Fraternities haven't learned their lesson—stop hazing. That has gotten one local frat banned from the University of Houston. Harris County has indicted the Pi Kappa Alpha's, or “Pikes”, on charges of hazing.
The frat allegedly made a pledge hold a glow stick and run through a dark field, then someone blindsided him and tackled him to the ground rupturing his spleen.
Investigators also say the Pikes deprived pledges of food, water and sleep, forced them to steal and, as if that wasn't bad enough, they made them roll around in feces, spit, and vomit.
This is just the latest in hazing. Back in October, Nicholaus Taulli from Cypress was arrested and charged in the death of a Phi Delta Theta pledge after a night of drinking at their frat house on LSU's campus.
In February, a Penn State student died at a Beta Theta Pi bid party after drinking and falling down the stairs. Several students have been charged in his death.
So what are the legal ramifications of a whole fraternity being indicted as opposed to just one or two members? On the Factor to talk about it is Charles "Big Angry" Adams, an attorney, radio host and fraternity alum.