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Sat May 6, 2017, 11:12 AM

'Heart-wrenching and incomprehensible: 18 fraternity members charged in Penn State hazing death

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/05/05/heart-wrenching-and-incomprehensible-18-fraternity-members-charged-in-penn-state-hazing-death/?utm_term=.6885f3457f5a

Eighteen fraternity members were charged in the death of a 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student who fell multiple times after consuming toxic levels of alcohol — and whose own friends failed to get help for him for many hours, authorities said.

The fraternity brothers’ actions, and inaction, were detailed in grand jury investigation findings released Friday by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller. The Beta Theta Pi chapter was charged as well.

Timothy Piazza’s death led to the permanent banning of the fraternity from Penn State, and strict new rules for Greek organizations on campus. Penn State’s president called the grand jury’s findings “sickening” and vowed to firmly enforce the new rules.

The grand jury concluded that this was not an isolated incident but rather, “the Penn State Greek community nurtured an environment so permissive of excessive drinking and hazing that it emboldened its members to repeatedly act with reckless disregard to human life.”

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:15 AM

1. Good. Perhaps such charges will send a message to

fraternities. It's long past time for them to behave as organizations of adults, rather than sanctuaries for adolescents.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 11:53 AM

2. How sad. I feel for Timothy Piazza's family.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:44 PM

3. These little fucks are from the same stock that is populating the GOP.

Quelle surprise!

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