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  • Dog injured in coyote attack in New Berlin, police have advice (WI)

    11/05/2015 9:54:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Now: Suburban Roundup ^ | 11-2-15 | Jane Ford-Stewart
    New Berlin —In the wake of the Oct. 22 attack on a Bichon poodle in which a coyote carried the dog off but later dropped it, New Berlin police say they have information about what to do in coyote encounters. In the Oct. 22 incident, the dog was near a patio when it was snatched up and the dog owner was actually on the patio. He and his teenage son gave chase making noise and finally the coyote dropped the dog who needed stitches to close its wounds. The attack was the only one that police Capt. Michael Glider said...
  • 37 Face Charges in Hazing Death of Baruch College Freshman Michael Deng

    09/15/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A grand jury has recommended charges against three dozen members of a New York City college fraternity in connection with the death of a freshman who was killed during a "brutal" hazing ritual, police said on Monday. Five of the young men face third-degree murder charges. Police and prosecutors are expected to announce details at a Tuesday morning press conference. The victim, Michael Deng, went on a weekend retreat to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with the Baruch College chapter of Pi Delta Psi in December 2013 and never came home. He and other pledges were were blindfolded and ordered to carry...
  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • Ben and Jerry’s Won’t Change ‘Hazed and Confused’ Flavor after Hazing Victims Complain

    10/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Generally left-leaning ice-cream company Ben and Jerry’s has refused to rename its “Hazed and Confused” hazelnut ice-cream flavor despite cries from activists that it’s insensitive to hazing victims. “It didn’t make sense for us to change the name,” Ben and Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood told Bloomberg. “We named it after a pop-culture reference.” Greenwood said the company did not see anything about the flavor name that “even inferred” [sic] hazing. But that’s not how Lianna and Brian Kowiak of Tampa feel, who say they were “shocked” and “dismayed” to see an ice-cream flavor with that name. “The company completely...
  • When harmless fun crosses the line into hazing

    10/10/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 10, 2014 | Todd Harmonson
    ... The stomach-churning details emerging from the investigation into the football program at Sayreville War Memorial High in Parlin, N.J., nearly are matched by the nauseating reaction from parents appalled by the wise decision to cancel the school's football season... But while the Sayreville scandal is the one we're hearing about today, it sadly is only the latest in a seemingly ceaseless line of cases across the nation. "I believe hazing is getting worse and it is becoming more violent and more sexualized," said Susan Lipkins, a psychologist in New York and the author of "Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 104 replies ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • New Jersey school cancels football season (Sayreville)

    10/07/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
    Officials at a central New Jersey high school that has won three sectional titles over the past four years canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. […] … The district already had canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Thursday between Sayreville War Memorial and South Brunswick, and announced that the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office was investigating the allegations. …
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media...
  • Will Miss America Kira Kazantsev be forced to relinquish crown in wake of sorority hazing scandal?

    09/24/2014 2:54:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/24/2014 | Diana Falzone
    Just a week into her reign as Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev has had to answer questions about a three month internship at Planned Parenthood and getting kicked out of her Hofstra University sorority for abusive hazing. “Under the broad definition of hazing, yes, I was involved,” Kazantsev told "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. “At the time, unfortunately, that was just the culture of the university, and I was hazed, and I was kind of brought up through the organization thinking that is appropriate behavior.” While the story made headlines and forced Kazantsev to explain her actions on national television,...
  • Wesleyan Tells Frats They Must Admit Women by 2017

    09/22/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2014 | Chris Caesar
    Connecticut’s Wesleyan University told campus fraternities Monday that they must support co-educational membership by 2017 or lose their official recognition at the school. “With equity and inclusion in mind, we have decided that residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years,” administrators told students in a campus-wide email. “If the organizations are to continue to be recognized as offering housing and social spaces for Wesleyan students, women as well as men must be full members and well-represented in the body and leadership of the organization.”
  • Franklin student enters plea in bus sex assault (Lesbian)

    09/06/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 50 replies
    WVEC ^ | September 5, 2014 | Nancy Drury Duncan
    A Franklin student who sexually assaulted two fellow volleyball team members on a school bus after a trip to a game in Northampton County was escorted to jail in tears after she pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. Aerial Darden, who was 17 at the time of the offense and a senior team captain, organized a group that held down a 13-year-old teammate, placed a pillow over her face and touched her inappropriately. The victim was on her first trip with the team. The attack came after Darden and others held the arms and legs of...
  • Father says daughter left UNM soccer team after similar hazing

    08/20/2014 8:52:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/19/2014 | Caleb James
    The father of a former UNM women's soccer player says the allegations that surfaced about a hazing incident Sunday night, when freshman players were allegedly forced to drink excessive alcohol, strip naked and sprayed with urine, don't sound too far-fetched. A police report says two freshmen went to the hospital for intoxication and a third had to be treated by medical responders after Sunday's incident. The university has cancelled the team's Friday season opener at Texas Tech. The Albuquerque father, who only wants to be identified as Doug, says his daughter left the UNM women's soccer team and the university...
  • Former UNM professor looked into female hazing in college sports in '04

    08/20/2014 9:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/19/2014 | Tessa Mentus
    The UNM women's soccer hazing incident has shocked many, possibly because it involves a female sports team when hazing is so often associated with male athletes. But female hazing isn't new. KOB talked to a professor who looked into this problem on women's teams when she worked at UNM ten years ago. ... She sent out surveys to Division I athletes in 2004, and nearly 1100 responded. She found, through the surveys, that nearly half of the female athletes who responded said they went through some type of hazing. ... even more troubling results when it came to athletic directors....
  • Lawyer: UNM women's soccer players forced to strip, drink alcohol, sprayed with urine

    08/19/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/18/2014 | Caleb James
    Members of the UNM women's soccer team are alleging they were hazed by teammates Sunday night. A victim's parent confirmed to KOB Monday night that freshmen on the women's soccer team were forced to strip naked, consume large amounts of alcohol and were sprayed with urine. One of the victims ended up in the hospital, according to UNM police, who also said someone called 911 just before midnight Sunday night to report the incident. One victim's family has already retained an Albuquerque attorney who confirmed the information about the alleged hazing.
  • Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing

    07/25/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-25-14 | Collin Binkley
    Ohio State University fired marching band director Jonathan Waters yesterday after a two-month investigation found that band leaders ignored a “sexualized” culture among students and didn’t take sexual-harassment training as recommended. The firing came two weeks after OSU leaders told Waters he could keep the job if he enacted a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, his attorney, David Axelrod, said yesterday. The firing was a surprise to Waters, Axelrod said. “Jonathan has not decided precisely what action he will take,” Axelrod said. “He intends to defend his good name in one way or another.” Ohio State fired Waters, 38, after...
  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • APNewsBreak: Military sex assault claims up 50 pct

    05/01/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 23 replies
    Washington Post/AP ^ | Unattributed
    Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies. But officials are still unhappy with the low number of male victims who reported sexual assault, and they say there will be a greater emphasis in the months ahead on getting men to come forward and seek help. Final data obtained by The Associated Press show that about 14 percent of the reports filed last...
  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • Study: Small Group Hazing At All-Time High

    04/01/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    CHICAGO – A new study to be published in Christianity Today magazine exposes a dangerous wave of church subculture that has built enormous momentum over the past decade. Hazing, which until now has been almost entirely associated with college fraternities and sororities, has made its way into our churches as a method of initiating would-be small group members and filtering out those too weak to join. While most colleges have squelched hazing in recent years, a new surge in small group hazing—resulting in at least two fatalities—is causing some pastors to follow suit and ban the practice altogether. “This has...
  • NFLPA to 'insist on fair investigation' in Dolphins hazing matter

    11/05/2013 8:09:44 AM PST · by rawhide · 19 replies
    CBSsportsline ^ | 11-5-13 | By Will Brinson
    The NFL is investigating the situation in Miami involving Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin and some serious hazing gone wrong. The Dolphins said Monday they'll comply with that investigation. On Tuesday the NFLPA weighed in as well. The union said that it would monitor the proceedings and "will insist on a fair investigation for all involved." "We expect that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples," the union said in a statement. "It is the duty of this union to...
  • Chelmsford official: Criminal charges 'possible' in football hazing

    09/10/2013 11:21:39 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 09/10/2013 | Antonio Planas
    An alleged hazing incident last month between members of the Chelmsford High football team in a New Hampshire summer camp involved only juveniles and could warrant criminal charges, an elected school official said today. “It’s possible,” said Chelmsford School Committee member Allen Thomas of possible criminal charges being brought against those allegedly involved. “That’s in the hands of police from New Hampshire. ... They are all juveniles.” Thomas declined to elaborate on the nature of the allegations, saying, “A lot of these things are open to interpretation. They are inappropriate.” News of the investigation of Chelmsford football members follows a...
  • High school soccer coach 'watched boy being sodomized by players....

    11/29/2012 2:03:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11.29.2012 | Michael Zennie and Louise Boyle
    FULL TITLE: High school soccer coach 'watched boy being sodomized by players then congratulated victim' during hazing ritual A soccer coach witnessed a teenage boy being sodomized by teammates then congratulated the victim, asking 'if it was all good', it has been claimed. The new allegations on Wednesday concern an incident in July involving coach Michael Divincenzo, known to students as 'Divo', who reportedly told older players to assault freshmen. The fresh claim came to light after three boys were allegedly sexually assaulted in a hazing ritual at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois on September 27. It...
  • Lawsuit: Sex assaults part of Maine West soccer team hazing ritual

    11/26/2012 4:53:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/19/2012 | ART GOLAB
    A suit filed Monday against the Maine Township High School District claims three Maine West freshman students were sexually assaulted during a soccer team hazing ritual at the school. The suit goes into details of the hazing that have not been released by either the Des Plaines Police Department or the school district, which have both conducted investigations. Since the Sept. 27 incident, police have charged six students as juveniles while a total of ten students have been disciplined, according to the district. Some of the ten students were barred from playing on the soccer team and one student told...
  • Submarine hazing centered on homosexuality

    06/24/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 63 replies
    Associated Press/Fox News ^ | 23 June 2012 | Staff
    NORFOLK, Va. -- A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sailor who said another man tried to rape him while in a foreign port, according to an investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. The report sheds light on a hazing case that led to the reassignment of Master Chief Machinist's Mate Charles Berry, who had been serving as "chief of the boat" on the Kings Bay, Ga.-based USS Florida. The Navy announced March 30 that Capt. Stephen Gillespie had relieved Berry...
  • ‘We were being hazed, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world’ Students speak out on frat charges

    05/26/2012 3:40:27 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | M | Matt Stout
    Two of the Boston University students police found stripped, bound and covered in condiments inside an Allston basement are railing against the hazing allegations leveled at their Alpha Epsilon Pi frat brothers, saying the incident was blown out of proportion and that key parts of the cops’ report never even happened. “The police report was really exaggerated,” said one victim, whose identity is being withheld by the Herald. “We were being hazed, but it wasn’t the worst thing in the world. None of us had fearful looks in our eyes, none of us were crying. They (the cops) asked us...
  • Family: Disband FAMU band to stop hazing [Homosexual Band Member Murdered at Black University]

    05/04/2012 2:31:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/3/12
    There was no single blow, stomp or strike to Robert Champion's bruised and battered body that killed him as he was pummeled by fellow Florida A&M University marching band members during a hazing ritual aboard a charter bus last fall. Instead, his death was caused by multiple blows from many individuals. That inability to pinpoint which blow ultimately caused the 26-year-old drum major's death led authorities to charge 13 defendants Wednesday with hazing rather than more serious counts like manslaughter or second-degree murder.
  • Police Find 5 ‘Horrified’ Nearly Naked BU Students In Fraternity House

    04/10/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 77 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | April 9, 2012 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – Five nearly naked college students were found shivering in a Brighton basement Monday, tied together with duct tape. Boston Police say they found the group terrified and humiliated. There were also signs the Boston University students may have been beaten. The early morning raid left police officers stunned. No one answered the door at 24 Ashford Street Monday night, but when police responded early Monday morning, they found the male students circled in the basement, stripped to their underwear. Police responded to the house after a call about a loud party. According to police: “All five were...
  • Amended suit alleges new abuses at Kansas school

    03/24/2012 2:09:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 3+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/24/12 | ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press
    Wichita, Kan. (AP) -- A California boy attends only four days at a Kansas military boarding school where he is tormented by staff and students after breaking both his legs in separate incidents. A Tennessee student's stomach is forcibly branded as a rite of initiation. A Florida cadet breaks his hand fending off a student with a history of sexual abuse who tries to grope him, and school officials refuse to investigate or inform his parents of the attack. These claims are the latest additions to a growing list of former cadets who allege in a federal lawsuit they were...
  • Navy says 8 sailors discharged for hazing

    02/06/2012 5:34:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    KRNV-TV ^ | 2/5/2012
    The Navy says eight sailors have been discharged after a hazing incident aboard a San Diego-based amphibious assault ship. Navy spokesman said Saturday the eight received general discharges following allegations they assaulted and choked a fellow sailor aboard the ship, the Bonhomme Richard, on Jan. 17, as part of an initiation rite. He said the assault was videotaped, and the victim treated for injuries they received. The action follows recent congressional hearings on hazing in the military, including the case of Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, who shot himself in a foxhole in Afghanistan last year after he was beaten, forced...
  • Parents say Florida hazing victim Robert Champion was gay (Black student died, no media outcry)

    01/11/2012 3:34:41 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/10/12
    Law enforcement officials investigating the beating death of a Florida A&M drum major may have to decide if it was hazing or possibly a hate crime. Twenty-six-year-old Robert Champion was found unresponsive on the team bus in November after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando and later died. Police ruled the death a homicide. Champion's parents Tuesday said while they don't think Champion was beaten just because of his sexual orientation they plan to sue Florida A&M, which their lawyer, Christopher Chestnut, said "has a 50-year history, a culture in this band, of hazing," WTVT-TV, Tampa,Fla., reported Tuesday. "This...
  • Culture at FAMU targeted

    12/11/2011 12:16:27 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12-11-11 | Ernie Suggs
    TALLAHASSEE — Julian White had a bad feeling about Orlando. The longtime director of Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 had just suspended 26 members of his renowned band for repeatedly hazing Bria Hunter, a 112-pound, 18-year-old freshman clarinet player from Decatur. Hunter, a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, was beaten so badly over a three-week period in the fall that she required hospitalization, suffering a broken leg and damaged knee. The incident led to high-level discussions between the band director and university officials about Marching 100’s immediate future, according to White’s attorney, Chuck Hobbs of Tallahassee. White argued in...
  • Hazing Probed in Florida A&M Drum Major's Death

    11/23/2011 8:05:15 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/23/11 | C Curry
    Florida A&M University has suspended all performances of its famed marching band as police and the school investigate allegations that hazing contributed to the death of drum major Robert Champion this past weekend. Champion, 26, died shortly after performing with the band during halftime of the school's football game last Saturday night. He was found dead on the band's bus.
  • Mother Sues Fraternity for $25 Million Over Son’s Alleged Hazing Death

    06/29/2011 5:22:55 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 27 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | June 29th 2011 | Mark Hansen
    A college fraternity has been slapped with a $25 million lawsuit over the death of a Cornell University sophomore in an alleged hazing ritual gone awry. George Desdunes, a 19-year-old first generation Haitian-American student, was allegedly kidnapped by freshmen pledges, blindfolded, tied up with duct tape, and forced to drink so much alcohol that he passed out and later died, reported. Desdunes, an aspiring doctor, was pronounced dead Feb. 25 from alcohol poisoning at an area hospital. His blood alcohol level was .409—more than five times the legal limit, according to the suit. Desdunes' mother, Marie Lourdes Andre, said...
  • Red Sox to produce an "It Gets Better" anti-bullying video for gay youth

    06/04/2011 10:47:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 4, 2011 | Jason Woods
    The Boston Red Sox will produce an online video for the “It Gets Better Project,” an anti-bullying project aimed at helping gay youth. The announcement that the team would be the third major league baseball team to participate in the campaign came today in response to a petition started by a 12-year-old New Hampshire boy that garnered nearly 10,000 signatures in a matter of days. “The Red Sox organization takes the issue of bullying seriously,” the team said in a statement yesterday released by spokeswoman Leah Tobin. “It is something that has touched many of us and those we love,...
  • Fallon Wrestler Victim of Brutal Hazing

    01/12/2011 4:29:54 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies ^ | Wednesday January 12, 2011 3:24pm PST | unknown
    A Fallon wrestler has become the victim of a brutal hazing incident, an incident that school coaches and administrators never reported to authorities. Both students and school officials from Churchill County High School are being questioned about their role in a hazing incident involving wrestlers at a tournament in Las Vegas. Fallon Police say there are two separate investigations going on. One that involves possible assault charges against four students, three of them have admitted to the hazing. The other investigation is whether school officials who heard about the incident took the appropriate actions.
  • Rutgers Student Taped Having Sex Killed Self (Ravi had tried to film another student)

    09/29/2010 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 102 replies · 2+ views
    CBS New York ^ | 9-29-2010 | John Metaxas
    NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — A Rutgers University student, who was allegedly secretly taped having sex in his dorm room, took his own life, according to his family’s lawyer.
  • Asian Kids Again Beaten In A Philly School

    09/21/2010 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 49 replies
    Two freshman at Edward Bok Technical High School in Philadelphia were hospitalized after a beating by 10 other boys, Friday. The victims were new 14 and 15 year immigrants from China. Bok High School is 72 percent black and the perpetrators were black kids bringing to mind incidents that happened last December at South Philadelphia High School. One of the perps has been arrested and is facing assault charges. Philadelphia School District officials described the incident as part of traditional freshman hazing and said racism was not involved. The Asian community is skeptical.
  • Six sorority members at Rutgers arrested for hazing

    01/28/2010 10:59:17 PM PST · by jerry557 · 42 replies · 1,728+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 01/27/10 | Sue Epstein and Tom Haydon
    The young pledge said she was told the beatings would "humble" her, that each flesh-rending strike with a wooden paddle would build love and trust between sorority sisters. It wasn’t hazing, she said they told her. The women of Sigma Gamma Rho at Rutgers University didn’t condone hazing. For seven nights the beatings went on, she said. In all, she was struck 201 times. On the eighth day — unable to sit, her buttocks covered with blood clots and welts — she went to the hospital. Then she reported it to the university. Today, Rutgers police said they had arrested...
  • Athlete: Coach Made Me Drink Blood

    09/21/2009 3:53:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 778+ views
    A former athlete at Central Connecticut State University has filed a lawsuit against the school and a retired track coach, making some pretty alarming allegations that the coach harassed him for three years, reports the New Britain Herald. Charles Ngetich, a Kenyan, claims he was forced to drink blood, among other things during his time on the track team, the New Britain Herald reports. Ngetich lost his full scholarship, and was dismissed from school on Sept 4 because he could not pay outstanding school fees, the paper reports. The suit alleges: - he was encouraged to drink a cup of...
  • Six men arrested in Southern University hazing case

    12/03/2008 4:48:22 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 17 replies · 1,277+ views ^ | 11/30/08 |
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Three members of the Southern University band were beaten with a 2x4 wooden board as part of initiation into the band's French horn section, a probable cause report says. Two of the victims remained hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday. Six band members were arrested Tuesday and deputies were looking for a seventh suspect. Tuesday morning, East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Harvey Harrison and Carlos-Andres Carter, both 19 years old. They are each charged with aggravated battery and ritualistic acts, both felonies. The pair denied any knowledge of the incident, investigators said. Tuesday afternoon,...
  • Friday Night Frights (New Mexico cops detail broomstick hazing at H.S. football camp...)

    09/13/2008 11:52:03 AM PDT · by misterrob · 35 replies · 139+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/13/08 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 12--A quartet of boys attending a high school football camp were assaulted last month by broomstick-wielding teammates in a violent hazing ritual that could lead to charges against the assailants and the New Mexico squad's coaches. According to police interviews, the attacks were targeted against freshman and sophomore members of the Robertson High School team, which spent four days last month at a pre-season camp in San Miguel County. During the attacks, each of the younger athletes was pinned to the floor of a cabin and had a broomstick jammed over their shorts into their anus, according to reports...
  • UMDNJ fires 3 paramedics over KKK hazing incident

    07/13/2008 6:23:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 199+ views
    star ledger ^ | 07.12.08 | Ted Sherman
    Three paramedics at Newark's University Hospital were fired this week after grainy images taken by a cellphone camera surfaced showing two student interns garbed in white sheets to look like robes of the Ku Klux Klan. Officials at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, which operates the hospital, and its emergency medical services unit, called the episode "ugly and abhorrent," and "not be tolerated at any level." University president William F. Owen, who disclosed details of the incident on Friday, said one of the paramedics offered to resign, but was terminated instead on Monday. Two others were...
  • Police: Boiling Water, Pepper Used In Hazing

    05/08/2008 7:52:24 AM PDT · by Abathar · 26 replies · 124+ views
    NEW ORLEANS -- Ten members of Tulane's Eta chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity were in jail Wednesday, charged with aggravated battery from hazing incidents. At least 10 pledges to the fraternity were burned during hazing incidents according to an attorney for one of the pledges. Attorney Frank D'Amico Jr., who represents one of the pledges, said more than 10 men were burned. He said at least two pledges were severely burned and reported the attack to police. D'Amico said his client suffered second- and third-degree burns. New Orleans police said the incidents took place April 25 and 26....
  • Naked Men: The ManKind Project and Michael Scinto

    10/06/2007 5:53:22 AM PDT · by i_dont_chat · 21 replies · 1,969+ views
    The Houston Press ^ | 10-04-07 | Chris Vogel
    The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one. The ManKind Project offers trainings which support men in developing lives of integrity, accountability and connection to feeling." — From The ManKind Project Web site "They had three naked men bring out two chickens that they hit with a ­hammer." — Michael Scinto in a letter to a ­Madison County sheriff's deputy. Michael Scinto was literally scared to death. On an isolated 11-acre compound down a winding, country dirt road 110 miles north of Houston, Scinto watched as the leader...
  • Alleged 'Wedgie' Hazing Sends Boy To Hospital

    03/27/2007 8:05:05 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 23 replies · 735+ views
    local6 ^ | March 26, 2007
    Two Georgia teenagers were recently arrested in connection with what one student's mother said was a high school hazing ritual, according to WJXT-TV. The woman said members of the Charlton County High School golf team gave her son a contusion so painful she had to take her 13-year-old to the emergency room for treatment. She said the prank has made her son afraid to go back to school. The 13-year-old did not want to be identified, but his mother, Carol, agreed to talk about the incident because she said other parents should know what happened. "Sometimes people don't know when...
  • Cougars encroach on Colorado's urban areas

    03/24/2007 6:34:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,193+ views
    KWGN ^ | March 22, 2007 | Jann Tracey
    As mountain lions move closer to urban areas, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is proposing a pilot project to teach the cougars a lesson about humans and habitat: the DOW recommends using hazing techniques to lower the animals comfort level around people. If approved, the Front Range Cougar Pilot Project would be implemented in two phases in Boulder and Jefferson Counties. First, wildlife officials would trap six cougars in the corridor between Lyons and Interstate 70. Those cougars would be collared with GPS tracking devices. The movement of the mountain lion would be recorded eight times a day. The second...
  • Hazing Leads To Prison For Fraternity Brothers

    01/30/2007 5:43:52 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 65 replies · 1,525+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | January 30, 2007 | AP
    Hazing Leads To Prison For Fraternity BrothersPOSTED: 2:25 am EST January 30, 2007 UPDATED: 2:32 am EST January 30, 2007 TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida judge said she wanted to send a message with the state's first prosecution under a new felony hazing law. Circuit Judge Kathleen Dekker gave two Florida A&M fraternity brothers two-year prison terms for paddling a pledge with wooden canes. Dekker said one year terms might have been sufficient to punish the two Kappa Alpha Psi members but she added the second year to make sure their sentences served as a deterrent. One of them was accused...
  • 2 Florida men convicted of felony hazing (for caning a pledge)

    12/18/2006 1:41:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 2,323+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2006 | Bill Kaczor
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two Florida fraternity brothers were convicted of felony hazing Friday in a trial seen as a test of a new law restricting the practice, but jurors were unable to reach a verdict on three other defendants. The five Kappa Alpha Psi brothers at Florida A&M University, the first people charged under the anti-hazing law, were accused of punching an aspiring member, Marcus Jones, 20, of Decatur, Ga., and beating his buttocks with canes during an initiation, or aiding those who did. Jurors found former chapter president Michael Morton, 23, and Jason Harris, 23, guilty of breaking a...
  • LA fire chief retires amid controversy

    12/01/2006 8:57:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 565+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12-1-06 | Michael R. Blood, AP
    LOS ANGELES — The city's fire chief announced his retirement Friday amid a racially charged furor involving a black firefighter who was served spaghetti mixed with dog food. Chief William Bamattre, 54, said the scandal had "political implications beyond the scope of the Fire Department." "I have become the focus of the debate and that is to the detriment of the LAFD," he said. He planned to step down Jan. 1. The firefighter who was fed the spaghetti claimed that it was racial discrimination and that he was harassed after reporting it. But other firefighters insisted it was an ordinary...
  • Black LA firefighter's allegations spread light on hazing

    11/29/2006 4:41:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 793+ views
    AP via Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/29/6 | JOHN ROGERS
    LOS ANGELES - The emotional debate over whether Los Angeles should pay nearly $3 million to a black firefighter who had his meal laced with dog food by white colleagues has put the spotlight on a larger issue that often goes unmentioned, the hazing rituals that are part of a macho culture that is the firefighter's world. Almost immediately after the City Council voted 11-1 earlier this month to award Tennie Pierce $2.7 million to settle his racial discrimination lawsuit photos surfaced on the Internet of him engaging in other firehouse pranks. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took notice and vetoed the...