“[T]he unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated by any act imminently dangerous to another and evincing a depraved mind regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual.”
Zimmerman faces life in prison.
The AP reports that Zimmerman is in custody and will be charged with second-degree murder.
(Source: paxamericana, via cultureofresistance)
Student and Faculty Response to Hale Center Vandalism
On last night, April 4, 2012, the 44th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death, students and concerned individuals from the wider community gathered peacefully for a vigil to reflect on the recent racialized hatred and terror that has…
The Ohio State University newspaper, The Lantern reports:
“Long Live Zimmerman.”
These three words were spray-painted early Thursday on the west walls of Hale Hall, which is home to the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
President E. Gordon Gee issued a statement about the incident at about 1 p.m. assuring members of the university community that Ohio State Police are “vigorously investigating this incident.”
“Let me be very clear: This is not who we are at Ohio State. Racism will not be tolerated on our campus,” Gee said. “This is an opportunity to take a lead role in heightening awareness and seeking productive solutions to racial injustice that continues to challenge our country.”
Gee spoke at Hale Hall Thursday afternoon about the incident.
“Do I think it was random? Absolutely not. I mean, this is the Hale Center, this is our center for African-American community … Hale himself was an iconic leader,” Gee said. “This was the kind of thing that he spoke out about and against. He was a great friend of mine and I know exactly how he would feel about this right now. And I hope on his behalf I’m expressing my concern to all of you also.”