Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal: Rioting Students Topple TV Van in Wake of Coach Paterno Firing

From The Blaze: Officers used pepper spray to control the crowd. Some students chanted ‘We want Joe! We want Joe!” Others kicked in the windows out of the toppled news van. 

From The Blaze: Paterno had announced earlier in the day he planned to retire after the season and expressed remorse for not having done more after he learned of the sex assault allegations.

A huge child sex abuse scandal has rocked the Penn State community.  Now the fallout has even taken down the famous football coach, Coach Paterno.  Apparently Penn State had more multiple opportunities to stop Sandusky's alleged child sex abuse.  Joe Paterno reported at least one incidence of child abuse to college officials but did nothing else to ensure the safety of young boys.  While he did nothing legally wrong it is evident that morally he should have done something more to make sure that boys were in a safe environment.  Do you think that he should have been fired?  Keep in mind this happened without an investigation by Penn State and the police investigators found no fault with Joe Paterno. Or do you think that emotions were running high and that Penn State trustees simply gave into public pressure?  In addition, after the child sex abuse scandal came to light Joe Paterno had said that he was planning to retire at the end of season.  I have mixed feelings on this one.  I just don't think that this should tarnish Paterno's entire football career.  I just don't see evidence that he was in fact one of the persons who covered up for the child sex abuse.  But this whole situation is disturbing so maybe the Penn State board made the correct decision in firing both the President of Penn State and Joe Paterno.

Here is the video of a t.v. van being toppled over by Penn State students.

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