Posted on: June 22, 2012 10:20 pm
Justice is served! I hope that we all learn something from this. You absolutely, unequivocally CANNOT trust ANYONE! If you are a father of a child, you cannot allow your son or daughter to be put in a situation where they depend on some organization like Second Mile, the church or any institution to care for them. Sick people are everywhere...be a man and care for your own child and protect them. Don't runaway from responsibility because it's hard. The story is, young single mothers allow boys to participate in Second Mile like organizations because FATHERS are ABSENT. Don't be ABSENT!!!!
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:30 pm
We are basically helpless just like the kids now grown up, yet still helpless in many ways. These message boards and blogs give us a place to vent and let it all out and for that I am thankful. I have two kids, a young woman and young man that I can't even imagine being subject to this type of abuse. There are so many less fortunate kids out there and Sandusky preyed on them. A seemingly goog thing, this Second Mile is now forever tarnished because so many of the presumed adults running the place were derelict, negligent and criminal. The very youth's who were most at risk were taken advantage of in the worst way imaginable by individuals in that community that were just downright sick. Everyone top to bottom that knew of the abuses from years past till today are beyond guilty.
There is nothing more that really needs to be done except what is right for once. Over a decade of abuse and hopefully someone with courage must stand up and say no more. I sincerely hope the citizens of Pennslyvania will demand justice.
Posted on: November 11, 2011 7:01 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2011 7:03 pm
Got to thank one of the message board alumni on this site for posting the grand jury report. http://www.freep.com/assets/freep/p
First...Technically and likely legally, Joe Paterno did what he was supposed to do and reported this 2002 incident to the proper authorities above him at the school. But upon further review and thought on my part I think not!
In 2002 Jerry Sandusky was no longer a coach. Yes he had access to the facilities but he was no longer on Joe Paterno's staff. So Joe followed a course of action that is mind boggling. A former coach that Joe Paterno knew had a history of bad behavior with minors was found by a member of Joe's coaching staff having sex or indecent conduct with an estimated to be 10 year old kid. Joe decides to elevate this up the chain of command and informs the President of the University. Multiple versions of the crime now are in question but at the end of the day no one called the police. All of them were familiar with the past behavior but they still did nothing. Everyone connected with those chain of events in 1994, 1998 and 2002 have to be gone and gone immediately. This is the sickest thing since the ongoing Catholic Church saga that has likely been going on for thousands of years.