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    This is about more than football. The Freeh report is just the tip of the iceburg. There needs to be some serious scrutiny to the ties between Corbett (and other PA state officials), The Second Mile, and Penn State-and how those connections made for a powerful incentive to keep this a secret. I think that is the key to all of this.

    As for the sanctions-they were a penalty for an egregious wrong, which was absolutely necessary. Accountability is important. But even beyond that, the $60 million will go to charities and organizations that serve abused and at risk children, and they will requre that Penn State follow the recommendations in the Freeh report to prevent this from happening in the future. I personally think they should have been much more stringent, but it's a step in the right direction.

    You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

    by SwedishJewfish on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 05:16:01 AM PDT

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    •  Well, I agree with you, then. (1+ / 0-)
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      Hopefully, the full force of the media and law enforcement will publicize these investigations with all the emotional excitement they did while covering PSU.  

      PSU screwed up big time.  But, if people in law enforcement and Child Protective Services would have done their fucking jobs, this monster would have been stopped so much earlier.  That's what is so upsetting to me.

      I am not suprised the men at PSU failed.  I'm disappointed, but not suprised.  I've seen so many who don't have training, or have personal relationships with monsters, fail.  They simply refuse to accept that they have surrounded themselves or befriended a monster.  It was not their fault they hired him, befriended him, or worked with him for 30 + years.  People are so fearful of guilt by association.  But, their weakness to see past themselves, was their huge failure and something they will have to live with for the rest of their lives.  Children's lives were destroyed because their weakness.

      God, I just pray that the facts are found as to why/how Sandusky was allowed to operate, and that strong corrective measures are quickly put in place to protect Pa. children from the next monster (and I know that is your wish as well).

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