University of Akron: Student Acquitted of Crime but Convicted by College Commits Suicide

Category: Due Process
Schools: University of Akron

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  • Tribunal Tribulations

    March 13, 2006

    Today, John Higgins of the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal takes a long and critical look at campus courts in two articles, one about the practices of campus courts in general and one about a University of Akron student who, although acquitted of drug trafficking in court, was convicted of it by a campus court and subsequently killed himself. The articles should send chills up the spine of any person who believes that justice is safe on America’s campuses.   In both articles, Higgins presents the story of University of Akron student Charles Plinton, who was charged but acquitted of selling […]

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