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Ed Jewett
11-11-2011, 01:40 AM
Rumor Claims Sandusky “Pimped Out” Boys to Rich Donors (http://cryptogon.com/?p=25926)

November 10th, 2011See:
The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John W. DeCamp (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963215809/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cryptogoncom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0963215809)
ISGP (http://wikispooks.com/wiki/ISGP_Archive)
Jeffrey Epstein: Billionaire Pedophile Kept Secret Journal Which Listed Under-Aged Victims, Celebrity Guests He ‘Entertained’ (http://cryptogon.com/?p=20938)

Update: Joe Paterno Hires Lawyer Who Represented George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra Affair
Via: MSNBC (http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/10/8742718-paterno-contacts-criminal-defense-lawyer-source-tells-nbc-news):
Joe Paterno has reached out to a prominent Washington criminal defense lawyer to represent him in the Penn State sex abuse case, a source close to the case told NBC News.
J. Sedgwick Sollers, who once represented President George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra affair, was contacted by Paterno’s advisers on Thursday. But Sollers has not yet met with Paterno, and a formal retainer agreement has not been signed.
Research Credit: Holey Shite
—End Update—
Via: Yahoo Contributor Network (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ycn-10407023):
Just when you thought the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal couldn’t possibly get any worse, we may have just scratched the surface. Joe Paterno being fired could be just the start of arguably the biggest downfall in the history of college athletics.
Pittsburgh radio personality Mark Madden, who penned a column for the Beaver County Times back in April of this year named “Sandusky a State secret,” a column which foreshadowed the recent scandal which has absolutely gutted those of us in the Penn State family, was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show on WEEI sports talk radio out of Boston on Thursday morning. During his appearance, Madden, who has been mostly right regarding this issue from the very start, dropped what can only be called a bombshell, an announcement which could mean far more than the end of Joe Paterno’s career.
Madden stated that two “prominent columnists” are currently investigating a rumor that Jerry Sandusky’s Second Mile Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed to serve underprivileged youths, was “pimping out young boys to rich (Penn State) donors.” Madden went on to say that Jerry Sandusky was told by those running the show at Penn State football that Sandusky had to retire after allegations made in 1998 that the defensive coordinator was guilty of “improper conduct with an underage male.” Sandusky, thought by some to be Joe Paterno’s successor at the time, abruptly and somewhat shockingly retired from coaching in 1999.
It actually gets worse. Madden went on to say “When Sandusky quit, everybody knew; not just at Penn State. It was a very poorly kept secret around college football, in general. That is why he never coached in college football again and retired at the relatively young age of 55, young for a coach.” Madden also called the Second Mile Foundation “the perfect cover” for Sandusky’s scheme.
I want to be absolutely clear about a few things. These reports, as of the writing of this piece, are coming only from Mark Madden, and they are currently only rumors and speculation. With that said, Mark Madden has been mostly correct about a grand jury investigation which was sealed until very recently.
Posted in Atrocities (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=18), Covert Operations (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=27), Elite (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=39)

Magda Hassan
11-11-2011, 02:16 PM
Penn State Scandal (http://www.hlntv.com/clusters/penn-state-scandal) | See all 18 items (http://www.hlntv.com/clusters/penn-state-scandal)
Missing DA investigated Sandusky case
By Jean Casarez, November 10, 2011

Missing prosecutor didn't charge Sandusky after 1998 report
DA Ray Gricar went for a drive in 2005 and was never seen again
Gricar's state computer was found in river, too damaged to read

I spoke with Detective Matthew Rickard, who has been leading the investigation into the 2005 disappearance of the elected District Attorney of Center County Pennsylvania, Ray Gricar.
In 1998, Gricar decided not to pursue charges after the mother of a young man reported to Penn State Police that her son had been inappropriately touched by Jerry Sandusky as they showered together in the Penn State locker room.
Rickard tells me he is currently working to see if there could be any possible link between Gricar’s disappearance and the currently charged activity against Penn State athletic officials, but says there has been nothing to suggest Gricar -- who is still missing -- had knowledge of any of the other alleged activities.
Read: Shocking details from the Penn State grand jury report (http://www.hlntv.com/article/2011/11/08/indictment-against-coach-jerry-sandusky)
Although the conspiracy theories are being pushed forward, Rickard tells me, from knowing Gricar himself, and the type of prosecutor he was, there must not have been the evidence to prosecute Sandusky back in 1998. Rickard admits that is speculation on his part, and is in the midst of finding out more information on Gricar’s investigation of Sandusky back in 1998.
In April, 2005 Gricar disappeared from the District Attorney’s office never to be seen again. (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2011/01/26/ng.americas.missing.gricar.hln) He called his girlfriend and said he was going to take a leisurely drive that afternoon. His abandoned car was found near an antiques store in Lewisberg, Pennsylvania. His computer was found later in the Susquehanna River, but the hard drive had been taken out. Months later when the river banks receded, the hard drive was found about 100 yards from where the computer had been located. It was determined by investigators that the hard drive had been intentionally removed from the computer and repeated tests, including one done by the FBI, could not retrieve any data. The hard drive was too damaged.
See our complete coverage of the Penn State scandal (http://www.hlntv.com/clusters/penn-state-scandal).

Ed Jewett
11-12-2011, 01:07 AM
America is just beginning to learn what most of the EU, UK, AUS/NZ and other global pockets have known about power and paedophilia; indeed, it is reflected in many a post, member, thread or even section here at DPF (& its friends and supporters, especially Wiki-Spooks). Or perhaps it is because of our media, but we know the many arms of the octopi.

Ed Jewett
11-12-2011, 01:21 AM

Sandusky may have molested boy at Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. (http://www.ksat.com/news/29739260/detail.html)
[ http://www.ksat.com/news/29739260/detail.html ] That makes scandal a federal criminal matter but Eric Holder may have his own skeletons since he was a Reagan-appointed DC Superior Court judge during the Franklin scandal.
Not just Penn State: Underage sex rings connected to Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Gov. Ed Rendell's office (http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20080410). WMR archives article, 2008.Cover-up's links to Harrisburg now coming out: Harrisburg Patriot-News reporting that Pennsylvania (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/penn_state_child_sex-abuse_sca.html)State Police told victims not to speak to press about Sandusky's molestation in 1998. State Police then under command of Gov. Tom Ridge, now touted as next President of Penn State!


Ed Jewett
11-12-2011, 03:57 AM
Excerpts from http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html :

Hershey Childrens' Home sexual abuse

"The Milton Hershey School, the wealthy and nationally acclaimed free boarding school for disadvantaged children, quietly paid $3 million earlier this year to compensate for the sexual abuse suffered by five former students, The Inquirer has learned." (What ever happened - Milton Hershey Alumni Forums (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=milton%20hershey%20children))

The Kids For Cash, judicial corruption scandal

In Pennsylvania, former Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr was sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking $1m (£617,000) in bribes from the builder of two juvenile detention centres in a case that became known as "kids-for-cash".

The Pennsylvania supreme court overturned about 4,000 convictions issued by Ciavarella between 2003 and 2008. ('Kids for cash' judge gets 28 years in Pennsylvania bribery case ... (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=kids%20for%20cash%20pennsylvania&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CFQQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk%2Fworld%2F2011 %2Faug%2F11%2Fkids-for-cash-judge-pennsylvania&ei=yXC9TqjJDoGR8gPhoe2mBA&usg=AFQjCNHbc-8TtNVXcGFt3WdGIWu5yj-b5w&sig2=xWdbizQqIYHV_jSUn-nbEg)[/URL])

The False Memory Syndrome, to protect those who abuse children.

This was designed at the University of Pennsylvania, by people linked to the CIA. (False Memory Syndrome Foundation. (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html) / A Brief Overview Of The Founding Members Of The False Memory ... (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html))

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W9Xb0frcu1U/Tr2AzCSkLsI/AAAAAAAAVV8/TYJQt_EFqdQ/s320/476PX-%257E1.JPG (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html)
Dr Earl Bradley, a pediatrician from Delaware, Pennsylvania.

Bradley was indicted in February 2010 on 471 charges of molestation, rape and exploitation of 103 child patients. He was charged in April 2010 with an additional 58 offences. (Earl Bradley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=earl%20bradley%20pennsylvania&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FEarl_Br adley&ei=-Hi9TtvqJsWX8QORz6SIBA&usg=AFQjCNH37uXlb1LUd5sAaL_HCWcg1T6TNg&sig2=JymZ70nOlV0jg2zn1Iwdzw))

'Murdered' prosecutors PA Gricar and Jonathan Luna

On 4 December 2003, Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan P. Luna was found dead, lying in a stream and stabbed thirty-six times, outside Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Death of Jonathan Luna - baltimoresun.com (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=jonathan%20luna%20pennsylvania%20prosecutor&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baltimoresun.com%2Fnews%2Fmar yland%2Fcrime%2Fbal-lunacase%2C0%2C4610779.special&ei=mWu9TrneGtPw8QPmg9SPBA&usg=AFQjCNGP5iDtkgRt5qq-cIurm9jy3xK96Q&sig2=Wyg27b1dSbNE_WGYBgeN_w))

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k6bic3zCqo0/Tr2Ay3JcTWI/AAAAAAAAVVw/HwZ-lXZ3ZNU/s320/475px-Lewis_Hine%252C_Simon_Mellitto%252C_age_10%252C_ne wsboy%252C_Philadelphia%252C_1910.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k6bic3zCqo0/Tr2Ay3JcTWI/AAAAAAAAVVw/HwZ-lXZ3ZNU/s1600/475px-Lewis_Hine%252C_Simon_Mellitto%252C_age_10%252C_ne wsboy%252C_Philadelphia%252C_1910.jpg)Child worker in Pennsylvania, by Lewis Hine

At RobertsCourt.com: we read about Bedford, Pennsylvania and mind control. (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pennsylvania%20mk%20ultra%20child%20abuse%20chil d%20sex%20slave%20mills%20as%20in%20bedford%2C%20p ennsylvania.%20&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Frobertscourt.blogspot.com%2F2009% 2F03%2Fbedford-pennsylvania-eugenics.html&ei=kFO9TsmUEtSl8gOzsKijBA&usg=AFQjCNHyMS2QElHQu7wOne7rMG5CwJWuCw&sig2=TMOI0lcHDZntibJFxY7jgA) /
5000 Pennsylvania Children Stolen and Abused ... (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pennsylvania%20mk%20ultra%20child%20abuse%20chil d%20sex%20slave%20mills%20as%20in%20bedford%2C%20p ennsylvania.%20&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CC8QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Frobertscourt.blogspot.com%2F2009% 2F04%2F5000-pennsylvania-children-stolen-and.html&ei=kFO9TsmUEtSl8gOzsKijBA&usg=AFQjCNFDlm818UVk82OH4Oa7d90EKU-rkg&sig2=NZbXrbQVTC0dqA0DLvzPJw) /BedfordSprings.net (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html)[URL="http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html"]

"According to Fritz Springmeir, after the war Josef Mengele was smuggled to the U.S. to put mind control into practice as one of the CIA's main mind control programmers. The author of Mind Control The Ultimate Terror credits Mengele with development of the MK Ultra mind control program."

"Pennsylvania has by far the highest number of child-trafficking organizations."

Dawn Meredith
11-16-2011, 06:30 PM
Excerpts from http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html :

Hershey Childrens' Home sexual abuse

"The Milton Hershey School, the wealthy and nationally acclaimed free boarding school for disadvantaged children, quietly paid $3 million earlier this year to compensate for the sexual abuse suffered by five former students, The Inquirer has learned." (What ever happened - Milton Hershey Alumni Forums (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=milton%20hershey%20children))

The Kids For Cash, judicial corruption scandal

In Pennsylvania, former Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr was sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking $1m (£617,000) in bribes from the builder of two juvenile detention centres in a case that became known as "kids-for-cash".

The Pennsylvania supreme court overturned about 4,000 convictions issued by Ciavarella between 2003 and 2008. ('Kids for cash' judge gets 28 years in Pennsylvania bribery case ... (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=kids%20for%20cash%20pennsylvania&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CFQQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk%2Fworld%2F2011 %2Faug%2F11%2Fkids-for-cash-judge-pennsylvania&ei=yXC9TqjJDoGR8gPhoe2mBA&usg=AFQjCNHbc-8TtNVXcGFt3WdGIWu5yj-b5w&sig2=xWdbizQqIYHV_jSUn-nbEg)[/URL])

The False Memory Syndrome, to protect those who abuse children.

This was designed at the University of Pennsylvania, by people linked to the CIA. (False Memory Syndrome Foundation. (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html) / A Brief Overview Of The Founding Members Of The False Memory ... (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html))

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W9Xb0frcu1U/Tr2AzCSkLsI/AAAAAAAAVV8/TYJQt_EFqdQ/s320/476PX-%257E1.JPG (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html)
Dr Earl Bradley, a pediatrician from Delaware, Pennsylvania.

Bradley was indicted in February 2010 on 471 charges of molestation, rape and exploitation of 103 child patients. He was charged in April 2010 with an additional 58 offences. (Earl Bradley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=earl%20bradley%20pennsylvania&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FEarl_Br adley&ei=-Hi9TtvqJsWX8QORz6SIBA&usg=AFQjCNH37uXlb1LUd5sAaL_HCWcg1T6TNg&sig2=JymZ70nOlV0jg2zn1Iwdzw))

'Murdered' prosecutors PA Gricar and Jonathan Luna

On 4 December 2003, Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan P. Luna was found dead, lying in a stream and stabbed thirty-six times, outside Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Death of Jonathan Luna - baltimoresun.com (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=jonathan%20luna%20pennsylvania%20prosecutor&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baltimoresun.com%2Fnews%2Fmar yland%2Fcrime%2Fbal-lunacase%2C0%2C4610779.special&ei=mWu9TrneGtPw8QPmg9SPBA&usg=AFQjCNGP5iDtkgRt5qq-cIurm9jy3xK96Q&sig2=Wyg27b1dSbNE_WGYBgeN_w))

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k6bic3zCqo0/Tr2Ay3JcTWI/AAAAAAAAVVw/HwZ-lXZ3ZNU/s320/475px-Lewis_Hine%252C_Simon_Mellitto%252C_age_10%252C_ne wsboy%252C_Philadelphia%252C_1910.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k6bic3zCqo0/Tr2Ay3JcTWI/AAAAAAAAVVw/HwZ-lXZ3ZNU/s1600/475px-Lewis_Hine%252C_Simon_Mellitto%252C_age_10%252C_ne wsboy%252C_Philadelphia%252C_1910.jpg)Child worker in Pennsylvania, by Lewis Hine

At RobertsCourt.com: we read about Bedford, Pennsylvania and mind control. (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pennsylvania%20mk%20ultra%20child%20abuse%20chil d%20sex%20slave%20mills%20as%20in%20bedford%2C%20p ennsylvania.%20&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Frobertscourt.blogspot.com%2F2009% 2F03%2Fbedford-pennsylvania-eugenics.html&ei=kFO9TsmUEtSl8gOzsKijBA&usg=AFQjCNHyMS2QElHQu7wOne7rMG5CwJWuCw&sig2=TMOI0lcHDZntibJFxY7jgA) /
5000 Pennsylvania Children Stolen and Abused ... (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=pennsylvania%20mk%20ultra%20child%20abuse%20chil d%20sex%20slave%20mills%20as%20in%20bedford%2C%20p ennsylvania.%20&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CC8QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Frobertscourt.blogspot.com%2F2009% 2F04%2F5000-pennsylvania-children-stolen-and.html&ei=kFO9TsmUEtSl8gOzsKijBA&usg=AFQjCNFDlm818UVk82OH4Oa7d90EKU-rkg&sig2=NZbXrbQVTC0dqA0DLvzPJw) /BedfordSprings.net (http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html)[URL="http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/11/pennsylvania-and-child-abuse.html"]

"According to Fritz Springmeir, after the war Josef Mengele was smuggled to the U.S. to put mind control into practice as one of the CIA's main mind control programmers. The author of Mind Control The Ultimate Terror credits Mengele with development of the MK Ultra mind control program."

"Pennsylvania has by far the highest number of child-trafficking organizations."

False Memory Syndrome begun at U of Penn. Fucking big. This story goes way way beyond Sandusky. NO wonder the Judge did not require a bond....

I think the missing DA was digging deep....no wonder his hard drive is also gone...It was his work hard drive too.


Ed Jewett
11-17-2011, 02:41 AM
Other links relevant, as gathered and posted here
by some dude named Magmak1 :wavey::

Rumor Claims Sandusky “Pimped Out” Boys to Rich Donors

November 10th, 2011
The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John W. DeCamp:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096321580...ASIN=0963215809 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963215809/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cryptogoncom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=0963215809)

ISGP: http://wikispooks.com/wiki/ISGP_Archive

Jeffrey Epstein: Billionaire Pedophile Kept Secret Journal Which Listed Under-Aged Victims, Celebrity Guests He ‘Entertained’:

Update: Joe Paterno Hires Lawyer Who Represented George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra Affair
Via: MSNBC: http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/201...-tells-nbc-news (http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/10/8742718-paterno-contacts-criminal-defense-lawyer-source-tells-nbc-news)

Joe Paterno has reached out to a prominent Washington criminal defense lawyer to represent him in the Penn State sex abuse case, a source close to the case told NBC News.

J. Sedgwick Sollers, who once represented President George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra affair, was contacted by Paterno’s advisers on Thursday. But Sollers has not yet met with Paterno, and a formal retainer agreement has not been signed.

Research Credit: Holey Shite

—End Update—

Via: Yahoo Contributor Network: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ycn-10407023

Just when you thought the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal couldn’t possibly get any worse, we may have just scratched the surface. Joe Paterno being fired could be just the start of arguably the biggest downfall in the history of college athletics.

Pittsburgh radio personality Mark Madden, who penned a column for the Beaver County Times back in April of this year named “Sandusky a State secret,” a column which foreshadowed the recent scandal which has absolutely gutted those of us in the Penn State family, was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan Morning Show on WEEI sports talk radio out of Boston on Thursday morning. During his appearance, Madden, who has been mostly right regarding this issue from the very start, dropped what can only be called a bombshell, an announcement which could mean far more than the end of Joe Paterno’s career.
Madden stated that two “prominent columnists” are currently investigating a rumor that Jerry Sandusky’s Second Mile Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed to serve underprivileged youths, was “pimping out young boys to rich (Penn State) donors.” Madden went on to say that Jerry Sandusky was told by those running the show at Penn State football that Sandusky had to retire after allegations made in 1998 that the defensive coordinator was guilty of “improper conduct with an underage male.” Sandusky, thought by some to be Joe Paterno’s successor at the time, abruptly and somewhat shockingly retired from coaching in 1999.

It actually gets worse. Madden went on to say “When Sandusky quit, everybody knew; not just at Penn State. It was a very poorly kept secret around college football, in general. That is why he never coached in college football again and retired at the relatively young age of 55, young for a coach.” Madden also called the Second Mile Foundation “the perfect cover” for Sandusky’s scheme.

I want to be absolutely clear about a few things. These reports, as of the writing of this piece, are coming only from Mark Madden, and they are currently only rumors and speculation. With that said, Mark Madden has been mostly correct about a grand jury investigation which was sealed until very recently.

Posted in Atrocities, Covert Operations, Elite |



The material ... from Wayne Madsen [above] was his comments in an open discussion thread. Here is the full report from 2008.

April 10, 2008 -- Former GOP county official videotaped hundreds of trysts with male escorts

Former Republican Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Commissioner Bruce Barclay was charged in court documents of secretly filming sexual encounters with male prostitutes at his Monroe Township home, his Mechanicsburg business, and his West Palm Beach, Florida home. The Carlisle Sentinel reported that Barclay had secret cameras installed in the bathroom, bedrooms, an "indoor recreational area," radios, motion detectors, and intercom systems. Barclay was found to have recorded between 100 and 500 sexual encounters in his two homes and business.

Barclay resigned on April 2, 2008, as county commissioner after a State Police search of his home.

The incident was not the first to shake up the Pennsylvania capital area. On March 12, 2008, former Pennsylvania State Trooper Kevin Coleman, Sr. was charged with aiding a female prostitution ring operating in Harrisburg. Coleman was charged with preventing prostitution at a Harrisburg truck stop but, instead, arrested a rival prostitution ring's hookers in return for sexual favors from a prostitute working for the ring boss Coleman was protecting.

Barclay engaged the services of a Harrisburg Internet-based gay escort service called "harrisburgfratboys.com." A 19-year old male identified in a police complaint by the initials "W.M." said he was flown twice by Barclay to West Palm Beach. Police are also investigating a March 30 rape charge brought against Barclay.

Bruce Barclay (l.), pictured during happier times, with Karl Rove (r.)

WMR has learned that Harrisburg is the center of an investigation of the use of male and female prostitutes, including underage teens, by a number of leading state officials. The probe extends through the State Police to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and into the executive departments of Governor Ed Rendell, including Rendell's own office.

The investigation by Maryland US Attorney Tom DiBiagio of prostitution rings in the Baltimore Police Department and the administration of Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich also had links to Pennsylvania, according to information received by WMR. Baltimore Police Commissioner and later- Maryland State Police Superintendent Ed Norris was convicted of using police funds to procure prostitutes from the Pamela Martin agency of Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Palfrey went on trial on April 7 in US District Court in Washington, DC. Palfrey's defense is expected to call Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter as a witness after he admitted he was a client of the escort service. Palfrey maintains, with a high degree of credibility, that the high-profile and Republican nature of her service' clients led to her being selectively prosecuted by the Justice Department.

DiBiagio was the first US Attorney fired by George W. Bush's Justice Department after the November 2004 election. On December 3, 2003, DiBiagio's Assistant US Attorney, Jonathan Luna, was found in a creek off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lancaster, east of Harrisburg, stabbed to death 36 times. Police investigators entertained the theory that Luna stabbed himself with his own pen knife. Luna was reportedly investigating Ehrlich and GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff for being clients of the Pamela Martin escort agency at the time of his death.


Of note in the comments there (aside from the YouTube links to the series on Bill & Hilary Clinton: Their Secret Life) is the video which shows eff Gannon at National Press Club on October 18, 2007, sitting two seats down from Dick Cheney:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84zysDlAcg...layer_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84zysDlAcg&feature=player_embedded#)! (Jeff is introduced at about the 2:00 minute mark).



Sandusky may have molested boy at Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.

That makes scandal a federal criminal matter but Eric Holder may have his own skeletons since he was a Reagan-appointed DC Superior Court judge during the Franklin scandal.



http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/...f-children.html (http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2011/11/penn-state-sex-scandal-of-children.html)


Tom Corbett and the Sandusky case

Posted on November 9th, 2011 in News and Commentary
By Christiaan A. Hart-Nibbrig

http://newslanc.com/2011/11/09/tom-corb ... usky-case/

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is scheduled to attend Friday evening’s Penn State University Trustees’ emergency meeting. It is an unusual appearance for the Governor, and the circumstance of the meeting, the sordid child molestation charges against Penn State coaching legend, Jerry Sandusky, is also unusual.

Why the Governor would impose himself on such a meeting has not been explained. But his interest in going to the meeting raises questions about Corbett’s previous role or non-role in the Sandusky case.

In 1998, according to the recently released two-year grand jury report into the charges, the then Centre County District Attorney, Ray Gricar, had reviewed allegations against Sandusky, including a police report of two conversations secretly recorded by police of Sandusky admitting to the mother of an 11 year-old boy inappropriate behavior with her son.

Despite this, and additional evidence from a “lengthy” internal investigation by Penn State into Sandusky, District Attorney Gricar, with a reputation for rectitude and integrity, decided not to press charges against Sandusky.

A reasonable question is whether a straight-arrow DA like Gricar, a Republican, when confronted with an unprecedentedly explosive case involving a major Pennsylvania institution and personage, would turn to a superior to confer on the case. A person to whom Gricar might naturally turn would be the Pennsylvania Attorney General. In 1998, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania was D. Michael Fisher, a Republican in the Tom Ridge administration

Gricar stayed in office for several years after the first investigation. As the grand jury report has pointed out, there were other eye witnessed accounts of Sandusky sexually assaulting young boys during those years, between 1998 and 2005.

It is again reasonable that reports of those incidents reached District Attorney Gricar. In 2004, the Attorney General for the state of Pennsylvania was current Gov. Tom Corbett.

With mounting evidence against Sandusky, did Gricar confer with the Attorney General Corbett about prosecution of Sandusky? The Governor should answer that question.

In 2005, District Attorney Ray Gricar went missing and his body nor a trace of his existence has been found. His hard drive on his computer was destroyed.

The charges against Jerry Sandusky are sickening and unfathomable. But if there was a squelching of these crimes years ago, directed at the highest levels of state law enforcement, that is equally disgusting and should be investigated thoroughly.


The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 30, 2011 Sunday - CITY-C Edition
How child-porn case led to Hershey School
BYLINE: By Bob Fernandez; Inquirer Staff Writer
SECTION: NATIONAL; P-com News for PC Home Page; Pg. A01
LENGTH: 2709 words

William Charney Jr. walked into the federal courthouse in Harrisburg 10 days ago and was sentenced to more than seven years in prison. The charge: possession of almost 700 images and 40 videos of child pornography.

A vile crime in any circumstance, it is particularly chilling in the case of Charney. The 43-year-old, married and the father of two children, was responsible for the residential life of about 800 teenage students and was living on the campus of the Milton Hershey School for impoverished children. Between 2001 and 2008, Charney and his wife, Mollie, were the house parents for about a dozen boys, living in student homes with them.

Tipped off by America Online, the FBI had cause to move quickly when it first became aware of Charney in late 2009. "Let me know if you ever want to make it happen with one of my boys, they're always available," said one e-mail sent to Charney, who used an alias screen name.

Charney is the second child-sex offender uncovered at the Hershey School in recent years and the latest in a string of sexually charged issues to confront the school's administration and its Board of Managers. It comes as the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office is investigating multimillion-dollar expenditures by the school of funds meant to sustain the institution and expand its enrollment.

Before the Charney case, the most publicized of the sexual improprieties was the school's decision in 2010 to settle the claims of five former students who said they had been sexually abused by Charles Koons 2d, a serial molester who gained access to the campus through his mother, a part-time house parent. Though a mother of a boy warned the school about Koons in the late 1990s, Koons continued to visit the campus.

In 2007 and 2006, two teachers, one male and one female, were prosecuted in separate cases for having sexual relations with students.

On a matter of sex among students, a 2005 letter became public this month in a federal lawsuit that described an incident in which four students were caught engaging in sex during a school-sponsored vacation to an amusement park in Ohio. A year after the 2004 incident, the vice president for residential life, Peter Gurt, is said to have joked about the situation during a school social event.

Gurt, now the school's chief operating officer, referred to a boy as having had "the best ride in Ohio" with the girl, the letter said. The letter called the comment shameful. It was signed by a group calling itself "Concerned Employees" and sent to the Board of Managers in 2005. The letter was contained as an exhibit in the lawsuit by former student Cosme Cesar Escudero-Aviles, who contends he was unjustly expelled in unrelated incidents.

The free school is the nation's biggest and wealthiest boarding school for needy children, with $7.5 billion in assets and 1,850 students. It is about 90 minutes west of Philadelphia and enrolls students from throughout the United States, with many of them from Pennsylvania.

The crimes of Charney and Koons and the other incidents raise questions about student safety and the quality of oversight at a school that markets itself as an enriching boarding-school experience for impoverished children. Hershey spends about $110,000 a year per student, according to its nonprofit IRS tax filing, more than the nation's most expensive and elite prep schools.

Hershey School spokeswoman Connie McNamara said the institution vigilantly protects the children and "as soon as the School became aware of the allegations against Mr. Charney, we took immediate action. We cooperated fully with authorities and we received assurances that our students were not involved."

She said that none of the pornographic images involved Milton Hershey School students and that Charney took a lie-detector test that confirmed what the government had told the school.

McNamara said the school has policies for both staff and students that prohibit inappropriate use of the Internet. "We have Internet filters in place, and anything categorized as pornography is blocked on our network," she said.

The school's Board of Managers issued a statement in response to questions: "Milton Hershey School is a safe place for children. No school is without isolated instances of problems and they are heartbreaking when they occur. We do everything humanly possible to prevent them and we learn from them if they do occur. But those isolated instances are not the story of the Milton Hershey School. The story of the Milton Hershey School is the story of a safe environment for children to grow and learn.

"Student safety is of paramount importance to our staff, our administration, and this Board," the statement said. "It is at the heart of what we do, and we take that responsibility seriously. While we continually assess our practices, we are confident that we have the most stringent protections in place."

The managers said they had the "full faith and confidence in the School's leadership."

Under investigation The matters being investigated by the attorney general include the institution's 2006 purchase of a private, money-losing golf course north of Hershey for $12 million, two to three times the course's appraised value.

Although the Hershey School said it purchased the golf course in part as "buffer land" for student safety and future expansion, it opened the golf course to the public and built a $5 million restaurant/bar on it.

James H. Lytle, professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, said unexpected events were bound to happen at a large boarding school. However, he said, "I'm not comfortable with the number of incidents, and I am particularly uncomfortable with the comments on senior night."

The remark attributed to Peter Gurt, Lytle said, was "close to cause for dismissal for me, or at the least a lengthy suspension without pay." He said the comment would be "way beyond the bounds of appropriate behavior. . . . It indicates a wink-and-a-blink culture at the school."

F. Frederic Fouad, president of the nonprofit group Protect the Hershey's Children Inc., which has criticized the institution, said: "The problem with this school is a leadership that does not prevent these incidents in the first place and then is forced repeatedly to react on the latest outrage. There's no doubt that the well-being of the Milton Hershey School children is not being optimally protected."

McNamara, the spokeswoman, said that all staff at the school undergo state and federal background checks upon hiring and that the checks are repeated periodically throughout an employee's tenure.

School officials, she said, are confident they are "following - and exceeding - best practice in the area of student safety after having benchmarked other residential schools. We have continued to review our practices in recent years."

The century-old Hershey School was founded by Milton and Catherine Hershey as an orphanage and school, and is financed by profits from Hershey chocolate bars and Reese's peanut butter cups. It is governed by four interlocking boards, the most powerful of which is the board of the Hershey Trust Co. that controls its finances.

LeRoy S. Zimmerman, a state Republican heavyweight and a political ally of Gov. Corbett, now heads the Hershey Trust Co. board. Zimmerman is a former two-term attorney general, the first of an unbroken string of elected Republican attorneys general in Pennsylvania who have regulated the Hershey charity since the early 1980s.

Zimmerman joined the charity in 2002 with the support of then-Attorney General Mike Fisher and has earned $1.9 million in compensation through director fees on Hershey-related boards.

The Attorney General's Office is now headed by Corbett appointee Linda Kelly. Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for the office, did not return e-mails and a phone call last week asking how the Charney case might affect the ongoing investigation into the charity's financial dealings.

Heidi Havens, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, said there was no evidence from its investigation that Charney victimized students in his role as a house parent or later as the school's associate director of home life for the senior division.

Charney's attorney, Dennis E. Boyle of Camp Hill, said the school was concerned that Charney might have molested its students and asked him to submit to a lie-detector test. Boyle said in court documents and at the sentencing that Charney passed the test. McNamara said in an e-mail that Charney volunteered for the lie-detector test and the school accepted the offer.

Delayed action Before the Charney case, the most recent experience for the school in a sex-related case was that of Koons.

Although he was not arrested until 2008, Koons was brought to the attention of the school and the Derry Township police in the late 1990s when the mother of a former student said in an affidavit that her son had been molested in the 1980s.

A police and school investigation was launched in 1998 but abandoned without explanation in April 1999. Koons was eventually nabbed by the police in Middletown Borough.

Koons was prosecuted for cases that did not involve Hershey School students. Nonetheless, Hershey paid $3 million to settle the claims of five former students. McNamara said the molestations were at least 20 years old.

The Hershey School employee assigned to look into the Koons allegations in the late 1990s, Beth Shaw, has not explained why the investigation was dropped, allowing Koons to continue to visit the school. Shaw remains one of the institution's highest-paid administrators as executive director of student support, according to the school's latest IRS tax filing.

In a two-year span, there were two cases of teachers having sex with students.

In 2007, part-time drum instructor Michael T. Culp, 30, admitted having consensual sex with a 16-year-old Hershey School female student he was driving to her home in New Hampshire, according to a police report. The two stayed overnight at a Days Inn in Windsor, N.Y. Court records in New York show Culp was charged with disorderly conduct, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child and fined $250. The school fired him.

In 2006, Derry Township police arrested English teacher Brianna K. Said, 30, and charged her with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. After she pleaded no contest to a charge of corrupting a minor, a Dauphin County judge sentenced her in September 2006 to two years of probation and a $500 fine, according to court records. The school said it terminated Said's employment after learning of the relationship.

Peter Gurt's purported remarks date to 2005 but resurfaced with the recent lawsuit, filed in the same courthouse in which Charney was sentenced.

In 2004, a group of Hershey School students and staff traveled to the Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio for a school-sponsored vacation. While at the park, four students - three males and one female - were caught engaging in sexual activity, according to the letter in the federal lawsuit filed by Escudero-Aviles.

Students, teachers, and staff on the tight-knit campus heard about the incident, and a year later it became the topic of conversation at Senior Recognition night, an annual convivial gala for graduating students. In a speech at the alumni house, Gurt told the group of seniors that one of the boys in the class who participated in the foursome had "the best ride in Ohio," according to the letter that the Concerned Employees group e-mailed to the Board of Managers on May 26, 2005.

"Women are offended! 'You had the best ride in Ohio' is no way to describe a sexual act with a woman," stated the letter, which contained other accusations of inappropriate behavior.

A 2005 graduate who witnessed Gurt's comment said that he didn't consider it disrespectful because "everyone knew what was going on" at the park and Gurt was implying that those caught were "knuckleheads. . . . We laughed hysterically about it because some of the kids involved were in our class."

On Friday, school spokeswoman McNamara said the Board of Managers "took this allegation very seriously and hired an outside attorney to conduct a thorough investigation of the matter. Beyond that, we do not comment on personnel matters."

Gurt did not return a phone call or e-mail for comment.

McNamara said the Board of Managers received another letter "during this same time period, signed by more than 50 house parents at the Milton Hershey School who contradicted these allegations."

In the Hershey organizational structure in 2005, the house parents were managed by Gurt. According to the school's latest nonprofit tax filing with the IRS, Gurt earned $314,295 a year.

Case against Charney Charney might not have been caught if it had not been for a new federal law, the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, that provided for Internet operators to report child pornography on their networks.

In late November 2009, AOL flagged suspicious e-mail communications between two e-mail users in Pennsylvania, one of whom used the screen name matthew343@aim.com.

The first of the e-mail exchanges was Nov. 27, 2009, when matthew343@aim.com wrote: "Nothing here but it is exciting to hear about your endeavors. You have any pics of the two new ones? I often think about ryan and wish I had followed through On our plan for you and him to come to hershey. Maybe some day this summer I can Get away and travl your way."

The Inquirer is withholding the screen name of the second e-mailer because of the graphic images associated with it on a Google search.

Two days later, the second e-mailer wrote to matthew343@aim.com: "Sure, here you go, i think i've already shown you zack's pics, right? these are the two new ones. let me know if you ever want to make it happen with one of my boys, they're always available."

Less than an hour later, the second e-mailer added that he might need to trade for pictures. Matthew343@aim.com responded: "i am up for trading." The traded pictures were graphic and contained images of young boys engaged sexual activity, according to court documents.

AOL informed the online CyberTipline, and the FBI eventually located Charney on the Hershey campus. One piece of evidence leading the FBI to him was his Hershey School e-mail.

The FBI raided Charney's campus home Feb. 12, 2010. A year later, the U.S. Attorney's Office in central Pennsylvania announced it was charging Charney with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography, and he pleaded guilty this April. Hershey spokeswoman McNamara has said the institution removed Charney from his positions when it became aware of the investigation in early 2010.

Boyle, Charney's attorney, wrote in the Oct. 14 sentencing memo that Charney was a decorated military veteran, family man, and a victim of sex abuse as a child. Charney secretly began viewing homosexual pornography five or six years ago and advanced to child pornography, according to the memo.

Charney was suicidal when he was caught and he is remorseful, Boyle said, noting that his wife has stuck by him. "It's a difficult case because Mr. Charney is truly a good man," the attorney said in court. Boyle said Charney had a compulsion and would download the images and then delete them.

Daryl F. Bloom, the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case, said Charney had cooperated in a government investigation. Parts of the case remain sealed. The U.S. Attorney's Office would not comment on the second e-mailer.

Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo told Charney at his sentencing Oct. 20 that there were factors that contributed to leniency but that she was troubled by a check that Charney wrote to meet a teenage boy. Boyle said in court that the meeting was never held.

Speaking to the judge, Charney said: "The shame was overwhelming and I didn't know what to do about it. . . . I apologize for my actions. I wish there was something more I could do."

Charney must report to a federal prison Nov. 29 to serve his time.

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PA Attorney General Tom Corbett ignored complaints about misuses of $7 billion Hershey Trust as far back as 2007. The question is whether Corbett owes too much to his political allies including Hershey Trust chairman Leroy Zimmerman to investigate them fairly. Corbett has significant conflicts of interest w leadership of the Trust who sponsor fundraisers for his campaign in the millions. The Trust exists for one purpose - to provide a boarding school for as many needy kids as funds allow. However, they used their for profit subsidiary HERCO to serve their own purposes. The Inquirer pointed out that HERCO has paid less than 0.002 percent of their revenues to support the school in recent years, even though the school owns 100% of HERCO. HERCO controls the hotels, amusement park, campground, etc. http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... _should_...


State lawmakers reporting gifts travel numbers 49 / 253 May 05, 2009. World Series Tickets, Foreign Travel, Yacht Club Membership, + Golf Outings
More: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09125/96 ... z0wp3tuSYI and http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... lators_r...

Hershey Med Center delays children's hospital, Dec 2008 http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... nter_del...

Financial crisis affects Hershey Trust Co, Dec 2008 http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... ffects_h...

Cops: Abuse of Milton Hershey students reported years before child molester was convicted http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... on_hersh...
Sex-abuse case shatters Hershey School/Orphanage, May 20, 2010 http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20100 ... rshey_Sc...

Complaint ignored in Hershey pedophile case; Police, school officials didn't follow up on mother's sworn statement 05/31/2010,http://www.ydr.com/ci_15198326

Insider commentary on Hershey Sex Abuse Case ... -1392.html
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'The Chocolate Heist' by Ric Fouad A long time critic of the Hershey Trust + the Milton Hershey School / Orphanage, Ric is a former president of Milton Hershey Alumni Assoc and is current president of the childrens advocay group 'Protect the Hershey's Children'. This series is excerpts from his speech 'The Chocolate Heist' which outlines the shocking abuses of trust money and children for the benefit of the elite. He spoke as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School.

"These children must grow up with a feeling that they have a real home" - Milton S. Hershey

Protect the Hershey's Children, Inc http://www.protecthersheychildren.org/index.html


"... Non-Penn State fans look on in mounting horror at the growing revelations and ask themselves what ever could have possessed people in authority like Paterno to turn their backs on a savage predator of innocents like Sandusky.

The answer is simple, and it is the same virus that infects the larger society ... -- the desire to protect the collective at the expense of the individual. In service to the collective, people will break any law, violate any moral code, tell any lie -- all to maintain their own position, power and security within the collective. The increasing humanism and moral relativism that has crept on little cat feet with Gramscian stealth throughout American culture in the past sixty years has facilitated this collectivism. If all belief systems are equivalent, then the Ten Commandments become the Ten Suggestions until they become the Ten Whatevers, and boys are raped in showers while so-called "good men" stand by and watch.

Without a moral center, without a rule of law based upon the God-given, natural and inalienable rights codified in the Constitution, without the sense of personal responsibility that goes with liberty and the maintenance thereof, we are all plunged back into the jungle, where young boys are raped and governments provide the instruments of murder to godless cartel butchers, all done to the tunes of Dancing With The Stars while the majority of the deliberately clueless chattering monkey class in the electronic trees worry about Justin Beiber and the Kardashians.

History, if it shows anything, shows that a nation cannot endure such a state of collectivist depravity for long. The collapse of the united states of America -- moral, political and economic -- as it has existed since the founding cannot be far away....."

Oh, yes, indeed, someone will ask for or soon discover a link (http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/11/losing-mandate-of-heaven-joe-paterno.html) and it will soon be demonstrable that the quote comes from the individual who has been identified by the Clintons and the Southern Poverty Law Center as an extreme threat along the lines of domestic terrorism and whose activism, blogging and travel have been instrumental in part with the emergence in the consciousness of the Congress and the media about the Gunwalker scandal.





Obama considering ex-UNL chancellor for secretary of education, reports say
By Evan Cotten

As President-elect Barack Obama selects his cabinet, a former Cornhusker has found his way into consideration.

Graham Spanier, chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1991 to 1995, has been named one of five leading prospects for secretary of education, according to an Atlantic Magazine political blog.

"Right now it's pure speculation," said Lisa Powers, director of public information at Pennsylvania State University, where Spanier has been president since he left UNL. "Obviously it's quite a flattering honor to have (Spanier) mentioned for this position."


A Patriot-News Special Report: Who knew what about Jerry Sandusky? There were many missed chances to investigate as early as 1995
Published: Friday, November 11, 2011, 12:19 AM Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 8:02 AM
By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News



Judge Who Set Unsecured Bail For Jerry Sandusky Is a Second Mile Volunteer

When Jerry Sandusky was initially arraigned, as previously reported by Sara Ganim, prosecutors requested $500,000.00 bail and that Sandusky be required to wear a leg monitor. District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, however, ordered that Sandusky be freed on $100,000.00 unsecured bail. She ordered that Sandusky be freed and pay nothing unless he failed to show up for a court hearing.

Judge Dutchcot has quite the professional resume. In addition to her duties as District Judge, she is of counsel to the firm Goodall & Yurchak. It speaks to the small town nature of the county, I suppose, that the firm's URL is "centrelaw.com." According to her profile, Judge Dutchcot has been named the State College Lawyer of the Year, completed a "Leadership" program and has served as a counselor at Centre County Law Enforcement Camp Cadet, Inc.

Of course, also according to her profile, Judge Dutchcot is a volunteer for Sandusky's group, The Second Mile. Sandusky turned himself in the morning of November 5, a Saturday, at Judge Dutchot's Centre County office. He was released, under the aforementioned terms, shortly thereafter.

Attorneys often serve charitable foundations in their pro bono capacities, or just volunteer in their spare time, so there is nothing weird about that. It just seems that, given the nature of the charges, the small town atmosphere and her relationship to Second Mile, Judge Dutchcot should have recused herself from being involved with this process. Or, that could be precisely why she did not.

http://deadspin.com/5859075/judge-who-set-...-mile-volunteer (http://deadspin.com/5859075/judge-who-set-unsecured-bail-for-jerry-sandusky-is-a-second-mile-volunteer)


Second Mile CEO steps down
Jack Raykovitz, who headed charity during Jerry Sandusky scandal, is the latest official to go.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationw...0,1218746.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/mc-penn-state-sandusky-second-mile-20111114,0,1218746.story)

President of Pa. charity linked to abuse resigns



Mark Madden talks about the Penn State scandal and drops a new bomb about Jerry Sandusky (17-minute audio)

http://audio.weei.com/a/48513214/mark-madd...ry-sandusky.htm (http://audio.weei.com/a/48513214/mark-madden-talks-about-the-penn-state-scandal-and-drops-a-new-bomb-about-jerry-sandusky.htm)

This was "The Dennis & Callahan Show" on WEEI, which is the major talk-sports channel in Boston....


November 14-15, 2011 -- Welcome to Prosti-vania

The Penn State football pedophilia scandal will not stop at the Penn State campus in State College bit will have ramifications throughout Pennsylvania. The Penn State scandal already involves the current Republican Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, and his two predecessors, Democrat Ed Rendell and Republican Tom Ridge.

Corbett is guilty of the same ethical and possibly criminal violations that plague ousted Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Like Paterno, who was more concerned about his near-godly status as Penn State's football coach for over 40 years than in the plight of molested children, Corbett, as Pennsylvania Attorney General since 2004, sat on issuing indictments in the Penn State and The Second Mile foundation pedophile case until after he was elected governor in 2010.

Corbett had a chance to act quickly when the case of child molestation involving Paterno's former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky came to his attention in 2009. Although Corbett convened a grand jury to examine evidence in the pedophilia scandal, speed of action to prevent continuing molestation by Sandusky and perhaps others was not Corbett's major priority, but becoming governor was. Corbett postponed action against Sandusky and perhaps others until after his election and the scandal had another two years to metastasize into a scandal of epic proportions.

Corbett as governor is also a member of the board of trustees of Penn State. Corbett has a major conflict of interest owing to his previous status as Attorney General, current governor, and trustee of Penn State. Corbett should recuse himself as a Penn State trustee and, perhaps, this rumored GOP vice presidential candidate in next year's election should consider resigning as governor. Corbett's involvement as trustee and past Attorney General is also complicated by the fact that two past Penn State officials, Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley, have been indicted on charges of failing to report child abuse and perjury before the grand jury. Schultz retired in 2009 but returned to his old position temporarily in September, while Corbett, knowing full well of the problems with Schultz, was serving as a university trustee. Curley's and Schultz's attorney fees are being paid by Penn State, with Corbett as a trustee of the university -- another ethical conflict on the part of Corbett.

Corbett, as Attorney General, could have certainly seen through the conflict taking place after the 2007 election for Centre County magistrate Leslie Dutchcot and the outset of the grand jury probe of Sandusky. A registered Republican, like Sandusky and Paterno, Dutchcot ran in the May 2007 Democratic and Republican primaries, winning the Democratic primary and coming in third in the GOP race. She won the general election but the fact that she was on both ballots and was a donor to Sandusky's Second Mile charity and volunteered her services to the organization raises all sorts of red flags, but not to Attorney General Corbett, who may have been more interested in propelling the career of a Republican who won the Democratic primary than in seeing justice done.

Dutchcot, rather than recuse herself from the arraignment of Sandusky on 21 felony counts of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period, granted the accused serial pedophile $100,000 unsecured bail, in other words without any cash, and allowed him to return to a home that adjoins Lamont Elementary School in State College. Dutchcot's involvement with rescuing Yorkshire terriers does not appear to extend to rescuing abused children, especially from the likes of her associate Sandusky.

Second Mile, in business since 1977, is also accused by some sports columnists of pimping out young boys for sex to deep-pocketed donors to the charity. Pittsburgh sports talk radio host Mark Madden said "I hear a rumor that there will be a shocking development from the Second Miles Foundation … That Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors." Two prominent columnists were reported by Madden to be working on the story.

[Included here was the very same audio of The Dennis & Callahan revelations by Mike Madden already posted in post #84.]

On April 15, 2005, Centre County district attorney Ray Gricar, turned up missing when his car was found locked and abandoned near the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Gricar, who had been Centre County's district attorney for 20 years, declined to prosecute Sandusky in 1998, when the first charges surfaced about sexual misconduct with minors. In July 2005, Gricar's lap top computer was founs by fishermen in the Susquehanna, minus the hard drive. Two months later, the hard drive was found near the river bank but too badly damaged to retrieve information. In 1996, Gricar's brother, Roy, was reported missing in Dayton, Ohio after his abandoned car was discovered. He had recently been fired from his job at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A few days later Roy Gricar's body turned up in the Great Miami River. No traces of his brother Ray have ever been found.

In 1998, when Sandusky was first investigated for inappropriate behavior with a boy, the Pennsylvania State Police reportedly warned the boy's mother not to speak to the press. The governor of Pennsylvania at the time was Tom Ridge, who was also a Penn State ex-officio trustee. Ridge was also a trustee when Penn State, in 1995, hired Graham Spanier, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as Penn State President. Spanier, a specialist on family sociology who hails from Cape Town, South Africa, remains a tenured Penn State professor. Spanier wrote an article on mate swapping and sexual "swinging" for the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Ironically, Ridge, the governor when Spanier was hired at Penn State, is now rumored to be in consideration for Penn State's next president.

Political conflicts-of-interest in Pennsylvania that involve child abuse are not confined to Republicans in State College or Harrisburg.

In September 2009, Luzerne County Pleas Court judges Mark Ciavarella, Jr. and Michael Conahan were indicted on federal charges in the "Kids for Cash" scandal. The judges were later convicted of accepting millions of dollars in cash kickbacks from two private, for-profit, juvenile facilities run by PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care for sentencing juvenile offenders to harsh sentences in order to ensure maximum use of the facilities. Youthful offenders who committed minor violations were handed out severe sentences. Hundreds of victims' sentences were later overturned but there were rumors of violence and sexual abuse committed on the youth at the private detention centers.

Luzerne County Democratic district attorney Jackie Musto Carroll said she took no action against Ciavarella because he raised no red flags in his sentencing practices. Musto Carroll's Republican opponent in the last election, Stephanie Salavantis, took issue with the incumbent's defense that she was unaware of Ciavarella's kickback scheme. Salavantis defeated Musto Carroll, whose uncle, former Pennsylvania state senator and U.S. Representative Ray Musto, was indicted in 2010 on federal charges of accepting kickbacks from an unnamed company.

WMR has previously reported on a number of sex scandals involving Pennsylvania politicians:

"October 18, 2006 --Pennsylvania GOP Congressman is Phil English of the 3rd Congressional District was arrested in Erie in the late 1980s for soliciting sex from an underage African-American male. At the time, English was the Erie City Controller. The arrest was quickly covered up by Erie city officials, including the mayor. WMR has received information that there was a very credible witness to the arrest, a public school official in the Pennsylvania 3rd Congressional District. A member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature has corroborating information on the arrest. English served as Chief of Staff for then-State Senator (and now GOP Congresswoman) Melissa Hart."

April 10, 2008 -- "Former Republican Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Commissioner Bruce Barclay was charged in court documents of secretly filming sexual encounters with male prostitutes at his Monroe Township home, his Mechanicsburg business, and his West Palm Beach, Florida home. The Carlisle Sentinel reported [ http://www.cumberlink.com/news/local/artic...50fe551940.html (http://www.cumberlink.com/news/local/article_d5a1d5b8-21c2-5469-87db-1250fe551940.html) ] that Barclay had secret cameras installed in the bathroom, bedrooms, an "indoor recreational area," radios, motion detectors, and intercom systems. Barclay was found to have recorded between 100 and 500 sexual encounters in his two homes and business. Barclay engaged the services of a Harrisburg Internet-based gay escort service called "harrisburgfratboys.com." A 19-year old male identified in a police complaint by the initials 'W.M.' said he was flown twice by Barclay to West Palm Beach. Police are also investigating a March 30 rape charge brought against Barclay."

April 10, 2008 -- "WMR has learned that Harrisburg is the center of an investigation of the use of male and female prostitutes, including underage teens, by a number of leading state officials. The probe extends through the State Police to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and into the executive departments of Governor Ed Rendell, including Rendell's own office. The investigation by Maryland US Attorney Tom DiBiagio of prostitution rings in the Baltimore Police Department and the administration of Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich also had links to Pennsylvania, according to information received by WMR. Baltimore Police Commissioner and later- Maryland State Police Superintendent Ed Norris was convicted of using police funds to procure prostitutes from the Pamela Martin agency of Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Palfrey went on trial on April 7 in US District Court in Washington, DC. Palfrey's defense is expected to call Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter as a witness after he admitted he was a client of the escort service. Palfrey maintains, with a high degree of credibility, that the high-profile and Republican nature of her service' clients led to her being selectively prosecuted by the Justice Department."

April 1, 2009 -- "The attacks by the so-called 'justice' system against independent journalists are continuing at breakneck speed. Pennsylvania investigative journalist Bill Keisling [whose web site is here: http://www.yardbird.com/ ] being hauled to court in York, Pennsylvania in violation of state and federal shield laws, as well as First Amendment rights. Keisling has doggedly pursued top-level corruption and sex scandals in the Ed Rendell administration in Harrisburg and within the state's court system. He also investigated the murder of Assistant U.S. Attorney for Maryland Jonathan Luna, whose Baltimore office was pursuing the customers of Deborah Jeane Palfrey's escort service, customers who were reportedly high up in the administration of Maryland GOP Governor Bob Ehrlich.

Ironically, Rendell is now being considered to be the next president of Temple University in Philadelphia, proving that, for Ridge and Rendell, inattention and conflicts-of-interest pay off in the end.

The fallout from Penn State has universities and colleges across the nation checking their records for indications of child abuse and other sex scandals. The Citadel is now embroiled in a scandal involving child sexual abuse by a summer camp counselor. Past gay-oriented sex parties at Duke and the University of North Carolina involving then Duke basketball and football player Reggie Love reportedly cost him his job as President Obama's "body man." De facto White House chief of staff Pete Rouse, upon hearing of potential problems regarding Love at Duke and UNC and on the heels of the scandal at Penn State, forced Love to leave the White House staff immediately, even over the objections of Obama.



As said by someone else (Les Visiblle @ http://smokingmirrors.blogspot.com/2011/11...ge-chicken.html (http://smokingmirrors.blogspot.com/2011/11/international-free-range-chicken.html) ]:

"The reason the Sandusky affair went on for so long and nothing was done about it, is the same as The Dutroux affair and for the same reason that the higher ups connected to The Franklin affair and all the rest of them never got dragged out into the light of day. It is because these things go all the way to the top and involve members of governments, religions, law enforcement and every other endangered infrastructure that now trembles on the verge of collapse."


Reuters) - Penn State says alleged child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky is "not welcome" on its campus, but the university so far has no legal recourse to keep the former assistant football coach away.

In her bail ruling, Judge Leslie Dutchot ordered the former defensive coordinator not to have any contact with minors, witnesses or alleged victims.

The ruling placed no restrictions on his travel. Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, advised Sandusky and his wife to take a trip ahead of the next legal proceeding to clear his head, he told CNN.

In effect, Sandusky is free to return to the Penn State campus, something school officials are powerless to stop.

"Our legal counsel informed Jerry Sandusky that he is not welcome on our campus," Penn State spokeswoman AnneMarie Mountz said in an e-mail to Reuters on Wednesday.

Requests for information on a possible restraining order against Sandusky, or what officials would do if he tried to return to campus, were not immediately answered.

Nor was it clear if prosecutors would seek to alter Sandusky's bail conditions. Calls to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office were not immediately returned.

Sandusky, once considered a likely successor to legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, is accused of sexually assaulting eight boys over more than a decade.

A grand jury report detailing the accusations said that a graduate assistant with the football team witnessed Sandusky assaulting a boy in the showers of the football building on campus in 2002.

The allegations of sex crimes and their cover-up have rocked the university. The fallout ended the career of Paterno, who along with the university's president, was fired on November 9 by the board of trustees.

Sandusky professed his innocence on Monday, saying he is not a pedophile, but admitting he showered with young boys.

(Editing by Greg McCune)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/16/...E7AF1WZ20111116 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/16/us-usa-crime-coach-campus-idUSTRE7AF1WZ20111116)

[but they can find enough whatever-it-takes to have a multi-mayor conference call to discuss how to shut down OWS and they can find a cop to slug a protestor in the face (or shoot one in the head with a tear gas round)

Ed Jewett
11-17-2011, 03:45 AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:47 AM EST
Penn State Scandal: Another Sex Abuse Victim Claims Officials Refused Investigation 10 Years AgoBy Kukil Bora
Another instance of sexual abuse, unrelated to the Jerry Sandusky incident, may have been somewhat unsuccessfully covered up by Penn State officials, according to an allegation.
Paul McLaughlin, of Phoeniz, Az., who was then 11 years old, was reportedly sexually abused by a Penn State education professor and two other men. Following the alleged abuse, which took place over four years and across four states until 1981, the victim tried to alert the administration, between 2001 and 2002. However, officials refused to act, the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) said.
The NCVC statement added that McLaughlin could not seek justice in the Pennsylvania criminal or civil justice systems by the time he reported the incident because the statute of limitations had expired.
"Although I had clear evidence of abuse by this professor, the university refused to act," said McLaughlin, who campaigns for better laws and policies to protect abuse victims, "At the time I was abused, there were no policies or safeguards in place at the university to prevent this kind of crime."
According to McLaughlin, the arrest of Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky for the same kind of abuse suggests that little has changed.
"At Penn State and other institutions, witnesses can just ignore abusers, leaving them free to abuse children again and again," he said.
"For too long, institutions have sought to protect their reputations by ignoring allegations of abuse," said Mai Fernandez, Executive Director of the NCVC.
"Instead of explaining away or covering up these allegations, institutions can actually protect themselves and the people who depend on them by rooting out abusers and adopting policies to prevent abuse," she added.
"Institutions must act to protect themselves from harboring predators and to hold abusers accountable. Above all, they must launch a massive culture change that openly condemns abuse, requires reporting, and fosters responsibility," said the NCVC statement.
The chairperson of the Pennsylvania General Assembly Judiciary Committee is reportedly holding up a bill that could allow child sex abuse victims to take their molesters to court, no matter how long ago they were abused.
In 2007, a similar legislation was passed in Delaware that later resulted in civil suits that exposed many previously unreported offenders.
States can allow victims to pursue justice and prevent future crimes by eliminating the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse, the NCVC statement added.


Ed Jewett
11-17-2011, 09:44 PM
Files from Jerry Sandusky's charity are missing, officials say
Files from Jerry Sandusky's charity are missing, officials say - latimes.com (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/11/jerry-sandusky-sex-abuse-files-missing1.html)
November 17, 2011 | 12:42 pm
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Officials at Jerry Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile, said several years' worth of their records are missing and may have been stolen, according (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/sports/ncaafootball/internet-posting-helped-sandusky-investigators.html?_r=3&hp) to the New York Times.Prosecutors allege that Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State who was charged on Nov. 5 with 40 counts of sexual abuse of children, used the Second Mile to find his victims. They now worry that their investigation could be compromised by the loss of the files, the newspaper said.According to unnamed Times' sources, investigators served subpoenas on the Second Mile to learn the names of every child who dealt with the foundation. Members of the charity's board of directors learned recently that records from 2000 to 2003 were missing.The charity has since located the records from one of those years, the newspaper reported, but the rest remain gone."It could be that they are just lost, but under the circumstances it is suspicious," a law enforcement official involved in the case told the Times.


Jon Stewart comments on Jerry Sandusky interview
(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/11/jon-stewart-comments-on-the-jerry-sandusky-interview.html)Joe Paterno gave ownership of their home to his wife for $1 in July
(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/11/joe-paterno-1.html)Judge in Jerry Sandusky case may have benefited from Second Mile (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/11/jerry-sandusky-judge-leslie-duchtot.html)-- Melissa Rohlin

Photo: A sign at the headquarters of Jerry Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile. Credit: Pat Little / Reuters

Ed Jewett
11-18-2011, 02:55 AM
Welcome To Happy Valley: Occupy Penn State, By Carolyn Baker

PHOTO: Penn State Stadium At The End Of The Rainbow

State College, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State University, is ensconsed in a somewhat bucolic region of the commonwealth called Happy Valley. The name exquisitely connotes tranquility, American values, and the smiling faces of guileless, hard-working citizens. It is also home of the Nittany Lions, a name long synonymous with Penn State’s football team. The Nittany lion was adopted by the student body in 1907 as the official football mascot and was taken from the name of nearby Mount Nittany, which derived its name from a Native American word meaning “protective barrier.” Since then, Penn State has become synonymous with football and all of that sport’s infinite sexual connotations such as “penetration,” “tight end,” and “wide open in the end zone.”
The events of the past few weeks have indeed given new meaning to the notion of “protective barrier” as more alleged victims of former football coach, Jerry Sandusky, come forth asserting that he sexually molested them in the past. The scandal seems to swell by the day and sometimes by the hour as more victims emerge and as Sandusky made a pathetic attempt to exonerate himself in a disastrous interview (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/jerry-sandusky-interview-bob-costas_n_1096057.html) this week with Bob Costas.
We can certainly perceive this story as yet another in a long line of indicators of how decadent industrial civilization has become. We can rightly compare it to the scourge of child sexual abuse that has marked the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. And just as we can become obsessed with the story or turn white hot with anger, we can also choose to ignore it or simply chalk it up to the sports industrial complex. However we choose to respond, I believe it is important not to miss this debacle as a prototype of empire itself and to construct a vision of how this not-so-happy valley could be deconstructed and revolutionized in a post-industrial world.
The Perps
I’m often asked if I think that there was just as much child sexual abuse in the Middle Ages or in Victorian Era as there is now or are we just hearing more about it today because we live in the information age. I don’t know how to answer this question except with “yes.” I believe that both statements are true.
Child sexual abuse has been with us for thousands of years because it has little to do with sex and everything to do with power. Wherever human beings thirst for power and are willing to do whatever is necessary to acquire and maintain it, the most vulnerable of society will be exploited in myriad ways. Moreover, those in the power hierarchy do not abuse each other or each others’ children but rather those who have less or no power and are less likely to resist or are incapable of resisting. Derrick Jensen notes (http://www.amovingtrain.com/rejection08/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=177) that “…this culture is based on an often unarticulated hierarchy and violence that flows down the hierarchy and is often unnoticed or invisible. When it is noticed it’s fully rationalized. Violence flowing up the hierarchy is unthinkable, and when it does happen it’s met with shock, horror, and the fetishization of the victims.”
Venues of power, whether in politics, business, sports, or religion tend to be replete with all manner of abuse because, I reiterate: Abuse is all about power. It is the drug of choice for those who feel inwardly power-less. And while it is axiomatic that women, like men, abuse children, it is also true that elaborate and complex pedophile structures are usually maintained by men.
When Jensen was asked by the interviewer to explain what he attributes the high percentage of sex crime in Western society to, he answered:
A couple of things: one is that I would like to blame this culture for it entirely but there have been studies done on rape crime culturally and what they said was there are high rape and low rape cultures. The characteristics of high rape cultures, the valorization of the male, the valorization of the military, the perception of women as objects and this interestingly includes a history of ecological dislocation within the last several hundred years. What this says is if the culture gets stressed this way, then women as a primary group ends up paying for it.
So what he has articulated is a description of industrial civilization to which I would only add that children as well as women are perceived as objects and that children as well as women pay the price for empires within empires such as the Penn State Sandusky subjugation system.
Industrial civilization is by definition exploitative—of women, children, and men. Moreover, it is particularly exploitative of the ecosystems because it is dissociated from them, believing itself to separate from and superior to everything else in the earth community. Could anything be more symbolic of rape than natural gas fracking? Watching the fracking process is similar to witnessing a rape as the penile drill blasts into the earth, brutally ejaculating toxic chemicals and as we have recently learned, generating earthquakes (http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-07/europe/30368594_1_shale-gas-fracking-process-tremors) in the vicinity of the rape. (Oh honey, did you feel the earth move on that one? What a fabulous frack!)
Here I must pause for some fundamental psycho-spiritual definitions. In most cultures throughout history, we see examples of masculine energy that are benevolent, protective, generative, and kind. We also see examples that are destructive, exploitative, and invasive. Likewise, most cultures exhibit positive feminine values such as nurturance, compassion, and creativity and at the same time exhibit values that devour, betray, and capitulate to malevolent forces.
Patriarchy simply means rule by the fathers, just as matriarchy means rule by the mothers. Neither in ancient times was inherently malicious, but today’s oligarchy, which often includes the Madeline Albrights and Condoleeza Rice’s of the world, cherishes negative male values, and women who play in that system do so only because they have bought into negative masculine values. So when I use the word “patriarchy,” I am talking about a system based on power and control in which the white, heterosexual male dominates at the top of the hierarchy and in which everyone and everything else downward is essentially under his thumb.
Readers of these words are likely to assert that they want nothing to do with negative male values, but I would ask you dear reader to reconsider that assumption. As we allow ourselves to become aware of the collapse of industrial civilization and begin preparing for that, do we tend to emphasize logistical preparation at the expense of emotional and spiritual preparation? If so, then we are once again minimizing the feminine principle of inner work in favor of the masculine principle of external action, and in some sense, setting the stage for a repeat of the Penn State catastrophe.
If we hope to create in the next culture (http://www.countercurrents.org/baker170610.htm), as Clinton Callhan calls it, a world of gender equity which has no tolerance for abuses of power, sexual or otherwise, and where human beings grasp in every cell of their bodies that they are not separate from anyone or anything, we must commit to the journey into the sacred self within ourselves and within the earth lest we replicate more unintended Happy Valley empires.
The Enablers
In a 2008 interview (http://www.amovingtrain.com/rejection08/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=177) with Derrick Jensen by “Abolitionist Online,” he states:
“Everything is set up to protect the abuser and what that means is that we all conspire to help the abuser not face the implications of his abuse.” Jensen has written voluminously about empire as yet another form of rape—rape of the soul, rape of the mind, and rape of the earth, and using that analogy, he never fails to mention the role of the enabler in perpetuating the abuse.
This week, Mike McQueary, the graduate assistant who says he saw Jerry Sandusky raping a ten year-old boy in the shower, stated that he intervened in the incident, stopped it, and later reported it to campus police. McQueary claims he also reported the incident to head coach Joe Paterno, the athletic director, and the vice-president of the university, all three of whom have recently been fired for not taking action against Sandusky. Additionally, in an ABC Nightline interview (http://abcnews.go.com/US/victim-penn-state-officials-rejected-claims-university-professor/story?id=14960575#.TsPFofKOeU4), Paul McLaughlin, a former Penn State student, alleged that years ago a now-retired university professor who is a nationally-acclaimed authority on child development sexually abused him. In 2001 McLaughlin recorded a phone conversation he had with the former professor in which the professor admitted to sexually abusing him. Later, he sent the recorded conversations to the professor and to university officials who were not interested in discussing them and essentially told him to go away. When the Sandusky story broke, McLaughlin contacted Graham Spanier, the university president who recently resigned in the wake of the Sandusky story, and who told him that as far as he was concerned, McClaughlin’s accusations were “hearsay.”
In a conversation (http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/16/video-walsh-theres-a-big-cover-up-at-psu/?hpt=ac_mid) with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on November 16, criminal investigator, John Walsh, asserted that there is and has been a huge coverup regarding Sandusky. This alongside several other network airings of a mother of one of the alleged victims stating that when she contacted State College Police after becoming suspicious that Sandusky had abused her son, she was essentially told to shut up and not make waves.
At the moment, we do not know how far-reaching Sandusky’s trail of soul murder extends. Nor do we know if others are involved alongside him in pedophile behavior, as well as covering it up. It is not uncommon for individual pedophiles to be linked with larger organizations involved with child sexual abuse or human trafficking. Many appalling secrets may exist around this case that will never be uncovered. That’s the reality of well-organized, highly lucrative sexual exploitation empires around the world that can buy law enforcement officials, judges, and lawyers in order to make full disclosure virtually impossible.
However, perpetrators in all aspects of society cannot carry out their exploitation without enablers, and in my experience, enablers are far more difficult to treat than perpetrators. In a culture where the 1% function as perpetrators, the 99% either function as enablers or abdicate that role by breaking silence and saying what is so. The stench of the Penn State ignominy now wafts up in our faces as an atrocious example of what happens when human beings refuse to confront what is so in favor of money, power, fame, and winning. Let us not fail to notice the irony that the Penn State scandal is happening in the context of the Occupy Wall St movement worldwide in which millions of 99 percenters are breaking silence regarding peak oil, climate change, global economic meltdown, contrived resource wars, mass extinction, political corruption, and unprecedented greed. With each victory experienced by the Occupy Movement, every human being on this planet is bolstered in his/her commitment to speak truth to and about power.
What Exactly Sealed Their Lips?
Although exhaustive research in recent years done by distinguished researchers such as Kurt Freund (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Freund) and Nicolas Groth (http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbName=DocumentViewer&DocumentID=32361) has revealed a false link (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/gays-anatomy/200809/homosexuality-and-pedophilia-the-false-link) between pedophilia and homosexuality, individuals unaware of the distinction, and I believe heterosexual males threatened by male-to-male erotic contact in particular, often equate the sexual assault of males by males with homosexuality. However, in his book on men who rape, Groth states that:
…male sexual assault has nothing to do with the sexual orientation of the attacker or the victim, just as a sexual assault does not make the victim survivor gay, bisexual or heterosexual. It is a violent crime that affects heterosexual men as much as gay men. The phrase “homosexual rape,” for instance, which is often used by uninformed persons to designate male-male rape, camouflages the fact that the majority of the rapists are not generally homosexual.
Might the deafening silence of those aware of Sandusky’s escapades be attributed in part to homophobia? Could it be that they assumed that these were homosexual acts which the “real men” of the Nittany Lions would do well to ignore? Or more poignantly, were some of the enablers also victims of other offenders in other times and places, preferring not to think about what they were told was going on in the locker room and beyond because of what it evoked in their own psyches?
What Would Occupy Penn State Look Like?
Penn State is not Berkeley. Known as a diehard party school, one would not expect it to become a bastion of revolution anytime soon. However, it is only one of many venues of so-called higher education where the values of patriarchy prevail but which students and faculty could “occupy.” Here are a few of the motivations they might have:

The inordinately wasteful and energy-depleting sports program could be radically downsized. (I do not say this lightly as I am a Big Ten girl. True confessions here: I still enjoy college football.) However, I believe that sports must be redefined holistically in terms of excellence rather than limited to competition.
The student loan system must be revolutionized within the context of a total deconstruction of the current higher education system. All levels of education must be returned to local control and local functioning. College must again become “free” or at least minimally financed with tuition.
A college education must be inextricably connected with community needs and services. Farming; assisting the homeless; working in healthcare facilities, nursing homes, animal shelters, and daycare centers should be an integral aspect of a higher education.
A balanced, holistic education must be an education that includes extensive studies in ecopsychology. Cultural historian and eco-theologian, Thomas Berry, called our educational system a consumer factory which prepares students to assume the roles of consumer and exploiter of the earth. “Our educational institutions need to see their purpose,” Berry said, “not as training personnel for exploiting the earth but as guiding students toward an intimate relationship with the earth.” Myriad studies confirm that when students of all ages spend significant amounts of time in nature, their academic performance improves.
A college education must be de-coupled from the necessity of finding full-time employment in a world where jobs as we know them will increasingly cease to exist. College level classes are now being taught in various “occupy” venues, and libraries are being assembled in those venues with books being made available to occupiers and to the community. Occupiers are already creating the next culture by way of myriad social experiments in their camps which range from making policies about how they will treat mentally ill occupiers to the creation of sacred spaces (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/sacred-spaces-at-occupy-p_n_1098040.html?ref=religion) for themselves and the community.
A college education must be made available to anyone who wants one for the purpose of personal and community enrichment. The original definition of education comes from the Latin word, educare, which means “to lead out” and must be explicitly understood and practiced in higher education. That is to say that authentic education is not about cramming information into the human mind, but rather drawing out from the human soul the gifts that are inherently present therein.
I do not anticipate that colleges and universities as we know them today will exist in ten years. With millions of college graduates drowning in student loan debt and unable to find employment, we are likely to see young people drastically distancing themselves from colleges and universities in the coming years. They may enroll in community colleges or vocational training but will be less likely to invest in a four-year degree. All levels of public education in the United States are collapsing with increasing velocity. The Occupy Movement will not and cannot prevent that collapse, but it can put new structures of education in place which can be implemented when it becomes indisputable that the educational system is incapable of functioning.

While the world drowns in information, very little wisdom is known or lived because human beings have chosen to sacrifice deeper learning for power and greed. The Jerry Sanduskys of the world are made not in the halls of higher learning which were intended to take us to the depths of our souls, but in the sewers of avarice, competition, and world class ego-tripping while posing as pillars of the community in places with names like “Happy Valley.” Alongside the unraveling of industrial civilization, “occupiers” celebrate the demise of dominance and seize each dissolution as an opportunity for constructing the next culture. As Walt Whitman might have said to us:

Long enough have you dream’d contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light
and of every moment of your life.

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Ed Jewett
11-18-2011, 05:14 PM
True stories from the case files of A Town Gone Bad

Pennsylvania DA Tom Kearney asks FBI to investigate Corbett administration security contractor with ties to pedophile sex ring
An aspect of the growing courthouse child sex and prostitution scandal was covered-up and protected by then-Attorney General Tom Corbett
Corbett contractor Russ Wantz has close ties to courthouse pedophile ring
Three York County PA judges - Renn, Linebaugh, and Musti Cook - concealed complaints of courthouse pedophile ring involving Wantz and Attorney Larry Heim


Untrustworthy: Gov. Tom Corbett does the cha-cha (top). Corbett security contractor Wantz in 2007 police mugshot (middle). Wantz's lawyer and campaign chairman Larry Heim (bottom) says he enjoys sex with kids, and that Corbett and county judges protect the practice.

Wantz preliminary hearing video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6I-PV8qR4Q)

Russell Wantz arrest records (http://www.yardbird.com/pdfs/Wantz_arrest_sheets.pdf)

Russell Wantz court records (http://www.yardbird.com/pdfs/Wantz_docket.pdf)

November 16, 2011 -- District Attorney Tom Kearney, of York County, PA, has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate longstanding allegations that Corbett Administration security provider Russell Wantz, Jr. has ongoing close ties to a prostitution and pedophile ring centered in and around the York County courthouse.
Sex offender Wantz, of York County, was arrested in a Craigslist sting in December 2007, by Swatara Township police. In 2009, Wantz was granted an ARD by Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico. At the time Marsico refused to investigate Wantz further.
Wantz is the owner of the Schaad Detective Agency of York. Schaad holds multi-million dollar security contracts with the administration of Gov. Tom Corbett. Schaad guards sensitive state complexes such as the PennDot headquarters in Harrisburg.
Among the allegations reviewed by DA Kearney and his county detectives are complaints that Wantz's campaign manager and lawyer, Larry "L.C." Heim, also of York, openly displayed to several clients photos of a young girl whom Heim openly boasts he'd bought for sex.
One former client of Heim's has even voiced his concerns on a Youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrYY6FZQbY) that Attorney Heim, while leaving a Liquor Control Board hearing, openly displayed photos of a young girl who Heim said he bought for sexual purposes. Three of Heim's cleints so far have come forward to say lawyer Heim showed them the photo of his sex victim. "Larry must've shown that photo to half the town," one client says.
In his formal request for the FBI to investigate state security contractor Wantz, DA Kearney notes that his office has a conflict of interest prosecuting members the well-protected York County courthouse prostitution and pedophile ring. "I would have a clear conflict of interest in any prosecution," Kearney writes.
An aspect of the growing courthouse sex scandal was covered-up and protected by then-Attorney General Tom Corbett.
Attorney General Corbett refused to investigate related complaints filed in 2005 by Chief County Detective Becky Downing in a federal lawsuit. (http://www.yardbird.com/a_town_gone_bad_bubba_takes_the_fall.htm) In court papers Downing complained (http://www.yardbird.com/a_town_gone_bad_bubba_takes_the_fall.htm#policepor n) that York courthouse personnel used a state police forensic evidence computer to view child pornography.
In a sworn deposition for the lawsuit, York County Detective Jeffrey Martz was asked, "Was there an incident where (a law enforcement official working for the district attorney's office) improperly accessed a child porn website from the PSP (Pennsylvania State Police) in your office? Do you remember that?"
"Yes," Det. Martz replies. "I conduct forensic examinations on computers through my investigations, as well as other county departments. I am assigned a laptop computer issued to me by the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crime Unit. That particular laptop is used strictly for forensic analysis.
"I recall Detective Millsaps asking me to go into my office to 'use the computer,' is how he expressed it, to later find out that he, as well as the information service representative, loaded the internet onto my forensic laptop and there was pornography observed."
AG Corbett's office repeatedly refused to prosecute, or even to investigate, those involved -- some have close political ties to his office. Corbett, now the governor of Pennsylvania, is also currently enmeshed in another institutional pedophile scandal involving former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
In February 2005, AG Tom Corbett's office ridiculed anyone suspecting Corbett was unwilling to investigate Chief Downing's complaints.
"The attorney general's office and Tom Corbett are fully capable of conducting an independent investigation into the allegations that are detailed in the civil suit and to suggest otherwise is ridiculous and disingenuous," Corbett's PR flack, Kevin Harley, told the York Daily Record on February 26, 2005.

York Attorney Larry Heim openly brags that he engages in sexual activity with under aged minors. He says he's protected by York County judges, as well AG Corbett's refusal to investigate.

AG Tom Corbett's office waited a year, until February 2006, to publicly announce that Chief Downing's allegations were "unfounded."
Wantz's attorney, York Attorney Larry Heim, for his part openly brags to clients and others that he engages in sexual activity with under aged minors. Heim says that he and the others in the not-too-secret courthouse pedophile ring are effectively protected by the involvement of York County judges, as well AG Corbett's refusal to investigate. One of Heim's clients says that Heim boasted that his law firm had funneled legal work to one of the county judges before she got on the bench, and that gifts of Havana cigars have been purchased for judges to "look the other way."
Attorney Heim claims York County District Court President Judge Stephen Linebaugh, former President Judge Richard K. Renn, and Judge Maria Musti Cook protect the courthouse pedophile and prostitution ring. Heim's law partner, Robert Katherman, chaired Judge Cook's campaign for county judge.
When informed of Heim's statements, judges Linebaugh, Renn and Cook threatened court retaliation against any who would report the growing courthouse pedophile ring scandal. None of the three York judges reported to law enforcement the allegations they'd repeatedly heard of the courthouse child sex ring.
DA Kearney told the FBI that concerned citizens and even high-ranking law enforcement officials in York County are helpless to stop the well-placed courthouse pedophile and prostitution ring. DA Kearney in his letter asked the FBI to "review and follow-up."
"I note that both (former York City controller) James Sneddon and former York City Police Chief Herb Grofcsik both confirmed in recorded interviews that information ... was forwarded to ... Federal authorities although it is unclear what became of that investigation," Kearney wrote in a letter sent to the FBI.
Former York Police Commissioner Grofcsik, now with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said in a sworn statement that he feared the local FBI office in Harrisburg would not investigate the courthouse sex ring due to its close ties with the York DA's office, where Wantz is also a contractor with the county drug task force, with close ties to state and federal law enforcement figures. Grofcsik asked another federal law enforcement agency to investigate Wantz, and others, with close tie to the York courthouse. That investigation, Grofcsik said he feared, got "File 13."
Wantz unsuccessfully ran for public office this spring. He lost a primary election bid for Springettsbury Township, York County, supervisor. Attorney Heim, who admits to clients that he enjoys sex with minors, is listed in campaign records as Wantz's campaign chairman.


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Today in PSU and politics . . .
The chairman of Jerry Sandusky's charity Second Mile -- Robert Poole -- also had the construction contract to do the charity's $11.5 million learning center project. Penn State sold Second Mile the property for the project for less than market value, and Gov. Tom Corbett's adminstration approved pouring $3 million in state money into the project, which has since been put on hold. (Jon Schmitz (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11321/1190582-455-0.stm))
Past and present board members of Second Mile (and their families) gave Corbett's campaigns $641,481. That includes Poole, who gave $11,258. (Deadspin (http://deadspin.com/5860034/past-and-present-board-members-of-sanduskys-charity-and-their-businesses-or-families-gave-64148121-to-gov-tom-corbett))
More on the Sandusky investigation and Second Mile from the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/sports/ncaafootball/internet-posting-helped-sandusky-investigators.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all):
Meanwhile, investigators served numerous subpoenas on the Second Mile, according to people with knowledge of the inquiry. Not only did they want the names of children who had been through the program, they also demanded all of Sandusky’s travel and expense records.
Much of the older paperwork was stored at an off-site records facility. The travel and expense records, for instance, had been sent over several years earlier. But select members of the charity’s board of directors were alarmed to learn recently that when the records facility went to retrieve them, some of those records — from about 2000 to 2003 — were missing.
The attorney general’s office was notified of the missing files, people with knowledge of the case said. Subsequently, the foundation located apparently misfiled records from one of the years, but the rest seem to have disappeared.
The scandal got the South Park treatment last night. In the scene below a counselor for Child Protective Services tells three children "You're going to be going into a foster home, so I need to know would you rather go to "Neverland Ranch, the Catholic church or Penn State University?" (Bleacher Report (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/944349-penn-state-south-park-video-did-hit-show-cross-the-line))



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Two former Syracuse University ball boys say they were molested by associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, starting in the late 1970s and continuing into the 1990s.
Police in Syracuse said they have opened an investigation into the allegations. And in a statement Thursday night, Syracuse said it has placed Fine on administrative leave.


One alleged victim, Bobby Davis, now 39, told Outside the Lines that Fine molested him beginning in 1984, shortly before Davis entered the seventh grade. Davis, the team's ball boy for six years beginning in 1984, said the abuse occurred at Fine's home, at the Syracuse basketball facilities, and on road trips, including the 1987 Final Four.
The second alleged victim, Mike Lang, now 45, is Davis' stepbrother and was also a ball boy for several years. He told Outside the Lines that Fine molested him starting when Lang was in fifth or sixth grade.
Davis said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim saw him in Fine's hotel room on several of those road trips, but Davis said he never told Boeheim about the alleged abuse.
Police stressed to Outside The Lines they are in the early stages of the investigation. Thursday evening, police told ESPN they were going to interview both men who made the allegations.
Both men spoke in on-camera interviews with ESPN on Thursday night. Both described what they said were encounters with Fine, including reaching into their shorts and rubbing their genitals.
"I didn't feel right about it," Lang said. "And I told him Bernie, 'please don't do that to me.' "
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Fine is in his 35th season as an assistant to Boeheim, who came to his defense.
"I know this kid, but I never saw him in any rooms or anything," Boeheim told ESPN. "It is a bunch of a thousand lies that he has told. You don't think it is a little funny that his cousin (relative) is coming forward?
"He supplied four names to the university that would corroborate his story. None of them did ... there is only one side to this story. He is lying."
Kevin Quinn, Syracuse's senior vice president for public affairs, issued a statement on behalf of the school: "In 2005, Syracuse University was contacted by an adult male who told us that he had reported to the Syracuse City Police that he had been subjected to inappropriate contact by an associate men's basketball coach. The alleged activity took place in the 1980's and 1990's. We were informed by the complainant that the Syracuse City Police had declined to pursue the matter because the statute of limitations had expired.
"On hearing of the allegations in 2005, the University immediately launched its own comprehensive investigation through its legal counsel. That nearly four-month long investigation included a number of interviews with people the complainant said would support his claims. All of those identified by the complainant denied any knowledge of wrongful conduct by the associate coach. The associate coach also vehemently denied the allegations.
"Syracuse University takes any allegation of this sort extremely seriously and has zero tolerance for abuse of any kind. If any evidence or corroboration of the allegations had surfaced, we would have terminated the associated coach and reported it to the police immediately. We understand that the Syracuse City Police has now reopened the case, and Syracuse University will cooperate fully. We are steadfastly committed ensuring that SU remains a safe place for every member of our campus community."
Later Thursday, Syracuse issued another statement: "In light of the new allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation, this evening Chancellor (Nancy) Cantor asked Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross, to place Associate Head Coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave."
Messages were left for Fine, but were not returned.
"At this time, all we really know is that a terrible tragedy is unfolding for both the accuser and the accused," Cantor said in an email sent to Syracuse alumni. "I want you to know that we will do everything in our power to find the truth, and -- if and when we do find it -- to let you know what we have found."
Boeheim supported his longtime assistant, who he first met in 1966.
"We spoke to the people (Davis) asked the university to talk to," Boeheim said. "Not one person would corroborate his story."
Boeheim added: "Why wouldn't he come to the police (first this time)? Why would he go to ESPN? What are people looking for here? I believe they are looking for money. I believe they saw what happened at Penn State and they are using ESPN to get money. That is what I believe. You want to put that on the air? Put that on the air."
Davis said that Fine molested him at Fine's home, at the basketball facilities at Syracuse, on recruiting road trips and even at the 1987 Final Four. Davis said he was Fine's constant companion at all those places. He said Boeheim would come into Fine's room and see Davis lying on Fine's bed but never asked him any questions.
Davis said sexual contact with Fine continued until he was around 27.
Davis said he felt bitter emotions over the molestation as sex scandals have emerged in the Catholic Church and lately with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Davis said he reported the abuse to Syracuse police in 2003, but that a detective told him that the statute of limitations had run out. Davis said the detective told him that if he knew of boys being molested by Fine at the time, that Syracuse police would investigate those allegations. Davis said he told the detective that he thought other boys were being molested but that he had only direct knowledge of Fine molesting him.
At the time, the Syracuse police chief was Dennis Duval, a former Syracuse basketball player. Duval, who retired in 2004, could not be reached for comment. He played at Syracuse from 1971 to 1974 and started with the Syracuse Police Department in 1978. Boeheim became the head coach at Syracuse in 1976, but began as a graduate assistant in 1969.
The statute of limitations in New York is five years from the last instance of sexual contact.
Outside the Lines investigated Davis' story in 2003 but decided not to run the story because there were no other victims who would talk, and no independent evidence to corroborate his story. In recent days, a second man, Lang, contacted Outside the Lines with information alleging that Fine had also molested him. Lang said he was inspired to talk after seeing news coverage of the Sandusky case.
Davis said he first met Fine in 1983 while selling candy in his neighborhood door to door. Davis said Fine lived about four blocks from his home. Davis lived with his mother and didn't have a father living with him. He said he soon began to regard the generous Fine as a father figure.
He said Fine was nice to him and invited him over to his house. Davis said that Fine eventually made him a Syracuse ball boy. Davis said he would travel with Fine to events such as the Big Orange Basketball Camp. Once, during the summer before his seventh grade year, he stayed over with Fine before the start of camp. That's when the abuse began, he said.
"I would go on recruiting trips with him, stay in hotels with him," Davis told ESPN in 2003. "I stayed in many hotels with him. At the (1987) Final Four. I would get there a day earlier than Laurie (Fine's wife) and the kids sometimes and we'd spend the night all alone in a hotel room many times."
He said that Boeheim knew he was traveling on the road and sleeping in Fine's room.
"Boeheim saw me with Bernie all the time in the hotel rooms, on road trips," Davis said. "He'd come in, and see me laying in the bed, kind of glance at me like, 'What are you doing here?' But he wouldn't say that. He'd just scowl. And I would look at him like, I'd be nervous. I felt embarrassed 'cause I felt stupid that I'm there. I'm not supposed to be here. I know it, and Boeheim's not stupid."
Boeheim denied seeing Davis in Fine's room.
"He makes the point that he was around and traveling with the team," Boeheim said. "Not that I know of. I never saw him. He is quoted -- (that) I saw him in the room. I have never been in Bernie Fine's room in my life. That is an outright lie."
A source told ESPN that Davis babysat Fine's children at one time.
"He did travel a few times, and it was known that he babysat Fine's kids on trips," the source said.
Davis said the abuse occurred several times at Manley Fieldhouse, where Syracuse used to play basketball games and the team had offices.
Davis' mother, Cathy Pitts, said Thursday she didn't know about any of the allegations until he did an interview with ESPN in 2003.
"I was very upset," she said of learning of the allegations then. "I wished I knew when he was little. I would have done something then. There was nothing I could do after the fact. He was older. He said he got it together, and he talked to a priest and got all kinds of guidance and counseling. He said he's fine. I believe him. He seems to be fine."
She said when Davis was young, he "was with Bernie Fine quite a bit." She said he traveled with the team extensively, though she said he did not go on trips when an airplane flight was required because he didn't like to fly. The 1987 Final Four, where Davis said he went with Fine, was in New Orleans.
She said she was unaware he was talking about this in recent days. "I really think he wants to be left alone," she said.
Boeheim said his longtime assistant "tried to help this kid."
"Bernie helped a lot of kids," Boeheim said. "He works with the Kidney Foundation. He works with Make-A-Wish. He works with three or four different groups. He has helped kids as I have. This is a kid that came up with all this stuff and it was all looked into for four months. The only new thing is his (relative) has come forward."
Mark Schwarz is a reporter for ESPN's enterprise unit. Arty Berko is a producer. ESPN.com's Mike Fish and ESPN's Paula Lavigne also contributed to this report.


Ed Jewett
11-19-2011, 05:57 AM
"... Unlike other sports scandals, this one will not fade once the season or the school year ends. There are pending criminal trials. Inevitably, there will be a raft of civil litigation. There will be multiple investigations, one of them headed by Penn State trustee and Merck president and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier, who has already vowed, "The chips will fall where they may."

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Dawn Meredith
11-19-2011, 05:49 PM
"... Unlike other sports scandals, this one will not fade once the season or the school year ends. There are pending criminal trials. Inevitably, there will be a raft of civil litigation. There will be multiple investigations, one of them headed by Penn State trustee and Merck president and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier, who has already vowed, "The chips will fall where they may."

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I agree, except it won't go to the lengths it needs to go. It will be likethe the Franklin Coverup. There is a good video online called "Conspiracy of Silence" about that nightmare. I watched it yesterday. Not the best video quality but it gives the viewer a chance to hear the actual victims, what got done to them and how the whole matter was hushed up. I am sick of hearing about Penn state on the news when I know that this is just the tip of the iceburg.

Ed Jewett
11-20-2011, 07:38 PM
The Sanctimonious Scavengers of the Penn State Scandalby Walter Brasch / November 19th, 2011
There is nothing the media love more than a good celebrity sex scandal.
Since the story of Scarlett Johansson’s purloined nude pictures had run its course, and the media squeezed every drop of ink it could from the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries engagement/wedding/marriage/divorce, they had to find something else to feed the beast with the insatiable appetite.
Something else was Penn State. Neatly packaged for the media was the trifecta of what passes as journalism—sex, scandal, and celebrity. And so the media circus rolled into State College, salivating at their good fortune.
The “sex” part of the story was that Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator of the Nittany Lions, was accused of 21 felony counts of sexual abuse of boys. A 23-page Grand Jury report, released Nov. 4 following a drawn-out three-year investigation, detailed some of the specifics. However, this story, no matter what the media say it is, is not about sex. It is about child molestation, child abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. Big difference.
The “scandal” is that it appeared that high-ranking Penn State officials, although they restricted Sandusky’s access to campus, didn’t contact police or child protection services, possibly believing they were protecting the university’s image.
The “celebrity” part is Joe Paterno, who listened to a graduate assistant who says he saw an act of sodomy by Sandusky, and then, disgusted by what Sandusky may have done, reported it the athletics director and senior vice-president for administration. Paterno met his legal responsibility, and isn’t under any criminal investigation. Questions to Paterno in court would probably result in the defense objecting to hearsay testimony since Paterno never witnessed the act.
Almost every Pennsylvania TV station and dozens of networks sent camera crews into State College. As the number of TV crews increased, the quality of reporting sank, as almost every on-air reporter seemed to feel a need to ask even dumber questions and make dumber statements than every other reporter. These are the TV stations that send camera crews to out-of-town football games, Spring training in Florida, and bowl games, yet have downsized their news staff, plead economic poverty, and failed to adequately cover critical news stories. In Pennsylvania, it has meant little original reporting about conflict-of-interest and ethics scandals in the state legislature. Sports, apparently, is “sexy”; the public’s money and legislature integrity aren’t.
These are the same members of the media who for many of Paterno’s 46 years as head coach had filed stories that he should step down after any two losses in a row, or during a losing season, or even a season that didn’t have enough wins. The media had also layered comments that Paterno was everything but senile, that he was too old to be coaching. But, Paterno, known in the media as “JoePa,” kept winning, and kept demanding academic and athletic excellence in addition to moral integrity from his players. The university’s library, not any of its athletic buildings, is named for him. America’s best-known coach was building not a place for future NFL stars, but a place where college students could supplement their education to become productive members of society. His graduation rate is among the highest in Division I athletics.
However, based upon the amount of newsprint and air time given to this story, you would swear that Paterno was guilty, arrested, and probably already convicted. The media almost forgot about Sandusky as they began piling on to Paterno. Six column headlines and five minute network stories dominated the news agenda. Like sharks, they smelled blood and circled their prey, a towering figure about to be toppled. With little evidence, these sanctimonious scavengers called for one of the most ethical and inspirational coaches and professors to resign, claiming he didn’t do enough, that he should have personally called the police rather than follow established protocol.
Many of the media horde, who had never written any story about Penn State’s excellent academic and research programs, soon began pumping out ludicrous statements that Penn State’s reputation would be tarnished for years. Despite their self-righteous denials, the screeching of “Joe Must Go” in one-inch bold black headlines undoubtedly influenced the university’s board of trustees, which was constantly proving that incompetence isn’t just a media trait. Their attitude seemed to be not whether what Paterno did was a terminable offense, but that to terminate him would somehow save the university’s tarnished reputation—and maybe preserve the value of their own luxury seats at Beaver Stadium.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, three days before the Penn State/Nebraska game, which was to be the last home game of the season, the Trustees, with a push from Gov. Tom Corbett, fired Paterno, thus justifying all the ink and air time spent by the media that seemed distracted from the real story—Sandusky, not Paterno, was arrested.
That night, thousands of students staged a demonstration of support for Paterno. The media called it a riot and almost universally condemned the students for exercising a First Amendment right of peaceful assembly and freedom of speech. What little damage done—the highest estimate was about $20,000—was by a relatively small number of participants.
On game day, the media camped in front of Paterno’s house. ESPN coverage of the game, which drew about twice as many viewers as expected, was constantly punctuated by the “scandal,” and what Paterno did and didn’t do. Tragedy had suddenly become a sport.
Contributing to the media’s shameful performance were mountains of crocodile tears, dripping with moral indignation. Had the media spent even a tenth of the time before the Penn State scandal to publish and air stories about child welfare problems, and what could be done to protect the most vulnerable of society, their myriad comments would have been credible.
In contrast to the masses, several reporters did credible reporting, including the hometown Centre Daily Times. But the best reporting might be that of Sara Ganim, who had begun her investigation first at the Centre Daily Timesbefore moving to the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Three years after graduating from Penn State, she broke the story in March that the Grand Jury was investigating Sandusky and others. Her story at the time didn’t get much traction. But, for several months she meticulously gathered facts and wrote news, not opinion and speculation, which dominated the work of many of her colleagues, many of whom showed they were incapable of even reaching the journalistic standards of reporting at the National Enquirer.
Perhaps Joe Paterno should have done more; perhaps he should have called the police or at least followed-up with his earlier concern. But, we don’t know yet the facts.
One concern remains. Today, these Monday Morning Quarterbacks of the media and a pack of largely anonymous self-righteous fans all say that unlike Paterno they would have done “the right thing.” How many, if faced by the same set of circumstances, would have done “the right thing” a month ago?
Walter Brasch, during a 40-year work career in mass communications, has been a member of several unions, in both the private and public sectors. He is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the author of 16 books, including With Just Cause: Unionization of the American Journalist. His latest book is Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0942991192/dissivoice-20). He can be contacted at: walterbrasch@gmail.com. Read other articles by Walter (http://dissidentvoice.org/author/WalterBrasch/), or visit Walter's website (http://www.walterbrasch.com/).
This article was posted on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 8:00am and is filed under Justice (http://dissidentvoice.org/category/justice/), Media (http://dissidentvoice.org/category/media/).


Ed Jewett
11-20-2011, 08:46 PM
Someone once said "the bestiality of imperialism knows no limits"....

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11-21-2011, 05:30 PM
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Penn State University's board of trustees tapped former FBI director Louis Freeh Monday to help lead an investigation into the child sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
"The entire Board of Trustees is intent on taking all steps necessary to ensure that our institution never again has to ask whether it did the right thing, or whether or not it could have done more," said trustee Ken Frazier, chairman of the special committee.

"We are committed to leaving no stone unturned to get to the bottom of what happened, who knew what when, and what changes we must make to ensure this doesn't happen again. Therefore, we are pleased that Judge Freeh has agreed to lead a thorough and independent investigative review of this matter."
Frazier, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, promised a "comprehensive and independent investigation into exactly what happened," and said "no one is above scrutiny."
The committee will review how the university handled the situation and look into whether action should have been taken by university employees to potentially stop the alleged abuse from continuing.
"The allegations that have been raised and the charges that have been brought are extraordinarily serious. ... We will immediately report any instances of criminality to appropriate law enforcement authorities," Freeh said, adding that any more suspected victims that are identified will be reported to police.
Freeh said the probe will be broad and last for a lengthy period before the committee submits its findings and recommendations to the trustees. The university also created a toll-free hotline for people to call with information about the case.
Freeh, a former federal judge and U.S. attorney, served as FBI director under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001.
Retired Air Force Col. and astronaut Guion Bluford, a Penn State alum will also be on the special committee.
Sandusky, 67, is accused in a 40-count indictment of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15-year period. He has maintained his innocence since his arrest Nov. 5.
Two former university officials -- athletic director Tim Curley and VP of finance Gary Schultz -- are facing perjury charges for lying to a grand jury about their knowledge of Sandusky's alleged abuse.
Legendary football coach Joe Paterno was fired after he failed to notify police about an alleged incident reported to him in 2002 by assistant coach Mike McQueary.
McQueary, a 28-year-old graduate assistant at the time, testified that he saw Sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in the Penn State locker room shower. Paterno notified Curley, as he was legally required to do, but the allegations never reached police.
Sandusky's attorney has repeatedly denied McQueary's allegation, saying that he believes he has identified the alleged victim and claims he will testify the assault never happened.
McQueary contended last week that he did report the abuse to police, which contradicts the grand jury report. So far, no police department has corroborated McQueary's claim.
Newscore contributed to this report.
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Ed Jewett
11-22-2011, 05:49 AM
Helen Tansey (Richmond)
I hope posting this graph works. It's from Muckety which shows all of the connections to Louis Freeh - ...[none of it posted]
try this link - http://muckety.com/Louis-J-Freeh/7989.muckety

I'm wondering, it's a stretch, but I'm wondering if Wheeler's death may be related. The thought just occurred to me
so it hasn't been thought through, but when I saw Freeh's connection to du Pont it triggered the memory of Wheeler's last day
near the du Pont headquarters.

[as posted in the subscribers' only blog at http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20111121_2
whose rules permit re-posting, and Helen -- with whom I have exchanged conversation and e-mails --
runs the T-Room (http://www.t-room.us/). ]

Magda Hassan
11-22-2011, 06:37 AM
Could be an interesting line of investigation.

Ed Jewett
11-22-2011, 06:41 AM
Could be an interesting line of investigation.

I am stirring up some leaves and over-turning some old logs now. It would be a good time for Cheri Seymour to come up for air and lend a thought.

Dawn Meredith
11-22-2011, 04:22 PM
We all saw what the FBI did in the Franklin coverup. End of story.

As usual.


Ed Jewett
11-23-2011, 02:27 AM
Exclusive: Jerry Sandusky case sees 2 new child sex abuse investigations where alleged victims are under 18Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 2:09 PM Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 6:59 PMhttp://media.pennlive.com/avatars/9404656.png (http://connect.pennlive.com/user/sganim/index.html)By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News (http://connect.pennlive.com/user/sganim/index.html)


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ANDY COLWELL, For The Patriot-News
Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is arraigned on sex abuse charges Nov. 5. He was released on $100,000 bail.
Two cases of child sex abuse alleged against Jerry Sandusky (http://www.pennlive.com/jerry-sandusky/) have been opened by Children and Youth Services in Pennsylvania.
The cases were reported less than 60 days ago, and so they are still in the initial stages of the investigation.
If they are found to be credible, these would be the first known cases to be reported since Sandusky’s arrest that involve current children. All of the other publicly known cases of alleged victims coming forward have been adults.
In Pennsylvania, when an adult comes forward and alleges abuse -- even if it happened when that person was a child -- it’s solely a police matter. CYS only participates in the investigation if the victim is still under 18.
This new information could give credence to a growing debate over whether Sandusky should have been arrested more quickly. (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/pennsylvania_gov_tom_corbett_d_1.html)

When a 15-year-old Clinton County boy first alleged crimes against the former football legend and charity founder, police opted to open a grand jury investigation instead of making an immediate arrest.
It was a surprise move to the family of the boy, now known as Victim One.
And, it became a point of wonder for others in law enforcement when The Patriot-News first reported earlier this month (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/special_report_why_the_jerry_s.html) that, for the first 15 months of the investigation against Sandusky, there was only one state trooper assigned to the case.
It wasn’t until the fall of 2010 that agents from the state Attorney General’s office got involved, and then when then-Attorney General Tom Corbett was elected governor and took office in January 2011, he appointed state police commissioner Frank Noonan, who increased the number of investigators to eight.
That was when things really started to take off. It wasn’t until January 2011 that Joe Paterno, fomer athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz testified. It wasn’t until April that officials from The Second Mile testified.
None of the other seven cases of alleged abuse, outlined in the grand jury presentment, were known until more investigators joined the team.
The 1998 police report -- which never led to charges when investigated by missing district attorney Ray Gricar (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/former_centre_county_da_ray_g.html)-- wasn’t found until late 2010. That file was found around the same time that assistant coach Mike McQueary was contacted for the first time by police.
McQueary testified before the grand jury that he’d witnessed abuse in 2002 and reported it to Schultz and Curley, but nothing ever came of that investigation.
As a result of his testimony, Curley and Schultz were charged (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/sandusky_investigation_sources.html) with perjury and failure to report a crime.
But none of the cover-up investigation began until 2011. And it wasn’t until after The Patriot-News broke the story of the investigation in March (http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/03/jerry_sandusky_former_penn_sta.html) of this year, that officials from the Clinton County school district where Sandusky had allegedly spent time with Victim One were subpoenaed.
Gricar’s former staff members were not interviewed until after March 2011.
And Jerry Sandusky’s home was not searched until this summer — two and half years after the investigation began.
In response to questions about the length of the investigation, Corbett said yesterday:
“The one thing you do not want to do as a prosecutor is go on one case. ... You want to show a continued course of action.”
If a first set of charges are filed early and “you were to lose that one case, it would be much more difficult to bring charges in other cases because it would be seen by you, by the public, as vindictive,” he added.
Corbett noted that decisions on filing charges or working to build a stronger case are made with the team of investigators. He did not address why only one investigator was assigned to the case until late 2010. His spokesman, Kevin Harley, has said that information is not accurate. However, The Patriot-News confirmed it with several sources close to the investigation.
“These are professional prosecutors who are ... making tactical decisions which you all are questioning. And you have the right to question that,” Corbett said. “But these are people who have experience in these fields, and they made decisions that I agreed with when I was there, and that current Attorney General Linda Kelly has agreed with thereafter.”

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Ed Jewett
11-23-2011, 06:05 AM
With a tip of the cap to http://www.t-room.us/ :

Will Freeh bungle Penn State child-sex abuse investigation too?

By Andrew W. GriffinRed Dirt Report, editor
Posted: November 21, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – More than two weeks after the public began to learn of the child-sex abuse allegations against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, we learn that former FBI Director Louis Freeh (http://news.yahoo.com/psu-taps-ex-fbi-director-freeh-investigation-152420920.html;_ylc=X3oDMTNrODh0aGdjBF9TAzc2NjUxND cEYWN0A21haWxfY2IEY3QDYQRpbnRsA3VzBGxhbmcDZW4tVVME cGtnAzgwZDc3M2Y4LTg5NzEtMzE2My04Yzk5LTliMjBhZmY3YT g0ZQRzZWMDbWl0X3NoYXJlBHNsawNtYWlsBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3) , now in the private sector, has been hired to uncover the truth about horrific child-sex abusecrimes (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/11/16/penn-state-scandal-the-grand-jury-report-vs-sandusky-s-claims.html) in State College, Pennsylvania.

Freeh, you may recall, served as FBI director during the Clinton administration and was in that leadership spot during the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah building bombing. Now that Freeh has been "tapped to lead Penn State's investigation into the child-sex abuse allegations" against Sandusky, and perhaps others, with information allegedly stretching back to 1975,Red Dirt Report wonders if Penn State really wants this crime to be solved and their questions to be answered.

As reported today, Freeh said: "I will personally lead that investigation. The special committee has hired my law firm to conduct a fair and independent investigation."
Good luck getting to the truth, Penn State. Given Freeh's lousy reputation as a crimefighter - and not surprisingly, former Pennsylvania Attorney General and current Gov. Tom Corbett gives Freeh a big thumbs up - you would think Penn State would stay far, far away from Freeh, unless Freeh is expected to bungle, cover up and obfuscate while pretending to expose the crimes against children there in the Keystone State. We hope he is there to do the right thing by those victimized by Sandusky and others.

People at Penn State - also known as "Happy Valley" - have known about Sandusky's crimes and have covered for him and ousted, godlike Coach Joe Paterno. Note this article (http://www.timesonline.com/columnists/sports/mark_madden/madden-sandusky-a-state-secret/article_863d3c82-5e6f-11e0-9ae5-001a4bcf6878.html#user-comment-area) in the Beaver County Times which, back in April, was shouting from the rooftops about Sandusky and note that "But there's no shortage of stories and rumors about Penn State football sweeping problems under the rug."

Freeh, we must note, is an interesting – and controversial – choice. Yes, controversy seemed to stick to Freeh like crazy glue throughout the 1990’s. First, there was Freeh’s coverup of the 1992 Ruby Ridge travesty. Another big one involved the fallout from Waco, which spilled over into Freeh’s tenure, another botched event and subsequent cover-up. Freeh has a lot to answer for.
While Freeh is viewed as incompetent, he and his underlings were effective in covering up and/or ignoring major crimes and controversies over the years that he was charged to protect the American people. As Charles R. Smith wrote (http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/6/5/160707.shtml) of Freeh at Newsmax.com in 2002: “FBI Director Louis Freeh oversaw the longest run of FBI public disasters in its entire history” with Freeh transforming the FBI “from a federal law enforcement agency into a political joke.”
Think about it. Freeh was in charge during the “500 missing FBI files” incident, the Unabomber case, the Wen Ho Lee/Los Alamos files espionage case, the Montana Freemen showdown, the shoot down of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 and so on. Do you feel you have more answers or fewer answers on those incidents and tragedies? Think about it.
Oh, and did you know Freeh was appointed FBI director in July 1993, the day before Vincent Foster’s body was found in Fort Marcy Park?, The prior director, William Sessions, was ousted by Attorney General Janet Reno in the wake of the Waco disaster – a disaster Freeh would fail to fully investigate, according to reports.
In a September 2000 article in Business Week, writer Howard Gleckman, in a piece titled “The Case Against Louis Freeh (http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/sep2000/nf20000918_906.htm),” the article absolutely blasts the director, who was still in charge at that time.
Writes Gleckman: “The man (Freeh) has overseen a bureau that has bungled investigations of high-profile criminal cases and repeatedly misled probers and judges in legal proceedings – never more shamelessly than in the matter of Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee. At the same time, Freeh’s FBI has tried to run roughshod over the civil liberties of ordinary citizens, demanding access to encryption codes and elbowing its way onto every PC in the country through its Carnivore project.”
Remember, that was written 11 years ago – and one year before 9/11.
And for those of us here in Oklahoma City, still healing from the effects of the bombing more than 16 years later, to learn that former FBI Director Freeh is leading an investigation into a major crime which may involve connections to many other people, well, don’t hold your breath folks. He had an opportunity to do the right thing by the victims of the bombing and he opted not to do the right thing and bring the real criminals to justice.

In fact, the idea that Freeh will uncover anything of substance – good luck, Penn State scandal truthseekers – is an absolute joke. For instance, Freeh was exposed as knowing a lot more about the details of who was involved in the bombing, far beyond Timothy McVeigh. Be sure to check out the upcoming release of Free Mind Films’ explosive documentary, A Noble Lie (http://www.reddirtreport.com/Story.aspx/17588).
As exposed by the late J.D. Cash, an investigative reporter with the McCurtain Daily Gazette, Freeh and the FBI allegedly knew of a bomb plot and the activities of German intelligence contact and Neo-Nazi infiltrator Andreas Strassmeir at Elohim City in Adair County, Oklahoma. And what of Larry Potts (http://articles.philly.com/1995-09-22/news/25719516_1_fbi-sharpshooter-ruby-ridge-vicki-weaver), a leading FBI investigator? Freeh made sure Potts, his number two guy, rose in the ranks, yet what does Freeh think about accusations made against Potts, a villain linked to numerous botched cases? This includes comments by the late Timothy McVeigh, executed for his role in the bombing, who said Potts - involved in Ruby Ridge and Waco - knew him well and was forcing the former soldier-turned-radical to "go off script (http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/220207okcrevelations.htm)" and that McVeigh's accomplice, Terry Nichols, said the bombing was an "FBI op," as noted by a hard-hitting 2007 article (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/660197443/Nichols-says-bombing-was-FBI-op.html) in Utah'sDeseret News.

As for "Andy the German" Strassmeir, much of his role in the "FBI op" was revealed (http://www.federalobserver.com/archive.php?aid=10329)in a January 1996 memo Freeh sent out to senior FBI field agents which noted the Southern Poverty Law Center/FBI joint sting operation at Elohim City, Okla. was being handled in the days prior to the bombing.
As Cash reported, while Freeh’s FBI put up border guards on the Mexican border to pick up Strassmeir for questioning in regards to his links to Elohim City and McVeigh, Strassmeir managed to slip through their fingers. The teletype, obtained via an FOIA request, was heavily redacted but reveals that FBI Director Freeh knew a lot more about the Oklahoma City bombing case than the public was led to believe. Why did Freeh allow Strassmeir to flee the U.S. and go back to Germany without being questioned about his role in the lead-up to the Oklahoma City bombing, the biggest domestic terror attack up to that time in history? Wouldn't Strassmeir's knowledge of McVeigh and "others unknown" have been useful to the federal investigation into the April 19, 1995 bombing here in Oklahoma City that killed 168 and wounded many others?

As Cash wrote, in a piece (http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45376) posted in 2005 at WorldNetDaily.com: “The Freeh teletype also discusses an allegedly close relationship McVeigh had with a subject living at Elohim City, a person who, the teletype says, spoke with McVeigh only two days before the bombing.”
Continuing, Cash, and co-writer Roger Charles note: “That information, Freeh said, was from an informant who was working for the Southern Poverty Law Center (http://theintelhub.com/2011/07/27/flashback-splc-morris-dees-linked-to-the-oklahoma-city-bombing/) – a tax-exempt civil rights group co-founded by Morris Dees.”
It was Freeh's FBI that gathered up all the videotapes (http://www.infowars.com/fbi-claims-oklahoma-city-bombing-tapes-missing/) after the Oklahoma City bombing. Where are those tapes now, Mr. Freeh?

The FBI crime labs under Freeh were accused by an FBI whistleblower that evidence in OKBOMB had been tainted. And Freeh punished him (http://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/19/opinion/the-fbi-s-limited-cleanup.html?ref=fredericwhitehurst), sending a chilling message to other potential whistleblowers. And yet Penn State, certainly knowing Freeh’s background and history, wants him to do an independent investigation into this serious case at Penn State, which some have reported may include Sandusky’s involvement in “pimping out (http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-10/sports/30381212_1_child-molester-madden-claims-jerry-sandusky)” children to wealthy Penn State donors?
Freeh’s predecessor, William S. Sessions, was FBI director when Ruby Ridge and Waco happened and was in charge when accusations arose against powerful people and institutions in the late 1980’s and early 1990's regarding pedophile rings leading up to the top rungs of American political power, something some independent researchers claim goes on to this day. The 2005 "Gannon-gate (http://insider-magazine.org/Gannongate.htm)" episode, as noted by reporter Wayne Madsen, was reminiscent of the 1989 pedophile and prostitution scandal linked to the Franklin Community Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska. And interestingly, that scandal seems reminiscent of what we are seeing unfold at Penn State, if the allegations of Sandusky "pimping (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/shock-allegations-penn-st-coach-may-have-been-pimping-out-boys-to-donors/)" kids out to wealthy school donors are indeed true, as reported by sports journalist Mark Madden.

The FBI seems to be more interested in crisis management and cover up than in actually solving serious crimes, as we have seen time and again.
When Red Dirt Report first learned that Freeh was hired by Penn State to investigate the Sandusky child-sex abuse case as an independent investigator, we thought about some of our sources who are still upset with Freeh for allegedly covering up so many aspects of what happened prior, during and after the Oklahoma City bombing. This includes the murders of Oklahoma City Police Officer Terry Yeakey (http://www.riflewarrior.com/who_killed_terry_yeakey.htm) and prisoner Kenneth Trentadue (http://www.victimsofthestate.org/OK/Trentadue.htm), killed while in federal custody in the wake of the OKC bombing, in what his brother Jesse Trentadue believes was a case of mistaken identity.That happened on Freeh and Reno's watch.

Red Dirt Report is very skeptical of Freeh and whether or not he will really find out anything of consequence and if he does, be on the alert that if it involves very powerful and influential people.
Think about it. It was at the end of his tenure that Freeh, a devout Roman Catholic and rumored to be linked with the shadowy Opus Dei organization, dramatized in Dan Brown’s Catholic Church-linked conspiracy thriller The DaVinci Code, was revealed as actually attending the same church as devoted Opus Dei Catholic and FBI agent-turned-spy Robert Hanssen. Freeh notes in his bio My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Fighting the War on Terror, that he didn’t know that Hanssen, a fellow parishioner at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Great Falls, Va., was up to no good and selling us out to the Russians and earning Hanssen the infamous name “the most damaging spy in history.” Somehow, the big ones tend to get by Freeh. Hmmm.

Interestingly, exactly six months prior to the terror attacks of 9/11/01, some pamphleteers critical (http://public-action.com/SkyWriter/WacoMuseum/burial/doc/b_hanssen.html) of Freeh and his cover up of the 1993 “holocaust” of Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas appeared outside his church. While the critics of Freeh and his FBI were angrily driven off the church property by the priest, the somewhat rambling pamphlet notes accuses Freeh of being a “conspirator in the murder of the Branch Davidians, an accessory after the fact.”

Perhaps Louis Freeh has learned a lot since those crazy days of the 1990’s. Perhaps he has had time to reflect on his career and the crimes he was charged with investigating, on behalf of the American people.
But we're not sure, given his awful record in tracking down the real criminals in numerous high-profile cases. As one person who lost several family members in the Oklahoma City bombing told us this afternoon of Freeh and his new assignment at Penn State, "(Freeh) screwed up here and he's going to screw up there." There aren't many fans of Freeh back here in Oklahoma. We hope folks in Pennsylvania take that into account as their "independent investigation" is launched.

For the sake of the victims at Penn State and those who are extraordinarily upset and outraged about what took place there for many, many years, we truly hope Louis Freeh uncovers the truth and that the despicable Jerry Sandusky - and others - are ultimately brought to justice.


Jerry Sandusky Cover up and Money Trail (http://crownsports.blogspot.com/2011/11/sandusky-cover-up-scandal.html)


Sandusky Cover Up Scandal

This commentary is not to justify the alleged actions of Jerry Sandusky. I believe he is more than likely guilty and that is why I could never be an impartial juror. According to the U.S. Constitution, which preserves civility in the United States, we need to recognize the court procedures set forth by it. In other words, we need to recognize that government, law enforcement, and politicians will may use it against us to paint a story with the media. Right now there are only bits and pieces of information; people are appalled and rightfully so, but making sure we get the complete story is necessary. I feel most main stream news sources would not print this, thus we need the internet: the underworld of news. I hope this story is shared by many to get to the core of the truth, as people we are supposed to trust have done a great injustice not only to young children but also to innocent men of which none is Jerry Sandusky in this commentary.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g-v_v9INCfs/TsV5nbOd04I/AAAAAAAAAh4/g3GQVMhyNNg/s400/c7f2B.AuSt.42.jpeg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g-v_v9INCfs/TsV5nbOd04I/AAAAAAAAAh4/g3GQVMhyNNg/s1600/c7f2B.AuSt.42.jpeg)
The Penn State University's association with Jerry Sandusky is going to get super ugly and the whole truth will probably never come out as there is far more to it than just PSU football. The cover up involves Penn State officials starting with the board of trustees, government officials and the police all doing their very best to try to pin this on the most obvious person, Joe Paterno. Paterno is the face of Penn State football and Sandusky was an assistant coach a long time ago (1999). One thing I would bet my life on is that Joe Paterno didn't want Sandusky around PSU.

Let's look at some facts. Jerry Sandusky was twice named assistant coach of the year in Division I college football. He was a great defensive coordinator and the record proves his worth to PSU football. While Sandusky was at Penn State, the Nittany Lions had 31 winning seasons during a 32-year stretch. The university was nicknamed Linebacker U. In 1997, Sandusky was first subjected to child abuse charges when the District Attorney of Centre County, Pennsylvania, Ray Gricar dismissed the charges despite evidence and a statement from a victim that Sandusky was showering in the nude with minors and fondling young boys. Because Gricar dismissed the charges, it was just an allegation and 32 years of tenure at Penn State meant the University couldn't just fire Sandusky without justification lest it would face a wrongful termination lawsuit.

After the original allegations, Joe Paterno told Sandusky he would not be the next head coach at Penn State and he should consider retiring. Paterno informed Sandusky the football team needed to head in a different direction. Considering PSU was used to winning football seasons with Sandusky it seemed strange to fix something that wasn't broken. The five years immediately following Sandusky's departure PSU had four losing season. The decision to push Sandusky out was not about winning but about character, and Sandusky's character appeared to be in question. Per the urging of Paterno, Sandusky agreed to an early "enhanced retirement package" and since he was never convicted he was in a position to negotiate a decent retirement package.

Due to the horrible record and sub-standard PSU defense in the post Sandusky years, Tim Curley the PSU athletic director actually asked Joe to step down as football coach; Paterno refused. Based on this knowledge it is safe to say Joe Paterno was not all about winning football games as he pushed out his best assistant coach because of strong allegations.

Sandusky retired from PSU football at a young age for a football coach (55). His focus turned towards the charity he founded,the Second Mile Foundation. This charity had a legal counselor named Wendell Courtney. Coincidentally, Courtney was the university legal counsel who negotiated Sandusky's retirement package. The retirement package included, the title of Professor of Physical Education with emeritus status allowing Sandusky full use of university facilities. Sandusky also received an office in East Hall along with a telephone line yet, he never taught at PSU. The retirement package was approved by the Penn State board of trustees (1998) NOT Joe Paterno the football coach.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lbqerm3-5wU/TsV8HbK8ksI/AAAAAAAAAiQ/Ne_tGXTXqac/s400/Herbert%2BPS.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lbqerm3-5wU/TsV8HbK8ksI/AAAAAAAAAiQ/Ne_tGXTXqac/s1600/Herbert%2BPS.jpg)Why would Sandusky need an office and phone at PSU? The answer lies with Wendell Courtney. Courtney was legal counsel for The Second Mile Foundation, a charity that raised millions of dollars for under privileged youths. Raising funds for this organization includes many ex Nittany Lion players who played in the NFL with big time contacts. Sandusky maintained his reputation that included rather complimentary words from former Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil, former President George H. Bush, and many others plus the association with Penn State University as the cleanest football program in collegiate sports. The PSU connection, the phone, the office was all beneficial to Sandusky to raise funds for the Second Mile Foundation. Wendell Courtney as legal counsel was also a beneficiary of the fund raising as only 10% of the funds donated to charities are required by law to go to the actual cause while 90% can be used towards administration fees.

Money was the motivation for Sandusky's existence at PSU as for the District Attorney for Centre County Ray Gricar he cannot answer questions because he has been missing since 2005. Gricar's Mini Cooper was last seen along the banks adjacent to the Susquehanna River in April of 2005, 9 years earlier his brother Roy's body was found in the great Miami River in Ohio.

"Police and family members noted that the location where the vehicle was found – adjacent to two bridges over the Susquehanna River – bore some similarities to the location where the vehicle of Roy Gricar, Ray Gricar's older brother, was located before his body was found in the Great Miami River in Ohio in 1996."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Gricar

Now let's look at Joe Paterno's character. He was an advocate of academics, his players graduated at a rate 78%, 9% greater than the national average and only second to Northwestern in the Big Ten Conference.

"Paterno is also renowned for his charitable contributions to academics at Penn State. He and his wife Sue have contributed over $4 million towards various departments and colleges, including support for the Penn State All-Sports Museum (http://www.gopsusports.com/museum/), which opened in 2002, and the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, which opened in 2003. After helping raise over $13.5 million in funds for the 1997 expansion of Pattee Library (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattee_Library), the University named the expansion Paterno Library (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paterno_Library) in their honor.

In 2007, former player Franco Harris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Harris) and his company R Super Foods honored Paterno for his contributions to Penn State by featuring his story and picture on boxes of Super Donuts and Super Buns in Central PA. A portion of the sales will be donated to an endowment fund for the university library that bears his name."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Paterno#Philanthropy_and_education

It should also be noted that Paterno never earned more than $568,000 (base salary) a year in his career well below what he could have commanded with both tenure and a following nationwide. While most division I coaches earn well over a million and up to $5 million per season Joe Paterno the living legend, collegiate football Hall of Famer barely made a 1/2 million per year. Joe raised funds also but those funds were given to the cause not his personal wealth as Joe lives in a very moderate house

Joe has a reputation of playing by the rules and if he was guilty of anything it was playing by the rules when it came to Sandusky. Joe couldn't fire Sandusky in 1999 he had to suggest he retire from the program. In 2002 upon hearing of allegations from Mike McQueary about child molestation in the showers by the former assistant Sandusky, Joe followed rules, just like he has done his entire life. The rules at Penn State set out by the board of trustees states, that any sexual misconduct must be reported to ones immediate superior. In this case Paterno and McQueary reported to Tim Curley the Athletic Director and Gary Schultz the Sr. VP of Business and Finance. Paterno followed the rules along with McQueary and per state law Mike McQueary witnessed an act in the showers of alleged sexual misconduct with a minor by an adult and by law he must report this to the police. Grand Jury Report, page 12 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/documents/sandusky-grand-jury-report11052011.html)

Joe Paterno was a football coach at Penn State, he had legendary status, he had great support but he was never a God as some people suggested. He yielded power to the board of trustees. The same group that fired him and if you are indeed and almighty powerful god you don't have the board of trustees firing you.
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As for Mike McQueary, the than 28 year old graduate assistant allegedly witnessed a horrific act for which he came forward to Joe Paterno, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and per his own statements, the police. University police and Centre County police are both denying reports of McQueary making statements. McQueary is considered a credible witness by the state. He has not been fired by the board of trustees and he is not wanted by the police for any violations of the law yet both the police departments with jurisdiction are denying he made a statement. Considering McQueary has not been charged and he was found to be a credible honest witness by the appointed grand jury I would assume he has been honest throughout and did make a police report. As for the police as the puzzle comes together it appears they are involved in the cover up.

Gary Schultz is an important figure in this entire debacle. Schultz is the Senior Vice President of Business and Finance for Penn State. He also oversees the PSU police department. In other words he is either the head of the University Police Department or he is a representative of the police department, otherwise what importance did he have with hearing statements from Paterno and McQueary? Schultz and AD Tim Curley decided the report from McQueary was "not that serious" and like Ray Gricar in 1998 dismissed the eye witness account from McQueary and never reported their findings to the state of Pennsylvania child services dept as required by law. Gary Schultz appears to have a major conflict of interest. He was the head of the University police department (oversees) and also the Sr. Vice President of Business and Finance; to report Sandusky for sexual misconduct with a minor would have rocked the PSU program in 2002 costing the University revenue and making Schultz look bad so it's possible he decided to cover up and focus on finance and business. Schultz has been discredited as having faulty testimony in the case and is not considered a credible witness. Grand Jury Report page 9 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/documents/sandusky-grand-jury-report11052011.html)http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y0Uf1yqb8AA/TsWNWPIC-CI/AAAAAAAAAic/38dUkoAWVJ0/s400/GarySchultz-b.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y0Uf1yqb8AA/TsWNWPIC-CI/AAAAAAAAAic/38dUkoAWVJ0/s1600/GarySchultz-b.jpg)

This wouldn't be the first time the police have covered up a crime. The fraternity in blue was well aware of first hand reports of sexual abuse by Sandusky in 1997 in Centre County. The police didn't pursue this and by law appropriately since than District Attorney Ray Gricar dismissed the charges; the police did not have the authority to go any further unless you install "Noonan's moral obligations". Yet in 2002 Mike McQueary says he made a report to the police. Police deny McQueary made a report to them in 2002, so someone is not being consistent with the truth or lying to cover up.

Schultz is currently retired from PSU and is out on bail for failing to report a criminal act against a child (Grand Jury report page 12) (http://www.washinghttp//www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=2449216906938859990&postID=980535978020901797tonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/documents/sandusky-grand-jury-report11052011.html) Based on the information Schultz received from McQueary he along with recently fired President Graham Spanier took away Sandusky's keys and notified him not to bring children onto PSU property. This was not Joe Paterno's ruling these were Senior officials of the Penn State University making the decision.

In 2009 more allegations were brought against Jerry Sandusky by Clinton County High School for molesting young boys where Sandusky was a volunteer coach. The 2009 charges were the responsibility of than Attorney General (Republican) Tom Corbett. Corbett claims he put off the case because he had ties to the Sandusky family. In 2009 Corbett had enough evidence to arrest Sandusky but chose to wait. Ironically the Second Mile Charity had donated over $640,000 to Corbett's political campaigning including $200,000 for Corbett's 2010 race for Governor of Pennsylvaniahttp://earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/early-returns-20/53-post-gazette-staff/3641-more-second-mile-psucorbett-ties (http://earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/early-returns-20/53-post-gazette-staff/3641-more-second-mile-psucorbett-ties)To make matters worse Governor Tom Corbett aware of the Sandusky child molestation case in 2009 as attorney general approved a $3,000,000 state grant to The Second Mile Charity in 2010 and this is the same governor who refused to spend $40 million for disabled citizens but had $3 million to give a charity who he knew was the focus point of a child molestation case. http://thepennsylvaniaprogressive.com/

The cover up is far deeper and goes into the judicial system and polithttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifics. The judge who set the bail for Sandusky to roam free on $100,000 bail ($400,000 lighter than requested by the prosecutor's office) had direct ties with the Second Mile Charity; another conflict of interest. The Second Mile charity also recently bought land from Penn St. University which was approved by the board of trustees which includes on the board Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Had Corbett revealed in 2009 Sandusky his acceptance of campaign donations from Sandusky's charity might have come into strong question and he would have not received more financial support in 2010 for the governor's race. If that is not enough political influence, include in the embarrassment Senator (Rep) Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania into the mix. In 2002 Sandusky was awarded with the "Angels in Adoption Award" by Senator Santorum for his work with foster children so the "sweeping under the rug 1997 case" was well covered by Pennsylvania politicians.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Mile

With all of the money involved with The Second Mile charity and the President and founder of the charity Jerry Sandusky it took a lot of nerve or ignorance by Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan to criticize Joe Paterno for "not meeting his moral obligations". It's easy to go after the 84 year old man after all he is feeble and will die soon enough even if he decides to sue the state for slandering his reputation. Remember Paterno tried to get rid of Sandusky the board of trustees allowed him to keep and office on campus.

Frank Noonan stirred the pot, he slandered Joe Paterno so badly that support for Paterno was at an all time low. This allowed the board of trustees to fire Paterno. The spotlight has been placed on Paterno as an "enabler" yet Sandusky has not been under Joe Paterno's supervision since 1999. Joe is a big enough figure that a spotlight on him takes it off of the real "enablers". Frank Noonan slandered Joe Pa to take the focus off his boss in the governor's office. The money trail from Sandusky to Corbett is documented. Jerry had a value to Tom Corbett's political career.

It's a horrific tragedy that young boys for years have been allegedly molested by Sandusky. I refrain from calling him guilty but the evidence and the political cover up supported by police departments state wide and the attempt to deflect press onto Joe Paterno is the most corrupt sickest political scandals in my lifetime. A case so vile as child molestation that is covered up for so many years probably wouldn't be covered up by a man that followed the rules his entire life of 84 years and showed excellent character but when politicians, police, and money is involved even the sickest of actions are allowed for such an extensive period of time until it gets so hideous that parents talk to too many cops until finally something has to be done and it has been done.

PSU in this case does not stand for Penn State University, it stands for Political State cover Up. Sorry but to cover up child molestation for 14 years the man who does not supervise him for the past 12 years and pushes him out of the program is not big enough to enable a child molester but with political donations a governor and attorney general has more than enough power.

Posted by Hacksaw Hemingway at 10:33 PM


Freeh Has Some Ties To Penn State, Probe

Updated: Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011, 9:28 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011, 9:28 AM ESTFormer FBI director Louis J. Freeh, the head of Penn State's self-investigation, has ties to a university fundraiser and possibly the man leading the state's investigation into child sex abuse at the school.
The Wilmington News Journal says Freeh once worked with Ric Struthers, a big contributor affiliated with Penn State.
Freeh was general counsel of MBNA in Wilmington when Struthers was a top executive.
Struthers is also on the board of directors of The Second Mile, the charity that was founded by Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky is the former Penn State assistant coach who faces numerous sex-abuse charges in the Penn State scandal.
A spokeswoman for the Penn State trustees said in a statement to the News-Journal that Freeh "reported at all times to MBNA's chief executive officer, and not to Mr. Struthers."
Also, the head of the Pennsylvania state police, who also leading the state investigation into Sandusky along with the current attorney general, worked at the FBI when Freeh was its director.
Frank Noonan was named Chief of Criminal Investigations for Tom Corbett in July 2009, after Sandusky case allegedly came to Attorney General Corbett in March 2009.
Noonan was at the FBI from 1971 until his retirement in 1998.
Freeh was the director of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001.
Penn State trustee Ken Frazier, the CEO of Merck, said on Monday that Freeh was chosen partly by the trustees because he had "no connection whatsoever to Penn State or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
Also, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review says the senior partner in Freeh's law firm, Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan, is a Penn State graduate.

Stanley Sporkin attended Penn State from 1949 to 1953. (http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20111122/NEWS01/111220338/Penn-State-investigator-has-ties-Second-Mile-charity-s-board?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home)
In a Monday press conference, Freeh said he would be sharing information with state investigators in the case.

Ed Jewett
11-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Those interested in browsing on the topic of Freeh might peruse these links and threads at RigorousIntuition (caveat lector and take a "crap detector"):




See also:

All Centre County judges recuse themselves from Sandusky matters (http://www.timesleader.com/AbingtonJournal/news/All-Centre-County-judges-recuse-themselves-from-Sandusky-matters.html)

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More Sandusky accusers come forward


Two Scandals, One Connection: The FBI link between Penn State and UC Davis (http://www.thenation.com/blog/164783/two-scandals-one-connection-fbi-link-between-penn-state-and-uc-davis)Dave Zirin (http://www.thenation.com/authors/dave-zirin) on November 23, 2011 - 10:32am ET
Two shocking scandals. Two esteemed universities. Two disgraced university leaders. One stunning connection. Over the last month, we’ve seen Penn State University President Graham Spanier dismissed from his duties and we’ve seen UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi pushed to the brink of resignation. Spanier was jettisoned because of what appears to be a systematic cover-up of assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s serial child rape. Katehi has faced calls to resign after the she sent campus police to blast pepper spray in the faces of her peaceably assembled students (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnR7xET7Uo), an act for which she claims "full responsibility." The university's Faculty Association has since voted for her ouster citing a "gross failure of leadership." The names Spanier and Katehi are now synonymous with the worst abuses of institutional power. But their connection didn’t begin there. In 2010, Spanier chose Katehi to join an elite team (http://www.theaggie.org/2010/10/19/chancellor-katehi-appointed-to-fbi-advisory-board/) of 20 college Presidents on what’s called the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, which “promotes discussion and outreach between research universities and the FBI."
Spanier said upon the group’s founding in 2005, (http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/national-security-higher-education-advisory-board-meets-at-fbi-headquarters) “The National Security Higher Education Advisory Board promises to help universities and government work toward a balanced and rational approach that will allow scientific research and education to progress and our nation to remain safe.” He also said that the partnership could help provide “internships” to faculty and students interested in “National Security issues.”
FBI chief Robert Mueller said at a press conference with Spanier, (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16067492) “We knew it would not be necessarily an easy sell because of the perceived tension between law enforcement and academia. But once we've briefed President Spanier on the national security threats that impact all of you here at Penn State and at other universities, it became clear to all of us why this partnership is so important. “
But the reality of this partnership is far different. Its original mandate was about protecting schools from “cyber theft” and “intellectual property issues.". But, as has been true with the FBI since Hoover, give them a foothold, and they’ll take off their shoes and get cozy. Their classified mandate has since expanded to such euphemisms as “counter-terrorism” and “public safety.” It also expanded federal anti-terrorism task forces to include the dark-helmeted, pepper-spray brigades, otherwise known as the campus police.
As Wired magazine put it in 2007 (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/11/fbi-drafts-univ/), “presidents are being advised to think like "Cold War-riors" and be mindful of professors and students who may not be on campus for purposes of learning but, instead, for spying, stealing research and recruiting people who are sympathetic to an anti-U.S. cause."
Chancellor Katehi said in 2010 that despite these concerns, she was proud to join the NSHEA because (http://www.theaggie.org/2010/10/19/chancellor-katehi-appointed-to-fbi-advisory-board/), “It’s important for us to learn from the FBI about the smartest, safest protocols to follow as we do our work, and it is equally important that the FBI has a solid understanding of matters of academic freedom.”
Sacremento’s FBI Special Agent in Charge, Drew Parenti, praised her involvement, saying, (http://www.theaggie.org/2010/10/19/chancellor-katehi-appointed-to-fbi-advisory-board/) “The FBI’s partnership with higher education is a key component in our strategy of staying ahead of national security threats from our foreign adversaries…. we are very pleased that Chancellor Katehi has accepted an appointment to serve on the board.”
As for the actual meetings between the presidents of academic institutions and the FBI, those discussions are classified. If you are a rabble-rousing faculty member or a student group stepping out of line, your school records can become the FBI’s business and you’d be none the wiser.
Chris Ott, from the Massachusetts ACLU, said of the NSHEA, (http://old.cageprisoners.com/articles.php?id=20844) “The FBI is asking university faculty, staff, and students to create a form of neighborhood watch against anything that is so called ‘suspicious.’ What kinds of things are they going to report on? Who has the right to be snitching? One of the scary things is who [on the campuses] will take it upon themselves to root out spies?”
In the wake of the scandals that have enveloped and now destroyed the careers of Spanier and Katehi, the very existence of the NCHEA should now be called to question. Given the personal character on display by these two individuals, why should anyone trust that the classified meetings have stayed in the realm of “cyber theft” and intellectual property rights? What did the FBI tell Chancellor Katehi about how to deal with the peacefully assembled Occupiers? Was “counter-terrorism” advice given on how to handle her own students?
As for Spanier, how much of Sandusky’s actions at Penn State, which were documented on campus but never shared with the local police, was the FBI privy to? Why did the school hire former FBI director Louis Freeh to head up their internal investigation? Does that in fact represent a conflict of interest? And most critically, did the “chilling effect” of a sanctioned FBI presence at Penn State, actually prevent people from coming forward?
When Spanier was asked in 2005, if he was concerned about whether a formal partnership with the FBI would cause objections he said, "If there is an issue on my campus, I'd like to be the first person to hear about it, not the last.” In the context of recent events, (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/11/23/meet-penn-state-s-new-whistleblower-vicky-triponey.html) it’s probably best to let those words speak for themselves. But fear not for the futures of these two stewards of higher education and academic freedom. Maybe Spanier’s can put his experience as a federal informant to good use from inside a federal prison. As for Katehi, if, as suspected, she’ll be unemployed shortly, perhaps she can take advantage of one of those fabulous internship opportunities having the FBI on campus provides.

Related Topics: Politics (http://www.thenation.com/section/politics)



Ed Jewett
11-27-2011, 06:49 PM
Joe Paterno is from Brooklyn, where child-rape scandal hits close to homeFor local legendary football coach Pudgy Walsh, horrible memories come flooding backNEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Originally Published: Thursday, November 17 2011, 7:00 AM

Todd Maisel/New York Daily News
Pudgy Walsh, a legendary football coach in his own right with the Brooklyn Mariners, also works with Good Sheperd Church in Brooklyn where Joe Paterno attended. Walsh says he was sexually assaulted as a boy.

Joe Paterno is from Brooklyn, but doesn't seem to remember that in wake of sex-abuse scandal.

Joe Paterno grew up here.
Joe Paterno went to school and Mass here. Joe Paterno learned his core Christian values at Good Shepherd School and church on Brown St. here in Marine Park, a rugged, working-middle-class Brooklyn neighborhood that also produced baseball legend Joe Torre, with the local Little League named after him.
Joe Paterno played sports here, learning a fierce Brooklyn street code of right and wrong, and later was a running back at the Jesuit-strict Brooklyn Prep High, before graduating Brown and going to Penn State to win a record 409 football games and national glory.
Sports have always been a very big deal in Good Shepherd parish.
So, now, is pedophilia.
Last month the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Brady, 78, once chaplain of the FDNY and pastor emeritus of Good Shepherd, was arrested on charges of abusing two boys.
Then, hut-one, hut-two, right behind that sack came the Penn State child-rape scandals, with Joe Paterno accused of looking the other way.
After Good Shepherd’s 7 a.m. Mass yesterday, parishioner Joe Stemberger, a transit worker, said, “How could they abuse the disadvantaged kids who came to them for hope and then cover it up? The way the church covered up these priest scandals?”
There might be no better man to help answer that question than Pudgy Walsh, a legendary local football coach of the semi-pro Brooklyn Mariners with 588 wins over 55 seasons.
Pudgy also attended Brooklyn Prep.
“Like everyone from the neighborhood I greatly admired Paterno,” Pudgy says in a local diner. “And I know Msgr. Brady for 25 years and love the guy. I spent 31 years on FDNY, retired as a lieutenant. I worked with Brady when he was chaplain. He’s had three strokes. Sickly. I haven’t accepted it yet. If it was just one kid you might think they could be making it up. But two. . .?”
He sighs deeply, for good reason.
“These scandals affect me personally,” he says. “Brings me back to June of 1943, I was 8, wearing shorts, walking with two pals, when a guy, maybe 19, 20, pulls upon a bicycle on Flatlands and E. 37 St. He takes one pal for a ride around the corner. Then takes my second pal. Fast. Then he took me. . . .”
The young man rode young Pudgy Walsh to a cluster of trees by Utica Ave. and Glenwood Road. “I will never forget the savage look in his eyes when he said, ‘Take off your pants or I will kill you,’” Pudgy says, eyes glittering some seven decades later like a boy’s. “Crying my eyes out, I took off my pants. The next hour is a blackout. Then he rode me on his bike to Coleman St. and Flatlands and said, ‘I’m going in the Marines tomorrow. Pray for me.’ I hope somewhere a Japanese soldier had a good eye.”
Pudgy didn’t tell his mother or retired-cop father. Shame made him bottle it. “I couldn’t even confess it to a priest,” Pudgy says. “I thought I’d committed an unforgivable sin.”
He carried that shame into manhood before he told his siblings.
When the Msgr. Brady and Paterno scandals broke back-to-back, Pudgy Walsh was stunned. “If Paterno knew and did nothing it means he traded shame for fame,” Pudgy says.
“That kid with his hands against the shower wall? I know what that feels like. It’s abject fear for your life as a giant takes advantage of you. It’s shame. It’s horror. No guy I’ve ever met from Brooklyn, except the one who abused me, could ever stand by and do nothing. No player I ever coached, no fireman I ever worked with, no guy from Joe Paterno’s neighborhood could turn the other way as kids were abused.”
Why does he think Paterno did so little to stop it?
“Paterno was set up there, so high up in the steam, that everyone had to look up to see him,” Pudgy says. “He stopped looking down; he forgot where he came from. If he remembered he was from here, from Marine Park, Brooklyn, he might have done more. It brought back horrible memories for me. But I’ll never forget I’m from Brooklyn even though I have more wins than Joe Paterno.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/joe-paterno-brooklyn-child-rape-scandal-hits-close-home-article-1.978813#ixzz1evumqnTi

Ed Jewett
12-10-2011, 06:34 PM


Lanny's Wikipedia entry has a simple indicator who he his and where he came from [hint: DKE at Yale, hazed by a Bush, lobbyist and PR flack for brutal dictators]; I'm sure there is more about this fellow that can be found.

Magda Hassan
12-11-2011, 12:02 AM


Lanny's Wikipedia entry has a simple indicator who he his and where he came from [hint: DKE at Yale, hazed by a Bush, lobbyist and PR flack for brutal dictators]; I'm sure there is more about this fellow that can be found.
He was also helping the Honduran military in their fight against democracy and free elections.

Ed Jewett
12-11-2011, 07:50 PM
AAU Basketball Leader Accused of Molesting Children; Would Sneak Into Room 'In the Middle of the Night'

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December 10, 2011 8:52 AM EST
Former AAU president Robert "Bobby" Dodd has been accused of molesting two children, former basketball players. They suggest the coach was a pedophile who snuck into their room at night and fondled them and kept bags of boys' underwear with names and dates on them.

A report from ESPN said they approached Dodd independently about the matter after the Penn State scandal broke in November involving former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. Since that time, allegations have also surfaced that former assistant Syracuse coach Bernie Fine molested children, including a team ball boy.
The AAU said late Friday it is investigating the claims that date from the 1980s. One of the former players who claims abuse is 43-year-old Ralph West, who told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he was sexually assaulted in Memphis in 1984. West reportedly now lives in Miami. Another unidentified man also claims that he was abused by Dodd. He spoke with ESPN "on the condition of anonymity," according to The Associated Press, explaining that he called Dodd on Nov. 11. He said Dodd apologized for the abuse.

The two men allege that the abuse from Dodd occurred between the ages of 12 and 16. They were basketball players for Memphis-based AAU teams headed by Dodd at the time. The men allege Dodd "fondled them and masturbated in front of them while they were in their teens. Neither man reported the abuse to the police," according to The New York (http://www.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/456/new-york/) Daily News.

ESPN reported that West accuses Dodd of fondling him, and said Dodd tried to fondle him or masturbated in front of him at Dodd's home in Memphis, the AAU Junior Olympics in South Bend, Ind., and tournaments in Florida (http://www.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/455/florida/), Louisiana and Tennessee (http://www.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/496/tennessee/), according to the AP. ESPN said West alleges that Dodd abused him or tried to abuse him roughly six times between 1983 and 1985 by sneaking into his room "in the middle of the night and you don't hear anything ... and he's trying to reach his hand in your underwear, basically."
Dodd led the AAU, or Amateur Athletic Union, since 1992 but reportedly retired just recently, on Nov. 29. An ESPN reporter contacted Dodd's assistant, who sent an email saying that Dodd has cancer and had recently retired for health reasons, ESPN said. But Dodd's departure was apparently abrupt, as other AAU officials contacted seemed unaware that Dodd has left the organization.
"That's the first I've heard of any of it," national chairwoman for the AAU athletics executive committee Robin Brown-Beamon told ESPN regarding the allegations.
Acting AAU president Louis Stout said in a statement released late Friday that Dodd has colon cancer and is permanently out of his former position as the organization's president and executive director.
"The AAU has recently been made aware of some serious allegations about President Robert W. 'Bobby' Dodd, dating back several decades," the statement said. "The AAU has opened an independent investigation into these matters and also has contacted local law enforcement in Memphis, where the activities allegedly occurred. We will actively cooperate with any and all authorities to determine the facts and the truth."
Indications suggest that West and the other identified man may not have been the only victims. Among the allegations made by West and the unidentified man include:
--Dodd kept hundreds of photos of other players clothed backsides and crotches in filing cabinets.
--Dodd had bags filled with pairs of teenage boys' underwear and kept names and dates on them.
--Dodd kept samples of boys' hair.
--West said Dodd once tried to pay him $1,000 to let him perform oral sex while the player was blindfolded and bound.
--The unidentified player believes Dodd abused him while passed out after serving him alcohol and a drug to make him unconscious.
West said he contacted the AAU via email on Nov. 9 alleging that Dodd was a pedophile by that nobody followed up, according to ESPN.
The AAU is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer sports organizations in the the U.S. According to the organization's Web site, AAU is dedicated to promoting and developing amateur sports and physical fitness programs for athletes of all ages.
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Ed Jewett
12-14-2011, 04:40 AM

Yikes!, but it's the Atlanta Journal Constitution article (& multi-media thread) whose lead goes like this:


The Associated Press
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys said Tuesday he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing boys, leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, after waiving his preliminary hearing. The decision moves him toward a trial on charges of child sex abuse. At least some of his 10 accusers had been expected to testify at Tuesday's hearing. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The phrase is one attorney Joseph Amendola says he has used for years to mean "get a life," but the phone number is that of a sex line for gay and bi-curious men....

Ed Jewett
12-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Attorney: Sandusky may have been teaching kids to shower
Posted: Dec 13, 2011 11:49 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 15, 2011 6:27 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -A Carlisle attorney who has joined Jerry Sandusky's defense team says the former Penn State assistant football coach may have showered with young boys because the children lacked basic hygiene skills.
Sandusky is accused of molesting ten boys he met through The Second Mile charity he founded for troubled youth.
"Some of these kids don't have basic hygiene skills," attorney Karl Rominger said. "Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body."

More here:


Ed Jewett
12-22-2011, 03:38 AM
In kicking over old rocks looking for other things, I discovered (remembered) that the former Attorney General under Bush43, and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, were involved in what was known back then as the Texas Youth Commission scandal. On March 17, 2007, the entire Texas Youth Commission governing board resigned.

What follows is drawn from this discussion thread (where I am Magmak1): http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=72186


http://www.statesman.com/news/content/regi.../6brookins.html (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/03/06/6brookins.html)

Youth Commission official had history of porn, petty crime violations
Abuse claims, other infractions went on for years, records show.
By Mike Ward

Tuesday, March 06, 2007





Gonzales Implicated In Cover-Up Of New Pedophile Scandal
Letter from Sutton's office legitimized raping of boys in minor's facility

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet (http://www.prisonplanet.com/index.html)
Monday, March 26, 2007



Hundreds could be freed from TYC

Panel concentrating on inmates who had sentences extended

01:37 AM CDT on Saturday, March 24, 2007
By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN – Hundreds of Texas Youth Commission inmates could be released once a special panel reviews their cases, the special master overseeing the investigation of sexual and physical abuse at the agency said Friday.

link no longer focused/active


Did Al Gonzales and Johnny Sutton blow the TYC case?



Physical & Sexual Abuse of Prisoners "Routine" in US

Fox Butterfield, NY Times, 5/9/2004

"...The corrections experts say that some of the worst abuses have occurred in Texas, whose prisons were under a federal consent decree during much of the time President Bush was governor because of crowding and violence by guards against inmates. Judge William Wayne Justice of Federal District Court imposed the decree after finding that guards were allowing inmate gang leaders to buy and sell other inmates as slaves for sex.

The experts also point out that the man who directed the reopening of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq last year and trained the guards there resigned under pressure as director of the Utah Department of Corrections in 1997 after an inmate died while shackled to a restraining chair for 16 hours. The inmate, who suffered from schizophrenia, was kept naked the whole time.

The Utah official, Lane McCotter, later became an executive of a private prison company, one of whose jails was under investigation by the Justice Department when he was sent to Iraq as part of a team of prison officials, judges, prosecutors and police chiefs picked by Attorney General John Ashcroft to rebuild the country's criminal justice system.

Mr. McCotter, 63, is director of business development for Management & Training Corporation, a Utah-based firm that says it is the third-largest private prison company, operating 13 prisons. In 2003, the company's operation of the Santa Fe jail was criticized by the Justice Department and the New Mexico Department of Corrections for unsafe conditions and lack of medical care for inmates. No further action was taken....."


Prisons? You remember the article by Catherine Austin Fitts on the aristocracy of prison profits, don’t you?http://www.dunwalke.com/

According to Harry V. Martin and David Caul, as published in the Napa Sentinel August/September/October/November 1991 (http://www.whale.to/b/caul.html) :

‘Funding and experimentations of mind control have been part of the U.S. Health, Education and Welfare Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Central Intelligence Agency through the Phoenix Program, the Stanford Research Institute, the Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, and the National Science Foundation.”

“Those subject to the mind control experiments would be given indefinite sentences, his freedom was dependent upon how well the experiment went. One individual, for example, was arrested for joyriding, given a two-year sentence and held for mind control experiments. He was held for 18 years.” (Sound like the Texas Youth situation?)

“A naked inmate is strapped down on a board. His wrists and ankles are cuffed to the board and his head is rigidly held in place by a strap around his neck and a helmet on his head. He is left in a darkened cell, unable to remove his body wastes. When a meal is delivered, one wrist is unlocked so he could feel around in the dark for his food and attempt to pour liquid down his throat without being able to lift his head.

Another experiment creates a muscle relaxant. Within 30 to 40 seconds paralysis begins to invade the small muscles of the fingers, toes, and eyes and then the intercostal muscles and diaphragm. The heart slows down to about 60 beats per minute. This condition, together with respiratory arrests, sets in for as long as two to five minutes before the drug begins to wear off. The individual remains fully conscious and is gasping for breath. It is "likened to dying, it is almost like drowning" the experiment states.”

(Sound like Abu Ghraib and water-boarding?)

“The U.S. government has conducted three types of mind-control experiments:

Real life experiences, such as those used on Little Augie & the LSD experiments in safehouses of San Francisco and Greenwich Village.
Experiments on prisoners, such as in the California Medical Facility at Vacaville.
Experiments conducted in both mental hospitals and the Veterans Administration hospitals.
Such experimentation requires money, and the United States government has funneled funds for drug experiments through different agencies, both overtly and covertly.

One of the funding agencies to contribute to the experimentation is the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), a unit of the U.S. Justice Department and one of President Richard Nixon's favorite pet agencies. The Nixon Administration was, at one time, putting together a program for detaining youngsters who showed a tendency toward violence in "concentration" camps. According to the Washington Post, the plan was authored by Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker. Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch was told by John Erlichman, Chief of Staff for the Nixon White House, to implement the program. He proposed the screening of children of six years of age for tendencies toward criminality. Those who failed these tests were to be destined to be sent to the camps. The program was never implemented.”

“There is strong evidence to indicate psychosurgery was still being used in prisons in the 1980's. Immediately after the funding announcement by LEAA, there were 50 psychosurgical operations at Atmore State Prison in Alabama. The inmates became virtual zombies. The operations, according to Dr. Swan of Fisk University, were done on black prisoners who were considered politically active.”

“The Violence Control Center was actually the brain child of William Herrmann as part of a pacification plan for California. A counter insurgency expert for Systems Development Corporation and an advisor to Governor Reagan, Herrmann worked with the Stand Research Institute, the RAND Corporation, and the Hoover Center on Violence. Herrmann was also a CIA agent who is now serving an eight year prison sentence for his role in a CIA counterfeiting operation. He was also directly linked with the Iran-Contra affair according to government records and Herrmann's own testimony.

In 1970, Herrmann worked with Colston Westbrook as his CIA control officer when Westbrook formed and implemented the Black Cultural Association at the Vacaville Medical Facility, a facility which in July experienced the death of three inmates who were forcibly subjected to behavior modification drugs. The Black Cultural Association was ostensibly an education program designed to instill black pride identity in prisons, the Association was really a cover for an experimental behavior modification pilot project designed to test the feasibility of programming unstable prisoners to become more manageable.

Westbrook worked for the CIA in Vietnam as a psychological warfare expert, and as an advisor to the Korean equivalent of the CIA and for the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia. Between 1966 and 1969, he was an advisor to the Vietnamese Police Special Branch under the cover of working as an employee of Pacific Architects and Engineers.

His "firm" contracted the building of the interrogation/torture centers in every province of South Vietnam as part of the CIA's Phoenix Program. The program was centered around behavior modification experiments to learn how to extract information from prisoners of war, a direct violation of the Geneva Accords.

Westbrook's most prominent client at Vacaville was Donald DeFreeze, who between 1967 and 1969, had worked for the Los Angeles Police Department's Public Disorder Intelligence unit and later became the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Many authorities now believe that the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville was the seedling of the SLA. Westbrook even designed the SLA logo, the cobra with seven heads, and gave De Freeze his African name of Cinque. The SLA was responsible for the assassination of Marcus Foster, superintendent of School in Oakland and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

As a counterinsurgency consultant for Systems Development Corporation, a security firm, Herrmann told the Los Angeles Times that a good computer intelligence system "would separate out the activist bent on destroying the system" and then develop a master plan "to win the hearts and minds of the people". The San Francisco-based Bay Guardian, recently identified Herrmann as an international arms dealer working with Iran in 1980, and possibly involved in the October Surprise. Herrmann is in an English prison for counterfeiting. He allegedly met with Iranian officials to ascertain whether the Iranians would trade arms for hostages held in Lebanon.

The London Sunday Telegraph confirmed Herrmann's CIA connections, tracing them from 1976 to 1986. He also worked for the FBI. This information was revealed in his London trial.

In the 1970's, Dr. Brian and Herrmann worked together under Governor Reagan on the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, and then, a decade later, again worked under Reagan. Both men have been identified as working for Reagan with the Iranians.”

“A U.S. Navy psychologist, who claims that the Office of Naval Intelligence had taken convicted murderers from military prisons, used behavior modification techniques on them, and then relocated them in American embassies throughout the world.”

See also http://www.aches-mc.org/

ACHES-MC, originally founded for survivors of mind control experimentation, has identified additional survivors of other nonconsensual experimentation. These survivors include children, prisoners, mentally incapacitated and military personnel and their families-those who cannot freely give consent.

Control Unit Prisons (SHU) by Frank J. Atwood, MA

"Control units are supermax prisons that have been designed by government and prison authorities to control the thinking of prisoners, to determine what the prisoners will think about, through carefully contrived sensory deprivation tactics and by focusing the attention of prisoners on immediate concerns. These strategies disable prisoners through psychological, physical, and spiritual breakdown in order to compel mindless compliance by humiliation, intimidation, and demoralization."

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Rotun...ontrolunits.htm (http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Rotunda/4027/shucontrolunits.htm)

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Cruel Science: The Long Shadow of CIA Torture Research
by Alfred W. McCoy
Counterpunch, May 29/31, 2004

Frank Olson and MK-Ultra:

Frank Olson: http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Contents.html

Bill Buckley said Olson was murdered by the CIA: http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Statement...t-G.Thomas.html (http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Statements/Statement-G.Thomas.html)

“… the documents which have surfaced in Washington all too clearly pinpoint the role the two men played in covering-up the murder of Frank Olson. In a "Flash Secret" memo from Cheney to Rumsfeld, the future Vice President warns if the truth emerged "it might be necessary to disclose highly classified national security information"…. “At the time, Rumsfeld was White House Chief of Staff to President Gerald Ford. Dick Cheney was a senior White House assistant to the President.”

See also “It Didn’t Start With Abu Ghraib: Dick Cheney, Vice President for Torture and War” by Jeffrey Steinberg, Executive Intelligence Review, November 11th, 2005 http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Articles/...berg-Cheney.pdf (http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Articles/Steinberg-Cheney.pdf)

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Look for the treatise on “Subliminal Implanted Posthypnotic Suggestions and Scripts Using Acoustically Delivered and Phonetically Accelerated Posthypnotic Commands without Somnambulistic Preparation in the Subject for Intelligence and Counterintelligence Applications”

“…applications include misinformation dissemination, confusing and confounding leaders during critical decision moments, distorting significance of various facts to sway decisions and actions …, behavioral modification …, self initiated executions (suicides).”


What do the Attorney General’s stated policies say about minors, prison, abuse et al?

“As the legal counsel to Texas Governor George W. Bush, Alberto R. Gonzales—now the White House counsel, and widely regarded as a likely future Supreme Court nominee—prepared fifty-seven confidential death-penalty memoranda for Bush's review. Never before discussed publicly, the memoranda suggest that Gonzales repeatedly failed to apprise Bush of some of the most salient issues in the cases at hand.”



See also Sister Helen Prejean’s article on the ”cursory” due process of Bush clemency and callousness toward human life.http://www.nybooks.com/articles/17670

These cases involved the infamous Henry Lee Lucas and the woman the “compassionate conservative” openly mocked, Karla Faye Tucker.

There’s his Memorandum for the President, January 25, 2002 on the application of Geneva Convention to Al-Qaeda and Taliban POW’s. This is otherwise sometimes described as “the Geneva Convention is obsolete” memo, thus negating treaties as the law of the land. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4999148/site/newsweek/

Jay S. Bybee, then the head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, the "conscience" of the Justice Department, said: "As commander in chief, the president has the constitutional authority to order interrogations of enemy combatants," Bybee wrote. Further, the president of the United States, acting under his inherent powers as commander in chief, can lawfully order torture, without regard to federal criminal laws or international law.

Furthermore, according to Mark Danner [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/17730 ], author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror:

“By defining torture very narrowly—as an activity that causes pain "equivalent in intensity to the pain accompanying serious physical injury such as organ failure, impairment of bodily function, or even death"—this memo, by a kind of repellent verbal sleight of hand, makes it possible to treat many practices that plainly are torture, and are so recognized throughout the world, as something less than that.”

This sounds an awful lot like a letter from a US Attorney that said that evidence of sexual abuse must include pain. (Do you think it might hurt but that the institutionalized victim might be impelled not to say so?) (There are YouTube videos you can find of male adult of prisoners being forcibly sodomized, but I’ll refrain from providing the link.)

Further, says Danner:

“Though the administration had distanced itself from the so-called "torture memorandum" soon after it was leaked last June, and had quietly issued, a week before Gonzales was scheduled to appear before Congress, a more restrictive memorandum to replace it, Mr. Gonzales declined to dissociate himself from it. Instead, he implied that in the matter of interpreting and defining torture, and in making it possible for the government to apply it broadly, his hands were essentially tied: it was "the responsibility of the department [of justice] to tell us what the law means"—though common sense suggests, and reports in The New York Times and elsewhere confirm, that the White House, and Mr. Gonzales himself, were instrumental in seeing that the Justice Department lawyers delivered the conclusions that the President wanted.”

Sounds like tomhye’s argument, huh? The AG’s actions were restricted, huh?

Gonzalez has spoken up, of course, in development and defense of warrantless surveillance. “During an appearance on ''The Charlie Rose Show'' in June 2005, Gonzales was promoting the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act…. Gonzales told viewers, ''If you look honestly at the facts, one must conclude . . . that the act has not been used to infringe upon civil liberties.''http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_5520979

We now know differently... that it's been used as a tool for the purposes of maintaining domestic political control.

Gonzalez, as Attorney General, is also the fellow who exclaimed, in a typical NeoCon “rulling group mind set” twist of the English language, said that the Constitution does not expressly grant the right of habeas corpus, an expression so shocking that the arch-liberal Arlen Specter had to step in to clarify.

An excerpt of the exchange follows:

GONZALES: The fact that the Constitution — again, there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There is a prohibition against taking it away. But it’s never been the case, and I’m not a Supreme — SPECTER: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute. The constitution says you can’t take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesn’t that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?

A video of the exchange, as well as a more complete transcript can be found on Think Progress. "Gonzales: There Is No Express Grant of Habeas Corpus In The Constitution", Think Progress, January 18, 2007.

Yes, yes, of course it will be argued that one has to be a fully-credentialed Constitutional scholar (or a sitting Justice on the SCOTUS that has yet to rule on the question) before one is qualified to “read” Constititional language but, the last time I checked, this was America where it is our right – no, our obligation – to have an informed opinion about such things.

Kuttner has called for the AG's impeachment: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial...d_be_impeached/ (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/03/24/gonzales_should_be_impeached/)

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US Attorney Johhny Sutton

What of the US Attorney who declined to prosecute?

According to t he USDOJ (http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/us_attorney/index.html ): “Prior to becoming United States Attorney, Mr. Sutton served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as a Policy Coordinator for the Bush-Cheney Transition Team assigned to the Department of Justice. Mr. Sutton served as the Criminal Justice Policy Director for then-Governor George W. Bush from 1995-2000, advising the Governor on all criminal justice issues, with specific oversight in the areas of criminal law, prison capacity and management, parole operations and legislative initiatives.”

S-T: Had you gotten to know (current U.S. Attorney General) Al Gonzales?

JS: I did. He was the general counsel (in the governor’s office) while I was criminal justice. I was the crime guy and he was the general counsel so I worked very closely with him and his team.


Sutton was, of course, the prosecutor involved in the case in which Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were found guilty of wounding Mexican drug courier Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in far West Texas near El Paso. There is plenty of controvery about this case, and Sutton appears to be in the cross-hairs of the conservative anti-immigrant anti-drug public, including those at WorldNet Daily. This was also previously discussed here at CGCS:http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/for...php/t71982.html (http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t71982.html)

Several years earlier, ( see http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/...ey_sutton.shtml (http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/070705_mckinney_sutton.shtml) ), the recently-deposedCongresswoman Cynthia McKinney, in a letter to Attorney General Gonzalez, publicly blasted “U.S. Department of Homeland Security / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division agents - acting in the jurisdiction of U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton – [with] a violation of the U.S. Constitutional right of a free press”.

“In particular, General Gonzales, I address this letter to you because many eyebrows have been raised here in Congress by the confluence of facts that demonstrate that Mr. Conroy, as a journalist, has reported a series of stories involving the "House of Death" case in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in which an undercover informant in the process of seeking to make a drug case for U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's office, allegedly committed numerous homicides while under the protection of that office.”

See also http://www.narconews.com/Issue38/article1374.html .

And http://narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/10/1/232317/474 which says “the retaliation for writing the whistleblower letter was orchestrated by Sutton, who wanted to bury the letter because it was deemed “discovery material” (evidence) that threatened to compromise a career-boosting death-sentence case against a major narco-trafficker. That means … that a U.S. Attorney is now implicated in the cover-up of a U.S. government informant’s participation in mass murder.”

In a letter sent last month to congressional leaders, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), demands the following:

That the Committee on Homeland Security, or individual members of the Committee, request a confidential briefing from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, and the Drug Enforcement Administration on the government actions surrounding the allegations by [this whistle-blower]..

That the Committee on Homeland Security schedules a hearing on the actions concerning [his] allegations of malfeasance and retaliation and subpoena appropriate witnesses to describe and explain those actions.

See also http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story...1962643,00.html (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1962643,00.html)

Sutton has also been a spokesperson for protection of children against online predators:http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news...4/24sutton.html (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/03/24/24sutton.html)


Torture Inc.: Americas Brutal Prisons

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals

Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?

By Deborah Davies

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for BBC Channel 4 . It’s terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you’re not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.

The prison guards stand over their captives with electric cattle prods, stun guns, and dogs. Many of the prisoners have been ordered to strip naked. The guards are yelling abuse at them, ordering them to lie on the ground and crawl. ‘Crawl, motherf*****s, crawl.’

If a prisoner doesn’t drop to the ground fast enough, a guard kicks him or stamps on his back. There’s a high-pitched scream from one man as a dog clamps its teeth onto his lower leg.

Another prisoner has a broken ankle. He can’t crawl fast enough so a guard jabs a stun gun onto his buttocks. The jolt of electricity zaps through his naked flesh and genitals. For hours afterwards his whole body shakes.

Lines of men are now slithering across the floor of the cellblock while the guards stand over them shouting, prodding and kicking.

Second by second, their humiliation is captured on a video camera by one of the guards.

The images of abuse and brutality he records are horrifyingly familiar. These were exactly the kind of pictures from inside Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad that shocked the world this time last year.

And they are similar, too, to the images of brutality against Iraqi prisoners that this week led to the conviction of three British soldiers.

But there is a difference. These prisoners are not caught up in a war zone. They are Americans, and the video comes from inside a prison in Texas.

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for Channel 4 that will be broadcast next week.

Our findings were not based on rumour or suspicion. They were based on solid evidence, chiefly videotapes that we collected from all over the U.S.

In many American states, prison regulations demand that any ‘use of force operation’, such as searching cells for drugs, must be filmed by a guard.

The theory is that the tapes will show proper procedure was followed and that no excessive force was used. In fact, many of them record the exact opposite.

Each tape provides a shocking insight into the reality of life inside the U.S. prison system – a reality that sits very uncomfortably with President Bush’s commitment to the battle for freedom and democracy against the forces of tyranny and oppression.

In fact, the Texas episode outlined above dates from 1996, when Bush was state Governor.

More at link…

http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/911review/2006...ssador_to_italy (http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/911review/2006/jun/30/child_torturing_mind_control_cultist_was_amabassad or_to_italy)

“Among our president's appointments of GOP activists to important posts, we've done worse than Melvin Sembler, the Ambassador to Italy who couldn't speak Italian.. … But where Melvin Sembler, 74, demands attention is as an object lesson in how cruelty can be redeemed by the transformative power of political donations. For 16 years, Sembler, with his wife Betty, directed the leading juvenile rehab business in America, STRAIGHT, Inc., before seeing it dismantled by a breathtaking array of institutional abuse claims by mid-1993…. ranging from sexual abuse, beating and stomping to boys called "faggots" for hours while being spat upon -- humiliation so bad that a Pennsylvania judge recently ruled it potentially mitigating of a Death Row sentence for a former STRAIGHT teen who committed a homophobic murder.

Although prosecutors closed the clinics, six-figure settlements sucked it dry, and state health officials yanked its licenses after media reports of teen torture and cover-up, Sembler himself escaped punishment…. coast-to-coast trail of human wreckage had ensued during STRAIGHT's reign from 1976 to 1993 -- its survivors claimed physical, sexual and psychological trauma. … "My best guess is that at least half of the kids were abused," says Dr. Arnold Trebach, a professor emeritus at American University who created the Drug Policy Foundation to find alternatives to harsh laws. He has singled out STRAIGHT in his book "The Great Drug War" as among drug warriors' worst mistakes….

"While at the facility," wrote Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Acting Inspector General Lowell Clary on May 19, 1993, "the team [of inspectors in 1989] received a phone call informing them that no matter what they found, STRAIGHT would receive their license." "If you do anything other than what I tell you on this issue, I will fire you on the spot," an HRS official was told. Clary wasn't positive, but evidence suggested that "pressure may have been generated by Ambassador Sembler and other state senators."


Bush and the torturing of Iraq's children
By: Jack Dalton (Online Journal) (July 23, 2004)

“This country pontificates and pats itself on the back about being a nation of law, compassion, truth, justice and that believes in God. It does this while being eyeball deep in the commission of war crimes. If the torturing of children does not fit the definition of war crimes, nothing does.

There is no justification for the torturing of children for any reason, under any circumstances by anyone, anytime, ever . . . period, end of story.

Due to and because of this, I accuse George W. Bush and his entire administration of:crimes against humanity, Abuse of power and office, and war crimes. Each and every one of them, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, et al, should be tried for what they are . . . war criminals.

While children are being tortured in Iraq, the headline story on CNN is about the torturing of chickens by KFC suppliers. What has happened to this country's priorities? Where is its conscience and soul?”

As Mark Danner noted:

“The scandal is not what is to be revealed but what we already know.”

“Most of us are so enmeshed in mass-mindedness that it is difficult to imagine an alternative to politicized conflicts and disorder that is not premised on some collective process of change. A focused reflection should convince you that the state’s very existence depends upon men and women who are convinced that [a] the world is too complex for themselves to have any effective control over their lives, only collectivized efforts can be effective in overcoming such individual limitations, and [c] such collective responses to a complex world demands the exercise of centralized authority by wise and knowledgeable persons.”



"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology... Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions are generated."
--Bertrand Russell



editorial | posted March 29, 2007 (April 16, 2007 issue)

A Wider Corruption

Whether Alberto Gonzales clears out his desk now or in a month is a technicality. His tenure as US Attorney General is over. The release in late March of a document that places him at a meeting to discuss the dismissal of US Attorneys--contradicting his earlier statements that he never participated in such conversations--adds significantly to the evidence that Gonzales lied about his involvement in the firings and their political motivation. At this writing, at least two Republican senators are openly calling for Gonzales's resignation. It is impossible to imagine his regaining the trust of Congress and the respect of Justice Department professionals.

The US Attorneys scandal is at once particular to the Justice Department and part of a much broader picture. The narrow scandal--the subject of scheduled testimony by Gonzales scapegoat Kyle Sampson and of Senate subpoenas to top White House staff--is bad enough: The allegation that Gonzales fired US Attorneys who would not elevate politics above professionalism goes to the heart of public safety and the rule of law. By itself, this scandal should finish not just Gonzales but Karl Rove, Bush's top political operative, and Harriet Miers, his former White House counsel, and anyone else involved. They all deserve investigation, and probably indictments.

But facts keep turning up, like jigsaw-puzzle pieces under the living-room couch, that fit into that even more alarming picture. In this bigger frame, the US Attorneys are but one example of how the Administration has undermined professionals and career civil servants throughout the federal bureaucracy. In these pages last fall, investigative journalist Dan Zegart detailed Bush team efforts to extend direct political control not only at the Justice Department but also deep into agencies where the White House has strong policy interests, such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department [see "The Gutting of the Civil Service," November 20]. In virtually every agency, Bush political appointees have undermined experts' rulings and recommendations on matters including drug safety, civil rights, tobacco litigation and air pollution enforcement while pushing a political agenda. And those efforts continue up to the present; the Washington Post reported on March 26 that witnesses have told Congressional investigators that the chief of the General Services Administration and a deputy in Rove's office joined in a late-January videoconference to discuss ways to help Republican candidates in the next elections.


Ed Jewett
01-09-2012, 02:49 AM
Freeh blocks regulators’ request in MF Global case (http://news.muckety.com/2012/01/06/freeh-blocks-regulators-request-in-mf-global-case/35741)

By Laurie Bennett (http://news.muckety.com/author/lauriebennett/)

January 6, 2012 at 10:34am
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, bankruptcy trustee for Jon Corzine’s failed company, MF Global,
is reportedly hindering regulators’ access to documents.

[Muckety map embedded]

The Wall Street Journal (http://news.muckety.com/2012/01/06/freeh-blocks-regulators-request-in-mf-global-case/35741) writes that Freeh has declined to turn over information sought
by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees commodity futures and option markets.
Freeh has asserted attorney-client privilege in turning down commission requests. He represents the parent company,
and is helping it wind down its affairs. Another trustee, James Giddens, is responsible for returning funds to customers.

Freeh also is working with Penn State in its investigation into how university officials responded
to allegations of child sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.


Nicole Price
01-14-2012, 12:39 PM
In 1998, Gricar decided not to pursue charges after the mother of a young man reported to Penn State Police that her son had been inappropriately touched by Jerry Sandusky as they showered together in the Penn State locker room.

Sandusky is a pedophile and should be in jail. I work in a private school for troubled youths. Many of the kids (http://www.troubledteens.com) have issues with hygiene due to inadequate training, moving into puberty, the effects of sexual abuse, poor motivation, etc. We never had a staff member showered with the kids to teach them the proper way to care for themselves.

Ed Jewett
01-25-2012, 02:38 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012The Sandusky Principle and the Hive Mentality (http://smokingmirrors.blogspot.com/2012/01/sandusky-principle-and-hive-mentality.html)
The Penn State basketball coach said, "The passion, the love that he gave almost gave you a sense that you wanted to give it back to him," Let's see if we can extrapolate that into other quotes. The president said, “The way these men willingly go and die in foreign lands 'almost' makes you want to do it too”, or something like this, “The way a strategic collection of men can turn their eyes away from the sexual abuse of children almost makes you think they were involved too”.

I hate to mention Kali Yuga so much, along with 'times of darkness' and 'for the purpose of demonstration' but that's definitely where we are and what we are. Our physical extensions are dramatizations of what is going on in our being, in reaction to the world around us. It's either pulled out of us without our consent, or with it. Resistance also occurs by degrees but we are shaped more forcefully by the relentless chatter that surrounds us. By chatter, I mean every kind of influence, whether recognized or sub rosa.

I don't know that Joe and so many of the others were engaged in a ring of consciousness, whose focus is the signature dish of this age, but there's no getting around the fact that the despoliation of innocence is one of the chief thrills of kiddie jumping. The other thing is that we get jaded and then bored with the things we've already done. We've become desensitized to the behavior of others and the events that go on in the world, especially those that are far off from us and these conditions and a couple of similar kinds, all contribute to potential and possibility. I don't want to say where there's smoke there's fire, especially since this is Smoking Mirrors, but my mind does linger with certain considerations.

Let us transfer that template to a particular group I call King Bolan's Buddies; transfer it to those engaged in governmental policies in any powerful country. They operate out of a hive mentality and that also 'almost' rhymes with something else. The selection of those filling the roles in any profession is something achieved by an intentional agency, for the purpose of the control of any given majority. This is why the police are exhibiting a certain uniform and unpleasant types of action against the public. This is why many corporations are headed by the people who head them and why they behave as they do. The orders come from those who control the money, because you can't get the money otherwise. So anything you hear about, whether you like it or not, is being done because someone is paying someone to do it. The payment doesn't always have to be money. It can be power, celebrity, sex or whatever people consider desirable but can't manage on their own

You could say the Sandusky Principle is about some form of currency translated into action. At first glance you might say, “No, it's just a despicable weakness that manifests in morally bankrupt individuals”. Superficially that is true. However, at a deeper level, this sort of thing is being initiated and managed for specific reasons. These reasons have to do with impacting the general consciousness, with altering the consciousness of those so engaged and as a part of a larger agenda to affect society on many levels for increased power and profit.

It is improbable that one could go to any larger media outlet and not run across at least one story about gay concerns. There must be a day when it doesn't happen but it wouldn't be very often. You are dealing with a very small minority, where a tremendous series of changes are affecting the entire assemblage. My mention of this is not a criticism of that lifestyle, not that that makes any difference because ANY MENTION that is not wholly positive and supportive is undesirable to the greater intention of certain vested interests. I bring it up as a matter of observation to point it out as an associative part of a wider intent.

Everything has some relationship to sex; politics, art, religion, commerce, whatever; it has a sexual connotation so, controlling the means, mediums, performance, perception and whatever (grin) is a serious, heavyweight necessity for those seeking the general control of everyone.

War and all forms of aggression are a type of sex. Bullets and swords penetrate and rape is an attendant and similar thing. Torture and bondage are on the same train. These things are also now acceptable for consenting adults, although I don't know where adult figures into it. Monty Python had a film called, “Eric the Red”. I think that is what it is called. In this film, the gods were portrayed as children. It explained a great deal. I'm not saying that's how the gods actually are or whether they are. I'm saying that it's not too difficult to see it that way given what you see down here.

The reality of ones state of being at any time has to do with whether one is in control of oneself or not. If not, then something else is and this goes all the way to the top of the familiar pyramid of human powers and positions. Into this equation we have to factor relative degrees of control and also states of being that can alter the degree of control. There are many things we do and do not do that can compromise and elevate our degree of control. Any man can appreciate a beautiful woman. Some will be motivated to approach her. Far fewer will act aggressively toward her and fewer still will plot to abduct and violate her or achieve that through other dark avenues. In times of darkness the general propensity for anything dark is greater. That's a mathematical certainty.

This same principle applies across the board to everything. Many might appreciate the beauty of a different culture and some large number may dislike it but fewer will plot to destroy it and among those are those who are engaged in all the other controls that make it possible to deceive the public into supporting such actions. I should point out that it doesn't matter if you are personally handling the weapons that kill these people. If you support the policies that legitimize the effort. If you buy into the package, you share in the rewards of its contents. This is the same thing as being in the gang that engages in an armed robbery where someone is killed in the process. Legally it isn't going to matter whether you pulled the trigger. The punishment is the same as if you did.

This is the year of the dragon and it is a water dragon. Revolutions, aggressions, anger and the like are indicated on the negative side. In tandem there is also this consideration; “The presence of the Star of External Flower of Romance indicates the occurrence of infidelity, extramarital affairs and relationship distress in the year 2012. Steady long term love relationships and marriages are not spared so do not take it for granted. Hearts will be broken, feelings deeply hurt and heartaches abound if you’re hit by it. Make sure you sleep facing your relationship direction based on your Kua and have Feng Shui protection in your bedroom”.

“The Tiger, Dragon and Phoenix (a Rooster that symbolizes Phoenix) appear in the year’s pattern of influences” and “The 2012 Eight Character chart has every element EXCEPT Fire. This missing element rules creativity and intelligence which are vital ingredients for success in this competitive world today”. This is probably more than you want to know but some will seek to reason out or intuit what these things mean, because life is cyclical and cycles bring reoccurrence; keep it in mind. The indications are that 2012 is going to be better than 2011, at least for those so engaged in making it better, for themselves and for others. For myself, although indications were otherwise and indicative of conditions presented in the quotes, I have experienced an inexplicable, complete and positive turnaround in respect of this. It can be very difficult sometimes to make sense of how things come about but only a fool does not take advantage of serendipitous opportunity.

Some changes are in our hands and and some are not but even the ones that are not can be made more fortuitous by a willing submission to that transiting force, with an open eyed and accommodating mindset, seeking understanding and responding to the implications and results that come out of it; done in a positive fashion.

People who serve and support temporarily existing power structures are like people who rely on the constancy of the wind. That is not a characteristic of the wind. It does have consistency of recurring states of expression but even these are subject to change without notification and phrases like 'winds of change' are accepted aphorisms of general parlance. The same as having the wind at your back implies that this is not always the case. Some number of change resistant and deluded tin horn emperors are going to be finding that out, along with whole groups of people who have just perfunctorily assumed they have the controlling authority for, “My way or the highway”. Mr Apocalypse has put on his dancing shoes and you're going to see a great many protective covers, ripped off of a lot of concealed furniture, sundry items and corpses. The main event is about to begin and the beguine is sure to follow.


Keith Millea
01-25-2012, 03:01 PM
Make sure you sleep facing your relationship direction based on your Kua and have Feng Shui protection in your bedroom”.

Hell yes,those Feng Shui condoms work great!Oh,just stay away from those made in China.You just can't trust their quality control..........:what:

Ed Jewett
02-10-2012, 05:40 AM

Is the world being run by morally compromised, Satanic pedophiles?

I know how shocking and "paranoid" that headline sounds, but I didresolve to spread the truth (http://jpaulson.blogspot.com/2011/12/resolve-to-spread-truth-this-year.html) this year, and this is yet another item that, like the UFO I saw (http://jpaulson.blogspot.com/2012/01/strange-things-ive-seen-in-sky.html) and my interest in reincarnation (http://reincarnationforum.com/), I've kind of been suppressing to try to make my blog more "political" and less "woo-woo" ... if you know what I mean. :)

But like the UFO and reincarnation, I have personal experience with this topic. I'd rather not talk about it because by its nature the subject matter is extremely complex, delicate, and explosive. It'd be opening a huge can of worms for me, and of course that's why no one else talks about it either. But think about it. One way to control people is to hold something over them. Sexual blackmail has been going on a long time. There's a reason the D.C. Madam kept a list of her clients. There's a hell of a lot of power in those lists. There's a reason the governor of New Jersey (http://nymag.com/news/politics/21340/) hired an Israeli (rumored to have been working for the Mossad) to head up that state's homeland security. There's a reason for the endless parade of republican gay sex scandals. There's a reason the politically powerful Yale fraternity "Skull and Bones" reportedly includes sexually compromising practices in its initiation rites. It's a form of control.

When the James Guckert/Jeff Gannon fake White House reporter (http://dissidentvoice.org/Feb05/Tully0226.htm)scandal came out, I really dove into it. And it turned out that this guy was in the middle of everything! There were rumors (which I believe) that Guckert was actually kidnapped paperboy Johnny Gosch, who isstrongly linked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXiKIlh3dqg) to the Franklin Cover-up pedophile scandal. Gannon was strongly linked with the Valerie Plame scandal (remember the "yellow-cake uranium lie" that got us into the Gulf War? The Plame scandal had to do with Karl Rove, Scooter Libby and Dick Cheney getting back at Plame's husband that outed that particular lie ... so Scooter Libby outed a CIA operative and her whole operation, which is an act of treason ...). Gannon was given special access inside the White House that wasn't always recorded properly ... to do what? He was a working male prostitute at the time! His boss at Talon News, Bobby Eberle, just happened to be one of the witnesses that saw a plane hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Gannon was even connected to a group of people who worked at Abu Ghraib, including Nick Berg (remember the guy who got his head cut off by terrorists? A lot of people, including myself, think that video was faked (http://www.rense.com/general52/anom.htm)). The thing about Guckert/Gannon is that it was an extremely titillating story with a great deal of import, but at a certain point it was suddenly dropped from the mainstream press like a hot potato. It was just too hot to handle. What does that tell you? Just how powerful are the people who were behind Guckert/Gannon?

Anyway, hat tip to John Friend's website (http://mrfriendsblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/occult-ritual-abuse-and-pedophilia.html) and a commenter's list of links to check out about this fascinating, but extremely disconcerting, subject:



http://cpexposed.com (http://cpexposed.com/)

POSTED BY JODY PAULSON (http://www.blogger.com/profile/06009671330443309875)AT 10:26 AM



Anonymous said...I think it's the only rational conclusion that can be drawn. Needs to be repeated and widely discussed.
FEBRUARY 9, 2012 10:32 AM (http://jpaulson.blogspot.com/2012/02/is-world-being-run-by-morally.html?showComment=1328812356621#c2115269335 179817785)

Ed Jewett
06-23-2012, 12:12 PM
"... After 21 hours of deliberation at the Centre County (http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/us/pennsylvania/centre-county-PLGEO100101006000000.topic)Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., a jury of seven women and five men on Friday night convicted the former Penn State coach of 45 charges related to the sexual assault of 10 boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky, 68, is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison...."


"... The Second Mile, the charity Sandusky founded for disadvantaged children, was a haven for a sexual predator, Kelly said. It served as a hub where he could have his pick of victims -– young boys from broken homes, or those with foster parents, or those from single-parent families, or those grappling with behavioral and emotional problems.

“All of them, in their time of need, turned to the charity known as the Second Mile, where we now know that Jerry Sandusky trolled for victims,” Kelly said in a televised news conference after the verdict.

She said the fact that the state eventually listened to the stories of the victims was a testament to the justice system.

"One of the recurring themes of the victims' testimony was, ‘Who would believe a kid?’ ” Kelly said. “And the answer is, ‘We here in Bellefonte, Pa., will believe a kid.' A jury of 12 people in Bellefonte, Pa., most definitely would and did believe a kid."....

Magda Hassan
06-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Well, that is some thing I suppose. I hope it gives some measure of satisfaction to his victims and their family for the great courage it took them to come forward. It would be good to see his other managers that knew what was going on and did nothing held accountable too.

Ed Jewett
06-25-2012, 12:28 PM
This post may fit better under "Seminal Moments of Justice" but....

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys. He was immediately sent to Centre County Correctional Facility, where he received a welcome fit for a prisoner of his kind. Andrew Strickler of The Daily (http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/24/062412-news-sandusky-folo-1-2/) reports that according to a fellow inmate at the time, as soon as the lights went out on the first night in jail, his fellow prisoners serenaded Jerry.

Other prisoners were barred from communicating directly with Sandusky, but they could see him. And when the lights went out, inmates serenaded the disgraced coach with a famous line from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”
“At night, we were singing ‘Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone,’ ” Josh said, adding that everyone knew who Sandusky was because inmates had access to television and newspapers
We have a feeling that this is the least of Jerry’s worries.

via The Daily (http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/24/062412-news-sandusky-folo-1-2/)


Ed Jewett
07-23-2012, 03:30 AM
NCAA to punish Penn State; Paterno statue removed

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Shortly after Penn State tore down its famed statue of coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA announced Sunday it would impose ``corrective and punitive'' sanctions against the university in the wake of a devastating report that asserted top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach more than a decade ago.

The NCAA, acting with rare speed, said it will spell out the penalties on Monday. The governing body did not disclose further details.


Ed Jewett
07-29-2012, 06:03 PM
Disgraced Former Penn State University President Now Working for U.S. Government in National Security Role (http://cryptogon.com/?p=30587)July 29th, 2012Echos of the Franklin (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963215809/ref=nosim/cryptogoncom-20) imbroglio.
Via: Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html):
Graham Spanier might have been ousted from his post at the helm of Penn State over the sex-abuse scandal that engulfed the university, but it seems he’s found a backup employer: the American taxpayer.
Only a disgraced public figure would consider joining the much-maligned ranks of the federal workforce as a step up, reputation-wise. We can assume there were no openings for a used-car salesman.
Spanier was faulted in an internal Penn State report after the conviction on child-molestation charges of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report said he, head coach Joe Paterno and others helped cover up Sandusky’s abuse.
His lawyer confirms to the Loop that Spanier is working on a part-time consulting basis for a “top-secret” agency on national security issues.But the gig is so hush-hush, he couldn’t even tell his attorneys the name of the agency. In April — months after his ouster as president but before the release of the internal report — he told the Patriot-News of central Pennsylvania that he was working on a “special project for the U.S. government relating [to] national security.”
But who’s he working for? The CIA? Homeland Security? Or maybe just a dull consulting firm with a government contract?
“I have no idea,”says his lawyer, Peter Vaira. “We know the work is in security and he’s prohibited from disclosing which agency or agencies he’s working for.”
Posted in Atrocities (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=18), Covert Operations (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=27), Elite (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=39)

Ed Jewett
08-14-2012, 04:30 PM
Link: http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20120814/US.Penn.State.Accreditation/?cid=hero_media

An AP report now 9 hours old says "Penn State has been put on notice by an accrediting organization that says the university's status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal."

"The commission also wants the report to address the university's ability to bear financial obligations stemming from "the investigation and related settlements, etc." It said "a small team visit" will be made, a standard practice "to verify institutional status and progress.""

"University president Rodney Erickson said that the commission "wants us to document that steps we have already taken and are planning to take will ensure our full compliance with its requirements." He said he was also confident that officials would be able to "fully demonstrate our financial stability.""This action has nothing to do with the quality of education our students receive," said Blannie Bowen, vice provost for academic affairs in a statement posted on the university's website. "Middle States is focusing on governance, integrity, and financial issues related to information in the Freeh report and other items related to our current situation."

Magda Hassan
09-21-2012, 03:05 AM
Video link here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/jerry-sandusky-child-porn-ring_n_1900800.html)

Jerry Sandusky was involved in a tri-state child porn ring (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/self-described-child-prostitute-connects-jerry-sandusky-poly-prep-sex-abuse-scandal-coach-phil-foglietta-article-1.1163303) and helped a now deceased youth football school coach arrange to have sex with a child prostitute, according to a newly released email.
Sandusky is expected (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/jerry-sandusky-sentenced-penn-state-sex-abuse_n_1890698.html) to spend the rest of his life in jail after being convicted of 45 counts of sex abuse.
The New York Daily News reports that on Monday, Greg Bucceroni, a self-described former child prostitute, sent an email to officials at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.
In the message, Bucceroni said he was associated with a child sex ring that included Sandusky and former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta. The email said that, in 1979, Bucceroni was originally expected to have sex with Sandusky, but, because of time constraints, he was introduced to Foglietta instead.
From the email: (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/i-team/self-described-child-prostitute-connects-jerry-sandusky-poly-prep-sex-abuse-scandal-coach-phil-foglietta-article-1.1163303)

Foglietta was introduced to us as Coach Phil who coached youth football in NYC. Foglietta agreed to pay $200.00 for child sex and followed us back to a Philadelphia hotel, myself (sic)ad another child prostitute then engaged coach Phil in child sex.”Twelve alumni of Poly Prep have filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming they were raped and abused by Foglietta, (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443409904577619981834061096.html) the Wall Street Journal reports. The suit claims school officials knew about Foglietta's crimes and covered them up, "continuing to publicly celebrate Mr. Foglietta as an upstanding member of the school."
The Atlantic points out that the feds are already investigating whether Sandusky may (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/09/former-child-prostitute-claims-jerry-sandusky-was-part-pedophile-sex-ring/57059/)have shared child porn with others. (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57491185/feds-probe-possible-sandusky-child-porn-ring/)

It's unclear whether the suspected child porn ring being investigated by the feds is the same as the one mentioned by Bucceroni.

Dawn Meredith
12-09-2012, 02:46 PM
In 2005 a DA in PA disappeared named Ray Gricar. He was never to be seen again. HIs hard drive from his work computer was found and it had been scrubbed clean. I just learned that he had been investigating Sandusky but had refused to prosecute for lack of evidence in the late ninties. Did he later acquire sufficient evidence? I have never heard a possible motive put forth for his disappearance until now.


Jan Klimkowski
12-09-2012, 03:08 PM
In 2005 a DA in PA disappeared named Ray Gricar. He was never to be seen again. HIs hard drive from his work computer was found and it had been scrubbed clean. I just learned that he had been investigating Sandusky but had refused to prosecute for lack of evidence in the late ninties. Did he later acquire sufficient evidence? I have never heard a possible motive put forth for his disappearance until now.


Here's an oldish article:

Dead DAs Don't Lie: Ray Gricar, Drugs & Pedophilia


(EDITOR'S NOTE: District attorney Ray Gricar "disappeared" after announcing the prosecution of a heroin ring and declining to prosecute Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky for child sex abuse. Who whacked him?)

(April 30, 2005) Another drug prosecutor has vanished under mysterious circumstances in Pennsylvania.

Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar, 59, of Bellefonte, was reported missing on Friday, April 15, 2005, after he failed to return from a drive. His car was later found abandoned on a gravel parking lot of an antiques mall outside of Lewisburg, PA, in Union County, almost fifty miles from State College.

Gricar enjoyed unwinding by taking long drives, and shopping for antiques. Police and fellow prosecutors initially said they knew of no motive for foul play.

Yet, only days before, Gricar helped announce the prosecution and grand jury investigation of the largest heroin ring in his county's history.

Meanwhile, in what could be a clue, police at an April 21 press conference said they have been unable to locate Gricar's laptop computer, while his cell phone had been left behind in his car.

A grand jury had been investigating the drug ring. It's not known what information may have been on the DA's computer.

The missing laptop perhaps provides a motive for a possible abduction of the DA. It seems odd that Gricar would take his laptop from his car, but not take along his cell phone. It also seems unlikely that a man would jump to his death in the Susquehanna River carrying a laptop.

Shortly before his disappearance, Gricar's photograph was posted on the internet in a press release trumpeting the heroin arrests, and the grand jury investigation.

The March 31, 2005 press release from the office of State Attorney General Tom Corbett relates, "'This is the largest heroin operation that we have ever seen in Centre County,' Corbett said, 'feeding a drug trade that stretched throughout the region and allegedly resulted in at least one deadly overdose.'"

"Corbett identified the alleged leader of the drug organization as Taji 'Verbal' Lee, 24, originally from Newark, New Jersey. Lee is currently being held in the Centre County Jail on related drug charges....

"Corbett said narcotics investigators began probing Lee's activities in 2003. At that time, agents had begun getting reports of heroin, crack cocaine and powder cocaine being distributed in Centre County by an individual known as 'Verbal,' who was reportedly transporting large quantities of heroin and cocaine from New Jersey to Centre County....

"On Jan. 11, 2005, Lee was arrested by officers from the Centre County Drug Task Force shortly after he allegedly arranged to deliver 348 bags of heroin to an undercover agent.

"Corbett said that the grand jury also recommended that Lee be charged in connection with a fatal heroin overdose which occurred in State College. The grand jury found that Lee was the source of heroin involved in the Jan. 28, 2004 death of Boyd Francis.

"Lee allegedly delivered 30 packets of heroin to Francis the evening before Francis died. In addition, the grand jury found that Lee instructed associates to destroy the remaining heroin used to supply Francis, after police seized several packets of heroin while investigating the fatal overdose."

An April 1, 2005 article in the State College (Pa.) Collegian, reports, "Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar said heroin and cocaine are problems that have been increasing throughout Pennsylvania.

"'This was investigated by a statewide grand jury and as a result, drug charges being filed,' he said. 'It's a significant victory for combined law enforcement to deal with the drug problem.'

"Gricar said the Centre County Drug Task Force provided the initial information and as the investigation progressed, the Attorney General's Office began to investigate."

Five individuals were arrested, two others had already been detained, and a 25 year old was wanted on fugitive charges. Preliminary hearings were set to begin on April 6, the paper reports, the week before Gricar's disappearance.

The case would be prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Michael T. Madeira, of Cornett's Drug Strike Force Section, AG Corbett announced.

The Monday following his disappearance, Gricar missed a scheduled hearing for a pending drug case.

Gricar's car was found beside the Street of Shops antique market, on Water Street in Lewisburg, several hundred feet from the Susquehanna River and an abandoned railroad bridge leading across the river.

Lewisburg is also the home of the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary and the Allenwood Federal Prison Camp.

Gricar was last heard from on Friday, April 15, at about 11:12am, when he called his girlfriend, Patty Fornicola (a clerk in the DA's office) on his cell phone, telling her he was taking a drive along Rt. 192 in the Penns Valley area. The road leads into Lewisburg.

Fornicola on April 29, 2005, would say their conversation had been brief, and Gricar had offered no explanation of where he was heading or when he might return. Earlier that morning, Fornicola would say, she and Gracor had gone through their normal morning routine; while she was preparing to go to work, she says, Gricar told her he was taking the day off. She says she left a note for him.

Police say there was no sign of struggle in Gricar's abandoned car. He liked to shop at the antiques mall, we're told.

Police say they found Gricar's cell phone in his car. The phone had been unused since he had called his girlfriend Friday at 11:12am. Reports say Gricar's girlfriend reported him missing that Friday evening at about 11:30pm.


DA Gricar's disappearance and its attendant press coverage bears striking resemblances to the equally mysterious fate of former Assisant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Luna, who was found dead after an inexplicable car ride in December 2003.

At the time of their disappearances, both prosecutors were involved in high-stakes heroin cases.

* The drug suppliers in both cases were from the New York city area. "Bricks and bricks from foreign dudes up top," as Luna's FBI informant, Warren Grace, explains.

* Both men disappeared on car rides, while they were alone.

* Both men vanished without their cell phones. Luna's cell phone was found on his desk, while Gricar's was in his car. This seems to indicate misplaced trust, or perhaps a sudden interruption that called them away from their routine or expected activites.

* Gricar's laptop, police say, is missing. Luna's laptop was found on his desk at work. At the time of Luna's death, Lancaster County, PA, coroner Barry Walp suggested that some of the 36 stab wounds inflicted on Luna's body appeared to have perhaps been intended to make him talk. "You would think they were perhaps after information from the guy when you see something like this," Coroner Walp told a local paper in December 2003. Gricar's disappearance follows on the heels of a widely distributed DVD titled, "Stop Snitching," in which retaliation is promised for those cooperating with drug prosecutions.

* Both Luna and Gricar seem to have set out, for reasons unknown, perhaps to predetermined, out-of-the-way destinations, as if on a rendezvous with someone they trusted. Phone records apparently offer no clues. Or, both men may have been waylaid by a stalker or stalkers; Luna, driving home, and Gricar, while shopping for antiques.

* The press coverage of both disappearances also bear striking similarities. Unreliable or illogical sightings may offer false clues. The Centre Daily Times, in an April 20, 2005 article, reports Gricar's car was seen by employees of the Street of Shops antique market between 5 and 6pm on Friday evening, the day of his disappearance. The paper then quotes mall owner Craig Bennett, 48, as telling police investigators he witnessed a man fitting Gricar's description, wearing a blue fleece jacket, waiting in front of an uncompleted mall storefront about noon the following day, Saturday. "It appeared as though he was waiting for seomeone," the CDT quotes Bennett as saying. "It had all the look as if he was waiting for someone."

It seems unlikely though that DA Gricar would leave his car overnight in the mall parking lot, not use his cell phone, and not check in when he was already reported missing on Saturday, April 16. Similar supposed sightings in the Luna case later failed to pan out.

* Both men were subjected to unlikely suicide theories in the press.

Suicide theories floated in Gricar case, and other cases

Gricar's disappearance is the latest in a long series of peculiar endings for prosecutors and prosecutor office employees in Pennsylvania.

Over the years, Pennsylvania law enforcement has had an equally bizarre history of attempting to classify these events as suicides.

In the Gricar case, the AP and the State College daily paper, the Centre Daily Times, have already begun floating suicide theories. Gricar's "late brother, Roy J. Gricar, of West Chester, Ohio, went missing for more than a week in May 1996 before his body was found in the Great Miami River. He was 53, according to the Dayton Daily News," the paper reports. Brother Roy Gricar, the paper relates, told his wife he was taking a walk, was was later found drowned in the river, his death ruled a suicidal drowning.

Three other curious cases where suicide theories were floated come to mind: Jonathan Luna, of course, in 2003; Allegheny County DA Robert Duggan in 1974; state attorney general aide Gaylor Dissinger in 1983.

Both Duggan and Dissinger were found shot to death under mysterious circumstances, even as controversies involving organized crime swirled around the offices of the deceased.

"Cops historically in Pennsylvania have floated suicide theories in cases they're unwilling or unable to crack. Particularly a case involving internal agency corruption," I point out in The Midnight Ride of Jonathan Luna.

"Suicide offers a convenient explanation that allows an expensive and embarrassed investigatory team to be broken up and sent home. Case closed. It also seeks to reassure people living around the death scene that a murderer isn't on the loose.... There are other benefits, sometimes involving cover-up of mob infiltration (or is that informant misbehavior?)."

In my 1991 book, Maybe Four Steps, I recount the mysterious fates of Duggan and Dissinger.


Robert W. Duggan was district attorney of Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, from 1964 until his death in 1974. During Duggan's ten-year tenure as DA there were few prosecutions for gambling.

Republican Duggan however was hardly the first or last corrupt Pittsburgh official. Duggan's predecessor in the DA's office was Democrat Edward "Easy Going Eddie" Boyle. Boyle is said to have lost at the polls to Duggan because, during the election campaign, the Republicans under governor William Scranton sent state police on a much-publicized raid of previously untouched Pittsburgh whorehouses, arresting 70 people in vice raids, underscoring just how "easy going" DA Eddie Boyle had been.

Once in office, by most accounts, Duggan picked up where Easy Going Eddie left off. The main difference in both men's public service seems to be that Boyle's career was allowed to end at the polls, while Duggan's was terminated at the hands of a relentless prosecutor -- Richard Thornburgh.

Historically, as in most communities, Pittsburgh's politicians sent around collectors to the bookies and the prostitutes and the purveyors of vice, insisting on a piece of the sin money for the political machines.

It's the old protection racket. One observer told me that up into the 1950s, through the mayorship of David Lawrence (who later became governor of Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh's collectors turned the money over to the political parties.

But in the 1960s, with the advent of television, the party system began to break down and each politician became a free agent, each having to raise money for, among other things, expensive television commercials.

In the old days office holders were selected by party bosses. Television commercials suddenly provided the means of going over the heads of the bosses straight to the public. Television, the herald of democracy the world over, killed the political machines in the United States.

District attorney Duggan used two collectors to raise money -- Robert Butzler, the rackets squad chief at the county detective bureau and, later, Samuel Ferraro, who followed Butzler as rackets squad chief.

If you were a gambler and you wanted to avoid trouble with the law you paid the DA's rackets squad chief. If you didn't pay the rackets squad chief he'd arrest you and Duggan would prosecute, though this seldom happened, as the graft system by this time was so entrenched and well practiced.

In Pittsburgh it's widely held that Duggan's undoing wasn't dishonesty, but a falling out he had with wealthy Republican matron Elsie Hillman. She had married Henry Hillman, holder of one of the world's great fortunes, and her contributions and whims could sway the decisions of senators and presidents.

Duggan himself had been born into money, was comfortable among the country club set, controlled a family estate in nearby Ligonier Township, and enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Cordelia Scaife May, an heir to the Mellon fortune.

The precise nature of Duggan's supposed falling out with Hillman remains in dispute. One observer said Duggan wanted his cousin named as US attorney, while Hillman wanted Thornburgh. This dispute, said the observer, caused bad blood.

In the end, according to Pittsburgh political lore, Hillman offered Thornburgh the job only after he promised to go after Duggan.

The Pollyannas among us suggest that Hillman and the other party bosses ran out of patience with patrician Duggan, who hung out at the club, remained above the fray and refused to do the party bosses' bidding.

Some even suggest that Duggan didn't know what his collectors were up to, that he had money of his own and so didn't need graft, that Duggan was an innocent bystander who was persecuted for activities his party had sanctioned for more than one hundred years.

Others say Duggan certainly knew what his collectors were up to, that the money they skimmed went into his pocket (or at least was meant to meet campaign expenses, such as television time).

In any event, Thornburgh went after Duggan. What followed was a cat and mouse game between the two prosecutors, a relentless pursuit. Fearing that Thornburgh was about to come after collector Robert Butzler, Duggan moved Butzler out of the way to a police chief's job in the suburbs while shifting the collection duties to Samuel Ferraro.

As Thornburgh got closer, Duggan secretly married Cordelia Scaife May, whose wealth, observers say, was meant to mask the unaccountable graft money Duggan had been receiving for years. Thornburgh then subpoenaed records which he said proved Duggan's money was graft, and not May's.

Collector Samuel Ferraro then was threatened with prosecution, only to be released after he agreed to cooperate with Thornburgh's investigation. With Ferraro agreeing to talk against Duggan, finally the day came when Duggan was indicted for failing to report income of $137,416 from 1967 through 1970.

Thornburgh's victory was extremely short lived. Within hours of his indictment, on March 5, 1974, Duggan was found shot to death on his family estate in Ligonier, the victim of a shotgun blast. The body was found on the grounds of the estate; somehow the shotgun ended up seven to ten feet from the body.

Duggan, authorities said, apparently had been hunting before accidently or purposefully turning the shotgun on himself.

The Pittsburgh Press asked, "Was the law closing in on Robert W. Duggan so inexorably that his only escape was suicide?"

Upon hearing the news of Duggan's death Thornburgh told a reporter, "The terrible personal tragedy overshadows every aspect of this case. Anytime a guy perceives himself to be in a position that he thinks he has to take his own life, it's very sad. I've known tragedy in my own life. I know what it is."

Thornburgh's crocodile tears aside, it's not all that clear that Duggan took his own life.

For one thing, how had the shotgun ended up ten feet away from the body? For another, how had Duggan managed to shoot himself with the long-barrelled gun?

"You don't shoot yourself with a shotgun with your shoes on," one investigator told me, pointing out that the barrel was so long only a bare toe could have fired the trigger.

Speculation persists that Duggan had been murdered.

Who had a motive for killing the indicted DA? Perhaps mafia bookmakers who'd been paying off Duggan over the years feared he'd talk.

The suspects could even had included wealthy Pittsburghers, who'd been embarrassed by Duggan. We'll probably never know, as Thornburgh accepted Duggan's death as a suicide and closed the case. There was never a serious investigation of the supposed suicide, though such an investigation may have laid bare a century's practice of organized crime buying political protection.

The point is, Thornburgh obviously wasn't interested in exposing the historical involvement of organized crime in law enforcement. He was obviously only interested in getting Robert Duggan out of the way.

Gaylor Dissinger, aide and campaign treasurer to the state attorney general

In the 1980s, controversies surrounding Pennsylvania Attorney General LeRoy Zimmerman and his connections with bribery scandals and organized crime figures made Zimmerman's campaign contributions the subject of intense scrutiny.

The man responsible for Zimmerman's 1980 contribution reports, Attorney Gaylor Dissinger, died under mysterious circumstances.

The death of Gaylor Dissinger became one of the most enduring mysteries of Pennsylvania law enforcement. Dissinger worked for Zimmerman in various capacities, in the DA's office, in the campaign, in the AG's office.

Dissinger died on October 18, 1983, at the age of 36. He was found in his bed, shot to death by what one reporter calls "an out-of-state gun." The coroner ruled it a suicide. Yet no note was found, and the police report states, "there was no definite reason known at this time for the deceased to have taken his life."

Among the personal items found at the scene were two tickets to an upcoming Phillies baseball game. One neighbor, Kenneth Dickey, told police he'd last seen Dissinger that morning. Dickey "advised that the deceased had two tickets to the Phillies and had asked him to attend it with him, but that he had to decline."

Another neighbor, Mrs. Andrew Leh, said her husband had last seen Dissinger that morning when "they had discussed the Penn State game which was to be played that afternoon."

Another neighbor, Jan Peterson, told police she'd last seen Dissinger that morning "working in his yard," after which she's seen Dissinger go "over to the Borough Park to run on the track."

All of which is certainly odd for a man about to kill himself. He gets up, puts in some work in the yard so it looks neat, goes for a jog to keep fit and trim, asks a neighbor to attend a Phillies game with him, watches a football game, and then blows his head off.

The police reported Dissinger had last been seen alive at 3 pm, Saturday October 8, 1983. The body was found the following Tuesday under equally mysterious circumstances, and the coroner ruled "the time of death was anywhere in the last 30 to 40 hours."

The police report, filed by officer Donald L. Tappan, of Camp Hill, PA, reads, "On 11th October, 1983 at approximately 1155 hours, I received a phone call from the office to stop and pick up a message. Upon arrival at the station, officer William Donovan gave me a message that I was to meet Mr. LeRoy Zimmerman at 415 Parkside Road (Dissinger's house—Ed.), in reference to Mr. Zimmerman not being able to make contact with the above mentioned (Dissinger—Ed.) at that location. I went to the location along with chief Andrew C. Janssen and upon our arrival were met by Mr. Pete Kramer. Mr. Kramer advised us to go into the residence that the deceased was upstairs in the bedroom. Upon our arrival to the upstairs bedroom of the deceased, he was found lying on his right side covered with a blanket and some type of terry cloth piece of clothing over his head. A brief inspection of the body by the undersigned showed a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the left side of the head and a .38 cal Smith and Wesson hand gun partially in the victim's right hand. (In the police report the word "right" appears to be retyped over the partially whited-out word "left" hand—Ed.) It appeared that the shot was fired by the victim using the thumb of his right hand (here again the word "right" appears to be retyped over the word "left"—Ed.), in order to pull the trigger of the weapon...

"Mr. Kramer advised that he had spoken to the deceased on Saturday 8th October 1983 at approximately late morning hours. He advised that when Mr. Zimmerman could not make contact with him this date he was asked to go to the residence. Upon his arrival there he advised that the front door was locked and he went to the garage door and found that it was not locked. He then went to the back door after going through a screened-in back porch which was unlocked and found that the rear door was in the locked position but when he pushed on same it opened partially. He advised that he had looked for forced entry and found none and went to a neighbor's and called Mr. Zimmerman and after that entered the home via the garage door then through a basement door into a den. He then went to the bedroom and found the deceased lying on the bed. That time was 1150 hours.... Notification of the deceased's mother was made by Mr. Zimmerman and his personnel."

Unnamed "friends and co-workers" at the attorney general's office told police Dissinger had been "in a depressed state of mind for sometime" and so the incident was ruled a suicide.

The local police obviously deferred to the opinion of the attorney general's office that it was a suicide. But questions remain.

Why was Dissinger working in his yard and jogging if he intended to kill himself later in the day? Why did he ask a neighbor to attend a sporting event with him? Why, if he thought little of the future, was he looking forward to a Penn State game?

Why shoot himself in the left side of the head with his right hand, awkwardly crossing his arm before pulling the trigger with his thumb?

Why did police expect to meet Zimmerman at the scene? Who covered the head with terry cloth? If the house was unlocked, why wasn't foul play suspected? What was the origin of the gun? With all these questions, why didn't Zimmerman, the state's chief law enforcement officer, push for an investigation of the death of his aide, which he surely could have attained? Who killed Gaylor Dissinger?

Two facts survive: Very serious questions had been raised about Attorney General Zimmerman's election returns; Gaylor Dissinger, the man who signed those election returns, died a mysterious death.