January 13, 2020 in News by RBN Staff


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Emergency phone blitz for Vietnam veteran Dennis Jones, this is life or death! Dennis, of Rochester, New York, is dying from liver cancer brought on by exposure to “agent orange”, a cancer-causing compound sprayed by the United States military, in geoengineering operations to chemically burn the jungle during the Vietnam War. A perfect match was found with liver donor Ronald Pecora, a fellow veteran. Unfortunately, Pecora had recently shot an acquaintance and is scheduled to begin an 11-year prison sentence in February. The Strong Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee decided to DENY THE TRANSPLANT, citing the “valuable consideration” clause within a federal code which prohibits the purchasing of organs for transplant operations. The committee is claiming that a 2-month delay (April rather than February) in the commencement of the donor’s prison sentence is something of “value” and therefore a violation of the “valuable consideration” clause. The donor, Pecora, will still be serving the entire 11-year sentence; no reduction in prison time. The judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney in the Pecora case are united IN FAVOR OF THE DELAY in order to save Dennis’ life. It is ironic that Pecora, who is giving half of his liver, in a facility that is proving to be ruthless (Strong Memorial Hospital), is being accused of profiting from the operation that could cost him his life. U.S. Code 42 section 274e (titled: Prohibition of Organ Purchases) reads “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human organ for valuable consideration for use in human transplantation if the transplant affects interstate commerce.”


  1. What aspect of Dennis Jones’ transplant surgery affects interstate commerce?
  2. How is interstate commerce defined in this situation?
  3. Whose interstate commerce will be affected by the surgery?
  4. Is commerce more important than a man’s life?

It should be noted that it is in violation of international and domestic law to withhold medical attention from anyone in distress. Furthermore, when there is clear and compelling evidence that failure to provide medical attention will cause the death of another, it is at least manslaughter and in some jurisdictions considered murder.

Urgent: Please participate in saving the life of Dennis Jones by doing 2 things: 1 – Contact the people listed below to voice your complaint; AND 2 – Mail in a complaint form provided in the PDF file below. It is essential to file the paper complaint which can be mailed to the address listed on the complaint form.

freephoneicon editedTop 6 people to call:

  • Richard B. Handler, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester, CEO and director of the Jefferies Financial Group, 212-284-2300
  • Marjorie Shaw, JD; Administrative: 585-275-5800; Office: 585-275-0174;
  • Cardinal & Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan, 212-371-1000
  • Sarah Mangelsdorf, President of University of Rochester, 585-275-6030;
  • Steven I. Goldstein, President and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital, 585-275-7685;
  • Niagara Military Affairs Council – John Cooper, Chairman,, 716.510.6411

Important notice regarding Mr. Handler: Richard B. Handler, Chairman of the U of R Board of Trustees, is a well-known junk bond trader under Michael Milkin (convicted felon sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $600 million). He is also known to be banker with the Jefferies Group, responsible for acquiring sovereign debt in the protesting nations of Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Ireland. He then removed his investments from those nations, effectively beginning the collapse of the economies in these 5 countries. His 2012 personal earnings of $19 million exceeded even that of Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase.,9_KO10,41.htm

Important notice regarding Ms. Shaw: Shaw is the board member who is most likely threatening and terrorizing fellow ethics board members into complying with a fabricated federal code at the expense of a man’s life. She is the only committee member who is not a health or trauma expert. Her training and credentials are in the legal realm, all other board members are medical doctors. Her concerns obviously have NOTHING to do with health, justice or caring and EVERYTHING to do with fear, obedience, and cruelty.

Important notice regarding Mr. Dolan: Please ask Cardinal Dolan to enlist the support of the “Knights” mentioned at his Archdiocese website. One of the “Orders” listed there, Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, was formed in Jerusalem in 1048 A.D. Any knighted military order which has existed for 972 years must surely have power and influence which could be a “valuable consideration” in the crusade to save the life of Dennis Jones.

freephoneicon editedContinuing with the call list.. Here is the Strong Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee, whose members are responsible for the life and possible death of their patient Dennis Jones:

  • Marianne Chiafery, PNP-C, MS;; 585-276-5184
  • Carl D’Angio, MD; Office: 585-275-2972;
  • Richard Demme, M.D., FACP; 585-275-5800;
  • David Kaufman, M.D., FCCM; Administrative: 585-273-1841; Office: 585-273-1911;
  • Marjorie Shaw, JD; Administrative: 585-275-5800; Office: 585-275-0174;
  • Bernard L. Sussman, M.D.; 585-273-1154;

freephoneicon editedContinuing with the list of people to contact.. Here is the list of lifetime members and here is the list voting members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester:

Life members:

  • Aman, Alfred C., Jr.
  • Angeloff, Carl
  • Ascher, Everett S.
  • Balderston, William III
  • Bates, Ernest A., M.D.
  • Batkin, Alan R.
  • Beckman, Joel S.
  • Blumstein, Sheila E.
  • Brown, C. William
  • Brownlee, Paula P.
  • Burns, Ursula M.
  • Carpenter, William M.
  • Chandler, Colby H.
  • Chesonis, Arunas
  • Colodny, Edwin I.
  • Crockett, Bruce L.
  • Cushman, Jeanine Sullivan
  • Flaum, David
  • Frame, Robert B.
  • Friedlander, Roger B.
  • Gardner, Jerry
  • Gelband, Myra
  • Gifford, Bernard R.
  • Gleason, James S.
  • Goergen, Robert B.
  • Griner, Paul, M.D.
  • Hajim, Edmund A.
  • Hilfiker, Alan F.
  • Jackson, Thomas H.
  • Jones, Michael E.
  • Kelly, John M.
  • Knight, Ronald B.
  • Lange, Louis G., M.D.
  • LeChase, R. Wayne
  • Mack, Joseph P.
  • Manian, Bala S.
  • Messinger, Martin E.
  • Meyer, Barry M.
  • Moser, Nathan F.
  • Moses, Bruce H.
  • Munnerlyn, Charles R.
  • Neilly, Andrew H., Jr.
  • O’Brien, Dennis
  • Osieski, Robert M.
  • Peck, William A., M.D.
  • Prokupets, Elena A.
  • Rea, C. Woodrow, Jr.
  • Richardson, Arthur M.
  • Rosen, Michael S.
  • Sands, Richard E.
  • Scheerschmidt, Robert H.
  • Seligman, Joel
  • Sonnenschein, Hugo F.
  • Standish, Peter D.
  • Stark, Raymond C.
  • Whitney, Ralph R., Jr.
  • Willett, Janice M.
  • Williams, Carl C.
  • Winters, Mary-Frances
  • Wisch, Nathaniel, M.D.
  • Wyant, James C.

Voting members:

  • Aab, Richard T.
  • Abrams, Joseph W.
  • Ain, Mark
  • Beal, Joan S.
  • Benet, Jay S.
  • Bergman, Nomi M.
  • Biggar, Stephen R., M.D.
  • Bloch, Laurence H.
  • Boehning, H. Christopher
  • Bruning, John H.
  • Bruno, Elizabeth P.
  • Burger, Barbara J.
  • Davidson, Carol (John) A.
  • Drummond, Launcelot F.
  • Ferrari, Bernard T., M.D.
  • Fullwood, Emerson U.
  • Gabrellian, Ani N.
  • Greene, Gwen
  • Handler, Richard B.
  • Karp, Carol D.
  • Keegan, Robert
  • Kessler, Laurence
  • Lam, Evans Y.
  • Lieberman, Nancy A.
  • Lione, Gail A.
  • Mangelsdorf, Sarah C.
  • Miller, Edward D., M.D.
  • Minehan, Cathy E.
  • Murray, Kathleen A.
  • Nataraj, Naveen
  • Parker, Sandra A.
  • Pérez-Deisboeck, Lizette
  • Pizzo, Philip A., M.D.
  • Price, Francis L.
  • Prince, Brian F.
  • Rettner, Ronald M.
  • Richards, Thomas S.
  • Saunders, E. Philip
  • Sloan, Thomas R.
  • Waller, Kathy N.
  • Wegman, Daniel R.
  • Wentworth, Timothy C.
  • Wilmot, Thomas C., Sr.
  • Zekelman, Alan S.


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News10 NBC report on the Dennis Jones case

Concentration camp-style human experimentation at Strong Memorial Hospital:

The materials were employed for different experimental purposes. The plutonium tests were intended to determine how excreta could be used to estimate the amount of plutonium remaining in an exposed subject. Scientists wanted to ascertain a method of determining how much radioactive material stayed in the body and for how long. These plutonium injections were given between 1945-1947 at the Manhattan District Hospital at Oak Ridge, the University of California San Francisco, the University of Chicago, and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The patient samples were then analyzed in affiliated labs nearby or shipped back to Los Alamos to be examined by a biomedical research team led by Dr. Wright Langham. The chemical process of determining the amount of plutonium in a sample was complex, requiring a contamination-free laboratory. The sample was dried, converted to ash, and finally dissolved in acid.

In Rochester, a Manhattan Annex was established in 1943 at the Strong Memorial Hospital to study the toxicity of radioactive isotopes including plutonium, uranium, and polonium. Between 1946-1947, physicians injected six patients with uranium with the research goal of discerning the minimum dose that would produce detectable kidney damage. This was an experimental protocol intended to produce a harmful reaction in the subjects.


The toxicity of radioactive elements was the main research concern at the University of Rochester Manhattan Annex. There, Dr. Samuel Bassett was the primary physician-investigator in the “Special Problems Division.” Rochester was the site of the most injections during this period. Bassett oversaw a two-bed ward, divided from the Strong Memorial Hospital.


Eda Schultz Charlton, a 49-year-old woman known in reports as HP-3, was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on November 2, 1945 for unusual swelling. She was transferred to E-3 ward which was led by Dr. Samuel Bassett. Three weeks later she received a plutonium injection of 4.9 micrograms. There is no mention of this procedure in her hospital records, only in Manhattan Project reports. The decision to separate experimentation notes from medical charts was made by Stafford Warren himself, as mentioned in a 1946 letter from Wright Langham to Samuel Bassett.

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