TKC MUST READ!!! FEAR UMKC KANGAROO COURT 'RAPE CULTURE' FIGHT!!!
More followup on Kansas City student controversy for Friday . . . Discord following an alleged sexual assault continues to rage at UMKC.
Administrators freely admit and have apologized for a flubbed first response to the preliminary reports of the attack. Ensuing protest might have been justified but now seems to have gone over the edge.
Brief aside . . . Yes, we previously noted the suspect in this case has been reported as an illegal alien by one news outlet and very few others. Somewhat related to the topic of immigration . . . Hardliners often remind activists for "the undocumented" that "we're a nation of laws" but apparently basic American freedoms like the right to due process aren't taught at UMKC. Example . . .
College Fix: Students demand right to ‘fire’ administrators who call rape claims ‘alleged’
A proposal circulated by students at the meeting accused administrators of “victim-blaming.” They said by “routinely prefacing the word ‘rape’ with the word ‘alleged,’” Tyler’s email and “University News articles” had committed “invalidation of rape.”
Apparently, this is a reaction to some reportedly dangerous times at the city college . . .
A student leader claimed without evidence that “one in five women will be sexually assaulted” at UMKC.
Those are pretty bad odds and here's a quick take from our blog community . . .
"They want to fire college administrators and assume that those accused of rape are guilty until proven innocent. Talk about a kangaroo court!"
What's worse is that all of this culture war controversy over immigration, politically correct terminology and "rape culture" at a school that hasn't had a decent frat since the 1950s overlooks the very real issue of safety at the University located in the midst of Kansas City's increasingly violent and dangerous urban core. Sadly, the political chatter and struggle to gain administrative control trumps any real or helpful discussion about policy to improve security and better communicate the threat of crime on campus.
You decide . . .