swimguychicago saidSo Mike McQueary (jokes about the name fine with the OP) watched the creep at Penn State rape a kid and went to the head coach, but not the police. What is he?
Your icon implies that you're a police officer. IF you are, would you please s so in your next post as it would give authority to your assertions about the law.
Whatever the law says, and I find it highly unlikely that it would forbid people from notifying the police (!), nothing prevents a witness from telling BOTH the institution. He works for AND the police that he witnessed a crime.
While I'm a bit of a coward and might not have been big enough to pull Sanduvsky off, even I would shout, "Hey, what do you think you're doing!? I'm calling the police." I bet what you like Sanduvsky, or whatever his name us, would have lept off that kid and tried to "explain" things to me. McQ, on the other hand, was a huge guy in the prime of life. He could have done what I, and most people, would have wanted to. He could have beaten Sanduvsky senseless.
Sorry to mix ideas, but if you take away McQ's personality, and the fact that he's straight, I find him cute. Anyone else think so?
Whatever else he may be, I think he's hot, but others find the orange hair...
I've posted this before, so sorry about the repetition, but McQueary reporting the abuse to Paterno was exactly what he was supposed to do. In turn Paterno reporting to the AD was exactly what he was supposed to do. The villains here (besides Sandusky, of course) are the AD and the VP who didn't report the abuse to the proper authorities and then lied to the grand jury about it.
I coached high school sports for ten years and given the same set of circumstance Paterno was given, I would have done the same thing and reported the abuse to my school principal. It's what we're instructed to do
. It's what the law tells us to do.
McQueary and Paterno were following the law -- that's why they weren't indicted.
There's been a huge amount of second guessing going on this week and almost none of it is helpful. Yes, both McQueary and Paterno could have done more than they did. There's been a lot of talk about people fulfilling their "legal obligations" but not doing their "moral obligations." I thought our laws were based on what we deemed as a society to be decent and moral behavior.
I hate this phrase "teachable moment" but there is a teachable moment in all this: If any of you guys has kids or has nieces and nephews or grandchildren you need to call their school district first thing Monday morning and ask "How would child abuse be reported at your school?" I am willing to bet that their policy is exactly what happened at Penn State: you report what you suspect or witnessed to your supervisor and they guy (or gal) at the top of the food chain is responsible for reporting it. You need to express to these school officials that this policy should be changed and require school officials to go directly to the police with abuse allegations. It's probably not a bad idea to call your state congress people and check into how your own state laws are worded. I have a hard time faulting school officials who are obeying the law and following proper procedure. If the law and school policies need to be changed then so be it. If something can come out of this Penn State mess that's good it would be raising awareness for how child abuse cases are reported to the proper authorities.[/quote]