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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy early Tuesday amid allegations of rampant sexual abuse by Scout leaders, employees and volunteers.



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The BSA, founded in 1910, is facing around 300 sexual assault lawsuits, and at least 13,000 former Boy Scouts say they are victims of abuse. Nearly 8,000 alleged abusers have been identified among the Boy Scouts' leaders and volunteers dating back to 1944, according to a 2019 analysis of the Boy Scouts' disciplinary files, also known as the "perversion files." The accused include police officers, teachers, members of the military, doctors, a mayor and a child psychologist.

"It's the largest pedophile ring on earth. The numbers we're talking about now dwarf what we've seen in the Catholic Church cases," attorney Tim Kosnoff, who represents hundreds of survivors, said during a press conference last year.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-02-18 10:02 AM | Reply

"It's the largest pedophile ring on earth. The numbers we're talking about now dwarf what we've seen in the Catholic Church cases,"

As horrible as this story is I see no reason to exaggerate like that. The facts are egregious enough.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-02-18 10:04 AM | Reply

The BSA cares deeply about all victims of abuse so ufck you trying to hold us accountable.


The leadership that covered up this abuse.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-18 11:38 AM | Reply

The numbers we're talking about now dwarf what we've seen in the Catholic Church cases,

Just because a lot of the church abuse victims are dead now.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-18 11:40 AM | Reply

"The leadership that covered up this abuse."

You mean the Mormons? Isn't that kind of their M.O.?

#5 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-02-18 12:49 PM | Reply

I knew it!!!

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-02-19 06:07 AM | Reply

Bankruptcy and sexual abuse sounds like the plot for the bloated------------'s biopic.

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-02-19 07:25 AM | Reply

Hey Scouts--say goodbye to Philmont Ranch...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2020-02-19 09:10 AM | Reply

Who would have thought that an organization that puts adult men in situations where they are alone with young boys would draw sexual predators to their ranks? Good riddance.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-02-19 10:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine

Uh doesn't sound like an exaggeration with 13,000 scouts saying they were abused and 8000 identified abusers - so far. It dwarfs the worst cases against the Catholic Church. He is talking cases.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-02-19 11:30 AM | Reply

I wonder how many cases will turn out to be lies?

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2020-02-19 10:32 PM | Reply

#11 If that's your reaction to this story i think there might be something wrong with you.

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2020-02-20 12:00 AM | Reply

I wonder how many cases will turn out to be lies?


Far less than the number that are still going unreported.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-02-20 01:27 AM | Reply

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce Unfortunately pedophiles don't announce their perversion. When confronted with a crime, within a large organization the first instinct is to protect the organization. That is always the worst thing to do. The Catholics learned this the hard way. Nixon learned it. The Mormons are learning it. The Scouts were doomed when they started to compromise their original creeds and values. First compromise I remember, some young man sued the Scouts for not awarding him Eagle because he was an atheist and the national organization folded like a house of cards. Then it was homosexual scouts, they folded even faster. Then it was homosexual adult leaders, and then, girls in the Boy Scouts. Get woke, go broke.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful... unless someone objects? It takes a little courage to hold on to one's convictions. If you offend no one, you stand for nothing.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-02-20 07:15 AM | Reply

This is the kind of $#! that happens when you pack males in tight areas. They get sexually "abusive" towards one another. Military schools where the upper class kids go are particularly weird. Hyper sexuality is an accepted norm among males. They have this love hate thing with it. They love it when they are alpha hate when they aren't. If they are victimized? ... like everything else male ... so much worse than when it happens to women... because it happened to them... but then they go on to defend the system... because it also gives them privileges... especially if they admit nothing... pitching or catching it doesn't matter. There are plenty of heterosexual men that are sexualized by heterosexual men... so its not just a ----- thing.

It might not be such a bad thing to break up these cluster male bonding sects that are losing their validity in a modern world.

Males need to learn not to be in phuc mode all the time... the world is fully populated by our species... it is time to move on.

now imma flip the channel before the male snowflakery commences.

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-02-20 08:34 AM | Reply

#15 | Posted by RightisTrite, The part you seem to miss is taking advantage of a minor is a crime, whether the child is a willing participant or not.

#16 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-02-20 08:46 AM | Reply

"Hyper sexuality is an accepted norm among males"

I'm not sure what that means but pedophilia is not an accepted norm.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2020-02-20 09:02 AM | Reply


This type of abuse was going on for decades before the lawsuits you mention. Whether it be the scouts, the Catholics, frat houses, the US Military, the Duggar family and probably people in our own neighborhoods/families who we may not know about, have heard wispers of or perhaps even direct allegations that were hushed, this type of abuse happens within any power/social structure.
If the reporting rates are anything like female sexual assault them only about 1/3 of the victims have come forward. But since this is male victims then the reporting rates is probably even lower than that.
While Tor is concerned someone might be lying, a far greater concern should be that this abuse is ongoing and occurring to multitudes more than we are aware of.

#18 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-02-20 12:06 PM | Reply

Exhibit A


#19 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-02-20 12:27 PM | Reply

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