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"Clergy Sexual Abuse - Letter to U.S. Department of Justice"

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Debby Bodkin, Founder

June 29, 2006

Via Facsimile & Email
(202) 514-0293,

U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Criminal Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530

Re: Request for Government Intervention on behalf of the People of the United States of America, Protections of Children, Due Process, Equal Protection and Administration of Justice

Dear Attorney General Gonzales:

This letter is a formal request for representative plaintiff status in a civil, criminal and/or enforcement lawsuit to be brought on behalf of the People of the United States of America, by the U.S. Department of Justice, against any and all attorneys and legal advisors who have assisted Catholic Bishops and religious leaders in the obstructions of justice and abuses of our country's legal system, in defending and protecting politically-connected religious institutions from monetary losses, for the sex abuse crimes committed against children and vulnerable adults.

It is important to note that this request should not be referred to the various State Bars who monitor the professional standards of attorneys nationwide. Afterall, that would be like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops monitoring the sex abuse crimes of Bishops, priests and employees. This is not a solution and will never protect children and vulnerable adults from sex abuse crimes or continued expired statutes of limitations, based on intentional delays through our country's courts.

As a 51 year old female, non-party spouse in a Whistleblower lawsuit filed by my husband, whose 8 years of employment with a Catholic school ended soon after he reported that the Catholic school principal's son had a gun on the school campus, and as a supporter in several organizations, A Coalition for Truth, Survivors of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), Voice of the Faithful and others, I have experienced financial, emotional and privacy breaches during the past 4 years that have resulted after the exercise of free speech, press and opinion.

I have facts, testimonials and documentation from persons and families all over the country, that would justify government intervention on behalf of the People of the United States of America, against attorneys and officers of the court, who intentionally aided and abetted sex abuse crimes that were committed against children and vulnerable adults, through the abuses of the U.S. court system.

Many legal advisors representing politically-connected religious institutions have led criminal and civil court battles nationwide that have cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, year after year, for personal economic gain ┬ľ which is a form of malicious prosecution.

In the interests of justice, public safety and peace in the U.S., please investigate the facts in this letter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or letter.

The clergy sex abuse crisis has released a Domino Effect in our society with consequences and life-long damages for the victims of sex abuse crimes and their families. Please assist in all efforts to return the justice denied to God's most precious gift, our children, those who cannot protect themselves, and deserved to be safe when in our care.

Respectfully submitted,

Debby Bodkin, Founder
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