Today Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) joined two California House Democrats–Judy Chu and Mike Honda–to call on the U.S. Army to review how the department tracks its hazing and harassment incidents and implements anti-hazing training.
The letters comes after the death of Danny Chen, a 19-year-old Private from Manhattan’s Chinatown who committee suicide after undergoing near-daily hazing and physical abuse. “ast month, Senator Gillibrand called on the Defense Department for a system-wide review of bullying and mistreatment after another New York City based soldier, Marine Pvt. Hamson McPherson, Jr., of Staten Island committed suicide, allegedly due to hazing. Read More