MO - Baptist church elder arrested in Springfield, SNAP responds
We are grateful to Springfield police and prosecutors for pursuing the case against Scott Blair with such vigor. These are heinous crimes, and children in Springfield are much safer with Blair off the streets.
Our hearts ache for the now-teenage victims, but we applaud them for their remarkable courage in coming forward at such a young age.
Church officials at Southeast Bible Chapel have a duty to reach out to their congregation and beg anyone who saw, suspected, or suffered crimes by Blair to come forward and make a report to police. Now, more than ever, breaking the silence about Blair’s crimes can ensure both justice for the victims and the prevention of future abuse.
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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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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