May 2nd, 2012
10:35 PM ET

KTH: Do hazing charges fit the crime?

Thirteen are charged in connection with FAMU drummer Robert Champion's death, but none face manslaughter charges.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hazing • Keeping Them Honest
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  1. Caihlyn

    For once I'd like to see a Christian minister of any denomination say something about loving one another, accepting one another, treating each other with respect. Just once I'd like to see one preach love and acceptance, not hate and fear.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  2. John

    Because I am sure that is what god wants.
    Maybe they should watch out more for the ones how appear to be homophobic, then they might find more of who they are looking for. This is just a sad use of Pulpit.

    May 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm |

    Blame parents for our current rash of bullying cases. Parents considered such conduct cowardly when I grew up in a large city during the 1930s. Even fights at school between equals rarely occurred, and parents came down hard on boys who fought.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  4. Julianne Celli-Phipps

    These charges do not fit the crime. I think that they should be charged with murder. If you bash someone's head into the floor or the wall and cause inter-cranium bleeding that leads to the persons death, that person is charged with murder with no gun or knife. The guys on the bus hit Robert Champion so hard that it caused tissue bleeding that caused him to die...there's no gun or knife there...the prosecutors are being idiots and not giving Robert's killers the punishment that they deserve. Whether or not they meant to kill Robert...they still killed him. It's not just "minor hazing"....it's murder!

    May 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm |