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Sowell: Kangaroo Courts on Campus?
Creators Syndicate ^ | May 13, 2014 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 05/12/2014 11:03:04 AM PDT by jazusamo

There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to "do something" about rape on campus.

But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to two crucial facts: (1) rape is a crime and (2) colleges are not qualified to be law-enforcement institutions.

Why are rapists not reported to the police and prosecuted in a court of law?

Apparently this is because of some college women who say that they were raped and are dissatisfied with a legal system that does not automatically take their word for it against the word of someone who has been accused and denies the charge.

There seem to be a dangerously large number of people who think that the law exists to give them whatever they want — even when that means denying other people the same rights that they claim for themselves.

Nowhere is this self-centered attitude more common than on college campuses. And nowhere are such attitudes more encouraged than by the Obama administration's Justice Department, which is threatening colleges that don't handle rape issues the politically correct way — that is, by presuming the accused to be guilty and not letting Constitutional safeguards get in the way.

Anything that fits the "war on women" theme is seen as smart politics in an election year. The last thing Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department is interested in is justice.

The track record of academics in other kinds of cases is not the least bit encouraging as regards the likelihood of impartial justice. Even on many of our most prestigious college campuses, who gets punished for saying the wrong thing and who gets away with mob actions depends on which groups are in vogue and which are not.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: campusrape; college; kangaroocourts; rape; sowell; thomassowell

1 posted on 05/12/2014 11:03:04 AM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 05/12/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“Apparently this is because of some college women who say that they were raped and are dissatisfied with a legal system that does not automatically take their word for it against the word of someone who has been accused and denies the charge.”

I will take “who is the Duke LaCrosse team” for 400, Alex.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: jazusamo

Yes, Ive been concerned about this ever since the deal a few years ago where they were writing guys names on the wall. College might be a good place to learn about libel and slander.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 11:05:52 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep, there’s no better example and glad he brought it up.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 11:11:13 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: EQAndyBuzz

An even greater issue is the rapes that get swept away because they embarrass the wrong social identity.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 11:11:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: jazusamo

Tawana who?


7 posted on 05/12/2014 11:22:35 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Yep, and that race hustling Sharpton.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 11:24:28 AM PDT by jazusamo
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9 posted on 05/12/2014 11:25:39 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Analysis of rape statistics is fascinating. You wouldn’t believe the number of women and reported rape cases that are nothing more than after sex guilt. One of my best friends dated a girl that created a rape lie to hide cheating. My wives friend claimed to have been repeatedly raped by men she was close too and were drinking together. We hung out with her one night, she was wasted, and all over these friends of hers. She had sex with one of them that night and that’s when her whole rape lie story fell apart with eventually admitting guilt. She made it up because the sober her and the drunk her are two totally different people. Ones conservative and prudish and the other pulls her tits out in the backseat of your car to show your married brother in law how great her tits are.

it is not men who push guilt on women for their slutty behavior. It is perpetrated heavily by other women. No girl wants a skank around because they know, eventually, they will direct those horny desires at their men.

little is done culturally to discuss these issues. You can’t talk about rape or rape liars without some leftist gelling you that you have no standing to even discuss. Men, especially of college age, should avoid drinking with girls all together and never ever sleep with a drunk girl. It doesn’t matter how into it they are because they could ruin your life if they act on their regret.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 11:33:10 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: jazusamo

U.S. colleges: Ivy-Covered North Koreas!


11 posted on 05/12/2014 11:36:27 AM PDT by QT3.14
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To: jazusamo

With just an accusation, off campus law enforcement won’t get you a grant, accepted to the grad program, a stipend, your grades inflated, an internship, etc.

If you plan to do 6 to 12...or maybe 20 years of Independance study than all that about is very beneficial.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: drunknsage

My late father, a 3 war US Marine, had a saying about dealing with the inevitable in life.

“When rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it”.

Simply a figure of speech. However, in our ignorant and uneducated society, always eager to take offense, few understand that words have multiple meanings. I repeated this years ago as a practical way to look at a situation a client was dealing with. [She] went somewhat berserk on me. I should have suggested she read “The Rape of the Lock”. After that I became somewhat niggardly with advice to left leaning females.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 11:55:34 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: drunknsage

I intend to file a patent application for a vending machine to be installed in all college dorms and in bars (right next to those condom dispensers).

For a mere $5, my machine will issue a notarized, thumbprint & photo identified, certificate of consent to the below named individuals good for one occurrence of “Certified Consensual Sex” to take place ONLY between 24 and 48 hours AFTER the issuance of the certificate.

Any sex outside of those parameters and not within a legal marriage leaves the two parties open to charges of rape or prostitution.

These give the guy legal protection against false charges of rape and give BOTH parties time for their “beer goggles” to wear off. It might even make them THINK a bit about the dangers of what they now call “casual sex”.

/s (at least on the Patent Application)


14 posted on 05/12/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "...[willful] ignorance is the opiate of academic elites." - Mike Adams [BN edit])
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To: jazusamo
Many of the politically correct crusaders are the same people who have pushed for unisex living arrangements on campus, including unisex bathrooms, and who have put condom machines in dormitories and turned freshman orientation programs into a venue for sexual "liberation" propaganda.

This is a repeating pattern with liberals. They want to be free from the old ways. So when things start to go wrong, rather than returning to what was working right before, they tweak the system further in the wrong direction hoping that they will get better results.

"Kids are going to have sex whether you like it or not."
So the modern approach is to give them condoms and sex education.
So now that things have gone wrong they are now things of starting sex education in kindergarten to see if that will fix the problem.

15 posted on 05/12/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: jazusamo

Actual proof of rape is required? Who knew..../s


16 posted on 05/12/2014 2:05:02 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: drunknsage
...without some leftist gelling you that you have no standing to even discuss.

That's when your crossing right hand needs to vindicate you, by putting that s.o.s. on his butt for insulting your person and your citizenship.

17 posted on 05/12/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: ChildOfThe60s
After that I became somewhat niggardly with advice to left leaning females.

After that, you need to share your absence a lot with those people.

18 posted on 05/12/2014 2:40:40 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: jazusamo

Drunken girls who wake up next to someone they don’t know just want a way to play the victim. All the while they are told sleep around as much as possible BUT everyone you sleep with has raped you.

Here’s a thought. Attend to your studies and don’t sleep around. Getting drunk at a frat party is not a good idea.

And I will bet dollars to donuts the women leading this are the ugliest of the ugly feminists who no one EVERY talked to.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: jazusamo
Anything that fits the "war on women" theme is seen as smart politics in an election year. The last thing Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department is interested in is justice.

Obama and democrats think it's 1968 forever - boomers are in college and there's a kazillion of 'em. But that's wrong. The biggest generation had children - and they went off to college and some of those 'children' are boys. And NO we don't want them accused of rape when it's NOT rape...

Joke's on Obama and Holder... it's 2014.

20 posted on 05/12/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“some college women who say that they were raped” - is this population in any way related to the “sluts remorse syndrome” population?


21 posted on 05/12/2014 8:38:22 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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