PA - Sandusky victims receive 59.7M; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Monday, October 28, 2013
Statement by Barbara Dorris, Outreach Director, 314-862-7688 SNAPdorris@gmail.com
No amount of money can restore the innocence that was taken from the victims. It’s only because of their generosity and courage in speaking up that Sandusky was removed from his powerful position and children are safer.
Now more than ever, it’s important that if anyone who has who seen, suspected or suffered abuse call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids, deter cover ups and start healing.
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.