Skip to comments.Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadnít
Posted on 07/13/2014 1:09:50 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
he was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and suddenly disappeared.
Around midnight, the missing girl texted a friend, saying she was frightened by a student she had met that evening. Idk what to do, she wrote. Im scared. When she did not answer a call, the friend began searching for her.
In the early-morning hours on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York, the friend said, he found her bent over a pool table as a football player appeared to be sexually assaulting her from behind in a darkened dance hall with six or seven people watching and laughing. Some had their cellphones out, apparently taking pictures, he said....tests later found sperm or semen in her vagina, in her rectum and on her underwear.
It took the college just 12 days to investigate the rape report, hold a hearing and clear the football players. The football team went on to finish undefeated in its conference, while the woman was left, she said, to face the consequences threats and harassment for accusing members of the most popular sports team on campus....
the district attorney, R. Michael Tantillo, said he had virtually nothing to work with and quickly closed the case.
Although federal officials estimate that up to 20 percent of college students will be sexually assaulted in school, Mr. Tantillo said he rarely heard of such reports at Hobart and William Smith. I guess thats your job to find out why, he told a reporter.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
“Have we got a college?
Have we got a football team?
Well, we can’t afford both.
Tomorrow we start tearing down the college!”
Well at least we know who is running our Colleges and Universities now. Come to think of it, Groucho Marx would probably be an improvement over the fools in charge now.
Academia continues its War On Women.
The Political Party in charge of NY state enables this.
Now if it had been a white non-athlete, and he had merely talked to her with her not being attracted to him, then he would have been expelled immediately.
Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t notice any mention of the police having been called.
Why women need to carry a gun.
txt messages, pictures and video and the semen were “nothing to work with”??
probably the campus police and they were probably told to go light on the players
If that had been my daughter there would be a half-dozen football players with broken kneecaps, if they lived.
What has NOW said about this?
One good thing about football players is they are public and out in the open. Bad thing for them is a major accident can bring them down to just normal folks that walk funny.
I too have never understood why these felonies are adjudicated by the schools and not the police. This is a horrible crime, at least as it’s alleged to have happened, and how on earth does it go completely unpunished?
No wonder the military has the same if not worse problems.
According to the article, the DA investigated and didn't press charges. Probably the players claimed it was consensual.
Seriously, why EVERYONE needs to carry a gun.
The Bryant case in CO gave the green light to that kind of corruption, and oddly, rapes by college athletes very often include the worse and more damaging crime of sodomy.
This is why young women should be raised to defend themselves. Defense is both passive and active. For example, do not ever go to a fraternity party, because they are inherently unsafe, even if a group of women go together.
Do not drink a drink unless you have had control over it from the start. If you do not have it in your hand and under observation at any time, get a new drink.
If you feel threatened with sexual assault, it is imperative that you discreetly draw a knife and slash your attacker. Nothing quite says “No!” like a foot long gash that is bleeding profusely.
There was probably nothing admissible left for the DA by the time the campus “police” finished their “investigation”.
more likely, their clean up