Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's name can't stay out of the news. None of the news around Sandusky is good.
Centre Daily Times is reporting that Sandusky's house was vandalized early on Nov. 18. The report says that the front window was broken.
As was also detailed in the cited report, a window was broken in a bedroom in Sandusky's home on Nov. 10. Nobody was harmed in either incident.
In the report, State College Police Chief Tom King was quoted as saying this:
We're not going to be able to station somebody at the house. We aren't in a position staffing-wise to provide any level of permanent security for any individual. We will continue to patrol the neighborhood for parking issues...When people have ongoing problems we encourage them to install cameras to provide evidence of what might be happening. It’s not real expensive. Other options could be the installation of motion detectors, lighting, alarm systems or private security.
Sandusky's certainly not a popular person right now. If you read the Grand Jury Testimony and believe that Sandusky is in fact guilty of what he's being charged of, it's not hard to see why he's not a popular person.
The fact of the matter is that while Sandusky's name certainly brings out strong emotions of people right now, the majority of the population wouldn't do any of this. These are incidents that involve nothing more than a few people, if that.
But what's also true is that it doesn't take many people to inflict some serious damage onto Sandusky, or those in his immediate vicinity.
As long as he is out in the general population, his physical safety is very much in danger. Mind you, I am not condoning any action on him like this, far from it, but that doesn't really matter.
The charges he's being accused of are heinous. When things like this happen, strong emotions are brought out in people. When that happens, it just doesn't take much for something very serious to happen.
Clearly, when he's home, Sandusky would be best advised to not sit near any windows. When he's out in public, he's best served to be very careful.
These kind of incidents aren't likely to stop any time soon.