Thanks to LC ebrown2.
As if Marco the Liar’s rush to embrace full amnesty the moment the schmucks he’d promised the opposite to had elected him wasn’t enough, he’s now going full on fascist, co-sponsoring Stalinist Kampus Kangaroo Kourts on colleges to make sure no male ever sets foot in one again.
In the Senate, meanwhile, presidential candidate Marco Rubio of Florida, Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa, and rising star Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire have teamed with Democratic demagogues Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Claire McCaskill of Missouri in co-sponsoring a bill that would make matters even worse.
How much worse? We’re glad you asked.
What the bill does is make campus rape an offense that is not investigated by police and adjudicated in court but rather an administrative offense that does not allow the accused to defend themselves, sets the standard of proof at “whatever”, and subjects the schools to fines if they do not convict enough of the accused.
That’s how much worse. Forget about due process, forget about the right to legal representation, forget about reasonable doubt, forget about presumption of innocence. If your little boy gets accused of rape by somebody like Mattress Girl, he’s going down, even if he’s as pure as the driven snow and as innocent as a lamb. Because:
The hearing’s climate was captured by Representative Jared Polis (D., Colo.), who asserted: “If there are ten people who have been accused, and under a reasonable-likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all ten people.”
Somewhere, Stalin’s mummified erection had a raging corpsegasm.
So if you have 10 accused male students, and as few as one of them might be guilty, ¡Ruuuuubio! is perfectly fine with all ten of them suffering irreparable damage to their reputations, educations, future careers and livelihoods.
Yet Trump is the “fascist” among the current candidates?
Everybody supporting or even thinking about supporting ¡Ruuuuubio! using that word about anybody else in a non-sarcastic fashion ought to have a close encounter of the seventh kind with a very large, very heavy dictionary wrapped in razor wire and studded with rusty 12 inch nails.
Its language presumes the guilt of all students accused of sexual assault by repeatedly calling accusers who have not yet substantiated their claims “victims,” without the critical qualifier “alleged.” CASA would also order colleges to provide a “confidential advisor” for these “victims,” with no comparable help for the accused. And it would require universities to publish data on the outcomes of their campus sexual-assault cases (which only Yale does now), apparently in the hope that doing so will invite Title IX complaints against any college that finds an insufficient number of accused students guilty.
“Not meeting your convicted innocents quota this month? Hmmm… That’s a shame…”
The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow asked each sponsoring senator’s office how CASA would ensure due process for accused students. An Ayotte spokesperson declined to answer Schow’s questions, justifying the senator’s co-sponsorship by repeating the canard that one in five college women is sexually assaulted.
Don’t any of those orally flatulent weasels do any research anymore? Not even the “rising star” Ayotte. More like “shooting star” after this, if you ask us, vanished in a puff of smoke upon reentry.
A Rubio spokesperson replied, “This bill does not address this issue.” When asked whether college officials or law enforcement would have the most authority to investigate allegations, the spokesperson responded: “The victim will have the most authority.”
Or “alleged victim”, as we used to refer to them until it had been actually proven that they were victims of anything. But never mind that. Neumerika doesn’t need such quaint concepts as “due process” or “innocent until proven guilty” anymore. Unsere Fahne flattert uns voran!
Go die in a fire, ¡Ruuubio!, you fascist fuckwaffle.