Monday, February 1, 2010

Removing the statutes of limitations, regarding child abuse, in Florida.

There is a movement to amend the Florida Constitution to REMOVE the statutes of limitations restrictions when it comes to child abuse. North Carolina, to my knowledge, is the only state that does not have a statutes of limitations when it comes to child abuse.

This proposal is actively OPPOSED by the Florida Catholic Conference.

Check out the Q&A regarding answers to critics. I was not aware that if you were molested BELOW the age of 11, the statutes of limitations do not apply. Where you aware of that?

My favorite is this:

Statutes of limitation are necessary to protect defendants against long delays in the filing of criminal charges and lawsuits. Delays promote false claims and “frivolous” lawsuits.

DELAYS? Excuse me, but people who want to stop the flood of child abuse cases are worried about DELAYS? That's all they campaign for when THEIR PEOPLE ARE THE ONES ON TRIAL!!!!

Critics of child abuse cases WANT DELAYS! Remember how the Bob Gray case was delayed for over one year? And then it didn't even make trial because Gray died of a fall within a few days of his trial. Delays are the critics friends.

I don't doubt critics make that argument, but it's like a gluttonous cigarette smoker complaining that the gym closes early.

for more info:

Response to our critics.

Protect Our Kids First.

1 comment:

Tracie said...

I am so excited to hear that Florida might just get a chance to support children by removing the ridiculous statute of limitations.

I am going to go sign that petition right now!!