Skip to comments.Penn State's Sex-abuse Scandal Far From Unique
Posted on 11/13/2011 9:14:37 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
The Penn State University sex-abuse scandal certainly seems unique. College-football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (shown at left) could have been investigated as early as 1995 for abusing young boys, but instead was allowed to commit his crimes for another 10 years. School athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz face charges of lying to a grand jury investigating Sandusky, and university president Graham Spanier has been fired. And even more headline-grabbing, famed head football coach Joe Paterno has also been discharged. While not accused of any criminally actionable behavior, the gridiron legend is condemned for failing to do enough to stop the abuse after becoming aware of it.
Yet, in reality, the only truly unique aspect of this tragic story is that it was reported at all.
It may be hard to imagine a sex scandal more troubling than the one we now see engulfing Penn State. Yet far larger is one we dont see: Child sexual abuse in American schools that is rampant, regularly covered-up and rarely reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...
I know that's horrible, but that's what it's looking like to me.
again another reference to 1995? what happened then and where is it written?
What’s the over/under that the media will not continue ignoring this?
They’ll start ignoring it when Sandusky threatens to start naming names. Look for a very light sentencing. Unfortunatly.
FR is rife with pederasts or at least their cheerleaders and enablers. Imagine how much worse it is at DU or in public schools.
If you stop in on any of the naughty teacher threads, you will see how many freepers applaud adults using kids as sexual playthings.
I asked that same question yesterday, with no replies.
I was under the impression that the Liberal Mantra is “ITS FOR THE CHILDREN”, seems to me football got in the way.
As a Penn State student right now and seeing all this, it’s all so sad.
And 1995 was just the first time it made it into paperwork. The charity was founded in 1977. How long thereafter did he begin preying on the charity cases, and what was he up to before then?
Exactly....you don’t just wake up one morning and think, “Suddenly, I like boys.”
Maybe there will be a song: “The NAMBLA Valley PTA.”
Yes and no to the trial by media. I agree that the wheels of justice must turn. But this particular case is not in a stage of “oh, somebody made an unsubstantiated accusation”. For close to 2 years, this has been investigated by a grand jury. There has been a lot of testimony UNDER OATH, which resulted in the two perjury charges for the AD and the financial guy. There has not been a trial in front of Sandusky’s peers (ick, just ick) but there has been a pretty substantial investigation and presentation of evidence in a judicial setting.
I don’t feel like it is a knee-jerk reaction on my part to have the guy pretty much “guilty” in my mind.
In the late 80’s early 90’s, a scandal came to light in a “boys ranch” near Olympia Washington. The “ranch” was run by the states DSHS, and counselors were trading sex with boys amongst themselves and with outsiders. The head of DSHS, Jean Soliz, was not even asked to step down by the governor, and the state investigated to find a black hole, where evidence and money was poured. If this were a private institution, people would have been jailed, but it was public, so the particulars were retired, and promoted.
Read pervert, child molester Sandusky indictment here:
thanks...missed that column
“FR is rife with pederasts or at least their cheerleaders and enablers.”
If you really believe that, then you would be calling the police right now wouldn’t you? If you don’t, then aren’t you a cheerleader or enabler then too?
Guess what? Sandusky’s pension continues...also Paterno’s and Schultz’s:
When he retired, Sandusky opted to take a lump-sum pension payment of $148,271 from the State Employees Retirement System. The rest of his pension is being paid out monthly and is $58,898 annually.
Schultz could be far more richly paid. He elected to receive a $421,847 lump-sum payment at the time of his retirement in 2009, after nearly 39 years of service.
He also receives a monthly pension payment of $27,558 nearly the cost of tuition for two in-state freshmen at State College. That comes to nearly $331,000 a year.
Schultz had returned to his former post in September on an interim basis while the university conducted a national search for a permanent appointee.
Pension information for former Athletic Director Tim Curley, charged with perjury and failing to report suspected child abuse along with Schultz, was not available because he did not participate in the state pension system. Ousted President Graham Spanier also was not a member of the state pension system.
The Patriot-News has submitted a request for longtime football coach Joe Paternos pension.
Information about Paternos and Schultzs pensions is now public information as a result of a five-year court battle launched by The Patriot-News in 2002. That lawsuit, which went all the way to the state Supreme Court, removed a shroud of secrecy that Penn State had demanded for university employees who participated in the pension plan.
— By Sara Ganim and Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News
Yep, nothing to see here, just random lies by different people, in grand jury testimony.
Why should Paterno be excused for not contacting the police himself? Personal responsibility eluded him. Yeah, some coach, alright.
I would transfer. But then, the cult-of-college atmosphere would have discouraged me from attending, in the first place. Right now, I hate football and basketball and slimy intellectual college presidents, in general.
Yep, nothing to see here, just random lies by different people, in grand jury testimony.
This will turn your stomach, a definite contrast to the lovey-dovey coverage ESPN had of the game.
At Penn States stadium, profanity, scorn greet one fathers protest
The site is being monitored.
Gee my bad. I was taught in civics claas (back in the 60s) That a Grand Jury was to see if there was enough evidence to bring charges. Now it seems that it’s to access guilt. I guess Ole’ Mr. Misue taught us all wrong.
The media is hoping this gets hushed up quickly, as soon as the named perps get whacked or suicided, and silenced.
So does the whole commie left, the establishment RINOs, all the jock faggots across the nation, every college and K-12 school, every NGO used to target "at-risk" youths, every CPS agency, and on and on and on.
The media is working overtime to confine the damage to just Penn State, when it is really a national epidemic.
“The site is being monitored.”
Okay, but what are YOU doing about it? After all, if you’re going to claim there are pederasts here and you don’t turn them in, then you’re practically an accomplice, right? Shouldn’t you be turning yourself into the police if that is the case?
If this doesn’t show how far we are into decline, nothing does.
I predict that if Sandusky doesn’t commit suicide he will die in prison of old age.
“As far as I can see this is another trial and conviction by media.”
You’re mistaken. This is nothing like the lame accusations against Herman Cain.
The major players in this scandal have admitted what happened. Jo Pa said he should have done more. Multiple victims have come forward with a staggering number of incidents, at least one of which was witnessed by a PSU football staffer. The charges have already gone to the Grand Jury.
It’s not a question of ‘if’ it happened. They have done the opposite of Nifong at Duke with this case. There won’t be any charges of malicious prosecution of this whole scandal.
Well, we know that Sandusky is on record as having to admitted to inappropriate contact with Victim 1 to his mother with 2 police in the next room listening. God only knows (literally) why Gricar didn't prosecute.
Having said that, considering that the DA has said that neither Paterno nor McQueary are currently in danger of indictment, there is desire to go after those two for their egregious moral failings.
Unless it is a priest, of course.
Insert "priest" in place of "Sandusky" and "Bishop" in place of "Paterno." Why is it okay for Paterno to get a pass but not a bishop?
The double standard disgusts me. They ALL should be thrown in jail.
That’s why I posted this article. Leftists couldn’t care less about pedophilia. It’s simply a hammer they can use to destroy institutions they hate, like the Catholic Church. Meanwhile they ignore the child sexual abuse in the government school system, which is 100 times as common.
I would never transfer. I love PSU too much and I’m not even a big football fan. I must say there is a strong minority of students that feel it was right for Paterno to be fired. There are a lot of good, common sense students and people here.
“FR is rife with pederasts or at least their cheerleaders and enablers.
If you really believe that, then you would be calling the police right now wouldnt you? If you dont, then arent you a cheerleader or enabler then too?”
In making that statement, jjotto was clearly acting like an idiot because it isn’t true at all: rife means widespread. Mebbe JimRob will zot his sorry arse for libeling the rest of us, eh?
The media will not report it. It involves gay rape.
“The site is being monitored.
Okay, but what are YOU doing about it? After all, if youre going to claim there are pederasts here and you dont turn them in, then youre practically an accomplice, right? Shouldnt you be turning yourself into the police if that is the case?”
Good point! Sounds like ol’ jjotto is attempting a backdoor shot at intimidation, eh?
So, you find it ok to have all the ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ calls in those pederast teacher threads?
Peruse any ‘female teacher molests male student’ thread and check out the ‘guilty’ and ‘not guilty’ type comments. Kinda sad.
I think people are simply cracking a joke when they do that. It may be distateful as humor, but it isn’t evil in itself. Also, it must be kept in mind that it started as a commentary on how those who were attractive usually got lesser sentences.
As we say about ‘moderate’ muslims, their silence is tacit approval.
Making light of a situation that has very real victims is beneath where this forum should be. IMHO.