After a pro-choice employee of Purdue University allegedly posted an “offer to rape” a pro-lifer’s relatives in an online comment exchange, outrage has been spreading — but the school is taking no action against him.
WLFI-TV reported that campus police on Thursday were investigating Jamie Newman, a dance accompanist and composer at the university’s Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, but Purdue officials said there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed.
Newman has posted more than a few comments on the Facebook page of Purdue Students for Life. On the night of Feb. 1, group members posted anti-abortion flyers around campus and chalked messages outside the school’s Black Cultural Center.
Many protested the gesture — including Newman, who called the pro-life students “vile, racist idiots” in a Feb. 4 Facebook comment:
Soon another commenter on the heated thread wrote that Newman did worse than call students names — she said that on another website he posted an “offer to rape.” A screenshot was added of an exchange that took place on the pro-life site Live Action News.