Sheran it is good of you to want to shine more light on this matter.
The awful truth is that I suspect there will never be anything done about it.
I would suggest that you start by going before the current Grand Jury or the next one.
And you could attempt to bring Mr Scott back to the voters with a recall petition.
The real non performer in this case is our county organ The Coastal Courier who simply did not fulfill their duty.
They should have been on top of this from the moment he qualified.
Our fourth estate continues on all levels State, National and local to fail.
As the media declines to function as a watchdog so does society continue to slide into the pit of mud.
As we continue to embrace tolerance of all kinds of deviant behaving and lack of discipline we will continue on our path of degeneration.
Sheran I thank you for your concern anyway.
gacpl commented on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 09:13 AM
it was ran in the paper a few years ago, marcus scott. all the article have been removed from the archives for some reason, except this one.
I just went back to gacpl's blog and read this link so I guess you could say that the Courier did in fact bring it to the public's attention.
It appears to me that there probably nothing that could or perhaps should be done about this at this point.
My apologies to Alena Parker and The Coastal Courier for my comments in my response above May 29, 2014 at 08:06 AM.
It appears to me that there probably nothing that could or perhaps should be done about this at this point.
I think that is what bothers me most. It doesn't matter what color he is, it is wrong. I give a hoot about any civic activities he is involved in as this should have zero bearing on the issue. Once again we all kow tow so as not to be considered racist. Ignorance is color blind and this cat has no business being anywhere around children,
HMJC you are correct.
The issue here is society's ever increasing tolerance of acts once thought to be wrong.
The enemy is liberalism.
@Sheran. First, let me get this out of my system: Tot, of course, is an idiot beyond measure. He has successfully eluded cognitive enhancement through out his life and now in his aging frightened existence can only come to terms with the world thru blanket blame finger pointing at the 'Demon Liberal.' Tot's inane comments like the one above: "the enemy is liberalism", rises only to the level of creating a possible distraction to others trying to do the right thing as you are doing here Sheran by keeping this story alive rather than letting it die on the vine.
As you may be aware, I took it upon myself to out Robert Edward Weil, case number: 88R5415, convicted on six counts of aggravated child molestation and sentence to 20 years in prison but only served 7. Be-Bop Bobby also had escaped being on the Georgia State Sex Offender Registry since the Registry was established AFTER Bobby's incarceration for sex crimes, and it WAS NOT RETROACTIVE. Bob-o was and is still flying under the radar on Facebook having only altered his profile since I sent them all the information I had gathered thru assembling all the pertinent documents from the Clerk of Courts Office and sending it to them. It seems even Pedophiles have 'rights' beyond the reach of the law. Even after talking to two detectives, and the Sheriff Bobby, it seems, is beyond their reach and cannot be prosecuted or legally pursued for 'trolling' on Facebook. I was left to only making the public aware of this Convicted Pedophile and proceeded to do so here, contacting Facebook, and Westside Baptist Pastor where Bobby comes into contact with children by virtue of his presence there.
HMJC may be right and it burns me to know end that this BOE member just maybe out of our reach, save for shining the public light on him and those of his ilk at every opportunity presented us.
We just can't let the malignant malaise of the impotent name callers like Tot, impede our efforts to do the right thing as far as we can do so within the confines of the law and reasonable behavior on our parts.
I will pursue the links you provided and see what turns up. You, Sheran, are performing a public service and I support you all the way.
Jimmy Darsey, Liberal Democrat.
I was worried about highjacking gacpl's blog! WOW, I don't live in Liberty county, but I still look after all children. What difference does it make if you vote Republican or Democrat? We are adults that are suppose to look after our future witch is our children... Does anyone watch the news? McIntosh & Bullock counties has scandals going on with teachers and students. At least Jimmy and I are trying... We Need Your Support!
A letter to the editor (to be published in the paper) would be a good way to spotlight this. Most citizens do not read these blogs. Putting it in the public would force Scott into some kind of damage control. Make him respond. Another question I have is how the GA Professional Standards Commission has issued him a clear renewable certificate without any ethics violations. I would consider an adult male sleeping with a fifteen year old student an ethic violation. Scott has been working with the youth of the community for years..."Scotts AllStars", administration in school, radio host on education. I can't wrap my mind around ANYONE willingly allowing a known sex offender to work with children, I am hoping that most just do not know about it.
And...never thought I would say this but this situation may call for some Sound Off's to be called in at 876-3733 in order to get and keep this issue in the public eye. I suggest that those who might pursue this avenue of expression carefully write out before hand what it is you wish to say. You do not have to call out Marcus Scott by name, nor use any libelous type language, but can ask generic type questions regarding the facts already on record thru the Courier article above in your question. You may wish to call out the Chairman of The BoE, Lily Baker and ask if she is aware of the backgrounds of all those elected to the Board? Is the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valya Lee aware of same? etc. etc.
Those are innocent non-defamatory questions. You are just looking for answers here.
You do NOT have to give your name and it is an avenue of public expression we should take advantage of in this particular incidence.
Hit the phones!! Create an ongoing tsunami of public concern. This whole effort may take a while, so prepare for the long haul.
Remember the Children!!!
Gathering my facts to initiate an accurate letter to the Editor. Called BOE and found out that it BOE DISTRICT 5 that Marcus Scott was elected to and not District 3 as reported by the Courier article above.
I will devote the necessary time to write an accurate letter to Editor of the Courier regarding this situation and sign my name. It will be up to the Courier to decide whether or not it gets any ink and when it will or will not appear in the Courier. I will keep those concerned posted.
"It appears to me that there probably nothing that could or perhaps should be done about this at this point."
I agree. This is what happens when we - as a society - decide to "forget the past." In recent years I've seen headlines from around the country which condemn the practice of having to list previous convictions on job applications because it is a "barrier to employment." Same goes for elected office? Usually you would expect "the system" (i.e., opponents) to point out the negative aspects of an opposing candidate's background. I guess that only works when the candidate does not run unopposed. It certainly won't work when the candidate is black and the someone who points out things in their background (like carnal knowledge) is labeled as a RACIST for doing so because they themselves are not black.
Seems like in this case all the "powers that be" were either asleep at the switch or decided to look the other way.
Yes we CAN do something. We must not withdraw into the defeatist posture that 'nothing can be done.' If DO that, then we as a society have given up and I am not ready to do that.
However, Sebe my friend, you are RIGHT ON regarding 'deciding to forget the past.' The transgressions and damage done by the Bush Administrations should stay in the psyche of all Americans for generations to come.
At the risk of being perceived as trite: the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for a few good people to do and say nothing.
I am not going to shut up.
I tried pasteing a copy of the letter here but it appears that the max number of characters that can be posted here cannot exceed 3000 characters. My letter has 3336. I am not sure how to break it into but will try. If you desire a copy send me a private message thru this site with your email and I will be glad to send you a copy. Again, it is up to the Courier to print or not print the letter.
This is a letter written to address some of the concerns that I feel need to be publicly addressed in regards to the election of one Marcus Scott to the Liberty Board of Education from District 5. I, personally, am in a quandary as to what were the voters in District 5 thinking when they put this man in a position of authority over their children. Certain issues regarding this man demand further scrutiny.
The Coastal Courier ran a story on this man June 21, 2008 prior to an unsuccessful run for a BOE seat by Mr. Scott and from which I will provide quotes and reference. Per the Coastal Courier story: "...Scott was fired from his eighth grade teaching position for previous sexual misconduct with a 15 year-old girl." The age of consent in Georgia is 16, so Mr. Scott essentially in the eyes of the law should have been charged with statutory rape for his sexual transgressions, but somehow he eluded charges. My questions are: how is that possible?!! What law enforcement agency investigated this and what were their findings? How did this man circumvent the criminal justice system? Why was Mr. Scott not classified a Sex Offender? How was he able to remain in the classroom even if in another county? Why did the people of the 5th District put this man in a position of authority in regards to children by electing him as their representative on the BOE? Where is their outrage and more importantly where lies their collective conscience?
To quote Mr. Scott from the Courier article: "That's something, of course, that I knew would come up. Everybody does stuff that they're not proud of." Excuse Me!!! Yes, Mr. Scott, not one of us is sinless and many of us have done things we were not proud of, including myself. The difference though is that the vast majority of us do not have sex with children. Your glossing over of your actions with the excuse of "everybody does stuff that they're not proud of" is pathetic and patronizing in its absurdity.
End of Pt. 1
Regardless of his many academic accomplishments, those accomplishments in no way excuse him nor lend credibility to his having a seat on the BOE in lieu of his past sexual transgression with a minor child. Rather, it should EXCLUDE him from being on the BOE.
Food for thought to the fifth district voters who placed this man in position of authority over your children. Consider this potential scenario. Let us contemplate that an Educational Bill of legislation is before our State Legislature and an opportunity comes up for some select students including males and females, to attend the legislative session with a trip to Atlanta. (This is NOT an inconceivable possibility.) The trip to Atlanta entails an overnight stay in one of Atlanta's many Hotels with the students required to be accompanied by a chaperone. What if that chaperone is a BOE member and that BOE member is Marcus Scott?
If the voters of the fifth District are comfortable with this scenario possibly coming to fruition then Mr. Scott is their man. If they are not comfortable with it then, where is their outrage? Where has their reasoning gone? What sort of twisted reasoning exists that any parent would place their female child in such a situation?
Finally, I only wish to know is if the word RECALL is in the vocabulary of the voters in the Fifth District BoE?
There...I think I got it. Thanks Sheran. Now let us hope the Courier gives it ink.
We now need beaucoup soundoffs!!!!