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Child Abuse / Newark, New Jersey #718996

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 07, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) A report that California has lost track of thousands of sex offenders and child molesters, who are required by Megan’s Law to register their residence, noted.

(New York: Richard Schlesinger) Grave concerns about child welfare systems featured; details given about the search for the woman in whose Newark, New Jersey, house 7-year-old Faheem Williams†† was found dead and his brothers were kept beaten and starving; foster care statistics cited. [New Jersey Governor James McGREEVEY†- says the state failed to protect the children.] [Victim’s aunt Felice WILLIAMS†- reacts.] [Children’s Defense Fund Marylee ALLEN†, child welfare advocate Richard WEXLER†- talk about the overloaded child welfare systems.]

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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