Friday, August 12, 2016

A Parent’s Nightmare-International Court Ordered Abduction: Bring Jasmijn Home




Progress in the World-Radio Show

Walter Davis, Producer – Dr. Jill Jones-Soderman, Exec. Dir., The Foundation for the Child Victims of the Family Court (FCVFC), Co Host




Meet Our Guest – Geerte Frenken – Protective Mother of Jasmijn




                                     Bring Jasmijn Home


Progress in the World Radio Show
10 AM to 12 PM Pacific
Sunday 14 August 2016

Call in number 310-861-2349

A Parent’s Nightmare-International Court Ordered Abduction: Bring Jasmijn Home




Protective parents all over the world have experienced Court Ordered Abduction of children they were seeking to protect from an obsessed abuser. Our guest did not expect to become alienated from the country she called their home, the US. 




The detailed, completely documented experience of one woman's struggle to protect her child is exceptional because she lost her child through the court ordered abduction of courts in the US and the Netherlands.  




The saga of this protective parent's journey covers two continents, multiple government agencies, exhaustive evidence and actions subjecting the child and protective parent to an ultimate, unconscionable betrayal at the hands of judges and attorneys.




Join us for our story of: Protective Mother Geerte Frenken and her daughter Jasmijn Frenken Hunter – Their Personal Journey – The Accused Abuser
                                         Jasmijn is now 12 years old

Geerte Frenken
#FreeJasmijn





Psychiatric Documentation – The Child's Statements and Experience

The Hague Court & Chapter 13 – Protection of Children (Except)

A Swat Team Returns Jasmijn to the US – pictures

Geerte Frenke Mobilizes to fight for the safe return of Jasmijn

The American Court in Marin County, California – Judge Adams, Judge Wood & the Lawyers.............

Current Status




Friday, July 29, 2016

Progress in the World Radio Show: Warrior Women



Walter Davis, Executive Producer – Dr. Jill Jones-Soderman, Co Host
Progress in the World Radio Show

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Sunday 31 July 2016
10 AM PST 1 PM EST
Call in Number 310-861-2349

Warrior Women Fighting Institutional Abuse



Featuring two Women who are brave enough to come forward to speak of the grave injustices, crimes, malevolence are warriors, brave beyond imagination. Their determination to protect their children is equaled only by their love and devotion to their children and their desire to protect others from the same experiences to which they have been subjected to and continue to battle.



The life events that overwhelmed these women forced them into circumstances that resulted in their being placed at the mercy of the courts, at the mercy of depraved authorities, at the mercy of depraved, indifferent, institutions. The institutions we name as responsible for the atrocities, that we are about to describe, exist solely for the purpose of processing children through foster farming and adoption for endless procurement of funds, funneled from the Federal government to the states.



These women so bravely have come forward to share their stories, to teach, to support, to bear witness to the strength of love, devotion, loyalty. Their journey still in progress, their identities will not be revealed at this time. As their children are restored and they are all safe, we will celebrate their identities, their work, their success.


                                               LADY & LADY

1 - THE STORY BEGINS WITH THE EVENT THAT LED TO THE FIRST LOSS

2 – LEGAL REPRESENTATION

3 –THE INSTITUTIONS – DYFS/FOSTER CARE

4 – THE JOURNEY

5 – CURRENT STATUS



Dr. Jill Jones Soderman info@fcvfc.org 866-553-6931
Want to be on my show? Walter Davis Walter@CitizensDemandingJustice.org



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Progress In the World Radio Show: Stop Child Abuse Now Featuring Bill Murray

            PROGRESS IN THE WORLD – BLOG TALK RADIO – 7/24/16
                                  CITIZENS DEMANDING JUSTICE



Progress in the World Radio Show: Stop Child Abuse Now Featuring Bill Murray
10 AM – 12 PM Pacific Sunday 24 July 2016
Call in number 310-861-2349


Walter Davis – Executive Producer – Jill Jones-Soderman – Co Host –
Bill Murray – Guest

Bill Murray is the Founder and Director of NAASCA  and the force behind the multiple programs to
STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW!


                             

We will discuss: Institutional Abuse – Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
Issues Related to the Failure of Authorities to Take Action to Protect Children
Police, Dept. of  Children and Families, Schools – What Is Prosecutorial Discretion?

What Are The Factors Of Reporting That Cause Authorities To Take Notice?

Who Reports – Who Is Credible?
Evidence Collection – Chain of Evidence Protection
Contamination of Evidence – Verbal/Physical
Disregarded Topics and Subjects of Abuse – Parent Reporting against Parent/Custody Litigation

The subject of reporting child sexual abuse and the chances of the child being taken seriously continues to be an area that is unpredictable as to the assurance that the accusation will be accepted for investigation, or that the accusation will be correctly evaluated.



The subjective elements of who is believed, who is not believed, both children and adults, continues to be a puzzling area of inquiry as we know from many sources that many victims who needed to protected as children were never protected because they were not believed when they reported abuse.

The First Report of Abuse is Critical

We will discuss:

Parental Reporting

Mandated Reporter Reporting

Reports to Police – or DCF 

Child Advocacy Centers



The Need To Study All Aspects of The Reporting Of Child Sexual Abuse

Retrospective studies of the reporting of child sexual abuse, from the viewpoint of adult victims of abuse are desperately needed to address the failures of current reporting systems that fail to protect victims, or fail to protect those who are falsely accused of victimization.




Contact Dr. Jill Jones Soderman at 866-553-6931 info@fcvfc.org

Thursday, July 14, 2016

10 Most Important Points of Law You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights




Progress in the World Radio Show
Sunday 17 July 2016
10 AM to 12 PM Pacific
Call in number 
310-861-2349

10 Most Important Points of Law You Need to Know to Protect Your Rights



With Walter Davis and Dr. Jill Jones Soderman

We are extraordinarily delighted to introduce our guest attorney Joanne Denison. She is famous for not only writing the “Most Notorious Blog in Ilinois,” http://www.MaryG.Sykes.com, but also for being the Founder and Director of the NFP  Justice 4 Everyone (http://JustUsForEveryone.wordpress.org)

Joanne's fame is due to:

1 – Telling the TRUTH -writing about subjects so compelling that the Ill. Supreme Court felt justified in suspending her law license for three years for writing a Blog......

2 – Representing clients who desperately need representation/case assistance having been financially and emotionally decimated by a corrupt legal system which dispenses justice based on favor and funds.



The Missions/Causes/Interests of the clients of the FCVFC  - Protective Parents and Children - are expressed through our Radio Shows, Progress In The World, Citizens Demanding Justice Blog and On Line Press, the US Whistle Blower. 

We speak to Disenfranchised litigants, and those whom are about to become disenfranchised  (bankrupt) if they do not become aware of and fight for the inherent rights implicit in our Constitution and system of law.

Joanne Denison writes, speaks TRUTH TO POWER through multiple speaking forums, writing, document review, direct work with clients.

On a series of shows we will explore Probate Court/Family Court including areas of law where:

Jurisdiction May Be Subject to Dispute
Procedure May Be Disregarded
Due Process Disappears
Constitutional Amendments Are Violated


Probate Law and Family Law Share the Same Permeable Barrier – Who Has the Right To Make Decisions  - About your Property (Children/Possessions/Money):

You Define an Estate –
Authority and  Inheritance

You Then Become Ill or Disabled

What Happens to Rights To Make Decisions/Control Property

Elder Abuse

Guardians

Guardian Abuse

The Vulnerability of Citizens to Lose Control of  Every Aspect of Their Life is Seriously Close !



Dr. Jill Jones Soderman, Founder, Child Forensic Advocacy and the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Court can be reached at 866-553-6931.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Democracy NOW 12 July 2016 More Police Killings, Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary


Democracy NOW 11 July - Police Brutality and More


Privatized Prison Transports: Another Bad Idea By Libertarians

The Libertarian view point erroneously supports privatization. The disaster of the prison transport business highlights this error.

Private transport companies are transporting prisoners across country while drivers only get two days training, are paid low salaries and prisoners are not allowed bathroom breaks.

Prisoners are dying in transport vans.

Innocent people are being arrested and transported in horrendous conditions.

People with minor infractions are being placed into vans with harden criminals.

Women are being sexually assaulted.

Prisoners are being denied medical care.


While the owners of the transport services are making big bucks, the drivers are not.

The prisoners being transported are being treated like animals.

Some of them, have not even been to trial yet.

Some of them, did not even know that a warrant was out for their arrest.

Just because someone has an infraction or conviction, it does not mean they should be treated less than human. 

Privatization does not work. It victimizes workers and provides substandard service. We need professional law enforcement officers to manage these transports.

This is another reason why everyone needs a legal expense plan to help defend themselves and an ID Theft expense plan to know when and if a warrant is issued for you via alerts.

Get more info here: https://www.legalshield.com/hub/walterdavis

Friday, June 24, 2016

8 CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN IN THE SCOPE OF INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT





This is a Radio Show.
Sunday 26 June 2016
10 AM to 12 PM Pacific Time
Call in Number 310-861-2349



8 CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN IN THE SCOPE OF INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Our Topic is Institutional Abuse in Examining Child Abuse and Custody Transfer

We will be discussing :




The Medical/ Psychiatric Oligarchy – Yale Medical Center
          The controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease

 The use of toxic psychiatric diagnoses to support transfer of children  from Protective Parents into the hands of institutions (medical  kidnapping  or DCF)




The Board of Ed. - Budgets and the Medically Sick Child –
          School Principles/School Psychologists Join the Parent/School Tug of War

Your Local Police – Prosecutorial Discretion Immunity and the Good old Boys' and Girls' Network




Local Politics and the Country Club Community – Raising Consciousness.........
      “Not In Our Community”




Ready Set Go – The Sides Are Drawn – You think you have Parental Rights?.....


Every Case the FCVFC agrees to take on represents hundreds of other clients in the same position. We Must Hear Their Voices.

The Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Court. 
Dr. Jill Jones Soderman Founder

http://www.fcvfc.org
and 
http://www.childforensicadvocacy.org


Want to be on our show?
Contact Walter Davis
760-917-1251
Walter@CitizensDemandingJustice.org

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summary of Shows With the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Court



Progress in the World Radio Show
Sunday 12 June 2016
10 AM to 12 PM Pacific
Call in number 310-861-2349
You can also participate in our chat room



You can listen on your cell phones, landlines, SKYPE, computers. Some cars are now equipped with Internet Radio as well so you can get podcasts on them.
The archive of the show will be available immediately as well as an archive of ALL of our previous shows.

We will be summarizing highlights of our past works with Dr. Soderman and the foundation including the following:
• Our exposure of the KKK in the court system and how they put children in the hands of abusers to destroy families. 
• What your attorney says behind your back 
• How judges have been removed from the bench in Arkansas as pedophiles  
• KKK activity in Tennessee and Georgia 
• How to select an expert witness 
• How the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Court fights against corruption in the courts, CPS, foster care and adoption systems 


• Corruption in the Arizona foster care system and how kids are used for "Cash for Kids" 
• What you need to know before reporting allegations of Child Sexual Abuse 
• The murder of Dr. Anita Harris' grand son by Georgia police 
• How Judges become outlaws 
• 9 Things you better know before facing corrupt family court and CPS officials 
• 10 Things  you need to know about institutional enabling of child sexual abuse 
• Why are Political Candidates no discussing corruption in the court system? 



• 12 Things you need to know about lyme disease and how it can be  used against you 
• 8 Issues to be aware of when dealing with children whom are sexually abused 
• Brandon Coleman and what you need to know about poor care at the Phoenix VA 
• 7 Things you need to know about rape and the military 
• 3 Things you need to know about whistle blowers and judicial corruption 


If you have questions about Dr. Jill Jones-Soderman and or you need her help, call the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Court at 866-553-6931. You can visit her website at http://www.fcvfc.org
You can listen to these shows NOW by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/progressintheworld 
We usually broadcast each Sunday at 10 A.M.
Walter Davis 760-917-1251
Walter@WalterDavisGlobalBroadcasting.com
Here is a play list of some of our TV programs that were aired on COX San Diego.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Two Super Heros in the Fight Against Child Abuse: Progress in the World Radio Show







Progress in the World Radio Show
Call in Number 
310-861-2349
10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday 5 June 2016




2 Super Hero Foundations for Victims of Child Abuse

Who would help you if you were a victim of child abuse? What foundations really help small children? Which ones help adults that have been victimized? 

Introducing
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (Adults who have been 
victimized as children) and the Foundation For Child Victims of the Family Court 
(They help children when they are small victims).
Mission of NAASCA - child abuse trauma prevention, intervention, recovery
We have a single purpose at NAASCA, to address issues related to childhood abuse 
and trauma including sexual assault, violent or physical abuse, emotional traumas and 
neglect.
We do so from two specific perspectives:

1) educating the public, especially as related to getting society over the taboo of discussing 
childhood sexual abuse, presenting the facts that show child abuse to be a pandemic, 
worldwide problem that affects everyone

2) offering hope for healing through numerous paths, providing many services to 
adult survivors of child abuse and information for anyone interested in the many issues 
involving prevention, intervention and recovery




The Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Court -  Our Mission
Our goal is to aggressively fight for justice on behalf of the CARING PARENT involved in contentious custody battles. We try to promote love, loyalty, safety and inter-generational cohesiveness within families, so that adults and children thrive and are empowered individuals.


Our core goal is to protect the rights of caring families to raise their children, express their culture, beliefs and lifestyle within the privacy of their own homes. We believe that this is an inalienable right protected by the Constitution of the United States.

It is our responsibility to speak out, publish and file complaints against those who intrude upon these rights or act in an unethical or improper manner when dealing with our clients.

Respect for our clients' confidentiality, and our willingness to aggressively defend their rights is an integral part of our work.

We offer solutions to high conflict divorce by providing alternatives to litigation, when that can be achieved:

  • Therapeutic mediation
  • Parent coordinator support
When there is NO alternative to litigation:

  • We aggressively provide non-attorney consultation, forensic legal evaluation of your case, and Court submissions, filings and presentations, to help you gain custody!
  • We go where others fear to tread. We protect client confidentiality, dignity and your legal & civil rights.
  • We provide on-going therapeutic advocacy while supporting our clients through the Family Court litigation process.
  • We also support Civil Court and Federal Civil Rights actions on behalf of clients, to ensure they receive legal justice and appropriate compensation for their families! 

Show Link
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/progressintheworld/2016/06/05/two-super-heros-in-the-fight-against-child-abuse





Friday, May 27, 2016

Tweet from BillMoyers.com (@BillMoyersHQ) Voter Suppression

BillMoyers.com (@BillMoyersHQ) tweeted at 6:30 PM on Tue, May 17, 2016:
The path to a Trump victory may be paved with massive voter suppression, @AriBerman reports https://t.co/KNHCufNttX https://t.co/refRtytXo8
(https://twitter.com/BillMoyersHQ/status/732745077466927104?s=03)

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Tweet from Ari Berman (@AriBerman) Auto Voter Registration

Ari Berman (@AriBerman) tweeted at 7:26 PM on Tue, May 17, 2016:
Big story out of Oregon is success of new automatic voter registration law. 51k registered in 4 months https://t.co/GtNcJ2cnu5
(https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/732759342399782912?s=03)

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Tweet from Ari Berman (@AriBerman)MLK SPEECH ON VOTING

Ari Berman (@AriBerman) tweeted at 8:19 AM on Tue, May 17, 2016:
59 years ago today MLK gave first major speech on voting rights, "Give Us the Ballot." https://t.co/Ver5jvsdjq https://t.co/RuQ1bQT2ev
(https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/732591264366010368?s=03)

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Meet the Abusive & World's Largest Company You Never Heard of

http://www.alternet.org/economy/meet-abusive-worlds-largest-company-youve-never-heard#.V0HStAAVcc8.mailto

Tweet from Ari Berman (@AriBerman) 100 Year old Mexican Born Man and 94 Year Old Wife Become US Citizens to Vote Against Trump

Ari Berman (@AriBerman) tweeted at 10:52 AM on Thu, May 26, 2016:
100-year-old Mexican-born man & 94-year-old wife become US citizens to vote against Trump https://t.co/R9ZMSKTdra
(https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/735891327565582337?s=03)

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Tweet from Ari Berman (@AriBerman) Auto Voter Registration

Ari Berman (@AriBerman) tweeted at 8:20 AM on Wed, May 18, 2016:
.@EricHolder calls for nationwide automatic voter registration. Of 75 million who didn't vote in 2012, 60 mil not registered #AVRforall
(https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/732954067287347201?s=03)

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Whole Foods Protests in New York and Los Angeles






NY Daily News, 5/13/16:

"[Matthew] Sandusky plans to attend a May 25 protest in Manhattan in support of two women who say they were raped as teens by one-time rabbinical student Marc Gafni. 'It’s obviously something I feel strongly, passionately about, to be there in person,' Matt Sandusky said. 'I love the opportunity to be there and help out.'"



Newswire:


PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 10:38 EDT

Abuse Groups to Protest at Whole Foods 365 Launch in LA

Matthew Sandusky to join coordinated protest at Whole Foods in NYC. New York Times reported Whole Foods CEO link to spiritual leader, former rabbi with "troubled past"

https://www.newswire.com/news/abuse-groups-to-protest-at-whole-foods-365-launch-in-la-10663936

PRESS RELEASE  MAY 18, 2016 09:00 EDT
Abuse groups, Jewish leaders to stage coordinated protests at Whole Foods in NYC and LA on May 25 -- to coincide with the chain's first 365 store launch. Matthew Sandusky, founder of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, and abused son of pedophile Jerry Sandusky, to join protesters in NYC. Nonprofits SNAP (of Spotlight movie) and NAASCA to join Jewish leaders, protesting Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey's ties to Marc Gafni, former rabbi with "a troubled past," as reported by The New York Times.
New York, New York, May 18, 2016 (Newswire.com">Newswire.com) - ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Matthew Sandusky, founder and Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, and the adopted and abused son of former Penn State football coach, convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky, plans to join protesters at Whole Foods Market Upper West Side store in New York City on May 25.
Advocacy groups SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, featured in the movie Spotlight), Peaceful Hearts Foundation, and NAASCA (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse)​ are joining forces with New York Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu. The informal coalition plans to lead coordinated protests at Whole Foods in Manhattan, and at the highly anticipated launch of the first 365 by Whole Foods Market store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 25.
Whole Foods' public statement, 'there's nothing else to say on this matter' could not be more incorrect. For far too long we have allowed child sex abuse to remain in the shadows of silence. Perpetrators groom their victims into silence and society has reinforced that silence. John Mackey and the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors have an opportunity to reach millions with an important message.
MATTHEW SANDUSKY, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PEACEFUL HEARTS FOUNDATION
The protests are in response to Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey's link to spiritual leader Marc Gafni, a former rabbi with a "troubled past," as reported by The New York Times in December:
"A co-founder of Whole Foods, John Mackey, a proponent of conscious capitalism, calls Mr. Gafni 'a bold visionary.' He is a chairman of the executive board of Mr. Gafni's center, and he hosts board meetings at his Texas ranch."
And of one of his accusers, "He [Gafni] added, 'She was 14 going on 35, and I never forced her.'"
After The Times story broke, Rabbi Ingber led a petition drive, co-authored by more than 100 rabbis and Jewish leaders, demanding that Whole Foods sever ties with Gafni, citing "many, repeated and serious allegations, both public and private, former and recent." 
Sara Kabakov came forward publicly for the first time in her opinion piece in The Forward: "I Was 13 When Marc Gafni's Abuse Began." Mackey has been widely criticized by expertsin business, academia, and survivors' advocacy work. 
Mackey's only statement, posted on his Whole Foods Market blog, says his affiliation with Gafni is "strictly a personal relationship," and includes a link to their 7-part video dialogue on Gafni's website. Whole Foods has made a parallel statement on Twitterand Facebook, defining Mackey's relationship with Gafni as "his personal business." A spokesperson for Whole Foods Market emailed: “John no longer serves on Mr. Gafni’s board and has no connection to the Center for Integral Wisdom. That being said, there’s nothing else to say on this matter.”
But leaders working to eradicate child sexual abuse think Mackey needs to say more. Survivor, author, and advocate Nikki DuBose wrote in The Huffington Post, "It’s no secret that survivors live in silence, and society has a responsibility to help end that."
The NY Daily News reported:
"[Matthew] Sandusky plans to attend a May 25 protest [at Whole Foods] in Manhattan in support of two women who say they were sexually abused as teens by one-time rabbinical student Marc Gafni. 'It’s obviously something I feel strongly, passionately about, to be there in person,' Matt Sandusky said. 'I love the opportunity to be there and help out.'"
David Clohessy, Executive Director of SNAP, from their press release:
"We disagree with the public relations staffer who claims 'there's nothing else to say on this matter.' If you've hurt people, distancing yourself from a wrongdoer isn't enough. You have a moral duty to do more. We hope to see tangible helpful action by Mackey very soon to lessen the harm he has caused by his irresponsible affiliation with and support for an admitted sex offender."
Bill Murray, founder and CEO of NAASCA:
"As a community, we need to bring light into the shadows of the taboo issues of child sexual abuse -- we must expose institutional enabling to stop the silence and change the culture. Instead of stepping out of this discussion, Whole Foods should publicly step up to the plate by taking a responsible corporate stand against child sexual abuse as soon as possible."
Matthew Sandusky, founder and Executive Director, Peaceful Hearts Foundation, and author ofUndaunted: Breaking My Silence to Overcome the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse:
"Whole Foods' public statement, 'there's nothing else to say on this matter' could not be more incorrect. For far too long we have allowed child sex abuse to remain in the shadows of silence. Instead of maintaining the societal norm of silence around these issues, I would like to see them take a stand against child sexual abuse publicly -- to take a leadership role in getting the message across that we can no longer remain silent."
# # #
Response from The New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet is below.

Thanks so much for including me on your show and in your very important work!

Oh, and here's my story about getting reamed by Doug Rauch, co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism:



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dean Baquet <dbaquet@nytimes.com>
Date: Sun, May 22, 2016 at 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: Why hasn't NYT reported news of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Child Victims Act?



Only someone quite paranoid would see such a connection. But thanks for calling this to my attention.

Sent from my iPhone


Dear Mr. Baquet,

I hope this email finds you well.

I am curious about why The New York Times has not reported on what seems to be a newsworthy story -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo backing proposed legislation of the Child Victims Act, led by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey:


Child sexual abuse survivor Sara Kabakov is working with Assemblywoman Markey to help champion this legislation. Ms. Kabakov came forward publicly for the first time, identifying herself as the 14-year old subject of this quote in The New York Times on December 25, 2015:

"Mr. Gafni was quoted saying they had been in love. He added, “She was 14 going on 35, and I never forced her.”

Also reported in The Times December 25 story, Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey's relationship with Marc Gafni:

"A co-founder of Whole Foods, John Mackey, a proponent of conscious capitalism, calls Mr. Gafni “a bold visionary.” He is a chairman of the executive board of Mr. Gafni’scenter, and he hosts board meetings at his Texas ranch."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/26/us/marc-gafni-center-for-integral-wisdom.html

NYT Publisher and Chairman Arthur O. Sulzberger's wife Gabrielle Greene Sulzberger sits on the Whole Foods Market board of directors. According to 7/20/15 proxy statement, Mrs. Sulzberger’s 2014 Whole Foods Market cash compensation was $422,049. According to 6/18/15 SEC reporting, Mrs. Sulzberger held 64,666 shares of WFM stock, valued at approximately $2 million.

I am not saying there is a causal relationship between The Times absence of reporting on the Child Victims Act and the Sulzberger family financial interests in Whole Foods Market. But to assuage any remote concern about conflict of interest, I would like to invite The Times to closely consider what it deems newsworthy, both on the Child Victims Act, and this follow-up to The Times 12/25 story, about coordinated protests at Whole Foods in NYC and Los Angeles, May 25:



Thank you for your time and consideration,

Best,
Nancy Levine