One of the common cultural tropes of the late 1970s and 1980s was the idea that criminals were getting away with crime due to ‘technicalities.’ This notion permeated popular culture–it was essentially a mandatory plot line in any police or crime drama.
Conservatives loved to use the technicalities argument to bash liberals, along with those damn librul judges, and to claim that liberals were ‘soft on crime.’ So when I read this horrific story about one of the Duggars having been a serial molester when he was a juvenile, this part leapt out at me (boldface mine):
Josh Duggar has apologized after In Touch Weekly revealed on Thursday that he was investigated by police for allegedly touching five girls — including some of his family members — on multiple occasions dating back to 2002….
Now 27 years of age, Josh appears to have escaped prosecution thanks to a three-year statute of limitations.
“A technicality prevented any further action,” a source told In Touch Weekly. “That’s been the biggest regret in all of this.”
Can’t really blame liberal judges and the ACLU for this.