Though it has been widely underreported, there was a shooting last Friday night at an event for alt-Nazi, Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos in Seattle. While protesting a speech by Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington event, an unidentified man was shot in the stomach. The event was hosted by the University of Washington College Republicans. The man who shot the protestor had sent a number of Facebook messages to Yiannopoulos prior to the shooting.
The victim, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (a leftwing union), has decided not to press charges, which is the maddening thing about liberals. According to his attorney, the victim would rather “engage in dialogue and a restorative justice process,” which is the high road and all, but come on. He’s laid up in a hospital with a bullet in his gut and the guy who shot him — who was released almost immediately — is probably laughing at his “restorative justice.”
We don’t know a lot else about the incident, except that a crowdfunding campaign has raised $45,000 to pay for the victim’s hospital bills.
But we do know how the University of Washington College Republicans responded to the shooting: “If you keep prodding the right you might be unpleasantly surprised what the outcome will be. You’ve obviously learned nothing from the Trump election.”
Those fucking twerps.
In related, and happier news: Roxane Gay — a feminist associate professor at Purdue University, a New York Times columnist and author of multiple books (including a best seller) — has decided not to turn her book into Simon & Schuster because the company gave Yiannopoulos a $250,000 book advance. “I just couldn’t bring myself to turn the book in,” she told Buzzfeed.
via The Guardian