Seek Maximum Penalty for All Involved in Fraternity Hazing Death

Target: Michael J. Flaherty, Jr., Buffalo District Attorney

Goal: Pursue the maximum punishment for those found guilty of hazing Bradley Doyley to death.

A college student at Buffalo State University died after several weeks of a mysterious illness that is reportedly linked to a hazing incident. Doyley played basketball for Buffalo State and belonged to the national African-American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. It is this fraternity that allegedly allowed a hazing incident involving Doyley to turn deadly by way of forcing him to drink an unidentified cocktail.

Hazing is the humiliating and dangerous initiation process that many new students are made to go through upon entrance to a new school or university. Initiation hazing is especially popular in fraternities and sororities and numerous casualties and injuries become the result of hazing gone too far.

These degrading practices must be stopped completely–someone should never have their life taken by such a worthless and useless trend. As a result of hazing, Bradley Doyley lost his life and the alleged perpetrators of coercion must pay for their participation in such a reckless act.

Sign this petition to urge the prosecutors to seek the maximum penalty for those involved with the hazing that may have led to Doyley’s unfortunate death.


Dear Mr. Flaherty,

I am writing this letter to express deep sadness and disappointment. Once again, a young college student has passed away as a result of lethal hazing. As you know, Bradley Doyley was a business major and former basketball player who was set to graduate from Buffalo State this spring.

Sadly, Doyley will never graduate due to the alleged forced consumption of a mystery cocktail. This incident reportedly took place at the hands of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members as a hazing activity. These hazing incidents must stop–we cannot keep losing young citizens to reckless and useless initiation processes.

I am requesting that, after a complete investigation of the claims, you seek the maximum penalty for all individuals involved in this deadly hazing incident.


[Your Name Here]

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