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Posts Tagged ‘Sexual harassment’

… Harvard should be Ashamed [#Sexual Harassment Policy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 20th,2016

.. the College has adopted a new policy .

.. like many colleges and universities , it has turned the notion of due process into an obscene joke . Anyone who is accused is inserted into , in effect , the ” star chamber ” process . It will be next to impossible for anyone [guilty or innocent alike] to defend themselves …

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

.. 25 Harvard Law professors came out with a signed letter in the Boston Globe , roundly condemning the policy . They strongly advocate that the college start all over again , and derive a new and fairer policy , one that gives people who are accused a fair shot to defend themselves …

.. I highly concur . I have seen university disciplinary procedures in action , They are no fun . At least , not guilty or guilty , an accused person should have the right to defend themselves . Even more important . they should have the presumption of innocence , and their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt must be proven …

.. this needs to be done , because a proceeding , especially with a state school , can easily find itself hauled into court . A judge will measure the proceeding , and ask : was the process fair ? was the judgement fair ? …

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… How Ridiculous ! [6 year old boy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 14th,2013

.. suspended for sexual harassment ? for kissing a little girl ?

.. good lord . What is this world coming to . Are we that hypersensitized to sex and harassment that we have to overreact to every little occurence of it ?

.. Jeezus …

[h/t —]

.. [link] — you have to see this news tape to believe it …

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… It is Time that You Got the Message [Filner]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 19th,2013

.. Filthy Bob Filner , It is time that you got the message . It is time for you to go ! not tommorrow . Today . Now ! ..

.. this story from Ed Morrissey at is indicative of how pathetic this situation has become . oh , the city attorney obtaining a court order against Filner ‘ s return : fat chance . He is pond scum of the worst kind , but he is still an elected official . If he had a shred of decency or dignity , he would , could , or should resign . Either that , or , hopefully , the recall election will succeed …

I’d call this breaking news, except that everyone knows this is the end game anyway … or at least, everyone but Bob Filner. With an avalanche of lawsuits and graphic sexual harassment claims becoming public and a recall effort under way, there isn’t much else to mediate except the exit strategy:

Two inside, anonymous sources told Team 10 Mayor Bob Filner’s attorneys were in a mediation session Monday morning with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and LA-based attorney Gloria Allred.

One of Team 10′s sources said the meeting was scheduled for late morning, with no set end time.

Another source said a retired federal judge is presiding over the mediation, which was designed to include a review of a potential resignation by Filner.

No one knows for sure who’s in the meeting. Two city council members are in the building, and may or may not be participating in the talks, but it’s not clear what other business would be more pressing for San Diego at the moment.

Meanwhile, the petition drive to recall Filner will proceed until events make it unnecessary:

Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

“We’re going to be everywhere. We’re going to be at sporting events. We’re going to be at street fairs, arts shows — you name it, we will be out there,” Dave McCulloch, a recall organizer, told CNN affiliate KFMB on Sunday.

Filner planned to push back with a public campaign today, at least until the mediation meeting took place. It’s in the same kind of taste that Filner’s conduct exemplified, emphasis mine:

But while recall proponents scrambled to procure more than 101,000 signatures by September 26, Filner supporters planned a “We Will Not Be Silent” rally outside City Hall on Monday.

Wow. Just a tad bit Orwellian, eh? The odds of the pro-Filner campaign succeeding in rehabilitating his image are as slim as they are in good taste:

But the outrage is overwhelming. Roughly 81 percent of city residents want him to resign, according to a poll conducted by CNN affiliate KGTV. Another affiliate, KFMB, reported local radio hosts hired skywriters to spell out “Surrender Bob” over areas of the city last week.

Filner has been adamant so far that he would not resign. However, according to CNN, the city attorney might file a restraining order to keep Filner from returning and continuing the “hostile work environment” his harassment creates. That sounds like a long shot, and a bad precedent to set; any city attorney who has a political agenda could run that kind of attack against a duly-elected executive to run them out of office whether the complaints are legitimate or not. However, the threat of it might be enough to get Filner to resign through mediation, if not the probability of success in the recall effort with those poll numbers.

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… Gee , will Miracles Never Cease …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 10th,2013

.. Sen . Babs Boxer and I agree on something , Filthy Bob Filner [D-SD] should step down from office . She is not the only one. DiFi wants him out . Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants him out . But , anyone else ?

.. Right now , no . Not as of yet . So that you actually believe it , I am going to repost Babs Boxer ‘ s letter (courtesy of the Washington Examiner) …

Dear Bob,

We’ve known each other for a long time, and have worked together on many issues that are important to the people of San Diego – from creating jobs to protecting the environment to helping our veterans.

So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen.

I have already said publicly that you should resign your office as mayor because of the shocking revelations by many women about your behavior toward them.

But now I must say this directly to you: Bob, you must resign because you have betrayed the trust of the women you have victimized, the San Diegans you represent and the people you have worked with throughout your decades in public life.

I have worked for so many years to prevent and punish sexual violence and sexual harassment, wherever they occur. As we fight in the Senate to stand up for the men and women in our military who are survivors of sexual assault, I have heard their stories, seen the anguish in their faces, listened to them talk about the pain that will always be with them. Let me be clear: The latest revelations regarding your behavior toward women recovering from sexual assault – women who desperately need our help – have shaken me to my core.

Bob, you have already hurt so many people. To avoid hurting your victims and the people of San Diego more than you already have, you should step down immediately.



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… the U.S. Senate , try a Loonie Bin …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 11th,2013

[h/t — the OtherMcCain]

.. As far-fetched as that scenario may seem, no one in 1965 ever imagined that claims of “discrimination” and “sexual harassment” — and the fear of such claims — would result in the situation now so widespread, where lawsuits and threats of lawsuits are a sort of constant threat of blackmail, where disgruntled employees make complaints knowing full well that companies are reluctant to go to court to defend against such claims. Instead, nine times out of 10, the complaining employee is given what’s informally called “go away money,” a settlement usually equivalent to a year’s salary, just so the company can rid itself of the legal nuisance.

.. Oh, and guess what happens to your insurance premiums when “non-discrimination” means that you must hire transsexuals and cover the cost of their surgery and other treatments?

.. People who shrug their shoulders about ENDA and other such nonsense, or who hesitate to denounce it because they don’t want to seem prejudiced, have no idea how all this talk about “fairness” and equality” actually operates, once it becomes law and people start getting sued or fired over flimsy claims of “discrimination.”

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