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Betsy DeVos preparing new sexual misconduct rules to protect accused rapists and sexual harassers

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DeVos Rushes to Protect Accused Rapists and Sexual Harassers

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is preparing new rules that will expand protections for students and staff accused of sexual misconduct, including assault, harassment, and rape, while protecting the schools and colleges they attend.

“The proposed rules,” The New York Times reports, “narrow the definition of sexual harassment, holding schools accountable only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have occurred on their campuses. They would also establish a higher legal standard to determine whether schools improperly addressed complaints.”

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DeVos’ new rules “will have the force of law and can go into force without an act of Congress, after a public comment period.”

The Education Secretary’s new rules would literally allow an accused rapist to cross examine his or her alleged victim.

The Obama administration also strongly discouraged parties from personally questioning each other during hearings, believing it would be “traumatic or intimidating, thereby possibly escalating or perpetuating a hostile environment.”

These new rules would also allow “victims and their accused perpetrators to request evidence from each other,” The Times adds. “The rules also allow the complainant and the accused to have access to any evidence obtained during the investigation, even if there are no plans to use it to prove the conduct occurred.”

That could lead to very personal information or belongings – say, text messages, photographs, or underwear – being shared with someone accused of sexual misconduct, harassment, or assault.

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The Education Secretary has been on a mission to unravel much of the Obama administration’s policies. For nearly a year she has been working to roll back the protections of sexual assault victims.


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Minneapolis mayor visibly upset over George Floyd’s fatal arrest: ‘Being black should not be a death sentence’

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During a press conference this Tuesday, a visibly emotional Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke out on the death of a black man at the hands of police on Monday.

“Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” he said.

The man, later identified as George Floyd, died at the hospital after he was detained by Minneapolis police officers. Video taken by a bystander shows an officer using his knee to pin Floyd's neck to the ground -- all while Floyd repeats that he can't breathe. Floyd eventually stops moving, but the officer continues to hold his knee to his neck.

Watch Frey give his remarks in the video below, via Fox 9:

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Julian Castro pinpoints moment Ted Cruz became a laughingstock and everyone began to hate him

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In an interview with Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast for The Daily Beast's "The New Abnormal" podcast, former San Antonio mayor and Democratic 2020 presidential contender Julian Castro was asked why it is that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is loathed in his home state after once being considered a rising star in conservative circles.

After stating that Republicans in Texas are on the ropes with the voters after three years of Donald Trump, Jong-Fast pressed the Democrat about what she described as the across-the-board hatred for the GOP lawmaker.

As podcast host Wilson stated, "Everyone on Earth hates Ted Cruz," co-host Jong-Fast exclaimed, "Why is that?" and Wilson replied "There are a number of things and we probably have to do a show called 'Everyone Hates Ted.'"

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America’s chilling experiment in human sacrifice

A chilling experiment is underway in America, with plenty of unwilling human guinea pigs.

Many parts of the country are reopening for business against the warnings of medical experts, flying in the face of grim predictions of sharply rising body counts. Two-thirds of Americans fear that the restart is happening too quickly, and the President himself acknowledges that by easing restrictions, “there’ll be more death.” Yet he presses on, even as his own White House suffers a viral outbreak.

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