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Good Samaritan Law to Prevent Alcohol Deaths

While no Good Samaritan law is perfect, the father of an alcohol-related hazing victim argues convincingly that it is better to have such a law in place than to lose a son or daughter because someone feared calling 911 for fear of getting a criminal record. Kudos to Mr. George Starks of Salt Lake City and his son and daughter for their hard work in getting Utah legislators to put this protective law on the books. Link to story.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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