The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Los Angeles event Wednesday regarding Polanski
Clergy sex abuse victims angry at Polanski
SNAP urges State Dept. to extradite him quickly
Group pleads with citizens to boycott all his films
"Let's stop buying from his buddies too," victims say
Self help organization blasts Martin Scorsece & Woody Allen
Prosecutors are praised for their 'persistence' and 'equal treatment'
SNAP wants US State Department officials to work hard so Polanski is brought back to the US to face justice quickly. The group feels that kids are safest when proven child predators are imprisoned.
Since his arrest and the announcement that he will be extradited to the US, some entertainment figures have expressed sympathy for him. These public statements of support, SNAP says, make teenagers who are being victimized now feel intimidated and hopeless, thus staying silent and enabling their predators to keep hurting them and others. Rallying around admitted child rapists also rubs salt into the wounds of other rape victims, both adults and kids, SNAP believes.
While sympathetic to Polanski's painful child hood and his wife's murder, SNAP feels that's irrelevant, as is his victim's personal decision to forgive him. What matters most, SNAP feels, is that a child predator is kept away from kids and that criminals learn they can't simply hire smart lawyers, make themselves popular, flee the country, and get off scot-free.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests