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Sapp is the assistant chief of police in Quincy. He has held other positions in law enforcement, including patrol division commander, assistant division commander for the Tallahassee Police Department and supervisor for the robbery investigators in the Leon County Criminal Investigations Division.

Smith is an adjunct professor at Strayer University in Morrow, Ga. He has held positions as a mediator for B.F. Smith Mediation Services, LLC, appointee for the board of ethics in DeKalb County, Ga., and as a law clerk for the Office of the Solicitor General in Atlanta.

Edwards is a consultant for Edwards and Patel in Baltimore, Md., and has been executive director for Waverly Main Street Inc., junior client manager/apprentice for Q-2 Sports and Entertainment Agency and law clerk for the state of Maryland Office of the Public Defender.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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