Thursday, October 23, 2014

NBC12 Richmond Virginia: Grandmother Wants 6 year old Girl Criminally Charged for Sexual Assault on School Bus. Legal Analyst Steve Benjamin says, “A Criminal Prosecution of a Six-year-old Would be Absolutely Pointless, and it's Also Equally Absurd to Call a 6-year-old a Sexual Predator”

6-year-old allegedly sexually assaulted on Richmond School bus
Reporter Chris Thomas

Richmond school officials are investigating a report of a six-year-old allegedly sexually assaulted on a school bus by another student. 

The mother of the alleged victim says her daughter came home from school screaming and crying. She could not believe her ears, and now wants criminal charges against the suspect, a six-year-old student at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School. 

“'I'm so sorry it happened.' I heard that 50 million times,” the alleged victim's mother, Whitney Couser. said. “Why are you pulling panties down? You shouldn't be pulling another child's panties down at all.” 

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Ashe Schow: Two White House Statistics on Campus Sexual Assault that Can't Both be True

Two White House statistics on campus sexual assault that can't both be true, October 22, 2014
By Ashe Schow

White House claims that one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college, and that just 12 percent report the crime, cannot both be true, according to American Enterprise scholar Mark J. Perry. 

In January, a White House task force made the two claims, but Perry — who is also an economics professor at the University of Michigan in Flint — did the math using sexual assault statistics from Ohio State University and found a major discrepancy. Perry originally noted this discrepancy in May, but has updated his statistics since OSU released its 2013 numbers. 

“Using actual reported crime statistics on sexual offenses at almost any US college and applying the White House claim that only 12% of campus sexual assaults actually get reported, we have to conclude that nowhere near 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college,” Perry wrote. “Alternatively, if the ‘1 in 5 women’ claim is true, the percentage of sexual assaults that get reported to the campus police would have to be much, much lower than 12%. In other words, the claims that the White House uses don’t work together and they therefore both can’t be simultaneously correct.”