Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Boy Scouts and Catholic bishops lobby in states to slow child abuse lawsuits

quote [ Efforts focus on proposed ‘lookback’ provisions that would allow accusers to bring older cases against the organization. ]

If anyone is in or considering scouts and wants to help get it moving in a better direction, I strongly recommend checking out scouts for equality, which are trying to address many of scouting's entrenched problems.

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[by biblebeltdrunk@3:34pmGMT]


foobar said @ 5:57pm GMT on 15th May
I think it's reasonable to object to bringing charges from decades prior. By waiting that long, you've deprived the accused of a fair trial, and that should be defence enough.
mechavolt said @ 9:27pm GMT on 15th May [Score:2 Underrated]
I strongly disagree. How does time make things harder for the defendant? The burden of proof is already extremely high, and the passage of time only makes it that much harder for the accuser to provide credible evidence.
foobar said @ 3:13am GMT on 16th May
How could the defendant be expected to mount a reasonable defence? Can you account for your activities on an unremarkable day 20 years ago? I really doubt it.
mechavolt said @ 10:10pm GMT on 16th May
...you do know how the American justice system works, right? Innocent until proven guilty? If the prosecutor can't muster enough evidence, there's no case to be had.
foobar said @ 9:52am GMT on 17th May
That's how it's supposed to work, but The Innocence Project is still necessary.
zarathustra said @ 1:54pm GMT on 19th May
It is hard to get someone who has died in the intervening years to confirm your alibi.
ComposerNate said[2] @ 8:10pm GMT on 15th May
Consider first that the declaration of sexual sins was intended to boost religious leadership. Convincing a man to reject family and sex and property to your sole service is a tough sell. Shaming and then allowing pedophiles into Catholicism/Islam filled those positions while providing a socially respectable alternative life for men who now know their lust wrong. A convincing declaration of homosexual male lust also being wrong filled out ranks nicely from another 5% of humanity with no family to lose or who would then otherwise feel obligated to have. Guilt is their seed of ownership by promising the cure.
foobar said @ 3:14am GMT on 16th May
It probably created a few, too. When you squeeze a balloon it just pops up elsewhere.
captainstubing said @ 10:53am GMT on 17th May
That' true of scrotums too. Flies eyes.

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