(Update 10:45pm Tuesday March 31, 2015 – A SENATE VOTE VICTORY (54) YES (0) NAY- NOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE BILL REALLY SAYS AFTER THE CUT AND PASTE CHANGING EFFECTS OVER 2 MONTHS OF POLITICS! SENATOR TOMMIE WILLIAMS AND SENATOR RENEE UNTERMAN SPOKE WELL FOR THE VICTIMS! WE SEND OUR SENTIMENTS OF GRATITUDE!)
MY PERSONAL RESPONSE TO THE DANGER OF EXCLUDING ENTITIES: by Alan Fountain (Citizen Stakeholder and Coalition Voice Advocate for Disenfranchised Victims in GA)
“If business entities are being excluded it minimizes their motivations to take extra precautions to not dismiss warning signs that an employee might pose as risks to those who are in a roll that could exploit youth as that position or job might allow them access as a coach, youth leader, scout master, spiritual advisor, these people have larger concentration exposure to children and are usually covered by a public officials liability insurance policy that if entities were held accountable then non monetary settlement damages could evoke funds mandated to communities for prevention education and awareness campaigns as part of financial recoveries and to ask businesses to secure victims medical treatment.”
“This is not a high risk to businesses as the burden of proof falls on the victim. It’s not a witch hunt as it would require clear and convincing evidence although GA Politicians removed these benefits from the legislative bill. If anyone fights an entity being included it could be that they realize there is a higher duty of care by these Companies and they have ownership in solutions and are being reckless. If a driver of a transfer truck crashes while delivering goods across country and is negligent by being documented with many traffic violations but injures persons in the car they hit. This business would be included in civil suit to cover medical care and would inspire the cargo truck company to discharge an employee who has many automobile citations or known history of reckless driving crashes that endanger the public safety. I feel it is the same.”
“If (1 in 4) girls and (1 in 5) boys were victims of dangerous transfer truck accidents as are sexual perpetrators we would not hesitate to hold the company under scrutiny that allowed a driver with a suspended license and history of traffic citations as part of a civil suit investigation for future safety to our kids. The principle is the same. The Broken leg in a cast visible to a jury from a Truck accident is the same as an injury on the inside that not all can see the injury at first glance but it is a measurable injury.”
I Testified at every public hearing on this Bill plus monitored the last 18 months with every stage plus was proactive in taking additional steps not sought by host committee as I was compelled as a victim forced into silence by the justice system in GA causing grave consequences to my life. I knew all opportunity to know why my life does not matter as an equal absent discrimination in the state of GA was the most important next phase of a challenged life, now a 52 year old male that society and justice left behind. I knew if I could find justice for myself and advocate with my known personal experiences that I too could see that other futures were not Denied Justice. I felt victims have become collateral damage putting PREDATORS and all who ENABLE them first by protecting Special Interest Institutions, referred to as Entities, have favor by the actions of Politicians, Various Chamber of Commerce’s and Insurance Industry and Other Interested Lobbyist Groups.
My Mother sat beside me as I Testified in the 2nd Legislative House Sub-committee hearing headed by Rep. Barry Fleming. This is the account I posted on my facebook page of that day.
Alan Fountain (victim of serial predator in GA from age (9 -16) and his Mother who was the victim of a predator grooming con to lure her kids to a company sponsored summer youth program.
Wednesday February 18th My Mother came to the GA State Capitol to Testify with me and add her story and as to how the serial predator solicited her on her Job in the Town of Thomaston, GA. at the largest industrial employer for over 75 years that was the focus of this communities Main economy and employed my predator to be the Companies employee’ Activities representative working with adults and kids.
Unfortunately the night before she had a case of food poisoning and we were at Emory Emergency Room till 4am before testifying at 3pm February 18th, 2015 the next day. She did sit beside me while I testified and had her name entered into the record. What she would have said is what she posted on my personal facebook page last month and it is as follows. To follow the Legislative process please go to this page and “LIKE” the main page to show a vote of Support for “Seeking Solutions for the Disenfranchised Voices” www.facebook.com/GFJustice
Mother of Alan Fountain Posts her Testimony on Son’s facebook page;
“Alan, You are very brave to stand alone for yourself and other victims of predators such as George Wilson.
I know how hard it is to face the very people who probably knew what he was and covered it up.
I remember him approaching me on my job at Martha Mills, and telling me I didn’t have to worry about my boys when school was out. I should send them down to Silvertown Ball Park and he would keep you all busy. I have a picture of you sitting in a group of little ball players. I wonder how many of those children escaped him because he targeted you instead.
He had a perfect resume former Juvenile Judge, recreation manager for the company. He had many helpers including your unwitting, dysfunctional parents. I entertained him in my home. I allowed him to worm his way into my family. I purchased gifts for him and his family.
Unlike you I don’t care what the people in Thomaston learn or don’t learn from this tragedy, sometimes we reap what we sow.
I wish success for you in all your endeavors, especially now with the overwhelming fight you are fighting to make predators and their accomplices accountable for their actions. I believe this crime should not have a statute of limitations because murder does not and molestation of a child is “Murder of the Soul.”
This child never knows what his or her life could have been, if they had not been molested and threatened and shamed by his molester. Much Love”
Packed Committee testimony Room #132 for House Judiciary Sub. Cmte. Chaired by Rep Barry Fleming Wednesday February 18, 2015. Alan Fountain seated with his mother directly behind the bill sponsor in 2nd Row. Photo on the right is of Full Judiciary headed by Rep. Wendell Willard. The judiciary had a hearing regarding language changes based on IM sure Lobbyist resistance as no one spoke publicly against the original bill draft. This is where advocates of http://www.followthemoney.org are trained to assist with difficult trails of legislative conflicts.
It is 5:16 PM on Tuesday March 31, 2015 as I wait to record the live vote of Senate position on Hidden predator act of Georgia. The below post is what I posted on our Citizen Coalition page informing our followers how to participate in the Final Act on this bill for 2015.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 facebook post Today by GA Families for Justice below-
LIVE BROADCAST OF SENATE VOTE ON HIDDEN PREDATOR ACT: Has Not Been Voted Yet But on Schedule for today to Be Presented By Senator Renee Unterman Tuesday March 31, 2015 –
(Dinner break as Senators noted the Pizza was getting Cold and still no vote and now 6:20 PM but scheduled back at 7:15 pm this Evening for Vote.)
Senator Renee Unterman will Sponsor Hidden Predator Act in The Senate: I have spoken with Senator Unterman on 2 Occasions in person and Did attend a Sex Trafficking Seminar where she was Speaking for her sponsored SB-8 on increasing Sex Trafficking penalties and I stood up and spoke on the Merits of HB-17 as it pertained to this C0- Pandemic of Predator Abuses and it’s related merits for Citizens. I spoke with Attorney General Sam Olens and Senator Unterman after this seminar at Jewish Community center. Now is the time to see if she pushes this to a Successful Vote this evening in the Senate. ( Senator Unterman Did an Amazing Job for The Citizens of GA as She Spoke with Heart on This Bill.) Updated 5/20/2016
I did meet personally with Senator Vincent Fort and sent him a personal Impact Statement for his advance review to help him understand the gravity of our cause. I did wait and was the last to testify in the Senate Judiciary hearings where Cmte. Chairman Senator Mckoon maintained respectful eye contact while other Senators talked and rumbled over my testimony as some measure of defiance that I have given a voice to the disenfranchised victims lacking a working knowledge of the political mechanics and pushback against the Lobbyist agenda over the publics and voters best resolution for public safety and civil remedies.
(UPDATE 5pm April 2, 2015 according to clerk of records this is the What will or will not become Law as of 12 Midnight. Then the Governor will Sign or Veto: No Entities or Institutions held accountable past when victim turns age 23, No change from past laws, but you can now for a brief 2 year period sue Individual Predator if you meet the narrow extension guidelines. This link was confirmed by House Clerks office. We will know for certain over next few days.) http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/153377.pdf
WE will post on our Page later Friday evening the Live Video of Vote. Please sign our petition to help support the Citizen Coalition Maintain a Voice going forward past this day to improve GEORGIA as we Compete with Lobbyist and Political Powers that would prefer to see our voice remain invisible. http://chn.ge/1BVS0mm?recruiter=69320505
Please Contact GA Families for Justice Coalition Leader at Below Links for Comments or Access to the previous 18 months Activities to see Victims find Justice in GA with Civil Statute of Limitations Reforms.