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Kappa Alpha Psi…and…Hazing?

GUYSSSS…….. :-/

Okay, so read this (from FoxAtlanta.com):

Nine University of Georgia (UGA) students have surrendered to police, in connection with hazing on Thursday evening for an incident stemming from a possible “pledging event.”

The charges involved eleven members of the Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, according to UGA Police chief Jimmy Williamson.

Williamson said, “the police department obtained warrants yesterday, charging 11 individuals with hazing; there’s actually a criminal code that covers hazing, and the 11 individuals had warrants taken out. They’ve all been contacted and told they need to turn themselves into the sheriff’s office.”

Police obtained warrants on Thursday for the members after student affairs alerted the authorities about the pledging event. The incident happened in late January.

Authorities say pledges were “struck with fists” during a pledge process. However, authorities believe it only happened once. The Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was suspended during the investigation.

The nine members who turned themselves in have all bonded out, at this time.

Athens-Clarke County jail records show that the following nine (9) people were jailed and have since been released on misdemeanor charges of “Hazing Students,” Thursday:

  1. Rictavious Jerome Bowens
  2. Robert Lee Ellis
  3. Fakari Jalen Gresham
  4. Kourtland Willis Jones
  5. Jason Rasan Moffitt
  6. Acarre Dejon Patton
  7. Nicholas Brandon Pope
  8. Raheem Joel Thompson
  9. John Allen Wood

No word on the status of remaining suspects, at this time.

Excuse me, but did that say authorities believed it happened ONCE!?

Now.  Before I continue, let me express this. Disclaimer: My sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated doesn’t believe in, endorse, participate in, blah blah blah ANY form of hazing EVER.

Okay.

Listen. I would be HOT like fish grease if my entire future was FAWKED cause you couldn’t take it one night. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? Just LEAVE!?  What type of dudes are y’all out here choosing, Kappas (no pun intended)!?!?!?!?!? I don’t understand this.  What this LITERALLY means is that after ONE incident someone (or a group) ran to THE POLICE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?  I’m not endorsing a grown man letting another grown man hit him. At all.  But, if it’s gonna be like that, (1) fight back or (2) LEAVE!?  OR. How about you wait until you graduate to become Greek?

It is not a secret that some (not ALL) BGLO’s go through some kind of process.  But.  Given the lack of being able to (1) take ANYTHING, (2) people going WAYYYY overboard (I’ve heard of some practices that are just downright stupid SMH), and (3) the LACK. OF. DISCRETION. (this REALLY burns me up), maybe it’s time to cut out all processes?  Trust me, I hate to say that (but go back up to my disclaimer tho).  This is a new breed, ladies and gentlemen.  These are kids who announce via social media what they want to “pledge” (REALLY)!?!?  This is a group of kids who sit around with other orgs and discuss what they “went through” during that process (I was taught it was NEVER to be discussed- disclaimer tho). This is a group of kids who ONLY want to join to stroll or whatever. This is a group of kids who probate without knowing ANY history (I saw that and wanted to beat the “prophytes” down SMH), probate via social media (this really happened), and again, CAN’T KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT.

Maybe it’s time to give up the intake process (again, check my disclaimer)?

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