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New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY THOMAS TRACY ttracy@ny­dai­lynews.com

A VIL­I­FIED Man­hat­tan pro­fes­sor placed on leave for tweet­ing about his love for teach­ing “fu­ture dead cops” tried to flip the script on Satur­day, claim­ing Mayor de Bla­sio is the real cop hater.

Michael Isaac­son, an ad­junct pro­fes­sor at John Jay Col­lege of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice, was responding to a Fri­day tweet from de Bla­sio in which Hiz­zoner slammed the in­struc­tor’s “an­tipo­lice rhetoric.”

“Keep in mind this is the same @NYCMayor who was protested by that same (Pa­trol­men’s Benev­o­lent As­so­ci­a­tion) for balk­ing on a 1% pay in­crease,” Isaac­son wrote of de Bla­sio on Twit­ter. “Who’s re­ally anti-po­lice here?”

Karol Ma­son, pres­i­dent of John Jay Col­lege an­nounced Fri­day that Isaac­son, 29, was put on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave, cit­ing se­cu­rity con­cerns for stu­dents and fac­ulty.

Po­lice Com­mis­sioner James O’Neill, the heads of three po­lice unions and de Bla­sio have all blasted the eco­nom­ics pro­fes­sor.

“New York City won’t stand for the vile anti-po­lice rhetoric of Michael Isaac­son and nei­ther should John Jay Col­lege,” de Bla­sio posted on Twit­ter Fri­day.

Ma­son said in a state­ment that Isaac­son would re­main on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave while the mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. But that didn’t sat­isfy Pa­trick Lynch, head of the city’s largest po­lice union. He’s de­mand­ing Isaac­son be fired.

“(Stu­dents) have to suf­fer through an im­be­cile in­struc­tor like Isaac­son, who spews drivel with no con­nec­tion to re­al­ity,” said Lynch, pres­i­dent of the PBA. “We ap­pre­ci­ate John Jay Pres­i­dent Ma­son’s an­nounce­ment that Isaac­son has been sus­pended, but he needs to be fired im­me­di­ately.”

John Jay Col­lege — among other dis­ci­plines — trains stu­dents for ca­reers in law en­force­ment.

Isaac­son claimed on Satur­day that de Bla­sio’s out­rage over the tweet was an at­tempt to soothe his some­times con­tentious re­la­tion­ship with the city’s po­lice unions.

“IDK if (de Bla­sio) con­sulted any­one be­fore send­ing this out, but he re­ally should have be­cause he messed up big,” Isaac­son wrote.

“First @NYCMayor has taken a swipe at the ad­min­is­tra­tive au­ton­omy of John Jay Col­lege and CUNY,” Isaac­son wrote. “Se­cond, @nycmayor has taken a swipe at free speech and aca­demic free­dom. Third, @NYCMayor is pla­cat­ing PBA with a cost­less sym­bolic de­mand to avoid hav­ing to meet the MA­TE­RIAL de­mands in con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions.”

A City Hall spokesman said the pro­fes­sor’s com­ments were “ig­no­rant” and “don’t de­serve a re­sponse.”

"Michael Isaac­son takes ap­par­ent joy at the prospect of mur­dered po­lice of­fi­cers. That's not aca­demic free­dom — it’s re­pul­sive de­mo­niza­tion,” spokesman Austin Fi­nan said.

Isaac­son couldn’t be reached for com­ment Satur­day.

The pro­fes­sor’s in­fa­mous Aug. 23 tweet sur­faced af­ter the self-pro­claimed anti-fas­cist leader ap­peared on Fox News Thurs­day. The tweet read, “Some of y’all 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.”

O’Neill also slammed Isaac­son’s tweet.

“As a 2x grad there, I know Michael Isaac­son’s rep­re­hen­si­ble val­ues don’t rep­re­sent @JohnJayCol­lege, #NYC, #NYPD or fam­i­lies of mur­dered cops,” the city’s top cop tweeted.

Nutty pro­fes­sor Michael Isaac­son.

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