Three Lobbying Groups Urge Congress To Slow Down Rape Investigations
Fraternities across the country are fed up with the deaths, racism and sex crime accusations that they usually face and they are not afraid of showing it.
The three lobbying groups behind this whole move, which includes Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee, popularly known as the “FratPAC” and the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, will be urging Congress on 29th of April to ensure that the criminal justice system solve campus cases such as sexual assault as well as rape cases and any other criminal case before the university is given the opportunity of getting involved with the case and handing down the punishment.
This move has not been taken very lightly with some of the victim advocates who have pointed out the fact that the criminal justice system does not have a very good record when it comes to dealing with rape related cases. They also pointed out the fact that there are some cases which have ended up lasting for years long after the victims have graduated.
That said, there are some critics who are saying that the move by universities to deal with cases of sexual assault in campus will be ““unfairly stacked against the accused.” According to Kevin O’Neill, the Executive Director of FRATPac, “the rights of students facing a disciplinary process that is not fair and transparent.”
The three lobbying groups are stating that their move has been brought about by the fact that many, “assailants going unpunished and victims lacking support services,” and that they now want to be “leaders” and help in finding ways in promoting safety on all campuses.