The self-declared Antifa sympathetic professor at John Jay College who tweeted about ‘future dead cops’ has been suspended by the school board.
Professor Michael Isaacsson, who was employed as part of the economics department at the famous college, tweeted on 23 August: “Some of ya’ll might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay College but I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops.”
On the school bio page where Mr Isaacson’s Twitter account is managed, he describes himself as both “economist” and “educator” and an “antifascist“.
One of the largest Police unions had immediately written a letter to the board of John Jay college in response, stating that this tweet “harbours total disdain for the active and future police officers that he teaches at John Jay College.”
Pat Lynch of the union: “on behalf of nearly 50,000 active and retired New York City police officers who are members of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York. Recent media reports have revealed Mr. Isaacson’s disgusting anti-police attitudes and his gleeful embrace of political violence, including violence against police officers, as expressed in his own social media postings,” Lynch wrote.
Lynch continued: “It is absolutely outrageous that an individual who holds and expresses these views could be employed by any academic institution, much less one that counts an overwhelming number of New York City police officers as among its students, alumni and faculty members.”
The President of John Jay College, Mr Karol Mason issued a brief statement about that issue: “I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable.”
Even New York Mayor Bill De Blasio weighed in on the issue: “New York City won’t stand for the vile anti-police rhetoric of Michael Isaacson. And neither should John Jay College.”