A Cypress College adjunct professor was reportedly “put on leave” after verbally attacking her male student when he called police officers “heroes.” The NY Post reports that the “educator claimed during the Zoom lesson she wouldn’t call the police if someone broke into her home with a knife or gun because she thinks her “life’s more in danger” when cops are around.”
The victim was Braden Ellis. The 19-year-old was attacked for his views on “cancel culture” that he made in a class presentation. He made the point that even ‘Paw Patrol’ – a widely popular animated series featuring a police officer puppy protecting his fictional town ‘Adventure Bay’ – is being attacked for its pro-police message.
The “unnamed” professor attacked Braden Ellis for committing the social crime of ‘backing the blue.’ She told Ellis, “A lot of police officers have committed an atrocious crime and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it.”
Braden reportedly responded to his irrational professor, “We have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice. I agree with that.” The educator insisted that Braden was wrong, sarcastically asking, “So what is your bottom-line point?”
Another student speaks up to Ellis, saying, “You’re saying police officers should be revered, viewed as heroes? They belong on TV shows with children?” Keeping his composure in an ever increasingly tense situation, Braden Ellis responded to his professor, saying, “I think they are heroes, in a sense, because they come to your need and help you.”
Braden Ellis asked his teacher whether she would call law enforcement to help her if she needed assistance. She responded indignantly, “I don’t trust them. My life is in more danger in their presence.” The report states that the professor then ended “the discussion before she could be queried further.”
Cypress College released a statement saying that “any efforts to suppress free and respectful expression on our campus will not be tolerated.” The college will be “reviewing the full recording of the exchange between the adjunct professor and the student and will address it fully in the coming days.”