The difference (and it is a big difference) is that the school officials are mandatory reporters, required to report crimes of abuse and neglect under penalty of criminal punishment should they not do so. I am a mandatory reporter in my state because of my job, but not everyone is subject to those same criminal penalties. Additionally, these school officials were less than candid with the grand jury (according to their original presentment) and were charged in accusation of this violation of the mandatory reporting law. And at least one of the two admitted to having received the reports of abuse- which is almost a self-indictment.Did you not notice the two guys at Penn State who were charged with exactly that crime, of not reporting it? Yes, it clearly is a legal requirement in PA.
An entirely different issue than trying to determine what Ms. Sandusky knew or did not know about her husband's activities.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
"Yes I read the 9th [amendment]. It doesn't say **** about abortion." -Jamesrage
I do.That's like saying you have a right not to move out of the way in your car when a police car with sirens blaring comes your way.
I find them coming to my door and saying to me in plain English that they have a right to my property and spend it in ways I disagree with a violation of liberty. They should offer me a service in exchange for my taxes, or get lost. I will agree with a whole line of things to accomplish this, but taxes as it stands is unjust.Or not pay your taxes. Sorry, but the law says you must do certain things as well as saying you must not.
As I said before, if they can find evidence to show she knew/witnessed/was told and failed to do anything about it then I fully support any legal action that the DA takes. If they can't, however, without any other information it's very possible she never knew until the news broke on this whole thing.
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