Public Editor

May 11, 2014

Should man jailed for felony child abuse history in Scouts be mentioned?

A Missouri man jailed for enticing a minor for sex was also a volunteer with the Boy Scouts. Should that have been mentioned in news coverage? None of us likes to see bad news about any institution that we support. At the same time, one can argue that the suspect’s past involvement with the Scouts is what makes this case particularly unusual.

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