Wisconsin budget cuts lead to sexual assault reporting changes

Sydde

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Looking to cut hundreds of millions from the U of Wisconsin budget (there are dozens of campuses across the state, I am fond of saying Wisconsin is a college town), the governor has decided that sexual assault on campus is so inconsequential that the proper authorities have no business knowing about it.
[url=http://jezebel.com/scott-walker-wants-colleges-to-stop-reporting-sexual-as-1688375293?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow]text of budget proposal [SIZE=1](via Jezebel)[/SIZE][/url] said:
25. DELETE LANGUAGE RELATED TO SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION AND REPORTING

Delete the requirement that the Board direct each institution and college campus to incorporate oral and written or electronic information on sexual assault in its orientation program for newly entering students and to supply all students enrolled in the institution or college campus with the same information in either printed or electronic form.

Delete the requirement that the Board of Regents submit an annual report to the Legislature regarding the methods used to comply with the above requirement.

Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students. Delete the requirement that each institution report annually to the Department of Justice (DOJ) statistics on sexual assaults and on sexual assaults committed by acquaintances of the victims that occurred on the campus of that institution in the previous years, and that DOJ include those statistics in appropriate crime reports.
I am guessing this means the women on campus will be encourage to practice modesty. Burkas would do the trick. And guns, obviously they will have to carry deer rifles under their skirts.
 

steve knight

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the guy is a real winner but Why would he do this? he is giving money to a for profit prison and if he does this there will be less customers for it. The people voted for him after he has almost bankrupted the state and now he is going to screw it up more. but this has shown republicans that tax cuts are not always good.
 

burgundyyears

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This is the best troll you can muster? Yawn, try harder. Jezebel is such a half-witted rag.

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the guy is a real winner but Why would he do this? he is giving money to a for profit prison and if he does this there will be less customers for it. The people voted for him after he has almost bankrupted the state and now he is going to screw it up more. but this has shown republicans that tax cuts are not always good.
Probably because the UW system requested it, as it's redundant of the already-mandatory federal reporting requirements. I love when people weigh in on something they clearly know nothing about a topic other than what's been spoonfed from the left wing equivalent of WorldNetDaily.
 

Sydde

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The reasoning is circular. The UW requested the change because Walker is slashing their budget. They have had to do this for years, maybe decades, and never complained before that it was redundant. Now Walker is taking hundreds of millions of dollars away, of course they are going to look at ways to cut corners. Because they have to. Deleting the requirement that employees report witnessing assaults to their superiors was almost certainly not asked for and smacks of vile pettiness.
 

thekev

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I trust the OP's "Jezebel" much more than some "Associated Press" report. I mean look at those liberal comments- comedic gold!
Why does everything have to be about "liberals"? Why not complain that Jezebel is a useless source of information and leave it at that? Anyway they published an update in a smaller font at the bottom of the article as an update. Given that the article ran yesterday, the update would have been after the OP read it.

UPDATE: After Jezebel ran this item yesterday, a spokesman for the University of Wisconsin came forward—over two weeks after the budget was released—to clarify: the University requested that Gov. Walker delete the requirements because efforts were redundant with their compliance of the Cleary Act. Scott Walker's camp assures that he's committed to protecting victims.

It's about a page and mentions more than just campuses, as well as a wider range of violent acts than sexual assault. This is probably the most relevant section.
http://clerycenter.org/jeanne-clery-act

(F) Statistics concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on noncampus buildings or property, and on public property during the most recent calendar year, and during the 2 preceding calendar years for which data are available--
(i) of the following criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies:
(I) murder;
(II) sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible;
(III) robbery;
(IV) aggravated assault;
(V) burglary;
(VI) motor vehicle theft;
(VII) manslaughter;
(VIII) arson; and
(IX) arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession; and
The next item provides more detailed clarification.
 

webbuzz

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Oh look, the hack Jezebel "reporter" doesn't want to apologize.




Then again...

 

webbuzz

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Ahh, Gawker. I guess they're apologizing now that the fervor is dying down, and they're losing page hits.
Most likely the case.

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What would you expect? That is not a site for credible journalism. It is nothing more than a different flavor of Cosmo.
Well...I didn't expect anything, the OP felt it was credible. :D

It is better than some of the other rags linked here, AddictingInfo, Alternet, etc..
 

Technarchy

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So is the OP going to rethink his life now?

Saying someone is a fan of sexual assault is a pretty nasty charge...
 

thekev

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Well...I didn't expect anything, the OP felt it was credible. :D

It is better than some of the other rags linked here, AddictingInfo, Alternet, etc..
I'm not a fan of those either, but I abhor Jezebel even more than the two you mentioned. I could have clarified a bit better. I can live with that these sites have their own agenda. They annoy me when they're completely dishonest or ignorant due to lack of investigation, yet unwilling to retract claims.

Look at what I posted earlier. Even after they were called out, they left the article up and posted an addendum at the bottom in smaller font than the original article.
 

webbuzz

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I'm not a fan of those either, but I abhor Jezebel even more than the two you mentioned. I could have clarified a bit better. I can live with that these sites have their own agenda. They annoy me when they're completely dishonest or ignorant due to lack of investigation, yet unwilling to retract claims.

Look at what I posted earlier. Even after they were called out, they left the article up and posted an addendum at the bottom in smaller font than the original article.
I feel the same way about all of the Gawker properties. Unfortunately there are blogs and sites, on both sides, that lack journalistic integrity.
 

FrankieTDouglas

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Interesting title, OP. Bursting with sensationalism that is absent of reporting and purely editorializing. But given that your "source" was trash from Gawker, I couldn't expect any better of you. Or worse.
 

Technarchy

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And where is the OP...?

I would hide too if I made this inflammatory thread.

Blooger ≠ Journalism. People REALLY need to start learning the distinction.
 

Roric

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I was expecting to see a thread about his comparing citizens exercising their first amendment rights to terrorists before one about eliminating redundant reporting requirements.
 

Sydde

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This is the line, from the quote in the OP that is what confuses me:
Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.
What is the point of that? If you see something, just look the other way? This is not Jezebel, this is the actual document from Walker's office. Why the hell would he feel compelled to include that? That is the text that supports my inflammatory thread title. The AP story does not suggest that the university system asked him to go that far.
 

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MOD NOTE: Thread title has been changed.

Is now: "Wisconsin budget cuts lead to sexual assault reporting changes"

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