by oldedude on December 11, 2023 2:37 am
I recall a case a few years ago in which a male college student was accused of rape. She said she was drunk and he said it was consensual sex. He was kicked out of school on her say-so. He complained he was expelled (and therefore lost the money he invested in tuition, etc.) without any due process. I don't remember the results of the lawsuit.
I view this as attempting to deconflict incidents on the lowest levels. If a person is being harassed on campus, why couldn't the school, business, etc take care of that on that level? Most of these are usually as an HR complaint and settled quickly. Why involve law enforcement until it is out of the reach of the lower organization (in most cases).
There have been several of those with mixed results depending on the evidence. Not all of them are the same. So a potential rape is "punitive?" If there was enough evidence to support that, but not enough to take it to file charges (the bars of evidence are obviously very different), they usually go through a hearing at the school (the school's "due process"). Not knowing enough for that case makes it really hard to answer. And like he did, he had the ability to go up a level and file a lawsuit.
Also I remember two cases, both sounding the same on the surface. One was the Duke Lacrosse team, which was put through a wringer. Eventually, in court, the woman admitted to making the whole thing up to get back at the jocks and to hopefully make some money. The team was absolved of wrongdoing, but not without hurting the entire team, who were named by the school.
Another one was just the reverse, the team was actually guilty. I don't remember many of those specifics.
Both were initially brought up by the school. At Duke, the truth wasn't found out until it had escalated to the court system which everyone has the right to do.
by HatetheSwamp on December 11, 2023 2:58 am
Donald Trump has called for the extrajudicial execution of Gen. Mark Milley and shoplifters among others. He's called for his MAGA rally minions to "beat the hell out of" hecklers and protesters.
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