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2012-06-12 11:30:56 AM  
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2012-06-12 11:31:00 AM  

fireclown: Fark Sandusky, double fark McQueary, and fark the entire Penn State football establishment.


Why does the whistleblower get "double fark" when the actual, no-kidding predator with many victims and decades of abuse get less? If McQueary's report had been handled by management by the rules this would have ended in March 2002. Yeah, he panicked or whatever that made him wait until the next day, and that is bad. However, many many people including parents of victimized kids have done less than he did in the same situations.
 
2012-06-12 11:31:23 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.


You think he is capable of processing and understanding what he did? He is sick, the Costas interview displayed that. He deserves death, old monsters don't learn.
 
2012-06-12 11:33:31 AM  

gilgigamesh: 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.


Ya know, my ex's lawyer seemed to be freakin' retarded at his trial. Had the psycho's family wave at the judge from the benches... the whole defense was: "he's bi-polar, poor him, it's not his fault"; goes into this tirade about all the treatment he's done for his mental health during the past 5-6 years, then states that his Physician (yes, his physician was giving him his medication) was SHOCKED that he was so far removed from humanity as to pull the stunt he was on trial for. I just sat there and kept thinking, dude, WTF!

Then, I realized how farked his case was. What with all the pictures, witnesses and emails from the ex in his own words and all.

I couldn't imagine having that job. Defending a scumbag.
 
2012-06-12 11:33:45 AM  
The best he can hope for is to be burried in secret so his corpse won't be violated.

Unless he has an angle.
 
2012-06-12 11:33:53 AM  

factoryconnection: "No." "No!" or "Not at all." Simple. Sandusky admitted guilt on national television, all while showing that he doesn't even feel guilty.


Exactly. Even people who are guilty usually have enough of an understanding of other people's view of right and wrong to know that there should be an instant and direct "no" to that question to save your own skin...the fact that Sandusky couldn't manage that show that he is not only guilty, but as you said, doesn't even feel any guilt. Bumps the scary factor up to 11.
 
2012-06-12 11:34:32 AM  

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2012-06-12 11:34:55 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: He can get Twitter on his fax machine?


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2012-06-12 11:35:48 AM  
Well, hell, subby, what do you expect? There is no defending this boy-farker and Sandusky probably couldn't get a good lawyer to take his case.
 
2012-06-12 11:36:30 AM  
What we may have, ladies and gentlemen, is a lawyer who actually has a soul, and is going to have his client found guilty so fast that they won't have time to have the gallows set up on Mt. Nittany.
 
2012-06-12 11:36:38 AM  
The juror profiles may be Sandusky's saving grace. Link However bad his lawyer is at cross-examination, he's quite good at juror selection.

Juror #7 is a Penn State senior who "works at a Penn State athletic facility and knows Steve Turchetta, the Clinton County high school coach who hired Sandusky as a volunteer assistant. He came to the courthouse wearing a navy T-shirt that read "Penn State archery." His cousin played football at Penn State under Joe Paterno and his mother works in the State College Area School District."

Juror #10 "is an administrative assistant at Penn State's College of Engineering"

Juror #11 "A dance teacher in Penn State's continuing education program ... She occasionally has conversations about the case with her husband, who is a media specialist at a transportation center at Penn State. She knows Kelly Hastings, a potential witness. "

Juror #12 "A female Penn State professor for 24 years who had a professional relationship with former president Graham Spanier, but the two had no social interaction."

That means Jurors #7 and possibly #11 are employed without tenure at Penn State, which means that Penn State can retaliate without consequence to itself. Hopefully Juror #10 has a good union, and Juror #12 has tenure.

It could be OJ and Casey Anthony all over again.
 
2012-06-12 11:36:48 AM  
Remember that baby killer down in Florida? Everyone said her lawyer was incompetent too. Maybe you just need to be insane to win cases this high profile.
 
2012-06-12 11:36:50 AM  
Sandusky had to know this would happen. I wonder if he thinks this is his best shot at doing some kind of penance.
 
2012-06-12 11:37:44 AM  
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2012-06-12 11:38:01 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 would be the most inept thing he could possibly do. Look at caselaw on "ineffective assistance of counsel", it's damn near impossible to win an appeal on those grounds. Hell in one famous case, a guy couldn't even get a new trial on those grounds despite evidence that he lawyer FELL ASLEEP during the trial.

I will say I am completely confused as to what possible relevance the defense thinks this whole "histrionic personality disorder" thing has. It's not enough to meet the legal standard for "insanity" which is being completely unable to tell right from wrong when you committed an act, so the only thing it might be useful for is trying to argue for a lighter sentence, something you tend to save for the sentencing phase so it doesn't appear you are already conceeding the outcome of the trial
 
2012-06-12 11:39:57 AM  

rorypk: Remember that baby killer down in Florida? Everyone said her lawyer was incompetent too. Maybe you just need to be insane to win cases this high profile.


She got off because there was no real proof the kid was murdered, let alone by her. There's plenty of evidence that some serious pedophilia has taken place at Penn State.
 
2012-06-12 11:40:34 AM  

factoryconnection: 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.


The ironic thing is that now it's going to cost them FAR more than it would have to do the right thing up front. If I were JoePa and heard of something like that happening, I would go to the University President, only so he wouldn't be absolutely blindsided by it, and tell him that we're going to be calling the Pennsylvania state police right NOW. Would that have hurt their football program? Sure, it would be quite a black eye, but nothing compared to what it's cost them now. Sometimes damage control means accepting some damage.

I may be way off base here, but it's just the impression that I get, they were far too insulated. It seemed like they all lived in their own little football world and even a crime as serious as rape was something to be `handled' internally. There really are some parallels with the Catholic church who did much the same thing, don't you think? We don't need this bad PR, just `handle' it. Well that appears to work for awhile but when the whole thing gets blown wide open, it's a mess.
 
2012-06-12 11:40:34 AM  
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Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I'm a lawyer defending a major record company, and I'm talkin' about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you're in that jury room deliberatin' and conjugatin' the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests.
 
2012-06-12 11:41:23 AM  

factoryconnection: fireclown: Fark Sandusky, double fark McQueary, and fark the entire Penn State football establishment.

Why does the whistleblower get "double fark" when the actual, no-kidding predator with many victims and decades of abuse get less? If McQueary's report had been handled by management by the rules this would have ended in March 2002. Yeah, he panicked or whatever that made him wait until the next day, and that is bad. However, many many people including parents of victimized kids have done less than he did in the same situations.


Because you go to straight to the Cops. Period. End of story.

He called is dad and ends up going to JoePa and it all gets washed away like going to confession.
 
2012-06-12 11:41:32 AM  

Weidbrewer: 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.


Seriously, just seeing the guy's face fills me with rage.

I'm almost kind of glad he has the most incompetent lawyer ever. The only way this could backfire is if they declare a mistrial simply because Amendola is just that terrible of a lawyer and they claim he didn't receive an adequate defense.
 
2012-06-12 11:43:14 AM  
Based on what I read in the grand jury reports, I want his wife to go to jail, too.
 
2012-06-12 11:44:18 AM  
This might be a good night to re-watch "sleepers"
 
2012-06-12 11:45:21 AM  

dletter: 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.


I think this is the answer. Sandusky's convinced that everyone will see how he is totally innocent. Check out this excerpt from a story about the juror profiles

Juror No. 3 - A middle-aged woman who has held Penn State football season tickets for 24 years. Her husband is a physician at the same medical group as John McQueary, whose son Mike McQueary is a key witness for the prosecution. She said she is a "casual" acquaintance of the elder McQueary. Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, initially tried to strike her from the jury pool. However, Sandusky convinced his attorney otherwise, saying "I think she can be fair."

Easy strike, yet the defendant himself insists they keep her against the wishes of his attorney. Sandusky is one seriously farked up dude.
 
2012-06-12 11:46:07 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: 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.


That guy looks like pure evil ............................................^.
 
2012-06-12 11:46:52 AM  

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


Well, to be fair, that dynasty is worth a lot of money.

Oh, and there's also the part where being in sports is a much more fun and cushy job than, say, road construction or selling insurance.

And also consider the fact that the meathead mouth-breathers who populate the sports industry would be largely unable to find gainful employment in most other fields, except for managing gymnasiums or asking if you need help as you browse the shoe section at Sports Authority.

So, they were protecting more than just a dynasty. They were protecting the piles of money they derived from pleasant, relatively easy jobs that compensated them far beyond any social value they might otherwise have.
 
2012-06-12 11:47:00 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: 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.


I don't know about this. I get the feeling that Sandusky is a sociopath and believes he can do what ever he wants. The man lived a live of privilege...which included molesting children thanks to PSU. From what I've read about him he spent most of his free time actively trying to find ways to poke kids.

/one of the worst kinds of evil this man is
 
2012-06-12 11:48:01 AM  
I'm in awe of the young man witnessing for the prosecution.

/DIAF, "Jer".
 
2012-06-12 11:48:09 AM  
Sandusky at Paterno's funeral. I can't help but think that Jerry's the reason that JoPa died when he did. Sandusky has caused an incredible amount of hurt in this world. The Karma bus is gonna hit him head on.

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2012-06-12 11:48:17 AM  
I love this headline, Subbs, because only after thoroughly reading TFA does it make a lick of sense. Sick, twisted, nauseating sense. I want brain washing, but that makes me think of sudds, and showers, and now I'm icky all over again. Well done.

See Jer, the problem with targeting large numbers of weak, submissive children is that chances are at least a couple of them will grow up into strong, assertive adults. HERO tag for this witness.
 
2012-06-12 11:50:15 AM  

Matthew Keene: Sandusky at Paterno's funeral. I can't help but think that Jerry's the reason that JoPa died when he did. Sandusky has caused an incredible amount of hurt in this world. The Karma bus is gonna hit him head on.

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Why was this asshat allowed anywhere near his funeral? I mean, I would figure Paterno's family or something would forbid him from being there. Not a JoePa fan at all, but I definitely agree this whole thing contributed to his death.
 
2012-06-12 11:50:31 AM  
So what happens if he is some how found innocent? Does one of the victims kill him on the steps of the courthouse? Riots in the streets a la OJ? Let us theorize and check back later for accuracy.

My vote? If he goes free, a fight breaks out in the courtroom and Sandusky has to get federal protection and disappears to Puerto Rico. The fight is started by a victim who gets 5 years in prison, which causes CNN to use ironic 3 times an hour for a week. PSU football goes .500 for the next three years. The civil suits cost PSU 1 billion dollars.
 
2012-06-12 11:50:35 AM  

dletter: 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.


My brother recently sat in on a negotiation session with one of the senior partners in his firm, the federal prosecutor, and a guy who had been arrested for manufacture and sale of meth. In Missouri (not that it isn't elsewhere) meth is something of a problem, and as such, the authorities generally don't take too kindly to someone with 6 kilos of crystal, 50,000 tablets, and the equipment and facilities to manufacture and distribute it. (whoda thunk?)

The prosecutor came into the room, and asked the guy his name, address, birthday, place of birth, etc. He then tossed a folio of photos on the table, the first of which was the front of the guys' house; the prosecutor asked him to confirm that this was his place of residence; he did. The rest of the photos where like frames from a point and click adventure game, where one click moves you 6 feet forward- next one was at the door, door open, stepping inside, inside view, etc. These photos chronicled his meth manufacturing setup, as well as vast quantities of finished drug. The prosecutor then explained that there was no way he'd win in court, so why not deal? Give up two of your distribution contacts, go into rehab, house arrest for 6 months (or something, detention not in jail) and 5 years of probation with drug tests, home visits, etc.

My brother and his partner were SHOCKED. No jail time, from a FEDERAL case? That never happens, especially with drugs, even more so with this quantity, and doubly more so in Missouri. They strongly advised the client take the deal, as there was NO WAY he'd do better in court.

His response, faced with a life sentence (if convicted), and a mountain of forensic and photographic evidence?

"No way I'm taking the deal. I'm 100% innocent."

He was so convinced of his own innocence, he couldn't see himself any other way, even presented with the cold hard facts.

/he's in jail for a long, long time now
//no, he wasn't really innocent, his distributors gave him up
 
2012-06-12 11:51:16 AM  

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


Worked, anyway.
 
2012-06-12 11:53:15 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...


I think witness number 4 described in the article is prepared.
 
2012-06-12 11:53:50 AM  

TheSelphie: Matthew Keene: Sandusky at Paterno's funeral. I can't help but think that Jerry's the reason that JoPa died when he did. Sandusky has caused an incredible amount of hurt in this world. The Karma bus is gonna hit him head on.

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Why was this asshat allowed anywhere near his funeral? I mean, I would figure Paterno's family or something would forbid him from being there. Not a JoePa fan at all, but I definitely agree this whole thing contributed to his death.


Yeah, i feel it's the same as a murderer showing up a his victim's services.
 
2012-06-12 11:54:02 AM  

Yamaneko2: That means Jurors #7 and possibly #11 are employed without tenure at Penn State, which means that Penn State can retaliate without consequence to itself. Hopefully Juror #10 has a good union, and Juror #12 has tenure.

It could be OJ and Casey Anthony all over again.


Nah, anything short of a conviction will create such a significant nationwide public backlash against PSU (and probably the entire state of PA) that it would actually be best for anyone in State College to just go out Jonestown style than face what wrath will be headed their way.

I'm almost positive those jurors have been tampered with from University figures, and it's to "vote guilty no matter what"
 
2012-06-12 11:54:20 AM  
You know, I was already disgusted by this story since the day it came out. Reading that article actually got me kind of angry.

It's too bad that Sandusky is so old he won't live long enough to endure the torture he deserves. I hope when he dies, he ends up in hell, and Satan turns him inside out and uses him as a condom.
 
2012-06-12 11:55:05 AM  

WTF Indeed: 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.


Of course! Selectively prosecuting his political opponents for corruption (while quietly allowing members of his party guilty of the same crimes avoid indictment) showed he's "tough on crime" and gets votes. Going after a respected member of the community with deep ties to a nationally famous state institution doesn't benefit anybody, except finally seeing justice for the victims or to actually fulfill the his office's mission of "Protecting Pennsylvania Families".

If Corbett gets his choice of AG this fall, the facts behind hiding this case will never see the light of day.
 
2012-06-12 11:55:17 AM  

dougermouse: So what happens if he is some how found innocent? Does one of the victims kill him on the steps of the courthouse? Riots in the streets a la OJ? Let us theorize and check back later for accuracy.


He isn't going to be found not guilty so we don't have to even think about this. At worst we get a mistrial because Amendola is a moron, he gets a new lawyer and is then found guilty anyway.
 
2012-06-12 11:55:22 AM  
Sandusky is a hardcore narcissist. He can not comprehend being found guilty. It does not exist as a possibility for him. Even if the rest of the trial follows exactly like this, he will be honestly shocked when he hears a guilty verdict.

The sick, twisted bastard really does believe that he was a good influence in these children's lives. He doesn't get that what he did was wrong. It's why he wrote all the letters. He couldn't understand why the victim wanted to cut ties with him.
 
2012-06-12 11:56:12 AM  

TheBlackrose: 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.


The real Irony being that it was the LACK of Gay men entering the priesthood that caused the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church.

Until about the 1950's the Catholic Church had a steady stream of preisthood candidates from large lower and Lower-middle class Irish and Italian families who practiced the "one for God" tradition. As an entree into the middle class, and a college education, with a gauranteed a job at the end that offered "three square meals and no heavy lifting", the Priesthood was a pretty attractive option for a lot of young men, and the church could rigorously screen applicants for psychological and character problems.

After WWII the new middle class prosperity for returning GI's inadvertantly helped dry up this stream of new recruits. However a life of celibacy was fairly attractive to another group of men who were horrifed by their own sexuality and convinced they would burn in hell if they acted on it- IE gay men.

For years the Church closed its eyes to this facet of their stream of otherwise dedicated and reliable recruits (and Why not? The church has long said that BEING gay is not a sin, just acting on it, so they probably saw this as a win-win)

The came the 70's and Being gay was becoming societally accepted and those men no longer felt compelled to hide out in semenaries, and "vocations" began to drop to near-zero. Many of those that WERE signing up we still seeking refuge from thier own sexuality, but now they were pedophiles rather than simply gay. The Church, in many cases knew this from thier psych screenings, but took the men anyway because of the critical shortage of recruits.

The problem was, pedophiles are NOT like gay men. Being gay is just a variant on normal human sexuality. Pedophilia, it is becoming very clear, is a severe mental illness that may have some elements of OCD in it. Pedophiles are almost COMPELLED to offend, over and over again, there does not appear to be any way to cure, or even really moderate their behavior.

The church, too mired in their own disinofrmation, never really understood this, and so had no idea what they unleashed on the church by allowing these men to take holy orders
 
2012-06-12 11:56:34 AM  

dougermouse: So what happens if he is some how found innocent? Does one of the victims kill him on the steps of the courthouse? Riots in the streets a la OJ? Let us theorize and check back later for accuracy.


I'll play. If he's found innocent, Sandusky will retire. There will be no riots, and he will not be killed or assaulted.
 
2012-06-12 11:57:17 AM  

Harry Zach OBalls: CapeFearCadaver: 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.

I don't know about this. I get the feeling that Sandusky is a sociopath and believes he can do what ever he wants. The man lived a live of privilege...which included molesting children thanks to PSU. From what I've read about him he spent most of his free time actively trying to find ways to poke kids.

/one of the worst kinds of evil this man is


Which is why I just want him dead. I know a lot of people here want him to live a long miserable life in prison but all that is going to do is feed his sociopathic beliefs that he was unjustly convicted. He'll never understand why he is so farking despicable, he will never admit that what he has done is vile; he'll just wrap himself up in all his crazy self-justifications knowing that there ARE people out there who support him.

/a girl can hope...
 
2012-06-12 11:58:25 AM  
Sandusky is one smug bastard. Making faces at the legal system. Really classless.

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2012-06-12 11:58:57 AM  

fireclown: dougermouse: So what happens if he is some how found innocent? Does one of the victims kill him on the steps of the courthouse? Riots in the streets a la OJ? Let us theorize and check back later for accuracy.

I'll play. If he's found innocent, Sandusky will retire. There will be no riots, and he will not be killed or assaulted.


He is still employed by someone that he could retire after the trial? Who the fark is still employing him, even on a unpaid or volunteer basis? Seriously, I'm curious.
 
2012-06-12 11:59:09 AM  
But football will still be played on time, right? Then it's all okay.
 
2012-06-12 11:59:25 AM  

Silly Jesus: 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...

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I have to teach those idiots. And yeah, they are indeed the beer bloated, drooling retards those pictures make them out to be. Dammitsomuch...
 
2012-06-12 11:59:29 AM  

Yamaneko2: The juror profiles may be Sandusky's saving grace. Link However bad his lawyer is at cross-examination, he's quite good at juror selection.


I see profiles of people that I could know in all of those... and all the people I know want Sandusky burned to the freaking ground. A "Penn State" connection is a scorned lover at best for Jerry. He was a great DC but nobody misses him at all. I'm really surprised they were able to find Centre County residents that didn't want to choke Amendola out during jury selection.

Now, in the Shultz and Curley trials, it gets a lot muddier, but then it is a lot less clear what they did and more importantly didn't do.

Owangotang: He is sick, the Costas interview displayed that. He deserves death, old monsters don't learn.


You do have a point.

But I don't want him getting off easily and death seems easy for him.
 
2012-06-12 12:01:43 PM  
Hey! Roses were red, violets were blue, they STFU when he sodomised them.


...wait
 
2012-06-12 12:02:47 PM  

Magorn: 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 would be the most inept thing he could possibly do. Look at caselaw on "ineffective assistance of counsel", it's damn near impossible to win an appeal on those grounds. Hell in one famous case, a guy couldn't even get a new trial on those grounds despite evidence that he lawyer FELL ASLEEP during the trial.


IANAL, but my husband is. He has said that it is very, very rare that an appeal is granted based on ineffective counsel. We are so used to seeing movie and TV law, that very few of us have any idea of what really goes on in a courtroom. Amendola is providing reasonable counsel. Trials are usually long, boring drawn out affairs. Attorneys do not sound like they do on TV. Read a trial transcript or deposition.
 
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