Autism Speaks Takes on Penn State

24 11 2011

Autism Speaks Co-founders Call for U.S. Attorney Investigation and Waiver of State Open Record Law in Penn State Case

The co-founders of Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism advocacy organization, today called for the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate federal crimes that may have been committed in the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal and asked Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the university board to waive its exemption from the state open record law so that parents, families, victims and the media can have access to all records in this case since 1995. They also implored other national and local child welfare organizations to stand up and sound the alarm to protect all children everywhere.

“The horribly tragic situation at Penn State University is a sobering reminder of what can happen when the powerless have no voice and powerful institutions have no one holding them accountable,” said Bob and Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks co-founders. “It is the cause and effect result of power dynamics at its most extreme, where institutional dominance is protected over the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable; where the most trusted have committed the most serious betrayal. . .  (more)

http://news.gnom.es/news/autism-speaks-co-founders-call-for-u-s-attorney-investigation-and-waiver-of-state-open-record-law-in-penn-state-case 





What Joe Paterno Knows – “EVERYTHING” Says Matt Paknis

17 11 2011

Joe Knows Football

Former Graduate Assistant under Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky, Matt Paknis, says this on his blog:

Could there have possibly been an extensive preliminary report about allegations concerning Sandusky without Paterno knowing about it:

“Impossible, impossible. Joe knows everything, Joe knows everything – everything that goes on at that campus, everything that goes on clearly in the football program. They actually called him….because I had some friends that were in graduate school when Joe was there, they might have been GAs, one of the guys I coached with early in my life Dave Pagneti, he said they called Joe ‘The Rat’, and that’s been confirmed by other guys that have played there because he would go to Rip Engle and say ‘that guy drank a beer, that guy missed a class, he would never address the guys directly. So that was always his M.O. He would always have the leverage, but he would never address the guys, he would go to Rip and use that leverage.”

http://deadspin.com/5860248/a-former-penn-state-assistant-and-survivor-of-childhood-sexual-abuse-blasts-joe-paterno-joe-knows-everything-that-goes-on-in-that-program

ALSO –

Mark Madden, PA radio host says everyone knew –

 Sandusky a State secret

[snip] . . . Allegations of improper conduct with an underage male first surfaced in 1998, while Sandusky was still employed by Penn State. That incident allegedly occurred in a shower at Penn State’s on-campus football facility. No charges were filed.

Sandusky retired the next year, in 1999. He was 55, prime age for a coach. Odd, to say the least – especially with Joe Paterno thought even then to be ready to quit and Sandusky a likely, openly-discussed successor.

It seems logical to ask: What did Paterno know, and when did he know it? What did Penn State’s administration know, and when did they know it?  . . .  (more)

http://www.timesonline.com/columnists/sports/mark_madden/madden-sandusky-a-state-secret/article_863d3c82-5e6f-11e0-9ae5-001a4bcf6878.html

Madden writes more recently:

  Happy Valley will get even lower

“The Penn State child sex abuse scandal will get much worse before it gets even a little better. The ultimate target of the investigation is The Second Mile, not Penn State…”

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/local_sports/madden-happy-valley-will-get-even-lower/article_c6d10921-e7b0-5052-b78a-703389988f1b.html

 





Does Anyone Have a Gun?? Penn State powerless to keep Sandusky off campus

16 11 2011

So Pervet State is keeping relevant documents on their Titanic scandal SECRET

 and they are going to appoint a Blue Ribbon panel of THEMSELVES to investiage THEMSELVES…

and they let an accused  serial child rapist out with NO  conditions and NO fraction of bail posted (talk about “Get Out of Jail FREE”!!!)

Now THIS:

In her bail ruling, Judge Leslie Dutchot [ pal of pervert farm 'Second Mile' trustees ]  ordered the former defensive coordinator not to have any contact with minors, witnesses or alleged victims.

The ruling placed no restrictions on his travel [!!!]

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/16/us-usa-crime-coach-campus-idUSTRE7AF1WZ20111116idUSTRE7AF1WZ20111116