The folks over at PS4RS (Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship) have completed their review of the Freeh report and have presented their conclusions, just in time for the 30 minutes of open mike time at the Penn State Board of Trustees meeting.
Here’s an excerpt from the foreword:
The University has cast blame upon four individuals (Tim Curley, Joe Paterno, Gary Schultz, and Dr. Graham Spanier), three of whom were unable to defend themselves. However, rather than pointing the proverbial finger at individuals with limited or no training in the recognition and prevention of child abuse, the University’s investigation should have focused on why and how trained professionals at the following entities failed to stop Sandusky, despite being placed on notice of his alleged actions in 1998 and/or 2001:
- Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare;
- Centre County Children and Youth Services;
- State College Borough Police Department
- Centre County District Attorney’s Office; and
- The Second Mile.Each of these law enforcement or child welfare agencies were placed on official notice, along with the University Police Department, of the events of 1998 and/or 2001. It is beyond comprehension how the public has been led to believe that there was a “cover-up” or “concealment” by representatives of the University. That assertion is wholly unsupported by evidence and, in fact, the evidence is completely to the contrary.
I’ll post a copy here for your review while I read the 57 page document myself.
Thanks to Joe for the heads-up.