Friday, September 22, 2017

Petition seeks firing of Antifa prof for ‘dead cops’ tweets

The following article appeared on Campus Reform website on September 19th

By Kassy Dillon

A John Jay College student has created a petition demanding that the school fire Professor Michael Isaacson, who tweeted that "it's a privilege to teach future dead cops." 

The school has already placed Isaacson on administrative leave, saying in a statement that administrators were "appalled" at his suggestion "that violence against police is ever acceptable."
"Professor" Isaacson

UPDATE: School officials say they are "reviewing the status of the adjunct faculty" to ensure that it adheres to due process when taking "disciplinary action."

A student at John Jay College has created a petition urging the public college to fire the Antifa-supporting professor who made controversial remarks about “dead cops.”

Professor Michael Isaacson “does not represent what John Jay College expects of not only its students, but also its faculty members,” the online petition states. “He has continuously favored the notion that ‘dead cops’ would make the country a better place. This is his way of guiding his students when considering how they make life decisions.”

Last week, an August tweet from Isaacson’s Twitter account began circulating around the internet, in which Isaacson wrote, “Some of ya’ll might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay College but I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops.”

Isaacson is an economics professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a self-described member of the violent anti-fascist movement commonly known as Antifa.

In an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight last week, Isaacson claimed that “cops are not working for the vast majority of society.”

According to The New York Post, Isaacson was placed on paid administrative leave after his tweets began circulating across the internet.  

“I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable,” said Karon Mason, the president of the college. 

New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio chimed in as well on Twitter, saying that “New York City won't stand for the vile anti-police rhetoric of Michael Isaacson and neither should John Jay College.”

Jose Rodriguez, a sophomore at John Jay College, says he launched the petition because it is shocking that the current administration would neglect their students and find it in themselves to ignore the ones that they were hired to serve.

“A man with dangerous thoughts and intentions is being financially supported by a school whose theme is Justice,” Rodriguez told Campus Reform. “If justice means endorsing acts of violence in order to push an agenda and destroy lives in the process, I seriously wonder where the hearts and minds of the administration lie.”

“Mike Isaacson carries a hate-filled heart and I feel sorry for him,” Fred Nezami, also a sophomore at John Jay College, told Campus Reform.

Nezami claims he was disappointed about the tweets by Isaacson, but was determined to investigate their authenticity. Upon exploring Isaacson's Twitter, he not only confirmed that the tweets in question were real, but also discovered other tweets that he took issue with, such as tweets joking about executing his students.
John Jay had a choice yet hired the one on the right.

“A professor who has expressed ill-will towards many of his own students for choosing a respected career should not be in a position to teach them,” Nezami said. "John Jay College is centered around educating future members of law enforcement, and is no place for a professor who has espoused hatred towards them. John Jay should not delay in firing Mike Isaacson.”

As of press time, the petition had collected 76 signatures, with a tentative goal of 500.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for John Jay provided an updated statement to Campus Reform that strongly suggests the college is pursuing further "disciplinary actions" against Isaacson, possibly including termination.

"As indicated in the statement from President Mason last Friday, the College is reviewing the status of the adjunct faculty," the statement asserted. "The disciplinary process is governed by the City University of New York’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which establishes grounds for disciplinary actions by the College. Under the Disciplinary Provisions of the CBA, adjuncts are subject to discharge for just cause but have grievance rights under the Grievance Provisions of the CBA. The College is following due process to resolve the situation."

Ed.  Four years of college, another in graduate school but never, never did I draw a "professor" who looked or acted  like this clown. Officials at John Jay College should be beyond embarrassed by the actions of Michael Isaacson. He should have been fired on the spot for his comments and association with a groups of thugs.

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Ex-Chicago cop, a fugitive for almost 15 years, arrested in Detroit

 Hat Tip: Second City Cop

The following article appeared in the Chicago Tribune on September 19th

By Jason Meisner 

Former Chicago police Sgt. Eddie C. Hicks was arrested in Detroit Tuesday morning, nearly 15 years after he fled on the eve of trial on federal drug conspiracy charges.

Hicks, 68, has been the subject of an international manhunt since 2003, according to the FBI. He appeared in federal court in Detroit on Tuesday and was ordered held until he can be brought to Chicago to face the charges.
Eddie Hicks

A 29-year veteran of the police force, Hicks was charged in Chicago in 2001 with running a crew of rogue officers who robbed drug dealers, pocketed the illicit cash and sold the stolen drugs to other pushers. After Hicks fled the country on the eve of his trial in 2003, authorities said he was presumed to have traveled to Brazil.

A Tribune investigation later found that while he was on the lam, Hicks repeatedly conducted financial transactions in Chicago to enrich himself and the people closest to him. Two years after Hicks vanished, his signature appeared on land records giving his son — also a Chicago police officer — the South Side property Hicks had used to secure his $150,000 bond. In addition, by the time of the Tribune investigation in 2011, monthly police pension checks totaling more than $300,000 had been paid to Hicks' bank account or cashed by his wife.

At his brief appearance in a Detroit courtroom on Tuesday, Hicks waived his right to a hearing to establish his identity and agreed to be brought immediately to Chicago, according to audio of the hearing made public.

When U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen asked Hicks if that was his wish, he replied in a calm voice, "Yes, your honor," according to the audio.

A longtime narcotics officer, Hicks retired from the Chicago Police Department while under federal investigation in March 2000.

Until then, he seemingly had a charmed career, working personal friendships with top commanders to land plush assignments such as providing security at Chicago Bulls games.

According to the federal charges, Hicks led a crew that for nearly a decade used fake search warrants to rip off drug stash houses and also stole drugs and cash from dealers during illegal traffic stops.

A major cocaine dealer, Arthur Veal, had been tipping Hicks and his crew — including another sergeant and two former police civilian employees — to lucrative targets to rob. But in 2000, Veal was busted and told authorities of his history with the officers.

The FBI set up two South Side apartments to look like drug houses, equipping them with hidden audio and video equipment. Veal tipped Hicks off to the locations, the charges alleged, and the two police civilian employees were captured on video breaking into both apartments and escaping with a combined $13,000 in cash. Authorities charged that Hicks was outside providing surveillance and communicating with those inside by cellphone.

In one recorded conversation before a robbery in 2000, Hicks told Veal that the money they were told would be at the stash house better be there or his crew might get upset.

"I mean if I tell these guys, you know, you might be making a hundred grand and then they end up with four grand, ya know," Hicks was quoted in one government filing as saying.

By the time Hicks' trial was scheduled to begin in June 2003, three of his four co-defendants had pleaded guilty to their roles in the scheme. But Hicks, who had been out on bail, didn't show up on his trial's opening day.

Federal court officials had allowed Hicks to secure his $150,000 bond by posting as collateral a gated three-story brick apartment building he owned with his son, Anthony, the Tribune reported as part of its 2011  "Fugitives From Justice" investigation, which focused on Chicago-area suspects who fled across borders.

Authorities didn't seize that building after Eddie Hicks became a fugitive, according to the Tribune story. Two years later, in 2005, Hicks' signature appeared on a property deed transferring ownership of the building solely to his son.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, Anthony Hicks hung up on a reporter.

The Tribune also reported that the day after he fled, Hicks apparently signed paperwork directing the police pension fund to mail his annuity checks of more than $3,000 per month to a South Side home where he had lived with his wife, Carol Pierce.

Pierce immediately began cashing the checks, which bore Hicks' apparent signature and endorsement on the back.

Two years later, Hicks' signature appeared on a form directing the fund to wire his monthly benefit payments into his account with the Chicago Patrolman's Federal Credit Union, the Tribune found.

Ed.  No doubt Antifa and Black Lives Matter will immediately praise police for the capture of this thoroughly corrupt sub-human.  Uh huh.

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Leftists reaping the rewards of their anti-Trump, anti-America hate fests

The following article appeared on website on September 20th.

Malkin: Show Biz Meltdown: Bombs Away!

The numbers don't lie. Viewers and fans are tuning out.

The numbers don't lie. Across the entertainment industry, viewers and fans are tuning out. It's no coincidence ratings are cratering as unhinged celebrities crank up their anti-Trump and anti-American antics.

Pro tip, Tinseltownies: Swapping your jazz hands for middle fingers and waving resistance fists at your customer base is bad for business. Let us count the waning ways.

Emmy emetics. Who wanted to see smirking Stephen Colbert lead a cast of Botoxed starlets and men in hot pants, handing out TV industry awards to diamond-draped elites hoisting up their gilt statues as emblems of victory on behalf of the hegemonically oppressed? Not as many as the boob-tube titans had hoped! The show's overall viewership of 11.4 million tied an all-time low; the key ratings demographic of 18-49 adults sunk 10 percent lower than last year's historic low. Most of America had better things to do than watch a privileged cabal of left-wing, coastal one-percenters preening indulgently about their progressivism. Conservative actor James Wood had the response of the night to the Emmy ego-thon, noting that "the stunning lack of political diversity in Hollywood is interesting, when you consider their consumer base is so evenly divided."

Oscars' abyss. Earlier this year, the Academy Awards show earned the second-lowest viewership ratings in its history. Program host Jimmy Kimmel and other celebs turned their stage and red carpet into Trump-bashing soapboxes for anti-cop rants, open borders pleas and Quran promotion.

Box office beatdown. Hollywood's summer movie season launched more duds than North Korea's Rocket Man. By Labor Day weekend, revenue plunged "nearly 16 percent over last year, the steepest decline in modern times," according to the Hollywood Reporter, adding that "(a)ttendance also plummeted, and is almost assured of hitting a 25-year low in terms of the number of tickets sold, according to Box Office Mojo." Variety dubbed it "the worst the movie industry has seen in more than a decade." 

I don't want my MTV. The network that used to broadcast music videos now has a hard time attracting eyeballs to its marquee Video Music Awards. Go figure. Its 10th annual awards show was "the least-watched one in its history," marking the "fourth year in a row that the network has seen a decline in the crown jewel of its annual calendar," according to the Associated Press. 

Al Gore's man-made disaster. Among the summer's hottest messes? Environmental scare-monger Al Gore's climate change sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth." The original green Chicken Little flick raked in nearly $50 million in 2006. The follow-up this summer, in release for a measly six weeks, scraped up less than $3.5 million in domestic receipts. Paramount tried to prop up the film with trailer endorsements from Bono, Randy Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Shailene Woodley. But their Hollywood helium couldn't lift Gore's cinematic lead balloon.

Rolling Stone's tombstone. The iconic pop culture and music magazine rolled itself into oblivion after publishing its infamous "Rape on Campus" hoax article in 2014. Legal costs are approaching $5 million; this week, a third defamation suit by University of Virginia fraternity members moved forward. Over the weekend, owner Jann Wenner announced that his majority stake in the rag is now for sale. Maybe magazine cover boys and lefty multimillionaires Justin Trudeau, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama can pitch in?
Why would the Browns want to draw added attention to themselves?
NFL = No fans left. The football field is now a minefield of social justice causes, where National Football League officials countenance Black Power salutes, but ban pro-police decals on helmets after cop ambushes. A recent J.D. Power survey found that national anthem protests by players were the top reason fans stopped watching games. Viewership at the start of the 2017 regular season was down 13 percent for the NFL and NBC from last year's opener. Gridiron fans are switching the channel and they're staying out of the stadiums, too. The Rams and Chargers barely filled half their stadiums. The USC-Texas game boasted higher attendance numbers than those two teams' games combined.

NFL brass blame hurricanes. But from the boob tube to the big screen to the glossies to the Big Leagues, the fault lies not with Mother Nature or the entertainment industry's consumers -- but with the fatally self-absorbed, politically toxified stars themselves.

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