Michael Isaacson is a college professor at CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.
While on Tucker Carlson Tonight it brought attention to the tweets that Isaacson sent out on August 23rd.
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
He wasn't done. He followed up with this disturbing hypothetical scenario.
As stated above these tweets were only noticed after Isaacson appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News Thursday night.
After the episode several police unions condemned the remarks of Isaacson.
Per Daily Wire:
The tweets went relatively unnoticed until Isaacson appeared on Thursday’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Following the interview, multiple police unions condemned Isaacson’s remarks:
New York Daily News quotes Roy Richter, president of the NYPD Captains Endowment Association: “This message is an abdication of the professor's responsibility as a civilized human being and disgusting coming from a representative of the teaching profession.”
The outlet also quotes Michael Palladino of the Detectives’ Endowment Association: “I don’t know the professor but based on his tweet he strikes me as a man of ignorance and arrogance with hate in his heart. … I can’t see him being an asset to a school like John Jay.”
On September 15th Isaacson issued a clarification tweet.
When you look at the history of Isaacson's tweets, this really shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice released an official statement by the college's president, Karol V. Mason.
To the John Jay College Community:
Many of you may be aware of recent statements made by a John Jay College adjunct on social media, television and in the press.
I want to state clearly that I was shocked by these statements. They are abhorrent. This adjunct expressed personal views that are not consistent with our college’s well known and firm values and principles and my own personal standards and principles. 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. I join with the many students, faculty, alumni and other members of our community in condemning these statements. The John Jay alumni who work in law enforcement, and the students who aspire to careers in law enforcement, represent our best. They secure the safety of our families and communities and deserve our respect.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a mission of educating fierce advocates for justice – including the next generation of police and law enforcement professionals. While John Jay strongly supports and affirms the right of free speech and independent views and expressions by our faculty, students and staff, the statements made by the adjunct are the antithesis of what John Jay College represents.
We recognize that the open exchange of diverse, even opposing ideas and perspectives gives strength to our institution and enriches the educational experience of our students. Indeed, to fulfill our mission, it is vital that we support our students, faculty and staff in engaging in robust, civil, and vigorous debate about the issues of the day. While respecting free speech and academic freedom are deeply held values, expressions of hate or intimidation are not welcome in that civil discourse, nor is anything that can be perceived as an incitement to violence.
The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. Today, members of the John Jay faculty received threats, and our students expressed concerns for their safety in the classroom. Out of concern for the safety of our students, faculty and staff, we are immediately placing the adjunct on administrative leave as we continue to review this matter.
Karol V. Mason
Since then Isaacson has been placed on "administrative leave" according to Karol V. Mason, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice President.