Student in Texas Commits Suicide After Trial by Kangaroo Court
A parent’s nightmare…
This is such a sad story. To make matters worse, it’s all just based on accusations. Nothing more.
Ashe Schow reports at Watchdog:
Texas student commits suicide after Title IX kangaroo court
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.
A male student who was accused of sexual harassment committed suicide just days after the University of Texas at Arlington ignored its own policies in order to punish him. The accused student’s father, a lawyer acting as the administrator of his son’s estate, is now suing the school for violating his son’s Title IX rights.
College administrators, as well as members of the media and legislators, would do well to remember the name Thomas Klocke. Klocke, a straight male, was accused by a gay male student of writing anti-gay slurs on his computer during a class. Klocke vehemently denied the accusation, and administrators who investigated the incident acknowledged there was no evidence to support the accuser’s claims, yet Klocke was still punished.
The accusing student, who is being sued by Klocke’s father for defamation, claims that in May 2016, Klocke made a comment during a class about “privilege,” and then proceeded to open his laptop and type “gays should die” into his web browser’s search bar. The accuser (who is not being named because Watchdog was unable to contact him for comment) claims he typed into his own browser search bar, “I’m gay.”
The accuser next claimed that Klocke feigned a yawn and said under his breath: “Well, then you’re a faggot.” The accuser says he told Klocke he should leave the class, to which Klocke allegedly responded: “You should consider killing yourself.”
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What did they call kangaroo courts before Australia was discovered?
I believe sir that you have won the internet for today.
Guilty until otherwise granted dispensation. No one is innocent.
this link takes you to today’s story in UTA’s campus newspaper also includes a link to the complaint
OO the rest of the story at watchdog makes it worse. Terrible.
If it’s not real enough for the regular legal system, then it never happened. All this title IX court stuff is bull cookies.
A couple of times when I was in school, i had these kangaroo courts complain about me.
But it’s all a farce to make students feel important because they have a “student government.”
Your constitutional rights apply on a college campus as well as anywhere else.
How did they get so self-important on campus? When do you stop being an American citizen?
I’m sick of these twisted authoritarian minds.
Keep your freedom to speak your mind.
AG Sessions needs to put a stop to this BS ASAP. This complaint would have been laughed out of a real prosecutor’s office. Also, things such as this should not be investigated by unqualified bureaucrats.