The verdicts of juries can not undo the past. They can not heal wounds. But they are the clearest message we can give to victim that we believe them: that what happened to them was real; that what happened to them was wrong.
Tonight, in the little town of Bellefonte, a jury convicted Jerry Sandusky of 45 counts. And the only reason he wasn’t convicted of more was because of statues of limitations. Who knows how many victims are out there afraid to speak up.
I’m little too close to this to comment objectively. I will say that what I feel tonight is relief for the victims. And nothing but contempt for the man who set himself up as an icon and turned out to be a monster.