I’ve never seen reason to doubt he was doing the best he could in a tough job.
Listen to Jon’s commentary:
But with all due respect, O’Flaherty was off base to lash out at the media yesterday in an e-mail announcing he’ll give up that committee post later this year in part because of a critical write-up in the newspaper.
O’Flaherty’s last straw, it seems, was a Globe column by Kevin Cullen about an effort to dramatically raise the statute of limitations on child sex-abuse cases.
Cullen reported on O’Flaherty’s opposition to the bill and how it was fueled by the representative’s conviction that statutes of limitation are an important legal protection against unfair prosecution.
And Cullen wrote: “There is a general consensus that there should be no statute of limitations for murder, and the law reflects that. There is a growing consensus that there should be no arbitrary hiding place for those who murder children’s souls by sexually abusing them "
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