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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    NO
    People must realize that things change,ever so slowly, that many live in the past.
    200 years ago, did anyone hear a slave cry out in pain ?
    True, for most of us, a fellow humans call for help would be answered....but for many(far too many,IMO, ) the help is not necessary, that screaming is normal.....Hard to imagine, is it not..??
    I think this poor woman lived in fear...why is it that no-one came to her rescue ?
    This scandal is an indictment on all of us.
    We must do what results in good and positive things.. NOT what satisfies our need for revenge.
    This makes no sense and were not talking about her getting abused its about her allowing abuse to continue...I stress it hasnt been proven...and if it is proven she needs to be indicted...and this isnt unusual...wives have been indicted many times for knowingly allowing abuse to continue.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBrat View Post
    If its found out that she knew about what was going on, if that is proven, if she was there and knew and did nothing.... then YES she DID FACILITATE. She didnt say a word and therefore allowed it to happen. And then afterward didnt report it, allowing the possibility for it to happen again to that child or to other children.
    She made it easier to get away with sure, but by her not acting she did not make the act itself easier.

    I believe that if you KNOW something is going on and do nothing, it makes you just as guilty.
    So whenever someone doesn't report a crime they should be charged? Not liking that sorry.
    Last edited by Henrin; 12-09-11 at 02:28 PM.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I do not agree with that statement with some crimes...especially with someone who is in a house where peophillia on a child is being perpetrated a mere phone call would stop it....if she was in fact in the house and let it go on...she certainly should be charged
    Why is this different than other crimes? Because it is a child?

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Do you feel that Jerry Sandusky's wife should be charged with a crime? More and more is coming out and in this latest arrest the victim says she was home and his screams for help went unanswered. It is pretty clear she overlooked a lot of things.


    U.S. News - Sandusky rearrested in Pennsylvania
    If she is guilty of one yes, she should be charged. If not, no.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    In most states, certain people in certain professions are mandated reporters of abuse. The collegiate staff was legally bound to make the reports under PA law. But Ms. Sandusky is not, which would almost certainly clear her of any criminal wrongdoing, unless of course it can be shown (with evidence, not with speculation) that she participated in or materially supported Sandusky as he (allegedly) committed felony crimes. There is not provision in the laws of my state to criminally prosecute a person for passive knowledge of the commission of a crime without having reported it. There are, however, civil penalties which could be brought by the victims. Civil law is different because the burden of proof by a "preponderence of the evidence," rather than "beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Even then, the plaintiff would have to prove that she heard the screaming, which I doubt they can do. The argument that "it seems unlikely that she didn't hear him" would not hold up in any court. It would have to be demonstrated that either she DID hear him, by witness testimony or her own admission, or that it would be impossible for her NOT to have heard him, which could be demonstrated by physical evidence.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    She didn't help facilitate anything here. She wasn't involved in the crime. She didn't hold them down, she didn't join in, or really anything else that could qualify. She just didn't report the crime. I do not really believe in laws about abetting unless they are actively taking part in rights of another being violated. A driver doesn't really do that.
    People have a responsibility to stop atrocious acts of brutality (i. e. against children) if they can, regardless of whether they're legally obligated to do so. Doing so is only human.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    This makes no sense and were not talking about her getting abused its about her allowing abuse to continue...I stress it hasnt been proven...and if it is proven she needs to be indicted...and this isnt unusual...wives have been indicted many times for knowingly allowing abuse to continue.
    Only if it is her own children.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    1) He hasn't even been sent to trial for anything, so it's way early and presumptuous to try and charge her with a damn thing.

    2) She won't be charged with a crime because she has spousal right not to testify at any trial Jerry Sandusky will be given.

    3) She's only said that her husband has acted "weird" at times. None of these alleged abuses occurred at his home or with his wife around. They were conducted at State College, PA (home of Penn State's main campus), some satellite PSU campuses, and specific events hosted by his old charity, Second Mile.

    Translation - no. She shouldn't, and never will be, charged with any sort of significant crime.

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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I find it ill headed to start charging people with crimes merely because they did nothing to stop a crime.
    Wow. So if you're being stabbed to death and someone walks right by, you're okay with that?
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    Re: Should Dorothy Sandusky Be Charged With a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    1) He hasn't even been sent to trial for anything, so it's way early and presumptuous to try and charge her with a damn thing.
    Why? Her charges don't have to wait for his conviction.

    2) She won't be charged with a crime because she has spousal right not to testify at any trial Jerry Sandusky will be given.
    That doesn't protect her. It only protects him.

    3) She's only said that her husband has acted "weird" at times. None of these alleged abuses occurred at his home or with his wife around. They were conducted at State College, PA (home of Penn State's main campus), some satellite PSU campuses, and specific events hosted by his old charity, Second Mile.
    The OP says more than that.
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