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Posted: 2/15/2006 8:08:18 PM EDT
Coach molests 3 girls, sentenced to 1 year of work furlough
www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=4470
School athletic coaches have the potential to reach the youngsters placed in their charge as few other authority figures can. Embodying the quest for excellence, getting behind a student’s aspirations for competition and improvement, a coach can sometimes turn around a life headed in the wrong direction.

Richmond, California’s Coach Carter, celebrated in a movie of the same name starring Samuel L. Jackson is one such shining example. At the college level, Coach Joe Paterno of Penn State is another. Most great coaches never receive appreciation beyond their home communities, but they make a difference in the lives of their charges.

But there is a downside. At the very bottom are those few coaches who exploit those entrusted to them for sexual gratification. Molestation of an underage child is always a serious crime. But when the authority and trust of a coach is used to exploit a child, an even worse crime has been committed.

All of which makes it very hard to understand why, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon today sentenced a coach-molester to a mere one year in a work furlough program, enabling that coach continue working at her job while supposedly paying her debt to society. One year of evenings and weekends!

The coach in question has some connections. Tanda Rucker is the 32-year-old daughter of former Berkeley City Manager Weldon Rucker. She was a former star at Berkeley High School and was was a member of Stanford’s 1992 NCAA champion team.

Rucker could have gotten 14 years in state prison for the 18 felony counts of penetration with a foreign object and oral copulation with minors to which she pleaded guilty. Two of her victims were girls she coached at Encinal High School in the city of Alameda. A third victim was met outside of her job.

The parents of the two girls who were molested while being coached have filed suit, claiming that Rucker was a predator who pressured them into lesbian affairs. It may turn out that the taxpayers of Alameda pay a bigger penalty than the disgraced coach.

Thomas Lifson 2 15 06
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:15:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Coach molests 3 girls, sentenced to 1 year of work furlough
www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=4470
School athletic coaches have the potential to reach the youngsters placed in their charge as few other authority figures can. Embodying the quest for excellence, getting behind a student’s aspirations for competition and improvement, a coach can sometimes turn around a life headed in the wrong direction.

Richmond, California’s Coach Carter, celebrated in a movie of the same name starring Samuel L. Jackson is one such shining example. At the college level, Coach Joe Paterno of Penn State is another. Most great coaches never receive appreciation beyond their home communities, but they make a difference in the lives of their charges.

But there is a downside. At the very bottom are those few coaches who exploit those entrusted to them for sexual gratification. Molestation of an underage child is always a serious crime. But when the authority and trust of a coach is used to exploit a child, an even worse crime has been committed.

All of which makes it very hard to understand why, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon today sentenced a coach-molester to a mere one year in a work furlough program, enabling that coach continue working at her job while supposedly paying her debt to society. One year of evenings and weekends!

The coach in question has some connections. Tanda Rucker is the 32-year-old daughter of former Berkeley City Manager Weldon Rucker. She was a former star at Berkeley High School and was was a member of Stanford’s 1992 NCAA champion team.

Rucker could have gotten 14 years in state prison for the 18 felony counts of penetration with a foreign object and oral copulation with minors to which she pleaded guilty. Two of her victims were girls she coached at Encinal High School in the city of Alameda. A third victim was met outside of her job.

The parents of the two girls who were molested while being coached have filed suit, claiming that Rucker was a predator who pressured them into lesbian affairs. It may turn out that the taxpayers of Alameda pay a bigger penalty than the disgraced coach.

Thomas Lifson 2 15 06



She's just missunderstood. that's right. Misunderstood. yeah...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:16:06 PM EDT
why isn't this all over the news?

.......oh that's right. The media is too busy pitching a fit about our VPs hunting accident.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:52:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 12:04:46 AM EDT by ProGunFemme]

Originally Posted By 52brandon:
why isn't this all over the news?

.......oh that's right. The media is too busy pitching a fit about our VPs hunting accident.



Don't forget that the angry Muslims' feelings matter more too. hat
If this is a public school, taxpayers should freaking speak up. Do they just not care, or are they being ignored, or what the hell? I'd take my kids right out of that school, even if they'd never even spoken to that coach. Just knowing the school couldn't care less about her offense would make me wonder what other crap they're sweeping under the rug.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:57:39 PM EDT
are they of the "lipstick: variety??
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:05:38 AM EDT
Man, I hope this butch gets put into a female pen where she can have some real "women" insert objects into her, she wont be having her way with littles girls in that place
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:35:48 AM EDT
I wonder if this is one of those cases where "some people just need killin'" would get applause from the jury. Hrm. Probably not outside of Texas.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:58:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:30:51 AM EDT
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