Senate Mulling Bill Aimed at Redefining Child Abuse

The state Senate is currently mulling legislation that aims to broaden the legal definition of "child abuse," which attorneys and legislators say would make it easier to identify and punish abusers.

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  • Alice Ann Belmonte Gates

    this Bill should be amied at the abuses of Constitutional inJustice of Collabrative Law Fraud and Abuses of and by Law Firms and Judges Mark A. Bruno D.O. ....turning the Constitiution Upside Down for Social Greed of the KINGS BENCH of "Innocence Until Proven Guilty from a Broken and Corrupt Legal/Medical System of Fraud of EQUAL/Human/Hippa/Privacy Rights of Abuses of Title 18 PA Crimes Codes/ ERISSA Rights/ Union Rights/ Fair and Equal Rights/ Veterans Rights/ Discrimination Rights all by FRAUD with MERIT

  • ELois P. Clayton

    ALL of this is fine, BUT, what about the COVERUP of sexual abuses orchestrated on patients at Chester , Mental Health Center(in Chester, Illinois), which because of this facility being an extention of Menard psychy, is a mental hospital?

    Organizations like 'Just detention', are deeply concerned about youths, being raped by gaurds and others that's institutionalized.

    My brother(David P.), has been a vicitim of rape and other assaults (by CMHC guards and a few of the inmate./patients residing there), for TOOOO long!

    The admins.(retired Patricia Kelley-Mosbacher, David Dunker, Roy Evans(X Unit Director), Tracie Mott(LCSW), who also is a LIER, Dr. Thakur, who assist the admin., with lieing on patients, and NOW, Lisa(the admin. secretary), is involved in LIES being told on I, because I will NOT hesitate to file a WRITTEN COMPLAINT(if need be)!

    ALERT! Anytime patients are given psychotropic drugs, as (false)punishment, that is MEDICARE/CAID FRAUD and this has been in existance at Chester MHC, for YEARS!

    WHY, is the government allowing this place to be secluded and not mentioned and exposed, for what it BASICALLY is?

    WHY, isn't the admin., being held to a higher standard?

    WHY, isn't governor QUINN, looking CLOSER into the activities of Chester MHC AND the Chester Police Department(where CHIEF COFFEY has been the CHIEF for enough years for an investigation to enacted?

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