Friday, August 22, 2014

Dept. of Justice opens investigation into Foley beheading -- and this man will have more due process rights than college men accused of date rape

That a terrorist in Syria who commits a savage act in the name of a savage ideology is deserving of American due process, but American citizens accused of sex offenses who happen to be male and who happen to attend college are not, tells us all we need to know about the triumph of the most twisted political correctness imaginable.

But why are we surprised? "George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf suggests that illegal immigrants surging across the southern border into the U.S. receive more due process rights than college students accused of date rape." See here and here.

Moreover, public housing tenants have the right, under federal law, to confront and cross-examine witnesses before they can be evicted, a right the Obama administration doesn't think young men accused of sex offenses deserve before they are subjected to a potentially life-altering expulsion from college.

People who are sued for insubstantial money damages have far greater protections under the law than college men accused of sex offenses. Many who defend colleges' use of the "preponderance of the evidence" standard in sex cases insist it is fair because civil proceedings for money damages generally use that standard. What they conveniently fail to mention is that defendants in civil actions are afforded all manner of procedural protections, including the right to cross-examine plaintiffs in depositions and at trial, that are flatly denied young men in college sex proceedings.

College men are pariahs in the new age.

(Still working on a major piece. In the meantime, go here.)