Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kathleen Kane has vowed to determine if politics played a role in the development of the case against Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials.
Many political observers suggest that Kathleen Kane's election as Pennsylvania's first female Attorney General was due in no small part to her promise to investigate whether politics played a role in the evolution of the case against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials. “As soon as she began early in her campaign talking about the promise to investigate it objectively, it spread pretty quickly on a grass-roots level. There’s no doubt that she had a lot of Penn State support,” Maribeth Schmidt of the grass-roots alumni group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Kane also dedicated an entire section of her campaign web site to the Sandusky case. Governor Tom Corbett, a…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Do you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky can get a fair trial in his highly publicized child molestation case?
One of the most high-profile trials of the year began Monday and Patch wants to know if you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will be treated fairly. Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments section below. Prosecutors claim that Sandusky groomed boys he met through The Second Mile, the charity he founded for at-risk youth in 1977, then attacked them, in some cases in his own home or inside university athletic facilities. Jurors will not be sequestered, meaning they can spend nights and weekends at home. But the judge gave strict orders for them to stay clear of any news reports, as well as social media.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Looking back on Joe Paterno's life.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
By The Rev. Dr. George Hickok Pennsylvania buried a fallen hero last week. Fallen in scandal, fallen in illness, fallen in death. For most of our adult lives, Joe Paterno plied his trade on the sidelines of one of the nation’s largest stadiums and from that stage launched a cult of football, which outgrew Penn State University. As a sports columnist pointed out long before the scandal news broke, "if the statue in front of your place of work is a likeness of you, it might be time to retire." The legendary coach won more football games than any of his colleagues, an achievement of note. But no one gets more caught up in a cult than a cult leader—it is intoxicating, the closest thing to deification in modern society. Being a hero and a …