JESSICA Krug, a white woman who pretended to be black for years, "hailed Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz's murder as 'revolutionary' because he wanted to be a cop."
In 2018, 15-year-old Guzman-Feliz was hacked to death outside a Bodega by a Dominican street gang in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City.
The teen had been a part of the NYPD's Explorer youth program.
He was mistaken for someone else when he was killed in the gruesome attack captured on CCTV footage.
Resurfaced video shared by the Daily Mail shows Krug – who revealed in a post last week that she's pretended to be black for years, despite being white and raised in Kansas City, Missouri – speaking on a panel at Columbia University in 2018 after the teen's death.
During the panel, Krug addressed Guzman-Feliz's killing and alleged he was targeted because he worked against his own community.
"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," Krug said.
She continued of Guzman-Feliz: "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," Krug added in video shared by the Daily Mail.
She then began to speak on the fact that the 15-year-old was a part of the Explorer program, saying "the NYPD has to bring youth in to eventually work for them."
Krug, who was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, spoke of "politics of silence", the Daily Mail reported.
"I think it’s a radical presence today when people talk about 'snitches get stitches' or when we think about a history of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and necklacing,’ she said, referring to a gruesome 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," Krug said.
She then 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."
Krug revealed in a post last week that she's pretended to be black throughout her entire career teaching African history.
The George Washington University professor attributed her identification issues to her "mental health demons," but explains that her mental welfare does not condone nor excuse what she did.
Critics questioned the sincerity of her confession, saying she only admitted it because she had been caught out.
"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," she wrote in a blog post on Thursday.
"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 US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness.
"I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so — when doing so is the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures — but I have formed intimate relationships with loving, compassionate people who have trusted and cared for me when I have deserved neither trust nor caring," Krug wrote in a blog post.
She added: "You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself."
It was later reported that she also pretended to be a Puerto Rican from the South Bronx of New York.
Blogger and photojournalist Garcia Conde told the New York Post that her lousy salsa dancing had raised suspicions.
He said: “It was mediocre at best, but she was talking about how great she was.
“She was showing off her moves, and I’m trying to be nice.”
Mr Conde said he first met Krug at New York City’s Puerto Rican Day festival – and she claimed to be a salsa instructor.
He said: “She said she was Puerto Rican and from The Bronx — she said she had roots in The Bronx and taught salsa.
“She was adamant of that… I can’t dance salsa, but I know salsa when I see it.
“And not that this wasn’t salsa, but she did not dance like a salsa teacher … I was thinking, ‘No, I can’t see it.’”
It was also reported that Krug allegedly skipped her mother's funeral in 2013 to avoid being found out.
Krug was suspended by George Washington University following the incidents.
The school said in a statement that Krug will "not be teaching her classes this semester" while they "review the situation."
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