How did schools become the primary investigative unit of a crime? They are all attended by adults. You might as well be prosecuted by your employer.
The school is being dictated too by the Feds who, rather than using their brain, have put in a zero-tolerance policy and washed their hands.
If Neal had actually raped her, he’d be in jail and this would be over, but he did NOT do anything wrong.
Some where his name is on a list and there is no recourse for him to correct what is really a very simple situation. If colleges kicked out every guy that had sex with a co-ed, there would be a lot more room in the dorms.
Mean-while, this kids life is completely trashed. Very sad deal.
Because the Federal government has enchained them with Title IX. Several years ago the federal bureaucrats unilaterally reinterpreted Title IX to cover sexual assaults, and informed the schools that they needed to hold these hearings BEFORE notifying law enforcement (even if reported assaults didn’t happen at the school). If the schools disobey that instruction, they will lose their federal funding for violating Title IX.
Here’s the “Dear Colleague” letter that led to all of this:
The Obama Administration has taken the Title 9 of the education code that said you had to be equal for boys and girls, which led to cutting men’s teams or adding girls’ lacrosse and softball, to a new extreme. Their NEW interpretations of this include:
* if your college gets federal funding, the college has to adopt processes in the name of fighting rape culture such as: not informed of charges, no right to an attorney at hearings, ability to expel you or ban you from school for all but classes if found guilty, inability to cross-examine the rape accuser, broad definition of rape, minimal guilt standard (50%+smidgen), limited to no ability to give evidence or call witnesses to defend yourself, permission for the investigating organization to also be the tribunal source.
In the most egregious cases, men were found guilty by schools of rape and expelled when police did not pursue criminal charges, a guy told to avoid contact with a student because he merely LOOKED like her rapist from across the country, seeking to punish a professor who suggested a raped female student go to the police instead of women’s studies tribunal, and a female feminist writer who wrote an article questioning official rape statistics of one in five.
* if you get federal funding, you have to let boys in dresses use the showers and bathrooms of the gender they identify with or you lose federal funding