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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Ex-Boy Scouts File Suit After Abuse by Prolific Molester

Fifteen former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit today claiming that the local and national Scouting organizations didn’t do enough to protect them from being molested by their scoutmaster. The plaintiffs, all named as John Doe, were in a troop in suburban Chicago and allege that they were assaulted by notorious pedophile Thomas Hacker between 1980 and 1987. Hacker is currently serving two concurrent 50-year sentences after a 1989 conviction for aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old. Known as “the most …

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Posted 4 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues by Aaron Kase  
Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Openly Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America voted today to lift its ban on openly gay members. The Scouts’ National Council, comprising of around 1,400 members, cast the hotly contested ballot at a conference in Texas today. Up until the moment the results were released this evening it was unclear whether the organization would retain or drop its discriminatory policy. Ultimately, about 60 percent of members voted to drop it. The result is that “no youth may be denied membership in the …

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