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Oregon jury finds Boy Scouts negligent in sex case
hosted ^ | Apr 13 | WILLIAM McCALL

Posted on 04/13/2010 12:31:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jurors on Tuesday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent and awarded $1.4 million to a former Portland man who was abused by an assistant Scoutmaster in the early 1980s, following a three-week trial in which secret Scout "perversion files" were used as evidence.

The jury also decided the Irving, Texas-based Scouts organization was liable for punitive damages that will be decided in a separate phase of the trial. That would be in addition to the $1.4 million.

The Scouts denied allegations of negligence and said the files actually helped them keep child molesters out of their ranks.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsoa; greedylawyers; homosexualagenda; jpb; lavendermafia; lds; perversionfiles; portland; scoutmaster; texas; timurdykes; triallawyer; witchhunt

This undated image made available by the State of Oregon on March 18, 2010 shows Timur Dykes. Relying on about 1,000 confidential Boy Scouts of America files, the lawyer for a man sexually abused in the 1980s by Dykes, a Scout leader who later admitted to being a serial molester, claims the organization has covered up abuse for decades.

1 posted on 04/13/2010 12:31:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: SandRat

fyi


2 posted on 04/13/2010 12:32:16 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: wagglebee

But the Left WANTS the fox guarding the chickencoop.


3 posted on 04/13/2010 12:33:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: JoeProBono

The Scouts just can’t win. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t try to stop pervs.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 12:33:36 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: JoeProBono
So the Boy Scouts are wrong if they don't let gays be scout leaders, and they're wrong if they do.
5 posted on 04/13/2010 12:35:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: JoeProBono

Man on boy love is o.k. though....NAMBLA.

Lawfare.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:56 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: JoeProBono
I wonder what would have happened had the Scouts wholeheartedly embraced gays as scout leaders as the commielibs have wanted all along?

This whole thing is designed to rub an institution's nose into the dirt, one like the Catholic Church, which professes morality.

What better way to do it than to magnify the actions of a number of true reprobates and force the entire institution to become the standard-bearers of hypocrisy.

And pay thru the nose to boot.

7 posted on 04/13/2010 1:05:20 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

I wonder what would have happened had the Scouts wholeheartedly embraced gays as scout leaders as the commielibs have wanted all along?


The answer to that would be to look at the Girl Scouts..........


8 posted on 04/13/2010 1:12:17 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Where do we find the molester Dykes?


9 posted on 04/13/2010 1:12:44 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yep, that is exactly what the perverts at the Human Rights Commission want.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 1:14:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: JoeProBono

I was a Scout leader. The Scouts are very sensitive about what can happen. The training: “Two deep at all times.” Never, ever be alone with a child. Ever.


11 posted on 04/13/2010 1:17:27 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: JoeProBono
As a former Boy Scout, I'm always interested in who it is that wants to destroy them. This fellow's attorney is one Kelly Clark who is a very interesting character. Looks like sex abuse has become his specialty and has proved quite lucrative. I found this link Kelly Clark to an article about his life. Some of the more interesting excerpts from this are:

His mania culminated on June 10, 1992, when at 2 am Clark broke into his ex-girlfriend's Keizer home, disconnected the phone line, and locked the door behind him. She awoke with Clark standing above her in bed. For four hours, he subjected her to what the courts deemed "sexual contact without consent."

Along the way, Clark handled a few high-profile cases, including dozens of settled lawsuits against the Catholic Church for priest abuse. With typical settlements of several hundred thousand dollars and lawyers entitled to about a third of the takings, these cases allowed Clark to bounce back financially.

He is a sex offender who has made a mint defending the sexually abused, and he's also a former gay-rights advocate being paid to dismantle the biggest gay-rights victory in Oregon history.

"I get to represent the little guy going up against the big guy," he says. "I absolutely love that, whether it's the church, the government, insurance companies, banks."

Parked in front of Clark's office is his brand-new red Porsche Cayenne, which he says is the first "fancy car" he's ever owned.

I remember when I was in BS we were always having fund raisers to try to buy new tents. Wonder how many tents that Cayenne would have bought, but Kelly is the champion of the little guy against the corporate behemoth of the Boy Scouts.

12 posted on 04/13/2010 1:22:36 PM PDT by throwback
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To: JoeProBono
The Scouts estimate the cost of keeping a boy in Scouting at $75/year. I always donate $75 each year when the fund raising drive is run. The $1.4 million award means nearly 19,000 boys won't have resources to participate this year. Thanks a bunch pervert. Why isn't this molester incarcerated for life?
13 posted on 04/13/2010 1:25:47 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: throwback
My troop was sponsored by an elementary school PTA. That provided us a place to meet and occasionally a place to host a weekend movie where we could raise a little money on admission and snacks. Otherwise, we collected and recycled newspapers and ran a few weekend car washes to finance our own activities. Funds were always thin at best. We had little in terms of "troop" equipment. Most of us managed with our own personal resources.
14 posted on 04/13/2010 1:32:22 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
It’s disgusting to hear this settlement when those of us who loved BS know how we squeaked by on meager resources so we could just go camping and hang with friends.
15 posted on 04/13/2010 1:39:45 PM PDT by throwback
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To: Cyber Liberty
Never, ever be alone with a child. Ever.

My father taught me that rule when I was about 12. Smart man, my father.

16 posted on 04/13/2010 3:00:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Dissent is Racism)
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To: JoeProBono

Tell the wimps in Portland to send down a brigade of poodle sniffing metrosexuals to Texas and collect.


17 posted on 04/13/2010 3:05:44 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You just do not understand. The left knew that forcing the Boy Scouts to accept homosexuals would lead to abuse. the left wants to destroy any organization that promotes God - family - Country. They are afraid of any organization that builds leaders or has morals.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 3:30:16 PM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: JoeProBono

Where’s the other pictures?

Sex crimes allegations are serious business. Is anonymity a good thing in this case? The whole affair sounds disgusting, but not sure if it’s not a money-mining affair either. jus ‘sayin’.

What any organization should do, not just scouts, is look into the avenue of insurance to protect against trolls and goblins, and a good screening to prevent goofy people from doing anything against Boy Scouts to begin with. What’s silly is a pop culture that on one hand tries to normalize this kind of thing, and then bust anyone who follows along?

Strange.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 3:35:48 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: SmithL; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

Scout Ping


20 posted on 04/13/2010 4:11:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: a fool in paradise

We need a class action law suit against states that house child molestors in the public schools.


21 posted on 04/13/2010 9:59:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JoeProBono
This one was a combination problem. Dykes told his LDS bishop in January 1983 that he molested 17 boys.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/03/boy_scouts_begin_defense_again.html

That wasn't reported.

22 posted on 01/15/2012 7:00:06 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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