Network of Sexual Abuse Survivors Calls for Mayor Ed Murray's Resignation

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“It is not a time for politics as usual,” the letter reads. “It is time to give victims of sexual abuse the respect and support they deserve.”

Exactly. What do people who have been victims learn from this? That someone up the food chain won't just deny the action, they will say terrible things about the victim. That other people up the food chain will circle the wagons, to ease and protect the accused from pain. Meanwhile, the victim's pain goes on and on.

That's why he should leave.

I'm going to remember the people on the City Council who circled those wagons.

If the state of Oregon didn't want Murray as a foster parent, I'm thinking he shouldn't be Mayor of Seattle, either.
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If the state of Oregon didn't want Murray as a foster parent...

It wasn't the "state of Oregon," it was one case-worker who found "reasonable cause" to believe Murray had abused Simpson. That's the legal standard for mandatory reporting of abuse, and it's a very low standard, far from any finding of guilt. For all we know, the case-worker believed all homosexuals were child molesters -- a common belief back then -- and that alone provided "reasonable cause" to believe the openly-gay Murray had molested Simpson.

I'm going to remember the people on the City Council who circled those wagons.

I hear you, brother! I've already denied my vote to any elected official who demanded Murray's resignation over these unverifiable accusations from unreliable sources.