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Boy Scout files reveal repeat child abuse by sexual predators [LA Slimes Hit Piece]
LA Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | Jason Felch and Kim Christensen

Posted on 08/05/2012 7:08:50 AM PDT by kevcol

For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts of America has relied on a confidential blacklist known as the "perversion files" as a crucial line of defense against sexual predators.

Scouting officials say they've used the files to prevent hundreds of men who had been expelled for alleged sexual abuse from returning to the ranks. They've fought hard in court to keep the records from public view, saying confidentiality was needed to protect victims, witnesses and anyone falsely accused.

"It is a fact that Scouts are safer because the barrier created by these files is real," Scouts Chief Executive Robert Mazzuca said in video posted on the organization's website in June.

That barrier, however, has been breached repeatedly.

A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files dating from 1970 to 1991 found more than 125 cases across the country in which men allegedly continued to molest Scouts after the organization was first presented with detailed allegations of abusive behavior.

Predators slipped back into the program by falsifying personal information or skirting the registration process. Others were able to jump from troop to troop around the country thanks to clerical errors, computer glitches or the Scouts' failure to check the blacklist.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: boyscouts; bsa; enemedia; gayscoutleaders; gayscouts; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; pravdamedia; publicschools; sexualizingchildren
So over a 20 year period, the LA Slimes found only 125 cases nationwide of perverts lying or disguising their way back into the BSA. At least the BSA puts significant effort into keeping these perverts out in the first place. At least they have and use a blacklist.

I have a much better story for an LA Slimes expose: How Many Kids Are Sexually Abused by Their Teachers? Probably millions (in a 4 year period). That's right, it is estimated that 1 out of every 10 students in public schools will be a victim of some sort of sexual crime at the hands of a teacher or school employee. Millions...and the wrost part of it is that these teachers are often transferred to another school (not kicked out) when allegations arise. Recent exhibit #1 (and there is one of these sotries every few days). Then of course there is this from the Slimes backyard.

1 posted on 08/05/2012 7:08:58 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

I have a solution!

Bring more homosexuals into Boy Scout leadership!

Oh, wait......


2 posted on 08/05/2012 7:13:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: kevcol
Good post and exactly on point.

This is a case of the faggots in the LAT editorial board trolling for lawsuits to pump up insurance costs for the BSA, just like they did with the churches. Pay more for insurance and there is less available for charitable work. It is a typical communofascist tactic that reinforces the state monopoly toward "democratic" ends.

3 posted on 08/05/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: kevcol

William “Willie” Sutton, notorious U.S. bank robber, stole millions of dollars during a forty-year criminal career.

Urban legend has it that when asked why he robbed banks he said “because that’s where the money is.”

Just like Willie, the perverts who prey on young children will look for them wherever they are...in the schools, in the Scouts, in the churches.

Until our society prioritizes the safety of our children and gives these organizations the power to protect them instead of defending the “rights” of those who would do them harm the problem will not be addressed in any meaningful way.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: kevcol

It’s not a “hit piece” if you’re guilty.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 7:27:40 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: kevcol

The Pedophiles and the Media want to destroy the Boy Scouts.

Well, they really do not want to destroy it, they just want to turn it into Club Med for perverts.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 7:31:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kevcol

Is there any reason anyone pays ANY attention to the LA Times any more???


7 posted on 08/05/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: silverleaf

Bingo!!! Slam them for not allowing perverts in, slam them or keeping them out?


8 posted on 08/05/2012 7:48:47 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: kevcol
It is very likely another attempt to publically discredit the Boy Scouts -- to highlight them for a small number of filthy cases going back decades -- and why target them? Because:

Exactly the same factors played into the campaign to link sex abuse with Catholic priests, who happen to be at the bottom of the list in terms of statistical likelihood to commit this crime.
9 posted on 08/05/2012 8:02:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
The Scouts aren't guilty.

From the article:

A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files dating from 1970 to 1991 found more than 125 cases across the country in which men allegedly continued to molest Scouts after the organization was first presented with detailed allegations of abusive behavior.

Predators slipped back into the program by falsifying personal information or skirting the registration process. Others were able to jump from troop to troop around the country thanks to clerical errors, computer glitches or the Scouts' failure to check the blacklist.

Let's parse just these two paragraphs:

1. Scouting has been watching out for these creeps since the liberals brought us the sexual revolution. As soon as they're discovered they're out and that scrutiny has only increased as the disease has spread.

2. This is the LA Times - you must be at the very least skeptical of anything contained in it. The smartest of us know not to trust it at all.

3. In that vein 1200 files ≠ 1200 cases or even 125 cases. Anyone who takes math knows that when you change the unit designation you don't have the same thing. A file may contain many cases or a case may span several files. We don't know what they mean in this context. Why not say "files" instead of "cases" or vice versa? It may be sloppy journalism or bad English, but why not remain consistent unless you intend to deceive.

4. Predators lie. You don't blame the victim for that and in this case Scouting is the victim. It must be destroyed because it won't bow down to the gods of the Modern Left.

5. The fact is that those 125 cases might be because a few moved around from troop to troop. That doesn't mean molestation occurred. Just the predators were eventually found out.

The war on Scouting is simply another front in the culture war America is currently fighting. Articles like this are meant to harm.

10 posted on 08/05/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Chipper
Bingo!!! Slam them for not allowing perverts in, slam them or keeping them out?

No kidding. I read the title and thought, "What? They're actually reporting gay pedophiles preying on little boys?"

11 posted on 08/05/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: ReagansShinyHair

“No kidding. I read the title and thought, “What? They’re actually reporting gay pedophiles preying on little boys?””

But the really sad thing, the really infuriating thing, and one you have to keep in mind while arguing with the gay agenda on any matters at all, is their ABSOLUTE REFUSAL to see ANY connection between adult males who prey on minor males, and homosexuality. I’m not kidding! They will say, “But we want GAYS in the Boy Scouts, NOT pedophiles!!” They refuse to admit that some gays are pedophiles. It defies logic, but they do not acknowledge any homosexual tendencies in say, a Jerry Sandusky, even though virtually all his victims were males.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: kevcol

CFA boy scouts, they went after the military, these poeple are really sick, the homostapo needs to understand we don’t want to know about how they have their sex nor should they have special rights based on their sex life.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kevcol

“A Los Angeles Times review of more than 1,200 files dating from 1970 to 1991 found more than 125 cases across the country in which men allegedly continued to molest Scouts after the organization was first presented with detailed allegations of abusive behavior. “

That makes for a “repeat offender” rate of 10%; and that apparently mostly by the use of false identities and skirting regular registration processes.

I wonder what a similar “repeat offender” rate, over the same period, would be for the U.S. Roman Catholic churches?


14 posted on 08/05/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: kevcol

If anything, this shows why the BSA needs to keep the Sandusky-types out of its ranks.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 10:08:23 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: kevcol

I don’t get it. They’re outraged because the BSA took steps to stop homosexuals from infiltrating and abusing Boy Scouts?? Is that it?


16 posted on 08/05/2012 10:12:25 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: scottjewell
They will say, “But we want GAYS in the Boy Scouts, NOT pedophiles!!”

I know, all the stats are right there, but heaven forbid anyone should bring up anything factual. Here's something else you never hear about - it happens to girls from women, too. One of the girls in my own Brownie troop was molested by a "friend" of the married girl scout leader. None of us liked the woman, and she became "special friends" with a handicapped girl who needed one-on-one attention. Then one day we caught the woman doing things that even 7-8 year olds know are totally inapprpriate with a little girl, and although I was not privy to any further confessions or details, other stuff had gone on and we were all told that a bad thing had happened and that woman would never be allowed to work near children again. The girl scout leader had let this "friend" into the troop because she seemed lonely and wanted to be around children. She wanted to rescue someone like that. Turns out the "friend" was a horrible person who most of us had the survival instincts to steer clear of.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: kevcol

The Boy Scouts and Explorers need to create an Anti-Pervert Badge..
maybe an Anti-Democrat badge as well..

After all democracy is Mob Rule by mobsters..
Since they will not learn this in school..


18 posted on 08/05/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: kevcol

And the big joke here is that the Pravda Press wants MORE homosexual troop leaders, as if that won’t be a source of MORE MOLESTATION and ABUSE.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 1:07:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Meanwhile Micheal Jackson skipped away freely.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 1:10:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: silverleaf

Bring more OPENLY homosexuals into the scouts. This way when a scout is abused they’ll know exactly where to look to find the perp.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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To: kevcol

The pervs want the boy scouts badly. They always go after children’s organizations but the Boy Scouts seems to be the number one place to be for pedators. They used to have a nationwide pedophile ring going. They want it back.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 4:42:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: kevcol

I was one Eagle Scout who had been raised by two lesbians simultaneously say that his moms wanted to be den leaders out of one side of his face and that they didn’t want to try to force anything on the scouts out of the other. If you want to create a truly warped individual incapable of logical thought, let liberals raise them.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I was one Eagle Scout who had been raised by two lesbians

Did you leave something out?

24 posted on 08/06/2012 12:37:51 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

LOL! I sure messed that one up! I should have said “There was one Eagle Scout”.


25 posted on 08/06/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I figured that and just wanted to alert you to correct it.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 8:19:33 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 1010RD; SandRat; wagglebee

That right there is a good post 1010RD.

Scouting ping to SandRat

Homo agenda ping to Wagglebee


27 posted on 08/06/2012 10:21:51 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; wisconsinconservative; AFPhys; ...

Scout Ping


28 posted on 08/06/2012 10:25:33 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All

Is there a commensurate list for the GSA “clubs” in the public schools? Is there a predator prevention list there?


29 posted on 08/06/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kevcol
Having been an assistant den leader, I'm very proud of this record. 127 in 20 years across millions of boys participating in multiday events away from home. Compare this to any organization across the world and I guarantee no other group has this kind of safety record.

It's no accident that the Boy Scouts achieved these results against nearly insurmountable odds of infiltration and relentless political, legal, and media attacks.

30 posted on 08/06/2012 2:06:53 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: 1010RD
"In that vein 1200 files ≠ 1200 cases or even 125 cases. Anyone who takes math knows that when you change the unit designation you don't have the same thing."

Exactly. And why only 1,200 files across a multimillion person participation rate year year, across 20 years. That number seems very low given the high-value target opportunities for pedophiles.

31 posted on 08/06/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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