Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis

Justice clearly is not being done because the New York Senate have not passed the Child Victims Act!

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis
  • Andrew Willis
Damon May
Damon May

protect the children.

Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis
  • Damon May

Thanks for signing! And thanks for getting everybody you know to sign. All signatures are good but New York signatures are extra good!

Cassie Coleman
Cassie Coleman

im sorry for what happen too all of yall but im rising 3 kids all by myself im disabled for car wreck in 2002 five years ago my x husband was sent to prison for rape he was sent just all hear say nothing on him nothing i say i will not sign this im sorry for yall all but yall have no idea what it is like on the other side my kids cry ever time someone at school says ur daddy is rapest he is bad my kids go though so much bc of what he went down for and i will not sign for my family and if...

im sorry for what happen too all of yall but im rising 3 kids all by myself im disabled for car wreck in 2002 five years ago my x husband was sent to prison for rape he was sent just all hear say nothing on him nothing i say i will not sign this im sorry for yall all but yall have no idea what it is like on the other side my kids cry ever time someone at school says ur daddy is rapest he is bad my kids go though so much bc of what he went down for and i will not sign for my family and if yall most know i was messed with as a child myself he was a slow in the head i have just come to this he didnt know what he was doing this comes from my heart the other side

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Cassie Coleman

I'm sorry but attitudes like yours are playing a huge part in helping to perpetuate this problem. And why comment on a petition if you're not going to sign it?

Herbert W Bonds jr
Herbert W Bonds jr

A little bit of common sense goes a long way

Anonymous
Anonymous

Im not defending pedophiles but it sounds like yall are on a witch hunt for monetary gain

Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign
  • Anonymous

Thank you so much for your comment- I’m sure you said something lots of people think when the subject comes to SOL reform.

First, it’s important to remember that no one gets monetary rewards when someone is convicted in criminal court. Survivors and their allies are so passionate about this issue because they long to see their abusers behind bars- both to feel some semblance of justice, and so they can live their lives no longer haunted by thoughts of “if I had come forward sooner, the...

Thank you so much for your comment- I’m sure you said something lots of people think when the subject comes to SOL reform.

First, it’s important to remember that no one gets monetary rewards when someone is convicted in criminal court. Survivors and their allies are so passionate about this issue because they long to see their abusers behind bars- both to feel some semblance of justice, and so they can live their lives no longer haunted by thoughts of “if I had come forward sooner, the person who did this to me would no longer be hurting children”.

That said, justice in criminal courts cannot be granted to someone who was once time-barred due to a Statute of Limitations. But retrospective trials in civil courts are constitutional, and one year in which to hold such trials is a feature of the Child Victims Act. And here’s what it would mean to me- I could sue my father for raping me. He has no remarkable assets, and a large chunk of what he has would pay for a defense attorney.

Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign
  • Stop Abuse Campaign

So realistically, if I were to sue him, I’d lose money in the long run. What I’d gain would be court documents saying “the court believes you did this”. Those documents would keep him from being able to adopt or foster children- something he is perfectly capable of doing right now. Those documents can be entered into publicly-accessible databases that employers, volunteer coordinators and concerned citizens can check as part of their background-checking process. As word circulates about such...

So realistically, if I were to sue him, I’d lose money in the long run. What I’d gain would be court documents saying “the court believes you did this”. Those documents would keep him from being able to adopt or foster children- something he is perfectly capable of doing right now. Those documents can be entered into publicly-accessible databases that employers, volunteer coordinators and concerned citizens can check as part of their background-checking process. As word circulates about such suits, other survivors tend break their silence. Occasionally, one who hasn’t been time-barred will come forward, and press criminal charges.

The media tends to focus on children abused by big institutions, and criminal and civil actions against them. That makes it easy to forget that approximately 46% of child sex abuse cases are incest.

Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign
  • Stop Abuse Campaign

Most of the survivors who stand to benefit from passage of this bill don't stand to gain much money from it, but they support it because they stand to gain so much more.

That said, our judicial system does believe in compensating victims of wrong-doing with money. The CDC estimates that surviving abuse as a child costs each survivor an average of $200,000 in actual expenses and lost wages throughout their lives. They also have proved that surviving abuse predisposes victims to premature...

Most of the survivors who stand to benefit from passage of this bill don't stand to gain much money from it, but they support it because they stand to gain so much more.

That said, our judicial system does believe in compensating victims of wrong-doing with money. The CDC estimates that surviving abuse as a child costs each survivor an average of $200,000 in actual expenses and lost wages throughout their lives. They also have proved that surviving abuse predisposes victims to premature death and disability. Civil suits are an important piece of justice for abuse survivors, but it's important for us all to remember that they don't work the way we've been lead to believe.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Stop Abuse Campaign

Ma'am you did say civil court in your statement not criminal court,

Jay Dee
Jay Dee

How many of you have held a child in their arms, that had just been sexually abused and raped. The tears running down their cheeks, the quivering body with the wish not to be touched, the eyes filled with fear. There overcomes you a feeling of hate, despising hate for those who violated the child. Most times the child suffers, not just a few years, it can be a lifetime of fear, what that child feels, many remain years long in therapy and suffer a psychiatric disorder in their young lives.
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How many of you have held a child in their arms, that had just been sexually abused and raped. The tears running down their cheeks, the quivering body with the wish not to be touched, the eyes filled with fear. There overcomes you a feeling of hate, despising hate for those who violated the child. Most times the child suffers, not just a few years, it can be a lifetime of fear, what that child feels, many remain years long in therapy and suffer a psychiatric disorder in their young lives.
Children are the future of this world, they need all the protection that is possible to give them. In America, new laws are needed to help them and to protect them. I am the opinion we are doing a poor job of exactly that and in every state. We need improvement in each state and not tomorrow, but right now!

Timothy Montoya
Timothy Montoya
  • Jay Dee

if we catch them can't we make it a law to castrate them and feed them to the sun like blast them into the sun, we won't have to house them and feed the system of help the system

Jay Dee
Jay Dee
  • Jay Dee

Thank You Patricia and Timothy . I have seen these children and not only here in our homeland, every foreign country I was, it is sad, these are Children, they have no defense against a raging bull of a man or even woman.

Patricia Novelli
Patricia Novelli
  • Jay Dee

ONCE YOU ARE RAPED YOU SUFFER ALL YOUR LIFE..\

Ed Mundy
Ed Mundy

The man (?) that do these things to there own children or anyone for that fact are SICK , the only way you can stop this ( first have proof ) that can be easy for doctors to find aside for semen ( D &A ) . if you are old enough - the Use of a weapon would be the way to go ( with proof -you will never be convicted - My Way of handling these people is to - PUT THEM DOWN - NEVER TO DO ANYTHING TO ANYONE AGAIN ...

Scott Wojciechowski
Scott Wojciechowski
  • Ed Mundy

It's DNA but I totally agree

Joseph Casey
Joseph Casey

As a person who endured being a victim of my uncle from the age of 7-12 this causes many kids to repress these memories because they are so traumatic. It wasn't until I was 21 that it hit me like a sledgehammer, literally. I learned my older brother and my younger sister endured abuse from my uncle to varying degrees. I know also two other boys that where his victims before he turned his attention to myself and my siblings. All of us not only felt fear bit felt ashamed and embarrassed which helped me repress it.

Maria Ramos
Maria Ramos
  • Joseph Casey

Oh sorry you had to go thru that, I HATE RAPIST ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT WE TRUST THAT ARE FAMILY.

Ray Snediker
Ray Snediker

this says something of our representatives time for a different government,next it says how our society has degraded shame n.y. the world is watching!

Arutha Cobb
Arutha Cobb

Sorry, to read and hear the story shed; however I really understand the sleepless nights. I also know individuals personally who have sexual intercourse with their father and still communicate with him as a family. I know God told us to forgive, but I still have to ask why do they fine it necessary to play the role. True, children are innocent and once things like this happens it can't erase the pain and other unacceptable emotions that they don't know how and what to do but feel dirt,...

Sorry, to read and hear the story shed; however I really understand the sleepless nights. I also know individuals personally who have sexual intercourse with their father and still communicate with him as a family. I know God told us to forgive, but I still have to ask why do they fine it necessary to play the role. True, children are innocent and once things like this happens it can't erase the pain and other unacceptable emotions that they don't know how and what to do but feel dirt, guilty or some other unfortunate feelings and thoughts. I pray for you all and hope that we can make a change not only in one city but everywhere.

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