Montco. State Sen. Weighs in on Definition of Child Abuse
State lawmakers are fine tuning the definition of child abuse. Montgomery county State Senator Bob Mensch says, as soon as the senate addresses changes to what is considered to be child abuse, it can concentrate on other proposals from a panel that studied Pennsylvania’s child protection laws.
“I think the next issue is mandatory reporting and understand that and who has to be a mandatory reporter. How do we get the training. What are the definitions, again the definitions are so critical.”
A House plan is scheduled for committee action this week. The senate is expected to take up the issue in the fall. Last year,a special task force was created to address the question of what is the definition of child abuse.
Former N.B.C Attorney: Obama Admin. Controls The Press
A former network television news attorney says the Obama Administration is worse than the Nixon Whitehouse when it comes to freedom of the press. Cory Dunham wrote the book “Government Control of The News” last year, prior to the headlines involving the Justice Department’s investigating the A.P. news sources.
“Years ago something like this is happening today, you would have found the head of C.B.S and A.B.C and N.B.C out there making speeches and coming to the defense of the press. Today, not one word. Not one of those executives in the industry has said a thing.”
Dunham was Chief Legal Council for N.B.C. for 25 years and a guest on Monday’s Edition of the WNPV program Comment Please By Univest