College Civil Rights Panelist Fails To Mention She TORTURED AND KILLED A MAN
Leftists have interesting heroes, and we’ve written about Donna Hylton before.
She attended the Women’s March on Washington, where we reported about her murderous past.
Because Hylton killed a gay white man, we understood why she qualified for the Women’s March on Washington. However, when it comes to speaking on civil rights, we draw the line.
Nevertheless, Leftists love Hylton. They flout her all over the country as a patron saint of Leftism, thus as The Daily Caller reported,
Convicted felon Donna Hylton spoke on a civil rights panel at a fancypants college earlier this month but completely failed to mention that she — along with several others — kidnapped a man, forcibly sodomized him with a steel pole and then tortured him to death. When a student at the event asked Hytlon about the heinous crime, a second panelist loudly berated the student for having “embarrassed” Hylton.
The panel, titled Ella Baker Day, occurred on the evening of April 13 at Manhattanville College in the swanky suburbs of New York City. A single year of tuition, fees and room and board at Manhattanville costs $56,550.
The Ella Baker Day panel focused largely on the rights of prisoners. Hylton “went on for about 30 minutes” about the “physical aspects of the jail” and about her complaints as a prisoner, according to the student who asked Hylton about her criminal past.
“She mentioned graphic stories,” the student told The Daily Caller. “If you were not crying by the time she was done speaking, there’s something wrong with you.”
Hylton “made it seem like she was some innocent woman who was put in jail,” the student also said. “She didn’t say why she was in jail. She said it was because of the color of her skin.”
“Her basic theme was, ‘I am an innocent victim and it’s because of how awful Donald Trump is.’”
A quick recap of the newly-minted victim’s crime.
In 1985, Hylton along with three men and three other women, kidnapped 62-year-old real-estate broker Thomas Vigliarolo and held him for ransom before eventually killing him. Hylton and her comrades starved, burned and tortured Vigliarolo. They forcibly sodomized him with a 3-foot steel pole.
As noted in a 1995 Psychology Today article, when asked about forcibly sodomizing the victim with the steel pole, one of Hylton’s accomplices replied: “He was a homo anyway.”
“They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him,” New York City detective William Spurling told Psychology Today. “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done.”
Hylton reportedly delivered a ransom note to one of Vigliarolo’s friends asking for more than $400,000, even though the sexually-tortured man was already dead by that point. Hylton’s delivery of the ransom note led to her arrest.
Now the most interesting part of the story, as it involves wackademia.
As a student watching this panelist, I would have had the same observation.
The Daily Caller article continues,
Despite speaking for nearly a quarter of the two-hour Ella Baker Day panel at Manhattanville College, Hylton never disclosed her crimes.
“I found it suspicious that she did not explain why she was incarcerated,” the Manhattanville student who attended the event told TheDC. “My immediate thoughts were: Well, people don’t randomly end up in jail,” the student added. “There is a reason.”
“She was pulling the audiences heart strings in order for them to side with her.”
Ruse complete. Hylton had the crowd on her side.
She had explained how bad things were in the prison, without having to mention exactly what she did to land herself there.
However, we live in the days of the internet, thus people can find out much about a person instantly. That’s what this student did. And during Q&A, the student asked:
“I was wondering why you did not speak about why you were incarcerated. It makes me question if you think you were incarcerated unjustifiably for murdering a gay man.” the student said.
As you can imagine, things didn’t go well for the student.
She had violated Hylton’s “safe space.” And thus, according to the student, Hylton responded by saying that she had not come to the Manhattanville campus to discuss her crimes. For Hylton, she was the victim.
Her time in prison was the civil rights violation, not the sodomy, torture, and murder of a gay man!
Worse yet, a second Ella Baker Day panelist, Shirley Leyro came to the defense of the murderer. She chastised the student for being disrespectful to Hylton. She further claimed that the student “embarrassed” Hylton, for bringing up her readily available information about her past.
We learned that Leyro is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College. And instead of commending the student for her attention to detail, she proved why academia is a useless pursuit these days.
The student summed up the failure of academia in one sentence.
“I thought the students at the event weren’t thinking critically,” the student said. “They were just thinking about being social justice warriors in that moment.”
Colleges and universities don’t teach critical thinking. And you know for damn sure that Hylton is no social justice warrior. She’s just another murdering Leftist making money on liberal nonsense.