Re: Background Check
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 24 Oct 1994 08:43:10 -0400
This looks to me to be typical of CYA behavior, rather than a real attempt
to weed out leaders who may make trouble for the boys or for the BSA. I
doubt that all pedophiles (pederasts?) are listed in a database somewhere
and accessible by fingerprint check. Nor is a cursory background check
going to do any good.
Rather, this is a way to check for prior convictions. Not everyone who is
a potential danger has convictions.
Were I interested in penetrating BSA for purposes of molesting scouts, I'd
just join NAMBLA or some other organization, and give fellow members as
references when asked by BSA. If anyone (unlikely) called one of my
references, my fellow conspirator would give a glowing reference. Heck, I
could even return the favor by selecting one of them as my ASM so we could
provide two deep leadership!
There are holes in the previous systems. There are holes in the present
system. There will be holes after fingerprinting and "background checks."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City