J'ACCUSE!
This is why Tom Corbett should be arrested now - if not on
State charges in Pennsylvania, then on Federal charges -
and if not on charges of violations of US or Pennsylvania State
law, then by the International Court of Justice for violations of
human rights and for turning a State government in the USA
into an internationally harmful travesty.
Educator and coach Joe V. Paterno, born in Brooklyn, New York on
December 21, 1926, earned an unparalleled record and reputation in
his field of endeavor - college football coaching. He was the patriarch
of a beautiful family. He built Penn State - not singlehandedly, but
through a process of community consensus which was fed by the
community spirit which he inculcated into the University and the
town of State College, Pennsylvania - which really ought to be
renamed Joe in his honor.
Joe Paterno, as of the start of November 2011, was in good health.
His reputation was secure. He was, as of that time, still the
head coach at Penn State. And most importantly, as of November of
2011, Joe Paterno was a law-abiding citizen in every way.
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Then along comes Tom Corbett, in the wake of the arrest of
Jerry Sandusky; trying to grandstand things, and playing
prosecutor - although Corbett had supposedly resigned his
position as State Attorney General as of January 18, 2011,
prior to taking the Oath of Office as Governor of Pennsylvania.
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Everyone in the 21st century knows about cyberbullying, and
that is exactly what Corbett did here - he led the media feeding
frenzy of unfair and biased reporting. Corbett led a political
witch-hunt against Paterno which cost State taxpayers and
tuition paying students millions of dollars; and Corbett really
did this for his own political benefit, and to take the heat off
himself. No wonder the Freeh report centered its five million
dollar attack on Joe Paterno months after Paterno's untimely
death - the entire point of the group of US Justice Department
cronies of Corbett (who himself worked for the US Department
of Justice from 1989 to mid 1993 as the US Attorney for Western
Pennsylvania) was....of course, to exonerate Corbett. And Tom
Corbett, not Joe Paterno, should have been the focus of all
official investigations. Corbett used his influence as a member
of the Penn State Board of Trustees in this investigatory hoax;
whereas Corbett should have recused himself from all Penn
State Board of Trustees action having to do with the investigation
in the Sandusky context - because Corbett, had a conflict of
interest a mile wide...as a former Pennsylvania State
Attorney General who dragged his heels in prosecuting Sandusky
while Sandusky, although Corbett KNEW Sandusky was under
investigation, still had access to the same Penn State facilities
where the incidents were proven by a court of law to have taken
place, until November of 2011, according to reports! Let's also
remember that Sandusky is linked to Corbett by a chronology of
campaign contributions. The excuses which Corbett provides for
dragging his heels and never arresting Sandusky simply do not
wash - not in the context of at least one other arrest ordered by
Corbett. In fact, Corbett was trying to use Joe Paterno's good
reputation and revered legacy as a doormat, because of the fact
that Corbett's own sorry record on child protection might have
otherwise become a topic of public discussion.
Tom Corbett not only has a long history of manipulation of the
media, the facts, and the law; but Corbett has a history of
unjustified, life-ruining defamation against good teachers,
and Corbett's ruinous escapades are all under color of authority
which is a wide-scale abuse of taxpayer resources.
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The media has yet to show any substantial courage in reporting the
truth about this, and in owning up to their own sordid behavior
in enabling a crass political defamatory witch-hunt.
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Joe Paterno, some will say, was 85 years old when he died,
so who cares, right? WRONG. Such an attitude is age-
prejudiced - and that is an attitude which Tom Corbett has
been playing up in recent years, shamefully. Age-ism is the
new racism of the 21st century - and demagogues such as
Corbett who exploit this and prey on older Americans are
not to be enabled, tolerated or uninvestigated for their crimes.
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Joe Paterno, seven weeks prior to his 85th birthday,
had no indication of cancer; and had just been examined
and scientifically determined to be cancer-free.
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The cyberbullying attack against Joe Paterno, which was
waged by a media witch-hunt led by Corbett for political
motives best known to him, produced systemic shock in
the physique of the tough, battle-scarred coach. The
effects of this on his health were just as sudden as the
attack on Paterno's reputation. If Paterno actually had
been a wrongdoer, the attack would not have been so
devastating as it was. However, to a person of good morals
and innocent character, it is a fatally devastating thing to be
held to account for "crimes" and other stigmatizing things
when one has done no wrong - and an equally devastating
thing to suddenly learn that the country you trusted all your
life to be "one Nation, under God, with liberty and justice
for all", is suddenly violating every facet of due process
and fair standards. To a person of much younger years,
such a devastating attack and the resultant systemic shock
could easily result in loss of the will to live, utter disgust
with life, fear, confusion, paralysis of the will to resist, and
- most importantly - lowered resistance and other symptoms
of ill health (higher blood pressure, increased possibility of
stroke, etc.) These are facts which medical experts can
aver and testify under oath about. To a man of Joe Paterno's
age, the possibility of such harsh treatment resulting in
the lowering of physical resistance and immunity to the point
where cancer quickly develops and spreads from a
non-factor to Stage Four in a matter of a few short weeks,
is a very real possibility - and this is exactly how Joe Paterno
died. Most leading cancer researchers will not diametrically
disagree with this scenario, and many will uphold it.
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In today's 21st century technological environment, a computer
in the wrong hands - especially when wielded under color of
authority - can be more dangerous than a loaded cache of
weapons in the arms of a genuine mental case; especially
when such computer abuse is under color of authority.
We have seen the effects and the results of cyberbullying time
after time - and what Tom Corbett did to Joe Paterno is
a lethal instance of cyberbullying.
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This sad, sudden demise of a revered educator is one good example
of why prosecutors should not be immune from being held
accountable for shameful errors and deliberate defamations of
the character of other people; especially people who have
a prior clean record, and who have never done any actionable
or aggressive harm to others.
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The time to begin to hold prosecutors accountable for
their actions is now, the place is right here in the
United States, and the person to start with is
Tom Corbett and anyone else who ever acted
at his authorization or behest; either in the
"military command structure" of the courts and
county seat prosecutorial offices in Pennsylvania,
or in the very manipulated press and media, which
seems to have cashed in its investigatory tendencies
and its integrity, in exchange for the privilege of becoming
an official mouthpiece for the most corrupt officials in
America.
There are other crimes which have been committed
by the State of Pennsylvania at the behest of Tom Corbett.
There are other unanswered questions, other victims of
injustice, other investigations which have gone entirely
the wrong way, and other coverups and complicities
which range from courthouses, to defense attorneys
to editorial boards of newspapers. But this may be
the time and the place to begin to take down the
despised official who has reduced millions of good people
in Pennsylvania to tears, over his detestable political
antics. The Paterno family has had no real closure
regarding this issue, because justice has never been
done. There are other families from one end of
Pennsylvania to the other, who have also never had
closure in their lesser well-known tragedies -
tragedies which are just as horrible or perhaps even
worse. The press can cover up these lesser-known
tragedies precisely because they are not about individuals
who are as famous as Joe Paterno. But the good name
of Joe Paterno, even after he has moved on to a much
fairer and better Judge, is not caving in to journalistic
buzzwords and manufactured myths. That is why it
is so important for the press and the prosecutors to
move in on Tom Corbett now and demand justice -
because if Corbett can do this to Joe Paterno and
to other revered educators in Pennsylvania, Corbett
and his sick, truth-twisting prosecutorial cyberbullying
machine can destroy anyone with impunity. (There is
one case in Pennsylvania where prosecutors are
trumping up a life-ruining case against a young single
mother, claiming that she is "stalking" a felon father of
her son; and claiming that she attacked a police officer
when all she was doing was trying to feed her son!
This is a typical Pennsylvania hoax!)
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It is simply too un-Constitutional, too anti-American, and
far too dangerous to allow a public official of this standard
Machiavellian mold to remain in power. Corbett
should be prosecuted and impeached for many,
many Constitution-shredding actions of his -
but this is the most well known of all.
And in trying Tom Corbett for any murders or
manslaughters which he may have committed,
we, the people should afford to Tom Corbett more
due process than his prosecutorial malevolence
machine has afforded to Corbett's many victims.
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Scott Davis
PO Box 877
Edgmont, PA 19028-0877

Letter to
Pennsylvania State AG Kathleen G. Kane
Arrest Tom Corbett for the murder of Joe Paterno