Petitions calling for firing prof for provocative ‘dead cop’ tweet gain steam

Two online petitions calling for the firing of a New York law professor who tweeted that it is a “privilege to teach future dead cops” have gathered more than 1,000 signatures, so far.

Michael Isaacson, an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice — whose student body is made up of many planning law enforcement careers — published the provocative tweet on Aug. 23. The message was, and is, seen as supporting violence against police.

The tweet led to a widespread outcry and the school placing the self-described “anti-fascist” on administrative leave. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio condemned Isaacson, and so did several police unions.

Isaacson’s August tweet came to light after he appeared recently on the Fox News show hosted by Tucker Carlson to discuss Antifa, a leftwing group that often resorts to violence against opponents.

Isaacson said to Carlson: “I believe that communities have the right to defend themselves against threats…

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