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    Rumor Claims Sandusky “Pimped Out” Boys to Rich Donors

    November 10th, 2011See:
    The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John W. DeCamp
    ISGP
    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:
    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:
    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.
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    http://www.hlntv.com/article/2011/11...-investigation
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    Missing DA investigated Sandusky case

    By Jean Casarez, November 10, 2011
    NEED TO KNOW

    • 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
    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. 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.
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    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.
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    NATIONAL NEWS:





    http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/
    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    Excerpts from http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/1...ild-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)

    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 ...)




    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. / A Brief Overview Of The Founding Members Of The False Memory ...)


    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)

    '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)

    Child worker in Pennsylvania, by Lewis Hine

    At RobertsCourt.com: we read about Bedford, Pennsylvania and mind control. /
    5000 Pennsylvania Children Stolen and Abused ... /BedfordSprings.net

    "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."
    "Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Jewett View Post
    Excerpts from http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/1...ild-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)

    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 ...)




    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. / A Brief Overview Of The Founding Members Of The False Memory ...)


    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)

    '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)

    Child worker in Pennsylvania, by Lewis Hine

    At RobertsCourt.com: we read about Bedford, Pennsylvania and mind control. /
    5000 Pennsylvania Children Stolen and Abused ... /BedfordSprings.net

    "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.

    Dawn

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    Other links relevant, as gathered and posted here
    http://www.commongroundcommonsense.o...owtopic=136933
    by some dude named Magmak1 :wavey::



    Rumor Claims Sandusky “Pimped Out” Boys to Rich Donors

    November 10th, 2011
    See:
    The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John W. DeCamp:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096321580...ASIN=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=25926

    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

    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/footbal...g=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 |

    http://cryptogon.com/?p=25926

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    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.


    http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20080410



    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#! (Jeff is introduced at about the 2:00 minute mark).

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    NATIONAL NEWS:

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

    http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/

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    http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/...f-children.html

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    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.

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    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.

    Find more coverage

    of the Hershey Trust

    at http://www.philly.com/hershey Contact staff writer Bob Fernandez

    at 215-854-5897 or bob.fernandez@phillynews.com.

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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_...

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    State lawmakers reporting gifts travel numbers 49 / 253 May 05, 2009. World Series Tickets, Foreign Travel, Yacht Club Membership, + Golf Outings
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09125/967684-454.stm
    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 http://208.112.103.179/forums/archive/i ... -1392.html
    Full Thread at: http://208.112.103.179/forums/showthread.php?t=1392

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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

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    QUOTE
    "... 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 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.

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    http://downloads.thedaily.com/ui-ima...00-ss-662w.jpg

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    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."

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    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

    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...erry_sand.html

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    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

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    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


    President of Pa. charity linked to abuse resigns

    http://www.wral.com/news/story/10377581/

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    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

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

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    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 ] 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.

    http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20111114

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    As said by someone else (Les Visiblle @ http://smokingmirrors.blogspot.com/2011/11...ge-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."

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    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







    [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)
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    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:47 AM EST
    Penn State Scandal: Another Sex Abuse Victim Claims Officials Refused Investigation 10 Years Ago

    By 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.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/2505...tim-claims.htm

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    Files from Jerry Sandusky's charity are missing, officials say
    Files from Jerry Sandusky's charity are missing, officials say - latimes.com
    November 17, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Officials at Jerry Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile, said several years' worth of their records are missing and may have been stolen, according 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.

    RELATED:

    Jon Stewart comments on Jerry Sandusky interview
    Joe Paterno gave ownership of their home to his wife for $1 in July
    Judge in Jerry Sandusky case may have benefited from Second Mile-- Melissa Rohlin

    Photo: A sign at the headquarters of Jerry Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile. Credit: Pat Little / Reuters
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    Welcome To Happy Valley: Occupy Penn State, By Carolyn Baker


    BY CAROLYN, ON NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011

    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 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 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 and Nicolas Groth has revealed a 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 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.

    OCCUPY MOVEMENT ABUSE OF POWER, CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, JERRY SANDUSKY, NEXT CULTURE, OCCUPY MOVEMENT, PENN STATE



    CAROLYN BAKER, Ph.D., was an adjunct professor of history and psychology for 11 years and a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years. (She is not, and never has been, a licensed psychologist.)
    Her latest book Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse, is unique in its offering of emotional and spiritual tools for preparing for living in a post-industrial world. Carolyn’s forthcoming book isNavigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition. Her other books include:Coming Out From Christian Fundamentalism: Affirming Sensuality, Social Justice, and The Sacred (2007) , U.S. History Uncensored: What Your High School Textbook Didn’t Tell You(2006) and The Journey of Forgiveness, (2000)All may be purchased at this site. She is available for speaking engagements and author events and can be contacted atcarolyn@carolynbaker.net.



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