Stanford students are planning a protest of the university’s handling of rape cases at Sunday’s graduation, charging that the campus keeps secret the names of students found to be responsible for sexual assault and misconduct.
The students allege that the public discussion of Brock Turner, the swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting a woman on campus, is rare. More common, they say, are situations in which an accused student is not publicly charged and convicted in criminal court but is still found to be responsible for sexual assault and misconduct by the university.
Today students gathered to make protest signs for the wacky walk protest. #Stanford #BrockTurner pic.twitter.com/CsKq8AqEDY
— Brianne Huntsman (@ceohunty) June 11, 2016
“Stanford has a list of names of students who are responsible for sexual assault and misconduct,” the petition says. “Despite the high barrier of proof used in these investigations, despite the university’s certain knowledge that these people are threats, Stanford keeps this knowledge a secret.
“Sign our petition and demand that Stanford release the names of sexual offenders that it has found responsible of sexual assault,” the online petition says, using the hashtag #StanfordKnows.
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