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A son’s defense of his father, Joe Paterno

Since I wrote a lot about this when it happened, I was interested in Jay Paterno’s account in defense of his father.

As I indicated in my earlier blogs, I saw right away what the media was doing to this man, in my opinion, to take the focus away from, not Sandusky so much, but the higher ups, especially the president of the university, who were up close and personal involved in every aspect of the mishandling of the case. It was a typical media storm, “look over here” so they can report extensively on a matter and never ever let the public know where the real problem was. I believe it was purely political, and they didn’t care one tad that they were smearing a man who his entire life apparently was above reproach. Still sickens me. It was the liberal playbook. Let everything hang out and then when it blows blame somebody else. And Graham Spanier, president of Penn State, you never heard his name! And he was the one with the real responsibility of what happened. He was president the entire time.

It concluded the email by saying this: “More than boys had been violated it seemed. A proud university’s sense of superiority and privilege and arrogance had been blown up, too.”

 

Using the specter of boys being violated was inappropriate. But in the headline and body of editor Joe Sexton’s story, the name Penn State appeared six times, Paterno four times, and the man charged at the time, Jerry Sandusky, zero times.
 

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201408/joe-paterno-jay-freeh-penn-state-jerry-sandusky-legacy-coach-father

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Penn State Ex-president Spanier charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, endangering welfare of children

Maybe there will be some justice in this case since they finally got to the college officials responsible for the cover-up for over 20 years.

I doubt it will restore the damage done to Joe Paterno’s name being dragged through the mud by the corrupt media,  but at least they finally got to the culprits.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were preparing to be arraigned, while the university’s former president was not due in court until next week.

The arraignment of athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz on Friday comes a day after they and former president Graham Spanier were accused in a withering 39-page grand jury report of conspiring to conceal complaints about Sandusky, giving him time and access to molest more boys before his arrest nearly a year ago.

“This plan of action undertaken by these three administrators, who formed the very apex of decision making and power at Penn State, was created out of a desire to shield Sandusky from the criminal process and, perhaps most importantly, to spare the university tremendous negative publicity and embarrassment,” the jurors wrote.

The legal proceedings for Curley and Schultz were scheduled inside a district court in suburban Harrisburg, while Spanier’s first appearance was expected to be Wednesday.

Prosecutors alleged the men’s “conspiracy of silence” extended all the way to the top at Penn State, including decisions not to alert police or child welfare authorities after getting a 2001 report of Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a team shower.

Attorney General Linda Kelly said at a Capitol news conference that all three “knowingly testified falsely and failed to provide important information and evidence.”

Spanier was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy. Curley and Schultz face new charges of endangering the welfare of children, obstruction and conspiracy. They were charged with perjury and failure to report abuse almost exactly a year ago, and await a January trial on those counts.

“This was not a mistake by these men. This was not an oversight. It was not misjudgment on their part,” Kelly said. “This was a conspiracy of silence by top officials to actively conceal the truth.” http://news.yahoo.com/charges-bring-penn-state-officials-court-063824034–spt.html

Here’s a couple posts I wrote during the peak of the media coverage.  There are some others that are interesting, especially the one about district attorney, Ray Gricar, who disappeared.

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/media-should-leave-joe-paterno-alone/

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/abc-and-corrupt-media-distort-freeh-report-on-sandusky/

Posted:  11.02.12 A. D. @ 9:57 a.m.

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Matt Sandusky says he was abused by his adopted father

http://fandaily.info/news/matt-sandusky-is-jerry-sanduskys-son-photos/

Interesting development as the jury is out deliberating, Matt Sandusk says he was molested and was prepared to take the witness stand if his father testified.  I don’t find this too ususual that they would hold out this ace in the hole to come back with if Sandusky took the stand.  After all, they already had 10 victims and some 50 counts.  Seems overwhelimg to me, although it was not possible to see the witnesses as they testified, since no cameras were in the courtroom.

See the above link for pictures of Matt as a young man and as a boy.  Seeing the pictures of the victims as boys is just heartbreaking.  There’s two video clips at that link also, from NBC and  they seemed to put forth the idea that the case was weak and the state’s arguments were weak and rambling and presenting some old lady saying there is room for doubt.  If NBC puts forth this idea, that must mean he is guilty as sin.  (Take the opposite of whatever NBC says, and you get the truth.)

Another great site with pictures:  http://alturl.com/mjtdx

The jury has asked to have repeated the testimony of Mike McQueary and Dr. Jonathan Dranov which will be done in the morning.

Posted:  06.21.12 A. D. 10:41 p.m.

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Penn State President Spanier said: It depends on what the meaning of immoral is

The Clinton County high school attended by victim #1 told his mother they would not call the police when she asked or demanded they do so.  She was told to “think of the ramifications” before she called the police.  She was told, “Jerry has a heart of gold.”

Graham Spanier fought for and received an exemption to the state’s open records law for Penn State and three other universities in 2007, so they don’t have to release any records.

Travel and expense records are missing for 2000 – 2003 at Second Mile.

The culture of an organization is set at the top.  It is no wonder the administration covered up for Sandusky.  They just didn’t think there was anything all that wrong with what he was doing.  As Spanier is quoted in the below story written in 2002, “It depends on what the meaning of immoral is.”

Pedophile advocate featured at university

Penn State’s latest controversy even includes sadomasochist author


Posted: March 29, 2002
1:00 am Eastern

By Art Moore
© 2011 WND

A women’s health conference at Penn State University featured an outspoken advocate of pedophilia and sadomasochism as a keynote speaker.

The event held last weekend is the latest on controversial sexual themes that has drawn the ire of some state lawmakers. Last year, campus groups held a “Sex Faire” that included “orgasm bingo” and a “tent of consent.” The previous November they hosted a “C—fest,” which intended to reclaim a derogatory word for a woman’s body part. It was promoted with large banners around the campus.

State Rep. John A. Lawless, D-Montgomery, told WorldNetDaily he has “tried everything,” including blocking funding, to stop events of this kind, but has been unsuccessful.

“You can’t touch Penn State,” said Lawless, who crossed over from the Republican to the House Democratic caucus last November. “The legislature cares about their football team. Football is more important than education or morals.”

Lawless said lawmakers tried to hold the school accountable with a “paper straw” type of policy that barred anyone under 18 from attending.

“But the events shouldn’t be occurring,” he said. “If you want to do this kind of activity, hey, I’m a big boy, I can handle it. But go do it on your own money, your own time; don’t use taxpayer facilities for this kind of stuff.”

At the three-day Conference on Women’s Health and Wellness, Patrick Califia-Rice, a self-described “transgendered bisexual person,” spoke of a journey from “female to male sexuality.”

Califia-Rice is the author of books such as “Macho Sluts” and “Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex.”

The North American Man-Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA, includes this quote from Califia-Rice on its website: “Boy-lovers and the lesbians who have young lovers are the only people offering a hand to help young women and men cross the difficult terrain between straight society and the gay community. They are not child molesters. The child abusers are priests, teachers, therapists, cops and parents who force their stale morality onto the young people in their custody. Instead of condemning pedophiles for their involvement with lesbian and gay youth, we should be supporting them.”

A story this week by the Newhouse News Service noted that a handful of academics at mainstream universities are arguing in academic journals, books and online that at least some sex between adults and children should be acceptable, especially when children consent to it.
 
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After the “Sex Faire” in February, the state’s House Appropriations Committee held a hearing in which Lawless, a member, played a five-minute video excerpted from one made at the event.

Lawless said at the hearing that Penn State should be punished for failing to be “moral” leaders. Penn State President Graham Spanier, who was questioned by lawmakers in a four-hour session, apologized for certain components of the event but maintained that the university was committed to free speech.

When asked directly if the programs were wrong or immoral, Spanier gave a “Clinton-esque” answer, according to Lawless.

“His answer,” said Lawless, “was ‘It depends on what your definition of immoral is.'”

Read more: Pedophile advocate featured<br>at universityhttp://www.wnd.com/?pageId=13317#ixzz1e74Tsxvv

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Obama speaks out on Penn State boy rape scandal

Obama makes a strong uh definitive statement condemning uh Sodom and Sandusky in a surprising uh you know burst of uh leadership/outrage.  I hear he has sent Kevin Jennings in to investigate, too.

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2009/09/30/kevin-jennings-arne-duncan-release-statements-on-controversy.aspx

(He also insisted his Animal Army OWS causing filth, death and destruction all over the country give it up, clean it up, and go home.)  Yep.

Remember when it was rumored that Obama was considering Penn State President, Graham Spanier for Secretary of Education?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/05/politics/uwire/main4649713.shtml

Sandusky actually did an interview tonight on NBC.  He said he was not a pedophile, he just hugged the boys, touched their legs, horsed around,  and he should not have showered with them.  Creepy.

Do you think they are going to ease him into something to try and minimize what he is charged with?  After all, it is NBC.  Anything is possible.

Bottom line:  I think the real reason nothing was done about Sandusky is that the administration of the university didn’t think there was anything all that wrong with what he was doing.

Posted:  11.14.11 @ 11:50 p.m.

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CEO of Second Mile, Jack Raykovitz, resigns amid Sandusky scandal

Jack Raykovitz, CEO of Second Mile resigns.  So the plot thickens as the rumor that Sandusky was pimping out boys from Second Mile is hanging out there.

Raykovitz’ wife is Katherine Genovese and she is connected to Second Mile somehow, maybe executive VP.

Vinnie Politan and Jeanne Casarez on HLN are reporting on this.

  Jack Raykovitz is a licensed psychologist who has served as president/CEO of The Second Mile for 28 years. The Second Mile has grown from an organization serving 40 children through one office in Centre County to reaching more than 100,000 children in all 67 counties.

Here he is defending Second Mile back in April when this story first broke:  http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2011/04/post_99.html

And meanwhile Jerry Sandusky is out on bail with no ankle bracelet and there’s an elementary school practically in his back yard.  Unbelievable.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/who_he_to_judge_Pa1u7dlj5Qczv6zSDt5aML

Posted:  11.14.11 @ 1:38 p.m.  Updated:  11.14.11 @ 7:04 p.m.

http://www.thesecondmile.org/welcome.php

http://www.thesecondmile.org/pdf/2007%20Annual%20Report.pdf

http://www.thesecondmile.org/pdf/AnnualReport2009.pdf

How do you like this by Jerry Sandusky:

“In the 2006 Annual Report, I introduced our

campaign to build The Second Mile Center

for Excellence…..that’s why we are committed to building The Second Mile’s Center

for Excellence—the physical facilities necessary to maintain our

current commitments to children and to enhance and expand

the programs of The Second Mile long after I’m gone. Like you, I

want to make certain that the opportunities that we are providing

children today will be available tomorrow. Key components in

the Center for Excellence are an Outdoor Athletic/Recreational

Complex, with fields, courts, a pool, picnic facilities, and challenge

courses; and an Education/Recreation Building, with a gym/

auditorium, dorm space, and a multi-purpose room.

And what will The Second Mile Center for Excellence mean to kids…

For children who have learned to distrust adults—

an honored promise,

For those youngsters who lack permanence—

a sense of stability,

For those who live in squalor and poverty—

a place of cleanliness and beauty,

For youth who experience danger—

an atmosphere of safety,

For kids who live with limits and in isolation—

the opportunity for wonderful experiences,

For the child standing outside of our gates—

an open door, and

As a member of The Second Mile family—

a place to call home

/s/ Jerry Sandusky

Founder

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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.

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