Although illegal in most states, hazing kills people in the USA when they join some groups.
These groups can be community clubs, military groups, churches, athletic teams, marching bands, places of employment – and who knows how many others?
Why are we not safe to join a group and enjoy our membership afterwards? Shy must some of us die from forced drinking (tied up and alcohol forced down our throats), fractured skulls, drownings, beatings, and other initiation rites.
Most US States (44) and the Philippines have anti-hazing laws, but they are not always enforced. It is unthinkable that a young person might work hard to gain membership in a famous marching band, only to die because of it.
A new type of legal practice wants to end hazing across America – School and Hazing Law. Access this link for examples: