Many, many years ago Marty Golden told several bald-faced lies in the presence of three of this blog’s long-time BSIs. That was during >>> a formal endorsement interview at the Fiorello LaGuardia Regular Republican Organization [of the then 49th A.D.] <<<
--- --- And those lies by incumbent GOP State Senator Marty Golden specifically related to his opposition to pedophile victims’ protection legislation that had passed the NYS Assembly [the Markey Bill], but which had become bogged down in the NYS Senate controlled by a GOP leadership team that included Marty Golden himself --- ---
--- --- Golden has not stopped lying on the issues related to justice for and the protection of the victims of pedophiles in the almost entire decade since --- ---
Almost lost during Marty Golden’s anti-women, anti-Democrat fireworks during last week’s Bay Ridge Inter-Agency Council on Aging debate at the Fort Hamilton Senior Citizens Center was this very important bit >>> ABOUT PEDOPHILES AND THEIR VICTIMS <<< :
“…. The two candidates also disagreed on the Child Victims Act, a bill that was drafted in the wake of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. The bill would ease the statute of limitations for adults seeking to bring criminal charges against Catholic priests and other people who sexually abused them when they were children. Gounardes favors it. Golden expressed concerns about it…. ‘Let’s talk about justice,’ said Gounardes, who added that many victims were abused as children and have never been able to discuss it until now. ‘We need to erase the statute of limitations.’… Golden said that would create problems. ‘If you get rid of the statute of limitations for this crime, you would have to eliminate it for all crimes,’ he said….” (See “Golden, Gounardes clash in heated debate” by Paula Katinas, 10/4/18, Brooklyn Daily Eagle [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2018/10/4/golden-gounardes-clash-heated-debate]).
Needless to say, Golden’s statement about having to “… eliminate [statutes of limitations] for all crimes….” is complete and utter nonsense; first, this is not about a statute of limitations for criminal prosecution; second, it is about justice, and the right to bring a claim and PROVE IT in a court of law. Golden's assertion of his non-facts during the debate is >>> publicly expressed and absolute lying <<<.
Golden then compounded this lie on the priestly pedophile issue by saying that he supports “another bill’ that would to create a so-called “Child Victims Fund” for victims to seeking financial settlements stemming from past abuses. The mere mention of that completely miss-named bill covers up the fact that it is really intended to protect the assets of the very wrongdoers that have covered up the crimes of priest, bishop and cardinal pedophiles for decades --- using NYS controlled governmental funds instead of the funds of a very culpable Roman Catholic Church.
All of this fits a longstanding practice by our incumbent Republican State Senator --- lying about his positions on pedophiles. I know for a fact that Golden stormed out of a political meeting with Republican leaders in the then-49th A.D. several years ago exactly at the point when he was being pressed to defend his positions in opposition to legislation protecting children from pedophiles and fostering justice for large numbers of the past victims of pedophiles.
(My long-ago promised post about Marty Golden’s close personal identification with priestly predators has been delayed because the research for and draft of that post was kept on an old laptop that is missing --- unfortunately, I have had to begin from scratch --- but I will have something about it before Election Day)