SNAP Media Events
They want him to order AG to use subpoenas
SNAP also wants Hawley to delay & expand abuse inquiry
"Make no announcement until after election day," they urge
Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," victims argue
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand deliver a letter to Missouri's governor urging him to insist that the state attorney general
--use subpoena powers to expand a statewide clergy sex abuse inquiry,
--question Catholic officials, in Jeff City & elsewhere, under oath, and
--use state resources to prod victims, witnesses & whistleblowers to come forward soon.
Nine new "predator" priests are "outed"
All were sent here after being accused in Pennsylvania
Group pushes AG Hawley to delay and expand his abuse inquiry
"Make no announcement until after election day," victims urge
Otherwise, probe will be "politicized" and "hurtful," they argue
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose the names of nine priests named in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report who were sent to St. Louis after having been accused of child sex crimes, and
--hand deliver a letter urging Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to both delay and expand his clergy sex abuse inquiry.
Abuse victims want statewide AG probe of California Catholic Church
They also urge police and prosecutors at local levels to "be more aggressive"
Roughly 500 priests in the state have been accused of hurting kids, but statistics indicate there should be 2000 or more
The San Diego Diocese recently admitted it hid files on at least 8 clergymen – including a man who is still running religious retreats out of Sacramento
At least one accused priest was shuffled out of California and first publicly identified in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report
Another clergyman with multiple allegations in the Keystone State was moved to California and worked for years in parishes in this state
“Law enforcement must do more,” survivors group says, “if children are to be better protected”
September 10, 2018
Prof. Marci A. Hamilton, CEO, CHILD USA, 215-353-8984, email@example.com
Alix Boren, Esq., Executive Director, CHILD USA, 215-539-1906, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael McDonnell, SNAP, Philadelphia, 267-261-0578, email@example.com
Vinka Jackson, 470-464-0779, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Howard, 904-314-8764, email@example.com
Sarah Klein, 646-335-3385, firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Nassar Survivors Join CHILD USA and SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) Hold Press Conference to Call Upon Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Pass a Window for Justice in Pennsylvania
601 S. Henderson Road,
King of Prussia, PA 19406
DATE: September 11, 2018
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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.