I saw the press conference this morning after the motions were filed in court.
Currently, there are more than 50 charges pending against Sandusky.
Joe Amendola, Sandusky's attorney spoke at length .... In part, he is trying the case in the "court of public opinion," because the jury will be from "happy valley."
I understand people are entitled to a vigorous defense, regardless how vile the person or their crimes may be. That doesn't diminish my outrage at Sandusky and at all who looked the other way.
One of the many outrageous things Mr. Amendola stated was that he didn't believe that any
of Sandusky's accusers should be allowed to testify against him.
Mr. Amendola also believed that all of the charges should have been dismissed. He withdrew this request this evening. You can read the news report here
Joseph McGettigan, the district attorney in this case, told the reporters and the viewing audience that he would not "keep them long," since they had just been subjected to a "filibuster" by the defense attorney.
He also stated that the victims in this case were going to have their day in court, where they would take the stand and tell what Sandusky did to them.
In part, a lot of the "unnecessary killing of trees," as Mr. McGettigan called it, is because the defense has to put things on record or they are precluded from discussing them in the appeal briefs, should there be an appeal.
But for those of us waiting to see Sandusky get what is more than overdue, this feels like a slap in the face, not only to those Sandusky harmed, but to everyone else who has ever been harmed.
There are many things that bother me about Jerry Sandusky, but one of the most bothersome is the smile/ grin that is always on his face as he enters and leaves court.
Does he not realize the gravity of the situation? Or has he deluded himself into believing that he really hasn't done anything wrong?
What is the look that I see on his face? Arrogance comes to mind.
Jerry, enjoy your ignorance and your arrogance, for it won't last long. I do not see a future with many smiles and grins in it for you.
The boys you abused will have their day in court. And when they do, everyone will know what these boys have always known.