- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 26, 2013

The director of the Honors College at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., sent an email to students about the Travyon Martin-George Zimmerman trial, saying the message from the verdict is that it’s OK to kill kids.

William Dorland made the comments in context of welcoming students back to school, Fox News reported. He then segued into his political views of the not-guilty verdict jurors handed to George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense in a Florida altercation, and then was accused of murder.

“This year, we learned that it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida,” said Mr. Dorland, in the Fox News report.

Mr. Dorland also criticized the nation’s highest court, guns and gun owners.


“This year, the most activist Supreme Court in the history of the United States and radical factions of gun owners, gun manufacturers and marijuana users are challenging the very fabric of the nation,” he wrote.

His email wrapped with an invitation for students to attend a seminar from former chairman of the NAACP, Julian Bond.