Significant updates concerning Cynthia Baldwin have been added to this one year anniversary post but this story needs to remain intact in order to cover that disastrous week in Nov. 2011 and the events leading up to that week. We can now refocus our efforts and reacquaint ourselves in the wake of the election with the horrible injustice done to Joe Paterno and PSU administrators by the now replaced Attorney General and the current Governor along with the Board of Trustees and Louis Freeh. Their actions should not go unchallenged and opposed. Barry Bozeman FREEHdom Fighter
"Joe Paterno, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Dr. Graham Spanier conspired to cover up allegations of child abuse by failing to report an incident witnessed by Mike McQueary in order to save the PSU football program from bad publicity."
Remember Remember those Days Last November
The BoT Treason and Plot
by Barry Bozeman
|Kelly links AD Curley and VP Schultz|
to Jerry Sandusky with perjury charge.
The nature of business and political power in a our system can sometimes lead to terrible consequences. The collusion of common interests from Governor Tom Corbett and his appointed successor as Attorney General Linda Kelly, his long time acquaintance ripe for a 6.5 million dollar payday Louis Freeh, and a group of the most influential members of the PSU Board of Trustees is what we might expect it to be. Things have worked out as they have, not because these people conspired to undermine justice but by the very nature of their relationships it is simply in their best interest - selfish self interest - to behave as they have. "Enlightened" self interest is not always just and it does not lead to the truth or fairness. That's part of the conflict between corporate and business interests and an interest in truth and justice.
The power of the office of the Attorney General allows Linda Kelly to choose who to charge. Kelly chose to charge AD Tim Curley and VP Gary Schultz with perjury for their vague recollections of a 10 min meeting a decade in the past but more specifically because they counter the testimony Kelly invents for Mike McQueary. Charging Curley and Schultz makes sense for Kelly who wants publicity and a winning case and for Gov. Corbett who wants a good distraction.
Kelly chose to levy those perjury and failure to report charges because it clearly was to her advantage in order to make Mike McQureary “a very credible witness” who Kelly says “saw a boy being subjected to anal intercourse” and told that to Joe Paterno, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz. That statement is clearly refuted by Curley and Schultz. We know this invented testimony surfaced in the "Finding of Fact" so Kelly has to prove Tim and Gary are liars since their testimony is contrary to her invention. We know that Mike did not say what Kelly says in the presentment. We know that Tim and Gary are not lying. How can this be allowed? How can the Grand Jury and the AG present a known falsehood in the presentment and charge Tim and Gary for perjury?
|Mike McQueary heard|
sounds of a sexual nature.
Either Mike McQueary is guilty of perjury or AG Linda Kelly is guilty of defamation on the statement in the original "Presentment". Even McQueary says he never described a sex act using those words, but Kelly's "Finding of Fact" states he did. How can that lie be a "finding of fact"? It is this type of perjury by proxy from the State's star witness that did the most damage to Joe Paterno and PSU. Perjury charges are being used by the Attorney General to damage the reputations of three good and decent men who heard only about 3 slapping sounds Mike thought were rhythmic and sexual. Mike told Joe he heard these sounds of a sexual nature just like he told Dr. Dranov and the Grand Jury.
When an Attorney General is allowed to lie in an official legal presentment it destroys the faith of people in our legal system because that lie becomes an official political act designed to use the position of the State's #1 legal officer to do damage to citizens of the state. In this case damage has been done to Joe Paterno and his family, the alumni, faculty and students of Penn State University and particularly to the athletic program and the current athletes. Why would we tolerate a system that allows this kind of lie on the part of the number one law enforcement officer in PA to stand?
|Aaron Fisher a long time|
to get justice from Corbett
AG Corbett had a boy who actually claimed to be a victim of sexual abuse, a coach who caught Aaron and Sandusky in a compromising position on a wrestling mat, and a HS counselor who knew of Arron's allegations in 2008. Yet Corbett passed on arresting Sandusky during his 2 years as the AG with that knowledge. Where was the search warrant on Sandusky's home, the tap on his phone, the close observation of his activities, the check of his phone records and his computer for those 2 long years?
Think of Aaron's story in comparison to Mike McQueary's 3 sexual slapping sounds, no known "victim", and his 1 or 2 second glance. Think of it in comparison to Doctor of Child Psychology Jack Raykovitz who knew his charity founder and paid spokesman was involved in incidents that got him involved in a complaint from a TSM mother in 1998 and banned from bringing TSM kids on campus in 2001. Where was the search warrant for TSM? Where was the interrogation of the TSM staff and TSM boys who appear in a picture in Sandusky's book? Why has TSM barely been mentioned by the prosecution?
Given the extensive 1998 inquiry and conclusion by CYS and DPW, how can anyone say blame belongs to a football coach, athletic director or VP of finance when CYS, DPW, and the Centre County DA had 2 boys with bear hugs in a shower, the psychological report of Dr. Chambers, and police who recorded exchanges between Sandusky and Victim 6's mother, yet they concluded Sandusky showed no Criminal or sexually improper behavior. What do Tim Curley, Joe Paterno, Dr. Spanier, and Gary Schultz have to do with any of that?
|Corbett sees a problem|
Linda Kelly reports to Corbett that Mike McQueary had a brief encounter with Sandusky in a shower on Penn State property back in "March of 2002". He had spoken to Joe Paterno about hearing 3 slapping sounds he thought were of a sexual nature. McQueary and his father John along with close family friend and doctor Jonathan Dranov, Joe Paterno, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz all knew of this brief encounter and none of them believed this was indication of anything concrete enough to report to authorities. Dranov knew he was a mandatory reporter.
What bad publicity were John McQueary and Dr. Jonathan Dranov seeking to avoid? Why would they "protect" a football program in favor of a pedophile? How are Tim and Gary charged with failure to report while they are not? PSU and the football program got no bad publicity from the CYS, DPW, police and DA inquiry in 1998.
In what Twilight Zone is it possible for 4 good intelligent men to conspire to cover up McQueary's slapping sounds to avoid another DPW inquiry due to a fear of bad publicity? Evidently the media and Louis Freeh think the public is dumb enough to buy this nonsense. Can you explain the "reasoning" that says they wanted to avoid bad publicity when in 1998 the DPW inquiry - which the prosecution and Freeh says "they followed closely" - resulted in no publicity at all? The BoT buys this nonsense?
Gov. Corbett virtually ignored Aaron Fisher's complaint for two years, while he approved a 3 million dollar state grant to The Second Mile. Several prominent Pennsylvanians who sat on the TSM board were generous donors to his campaign in amounts exceeding $200,000. Once the media learned this would he be seen as the man who let Sandusky roam free for years after being notified of his pedophilia? Would his financial suporters at TSM be embarrassed and monies he received have to be returned?
We don't know what the Attorney General might have said to Mike McQureary to allow her to describe his Grand Jury testimony as she did. If Mike had said what was in the presentment we would have seen that Grand Jury testimony wouldn't we?
Kelly appears to have no fear of being accused of anything for her obvious fabrication. What did Kelly know that gave her the confidence she could get away with this violation of the public trust? What would happen when Penn State stood up for their administrators and their famous coach? It turns out she had no reason to be concerned.
|John P. Surma Fires Joe Paterno and Graham Spanier|
A MASSIVE VIOLATION OF TRUST and A COMPLETE FAILURE of RESPONSIBILITY
A year ago this week John P. Surma was taking charge of the response of the Board of Trustees to make certain that the Board would not offer any opposition to the Attorney General's decision to point the finger at Curley and Schultz and implicate Joe Paterno and Dr. Graham Spanier. That Monday Kelly went on stage with her props - pictures of AD Curley and VP Schultz charged with perjury - to sit next to Jerry Sandusky charged with 42 counts of child molestation. Kelly tells the country that Penn State is at fault for allowing a child predator to go unnoticed in a cover up and 'conspiracy of silence that put bad publicity for the football team above the welfare of children. Surprisingly the Board of Trustee's through Surma and Corbett and their influential leaders were poised to agree with the absurd claim that Paterno, Spanier, Curley and Schultz were to blame.
Dr. Spanier is told by Surma to cancel the Tuesday press conference scheduled for Joe Paterno and Surma tells Spanier of his intention to fire Paterno. Spanier objects knowing that this will signal the media that these men are guilty. Spanier urges Surma to circle the wagons and let him lead Penn State out of this mess. Spanier releases a statement in full support of his subordinates Curley and Schultz. With this sane and responsible approach Spanier signs his own warrant.
We imagine the Governor busy on the phone with a whisper campaign telling board members that he knows there is more and worse to come. He would know would he not? He was the consummate insider who was Attorney General when the investigation began.
As the board made their way to State College key influential members were given this insider take that the best thing for PSU would be to throw Joe, Tim, Gary and Dr. Spanier under the media bus. Spanier because he tried to save the situation by circling the wagons, Joe because he had the temerity to offer a scheduled resignation cast as his arrogance in telling the board what to do.
The Pennsylvania Railroad engineered by Corbett and Surma is running down this track at full speed. Paterno and Spanier are fired and the Board begins a year of disasterous moves and statements that further the narrative that all this is the fault of Joe Paterno, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Graham Spanier when none of it is their fault.
And thus the battle lines were drawn. The power of the statehouse and the attorney general joined by the industry and business magnates on the Board of Trustees arrayed against a dying aged football coach, two administrators charged as perjurers, and a university president fired by the Board. Just like that it became the PENN STATE SEX SCANDAL with Mike McQueary the credible whistle blower hero who witnessed a child rape ignored by 4 men bent on saving a football program run amok from bad publicity. This is a description so utterly absurd it is almost impossible to fathom how any intelligent being could buy it.
And how quickly the world forgot the 61 years of impeccable service by the coach who brought success with honor. How easy it was to destroy the lives and reputations of a long term Athletic Director and Vice-President of Finance who had done their jobs with dedication and intelligence. And now we see Dr. Graham Spanier cast into the same fire based on the same flimsy evidence.
So who do you believe? This Governor and his Attorney General who we know have motive and who have flat out lied to the people of Pennsylvania? This Board of Trustees led by John Surma - the man with a family vendetta over a nephew who had fallen into serious problems and the business and industry corporate leaders like Peetz, Lubert, Frasier and Dambly who serve with the Governor and his appointees on this Penn State Board of Trustees? Is there any doubt about the clear conflict of interest that exists in this circumstance?
Or do you believe Joe Paterno - who for 60 years did the right thing and two long serving administrators who never once in their careers ever gave anyone reason to believe they would consider covering up for a pedophile in order to protect your university from bad publicity? That's their motive? Allow a pedophile to operate and cover up his activities in order to save PSU some bad publicity? Do you think that because that's what you would do? What indication or behavior do we have in the lives of these men to make us think that would be their collective endeavor? What would cause 4 good men to make that move? It is simply not credible.
We've had a full year to contemplate this question and we now know that 1998 was completely in the hands of the Dept of Public Welfare of the State of Pennsylvania and the DA Ray Gricar. We now know that it was 2001 when Mike McQueary heard those 3 slaps and got that 1 or 2 second glance. We now know that Joe, Tim, Gary and Graham did nothing a cover up would require.
There is no motive for a cover up. There is no activity indicative of a cover up. The very idea runs contrary to everything we know about Joe Paterno, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Dr. Spanier. But we have excellent reasons to question the motive of the Governor and this Board of Trustees. Linda Kelly will soon be retired and free of her responsibility for this mess.
WHO TO BLAME? WHO ARE THE TRULY RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE
If WE/YOU ARE PENN STATE, it's time to reflect on what we know. What we know shows quite clearly that the wrong people have been charged and maligned while those truly responsible for a failure to stop Sandusky earlier have gotten away with their failures.
- Gov Tom Corbett guilty of a failure to move quickly and taking money from TSM,
- Dr. Jack Raykovitz for a failure to act to protect the kids of TSM,
- The Dept of Public Welfare for a failure to investigate properly and to allow Sandusky and TSM further contact with children,
- AG Linda Kelly for lying about McQueary's testimony in her Presentment of "fact"
- John P. Surma, for a failure to recuse himself for an obvious conflict of interest
- Karen Peetz, Kenneth Frasier and Ira Lubert sitting in judgment and making decisions concerning the Board's firing of Joe Paterno and Dr. Spanier with nothing but a biased presentment as 'evidence'.
- The Corbett appointees to that Board who are tainted with the same conflicts as their benefactor.
- The high school employees and administrators who failed Aaron Fishter
- The DPW - particularly Jerry Lauro and his "supervisor" who insisted on the use of Counselor John Seasock in the 1998 inquiry.
- Dr Jonathan Dranov and John McQueary who failed to alert authorities that night in Feb of 2001 of Mike McQueary's report
- Cynthia Baldwin working for the Board against the best interests of Paterno, Curley and Schultz but who pretended to be their counsel before the Grand Jury.
CYNTHIA BALDWIN - THE NEXT STEP IN UNCOVERING THIS MESS
Although filed a week ago, the motions are not yet on the court’s website. Probably someone is trying to protect Baldwin.
The omnibus motion to dismiss from the Schultz and Curley Defense website. Baldwin claimed to be Curley and Schultz counsel when she appeared with them at the Grand Jury prior to the indictments and presentment but it turns out she was representing the University and that put her in a direct conflict of interest. Information from attorneys representing Curley and Schultz:
Bottom line: "The only way Cynthia Bladwin is allowed in the Grand jury with Schultz, Curley, Spanier is if she represented them in their individual capacity. So either she was not representing them and lied to the grand jury supervising judge, the DAG, and our clients to be permitted in the grand jury, or she’s lying now when she says she never represented them. Plus, if she represented them – and you’ll see from the motions, that it’s almost beyond dispute – her current testimony, as reported in the Presentment, breaches the attorney-client privilege.
Baldwin is the entire support for the conspiracy charges. The AG has to know that she is relying on a lying unethical witness, who they were on the verge of charging just 2 months ago. Sorry, of all the abominations in this case, nothing offends me more than her conduct."
This has been one terrible year for truth and justice at Penn State and those are the people who are responsible. How do we stand up to the Governor, the Attorney General, the leaders of the Board of Trustees and the media? How can we fight a multi-million dollar budget that can buy a false indictment from a former FBI Director? How does the truth survive a battle with that kind of power?
It survives because we will never give up on the Truth. It survives because no rational person could possibly believe that 4 good men would conspire to cover up the McQueary incident and a avoid a DPW inquiry to save the football program from bad publicity.
A year has passed and we are still here and growing stronger. The Truth is tough to kill.
Never give up. We Are.......
Remember Remember those days in November
The BoT treason and plot
I know of no reason the BOT treason
Should ever be forgot
A fact free Presentment false perjury indictments
The media bought the whole lot
We know of no reason the fact Freeh false fiction
Should ever be forgot
We know Joe Paterno and follow where he goes
A liar we know he is not
We know of no reason for the BoT treason
but we know it will not be forgot.
The truth is our guide and with it we side
We ARE Penn State - they are not
We know of no reason the BOT treason
should ever be forgot.
Move on or move forward? the path of a coward
This is the BoT's plot?
We know of no reason this BoT treason
will ever be forgot
my apology for the bad verse....
In this version Mike indicates he got the glance through the mirror and then:
1) He opened his locker as fast as he could. Put shoes in locker and walked out directly as fast as he could.
2) I just didn't do anything to stop it.
1) He opened his locker as fast as he could. Put shoes in locker and walked out directly as fast as he could.
2) I just didn't do anything to stop it.
In case you wondered as I did why Tim Curley and Gary Schultz did not simply answer "I don't recall" about events so far in the past this letter will be very helpful. They obviously were not concerned about being investigated or a target of the Grand Jury. With an "attorney" like Baldwin they worse of than with no attorney at all. Baldwin failed them and the university. She tells Tim not to discuss the situation with Gary or Joe? That's crazy!!!!