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FIRE’s Samantha Harris on L.A.’s KCRW: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Policies Endanger Due Process - FIRE
FIRE Director of Policy Research Samantha Harris joined a panel discussion on yesterday’s edition of KCRW’s Which Way, L.A.?, focusing on the question, “Can ‘Yes Means Yes’ End Sexual Assault on Campus?” FIRE has been concerned about the ramifications of “yes means yes” or “affirmative consent” policies for some time. Affirmative consent policies effectively shift the burden of proof for a criminal offense onto the accused, forcing them to prove their innocence. It’s no surprise that FIRE would be concerned about this poorly thought-out abandonment of “innocent until proven guilty.” Sam was joined in the discussion by Jodie Tillman, a …