There’s been an update to the story David covered about Shellyne Rodriguez, the New York City university pro-abortion art professor who recently appeared to lose her mind. First, she was filmed screaming at a pro-life student and knocking over his display table, and telling him to kill himself. Then, when a New York Post reporter knocked on her apartment door to interview her, she came out and put a machete to his throat, and chased him down the street wielding the sharp blade. By this point, you might be wondering precisely what it takes to get fired at Hunter College. As it turns out, the machete did the trick. The school parted ways with her yesterday, saying she would “not be returning to teach” at their college. On top of that, we’ve now learned that Rodriguez has a lengthy history with the NYPD, so the plot continues to thicken.
Shellyne Rodriguez was sacked by Hunter College just hours after the adjunct professor was caught on camera holding the blade to the veteran reporter’s neck while threatening to “chop” him up outside her Bronx apartment.
“Hunter College strongly condemns the unacceptable actions of Shellyne Rodriguez and has taken immediate action,” school spokesman Vince Dimiceli told The Post.
“Rodriguez has been relieved of her duties at Hunter College effective immediately, and will not be returning to teach at the school.”
This could be seen as good news for Hunter College, but there still seems to be something missing from this story. There is very clear video out there of her holding a machete to a reporter’s neck and chasing him down the street while menacing him. How is it that we’re not seeing an arrest in this case? Is that just considered to be legal behavior in Gotham these days? Perhaps. It’s honestly getting hard to tell anymore.
As for the “prior history” I mentioned above, it turns out that Rodriguez is in the middle of a lawsuit against the NYPD dating back to 2020. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that she took part in the George Floyd protest during the Summer of Love. She managed to get herself arrested during one of the riots and she claims that she was a victim of police abuse during and after the arrest.
Like me, you might be surprised to hear that anyone got arrested in New York during those riots, but it apparently did happen on rare occasions. Rodriguez claims that she was zip-tied and tossed into a van. She also accuses the police of “punching her in the stomach” during the arrest, though amazingly, no video of that seems to have surfaced despite the riots being filmed almost constantly from multiple angles. Her lawsuit claims that the zip ties left her with “severe nerve damage.”
Based on Rodriguez’s performances this week, how do you suppose she acted during the BLM riots? Was she one of those “peaceful protesters” that CNN so loves to talk about? Or might she have started getting physical with either some counterprotesters or the cops? If my hunch is correct, that’s the sort of thing that indeed can get you tossed into the wagon and taken downtown. And if you’re fighting back too much, you might wind up having a bit of a “rough ride.”
I’m adding a regularly scheduled Google News search query with Rodriguez’s name. I’m curious to see if any other school will offer her a position after all of this. You may find the idea preposterous, but this is 2023 and we’re all living in Clown World now. It’s not only possible, I’d go so far as to say it’s probably likely. There are those on the left who will treat her as a hero, machete and all.