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Pennsylvania ends future child sex abuse charges time limits
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 26, 2019 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/27/2019 8:21:05 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

READING, Pa. — Pennsylvania overhauled its child sexual abuse laws Tuesday more than a year after a grand jury report showed the cover-up of hundreds of cases of abuse in most of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses over the last seven decades.

The central bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf gives future victims of child sex abuse more time to file lawsuits and to end time limits for police to file criminal charges.

The grand jury report spurred several states to change their laws and other states to begin similar investigations.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 11/27/2019 8:21:05 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Good news!

PING!


2 posted on 11/27/2019 8:22:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Show me the people who own the land, the guns and the money, and I'll show you the people in charge.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I bet this makes Slow Joe a bit nervous.


3 posted on 11/27/2019 8:27:20 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: VanShuyten
I bet this makes Slow Joe a bit nervous. I bet this makes Slow Joe thankful he left Pennsylvania for Delaware.
4 posted on 11/27/2019 8:29:03 PM PST by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m going to go against the trend and remain opposed to these liberalized time frames for prosecution. What Gov Wolf and Democrats want allowed is for people well into adulthood (over 50 years old) to suddenly decide to press charges for something that happened 35+ years ago.

Criminal episodes need closure. That’s why limitation statutes logically exist. They help prevent prosecutions of convenience, revenge, or for personal gain solely. Memory is greatly impaired regarding incidences so far in the past that evidence is sketchy at best.

Regardless, the real purpose in this is to attack the Catholic Church. And I’m not even Catholic.


5 posted on 11/27/2019 8:58:27 PM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash.)
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To: fwdude

I agree entirely. This is an attack on the church. They want to paint good as evil and evil good


6 posted on 11/27/2019 9:04:23 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: fwdude

“Memory is greatly impaired regarding incidences so far in the past that evidence is sketchy at best.”

...and then try defending yourself against the charges. Not everyone kept a day-to-day diary of their lives like Kavenaugh did, and he still barely survived the Left.

I agree with murder due to the permanence of the crime, and the fact that people (mostly) won’t get charged, much less convicted, on one person’s ‘repressed’ memory somehow ‘coming alive’.


7 posted on 11/27/2019 9:08:44 PM PST by BobL (I drive a pickup truck to work because it makes me feel like a man.)
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To: BobL
I agree with murder due to the permanence of the crime, and the fact that people (mostly) won’t get charged, much less convicted, on one person’s ‘repressed’ memory somehow ‘coming alive’

I remember the "repressed memory" fiasco. I had forgotten about it but remember how bits and pieces of horrible things NO DOUBT happened to people but there HAD to be some closure, some end and some time limit.

I sometimes smelled a payoff.

8 posted on 11/27/2019 9:14:44 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Convictions still have to be obtained.

However there are a fair number of unsolved (and indeed never before investigated cases) where photographic or DNA evidence was gathered and preserved.

Out of those cases...well even if investigated they may still never identify the perpetrators or the perpetrators just grew old and died during the interim.

So its a measure that might garner a handful of convictions over time, but its its mostly just virtue signaling in lieu of actually doing legislative work.

9 posted on 11/27/2019 9:53:14 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptors)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I worry about invented remembered repressed memories.
How do you fight something that didn’t happen twenty years ago?


10 posted on 11/27/2019 9:53:22 PM PST by fproy2222
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You want to blame someone blame the f***ing Catholic heirarchy that covered all this up and protected these organized criminal perverts.


11 posted on 11/27/2019 9:59:17 PM PST by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: VanShuyten

I wonder if his kids were so screwed up because he may not have confined his Sniff & Grope to *other* peoples’ kids.


12 posted on 11/27/2019 10:51:13 PM PST by Salamander (Living On The Ledge....)
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Re: “the real purpose in this is to attack the Catholic Church.”

Also - to attack Conservative candidates, nominees, judges, and the people who help them.

“Pete Buttigieg campaign refunds donations from Brett Kavanaugh lawyers”

“We believe the women who have courageously spoken out about Brett Kavanaugh’s assault and misconduct...”

“Kavanaugh should have never been put on the supreme court and this campaign will not accept donations from those who played a role in making that happen...”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3797013/posts

13 posted on 11/27/2019 11:21:05 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Truthoverpower; fwdude

The Scouts are also targeted in this; they’ve recently begun sounding alarms as well.


14 posted on 11/28/2019 3:08:23 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There needs to be a reasonable statute of limitations. I’m sure that it’s very difficult for a child to come forward so I understand the statute being long.

Perhaps five years after the alleged victim reaches the age of majority.

Pennsylvania has overreacted to this far more than any other state.

All persons who work at any level with children, paid or volunteer must have a state clearance. The background checks cost 20-30 times what they cost for other states.

I don’t live in PA, but I’ve been background checked and received youth protection training numerous times and I fully support it.


15 posted on 11/28/2019 6:19:28 AM PST by cyclotic (Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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There needs to be a reasonable statute of limitations. ... Perhaps five years after the alleged victim reaches the age of majority.

Absolutely, but I’d go a little longer in the case of sexual assault of a minor. Perhaps 10 years past the age of majority. This would be 28 for most victims, long enough into adulthood to allow for required maturity in decision making, and still much shorter than is currently allowed in PA, (50 yoa).

16 posted on 11/29/2019 2:07:56 PM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash.)
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