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Krishna Temples, Church $25M settlement, McMartin, Iraqis Lament "Freedom"

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    The U.S. forces, Iraqis said, turned a blind eye over the looting of government buildings and rushed to protect the Oil Ministry headquarters, raising public
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      "The U.S. forces, Iraqis said, turned a blind eye over the looting of
      government buildings and rushed to protect the Oil Ministry headquarters,
      raising public fears that it is rather a thirst for oil."




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      This may be heavy for survivors. two from L Moss Sharman Krishna Temples Seek
      Out Possible Sex-Abuse Victims - They are advertising for them after suit
      drove the parent organization to file for bankruptcy. By Larry B. Stammer
      4/30/03 "The six Hare Krishna temples in California, along with several other
      Krishna organizations here and in West Virginia, took steps Tuesday to
      identify minors who may have been sexually abused or mistreated at boarding
      schools during the 1970s and 1980s. A lawsuit over the alleged abuse prompted
      the Krishna movement, which is known officially as the International Society
      of Krishna Consciousness, to file for bankruptcy last year to protect its
      assets and, the group said, to prevent the closing of temples and other
      facilities across the United States....A suit was filed in 2000 in Texas
      against the Los Angeles, Moundsville and Dallas schools. The six California
      temples were also named as parties in the suit, which seeks millions of
      dollars in damages on behalf of more than 90 alleged victims. An attorney for
      the victims said the number could rise to as many as a thousand. Victims were
      subjected to "the most unthinkable abuse and maltreatment of little children
      which we have seen. It includes rape, sexual abuse, physical torture and
      emotional terror of children as young as 3 years of age," Wendell Turley, the
      Texas plaintiffs' lawyer who is handling the suit, said when it was filed."
      http://www.latimes.com

      Church proposes $25M settlement by Robin Washington and Tom Mashberg
      4/29/03 "Emboldened by a recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling and new
      developments in a major clergy sexual-abuse lawsuit, lawyers for the
      Archdiocese of Boston are toughening their negotiating position by proposing
      a $25 million deal to settle hundreds of molestation cases, a source close to
      the process told the Herald yesterday."
      http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/chur04292003.htm

      This may be heavy for survivors.
      The Dark Tunnels of McMartin by Roland C. Summit - Journal of Psychohistory
      21 (4) Spring 1994 "Although ritual elements were deliberately excluded from
      prosecution, defense attorneys ridiculed the willingness of therapists and
      parents to support the bizarre conspiracy theories implied by the children. A
      boy who had testified for prosecutors only about sexual touching responded to
      defense cross - examination with a typically grandiose, tough-kid description
      of physically lifting a body from an open grave. Other child witnesses
      described satanic weddings in neighborhood churches....Although ritual
      elements were deliberately excluded from prosecution, defense attorneys
      ridiculed the willingness of therapists and parents to support the bizarre
      conspiracy theories implied by the children. A boy who had testified for
      prosecutors only about sexual touching responded to defense cross -
      examination with a typically grandiose, tough-kid description of physically
      lifting a body from an open grave. Other child witnesses described satanic
      weddings in neighborhood churches."
      http://www.geocities.com/kidhistory/mcmartin.htm

      http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-04/30/article09.shtml
      Iraqis Lament U.S. Version Of "Freedom" A man offers new Iraqi passports as
      well as Kalashnikov rifles for sale at a street market in Baghdad By Aws
      Al-Sharqy, IOL Iraq Correspondent.... "Iraq can be an example of peace and
      prosperity and freedom to the entire Middle East," Bush said on Tuesday,
      April 29. But the Iraqis feel it is rather an occupation rather than a
      transatlantic journey for freedom. Three anti-occupation demonstrators were
      killed and several others wounded when U.S. soldiers opened random fire on
      them, only hours after 15 others killed by the U.S. gunfire in separate
      protests. In the capital street markets, Kalashnikov rifles, weapons and
      bombs as well as other ammunitions were available to be at the hands of all
      civilians with lucrative prices less than a kilo of meat. Along with a
      general state of lawlessness, everything could be bought including military
      service documents and original stamps approving them. Stolen goods are
      starting to surface from the extensive looting in the city after Saddam's
      ouster. The U.S. forces, Iraqis said, turned a blind eye over the looting of
      government buildings and rushed to protect the Oil Ministry headquarters,
      raising public fears that it is rather a thirst for oil. In one of the slums
      of Baghdad, intensively rocked by the U.S.-British warplanes for more than
      two weeks, car plates are offered for sale, only by 25,000 dinars each, with
      stamped documents to prove its authenticity."


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