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Posted on April 21 at 1:39 p.m.
oops, missed that part about the dorm room. Either way, since when do we try criminal cases in a University? Rape is a serious and violent crime and, as such, should be prosecuted in a court of law. This isn't an accusation of plagiarism or cheating on exams, so I still have trouble understanding why a university is taking on the role of the criminal justice system.
Sure, call me an ignorant man, but this whole thing just doesn't seem right.
On UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties
Posted on April 21 at 1:21 p.m.
z28 - If the reason she didn't file a police report a year ago when this happened was because she wasn't "comfortable" going to the police, then why on earth would she feel comfortable about, not just going to her school administrators, but publicly protesting the outcome as she is here?
My main issue with this whole thing is the fact that she never once reported it to the police, yet she makes a public spectacle out of it now. Furthermore, I think the UC system needs to focus on education, not criminal prosecution of crimes over which it has ZERO jurisdiction.
Posted on April 21 at 8:47 a.m.
She had witnesses (who apparently did nothing to stop the "rape"), never filed a police report, and is now holding a protest against UCSB for never enforcing the "punishment" they determined was warranted in this case. I wonder if any of those signs or their rehearsed chants include the name of the alleged rapist? Shouldn't the protest be against him for raping her? I mean heck, if you're not going to file a police report about such a violent and abusive crime, you may as well at least warn the public that a rapist is on the loose.
Oh wait, what if he didn't really rape her? Hmmm, then posting his name would be cause for a defamation suit. Interesting to see how this plays out for all parties.
Posted on April 20 at 4:36 p.m.
Tourist - yup, and you started it with your "homeless" theory. Good job ol' chap (or lassy)!
On Deputy Shoots Dog During Montecito Arrest
Posted on April 20 at 3:29 p.m.
This is ridiculous. A year later and she still hasn't filed a police report? Why? Ok, her time is too valuable now, apparently. But why not a year ago when she was allegedly raped? Why didn't she call the police? Clearly she's not concerned about the publicity or protecting her privacy in regards to the situation.
This is NOT the school's job! Rape is a serious and terrible crime! It's for the police and the DA to handle, not a committee at a college. Why don't people understand this?
Posted on April 20 at 2:59 p.m.
Tourist - why wouldn't a Montecito resident have warrants for alcohol? Do rich people not get drunk? Haha, yeah right! Warrants could be as simple as a bench warrant for failure to appear for a Public Intoxication citation. Having "warrants for alcohol" doesn't mean someone is homeless, just means they have an alcohol problem and probably don't care enough to deal with any resulting legal issues they may have (Public drunkeness, disturbing the peace, DUI, etc....) This is a common occurrence with "rich folk" who just don't care.
As for the DOG - I agree with billclausen here. Why not even try pepper spraying or tazing? Why go directly to shooting to death? Is it easier to hit a moving dog with a bullet than it is to hit it with a tazer? I don't actually know but I bet it's a LOT EASIER to hit a dog with pepper spray.
Still, ultimately the owner's fault for "letting loose" the hound in the first place.
Posted on April 20 at 12:31 p.m.
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On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?
Posted on April 20 at 11:32 a.m.
love - what does the gender of the suspect have to do with any of this?
Posted on April 20 at 10:55 a.m.
14noscams - because the "toxic chemicals" are probably those found in bags of fertilizer.
Just more scare tactics to demonize a completely benign plant that is NOT addictive, NOT deadly and NOT as bad as people like Jarvis want so badly to force others to believe it is.
On Drought Turns a Light on Farming Methods
Posted on April 20 at 10:05 a.m.
NO plant requires 6 gallons of water a day to live, NONE. This is a skewed statistic (like many are) and it's being misread by hateful, anti-pot folks as some kind of "proof" that marijuana is evil and environmentally harmful. BS.
Keep eating up all the propaganda Jarvis, you're taking the bait just like a hungry trout eats day-glo marshmallows.