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    I ask again, which kid are you most sure of was a victim of abuse by Jerry ? ( ill spare you the embarrassment of telling me why )
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    hmm fbi coverup or false chit,, sounds like comey, clinton,page and stroeck
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    he Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment





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    Marilyn Gates






    “The Most Hated Man in America is an invaluable cautionary tale about the insidious threat to society of induced moral panics that can easily run away with reason while hijacking facts.”
    “How easy it was to erase a man’s past and to construct a new version of him, an overwhelming version, against which it seemed impossible to fight” (Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton: A Memoir)
    Apple pie, baseball and, in many regions, football signify everything quintessentially American—right up there with the stars and stripes at the very core of our cultural ideology. Despite our diversity, these symbols have served as unifiers in building a national identity.
    College football in particular has served as a rallying point for people from all walks of life, ethnic backgrounds, skin shades, and social strata. You might be on vacation in Timbuktu but wearing the same college booster T-shirt as another tourist waiting for the airport shuttle will guarantee a friendly wave, if not an animated conversation about your team’s performance.
    Indeed, in some college tributary areas football is akin to a religion, wherein the game and its most successful coaches and players are revered and almost worshipped as icons. For the general public, athletics, especially football, is the main window through which they view campuses, and it is not surprising that a university’s quality may be conflated with its football record.
    In other words, football tends to eclipse the youth educational and moral instructional role, particularly in the big-time programs which are huge income earners these days. The business of college football dovetails with our near-idolatry of the market system such that it’s all about enshrining the brand.
    This holds true especially on campuses like Penn State University, where football culture has long been pre-eminent and winning coaches like head coach Joe Paterno and assistant coach Jerry Sandusky gained the status of supreme gods. Paterno was renowned throughout the country as the most victorious coach in NCAA history (409 wins and 37 bowl appearances from 1966 to 2011). Much of this success was attributed to Sandusky’s defensive coaching genius over a 30-year span until 1999 when he retired with special emeritus status to concentrate on the at-risk youth charity The Second Mile he founded in 1977, which also received national accolades.
    So, imagine the shock, grief and bewildered outrage fueled by widespread moral panic that erupted in the smug little town of State College, Pennsylvania, when Sandusky was accused of serial sexual abuse of young boys in his charity program, frequently on university property and with the alleged knowledge of university officials, and convicted in 2012 on 45 counts incurring a minimum sentence of 30 years, essentially a life sentence for a man of 67.
    The legendary Paterno was fired by the university at age 84 for concealing information about Sandusky’s perversions and died of lung cancer a couple of months later having been stripped by the NCAA of 111 football wins achieved over the 11-year span of the Sandusky child sex scandal. The university president and other senior officials also had to resign.
    In The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment acclaimed science writer and seasoned investigative researcher Mark Pendergrast casts a fresh eye on this sensational story of an institutional coverup at the highest levels that continued to expose numerous children to a child-molesting monster in order to protect the reputation of an almighty football program.
    Through meticulous research involving two prison visits to Sandusky as well as extensive correspondence with him, plus numerous interviews with Sandusky’s family, friends, colleagues, former participants in The Second Mile, psychologists and other experts, along with detailed combing through police records, legal documents, and other reports, Pendergrast exposes a rat’s nest of glaring inconsistencies, procedural irregularities, and outright fabrications in the case against Sandusky.
    What if Jerry Sandusky is an innocent man convicted on the heels of a moral panic fueled by sensationalist media, police trawling, and memory-warping psychotherapy based on discredited repressed memory theory? Pendergrast makes a compelling case for this alternative narrative, but not via a hard sell. Rather, readers are invited to take another look at the real “facts” of the case, or lack thereof, as they emerged, and urged to re-open their minds instead of “rush to judgment.”
    Pendergrast does this through an onion-peeling approach, stripping off the layers of the case against Sandusky which was constructed piecemeal over several years. He views the careless haste with which the trial phase was thrown together as spurred by escalating moral panic—a widespread feeling of fear fanned by the media and other vested interests that a loathsome evil threatens the fundamental values and well-being of society.
    Seen through this lens, Sandusky was convicted by the court of public opinion long before the final sentencing in a moral stampede of pre-judgment unprecedented in the history of the American justice system.
    The first section of the book deals with the creation of Sandusky’s sexual assault victims over more than a decade, from the first few unproven allegations to the active trolling for accusers on the part of the police seeking to build their case.
    The second section deals with the rush to judgment on the part of the media, the legal system, and the public, with only a few dissenting voices highlighting the holes in the evidence. The final section offers a short, but eye-opening profile of “the real Jerry Sandusky” and the living death that he endures in jail today. The last chapter, “What’s the Verdict?” reviews the evidence.
    “In 1998, the first alarm bell went off when the mother of a Second Mile boy learned that Sandusky had showered naked with her son. She turned him into police, but they couldn’t prove that he had done anything illegal and let him go. Just three years later, grad student Mike McQueary…walked into a Penn State locker room and heard wet slapping sounds that he interpreted as sexual. It was Sandusky with a boy. McQueary alerted Penn State officials, who didn’t inform the police, but merely prohibited Sandusky from working out with boys in Penn State facilities. Finally, in November 2008, a shy fifteen-year-old boy named Aaron Fisher blew the whistle on Sandusky, telling high school officials that he had been touched inappropriately. Psychologist Mike Gillum encouraged the traumatized Fisher to tell him the worst—Sandusky had forced oral sex on him”.
    Still, Sandusky was not arrested until three years later, after seven more victims came forward as a result of relentless questioning by police, lawyers, counselors, and psychologists of Second Mile program participants within accessible range of State College and after the university offered big reparation payouts. The vast majority of Second Mile children spoke of Sandusky in glowing terms as a role model. But a few key witnesses had upped the ante, first telling of incidents where nothing really inappropriate occurred which they later elaborated to recount perversions in vivid detail.
    There too many instances of the myriad procedural improprieties surrounding the construction of the case against Sandusky to allude to here. Pendergrast does an excellent job at putting together the counter-case of a total miscarriage of justice citing coercion of victims, victims, and witnesses who kept changing their stories, issuing conflicting testimonies, inaccurate time frames, discredited repressed memories, questionable experts, incompetent defense, judicial bias, circumstantial or fabricated evidence and, above all, the trial venue in the small town of State College where most people had some kind of connection to the university and few could retain an open mind.
    Most convincing of all, perhaps, is the portrait that emerges of the real Jerry Sandusky who grew up as an only son to parents dedicated to youth social service programs running a community recreation center for children which the young Jerry embraced wholeheartedly.
    As an adult, he retained this love for sports, youths, and the social service ethos he attached to this. While he was passionate about his coaching position, the Second Mile program to help troubled youths get back on track through summer camps, sports and embracing them as members of his own family was his reason for living.
    A “big kid” himself, taking showers naked after workouts with kids was second nature throughout his life, as was what he called “horsing around” and roughhousing including cracking the backs of kids, patting them on the knee while driving, hugging them, throwing soap, and slapping them with a wet towel. Was the latter the infamous slapping sound that made the witness imagine that Sandusky was having sex with the boy in the shower? Inappropriate behavior for this day and age, to be sure, where we have become sensitized to the importance of personal boundaries, but reflecting a naive old-school Mayberry worldview of idealized father-son relations rather than perversion.
    In sum, The Most Hated Man in America “is part psychological thriller, part detective story, and part cautionary tale about how moral panics can be created by our media, public perception, and legal system.” The Sandusky saga has condemned a likely innocent man to die in jail, ruined the lives of his family, erased much of the Paterno legacy, ended administrative careers, and damaged the alleged victims if they have come to believe traumatic events that never occurred.
    Furthermore, writing this book might be costly to Pendergrast as well. Under conditions of moral panic not only is this kind of topic toxic, but also the very suggestion that the evil Sandusky is innocent. The fact that the major publishing houses would not touch Pendergrast’s manuscript underscores the venom that continues to accrue to the Penn State child sex scandal.
    Who should read the book? Everybody who is convinced that Jerry Sandusky is guilty, especially those who rushed to judgment without examining the facts and those who believe everything they hear from their preferred media.
    It should also be read by everyone concerned with upholding a fair and transparent judicial system wherein guilt must by proven, not falsely constructed. And the book should be required reading for those who still believe in the validity of repressed memories “recovered” through psychotherapy and/or coercive interrogation.
    Above all, The Most Hated Man in America is an invaluable cautionary tale about the insidious threat to society of induced moral panics that can easily run away with reason while hijacking facts. In an era where claims of “fake news” and “alternative facts” seem to be increasingly common and popular movements such as #MeToo and Times Up can capture public imagination overnight, counter narratives such as Pendergrast’s thoughtful work are more important than ever.







    Marilyn Gates is a staff reviewer at New York Journal of Books.











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    He should Rot in jail for just this alone


    A “big kid” himself, taking showers naked after workouts with kids was second nature throughout his life, as was what he called “horsing around” and roughhousing including cracking the backs of kids, patting them on the knee while driving, hugging them, throwing soap, and slapping them with a wet towel.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    He should Rot in jail for just this alone


    A “big kid” himself, taking showers naked after workouts with kids was second nature throughout his life, as was what he called “horsing around” and roughhousing including cracking the backs of kids, patting them on the knee while driving, hugging them, throwing soap, and slapping them with a wet towel.”
    damn he is a sicko
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot View Post
    damn he is a sicko
    and Joe knew and did nothing. Guilt put him in the grave
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    He should Rot in jail for just this alone


    A “big kid” himself, taking showers naked after workouts with kids was second nature throughout his life, as was what he called “horsing around” and roughhousing including cracking the backs of kids, patting them on the knee while driving, hugging them, throwing soap, and slapping them with a wet towel.”
    There is no question the guy was a big, naive, dufoos , fool . He was a very touchy feely , horsing around kind a guy , and thats how he grew up . Remember, back in his day ( before the church scandal, everything was different )

    That doesn't make you a sexual child molester. Its not illegal to be a naive idiot

    If you read Marks book, you understand that Jerry and Dottie were actually saints, to have dedicated their lives to these white trash, lost, scumbags kids

    Joe knew nothing, since there was nothing to know




    The Freeh report is a profound failure,” Sollers said. “It isn't a little wrong on the minor issues. It is totally wrong on the most critical issues. That the Board and the NCAA relied on this report, without appropriate review or analysis, is a miscarriage of justice.”
    Other major findings include:

    • The allegation is false that Joe Paterno participated in a conspiracy to cover up Sandusky's actions because of a fear of bad publicity or for any other reason.
    • There is no evidence to support the allegation that the football culture at Penn State was somehow to blame for Sandusky's crimes. Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh says that including such a claim, with no factual basis to support it, undermines the credibility of the entire report.
    • Freeh's failure to conduct interviews with most of the key witnesses is a glaring deficiency. In the 1998 incident, for example, Freeh's investigators failed to interview at least 14 of the most important witnesses, including Curley, Schultz, the District Attorney's office, the Department of Public Welfare and the University's police department or its outside legal counsel. This pattern was repeated in the 2001 review. Having never talked with these individuals, the Freeh report still claimed to know what they did and why they did it.
    • Freeh investigators did not have subpoena power, and no one testified under oath. Worse, witnesses were allowed to speak anonymously, something that would never happen in a legitimate legal proceeding.
    • The conspiracy claim made by the Freeh report based on a string of three emails falls apart under scrutiny. Because of a technology switch in 2004, most of the Penn State emails for the time in question are not accessible. Moreover, there are no emails authored by Joe Paterno and none that he received. In fact, the emails referenced by the Freeh report show that Joe Paterno knew few details about Sandusky, that he acted in good faith and that he did what he thought was right based on what he knew at the time.
    • The validity and thoroughness of the Freeh report was oversold to the public, leading to the report being accepted in full and without review by The Board of Trustees and the NCAA.

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    He’s a Freakn perv , no ifs ands or buts, well Lil boy butts
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    He is innocent, no question. No cover up, because there was nothing to cover up . One day the people who know this will grow a set a speak up

    " Sandusky grew up in a recreation center run by his father, the son of a Polish immigrant. That’s where he got used to helping disadvantaged kids and taking group showers. In 1998, Sandusky had been investigated for taking a shower with Zachary Konstas, the 11-year-old boy whose mother complained about it to authorities.Sandusky, who had been told the boy had cancer, admitted that he had gave him a bear-hug in the shower, and lifted him up to the showerhead so he could wash shampoo out of his hair, but he denied any sexual abuse, as did Konstas.
    Various authorities came to the same conclusion. After an investigation by the Penn State police, the Centre County District Attorney and a psychologist and an investigator on behalf of the county’s Children and Youth Services, no evidence of sex abuse was found. The psychologist who interviewed the boy for an hour wrote, “The behavior exhibited by Mr. Sandusky is directly consistent with what can be seen as an expected daily routine of being a football coach.” The psychologist, who interviewed several high school and college football coaches, wrote that it was “not uncommon for them to shower with their players.”

    Konstas, whose relationship with Sandusky continued almost until his arrest, when he was sending him “Happy Father’s Day” texts, found a lawyer and entered psychotherapy. He subsequently contended that although Sandusky had never abused him, he was “grooming” him for future abuse.
    After Sandusky was convicted, Konstas, 29, of Colorado Springs, CO sued Penn State the civil courts for damages and collected $1.5 million in a 2015 confidential settlement."


    ALL a bunch of crap, and the take down of Joe by the board and the media has been epic, and one of the greatest injustices I have ever seen
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    Fucking Jo Pa new. Sandusky guilty. End of story. He will die an old man in prison
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    No Joe Paterno statue. Ever. So stop complaining

    Extinguish the idea of putting Joe Paterno's statue back up, no matter who is demanding it. There are more reasons than ever to keep it down.

    Is it possible to re-erect the Joe Paterno statue in its former place on Penn State’s campus ... just so it can be pulled down again?
    No. It just needs to stay down, forever. Putting it back up should never have been considered.


    This week, the very notion should be driven from everyone’s minds. With what we have learned, no way it can even be discussed, no matter who wants to discuss it or how loudly. Unless it’s to make the point, once and for all, of how much it needs to be taken down and discarded forever, along with the delusions that university, that program and that coach created and nurtured for so long. If possible, the entire culture of a coach on a college campus being elevated to a deity has got to go in the trash, as well.
    Yank that culture down, and never build it up again.
    So for that, sure, put the statue up, just to provide a visual reminder of the sins of that culture that should never have existed … and then take it down.
    Sure, in a sense, that would be cruel. Just not as cruel as hearing that Paterno knew about the serial child rapist on his football coaching staff even further back than we all realized. Or that more coaches on that staff knew, too.
    Or that information about one of Jerry Sandusky’s victims stayed hidden for nearly 40 years until the victim himself testified under oath about it in 2014. (All of this according to a Washington Post report Tuesday.)
    Nope, that all is more cruel than the symbolic gesture of putting up that Paterno statue that was taken down four years ago, and pulling it down again. Oh, well
    Penn State’s football alumni and a bunch of the late coach’s strident supporters really, really want that statue back up (to stay up, of course). The group of lettermen, which includes John Cappelletti, Penn State’s only Heisman Trophy winner, made their intentions clear last week.
    They’re all going to have to be disappointed. They won’t be silent, of course — it’s pretty obvious now that they’ll never be silent.
    They’d better rally around something else. If they want to rally around that empty space where Paterno’s image once stood, they can feel free.
    But keep Paterno’s statue itself out of there.























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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    Fucking Jo Pa new. Sandusky guilty. End of story. He will die an old man in prison
    So I ask again. Who is the one accuser you are so sure of that Jerry assaulted and why?

    What is the one piece of evidence that makes you sure ?

    Even if your so confused to believe Jerry was guilty, what was the motivation for Joe to protect a former head coach , that he didn't like !

    Jerry may die in prison, because NO ONE , has any personal incentive to stand up and speak the truth . The media, the BOT, even the Paterno family ( since moron Scott should be largely blamed and would have to admit he fucked up ) all have incentives to stay quiet .

    In the meantime, read the book ! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...sh-to-judgment
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    Wow, the CDT actually let this letter to the editor be published .


    Letter to the editor in the CDT

    ‘Sandusky was falsely accused’

    Like it as not, there is a good probability that Jerry Sandusky was falsely accused of child molestation. The two men who have published their investigations and have most likely done more research about the case agree that Jerry is most likely innocent and the whole case is the misuse of repressed memory therapy, people wanting to improve their lifestyles at others’ expense, sensationalized journalism, prosecutorial misconduct, and a whole host of other factors.
    The excellent book “The Most Hated Man in America, Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment” by Mark Pendergrast details the entire case and is rated 4.8 of 5.0 stars on
    Amazon.com by readers with most of the reviews being pro-Sandusky. John Ziegler’s web page, framingpaterno.com is an excellent source for an alternative view of the whole debacle and how there was a rush to judgment.
    Basically, there was absolutely nothing to cover up because Sandusky never did any of the things he was accused of. The media who helped convict him is so entrenched in their lousy reporting and investigating that they don’t want to hear the Sandusky side of the story, even though it would make a more sensational story than the original.
    The people who believe Sandusky guilty are basically living in a fantasy world created by the accusers, their parents, the “therapists” who believe in repressed memory therapy, the lawyers who send new accusers to these therapists, and the press, who fell for it hook, line, and sinker. - Clark Green, Port Matilda, PA


    https://www.centredaily.com/latest-news/article220156480.html?fbclid=IwAR1zCncJ0Pr5-hABRJPKoKn2pNSYZ31dQ17XrpO2x8jDC72b3TvTTxhDNHM


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    Ain't that somethin'....
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    Fake news. Lemme know when the kid diddler is out of prison
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    Bruce I have not read the book why would anyone conjure this up please enlighten me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brendanjack View Post
    Bruce I have not read the book why would anyone conjure this up please enlighten me.
    I am not sure what you mean by conjure this up. This whole case is a perfect storm off bullshit, that took down Paterno, and sent an innocent man to jail . Most horrific case of injustice that doesnt involve a murder that I have ever seen .
    Please read the book, and review Johns website . These are two people along with John Snedden who actually did some work on finding the truth as to what happened at Penn State .

    Federal Agent: No Sex Scandal At Penn State, Just A "Political Hit Job"

    Read more at http://www.bigtrial.net/2017/04/fede...Yfucuhc1Hpo.99

    http://www.bigtrial.net/2017/04/fede...l-at-penn.html

    http://www.framingpaterno.com/

    J R Snedden (@JRSnedden)
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    “Their View: Michael Jackson’s lawyer thinks Sandusky case merits second look | Centre Daily Times

    https://www.centredaily.com/opinion/...e42913023.html
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    FROM JZ
    Seven years ago today Joe Paterno’s amazing 61 year career was destroyed by a panicked Penn State BOT when he was unfairly fired in a fact-free media firestorm.


    Bob Costas told me this 2014 CNN interview I took part in was the most convincing thing he’s seen that the ENTIRE narrative was BS. Everything we have learned since then has only further confirmed that this entire episode was maybe greatest miscarriages of justice in our modern history. If you watch the video, I am confident you will agree.




    https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/20...on-carroll.cnn
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