Wednesday, March 6

Recap of Appearance with Kevin Slaten

Until we can get the audio posted, I'll do my best to recall the conversation.  Not in any particular order.

1)  Only 12% of the findings related to the NCAA sanctions are valid and I had to throw Freeh a couple bones to get to six (out of 50).

2)  I used the GAGAS as the standard to evaluate, but could have used internal management control standards, or the U.S. Senate standards I've worked with.  The PSU dept on audits did not have their procedures of processes posted.   Not sure if PSU specified any standards in the contract.   Freeh conducted a quasi-criminal investigation using retired police and a kangaroo court indictment.

3) Talked about the phenomenon of anchoring and how it happened with Duke, Exxon Valdez, and Richard Jewell.   Stated that to break the anchor, incontrovertible evidence needs to come forward that shows the original story to be false.   PSU will be like the Duke case.

4)  Pointed out specific errors, such as the failure by Freeh to identify federal and state laws protecting the identity of child abuse victims.   Stated that all the hub-bub over PSU not identifying V2 was unwarranted.  Noted that Freeh got the verdicts wrong for Vs 5, 6, and 7 because he used the Commonwealth Bill of Particulars from May 2012.  Likely that he had a draft report in hand and didn't make updates after the trial.

5)  Stated the evidence didn't support the janitor's testimony.

6)  Stated that Baldwin tried to blame Spanier for her failure to answer subpoeanas.

7)  Pointed out that 2001 could have been a CYS failure to act on PSU's report.  The state has to prove that PSU didnt' contact CYS -- not the other way around.  CYS was groomed by Sandusky over the years.

8) Mentioned my first report strictly focused on child protection and that PA's record for protecting  children is abysmal.  Go to new website http://www.sanduskyreports.com

9) Stated that new evidence will come out that reveals "something rotten in Denmark" between the BOT, Freeh, and the NCAA.

10) Think this will go the way of the Duke case and the media will end up with egg on their faces.

That's all I can remember for now.


14 comments:

  1. I would love to hear more on the BOT/Freeh/NCAA aspect. That is like someone saying they have to tell you something important but saying you will have to wait.....

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    1. You'll hear more soon enough. If it's any consolation, I've been waiting too.

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    1. Thanks, Jeffrey. Keep up the fight.

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  3. Amazing Ray, you truly inspire. Can't wait for the chips to fall.

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    1. Thanks. In a game of cat and mouse, people don't understand that it's really the mouse that makes it a game. The cat doesn't always win....

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    2. These lines will HAVE to be included in the screenplay. I still can see (and hear!) Matt Damon as Ray.

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  4. Ray, Thanks for your dedication to setting the facts straight, reviewing all the date, reviewing the Freeh Report, re-setting the Victim Dates, and the blog and all that you do. The Paterno Family deserves our support. I am glad i drove 3+ hours in the snow to meet you all in King of Prussia the other month. Thanks for stellar posts and we all appreciate it. I am not an alum, and all i want is the truth. Sincerely, Pete Bahr, Montoursville, PA

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    1. Nice meeting you too, Pete. You were with the criminology professor whose name escapes me. Correct?

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  5. Ray, I am an alum now located all the way on the West Coast....these posts bring tears to my eyes...As the story broke up through last July, they were shed as tears of rage and frustration because of the horror of the crimes and the misinformation about culpability. This journey continues, and now I shed tears of hope and joy....of faith and resolve that the truth will be known....So many of us have always only wanted to see the truth, the real truth, come out. Thank you and Eileen and Zig and Franco and Barry and everyone for continuing to do what Joe asked....pursue the truth. Those aren't the words of a man who has something to hide....Pursue the truth. Only through the truth can the wrongs that were done be prevented from ever happening again... Jerry committed the crimes, but there's a lot more to this, and every layer you peel of this ugly onion reveals more and more. I have faith that justice is coming...true justice for the victims....and justice for the guilty, justice that they cannot escape!!! WE ARE!!!

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    1. Thank you, Bodhi. And I'll pass along your well wished to Eileen, Franco, and Zig.

      PENN STATE!!!

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  6. Ray, I've heard nothing but good things about your appearance on Slaten'a show, but wasn't able to listen. Do you have a podcast link? Thanks in advance.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. I've written to the "other" Kevin and asked about the podcast. Unfortunately, the new station is not as well organized as his old station and don't have it set up yet. I'll keep looking for it.

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  7. Ray - as always you bring your objectivity, clarity, and analysis not available from the mainstream media and we all thank you and love you for that. Look forward to hearing it in its entirely. Will hope Kevin's station can find a cassette recorder to get the next one.

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