PA- SNAP urges immediate jail for Msgr. Lynn
We agree with prosecutors: Msgr. Lynn is a flight risk and should be jailed right now. That's only prudent.
Time and time again over the years, Catholic officials who have committed or concealed child sex crimes have fled overseas. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2012/03_04/2012_03_10_Eads_Fugitives.htm
Why take this risk?
Msgr. Lynn's been convicted of just one charge. But keep in mind that for at least 12 years, and likely longer, he suspected and knew of but concealed and enabled horrific child sex crimes by perhaps dozens of clerics. He and his current and former church supervisors have much to fear. He might very well flee abroad.
So let's put justice and safety first, and lock up Msgr. Lynn right away.
Also, it's important to remember that Fr. Brennan, a serial child molester, now walks free. We worry about the safety of kids around him. We hope others who saw, suspected and suffered his crimes come forward immediately. And we hope prosecutors are able to charge him again as soon as possible.
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.
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.