On Friday, a rape charge against UC Berkeley student Eugene Quillin was dismissed after prosecutors concluded that Quillin was innocent of committing the crime.Let's not forget that while the accuser's name has been kept private, Mr. Quillin was already tried and convicted in the court of public opinion at Berkeley. The comments on the linked article are evidence enough that these types of proceedings rightly fall under law enforcement and not in universities.
Quillin, 20, was charged with rape by use of drugs last week after an alleged sexual assault Sept. 27 was reported. The woman whom Quillin was charged with assaulting, identified in court documents only as “Jane Doe,” was “prevented from resisting by an intoxicating, anesthetic, and controlled substance,” according to the court documents.
But after reviewing the evidence provided by Berkeley Police Department and interviewing Jane Doe, district attorney spokesperson Teresa Drenick said, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office determined that Quillin didn’t commit any sexual assault Sept. 27 and motioned to dismiss the charges. (boldface mine--Darren)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
How Would This Have Been Handled By The University's Sexual Kangaroo Court?
I would never say that law enforcement gets it right all the time, but they have a much greater opportunity to arrive at a just conclusion than a university does: