The Issue: A former Hunter College adjunct professor who held a machete to a Post reporter’s throat.
The threatened act of violence from Shellyne Rodriguez toward Post reporter Reuven Fenton — obviously there to interview Rodriguez at her home — is disturbing, to say the least (“The nutty professor,” May 24).
She had flipped out on campus after seeing students hosting anti-abortion literature at a table. Her conduct there extended to her personal conduct at her home.
Thank heaven Fenton and the photographer lived to tell of it.
L. Charm Tenenbaum
Kudos to Hunter College for promptly firing art teacher Shellyne Rodriguez.
Two Post staffers were simply doing their job when they were threatened with a machete. Rodriguez obviously has mental-health issues.
Where are Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark?
This so-called professor allegedly committed two crimes — one on the campus of Hunter College and the other in the Bronx housing development where she lives.
Why have charges not been brought against her?
At the Hunter campus, she harassed students.
Then at her Bronx housing development, she placed a machete against the neck of a reporter. Why was she not immediately arrested?
One need only read this article to see just how far we’ve fallen.
We live in a world where leftists can carry on and become completely unglued without consequences.
So Hunter College finally fired Shellyne Rodriguez — after she took a machete to a reporter’s neck.
Yet before that, she harassed and bullied students exercising their First Amendment rights.
What the heck was she doing there in the first place? She didn’t become a nutcase over night.
This is another example of how the left has infected our institutions and is harming our kids.
College campuses are no longer tolerant, and there is no free and open exchange of ideas.
This movement started long ago, and we are just now beginning to feel the fallout.
The image of a machete-wielding college professor could be funny if it were not so tragic.
This lunatic was actually employed by an institution of higher learning.
What was her subject, hand-to-hand combat?
Dangerous woke political activists like Shellyne Rodriguez are a byproduct of the increasingly violent social-justice warriors encouraged by the Democrats to attack and destroy ideas or viewpoints that do not coincide with the radical philosophy of the left.
So this professor doesn’t need a teaching job. She needs mental-health counseling.
Ironically, it is probable that Rodriguez will be hired by another New York university as a result of her “brave stand” against anti-abortionists.
The lack of restraint by Shellyne Rodriguez against an anti-abortion display on campus, as well as her machete-wielding threats against a Post reporter, is the result of a woke culture that only acknowledges its own point of view.
Whether at Stanford, San Francisco State or CUNY, civil discourse, once the hallmark of our great universities, has been replaced by yelling, screaming and violence by leftists against anyone with a less-radical agenda than their own.
Where are the deans and provosts, who should be defending freedom of speech and civil discourse on campus?
“What am I, chopped liver?”
Maybe former Hunter College adjunct professor Shellyne Rodriguez was simply having a bad day when she pulled out her trusty machete and threatened to hack the neck of a Post reporter.
At least it didn’t happen in the subway system, where there’s always the possibility of being shoved onto the tracks.
Fall River, Mass.
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