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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, I can see what you are saying Maggie, however, I wonder how much it will cost taxpayers, especially the ones that had the children in this story, to support the pension of the guy that fed their children his sperm.


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    If he's in jail, the cost of housing and feeding him and watching him. Likely about as much as his pension. But as noted, if you don't like giving teachers a pension, or allowing due process, moving from suspect and accused to convincted before you act, negotiate into the contract that you lose benefits once accused. Not sure I would support that. But, that is how the process works.

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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    What I find distressing about this situation is that there were other complaints about this person going back 22 years. I view the entire education system as participants in this sick man's schemes. As such, I hope the victims go after the school system and as well as this man for both the current victims, past victims and a revamp of supervisory mandates to thwart any untoward acts against future victims. Also, it may be a nice payday attaching the school system's errors and omissions policy to pay for college for these kids.


    Former teacher Mark Berndt was once investigated in 1994 for allegedly attempting to fondle a young girl near her genital area, reports the Los Angeles Times. A detective from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department investigated the claim and presented it to the district attorney's office, but the case was rejected.

    Nadine Martinez Rodriguez, a former student of Berndt's, spoke to CBS2 about how school officials didn't listen when she complained about him. Rodriguez remembers that he often kept his hands in his lap and and a jar of vaseline in his desk. "When I first saw the news about Mr. Berndt getting arrested, I thought 'Wow,' " she said to CBS2. "It just took 22 years for him to get caught.
    Mark Berndt Bondage Photos: More Victims Come Forward After Teacher's Arrest Made Public

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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    What I find distressing about this situation is that there were other complaints about this person going back 22 years. I view the entire education system as participants in this sick man's schemes. As such, I hope the victims go after the school system and as well as this man for both the current victims, past victims and a revamp of supervisory mandates to thwart any untoward acts against future victims. Also, it may be a nice payday attaching the school system's errors and omissions policy to pay for college for these kids.
    The real problem is the failing was not only the school but the whole justice system. Per the quote in the article:

    A detective from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department investigated the claim and presented it to the district attorney's office, but the case was rejected.
    Why didn't the parents continue to persue this? Why didn't the investigators? Why didn't the school? Why didn't the school district look into it?

    These are questions that would show the failing on multiple levels and not just the school system. I'm not saying the school system doesn't bare some responsibility. It just took a whole lot of failing to make this happen.

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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    First off, why this isn't hard news is beyond me. Secondly, How is the Piece of **** even allowed to remain free in the world, and not in prison? Lastly, this is what happens when union control are out of control, a pervert allowed to teach our children, blindfolds them and feeds them his sperm....Good God. j-mac
    Perverts exist because of unions? Haha. Go to Wisconsin and you will find an indictment against a Walker crony for child enticement and exposing his genitals. What union was HE in? LOL.
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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The real problem is the failing was not only the school but the whole justice system. Per the quote in the article:
    I saw that and the presumption is that there was not enough to prosecute. If there were and they did not the liability on the prosecutor's office would have been too much for anyone to ignore.



    Why didn't the parents continue to persue this? Why didn't the investigators? Why didn't the school? Why didn't the school district look into it?

    These are questions that would show the failing on multiple levels and not just the school system. I'm not saying the school system doesn't bare some responsibility. It just took a whole lot of failing to make this happen.
    Of course no one is denying that. Are these victims supposed seek redress from their parents?

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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    First off, why this isn't hard news is beyond me. Secondly, How is the Piece of **** even allowed to remain free in the world, and not in prison? Lastly, this is what happens when union control are out of control, a pervert allowed to teach our children, blindfolds them and feeds them his sperm....Good God. j-mac
    The key part of this is "suspected". Besides that, he earned his benefits, therefore he should be allowed to keep them. Also, this is not about unions.

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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Yes, being suspected of something totally means contracts I've signed should be null and void. That's totally the precedent I'd like to set.
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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    The key part of this is "suspected". Besides that, he earned his benefits, therefore he should be allowed to keep them. Also, this is not about unions.
    Felons earned there right to vote, but we take that away. I say his benefits should be taken once he is convicted.
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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Felons earned there right to vote, but we take that away. I say his benefits should be taken once he is convicted.
    few would disagre with that.

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    Re: L.A. teacher suspected of lewd conduct keeps benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Felons earned there right to vote, but we take that away. I say his benefits should be taken once he is convicted.
    I'd be interested to 'learn' how felons (or anyone else) "earn" their right to vote.

    However, if this 'learning' process involves a frontal lobotomy (as I suspect it might), then I'll pass.

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