Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t people who go to college — especially a university like Tulane, one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States — supposed to be at least moderately intelligent? Yeah, I thought so. So what’s up with the incredibly stupid and irresponsible Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity???
Did you hear about what 10 frat bothers did? Here, read this:
Ten fraternity members at Tulane University face criminal charges in an alleged hazing incident in which pledges were repeatedly burned with hot water, cayenne pepper and vinegar, police said.
Two pledges were treated at a hospital for severe burns resulting from the April 25 incident at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, authorities said.
Seven students made their first appearance in court Wednesday and were released on their own recognizance, said Dalton Saywoir Jr., spokesman for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office. It was unclear whether the three remaining students had been arrested or surrendered to police.
New Orleans attorney Frank D’Amico Jr., who represents one of the two pledges severely burned, said it happened at a “Hell Night” ritual involving the 10-member pledge class.
“What they were doing was burning the young men,” he said. Fraternity brothers were said to have used boiling water containing pepper spray and a “crab boil” seasoning mixture containing cayenne pepper. The water was poured on the pledges’ backs, he said.
“The ones who screamed first didn’t get burned as badly,” he said. But as the evening wore on and the water grew hotter and hotter, the ones who had not screamed were severely burned.
D’Amico said his client, who was attending Tulane on scholarship, suffered second- and third-degree burns to his back, chest, buttocks and genitals. He is “bandaged up,” D’Amico said, and must have twice-daily burn treatments. The young man is unable to travel or take his exams and is attempting to negotiate with Tulane on postponing them, he said.
The young man is “obviously extremely traumatized,” D’Amico said.
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OK, here are my two questions: What kind of stupid do you have to be to LET someone do that to you, all in the name of joining a fraternity, and what kind of stupid do you have to be to actually feel alright about doing that to another human being?!?!
WHY in God’s name would you let someone burn your genitals or any other part of your body?!?! The only way I’d let someone do that to me is if my family was going to die if I didn’t! Who wants to “belong” so badly that they’d allow themselves to be injured and scarred for life??? I mean, come on!
And what kind of SICKO would think it was OK to burn the skin off of another person??? And actually think it was fun! Damn! It just leave me shaking my head in bewilderment. WTF?