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Sandusky Investigation Botched Under Pa. Gov. Corbett
newsmax ^ | 7-26-12 | Chris Freind

Posted on 07/27/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by FlJoePa

It is Corbett himself who is most guilty of hesitating. Hesitating as then-attorney general to appropriately staff the Jerry Sandusky investigation, and hesitating for years to make an arrest, both of which jeopardized children. That hesitation, and Corbett’s stonewalling, has created an intense firestorm.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: blunders; pa; psu; sandusky; weare
Anyone who doesn't think the truth is actually in Harrisburg, not State College, hasn't been paying attention.

Joe Paterno didn't accept over $650K in contributions from second mile board members. Joe Paterno didn't sign off on a $3M grant to build a second mile dormitory on campus - ALL THE WHILE knowing that js was about to be indicted (that was you, governor).

He wanted freeh and for a reason - because freeh is the only novelist that could get possibly get him out of this jam. Remember he appoints and controls 10 board seats (something that has to change pronto).

1 posted on 07/27/2012 7:06:06 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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2 posted on 07/27/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: FlJoePa
You mean it wasn't all JVP's fault?

Didn't you know that despite the first accusation being dropped due to "lack of evidence" and despite 2nd Mile's continuing roster of victims for Sandusky and despite Corbett's lack of urgency, . . .it was ALL JoePa's fault?

3 posted on 07/27/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: FlJoePa

Why did Joe then cover it up? I agree that this goes a lot deeper than anybody knows but Joe Pa STILL actively covered it up to protect the programs prestige, and that is inexcusable to most sane folks of good moral fiber.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 7:34:47 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: aft_lizard

MOre likely he covered it up to protect his butt. Ol’Jer can’t hurt him now, but there may be others!


5 posted on 07/27/2012 7:44:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: aft_lizard

What proof is there that Joe covered up anything? Why do people keep reporting this as if it is fact? There is zero evidence to say this and he got a clean bill of health from the PA attorney general.

He reported a second hand account of the 2011 incident the next day to his superiors (as he was required to do by PA law). MM testified that no one ever told him not to discuss what he saw.

If Joe covered something up, he did a much worse job of it than he did turning kids into men and winning football games.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 7:45:33 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Denial is not a river in Egypt. All you Paterno apologists make me want to puke.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 7:55:17 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: FlJoePa

You didn’t find Curley’s 1998 e-mail convincing?


8 posted on 07/27/2012 7:58:43 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack
"You didn’t find Curley’s 1998 e-mail convincing?"

No, not at all. If that is all they came up with after supposedly pouring through over 3 million e-mails, than no.

If we maybe could have waited until Curley and Shultz's trials, we could possibly hear from some of the actual participants. But that isn't how freeh operates.

He writes novels - to meet predetermined outcomes. This time he did it for the B.O.T. Why?

I think governor corbett is going to eventually have to explain that.

9 posted on 07/27/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

I like how Freind is talking in definites and attacking Corbett mindlessly. Is that guy conservative? I think Corbett did the investigation the correct way.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 9:13:41 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: FlJoePa

Freind is a fool.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: scrabblehack

Freind also wrote ridiculous articles claiming that Philadelphia turnout sunk Sestak in 2010. The turnout was exactly the same in Philly when Santorum was buried statewide in 2006. Freind is a hack.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 9:23:07 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: FlJoePa

There are plenty of madams involved in serving this pedophile operation.

Corbet is one of many. I think there were other pedos involved, too. They had best stop covering up for them now.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 9:47:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: FlJoePa

Anyone that thinks Corbett is friendly with ANYONE remotely connected to Obama is a fool.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 9:50:34 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: aft_lizard
Re: “Joe Pa STILL actively covered it up...”

There is no evidence to back that up, just Freeh’s opinions and bizarre interpretations of the facts.

The 1998 assault claim was investigated by five government agencies.

Not one of them recommended a charge against Sandusky.

The claim that Sandusky was “allowed” to resign in 1999 is bizarre - there was NO charge against him.

The only reasonable criticism that might be directed against Paterno is that he waited 24 hours - on a weekend - to report McQueary’s shower claim against Sandusky.

Remember, Paterno’s total knowledge of the shower case was hearsay. Paterno did not witness anything. All Paterno could do was report what McQueary said to him. If Paterno had testified in court, 100% of his knowledge would be hearsay evidence.

Remember this, too - we have ONLY McQueary’s account of his conversation with Paterno. We have NO rebuttal from Paterno.

After waiting 24 hours, Paterno reported McQueary’s claim to his [Paterno’s] immediate boss and to the University vice-president in charge of the campus police force.

Suggestions that Paterno had a responsibility to “follow up” on the shower allegations are legally bizarre.

Both the prosecution and the defense would have claimed that Paterno was trying to influence the case or was trying to obtain confidential information.

No lawyer involved in this case would have told Paterno ANYTHING.

15 posted on 07/27/2012 9:51:57 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: FlJoePa

I suggest reading this article from Powerline:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/07/the-case-against-joe-paterno-weak-to-non-existent-on-the-current-record.php


16 posted on 07/27/2012 9:54:07 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

P.S. Corbett is a conservative. (as far as that goes)


17 posted on 07/27/2012 9:55:48 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: FlJoePa

Oh I agree this thing spreads far beyond Happy Valley.


18 posted on 07/27/2012 9:57:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SVTCobra03

You make me want to puke.

That homosexual pedophile Sandusky didn’t get away with decades of molesting little boys because and old man he no longer worked for looked the other way - - the homosexual pedophile Sandusky got away with decades of molesting little boys because hundreds of people looked the other way, beginning with his own family and extending to reporters, Second Mile associates, university benefactors and alumni, other coaches and football players, and God knows how many more people.

But you go ahead and throw the dead old man under the bus. I’m sure everybody else involved in this disgrace will join you.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 10:04:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: aft_lizard

Joe Pa’s supporters want to make him a martyr.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 10:32:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: FlJoePa
It is a fact, and stop denying it.

There was hard evidence that he knew about the 1998 incident.

And he didn't get second hand information, he got first hand information from one of his own coaches.

21 posted on 07/27/2012 10:34:34 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: zeestephen
Suggestions that Paterno had a responsibility to “follow up” on the shower allegations are legally bizarre.

He had a MORAL responsibility to followup and find out why a former coach was in a shower with a young boy.

I know you Joe Pa apologists can't deal with that reality.

22 posted on 07/27/2012 10:37:26 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Lancey Howard
No one said he was the ONLY one responsible.

This is typical straw man nonsense, accuse others that 'they must think Paterno is the only one responsible', so you can establish your own wrong position, 'Since Paterno wasn't the only one responsible, Paterno had no responsibility at all' The more this gets investigated, the more Paterno is going to be exposed.

23 posted on 07/27/2012 10:43:46 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

And Paterno is obviously the one you care most about destroying.
Get a life.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 10:55:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FlJoePa

hmmmm


25 posted on 07/28/2012 12:06:10 AM PDT by onona (loving butter pecan)
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To: fortheDeclaration
As I noted in my comment:

No lawyer, for the prosecution or the defense, would have told Paterno ANYTHING.

No police investigator would have told Paterno ANYTHING.

Equally important, Paterno had NO WAY of knowing if McQueary’s report on the shower incident was true or false, exaggerated or factual, mistaken or imagined.

If Paterno had aggressively reported this hearsay to authorities outside his usual supervisors, he ran the risk of being sued by Sandusky if the hearsay was false.

26 posted on 07/28/2012 1:06:16 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: fortheDeclaration
We may agree on one thing, Declaration.

I would agree with you if you claim Paterno had a moral responsibility to advise McQueary to file a police report.

Frankly, I find McQueary's failure to file a police report to be shocking, especially since he discussed this incident several times with his own father.

It makes me question McQueary's honesty.

27 posted on 07/28/2012 1:28:31 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
I would agree with you if you claim Paterno had a moral responsibility to advise McQueary to file a police report.

Doesn't that say it all with respect to Paterno's culpability? The fact that he didn't advise McQueary to file was the beginning of the coverup.

Joe Paterno failure to appropriately advise McQueary resulted in numerous other children being scarred for life.

28 posted on 07/28/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: FlJoePa; All

FReepers!

The liberals would love to hang Corbett because he is the key to Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

If the liberals can sink Corbett, they can block natural gas drilling.

So, they are attempting to insert Corbett into the Sandusky affair.

Sandusky was under investigation long before Corbett was attorney general.

This Corbett angle is liberal obfuscation and politics.


29 posted on 07/28/2012 5:12:44 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

<>Joe Pa’s supporters want to make him a martyr.<>

Oh shut up. Why don’t you read something for once before popping off:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/07/the-case-against-joe-paterno-weak-to-non-existent-on-the-current-record.php


30 posted on 07/28/2012 9:01:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Erik Latranyi

Joe Paterno was a loyal conservative and Republican and friend of the Bushs. Does the same go for him?


31 posted on 07/28/2012 9:24:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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The fact that he didn't advise McQueary to file was the beginning of the coverup.

Oh baloney.

McQueary said early on that he did notify the police -- meaning Gary Schultz who had oversight over the PSUPD. In talking with Schultz he thought he was talking to "the police". Schultz told him that he would take it from there to the necessary authorities and never did. That's where the cover-up began, and that's what the Grand Jury found.

32 posted on 07/28/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JohnG45
You forget to mention that Sandusky had been previously cleared of an abuse charge in 1998, after an investigation by five different government agencies.

I don't think Paterno can be faulted for proceeding with a certain amount of caution after that.

You also forget that the only version we have of the Paterno-McQueary meeting was reported by McQueary.

There is NO rebuttal version by Paterno.

Personally, I would want to hear Paterno’s side of that story before I tore down his statue.

And I still can't get past the shock that McQueary, who claims he witnessed a child rape, never filed a police report on his own.

Would you have failed to file a report?

I doubt it.

Would your own father - like McQueary’s father - advise you NOT to file a police report?

I doubt it.

33 posted on 07/28/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
You also forget that the only version we have of the Paterno-McQueary meeting was reported by McQueary.

There is NO rebuttal version by Paterno.

NO rebuttal by Paterno? He had the opportunity to rebut but didn't. Was that because McQueary's version was accurate? I think so.

Re: Personally, I would want to hear Paterno’s side of that story before I tore down his statue.

Paterno had the opportunity to speak but didn't.

And what about Paterno's comment outside his home, "I wish I had done more." He could have done more, but didn't.

Case closed!

34 posted on 07/28/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Uncle Chip
Oh baloney.

You're right. Joe Paterno had no culpability in this matter whatsoever.

Joe Paterno: "I wish I had done more."

35 posted on 07/28/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
You're right. Joe Paterno had no culpability in this matter whatsoever. Joe Paterno: "I wish I had done more."

Yeh -- in retrospect he should have done Tim Curry's job for him, as well as Gary Schultz's and Graham Spanier's.

36 posted on 07/28/2012 5:29:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JohnG45
Paterno had the opportunity to speak but didn't.

He spoke to the Grand Jury.

Oh you must be referring to the press conference he was going to have outside his home that Graham Spanier, the President of PSU, called and told him to cancel.

Should he have held it anyway???

37 posted on 07/28/2012 5:39:33 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Should he have held it anyway???

YES!!

Wouldn't you have? Or, are you an enabler too?

38 posted on 07/28/2012 6:00:44 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45

The press conference that was cancelled was in 2011 — well past the ennabling stage.


39 posted on 07/28/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JohnG45
Case Closed?

C’mon, John.

This is 2012.

Paterno was facing both criminal and civil litigation risk.

Have you really not learned the lesson of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case?

Even if you are completely innocent, SAY NOTHING to the public, SAY NOTHING to the police.

40 posted on 07/28/2012 9:46:13 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: FlJoePa
Where could the disgraced, Sandusky scandal-marred, ex-president of Penn State go to find a job? The federal government–where else?

Disgraced ex-Penn State Prez Has Federal Job

41 posted on 07/29/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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