Thursday, August 21, 2014

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Plans Announcement on Task Force to Combat Sexual Violence at Virginia Colleges

Gov. McAuliffe forms task force to combat sexual violence at Virginia colleges, August 21, 2014

A Portion of the article: 

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is forming a task force to combat sexual violence at the state’s colleges and universities, addressing a problem that has commanded attention this year in Washington and on campuses nationwide.

On Thursday in Richmond, McAuliffe (D) plans to announce the task force and release a declaration signed by himself, state Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) and 17 public higher education leaders pledging numerous steps to prevent sexual violence and ensure prompt and fair resolution when cases arise. 

Click on the link above for the full article 

Facts are insignificant in a panic and that’s what the Campus Sexual Assault campaign has become, a moral panic.

I will be monitoring this new Virginia Taskforce closely to know if they are proposing broad sweeping laws that deny due process like The Federal Campus Safety and Accountability Act (CASA)  presuming innocent men (and women) are never falsely accused of sexual misconduct and if accused you’re you MUST be guilty. 

There have been many articles on the Campus campaign going too far and their claim of 1 in 5 females being assaulted as highly questionable.

For more information on the mess of Federal and California Campus Sexual Assault campaigns currently going on see the below articles. Hopefully Virginia will not make these mistakes. 


Men punished in sexual misconduct cases on colleges campuses are fighting back, August 20, 2014

‘Affirmative Consent’ U (CA), August 11, 2014
Young Men’s Rights in Peril

Campus-rape bill comes under heavy fire, August 10, 2014
'Will make it difficult to protect a young man from false accusations'

The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA): a flawed response to an exaggerated problem, August 9, 2014

CASA and the presumption of guilt, August 7, 2014

One-Sided Campus-Rape Bill, August 7, 2014 
Campus courts are unsafe places for the accused. McCaskill and Co.’s bill does not right the balance.

The Repeal of Due Process on Campus, August 6, 2014

Two More Campus Sexual Assault Bills Introduced, Neither Addresses Due Process, August 5, 2014
SOS Campus Act introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act introduced by Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Patrick Meehan, R-Pa

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) an arm of Center for Prosecutorial Integrity wrote a Summary and Analysis on the Federal Campus Safety and Accountability Act (CASA). 

Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges, August 1, 2014

6 questions for the sponsors of the new campus sexual assault bill, July 31, 2014

Bipartisan Senate bill on campus sexual assault seeks to insure that every accusation is tantamount to a finding of guilt, July 31, 2014

Campus-assault crackdown provoking expensive backlash, July 5, 2014
Accused students fighting back against Obama admin's lower evidence standard

A Campus Dilemma: Sure, 'No' Means 'No,' But Exactly What Means 'Yes'? June 13, 2014

Crying Rape : Is there really a rape epidemic? Probably not May 19, 2014 

TIME's Cover Story on Campus Rape Probably Will Fuel Rape Hysteria, Innocent Men Beware, May 17, 2014 

Colleges can’t play cop in sexual assault investigations, May 14, 2014

Overreaching on Campus Rape, May 13, 2014
DOE rules kill due process, sow confusion and red tape — and do nothing to reduce sexual violence.

Opinion: The White House’s Report on Campus Sexual Assault Relies on the Lowest Common Denominator May 6, 2014
What's missing is virtually any recognition of the need for fairness to the accused.

The Fact Checker: The Truth Behind the Rhetoric, May 1, 2014
One in five women in college sexually assaulted: the source of this statistic

Opinion: Sex after drinking and the war on men, February 21, 2014

Guilty Until Proven Innocent, December 17, 2013
How the government encourages kangaroo courts for sex crimes on campus

What Boys Want December 2, 2013
Hook-up culture doesn't just hurt girls. An examination of who is actually falling behind amid parental panic

Opinion: Young men, get a 'yes' text before sex, November 26, 2013