Daily Archives: November 10, 2011

Penn State students upset about firing of Paterno

mmmm The students at Penn State are mad at the media = furious at the media.  I think it was a CNN van they turned over.  They got it right.  Wish I had been there to help them.  Kidding, of course.

These kids know the score and they see that Paterno has been made a scapegoat, leveling all the blame at him, almost as if he was the one who did the dirty deeds.

I read the Grand Jury Report and it plainly stated that it was the head of this institution who was responsible to notify the police and the child welfare 48 hours of being notified of this offense in 2002.

Sandusky and others have barely been mentioned in the national coverage.  And though Schultz, and Curley have been charged and the President, Graham Spanier has been fired, all the blitz has been directed at the coach.

I do think it’s a shame that this old man has to leave his life’s work under a cloud that the liberal media has caused.  I wonder if he would have been fired if it had not been for this adverse coverage.  Maybe he should have been fired but I don’t think so.

I think these students know this was a witch hunt, a media hit job.  HLN is commenting that the Penn State students care more about football than they do the victims of sexual assault.  Maybe they just know who is really responsible.  Just maybe.

Meanwhile, Sandusky is out on bail probably molesting more boys.

Direct quote from the Grand Jury Report:

Although (Gary) Schultz oversaw the Univeristy Police as part of his position, he never reported the 2002 incident to the University Police or other police agency…..

The Grand Jury concludes that the sexual assault of the minor made in 2002 should have been reported to the Penn. Department of Public Welfare and/or a law enforcement agency such as the university Police or Penn State Police.  The univ by its senior staff Gary Schultz, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business and Tim Curley Athletic Director was notified by two different Penn State state employees of the alleged sexual exploitation of that youth.  Pennsylvanie mandatory reporting statute for suspected child abuse (statute #) provides that when a staff member reports abuse, pursuant to statute, the person in charge of the school or institution has the responsibility and legal obligation to report or cause such a report to be made….within 48 hours.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/72061109/Grand-Jury-Report-on-Penn-State-Sex-Abuse-Scandal

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/11/10/paternos-firing-sparks-riots-at-penn-state/

And I don’t even like football.

Posted:  11.10.11 @ 5:48 p.m.

2 Comments

Filed under Media, Uncategorized

District Attorney missing since 2005 failed to prosecute Sandusky in 1998

Well, President Graham Spanier and Joe Paterno were fired last night.  Or one resigned and one was fired.

Joe Paterno has been dragged through the streets of the once mainstream media for a few days now.  And he is the one who has not been charged with anything and to me he is the least responsible.  He, Paterno, reported the 2002 incident to the Athletic Director, Tim Curley, AND to Senior Vice President, Gary Schultz.

NPR reports that:

” Gary Schultz: As Penn State’s senior vice president for finance and business which gives him oversight of university police.”

So, of course, if Schultz had oversight of the university police, the incident was effectively reported to the university police.  It was his job to TELL them.

Schultz and Curley reported it to the president of the college, Graham Spanier, who has stated he approved fully of the way they handled it, and that seemed to be the end of it, except that Sandusky was told he could not bring any boys on the campus any more..

But Jeanne Kasaris on HLN is reporting on an interesting aspect of the case (good for her) that has not been highlighted, as the media scapegoats Joe Paterno for everything, that the 1998 case was reported to authorities and the District Attorney, Ray Gricar, did not prosecute the case and it ended right there.

There are so many people responsible for this it boggles the mind, Joe Paterno being at the very bottom.

Even more interesting to me is that this same District Attorney disappeared in 2005 off the face of the earth and has not been found as of today.  He was declared legally dead last April in response to a petition by his daughter.  This really caught my attention because I follow true crime stories and have seen this disappearance story a couple of times, not realizing his connection to this case on Sandusky.

Anyway, I saw people on tv news programs last night practically shouting about how it was all Joe Paterno’s fault that this man was not stopped, when, in fact, it had previously been brought to proper authories in 1998, and, in fact, was turned over to proper authories by Paterno himself when he was told about an incident in 2002.  Gary Schultz is/was over the campus police, for goodness sakes.

Total witch hunt.  And as I said in a previous post, all of the national coverage has been focused on Paterno and with the frenzy that is a sure sign of a media hit job.

Here’s a little background on missing District Attorney Ray Gricar:  http://deadspin.com/5857966/the-mystery-of-ray-gricar-the-prosecutor-who-failed-to-prosecute-jerry-sandusky-and-who-might-be-dead

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/08/142111804/penn-state-abuse-scandal-a-guide-and-timeline

Posted:  11.10.11 @ 12:04 p.m.

P. S.:  My main point here is that of media bias and malpractice.  There is a reason why this whole thing has been hung around Paterno’s neck.  They are vicious towards him to get the attention off the president of the university who had the ultimate responsibility to inform the police or whomever.

4 Comments

Filed under crime, Media, Uncategorized