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City Councilwoman Introduces Anti-Pedophile Legislation In Wake Of Penn State Scandal

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After the Jerry Sandusky-Penn State controversy exploded, state lawmakers rushed to submit anti-pedophile legislation. Now, a Philadelphia City Council member is doing the same.

City Councilwoman at large Blondell Reynolds Brown is a former Penn State student and worked in recruitment for the school for five years. And she, like many, was rocked by the Sandusky scandal.

“So, when I learned that Sandusky is collecting a pension, with a backdrop of all of the allegations, for me is offensive.”

This prompted Reynolds Brown to introduce in City Council a bill that would apply of course only to city workers — stipulating that any worker who is convicted of committing sexual offenses against minors would lose their city retirement and pension benefits.  Sandusky reportedly still draws a 60-thousand dollar annual state pension that currently would continue even if convicted.  The Reynolds Brown proposal will be debated later this fall in city council committee.

Reported by City Hall Bureau Chief Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Gina

    City Council should be looking at what they can do to ensure people like Linda Weston are never again given custody of a child. Philadelphia Family Court is a mess and DHS is overwhelmed. They could also be searching for what legislation could be created to ensure absentee fathers are held fiscally responsible for their children. So many of the youth involved in criminal activity arrive from fatherless homes where the fathers have not paid a dime and never bother to even show up for a custody hearing let alone a visit with the child they helped create. Directing attention toward those issues could save taxpayers some real money.

    • michele marino

      you just described my life..

  • I vote.

    Always nice to see a politician exploiting sexually abused children for her own personal gain.

  • Smash Crasher

    This snot-hole woman would be the first to sue if her pension was cut. I guess murder, rape, robbery, arson, assault are OK to keep your taxpayer=provided pensions. Right?

  • Ted Pikul

    Boy, that’s brave. Should have a major impact on the epidemic of gun violence.

  • Wise One

    City council members are so stalwart when its costs them nothing. They don’t dare say a word about the horrific black crime problem plaguing Philly and all major U.S. cities. They are much too cowardly to take a chance on losing the welfare moocher vote.

    They are the lowest of the low.

  • Samuel A. Maffei

    Dear Blondell Reynolds,

    He has only been accused, not convicted. So, he gets to still collect his pension. This is still America. And, even the accused have rights.

    Tax Payer.

    P.S. STFU! You’re only doing this capture some of the limelight.

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