Monday, February 06, 2006

Colorado child abuse legislation targets Catholics

The Colorado Senate and Legislature are considering bills that remove damage caps and statute of limitations in child sex abuse crimes. The problem? Public schools are exempted.

But public institutions, including schools, remain protected under the principle of "sovereign immunity," which curtails the ability of citizens to seek harsh penalties against the government.
People who wish to pursue a lawsuit against a public institution have only 180 days to file an intent-to-sue notice and their damages are capped at $150,000.

Wow. Way to cover your a**, Colorado. In the meantime, be sure to continue fighting the fight against perpetrators employed by private (read: Catholic) schools. You have to look like you're doing something to protect children from abuse, and if it doesn't come out of your pocket all the better.

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