I’ll make this short if not necessarily sweet: Former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts related to the sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period. He will be sentenced within the next 90 days. Barring a massive miscarriage of justice, he will never breathe air again as a free man. Jerry Sandusky is finished.
No punishment can ever be severe enough for the hell Jerry Sandusky’s sick, sick, SICK mind inflicted on those innocent boys.
I hate pedophiles. Not “dislike” Not “prefer not to have anything to do with.” HATE. I hate those evil bastards and have no forgiveness in my heart for them. I don’t necessarily want to give them the death penalty, but I’m willing to hear arguments to convince me otherwise. There’s certainly a case to be made that these predators are as bad as murderers in that they don’t kill their victims as much as they rape and kill their innocence.
Scum like Sandusky leave their victims breathing, but scarred for life.
Sandusky will spend the rest of his rotten life in prison and die there–and die he will in a nasty way if he ever reaches the general population of the prison. The only way he stays behind bars breathing is if he’s confined in segregated housing wearing a red jumpsuit and locked up 23 out of 24 hours.
However, his victims will never be truly free. They need whatever help the state of Pennsylvania can offer them, but they should consider suing Penn State for their complicity in Sandusky’s depravity. The officials there should pay a steep price for turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the screams and cries of the boys Sandusky manipulated and molested for years.
There are two words I don’t want to hear being bandied about in the aftermath of Sandusky being found guilty. Don’t want to hear anything about “justice” or “closure.” Justice moved far too slowly and came far too late. There’s no such thing as “closure.” All the boys that are now young men can do is try to live whatever part of their life was not befouled by the evil that men like Jerry Sandusky do.
As satisfying as it is to conjure up horrific scenarios where Sandusky suffers the tortures of the damned, it’s a futile pursuit. Physical pain does not traumatize the way mental anguish does. Sandusky needs to suffer in a way that lingers and endures. He deserves no quick easy outs. He should not be put to death. He should not be left to the not-so ender mercies of his fellow prisoners. He should not be allowed the cowardly out of taking his own miserable, worthless life.
Getting Jerry Sandusky away from children does not stop all the others like him. They continue to destroy innocents and they think Sandusky got sloppy and that’s how he got caught. Until they are stopped, Sandusky must be an example for them to observe and learn THIS is what will happen when you are caught molesting children.
He must become intimate with pain. A pain far worse than flaying the flesh from his body or breaking his bones or penetrating him with foreign objects. Sandusky’s got it coming all right, but he doesn’t deserve the kindness of a quick end.
No redemption, no sorrow, no pity, no mercy.
Go to hell, Jerry Sandusky. If the devil will have you..
- The Verdict Is In: Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty [UPDATE] (deadspin.com)
- Michael McCann: Important questions in wake of Sandusky verdict (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- innocence lost: Sandusky is ‘guilty’ (morvensblog.wordpress.com)