In wake of DA’s statements, SNAP urges Statute of Limitations reform
Situations like these are exactly why the archaic, predator friendly statutes of limitations need to be changed. When the DA himself must apologize to victims, knowing they are unable to hold them accountable for their crimes, lawmakers everywhere should be looking for ways to resolve the problem. We hope that the DA will join us in our call for statute of limitations reform, and we urge the NY Legislature to take up this important task.
We are encouraged that Fine is still able to be investigated and charged at a federal level. Now more than ever it is imperative that those who have seen or suspected Fine’s misdeeds should contact law enforcement and that anyone who has suffered abuse find the courage to step forward.
Read thet story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/sports/ncaabasketball/accusers-are-credible-but-former-syracuse-coach-cant-be-charged-district-attorney-says.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.