The author is a student at John Jay College.
“I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops.”
This was said by Michael Isaacson, a professor and Antifa leader, on Aug. 23rd via Twitter. He is on staff at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and is a self-described anti-fascist and anarchist. This tweet generated much outrage due to its anti-police message and due to the fact that many students and alumni at the college are in law enforcement. But this isn’t the first time he’s said something along these lines. On numerous occasions, Isaacson has promoted the notion of “dead cops” being a good thing for the world. He believes that people who risk their lives every day in order to protect others would be better off dead.
Isaacson has also continuously promoted violence as a way to get a point across. Tucker Carlson interviewed him last Wednesday night, in which Isaacson numerous times tried to defend himself in saying the 1st Amendment does not apply in some situations. Mostly, this is referring to conservatives who use the right of free speech in order to express their values and opinions. This is ironic since he teaches at a criminal justice school. Isaacson believes that violence is the only method that should be used against his enemies. When asked by Carlson if Isaacson would commit acts of violence against him, the professor quickly changed the topic by saying “I use to be a Libertarian just like you.” During his time on Fox News, Isaacson also stated that “cops are not working for the vast majority of society.”
On Friday, Sept. 15th, two days after his appearance on Fox News, Michael Isaacson was put on administrative leave by John Jay College. Even though he is currently not an active professor, he is still receiving a paycheck from the school.
John Jay College is a place where many people go in order to advance their education in order to make a difference in the world. Many of the school`s students are aspiring police officers. They go to John Jay in order to train to become the best of the best in law enforcement. Isaacson teaches some of these students that aspire to risk their lives in order to assure people are safe and secure wherever they may be. These are the people that Isaacson wishes dead.
Why would John Jay College continue to ruin their image by keeping an anti-police, radical leftist on their payroll? Why did the college ONLY decide to respond to this tweet after receiving backlash from the public? What happened during the three-week lapse between the tweet being made and Isaacson being officially placed on leave? Why did former college president Jeremy Travis, who officially stepped down at the end of August, not notify school officials about a dangerous tweet that was made by someone he follows on Twitter? Many questions are being left unanswered, and college administration must respond. Could John Jay College be supporting this rhetoric, or are they just that negligent that they are not aware of the things there staff says?
As a student at John Jay College, liberal bias is not something new to me. Most teachers at the school, specifically ones in the social sciences, have a liberal bias and are not far off from the ideas of Michael Isaacson. Every day in classrooms, there is an anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-capitalism message that is lectured and indoctrinated into young adults’ minds. I personally experience this every day. This is not only an issue with professors but with other staff members in departments throughout the college.
Michael Isaacson’s actions not only on twitter but within the classroom and with Antifa are all part of the dangerous agenda the left have created in order to take not only our freedom but our security and our liberty. John Jay College MUST immediately get rid of the professor and disavow his words and actions. Many individuals who are in law enforcement or are aspiring future officers cannot feel safe at a place where they’re life is not regarded as important. John Jay College must follow their own model by serving Justice, and fire Isaacson.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.