Friday, April 23, 2010

Lawyer asks Court to Punish Boy Scouts

PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - "Punishment is good, because it will make the BSA repent, which they have never done," the attorney for a sexually abused Boy Scout told the jury in the punitive damages phase of the trial in which the Boy Scouts of America have been found negligent.

"We teach our children to apologize when they break a friend's toy. Criminals show contrition and ask for forgiveness before the law, but this defendant refuses to apologize, and the lack of contrition shown in the press release posted by the Boy Scouts within an hour of your verdict in the first part of this trial shows clear and convincing evidence that the Boy Scouts of America are unbowed by your original verdict and that your message must be loud enough to make them change, to make them pay attention."

Courthouse News Service

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