Archive for September, 2012

Weekend Reading on USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandals — From Rapist Coach Rick Curl to Congressman Mike Honda’s Interest

Published September 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

Links to ConcussionInc.’s coverage, in chronological order.   ‘Whatever Happened to the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal?’ (full text) Published March 30th, 2012 ***** P.S. on ‘Whatever Happened to the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal?’ Published March 30th, 2012 ***** ‘Penn State in the Pool: California Legislators Plunge Into USA Swimming […]

Exclusive: Congressman Mike Honda ‘Has Begun Looking Into Congressional Hearings’ on USA Swimming Sex Abuse

Published September 28th, 2012, Uncategorized

Yesterday I began canvassing members of Congress on where they stand on the need for hearings to investigate the youth sex abuse scandals at USA Swimming. I began with Congressman Mike Honda, a California Democrat. Honda promotes his membership in a group of representatives and senators who call themselves the “Anti-Bullying Caucus.” More pointedly, Honda’s […]

Colorado Police Change Tune, Release Record of Pedophile Ex-USA Swimming Official Will Colebank — But Not (Yet) Narrative Report of His Arrest

Published September 28th, 2012, Uncategorized

In the previous post I reported the unhelpfulness of the Woodland Park, Colorado, police department and the Teller County district attorney in release of the 2007 report of the arrest, on child pornography charges, of USA Swimming-official-turned-Colorado-Springs-middle-school-teacher Will Colebank. Moments ago I received a fax from the Woodland Park police with its “person record” of […]

Colorado Police Department and District Attorney Block Release of Arrest Record of Pedophile Ex-USA Swimming Official Will Colebank

Published September 28th, 2012, Uncategorized

In apparent contravention of the state public records statute, a Colorado police department and county district attorney have denied this reporter’s request for access to the documentation of the 2007 arrest of a local child sex offender and middle school teacher who previously had been a top official at USA Swimming headquarters in Colorado Springs. […]

‘Concussions, Sexual Abuse the Latest Hot-Button Issues for Youth-Sports Insurers’

Published September 27th, 2012, Uncategorized

From the trade magazine National Underwriter Property & Casualty: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2012/04/20/concussions-sexual-abuse-the-latest-hot-button-is “Youth team sports have not seen a sharp downturn in interest during the recession—and some sports, like lacrosse, are seeing marked growth. The key trends identified by the E&S players who specialize in this market sector: a heightened awareness among parents (and plaintiff attorneys) of […]