Blah, blah, blah. Yada, yada, yada.
That might as well be what the Republicans have been saying for all the years they’ve blocked the Child Victims Act (“CVA”). Relying on a set of talking points (given them by lobbyists) they stall for time. By acknowledging that justice for survivors is an important issue they are studying, they try to placate activists. Then they qualify it by saying it is a more complicated issue than we imagine. Yet, they assure us, they are actively discussing it in conference and will come up with a solution that is fair to everyone, given enough time to do their job.
Time’s up – I call B.S.!
They’ve had a dozen years to study but have chosen to bury the issue instead. If they wanted a fair solution they would hold hearings, interview experts, and listen to survivors and the public.
There is more than enough empirical data to debunk every one of their arguments. We must demand they back up their claims and tell us why New York State is so different from other states that what has worked everywhere else, for some unstated reason, will not work here.
The only reason the Child Victims Act with a look-back window hasn’t already exposed hundreds of sexual predators and prevented more children from being preyed upon in New York is the Senate Republican Leadership will not let it!
For as long as they obstruct any open discussion, they will continue to get away with protecting organizations that do not value our kids but offer them up to the child molesters they’ve harbored.