WHAT IF YOUR CHILDREN HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, WOULD YOU NOT WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO PROSECUTE THOSE REPONSIBLE?
May 20, 2016
We have previously reported on what we view as the compromised moral compass of Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. From where we sit, he undeniably puts his political career a mile ahead of the lives of children in New York. In East Ramapo he voted against a monitor with veto power, effectively destroying the lives of public school children, both religious and secular. With his consistently floundering position on the Child Victims Act Senator Flanagan seems to be putting his political career ahead of victims of sexual assault.
We are left dumbfounded that he does not see the absolute necessity of removing the Statute of Limitation on childhood sexual abuse. The ultra-Orthodox communities of the Jews and Catholics alike, have a history of enshrouding sexual abuse in secrecy. They comprise the Senator’s largest electorate and they argue, amongst other things, that civil suits would shutter schools both Yeshivas and Churches; and removing the Statute of Limitations on prosecution would open the doors (kiss the Mezzuzah on your way out) to endless civil suits.
Senator Flanagan, are we to protect the organizations that allowed the abuse to continue, ignored it, covered it up or even fostered it over the permanently scarred lives of the childhood victims? We know. The bloc support you will lose if you agree to bring the CVA to a vote might cost you a career as a politician. Do you not realize that abused children will likely have nightmares every night for the rest of their lives? Do you not realize that their souls will be forever tortured?
We believe that if you refuse to bring the CVA to a vote and further fail to wholeheartedly support it you are a disgrace to your community, your constituents (which include the children who are abused) and your family.
Setting your political career aside, as a parent should you not want this vote to pass, if nothing more than to protect your own children and their children?
New York’s Power Trio Of Flanagan, Cuomo and Heastie Struggle To Make Up Their Minds About Protecting Victims Of Child Abuse.
It’s almost impossible to comprehend the levels to which some politicians are capable of sinking to in order to placate the special interests that keep them in office.
The victims of child abuse are now at risk of being further victimized by the spineless politicians running New York State.
Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to have caved under recent pressure and is now reportedly on board with the child victims act, which seeks to extend the statute of limitations for victims to pursue justice against their abusers.
Honorable Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl E. Heastie said that he has been “surveying” his Democratic members to gauge their interest in taking up a bill to reform the statute of limitations. He can’t decide on his own that the rights of victims of sexual abuse should be the priority?
But we know it’s all up to Republican Majority Leader, Senator John Flanagan. Without his authorization, the bill doesn’t even go to the Senate floor.
It has already been established that Senator Flanagan is not interested in putting a veto-proof monitor into the East Ramapo School System to protect children from educational abuse.
Now, we will see whose side he is on when it comes to protecting children from sexual abuse.
There already seems to be a political price established by Flanagan at which children can be denied their rights to a New York State mandated education. Will he now set a political price at which those who molest our children can be protected?
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