Situations like these are exactly why the archaic, predator friendly statutes of limitations need to be changed. When the DA himself must apologize to victims, knowing they are unable to hold them accountable for their crimes, lawmakers everywhere should be looking for ways to resolve the problem. We hope that the DA will join us in our call for statute of limitations reform, and we urge the NY Legislature to take up this important task.
We are encouraged that Fine is still able to be investigated and charged at a federal level. Now more than ever it is imperative that those who have seen or suspected Fine’s misdeeds should contact law enforcement and that anyone who has suffered abuse find the courage to step forward.
Read thet story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/sports/ncaabasketball/accusers-are-credible-but-former-syracuse-coach-cant-be-charged-district-attorney-says.html