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It's been a question of how deep this thing goes right from the start. These guys are all sick, this stuff spreads when guys like these take advantage of emotionally needy boys who come from broken homes and other types of dysfunctional home environments. Was Sandusky procuring for others too?
How many innocent kids were molested between the time these top-level university officials first learned of what was going on long ago, and the time that the lid was blown off this whole sordid thing mere months ago? Sandusky may have been the molester, but these jokers, by this apparent conspiracy to remain silent, enabled the molesting to go on and on. Sandusky is in prison for most likely the rest of his life and that is proper, but in owatonnabill's opinion this sorry lot is just as guilty, and deserve commensurate punishment.
"The only downside for us is if the message isn't `heard' and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it," Spanier wrote in 2001. "The approach you outline is humane and a reasonable way to proceed."
How is "us" & "we" demonstrating the best interests of the victims? Guilty. So is Paterno.
I cannot believe how many people knew these acts of atrocity were happening, even saw them happening, and NO ONE said anything! I wouldnt care if it was Jesus I was blowing the whistle on, or if I lost my job, or whatever. You can be dam sure I would not hesitate for one single second to high-tail it to the nearest police station or call the FBI to make a formal report! How do they sleep at night? It really truly is beyond me, cant even begin to understand.... They should all have a scarlet letter M, for molestor, branded on their forheads before they go to prison - dont think they get treated very kindly there. Then they'll be sure to be violated every which way and know what it feels like to have no one help, or care.
Lock him up for a good long time. He's just as much a monster as Sandusky is.
It goes to show how sports, particularly football, dominates the life of so many American universities. They're supposed to be centers of academics, but so much is driven by the money that football brings in. If the abuse had been committed by a regular professor, the university would have fired him/her immediately.
Lemme guess tomorrow's headline: 'Prosecution of Penn State president to have a chilling effect on academia'
Throw him in jail. He covered this up and caused kids to suffer because he wanted to protect the school and save his behind. Put him in the general population and let what will be, will be.
I also fervently hope the whole bunch of supporters shamefully protesting, rioting & chanting in front of Paterno's house after he was fired are as embarrased as they should be & are changed, but I fear otherwise.
As more are being charged, it appears that there may have been a group of men who were sexually abusing these boys. I pray that they all receive the harshest penalty possible.
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