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Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced sweeping rules on how colleges handle cases of sexual assault and harassment that she says will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that has been unfair to accused students. In what the administration is calling a "historic process," the proposed rules aim to significantly enhance legal protections for the accused and reflect a sentiment expressed by President Trump that men are unfairly being presumed guilty. More than a year in the making, the rules replace Obama-era policies on how to implement Title IX, the law barring gender discrimination in schools that get federal funding.
The new rules are drawing both applause and anger.
Among the most significant changes is that schools can make it harder to prove allegations by raising the level of proof needed. Instead of requiring only a "preponderance of the evidence," as the Obama administration had directed, schools could demand "clear and convincing evidence." And many schools may well be forced to raise the bar, since the regulations also require that the standard for students be the same as that used for faculty and staff.
KANSAS OFFICIAL TELLS BLACK WOMAN HE'S MEMBER OF THE 'MASTER RACE:' 'DON'T EVER FORGET THAT'
A Kansas County commissioner is facing calls to apologize after telling a black woman that he is part of the “master race” during a routine public planning meeting.
The remark was made on Tuesday by Leavenworth County commissioner Louis Klemp, a white man, and seemingly directed at a woman presenting for an architecture firm. It has been branded as racist—and local media reported it was not the first time Klemp has sparked controversy.
“I don't want you to feel like I'm picking on you. Because we are part of the master race,” he said in the meeting. “You have a gap in your teeth you're the master race, don’t ever forget that.”
Bob Holland, another Leavenworth County commissioner, told KCTV5 that Klemp—who is reportedly due to leave his position on January 15 next year—should make an apology.
“What’s this master race?" Holland said on Wednesday. “None of us are a master race. We are all Americans, we are all human beings. I think he is a racist. I do. I think he owes an apology to that woman. I think he owes an apology to the whole commission. And the county.”
Professor Calls Cops on Black Student for Having Her Feet Up in Class
Wisconsin high school students appear to make Nazi salute in prom photo
A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo showing a group of high school boys apparently making the Nazi salute. A school official denounced the image on Twitter — and said it would pursue legal actions if necessary.
Baraboo Superintendent Dr. Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo, which shows over 60 male students dressed in suits with their right arms extended upward, on Monday after it was posted on social media and received immediate backlash.
CNN’s Don Lemon challenges his own network: Show faces of high school students giving Nazi salute
Dan Reynolds Says His LGBTQ Activism Invites Backlash On All Sides, But 'Everybody Has to Do Their Part'
Dan Reynolds is not afraid of alienating some in his audience. The Imagine Dragons frontman has been a fierce and outspoken ally for the LGBTQ community for the last few years, and has seen his fair share of criticism for being so vocal.
Reynolds opened up about that criticism in a recent interview with Vulture. The artist said that many of his critics were conservative parents who didn’t agree with his message of equality. “Going into this, I knew there would be people on the far right who were going to be upset,” he said of his activism. “People tell me they won’t allow their kids to go to my concerts anymore; that when I get to heaven, God’s going to be upset with me because I made so many kids gay.”
Scotland is officially requiring schools to include LGBTI history in their curriculum
Religious leader pleads guilty to sending dirty pics and trying to seduce teen boy he met on Grindr
A former rabbi from St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, just pleaded guilty to grooming a teenage boy who he met online for sex.
44-year-old Aryeh Leiv Cohen entered guilty plea last Friday on one count of engaging in electronic communication describing sexual conduct with a child.
This… impolite ad explains why a ‘Masshole’ is voting for trans equality
A “Masshole” explains why he’s voting yes on Question 3 in Massachusetts today.
A law that added gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination laws was put on the ballot. Voting “Yes” on the referendum keeps the law on the books, making it the pro-transgender side.
Christian woman terrifies kids when she crashes children’s story time to yell anti-gay slurs
A woman in California interrupted Drag Queen Story Time with anti-gay hate.
An independent bookstore in Riverside, California, called Cellar Door was hosting a Halloween event for kids that had three drag queens reading books to children.
Tanzania Governor Launches Surveillance Squad to Identify Gay People on Social Media and Arrest Them
Pennsylvania’s Most Anti-Gay Lawmaker Daryl Metcalfe is Back Up to His Homophobic Deeds: WATCH
Students celebrated Mexican heritage at a La Quinta library. They were told to next time sing 'Yankee Doodle'
Students from Cesar Chavez Elementary in Coachella were ordered to remove depictions of Mexican culture from a performance in September about Mexican Independence Day at the La Quinta Public Library, a school official said.
7 shot at California nightclub during Halloween event dubbed 'The Purge'
Seven people were shot late Sunday evening at nightclub in Southern California, officials said.
The Riverside Police Department received a call around 12:04 a.m. and responded to reports of a shooting inside and outside of Sevilla Nightclub.
Online flyers show the Sevilla Nightclub had advertised a Halloween event called, “The Purge," seemingly in reference to the name of the horror film.
Doctors release new recommendations to reduce gun violence
A North Carolina High School Did Not Dismiss Class After a Student Was Fatally Shot on Campus. Here's Why
Parents urged to learn signs of sexual grooming after man who abused teenage girls is jailed
Police are urging parents and teenagers to know the signs of grooming after a man was jailed for targeting girls as young as 13.
Jamie Gillett started relationships with underage teenagers and became “threatening, controlling and obsessive” when they tried to leave him.
The 21-year-old from Reigate in Surrey was a teenager himself when the offences were committed between 2012 and 2016. His victims were 13 and 14.
Teenage girl ‘raped for two years by Bolton grooming gang’
Gillet pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child, sexual assault of a child under 13 and a breach of a sexual risk order.
Determining Jail Time for Sexual Assaulters Is an Imperfect Science—One That Often Favors Well-to-Do White Men
Religious group will spend half a million dollars to kick drag queens out of libraries
A religious right group that sued the city of Houston, Texas in a desperate attempt to stop the children’s reading event Drag Queen Storytime were quickly laughed out of federal court. So now they say they’ll spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to get revenge.
The Campaign for Houston PAC filed the lawsuit seeking an injunction to prevent the event from happening. They claimed it violated the freedom of religion clause in the constitution.
A teacher told the school that a boy is gay & that his girlfriend is ‘cover’
A father in San Antonio is exploring his legal options after a teacher allegedly said that his son is gay and that his girlfriend is “a cover.”
The father, whose wished to remain anonymous to protect his privacy, said that that led to bullying.
Renowned opera singer David Daniels accused of raping multiple men
Renowned opera singer David Daniels, the self-proclaimed “opera’s most famous countertenor”, is accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by not one, not two, but three men, including another male singer.
Neal Hendrix: 5 Things To Know About Pro Skateboarder Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl
Neal Hendrix, 45, is under investigation after he was accused of sexual assault with an underage skateboarder. Julie Lynn Kindstrand Nelson, now 25 — a professional skateboarder who goes by “Julz Lynn” — is the accuser. Kindstrand Nelson gave police in Costa Mesa, CA, a six-page letter that detailed the accusations on October 11, according to ESPN. She also gave the letter to espnW. — As the investigation into the allegations against Hendrix continues, here’s five quick fact about him.
Former suburban teacher arrested on sexual assault, child pornography charges
More charges against U.S. man accused of kidnapping Alberta model
Arlington Martin High School Teacher Accused of 1999 Sexual Assault of a Child
Google says 48 people have been fired for sexual harassment in the last two years
Think of the late fees! Man burns library books in antigay protest
And for the latest in Trump-era Neo-Nazi chic…
A man filmed a 26-minute video outside the Orange City, Iowa library, burning a series of books with LGBTQ content.
A group known as “Rescue the Perishing” has taken responsibilty for the “protest,” claiming that they filmed the video as a denouncement of recent gay pride celebrations held in Orange City. The man in the video is Paul Dorr, director of Rescue the Perishing, which he describes as “a crisis center and pro-life, pro-family movement.”