Federal authorities probing Alabama prisons after inmate death
Rocrast Mack is seen with his son in 2009. A fired Ventress prison supervisor was charged with murder last month in the death of Mack, who was beaten to death in the prison last year.
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#1 Nov 27, 2011
It is another fake death. The Witness Protection Program need to find a better line when moving guys to Belize
#3 Nov 29, 2011
Child molester leads 'gays' in Scout protest
Convicted pedophile insists BSA should admit homosexuals
A coalition of groups protesting Boy Scouts of America's policy of not accepting homosexual leaders and members chose a convicted child molester to lead it.
John Hemstreet -- an alcoholic, former Boy Scout leader, former priest and convicted child molester -- told WorldNetDaily he is an example of the type of person who should be permitted to be a Boy Scout leader. Indeed, he said he was a great scoutmaster.
President of the Toledo, Ohio, chapters of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and Scouting for All, Hemstreet organized a protest demonstration on Monday in front of the Erie Shores Boy Scouts of America Council.
About 25 protesters took part in the Toledo demonstration Monday morning. It was part of a national protest scheduled for 36 locations, although, as WorldNetDaily reported, many were attended by only a handful of protesters and some targeted locations had no protesters.
Hemstreet says the Boy Scouts of America should not prevent homosexuals from serving as leaders or members. He was not hesitant to admit his past problems and said it was appropriate for him to be a scoutmaster.
"The thing that I did seven years ago is a horrendous thing. I'm not denying that. Nor am I denying that I did it. I was arrested. I was arraigned. I did go to court. I was sentenced. I served my time and I am off probation," explained Hemstreet.
Hemstreet said he considers the activist work he is doing to be a form of community service to "give back" for the crimes he committed. He said he has paid his debt to society and he is now trying to do something good.
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