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After Cosby’s accusers testify, Legislature weighs eliminating statute of limitations for sex crimes

After wrenching testimony that included accounts from three alleged victims of comedian Bill Cosby, a Senate committee on Tuesday gave its first approval to a bill that would allow sex crimes to be prosecuted no matter how long ago they occurred. Full Article

SB 813

Leyva – Justice for Victims Act – Press Conference 4-12-16

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whatever happened to a crime having to be committed and actual evidence being needed to prosecute someone instead of just circumstantial evidence or testimony from a alleged victim? although people tend to believe the accusations because so many different women have made the claim i would have to ask where is the proof? until someone has some actual evidence that he committed these acts he can’t or shouldn’t be able to be convicted.

its got to were they know how easy it is to convict, that its like they taste the blood like wild dogs , they just want more , getting there fix ,

20 years later, no one should be convicted on a he said/she said basis. How can anyone defend themselves when memories fail and no physical evidence was collected? In Cosby’s case, these were grown woman that could have reported the crime within the statute of limitations. 50 women who all failed to report the crime in a timely matter sounds suspicious. For those that reported the crimes in a timely manner, they certainly deserve there day in court to seek justice. Not saying he didn’t do any of the crimes, but when it comes to large Hollywood lawsuits that could be had, there certainly is the possibility that “some” of the women are trying to jump on the money train. If this passes, the number of registered citizens will certainly greatly rise. More civil suits, more money for law enforcement, more money for the prison system, more money for (victim’s and defendant’s) therapists and more money for victim’s rights groups.

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