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The Cadets and GH history of sexual abuse (news article)

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1 hour ago, totaleefree said:

This is still all based on accusations. For basic background checks to be a teacher or work with kids it only shows if you have been charged with a crime or maybe had a bankruptcy. I think that he has to be charged with something, until then there is nothing  legaly preventing him from working with a youth organization. I don't want a legal battle with huge costs killing the corps.  But as long as he has not been charged it could be difficult to ban him from that activity.

How’s Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spaceys careers going?

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38 minutes ago, BRASSO said:

  Its true... DCA is manned by part timers, as we know. They'll have more on their plate now too. Some of these DCA Corps already have some good reporting policies in place, channels open for reporting within their Corps, and so forth. But many don't yet. But it seems they will need to shore up their policies and procedures to address these issues that principally revolve around providing  as much optimum safeguards to everyone there in their Corps as possible, and that when someone causes harm, how to handle it and report them.

From digging it seems DCA was ahead of the curve and has had stuff in place 

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1 hour ago, Cappybara said:

Forget Hillary in prison, let’s put Hop in there 

This is happening in Pennsylvania, where Bill Cosby is currently on trial over very similar accusations.

If 'Justice is Blind', I would expect GH to be in the dock soon.  Several cases are well within the 12-yr statute of limitations.

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41 minutes ago, Kyle B said:

Uhhh...you do know why he isn't at SCV anymore?

If it was such big news, why was it not on here ?

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1 hour ago, totaleefree said:

This is still all based on accusations. For basic background checks to be a teacher or work with kids it only shows if you have been charged with a crime or maybe had a bankruptcy. I think that he has to be charged with something, until then there is nothing  legaly preventing him from working with a youth organization. I don't want a legal battle with huge costs killing the corps.  But as long as he has not been charged it could be difficult to ban him from that activity.

Perhaps nothing legally preventing it, but for all practical purposes, as things stand currently, the ban is in place from the publicity alone. Any simple google search will bring all this news up for the foreseeable future. Plus he has been an extremely high profile figure in the relatively small world of corps/band. Word has/will spread far and wide. Enough to scare off the vast majority.

It's all a tragic story. One of his own (alleged) making, but still tragic. A reminder of how easily everything one has assembled can vanish if you make poor choices and treat others badly.

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20 minutes ago, Jeff Ream said:

How’s Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spaceys careers going?

yeah to bad everyone isn't judged the same way .

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1 hour ago, oldsoprano said:

Pretty sure that the last time I did any Grade A Heckling at a drum corps show, the recipient of said heckling was one George Hopkins. It was at the Rose Bowl and he was on the field #####ing about hash marks.

 

Coincidentally, it was the Cadets, 91 East prelims. Mike K. still is prolly trying to figure out who wolf howled in the Copland number and where all his hair went. :innocent:

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18 minutes ago, Forevergreen said:

 If it was such big news, why was it not on here ?

Not everything hit's the public  chat pages of the internet. If it did your head would spin. As shocking as this is there has always been plenty over the decades. We as an activity are not immune to anything you see in society. Many think we are immune to all this stuff, including politics,  and think it doesn't have anything to do with us. Nothing is further  than the truth,

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