The Arizona Republic reports:
Arizona State University police say they are investigating an incident in which a queer faculty member was confronted and injured on the school’s campus. An official with the conservative group Turning Point USA said late Thursday night that two of their “crew members” were involved in the altercation. Security footage shows two people — a “reporter” and a “cameraman,” according to Turning Point USA — followed David Boyles, a writing instructor in ASU’s English Department, while filming him.
Boyles wrote in an Instagram post that the incident happened immediately after he finished teaching a class on LGBTQ+ youth in pop culture and politics. The two people began yelling at him about Drag Story Hour Arizona, he said. “One filmed on his phone while the other shouted horrible and incendiary things at me, repeating standard right-wing nonsense about Drag Story Hour and also accusing me personally of pedophilia and hating America,” Boyles wrote.
Read the full article. There’s MUCH more. As you can see below, Turning Point is claiming that Boyles assaulted them. Boyles has made his Instagram account private, presumably due to death threats.
— Michelle Cruz (@mcruznews) October 13, 2023
🚨ASU Professor assaults TPUSA cameraman, caught on video 🚨
Our TPUSA Frontlines reporter tried to ask self-professed “sex education obsessed” queer ASU Professor David Boyles, a few simple questions. Refusing to answer, our cameras caught the exact moment Mr. Boyles assaulted,… pic.twitter.com/YJWBEzSgRx
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) October 13, 2023