Thursday, October 01, 2009

Local University Has Been Inflating Sex Crime Statistics

Which is worse: inflating forcible sex offense numbers on campus by more than 100% for the past several years, or finding at least one student at the university who thinks that's ok?

UC Davis student Erica O'Donnell said that while she did not believe it was the right decision for Beeman to inflate the numbers, she did understand why.

"I think it's better to be over-reported than under-reported. I think it's really important, especially as a female, you should be aware of what's going on around campus," O'Donnell said.

I guess truth and accuracy don't mean much to this particular university student. (I doubt she votes Republican.)

6 comments:

DADvocate said...

I wonder what they think about 44 year old men drugging and raping 13 year old girls.

PeggyU said...

I doubt she bothered to register to vote, actually.

EK said...

"'I think it's better to be over-reported than under-reported. I think it's really important, especially as a female, you should be aware of what's going on around campus,' O'Donnell said."

Left unexplained by Ms. O'Donnell is how students are supposed to know what's really going on around campus if the crime statistics they're being fed are total crap.

allen (in Michigan) said...

Having the proper attitude, the proper set of beliefs, is more important then making an informed decision. Sometimes too many facts get in the way of coming to the proper conclusion.

Nigel said...

Better overstating than understating. Better to be overcautious than overly calm about the situation. Better to be honest than anything else, but at this point it's about the best worst decision.

Darren said...

Absolutely not. Making people more fearful? Putting men in the crosshairs because of attacks that never happened? You're justifying intentionally lying?

There are horrible consequences for lying either way. The truth is the only policy.