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A former head of New York City’s premier agency serving LGBTQ crime victims charged the current administration there with “lethargy and lack of leadership” over its role in recent developments in a 1994 rape case (see story above). Comments (1)
The Archdiocese of New York has removed an auxiliary bishop, 74-year-old John Jenik, from his public ministry after a Church body concluded that in the 1980s, as a parish priest in the Bronx, he engaged in inappropriate sexual abuse of a teenage boy over a period of years. Comment
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New York Archdiocese Expels Bishop in Sex Abuse Scandal

The Archdiocese of New York has removed an auxiliary bishop, 74-year-old John Jenik, from his public ministry after a Church body concluded that in the 1980s, as a parish priest in the Bronx, he engaged in inappropriate behavior toward and sexual abuse of a teenage boy over a period of years, The New York Times reported. Comments (1)
Nearly 25 years after a woman was raped in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park only to be accused of fabricating the crime by Daily News columnist Mike McAlary — with what many LGBTQ activists said was the help of a senior NYPD official — James O’Neill, the current police commissioner, issued an apology to the woman. Comment
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Tragedy in Pittsburgh: Say Their Names

During a Saturday morning worship service in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation, 11 people were murdered by a gunman, with another six injured. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old Pittsburgh man with a history of online anti-Semitic rantings who allegedly shouted slurs during the shootings and told police, “I just wanted to kill Jews,” has been arrested in the massacre. Comment

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