I never really liked the idea of colleges handling rape charges. I do agree this is an underreported crime (lots of reasons for that) and do agree that campuses have a big problem. It’s rape and how all parties are treated throughout the investigations. Where the Department of Education (DOE) and I part company is this: Campus rape per the DOE is 90% drunk hookups or regret afterwards. The Daily Caller discusses that here
An official for the Department of Education said that 90 percent of sexual assault accusations amount to drunk sex or regret after sex, according to a Wednesday report.
Candice Jackson, who heads the civil rights division of the Department of Education, made these remarks and others in an interview with The New York Times, published a day before Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ meeting with campus sexual assault activists, including both alleged victims and accused students.
The meeting makes sense and yes the accused still have rights. They are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. Not guilty until proven innocent.
The comments like Ms. Jackson’s are not going to help the unjustly accused or the victims. Really badly said Ma’am. Drunk = unable to consent. Non consensual sex = rape.
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