Friday, September 11, 2015

Gulag Academipelago

I described Title IX thinking just on Wednesday as, "It’s better that all innocent people be convicted than that one guilty person should go free." Apparently, Representative Jared Polis, D-CO, took it as instruction, not criticism:
At a congressional hearing on campus sexual assault, Colorado Rep. Jared Polis suggested that expelling students based solely on the idea that they might have committed a crime is an acceptable standard. And the hearing audience applauded him.

Polis, a Democrat, was discussing due process and standards of evidence as they apply to colleges and universities adjudicating sexual assault. Currently, colleges must be only 50.01 percent sure that an accusation is valid before punishing an accused student (more on that later). Polis began advocating for allowing colleges to use a lower standard than that.

"I mean, if there's 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people," Polis said. "We're not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we're talking about their transfer to another university."
The ignorant little fascist neglected to ad, "Pour encourager les autres."

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