Georgia Police Chief: Most Sexual Assaults ‘Ain’t Rape’ — Women Are Just ‘Stupid’ (VIDEO)

The police chief of Georgia’s Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Bryan Golden, was suspended for some horrific remarks he made about rape victims, but now he is back on the job. His swift reinstatement comes despite comments that suggested the majority of rape complaints he encounters will be taken as seriously as Bristol Palin’s claim that liberals orchestrated the Starbucks “red cup” controversy (which began when a popular conservative figure almost had a coronary over the lack of snowflakes) to “make Christians look stupid.”

In an interview for a story on sexual assaults on college campuses for the school newspaper The Stallion, Golden explained that “most” sexual assaults aren’t sexual assaults at all — women just feel “guilty” about their “consensual” actions and decide to destroy the lives of poor, innocent men everywhere to alleviate that feeling:

“I might sound insensitive, but I’m not.  Most of these sexual assaults are women waking up the next morning with a guilt complex. That ain’t rape, that’s being stupid. When the dust settles, it was all consensual. It doesn’t happen here. It doesn’t show up here. They’re about as much a rape as a goat roping.”

ABAC President Dr. David Bridges says that the comments were “unfortunate” and “insensitive,” but that they have “deal[t] with that.” An editor and reporter at The Stallion told WALB that Golden stands alone in his horrible opinion and that his remarks were not reflective of others on the university police force to whom they had spoken — but they say that his words overshadowed the message they had hopes to convey in their piece.

“We just wanted to know what the process was like for a sexual assault victim and whether they had any cases of sexual assault victims coming in and reporting,” Special Projects Reporter Jenna Pope said, though Head Editor Shelby Evans indicates that they were met with some level of hostility when they began contacting people for interviews:

“Right from the get go we had conversations about why we wanted to do this story, who we might want to get in contact with and the questions we would ask.”

Bridges says that the remarks are shocking on another level: they directly contradict the reality, which is that sexual assault victims don’t receive adequate support (though he shares Golden’s view that sexual assaults are not a problem on the campus). “If you look at their record, they have an outstanding record for providing safety on campus,” the president explained.

Evans also says that Golden’s remarks are rather nonsensical. “What we all sort of thought about was how it completely contradicted the evidence, which is when women who have been sexually assaulted report on campus they are supported,” she said.

Pope added that they found no one else who agreed with the police chief. “My interviews with the police force, other members of the police force it did not reflect the entire police force,” she recalled.

Golden was suspended without pay, but was allowed to return to his position. He is currently undergoing sexual assault sensitivity training — something he almost certainly needs. It is unclear why he is still in a role that would allow him to lead investigations into sexual assaults in the future.

Watch a report on the remarks, below:

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