Respected and Honored Members of Congress:
You crouched under your desks, hearts pounding, fear coursed through your veins, facing death. You didn’t know exactly where they were, but you heard their loud angry voices, fists slamming against the doors of your inner Chamber. The screams, the terror, their violence, anger, thirst, lust to harm, hurt, even kill you.
That is how we feel, victims of child sexual abuse and physical abuse in our homes, from people who are supposed to love us, our family and caregivers. They are our domestic terrorists.
We crouch and hide under desks, beds, hearts hammering, listening intently, hoping to be rescued.
We are crushed, sexually abused, dragged, punched, slapped, threatened. Windows are broken. We are beaten with flag poles, switches, closed hands and fists, stabbed, molested, sexually violated, raped. We are shouted at, berated, bullied. Our lives and survival depend on these domestic terrorists.
We don’t have Capitol Police, A Sergeant at Arms to protect us. We can’t call the Secret Service, or callup the National Guard. As a member of Congress, you were offered and advised to get government-paid mental health counseling for the aftereffects of the trauma and PTSD you are suffering from as a result of 1.6.21.
We have PTSD, long-lasting trauma. We are not given mental health support.
We are helpless children, trapped by domestic terrorists in our family and homes. They are our mothers, fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, cousins, siblings, caregivers, foster families. At their whim. We are in peril. Our skulls are bashed in, we lose eyes, we are hit with fire extinguishers, sexually violated, sodomized and assaulted, beaten with flag poles and sticks. NO ONE IS THERE FOR US. There is no one to call. The brigade is not coming. We are left to deal with out-of-control, enraged, violent, out-for-our-blood domestic terrorists’ abusers,(Capitol Insurrectionists) on our own. We are mostly children, ages 3, 5, 8, 11, 14.
You wanted justice.
So, do we.
You wanted protection.
So, do we.
You need to feel safe.
So, do we.
So, I beg members of Congress suffering from PTSD and lasting trauma from the Capitol Insurrectionists you experienced on January 6, 2021, who felt the terror of being trapped and helpless, victimized, afraid. We need you. What you went through in one day is what we, as children face daily. Our lives are at stake. We ask for your help. Please care about us too. We don’t have your power, protection, or constitutional guarantees. Justice is denied to us with unfair statutes of limitations that punish us and protect our domestic terrorists.
Make us a priority in your legislative agenda this session so we too can be freed from hiding behind furniture barricaded doors, with the sounds of glass smashing and our hearts and souls broken. Living the terror of being chased, hunted, and ravaged.
We urge you to introduce the Karney USOL (Time for Justice Act) to eliminate the statute of limitations (civil and criminal) for adult survivors of child sexual abuse nationwide, throughout the United States, in the District of Columbia, on tribal lands, and in the Federal government. Give us a chance to pursue justice, to have a full and healthy adult life. Can you imagine, if there was a statute of limitations on what happened to you?
Please, come to our rescue.
Shari Karney is an incest survivor, attorney, activists, legal analyst, working on justice for survivors of child sexual abuse. A movie was made about Shari’s life called, “Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story.” Shari has been featured on Oprah, ABC Primetime with Diane Sawyer, HLN/CNN. She is the Founder of the nonprofit, Roar as One, Ms. Karney seeks justice for survivors of sexual violence.
“Being sexually abused at such an early age was the scar on my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I went through to be here. But now it’s time to take action to save the next generation of women and children from what we went the
Shari Karney is a survivor’s attorney. She represents victims of child sexual abuse by sexual predators such as a member of the clergy, a teacher, celebrity, sports coach, wealthy businessman or any other powerful person, Karney Law is here for you.