White House Report On Sexual Assault Gets Major Facts Wrong, Threatens Freedom

April 29, 2014

By Robby Soave at The Daily Caller

A White House task force’s report made some startling errors about campus sexual assault rates, and proposed recommendations that endanger students’ constitutional rights, according to civil libertarians.

The report, which was authored by the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, leads with the bizarre and wholly false claim that 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while at college. The statistic, originally reported in a Centers for Disease Control report several years ago, is at odds with most other data relating to violent crimes, and has been repeatedly dunked by criminologists...

Cases: National: White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault Jeopardizes Student Due Process