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Biden to Discuss New Guidelines About Campus Sex Crimes
New York Times ^ | April 4, 2011 | SAM DILLON

Posted on 04/04/2011 5:36:19 AM PDT by reaganaut1

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is urging the nation’s schools and colleges to do more to prevent sexual violence, saying campus sex crimes often go unreported because victims fear that universities will not discipline offenders.

Mr. Biden travels to the University of New Hampshire on Monday to discuss new Education Department instructions, issued on Monday, to public school districts, colleges and universities about their responsibilities under civil rights laws to prevent sexual violence.

“Sexual violence can happen to anyone, and it happens at the best colleges,” Mr. Biden said in a statement. “Very few report the crime to law enforcement because when they do, universities often fail to discipline the offender, leaving him free to do it again.”

Mr. Biden’s New Hampshire visit is part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to draw attention to sexual violence and ways to prevent it, officials said.

“There is a terrible and alarming trend in the country of sexual violence,” said Russlyn H. Ali, assistant secretary of education who heads the Office of Civil Rights.

She cited a private, Internet-based survey of undergraduate women in 2007 at two public universities in which 19 percent of respondents reported that they had been victims of attempted or actual sexual assault while at college. The Justice Department financed the surveys.

On Thursday, Ms. Ali’s office announced that in mid-March it received a 26-page complaint against Yale, filed by 16 students and alumni, and would investigate. The complaint says that a sexually hostile environment exists on the Yale campus and that the university has not responded effectively.

The Yale Daily News on Friday cited a 2008 incident in which fraternity pledges were photographed holding a sign referring to Yale women in sexually degrading language.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: biden; college; ed; russlynhali; sexcrime; sexualviolence; vpotus; yale
Sexual violence can happen to anyone, but we know the offender is always a "him". I don't see why vulgar posters at a fraternity should be investigated by the Justice Department.
1 posted on 04/04/2011 5:36:25 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Unfortunately, on many campuses the term “sexual violence” includes purely consensusal sex that the woman, the next morning, regrets having engaged in.


2 posted on 04/04/2011 5:42:18 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: reaganaut1
"Sexual violence can happen to anyone, and it happens at the best colleges,"

And the perps are most likely Republicans, or so Bobo thinks. The Republican's budget cuts were, according to this village idiot, akin to blaming a rape victim. Every time this jackass opens his mouth, he lowers his stupidity bar yet another notch.
3 posted on 04/04/2011 5:43:02 AM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: reaganaut1
If we're really talking about a real sex crime, why is the university the entity which does (or does not) punish the perpetrator?

Shouldn't law enforcement be involved? This notion that "the university won't do anything" is completely misplaced.

4 posted on 04/04/2011 5:44:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: reaganaut1

I would feel better if Biden spent his time championing the proper separation of power between the federal government and states, instead of taking every possible opportunity to undermine states’ jurisdiction.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 5:45:05 AM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: reaganaut1

From the moron who gave us VAWA.


6 posted on 04/04/2011 5:47:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: ClearCase_guy

Exactly.


7 posted on 04/04/2011 5:47:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: reaganaut1

Glad to see our Vice President tackling the most pressing issues of the day. I bet even Michelle doesn’t want him anywhere near her “Let’s Move” campaign. He’s a real embarrassment.


8 posted on 04/04/2011 5:54:40 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: reaganaut1

Why doesn’t this utterly worthless lifetime politician spend the balance of a truly ascinine career doing something he is truly capable of: sharpening pencils. (He’ll never sharpen his non-existant intelligence.)

He is capable of doing what all Democrats and too many Republicans do: LIE!


9 posted on 04/04/2011 5:58:23 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: reaganaut1

Like the Federal Gov’mt hasn’t more important issues to worry about?!!!WTF!!!!


10 posted on 04/04/2011 5:59:20 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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Let’s see. The Middle East is in flames, Afghanistan is rioting, the economy’s still in the toilet, gas is coming up on $4 or better a gallon, and Il Douche’s foreign policy maven, and Vice President is giving speeches on this?

Forget Soros. This crew is run by either Major Bow or Ted Mack.


11 posted on 04/04/2011 6:18:20 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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I don't see why vulgar posters at a fraternity should be investigated by the Justice Department.

It's those vulgar posters at FreeRepublic who give us an image of of Helen Thomas while we are all enjoying pictures of some hottie that need to be investigated.

12 posted on 04/04/2011 6:28:27 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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a private, Internet-based survey

Oh yeah. I'm sure that's extremely accurate. I have a private Internet survey that says women on college campuses would like to wear bikinis to class every day.

13 posted on 04/04/2011 6:30:40 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: reaganaut1

And this relates to his duties as the vice-president of the United States, HOW?


14 posted on 04/04/2011 6:33:35 AM PDT by WayneS ("If mercy's in business I wish it for you; and more than just ashes when your dreams come true.")
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They couldn’t get Bubba to do this?


15 posted on 04/04/2011 6:34:46 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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With all the problems our nation faces, this is certainly the greatest threat to our national security.

/s

16 posted on 04/04/2011 6:37:48 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: circlecity

If the “sex crime” charge destroys the life of a perverted leftist man then all the better!


17 posted on 04/04/2011 7:47:29 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: reaganaut1; All
universities often fail to discipline the offender, leaving him free to do it again

I guess in Biden's world only men commit sex crimes.

I can't believe this guy is Vice-President of the United States!

18 posted on 04/04/2011 8:16:38 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until Fri, Jan 20, 2017.)
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To: reaganaut1

When playing with sex toys is a class at Northwestern University, how do prosecute sex crimes there?


19 posted on 04/04/2011 8:27:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: reaganaut1

Panedering to the single female, future school teacher vote again.. whatever you got to do to get the base excited..


20 posted on 04/04/2011 8:33:16 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

Meanwhile, back at the Biden BFD Ranch:

” Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend’s stabbing “

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2699288/posts


21 posted on 04/04/2011 9:31:02 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: newzjunkey

Obama mentioned at a staff meeting that only 35% of Americans know who the VP is.

Biden raised his hand and said, “Could you give us a hint?”


22 posted on 04/04/2011 10:14:40 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: reaganaut1

Only heard that a bunch of guys were shouting no they can and yes they can to having sex with Yale women and how they love Yale women.

Is there more to this ?


23 posted on 04/04/2011 12:19:43 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Nonstatist

can someone tell me what happened as I have heard that a bunch of guys were shouting about having sex with women.

Surely there is more to this story , right?


24 posted on 04/04/2011 12:22:50 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: reaganaut1
I don't see why vulgar posters at a fraternity should be investigated by the Justice Department.

Th left looks at this as just another opportunity to grow the federal government and destroy America

25 posted on 04/04/2011 2:57:50 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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