Cypress College in southern California put an adjunct professor on leave after she allegedly criticized a student for supporting the police and contradicting her own views.
Student Braden Ellis used his communication class presentation to discuss the impact of the so-called “Cancel Culture” on Americans who want to praise law enforcement officers and call them “heroes.”
A recording of the online Zoom session shows the unidentified female seemingly disagreeing with Ellis because his opinions contradict her own. The professor then appears to use 10 minutes allocated for question time to verbally attack her student’s opinions and try to start an argument.
“The issue (the problem with the law enforcement officers) is systematic,” she said in the video obtained by The Daily Wire.
She then claimed the police allegedly overstepped the boundaries of their authority and even acted unethically, many times, without facing any consequences.
“A lot of police officers have committed atrocious crimes and have gotten away with it and have never been convicted of any of it,” she said. “I say [it] as a person that has family members who are police officers.”
The remarks came after Ellis discovered many Americans had been silenced for openly appreciating the good work police officers do.
He revealed the “Paw Patrol” children’s television program was censored because it positively portrayed law enforcement’s role in society around the same time of Minnesotan George Floyd’s death in custody. Black Lives Matter activists have used the May 2020 tragedy as a reason to protest and behave disorderly across the nation.
Ellis stressed police officers still play an important role in protecting and serving the general public.
“I think they are heroes in a sense because they come to your need and they come and help you … they do protect us,” he can be heard saying. “Who do we call when we are in trouble, and someone has a knife or a gun?”
However, the educator refused to acknowledge Ellis’s difference in opinion and interrupted, saying she refuses to call the police when she is in danger.
“I do not trust them [because] my life is in more danger in their [presence],” she said.
Since the professor continued to interrupt and argue with Ellis, the video recording was later reported to Cypress College administration on April 30. The college eventually confirmed the educator was taking time off from teaching and would not return to work the following semester.
“The adjunct professor will be taking a leave of absence for the duration of her assignment at Cypress College. This was her first course at Cypress and she had previously indicated her intention to not return in the fall,” a school representative said in a statement obtained by the New York Post.
Ellis was relieved to hear the matter was resolved and believes the quarrel was one of the many cases where left-wing doctrines were forced on students across the United States.
“I have another [teacher] who is just as bad,” he told the paper. “These teachers just spew divisiveness and hatred toward our country.”
Despite the heated exchange, Ellis refuses to hide his respect for police officers.
“I was shocked to hear her comments about police but I stood firm in my beliefs,” he said according to The Daily Wire. “We need to fight back against this liberal ideology spreading in our colleges and save America.”
Watch the full conversation below:
A professor at Cypress College in California scolds her student for arguing that police officers are heroes
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 29, 2021