Michael Isaacson, an economics professor at Manhattan's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been placed on administrative leave for a tweet he sent on August 23. In it, he appeared to suggest that violence against cops was simply a fact of life.
“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 wrote at the time.
Unlucky for Isaacson, who is also a leader of the Antifa movement, police union officials saw the tweet, followed by school officials.
John Jay President Karol Mason responded swiftly, knowing exactly what to do.
“Today, members of the John Jay faculty received threats, and our students expressed concerns for their safety in the classroom,” Mason said. “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.”
After his suspension, Isaacson offered a non-apology, before making a sarcastic comment about his right to "free speech."
“My biggest regret is putting my students and the John Jay faculty and staff at risk. That was not a risk that they assumed voluntarily, and that very much contravenes my political convictions,” he told The News. “I deeply apologize to the John Jay community for making them the target of death threats and harassment.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, however, condemned Isaacson's rhetoric.
New York City won't stand for the vile anti-police rhetoric of Michael Isaacson and neither should John Jay College.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 15, 2017
The New York Daily News placed Isaacson on their front page the other day, giving him the title "Professor Moron."
Before his suspension, Isaacson appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show Thursday night, where the two discussed violence from both the alt-right and the alt-left.