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Police in riot gear deal with Penn State students gathering to support Joe Paterno
PennLive ^

Posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:07 PM PST by God luvs America

STATE COLLEGE -- More than a thousand Penn State students are moving between the campus and downtown, chanting in support of football coach Joe Paterno, whose job has been questioned over his handling of sex-abuse allegations involving a former coach.

Crowds began to gather around 10 p.m. on Beaver Avenue. After police in riot gear told them to move along, the students moved to Old Main. They sang the alma mater, professed their love for Paterno and profanely denounced Sandusky. They pointed toward Penn State president Graham Spanier's still-lit office. Then, after a brief "back to Beaver" chant, the crowd returned to Beaver Avenue.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: grahamspanier; jerrysandusky; joepaterno; paterno; pedstate; pennstate; pennsylvania; psu; spanier
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this is going to go from bad to worse to impossible...
1 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:11 PM PST by God luvs America
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To: God luvs America

Well they are college students.

(I had an Ann Arbor cop living next door for a while)


2 posted on 11/09/2011 7:50:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: God luvs America

If I was a parent of a student, i would be there now to bring them hoe for at least a week. The school cannot possibly think it can hold classes at this point. Shut down for a wekk, every one go home. This needs to cool off...and highy charged emotional kids,no matter how smart, will only do something stuid. Parents, get there now and get your chidren away from this.


3 posted on 11/09/2011 7:50:59 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: God luvs America

bookmark


4 posted on 11/09/2011 7:50:59 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: God luvs America
Try to bring down the capitalist system? The police will mostly stand by and watch, even if you defecate on their car.

Protest at your college? Support your football coach? Man, the cops are gonna be all over you for that!!! They got the riot gear out, and they mean business!

5 posted on 11/09/2011 7:50:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: SueRae

Forgive all my spelling errors, up way too late.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:41 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


7 posted on 11/09/2011 7:52:42 PM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: ClearCase_guy

incredible when you put it that way....of course you forgot the rapes going on while they are trying to bring down the capitalist system...


8 posted on 11/09/2011 7:53:21 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

These kids want to win a football game,and don’t give a damn about what happened to get Paterno fired.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 7:53:21 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: God luvs America

Paterno is a coward.. and a craven one at that..
Walking away from this problem will be his legacy..
An apology is simply NOT good enough..

Course its not proven he was not involved..
Doing little or nothing WAS doing something..
Paterno was and is an enabler.. or worse..


10 posted on 11/09/2011 7:53:42 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: God luvs America

“We are Penn State students and we’re okay, we riot all night and we sleep all day....”


11 posted on 11/09/2011 7:54:09 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: God luvs America
you forgot the rapes

It's *ahem* "just about sex". Can't we just move on?

12 posted on 11/09/2011 7:54:44 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: God luvs America

Denial......river.....you know the rest.

Yes, this is SAD beyond belief. The kids need to learn that ‘Pa’ was an enabler. Truth hurts.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 7:55:30 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: SueRae

I agree with you. Close it up for a week and send the kids home. Too nutty and it won’t get any better with a mob mentality taking over.


14 posted on 11/09/2011 7:55:53 PM PST by Shannon
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

No protests in support of the victims, just for the enabler. Charming.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 7:56:44 PM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Farmer Dean
“These kids want to win a football game,and don’t give a damn about what happened to get Paterno fired.”

Darn right. I mean what is the purpose of a university anyway? To play football games of course.
Sickening.

I'm glad this isn't my university.

16 posted on 11/09/2011 7:58:56 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: cripplecreek

CC I don;t follow sports that much but isn’t this about a homosexual touching little boys of which the coach knew or is accused of knowing but ignoring it?


17 posted on 11/09/2011 7:59:12 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman. I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL CORRUPT MEDIA)
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To: God luvs America

If Penn State University can’t continue education because of a problem with their football, then they should just cut the program.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 8:01:33 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: hosepipe
Paterno was and is an enabler.. or worse..

He reported it to the campus police. Why not make your complaint to them, the athletic department head, the school president, the district attorney - all who have more authority than Joe. Why single him out and not the ones with authority?

19 posted on 11/09/2011 8:01:47 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I’m glad that none of those kids are mine.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 8:03:34 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: God luvs America; Chode

Kent State 2.0


21 posted on 11/09/2011 8:04:28 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: manc

I read that Paterno reported it to the higher ups at the university...wasn’t it THEIR responsibility to call the authorities? (Not that he could NOT have, or could have told the administration he would go public if they did not...like that would happen.../s)


22 posted on 11/09/2011 8:05:01 PM PST by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: God luvs America

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is greeted by hundreds of students at his house as he returns home from practice. The students showed up to support the long-time coach who has taken criticism over his dealing with the Jerry Sandusky case.

23 posted on 11/09/2011 8:05:11 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: SueRae

I know this is an uber serious mess, but I got a chuckle out of your post.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 8:06:22 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

What planet are you from? Joe Paterno carries more authority there than all the people you cite combined!

You do know a previous DA looking into this completely disappeared?


25 posted on 11/09/2011 8:06:25 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You have to put yourself in the mindset of a 20 year old college student.

When the University of Detroit dropped football in the 1960s, we blocked every freeway into the city.

26 posted on 11/09/2011 8:06:52 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You have to put yourself in the mindset of a 20 year old college student.

When the University of Detroit dropped football in the 1960s, we blocked every freeway into the city.

27 posted on 11/09/2011 8:07:21 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You have to put yourself in the mindset of a 20 year old college student.

When the University of Detroit dropped football in the 1960s, we blocked every freeway into the city.

28 posted on 11/09/2011 8:07:23 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

He reported it to the campus police. Why not make your complaint to them, the athletic department head, the school president, the district attorney - all who have more authority than Joe. Why single him out and not the ones with authority?


Joe Paterno was Penn State. You have a man who was a living legend and icon. A man who preached honor and integrity.

A man who did not follow up on a report that his one-time successor was sodomizing a young boy in the showers of his locker room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why is this so hard to understand? Technically, he did what he was supposed to do. Fact - this guy continued to abuse children. Don’t you think it’s strange that Joe Pa never questioned this or inquired about what happened???

A man of honor and integrity does not simply report the abuse of a child. A man of honor and integrity puts the safety and welfare of children above his career, football program, and school.

Hope that makes sense..... this story is so disgusting on so many levels it is unimaginable. Failure to report the abuse of children is horrible. Not reporting it when you know the abuser continues to have access to vulnerable children is unforgiveable.


29 posted on 11/09/2011 8:07:29 PM PST by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You have to put yourself in the mindset of a 20 year old college student.

When the University of Detroit dropped football in the 1960s, we blocked every freeway into the city.

30 posted on 11/09/2011 8:07:29 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: God luvs America; Jim Robinson; onyx; TheOldLady; buccaneer81; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; TitansAFC; ...

I have friends who are being completely stupid and going down to the protest to take pictures. I’m going to try and keep everyone updated from what I hear from them but keep them in your prayers even though they are stupid for going, but my one friend is obsessed with photography and they are die hard Penn State Alumni...


31 posted on 11/09/2011 8:08:28 PM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: God luvs America
after a brief "back to Beaver" chant,

If a certain someone had stayed there in the first place, this never would have happened!

32 posted on 11/09/2011 8:09:12 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
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To: God luvs America

If this is the way the student body is going to react, they need to just go ahead and forfeit the rest of their games.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 8:09:31 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: God luvs America

The support for pederasty is strong in pervertville.


34 posted on 11/09/2011 8:09:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

How appropriate it’s ‘Beaver Stadium’ because McQueery acted like a pussy.


35 posted on 11/09/2011 8:12:15 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

He should have reported it to the real police.


36 posted on 11/09/2011 8:12:41 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: freedomfiter2

I agree.


37 posted on 11/09/2011 8:13:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: God luvs America
Truly stupid kids. Our future leaders? I can't wait till they have kids or grand kids of their own. Maybe then they can appreciate the disgusting crap that went on at Penn State. They all should go. I wish nothing but bad will to anyone who enables child rapists.
38 posted on 11/09/2011 8:14:35 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: God luvs America

video....!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4F9msKa40&feature=player_embedded


39 posted on 11/09/2011 8:14:56 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Morgana
if they keep it up
40 posted on 11/09/2011 8:15:05 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL

Absolutely. Our children are lost. Shame on us.


41 posted on 11/09/2011 8:15:43 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: jjotto
You do know a previous DA looking into this completely disappeared?

That would be disappeared five years after deciding not to press charges and while in the middle of a couple of major drug investigations.

42 posted on 11/09/2011 8:15:51 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: God luvs America

Occupy Disgrace


43 posted on 11/09/2011 8:15:57 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
He reported it to the campus police.

Paterno did NOT report it to the campus police.

44 posted on 11/09/2011 8:16:27 PM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: God luvs America

What you are seeing is simply another product of the Graham Spanier admin.


45 posted on 11/09/2011 8:17:11 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: GeronL

Just shown,looks peaceful.Many gathering.Saw no police.Looking Action news locaL lIVE.


46 posted on 11/09/2011 8:17:28 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Why single him out and not the ones with authority?

Joe was not singled out. President Spanier is GONE. VP Schultz is GONE. AD Curley is GONE. Ex-coach Sandusky is GONE.

47 posted on 11/09/2011 8:19:01 PM PST by NewinTexsas
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To: God luvs America

One coached Penn State now he’s going to State Pen.


48 posted on 11/09/2011 8:19:51 PM PST by jarofants
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To: Tribune7

My guess is, since there most likely are students under 18, that all professional employees (and maybe the others) are considered mandated reporters, and thus, by state law, are REQUIRED to report suspected abuse.

He failed, in that he did not pursue it.


49 posted on 11/09/2011 8:20:55 PM PST by Born Conservative
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To: God luvs America

Braindead. Morally bankrupt. This decision will not be overruled and everyone outside of that state more or less gets it. If they want to riot in favor of someone who suppressed horrific events on that campus and covered for a pediphile then far as I’m concerned they should be able to put their money where their mouths are. volunteer to have their future earnings legally transferred to the families who win the civil suits coming toward Penn state and JoePa.


50 posted on 11/09/2011 8:25:02 PM PST by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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