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WILKES-BARRE -- A U.S. senator is trying to protect students from sexual assaults on college campuses.

Senator Bob Casey was at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Friday morning to announce a new law aimed at helping victims of sexual violence on campus.

The Campus Save Act takes effect this school year.

"The fact that we can get these new regulations implemented now, I think will strengthen the ability of colleges and universities to tear this problem up by the roots," said Senator Bob Casey, (D) PA.

Among other things, the Campus Save Act requires colleges and universities to make students aware of sexual assault policies.



    What’s the point?
    The Pennsylvania State Police do not take male victims of sexual assault seriously.

  • Valfreyja

    The National Crime Victimization Survey shows that from 1997 to 2013, rates of sexual violence int he general population were universal and an average downward trend for all age groups. Furthermore, it shows students were (slightly) less likely to be victimized than the general population. Still further, a study done by the University of Mass, Boston Campus, by David Lisak, Ph. D. shows that %90 of rapes are the result of serial rapists, NOT the general populace.

    So what’s the take away here? We know people on campus are statistically safer than the general population. We know that sexual assault is on a downward trend suggesting the problem is being handled well under current legislation and cultural trends. We also know that broad “awareness” programs are going to be of little value since this is a crime caused mostly by disturbed people who don’t care about the law and not some rape-happy average guys out for a knight of pillaging after class.

    So who is this legislation for? Casey is acting according to someone’s agenda, not to verifiable, FACTUAL data. And by the way, WNEP, nice “reporting”. You couldn’t figure this stuff out yourselves? It’s insane you people call this news.

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