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Thu Dec 30, 2021, 12:28 PM

He was waterboarded at VMI. His tormentors still got into the military.

The former Virginia Military Institute cadet was scrolling Facebook when he saw a trio of photos that made him seethe.

The images showed a graduating VMI student being sworn in as a Marine officer on a December day in 2019 at the school’s historic Memorial Hall.

The former cadet knew the freshly commissioned Marine second lieutenant in a way he’d never forget. Just across the street from Memorial Hall, that same student had helped waterboard him and another VMI freshman inside the barracks as part of an unauthorized initiation ritual, according to two lawsuits, a VMI police report and the transcript of a VMI disciplinary hearing.

One VMI official testified that the January 2018 incident, though brief, was one of the worst episodes of abuse against a freshman he could remember at the nation’s oldest state-supported military college, where hazing is prohibited by state law and VMI policy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/12/30/vmi-waterboarding-hazing-rat-line/
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There is no excuse for VMI (or The Citadel, or any other state "military college" to exist. I resent my taxes going to this institution when ROTC is available at other state-run schools.

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Reply He was waterboarded at VMI. His tormentors still got into the military. (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Dec 2021 OP
RandPaulsNeighbor Dec 2021 #1
2naSalit Dec 2021 #2
Dawson Leery Dec 2021 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #4
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 12:40 PM

1. Hazing Shows So Much About You

People that are inclined to torture the new guy or girl are the same people that torture animals, abuse employees, sexually assault subordinates, and run the Republican party.

People tried to haze me in high school and college sports. I was lucky enough to be big enough to stop it, and, when I was the older guy, I stopped hazing in all its forms.

Seeing it up close, it was always the homophobic malcontent guy that tried to make younger guys feel terrified and weak. It really says so much about you, if you engage in this behavior.


*Edited for typo.

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Response to RandPaulsNeighbor (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 12:54 PM

2. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Dec 30, 2021, 01:43 PM

3. I agree. These rebel founded s**tholes need to be shutdown.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 06:49 PM

4. VMI was founded in 1839.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Fri Jan 7, 2022, 06:53 PM

5. Sick.

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