WANJUKI: I think we really need to make sure that, like, schools are
federally required to handle sexual violence, like they are required by
law. And, a lot of survivors are not comfortable going to the police,
WANJUKI: The criminal justice system is not really adequate and
properly addressing rape.
HAYES: This is a key point, right? Because, my immediate reaction to
these stories has been like where are the cops? But, then it is like,
well, what is to say even a police department or prosecutor in a small
town, or even a big city, are going to be better equipped to deal with it.
NUZZI: Right. I think a lot of survivors, a lot of advocates have
said, "No, we have heard too many horror stories about people going to the
police and the police dismissing these claims." Especially, if it is --
like a lot of college incidents are between two people who know each other,
I think police are much less likely, they really take it seriously.
But, at the same time if you go through the school process, they
cannot find you guilty of rape. They cannot find you guilty of a felony.
They can only find you guilty of varying degrees of sexual misconduct.