Sunday, April 24, 2016
Tyrannical morality police at universities will decide what you can do. Academia is authoritarian by nature and anti individual, anti free speech and thuggish.
A lawsuit out of Colorado could bring a screaming halt to a booming injustice industry — college star chambers for sexual-assault cases.
Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, he’s also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.
CSUP found Grant guilty of sexually assaulting a trainer (also a student) and suspended for him for several years.
Yet the trainer repeatedly said that their relationship was consensual. She told an administrator in the training program, “I’m fine and I wasn’t raped.”
She also says she told the school’s investigator, “He’s a good guy. He’s not a rapist, he’s not a criminal, it’s not even worth any of this hoopla.”
She never claimed an assault. But a peer in the Athletic Training Program saw a hickey on her neck and reported a rape. The school then duly ignored the testimony of both parties in judging him guilty, anyway.
“It weighs on me because I see my life being ripped away from me for no justifiable reason,” Neal said in a TV interview.
He’s not wrong. Nor is he wrong for including the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights as a co-defendant.
After all, OCR has pushed colleges across the nation to adopt such insane policies — ones that, as Neal’s legal team notes, “encourage male gender bias and violation of due process rights during sexual misconduct investigations.”
Suspending Neal for years (until his “victim” graduates) is also a slap at women — since it presumes that even a woman’s “yes” is meaningless.
All this, from supposedly liberal universities supposedly aiming to guard equal rights for women. More proof that some things are so ridiculous, you need a college education to believe them.