Aus- Victims slam lawyers who want abuse inquiry slowed
Those who want to slow down an inquiry into child sex crimes and cover ups are wrong. They may be well-intentioned. But they are essentially - and callously - resigning dozens or perhaps hundreds of innocent children to devastated lives.
Every day, kids are being molested, crimes are being covered up, and predators are being protected.
Some dangerous predators - and their irresponsible supervisors - are no doubt intimidating victims, threatening witnesses, and discrediting whistleblowers, fabricating alibis, destroying evidence, and leaving or preparing to leave the country. So delaying this inquiry helps wrongdoers and their allies while hurting victims and their families.
It always seems reasonable to say "let's be careful." But in this case, seeming reasonable and being reasonable are very different things. "Slow down" may sound responsible. But it's actually irresponsible.
Let's put the safety of children ahead of the concerns of adults.
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SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
- East Coast/DC: Becky Ianni (SNAPvirginia@cox.net, 703-801-6044)
- Midwest/Chicago: Zach Hiner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-974-9009)
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- West Coast / San Francisco: Melanie Sakoda (firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-708-6175)
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