Yes, Sen. Booker.

Let's start talking about the legislative change that the House and Senate are capable of, that would have a direct impact on abuse and abusive systems:
Dramatically rethink and reshape sovereign/qualified immunity.

There are almost no mechanisms to hold law enforcement accountable for corrupt or criminal behavior, much less bring restitution to the victims...
Because SI/QI functions as an almost complete bar to accessing the criminal and civil justice systems. Absent substantial revisions to this doctrine there is no external impetus to do the right thing. This has to change.
Let's talk about revising Title IX and getting the duty requirements right and it's own statute of limitations and window to justice, instead of requiring it's implementation to follow archaic state statutes. Ask what's going on in college campuses because this isn't done well.
Let's look at where criminal and civil remedies for federal crimes need revisions and windows to justice. State laws need a lot of work, but you, Federal Senators and Representatives, hold significant power to create serious change and lead the way.
Let's talk about what legislation needs to change to hold entities like PornHub accountable for how they feed human trafficking and child abuse, profiting off the rape of children with zero accountability.

Let's talk about what needs to change.
Because you are right. No one went through this to hear nice words, and nice words won't keep anyone safe.

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15 Sep
I'm just going to be very blunt - this is horrible for those of us on the frontlines who paid the price over and over. Read this.

What if we hadn't had Dt. Munford and @AngiePovilaitis .

These women are absolute heroes. Read what they had to do for us.
And so are the 9 women and girls who allowed their cases to be charged and went through the hell of testifying. Remember them. Because of these women and girls and the only detective and prosecutor who fought for us, we got where we are today.
Remember the over 100 survivors who called the MSU PD to file reports, and the dozen or so who showed up over and over to MSU Board meetings and press interviews for two years.

Remember there are nine of us still acting as court appointed fiduciaries in the bankruptcy process.
Read 7 tweets
15 Sep
July 2015 (FBI report) to Sept 2016 (my report): 15 months.

Over 100 girls and women abused.

Sept 2016 (my report) to Jan 2018 (Larry's sentencing): 16 months.

Put it side by side.
In the time it took the FBI to do nothing except wine and dine with Steve Penny and procure help with a job offer, MSU detectives Andrea Munford and Assistant AG @AngiePovilaitis managed to do the following:
Interview Larry within 24 hours of my coming forward and for the first time find the discrepancies in his story.

Start and follow up an incredibly in-depth Title IX process that immediately removed him from the exam room - something the FBI didn't manage in 15 months...
Read 9 tweets
12 Sep
Five years gives a lot of clarity. But remember when you read the story that started it all, with today's 20/20 hindsight, what it was like back then...…
From '97 to 2015 there were 17 reports about Larry's abuse to MSU. 4 law enforcement agencies/offices also received at least five reports and never investigated. A 5th agency tried to bury the story.
Countless coaches at USAG heard athletes describe the abuse. USAG and USOPC leaders knew at least 4 elites had described abuse.

No one cared, until 5 years ago today, when the @indystar told the truth.

And when that happened, it was ugly.
Read 11 tweets
28 Jul
No. It was not @USAGym that raised a stink about anything. It was USAG that sicced private investigators to try to dig up dirt on Jamie Danztscher when she came forward anonymously about Larry, knowing full well she was telling the truth. They even contacted old boyfriends.

It was USAG that never told the FBI about Simone's abuse, and never told Simone about the investigation.

It was USAG that stuffed files on sexually abusive coaches into a file cabinet instead of taking the elevator a few floors down to the CPS office IN THEIR BUILDING.
It was USAG's CEO who asked for help "body slamming the sources" of the IndyStar article.

It was USAG that illegally removed and concealed medical files from the Ranch after I and Jamie came forward.

It was USAG that described investigating abuse as a "witch hunt".
Read 11 tweets
27 Jul
I don't want to hear one more word about "why we need Marta."

No. You know what we need?

We needed a system that didn't subject our athletes to every possible form of abuse for decades.

We needed a system that didn't leave a trail of broken bodies and souls.

We needed USAG to own the horrible failures,listen, and step up to actually fix it.

We needed our athletes to not be in the position of barely surviving what was done to them, and then carrying the weight of whistle-blowing and reform.
It's unconscionable that USAG created and applauded such an abusive model.

It's unconscionable that they haven't owned it and made basic steps to reform.

It's unconscionable that these athletes carried the weight of absolutely everything.
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15 Jul
And if this makes you angry, hear the names of the people who made this END. The ones who cared, and chose to do what was right, and fought for the truth. Without them, Larry would still be out there.

Know what, and who, it took to make it end:
Detective Andrea Munford who did what NO other Detective had done: fought for the truth right away. She moved immediately. Before evidence could be destroyed, before he could prepare. We had charges in a record time frame, with flawless police work, because she cared.
Chief @jhdunlap1 who didn't let the case die with a local prosecutor but called the AG so we could get charges brought. He and Andrea fought for us when we were so close to being shut out again, after so much effort and work.
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