Reported by NEWSPAUL SACCA | April 30, 2021
A professor at a Southern California college was caught on video becoming confrontational with one of her students after he called police officers “heroes,” a sentiment that the teacher strongly disagreed with.
Cypress College student Braden Ellis delivered a presentation on how cancel culture is “destructive and tearing our country apart” during a communications class that was being held remotely. Ellis cited the example of “PAW Patrol,” a cartoon about search and rescue dogs aimed at children ages 2-4. Last June, the outrage mob attempted to cancel the cartoon because one of the dogs on the kids show depicted police in a positive manner.
Ellis told the Daily Wire that after his presentation, there was a 10-minute question-and-answer session, which is when the woke professor attacked the student’s opinion that a “good majority” of police officers are heroes.
The professor is seen on the Zoom conference call telling the student that the issue with police is “systemic,” and she claimed the reason the United States has police departments “stems from people in the south wanting to capture runaway slaves.”
The first police department in the United States was established in New York City in 1844, according to Britannica. “Other cities soon followed suit: New Orleans and Cincinnati (Ohio) in 1852; Boston and Philadelphia in 1854; Chicago and Milwaukee (Wis.) in 1855; and Baltimore (Md.) and Newark (N.J.) in 1857.”
In 1799, New York state enacted the “Gradual Emancipation act that freed slave children born after July 4, 1799, but indentured them until they were young adults,” according to the New-York Historical Society. “In 1817 a new law passed that would free slaves born before 1799 but not until 1827.” President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862.
Another classmate chimed in during the video conference call by saying that maybe the police shouldn’t be labeled as heroes and “maybe they don’t belong on a kids show.”
“I disagree … I think cops are heroes and they have to have a difficult job,” Ellis responded, but then was quickly and flagrantly interrupted by the professor who acerbically asked, “All of them?”
“I’d say a good majority of them. You have bad people in every business,” Ellis replied before being cut off again by the professor.
“A lot of police officers have committed atrocious crimes and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it,” the professor said in an attempt to alter the direction of the conversation. “And I say [that] as a person that has family members who are police officers.”
Ellis conceded, “This is not popular to say, but I do support our police. And we have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice, I agree with that.”
The professor interrupted the student mid-sentence yet again to say that police haven’t been brought to justice.
The student asks, “Who do we call when we’re in trouble and someone has a knife or a gun?”
And the progressive professor boldly riposted, “I wouldn’t call the police.”
When Ellis questioned her position, she snapped back, “I don’t trust them. My life’s in more danger in their presence.” When Ellis asked the instructor if she would have a firearm to defend herself, she replied, “No.” The professor then abruptly ended the discussion.
“I was shocked to hear her comments about police, but I stood firm in my beliefs,” Ellis told the Daily Wire. “We need to fight back against this liberal ideology spreading in our colleges and save America.”