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Feb. 1, 2018 — The thin lines of protection

This month’s website background includes a series of thin lines — one green, and one red and blue.

These are the thin lines representing Michigan State and U.S.A Gymnastics, and they are the thin lines which were supposed to protect their student athletes from all manner of sexual assault and other activities which were admitted to by former team physician Larry Nassar.

These thin green and red-and-blue lines, unlike the thin blue line of the police, failed the athletes.

It’s hoped that you remember this month just how fragile these lines are, especially when the people they represent are not given the professional respect and human resources needed to fully investigate the number of reported incidents, which are now numbering more than 260.

Someone in these two thin lines could have blown the whistle on Nassar. It’s stupefying that nobody did.