In Our Opinion: Statute of limitations for molesters is intolerable
TheDailyStar.com, April 14, 2016
“Statutes of limitations,” according to Lawyers.com, “are laws that set time limits on how long you have to file a ‘civil’ lawsuit, like a personal injury lawsuit, or how long the state has to prosecute someone for committing a crime.”
As far as we are concerned, the New York state Legislature doesn’t know a statute of limitations from the Statue of Liberty.
There are certain people who have committed atrocities for which there should be no statute of limitation. Among these are murderers, rapists and Auschwitz prison guards.
And, oh yes, child molesters.
In 2006, New York enacted a law eliminating the criminal statute of limitations on felony sex offenses. But our state is . . .