[nfbmi-talk] took months to fire him

Tonya Smith tonyasmith75 at live.com
Thu Dec 30 18:37:18 CST 2010


Well, Joe. This is Tonya. You're actually agreeing with what I just said that they should have done investigating before they even let him on the board. You know, it's almost like letting a wild dog loose when you know it's wild and people get hurt, you know. I mean, that's what it's like. It's almost like letting a wild dog loose. You know what I mean? I think they should have at least done some investigating, more investigation about the sex offender and stuff like that and actually, if you're on a sex offender's list, you don't even supposed to be near children. I don't care how old they are. So, yeah, they messed up big time. They sure did, yup. So, yeah, I have no sympathy for this guy but I do have sympathy for the teenager, you know. I mean, that could have been prevented. I agree. Absolutely. Good work, Joe. Keep it up and happy New Year!

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> From: joe harcz Comcast <joeharcz at comcast.net> 
> Sent: December 30, 2010 7:00:36 PM
> To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] took months to fire him
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> The APH, and the Kentucky School for the Blind of which he was alumni 
> president for years were supposed to do background checks. However, as one 
> of the articles alludes he was convicted prior to 1991 and the kentucky 
> State Sex Offendors registry was and, still is out of date and with no 
> entries prior to 1992 or so.
> 
> Anyway I'm digging more on this issue because I do think there have been 
> some coverupsalluded to after his March 2010 new indictments ...
> 
> I can only concludee that as he was not fired until late October. At very 
> least he should have been put on Administrative leave.
> 
> It is also important to note that again he was active with KSB and actually 
> officed right next door.
> 
> He also was active on the State Rehabb Council and with the Kentucky 
> Counclil of the Blind.
> 
> Now, everyone deserves his or her day in court. And I do not blame any 
> organization for being affiliated with him when things were unknown. But, I 
> worry about hush ups like what went on in some churches, and facilities for 
> people with disabilities for years.
> 
> The best anecdote for this type of thing is openess and putting in 
> safeguards.
> 
> By the way I do have some level of compashion for this fellow as a human 
> being for he apparently was assaulted and molested while a student at the 
> Kentucky School for the Blind decades ago. That is sad, and it is often the 
> case that those who were molestors become molestors themselves. My 
> compashion does not, however extend to allowing this cycle to continue.
> 
> It means he should be kept away from children period and at a bare minimum.
> 
> Anyway these are very good questions.
> 
> I'm sorry that I am weeping with anger over this sad affair.
> 
> Joe
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tonya Smith" <tonyasmith75 at live.com>
> To: "NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] took months to fire him
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> 
> You know I'm so glad and I think the investigative team on that news thing, 
> although the article at the beginning repeated it about 5 or 6 times, you 
> know, where it came from. But anyway, I'm glad that they have investigated 
> and fired the president of the printing house. But you know what, see my 
> thing is and this is kind of like what I'm thinking -- why doesn't anybody 
> ever do any background checks for stuff like this so that way, it will be 
> prevented. You know, like I was watching a news story yesterday, there was 
> a... I forgot the website, but it actually does background checks on 
> babysitters because this one mom in Florida, she found her 53-year-old nanny 
> spanking their, I think, 12-month-old daughter, you know, and abusing her. 
> You know, and she got fired. She created this website that does background 
> checks. It's called babysitters.com or a similar thing where you text 
> a...where they do all these background checks and they have investigators 
> and stuff like that and you can request the same person over and over if you 
> like them. See, the thing is, is that why doesn't anybody create websites 
> like that for other things?
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> > From: joe harcz Comcast <joeharcz at comcast.net>
> > Sent: December 30, 2010 5:43:02 PM
> > To: nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org
> > Subject: [nfbmi-talk] took months to fire him
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> > http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Former-administrator-of-American-Printing-House-for-the-Blind-alleged-sexual-abuser-fired-102006403.html
> >
> > Former administrator of American Printing House for the Blind, alleged 
> > sexual abuser fired
> >
> >
> >
> > by WHAS11 News
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> > WHAS11.com
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> >
> >
> > Posted on September 1, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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> >
> >
> > Former administrator of American Printing House for the Blind, alleged 
> > sexual abuser fired | WHAS11.com | Louisville news, Kentucky news & 
> > breaking news
> >
> > | WHAS11.com | News for Louisville, Kentucky  frame
> >
> > Former administrator of American Printing House for the Blind, alleged 
> > sexual abuser fired | WHAS11.com | Louisville news, Kentucky news & 
> > breaking news
> >
> > | WHAS11.com | News for Louisville, Kentucky  frame end
> >
> >
> >
> > Former administrator of American Printing House for the Blind, alleged 
> > sexual abuser fired | WHAS11.com | Louisville news, Kentucky news & 
> > breaking news
> >
> > | WHAS11.com | News for Louisville, Kentucky  frame
> >
> > Former administrator of American Printing House for the Blind, alleged 
> > sexual abuser
> >
> >
> >
> >    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A former administrator with the American 
> > Printing House for the Blind is no longer employed there.  This news comes 
> > after
> >
> > a WHAS11 News investigation.  Last month, we first told you that Darrell 
> > Buford had been indicted on 10 felony counts involving the sexual abuse of 
> > a teenage
> >
> > boy.
> >
> >    On Monday, our continuing investigation revealed that Buford had been 
> > convicted of molesting four other boys in the past, including his two 
> > adopted sons.
> >
> >  Buford previously served as the alumni president of the Kentucky School 
> > for the Blind for five years, and was appointed by the governor to chair a 
> > statewide
> >
> > commission on disability issues.
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> > inthenews2 said on November 8, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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> > What is happening with this case? No news for two months! And to clear up 
> > the statement that Darrell Buford was a "prominent" person at APH, he was 
> > an Administrative
> >
> > Assistant-that's it. He never had any real power or authority in his 
> > positions there. He was even disciplined for making himself sound and look 
> > more important
> >
> > than he was when his director was out on medical leave. He seemed to cause 
> > problems wherever he went. I still think the people who should have 
> > checked
> >
> > his background need to be questioned as to why it wasn't done properly. I 
> > guess that says a lot about both of them. And now, the former HR 
> > Coordinator
> >
> > works for Mitch McConnell, again. He should be so proud!!
> >
> > 55373579
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> > Flag this comment
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> > inthenews2 said on September 7, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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> >
> >
> > A couple of other people that should have done their jobs are the Human 
> > Resources Director, Norma Fletcher and Human Resources Coordinator, Angie 
> > Schulte.
> >
> > The first of which was let go earlier this year and the second left 
> > abruptly in March...hmmmmm.....sounds convenient, doesn't it?
> >
> > 51431088
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> > Flag this comment
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> > chungking said on September 2, 2010 at 3:45 AM
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> >
> >
> > I remember applying for a job with that organization years ago and that 
> > man being less than courteous when I spoke with him. You never know what 
> > is behind
> >
> > someone's locked doors and guys like that should have the book thrown at 
> > them. You have to wonder how these people get their jobs based on the fact 
> > they've
> >
> > been morally compromised in the past as well as criminal backgrounds. 
> > Somehow in this country its went from being qualified and hard working to 
> > being the
> >
> > who you know society and that sort of hubris and corruption is why the 
> > country is going downhill
> >
> > 51099301
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> > Flag this comment
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> > kcforchild said on September 1, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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> >
> >
> > Thank you again Adam for keeping on top of this story, another Mother 
> > coming forward wanted to know why he was still working at the school, and 
> > I'm so thankful
> >
> > that she came forward strong, together we will unravel this mess, there 
> > are now three of us using our voices with you in letting the world know 
> > this is
> >
> > something that has to be stopped again no one should go through the pain 
> > that we (Mark, Randy, Jason, and me). We are fighters and it is my prayer 
> > that
> >
> > it will heal all of us in time, and not let another family ever ever go 
> > through this, at least not with Darrell Buford. Keep up the good work! No 
> > Pain
> >
> > No Gain!
> >
> > 51091914
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