Editorial: Albany hearing on sexual harassment drags long-stifled subject into the light

Originally published in Buffalo News on February 18, 2019.

Breaking the code of silence, the culture of “What happens in Albany stays in Albany,” was the purpose of last week’s hearing on sexual harassment, held by the Legislature. It had been 27 years since the last such hearing, exploring a topic that “is not merely overlooked, but actively avoided,” in the words of State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, a Bronx Democrat. It’s a policy that invites abuse and creates victims.