Black People : Secret Boy Scout Files

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  1. Kemetstry

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    Boy Scouts release secret child abuse files -- 'the pain and the anguish of thousands'

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    Secret files document decades of sexual abuse. Susannah Frame reports.
    By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News
    Updated at 6:45 pm ET -- More than 1,200 formerly secret Boy Scouts’ files detailing accusations of child sex abuse within the organization from 1965 to 1985 were published online Thursday by lawyers, one of whom who said the documents revealed an unintentional but “de facto cover-up of abuse.”
    The documents, known as the “ineligible volunteer” files within the organization, were ordered released by the Oregon Supreme Court. Media organizations had sued for the release of the files, part of a 2010 case in which a Portland, Ore., jury decided that the Scouts were negligent in allowing a former assistant Scoutmaster to associate with the organization's youth after he admitted molesting 17 boys.

    “While we can read through the files, for us it represents the pain and the anguish of thousands of untold Scouts,” said attorney Paul Mones, who litigated the 2010 case on behalf of victims in Oregon with lawyer Kelly Clark. “While there are 1,247 files, we know that each Scout leader (accused of molestation) molested on the average more than one Scout.”

    The attorneys called for Congress to audit the Boy Scouts, which is a congressionally chartered organization, to ensure that the group was following its current policy to protect children from abuse. Boy Scouts National President Wayne Perry said later Thursday the organization welcomed any additional examination by authorities.
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    Portland attorney Kelly Clark is shown Tuesday with some of the 14,500 pages of previously confidential documents created by the Boy Scouts of America concerning child sexual abuse within the organization.
    The files, which can be accessed on www.kellyclarkattorney.com, represent reports of Scouts allegedly abused by more than 1,200 different Scoutmasters and other adult volunteers across the country.

    “You will see in the files over and over again where there is a concern that this material not get out … this will make Scouting look bad,” Clark said. Alleged offenders were also being “given second chances,” he added.
    “In too many of these individual situations what happened was a de facto cover-up. I don’t believe that anybody woke up and conspired and said, ‘How do we create a system that would cover up child abuse?’ But when they put the interest of the organization ahead of the safety of kids pretty soon they were engaged in a de facto cover-up of abuse,” Clark said.
    In one of the files, a Cub Scout leader was said to be caught sleeping in the nude with boys on a camping trip and showing them pornography.
    “The response from the national organization … says: ‘I will agree that sleeping nude and showing boys pornographic books indicated very poor judgment in dealing with Cub Scouts,'” Clark said, reading from one of the documents. “'I do not know, however, that this is a serious enough offense to refuse registration anywhere he might try to register unless there are more instances.'”
    In another, a Scoutmaster who admitted to “acts of perversion with several troop members” in 1972 was put on probation though he had submitted his resignation letter. It’s not clear from the documentation if he indeed maintained the post, but one Scout Executive wrote about the situation a few months after the first report:



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    Alright.. let's do some social math.

    1. The Vatican and the Catholic Church cover-up of sexual abuse of young boys +
    2. Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile foundation to help underprivileged kid 's cover-up of sexual abuse of young boys +
    3. The Boy Scouts of America's cover-up of sexual abuse of young boys +
    4. The many cases of sexual abuse of young boys and girls that at Schools and Daycares nationwide +
    5. Eddie Long.. enough said
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    Equals : Predators lurk where they can find their prey.

    Any program associated with children: School, Church, Scouts, etc.. is a magnet for pedophiles.

    And every single individual involved with your children needs to be vetted. Meaning, you need to know who they are, where they came from, Their full name and address, any aliases.. the whole nine. This idea that you should just drop your kid off and hope that the organization has done what they are supposed to do with regard to background checks and supervision plays right into the hands of those that would violate the minds and bodies of our children. So, it doesn't matter if he's the Preacher or your Cousin or a Celebrity or The Mayor.. doesn't matter if it's a he or a she.. or if the he/she is black or white or asian.. or young or old or nice or mean.. Every single one, must be vetted. And openly. No secrets. And every organization that would seek to keep your child must open their personnel files to the parents.

    Watch the predators on the nature channel; they go after the weakest.. the youngest.. the most vulnerable. People are no different. It's to the Parents to protect their kids. And those kids with no parents have to grow-up quickfastandinahurry.. and protect themselves.

    it's a shame... but that's the reality of the world we live in. Pretending like these are isolated incidents committed by sick individuals just keeps kids at risk. The truth is, this is the reality of life for children in America.
     
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    The scouts have always been adhoc. Similar to coaching little league. It is assumed that these are just regular guys

    It has been proven that many of these molestors were molested as children and didnt receive the necessary treatment then. Ancient cultures use to kill both the molestor and the child, to break the cycle. A typical molestor damages over 150 kids duriong their lives. I submit, it may just be better to eplore getting rid of the molestors







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    To Catch A Predator.

    Washington state has a high rate of sexual offenders and child molesters...be mindful of who your child is around, trust your kids if they say that they aren't comfortable around this person, teach your children the realities of the fact that these people do exist ...and keep a gun.
     
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    Everyone is suspect today...No parent should ever think that it can't happen to their child. We must be vigilant. One would think that these organisations are safe for our children. Parents must be willing to do whatever is necessary to protect their children.
     
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    Lets understand that most scout leaders are volunteers







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    So does that make them any less suspect...whether voluntary or full time...their behaviour is unacceptable. These are perverts preying on young children who look up to them as role models.
     
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    No, I'm just pointing out the cost involved in doing that. Many good people dont want to go thru that







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    Former US scoutmaster admits he molested boys

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    Thomas Menghi's file is just one among 14,500 pages of "perversion files" compiled by the Boy Scouts of America between 1959 to 1985 and made public last week by court order

    MONROE, N.C. — Former scoutmaster Thomas J. Menghi Jr. says he was usually drunk when he molested numerous Boy Scouts during the early 1970s.
    He was in his late 20s, living in a Fayetteville motel and working as Tupperware deliveryman. He invited boys from Troop 786 as young as 11 years old to ride with him along his route, requesting that they spend the night in his room so they could get an early start.
    "Yes, I abused kids," Menghi, now 69, said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press. "But just how many and other details I can't remember. It was a long time ago and I was in a fog."
    Menghi's file is just one among 14,500 pages of "perversion files" compiled by the Boy Scouts of America between 1959 to 1985 and made public last week by court order.
    His file details the way local Scout officials investigated the allegations and removed him from the organization, but failed to report crimes to law enforcement. In Menghi's case, even some parents were not told that their children could have been victims.
    The AP tracked down the former scoutmaster in Monroe, a bedroom community near Charlotte where he lives on a quiet street around the corner from an elementary school. Had he ever been convicted and placed on the state's sex offender registry, a 2006 law would bar him from living within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare.
    The house Menghi shares with his adult son was decked out for Halloween with fake tombstones, a big white ghost and a black-clad witch. The front door was covered with bloody handprints and a warning: "Keep Out!"
    The former scoutmaster said he was a Boy Scout growing up and wanted to give back to the organization. He was 25 years old and single when he decided to volunteer. As he spent more time alone with the boys, his "dark side" took over.
    "What I did was wrong," Menghi said, sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch. "I'm not making any excuses. But I was a heavy drinker and did pot every once in a while."
    His file shows local scout officials were contacted in early 1974 by the father of two brothers, ages 11 and 12. They had been overhead by an older sister talking about what happened in Menghi's motel room. Other parents also reported that their sons had been molested.
    After interviewing the parents and some of the scouts, Kia Kim District Scout Executive George F. Hardwick Sr. drafted a memo stating that he believed there was evidence Menghi had abused as many as 10 boys. He and other officials met with Menghi the next day to confront him with the abuse claims and barred him from scouting.


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