Hawaii State AG

Dear Attorney General Suzuki,

After reading reports of the Pennsylvania grand jury, I can no longer trust that my
children are safe in the State of Hawaii. I am both outraged and disturbed by
what they found.  

As a resident of the state of Hawaii, I ask and implore you to conduct an
independent investigation into probable sexual abuse of children and minors by
clergy in the Catholic Church. Serious criminal acts were committed by Catholic
clergy in Pennsylvania. We fear harm to hundreds or perhaps thousands of
children in the state of Hawaii have also occurred.  

The shocking Grand Jury Report demonstrates a cavalier disregard for children’s
health and safety.  It is imperative that the investigation include the following
three factors: 1) be independent and separate from the church, 2) employ
subpoena authority, and 3) compel testimony under oath.

Our community relies on you and other organizations of law enforcement for the
safety of our community.  Perpetrators of these crimes, and those responsible for
covering up these crimes, need to be held accountable.  This initiative will protect
future children from sexual assault in our great state.  We need to make the very
strong statement that there will be criminal consequences for protecting an
institution over the safety and well being of a child.  

Out of the 1000 victims in the state of Pennsylvania, only 2 will be able to seek
justice do to PA SOL laws.  

The PA Grand Jury Report is replete with story after story of how the Church
turned their back to their victims.  Please don’t do the same to the victims in
Hawaii.  These survivors deserve more from this great state.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.




HI state AG  http://ag.hawaii.gov/

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