Hollywood talent manager charged with abuse, SNAP responds
We applaud the brave young man who came forward and spoke out against Martin Weiss and the sexual violence that he committed for years. To come forward at such a young age is impressive and courageous, and likely has saved many other children from more exploitation and abuse by Weiss.
We also urge anyone who may have seen, suffered, or suspected Weiss’ crimes to come forward and give an account of their abuse to the local police. Silence is a predator’s best weapon, and we hope that others will emulate the young man who last week broke his in order to protect children from this predator.
Read the story here: http://www.smdp.com/Articles-local-news-c-2011-12-02-73047.113116-Local-talent-manager-for-kids-charged-with-child-molestation.html
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.