The city of New York was recently shocked by a terrifying altercation that took place in the Bronx neighborhood between New York Post reporter Reuven Fenton and former art professor Shellyne Rodriguez. Rodriguez was holding a machete to Fenton’s throat after he inquired about a viral video that showed her arguing with a group of pro-life students at Hunter College, where she was employed as an adjunct.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 22, 2023
The altercation began after Fenton introduced himself as a reporter, and Rodriguez threatened to “chop” him up. She then slammed the door in his face and chased the two Post staffers into the street while wielding the machete. She yelled at them to leave the block and even kicked Fenton in the shins as he tried to get in his car.
UPDATE: The unhinged pro-abortion professor who vandalized a Students for Life table, Shellyne Rodriguez, holds machete to NY Post reporter’s neck and threatens to “chop” him up. https://t.co/DEY4i12Wo4 pic.twitter.com/GwjLDPAnDS
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 23, 2023
The NYPD is now investigating the incident and Rodriguez could face assault and other criminal charges. Hunter College has also responded to news of the incident and has fired Rodriguez from her position. This is an alarming and disappointing example of a professor resorting to violence to threaten members of the press. Journalists have the right to ask questions in pursuit of the truth, and any form of violence should not be tolerated.
If Daniel Penny got locked up for defending train passengers one would imagine that Fenton would face charges. But given that Alvin Bragg is the DA it’s more than likely she won’t.
However, Hunter College did immediatley fire Rodriguez almost as soon as the video hit the internet.
“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.”