Sandusky Convicted

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.

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  1. InsipiD

    Drudge is linking that his attorney said he’d “die of a heart attack” if Sandusky were acquitted. I’m not sure whether that means he’d feel guilty for facilitating his release or he’d suddenly feel like he replaced Johnnie Cochran as the go-to for acquittals of guilty folks. That is usually accompanied by both a Dollargasm and multiple death threats.

    I wonder if a turd like Sandusky still enjoys his sex when he’s in the pokey or if it’s all about the power trip that he was on.

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  2. richtaylor365

    I am saddened:

    That he wasn’t brought to justice in 2002, when McQueary first caught him shower raping.

    That one of the most prestigious universities in the country will be forever sullied, and will ultimately have to pay out millions in settlements.

    And that the reputation of one of the greatest college football coach in history will always have an asterisk attached to it. The level of his complicity, I don’t know, but he was complicit to some degree.

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  3. salinger

    I am saddened
    That he wasn’t brought to justice in 2002

    I think one of the cases with which he was found guilty dated back to ’91.

    I believe a little time with the general population while the guards are on their smoke break would be a good idea.

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  4. Hal_10000 *

    one horrible aspect of a case like this is the simple refusal of people to believe it’s possible. Sandusky was so respected, I think many just didn’t want to believe it, talked themselves into thinking it was all just a big misunderstanding. I personally know people who let their kids play with Sandusky’s grandkids while he was there and no suspicions. We saw a similar thing in the catholic church scandal, initially: people didn’t want to believe it, even turned on the victims for “lying”. There’s an absolutely shattering documentary out there called “Deliver Us from Evil” that interviews parents who didn’t see it happening in their own God-damned house.

    I’m not excusing anything. What happened was disgraceful and the state and university are updating their reporting codes. But it doesn’t surprise me that people looked away. Every victim of abuse has his stories about people just fucking looking the other way. Maybe one of the good things that will come out of this is the realization that not all child molesters look the part. They can easily wear a mask of virtue.

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  5. Mississippi Yankee

    I wonder if a turd like Sandusky still enjoys his sex when he’s in the pokey or if it’s all about the power trip that he was on.

    I would imagine, while in the pokey, he will become the ‘pokee’ and no longer the ‘poker’. Can’t think he’s looking forward to the change of position… so to speak.

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  6. blameme

    He will not be in general pop. He will be in the “protected zone” along with other pedophiles. His days will probably be filled swapping sick love stories with other sick bastards.

    He is on suicide watch. I say we sell tickets and take bets.

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  7. InsipiD

    His days will probably be filled swapping sick love stories with other sick bastards.

    Have you ever seen “Sling Blade?” The creepy guy that J.T. Walsh played at the beginning and end of that movie is what I picture confined pedophiles being like around each other behind bars.

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