SNAP Media Events

MI--SNAP: “Is he letting other accused abusers work in parishes?”

Victims seek help from prelates

“Each MI bishop should do outreach,” SNAP says
Their colleague is accused of abusing seminarians
Group also wants Kalamazoo bishop to hold meeting
SNAP: “Is he letting other accused abusers work in parishes?”
“He should explain his decision & answer questions,” they say
And group wants Battle Creek priest disciplined “for deception”

WHAT

Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference, abuse victims and concerned Catholics will hand-deliver a letter and publicly urge Michigan bishops to seek out anyone who may have been hurt by a now-disgraced Twin Cities Archbishop. In addition to endangering children by covering up sex crimes, the archbishop allegedly made “unwanted sexual advances” toward at least six seminarians when he led a Detroit school for prospective priests.


FL--Catholic officials punish whistleblowers

Victims blast Palm Beach bishop

Catholic officials punish whistleblowers

And they wanted to help a predator flee

Support group wants law enforcement to investigate

SNAP: “Those who conceal abuse should also face charges

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will blast Palm Beach’s Catholic bishop for retaliating against a whistleblower priest who called law enforcement when a colleague admitted child sex crimes and a nun who helped the whistleblower. The victims will also urge the bishop to

--hold an open public meeting to answer questions about the troubling allegations that his diocese tried to help a predator flee,

--explain whether he or his colleagues have done this with other child molesting clerics, and

--post all predator priests' names in parish bulletins and on church websites, and

--include their photos, work histories and whereabouts.

 


CA--SNAP blasts school officials: “Shame on you for backing predators & hurting kids!”

Group praises victims who are testifying for 3rd time

Despite predator’s conviction, school claims “he didn’t do it”

SNAP to wounded children: “You’re being very brave & strong”

They blast school officials: “Shame on you for backing predators & hurting kids!”

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, sex abuse victims will

--applaud the brave kids who are being forced by the Mt. Diablo Unified School District to testify about their abuse by former teacher Joseph Martin for the third time, and

--beg anyone who experienced, witnessed or suspected abuse by Martin to report what they know to the authorities.


GA--SNAP: Church staff should “protect kids by publicizing new legal option”

Victims to leaflet mass attendees

They want predator priests’ names

About 20 US bishops have posted them

But no Georgia Catholic official has done so yet

Group also says new law enables victims to file abuse cases

SNAP: Church staff should “protect kids by publicizing new legal option”

What: 

As Catholics enter and leave mass, sex abuse victims will hand leaflets to them. The fliers ask parishioners to urge Savannah’s bishop:
--permanently post on church websites the names of all predator priests who have worked or lived – or now work or live – in the diocese, and 
--spread the word about a new Georgia law that makes kids safer by enabling child sex abuse victims to file civil lawsuits against “those who commit or conceal sexual violence.”

CA--Survivors ask: “Are schools adequately protecting special needs kids”

Victims’ group begs grand juries to investigate officials

Survivors ask: “Are schools adequately protecting special needs kids”

Recent shocking video footage of boy being punched is latest incident at the facility

SNAP: “Officials endangered kids by not responding properly to allegations of abuse

WHAT: Holding signs and childhood pictures, abuse victims will hold a news conference outside the Contra Costa County Court Administration building to:

--blast local school districts over recent reports of abuse of special needs children,

--prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered abuse at Tobinworld in Antioch to call police, and

--hand deliver a formal request asking that a grand jury be convened to investigate whether school officials are breaking laws or endangering special needs students. Copies of the complaint will be available at the press event, as will copies of complaints to the grand juries in Alameda and Solano County. 


IL--Victims to Archbishop: Fire your review board

Victims to Archbishop: Fire your review board

They OK’ed admitted child predator for ministry, even after Priest yanked in LA for abusive past

Chicago board refused to meet with victim

Newly exposed documents say cleric would have no unsupervised contact with kids

But cleric still works with kids, presents himself as priest

Archdiocese, Cupich defies zero tolerance vow, group says

What: At a sidewalk news conference, victims of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church will attempt to hand-deliver a letter to the Chicago Archbishop. The letter cites a Chicago Tribune story about an admitted predator priest in Chicago. It also demands that Archbishop Blase Cupich:  


KS--Predator priest and doctor is sued for first time

 

Predator priest and doctor is sued for first time

Molester held parties at lake with alcohol, adults and teenagers

He also took boy out of state & assaulted him after his mom died

Victims group begs bishop to post names of other pedophile priests

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and supporters will publicly

--announce a new child abuse lawsuit against a Kansas City priest who’s also a therapist,

--prod the archbishop to post the names of credibly accused predators on diocesan website, and

--urge those who see, suspect or suffer clergy sex crimes and cover ups to keep calling police and prosecutors, not church officials.    


CA--School board is re-traumatizing victims, group charges

School board is re-traumatizing victims, group charges

District argues in court that teacher didn’t abuse kids

But he’s has been criminally convicted of child sexual crimes

Group urges taxpayers to insist that board stop “hardball legal tactic” 

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, sex abuse survivors will blast public school officials for claiming that kids were not abused by a child molesting teacher who was convicted for molesting those same kids. The group will also urge the school board to:

-- “stop playing legal hardball and re-victimizing these youngsters,”

--denounce the legal strategy of claiming that victims were not abused,

--apologize for and explain their rationale for making “this intimidating move,” and

--disclose and discipline those who approved this tactic.


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