MO- SNAP is "reassured" by Ratigan sentence
For immediate release: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Statement by Judy Jones of St. Louis, Assistant Midwest Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 974 5003, firstname.lastname@example.org)
It's very reassuring to know that Ratigan can never hurt another child. At the same time, the bank robber gets 50 years while the guy who drove the getaway car does no jail time.
Accuracy matters. Ratigan molested girls and made child porn with their photos. He touched and photographed them illegally, inappropriately and hurtfully.
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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