George Zimmerman Kicked Out of College
The man who killed Trayvon Martin has been expelled from junior college because he's so controversial.
The man who killed Trayvon Martin has been expelled from junior college because he’s so controversial.
Inside Higher Ed (“College Kicks Out Man Who Killed Trayvon Martin“):
Seminole State College has expelled George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, setting off a debate over whether Florida has been too slow to charge Zimmerman in the shooting, WKMG News reported. College officials released a statement saying: “Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment. This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman.” Zimmerman was enrolled in an associate in arts degree in general studies.
This is both understandable and deeply troublesome.
Understandable because there is surely a genuine concern for student safety here. Zimmerman is nationally reviled and could conceivably be the target of violence. Additionally, there’s a real chance at protests not only disrupting the school but turning violent.
Troublesome because this is, in effect, a state institution punishing a man who has not only not been proven guilty of a crime but one who has not even been formally charged with one. Further, this amounts to an extreme heckler’s veto.
via Glenn Reynolds