Not Gonna Charge Anyone? That Really Burns My Ass!
Proving once again that stupidity is not a crime, police and prosecutors in Breckenridge, Colo., have decided not to file charges against any of the esteemed members of the Texas Christian University Kappa Sigma chapter who, while on an obviously successful bonding trip to the mountains, decided to brand the buttocks of one of their brothers with a red hot coat hanger.
The student, Chance Carter, the great-grandson of publishing magnate Amon G. Carter, had hired attorney Jerry Loftin, who went spouting off about charging many people for their roles in the alleged assault and cover-up, despite the fact that Carter admitted asking to be branded. But authorities have determined that Carter was a "willing participant" in the branding incident. Perhaps not the best decision, considering that it ended with third degree burns requiring plastic surgery to repair.
Maybe Loftin can concoct some civil claim based on failure to deliver the promised results, because I can't make out a Kappa or a Sigma anywhere. Can you?
Posted by Eric Lipman on February 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM | Permalink
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