FL- Woman Says George Zimmerman Molested Her For More Than A Decade, SNAP Responds
We applaud this brave woman for reporting the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of George Zimmerman.
She surely knows it’s dangerous to lie to law enforcement. The fact that she disclosed to law enforcement adds credibility to her report. We also find it very credible when she says she’s speaking up now because, for the first time, she no longer has to fear Zimmerman.
Some will question her motives and her timing. That’s wrong. It’s best to keep an open mind in these cases. And it’s crucial – if we are to better protect kids – that all adults work to create a welcoming climate, not a hostile one, for victims and alleged victims of child sex crimes who find the courage to speak up.
Shame on Zimmerman’s defense lawyers for disclosing an important fact about the alleged victim’s relationship to Zimmerman. A criminal can defend himself without violating the privacy of his victim. That’s what Zimmerman should be doing.
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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.
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.