Zero tolerance is typically a term you hear when we’re talking school to prison pipeline issues. You typically don’t hear it around the issue of sexual harassment.
But what zero tolerance has meant so far is punishment first and investigation later. Maybe more will emerge on Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Who knows. But at this moment two women are known Conyers accusers but have “not really come forward” as Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi put it.
The problem is: there is no real investigative process in place to deal with the accusations advanced and the rights of the accused. At this moment any accuser will very likely will be believed. And anyone accused is likely to be assumed guilty.