A viral video shows a college Republican leader being assaulted Friday at Sacramento State University after he said he confronted a fellow student about a nasty online comment about abortion.
The Sacramento Bee reports police are investigating after the video showed Floyd Johnson II, former president of the Sacramento State University College Republicans, being hit repeatedly and threatened, allegedly by student Keaton Hill.
Both students are political science majors, and Hill allegedly has been aggressive and violent toward conservative students in the past, according to local news reports.
Johnson said the assault stemmed from a social media post that a mutual friend shared Thursday. He said he and Hill argued online after Hill wrote a nasty comment on the post: “I hope that kid on your page dies of whatever cancer they have.” Hill later said he did not write the post.
On Friday morning, Johnson said they had class together, and Hill continued to be nasty. During class, he said Hill told him “f— you” as he walked by. After class, Hill allegedly assaulted him in an incident that Johnson captured on video.
The video shows Johnson approaching Hill, commenting, “Leave my friends alone, alright?” Hill mocks him and then starts recording a video on his own phone. When Johnson asks what he has done, Hill responds, “You’re harassing me” and then appears to hit Johnson.
The video shows Hill walking away and Johnson following him to confront him about the assault. Hill turns around and appears to hit Johnson again. Another student restrains Hill while Johnson records.
“You’re going to end up f—— dead!” Hill yells before breaking free and allegedly hitting Johnson a third time.
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This deranged leftist and LGBT activist named Keaton Hill assaulted and threatened to kill @FJtheDeuce, a black conservative at Sacramento State. This is reportedly the 2nd time Keaton has violently attacked college Republicans at @sacstate. pic.twitter.com/7MtvF5IqCe
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) December 6, 2019
Johnson said he filed a police report against Hill.
“I really hope the school takes firm action on this because this is not only something that can set the bar for this is not allowed on our campus, but also punish this kid for also engaging in what he engaged in,” Johnson told ABC 10.
According to the Bee: “Hill and Johnson were also involved in an altercation last year at a College Republicans event in response to the Stephon Clark shooting. In a video, Hill tried to slap the person recording a video and called him a homophobic slur while Johnson attempted to restrain an incensed student.”
Hill did apologize in a comment to local news outlets, but he said he was provoked.
“I apologize for lunging at Floyd’s phone, although I strongly emphasize that it was not without provocation,” he said.
BizPac Review reports the video went viral, in part, because pro-Second Amendment advocate Kaitlin Bennett shared it online. Later, Bennett said Hill sent her a video calling her a “b—-” and telling her to “kiss his butthole.”
University President Robert Nelsen condemned the violence in a statement online.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure in expressing their identity and beliefs,” Nelsen said. “I am deeply disturbed and appalled to learn that there was a fistfight on campus today between two students. We are investigating the situation, but I want to make it unequivocally clear that violence is never the answer.”
Pro-life advocates increasingly have become targets of assault, vandalism and other incidents. In April, another older pro-life woman allegedly was assaulted outside of a Kentucky abortion facility and was hospitalized. A month earlier, someone brutally attacked an older pro-life man outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in San Francisco. Then in May, the pro-life group Created Equal released a video showing a female student punch a young pro-life advocate in the face. And in October, an Arizona abortionist allegedly pulled a gun on a pro-life advocate who was standing outside an abortion facility in Phoenix.
LifeNews.com has documented an alarming uptick in reports of vandalism, harassment, threats and other incidents targeting pro-lifers.
Here is the list of incidents reported in 2019:
- Posters for “Unplanned” Film Torn Down, Vandalized at Orange Coast College (Coast Report Online)
- Protesters Vandalize Monuments, Light Fires at Pro-Abortion Women’s March (Mexico News Daily)
- Canada – Ontario Right to Life Office Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Slogans (St. Catherines Standard)
- Massachusetts – Older Pro-Life Woman Assaulted Outside Planned Parenthood
- Pennsylvania – Vandals Destroy Crosses from Pro-Life Display at Robert Morris University (Students for Life)
- Wisconsin – Pro-Life Display Vandalized at Milwaukee School of Engineering (Students for Life/Wisconsin Right to Life)
- Minnesota – Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Student Display at Winona State University (Students for Life)
- Pennsylvania – Church Vandalized a Third Time after Setting Up Pro-Life Display
- Ohio – Students: 27 Posters for Pro-Life Event Vandalized at Xavier University (Xavier Newswire)
- Canada – Pro-Life Heartbeat Billboard Vandalized in Alberta (Red Deer Advocate)
- Indiana – Pro-Life Event Fliers Vandalized at St. Mary’s College (College Fix)
- Michigan – Flags Stolen from Pro-Life Display at Michigan State University (Campus Reform)
- England – UK Pro-Life Campus Clubs Face Threats of “Milkshaking,” Other Hostilities (The Independent)
- England – Police Protect Pro-Lifers Mobbed by Marxist Abortion Activists in London (National File)
- North Carolina – Abortion Activist Arrested for Larceny after Taking Things from Pro-Life Advocates (The Daily Tar Heel)
- Illinois – Pro-Life Signs Vandalized with Profanity at Elmhurst Catholic Church (Pro-Life Action League)
- Arizona – Abortionist Allegedly Pulls Gun on Pro-Life Advocate
- California – Video: Planned Parenthood Security Guard Allegedly Assaults Journalist During David Daleiden Trial (Daily Wire)
- Pennsylvania – Church Pro-Life Display Vandalized, Crosses Torn from the Ground
- Illinois – Man Charged for Allegedly Threatening Pro-Life Advocate with Knife Outside Abortion Clinic (Granite City Police Department)
- Washington, D.C. – Video: Pro-Abortion Mob Spits On, Pushes Pro-Life Students
- England – Politician Praises Abortion Activists for Vandalizing Pro-Life Billboard
- Mexico – Abortion Activists Set Fire to Cathedral, Government Building during Protest
- Minnesota – Abortion Activist Allegedly Set Off Bomb Scare at 40 Days for Life Event in Rochester
- Oregon – Mother Says She Was Targeted with Fake Report to Child Protective Services after Nurse Learned She Is Pro-Life (Epoch Times)
- Indiana – Four Benches Advertising Pro-Life Pregnancy Resources Vandalized in South Bend (National Right to Life News)
- Tennessee – Videos: Abortion Activists Push, Kick Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors
- Switzerland – Police: Abortion Activists Attack Officers, Throw Burning Objects (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation)
- El Salvador – Abortion Activists Throw Eggs, Red Paint on Attorney General’s Office (NBC News)
- Pro-Life Across America: More Than A Dozen Pro-Life Billboards Vandalized This Year – And It’s Only August
- Chicago – Pro-life Billboard Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Slogan Painted over Baby’s Face (Pro-life Action League)
- Washington, D.C. – Pro-Lifer Allegedly Punched Repeatedly by Top Google Employee
- Texas – Pregnancy Center Vandalized for Second Time This Year
- Australia – Police Charge Cyclist for Allegedly Spitting Directly in Pro-Life Protester’s Face
- Australia – Pro-Life MPs Receive Death Threats After Voting Against Radical Pro-Abortion Bill
- England – Christian Family’s Window Smashed after Displaying Pro-Life Poster (UK Metro)
- Illinois – Chicago Pregnancy Center’s Mobile Van Vandalized, Tires Slashed
- Washington, D.C. – Man who Mocked, Threatened to Shoot Pro-lifers at D.C. Planned Parenthood Goes Free (Live Action News)
- England – Scottish MP Receives Threats after Voting Against Pro-Abortion Bill (News Letter)
- North Carolina – Pregnancy Center Van Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
- Wisconsin – Woman Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Pro-Life Display, Pushing Pro-Life Advocate (Created Equal)
- Texas – Anarchist Group Threatens to Dox Students who Join Conservative Pro-Life Groups (College Fix)
- Canada – Canadian Movie Theater Cancels “Unplanned” After Abortion Activists Threaten Violence, Catholic Herald Reports 2 Death Threats
- Canada – “Unplanned” Movie Premiers in Theaters Across Canada Despite Censorship and Pro-Abortion Threats
- North Carolina – Abortion Activists Arrested at City Council Meeting about Ordinance Restricting Free Speech (Charlotte Observer)
- Washington state – Video: Person Caught Stealing Crosses from Pro-Life Display (Students for Life)
- Ireland – Pro-Life Student Receives Death Threat after Writing Column Defending the Unborn (The Irish Catholic)
- Alabama – Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors: Driver Tried to Hit Us outside Abortion Clinic (Live Action)
- Massachusetts – Abortion Activists Arrested After Throwing Urine on Pro-Life Speaker
- Illinois – Pro-Life College Student Receives Death Threats for Proposing Cuts to Abortion Funding (Fox News)
- Missouri – Abortion Activists Arrested at Protest Demanding Pro-Life Governor Keep Dangerous Abortion Clinic Open (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- Florida – Video: Student Wrecks Pro-Life Display at University of Central Florida (Created Equal)
- Alabama – Abortion Advocates Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Legislator’s Wife After He Voted for Abortion Ban
- Mississippi – Pro-Life Advocate Hit with Cane, Pushed at Pro-Abortion Rally
- Ohio – Abortion Activists Spit on Pro-Life Woman, Threaten Rape (Created Equal)
- Ohio – Abortion Activist: Pro-Life Advocates “Deserve To Be Shot” (Created Equal)
- Washington, D.C. – Student: Abortion Activists Pushed, Threatened Him at National Protest (Breitbart)
- New Jersey – Student Pro-Life Display Vandalized, Signs Stolen (The Signal, College of New Jersey)
- Pennsylvania – Catholic Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Slogan
- Abortion Activists Threaten to Kill, Rape Wife and Daughter of Pro-Life Writer Matt Walsh
- Michigan – Pro-Life Office Vandalized after Lawmakers Pass Bill to Protect Unborn Babies
- North Carolina – Student Arrested for Stealing Sign from Pro-Life Advocates on Campus
- Alabama — Abortion Activist Caught on Camera Assaulting Pro-Life Woman, Punches Her Repeatedly
- California – Video: Student Destroys Pro-Life Display on Campus (Students for Life)
- Washington state – Police Investigating Arson after Pro-Life Display Set on Fire on Campus
- North Carolina – Video: Student Charged after Punching Pro-Lifer Repeatedly in the Face
- Pennsylvania – State Lawmaker Berates Pro-Life Woman, Attempts to Doxx Pro-Life Teenage Girls
- California – FBI Arrests Man for Alleged Serious Death Threats against Pro-Life Speaker Ben Shapiro, Family (TMZ)
- Alabama – Abortion Activist Throws Paint inside Alabama House as Lawmakers Vote to Ban Abortion
- Texas – University of Texas Austin Student Pro-Life Materials Stolen, Thrown in the Gutter (Students for Life)
- More Than 50 Pro-Life Student Displays Vandalized This School Year (Students for Life)
- Texas – Abortion Activists Try to Shut Down Pro-Life Speaker With Smokebomb. They Failed
- Washington state – Conservative Student: Man Vandalized Display, Tried to Hit Her With Car Twice (The College Fix)
- Kentucky – Elderly Pro-Life Woman Attacked Outside Abortion Facility, Thighbone Broken
- Illinois – Pro-Life Students’ Display Stolen at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville (Students for Life)
- Texas – Police Investigate Threats Against Pro-Life Republican Lawmakers (Dallas News)
- Missouri – Pro-life Speaker Michael Knowles attacked during speech at University of Missouri-Kansas City (Campus Reform)
- California – Pro-Abortion Students Throw Pro-Life Display Into River, Protest Pro-Life Speech With Coat Hangers
- California – WATCH: Planned Parenthood Supporter Brutally Assaults Elderly Pro-Life Volunteer
- Massachusetts – Massachusetts Citizens for Life Receives Suspicious Package, Building Shut Down
- Michigan – Video: Abortion Activists Steal Crosses from Pro-Life Display at University of Michigan
- Massachusetts – Pro-lifer Punched in Face Outside Abortion Facility (police report: http://blog.brooklinepolice.com/2019/03/thursday-march-14th.html)
- Connecticut – Pro-Life Students’ Display Vandalized at University of Connecticut
- Missouri – Items Stolen, Vandalized from Church Pro-Life Display (WDAF Kansas City)
- Minnesota – Campus Republican Club Catches Students on Video Tearing Down Pro-Life Fliers (College Fix)
- Australia – Video: Pro-Abortion Students Vandalize Pro-Life Campus Display (LifeChoice Australia)
- England – Police Investigate Violent Attacks on Pro-Life People at Prayer Vigils
- Ohio – Abortion Activists Harass Pro-Life Rape Survivor, Police Called
- Washington state – 3 Pro-Life Billboards Vandalized: “Your Life Drains Earth” (The Blaze)
- California – Abortion Activists Destroy, Steal UCLA Pro-Life Club Signs (Live Action)
- Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Politically Motivated Attack
- Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activists Smash Pro-Life Sign, Hit Boy and His Dad With a Stick
- France – Abortion Activists Spraypaint “Blessed Abortion” on Catholic Church (National Catholic Register)
- Texas – Pro-Life Advocate Brutally Assaulted for Telling Man “Jesus Loves You”