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  • Limbaugh rips Holder's 'state of mind' logic — applies it to accused pedophile Sandusky

    12/08/2011 1:58:30 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder debated the definition of lying with Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. The back-and-forth drew outrage from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who grew angry at the entire Obama administration in ways that he said he couldn’t even express on his Thursday program. “I am so enraged at Obama,” Limbaugh said. “I keep asking myself, what is the most effective way to express it to people without it arousing sympathy for this poor schlub? Or without making people mad at me? I...
  • Sandusky Released on Bail After Sex Abuse Charges

    12/08/2011 12:23:47 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 27 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | December 8, 2011 | GENARO C. ARMAS and MARK SCOLFORO
    Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky emerged from an overnight jail stay Thursday after posting bail on new charges that he sexually abused two additional boys, including one who said Sandusky assaulted him in his basement while his cries for help went unheeded. Sandusky was driven from a Pennsylvania county jail to his home in the back seat of a grey sedan in the middle of a three-car convoy. The former coach kept his gaze straight ahead, clutching a manila envelope, during the short car ride. He then went inside without answering questions from reporters. Sandusky was arrested...
  • Sandusky was denied job at Juniata after background check

    12/07/2011 11:00:38 AM PST · by Wolfie · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Dec. 7, 2011
    Sandusky was denied job at Juniata after background check A year and a half after an investigation began into Jerry Sandusky's contact with young boys, the former Penn State assistant football coach applied for a volunteer coaching job at a central Pennsylvania college but was denied the job after a background check. Officials at Juniata College said Wednesday that Sandusky applied for the volunteer football coaching job in May 2010 and rejected the following month after a background check showed a high school where Sandusky previously volunteered was investigating him. Juniata spokesman John Wall said the college was not informed...
  • Sandusky victim: Cries for help ignored

    12/07/2011 1:40:29 PM PST · by TSgt · 29 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Dec 07, 2011 4:03 PM EST | By Michelle Jones
    STATE COLLEGE, PA (RNN) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested Wednesday after two more accusers testified they were sexually abused by him, bringing the number of alleged victims to 10. The charges were brought after both victims, now adults, were questioned by a grand jury. Both accusers were part of Sandusky's Second Mile charity. One claims he was assaulted in 1997 and the other in 2004. Bail has been set at $250,000. According to the newest grand jury report, one of the victims, now 18, screamed for help from the basement as Sandusky raped him. The...
  • Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail ($250k cash)

    12/07/2011 4:30:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Link only - Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail
  • Jerry Sandusky Taken Out of Home in Handcuffs

    12/07/2011 11:09:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/7/11 | NBC
    Jerry Sandusky has been taken out of his home in handcuffs by the Centre County District Attorney's office to face two new criminal charges of child sex abuse. "Today's criminal charges were recommended by a statewide investigating grand jury, based on evidence and testimony that was received following the initial arrest of Sandusky on November 5th," Attorney General Kelly said in a statement. Sandusky is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday, December 13, for his preliminary he
  • Recent Hollywood pedophilia charges just the tip of the iceberg: former child actors

    12/06/2011 2:11:05 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Kathleen GILBERT
    December 6, 2011 ( - After a series of child sex abuse revelations hit Hollywood in the past month, both experts and previous child stars say the crackdown only scratches the surface of what has long been the entertainment industry’s darkest secret. Fox News reported Monday that former child stars of several eras - one even well into his 60s - reacted with grim sagacity as sex abuse charges were laid or discovered against three Hollywood employees: Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors; Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for “Sesame Street”; and registered sex offender...
  • Report: Joe Paterno, leaders had ties (The Second Mile leaders)

    12/05/2011 6:14:57 PM PST · by Scoutmaster · 64 replies
    ESPN (using some AP sources) ^ | December 5, 2011 | news services
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had close business ties with board members of The Second Mile, the charity founded by alleged child molester and former Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the online publication The Daily reported. Paterno and three fellow investors, including longtime Second Mile board chairman Robert Poole, secured financing to build a $125 million luxury retirement community around 2002, according to public records, The Daily reported Monday.
  • Report: Sandusky lawyer says plea deal possible

    12/01/2011 5:39:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 12/01/11
    Report: Sandusky lawyer says plea deal possibleUpdated at 08:15 AM today HARRISBURG, Pa. - December 1, 2011 (WPVI) -- The lawyer for former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky told a newspaper a guilty plea may have to be considered. **SNIP** "That could happen if more allegations come forth and Jerry gets to the point where he realizes fighting against more than the original allegations might be a real uphill battle," Amendola said. This reports comes one day after a man identified only as John Doe contended in a lawsuit that Sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times and threatened...
  • First lawsuit filed vs. Jerry Sandusky (Penn State)

    11/30/2011 9:17:28 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2011 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused a young boy more than 100 times after meeting him through the charity he founded, then threatened the boy's family to keep him quiet about the encounters, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit identifies the plaintiff, an adult, only as John Doe. It claims Sandusky abused the boy at the coach's State College home, at Penn State facilities and on at least one bowl game trip. The plaintiff is not among eight victims named in a grand jury report released earlier this month that detailed a...
  • New York Times criticized for revealing too many details about alleged Penn State sex abuse victim

    11/28/2011 3:36:06 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies ^ | November 28, 2011 | Dylan Stableford
    The story quotes his next-door neighbor and names his neighborhood. It describes the detailed circumstances of a car accident which was reported in local papers at the time. It says he liked to wear tie-dyed socks. None of these details have anything to do with why or how the boy was allegedly befriended and then assaulted over several years by Sandusky. They only serve to make the boy easily identifiable. You could call the anonymity maintained in the story a polite fiction, but there is nothing polite about it.
  • Top Marine: Fears of ending gay ban prove founded

    11/28/2011 12:51:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change. In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September "a non-event."
  • Gambino Capo Dealed In Boy-On-Boy Porn

    11/28/2011 7:00:09 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/28/11 | Friends of Ours
    The Mafia is a degenerate organization which exploits human misery for criminal profit, and even children are not beyond the reach of its dirty hands. For decades the Mafia has been the principal producer and distributor of kiddie porn, and among the key figures in this racket was Gambino capo Robert DiBernardo who was a top lieutenant to family boss Paul Castellano. The pair would meet each Friday at Castellano's Staten Island mansion to gloat how filthy rich they were getting from their ungodly crimes. In 1986 federal postal inspectors discovered cartons of magazines seemingly depicting underage boys "engaged in...
  • The Other Penn State Child Molestation Scandal

    11/28/2011 9:36:53 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 10 replies
    News stories world wide blared the arrest of one-time Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky along with the twisted details of the crimes for which he has been charged, but another tale of pederasty and administrative cover-up in Happy Valley is getting the comparative quiet treatment. Like the Sandusky scandal it involves faculty with national reputations. Paul McLaughlin, 45, of Arizona says he was molested in the late 1970s and early 1980s by three men including John T. Neisworth, a professor of special education at Penn State who literally write the book on autism. McLaughlin says he was 11...
  • Lawsuit Filed To Stop Sandusky Charity From Dissolving (PSU taps ex-FBI dir. Freeh for invest.)

    11/26/2011 7:54:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | 11/26/11
    Lawsuit Filed To Stop Sandusky Charity From DissolvingBy SportsDirect Lawyers are attempting to keep The Second Mile, the charity started by former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky, to stay solvent in order to help future victims file suits against Sandusky, who has been charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse. A lawsuit filed by someone claiming to be a victim of Sandusky’s, is trying to stop the charity from dissolving its assets.
  • Sandusky's Grandson Comes Forward With Allegations of Sexual Abuse

    11/25/2011 9:41:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 62 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/25/11 | FoxNews/ABC
    The allegations towards accused Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky continue with his grandson now coming forward with claims of sexual abuse. A complaint was filed against the former assistant coach by the wife of one of his adopted sons, Matt Sandusky with Pennsylvania's Children's and Youth Services, his lawyer told ABC News. “The allegations are ridiculous and unfounded. Jerry has absolutely denied any inappropriate contact with his grand kids.” Sandusky's attorney Joseph Amendola said. Sandusky's daughter-in-law filed for a restraining order after his November 5 arrest to prevent her children from sleeping over.
  • Penn State Scandal: Mother Of Alleged Jerry Sandusky Victim Claims Mistreatment By Son's School

    11/24/2011 9:04:44 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 56 replies
    Ryan Buell via HP ^ | 11/23/11 | Ryan Buell
    Court records refer to him simply, as Victim One. Outside of a four-and-a-half page section about him in the grand jury indictment of ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little else has been discussed about him publicly. Last week, his mother (whom I will refer to as "Mother One") removed him from Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pa., where he was a senior and an all-star athlete. In an interview conducted last week, she explained why she pulled him from the school. "They were not helpful," Mother One said of the school's administrators. "They wanted me to...
  • Report: Treatment of [Penn State]players questioned

    11/22/2011 2:47:05 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 13 replies ^ | 22 November 2011 | Staff
    Former Penn State student disciplinarian Vicky Triponey tells The Wall Street Journal that football players were treated "more favorably than other students accused of violating the community standards as defined by the student code of conduct." Triponey, who resigned her post as the university's standards and conduct officer in 2007, spoke to the newspaper after it obtained a 2005 email from her to then-president Graham Spanier and others in which Triponey expressed her concerns about the disciplinary process as it pertained to football players. Coach Joe Paterno "is insistent he knows best how to discipline his players ... and their...
  • For a Reported Penn State Victim, a Search for Trust

    11/23/2011 6:43:00 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nove,ber 22, 2011 | NATE SCHWEBER and JO BECKER
    Two years ago, Thom Hunter, a volunteer coach at Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pa., saw something special in a 15-year-old boy at the school: a remarkable natural running ability. “There’s not anyone tougher than him when he runs,” Hunter said of the teenager. “You see other people start out too hard like he does, and they just collapse. It’s amazing to watch him just push through it.” In Hunter, it seems, the young high school runner saw something that felt just as rare: a coach he could trust, an adult male who would neither abandon nor harm...
  • Abuse victim claims Penn State pedophilia predates Sandusky, current scandal by decades

    11/22/2011 10:07:21 PM PST · by MrEdd · 52 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | LARRY MCSHANE
    An Arizona man claims he was sexually abused 30 years ago by a Penn State professor — and the university refused to investigate his claims. Paul McLaughlin, now of Phoenix, says the abuse began when he was just 11 and lasted from 1977-81, with an education professor and two other predators targeting him. The victim told ABC News that he made audiotapes in 2001 of conversations where Prof. Jack Neisworth admitted performing oral sex on him. “Although I had clear evidence of abuse by this professor, the university refused to act,” charged McLaughlin. “Last week’s arrest of Penn State coach...
  • Sandusky's lawyer expects more charges (possible jail time. New out-of-county judge named)

    11/22/2011 3:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/22/11
    Sandusky's lawyer expects more chargesUpdated Nov 22, 2011 2:53 PM ET The preliminary hearing of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky was pushed back Tuesday, while his attorney expressed concern about possible new charges and jail time for the former Penn State assistant coach. Sandusky, who is charged in a 40-count indictment of sexually assaulting eight boys over a period of 15 years, will appear in court Dec. 13. The 67-year-old former Penn State defensive coordinator was initially scheduled to appear before a judge Nov. 9, but that was moved to Dec. 7 earlier this month. News of the delay came...
  • Penn State Trustees [may have] Violated State Law

    11/22/2011 9:36:06 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 21 replies ^ | 11/21/11 | Walter Brasch
    Conference calls involving a quorum without public notice aren’t allowed. At least one conference call was conducted on Saturday, Nov. 5. A meeting by telephone is just as illegal as a meeting with all persons at a table if it isn’t publically announced. Several emergency meetings were held the next few days. The Sunshine Act allows emergency meetings. The Trustees conducted meetings Sunday, Nov. 6, Monday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 9. By law, an emergency meeting can be called, without public notice, only for “the purpose of dealing with a real or potential emergency involving a clear and present...
  • Penn State sex abuse victim bullied out of school

    One of victims accusing Jerry Sandusky the former Penn State football coach has been bullied out of school, reports, citing the teen’s psychologist. Students blame the 17-year-old high school senior - identified as Victim 1 in the grand jury report - for the university’s firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, psychologist Mike Gillum told the site. Watch the video to see In Session contributor Sara Ganim discussing the bullying Victim 1 has endured.
  • Rush Limbaugh Exposes the Elephant in the Closet

    11/21/2011 11:58:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 142 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/21/2011 | Michael Brown
    Rush Limbaugh has now confirmed what I wrote last week, explaining to a caller on Friday, November 18th that the elephant in the room in the Penn State scandal was that the alleged pedophile acts committed by Jerry Sandusky were homosexual in nature. So much for those who scorned the suggestion, and kudos to Rush for speaking his mind. Here’s the relevant background. On November 15th, two of my articles were posted online, “The Pedophile Elephant in the Gay Activist Closet” and “What Could End Rush Limbaugh’s Career?” In the first article I stated that, “I personally believe that the...
  • Sandusky Scandal: Expresident Spanier is also linked to Franklin Scandal(Free Republic exclusive)

    11/20/2011 2:07:00 PM PST · by OutSpot · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Internet ^ | 20/11/11 | Outspot
    The Penn State Sandusky scandal is getting weirder by the day. Besides the delays in reporting a serial child molester for years, in the past week conflicts of interests in presiding judge as well as Penn State investigating committees, we have learned that Sandusky’s lawyer impregnated an underage teen in the past, and a bizarre Sandusky interview with Bob Costas made news. The most amazing link however has been identified by researchers into Graham Spanier’s past. If it is not odd enough that Mr. Spanier was complicit in not reporting the Sandusky rape to the police, Mr. Spanier has a...
  • Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer, Joe Amendola, got a 16-year- old client pregnant and later married her

    11/19/2011 6:06:19 AM PST · by iowamark · 24 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 11/15/2011 | Teri Thompson, Michael O'keeffe & Kevin Armstrong
    Joe Amendola, the State College, Pa., attorney representing accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, has an interesting back story himself: He got a teen-age client pregnant during the mid-1990s. Amendola, 63, married the girl several years after the birth of their child, The Daily reported Monday night, citing documents filed at the Centre County, Pa., courthouse. Amendola represented a 16-year-old girl then known as Mary Iavasile when she filed an emancipation petition in September 1996. The emancipation petition said the girl had graduated from high school in two years with a 3.69 GPA and held a fulltime job at Amendola's law...
  • Mark Steyn: Penn State's institutional wickedness

    11/19/2011 1:16:50 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 71 replies
    OC Register ^ | 19 Nov 2011 | Mark Steyn
    There is a famous if apocryphal tale of a Fleet Street theatre critic covering the first night of a new play in the West End of London. At the end of the evening, he went to a public telephone and dictated his review. The following morning, a furious editor called him and demanded to know why he had neglected to mention that, midway through the Third Act, the theater had caught fire and burned to the ground. The critic sniffily replied that it was not his business to report fires, but that, if the editor had read more carefully, he...
  • Paterno has lung cancer

    11/18/2011 4:11:10 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2011 | Don Surber
    From the Associated Press reported: “Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that ‘his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery. As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment,’ Scott Paterno said in a brief statement.” Obviously the hearts of all Americans go out to Joe Paterno and his family. This is another twist in an increasingly sad story of...
  • Personal morality and responsibility (McQueary)

    11/19/2011 12:24:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | Nov 18 2011 | Bookworm
    11B40 asked a good question, which is why I’m so focused on McQueary, when it was Sandusky who committed the crime. It’s because I have no fellow feeling with Sandusky who, if the allegations are true, is a perverted monster. I therefore don’t need to analyze my behavior or parenting decisions with regard to his conduct. McQueary, however, is Everyman. Each of us could be in his shoes. McQueary’s response to a horrible, unexpected situation wasn’t perverse or illegal. Instead, it was just the lowest common denominator of acceptable behavior that an ordinary human could commit. I have within me...
  • Second Mile chairman gave money to judge who arraigned Sandusky

    11/18/2011 11:28:20 AM PST · by Colofornian · 57 replies
    Robert Poole, chairman of the state board of directors for The Second Mile, contributed about $2,400 to the campaign of Magisterial District Judge Leslie Dutchcot in 2007, according to Dutchcot’s campaign finance reports. Dutchcot arraigned Jerry Sandusky and set the $100,000 unsecured bail, after the Attorney General’s Office asked for a higher, cash bail and electronic monitoring. Criticism has arisen that Dutchcot had a conflict of interest with The Second Mile, as a volunteer and donor for the organization Dutchcot. She has not commented on that issue, saying previously that a judge is not allowed to comment on pending cases....
  • PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from (Sandusky) suits

    11/18/2011 5:52:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 11/18/11
    PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from suitsFriday, November 18, 2011 HARRISBURG — Penn State University and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are among those potentially facing millions of dollars in civil lawsuits as the allegations of child sexual abuse against Sandusky continue. If the university is sued and found civilly liable, students and their families could face higher tuition to offset the damages or settlements. Tuition increased this year because of cuts in state funding. "When something bad happens, sometimes civil liabilities follow, so it's certainly not out of the question that somebody could sue not just...
  • Syracuse's Bernie Fine Placed on Leave (Ass't Basketball Coach - Child Molestation)

    11/18/2011 5:13:36 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mark Schwarz and Arty Berko
    Two former Syracuse University ball boys say they were molested by associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, starting in the late 1970s and continuing into the 1990s. Police in Syracuse said they have opened an investigation into the allegations. And in a statement Thursday night, Syracuse said it has placed Fine on administrative leave. * One alleged victim, Bobby Davis, now 39, told Outside the Lines that Fine molested him beginning in 1984, shortly before Davis entered the seventh grade. Davis, the team's ball boy for six years beginning in 1984, said the abuse occurred at Fine's home, at the...
  • Second Mile Staffers Quit Over Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

    11/17/2011 3:07:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/17/11 | COLLEEN CURRY
    Second Mile Staffers Quit Over Penn State Sex Abuse ScandalBy COLLEEN CURRY Nov. 17, 2011 The outrage over the Penn State sex abuse scandal has spilled over into anger at the management of the Second Mile charity, prompting an exodus of some furious board members and volunteers. The Second Mile, founded by accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, refused to say how many of its board members have resigned, although the group's former CEO Jack Raykowitz was forced to resign last week. The anger has rippled out from its headquarters in State College. At least three members of the Second Mile's...
  • Mike McQueary — poster child for moral relativism?

    11/17/2011 12:00:46 PM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies ^ | Nov 17 2011 | Bookworm
    I had in my car two fourteen year olds and one thirteen year old. All were familiar with the Sandusky case, so I wasn’t exposing them to sordid information they didn’t already know. None of them, however, knew about Mike McQueary’s involvement, or lack thereof. I gave them a simple multiple choice question: You walk into a room and see a 50 year old man raping a 10 year old boy. Do you (a) attack the man and try to drag him off the boy or (b) sneak away and, hours later, ask your parents what you should do? The...
  • Inquiry Grew Into Concerns of a Cover-Up (Sandusky Case: New Details Emerge)

    11/17/2011 12:13:11 PM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jo Becker
    A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent. Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office had by 2010 already come to the conclusion that Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, was a serial molester, according to two people with knowledge of the case. But what had started with a complaint of sexual assault from a high school freshman had grown to include another matter altogether: whether Penn State had...
  • 'Second Mile' Records from 2000-2003 Missing; Prosecutors Fear It Could Hurt Case

    11/17/2011 11:05:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1+ views
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  • New judge assigned to preside over Sandusky preliminary hearing

    11/17/2011 9:33:34 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 11 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 11-17-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A new judge has been assigned in the child sex-abuse case against former Pennsylvania State University football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, court ...
  • Internet tip led to McQueary break in 2010

    11/17/2011 6:57:28 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 34 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | Nov 17, 2011 | Jo Becker
    A critical break in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky came via a posting on the Internet: a random mention that a Penn State football coach, years before, might have seen something ugly, but kept silent. Investigators with the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office had by 2010 already come to the conclusion that Sandusky, the longtime defensive coordinator for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, was a serial molester, according to two people with knowledge of the case. But what had started with a complaint of sexual assault from a high school freshman had grown to include another matter altogether: whether Penn State had...
  • Sandusky horror story continues to get more disturbing (perp contacts victim #2)

    11/17/2011 4:14:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    CSB Sports ^ | 11/15/11 | Gregg Doyel
    Sandusky horror story continues to get more disturbingBy Gregg Doyel | National Columnist Tuesday November 15, 2011 - 11:57 AM **SNIP** Sandusky got out of jail for free. An unsecured bond is merely a promise -- that's all Sandusky had to give, a promise -- that the defendant will show up in court. If he doesn't show up, he'd be on the hook for $100,000. By then, the defendant could be in Costa Rica. The judge who set Sandusky free for free? Her name is Leslie Dutchcot. She has volunteered with Sandusky's charity, The Second Mile, the one that...
  • Penn State May Seek (sovereign) Immunity After Skirting Public Laws

    11/16/2011 6:36:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
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  • Two police departments say Penn State coach never filed report

    11/16/2011 7:55:16 PM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed November 16, 2011
    Representatives of Penn State's campus police and State College police said Wednesday they have no record of having received any report from a Penn State assistant football coach about his having witnessed an alleged rape of a boy by former coach Jerry Sandusky. The police departments' statements don't corroborate those made in an e-mail from the assistant coach, Mike McQueary, who said he witnessed the alleged incident in a Penn State locker room in 2002. Lisa M. Powers, a Penn State spokeswoman, told CNN that the university police has no record of any police report filed by McQueary. "Today was...
  • Penn State vs. Mark Foley: Predators of power

    11/16/2011 11:01:13 AM PST · by Jacvin · 26 replies ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jack Furnari
    Like most Americans, I'm infuriated at the child abuse scandal unfolding at Penn State. But unlike many other Americans, I'm not shocked, because as a Republican operative in Palm Beach County, I had an uncomfortable seat on the front lines of the Mark Foley page scandal. In both scandals, power trumped truth. Foley was always rumored to like young men. But there was also ample evidence, which is in everyone's best interests to deny now, that people from both sides of the aisle knew about Foley's predatory behavior well before his messages to pages became public. And the same is...
  • Sarah Palin chats about Jerry Sandusky.

    11/16/2011 7:40:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | November 16, 2011
    GOP lady Sarah Palin is stepping into the debate concerning allegations that former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showered with young boys, sexually assaulting a number of them. Speaking on Fox News, the Alaska Republican Sarah Palin took a swipe at the former Penn State coach. “Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll bring the rope,” Ms. Sarah Palin said, responding to a question on the topic. Asked if Sarah Palin supported prosecuting the Penn State coach,Palin repeated what she said and added Sandusky should be “punished to the fullest extent of the law if he is...
  • Future Is Unclear for Sandusky Charity

    11/16/2011 6:36:43 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | JAMES R. HAGERTY, KRIS MAHER and JOHN W. MILLER
    The vice chairman of the Second Mile, the charity founded by an assistant Penn State football coach who faces child sexual abuse charges, said Tuesday that he couldn't predict whether the organization would remain viable beyond December. The Second Mile, of State College, Pa., has about 20 employees and had revenue of $2.2 million last year. It has enough cash to last through the end of the year, said David Woodle, vice chairman of the Second Mile. Gov. Tom Corbett's office confirmed the state has suspended a planned $3 million grant to the Second Mile "pending further review." The grant...
  • Penn Police: McQueary Never Told Us Jack [Sandusky]

    11/16/2011 5:14:30 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 54 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/11 | Staff
    Mike McQueary never once went to the Penn State campus police OR the State College PD after witnessing Jerry Sandusky allegedly rape a 10-year-old boy in 2002 -- this according to reps for both departments. According to CBS, neither police bureau has any record of being contacted by Mike McQueary -- despite recent claims McQueary made in an email ... "I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police."
  • New judge assigned in Penn St. sex-abuse case

    11/16/2011 2:00:59 PM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2011 | Mark Scolforo, Maryclaire Dale and Genaro C. Armas
    EXCERPT The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Wednesday that it was bringing in a Westmoreland County senior district judge to preside over Sandusky's preliminary hearing. Robert E. Scott is taking over the hearing from Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot. Dutchcot has donated money to The Second Mile, a charity established by Sandusky for at-risk children and the place where authorities say he met his victims. The office said Scott has no known ties to Penn State or The Second Mile. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7. Some plaintiffs' lawyers are starting to advertise on their websites for...
  • Ex-PSU Grad Assistant Matt Paknis On WFAN: Paterno Knows Everything

    11/16/2011 11:51:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 84 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 16 Nov 11 | unattributed
    A former child-abuse victim himself, former football grad assistant Matt Paknis believes Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse against children years ago. Paknis joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday to talk about his time at Penn State. Paknis was a graduate assistant on the Nittany Lions football staff in 1987 and 1988. He says Sandusky exhibited questionable behavior towards the players back then.
  • Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campus (friendly judge placed no restrictions on travel)

    11/16/2011 11:37:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/16/11 | Ernest Scheyder
    Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campusErnest Scheyder Reuters 12:19 p.m. CST, November 16, 2011 STATE COLLEGE (Reuters) - Penn State says alleged child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky is "not welcome" on its campus, but the university so far has no legal recourse to keep the former assistant football coach away. In her bail ruling, Judge Leslie Dutchot ordered the former defensive coordinator not to have any contact with minors, witnesses or alleged victims. The ruling placed no restrictions on his travel. Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, advised Sandusky and his wife to take a trip ahead of the next...
  • Sarah Palin On Sandusky: ‘Hang Him From The Highest Tree And I’ll Bring The Rope’

    11/16/2011 10:45:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 15, 2011 | Frances Martel
    After a brief hiatus after announcing she would not seek the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2012, Sarah Palin returned to On the Record to give her take on the 2012 elections. The conversation got significantly less political when Greta Van Susteren asked the former governor for comment on Rick Santorum‘s decision to call for Penn State’s football team to abstain from playing football temporarily in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky, a problem towards which Palin had a solution: “hang [Sandusky] from the highest tree.” While Palin didn’t really respond to whether it was a good idea for...
  • Penn State: The Banality of Collective Evil

    11/16/2011 7:42:40 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11-16-11 | Ben Shapiro
    When the Israeli government captured Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann, journalist Hannah Arendt was struck by the fact that Eichmann appeared to be a nondescript accountant type. He was not highly intelligent, and he did not appear to be particularly vicious. This led Arendt to the conclusion that anyone could, under the right ideological circumstances, become evil. Evil, she said, was banal. This was an exaggeration of the case. Eichmann was a willing executioner of Hitler's orders; he identified deeply with Hitler's anti-Semitism. He was not just a cog in the system, he was an active system-maker. But there is...