Joe Paterno is a pedophile protector

Joe Paterno is a pedophile protector

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b garvey

Hermitage, PA

#2 Nov 6, 2011
maybe those 10 year olds were just street hustlers
AC Slim

Jenkintown, PA

#3 Nov 6, 2011
Joepa probaly didn't even know this was happening.
Bear Bryant

Hermitage, PA

#4 Nov 6, 2011
AC Slim wrote:
Joepa probaly didn't even know this was happening.
A graduate assistant who actually witnessed Sandusky molesting a child went to Joe Paterno's house and told Paterno about the incident.

Paterno only told the athletic director who did nothing.

Paterno should be charged with a crime as well.
Nasty

Erie, PA

#6 Nov 6, 2011
Bear Bryant wrote:
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A graduate assistant who actually witnessed Sandusky molesting a child went to Joe Paterno's house and told Paterno about the incident.
Paterno only told the athletic director who did nothing.
Paterno should be charged with a crime as well.
Here's my take on this..... Why didn't the graduate assistant (who was 28 years old at the time, read the scathing grand jury report!) do something immediate in order to save the 10 year boy being sodomized by former coach Jerry Sandusky?(Again refer to the 23 page grand jury report.... it's unbelievable) The grad assistant identified as formed PSU quarterback and current receivers coach Mike McQuery should have done something at that very moment. He could have yelled out to Sandusky, grabbed the kid away from the perp and called the state police.... immediately!
There's a real problem with an institution's protocol in handling issues of such a serious nature.They seem to think that they have the right to withold information and the reporting of serious crimes. McQuery on the other hand had the human and societal duty to save a minor subjected to an act so despicable. Instead he quietly backed away from witnessing this act in a shower room(read the grand jury report its all there) and went to his own father first before telling Paterno. According to the grand jury report Paterno told athletic director Tim Curly who did not notify authorities. Institutional protocol may feel empowered to define the steps one is expected to follow but in cases of such severity as this the prudent thing to do was to take the kid away from the danger and call the police right away. The school should not be immunized by "handling this internally" as Penn State seemed to believe it could. This whole mess stinks in so many ways and I'm sure some heads will roll as they should. What about Paterno? After notifying Curly shouldn't Paterno have followed up on this himself once it was clear no legal authorities were involved? What about McQuery? He actually left that poor kid alone with Sandusky and waited quite some time to let anyone know about the incident! The bottom line for me is that no matter what the institutional chain of command states a crime of this nature usurps everyone's "protocol" and should be reported by whoever witnesses the act on the spot. This was not done and now justice must be served.
Bear Bryant

Hermitage, PA

#7 Nov 6, 2011
Nasty wrote:
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Here's my take on this..... Why didn't the graduate assistant (who was 28 years old at the time, read the scathing grand jury report!) do something immediate in order to save the 10 year boy being sodomized by former coach Jerry Sandusky?(Again refer to the 23 page grand jury report.... it's unbelievable) The grad assistant identified as formed PSU quarterback and current receivers coach Mike McQuery should have done something at that very moment. He could have yelled out to Sandusky, grabbed the kid away from the perp and called the state police.... immediately!
There's a real problem with an institution's protocol in handling issues of such a serious nature.They seem to think that they have the right to withold information and the reporting of serious crimes. McQuery on the other hand had the human and societal duty to save a minor subjected to an act so despicable. Instead he quietly backed away from witnessing this act in a shower room(read the grand jury report its all there) and went to his own father first before telling Paterno. According to the grand jury report Paterno told athletic director Tim Curly who did not notify authorities. Institutional protocol may feel empowered to define the steps one is expected to follow but in cases of such severity as this the prudent thing to do was to take the kid away from the danger and call the police right away. The school should not be immunized by "handling this internally" as Penn State seemed to believe it could. This whole mess stinks in so many ways and I'm sure some heads will roll as they should. What about Paterno? After notifying Curly shouldn't Paterno have followed up on this himself once it was clear no legal authorities were involved? What about McQuery? He actually left that poor kid alone with Sandusky and waited quite some time to let anyone know about the incident! The bottom line for me is that no matter what the institutional chain of command states a crime of this nature usurps everyone's "protocol" and should be reported by whoever witnesses the act on the spot. This was not done and now justice must be served.
It's all pretty sickening. Hopefully they are all made examples of - even Joe Paterno who seemed, like PSU, to be more concerned with football and a legacy than protecting children.

Joe should face charges.
AC Slim

Jenkintown, PA

#8 Nov 6, 2011
If Paterno knew and did nothing then he needs to go. Football does not excuse him from following the law. Maybe its time for JoePa to check into a nursing home....he's may be getting senile
Pete

Hermitage, PA

#10 Nov 6, 2011
Joey W wrote:
Joe Paterno is exempt from any punishment for any crime he'd ever commit.
Too late.

Joe's punishment is that everyone in football will know he was aware of a child being raped by his long time defensive coordinator and did not help that child.

Maybe there will be a new law that requires colleges to report a child molestation to the police instead of to one's superior as Joe did (nice way to shirk your moral responsibility Joe). We'll call it Joe Paterno's law.
Stu Pedaso

Ravenna, OH

#12 Nov 7, 2011
Paterno didn't 'know'and he wasn't 'aware'. Someone claiming to have witnessed such an ugly act can be expected to exhibit a behavior consistent with their claim.

This witness exhibited none of that and, as if he wasn't certain of what he saw or its seriousness, first sought parental advice then institutional advice!

Perhaps Paterno was reluctant to put the weight of his name behind a story that a claimed eyewitness apparently didn't think credible enough to take to the authorities.
Nasty

Erie, PA

#14 Nov 7, 2011
Stu Pedaso wrote:
Paterno didn't 'know'and he wasn't 'aware'. Someone claiming to have witnessed such an ugly act can be expected to exhibit a behavior consistent with their claim.
This witness exhibited none of that and, as if he wasn't certain of what he saw or its seriousness, first sought parental advice then institutional advice!
Perhaps Paterno was reluctant to put the weight of his name behind a story that a claimed eyewitness apparently didn't think credible enough to take to the authorities.

According to the Grand Jury indictment McQuery,the football assistant who witnessed the vile act, said he was in the locker room area after normal hours because he was putting a new pair of sneakers in his own locker and intended to watch video tapes of a football opponent.
What drew McQuery to the shower room according to his own testiment was the fact that he noticed the lights were on and he could hear water running. McQuery also said he heard a "rhythmic slapping sound" coming from this shower room. When he went to investigate he happened upon Jerry Sandusky standing naked behind an equally naked 10 year old boy. McQuery said both Sandusky and the boy saw him as well. McQuery, obviously shocked at the scene backed away and sought advice from his father as to what he should do or say about what he witnessed. McQuery and his father informed Head Coach Joe Paterno who waited until the next day before informing other key university officials. No one thought it was prudent or necessary to inform the police or a child protection service. The lengthy and graphic Grand Jury report spells out a total of 8 victims thus far who were sexually assaulted and manipulated by Sandusky over a period of about 15 years. All victims were minors at the time of these assaults. Read the Grand Jury's findings and report. It will be nearly impossible to refute that serious crimes where committed and overlooked by the university and high ranking officials.
Stu Pedaso

Ravenna, OH

#15 Nov 7, 2011
Were I Paterno, I'd have handed the phone to McQuery and told him to call the authorities. I just can't fathom handing off a moral imperative.
But, if I were Paterno, I'd have taken those cold feet and my suspicions into account and pursued the matter until the safety of the children was assured. He didn't. What a shame! He should be the target of a civil suit at least.

Nasty wrote:
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According to the Grand Jury indictment McQuery,the football assistant who witnessed the vile act, said he was in the locker room area after normal hours because he was putting a new pair of sneakers in his own locker and intended to watch video tapes of a football opponent.
What drew McQuery to the shower room according to his own testiment was the fact that he noticed the lights were on and he could hear water running. McQuery also said he heard a "rhythmic slapping sound" coming from this shower room. When he went to investigate he happened upon Jerry Sandusky standing naked behind an equally naked 10 year old boy. McQuery said both Sandusky and the boy saw him as well. McQuery, obviously shocked at the scene backed away and sought advice from his father as to what he should do or say about what he witnessed. McQuery and his father informed Head Coach Joe Paterno who waited until the next day before informing other key university officials. No one thought it was prudent or necessary to inform the police or a child protection service. The lengthy and graphic Grand Jury report spells out a total of 8 victims thus far who were sexually assaulted and manipulated by Sandusky over a period of about 15 years. All victims were minors at the time of these assaults. Read the Grand Jury's findings and report. It will be nearly impossible to refute that serious crimes where committed and overlooked by the university and high ranking officials.
Steverino

Elizabeth, PA

#16 Nov 7, 2011
Football is bigger than God in Happy Valley. They had to do everything they could to keep those millions of dollars rolling in every year. You can't possibly jeopardize football.
Nasty

Erie, PA

#18 Nov 7, 2011
Stu Pedaso wrote:
Were I Paterno, I'd have handed the phone to McQuery and told him to call the authorities. I just can't fathom handing off a moral imperative.
But, if I were Paterno, I'd have taken those cold feet and my suspicions into account and pursued the matter until the safety of the children was assured. He didn't. What a shame! He should be the target of a civil suit at least.
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There is a real problem when institutions such as schools,churches,hospitals,cor porations,etc. drum into the heads of their employees that they,the institutions must be notified first and foremost in all matters regarding criminal activity. While I agee that institutional procedures have their place and they certainly should be notified in cases such as the Penn State situation, there are times where institutional authority must be rendered null and void as in this crime on humanity.
Without being able to get into McQuery's head it would not surprise me if he was fearful of being in trouble himself if he took action into his own hands. McQuery should have yelled out at the perpetrator and physically taken the kid away from that dangerous situation. His next move should have been to get on the phone right then and there and call the Pennsylvania State Police who could have picked up Sandusky and taken him away. Instead McQuery chose to discuss the issue with his father before telling Paterno. I believe that McQuery was very conflicted, caught between doing the on the spot correct thing and like a lemming, following the expected company procedure.
Paterno,although reporting it to school officials the next day shed his moral responsibilities by not making sure the proper reporting to legal authorities had occurred. Instead top school officials felt that they were bigger and more important than the law and decided to "keep it all in house".
Again, this is where "institutional control" has run amok. Clearly there are incidents where "protocol" no longer matters and immediate action must be taken by an individual in order to do the right thing. McQuery was a coward and Paterno a fool for allowing the institution to act as the supreme authority in this blatant and terrible crime against a young boy.
Travis Bickle

Cleveland, OH

#20 Nov 7, 2011
Everyone knows that colleges like PSU rake in huge amounts of money from their sports programs. The last thing the extremely lucky few that get a dream job at one of these schools will do is risk losing it even if it means looking the other way and keeping quiet. Paterno is just as guilty as anyone else and should be charged as well. The only comforting thought is Sandusky is going to become one of those 10 year old boys when he meets Bubba.
jimmy crack corn

North Las Vegas, NV

#22 Nov 7, 2011
Joe pa needs to retire and save himself and the program further humiliation.
Italo Balbo

Mechanicsburg, PA

#23 Nov 8, 2011
cheirio wrote:
PSU rakes in many millions in tuition as well...only illegals, blacks and other so called minorities pay nothing. We the taxpayers pick up that tab, plus we must pay for our childrens education if we are of the white minority....we are the minority now you know. But we are not getting any breaks with tuition. Happy Valley is not happy right now...trust me.
Yup, sure happy I went to Cornell where the illegals, blacks and other so-called minorities need to atleast be able to spell their first name before gaining entrance and able to spell their last name before being allowed to graduate! GOD HELP OUR COUNTRY!
thissitesucks

Wattsburg, PA

#25 Nov 8, 2011
A white pedophile is busted and you find a way to turn it into a racial tirade? You worthless loser. Someone needs to piss in your cheirio's!
cheirio wrote:
PSU rakes in many millions in tuition as well...only illegals, blacks and other so called minorities pay nothing. We the taxpayers pick up that tab, plus we must pay for our childrens education if we are of the white minority....we are the minority now you know. But we are not getting any breaks with tuition. Happy Valley is not happy right now...trust me.
Paul

United States

#26 Nov 8, 2011
Joe is a stupid old man. He is ignorant. He looked the other way. He needs to resign.
Mike

Mahopac, NY

#27 Nov 8, 2011
He lives on campus. Is a insulated college lifer. Has no real life. Didn't want everything to fall apart on him. What a piece of garbage.
Sickofthiscrap

Pittsburgh, PA

#28 Nov 8, 2011
Joe needs to declare it a delictum gravius then he will be a hero for the sheep. Worked once may work again. At least PSU didn't transfer Sandusky to Behrend, Altoona, Hershey, etc, etc, etc after each allegation.
frost

Fort Bragg, NC

#29 Nov 8, 2011
cheirio wrote:
I think if you don't really know what happened and when, don't rush to judgement...I doubt that Joe would allow this to go on.
why do you doubt it??? cause he is a football coach?????

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