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From the New York Times:

Police Find No Evidence of Rape at UVA Fraternity
By OWEN ROBINSON and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG MARCH 23, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The police here said Monday that they had found no evidence that a woman was gang raped at a University of Virginia fraternity house in 2012 and that they were suspending their investigation, after a lengthy inquiry in which the accuser refused to cooperate. But they said the inquiry was not closed.

“I can’t prove that something didn’t happen, and there may come a point in time in which this survivor, or this complaining party or someone else, may come forward with some information that might help us move this investigation further,” Police Chief Timothy Longo told a roomful of reporters here.

“That doesn’t mean that something terrible did not happen to Jackie on the evening of Sept. 28, 2012,” Chief Longo said, referring to the accuser and adding that his department was simply unable to corroborate her account. He added, “This case is not closed by any stretch of the imagination.”

The announcement came four months after a now-discredited report of the sexual assault was published in Rolling Stone, roiling the historic university — and the world of journalism. But it was not entirely unexpected; university officials said in January that the police had informed them there was no “substantive basis to confirm the allegations.”

But Monday’s news conference did little to clear up the sense of confusion that has surrounded the Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus,” which detailed what appeared to be a brutal gang rape of a student, identified only as Jackie, in an upstairs room of the Phi Kappa Psi house in 2012, followed by a botched response by the school’s administration.

Asked why he did not officially clear the fraternity and its members of wrongdoing, Chief Longo replied, “I think I just did.”

The 9,000-word article set off a national debate about sexual assault on campus — and the fraternity culture more broadly — and cast an unflattering spotlight on the University of Virginia, depicting one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded by Thomas Jefferson, as a place where partying took precedence over learning. But within days, the magazine admitted serious flaws in the article.

While Chief Longo said the authorities have “no basis to conclude that anything happened in that fraternity house,” he also made clear that his officers believe that something may have happened to Jackie — just not what was reported in Rolling Stone. “There is a difference between a false allegation and something that may have happened that may be different than something that is reported in that article,” he said.

The four-month inquiry included an examination of records and interviews with those connected with the case, including university officials, members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and another fraternity house, two of Jackie’s best friends and others.

Investigators also made “numerous attempts,” the chief said, to identify a man identified in the Rolling Stone article as “Drew,” who was said to be Jackie’s date on the night she was said to have been raped. But they were unable to find him.

I don’t care if the cops couldn’t find him. #IBelieveInHavenMonahan

The authorities also discovered a time-stamped photograph of the Phi Kappa Psi house on the night that the rape was said to have taken place; it showed that the entrance corridor of the house was empty.

“We weren’t able to support that a party was taking place,” the chief said.

So, the NYT continues to not mention:

– the name “Haven Monahan”

– that Jackie catfished Haven Monahan into existence

– the actual subsequent Kristallnacht on campus when goodthinker students smashed with impunity the windows of the frat house that Haven is a member of

In other words, New York Times coverage remains devoted to keeping its readers uninterested in the fiasco and ambivalent over how much truth there was in the story that the NYT promoted hard.

In contrast, here’s the new article by a real reporter, T. Rees Shapiro, in the Washington Post.

 
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  1. And ‘Jackie’ will not be charged with wasting ‘hundreds of hours’ of police time since she refused to file a police report. However, UVA president Teresa Sullivan did request a police investigation so how about charging her with making a ‘false report’ and holding her responsible?

    • Replies: @Diane Rodham
    Holding a woman responsible for her actions? What planet are you from?
  2. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factor"] says:

    Sailer Blog is turning into Counter-New-York-Times.

    Someone should run with that idea and devote an entire news blog to countering every lie in the Times.

    • Replies: @manton
    Ira Stoll used to run a website called "Smarter Times" for this purpose. It was great. Then he went on to co-(re)-found the New York Sun, which I imagine was not popular with iSteve regulars.
    , @Alfa158
    Who on earth has that much time? It would take a staff half the size of the NYT's to keep up with their prevarication.
  3. The announcement came four months after a now-discredited report of the sexual assault…

    The report of the alleged incident has been discredited, but not the woman who alleged it. That’s really bizarre. And the police chief goes out of his way to validate the feelings of the woman who refused to cooperate in his department’s investigation. That’s odd too. Couldn’t all that investigatory time been better spent on investigating some cold cases of real crimes?

  4. Now that we know there was no rape and since accusing others falsely of rape is a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the police should charge one Jacqueline Coakley of the said crime.

    And there, I wrote her name. She is not a rape victim and is not entitled to the cone of silence around her name.

    • Replies: @anowow
    Twinkie,

    That would not be gallant.

    In the United States of infantilizing and alternatively lionizing females, can you expect any different?

    In America we have all of the discussion stultifying hang-ups of the Victorians, but none of the morality.
  5. Now the police can get to work to find the Republican that raped Lena Dunham.

  6. i can’t wait for the Eric Holder report about how the real villain in all this is UVA’s mysogynistic practice of charging library late fees.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    That's because UVa's librarians are cowards. Cowards.
  7. OK, now that the frat has officially been cleared, can then now file a lawsuit vs the U. of Virginia for defamation of character? High time indeed, and might as well clear their name as well as their reputation.

    Unrelated question: Four months past the ’14 midterms….Holder’s never gonna leave the AG’s office before 1.20.17, is he?

    Anyone?

  8. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factor"] says:

    Lee Kuan Yew RIP.

    He was something of a ‘race realist’.

    Some folks say Singapore is a diverse multi-cultural nation, but it was always a majority-multi-cultural nation where one ethnic group, the Chinese, dominated.
    A Singapore that was 1/3 Chinese, 1/3 Malay, and 1/3 Asian-Indian wouldn’t have worked so well.

  9. @FredR
    i can't wait for the Eric Holder report about how the real villain in all this is UVA's mysogynistic practice of charging library late fees.

    That’s because UVa’s librarians are cowards. Cowards.

    • Replies: @donut
    Well we are , we're too spooked by race to call a spade a spade .
  10. Meanwhile Sabrina Rubin Ederly has gone missing. No tweets, no RS articles, no updates to her webpage, no media appearances, etc. Which is funny because she was really active promoting her article up until November 30.

  11. > “I can’t prove that something didn’t happen… That doesn’t mean that something terrible did not happen to Jackie on the evening of Sept. 28, 2012,” Chief Longo said.

    K.C. Johnson and Stuart Taylor titled their book on the 2006 Duke Lacrosse Rape Hoax/Frame “Until Proven Innocent“. Forgotten nothing much and learned nothing, Chief Longo.

  12. There is an article in the NYT : ” In college and hiding from scary ideas.” Google it and find out about “comfort rooms” set up to shelter students upset about conversation concerning “rape culture.” The rooms feature play doh, coloring books and crayons, cookies and milk, pillows and videos of puppies. One visit to a comment section like this and these kids will be institutionalized for life.

    • Replies: @SFG
    Naah, they'll just get together to form a support group. A lot of this is about strengthening group bonds.
  13. Mr. Sailer,

    How about some fun “I believe in Haven Monahan” or “I am Haven Monahan” T-Shirts or Bumper Stickers?

    You know as a “gift” for various donation levels during your next pledge drive…

  14. Haven Monahan = Vladimir Putin.

  15. A movie version of this alleged rape would probably do as well as Fifty Shades of Gray.

  16. Much as I hate the Sensitivity Brigade, don’t you think ‘Kristallnacht’ is a bit much? The original involved mass property destruction across major cities and people actually got killed. This is a property crime on one frat house, revolting as it is…

    • Replies: @Anon
    "‘Kristallnacht’ is a bit much"

    It's a jokey allusion the glass table.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    You are missing the context, it isn't Steve that is implying it, it is the MSM lead by the NYT that is always trying to imply racial bigotry at frat houses and country clubs. People like Sabrina Rubin Erdely play this racial/anti-Semitic angle when trying to tie anywhere on Earth where straight white male Gentiles congregate as a kind of modern day Nuremberg Rally. Boorish behavior by said group or even imaginary boorish behavior by members of this group always carries an implicit and sometimes explicit Nazi connotation. Additionally there is the imagery of shattered glass used throughout the original story when the MSM was uncritically and almost unanimously accepting it for about two weeks when it was first published.
  17. @Buffalo Joe
    There is an article in the NYT : " In college and hiding from scary ideas." Google it and find out about "comfort rooms" set up to shelter students upset about conversation concerning "rape culture." The rooms feature play doh, coloring books and crayons, cookies and milk, pillows and videos of puppies. One visit to a comment section like this and these kids will be institutionalized for life.

    Naah, they’ll just get together to form a support group. A lot of this is about strengthening group bonds.

  18. Chief Longo strikes me as a weaselly PC bureaucrat; sort of like one of those officer parodies in Catch-22. Why doesn’t he have the balls to come out and say that this neurotic bitch has ruined lives and cost perhaps millions of dollars of tax payer money and was enabled by the scummy MSM and UVA’s administration.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Why doesn’t he have the balls to come out and say that this neurotic bitch has ruined lives and cost perhaps millions of dollars of tax payer money and was enabled by the scummy MSM and UVA’s administration.

    Like most public employees, he REALLY doesn't want to get fired and lose his pension.
  19. If you read the Wapo article, and then the complete statement from the PD, it becomes clear that the “well, maybe something did happen” is meant as a way of deflecting criticism for insensitivity, etc. The balance of the PD statement makes it clear that:

    1. Jackie told different versions of the story on three occasions, all of which are plausibly connected with other agendas, including (a) getting a boyfriend, (b) explaining her poor academic performance, and (c) promoting herself as a “survivor.”

    2. Jackie is associated with at least three other allegations, two involving rape allegations not directly concerning her, and a third involving a bottle supposedly hitting her in the face. The evidence for all of these allegations is simply Jackie’s word, she has repeatedly refused to answer questions about them, or waive access to documents concerning them.

    3. Most of the detail contained in these four or six accusations (depending on how you count) are either completely uncorroborated or directly contradicted by other evidence.

    I am not interested in seeing anymore damage done as a result of this case, but I think someone should explain to Jackie that this kind of conduct cannot be encouraged or allowed to continue.

  20. @SFG
    Much as I hate the Sensitivity Brigade, don't you think 'Kristallnacht' is a bit much? The original involved mass property destruction across major cities and people actually got killed. This is a property crime on one frat house, revolting as it is...

    “‘Kristallnacht’ is a bit much”

    It’s a jokey allusion the glass table.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    No, Sabrina Rubin Erdely used the broken glass table to summon up Kristallnacht allusions in readers minds. I use the word as a much closer analogy: the breaking of windows on a building belonging to a demonized group by a mob with impunity.
  21. @Priss Factor
    Sailer Blog is turning into Counter-New-York-Times.

    Someone should run with that idea and devote an entire news blog to countering every lie in the Times.

    Ira Stoll used to run a website called “Smarter Times” for this purpose. It was great. Then he went on to co-(re)-found the New York Sun, which I imagine was not popular with iSteve regulars.

  22. @Anon
    "‘Kristallnacht’ is a bit much"

    It's a jokey allusion the glass table.

    No, Sabrina Rubin Erdely used the broken glass table to summon up Kristallnacht allusions in readers minds. I use the word as a much closer analogy: the breaking of windows on a building belonging to a demonized group by a mob with impunity.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    I use the word as a much closer analogy: the breaking of windows on a building belonging to a demonized group by a mob with impunity.
     
    YES.

    There were two real crimes here. First, Jacqueline Coakley, with the self-serving assistance of Sabrina Rubin Erdely, made false accusations of gang-rape, a crime in Virginia. Second, an anonymous mob directed violence against a falsely maligned group of people (the fraternity), with absolutely zero interest from anyone in the authority.

    But that's just the classic leftist agitation tactic. It was common on the campus of my undergraduate alma mater too. Based on any excuse (some "controversial" op-ed article in the student newspaper, some rumor, some trumped-up charge on any flimsy evidence), the enraged "activist" mob would descend on the usually completely innocent target with protest and violence (occupying and destroying offices, burning newspapers or books, assaulting speakers). Then the real victims would be blamed for "inflaming the campus opinion" or some such charge and would be sanctioned in some manner by the university. Talk about victim-blaming. It was all so comical but for the fact that real people were victimized. It didn't occur to these leftist goons, usually an alliance of hysterical white (often Jewish) commie activists and wannabe Black Panther militants, that they were playing out the whole Reichstag fire trick in miniature. They were the real Nazi totalitarians on the campus, not their targets, the alleged fascist corporatist racist male-chauvinist power-structure.

    Since these goons were aligned with those actually in charge on campus, there weren't protests against the Man so much as efforts to humiliate a powerless minority of conservatives, rural whites or anyone who visibly didn't conform to the leftist dogma.

    So, yes, Kristallnacht sounds exactly right, given that windows were actually broken, to boot.
    , @Anonymous
    God bless you, Steve.

    Thank you.
  23. Much as I hate the Sensitivity Brigade, don’t you think ‘Kristallnacht’ is a bit much?

    It’s in reference to the shattered glass of the table in the article. And if you’re troubled by sensational exaggeration in the news then Steve is the last place you should be worried about.

  24. @ic1000
    That's because UVa's librarians are cowards. Cowards.

    Well we are , we’re too spooked by race to call a spade a spade .

  25. Related, there really ARE Adult Preschools. No, really.

    Any ideology, religion, worldview that is verifiably FALSE in every respect by simple ordinary experience of walking around and noticing, will create a constant desire for childish pretending. College campuses? Adult pre-schools? Same childish things. A desire to be protected from reality instead of embracing it.

    Fantasies of evil White frat boys raping across America instead of the very real Muslim thugs raping and forcing into prostitution White Working Class girls as young as eight in Britain (and doubtless here) … well that’s par for the PC fantasy course. Belief in fantasy simply encourages more fantasy.

    Rapper Azalea Banks (no not the White girl from Australia the Black one from the US) wants you to know how much she hates America and White people. And she also wants you to know that “people of color” should embrace the power of magic and such, because apparently Harry Potter, John Constantine, and Doctor Strange are all real. Who knew?

    Ghost dances, witch hunts and burnings, scapegoats are all the mark of childish minds and societies unwilling to come to grips with an adult reality.

    • Replies: @Bill

    Any ideology, religion, worldview that is verifiably FALSE in every respect by simple ordinary experience of walking around and noticing, will create a constant desire for childish pretending
     
    But enough about Whiskey . . .
  26. The rape hoax party bus is now parked in Western PA. http://mashable.com/2015/03/20/protesters-penn-state-frat/

    The frat in question had parties where coeds got hammered and naked. Pics of the hammered and naked coeds wound up on-line. Clearly Steve, Haven Monahan lives!

  27. The NYT piece is layered and nuanced. The Post article is actually quite troubling, the way it presents ‘facts’ as un-problematic.

    There, see. Once you get the hang of it, this Narrative stuff flows as freely as madwoman’s shyte.

  28. @SFG
    Much as I hate the Sensitivity Brigade, don't you think 'Kristallnacht' is a bit much? The original involved mass property destruction across major cities and people actually got killed. This is a property crime on one frat house, revolting as it is...

    You are missing the context, it isn’t Steve that is implying it, it is the MSM lead by the NYT that is always trying to imply racial bigotry at frat houses and country clubs. People like Sabrina Rubin Erdely play this racial/anti-Semitic angle when trying to tie anywhere on Earth where straight white male Gentiles congregate as a kind of modern day Nuremberg Rally. Boorish behavior by said group or even imaginary boorish behavior by members of this group always carries an implicit and sometimes explicit Nazi connotation. Additionally there is the imagery of shattered glass used throughout the original story when the MSM was uncritically and almost unanimously accepting it for about two weeks when it was first published.

  29. “There is a difference between a false allegation and something that may have happened that may be different than something that is reported in that article,” he said.

    Exactly. Jackie didn’t make a false allegation, she just made allegations which turned out to be false.

    Perfectly ok

  30. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Chief Longo strikes me as a weaselly PC bureaucrat; sort of like one of those officer parodies in Catch-22. Why doesn't he have the balls to come out and say that this neurotic bitch has ruined lives and cost perhaps millions of dollars of tax payer money and was enabled by the scummy MSM and UVA's administration.

    Why doesn’t he have the balls to come out and say that this neurotic bitch has ruined lives and cost perhaps millions of dollars of tax payer money and was enabled by the scummy MSM and UVA’s administration.

    Like most public employees, he REALLY doesn’t want to get fired and lose his pension.

  31. BTW, the original piece with a pseudo-disclaimer at the beginning is still available at the author’s archive at Rolling Stone’s website, I guess a Rolling Stone gathers no embarrassment or shame.

  32. @Priss Factor
    Sailer Blog is turning into Counter-New-York-Times.

    Someone should run with that idea and devote an entire news blog to countering every lie in the Times.

    Who on earth has that much time? It would take a staff half the size of the NYT’s to keep up with their prevarication.

  33. @Steve Sailer
    No, Sabrina Rubin Erdely used the broken glass table to summon up Kristallnacht allusions in readers minds. I use the word as a much closer analogy: the breaking of windows on a building belonging to a demonized group by a mob with impunity.

    I use the word as a much closer analogy: the breaking of windows on a building belonging to a demonized group by a mob with impunity.

    YES.

    There were two real crimes here. First, Jacqueline Coakley, with the self-serving assistance of Sabrina Rubin Erdely, made false accusations of gang-rape, a crime in Virginia. Second, an anonymous mob directed violence against a falsely maligned group of people (the fraternity), with absolutely zero interest from anyone in the authority.

    But that’s just the classic leftist agitation tactic. It was common on the campus of my undergraduate alma mater too. Based on any excuse (some “controversial” op-ed article in the student newspaper, some rumor, some trumped-up charge on any flimsy evidence), the enraged “activist” mob would descend on the usually completely innocent target with protest and violence (occupying and destroying offices, burning newspapers or books, assaulting speakers). Then the real victims would be blamed for “inflaming the campus opinion” or some such charge and would be sanctioned in some manner by the university. Talk about victim-blaming. It was all so comical but for the fact that real people were victimized. It didn’t occur to these leftist goons, usually an alliance of hysterical white (often Jewish) commie activists and wannabe Black Panther militants, that they were playing out the whole Reichstag fire trick in miniature. They were the real Nazi totalitarians on the campus, not their targets, the alleged fascist corporatist racist male-chauvinist power-structure.

    Since these goons were aligned with those actually in charge on campus, there weren’t protests against the Man so much as efforts to humiliate a powerless minority of conservatives, rural whites or anyone who visibly didn’t conform to the leftist dogma.

    So, yes, Kristallnacht sounds exactly right, given that windows were actually broken, to boot.

  34. @Twinkie
    Now that we know there was no rape and since accusing others falsely of rape is a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the police should charge one Jacqueline Coakley of the said crime.

    And there, I wrote her name. She is not a rape victim and is not entitled to the cone of silence around her name.

    Twinkie,

    That would not be gallant.

    In the United States of infantilizing and alternatively lionizing females, can you expect any different?

    In America we have all of the discussion stultifying hang-ups of the Victorians, but none of the morality.

  35. @Steve Sailer
    No, Sabrina Rubin Erdely used the broken glass table to summon up Kristallnacht allusions in readers minds. I use the word as a much closer analogy: the breaking of windows on a building belonging to a demonized group by a mob with impunity.

    God bless you, Steve.

    Thank you.

  36. Read the comments sections on any article about this. There’s an insistent faction which still #StandsWithJackie and says there’s no proof that nothing happened, which we all know means something happened. It’s a giant coverup by fraternities, rich white males, and universities, and who knows who else. Jackie and Sabrina are the real victims here.

    You can’t make it up. Or can you?

  37. now-discredited report of the sexual assault was published in Rolling Stone

    “Discredited” is one of the strongest terms of disapprobation in the Times style book.

  38. All that verbiage about what is literally a non-story and Hannah Graham, a young woman attending UVA who most certainly murdered, gets half a sentence. The accused in her case, apparently a serial killer as well, had a court appearance only a few weeks back. It takes real chutzpah to moan about rape being “under-reported” when an actual rape-murder victim is ignored in favor of a loony fantasist.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Hannah_Graham

  39. @Whiskey
    Related, there really ARE Adult Preschools. No, really.

    Any ideology, religion, worldview that is verifiably FALSE in every respect by simple ordinary experience of walking around and noticing, will create a constant desire for childish pretending. College campuses? Adult pre-schools? Same childish things. A desire to be protected from reality instead of embracing it.

    Fantasies of evil White frat boys raping across America instead of the very real Muslim thugs raping and forcing into prostitution White Working Class girls as young as eight in Britain (and doubtless here) ... well that's par for the PC fantasy course. Belief in fantasy simply encourages more fantasy.

    Rapper Azalea Banks (no not the White girl from Australia the Black one from the US) wants you to know how much she hates America and White people. And she also wants you to know that "people of color" should embrace the power of magic and such, because apparently Harry Potter, John Constantine, and Doctor Strange are all real. Who knew?

    Ghost dances, witch hunts and burnings, scapegoats are all the mark of childish minds and societies unwilling to come to grips with an adult reality.

    Any ideology, religion, worldview that is verifiably FALSE in every respect by simple ordinary experience of walking around and noticing, will create a constant desire for childish pretending

    But enough about Whiskey . . .

    • Replies: @Truth
    +1
  40. @unit472
    And 'Jackie' will not be charged with wasting 'hundreds of hours' of police time since she refused to file a police report. However, UVA president Teresa Sullivan did request a police investigation so how about charging her with making a 'false report' and holding her responsible?

    Holding a woman responsible for her actions? What planet are you from?

  41. Chief Longo is so open minded his brain has fallen out. No party occurred at the location on the night in question, the suspect or key witness cannot be located (because he’s a fiction), the alleged victim does not cooperate (another fiction), but the case remains open because someone might come forward with something…

    A complaint (however instigated) that is unconfirmed by eye witness or evidence is usually closed as unfounded. Now police agencies will be pressed to investigate wild imaginations because–name your feminist trope.

  42. I blame the Federal gov’t for requiring that colleges involve themselves in this BS. If someone is the victim of a crime he/she should go to the police, period. Colleges should not be able to sanction those accused of crimes. Innocent until proven guilty, period. We are turning into a banana republic complete with kollege kangaroo kourts.

  43. @Bill

    Any ideology, religion, worldview that is verifiably FALSE in every respect by simple ordinary experience of walking around and noticing, will create a constant desire for childish pretending
     
    But enough about Whiskey . . .

    +1

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