I'm horrified and outraged at the movie too.

And I also know that sending letters asking for investigations accomplishes nothing, and does nothing for any of the victims of the 70 MILLION images the federal government ALREADY possesses just from LAST YEAR.
We need Senators using their platforms and power to tell the truth about what's really going on in our justice system,and equipping that system with training, funding and accountability so it can actually work.

Don't write a letter asking a broken system for an investigation.
We need Senators who are looking at reform to give victims access to our civil and criminal justice systems.

Without that, an investigation does nothing.
We need accountability for, and recourse against, investigators and prosecutors who cover up abuse or simply don't do their jobs.

Without that, a letter demanding an investigation does nothing.
Make no mistake - these issues and desperate needs have been well known and long discussed by advocates and survivors who have begged and plead for help.

There has been no lack of opportunity to learn, advocate, speak on or spearhead real reform.
Make no mistake - these issues and desperate needs have been well known and long discussed by advocates and survivors who have begged and plead for help.

There has been no lack of opportunity to learn, advocate, speak on or spearhead real reform.

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12 Sep
This is posturing and using abuse for political purposes. Both sides do it, and I'm exhausted by it.

Let's talk about real reform if you want to stand against child abuse.

Let's talk about the USOPC, a creation of the Senate, which aids the abuse of 100's of kids every year.
Let's talk about Title IX, which applies to minor kids in government schools, and the absolute dearth of protection when they are abused on government property or by government employed teachers.
Let's talk about legislation to ensure that hosting websites, like Pornhub and social media platforms have liability for the videos of violent rape and child sexual abuse that they facilitate and even monetize.
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12 Aug
I haven't spoken much about this because this has affected me in ways I can't express.

I wait for these calls. Every single day, I am waiting. I pray through the night that I won't get them. Some nights, I'm not sure what I'll wake up to.

The world, at Larry's sentencing, saw women reclaim their voice. They saw a moment of triumph, and when the world left the scene of our courtroom, by and large, they felt "good". Yes, there had been a tragedy but we - viewers felt - now had justice and victory. Wasn't it over?
I saw something very different. I looked at this precious group of sisters I never thought I'd meet, and wondered if we'd find ourselves missing some of us, a few years later. And we almost have - many times - lost one of us. I saw what was coming when the moment of triumph left.
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1 Aug
"It was the culture" is never an excuse or justification to minimize, for two reasons:

1 - The truth isn't as buried as we like to think. There have ALWAYS been people speaking truth for those who will listen.

2 - Reform is always counter - cultural by definition.

I constantly hear injustice, racism, abuse and misogyny excused with variations of "that was the culture... No one knew better."

That's nonsense.
With abuse, the "turning point" most people point to is the Penn State scandal. "But XYZ coverup/mishandling was before Penn State, so no one really knew what to do at that point."
Read 9 tweets
14 Jul
Wrote a victim impact statement again. My fourth in less than three years.

Kathy Klages is being sentenced tomorrow for lying to investigators when I filed my police report.

If she had done the right thing in 1997, almost none of us would have even met Larry.
If she had done the right thing in 1997, the two survivors who spoke up would have been saved from further abuse, protected, validated, and could have moved forward with healing decades earlier.

Instead, they were gaslit, mocked, and turned over for more abuse.
If Kathy had done the right thing in 2016 when I filed my report, I wouldn't have been the only one. The chain of evidence to so many of the survivors (MSU gymnasts) wouldn't have been closed.

I wouldn't have been left alone, mocked as an international headline for making it up.
Read 10 tweets
12 Jun
I am deeply discouraged by this hire as things stand right now.

From Summit’s statement it would appear that the process for bringing Bryan on board is more extensive than many churches would have done. However. . .

In cases where serious allegations and questions have been present and there is concern about obtaining all relevant information, a closed process simply cannot provide what is needed to ensure the truth is reached.
Pastors, if you are considering bringing someone on staff under these circumstances, hire an independent, trusted and qualified third party to handle the vetting and investigation for you.

Here is some guidance for how to do this:
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30 May
"How much is a little girl worth?"

I asked that because, at the heart of every decision we make, is the weighing of the value of another person. A man, woman, child - a human being with intrinsic value and worth.

I grieve for my city tonight (thread)…
I grieve the most, that we got here at all. No, violence isn't the answer, but honestly ask yourselves - if these protests weren't happening, would you know Breonna's name?

Would no-knock warrants have been suspended? Would there be any assessments happening?
Would there be a new policy requiring officers to wear body cams when executing warrants?

Ask why there wasn't that policy before. And why it is limited to the execution of warrants now.
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