Skip to comments.Police in riot gear deal with Penn State students gathering to support Joe Paterno
Posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:07 PM PST by God luvs America
STATE COLLEGE -- More than a thousand Penn State students are moving between the campus and downtown, chanting in support of football coach Joe Paterno, whose job has been questioned over his handling of sex-abuse allegations involving a former coach.
Crowds began to gather around 10 p.m. on Beaver Avenue. After police in riot gear told them to move along, the students moved to Old Main. They sang the alma mater, professed their love for Paterno and profanely denounced Sandusky. They pointed toward Penn State president Graham Spanier's still-lit office. Then, after a brief "back to Beaver" chant, the crowd returned to Beaver Avenue.
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Well they are college students.
(I had an Ann Arbor cop living next door for a while)
If I was a parent of a student, i would be there now to bring them hoe for at least a week. The school cannot possibly think it can hold classes at this point. Shut down for a wekk, every one go home. This needs to cool off...and highy charged emotional kids,no matter how smart, will only do something stuid. Parents, get there now and get your chidren away from this.
Protest at your college? Support your football coach? Man, the cops are gonna be all over you for that!!! They got the riot gear out, and they mean business!
Forgive all my spelling errors, up way too late.
incredible when you put it that way....of course you forgot the rapes going on while they are trying to bring down the capitalist system...
These kids want to win a football game,and don’t give a damn about what happened to get Paterno fired.
Paterno is a coward.. and a craven one at that..
Walking away from this problem will be his legacy..
An apology is simply NOT good enough..
Course its not proven he was not involved..
Doing little or nothing WAS doing something..
Paterno was and is an enabler.. or worse..
“We are Penn State students and we’re okay, we riot all night and we sleep all day....”
It's *ahem* "just about sex". Can't we just move on?
Denial......river.....you know the rest.
Yes, this is SAD beyond belief. The kids need to learn that ‘Pa’ was an enabler. Truth hurts.
I agree with you. Close it up for a week and send the kids home. Too nutty and it won’t get any better with a mob mentality taking over.
No protests in support of the victims, just for the enabler. Charming.
Darn right. I mean what is the purpose of a university anyway? To play football games of course.
I'm glad this isn't my university.
CC I don;t follow sports that much but isn’t this about a homosexual touching little boys of which the coach knew or is accused of knowing but ignoring it?
If Penn State University can’t continue education because of a problem with their football, then they should just cut the program.
He reported it to the campus police. Why not make your complaint to them, the athletic department head, the school president, the district attorney - all who have more authority than Joe. Why single him out and not the ones with authority?
I’m glad that none of those kids are mine.
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