One University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member faces a misdemeanor charge of property destruction after her and another UNL professor protested at the home of National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox in Alexandria, Virginia.
One of the professors has been involved in controversy before.
The Omaha World-Herald reports Patricia Hill faces a court date next month, according to the Alexandra Police Department, for allegedly throwing or spraying fake blood on the Cox residence.
Hill is a research assistant professor of sociology at UNL. The other professor involved in the protest is Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English. Gailey became embroiled in controversy last August when she protested against a UNL student recruiting for the conservative group Turning Point USA.
The World-Herald reports a photo in an Alexandra newspaper shows Gailey holding a sign stating: “NRA Chris Cox profits off dead kids.”
Gailey participates in Nebraskans Against Gun Violence.
UNL issued a written statement:
“The university has nothing to do with these events. Amanda Gailey was acting on her own time and expressing her personal views. Patricia Hill’s actions are a local law enforcement matter in Virginia. It is premature for us to comment.”