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2019-04-24 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face Child Sex Allegations
[NBCNEWYORK] Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s "perversion files," according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.

Though allegations came to light Monday night, a victims' rights attorney who compiled an "incomplete" list of former Boy Scout leaders accused of abuse in New York held a pressers Tuesday to discuss what he claims to be a widespread pattern of abuse. He also asked more victims to come forward.

The victims’ rights attorney, Jeff Anderson, called it a system of denial and cover-ups. He claims the Boy Scouts have files on child abusers within their ranks dating back to the 1940s.

"For many, many years there's been an excavation of what are called the 'perversion files' ‐ those are files held and hoarded at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters," Anderson said during Tuesday's New York presser, adding that "those 'perversion files' that they've had reflect that they have removed thousands of offenders of childhood sexual abuse over the years and they've kept that in files secretly."
Hokay... So the Boy Scouts were bullied into accepting men who like boys as scout leaders. Now it comes out that (no surprise) undeclared pedos have been signing up as scoutmasters all these years and being quietly dumped. This is somehow a scandal.
Posted by Fred 2019-04-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [352 views ]  Top

#1 Had Mafeking not been relieved:

Wiki: Three of Baden-Powell's many biographers comment on his sexuality; the first two (in 1979 and 1986) focused on his relationship with his close friend Kenneth McLaren.[68]:217–218[69]:48 Tim Jeal's later biography discusses the relationship and finds no evidence that this friendship was of an erotic nature.[11]:82 Jeal then examines Baden-Powell's views on women, his appreciation of the male form, his military relationships, and his marriage, concluding that, in his personal opinion, Baden-Powell was a repressed homosexual.[11]:103 Jeal's conclusion is disputed.[70]:6
Posted by Besoeker 2019-04-24 01:13||   2019-04-24 01:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Scouts have files on child abusers within their ranks dating back to the 1940s.

If true then yes this is a "scandal". Folk who cover up for pedophiles should be hung right next to them.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-04-24 04:41||   2019-04-24 04:41|| Front Page Top

#3 The consortium of Hollyweird child agents could not be reached for comment.
Posted by P2kontheroad 2019-04-24 07:06||   2019-04-24 07:06|| Front Page Top

#4 Scouts have files on child abusers within their ranks dating back to the 1940s

Seems like a pretty lame attempt to deflect blame from more recent (and I'll bet more numerous) abusers.
Posted by Raj 2019-04-24 07:38||   2019-04-24 07:38|| Front Page Top

#5 Agree Raj, bet over the last 20, especially 10 years there has been a dramatic increase.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-04-24 11:35||   2019-04-24 11:35|| Front Page Top

#6 The Tommy Vietor defense: "Dude, that was a long time ago..." This stuff has been going on in lots of organizations where adults in authority positions had access to an essentially captive audience opf potential young victims. It's sick regardless of when or where it occurred. And anyone who starts in with "...but the Catholic Church...," well, that doesn't make it right and what's the point except to change the subject.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-04-24 15:19||   2019-04-24 15:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Boy Scouts teaches independence, and they are older than the ones molested by the Priests, they are also far from civilization at times. I wouldn't think they'd be good targets for a predator. I would have thought there would be a bunch of missing scoutmasters in that report.

Then again I was never a boyscout so what do I actually know.
Posted by rschwarz 2019-04-24 15:46||   2019-04-24 15:46|| Front Page Top

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