Posting History for TreeClimbers
|Tree Climbers: I Am the Face of Child Sexual Abuse (Documentary Trailer)
If you have a moment, please provide feedback/critique of this brief trailer. This is very rough - but you have to start somewhere. I was a kid, You were a man mini-movie from Roxine Behrens on ...
|Tree Climbers: UPDATED - Matt Sandusky Tells His Story on Oprah (Transcribed)
In an exclusive interview, Oprah Winfrey sits down with Matt Sandusky who, for the first time, speaks about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky. He thought ...
|Tree Climbers: Why We Struggle With Child Sexual Abuse
Today, a child is being sexually abused. Today, a child needs your help. Eight suspected paedophiles arrested in North Wales as part of massive police operation Texas man gets 25 years in day ...
|Tree Climbers: "I quit praying because if God were real, why would he do this?"
I'm posting this in it's entirety. To view the original article (with pictures) visit this link . There is nothing more powerful than hearing a survivor speak. Thank you, Daisy Coleman, for ...
|Action Diary-Tree Climbers: Kickstarter Campaign - "Bearing Witness: The Trial of Jerry Sandusky"
As many of you are aware, Tree-Climbers.org began right here at Daily Kos. It started with the guttural cry of two victims/survivors of childhood sexual abuse (Read Rebecca's story here and Roxine'
|Action Diary - Tree Climbers: Help Raise Our Visibility!
You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits.org is honoring highly-reviewed nonprofits with the 2013 Top-Rated List. Won’t you help us ...
|Tree Climbers: Superior Court Rules Against Sandusky in His Appeal
Trial Court "No one who has had the slightest experience with child sexual abuse or given a whit of thought to the dynamics could conclude that failure to make a prompt complaint, standing alone, ...
|Tree Climbers: State of Illinois passes new law lifting the statute of limitations for CSA victims
The new law will go into effect January 1, 2014. Language that is music to my ears Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an action for damages based on childhood sexual abuse may be ...
|UPDATE - Tree Climbers: SB 131 Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee on a 12-4 vote
SB 131 "would lift the statute of limitations for one year for a group of alleged victims who were 26 and older and missed the previous window to file lawsuits." As I wrote previously , The ...
|Tree Climbers: Victim 10 Speaks "How could you stand up to someone who is supposed to be an icon...
of the community especially when you are a child?" ~Victim ...
|Action Diary - Tree Climbers: SB-131 - California Statute of Limitations
"They know they don't have to keep their victims quiet forever, just long enough to run out the clock" As has been previously discussed, one of the major issues regarding childhood sexual abuse and ...
|Tree Climbers: East Enders on the BBC deals with the topic of child sexual abuse
**Triggering** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T4_ghpQ4gw (I posted a link as the embed doesn't appear to be working for this one) I have not seen this show before, but as is typical, the BBC is ...
|UPDATED: Tree Climbers: Another Day, Another University, Another (Alleged) Cover-up for a Pedophile
"You can't work with the benefit of the doubt going to the supposed perpetrator. You need to go the other way when it comes to children. " In December, 2011, a letter was written to the head of ...
|UPDATED Breaking: Tree Climbers: Ariel Castro's "House of Horrors" Being Demolished Live
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbcnews.com/52687462 As the church bells ring in Ohio Watching the demolition of the house where Ariel Castro held captive three young women for more than a decade, ...
|Tree Climbers: Can we PLEASE stop talking about Joe Paterno?
The truth of the matter is - if 1/2 the time and energy being exerted to exonerate Joe Paterno's legacy was put into preventing child sexual abuse, we could potentially save millions of future ...
|Tree Climbers: Truth of the Matter is - There could be Multiple "Victim 2s"
I wrote this in response to a conversation on a Penn State Football board - but wanted to lay it all out here for Mr. Ziegler, who has said he has "proof" that V2 was never abused. You may recall, ...
|Breaking Tree Climbers: All Charges Held Over for Trial - Spanier/Curley/Schultz
Twitter just went off - all charges will be held over for trial for Spanier, Curley and Schultz... More to follow Today's testimony included a PSU employee in charge of public relations as well as ...
|BREAKING - Tree Climbers: Child Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up - Why Today Matters
“The only downside for us is if the message isn’t ‘heard’ and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it,” ~Graham Spanier February 27, 2001 Looks like the "...
|Tree Climbers: Cardinal Dolan - You are free to move about the country and RAPE other children
"As victims organize and become more public, the potential for true scandal is very real" ~Letter to the Vatican from Cardinal Timothy Dolan In 2003, THIS was the main concern of this "Man of God".
|Tree Climbers: Archdiocese of Milwaukee releases Child Sex Abuse Files - List of Offending Priests
45 Priests in the archdiocese of Milwaukee sexually abused children . And the church knew. And did nothing. There are 334 priests assigned to the archdiocese of Milwaukee today. 182 of those are ...
|Action Diary - Tree Climbers: John Ziegler bullies victim 6's mom
Victim 6's mom just contacted me asking for help. I am now turning to you guys to ask for your help. Please implore John Ziegler to stop bullying the family (mother and sister of victim 6) and ...
|Tree Climbers: Rabbi Lesches View on Child Sex Abuse "They thought it was fun"
How to lose your lunch in 2:00 minutes In case you can't open the linked audio of Rabbi Boruch Dov Lesches , a former leading Rabbi in Sydney, Australia and now one of New York's leading ultra-...
|The Innocence of Childhood
Today, my son turns 8. Here's a picture of him with Danica Patrick whom he met in April at the White House Easter Egg Roll...(and contrary to the rumors, he was NOT responsible for her divorce ...
|Tree Climbers: Catholic Church Consciously Concealed Crimes of Child Sex Abuse - for 40 years!
"We failed to listen to those who came forward and to meet their courage in dealing with Donald McGuire as we should have" ~Rev. Timothy Kesicki In ...
|Tree Climbers: "Typically at the time of these offences, a child's word was not believed"
Former priest Gordon Rideout has been found guilty of 36 out of the 37 child sex abuse charges he was on trial for – including two of attempted rape. But for the children he was abusing no one ...
|Tree Climbers: Every dollar donated today will be matched 100%
I just republished the tribute diary for victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse “No One Spoke Up for Us": For The Children Who Had No Voice and For those finally finding Theirs with ...
|“No One Spoke Up for Us": For The Children Who Had No Voice and For those finally finding Theirs
WARNING* WARNING *WARNING This whole post is full of triggers...there is no getting around it. The black boxes were a good idea but they don't suffice. If you need to, just scroll ...
|Tree Climbers: Bishop Conners - "Catholic Church 'effectively facilitated' child sexual abuse"
At St Alipius cathlolic school alone, some 40 victims of child sexual abuse have since killed themselves. And, perhaps, for the first time the Catholic Church will be held accountable... ...
|Tree Climbers: Child Sex Abuse - Headlines
April 11, 2013 - The following Yahoo search generated the following headlines (links provided) *not an exhaustive list The unholy conspiracy Will an Australian inquiry into decades of child sex ...
|BREAKING Tree Climbers: Spanier/Curley/Schultz Trials to Go Forward
Judge Barry Feudale denied an attempt to throw out the grand jury report backing up the accusations and ruled against several other defense requests. You may recall about 5 months ago, Graham ...
|Tree Climbers: Pope Francis calls for "decisive action" in child sex abuse cases
In his first public statement regarding the child sex abuse scandal that is at the core of the Church's issues, Pope Francis calls for decisive action in child sex abuse cases. A Vatican statement ...
|Tree Climbers: Telling - "Baring My Soul" - Kristen Katz *Triggering*
Baring my Soul Just so you know I have voices screaming in my head My soul is fighting with itself I can’t type this My computer is so cold, my mind is on fire Angry, yelling, screaming thoughts ...
|Tree Climbers: John Ziegler to name Victim #2 - Please Ask Him to Reconsider
The @ tmz report that I am "threatening" V2 is absurd & defamatory. I will be releasing our information on him shortly with full explanation. — John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) March 26, 2013 @
|Tree Climbers: John Ziegler "In His Own Words" - Victims Lie, McQueary Lies, Mothers to Blame
Looks like John Ziegler says don't believe any of the victims, that it's all the mother's fault, that, like the Catholic Church, I guess (?) this pedophile should have been transferred years ago, (...
|Tree Climbers: "We loved these men...the notion some might be monsters never crossed our mind"
How had we, in our collective silence, allowed this to occur? At some level, we now said, we all knew. But what, exactly, did we know? One of my classmates sometimes came in on Mondays telling us ...
|ACTION DIARY - STOP NBC - Tree Climbers: THIS JUST PISSES ME OFF
Jerry Sandusky - In His Own Words - Monday, NBC NBC Today show says it has landed an exclusive interview with convicted child molester and former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
|Tree Climbers: Children are Children, whether they are 10 yr old boys being raped by Jerry Sandusky
or 12 year old boys being solicited for sex by an ex-NFL cheerleader. (CBS) MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Elizabeth Leigh Garner , a former Tennessee Titans cheerleader, was arrested after she was accused ...
|"I got Reno He took care of it and shit ain't gonna happen, even if they did take it to court" ~TM
...text message from Trent Mays sent at possibly the same time the young girl he raped was at the Steubenville police department reporting what happened to her. I came across this ...
|Tree Climbers: Pope Francis - Vow of Silence Should NOT Be in Regards to Child Sex Abuse
In Latin America...suspicion falls first "on the accuser, not the accused." Felices los Niños, "Happy Children." A close friend of then Cardinal Bergoglio, Father Julio Cesar Grassi is a ...
|There are Millions of Rape Victims in America. Here's one of their stories.
Jane Doe is legion in America. You likely know several victims of rape, though they may not have told you of their horrific experiences. Here is the story of one woman who was raped as a child. ...
Her memories go back to infancy, probably no older than age one. It's not a talent or a skill; it just is . It always has been. The earliest memories are mostly not so bad - neutral, at worst. ...
|Tree Climbers: Dear Applicant: We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application
Tree Climbers Inc. Determination Letter - March 5, 2013 ...for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the ...
|Tree Climbers: Being in "That Place" - Being Triggered
**Triggering " ...now I'm in "that" place - and the memories are washing over me like a tidal wave" You may recall, I had previously written about an email I received which began " You are ...
|Tree Climbers: Conclave Promises a Zero Tolerance Policy for Child Sex Abusers...
but what about those who knew and did nothing? Pedophile Priest Enablers from the former Pope Benedict (previously Cardinal Ratzinger) to Cardinal Mahoney and now, Cardinal Domenico Calcagno - ...
|Tree Climbers: Pedophile pleads Guilty to over 300 counts of child sex abuse charges
A mother saw Storms taking pictures of her children. She called the police. "Don't ignore that sense that you have in your gut. Anything could have happened. If we hadn't been paying attention ...
|Tree Climbers:"So when the rumors began in the summer of 2011 regarding one complaint from one child
...my thoughts were "in 30 years of helping kids a false complaint was bound to happen eventually." I assumed the mother and child filing the complaint had ulterior motives" ~Ryan McCombie I am ...
|Tree Climbers: Although Found Guilty on 21 counts, including the rape of a 9 y/o disabled boy...
and even though he PLEAD GUILTY to 6 additional cases , Christian Brothers don't think he did it. A Culture of Denial Many Christian brothers refuse to accept that one of their ranks is guilty of ...
|PTSD: The Futile Search for the 'Quick Fix'
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Scientific American to be a Guest Blogger on the subject of PTSD. The result is now online, and I hope you'll have time to take a look. Summary is below the ...
|Tree Climbers: You are nothing but a liar and an opportunist
No one will ever believe you. You will be labeled a liar. You are nothing and nobody and no one will ever believe you. **Triggering** A 37 year old , raped repeatedly by her uncle starting when ...
|Tree Climbers: Child Sexual Abuse and Institutional Cover Up, Special Needs Kids Found Not Credible
Parents had complained since 2002 about Christopher Flores behaving inappropriately with the special needs kids under his care. A teacher's aide, Christopher Flores had routinely brought children ...
|Tree Climbers: A Predator in the Clubhouse -
"I need to tell people my story," he said. Today, Ogletree is 48. He can't forget about what happened when he was 10, not ever. As a child, Leeronnie Ogletree would sneak away from his Winter ...
|How to Not Rape: A Practical Guide (Final update)
Getting rid of everything else that was cluttering the top because this last comment made from the creator of the #LiberalTips2PreventRape Hashtag speaks for itself: @ swedishjewfish you are a ...
|Tree Climbers: Arkansas Lifts Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes Involving Minors
The Arkansas General Assembly amended their laws to remove age qualifiers for the prosecution of child sexual abuse crimes. (a)(1) A prosecution for the following offenses may be commenced at ...
|Tree Climbers: Three sisters were raped, killed, and dumped in a well in India on Valentine’s Day
The three young sisters, aged 11, 9 and 5, went missing after school on Feb. 14. Their bodies, along with their school bags, were found in a well about 3 kilometers from their home. I reported ...
|Tree Climbers: Anybody can report child abuse - I repeat - Anybody can report child abuse
“We are stunned here,” LAPD Detective Gus Villanueva tells The Daily Beast in the wake of the latest arrest. “We are dumbfounded. It [child sexual abuse] just doesn’t stop.” In my very ...
|Tree Climbers: Tipped to become first black Pope - Turkson Blames "Gay Priests" for Child Sex Abuse
‘African traditional systems kind of protect or have protected its population against this tendency,’ [Cardinal ...
|Tree Climbers: After Watching the Paterno Family on Katie
I thought I would test the Paterno's assertion that this was not about restoring Joe Paterno's legacy, but rather about raising awareness of child sexual abuse. Both of Joe Paterno’s daughters ...
|Tree Climbers: Pope Benedict XVI - You Are Only As Sick As Your Secrets
The 85-year-old pope is resigning "because of advanced age," Benedict told the cardinals of the Catholic Church on Monday. "Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few ...
|Tree Climbers: BREAKING: Joe Paterno is the victim in all of this
It's a full court press from the Paterno family. From Sue's letter to the lettermen released on Friday to the release of their rebuttal report "The Failure of the Freeh Report this morning to Sue ...
|Tree Climbers: Conspiracy of Silence - In India 1 in 3 rape victims are children
Child sexual abuse in India is "shrouded in secrecy [with] a conspiracy around the entire subject” according to Renuka Chowdhury , India's former Union minister of State (Independent Charge) for ...
|Tree Climbers: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
" The system of the Catholic clergy, for which I have great respect and to which I have given many years of my life, selects, cultivates, protects, defends, and produces sexual abusers." - ...
|Tree Climbers: Roniah Tuiasosopo says he was sexually abused as a young boy
**Triggering** In an interview today on the Dr. Phil show , Roniah Tuiasosopo said that he was sexually abused multiple times. The abuse lasted over several years. Over the past two days, Dr. ...
|Tree Climbers: Archdiocese of LA Released 12,000 Pages Related to Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse
**Triggering** Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released over 12,000 pages detailing the apparent reports and subsequent cover-up of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. I had ...
|Tree Climbers: States looking at extending Statute of Limitations in cases of child sexual abuse
For a comprehensive look at state-by-state Statute of Limitations click here The following reflect recent changes that have been implemented and/or are being looked at in some states regarding ...
|Tree Climbers: Jerry Sandusky Denied New Trial - No Reduction in Sentence
“This is simply not a case where trial counsel’s inability to review before trial all of the discovery material produced can be said to have resulted in a ‘structural defect’ that made the ...
|UPDATED - Tree Climbers: Leading Rabbi tells victim “Men Tur Nisht”-People must not tell tales
Updated to include full video of the documentary shown last night When we look at the recent rash of child sexual abuse and cover up claims, the reports of cover-up date back to the 1980s, 90s, ...
|Tree Climbers: New Documents Released - Catholic Church - Child Sexual Abuse - Coverup
Documents released today reveal the extent to which catholic church leaders went to protect pedophile priests: - fought for years to keep the files secret - desired to keep authorities from ...
|Tree Climbers: A WATERSHED Moment for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
I remember sitting in that courtroom in Bellefonte about day 3 of the trial, having to remind myself to stay present in the moment - to bear witness and to truly listen to the young man who was on ...
|ACTION DIARY: Steubenville Rape Scandal
A White House petition has been started to seek justice for the alleged 16-year-old girl who was raped by the HS football team in Steubenville, OH. I know there have been many diaries written ...
|UPDATE!BREAKING Tree Climbers: Graham Spanier to be charged with Perjury and Obstruction of Justice
UPDATE CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE - GRAHAM SPANIER, TIM CURLEY, GARY SCHULTZ Endangering the welfare of children Criminal conspiracy Obstruction Perjury Failure to report child abuse State Attorney ...
|Tree Climbers: Sandusky Victim from 40 years Ago Steps Forward
A 57-year-old man has told investigators that he was sexually molested by Jerry Sandusky 40 years ago when he was 11 and Sandusky was 22. The abuse occurred in the basement of the recreation center ...
|Tree Climbers: Willful Blindness
Dear Leadership of the Boy Scouts of America , Administrators at Penn State , Leaders of the ...
|Tree Climbers: Over 300 Victims have come forward in BBC Scandal - Jimmy Savile
You may recall that I posted a few weeks ago the breaking story of the alleged pedophile Jimmy Savile who was a known pedophiile in the entertainment industry, but people looked the other way. ...
|Victim 1 in Sandusky case speaks publicly for first time
warning, triggers below There's a must-watch interview on tonight's edition of 20/20. Aaron Fisher, the young man who started the chain of events that eventually sent Jerry Sandusky to prison is ...
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|UPDATE: Tree Climbers: Boy Scouts of America - Perversion Files Released Today (Developing Story)
Update 5:45 p.m. Link to some of the files I have only read through a handful of the released documents, but the following statement just leaves me speechless: (emphasis mine) Scout [redacted] ...
|Tree Climbers: Child Sexual Abuse and Coverup - Jimmy Savile and the BBC
***Triggering*** Another day, another serial predatory pedophile who used his position and "celebrity" stature to keep questions at bay. Jimmy Savile, a wildly popular TV host on the BBC died last ...
|Tree Climbers: Bearing Witness - The Jerry Sandusky Sentencing
Today I attended the Jerry Sandusky sentencing in Bellefonte, PA. To say that it was emotionally draining is an understatement. From McGettigan's opening statement to the young men who spoke both ...
|Tree Climbers: The Grooming Act
*May Be Triggering* I posted this on a website in response to someone saying that it was "questionable what Mike McQueary saw" and that in no account has he ever heard of a child screaming (his ...
|Tree Climbers: One Thousand, six-hundred and twenty-two VICTIMS
"...we failed to defend Scouts from those who would do them harm" - Statement from the Boy Scouts of America. "The release means that alleged abusers, and the names of Scout leaders who failed to ...
|UPDATED WITH PICTURES! Tree Climbers: Back in Bellefonte
Of course, the first place we went when we arrived at the stadium was to find the Trees - this is Tommy and Mommy in standing by one of the freshly planted trees :)
|Tree Climbers: And Some at Penn State Wonder Why We "Just Don't Get It"
As many of you know, I am attending the "Blue Out" game this Saturday at Penn State. I posted a diary about it last month entitled: Tree Climbers: September 22nd "Blue Out" game at Beaver Stadium ...
|Tree Climbers: Teens Seduce Priests in Some Sex Abuse Cases - Fr. Benedict Groeschel
TRIGGERING In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Fr. Benedict Groeschel places the blame of child sexual abuse by priests sqaurely on the young 14-18 year olds... People have this ...
|Tree Climbers: ACTION DIARY - Facebook allows "Pedophiles are People Too" page to stay
Facebook has refused to remove a "pro-pedophile" page that popped up on its website August 14th. A private investigator in New York ...
|Tree Climbers: In the News
I was contacted for my take on the use of the words "Abuse" or "Victim" as it relates to Penn State. The author, Pauline Holdsworth, published her article today on Campus Progress. " At Penn ...
|(ALERT) Tree Climbers: Delaware Couple Arrested for Multiple Rapes of Two Young Girls (11, 13)
Delaware - Sussex County Anyone whose children may have been in contact with Tobias J. Cerillo, 35, of Blades and Carrie L. Leager, 30, of Seaford please contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850, ext. 218, ...
|Tree Climbers: Sandusky Child Porn Ring - Pedophile Ring?
Child Porn Ring One of the many investigations into the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, federal authorities have discovered on one of his home computers not only "kiddie porn" but also ...
|Tree Climbers: Rev. James Richard Harris - Guilty
As a follow-up to a story posted Wednesday , the jury has found Rev. James Richard Harris guilty of lewd and lascivious battery and five other charges involving minors. A jury this afternoon ...
|Tree Climbers: Child Sexual Abuse, Predatory Pedophile and Football
Rev. James Richard Harris would promise young football players a shot in the NFL - and then would sexually abuse them, often videotaping the encounters, in his home. The prosecution wrapped its ...
|Tree Climbers: I was a kid - you were a man (Republished)
**Triggering** I was a kid – you were a man My pain is palpable – but only to me. I can’t seem to move, to act, to breathe. In searching for answers I only find pain As old, familiar ...
|Tree Climbers: CSA/BSA* and cover-up (*Boy Scouts of America)
One scoutmaster was expelled in 1970 for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Indiana. After being convicted of the crime, he went on to join two troops in Illinois between 1971 and 1988. He ...
|Tree Climbers: September 22nd "Blue Out" game at Beaver Stadium
Shouldered with a burden they never asked for, the Penn State administration, faculty and students continue to keep the focus on victims. The second annual "Blue Out" game will be held September ...
|Tree Climbers: Survive & Thrive - An Olympic Champion
Kayla Harrison says she almost quit judo because of sexual abuse by a coach. Instead, she’s now the first American to win Olympic gold in the sport. “Every day was a lie. Inside, I was in ...
|Tree Climbers: President Obama Gets It - "...some things are just more important than sports"
"We have to make sure we're always looking after our kids and we have an affirmative responsibility to make sure we're preventing predators from taking advantage of them." -President Obama In an ...
|Tree Climbers: I was a kid - you were a man (Update x2 - Published)
Here is a link to the Daily Collegian, the student run newspaper on Penn State Campus - where they published my offering "I was a kid-you were a man" This will also appear in the print version of ...
|(ALERT) Tree Climbers: If you reside in or around Johnson County, Texas Please Read
Anyone whose children have had contact with Rosalyn Elizabeth Burdett, 40 at a residence in Johnson County on County Road 526 or Jay Thomas Morgan, 49, 700 block of Simi Drive in Arlington is urged ...
|Tree Climbers: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
STATE COLLEGE, Pa . (AP) The spot where Joe Paterno's bronze likeness once stood is now occupied by freshly planted trees The Centre Daily Times ...
|Tree Climbers: Pennsylvania Child Sex Abuse Scandal
“I remember thinking that the Second Mile is going to save me. I have a chance to get out of trouble,” Greg Bucceroni, a troubled teenager in 1979, remembers being driven to a fundraiser in ...
|Tree Climbers: Victim 2 Identified - Voicemails from Jerry Sandusky
On September 12, 2011, as the walls were closing in, Jerry Sandusky called Victim #2, in an apparent attempt to coerce him into what to say to investigators. As you know, Victim 2 did not testify ...
|Tree Climbers: "How does a murderer apologize?"
This chilling line was written in an email now convicted pedophile Louis ReVille sent to his victims and parents on October 27, 2011, the day before he was arrested. In yet another case, we are ...
|Tree Climbers: Being Triggered
This is a triggering time for everyone. In what appears to be a never-ending loop, we continue to hear story after story of child sexual abuse in the news. Catholic Church: Child Sexual Abuse and ...
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