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Braden Ellis, a student attending Cypress College, dared to break one of the most consequential unwritten rules imaginable. While delivering a presentation during a communications course held remotely, Ellis did the unthinkable: he called police “heroes,” in a college setting.
Ellis’ project focused on how cancel culture is “destructive and tearing our country apart.” Ellis provided a series of examples, such as when activists called for the cartoon Paw Patrol to be canceled amid last summer’s BLM riots. Once his presentation concluded and the 10-minute Q-and-A began, the session became hostile. Ellis was soon interrupted by his professor, who took issue with Ellis presenting the police force as something other than systematically racist.
Perhaps, the professor didn’t try to hide it but her disdain for police is evident:
Take a look at some of these quotes.
Once Ellis said “I think cops are heroes and they have to have a difficult job,” this professor jumped at him, bitterly asking, “All of them?”
Ellis shouldn’t have to answer that, the answer to any question that begins with “all of them” is an obvious no. He did anyway, knowing his grade was on the line.
“I’d say a good majority of them. You have bad people in every business.” Ellis appeared to have more to say but was cut off after the word “business,” so the professor could shout the following:
“A lot of police officers have committed atrocious crimes and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it.”
Aside from how concerning it is to see a professor preach this as opposed to providing examples and letting the students decide, it was far from the most concerning part of the discussion.
Once the professor finally took a break from calling all police racist criminals, the student asked the only logical question left to be asked: “Who do we call when we’re in trouble and someone has a knife or a gun?”
Good question, wait until you see her response.
In clear anger, this unnamed professor said, “I wouldn’t call the police.”
Really? She wouldn’t?
“I don’t trust them,” the professor goes on “My life’s in more danger in their presence.”
Hmm, got that? If someone breaks into her home with a knife and gun, the police are more likely to come and harm her than help. Bold statement.
Ellis then asked if she would have a firearm to defend herself, she replied, “No,” then abruptly ended the discussion. That’s how it ended. She had nothing more to say. It was time to grade the presentation.
Let that sit for a bit. That’s who is teaching students. A woman who is convinced beyond reason that police are dangerously racist, should not be called when someone is about to be shot, and will not allow her students to think otherwise.
As I told Tucker Carlson last week, colleges teach students how to accept what they are told, to not question, to never dare think independently. I can’t think of anything more troubling. This professor is far from the only enforcer.
I’m curious to see the grade Ellis received for breaking this unwritten rule.