For the Children

Remember how Alberto Gonzales said last week that he wasn't going to resign because he was "going to stay focused on protecting our kids"? Well, looks like he was doing a real bang-up job of kid-protecting.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the institution's minor boy inmates.

Among the charges in the Texas Ranger report were that administrators would rouse boys from their sleep for the purpose of conducting all-night sex parties.

…The Texas Youth Comission controversy traces back to a criminal investigation conducted in 2005 by Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski. The investigation revealed key employees at the West Texas State School in Pyote, Texas, were systematically abusing youth inmates in their custody.

Burzynski presented his findings to the attorney general in Texas, to the U.S. Attorney Sutton, and to the Department of Justice civil rights division. From all three, Burzynski received no interest in prosecuting the alleged sexual offenses.
Among the reasons a letter from Bill Baumann, assistant U.S. attorney in Sutton's office cited for declining to pursue an investigation were that "None of the victims have claimed to have felt physical pain during the course of the sexual assaults which they described" and "Although none of the victims admit that they consented to the sexual contact, none resisted or voiced any objection to the conduct. Several of the victims suggested that they were simply 'getting off' on the school administrator." Nice.

I would say take this with a grain of salt, because it's from World Net Daily, except I just watched a bunch of the testimony here, and the story appears to be accurate.

[H/T Pam.]

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