Graffiti hate speech found on EMU's King Hall

On Tuesday Sept. 20, around 9 a.m. graffiti was found on the outer wall of EMU's King Hall depicting hate speech. Picture taken after some writing was removed.

On Tuesday Sept. 20, around 9 a.m. graffiti was found on the outer wall of Eastern Michigan University's King Hall depicting hate speech. "KKK" was written in red white and blue, and underneath in bold black read "leave (n words)."

The graffiti was discovered by an EMU professor, and shortly after EMU Public Safety was on the scene. Engineering began power washing the wall to remove the graffiti around 10:30 a.m. The depiction was located in the courtyard on the west wing wall of the building. Due to the location many campus patrons walked by the scene unaware of why the wall was being cleaned.

"This is an issue we take seriously. EMU police is looking into this incident very hard, and we also have detectives investigating how this managed to happened. If anyone knows anything please contact authorities," said Daniel Karrick, Deputy Chief, EMU Public Safety.

Any updates in the case can be found on The Eastern Echo's Facebook, or easternecho.com.

To contact EMU Public Safety call 911 or 734.487.1222


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