UNC Law students organize ‘walkout’ over student’s removal from school

UNC School of Law students say they will 'walkout' over the administration's decision to remove Jamie Marsicano from the program.

RALEIGH — Students at the University of North Carolina School of Law are promising a ‘walkout’ over the school’s apparent decision to remove Jamie Marsicano from the school.

Booking photo of James Marsicano via Atlanta Police Department

Marsicano, who most recently was arrested and charged with domestic terrorism in March for his role at an anti-law enforcement riot in Atlanta, has a lengthy arrest record in violent left-wing activism. He has been arrested five times around Mecklenburg County in the past several years.

Marsicano was booked under the name “James Marsicana” according to NewsNation and identifies as a “white trans femme organizer” online.

The law school has promoted Marsicano on their dean’s follow list, perhaps in part due to his status as the son of well-known Charlotte philanthropist Michael Marsicano. The elder Marsicano was the longtime leader of the Foundation for the Carolinas and is currently leading Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles’ $250 million ‘Racial Equity Initiative.’

Atlanta Police said about the riot the group of “violent agitators” used the cover of a peaceful protest of the proposed Atlanta Public Safety Training Center to conduct a coordinated attack on construction equipment and police officers. They changed into black clothing and entered the construction area and began to throw large rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks at police officers.

The agitators destroyed multiple pieces of construction equipment by fire and vandalism.

According to documents obtained by North State Journal the decision to remove Marsicano from the rests with the university’s top leadership including Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz.

A petition filed by some of the students confirms that Marsicano was barred from campus and barred from campus.

“We, the undersigned, are writing in response to the EEAC’s recommendation, and Chancellor Guskiewicz’s subsequent order, barring our dear classmate, friend, and colleague, Jamie Marsicano, from UNC’s campus. We object to the EEAC committee’s findings and ask that you consider our voices as evidence in reconsidering Jamie’s ability to come to campus and attend classes in person,” the petition begins.

The students also added that they want Marsicano be allowed to finish the semester and return to in-person classes with no conditions until graduation.

UNC Chapel Hill has not responded to requests for public records or commented on the matter.

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