Click here to read: “GM ignition switch case shows that ‘silence can kill’: Opinion,” by Mark Crawford, Star-Ledger Guest Columnist, May 24, 2014
Excerpt: Now our Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation and many are calling on the government to bring charges against the workers and company officials who knew about the defect. The executive director of the Center for Auto Safety said, “That’s the only way you’re going to change GM’s behavior.”
Said Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox: “Literally, silence can kill.”
I agree, but GM isn’t the only large, powerful institution that has a history of hiding facts, minimizing dangerous threats and keeping quiet about much of what it knew. The silence inflicted harm on children and families and, yes, also led to many deaths.