Friday, September 21, 2012


UNCOVERED WITHIN ORGANIZATION - Over a 20-year period, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and even helped many to cover their tracks, the Los Angeles Times reports. The newspaper says its extensive review of 1,600 confidential “perversion files” from 1970 to 1991 found that BSA officials frequently allowed suspected molesters to leave the organization for bogus reasons like business demands or “chronic brain dysfunction.” Times reporters Kim Christensen and Jason Felch write that while the Boy Scouts has kept a blacklist of alleged molesters since 1919, it often didn't work, as men would slip back into the program and face new accusations. 
The newspaper, which broke earlier aspects of the story in August, examined more than 500 cases in which the Scouts had heard of alleged abuse through tips from parents or staff members. “In about 400 of those cases - 80% - there is no record of Scouting officials reporting the allegations to police.

In more than 100 of the cases, officials actively sought to conceal the alleged abuse or allowed the suspects to hide it,” the Times writes. The newspaper says BSA officials declined to be interviewed for the article. Spokesman Deron Smith, in a prepared statement to the Times said, “We have always cooperated fully with any request from law enforcement and today require our members to report even suspicion of abuse directly to their local authorities.” 
The Times notes that the organization's lawyers have been fighting legal battles around the country to keep the files from public view. In a statement to the Times, BSA said, “The Boy Scouts of America believes even a single instance of abuse is unacceptable, and we regret there have been times when the BSA's best efforts to protect children were insufficient.” The organization is “committed to consistently strengthening and enhancing our Youth Protection measures,” said Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock.

A newspaper investigation has found the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of suspected child sex abusers to authorities and often helped cover up the accusations over two decades. A review of 1,600 of the organization's confidential “perversion” files dating from 1970 to 1991 revealed that leaders often helped suspected molesters push the allegations under the rug. Several Boy Scouts officials failed to report hundreds of cases of child molestation by volunteers and adult leaders. Sex abusers were urged to resign or their tracks were covered up by officials. In every materialistic society most people are absorbed in bodily consciousness, this means that people shamelessly try to enjoy or exploit others and to avoid paying the consequences.

As long as people's consciousness is centered around their temporary bodily identity, throughout the world you will continue to find quarrels, fights, riots, wars, ... On a more local level, you will continue to see or experience sexual harassment, rape, child abuse, violent crime, drug abuse, unwed mothers, etc., because of the lust and greed that motivates people to cater to their bodily and sensual urges. And with the lust for satisfying the body and senses comes emotions like jealousy, envy, anger, hatred, and so on. ... This is because the relationship has been based on the superficial level. ... With spiritual enlightenment, there will be real love and concern for others because people will see that we are all in this world together, all working for the same basic needs, and our relationships will be based on our spiritual identity, not our temporary bodily covering. This is what is needed.

Stephen Knapp (Śrīpad Nandanandana dasa) :
“Spiritual Enlightenment: A Cure for Social Ills”  -

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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