Wild Accusations Flourish as Top Schools Flunk “Presumption of Innocence” Test
In November, the Department of Education under Betsy DeVos outlined new regulations governing the Trump administration’s implementation of Title IX guidelines. In those regulations, public universities are to begin rolling back their Obama-era policies, many of which include taking every wild sexual assault accusation not only seriously, but as the gospel truth. After years of (mostly male) students being punished or expelled – even in the absence of any hard evidence against them – the DeVos regulations were meant to re-introduce the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” into college disciplinary hearings.
The left, which is still disseminating the lie that college campuses are a maelstrom of sexual assault and rape against women, threw an absolute fit upon seeing the new regulations, accusing DeVos of endangering college girls from sea to shining sea. In truth, though, she was doing nothing more than endangering the Democratic Party’s agenda, which is to stuff colleges further and further under the federal government’s purview of power (and to indoctrinate young girls into believing that the Democratic Party is THEIR party, of course).
More importantly, the new regulations are badly needed, as shown by a new study.
According to a survey of the top 53 colleges and universities in the country, 70% of them do not have any guarantee that students will be afforded the presumption of innocence when they are brought before a disciplinary board. In a perversion of American justice, many of these students must instead take on the burden of proving their innocence – a standard that, in many cases, is nearly impossible to achieve.
College Reform reports:
Over 70 percent of the top 53 institutions in the United States, as rated by U.S. News and World Report, do not guarantee that students have the presumption of innocence when it comes to disciplinary hearings, according to a report published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
The study, which gathered data throughout 2018, graded each of these top universities in the U.S based on the policies instituted by the school. FIRE awarded each college a grade on a scale from zero to 20 points, where an “A” ranges from 17 to 20 points and an “F” is zero to four points.
In its findings, FIRE claims that “[o]f the 53 institutions and 104 policies rated for this report, none received an ‘A’ grade.”
Additionally, less than one percent of the schools obtained a “B” grade overall. The majority of the top institutions received either a “D” or an “F.”
Much like voter fraud, false rape accusations simply don’t occur in a liberal’s worldview (except on those occasions where they are aimed at a prominent Democrat, natch). But in the real world, they are as much of a problem as false accusations in any realm of criminal justice. Perhaps moreso, because the “rules” governing our culture’s sexual mores are changing on a nearly daily basis. This is not an area where we can afford to abandon the very foundation of our trial system. This is an area where we need it most.