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New Jersey Priest Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

The New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force (CATF) has brought its first case against a Catholic priest from Phillipsburg. The 63-year old priest was recently arrested and charged with several counts of child sexual assault dating back almost three decades, according to the state Attorney General’s office.

Establishment of the New Jersey CATF

The New Jersey CATF was established on September 6, 2018, following the Pennsylvania grand jury report, which was released the previous month. The purpose of the task force is to investigate allegations of clergy abuse within New Jersey Catholic dioceses, along with any attempts to cover up those allegations. The state Attorney General explains that the CATF’s mission is to expose the truth and obtain justice for clergy abuse survivors.

An experienced sex crimes prosecutor was appointed to head the task force, oversee a team of detectives and prosecutors, and report directly to the Division of Criminal Justice Director.

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Catholic Church Releases List of Nearly 65 Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse

Leaders from the Catholic church in New Jersey released a list of nearly 65 priests who have been credibly accused of the abuse of children on Wednesday. The accounts of clergy abuse date back to 1940 and list priests with ties to New Jersey, over 30 of whom are deceased. Archdiocesan records were used to create the list, which it is hoped will bring closure to survivors of the abuse.

The release of the names of priests who have been credibly accused of child abuse is a good start for the Catholic church. Unfortunately, a list of names and crimes committed by the individuals may not be enough to offer closure to survivors. Survivors will still remember the trauma they suffered and may only feel they will be able to move past the emotional distress if their abusers are held accountable for their actions.

If you or someone you love faced sexual abuse as a child by a clergy member,

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Collision Mitigation and Semi-Trucks

Large commercial tractor trailers and semi-trucks are more prevalent on American roadways than ever before. In fact, there were over seven million tractor trailers and semi-trucks registered in the United States in 2017. The more trucks that are on the road, the greater the risk for serious and fatal accidents with passenger vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 4,300 fatalities were reported in accidents involving large trucks across the United States in 2016. Forward collision warning systems and automatic emergency braking technology have proven to reduce the number of traffic accidents reported each year, yet only 15 percent of commercial trucks are equipped with these safety features. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that 107,000 trucking accidents could be avoided each year by adding these safety features.

Delay in Adding Safety Features to Commercial Trucks

Money is the primary factor in preventing safety features such as forward collision warning systems,

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