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Lawsuit: Male Student Accused of Sexual Harassment for Rejecting Gay Advances Commits Suicide After Title IX Verdict

The University of Texas at Arlington's sexual misconduct investigation resembles the Salem witch trials.

UTADerek Kay"You should consider killing yourself."

That's what Thomas Klocke, a straight male student at the University of Texas at Arlington, allegedly told a gay male classmate after finding out about his sexuality during class on May 19, 2016. The classmate filed a Title IX complaint with the university.

The problem? Klocke denied ever having made such a comment. In his version of the story, the classmate came on to him during class, calling him beautiful. Klocke felt uncomfortable, told the classmate he was straight, and moved to a different seat after the classmate wouldn't stop looking at him.

The classmate might have been worried Klocke would accuse him of sexual harassment, Klocke later guessed, because he immediately filed his own sexual harassment complaint against Klocke. The accuser told university officials that Klocke had called him a "faggot" and threatened to kill him.

Klocke maintained that he did no such thing, but the university sided with the accuser.

Days after discovering that a finding of responsibility could prevent him from getting in to grad school, Klocke committed suicide.

That's according to Watchdog.org's Ashe Schow, who writes that "if every other egregious example of a male student denied due process after being accused of sexual misconduct gets ignored—this one should not be." I suggest reading the full story here.

We will never know who was telling the truth and who was lying, though it's worth noting that in Klocke's version, he's the victim of something approaching harassment—at least according to the Education Department's broad definition of harassment under its revised Title IX guidance. And, as Title IX activists frequently remind the public, we must always believe the victims.

The investigation was biased against Klocke from the start, owing to the unfortunate fact that his accuser was on friendly terms with Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Heather Snow, who assisted the accuser in filing his complaint. Snow did not follow proper procedure, according to a lawsuit filed against the college by Klocke's family: she failed to contact the university's Title IX coordinator, and took charge of the investigation herself. Note the blatant unfairness:

Snow took control of the disciplinary procedure that involved a complaint she wrote herself. She enlisted the help of UTA's associate director of academic integrity, Daniel Moore, and had him tell Klocke he was immediately prohibited from attending the class where the incident was alleged to have occurred. Klocke was completing the course as part of a short, pre-summer semester in order to graduate that summer.

When Klocke was informed that an accusation had been lodged against him, he was not told the name of his accuser. Klocke was also informed that he could not contact anyone in the class, directly or indirectly, effectively denying him any ability to find witnesses to corroborate his story.

His accuser was able to remain in the class and find witnesses. He found only one, who didn't corroborate his account but did say he overheard someone say "you should leave." This could have been said by either Klocke or his accuser in either of their stories.

Klocke received no hearing, even though the university's Title IX policy explicitly mandates hearings for students in danger of being expelled. He was simply charged with making physical threats against a student and engaging in harassment, in violation of Title IX.

Snow conferred with Associate Director of Academic Integrity Daniel Moore, who conceded that there wasn't enough evidence against Klocke, according to the lawsuit. The administrators found him responsible for harassment anyway and placed him on disciplinary probation.

On June 2, 2016, Klocke killed himself. His family is now suing the university for, among other things, violating his Title IX rights.

How much longer must this madness continue? Students accused of sexual misconduct deserve competent legal representation, fair hearings, and the opportunity to confront their accusers. If it cannot be reasonably shown that the accused is likely guilty, he should not be punished.

The original purpose of Title IX was to ensure equality between the sexes in education. In its present day iteration, Title IX is little more than a tool for irate students to exact vengeance on people who offended them. The investigations have now begun to resemble the Salem witch trials in their contempt for principles of basic justice, capacity to destroy innocent lives, and deference to hysteria.

It's long past time for President Trump to appoint a new assistant secretary to head OCR and reverse the previous administration's Title IX guidance. For more on that subject, read Stuart Taylor Jr. in The Wall Street Journal.

Photo Credit: Derek Kay

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I wondered when this story was going to make its appearance here at Hit & Run. It will be interesting to see if, as a straight male student accused of homophobia, in death this young man gets sympathy at any level and the university feels shamed into any amount of introspection of its conduct.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    It will be interesting to see if, as a straight male student accused of homophobia, in death this young man gets sympathy at any level and the university feels shamed into any amount of introspection of its conduct.

    BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!1!!!!!!!!! Sympathy for a straight dude?! That'll be the day. If he wanted sympathy he shouldn't have straight and male. As for the university feeling any introspection - that would require them to recognize that they were in the wrong. The sun's more likely to come up in the west tomorrow.

  • buybuydandavis||

    If he wanted sympathy he shouldn't have straight and male.

    Should have claimed to be a pre op trans.

  • Bra Ket||

    SJW's will probably just cite the gay people that committed suicide over being outed and count this guy as evening the score a little. Same IQ level as thinking that convicting innocent males is justice for real rape victims who's rapists went unpunished.

  • Eman||

    Or that you can somehow make up for discrimination based on one's ancestry in the past with more discrimination by ancestry in the present. Being a cliche (2 wrongs not making a right) doesn't mean something isn't true.

  • GILMORE™||

    Yet the fact that Title IX witch-hunts now have a body-count still doesn't suggest any response more-serious than simply "revising OCR's guidance"

    As though the problem with Federally-mandated witch hunts is that they're imperfectly-administrated.

    Its like someone endlessly sharing tales of the Holocaust*, and then saying, "this probably could have been avoided if the Nazis had simply chosen better Camp-Counselors"

    (*bad nazi-anologies are the order of the day)

    There's no objection to the existence of Federal 'Campus Rape Police' (his term); its simply that we need Topper People providing their marching orders. Because why would a libertarian be at all concerned about the Department of Education policing people's sex-lives?

  • Texasmotiv||

    The maddening thing is this was due to a letter from the OCR. Why hasn't the new administration clarified the "mistake" of the previous administration's OCR (mis)guidance?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Why hasn't the new administration clarified the "mistake" of the previous administration's OCR (mis)guidance?

    It's long past time for President Trump to appoint a new assistant secretary to head OCR and reverse the previous administration's Title IX guidance.

    From the article it sounds like Trump hasn't appointed a new assistant secretary to head the OCR yet. I don't think it's a guarantee that whoever is selected will reverse direction, unfortunately. I'm not sure this issue is on the radar enough for Trump to seek out someone who will change direction, so he may just appoint whatever career bureaucrat was next in line at the OCR. Someone like that isn't likely to "rock the boat" and most likely agrees with the old guidance anyway.

  • Ragoftag||

    Democrats are stonewalling every Trump appointment and calling Trump responsible for everything BHO did to America.

  • ||

    What Trump did to Libya was appalling, we're still paying for it.

  • Elias Fakaname||

    Don't forget what Trump and Sessions did with those guns in the 'Fast and Furious' scandal.

  • skunkman||

    Just stop it. Trump did nothing to spark anything in Libya. It was that video.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Didn't you hear? Trump and Tillerson both have executive producer credits on that video.

  • Bgoptmst||

    Trump did let North Korea get nukes.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    We will never know who was telling the truth and who was lying, though it's worth noting that in Klocke's version, he's the victim of something approaching harassment—at least according to the Education Department's broad definition of harassment under its revised Title IX guidance.

    Yeah, but he was a straight male, which everyone knows makes him guilty, period. Otherwise he wouldn't be a straight man.

    I guess now in addition to never having sex with a woman in order to avoid being hauled before the Star Chamber, if you're a straight man you have to accept any sexual advances made by gay students. IOW, you can't be a straight man and go to college, you have to "go gay" for those four years. Because "privilege."

  • MarkLastname||

    I like to jest that soon leftists will consider heterosexuality a form of bigotry as a form of social discrimination against a gender. Maybe we're finally getting there though? Time to get gay!

  • Brandybuck||

    It's already happened. It just hasn't hit the legal allegation stage. I have heard people actually argue that not dating both sexes equally amounts to discrimination.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, but those people are nuts and no one listens to them.

  • mortiscrum||

    Thank you for introducing a little perspective...

  • MarkLastname||

    Let's hope it stays that way.

    Of course, Freud argued that all people were naturally bisexual, and some people actually still take him seriously despite being a deranged cokehead.

  • RayJ||

    Whoa whoa now, let's not start blaming the coke...

  • ||

    The Greeks of Antiquity did this for population control

  • BYODB||

    Anyone who makes this claim should be beaten in the town square since it would directly lead to the extinction of our species. While that might be their goal, I don't think that the overwhelming massive majority of heterosexual people will put up with that level of crazy.


    Or, in other words, never go full retard.

  • timbo||

    But gay people can do no wrong. Same for black people, trannies, illegals, cis, gender deranged, etc..

    Basically anyone who feels they have ever been looked at wrong and has a grievance is absolutely without challenge to their claims.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    But gay people can do no wrong. Same for ... cis

    Wrong. Remember, "cis" are those of us whose gender identity conforms with our sex at birth. The only way to get on the Progressive Stack if you're cis is to be gay, female, or an "oppressed minority" (IOW anything other than Asian - Asians are honorary white people as far as progs are concerned). If you're a cis-gendered heterosexual white man you're scum and are presumed guilty of something, no matter what.

  • timbo||

    I thought cis was a way of saying, "I 'm with you" part of the club of retards who buys into this shit....

    You're right about Asians. They are hated because so many of them are smart and successful. Dang that sounds familiar.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I thought cis was a way of saying, "I 'm with you" part of the club of retards who buys into this shit....

    Maybe. But I doubt if just mouthing the right catechism by referring to oneself as "cis" in order to virtue signal is enough to save your ass if the SJW zombie horde decides to come after you. You're still scum as far as they're concerned.

  • ||

    But I doubt if just mouthing the right catechism by referring to oneself as "cis" in order to virtue signal is enough to save your ass if the SJW zombie horde decides to come after you.

    Also, note to self; If being chased by SJW zombie hoards, trip timbo.

  • timbo||

    My ass. I will flee like George Costanza on meth. Slicing hammy tendons on the way out of the crowd.

  • ||

    Well, I wasn't worried that you were going to use your mental powers to take control of the zombies and turn them on us, that's for sure.

  • Rhywun||

    Yep. It was invented to further compartmentalize people and re-arrange them on the progressive victim stack.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    I thought cis and trans were actually invented to describe molecular bonds in organic chemistry.

    The terms have then been misapplied to describe people rather than stuff like fatty acids. It's essentially an example cultural appropriation, where SJWs stole a scientific concept and misused it to divide groups of people. But in their minds, it's okay when they do it.

  • timbo||

    So.... straight?

  • timbo||

    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Christ this is confusing. Is there a letter for abso-fucking-lutely completely confused about this made up horseshit?
    Not Gender confused, but just lost in a sea if idiocy where once rational minds could discuss stupid people without fear of losing their house, job, first born, etc...?

  • Robbzilla||

    Trans - you identify with the gender opposite your DNA
    Cis - you identify with the gender that matches your DNA
    Gay - you're attracted to the gender that matches your DNA
    Straight - you're attracted to the gender opposite your DNA

    That help?

  • timbo||

    It is easier to do the signal test. A straight person can be identified as he checks out the opposite sex visually.

    A straight guy identifies the gay by wiggling his hand in in a twisting motion.

  • Rhywun||

    Yeah, it's not that hard.

  • Free Society||

    So woke.

  • MarkLastname||

    I think the word is 'normal.'

  • Crusty Juggler aka "Chad"||

    "Cisgender" is another way of saying "normal people."

    - Norm Macdonald (I think).

  • MarkLastname||

    Ah I love Norm. Loved when he roasted Bill Clinton at the correspondents dinner.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Goddamn, I had no idea that progtards liked to play pretend this much.

  • Bubba Jones||

    I have news for the college set. This is exactly how corporate HR works.

  • flyfishnevada||

    I'm pretty sure this article illustrates why that is so. Higher education started this witch hunt mentality and student carried it into the workplace after they graduated. IMHO, that's kind of the point and why a college education has become a "necessity" to the progressives.

  • buybuydandavis||

    SJWs are the quintessential apparatchiks

  • ||

    Sounds like that entire class needs to be interrogated, but the Arlington PD is not up to the job of investigating the city's largest employer.

  • ||

    But it's only a criminal matter if a gay guy jumps off a bridge. Straight guy harassed to death by a gay and the university is a civil matter.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    I hope it becomes a personal matter. If I were that kid's folks, I would use the settlement money they will eventually get, to teach the other kid and every school employee involved a valuable lesson. Similar to the ones that Jigsaw taught to those who had wronged him.

  • I can't even||

    I like the fact that his father is a lawyer who now has now devoted all his resources to destroying these people.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    And destroy them he should.

  • Princess Trigger||

    Is the Theatre dept. going to show "The Crucible" this spring?

  • timeconsumer||

    "How do you know that she is a witch?"

    "She looks like one!"

    "Did you dress her up like this?"

    "No! No. No.....Yes, a bit. But she has got a wart!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_l5ntikaU

  • ducksalad||

    How come Reason says this happened at UT Austin, and the other sources (including the link to watchdog.org) say it was UT Arlington?

  • Marc_Fredericks||

    I wrote to the author, and he corrected the text of the story, but the sub-headline continues to reference UT-Austin, and the photo is of the UT-Austin campus. It's just kind of sloppy.

  • Marc_Fredericks||

    This story incorrectly identifies the university in question as The University of Texas at Austin and shows a photo from the UT-Austin campus. This story happened at University of Texas Arlington (UTA).

  • Mickey Rat||

    And another example of why the law cannot be allowed to play favorites, as well as presume guilt. It is all too essy to use such power to pursue personal vendettas.

  • ||

    How much longer must this madness continue?

    Whaddya mean? We're just getting started! We've still got to cram in the Punic Wars, the Macedonian and Hispanic Wars, a few Servile and Civil Wars, and an invasion of Britain before the fall of the Republic.

    Personally, I can't wait until we start forcing these people to fight tigers in exchange for their freedom/citizenship.

  • timbo||

    You bet Mad. Collapse is a process, not an event.

    We are just at the tip of the iceberg of lunacy here.

  • Thrackmoor||

    /.rimshot.

    Yeah, that just happened.

  • generalisimo14||

    Trump is the American Diocletian!

  • Jerryskids||

    Let's just get it out there - if you commit suicide rather than murder because some evil bastard/bitch has fucked up your life, you may have been too fragile for this world to start with. I mean, even if you feel driven to suicide, why not make it a murder/suicide?

  • ||

    This is precisely what made me think about the fall of the Roman Republic above. It's generally understood (if not accepted) by libertarians that the CRA isn't going away. Which means, with minor breaks for varying administrations, this will continue until the bodies pile up too high to continue enforcing Title IX as is.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    If every Title IX injustice results in a massive legal settlement for the abused party, the shit will go away pretty fast.

    Hell, I'm debating on enrolling in a state school here in WA for another degree. Just to set a school for a massive Title IX related lawsuit.

  • double ham fisted||

    Also, it seems like he was worried about being accepted to graduate school. Not that he was rejected by all of the schools to which he applied.

    None of this removes any of the guilt from the title IX charade.

  • Meh.||

    If he had murdered his accuser, that probably would have confirmed in a lot of people's minds that he was guilty of the allegations. Not endorsing suicide, but it definitely made a more striking statement that will now be seen on a much broader level than anything else he could have said or done. If there was a murder/suicide, the accuser would have now been seen as victim of not one but two crimes, generating even more sympathy. As messed up as it is, he flipped the script on the accuser and assumed victim status, and the only silver lining is that this case is getting a second look. Ideally, some form of Title IX reform would follow, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • ||

    Not endorsing suicide, but it definitely made a more striking statement that will now be seen on a much broader level than anything else he could have said or done.

    I think you're being naive or optimistic. A suicide bomber doesn't walk into a crowd and blow himself up in order to make people think 'OMG, he killed himself!' The attention-getting is only half the message.

    Just the allegation did or would pretty much kill his future (to say nothing of the hopes/dreams of the parents/family), so there's already an obliviousness or conviction on one side with regard to ruining lives. It's almost or more like the spread of British Imperialism only from within.

  • Meh.||

    Okay, those are good analogies and you're probably right, but let me try to explain what I was thinking a little better. I don't think he committed suicide with the hope that his friends and family would take up his cause and raise awareness or try to work towards a solution to put an end to this unjust system, and I guess it kind of read of like that. But unless the victim is seriously messed up, when people kill themselves they know it will affect others and open eyes to how bad things were perceived to be. I'm not saying that he did it did it for attention, and as you and the article mention, it was probably mostly grief-related. But my point was, the thought had to have crossed his mind at least once that word of it would spread to his accuser and everyone who was involved with or knew of the case. And I think he knew too that suicide sends a completely different, more sympathetic message than a murder/suicide, so I was just trying to speculate on why he wouldn't have considered it (of course there are more variables, like personality, religious beliefs, etc., but I was just working with the information we were given). This probably still sounds very naive and optimistic to you, and I guess I'm okay with that (been accused of the former but not so much the latter, ha).

  • MarkLastname||

    You remind me of the family guy gag where Peter works at a suicide hot line and a guy calls in saying his wife is cheating on him and he can't take it and wants to end it. And Peter says "wouldn't it make more sense to kill her?"

    I'd post a link but these fucking iPhones suck.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

  • CatoTheChipper||

    "it's worth noting that in Klocke's version, he's the victim of something approaching harassment"

    Nonsense. Oppressor groups cannot be harassed under current Title IX guidance.

    On the oppressor group scale, no group is higher than white, heterosexual male.

  • MarkLastname||

    Do you have a point? Or is running interference for the modern day Maoists just second nature to you?

  • KevinP||


    UT Arlington, not Austin!

    Although this incident could well have happened at the Austin campus.

  • timbo||

    This could have happened at the local tech school in welding class.

    Proggies gotta prog. Death to the job creating capitalists?

  • Robbzilla||

    I have friends who used to work for UTA. Their administration leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Set Us Up The Chipper||

    If only Colt hadn't gotten hurt!!!.

  • the other Jim||

    Out of curiosity, I just ran a search on the Washington Post and the New York Times for the name "klocke," thinking it is unique enough not to dredge up unrelated stories. No results related to this story in either case.

    I wonder if they will ever cover it. Not holding my breath.

  • double ham fisted||

    Maybe if it was at UT - Austin.

  • Curt||

    "And, as Title IX activists frequently remind the public, we must always believe the victims."

    Uh, no... you need to read those rules closer. In any dispute between male and female we must believe the female. In any dispute between straight and gay, we must believe the gay person. In any dispute between any two people, we maintain a chart on the wall that shows the relative ranking of marginalized groups. In any event where this does not suffice, we must believe whoever reported first.

    Bottom line: your quote is irrelevant because a cis, hetero, male can not ever be considered a victim.

  • ||

    You left out lots of 'identify as'. It's a bit like 'Uno'; for all we know Klocke could've been a black Muslim, which would've Trumped plain old gay. However, he didn't yell 'Black Islamist' first or loud enough so it didn't count.

  • Curt||

    It does get a bit three dimensional. More like poker with Uno cards. Never easy to remember if Draw 4 full of Skip will beat four Draw 2's. Didn't want to go down that rabbit hole, so I just referred to the chart on the wall in the Title IX office. That goes into all the detail.

    But, i did make some assumptions about Klocke.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    ...we maintain a chart on the wall that shows the relative ranking of marginalized groups.

    The Progressive Stack explained.

  • Not a True MJG||

    "You should consider killing yourself."

    This became sound advice.

  • Arcxjo||

    "We'll never know" what happened IN CLASS? Are classes of 2 students the norm at UTA?

  • OGREtheTroll||

    Every student in that class is now a witness in an ongoing civil proceeding, and as such can be compelled to give testimony regarding anything they personally witnessed regarding the facts of the case. If the lawsuit is being seriously pursued and makes it into the discovery process, then every student in the class will be looking at at least giving a deposition.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Would you remember something l in e t his that happened in a conversation you were not dir e ctly involved in?

    I imagine most of the other students in the class were minding their own business when the interaction between the two happened.

  • OGREtheTroll||

    Its amazing how much information can be gleaned from just a simple deposition. Even if the students were not privy to the actual conversation, they might offer testimony that supports or contradicts that of the parties. And its absolutely amazing how much people can remember when they focus...especially when they're in a room with a bunch of lawyers and a court reporter writing down everything you say in exacting detail and theres a potential perjury charge against you if you lie.

  • OGREtheTroll||

    Why was the father, as a lawyer, not involved prior to this? When I was practicing law I lived in a university town, and had represented several students who had been brought up on actions before the university's disciplinary council. The disciplinary proceedings were a joke even 10 years ago--a real mockery of any type of fair tribunal. And not just for matters related to progressive bullshit, the whole system was rigged against the accused. BUT once you've had enough of dealing with the university's 'court' system you can drag them into the local circuit court, and the tough acting administrators fold up real quick when they are getting subpoened and having to appear in front of a real judge and they can't control the proceedings or implement their own rules of evidence and procedure. So where was the Dad here? Why was he not raising holy hell when his son was facing this absurd disciplinary action?

  • JohnTheRevelator||

    Maybe he didn't know? Afterall, the son apparently didn't know anything serious was going on until he was told of his punishment.

    That said, clearly the message for anyone with kids in college is to immediately involve your attorney without waiting for the first back-and-forth with the administration.

  • ||

    Maybe he didn't know? Afterall, the son apparently didn't know anything serious was going on until he was told of his punishment.

    And, at least in my experience, it's not like grad students or future grad students aren't known for folding up at the lightest slight of their career or future options. I thought it had long been understood that grad schools are places where grown children avoid dealing with the complexities of real life.

  • ||

    ... with attending grad school at your undergrad alma mater being a notable indicator.

  • Ron||

    How can you be responsible when there is a finding of no evidence?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    the classmate came on to him during class, calling him beautiful. Klocke felt uncomfortable, told the classmate he was straight, and moved to a different seat after the classmate wouldn't stop looking at him.

    Everyone needs to grow up. I mean, if I had a nickel for every time this happened to me...

  • JuanQPublic||

    On college campuses, "innocent until proven guilty", free speech and refusal to worship the university administration's "sensitivity guidelines" are virtually seen as kryptonite.

    You're a straight male. You're guilty. You're the problem.

  • freedomlover||

    That's not limited to college campuses. Have you read a newspaper (online) lately?

  • buybuydandavis||

    And, as Title IX activists frequently remind the public, we must always believe the victims.

    We must always believe the party with the most identity politics privilege points.

    Straight While Male Citizens have negative infinity privilege points.

    Any questions?

  • ThomasD||

    Hound my son to suicide via your kangaroo court and it will not be a process server delivering justice.

  • MaleMatters||

    I'd hate to see you resort to violence, but I understand. And I might do the same.

  • ThomasD||

    I favor libertarianism because it is a system that recognizes the autonomy of the individual - seeking to provide the greatest degree of liberty while also seeking to minimize the conflicts that inevitably will arise.

    That inevitability actually being a necessity. Because when people see no consequences for their actions they will behave with an unwarranted sense of impunity.

    And it is only subsequent real conflict that will remind they, and the rest of us to be more circumspect when dealing with others.

    Shorter: A man's got to know his limitations.

  • pxm||

    "That inevitability actually being a necessity. Because when people see no consequences for their actions they will behave with an unwarranted sense of impunity."

    I have always assumed that the notion of "biblical justice" is grounded in that exact concept - in a system where reciprocal feedback for malevolence is absent, these are the kinds of natural balancing mechanism that spontaneously arise. Odd that this would be my first argument that circumstantially advocates violence.

  • GamerFromJump||

    No might about it.

    Find the little bastard and reenact Saw.

  • Set Us Up The Chipper||

    This is the way Progs would run society and government if they got the chance. Disgusting pigs who should all die of some horrible wasting disease.

  • TimothyLane||

    Comparing this modern regime of sexual accusations to the Salem witchcraft (or for that matter the Inquisition) is unfair to the latter. There actually was due process, at least by the poor standards of the day, in the latter. Not only that, but they eventually learned better, and halted the hysteria (or at least the executions resulting from it) by rejecting spectral evidence on the basis of a theological argument raised by Increase Mater (namely, that the devil could appear as anyone, guilty or innocent).

  • ThomasD||

    That is an excellent and poorly understood point about those historical events.

    Although, that we revert so quickly to prior bad behavior when faced with emotional issues does speak volumes about the persistence of human nature.

  • MaleMatters||

    Dear Reason,

    It's long past time that you recognized liberals' war on straight white men -- and on gays and blacks as necessary when liberals side with women -- and called it such.

  • freedomlover||

    Yeah. I just applied for another job where, in every recruitment brochure it says "women and minorities encouraged to apply".

    The incumbent who just moved on was a minority female. And, this is a local, government agency. One that receives federal funding and has to deal with extensive EEO, DBE and Title VI policies.

    What are the odds that, as a white male, I'll get full consideration without regard to race or gender? BTDT. Too many times. On both sides of the table no less.

    Bigoted assholes!

  • freedomlover||

    What I hate most about sexual harassment complaints and, as an executive I've had to deal with a few, have even been involved directly in a couple, is that it will almost always come down to "he said, she said". Or, in this case, "he said, he said".

    King Solomon had an easier time!

  • Mark22||

    Legally, it ought to be pretty simple: if there is no other evidence, the complaint should be dismissed.

  • ToiletsonIce||

    Wow. This is awful. Even assuming the guy had said to his accuser, "You should kill yourself", that's fucked up, but it's not a reason to keep a student from attending school. It would be a reason to call him an asshole and avoid him, but not to push a sham hearing affecting his future through to a dubious conclusion. When I was in school, another student told me that I should have killed myself, but she had her own problems (obviously). I'm not sure getting kicked out of school would have helped her any.

    Maybe the gay student was the one that was the victim, although assuming that off the bat is irrational. It's getting to be where I think that some people seem to believe that anyone who isn't a straight white male is innocent as a newborn babe, when really such an attitude is condescending, insulting, and ultimately detrimental to minorities.

  • dexter||

    I wonder how many guy in uni will be raped because they will be "incited" to not push back some gay advance with that kind of story? Lol joke, nobody care about male rape.

  • dexter||

    And that overweight girl with blue air ? You better find her body attractive, don't you?

  • Presskh||

    Time for a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the university. Nothing makes a money-grubbing institution change its ways quite like taking a good chunk of it.

  • RockLibertyWarrior||

    Good for the family, they should sue the ever living shit out of the university and the little, fag, punk, snowflake scumbag that brought this about.

  • Harry Jones||

    What's scares me about this is not that universities realize sexual harassment, assault, and rape need to be addressed seriously is that it has morphed into them getting involved in any and all social interactions when there is no real way of verifying what happened. In addition, they are refereeing social interaction as part of a political agenda leaving both sides without adequate justice. In the end it undermines justice for real victims and creates victims in the for of the accused all too often. Neither party is truly served when the system isn't about justice but about airing grievances, using relationships to push agendas, etc. These things are destructive to society and have been observed in radical regimes of the left and the right before.

  • jm15xy||

    Homosexuality: From illegal to permitted to accepted to promoted to compulsory.

  • Bill-B||

    Why are we treating LGBT people as if they are more privileged, more important? The problem with Obama admistration was they put labels on everyone. People are people. We are all of the human race. Hopefully we can just back to just being people, stop the insanity.

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