The New York Slimes goes hysterical over the rape culture, from By Walt Bogdannichjuly, New York Slimes:
Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t
How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint
Not even into the body of the article, and the Slimes is off to a flying start. On one hand the Slimes says this incident was a rape and the other implies that is was not. Make up your mind.
GENEVA, N.Y. — She was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and suddenly disappeared.
The drinking age in New York State is twenty-one. It seems that Hobart and William Smith Colleges have an problem with under age drinking, and not seem the least bit concerned about it.
Around midnight, the missing girl texted a friend, saying she was frightened by a student she had met that evening. “Idk what to do,” she wrote. “I’m scared.” When she did not answer a call, the friend began searching for her.
In the early-morning hours on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York, the friend said, he found her — bent over a pool table as a football player appeared to be sexually assaulting her from behind in a darkened dance hall with six or seven people watching and laughing. Some had their cellphones out, apparently taking pictures, he said.
A New York Times examination of the case, based in part on hundreds of pages of disciplinary proceedings — usually confidential under federal privacy laws — offers a rare look inside one school’s adjudication of a rape complaint amid a roiling national debate over how best to stop sexual assaults on campuses.
Whatever precisely happened that September night, the internal records, along with interviews with students, sexual-assault experts and college officials, depict a school ill prepared to evaluate an allegation so serious that, if proved in a court of law, would be a felony, with a likely prison sentence. As the case illustrates, school disciplinary panels are a world unto themselves, operating in secret with scant accountability and limited protections for the accuser or the accused.
The colleges’ records are confidential. However merely legality is not enough to deter Slimes from her never ending attempt to fabricate news.
College administrators have their own incentive to deal with such cases on campus, since a public prosecution could frighten parents, prospective students and donors. Until last year, Hobart and William Smith’s chief fund-raiser also helped oversee the school’s handling of sexual assaults. The two functions are now separate.
While the school explained to Anna that talking to the police was an important option, she said, she decided against it after a school administrator said it would be a longer, drawn-out process. When she changed her mind six months later, the district attorney, R. Michael Tantillo, said he had “virtually nothing to work with” and quickly closed the case.
Hobart and William Smith officials may not of wanted to pursue a legal remedy, alleged illegal incidents because they did not want to draw attention of the legal drinking on campus. The district attorney dropped the case due to lack of evidence, which maybe why the coed never pursued a criminal case in the first place. I, for one, suggest that Tantillo open an investigation to under age drinking on the Hobart and William Smith campus.