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Observe: Penn State students amass downtown in support of the recently-fired Head Football Coach Joe Paterno. They’ve pulled down a lightpost and flipped a news van. Students are standing on top of it and screaming, “We want Joe!” Students also threw bottles and rocks, hitting one officer and a photographer in the head.


Why? Because Joe Paterno and other high-ranking officials are suspected of covering up for a child rapist. Former Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault. Two Penn State officials were indicted for perjury and the university president was fired with Paterno.
Let me repeat: Penn State students and the community are rioting in support of this coach, not because they’re completely horrified this happened under Paterno’s watch.
Follow the school’s paper on Twitter for more.

Observe: Penn State students amass downtown in support of the recently-fired Head Football Coach Joe Paterno. They’ve pulled down a lightpost and flipped a news van. Students are standing on top of it and screaming, “We want Joe!” Students also threw bottles and rocks, hitting one officer and a photographer in the head.

Why? Because Joe Paterno and other high-ranking officials are suspected of covering up for a child rapist. Former Defensive Coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, as well as single counts of aggravated indecent assault and attempted indecent assault. Two Penn State officials were indicted for perjury and the university president was fired with Paterno.

Let me repeat: Penn State students and the community are rioting in support of this coach, not because they’re completely horrified this happened under Paterno’s watch.

Follow the school’s paper on Twitter for more.

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Car Strikes 3 At Occupy D.C. Rally, Driver Not Cited

Washington, D.C., police said early Saturday that a driver will not be charged for striking three people taking part in an Occupy D.C. protest in downtown Washington.

Lt. Christopher Micciche of the D.C. police said the driver was not cited because he had a green light when his vehicle struck the three on Friday night.

I’ll remember that the next time a little old lady in the crosswalk doesn’t move fast enough… </sarcasm>

The standard of proof for a civil suit is a “preponderance of the evidence” versus “beyond a reasonable doubt” for a criminal prosecution. Essentially, this means the judge or jury could conclude it is more likely than not that the victim’s claims are true. Victims can pursue a civil lawsuit even if charges are not filed, criminal prosecution fails through dismissal, or results in a “not guilty” verdict.

There’s video out there with the driver’s license plate. The driver can be found.

The vehicle in question is a late-model silver Lexus sporting the Maryland license plate 8 AJ 8425. Don’t go all vigilante. But if you know the driver, pass the info along to Occupy DC with the suggestion of filing a civil suit. If you’re at the Americans for Prosperity conference, and you leave the parking garage in your luxury car, hit one person, then continue and hit two more, I’ll bet you have some cash to deal with the ‘problem.’

Just sayin’.

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