Sunday, August 26, 2018
CNN: "A Deadly Haze" at Penn State; John McCain's passing
“A Deadly Haze” started presentation on CNN Saturday night at 8 PM but stopped after 28 minutes (of one hour) when the death of John McCain was announced as breaking news.
The film concerns the fraternity hazing death of student Tim Piazza at Penn State University in February 2017 after a gauntlet at a hazing party.
Tim (19) was served alcohol, underage, and consumed enough alcohol to get alcohol poisoning. After he became ill he was neglected, and was severely injured in several falls. Fraternity brothers thought he would be all right, but he died after surgery for severe skull fractures and brain swelling.
Had he lived, he might have remained in a vegetative state. This is a horrible tragedy from a "right of passage".
Many fraternity brothers were indicted for involuntary manslaughter but plea bargained for lesser charges with little jail time.
This is Penn State’s second major scandal recently, as Jerry Sandusky spends probably the rest of his life in prison.