OR- Scouts must turn over child sex records; SNAP responds
This is a huge victory for kids, victims, parents and law enforcement. We are grateful to the brave Scout victims whose courage and compassion have led to this impending disclosure.
It’s helpful and healing every time society learns more about adults who commit or conceal devastating child sex crimes, especially institutions where the crimes and cover ups are likely to continue.
Scout lawyers are dead wrong. The release of these records will not deter abuse reporting. It will, however, deter cover-ups of heinous child sex crimes.
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
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