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PR: Milestone ACTL Report Recasts Sex Assault Debate; SAVE Calls for End to Campus Kangaroo Courts

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Chris Perry Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: cperry@saveservices.org Milestone ACTL Report Recasts Sex Assault Debate; SAVE Calls for End to Campus Kangaroo Courts WASHINGTON / March 27, 2017 – The American College of Trial Lawyers has issued a watershed White Paper that highlights how the current system of campus rape tribunals shortchanges both victims [...]

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PR: Sacred Heart Case Shows That Law Enforcement Involvement is Essential in Campus Sexual Assault Cases

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Christopher Perry Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: cperry@saveservices.org   Sacred Heart Case Shows That Law Enforcement Involvement is Essential in Campus Sexual Assault Cases   WASHINGTON / March 7, 2017 – Bridgeport (CT) Police have arrested a woman from Sacred Heart University for filing a false police report alleging that she was sexually assaulted.  [...]

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PR: Repeated UConn Complaints Reveal Campus Tribunals Are Shortchanging Rape Victims

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Christopher Perry Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: cperry@saveservices.org Repeated UConn Complaints Reveal Campus Tribunals Are Shortchanging Rape Victims WASHINGTON / March 1, 2017 – Since 2013, the University of Connecticut has faced multiple investigations by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The investigations followed complaints that the university violated victims’ rights by [...]

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PR: Following Reports of Continued Abuses, SAVE Proposes Stronger Campus Sexual Assault Legislation

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathon Andrews Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: jandrews@saveservices.org Following Reports of Continued Abuses, SAVE Proposes Stronger Campus Sexual Assault Legislation WASHINGTON / February 27, 2017 – In the wake of ongoing reports of campus proceedings that shortchange sexual assault victims and the accused, SAVE is releasing a stronger version of its Campus Equality, Fairness, [...]

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PR: ‘Kangaroo Courts’ on the Loose: SAVE Urges Lawmakers to End Campus Rape Tribunals

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jon Andrews Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: jandrews@saveservices.org ‘Kangaroo Courts’ on the Loose: SAVE Urges Lawmakers to End Campus Rape Tribunals WASHINGTON / February 14, 2017 – Recent reports at Baylor, Stanford, and Tufts universities reveal campus disciplinary committees lack competent staff, adhere to flawed policies, and suffer from severe conflict of interest problems. [...]

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SAVE Calls for End of Campus ‘Kangaroo Courts’

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathon Andrews Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: jandrews@saveservices.org SAVE Calls for End of Campus ‘Kangaroo Courts’ WASHINGTON / January 24, 2017 – In the wake of continuing reports of incompetence and neglect, SAVE is calling for a wide-ranging re-evaluation of the role of campus disciplinary committees in adjudicating allegations of felony-level sexual assaults. Last [...]

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Affirmative Consent for Sex: R.I.P.?

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Gina Lauterio Email: glauterio@saveservices.org Affirmative Consent for Sex: R.I.P.? WASHINGTON/December 28, 2016 – Following heated debates on campus sexual assault, legislators in 10 out of 11 jurisdictions decided to not enact affirmative consent legislation in their states in 2016. Connecticut was the only state to pass an affirmative consent bill into legislation (1). [...]

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Unfairness in the Minnesota Football Rape Case

By KC Johnson We don’t normally think of college athletes as prominent defenders of due process. Yet perhaps the highest-profile protest against the post-Dear Colleague letter demise of campus due process came last week at the University of Minnesota. Its emergence, the reaction to it, and its quick collapse speaks volumes about the relationship between [...]

By |December 21st, 2016|Due Process, False Allegations, Media, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on Unfairness in the Minnesota Football Rape Case

UMN football players boycott football until teammates suspended over unproven rape claim reinstated

By Jennifer Kabbany Ten University of Minnesota football players were recently suspended over a sexual assault claim against them — despite the fact that a police investigation ended with no criminal charges. Now their teammates are coming to their defense by boycotting practice — and possibly even their upcoming Holiday Bowl game slated for Dec. [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Campus, False Allegations, Innocence, Rape-Culture Hysteria, Sexual Assault, Title IX|Comments Off on UMN football players boycott football until teammates suspended over unproven rape claim reinstated

Why Doesn’t the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) Treat Rape Like a Crime?

Why Doesn’t the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) Treat Rape Like a Crime? SAVE December 15, 2016 Campus rape is a crime – pretty much everyone agrees with that. So why doesn’t the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA – S. 590 and H.R. 1310) contain a single provision that would assure the involvement [...]

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