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Robert Champion Hazing

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...

Manslaughter Added To Hazing Charges In Florida Student's Death

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 03.05.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Defendants in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major have been given the stiffer charge of manslaughter by the new prosecutor a...

FAMU Wants Hazing Lawsuit Dismissed

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 01.28.2013 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys for Florida A&M University on Wednesday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the family of a drum major who d...

FAMU Remembers Robert Champion

Posted 11.20.2012 | College

Florida A&M University marked one year since drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death by fellow members of the university's famed Marching 100 b...

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 ...

Florida A&M and the Death of Accountability and Caring

William K. Black | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
William K. Black

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has just filed a legal pleading that exemplifies the moral bankruptcy and the shirking of accountability by elites that has become emblematic of the last ten years.

FAMU Says It's Not Responsible For Hazing Death

AP | By GARY FINEOUT | Posted 11.11.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M University, which has been rocked by a hazing scandal for nearly a year, insists in legal papers filed Monday that it...

FAMU Hazing Death Triggers State Investigation, Arrests

Orlando Sentinel | Posted 10.28.2012 | College

The director of special events at Florida A&M University has been arrested and charged with eight counts of fraud related to travel expenses, accordin...

FAMU Band Member Enter Pleas On Hazing Charges

AP | Posted 05.18.2012 | College

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two defendants have pleaded no contest to lesser charges of misdemeanor hazing in the beating of a fellow Florida A&M University ...

Robert Champion's Mother Calls For The 'Marching 100' To Disband

Posted 05.04.2012 | College

The parents of Robert Champion, a Florida A&M drum major in the famous "Marching 100," are calling for band's breakup until its alleged hazing culture...

Equation for a Hate Crime: How Hazing and Homophobia Could Have Played a Role in FAMU's Robert Champion Jr. Death

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

Was Champion's death a hazing act that went wrong, or is there something more? What is not being readily discussed in this hazing death is why, in his case, the beating he received was severe enough to kill him.

Robert Champion Death: Hazing or Hate Crime?

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Robert Champion, Jr.'s murder may never be solved. Those who struck the fatal blows may never disclose whether they used the guise of hazing and accidental homicide to cover up an intended hate crime.

Vomit Found In FAMU Student's Mouth Before He Dies

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER and GARY FINEOUT | Posted 01.31.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida A&M University said that it's dismissing four students for their role in the death of a marching band member last month, whil...