Lesterh's Comments

Posted Monday November 07, 2011, About: Can Paterno survive Penn State scandal?
You're an idiot. The grand jury report states that the grad assistant (Mcqueary) explicitly told Paterno that he witnessed Sandusky **** raping a boy who looked to be about 10 years old. He didn't say he was holding his hand, or touching his leg. He was raping a little kid. If my secretary at work tells me that she saw my buddy down the hall raping a kid in the bathroom, I probably don't say to myself, "Gee, I didn't actually see anything, so I couldn't possibly call the authorities." At the least, you tell your assistant to call the police and report the facts, don't you?
The facts are that Sandusky remained close to the PSU football program for another 9 years, and no one did anything. How many other kids were violated since 2002, when it could have and should have been stopped by picking up the telephone?
Posted Monday November 07, 2011, About: Can Paterno survive Penn State scandal?
The key here in my mind isn't whether Paterno or Mcqueary or the higher ups fulfilled their legal duties. The question is a moral one, starting with Mcqueary. How would you not at the LEAST call 911 when you witness a 10 year old being raped? I would like to think that most would physically intervene. This wasn't an 18 year old kid, he was in elementary school! And then there's Paterno. He is a father for God's sake, and he was satisfied with just telling the higher ups about it. Wouldn't you think that you might want further action taken if the guy who raped a child in 2002 continued to hang around the PSU football program? And now Paterno claims that he didn't know there was actually rape involved. I don't know how Paterno would escape perjury charges in that case, but whatever. None of the higher-ups at PSU seem to be moral people.

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