College professor placed on leave over ‘dead cops’ tweet

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John Jay College professor Mike Isaacson discusses the threats he’s received over his controversial ‘dead cop’ tweet.

John Jay College places adjunct on leave, citing safety issues after social media post is widely condemned in New York City.

The tweet was a few weeks old by the time it was spotted by critics at the end of last week.

Michael Isaacson, an adjunct at John Jay College of the City University of New York, is active in the "Antifa" movement, and he was commenting on teaching economics at John Jay, known for its criminal justice programs, many of which educate current or future police officers. He tweeted that it was an honor to teach "future dead cops."

As word of the tweet spread, numerous groups -- especially police organizations and politicians -- demanded that Isaacson be fired. And Isaacson received threats, some of which he shared online.


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