Cognitive Dissonance

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Anonymous asked: You're an extremely misinformed individual. The cops were called. There was an investigation. Guess what happened in 1998? NOTHING. No child rape. Read the goddamn Freeh report if you don't believe me. Oh right, the summary counts as reading things these days.

Nope, I read the whole thing. You obviously didn’t. If you did, you’d read the part on Page 62 about Paterno waiting to report Sandusky’s rape of a child to other leaders at Penn State because “he didn’t want to interfere with their weekends.”

Here’s an excerpt from Freeh’s statement:

The stated reasons by Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley for not taking action to identify the victim and for not reporting Sandusky to the police or Child Welfare are:

(1) Through counsel, Messrs. Curley and Schultz have stated that the “humane” thing to do in 2001 was to carefully and responsibly assess the best way to handle vague but troubling allegations.

(2) Mr. Paterno said that “I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was. So I backed away and turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did. It didn’t work out that way.”

(3) Mr. Spanier told the Special Investigative Counsel that he was never told by anyone that the February 2001 incident in the shower involved the sexual abuse of a child but only “horsing around.” He further stated that he never asked what “horsing around” by Sandusky entailed. Taking into account the available witness statements and evidence, it is more reasonable to conclude that, in order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at Penn State University – Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley – repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse from the authorities, the Board of Trustees, Penn State community, and the public at large.

Although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed by them for Sandusky’s victims. The evidence shows that these four men also knew about a 1998 criminal investigation of Sandusky relating to suspected sexual misconduct with a young boy in a Penn State football locker room shower. Again, they showed no concern about that victim. The evidence shows that Mr. Paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though Sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for almost 30 years, and had an office just steps away from Mr. Paterno’s. At the very least, Mr. Paterno could have alerted the entire football staff, in order to prevent Sandusky from bringing another child into the Lasch Building. Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley also failed to alert the Board of Trustees about the 1998 investigation or take any further action against Mr. Sandusky. None of them even spoke to Sandusky about his conduct. In short, nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.

And if nothing happened, why was Sandusky convicted? I’m not going to debate this further until you come out from behind anon to defend a convicted child rapist and his enablers.

Cheers,

Meg

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  1. madamedevideoland said: Hey anon: Come out behind your greyface and say that shit again, asshole.
  2. questionall said: Thank you so much for this. Few things upset me more than to see someone defending a child rapist. I’m glad you can address them in such a calm and rational manner. Thanks again.
  3. naturaldissidence said: TOLD CITY!
  4. afroxander said: THE GRAY MAN HAS LOST!
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