4 members of the Kappa fraternity have been charged with the shooting and beating of pledges with a gun during the pledging process many people go through to become part of that local organization. Each fraternity organization puts their pledges through different tasks to give the pledges a chance to prove their loyalty to the group.
According to Hiphopwired.com:
Four members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity have been charged with hazing several students at California State University.
According to reports by Southwest Bakersfield News, the Bakersfield Police Department public information officer Sgt. Mary DeGeare, stated that police began an investigation into a report of a felonious assault during fraternity pledge initiations, resulting in the following news story:
The report was initiated through Mercy Hospital when a 25-year-old man was admitted to the hospital as a result of his injuries.
The investigation revealed that between March 28 and April 25, four CSUB students were assaulted multiple times during numerous initiation ceremonies, during which they were beaten and shot at close range with a BB pistol, DeGeare said.
Four of the group’s members have been arrested.
Police are still searching for one additional person for which a warrant has been obtained.
At what point do these fraternities get it into their heads that this type of action is wrong? And that police and other authorities have been cracking down on it more and more year after year? Just because it’s a pledge, doesn’t mean that you are free to do whatever it is you want to do to them without being liable by law.