August 1, 2014

IN RESPONSE TO YESTERDAY’S CAMPUS RAPE POLICY POSTS, reader Michael Murphy writes:

If my son were accused of rape and not apprehended by the police for lack of evidence but rather placed in an administrative collegiate tribunal I believe I would unleash the hounds of hell on the university and each and every individual participating in the kangaroo court. I would sue them for practicing law without licenses, I would sue them for slander, I would sue them for whatever I could pay a lawyer to think up to sue them for. And then I would sue the parents of the students participating in the kangaroo court and I would sue the accuser and her parents. And of course, the school.

I think a lot of people feel that way, and I think that colleges and universities have only the dimmest understanding of what they face.