Anyone see the video of the little girl in China getting repeatedly run over in the street by trucks...while many people walk by and do nothing. It was one of the worst things I've ever seen.
I chalked it up to something bizarre about the Chinese. For various reasons, they were afraid to get involved, and do the right thing. The child paid the price. There was a lot of soul searching that happened in China after this indecent.
Sadly, I'm feeling there a lot of similarities between the Penn State Scandal and...that video from China...except it happened here.
Think about it. The ONLY reason this is out in the open now and people are being fired left and right and charges brought against many people is bec. one brave victim and his mom took it to CPS. Had they not done that, Sandusky would probably be with some other poor kid tonight and tomorrow.
There is something so horrible about this that many people not only dont want to get involved, they dont even want to believe what they actually see and hear. They just rationalize it away. I think that is a big part of the reason that this case is so emotional for many. It hints that something about our society is allowing these horrible incidents to happen, and makes us all feel somewhat responsible.
While I do not think many here in the US would let a child lie in the street and get run over repeated as occurred in that Chinese video, it does seem to be frighteningly common for people to not act in matters of suspected child abuse. We have seen coverups like this in churches, schools, companies, boy scouts, etc. It is not something unique to Penn State.
Before you comment, if you are if you have not read it, I suggest strongly that you read the grand Jury Report. It can be found here: Grand Jury report
It will make you mad. It will make you disgusted. It will leave you asking a lot of questions. A lot of people have a hard time reading it. The worst part about it to me is how many opportunities went wasted to stop this guy many years ago
If you cant stomach reading the JG report, at least read this:
Penn State Scandal Timeline