OT: Verdict reached in Sandusky trial.. waiting to hear the verdict
UPDATE: GUILTY ON 45 OF 48 COUNTS
Beat me to the punch.
I was this close to making an ass out of myself. Again. For about the 14,000th time here.
Guilty. Rot in hell scumbag.
442 years in prison... sounds about right for rotting.
To honor JoPa
And ESPNews is talking about who is going to play Josh Hamilton in a movie.
I posted this on another site, but I'll share it here.
CNN is showing the podium outside the courtroom where the announcement of the verdict is going to be made. That does not look too safe or secure, given the crowd.
thanks for passing along. sounds like the judge issued a memorandum in which no media outlet is allowed to announce the verdict (from the courtroom at least).
It is amazing to me that Sandusky seems to be more or less unaware that he has not only left a trail of personal destruction in a community and with his victims and their families, but on what is comparatively a minor note, that he may very well have decimated the football program he so loyally served for many years on many levels. The amount of direct and collateral damage is probably unfathomable.
He exacerbated the destruction of the legacy of his immediate superior, though Paterno failed himself, his school and his own community as well, in my estimation. Jerry Sandusky was aided, it seems, by an atmosphere of complicity, so there was a failure of humanity among the decision-makers at Penn State, and all to preserve the reputation of a program. Whatever the sentence, he's done more damage to his own community than the most powerful ICBM, in my opinion.
EDIT: New York Times and MSNBC reporting that Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts and has been placed into custody. He is going to prison, never to be seen in public again. Good.
on a Friday (drinking) night, by a roaring patio fire.
My beer-fueled take is: rot in hell you motherfucker Sandusky. Hope you die cold and alone, and somehow you feel the pain you've inflicted. Fuck you, Fuck Penn State.
Roaring patio fire? That's sounds pretty dangerous. I just popped in from my giant garage fire to see if there was anything going on...
It would take me 2 days to write a post as thorough and excellent as LSAClassOf2000 wrote. On the other hand, you very accurately described my feelings in a succinct nutshell.
I hope he dies slowly and painfully.
Jerry Sandusky found guilty on 46 of 48 counts of sexual molestation. Stood mostly motionless, left hand in pocket, as verdict read
Per Anderson Cooper, CNN:
25 felonies, 14 1st degree.
442 years max sentence.
guilty on 45 of 48 counts
Sandusky in custody.
Glad he's gone forever. All those complicit in this tragedy should just disappear into a massive sinkhole, never to be seen again.
The victims' lives are irreparably damaged. At least Sandusky will not abuse more children.
when does sentencing occur? immediately (monday-ish) or like a week or weeks from now?
Within 90 days, per CNN.
However, it is important to note that Sandusky could serve as little as 60 years. And his sentences could be served concurrently.
Not that this is going to happen. He will be locked up forever, and the world is a safer place for it.
Well, he's 68 years old. 60 years would certainly run out the clock for him.
Concurrently, meaning that his sentences could be served all together. So if the longest prison term he is granted is 10 years, and all of his sentences are served concurrently, then he would walk out after 10 years.
I have no expectation that this will happen in the least, but I do raise it as a possibility.
He's going to die in prison... whether it's 60 years or 442 years.
I would actually be a little surprised if he lasted more than 6 months. I understand that he will be protected to some degree, but I think he's going to be a lightning rod for "accidents."
I'm envisioning something along the lines of the demise of Jeffrey Dahmer in the showers with a broomstick
60 years is still thankfully a life sentence for Jerry Sandusky
He should be sentenced to an immediate lethal injection, or burned at the stake.
How about being tortured with razor wire and have limbs amputated with hedge clippers?
Broadcast it on tv.
why am I paying for this scumbag to live (and receive medical care) for the next X years, when he will never be free (even if you assume he is 100% reformed)? It doesn't make sense.
Trying to not get political, but I believe studies have shown that the death penalty is often MORE expensive for taxpayers than life in prison.
While that's true, it's only true because in our system people sit on death row for decades and we have to pay all of their legal expenses incurred during this time. Also feed them and all that nice stuff.
I don't think this is political, but when a guy is found guilty (after 1 or 2 appeals), what is the point of a life sentance vs. death?
I would gladly pay the tax and medical bills to keep this scumbag healthy and alive for as long as humanily possible so he can rot in jail.
Death is a far to easy way out for him.
Agreed. Prisoners have a special liking for pedophiles. Time to be someone's old bitch, Sandusky. I doubt he last five years on this side of the soil.
he is Medicare eligible, he was getting a state pension - probably still will - and he was probably even getting some benefits from tax payer funded psu.
you'll now be paying for his food and a place to live though he won't be eating lobster thermador where he is going.
Social Security doesn't allow you to collect benefits while in prison, and I imagine most state pension plans have similar restrictions, although I've never checked. Even if he does keep collecting while in jail, the coming civil lawsuits are going to make sure he doesn't get to spend it.
Piece of shit.
Thank god... It is not a time for wit, or humor. But the world is a better place now. Hopefully these young men can get some closure from this truely horrific story.
Thank GOD! I was a little worried that the jury was taking 2 full days to come up with the verdict.
They did kinda have to go through 48 charges. Even if it only takes 20 minutes per charge it's 16 hours worth of deliberation. My concern was that all the charges that had victims had no witnesses, and all the charges that had witnesses had no victims.
That should take a long, long time. I'm frankly shocked they got it done before the weekend.
Enjoy rotting in prison and hell you piece of shit, Sandusky. I hope hitler takes a big piss all over your soul.
Still think the US should have the death penalty in all 50 states but I guess I don't mind these wastes if life rotting in jail forever.
This is one criminal that better not be coddled.
Death penatly takes too long and costs too much money. For capitol offenses and the like, lifetime solitary seems to be a better idea. Just need to streamline the prisons and fix the CJS such that the overcrowding is significantly reduced. In a lifetime solitary situation, costs could be significantly reduced if done right.
His defense attorney:
"He's always been a model citizen, except for this charges..."
"But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"
"The acting was wonderful. But I'm afraid Mr. Lincoln was bored, and now he's come down with a terrible headache."
"I've got the worst fucking attorneys"
Hahaha... Gosh, his attorneys were really top notch, honestly they did the best job they could defending this monster, I wouldn't have been able to.