This is a terrible terrible idea and just shows how progressives don't think things through before they enact new policies, and just ignore the likely unintended consequences.
There were good reasons these statute of limitations existed before. And now they just want to totally eliminate them and call it "progress"?
What about the protections for the accused?
"New York's criminal law is about to undergo a major change following the legislature's elimination of the statute of limitations for rape cases."
State Removes Statute Of Limitations For Rape Cases (gothamgazette.com) - November 2022
https://www.gothamgazette.com/1381-stat ... tions-for-
"And under the law, victims now have 20 years in which to bring a civil suit for the offenses."
"In August, Governor Cuomo signed legislation extending the statute of limitations for employment sexual harassment claims from one year to three years.
And in February, Cuomo signed into law the Child Victims Act, which allows survivors of child sexual assault to pursue criminal felony charges until they turn 28, and file a civil lawsuit before age 55."
New state law extends the statute of limitations for rape in New York | CNN - September 2019
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/18/us/new-y ... index.html
"There has been an ongoing and pervasive culture of sexual harassment and abuse in our society, and it is made worse by the fact that victims of second- and third-degree rape only have five years to bring a legal claim against their attacker," Cuomo said in a statement. "Five years is an insult to these survivors and today we’re providing them more time to come to terms with the trauma they experienced and to seek justice. This new law recognizes the injustice that has gone on for far too long and honors all the women who have suffered this pain and all the advocates who had the courage to come forward and tell their story so that other women may be spared the pain."
Yeah, just sounds like b(*)(*)(*)s(*)(*)(*) emotion. "We want to be Pro-Women". Guess New York Democrats are really desperate for the votes, have to show they are "doing something".
I can't believe anyone could be this stupid, not to see the obvious problems with this.
And this is especially troubling because now the courts in these progressive states are allowing women to sue men for money for alleged rape, get money when the only evidence is the testimony of the alleged victim. This didn't even used to be a thing several decades ago. The idea that women are entitled to getting money for being raped or suffering sexual harassment is very new.
Imagine a woman tries to sue you for something that allegedly happened 10 years ago, but for whatever reason she decided not to report at the time. Good luck trying to pull up any evidence that might help exonerate you. I bet most of you have no memory of where you were on a day 10 years ago, so it would make it all but impossible to be able to come up with any alibi. All because a woman decided to wait 10 years to sue you. Very unfair. That's why they normally have a statute of limitations in the law, but now several states are removing them.