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Old 01-22-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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This is a sad day. RIP JoePa.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Sorry, I'm not going to mourn a man who failed to report a kiddie-raper to the police. The only tragedy here is that he escaped justice.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Sorry, I'm not going to mourn a man who failed to report a kiddie-raper to the police. The only tragedy here is that he escaped justice.
Escaped justice? He was never going to jail over this! He did what he was supposed to do--he reported it to his superiors. The superiors dropped the ball. Was he morally wrong--yea, probably. Did he commit a crime--no! Did his superiors commit a crime--yep!

More people should read up on PA state laws re: reporting child abuse. Because of this scandal, our laws on reporting child abuse will most likely change. JoePa did what he was supposed to do according to our state laws.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Good riddance to the scumbag. The world is a better place without Joe Paterno.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Escaped justice? He was never going to jail over this! He did what he was supposed to do--he reported it to his superiors. The superiors dropped the ball. Was he morally wrong--yea, probably. Did he commit a crime--no! Did his superiors commit a crime--yep!

More people should read up on PA state laws re: reporting child abuse. Because of this scandal, our laws on reporting child abuse will most likely change. JoePa did what he was supposed to do according to our state laws.
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Sorry, I'm not going to mourn a man who failed to report a kiddie-raper to the police. The only tragedy here is that he escaped justice.
He should have called the police, not left it up to his superiors because some backarsewards Pennsylvania law allowed him to get away with that. He was more concerned with his precious football than he was about the welfare of children who were being raped.

That makes his death nothing to grieve. In a just world, which apparently does not include Pennsylvania if you are to be believed, he would have been thrown in jail and left there, where he would have gotten a taste of his own medicine.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It was only a matter of time. Scott Ferrall called a quick demise. There's no way Paterno was going to survive poor health and getting fired. It's sad to see his legacy flushed down the toilet but it was his own doing.

A known predator should never have been allowed to maintain ties with Penn State in any shape or form. Paterno did not make the official decisions but he had enough clout to get things done had spoke up.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Let me say it again:



He should have called the police, not left it up to his superiors because some backarsewards Pennsylvania law allowed him to get away with that. He was more concerned with his precious football than he was about the welfare of children who were being raped.

That makes his death nothing to grieve. In a just world, which apparently does not include Pennsylvania if you are to be believed, he would have been thrown in jail and left there, where he would have gotten a taste of his own medicine.
Let me say it again! Take some time and read our state laws on reporting child abuse!

And what does that mean "if you are to be believed"???
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Let me say it again! Take some time and read our state laws on reporting child abuse!

And what does that mean "if you are to be believed"???
So your moral compass is based on if a law is broken? Yikes.
 
Old 01-22-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Sorry, I'm not going to mourn a man who failed to report a kiddie-raper to the police. The only tragedy here is that he escaped justice.
What justice was he escaping exactly? You sound very uninformed on the whole situation.
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