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Monserrate Defends Detox Program

Title: Monserrate Defends Detox Program
Date: Friday, 20 April 2007
Publisher: New York Observer
Main source: observer.com

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Yesterday, I caught up with Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who has come under fire for supporting a Sept. 11 first-responder detoxification program associated with the Church of Scientology. Scientology's most famous booster, Tom Cruise, held a fund-raiser last night for the program. Monserrate, a former cop, told me he spoke with Sept. 11 rescue workers who have benefited from the program, and said that critics are motivated by their own agendas. "The bottom line is the program provided a better quality of ... [Read the rest at observer.com]