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2012-06-12 08:53:53 AM  
I'm more pissed at the nailers who didn't end this when it started. The assistant coach knew what was going on and did things to protect the kids -- except for going to the police.

Being a rapist/pedophile is bad enough, being in a position to halt the crime and doing nothing is damning.
 
2012-06-12 09:11:19 AM  
Sadly, the way Amendola is handling this case looks ripe for a mistrial based on the fact that he is a bumbling fool. I can't help but think that maybe he is INTENTIONALLY "throwing" the case to make sure it has to be re-tried (and thus forcing all the victims to recount the crimes AGAIN in court)

I wonder...
 
2012-06-12 09:28:15 AM  
"nailers"? Wtf? "enablers". frkking autocorrect.
 
2012-06-12 09:28:43 AM  
Shocked this didn't make the article...from the testimony:
"sometimes (Sandusky) would 'sneakily' put his penis in my mouth while we were showering and wrestling"

I was going to make a "Liam Neeson never taught the ninjas that/Christian Bale demanded that scene be deleted" kind of joke, but, after looking at that again I kinda don't want to anymore.
 
2012-06-12 09:29:43 AM  

Optimus Primate: Sadly, the way Amendola is handling this case looks ripe for a mistrial based on the fact that he is a bumbling fool. I can't help but think that maybe he is INTENTIONALLY "throwing" the case to make sure it has to be re-tried (and thus forcing all the victims to recount the crimes AGAIN in court)

I wonder...


That sounds both ridiculous and plausible at the same time. Either he's one of the all time worst defense attorneys or he knows he has no shot and he's doing the only thing he can think of to keep his client out of jail.

I find it hard to believe he would intentionally commit career suicide by repeatedly displaying ineptness, but who knows?
 
2012-06-12 09:30:06 AM  
Inept? He's fighting a tank with a toothpick. When all of the facts are stacked against you, even the best lawyer in the world isn't going to have a good day in court. I strongly suspect that Amendola advised his client to take whatever deal he could get from the Commonwealth, but Sandusky insists on fighting it.
 
2012-06-12 09:31:05 AM  

lohphat: "nailers"? Wtf? "enablers". frkking autocorrect.


It kind of worked.
 
2012-06-12 09:33:21 AM  
Looks like Sandusky is going to go with the "incompetent representation" appeal route.
 
2012-06-12 09:34:35 AM  

lohphat: "nailers"? Wtf? "enablers". frkking autocorrect.


The Tiger Lilies are coming, the Tiger Lilies are coming!

But seriously, Sandusky is just one evil, sick, textbook definition of the word 'sociopath'. He wielded homophobia like a surgeon's blade, knowing exactly how much power he had over both innocent children, and, as you mention, some not-nearly-as-innocent hangers-on.
 
2012-06-12 09:36:56 AM  

kronicfeld: Inept? He's fighting a tank with a toothpick. When all of the facts are stacked against you, even the best lawyer in the world isn't going to have a good day in court. I strongly suspect that Amendola advised his client to take whatever deal he could get from the Commonwealth, but Sandusky insists on fighting it.


Yeah, might be this too. You have a client that you basically know (or feel) like it dead guilty, but, they insist (maybe have themselves convinced in their own mind) that they haven't done anything wrong, so, you have to go forward. From the looks of it, he hasn't even attempted any sort of defense... he's actually said things and allowed witnesses to say things like he is the prosecution.
 
2012-06-12 09:46:02 AM  
"Also Monday, Penn State acknowledged an NBC report about an email exchange between top university officials regarding accusations by assistant coach Mike McQueary that Sandusky raped another victim. Former school president Graham Spanier, ...athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz decided that not alerting the police would be "humane" to Sandusky."


Wow... All to protect some bullshiat "Football dynasty". Bunch of farking assholes.
 
2012-06-12 09:46:09 AM  

Krymson Tyde: Optimus Primate: Sadly, the way Amendola is handling this case looks ripe for a mistrial based on the fact that he is a bumbling fool. I can't help but think that maybe he is INTENTIONALLY "throwing" the case to make sure it has to be re-tried (and thus forcing all the victims to recount the crimes AGAIN in court)

I wonder...

That sounds both ridiculous and plausible at the same time. Either he's one of the all time worst defense attorneys or he knows he has no shot and he's doing the only thing he can think of to keep his client out of jail.

I find it hard to believe he would intentionally commit career suicide by repeatedly displaying ineptness, but who knows?


What if Sandusky KNOWS he's screwed. His life is over. The only enjoyment he has left is to be able to revisit all of his sensual conquests and "love affairs" (I think he really did love his victims) in the public trial. He wants to hear these stories again and doesn't care one whit about the verdict. As the tales are recounted by the victims, I would bet a LOT of money that he's hiding his wood underneath the defense table and relishing these last moments of satisfaction - knowing he can never have them again.

Dollars to doughnuts he takes his life before the end of it all...
 
2012-06-12 10:02:22 AM  
Riveting read. You probably could have heard a pin drop in that courtroom,
 
2012-06-12 10:05:44 AM  

Why aren't we talking about the real issue in this case?

Victim testifies Sandusky is gay but papers continue to say he's a pedophile. The coverup never ends.

- Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) June 12, 2012
 
2012-06-12 10:10:30 AM  
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2012-06-12 10:22:29 AM  

keylock71: "Also Monday, Penn State acknowledged an NBC report about an email exchange between top university officials regarding accusations by assistant coach Mike McQueary that Sandusky raped another victim. Former school president Graham Spanier, ...athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz decided that not alerting the police would be "humane" to Sandusky."


Wow... All to protect some bullshiat "Football dynasty". Bunch of farking assholes.


Also, these idiots...

s1.reutersmedia.net

media.cleveland.com
 
2012-06-12 10:23:36 AM  

keylock71: Wow... All to protect some bullshiat "Football dynasty". Bunch of farking assholes.


That's really what this whole thing is about. It seems crazy to me, and probably anyone on the outside looking in, but I get a sense that football was the entirety of life for many of the people involved. Why not do more? Because football! We can't do anything that might threaten football. It must be protected at all costs.

That's the impression that I get anyway.
 
2012-06-12 10:38:52 AM  

kronicfeld: Inept? He's fighting a tank with a toothpick. When all of the facts are stacked against you, even the best lawyer in the world isn't going to have a good day in court. I strongly suspect that Amendola advised his client to take whatever deal he could get from the Commonwealth, but Sandusky insists on fighting it.


Hoo boy have I been there.

Still, when you're confronted with a witness like that you cut your losses and get him off the stand.
 
2012-06-12 10:49:32 AM  

Krymson Tyde: I find it hard to believe he would intentionally commit career suicide by repeatedly displaying ineptness, but who knows?


He got a 16 year old client pregnant (later married her). If he's willing to risk career suicide by getting a 16 year old client pregnant, what makes you think he wouldn't risk career suicide in this case?
 
2012-06-12 11:04:51 AM  
I don't know which threads will be more entertaining, these threads or when all the political fallout comes down from Corbett hiding this case while he was AG.

Bonusgate > Child Rape.
 
2012-06-12 11:06:14 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Krymson Tyde: I find it hard to believe he would intentionally commit career suicide by repeatedly displaying ineptness, but who knows?

He got a 16 year old client pregnant (later married her). If he's willing to risk career suicide by getting a 16 year old client pregnant, what makes you think he wouldn't risk career suicide in this case?


I had forgotten about that.
 
2012-06-12 11:11:54 AM  

JerseyTim: Why aren't we talking about the real issue in this case?

Victim testifies Sandusky is gay but papers continue to say he's a pedophile. The coverup never ends.- Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) June 12, 2012


Whoever is the tart behind that account better be careful with where such logic may lead.

/P.S. At the minimum, it ends with Catholicism being absolutely fabulous.
 
2012-06-12 11:15:34 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Shocked this didn't make the article...from the testimony:
"sometimes (Sandusky) would 'sneakily' put his penis in my mouth while we were showering and wrestling"

I was going to make a "Liam Neeson never taught the ninjas that/Christian Bale demanded that scene be deleted" kind of joke, but, after looking at that again I kinda don't want to anymore.


What. The. Fark.
 
2012-06-12 11:16:29 AM  
So Sandusky's going with the insanity defense? As in, "Your honor, I'm just CRAZY about young boys!!!"
 
2012-06-12 11:16:58 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: If he's willing to risk career suicide by getting a 16 year old client pregnant, what makes you think he wouldn't risk career suicide in this case?


Because, HOPEFULLY, in this instance it's not his dick doing the thinking.
 
2012-06-12 11:16:58 AM  
He has got to be the stupidest goddamn lawyer ever.

That being said, I find it frightening that, it seems, each of these victims is going to recount dozens upon dozens of events that happened in and around PSU facilities. Does Sandusky have an invisibility cloak?
 
2012-06-12 11:17:42 AM  
College football and the fanaticism it creates is CREEPY. Heres hoping jerry drops dead.
 
2012-06-12 11:18:44 AM  
And what is subby's clever strategy for trying this case?
 
2012-06-12 11:19:45 AM  
Also Monday, Penn State acknowledged an NBC report about an email exchange between top university officials regarding accusations by assistant coach Mike McQueary that Sandusky raped another victim. Former school president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz decided that not alerting the police would be "humane" to Sandusky.

It's the smoking gun that critics of the university have been waiting for since this scandal broke.


Get ready to open those wallets, alums. They are going to need some serious cash for the coming civil suit.
 
2012-06-12 11:20:24 AM  

Optimus Primate: Sadly, the way Amendola is handling this case looks ripe for a mistrial based on the fact that he is a bumbling fool. I can't help but think that maybe he is INTENTIONALLY "throwing" the case to make sure it has to be re-tried (and thus forcing all the victims to recount the crimes AGAIN in court)

I wonder...


Victim #4 sounds like he's ready to give that testimony until the day he sees Sandusky locked away. These aren't little kids that can be pushed around any more, and this isn't the culture that blames the victim as much as it used to.

Sandusky is going down in flames... there are more of these guys waiting to pile drive Amendola and the case is already set. The administrative enablers will, too, and need to.

If McQueary's report had been handled by the book after he filed it, this would have ended in March 2002, no matter what he did or failed to do in the Lasch shower room. But it wasn't... something serious will come of that in the Schultz/Curley trial(s).

MisterTweak: But seriously, Sandusky is just one evil, sick, textbook definition of the word 'sociopath'. He wielded homophobia like a surgeon's blade, knowing exactly how much power he had over both innocent children, and, as you mention, some not-nearly-as-innocent hangers-on.


Everything that comes out about Sandusky fits the profile exactly... these predators are not clumsy tiger-traps; they're real-life, systematic abusers. They build up trust, they find exploitable kids with weaknesses and weak family protection, develop a public front all while scouting for more victims in their network. They get it to where not only the kids don't resist but then feel that they can't say anything to anyone... not necessarily out of fear of violence but instead fearing blame and ostracism for ruining "beloved Uncle Chester."

nekom: Why not do more? Because football! We can't do anything that might threaten football. It must be protected at all costs.


That is possible, but similar predators play entire systems of people without millions of dollars and dynasties on the line frequently. It couldn't have helped that there were financial considerations weighing on their minds, and they forgot that not taking decisive, painful action could (and apparently did) keep the window open for more victims to be found and abused.

Somewhat painful then.... no. They waited until "coronary artery rupture" level pain to come around.
 
2012-06-12 11:21:11 AM  

Apos: Riveting read. You probably could have heard a pin drop in that courtroom,


If you could actually make it through the article. It's just disgusting how horrible Sandusky really was.
 
2012-06-12 11:21:23 AM  

bulldg4life: He has got to be the stupidest goddamn lawyer ever.

That being said, I find it frightening that, it seems, each of these victims is going to recount dozens upon dozens of events that happened in and around PSU facilities. Does Sandusky have an invisibility cloak?


You already know the answer: BIG TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL BABY!!!!
 
2012-06-12 11:21:24 AM  

Apos: Riveting read. You probably could have heard a pin drop boner pop in that courtroom,


Fixed! or Spade and neuter?
 
2012-06-12 11:21:35 AM  

Owangotang: College football and the fanaticism it creates is CREEPY. Heres hoping jerry drops dead.


I don't want him to drop dead....yet. He needs to be convicted and labeled as the sick, twisted fark that he is. Then he can die.
 
2012-06-12 11:22:09 AM  
"The witness vividly detailed what he estimated were at least 40 acts of inappropriate sexual contact in the Penn State football locker room showers alone - games of "soap battles" and wrestling matches turning into repeated attempts at oral and anal sex."

I guess this is why they say, "Don't drop the soap"! Ouch!
 
2012-06-12 11:22:42 AM  

JerseyTim: Why aren't we talking about the real issue in this case?

Victim testifies Sandusky is gay but papers continue to say he's a pedophile. The coverup never ends.- Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) June 12, 2012


He can get Twitter on his fax machine?
 
2012-06-12 11:22:48 AM  

Arkanaut: Apos: Riveting read. You probably could have heard a pin drop in that courtroom,

If you could actually make it through the article. It's just disgusting how horrible Sandusky really was.


I found myself involuntarily making faces of disgust while I read it.
 
2012-06-12 11:23:27 AM  
This case just sickens me, and by virtue of where I live, it's all over every news broadcast every day. Just seeing Sandusky's emotionless face leaves me with feelings of rage.

Court of public opinion and all, but I've considered him unquestionably guilty since he did that interview with Costas and was asked if he was sexually attracted to children. Guilty, innocent or otherwise, any right-thinking person wouldn't even hesitate before giving an unqualified, "Hell farking no." Sandusky sat there and "umm'd" and "well'd" and "sexually's" his way through that rambling response.

fark 'em. Let him burn.
 
2012-06-12 11:23:41 AM  
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2012-06-12 11:24:01 AM  

Optimus Primate: Dollars to doughnuts he takes his life before the end of it all...


This is what I've been thinking. Ok, ok... hoping.

Dude has just always given me the creeps. Much like Benedict XVI.
 
2012-06-12 11:24:09 AM  
I hope that the assholes who helped cover it up eventually get nailed too. In my opinion, the coverup is almost as bad as the crime itself. It gave him leeway to keep doing what he was doing, and, (god help that there was no bad reflection on the football program), probably made him feel like he could do whatever he wanted, when he wanted, and to who he wanted.

pure assholery..
 
2012-06-12 11:24:14 AM  

Owangotang: College football and the fanaticism it creates is CREEPY. Heres hoping jerry drops dead.


Not me... I want that scumbag to live a long, deprived life in prison. He hasn't even, it seems, come to terms that he did anything wrong. He can't even seem to acknowledge that his "love of kids" put Penn State onto the rocks and shut down his decades-old charity!

Him dying with a clear conscience any time soon? To hell with that.
 
2012-06-12 11:24:40 AM  
You know, I just don't think I'm sneaky enough to get my penis in someone's mouth. Certainly not defending Sandusky, but I'm pretty damn sure I couldn't pull off an "oops, there's my dick in your mouth".

But then again, I don't try to put my penis in the mouth of young boys with abandonment issues.

/Mental note: hit the strip club on Father's Day.
 
2012-06-12 11:26:18 AM  
Now THAT is how articles should be written. Simply riveting.
 
2012-06-12 11:26:33 AM  

bulldg4life: He has got to be the stupidest goddamn lawyer ever.


That was pretty clearly established when he let his client go on national television and stammer through a 20 second explanation when he was asked directly if he's attracted to young boys.
 
2012-06-12 11:26:52 AM  
Fark Sandusky, double fark McQueary, and fark the entire Penn State football establishment.
 
2012-06-12 11:27:28 AM  

Weidbrewer: Court of public opinion and all, but I've considered him unquestionably guilty since he did that interview with Costas and was asked if he was sexually attracted to children.


There's sensationalism, and gotcha questions, and mob mentality... but on the far end of the scale is the question "Are you sexually attracted to kids?"

"No." "No!" or "Not at all." Simple. Sandusky admitted guilt on national television, all while showing that he doesn't even feel guilty.
 
2012-06-12 11:27:34 AM  

factoryconnection: Owangotang: College football and the fanaticism it creates is CREEPY. Heres hoping jerry drops dead.

Not me... I want that scumbag to live a long, deprived life in prison. He hasn't even, it seems, come to terms that he did anything wrong. He can't even seem to acknowledge that his "love of kids" put Penn State onto the rocks and shut down his decades-old charity!

Him dying with a clear conscience any time soon? To hell with that.


Yeah, this. I wanna see him live out the rest of his days in a prison cell.
 
2012-06-12 11:29:44 AM  
www.thehollywoodnews.com

I watched an episode of Matlock in a bar last night. The sound was off, but I think I got the gist of it.
 
2012-06-12 11:30:26 AM  

Rwa2play: Yeah, this. I wanna see him live out the rest of his days in a prison cell.


Prison justice for child molesters is swift and brutal. He probably wouldn't last very long in there.
 
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