‘Go capture her!’ Crazed woke mob pursues Buffalo U student who invited black Republican to speak

The woke mob is at it again, this time at the University of Buffalo.

“I’m very afraid of what would have happened if I hadn’t been able to avoid them. I don’t think they were going to do anything remotely peaceful. They were a very angry mob, and they were clearly saying that they were trying to chase me, that they wanted to capture me.”

This is how Therese Purcell described her feelings at being chased by a violent, angry mob of fellow students last Thursday night. And what was the egregious crime committed by this inoffensive and non-threatening young woman? She had the temerity to invite prominent black Republican Lt. Col. Allen West to speak about overcoming racism and prejudice in a talk entitled “America Is Not Racist—Why American Values are Exceptional.”

Therese Purcell is president of Young Americans for Freedom, a club at the university that organized and sponsored the event. It was intended to be a forum to allow students to discuss issues of racism on the campus—but it quickly spiraled out of control.

The problems started during the question and answer session with Lt. Col. West which followed his speech. Left-wing “protestors” inside and outside the building resorted to the usual tactics, screaming “no justice, no peace” and escalating their violent activities.

“While they were screaming that we were trying to silence black voices, we were actually trying to bring this conversation to campus,” Purcell explained in an interview Monday morning with “Fox & Friends.”

“But instead of asking questions, they resorted to violence,” she added.

At this point, it became necessary for the police to escort West from the building, where they encountered an even larger and more violent mob. Although Purcell had accompanied West and his police escort, she was separated from them at one point, and this is when the violent agitators began to chase her. Purcell’s intention was to walk quickly and quietly back to her car, but she was targeted by the crowd, which shouted “go get her, go get her, go capture her, the girl in the red dress.”

“I realized I was the target for these protesters,” she said, “and about 200 of my fellow students started hunting me down on campus, started chasing me.”

Purcell finally escaped her rabid leftist pursuers when a friend dragged her into a bathroom, where they huddled for safety and called 911. Even so, they could hear the irate mob roving the halls, shouting all the while that they needed to “find her.”

Other members of the Young Americans for Freedom club weren’t as lucky. Purcell claims the implacable mob hunted others down and assaulted a board member physically with kicks and punches.

Purcell was baffled by the irrational, almost savage response that West’s seemingly innocuous talk elicited.

“I didn’t think it was going to be as controversial,” she explained, “to say on an American campus that American values are a good thing. American values are worth protecting. I don’t think they like Colonel West’s message that he did experience racism…but he overcame that, and he decided not to be a victim…and that America gave him that equality of opportunity that many other countries don’t.

“I think these people like to see themselves as the victim, and his message fundamentally challenged that,” she said.

The University of Buffalo, for its part, released a tepid and ineffectual statement about the events of last Thursday night: “As a public university, all members of the UB community and invited guests have a right to peacefully express their views and opinions, regardless of whether others may disagree. This includes the right of individuals to oppose the views or opinions of others—including peaceful protests—but not in such a way as to limit or prevent the speaker’s freedom of expression or interfere with university operations.”

Tell that to Therese Purcell and Lt. Col. Allen West, whose freedom of expression was most decidedly limited or prevented last Thursday night. Meanwhile, the University of Buffalo Police Department is looking into reports of harassment following the rowdy event.

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Robert Messmer
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Robert Messmer
21 days ago

This is why you should carry where ever you go. Then instead of cowering in fear, you can confront the mob.

Notamuzed57
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Notamuzed57
1 month ago

These are the young black privileged, empowered by BLM’s message of “We are Victims”, with their ignorant, disrespectful, attitudes that they are owed something! They are violent, destructive, have no respect for different opinions, are worthless in their own communities and they will never have any place in society! They have turned me into a person that hates them and all they stand for! Everytime I see or hear anything about them, I get so angry because they are real criminals, yet they remain free and have people like Harris bailing them out! We all struggle in this world in many different ways and we’re not crying, screaming or chasing people down! Any student at this college, that was involved in this Mob and can be identified, should be expelled and arrested and held in jail until they can see a judge – just like the “Mob” of 600 prisoners, still being held today for going into OUR Capitol Building😡

CERROS
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CERROS
1 month ago

This is a crime…a violent crime….and these idiots should be arrested and charged.

jmc
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jmc
1 month ago

. . . all in a spirit of open-minded tolerance, compassionate respect for diverse views and full support for Freedom of Speech, I am sure. {/snarc}

Patriot1480
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Patriot1480
1 month ago

Is anyone surprised? It seems that the left gets upset with black conservatives
to the point of calling them racist. They sling the term racist at whatever
conservatives, black or white, say or do. Doesn’t matter if black people
are being, honored, agreed with or praised they too are called racists for
selling out to “whitey”  Unless black speakers are wailing and moaning
about whatever the “white crime of the moment” is, they become racist
to these so-called liberals who are anything but.
Educated people respect those who do their best to succeed regardless skin
color or nationality, and it’s the effort that counts not necessarily the outcome.  
Liberals miss that difference and BTW these liberals are the same crybabies
demanding free college for all.
They don’t seem to be taking advantage of the education they’re paying for;
Imagine how much more attentive to actual education they would be. 

CERROS
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CERROS
1 month ago
Reply to  Patriot1480

The attitude of the left matches that of the incompetent Joe Biden, who told Blacks if they didn’t vote for him they weren’t black.

Today’s progressive liberals are intolerant, close minded, not very smart at all, fascists, unhinged, and worst of all violent!

They clearly believe, and say, if you disagree with them they have the right to use violence to silence you.

HADENUF
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HADENUF
1 month ago

The so-called “woke” proving who the real racists are.

markearl@msn.com
Noble Member
1 month ago

Darn those violent white supremacists, Oh, wait….

Cheryn
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Cheryn
1 month ago

I was a university instructor and my father was a professor for 40 years. He was a leftist, I am not. I think if he were alive he would agree with me that any student who attacked this woman, or anyone else, for bringing a speaker to campus that they didn’t like, doesn’t deserve a college education. They should be expelled. Barring that at a minimum they should be on permanent disciplinary suspension until graduation. The tenants of common decency still are listed in the university handbook. Nothing about their behavior was decent. When my father served as Dean of Men in the 60s, he routinely threatened to call the draft board for infractions much less severe. If you didn’t go to college you could be drafted. That was a consequence for not holding to decent behavior. The men often later told me that turned them around and they were grateful he straightened them out. It changed their lives for the better. These young people need a serious consequence and the university needs to dispense discipline.

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