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May 15, 2014 at 6:39 PM

College sexual assaults: College disciplinary hearings lack certain qualities

What a misguided idea. College disciplinary hearings are for students who plagiarize, not for students who rape [“Make college discipline records publicly available,” Opinion, May 14]. Any crime against a person must be prosecuted in a real judicial court, where the guilty can actually be punished and the innocent have their rights protected. College disciplinary…


Comments | More in Sexual assault | Topics: colleges, sexual assault, Steve Goldstein

May 14, 2014 at 12:18 PM

University sexual assaults: Responsibility shouldn’t rest with the universities

While sexual assault, harassment and rape are all crimes where perpetrators need to be prosecuted zealously, I don’t believe responsibility for punishing the perpetrators (or preventing the crimes) should rest with the university [“Victims of campus rape should be dialing 911,” Opinion, May 10]. If a murder occurred on campus, it would not be…


Comments | More in Sexual assault | Topics: campuses, harassment, Josh Gibbs

May 23, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Sexual assault in the military

Task force is unnecessary Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Seattle, is right to address the plague of sexual assault occurring within the military, but wrong in her suggested remedies [“End the culture of silence about sexual assaults in the military,” Opinion, May 17]. Only an elected official in today’s all-bark, no-bite political culture, would propose “a task force…


Comments | Topics: military, sexual assault

April 30, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Assistance for sexual-assault victims

Saratoga rapists should have been be treated like adults As a graduate of Saratoga High School, I was disgusted and outraged by the actions taken by the school [“Editorial: Renew help for sexual-assault victims,” Opinion, April 25]. Punishment for a gang rape by three students was being kicked off the football team. When I was a student…


Comments | Topics: rape, Saratoga High School, sexual assault