I really shouldn’t chuckle at this news item. The article doesn’t mention the victim’s political views, just his profession in an institution known for being a liberal haven. It really isn’t something to applaud, being an assault on someone in the pursuit of his profession.
On the other hand, I also have a strong sense of, “What goes around, comes around,” and fair turnabout, or just retribution. It’s root issue probably isn’t any of those but…it’s still funny to me.
(WJLA) – Several charges are pending against a man who walked into a classroom on George Mason University’s Arlington campus and pepper sprayed a law professor.
The school says that on Wednesday afternoon during a law and literature class in this fourth floor classroom, intruder entered. He jumped up on the desk, announced that he was making a citizen’s arrest, and then pepper sprayed Professor Tyler Cowen in the face.
Cowen ran into the hall, and the intruder chased him until an off-duty officer who happened to be a student in class caught him at one of the building’s exits and held him until police arrived.
ABC7 was the only station there as police took the suspect into custody.
Ironically, the school says Cowen was teaching a unit on vigilantes — so some students may have initially thought that the situation was fake.