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Re: Jim, watch your wording

Posted by Jim LaMattery on April 24, 2005 at 13:42:21

In Reply to: Jim, watch your wording posted by The Coordinators on April 24, 2005 at 13:18:20:

I actually was refering to many current Family members who would not like my going to the FBI. It was not meant to be insensitive to those of you who do, or do not choose to go for whatever reasons you may have. I will try to articulate my position better in the future. Handing evidence into the authorities could never be an "easy" task by anyone, including myself. You bet they did quite the background check on me before they acknowledged to a reporter that I was a "credible witness." So I know it's hard. That's why I feel that those of you who have come forward are brave individuals who have your own personal reasons for stepping forward. This is not to belittle those who are not ready to make such a step at this time. Some will never make that step, and that is perfectly fine with me. I would love to tell you the actual number count of individuals who have been interviewed by the investigators, and others that have sent in affidavits. But that is their job to give an accounting of what they have, and what they do with it. They operate via their own procedures. They will speak for themselves. But again, my apologies to anyone who feels that I cooerced them by merely asking if they have sent in an affidavit. It's a personal choice that must be made by each individual, without anybody else's opinion.