March 29, 2018
Say what you will about Howard Caplan’s various political messages and disturbing accusations, but don't call him a quitter.
If the Northeast Philadelphia man’s name sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because you saw him holding a “Hillary 4 Prison” sign at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
Or maybe it’s because you saw the video of him getting escorted out of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul after a Pizzagate tirade during a Christmastime Mass in December 2016.
It could also be the time that Hillary Clinton shut him down after he shouted at her during a book appearance at the Academy of Music last November, or how he got jumped after participating in a pro-Trump march in Center City a few months earlier.
Tapping into a Pizzagate-ish conspiracy angle bouncing around a corner of the Internet, Caplan traveled to Brookville, New York earlier this week for a Global Institute of Long Island University event featuring former Vice President Joe Biden.
Caplan had posted a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the $147.68 ticket for a Tuesday night event that featured a Q&A session that Caplan interrupted, and then faced the wrath of a crowd that wasn’t having it.
This, so he could accuse the former vice president of inappropriately touching children, citing evidence on YouTube. (Despite no charges or formal allegations filed against Biden, the conspiracy goes beyond the “Inappropriate Joe Biden” meme and concerns about his history in a #MeToo movement world.)
An audience member has been ejected from the Tilles Center at LIU Post after calling @JoeBiden a pedophile.— Amelia Camurati (@acamurati) March 28, 2018
The police escorted me out of safety concerns. They were on our side https://t.co/D7bkzMxOH3— PG Howie (@PGHowie2) March 29, 2018