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Old 09-01-2019, 09:09 PM
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Miami University Suspends Delta Tau Delta for 15 years

Miami University suspended Delta Tau Delta for 10 to 15 years after a student reported being hazed by members who beat him with a spiked paddle, kicked him and forced him to drink lots of alcohol.

https://www.dispatch.com/article/201...5Q-t0VfAayDpEo
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:45 AM
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Miami University suspended Delta Tau Delta for 10 to 15 years after a student reported being hazed by members who beat him with a spiked paddle, kicked him and forced him to drink lots of alcohol.

https://www.dispatch.com/article/201...5Q-t0VfAayDpEo

You know, I really don't understand these responses to hazing allegations (pull the charter and it's all good). If I were to walk into a fast food restaurant, walk up to another customer, and start to beat him with a spiked paddle, kick him and pour alcohol on him, I would be arrested for battery. If there was bodily injury, I'd probably catch a prison sentence for that.
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Old 09-02-2019, 02:58 PM
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I wouldn't assume there won't be some type of criminal investigation too, although I think a lot of times the victim isn't willing to press charges so they can't do a lot. The university does what they can. It's up to law enforcement to do the rest.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:36 PM
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I wouldn't assume there won't be some type of criminal investigation too, although I think a lot of times the victim isn't willing to press charges so they can't do a lot. The university does what they can. It's up to law enforcement to do the rest.

The criminal investigation should be the same as any battery on the street and something like this shouldn't require a lengthy investigation. If I got sucker punched by some homeless dude in a mall parking lot, I'd be like, "Officer, it was that man there with the green jacket and blue jeans." Done. Or, "Officer, my husband hit me in the face with that coffee mug and broke my nose." Done. The article says that the hazed student is the one who made the report. Now, if the victim doesn't want to press charges, I guess that's one thing; but, getting kicked and hit with a "spiked" paddle is still battery and people seemingly don't want to arrest "college kids".
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:48 AM
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I wouldn't assume there won't be some type of criminal investigation too, although I think a lot of times the victim isn't willing to press charges so they can't do a lot. The university does what they can. It's up to law enforcement to do the rest.
I thought in Ohio that charges can be brought in abuse cases even if the victim doesn't want to press charges. And this definitely sounds like abuse to me...
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:11 PM
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No criminal charges have been filed, but Oxford police said the butler county prosecutor is still reviewing the case and charges are still possible.

Hazing in Ohio is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:47 PM
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Agree 100%. These kids get a pass from what is nothing but criminal activity. Beating someone is never okay. Not to get political, but...We all know if this went down in a poor minority neighborhood in Cleveland, there would be no question of pressing charges or not.
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Also, I've never understood why 10-15 years. I understand banning for long enough to make sure that none of the current brothers are still on campus, but beyond that just seems odd.
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Also, I've never understood why 10-15 years. I understand banning for long enough to make sure that none of the current brothers are still on campus, but beyond that just seems odd.
My guess is it's one of two things (or both):

1) Lay down a harsher punishment to get across a message of "This is egregious, and we're not putting up with this s***"

2) Ensure that even after the current members graduate, they can't stick around as recent alumni and influence a rechartered chapter
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