UC Creates Task Force to Combat Sexual Violence

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University of California President Janet Napolitano announced the creation of a task force to prevent sexual violence on campuses. Composed of regents, Title IX officers, administrators, students, and others, the task force’s establishment comes three months after UC updated its policy to coincide with the federal Violence Against Women Act. The new policy explicitly defines terms such as consent, increases reporting requirements, broadens victim protections, and increases prevention programs. The policy also specifies sanctions that the university can impose following a disciplinary determination.


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I hope she is better at this than she was at controlling the border when she was DHS head.

LHThom (anonymous profile)
June 26, 2014 at 7:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

1. Who is coming in:
In 2011, Border Patrol estimated that 533,571 people crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Of these, 84 percent (448,104) were either apprehended or turned back into Mexico.

2. Who is coming out:
In eight of the past ten years, including 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) set a new record for the number of undocumented individuals removed [PDF] from the United States. Last year ICE totaled 409,849 removals, up from 165,168 a decade earlier and 43,671 in 1992.

If past years’ proportions are a guide, about two-thirds (perhaps 275,000) of these removed individuals came from Mexico and Central America. Add the number of individuals returned by Border Patrol last year (likely between 250,000 and 300,000), and you get over 525,000 undocumented migrants from Mexico and Central America “coming out” of the United States.

3. We are “enforcing immigration laws right now.”
In fact, immigration laws are being enforced far more strongly than they ever have. In 2012, CRS reports [PDF], 86 percent of apprehended migrants had to go through some sort of “consequence delivery” (criminal trial, lateral repatriation, formal deportation proceeding, or others) instead of being voluntarily returned. Only 14 percent were voluntarily returned. As recently as 2005, 77 percent were voluntarily returned.

Graphs and more info available at this link:

So, a) how did Janet Napolitano fail? b) where were the hijackers that sneaked into the US under her watch c) where were the towers that fell when she was at DHS. Facts, not guilt by associations, please.

tabatha (anonymous profile)
June 26, 2014 at 11:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Does California’s College Rape Bill Go Too Far In Regulating Sex?

With California’s new proposal to regulate the physical intimacy between adults, are we in danger of legislating all the joy out of sex?

A bill making its way through the California Assembly is attempting to address the problem of rape on college campuses by mandating “affirmative consent”—a verbal or written yes—before engaging in sexual activity.

Californian bill SB 967, which has already passed the state senate, proposes that all sexual behavior on state-run college campuses will require “an affirmative unambiguous and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. … Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent.”

SB 967 is designed to make it clear that only “yes” means “yes.” The person who is initiating sexual behavior must receive a verbal yes from the other person before continuing, and this consent must be ongoing through the sexual encounter.

But how will this work in practice? How can verbal consent be legally proven: might this require an independent witness, even a formal contract? Is verbal consent valid if either party is intoxicated? The bill makes clear that consent for kissing does not count as consent for oral sex—well, yes, obviously—but must participants stop in the heat of passion and check before each new “move”? And how long would this process of mutual agreement continue within a relationship?"

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 26, 2014 at 2:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Soon we will need government permits to have sex.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 26, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The same thing happens over and over and over and nobody else sees it?

The media puts out a bunch of propaganda about sexual assault, a bunch of feminists start screaming about it and the government intervenes, creates more regulations and gets more involved in our personal lives. In the mean time, I think rape is down something like 40% in the last few decades.

Problem - Reaction - Solution - and the Solution is always more government.

I think this is probably the best Onion article ever written:

"Humanity Surprised It Still Hasn’t Figured Out Better Alternative To Letting Power-Hungry Ass holes Decide Everything

Noting that it has had thousands of years to develop a more agreeable option, humankind expressed bewilderment this week that it has yet to devise a better alternative to governing itself than always letting power-hungry ass holes run everything, sources worldwide reported.

Individuals in every country on earth voiced their frustration that, in spite of generations of mistreatment, neglect, and abuse they have suffered at the hands of those in positions of authority, they continue to allow control over the world’s governments, businesses, and virtually every other type of organization and social group to fall to the most megalomaniacal pricks among them.

“We’ve all seen what this system leads to, so you’d think that by now, someone, somewhere would have sat down and thought up another way to keep our societies functioning without giving all the power to arrogant, amoral dicks whose only concern is improving their own status,” said Mumbai software designer Ankan Rao, one of 7.1 billion humans who conveyed continued surprise that their species has so far proven incapable of formulating a method of governance that was even slightly more tolerable. “Everybody dislikes the people in charge and everybody knows they’re only serving their own personal agendas at the expense of everyone else, but we just keep allowing these jerks to make our decisions time and time again. And it’s not just here—it’s everywhere in the world.”"

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 26, 2014 at 3:04 p.m. (Suggest removal) Sorry some folks believe Obama and Napolitano. Deportations are, way down. I have no faith in Napolitano. She lies. These facts are neither Republican nor Democratic. They are federal government facts.
I hope Napolitano is better at solving the problem in UC campuses than she was as head of DHS. She was dreadful.

LHThom (anonymous profile)
June 26, 2014 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Crock of crap feel good measure by administrators trying to justify their salaries for doing nothing.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 27, 2014 at 1:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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