The Boy Scouts of America are now officially deader than a Norwegian parrot pining for the fjords.
More alarming 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 press conferences 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 press conference, 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.”
One can’t help but assume that Hollywood is already engaging in a bidding war for the television rights for the tale of these poor, put-upon pedos who were unfairly oppressed for decades before finally successfully fighting for their civil right to take little boys camping without their parents. A real triumph of the human spirit film, bound for Oscar glory. Steven Spielberg to direct.
Predators always go where the prey is. Never, ever lose sight of that.