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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:14 PM

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case

Source: BBC

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation ending the US state's 10-year statute of limitations on rape.

The move was prompted by decades-old allegations made by multiple women against actor Bill Cosby.

The change means that from January 2017 there will be no time limit on the prosecution of rape cases.

But it will not work retroactively, or help those who accuse Cosby of crimes committed more than 10 years ago.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37504919



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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:25 PM

1. Good law, but long overdue.

My state did the right thing.

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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:15 PM

2. I have no objections to them doing away with it but I do think that they need long prison terms

for anyone who who knowingly falsifies evidence in any case where there is no statute of limitations especially for any DA (like Mike Nifong) or police officer who falsifies evidence or uses evidence where it can be proven that they suspected it was falsified in such cases and of course there should be no statute of limitations on being held accountable for falsifying evidence either.

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