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New York professor who attacked pro-life students fired after holding machete to reporter's throat and threatening to 'chop' him up
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New York professor who attacked pro-life students fired after holding machete to reporter's throat and threatening to 'chop' him up

The leftist New York art professor who attacked peaceful pro-life students at Hunter College earlier this month has been fired after threatening to butcher reporters with a machete.

What's the background?

TheBlaze previously reported that Shellyne Rodriguez, up until today an assistant art professor at the City University of New York's Hunter College, freaked out on pro-life students who — with the school's permission — peacefully staged an information display, detailing the humanity of the unborn and inhumanity of chemical abortion pills.

In footage documenting the May 2 incident, Rodriguez can be heard telling the students, "You're not educating s***. This is f***ing propaganda."

The pro-abortion extremist claimed the display was "violent" and "triggering" her students.

After berating the male and female students, Rodriguez tossed a metal case into the female student, slammed pro-life literature toward both students, then lumbered away, leaving the pro-life activists to calmly clean up her mess.

The student group CUNY for Abortion and other extremists on campus later endorsed Rodriguez's behavior, stating, "We refuse to allow CUNY to welcome Students for Life and other far-right groups onto our campuses. We will not be persuaded by an ambiguous liberal vision of allowing 'all ideas to gain a hearing."

CUNY for Abortion added that "in solidarity with Shellyne, we commit to disrupting, dismantling, and uprooting any of these far-right groups when they attempt to plant seeds of harm at CUNY."

A spokesman for Hunter College told Fox News Digital that the school is aware of the encounter and is "taking this matter very seriously," adding, "The provost has opened an investigation into the professor’s actions."

Maniac with a machete

The New York Post's Reuven Fenton and a photographer sought out Rodriguez for comment on Tuesday, but they too discovered Rodriguez's answer to peaceful discourse was rage.

Fenton knocked on the 45-year-old leftist's door and identified himself as a reporter.

Rodriguez reportedly answered, yelled, "Get the f*** away from my door or I’m gonna chop you up with this machete," then slammed the door.

According to the Post, after threatening to butcher the reporter, Rodriguez reappeared and held the blade of a machete to Fenton's neck, which can be seen in video of the incident.

Rodriguez elected not to follow through on her threats and slammed the door on the Post employees, already on their way out of the building. The altercation was, however, far from over.

The former Hunter College professor reportedly pursued Fenton and his photographer outside, still brandishing her machete.

Dashcam footage appears to show the leftist professor chasing the photographer, waving the blade about menacingly. The photographer managed to evade the middle-aged woman.

The Post claimed that Rodriguez did, however, assault Fenton as he tried to get into his car, kicking him in the shins.

"If I see you on this block one more f**king time, you’re gonna …!" yelled Rodriguez. "Get the f**k off the block! Get the f**k out of here, yo!"

The Post told the BBC it was "glad the reporter is safe."

Consequence at last

Vince Dimiceli, a spokesman for Hunter College, informed the Post that "Hunter College strongly condemns the unacceptable actions of Shellyne Rodriguez and has taken immediate action."

Dimiceli added, "Rodriguez has been relieved of her duties at Hunter College effective immediately and will not be returning to teach at the school."

Following her termination, the previous targets of her wrath, Students for Life of America, started a petition to demand that Hunter College "ensures no student experiences violent, viewpoint discrimination again."

Elad Eliahu, a New York City-based reporter, noted that Rodriguez was an exponent of the "f*** the police" movement from 2019 to 2020.

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