More than 10,000 students rallied Wednesday night in anger after Penn State University trustees announced that longtime football coach Joe Paterno had been fired.And in case you were curious as to what the phrase "a bit more dangerous" means, here's a photo:
"We don't care what he trustees say," said a young man over a megaphone, perched atop the stairs at the campus' Old Main administrative building. "We don't care what anybody says. We want JoePa back."
The crowd vastly outnumbered those from similar rallies Tuesday, and were a bit more dangerous.
That's a news van from WTAJ.
And of course, since we live in the age of youtube, there's video:
Do they know what who they're rioting to protect?
Take a look at this passage from the Grand Jury Report:
On March 1, 2002, a Penn State graduate assistant (“graduate assistant:) who was then 28 years old, entered the locker room at the Lasch Football Building on the University Park Campus on a Friday night near the beginning of Spring Break.Wait wait, wait. March 1, 2002 was a FRIDAY. Joe was told about the pedophiliac butt fucking the following SATURDAY and he calls his boss the following SUNDAY. He waited until SUNDAY to call his boss.
The graduate assistant, who was familiar with Sandusky, was going to put some newly purchased sneakers in his locker and get some recruiting tapes to watch. It was about 9:30 p.m. As the graduate assistant entered the locker room doors, he was surprised to find the lights and showers on. He then heard slapping sounds.He believed the sounds to be those of sexual activity. As the graduate assistant put the sneakers in his locker, he looked into the shower. He saw a naked boy, Victim 2, whose age he estimated to be 10 years old, with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that both Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him. The graduate assistant left immediately, distraught.
The graduate assistant went to his office and called his father, reporting to him what he had seen. His father told the graduate assistant to leave the building and come to his home. The graduate assistant and his father decided that the graduate assistant had to report what he had seen to Coach Joe Paterno (“Paterno”), head football coach of Penn State. The next morning, a Saturday, the graduate assistant telephoned Paterno and went to Paterno’s home, where he reported what he had seen.
Joseph V. Paterno testified to receiving the graduate assistant’s report at his home on a Saturday morning. Paterno testified that the graduate assistant was very upset. Paterno called Tim Curley (“Curley”), Penn State Athletic Director and Paterno’s immediate superior, to his home the very next day, a Sunday, and reported to him that the graduate assistant had seen Jerry Sandusky in the Lasch Building showers fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy.
And no one called the cops about the anal rape of a 10 year old boy.
I've taken a few swipes at Randy Bish over at the Trib these past few months but let me say now he's got this one completely right: