Please do not flame me for what I am going to say -- I despise the tactics of Sandusky's attorneys as much as everyone else. But our system of justice does provide for a vigorous defense.
This is NOT
saying that I agree with the BS being spewed by Mr. Amendola and the other attorneys on the defense team. Every chance they get they are trying to use the "delayed" reporting of the abuse, the "newly recovered" memories never told to anyone other than the D.A., and the fact that some of the victims knew each other as "proof" that the abuses didn't take place and it was only after the first victim came forward that the others who merely knew Sandusky, figured they could line their pockets with Penn State money.
One thing Mr. Amendola seems to be glossing over is that Penn State is not sitting at the defense table - Jerry Sandusky is.
I strenuously object to referring to Sandusky as "coach." That keeps Sandusky on the elevated platform of respect he once held. He does not deserve that respect or his former title.
Several of the victims know each other becuase they were being abused simultaneously. There was a photograph shown in court today in which the victim on the stand identified three of the other victims in that photograph.
But knowing each other is NOT the same as having colluded with each other, as the defense is trying to imply.
How I want to give Mr. Amendola and the rest of the defense team a piece of my mind!!
I was searching for Mr. Amendola's contact information when I ran across something that sidetracked me.
On second thought, perhaps calling Mr. Amendola lower than shark **** is right -- or perhaps too good.....
Sandusky is not the only member of the Penn State football community who was represented by Amendola after being accused of a sexual crime.
Amendola also represented Nittany Lions tailback Austin Scott after another student accused Scott of rape in 2007. Centre County prosecutors dropped the case on the eve of trial in 2008 when a judge said the jury could be told that the alleged victim had accused another man of a similar crime four years earlier. The man in the earlier case was acquitted.
On a personal note, Mr. Amendola has his own issues. The rest of that article can be found here
(Sorry for the disjointed thoughts -- I keep being interrupted.)
Right now there is a gentleman speaking to Ryan Smith, an attorney and commentator on In Session. He is explaing the web, the grooming process, that trapped him as well as Sandusky's victims. He is speaking at length about sexual abuse, sexual abusers, and about how Sandusky could have, and should have been stopped years ago. He also stated that Sandusky started the Second Mile charity to have access to countless victims.
Since it is the lunchbreak for court, In Session is having a lot guests speaking about sexual abuse, either from their own experiences, sexual abuse/ assault in general, or who are discussing the actions of Sandusky, other coaches in their lives, Penn State, etc.
I wish they would announce this website daily, and frequently. Many who need to be here might not have seen yesterday's coverage and may have missed the information.