Thursday, November 10, 2011

What Does Our Nation Value: Examining Two Cases of Student Demonstrations and Police Responses (or non-responses)

As Xeni Jardin outlines, the legendary football coach Joe Paterno clearly is avoiding a public admission of what was done and/or why it is wrong. Making matters worse it now seems he knew his assistant coach Sandusky was raping very young, very vulnerable (in the sense of socially and economically vulnerable), boys that were placed in his care through his charity. Paterno's comment in regard to decades of victims sexually raped by Sandusky at Penn State University: "The kids that were victims or whatever they want to say, I think we all ought to say a prayer for them." Was he praying for their souls when he knew about these savage rapes before they were made public?

Now he has been dismissed as Penn State's head coach and the students at the college started rioting in defense of a sexual predator and his silent defenders (two Penn State administrators are being charged with covering it up to protect Paterno's image):

Pennsylvania police and Penn State university police let those student do that, while across the continent Berkeley police were beating peacefully protesting university students:

There are so many things wrong with these stories -- the question is why more people do not recoignize it. What does it say about what our society values?


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