Pro­fes­sor placed on leave for re­mark

The Buffalo News - - NATIONAL NEWS - – Wash­ing­ton Post

NEW YORK – A New York pro­fes­sor drew ire from City Univer­sity ad­min­is­tra­tors and law en­force­ment of­fi­cials be­cause of a tweet in which he said teach­ing “fu­ture dead cops” is “a priv­i­lege.”

Michael Isaac­son, an ad­junct pro­fes­sor at CUNY’s John Jay Col­lege of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice, was placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave be­cause of the three-week-old tweet, which ap­pears to have re­cently caught the at­ten­tion of the col­lege’s pres­i­dent and New York City’s largest po­lice union.

In a tweet on Aug. 23, Isaac­son, who teaches eco­nomics, said: “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.”

In a state­ment Fri­day, John Jay Col­lege Pres­i­dent Karol V. Ma­son called Isaac­son’s com­ments “ab­hor­rent” and the “an­tithe­sis” of an aca­demic in­sti­tu­tion that trains fu­ture law en­force­ment.

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