Fraternity Roast

Syracuse University adhered to its own guidelines for disciplinary proceedings against fraternity members who participated in a videotaped roast of pledges, an appeals court in New York ruled. The roast which included skits that included racist and sexist slurs and depicted “simulated sexual activity and sexual violence” directed at people imitating women and a disabled person.

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Abusive Cops Keep Their Jobs Through Arbitration

An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of striking two women, making threatening calls and committing other infractions.

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Attorney Misconduct

In a case relating to six of more than 300 federal lawsuits an attorney filed on behalf of a client relating to alleged violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a Texas appeals court upheld a petition against the attorney asserting that he had violated various disciplinary rules, including filing frivolous pleadings, falsely alleging another attorney of stalking and making a terroristic threat against him, and fabricating an email offered as an exhibit. 

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