The Reality: American Colleges Railroad the Innocent Schools for decades have denied meaningful due process to students accused of sexual assault, and mandates from the U.S. Department of Education have only made the problem worse. Examples from four elite institutions—Yale, Amherst, the University of North Carolina, and Occidental College—reveal unfair procedures that come close to presuming guilt and severely restrict the opportunity for accused students not only to defend themselves, but even to prove their innocence. The problem continues to grow worse, and there is as yet no sign of a return to due process in campus tribunals.
heritage.org By KC Johnson
College Men: Don’t Apply Here
Occidental, UVA, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, University of Oregon, USC, SMU, UNC, the State of New York, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, California and Connecticut. These colleges and states have passed laws that are extremely biased against males. As anti-due process and anti-male continues, this list grows.
A new law taking effect this week requires all colleges and universities in Minnesota to allow students to anonymously report sexual assault. Now (male) students can be accused and have no idea, and potentially be investigated without ever knowing the identity of their accuser, giving them no ability to properly defend themselves or confront their accuser. Creating a system that makes it easier for false accusations doesn’t help real victims, but instead clogs the system with witch hunts.
washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow
Cornell’s Judicial Codes Counselor Amanda Minikus, reviewed all sexual assault cases at Cornell during the 2013-2014 academic year. “In its efforts to swiftly revise its procedures and crack down on sexual misconduct, Cornell has implemented policy far beyond what is necessary to comply with OCR’s guidance and created a process fraught with inequities.” In one case Title IX determined the accuser’s suspicions were more credible than the suspected student’s denials, even though the investigators had no evidence that the accused student had done anything wrong. The male was found guilty of sexual misconduct and his transcript stamped for life. Read the full report below.
Cornells year of sexual assault cases By KC Johnson
Auburn University student Joshua Strange and his mother Allison, describe their academic and legal justice system ordeals resulting from false rape and physical assault accusations… False accusations are an aspect of the issue left out of the CNN Films production, “The Hunting Ground”.
Clark University: Documented female false accusation
“I was brought forth as a witness at first and now I am being charged”…Kevin got an email from the Title IX office. “They said, you don’t really need an attorney. You didn’t do anything wrong. We are just concerned about what happened to this other person”…Kevin was called in for a second meeting, and the focus was on him. Five months later the Title IX office issued a sex complaint against Kevin. “They said I could call witnesses but I was brought forth as a witness at first and now I am being charged. All these guys wanted no part of coming forward to help me because they were afraid the same thing would happen to them that happened to me.”
wacotrib.com By Tommy Witherspoon
Joe Rogan and Occidental Assistant Professor Thaddeus Russell discuss false rape accusations, rape culture and feminism.
“Erdely’s reporting file demonstrates that there were numerous red flags that put Rolling Stone on notice that Jackie was not a credible source…but none of those facts stood in the way of Rolling Stone publishing a false and defamatory article, relying on a source who was not credible and painting Ms. Eramo as a callous and indifferent administrator.”
washingtonpost.com By T. Rees Shapiro
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No one at Yale outside Montague, his former girlfriend, and the university officials who tried and convicted Montague in secret without ordinary due process of law really knows what happened…This destruction of due process of law in sexual-assault cases and the ruin of people who are merely accused is exactly what the banshees of political correctness want, since due process hampers getting convictions in such cases — as if due process doesn’t hamper getting convictions in all cases and as if due process, from the Magna Carta in 1215 to the Sixth Amendment in 1791 to Connecticut’s 1818 and 1965 constitutions, has not for centuries been regarded as the essential mechanism for increasing the likelihood that justice will be done and be seen to have been done.
journalinquirer.com By Chris Powell
The following letter was sent to Stanford University’s Professor Michelle Dauber…”one aspect of your recent advocacy troubles us: the nascent campaign you have championed to recall Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Turner. We have deep reservations about the idea of a judge — any judge — being fired over sentencing decisions that the public perceives as too lenient.”..The letter was from 53 graduating Stanford Law students, representing nearly a third of the total class of 180 students.
Montague v. Yale University et. al joins more than 100 recent civil suits alleging that college students accused of sexual misconduct were not granted fair hearings in campus proceedings…Montague’s lawyer claims that Yale breached its contractual obligations to Montague and violated Title IX by subjecting him to the “erroneous” process that resulted in his expulsion.
yaledailynews.com By Daniela Brighenti & Maya Sweedler