morons: glen taylor and dave hall- rock pushers

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Jeff Davidson

Asheville, NC

#1 Oct 21, 2013
It's difficult to comprehend two grown men being
such absolute morons.
Whatever it costs, the rock should be placed back where it was and they should bear the cost.
Then..they should serve one year in prison, no
time off....period !
If you think this is too harsh a sentence for such
imbeciles, then you should serve the time with them for being a brain-dead jerk, too.

SALT LAKE CITY Two Utah men already facing possible criminal charges for purposely toppling an ancient rock formation in a state park have now been removed from their posts as Boy Scout leaders.

A northern Utah Boy Scouts council announced Monday that Glenn Taylor and Dave Hall will no longer be allowed to lead scouting troops due to what happened Oct. 11 at Goblin Valley State Park, which they filmed and posted on Facebook.

The move comes on the heels of the national Boy Scouts of America condemning the men's actions last week and promising a review of the incident. The Boy Scouts' Utah National Parks Council posted a statement on its website saying the men's actions are not in line with the principles the organization teaches about preserving nature.

"We encourage all leaders and Scouts to review the `Leave No Trace' principles, as we are all a part of maintaining the integrity, character and the natural beauty of the outdoors for all living things," the statement said.

The rock formation they toppled over is about 170 million years old, Utah State Parks spokesman Eugene Swalberg said. The central Utah park is dotted with thousands of the eerie, mushroom-shaped sandstone formations.

Hall and Taylor came under fire last week after posting a video on Facebook where Taylor can be seen wedging himself between a formation and a boulder to knock a large rock off the formation's top. Taylor and his two companions can then be seen cheering, high-fiving and dancing.

They said the rock formation was loose and they feared it was dangerous. They were leading a group of teenage Boy Scouts on a trip when it happened.

Hall said they found out about losing their Boy Scouts positions Monday morning. They had been troop leaders for a few years, Hall said, and hope to continue to be involved in organization in the future using what happened as a teaching point. Both men are from Highland, Utah, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

"We've always supported the Boy Scouts and if that's what they feel is best, we support that decision," Hall said. "We're extremely sorry for our mistake. We look forward to doing everything we can to make it right and move on."

Utah State Parks authorities are conducting a criminal investigation, and the Emery County Attorney's Office also is reviewing the incident to determine if charges should be filed.
no way

Macedonia, OH

#2 Oct 21, 2013
a sickening and stupid act, what on earth would make a grown man disrupt an absolute masterpiece of evolution a natural wonder. Was he trying to set an example for the future brainless of America.This is such a defacement...you can't lift and glue back the millions of years that formed this creation .It is destroyed forever...I want to puke as he's cheering on one of his charges as he destroys it ,and than creates an ignorant babble of protecting a possible accident later. Personally I would like this jerk to get the book thrown at him. I pity all the boys who had this man's direction in the scouts previous to this event, maybe we could start a recovery program so as to not have more of his influence floating in this universe any longer..
Mochataz

Little Rock, AR

#3 Mar 15, 2014
He's also suing a father and young daughter for a car accident that left him "disabled , in severe pain, and unable to enjoy life". Really?

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