Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SNAP - PERSECUTING VICTIMS OF CLERGY SEX ABUSE...AGAIN


Poor Joelle Casteix of SNAP. She has nothing better to do than brood over the fact that normal people like us in the pews were actually able to stand up to evil all by ourselves and not depend on the professionals like her and her lawyer friends who have made a nice career out being the "professionals." 

It is critical for SNAP and the law firms it sleeps with to destroy any alternative to themselves, lest they cease to matter, and more importantly, line their own pockets. This is why Casteix is obsessed with destroying Attorney Michael Caspino to the point of laughable lies.

Casteix writes
In April, a mainlander church lawyer came to Archbishop Michael Byrnes and told him he had a plan. A plan get the sex abuse cases out of the courts. They’d disguise it as “Hope and Healing.” They’d focus messaging on rebuilding spiritual bonds with the church, prayer … things like that. And no one would ever learn the truth.
It is hard not to use profanity in responding to such a small brain pretending to be a big one. Casteix either doesn't know crap or she's a pathetic liar. After all we have been through to expose Apuron and his evils do you really think we would support an organization that was here to hide what we have worked four years to expose? 

Hell no!


ALL will be known, but here's the difference: ONLY IF THE VICTIM WANTS IT TO BE. 

Casteix and her SNAP careerists, in pushing for court-only solutions, show that they care nothing for the victims of sex abuse. The courts push the victims and what happened to them into public view and for some its an even greater trauma than when they were first violated. 

I know this first hand from working with Apuron's victims. Life has been hell for them. And it was for this reason that they initially only wanted quiet justice. They wanted to confront Apuron with what he had done to them and they wanted Rome to know. They did NOT want to go to court. 

It was I who convinced them to come forward publicly for the good of others. I asked them to sacrifice themselves because I knew there were hundreds of victims hiding in the shadows who would die with from their wounds and untold stories still in them if someone did not stand up on the street and shout at the evil behind the chancery walls. 

As expected, Apuron immediately launched a campaign to make their lives hell. But we were ready for him, and within days he fled into hiding. 

At the same time, I have listened to many other victims who do not want to go through what Roy, Walter, Doris, and Roland have gone through, but, like what Roy et al. originally wanted, only wanted to privately confront their violator or at least have Rome acknowledge their accounts. They did not want to be drug through the courts.

Attorney Michael Caspino's solution permits victims to choose their own way. Nothing prohibits victims from continuing through the courts. Caspino's program simply gives victims access to help and compensation they would not otherwise have if they did things SNAP's way. 

SNAP's way would leave hundreds suffering in silence because they cannot bring themselves to drag themselves and their families through the public legal system. 

Casteix writes:
But this we do know is true: The Archdiocese’s ultimate goal is get these cases out of the court system so that none of the secret sex abuse and cover-up documents would see the light of day.
LOL. I have met with Archbishop Byrnes and personally know otherwise. Casteix is full of crap. SNAP CRAP. The files - what's left of them after David and Adrian's purge - WILL be known. But once again, it will be UP TO THE VICTIM to decide if that's what he or she wants. Imagine that! A justice system where the victim's wants and needs are actually put FIRST!

What Casteix doesn't get is that we have done something in Guam completely foreign to her experience. In her world, she has had to fight against the same diocesan regimes that produced and protected the abusers. 

In Guam we have done something quite different. And in this, we are alone in the world of clergy sex abuse. 

We first CHASED OUT the regime. 

We still have some vestiges of it to clean up (e.g. David C. Quitugua), but today's news indicates we are getting closer. We had quite a time of it with Hon too, but we finally brought him to the side of truth and he became our best ally. 

Of course we are still pending the decision from the Vatican to remove Apuron entirely, but thanks to the people on the street, even if the Vatican screws that up, Apuron will be rendered inept by the absolute public rage anything short of absolute removal will produce.

And the other thing that Casteix doesn't get is that her "villainous archdiocese" is Us! No priest or bishop will be made to pay a damn cent (except maybe Apuron). No. WE, the people in the pews, the people marching in the street every Sunday....WE are the ones left with the damn bill that Casteix is so anxious for us to pay. 

Priests and bishops come and go. It is the people in the pews who gave their lands, their backs, their treasures, their talents to build this Church on Guam. 

We forced the lifting of the statute of limitations into legal reality to break the back of an obstinate leadership. We succeeded. We forced out the diseased church leadership and it was replaced with a new leadership willing to take responsibility for what was done, which is what we were really after - NOT monetary damages that would just punish ourselves!

Unfortunately things have continued to be screwed up, not because of Hope and Healing, but because of the officious intermeddlers working behind the scenes to keep Hope and Healing out of the solution. These intermeddlers have already cost our church nearly ONE MILLION DOLLARS in their own legal fees and NOT A CENT of it went to any victims. 

And this is what the likes of Casteix apparently wants. Millions in legal fees going to lawyers with victims getting a few crumbs after they have been drug through a potentially soul-damaging public circus. 

Everyone knows that in the courts, where Casteix wants us to go, is where the lawyers win...EVEN IF THEY LOSE!

However, kudos to Attorney David Lujan for seeing that the best route for his clients is whatever his clients choose. And if his clients choose to settle out of court, then he will support their choice. And if they choose not to, then he will support their choice. 

That's an option Casteix does not want the VICTIMS to have. 


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