Outraged New York police union leaders are calling for the firing of a John Jay College professor and avowed Antifa chief after he tweeted that it “is a privilege to show future dead cops.”
Michael Issacson, an adjunct-professor on the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and identified Antifa chief, tweeted Aug. 23, “Some of y’all would possibly assume it sucks being an anti-fascist instructor at John Jay College however I feel it’s a privilege to show future dead cops.”
The tweet gained traction after Issacson appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” present Thursday evening, based on the New York Daily News. The look prompted on-line sleuths to undergo Issacson’s previous tweets, exposing the offending missive.
Since then, officers from NYPD unions have expressed their abhorrence to the feedback.
“Michael Issacson harbors whole disdain for the lively and future police officers that he academics at John Jay College,” Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said in a press release on Friday. “Recent media studies have revealed Mr. Issacson’s disgusting anti-police attitudes and his gleeful embrace of political violence, together with violence towards police officers, as expressed in his personal social media postings.”
Detectives’ Endowment Association Michael Palladino stated, “I don’t know the professor however based mostly on his tweet he strikes me as a person of ignorance and conceitedness with hate in his coronary heart,” the New York Daily News reported.
And Roy Richter, president of the NYPD Captains Endowment Association stated, “This message is an abdication of the professor’s duty as a civilized human being and disgusting coming from a consultant of the teaching career,” based on studies.
The New York Daily News reached out to Issacson Friday after the large response, by which he defended however appeared unfazed by the outcry.
“Oh, that s—? Everybody dies,” Issacson stated.
“I used to be speaking about police as an agent of management that’s truly in much less management of the general public than it’s presupposed to be,” he stated. “I don’t have an issue with particular person police officers – I imply, I educate them – however I don’t like policing as an establishment. Police officers are brokers of that establishment.”
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a part of the City University of New York college system and is broadly identified within the space for its excessive degree of scholars who later change into police officers.
A statement on the matter was launched Friday by John Jay College’s president, Karol V. Mason.
“I need to state clearly that I used to be shocked by these statements. They are abhorrent. This adjunct expressed private views that aren’t in step with our school’s well-known and agency values and rules,” Mason stated. “I’m appalled that anybody related to John Jay, with our proud historical past of supporting regulation enforcement authorities, would recommend that violence towards police is ever acceptable.”
“I be part of with the numerous college students, college, alumni and different members of our neighborhood in condemning these statements,” he stated.
Additionally, the chancellor of the City University of New York, James Milliken launched a press release, declaring Issacson’s feedback as “abhorrent, violating not solely our values supporting respectful discourse at this college, but additionally private requirements of decency.”
“We will at all times rise up for freedom of speech and the open alternate of typically conflicting or offensive concepts, however we will even condemn statements we deem hateful, discriminatory and dangerous to our neighborhood,” Milliken stated.