My response to Josh Siegel's long comment in the comment section of a previous post. (As an aside, you'll notice that unlike him at The Forum, I didn't censor him, nor did I edit within his comments as he does for my arguments on The Forum. Instead, I put up a response. Siegel has had his friends attack me in the comment section of this blog, apparently, instead of actually addressing the arguments I've laid forth.)
One of the arguments Siegel made in the comment section is the "unfortunate alternative" is that if we did not have a J-Board hearing, we would have to settle these things in court rooms. Eric Yingling, actually, was completely exonerated in the eyes of the police department and hence in the court of law. Why did there need to be a J-Board in the first place?
Just to remind everyone, Dean Huang initially declined to J-Board Eric, and it was only after Bingham invoked his right to an intercampus J-Board that Yingling was brought in.
Siegel's argument about going to the courts is a fair one. In fact, as I've already pointed out and Siegel would know if he attended today's hearing (which he did) the Bingham family did press charges against Yingling around 4:00 PM on September 27th. (Copies of the police record reports are attached below. Many thanks go to David Daleiden for scanning them for me.) The police declined to pursue the matter further and wrote "negative on prosecution" in their report. It would seem that self-defense is still a legal defense in America and that the prosecution standards for the actual courts are a lot harder than the sham ASCMC J-Board.
Remember that Bingham was discharged from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center fully fourteen and half hours before at around 1:30 AM. The officer who gave Ben Judge, CMC '09, the copies of the records told him that it's very odd that people wait that long before coming out of the hospital to press charges. He all but suggested that someone may have put Bingham up to it.
I'll be checking on Monday with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to see the extent of the damage done to Bingham by Yingling.