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Hazing Girls Takes a Public Turn for the Worse re Violence

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The footage below appalled, frightened, saddened and made me more than a little hot under the collar. Hazing has gone from good fun to felonies.

From CNN:

"Nobody brings a baseball bat or a paint pellet gun to a powder puff football game."

"This was a vicious attack," Soskin said. "This was a lynching."

The tape shows several students huddled together on the ground while others threw objects at them, including large plastic buckets.

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One girl walks behind the seated girls and slaps them on the back of the head. Another girl holds up what appears to be an intestine. At least one girl reported having a pig's intestine wrapped around her neck.

Witnesses also reported that urine, feces and fish guts were thrown and others said they had been forced to eat mud.

"Basically it started out as a fun hazing like our initiation into our senior year," said a junior girl who had been injured. "About 10 minutes into it everything changed -- buckets were flying ... people were bleeding. Girls were unconscious."

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Here's the kicker: the story was filed in 2003. Eleven years later hazing has escalated. There's a component of fear, violence and criminal activity had not diminished. Au contraire ...

This is some sick shite, and a warning about actual footage, the violence is tragic and scarifying, mind your minors and environment.

 

 

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Video- Ezra Klein And Nick Gillespie Kerfluffle On Melissa Harris Perry

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I missed this earlier, but saw numerous tweets as to Gillespie being a jerk.

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VIDEO: Melissa Harris-Perry's Guide for How White People Can Talk About Trayvon Martin

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Melissa Harris-Perry, thank you for going where most people are afraid to go. Communication is everything.

Sidebar: Based on what I've seen on Twitter, there are bound to be people who respond to this video with, "Don't tell me what to do!" She's not. She's suggesting. Nobody's making demands, and this is her show featuring her perspective and her commentary. It's always okay to disagree... civilly.

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Melissa Harris Perry calls this a Footnote. I call it a Headline.

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I literally teared up at this segment on women's rights and their bodies. Kudos, Melissa, and thank you sincerely.

"We can refuse to let women's bodies be separated from their voices."

This is only one of many reasons why Melissa Harris Perry deserved her own show.

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