In wake of FAMU death, US Rep. Frederica Wilson files anti-hazing legislation

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The fallout from the hazing death of a Florida A&M student reached Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson announcing that she will introduce an anti-hazing bill when Congress returns from its holiday break in January. Wilson, D-Fla., said the measure was inspired by the death of Robert Champion, a drug major in FAMU’s famous “Marching 100” band who died in November after a hazing incident. “Hazing is demeaning, dangerous, and, sadly, deadly,” Wilson said in a news release. “It’s time that we put an end to this horrible and humiliating ritual once and for all’ so that no more students suffer the way that Robert and others have.” Wilson, a former South Atlantic regional driector for Alpha Kappa Alpha, said she won a reputation as “The Haze Buster” from the Miami Herald for her efforts against hazing. Her office did not release any details of the planned legislation.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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