collapse

Author Topic: Four Frat Members Sentenced to Jail in Fatal Hazing Incident  (Read 117 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JA DU ( transracial)

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2572
  • Karma: +19/-12


Four members of a nationwide Asian American college fraternity were jailed for up to two years on Monday* in the killing of a 19-year-old rushee during a hazing ritual. A Pennsylvania judge also banned the fraternity from the state for 10 years.

“This has proved to be the most troubling case to me in 19 years,” Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington said while issuing her decision.*“Not one person out of 37 picked up a telephone and called an ambulance. I cannot wrap my head around it,”

Kenny Kwan, Charles Lai, Raymond Lam and Sheldon Wong of* Pi Delta Psi pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, hindering apprehension and other charges in connection with the death of Baruch College freshman Michael Chun Deng in 2013.

In addition, the judge ordered the fraternity to pay $110,000 in fines.

Deng was blindfolded, forced to wear a heavy backpack and then repeatedly tackled and punched while walking through a gauntlet as part of the fraternity’s initiation ceremony in a rented home in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains in 2013.Deng was knocked unconscious and later died at a hospital – but not before the boys attempted to cover up the crime while he lay dying, a grand jury later heard. They didn’t call an ambulance because of the cost.

Kwan received 12-24 months in county jail. Lam and Wong were sentenced to 10-24 months each. Lai, who spent 342 days in jail after he was unable to make bail, was sentenced to time served.

https://asamnews.com/2018/01/09/four-frat-members-sentenced-to-jail-in-fatal-hazing-incident/


Offline JA DU ( transracial)

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2572
  • Karma: +19/-12
Re: Four Frat Members Sentenced to Jail in Fatal Hazing Incident
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 10:25:14 AM »
Four “brainwashed” members of a US-wide Asian-American college fraternity were jailed for up to two years on Monday in the killing of a 19-year-old student during a hazing ritual.
China at a Glance

By registering you agree to our T&Cs & Privacy Policy

Kenny Kwan, Charles Lai, Raymond Lam and Sheldon Wong pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, hindering apprehension and other charges in connection with the death of Baruch College freshman Michael Chun Deng in 2013.
Deng was blindfolded, forced to wear a heavy backpack and then repeatedly tackled as part of the fraternity’s Crossing Over initiation ceremony in a rented home in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains in 2013.

He was knocked unconscious and later died at a hospital – but not before the boys attempted to cover up the crime while he lay dying, a grand jury later heard.
Police charged 37 people at the New York university with crimes ranging from aggravated assault to hazing to third-degree murder.
University hazing rituals take a deadly turn in the US

“Not one person out of 37 picked up a telephone and called an ambulance. I cannot wrap my head around it,” Monroe County President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington said.

“So there’s something greater going on here, and I think it’s probably really prevalent. We see across the country these issues in fraternities.”
She said she believes they succumbed to “brainwashing” and “indoctrination” as she handed out the sentences.

Kwan received 12-24 months in county jail. Lam and Wong were sentenced to 10-24 months each. Lai, who spent 342 days in jail after he was unable to make bail, was sentenced to time served.

All four defendants apologised, some of them tearfully.

Lam was the most emotional, saying he has been consumed by guilt. He said he has attempted to kill himself.
“The guilt will never go away, and I think about Mr Deng every day,” he said.

The four defendants are all Chinese Americans from Queens, New York, as was Deng.

In a statement to the court, Deng’s mother wrote about the anguish of losing her only son and demanded a sentence that would send a message about hazing.
“This punishment should forever remind them of the pain and grief we will carry for the rest of our lives as the result of their misconduct,” she wrote.

“It is also our hope that the punishment may also save lives by sending a clear message to other fraternities and their members that the outrageous tradition of hazing will no longer be tolerated and must be ended once and for all.”

Earlier Monday, the Pi Delta Psi fraternity was banned from Pennsylvania for 10 years and was ordered to pay a fine of more than US$110,000 for its role in Deng’s death.
The judge and a prosecutor slammed Pi Delta Psi for calling itself a victim of rogue fraternity members, saying the fraternity tolerated and even encouraged hazing for years.

“It’s the epitome of a lack of acceptance of responsibility. It’s their rituals and functions that led us here today,” Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Kim Metzger said in court.

Pi Delta Psi has 25 chapters in 11 states, including one at Penn State University that will now have to be disbanded.
Asian-American college fraternity guilty of manslaughter in hazing death of student
In a written statement, Pi Delta Psi, an Asian-American cultural fraternity founded in 1994, said its now-disbanded Baruch College chapter brought “shame and dishonour” to the national fraternity.

Pi Delta Psi’s lawyer, Wes Niemoczynski, argued that Pi Delta Psi had developed a “no excuses” hazing policy before Deng’s death but said the policy worked on the “honour system” and proved to be inadequate.

Are Hong Kong students being bullied in the name of tradition?
The fraternity’s initiation rituals “involved some physicality, but they certainly did not involve the level of physicality, the level of inhumanity and the depravity of the individuals who are also coming before the court,” he said.

The defendants sentenced Monday faced the most serious charges. Dozens of other defendants have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to probation.

The fraternity also called itself “in part a victim,” which brought a rebuke from Patti-Worthington.
“I would never label the national fraternity as a ‘victim,’” said the judge, who faulted its board for allowing the hazing rituals to persist.

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2127383/asian-american-fraternity-banned-after-death-student#comments

Offline lalapaluza

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4803
  • Karma: +57/-2
Re: Four Frat Members Sentenced to Jail in Fatal Hazing Incident
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 09:44:34 PM »
Stupid kids. You have to teach your kids not to join stupid kid fraternities.

Offline Qu Đơn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5142
  • Karma: +26/-14
Re: Four Frat Members Sentenced to Jail in Fatal Hazing Incident
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 09:52:14 PM »
i bet the mom answered the phone, my boy Sheldon did what....S H E L DO N.....

 
Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
What is the most common last name in VN?:

* Recent Posts

Take down the fountains by gaden
[Yesterday at 03:23:09 PM]


Why do lady boys act like this? by gaden
[Yesterday at 09:39:08 AM]


Get rid of these state-owned enterprises by gaden
[Yesterday at 09:28:58 AM]


I think Kyle Le is Khmer mixed by gaden
[Yesterday at 09:19:16 AM]


Seaport development must sail alongside logistics growth by convoy
[Yesterday at 04:01:51 AM]


Ngoc lan (Michelia Champaca) tree by gaden
[April 23, 2018, 09:02:54 AM]


Post-harvest technology is lagging behind by convoy
[April 23, 2018, 04:03:28 AM]


The current regime must be replaced by technocrats and economists by UniFy
[April 22, 2018, 12:30:08 AM]


Meanings of Folk Songs by gaden
[April 21, 2018, 03:35:24 PM]


Palau and Japan are like Brothers by 222
[April 21, 2018, 09:43:01 AM]


OSS agent ,the founding father of the PAVN ! by ngjm95
[April 21, 2018, 12:56:57 AM]


Provincial departments with similar functions are to merge by convoy
[April 20, 2018, 10:01:50 PM]


Maybe one of the worst VPOP MV I've ever seen. by UniFy
[April 20, 2018, 05:55:12 PM]


Academic pressure is turning children into robots by convoy
[April 20, 2018, 04:00:36 AM]


What does it mean when someone calls you fat? by gaden
[April 19, 2018, 02:02:41 PM]


Grave site of Lạc Long Quân? by gaden
[April 19, 2018, 10:12:27 AM]


More post checks in food safety management by convoy
[April 19, 2018, 04:00:44 AM]


Vietnam overtook Singapore in IPO's by gaden
[April 18, 2018, 10:29:32 AM]


Invest in Vietnam right now by gaden
[April 18, 2018, 10:26:12 AM]


We are going to have bikini banking by gaden
[April 18, 2018, 10:18:27 AM]


Vietnam, 2nd highest IQ in Southeast Asia by JA DU ( transracial)
[April 17, 2018, 06:57:41 PM]


GERMANY: 40 THOUSAND VIETNAMESE REFUGEES TO BE SENT HOME by JA DU ( transracial)
[April 17, 2018, 04:37:07 PM]


CÔ GÁI M52 by gaden
[April 16, 2018, 08:42:08 PM]


Vietnamese Fine Art featured in Architectural Digest by Aadarsh
[April 15, 2018, 11:11:31 PM]


Bringing waterway transport to its full potential by convoy
[April 15, 2018, 10:03:20 PM]

* News Feeds