been waiting for this man's name to appear once this whole
thing broke out,'' said Maddox, one of many parishioners who immediately ran
into difficulties with Wilson shortly after his 1976 arrival."
Russia to use veto power
to "maintain world peace"
Posted: 12:13 PM (Manila Time) | Feb. 28, 2003
BEIJING - Russia will use its veto power in the United Nations to maintain
world peace if needed, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said Friday,
without specifically mentioning Iraq.
"Russia has veto power. If needed, and under the conditions of maintaining
world peace and stability, Russia will use its veto," Ivanov said through a
translator at a press conference in the Chinese capital.
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