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Nearly 8,000 Alleged Child Abusers Identified In Boy Scouts’ Files, Review Finds

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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic


edit on 24-4-2019 by DoctorBluechip because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 06:24 PM
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I agree. Those who we are taught to trust, actually “disciplined” into trusting.


For someone like me who’s questioned everything since I was a child, it’s like vindication


For most, I assume, it’s throwing them into a very uncomfortable place, of questioning everything when they’re not accustomed to it.

Having learned to swim in these waters, it’s kind of surreal to watch.

The gymnastics thing first caught my attention because of how big a fan I was growing up



a reply to: Mike Stivic



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: SouthernGift

Sadly Shame and "respect for your elders" are two of the major reasons a lot of this goes under reported..

Heck I just was talking to my mom about my gym teacher and she said " I never heard that story! I'd have raised hell"


Years later and she only now knows because I was discussing this thread with her..




And so it goes...

Respectfully,
~meathead
edit on 24-4-2019 by Mike Stivic because: Added context



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: Mike Stivic
a reply to: andy06shake

Pm me if you wish lets not detract any more for the subject matter tinysicktears brought forth.

I think it's important for parents to see this, and armed with that knowledge hopefully inform their children,if it doesn't seem right..It is not right..don't be afraid to speak up ..


Respectfully,
~meathead


Second that!
Parents, do not second guess your gut feeling. Even if it seems silly.
Your gut it right! It is truly a sixth sense. I'll give you another word of advice. Pedophiles are usually the LAST people you would suspect. One of my teachers was a pedophile. He had a daughter my age, and was one of our teachers. All the kids and parents loved him. I come home from school and my parents sat me down and told me he was arrested for molesting boys at our school. Basically what I'm saying is a lot of time they are not who you would guess them to be. I have talked to a lot (seriously a lot) of men that have also been abused by female teachers. I know some joke about this, but it really isn't funny and has long lasting emotional consequences.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

There have been over 110 million American participants in the boy scouts since its founding in 1910.

So 8k reports in the nearly 80 years investigated isnt exactly what I would call an out of control problem.

en.m.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:14 PM
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Is this argument made because you believe there are more pressing issues and more important lives at stake that we should focus our energy and awareness on, or are you just making the argument for the sake of making an argument?

I can’t ever understand why when someone makes mention of abuse being brought to light and justice, there are such a staggering amount of responses insinuating that to even address it is not worth the effort.

Don’t take this as some sort of attack; that’s not why I participate in these discussions, I genuinely would just like to understand why so many are so “meh” about issues like this, and try to “play down their impact”



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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: SouthernGift


I'm saying that some problems are made out to be much worse than the numbers show.
Take it for what it is.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears

There have been over 110 million American participants in the boy scouts since its founding in 1910.

So 8k reports in the nearly 80 years investigated isnt exactly what I would call an out of control problem.

en.m.wikipedia.org...


i would

8k people touching kids


thats a problem



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Seriously..

"Guys there is a pattern of hiding known child abuse But it's really no big deal..It's only .7% out of 110 million "participants"


Exactly how many boys are there per authority figures.?






It's not all "participants.."

It's the small pool of Authority figures

That changes the math a bit..

Respectfully,
~meathead

edit on 24-4-2019 by Mike Stivic because: I'm bad at math..Prolly still got it wrong :p



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears




i would 8k people touching kids thats a problem


It's not just 8K kids either. Some of these people have been with the scouts for decades. Imagine, 8K X 100 kids or more...
That 8K number probably isn't right either.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:21 PM
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Fair point. I tend to believe things like that happen everyday and over a multitude of issues as well, I guess think when it comes to direct, intentional human abuse, I find myself having less tolerance than in other blown out of proportion issues
Like the current measles outbreak, for example.

Thank you for a respectful response. I guess maybe it’s just the particular subject matter stirs heavier emotions.





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posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Exactly..


Second.

Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: TinySickTears




i would 8k people touching kids thats a problem


It's not just 8K kids either. Some of these people have been with the scouts for decades. Imagine, 8K X 100 kids or more...
That 8K number probably isn't right either.



of course that number isnt right.

100 year old organization full of dudes and kids.

number is way higher than that

but hey. lets say 8k so its no big deal right blunt?

we will just chalk it up to breakage.

unreal



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

I'm not saying it should be ignored.

When a Muslim blows up a church the religion gets defended. "But most are good people!"

Ok fine.
Most boy scout leaders are good people too.

Where does the line get crossed?



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

lol

but muh muslims

what a joke

8k kids man

this is a problem



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

When you touch a child inappropriately.....

Really? You needed to ask?



Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Where did I say it wasnt a problem?



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: Mike Stivic
a reply to: Bluntone22

When you touch a child inappropriately.....

Really? You needed to ask?



Respectfully,
~meathead


You know damn well that's not what I was asking.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Sir I don't play those games.

I answered the question you asked.

One bad apple doesn't spoil the barrel..

But if I find one..or more. Let alone 8000..

You bet Iim going to empty and inspect the rest of that barrell...



With all due respect,
~meathead



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears

Where did I say it wasnt a problem?




So 8k reports in the nearly 80 years investigated isnt exactly what I would call an out of control problem.


is it what you would call a problem under control?


and


I'm saying that some problems are made out to be much worse than the numbers show.



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