Walter V. Robinson is the Boston Globe's Editor at Large, and has worked at the Globe as reporter and editor for 43 years. He covered city, state and national politics and government, including four presidential elections and two Presidencies. He was the Middle East correspondent during the First Gulf War. He was city editor, metro editor, roving foreign correspondent, and for years an investigative reporter. He headed the Globe Spotlight Team from 1999 to 2006, and led the investigation that exposed the Catholic Church's coverup of decades of sexual abuse by nearly 200 priests.
2015 Conference Speaker- Walter Robinson
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.