Jessica Krug once called brutal killing of Bronx teen a ‘radical moment’
Bogus-black college professor Jessica Krug once denigrated the death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered by machete-wielding gang members at a Bronx bodega. Krug, speaking on a Columbia University panel in 2019, implied that Guzman was attacked because he was collaborating against his community as a member of NYPD’s Youth Explorer Program, according to a since-deleted clip first revealed by Countere Magazine. “That kind of violence against people who are collaborating or working against their communities we have to consider a radical moment in 2018 in which people are using machetes to hack apart a 15-year-old boy who’s working with the police,” Krug told the audience.
Guzman-Feliz was killed in June 2018 by a group of Trinitarios gang members who mistakenly identified him for a gang rival. “When I think about this politics of silence that I’m talking about in the archives and about how silence can be a really radical presence historically, I think it’s a radical presence today when people talk about snitches get stitches, or when we think about a history of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and necklacing,” Krug continued.
In her Columbia remarks, Krug was also critical of the media “narrative” surrounding the killing of Guzman- Feliz. “The way the story about his innocence and the inherent violence about the people who hacked him apart become the narrative we tell,” she said. “And it’s so much more difficult to understand what kind of freedom could we achieve by being willing to confront those within the community who are working against the interests of the community as a whole at the end of a machete.”
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