Maddog, How old is the child?
When was it born?
Who has had custody of the child?
Who has supported the child?
We need a bit more information so that all can settle down a bit.
This blog string about Marcus Scott has morphed into something akin to a runaway train or could we say a lynch mob?
Let's not forget the fact that Marcus was not a teacher, and was an adolescent during the time he became involved with this young lady; and let's not forget the fact that Marcus and the young lady eventually married; and they have a son together which continue to top the charts with academic honors in Liberty County Schools.
Maddog, Please explain these statements a little more in depth.
tot, marcus scott was a substitute teacher at the school when it happened, so he was part of the teaching staff and a employee of the school system. he was 20, making him a adult, not a adolescent. the girl had the baby at 15. making it clearly statutory rape at a minimum.
Here we go again…time after time after time. Someone pulls the race card to defend actions considered by civilized society to be deplorable at best, and therefore ILLEGAL.
Maddog, I have a couple of questions/observations for your consideration if you are in fact capable of rational, intelligent thought. I fear, however, that you are blinded by your impenitent racism, rendering you incapable. But here it is anyway.
Judging by your (hard to read) ramblings, you seem to think that there should not be consequences for one’s actions. Am I right?
If the LCSS felt it necessary to fire him when the incident occurred and if the Montgomery County System felt the same way when they found out about it, how then can there ever be even the slightest notion to allow the man to come back into the system in a position where he has more influence than he had in the beginning? What exactly am I missing here?
I for one have no problem believing that he has turned his life around, has done wonderful things for young men, and has dedicated his life to God and will one day see His Kingdom. However, there are some things on this earth that he certainly and obviously should not be able to do as a consequence of a poor decision. And whether you like it or not, working in any school system at any level (and especially as a BOE member in the very system who fired him) is one of them.
Jimmie and your supporters, what you are doing in theses blogs are considered slander, and defamation of character. Fact: The State of Georgia has a system of justice in place for individuals that commit crimes. Can you check the court records, and put forth factual evidence where Marcus Scott was charged with violating a law of the State, and/ or prosecuted from the crimes that you alleged he committed? The mere fact that unsubstantiated allegations were raised against Marcus Scott, does not lead to him being guilty of the crimes you so boldly allege. I would like believe that the State have competent prosecutors: and the mere fact that charges of the crimes that you so boldly allege was committed on behalf of Marcus Scott in the State of Georgia, failed to make it on an indictment is proof that not even the State of Georgia viewed Marcus Scott’s conduct as a violation of the law. The fact remain, Marcus never committed such crimes that you alleged in your blogs, and your actions are clearly intentional, and knowingly inflammatory, malicious, defaming, and outright slander. Politics exists in many administration panels, but reality is, “If a person, especially an African American male, had committed such a crime, we all know that he would have faced full speed prosecution.” Reality is, Marcus Scott has never committed an act of immoral turpitude in life, nor in his official capacity as a public school educator and/ or school official; and there exist no criminal record to prove that he committed a crime in his official capacity as an educator. Your conduct clearly undermines the integrity of the school where Marcus Scott once randomly substituted, while he himself was a non-degree randomly selected substitute teacher. The mere fact that Marcus Scott dated and eventually married a female from his neighborhood with the consent of the females mother, and just happened to as a non-degreed adolescent, and random substitute teacher substitute at the school and/ or class attended by a female he was dating from his community doesn’t make him a rapist and/ or pedophile of any kind. Marcus Scott, if you read this blob/ post you needs to get a good lawyer.
In Georgia, the elements of a defamation claim are:
1. a false statement about the plaintiff;
2. communication of the statement to a third party in the absence of a special privilege to do so;
3. fault of the defendant amounting at least to negligence; and
4. harm to the plaintiff, unless the statement amounts to per se defamation. See Smith v. Stewart, 660 S.E.2d 822, 828 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008).
These elements of a defamation claim in Georgia are similar to the elements listed in the general Defamation Law section, with the following exceptions:
Defamation Per Se
Georgia recognizes that certain statements constitute defamation per se. These statements are so egregious that they will always be considered defamatory and are assumed to harm the plaintiff's reputation, without further need to prove that harm. Under Georgia statutes, a statement is defamatory per se if it:
• charges another person with a crime punishable by law;
• charges another person “with having some contagious disorder or with being guilty of some debasing act which may exclude him from society;” or
• refers to the trade, office, or profession of another person, and is calculated to injure him.
See Ga. Code Ann. §51-5-4.
Jimmie and your supporters, what you are doing in these blogs are considered slander, and defamation of character.
One again the reference to the "black male" stereotype as a copout. A very tiring excuse with the intent to cloud the FACTS. You can provide a long list of achievements but when part of his repertoire is connected to a sexual relationship with a girl 5 years younger; any profession with children involved is moot point. It is painfully obvious that you are too close to the situation and not able to view it in an objective manner. Therefore your meanderings and fire and brimstone carry no significant impact due to your tunnel vision.