An Alpha Phi Alpha pledge at Oklahoma State says six members caned him so hard they flailed the skin off. Now, on March 13, they begin trial and face up to ninety days in jail, if convicted.
To compare, in Florida, physical hazing can get you two years or more and in California, a year or more. In Oklahoma, it’s 90 days. In Wyoming and five other states, there is no hazing law at all. This year the Wyoming State Senate dropped the ball on House Bill 54. Voters would be well advised to remember which senators did drop the ball come election time.
These state-by-state disparities in sentencingÂ from the death penalty numbers to the hazing penalties are pretty self-evident.
Here are the Wyoming ayes and nays on the hazing bill:
Ayes:Â Senator(s) Aullman, Burns, Coe, Decaria, Hastert, Jennings, Job, Massie, Mockler, Scott, Sessions, Vasey and Von Flatern.
Nays:Â Senator(s) Anderson, J., Case, Cooper, Fecht, Geis, Hines, Johnson, Larson, Meier, Nicholas, Perkins, Peterson, Ross, Schiffer and Townsend.
Excused:Â Senator(s) Barrasso and Peck.