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I am truly shocked at the outrage caused by the firing of Penn State's head coach. His character should be measured by his unwillingness to stop a rape in progress, and his subsequent lack of concern about seeing the perpetrator brought to justice. The fact that this country is measuring a man by his coaching prowess and not his concern for the victimization of children is a sad commentary on where our priorities are as a nation. I have heard virtually no criticism of his part in this crime in the media, or even the hint of an honest discussion about just how culpable he is in the abuse of these children. It is my vehement wish that his acts be condemned so that others, including the victims, will know that they need to report any abuse that they see. I have been personally affected by the culture of silence around abuse, and I think that when the news media questions whether or not he should have been fired for not intervening in a rape in progress, at least by calling the police, it makes victims and other potential witnesses question the criminality and morality of his actions. Please at least begin this discussion. I cannot tell you just how important it is to support the victims of this case by demonstrating that this man should be condemned, and not held up as a martyr, for his ambivalence and lack of action during and after this crime.