Fake Black Washington professor Jessica Krug labels teen cop aspirant Junior Guzman-Feliz's murder 'revolutionary'
Jessica Krug, a George Washington University professor who pretended to be Black for years, called the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz "revolutionary" because he wanted to be a police officer. The teen was hacked to death by a Dominican street gang in 2018 outside a Bodega in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City.
Guzman-Feliz, at the time of his killing, was part of the New York Police Department's (NYPD) Explorer Youth Program. Reports state that the Dominical gang members mistook him for someone else and brutally killed him, and the attack was captured in CCTV footage. The news of the teen's murder has come to the fore again after a video resurfaced, showing Krug speaking on a panel at Columbian University after the boy's death in 2018. Krug has lately been in the news after she revealed in a post last week that she has pretended to be Black for years despite being White.
Krug, during the panel, addressed the 15-year-old's killing and alleged that Guzman-Feliz was targeted by the gang members because he worked against his own community. Krug said: "It’s so much more difficult to understand what kind of freedom we could achieve by being willing to confront those who are working against the interests of the community. And the narrative around it is that he was an innocent kid who was mistaken for a bad kid. "He was the kid who was hacked apart with machetes in front of a bodega in the Bronx."
The professor also mentioned that the teen was a part of the NYPD Explorer program, the "NYPD has to bring youth in to eventually work for them." Krug, in the resurfaced video, spoke of "politics of silence," and added, "I think it’s a radical presence today when people talk about 'snitches get stitches' or when we think about a history of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and necklacing." Krug was referring to the brutal execution method used on police informants in South Africa. "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," she added.
Krug, who grew up in Kansas, Missouri, also claimed that "freedom" could be achieved "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."
The controversial professor, in a post last week, had revealed that she had pretended to a Black woman throughout her career teaching African history. Krug soon received widespread backlash, however, she attributed her issues with identification to her "mental health demons." However, she added that her mental health could not be used as an excuse for her actions.
"For the better part of my adult life, every move I’ve made, every relationship I’ve formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies. Not just any lies," the professor wrote in a blog post. "To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then the US rooted Blackness, then the Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness," she wrote.