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In all seriousness, this is vile.
stewie - what the deuce?
I am in shock at what has happened at Penn State and how despite several people witnessing a grown man in a shower with and touching a young boy, no one (no one!) took the necessary steps and followed them through to the end to make sure that the man was arrested and it never happened again.

I think Natalie C. Parker summed it up accurately on twitter: "What's happening at Penn State right now isn't a scandal. It's a failure of humanity."

If you want more information, here is an excellent break down of the Penn State events by a historian.

As Maureen Johnson points out in her tweets, if you witness sexual assault on a child, you don't have to wait for anyone else to approve. You can report directly to the police. Or, if you are not comfortable with that, there is always the National Child Abuse Hotline.

Now, I think I need go find something strong to drink.

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This has had me reeling all week. I cannot believe some of the reactions I've seen - people rioting over a football coach who was complicit in covering this up resigning? How about showing some compassion for the real victims?

I know, the "apologizers" are ridiculous. So many keep making excuses for him or saying we don't know all the facts. It makes me sick. :(

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