Should Colleges Be Forced to Swiftly Report Rapes to the Police?

Proposals in some states trouble victims’ advocates and raise questions for colleges

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Richard H. Black is the Republican sponsor of a bill in the Virginia Senate that would require public-college employees who are told that a sexual assault has occurred to notify the police within 24 hours. Failure to do so would be a Class 1 misdemeanor. Crisis counselors and clergy members would be exempt.
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Two former football players are convicted of raping an unconscious student at Vanderbilt University while their friends record the assaults on their cellphones. A star swimmer at Stanford University is charged with raping another intoxicated...

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