The second biggest story this week (after the Wisconsin elections) is the start of the Jerry Sandusky trial, which unfortunately won't evolve into a trial of the corrupt Penn State football program, and a trial of the authoritarian structures which would allow a monster like Sandusky to prey upon children with no fear of repercussions (or even intervention).
Coincidentally, I submitted my personal information and an authorization for a background check to allow me to continue volunteering for an athletic program I have been involved in for twenty years. All of the coaches will be undergoing background checks... better to have to submit to an invasion of privacy than for one kid to be harmed. I've posted on the Penn State scandal before, but I figured I'd have to note that the trial perfectly coincides with my vetting.
I'll have another post up in a few hours. To counteract this horrible Pennsylvania story, I'll have a lovely post about Pennsylvania up in a jiffy.