Hazing News

Can we please remove the elephant that was just released in the courtroom?

Excerpt from the PSU Collegian

Tensions in the courtroom soared Friday when a defense lawyer questioned Detective David Scicchitano about deleted video footage from the night of Timothy Piazza’s bid acceptance.

“There’s an allegation that one of these 18 people sitting over here deleted that video,” said Karen Muir, who is representing Braxton Becker. “The commonwealth opened that door.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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