Shellyne Rodriguez smirks, sports ‘FTP’ tattoo after being charged over machete menace: sources

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The manic Manhattan arts professor who held a machete to a Post reporter’s neck and threatened to “chop” him up flashed a brazen smile Thursday after regulation enforcement sources say she was slapped with harassment and menacing costs.

A smirking Shellyne Rodriguez, 45, held her head excessive as she was escorted out of the 43rd Precinct within the Bronx in handcuffs simply after 11 a.m. — a number of hours after turning herself in over Tuesday’s caught-on-camera ordeal.

The professor had her slew of tattoos on full show, together with “FTP” (for “F–k the police”) inked on her fingers, in addition to a picture of brass knuckles and the boxing time period “southpaw” scrawled throughout her hand.

Earlier, Rodriguez had donned black sun shades and was flanked by a handful of supporters as she walked into the precinct to give up to cops.

Rodriguez’s arrest follows Tuesday’s stunning chain of occasions, which unfolded when the veteran Post reporter knocked on her condominium door to ask her about viral footage of her cursing out Hunter College pro-life college students.

“Get the f–k away from my door, or I’m gonna chop you up with this machete,” the unhinged professor screamed earlier than barging out with the blade.

After the reporter and a photographer shortly exited the condominium constructing, dashcam video confirmed Rodriguez — nonetheless armed with the machete — chasing them down the road.“If I see you on this block one more f–king time, you’re gonna …,” Rodriguez stated.

“Get the f–k off the block! Get the f–k out of here, yo!”

She then kicked the reporter in his shins earlier than retreating again into her constructing.

Rodriguez was fired by Hunter College within the wake of the ordeal, whereas the School of Visual Arts — the place she additionally labored as a professor — was reviewing her employment as of Wednesday.  


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The saga got here after Rodriguez had made headlines earlier within the week when footage surfaced on-line displaying her unleashing a profanity-laden assault on anti-abortion college students at Hunter College on May 2.

“You’re not educating s–t. This is f–king propaganda,” the artwork professor informed college students as they stood behind an data desk they’d arrange.

“What are you going to do, like, anti-trans next?” she continued earlier than tossing the scholars’ pamphlets on the ground.

In the wake of her machete menace, it emerged that Rodriguez is suing the NYPD for allegedly abusing her through the 2020 George Floyd protests and has beforehand organized a string of anti-cop protests within the Bronx, which led to mass arrests.

Rodriguez, who’s the lead plaintiff within the lawsuit, claims she suffered nerve injury from being zip-tied when she was nabbed and put in a prisoner van with 14 different protesters.

The professor helped organize a number of “FTP” protests within the Bronx within the aftermath of Floyd’s demise by the hands of Minneapolis cops.

“’FTP’ stands for many things, including ‘Free the People,’ ‘Feed the People,’ and, in the context of certain anti-police protests, ‘F–k the Police,’” her lawsuit towards the NYPD says.

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