She The People: Jerry Sandusky

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Would more women at the top at Penn State have stopped Sandusky sooner?

I’d like to think that, but I don’t.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Freeh report, Jason Whitlock, Sara Ganim, Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, Sandusky trial, Dottie Sandusky, Vicky Triponey, Karen Peetz, Penn State, University of Notre Dame, University of Colorado, Elizabeth Hoffman

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Boy Scout leaders work to prevent abuse. Will Penn State do the same?

Losing an $18.5 million lawsuit in 2010 has encouraged the Boy Scouts of America to step up its efforts to protect boys from sexual predators. Will Penn State do the same?

By Diana Reese  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, BSA, Penn State, sexual abuse, pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Louis Freeh, youth protection training, two-deep leadership

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 07/03/2012

What Paterno admitted he knew: Sandusky couldn’t have done it without him

“Obviously, he was doing something of a sexual nature.’’ Yet Paterno didn’t pass on the report right away, because “I didn’t want to inferfere with their weekends.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:09 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Sandusky trial, Penn State, Joe Paterno, Joe Pa, Louis Freeh, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, State College, Mike McQueary

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Does Dottie Sandusky deserve a jail cell of her own?

“People sometimes convince themselves they didn’t see what they saw,’’ hear what they heard, or know what they know. But should they escape all responsibility?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky scandal, Jerry Sandusky trial, Dottie Sandusky, Matt Sandusky, Joe Amendola, child rape, child abuse

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/25/2012

After Jerry Sandusky, let’s say the tough words out loud

Americans can be so squeamish.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, child abuse, Penn State, Joe Paterno

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Sandusky prosecutor gets in his face, defense urges jurors to be true to their school

When the defendant’s wife Dottie approached him as the courtroom emptied, her eyes were red and filled with tears, and neither looked at the other.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:59 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandusky trial, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, Joe Paterno, Joseph McGettigan, Matt Sandusky, Dottie Sandusky