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‘Campus Rape Epidemic’ Continues

Posted on | March 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

 

The Daily Mail reports:

A California football player who had already been convicted of rape while he was in high school has been arrested yet again after allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman.
Kishawn Holmes, 21, who was a standout football player and student at Cerritos College near Los Angeles, was taken into custody on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
The alleged incident occurred last September at the home of his physical therapist.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla said the alleged victim also attended the same college as Holmes and that as a physical therapist the woman has provided services to some of the football players and other athletes at the school.
Holmes has been charged with two counts of forcible rape, according to the criminal complaint.
In 2014 Holmes was convicted of rape by force or fear; two counts of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under the age of 14; three counts of false imprisonment; and one count of dissuading a witness who was one of the alleged rape victims.
At the time, he was sentenced to a year in jail and spent some time at a juvenile facility.
On the most recent charges, Holmes pleaded not guilty but is being held at North County Correctional Facility in Castaic on $2 million bail based on the incident and his past history.

Readers will recall that feminists recently spent many months decrying an alleged “epidemic” of sexual assault at colleges and universities. There was the so-called “Mattress Girl” protest at Columbia, and the Rolling Stone rape hoax at the University of Virginia, and countless other incidents that feminists cited as proof that 1-in-5 female students were raped at college. When critics offered evidence indicating that this 1-in-5 statistic was such a vast exaggeration as to be an outright lie, feminists accused their critics of being pro-rape — or “rape truthers,” in Amanda Marcotte’s vivid phrase. Meanwhile, male students were filing lawsuits claiming that they had been falsely accused and denied due-process protection in university disciplinary proceedings. K.C. Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr. examine this phenomenon in their new book, The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities. Yet feminist rage about a supposed “rape culture” on college campuses seems to have fizzled out lately, with no explanation.

 

 

 

Oh, wait — that’s right: It was only about politics, wasn’t it? Unlike the frantic mobs of youthful feminists shrieking about “patriarchy” and demanding “trigger warnings,” I’ve lived a long time and observed politics at close range, which tends to make me quite cynical about whatever purported “crisis” the liberal media is hyping. You cannot convince me that, just by random coincidence, the Obama administration decided in early 2014 to appoint a White House Task Force to deal with sexual assault on college campuses. And when it was reported that progressive billionaire George Soros has contributed nearly $250 million to feminist groups since 2000, cynics like me were not the least bit surprised.

Since last November’s election, however, we see that the focus of feminist activism shifted from the “campus rape epidemic” to organizing mass protests against the Trump administration. Does this mean that campus rape has ceased to be a priority for feminists? Go check the Twitter feeds of Jessica Valenti, Laurie Penny, Amanda Marcotte and other prominent feminists and see if you get any sense of concern about the alleged “epidemic” of college girls being sexual assaulted. It’s as if the whole thing instantly evaporated just about the time the networks called Pennsylvania for Trump on Election Night. Meanwhile, in California . . .

 

A [California State University] Channel Islands student charged with raping a fellow student last fall was released from jail Friday morning after posting $100,000 bail.
Jonathan Henry-Walker, 23, was scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court Friday morning on a felony forcible rape charge, but his arraignment was rescheduled to March 24. He was arrested without incident at his home in San Bernardino County on Thursday.
If he is convicted, Henry-Walker could be sentenced to up to eight years in state prison and would be required to register as a sex offender. . . .
Henry-Walker, a transfer student majoring in psychology, is on interim suspension and is not allowed on the Camarillo campus. He was placed on interim suspension in November after three female students reported he had raped them earlier in the fall. Their allegations led to a 3½-month investigation, resulting in the single rape charge. . . .
Henry-Walker, who lived in the dorms, allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman after she attended a party in his room, his arrest warrant says. According to the warrant, Henry-Walker gave her alcohol, and when she told him she didn’t feel well, he said she could lie down on his bed. She closed her eyes, and he allegedly raped her, the document says.
The other alleged rapes occurred in September and October.

Far be it from me to deny this accused student his due-process rights, nor do I forget that he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Yet feminists spent a couple of years insisting that every college boy who so much as hinted at an interest in heterosexual activity on campus was a potential rapist. “Consent training” became a mandatory part of freshman orientation, and “affirmative consent” laws were imposed, shifting the burden of proof from the accuser to the accused.

Here in 2017, however, when campus rape cases make headlines, we await the feminist reaction and . . . Nothing. Silence. Crickets chirping.

For some reason, feminists haven’t said a word about Jonathan Henry-Walker or Kishawn Holmes. Nor have I noticed feminists commenting on the brutal attack against Priyanka Kumari, or the rape and kidnapping charges against Evan Xavier Little, or Oliver Funes-Machado, who decapitated his own mother, or Henry Jose Garcia who allegedly raped a girl from the time she was 11 until she was 15. All this violence against women, and yet feminists don’t seem to notice these crimes.

It’s almost as if there’s a pattern or something . . .



 

 

 

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