PA- Abuse victim found dead
For immediate release Thursday, October 17, 2013
Statement by Karen Polesir of Philadelphia SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (267-992-9463, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our hearts ache for this family.
This brave man courageously exposed a child molesting cleric and protected others. He fought hard to get his day in court. Now that day will never come. We are deeply grateful for his bravery and deeply saddened for his friends and family
Now more than ever, it's crucial that every victim, witness and whistleblower come forward and work with law enforcement. Children are safe when predators are behind bars.
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.