ARLINGTON, Va. — Saying that the Obama administration’s approach to policing campus sexual assault had “failed too many students,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Thursday that her administration would rewrite the rules in an effort to protect both the victims of sexual assault and the accused.
Ms. DeVos did not say what changes she had in mind. But in a strongly worded speech, she made clear she believed that in an effort to protect victims, the previous administration had gone too far and forced colleges to adopt procedures that sometimes deprived accused students of their rights.
“Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach,” she said in an address at George Mason University in suburban Arlington, Va. “With the heavy hand of Washington tipping the balance of her scale, the sad reality is that Lady Justice is not blind on campuses today.”
Advocates for assault victims reacted strongly and swiftly, as did Arne Duncan, who was education secretary during most of the Obama administration.
“This administration wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept sexual assault under the rug,” Mr. Duncan said in a statement. “Instead of building on important work to pursue justice, they are once again choosing politics over students, and students will pay the price.”
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But Ms. DeVos’s remarks, delivered to a student chapter of the Federalist Society, an organization of conservative and libertarian lawyers, echoed complaints by conservatives and lawyers for accused students that colleges were punishing students unfairly.
I'm not going to deny that there are sexual assault and rape problems at colleges, but I'm glad that some of this stuff has rolled back. Someone paying thousands to go to school just to be thrown out by the school's "investigator" before being proven guilty does not seem right. Also I feel like what defines sexual assault gets looser all the time. Just the girl being drunk isn't consent? Like how does frat party sex even work anymore?
>“This administration wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept sexual assault under the rug,” Mr. Duncan said in a statement. “Instead of building on important work to pursue justice, they are once again choosing politics over students, and students will pay the price.”
You mean like the myriad of male students that had their lives ruined by false accusations and condemnation without proper trial? This whole system is complete and utter bullshit from top to bottom. What kind of insanity is it that mere accusations from members of one group towards members of another group suffice to completely ruin lifes without any kind of proper investigation, trial or repercussions for false accusations? Equality before the law my ass.
Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood at her doorstep in the city of Bangalore. She was shot in the head and chest by gunmen who arrived by motorcycle. The motive for the crime was not clear.
Indian journalists are being increasingly targeted by radical Hindu nationalists, activists say. Ms Lankesh's tabloid was known for its left-leaning views and was facing several defamation cases.
President Trump refuses to back down from claims about illegal aliens voting in U.S. elections — and rightfully so. In a rare admission, Brenda Snipes, a key election official in the state of Florida, admitted both “noncitizens” and felons have voted in Broward Count
Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is defending her office against a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Rights Union, a conservative legal group that contends there are more voters registered on Broward’s rolls than there are eligible voters in the county.
Those rolls are said to be inflated with not only noncitizens and felons, but also other ineligible people who have voted illegally.
On July 31, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported that, in court, “Snipes acknowledged the processes her office [has] been using aren’t perfect and that some noncitizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible—especially right before major elections, when groups are actively registering new voters.”
when i read the title, i assumed it was meant that substantiating evidence arose that millions of illegal immigrants voted.
turns out she was just pointing out the obvious, that it's a given someone might slip through the cracks of vetting voter rolls in exceptional circumstances.
>when i read the title, i assumed it was meant that substantiating evidence arose that millions of illegal immigrants voted.
Why would you assume that? That would be a massive fucking bombshell that would cover the first three fucking pages of /news/ at least.
Right wing sources always put vaguely alarming titles on their articles, implying "Trump was right" would mean that MILLIONS of illegals voted, not that a "few" slip through the cracks.
Doctors do not exclude the possibility of amputation of a leg in a woman who was injured in an explosion in the center of the capital, 112 Ukraine reports.
Recall that in the capital during the explosion of the car, a volunteer of the ATU, a citizen of Georgia, killer for hire working for anti-russian chechen groups Timur Makhauri, perished. As a result of the accident, a woman and a child were injured. The police opened a criminal case under the article "premeditated murder."
Doctor of Kiev hospital number 17 Dmitry Myasnikov said that the possibility of amputation of a woman's leg is still preserved.
"It's a mine-blast injury, not only the thigh, where the face, eyes, limbs, skeletal trauma, soft tissue injuries are damaged, internal organs are injured." Now it's impossible to make forecasts. "She is in the operating room," the doctor said.
Also in the media there was information that the victim of the explosion is a well-known model.
A wounded friend, volunteer Ksenia Lazebnik, who came to visit her in the hospital, agreed to provide a comment to the journalists. She said that the woman's name is Natalia, she is a world-famous model and was the face of Dior, TSN reports.
"I do not know what name she is now, I will not comment," Lazebnik noted.
She also could not answer why the victim was in the car and what connections she had with the dead Timur Makhauri.
>A Curry County Grand Jury indicted 16-year-old Nathaniel Ray Jouett on 33 counts related to the Clovis-Carver Public Library shooting.
>He was indicted on two counts of first degree murder, seven counts of child abuse, four counts of aggravated battery and 20 counts of assault with intent to commit a violent felony.
>Court records were released last week, and Jouett admitted to planning this, but he said he didn’t think that he would go through with it. The whole reason that he did it was because he was mad that people at school didn’t like him, and he was just mad in general.
>He said he never planned to pick out the library or anyone inside, and that he didn't like to hurt people.
>The court records showed that Jouett obtained the two handguns from his father's safe without him knowing.
>An arraignment will be scheduled within 15 days, and the case will then move forward through the adult criminal justice system.
CNN reports mobilization of battleships! But its fake as there are no battleships in service.
PRESIDENT TRUMP AGREED WITH TOP CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS AT A WHITE HOUSE MEETING TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND RAISE THE DEBT CEILING THROUGH DEC. 15. DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM VIRTUALLY ALL GOP LEADERS.
"In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement.
While the report give the impression of delightful civility, the reality was rather different, as Trump concluded a deal with Schumer, Pelosi et al behind Ryan and McConnell's backs.
I am told by multiple sources Rs are furious. The Democratic ploy — to keep debt limit short term — worked. It took just a few hours.
TRUMP also agreed to extend government funding until December 15, setting up a wild final month of the year.
TRUMP agrees to 3-month debt limit increase in meeting w hill leaders. All GOP leaders were opposed, per multiple sources.
TO BE CLEAR: Debt limit, govt funding expires 12/15. Ryan, McConnell, McCarthy were all opposed. Trump, Pelosi, Schumer were on same side.
What just happened at the White House is what Republicans have been complaining about for months.
On many occasions, Rs have felt like they have a plan. Then Trump will hear something else, and he’ll agree, blowing up the GOP framework
On this occasion, Democrats feel like they’ve just completely rolled him. Now the debt ceiling will be a threat at least 1 more time in 2017 and Dems — looking to extract a win on DACA — have a host of must-pass bills in the hopper in 3 months. Rs think this is the worst outcome
Hello guys, what do you think about everything, that happening in the Sun at 09/6? We got auroras in the UK, for example
Is it end of the near?
I 100% think that a solar flare will destroy our society. 1 big one that EMPs half the planet and most the satellites would destroy most of the worlds infrastructure, given that it all depends on the internet and electrical grid.
We can rebuild so long as those who know how still live. Times will be tough, but an EMP alone is not enough to keep us down for more then a decade or two. Now if someone were to take advantage of the chaos to fire dumb nukes at rivals things would get much more questionable.
While many nervous eyes around the world are watching rogue nation North Korea and its latest nuclear test, billionaire worry-wart Elon Musk warns that an international artificial intelligence race is more likely to cause World War III than a 20th century-style arms race.
"China, Russia, soon all countries w strong computer science. Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of WW3 imo," the Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO tweeted early Monday.
"Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world," Putin told Russian students via satellite, RT reported.
Putin didn't leave it on such a super-villain-sounding note though, adding: "If we become leaders in this area, we will share this know-how with entire world, the same way we share our nuclear technologies today."
Musk elaborated his concerns further on Twitter, which are less about what governments possess strong AI first and more about decisions that an AI could make on behalf of a government or military to spark world war.
May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI's, if it decides that a prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory," he wrote.
Musk has been warning of the dangers of unfettered AI for years. Last month, he joined over 100 AI experts in calling on the United Nations to ban robotic weapons.
Musk believes so much in the threat of AI that he has a side project, Neuralink, which aims to create a computer-brain interface in order to help keep humans more competitive in the face of emerging AI.
In August, Musk also specifically tweeted that artificial intelligence poses "vastly more risk than North Korea."
“IF WE HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN OUR GOVERNMENT, WE’RE BUILDING THAT WALL,” MR TRUMP SAID. “WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OUR WALL.”
A bombastic Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday, vowing to shut down the government if Congress did not pay for his proposed border wall and accusing his critics of trying to erase history.
Back in Phoenix, Arizona, the site of his first major campaign speech on immigration, Mr Trump delivered a starkly different speech to his remarks on US military strategy in Afghanistan, made the previous night.
“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Mr Trump said. “We’re going to have our wall.”
He warned of the dangers of “antifa” or anti-fascist groups — a name that far-right groups use to refer to the radical left. In his speech, Mr Trump used the word “antifa” publicly for the first time and appeared to tie the groups to the Democratic party.
“The Democrats have no ideas, no policy, no visions for the country other than total socialism, and maybe frankly a step beyond socialism from what I’m seeing,” he said.
The president threatens to shut down the government? That's like threatening to burn down your own house.
This man is insane. We simply cannot let his tiny hands on the nuclear codes. Impeach now.
No it is not, every time these dumbass dems want to raise the debt ceiling, is when they either have to, or they stop paying everyone in dc. This happens literally every few years. I know you prolly weren't alive for all of Obama's presidency and untill a cheeto was elected you had no interest in politics, but talking out of your ass gets you no where. I suggest you figure out the definition before using that word impeachment again. You all sound ignorant.