Now we have to wonder why this isn’t on the JMU or, for that matter, the McAuliffe administration’s radar. It’s been a week now since WHSV reported on the Sarah Butters sexual assault case. More than 10,000 have signed the online petition for justice. Silence. Crickets chirping in Richmond.
This case is horrifying. But at least the woman has evidence…you know, video…At least this time the school cannot sweep this one under the rug…James Madison University is going to be the laughing stock of this country…WTF? Are colleges trying to incentivize sexual assault?
Okay, the U.S. Department of Education thinks there is a problem. We here at Blue Virginia think there is a problem. Over 10,000 people online think there’s a problem. The student body President thinks there is a problem. A party to the investigation thinks there is a problem. But no one in those fine buildings in Harrisonburg or Richmond have the courage to come forward. Maybe they are waiting for Republicans to force their hands.
This is exactly how we handle sexual violence in America; until it’s our daughters. But of course, then it’s too late. Just like the response to this travesty.