Reports the Huffington Post:
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said she hoped Martin died fighting for his life, during a speech at Cornell University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture.
“I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman,” Harris-Perry said. “And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.”
Harris-Perry’s speech, titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” was first posted by the Cornell Review, the university’s “only conservative and libertarian publication.” The newspaper’s blog slammed the MSNBC host’s speech as “an hour-long comedy routine” and “an embarrassment for Cornell.”
Martin, 17, was gunned down by Zimmerman three years ago today, on Feb, 26, 2012. Zimmerman claims he was the victim of an unprovoked attack at the hands of the high schooler.