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Parent defends Sacramento hazing; other voices express concern. Our opinion is this: police should follow the beverage trail.

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My big question: The police officer interviewed in this piece on low-level athletic hazing is looking for
someone to complain before acting. My comment? They won’t. So he should.
The officer needs to do his job a bit better and find out if under-aged players were served.
I also think the dad’s opinion in this piece is telling–and naive. HN

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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