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Robert Champion Case

Parents May Receive Compensation For Son's Hazing Death Under Florida Bill

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffer...

FAMU Hazing Prosecutor: 'Three Years In Prison Is Too Little'

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors suggested Thursday that they are finished with plea deals that mete out light sentences of probation and community service to ex-band memb...

FAMU Drum Major Now Facing Felony In Hazing Case

The Orlando Sentinel | Stephen Hudak | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices

Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misd...

Robert Champion's Roommate Enters Plea In Hazing Case

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The roommate of the Florida A&M drum major who died in a hazing ritual in 2011 has pleaded no contest to hazing charges. During a st...

First Guilty Plea In FAMU Hazing Case

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 03.11.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A man charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major is going to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors, his attorney s...

FAMU Hazing Defendant Enters No Contest Plea

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — The first of a dozen defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major entered a plea of no contest Tuesday to ...

FAMU President Receives No-Cofidence Vote

Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

Florida A&M University president James Ammons is under intense scrutiny after the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion in November 2011. Last we...

Rodney King: An Imperfect Victim Who Died a Perfect Hero

Janice Harper | Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices
Janice Harper

Too often when considering injustice, we want perfect victims -- the victim who did nothing to provoke others, whose moral code remains unblemished. But if justice were the privilege of the perfect, there wouldn't be much need for it.