A COLLEGE professor has attacked a student for calling cops “heroes” during a presentation about cancel culture.
The argument erupted when 19-year-old Braden Ellis defended the police after he gave his Zoom presentation at Cypress College,in California.
At the beginning of their exchange Ellis says: 'I think cops are heroes” to which she immediately replies: “All of them?”
“I'd say a good majority. You have bad people in every business,” he said.
The professor could then be heard saying: “Yet, 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.”
Ellis responded: 'This is what I believe. I do support our police. We have bad people, and the people that do bad things should be brought to justice. I agree with that.”
The professor then interrupted, saying: “So what is your bottom line point?
"You're saying police officers should be revered, viewed as heroes? They belong on TV shows with children?”
The academic suggested police were created in the South to track down runaway slaves and that it was a form of systemic racism.
Ellis asked her if she would call police if someone broke into her home and was armed with a knife or a gun.
"I wouldn’t call the police. My life's more in danger in their presence. I wouldn't call anybody," she said.
Ellis later told Fox News the exchange happened after his 10 minute presentation on cancel culture and was defending his right to free speech.
He specifically mentioned how the Nickelodeon show Paw Patrol faced criticism because it showed police in a positive light.
The Cops TV series had briefly been stopped, while A&E's Live PD was completely taken off the air, he said.
Ellis said he didn't record his exchange with the professor but took it from her archive after it left him feeling shocked.
“Even if you don't like it, you should be able to speak,” the business major said.
“You might dislike it, but I should fight for your right to say it. That used to be a liberal position.
“We Republicans have the policies. We need to make sure that we are standing strong, need to be tough and fight back against the liberal agenda in college, but do it with gentleness and respect.”
Cypress College issued a statement saying it “takes great pride in fostering a learning environment for students where ideas and opinions are exchanged as a vital piece of the educational journey.
"Our community fully embraces this culture; students often defend one another’s rights to express themselves freely, even when opinions differ.
“Any efforts to suppress free and respectful expression on our campus will not be tolerated."
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