Noose in the Library


Noose in the Library


A noose was found hanging at the Geisel Library around 10 p.m. Thursday, according to campus police. Officers confirmed after noon Friday that one person was in custody in connection with the act which is considered a crime - hanging a noose with intent to terrorize. The student contacted the UC San Diego police department and admitted to hanging the noose, according to an afternoon news release.

The noose was found hanging on the west side of aisle 3, which faces the windows, according to a UCSD campus police report. The aisle is located in the southwest corner of the seventh floor of the library (Wayland & Stickney, 2010).
The woman who confessed to hanging a noose in a University of California-San Diego library issued today an apology in the The Guardian, the school's student paper.

I found a small piece of rope on the ground earlier in the day [Tuesday, Feb. 23]. While I was hanging out with my friends a bit later, we tried jump-roping with it and making it into a lasso. My friend then took the rope and tied it into a noose. I innocently marveled at his ability to tie a noose, without thinking of any of its connotations or the current racial climate at UCSD ... Three days later, on Friday morning, I found out that the noose had been found and construed as another racist act on campus. I felt so ashamed and embarrassed, and the first thing I did was call the campus police and confess. I was hoping to clarify that this was not an act of racism before the incident got a full reaction from the campus (Finnegan, 2010).


Wayland, M. and Stickney, R. (2010, February 26). Campus protests break out after noose is found. NBC News. Retrieved from
Finnegan, Leah.  (2010, May 1).  UCSD Noose-Hanger Apologizes, Students Protest In Sacramento.  Huffington Post. Retrieved from

Image: Wu, Angela.  (2016, February 26).  Noose found at Geisel Library. [digital image]. San Diego Entertainer Magazine. Retrieved from






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