2 Utah men charged with toppling anci...

2 Utah men charged with toppling ancient rock

There are 8 comments on the Sunherald.com story from Jan 31, 2014, titled 2 Utah men charged with toppling ancient rock. In it, Sunherald.com reports that:

This file frame grab from a video taken by Dave Hall shows two men cheering after a Boy Scouts leader knocked over an ancient Utah desert rock formation at Goblin Valley State Park.

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slc

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Feb 1, 2014
boyscout "leader"? Idiot!! anyone with 1/2 a brain knows that damaging, removing anything (even a small rock), or defacing anything in a state or national park is unacceptable behavior and illegal. The video and behavior of this so called leader is disgusting and very immature. Shame on you boyscouts. He/they should get the maximum punishment.
Chainlink

United States

#2 Feb 1, 2014
And they all seemed to be so pleased with themselves!

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#3 Feb 9, 2014
That's the organization getting karma for caving to the pro homo bullies

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

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#4 Feb 11, 2014
The BSA lets any idiot be a boy scout leader. Often those idiots don't know what they are doing and the kids are the ones that get hurt.

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

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#5 Feb 11, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
That's the organization getting karma for caving to the pro homo bullies
Why don't you send a complaint to the BSA?

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#6 Feb 11, 2014
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you send a complaint to the BSA?
Already did

“Woof!”

Since: May 11

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#7 Feb 26, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>Already did
Did they reply to you?
Bill Thomas

Hickory, NC

#8 Apr 19, 2014
Ex-Scouts Leaders Who Knocked Over Ancient Rock Get Probation

Judge Douglas Thomas is a moron.
Nothing but a slap on the hand.
Here Is what the punishment should have been:

A felony.
Six months in jail.
Never able to be a scout leader again.
Pay for replacing the rock , no matter what it costs, and work for the state to pay for it.
3 lashes a day twice a week, with a whip.
Put these idiots in the stocks, every Saturday for 3 months and charge .25 per rotten egg for people to throw them at their heads,
until at least 200 eggs have been thrown.
The judge should join them on this one...the jerk.
He's about as stupid as these imbeciles.
Now that would be justice.

The two ex-Boy Scout leaders who high-fived and cheered as they toppled over an ancient rock formation in Utah were sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation and a fine — but dodged jail time.

Glenn Taylor, 45, and David Hall, 42, pleaded guilty to lesser misdemeanor charges in Utah’s 7th District Court, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Taylor, who was captured on video pushing over the boulder — estimated to be about 170 million years old — pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. Hall, his cohort, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal mischief.

The men faced as many as five years in prison for their costly stunt last October in Goblin Valley State Park. Instead, Judge Douglas Thomas sought to punish the men financially.

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