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San Jose State University lecturer threatens to ‘beat the s**t out of’ pro-life protesters


‘Who’s gonna bail us out?’ 

A screenshot of a Facebook post apparently made by an instructor at a California public university shows the instructor openly plotting to violently assault anti-abortion protesters.

“Amy Kapell and I were both in a ‘Grrr, we should just go find someone to beat the shit out of’ mood,” the post, attributed to San Jose State University lecturer Matthew Kapell, reads. “Then we found planned parenthood [sic] protesters. Who’s gonna bail us out?”

Kapell’s Facebook page is protected, but a screenshot of the post was uploaded to Facebook by an account under the name of “Pro-Life Libertarians.”

The College Fix reached out to San Jose State University for comment. University spokeswoman Patricia Harris told The Fix: “I am looking into this.” Harris then requested a link to the post, which The Fix provided.

Kapell did not immediately respond to The Fix‘s request for comment via Facebook.

According to his personal website, Kapell has previously taught at the University of Michigan, Swansea University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wayne State University and several other institutions.

UPDATED: Patricia Harris supplied The Fix with this statement from the university: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have confirmed that Matthew Kapell is a part-time temporary faculty member who teaches two courses at SJSU. SJSU will respond appropriately.”

Harris did not immediately respond to a request for clarification regarding the university’s intended response.

MORE: Berkeley teacher who leads leftist violence arrested on assault charges

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  • Margaret Manzi

    Apparently no university wants to hang onto that one professor for very long. He is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

  • STOP!

    The left is pro-murder, pro-criminal, pro-enemy.
    Why does anyone still support them?

    • VoteOutIncumbents

      …because many on the Left support those positions?

    • Hammer_Dog

      Well, they do it with love in their hearts and the best intentions.

      • STOP!

        Their fake morality has to be discredited. Instead of just defending ourselves all the time, we have to discredit their version of morality. We have to get down to the core.

      • George Bentley

        Their intention is “If the government does it I don’t have to, but I can still say I care.”

    • Ewin Barnett

      The left believes they alone can define morality for all of us. The view themselves as our Moral Betters. On one day, they define “violence” to include when someone makes true statements that “trigger” anxiety in others. On another day, they proclaim that people who advocate that life begins at conception or freedom of speech deserve to be assaulted in a manner calculated to cause physical harm and expecting to be arrested for their actions.

      What kind of utopia will we have should such people gain enough votes to be in control of government?

      Police arrest Eric Clanton after bike lock assaults during Berkeley protests

  • neoconned

    Typical bullies. They lash out at people who they know won’t hit back. Matthew Kappell is a pathetic excuse for a man.

    • yerkiddenright

      Depends… With what gender(s) does he identify, and when? Are you certain he’s a man? That day? Today? Tomorrow?

      • neoconned

        True…hadn’t thought about that. Silly me…God, what a world…

  • “Harris did not immediately respond to a request for clarification regarding the university’s intended response.”

    50 bucks says they give him tenure. SMH

    • Gypsy Boots

      Nope, they will unload him by not renewing his contract. He’s still a white male.

    • dacoyote

      Indeed. That is how a libarts type gets tenure. Blend in, no new ideas (actually, no ideas at all ), act independent by being rotally dependent.

  • Mars Attacks!

    “Lecturers” are the biggest losers in modern America. They invest years and fortunes earning advanced degrees only to take home a paycheck smaller than what a barista earns.

    The heart of a “lecturer” is petri dish where exotic species of rage naturally flourish.

    • A Smith

      Easy, big fella. Lecturers are the serfs of modern academia.

  • A Smith

    But… but… Republicans are, like, mean and stuff.

  • Ming the Merciless Siamese Cat

    Come on. It’s obvious that the post was hyperbole and a poor attempt at humor. It’s also apparent that the poster didn’t, and didn’t actually actually intend to, engage in violence. You nevertheless reach out to his employer and attempt to get him fired.

    That’s wrong when the left does it, and it’s equally wrong when you do it.

    Stop it. Just stop it.

    • Click

      I think that this observation deploys the “Just kidding..” and “Catcha takea Joke?” arguments. For better or worse, it is hard to discern actual threats of intended violence from “humor” in forums. At any rate offering such comments displays poor judgement and lack of maturity on the part of the person making the remark. Better to stay silent and thought a fool, as the saying goes.

    • Oldhawker

      Baloney. Leftists have been carrying out violence against those with whom they disagree on an almost daily occurrence since Trump beat their queen. They are angry, confused, nasty, hate-filled fascists at heart.
      I’d guess the only reason this twerp didn’t actually carry out an assault is because he’s also a coward and a weakling, and both physically and mentally unable to make good on his threats.

    • Special Guest Star

      They’re going to hate it when we start playing by the rules they set.

    • Chi Huavara

      Sorry. Leftists started this war.

    • zo opy

      Nope, morons like yourself that want to coddle murderous racist scum such as Kapell are the same type that looked the other way as the Nazis stuffed the Jews in ovens. Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.

  • nospamformo
  • Steve R

    It is one thing for a college to hire lecturers with a liberal bias. It is a completely different thing for colleges to hire spoiled children. Maturity should be a mandatory requirement. It was before 1968.

  • Button Gwinnett

    Come get some. Just warning you – you’ll have to beat me to death with the stock on my carbine because I ran out of ammunition.

  • Oldhawker

    If he’s anything like the Lefties I’ve seen on campus, he’d get his ass beat by the little old church ladies at the average pro-life demonstration.

  • Fred Ducque

    This is why lawful people need concealed carry permits and “high capacity” magazines.

  • dacoyote

    What joke of a course did this joke of a lecturer pretend to teach?
    Sociology? SJW bullcr*p? Marshmallow roasting? Modern literature? Underwater Basket Weaving? The Artistry of Hop Hop? Fun with Turds?

  • John1838

    Granted, Kapell is not a tenured prof and SJSU is investigating the situation but it appears Kapel would not agree with the USC prof who says hate speech is not free speech but would agree with the students at Boise State University who argue that a conservative prof should be run off campus — both stories referenced here.

  • zo opy

    Wow, this Kapell racist piece of garbage is really keen on keeping up the wholesale slaughter of Black babies. The KKK would be proud.

  • JWRocks

    How ’bout we sign up for your class and volunteer to have our asses whipped? Can I be first? There will not be another–not a requirement of the course because of your rather permanent absence …

  • ChuckFinley

    Here’s a question for any lawyers. If someone were in a mood to beat the shit out of someone and they wanted to avoid legal consequences for it, would wearing a pro life t-shirt in the presence of this individual serve as proof of self defense in court if one were to cause this individual grave bodily harm during a confrontation?

  • Gary Hoffman

    “SJSU will respond appropriately.” They’ll give him tenure.

  • Tatiana Covington

    God help him if he hits a 280-lb football player in a bad mood.

  • Gary Craft

    Meet me and you won’t have to worry about getting bailed out