A California professor who teaches English and literature has sparked controversy after he said police "need to be killed."
Yikes! I know what you're probably thinking - Is this guy from a publicly funded university? Yep, it appears so.
UC Davis professor Joshua Clover told his Twitter followers “I am thankful that every living cop will one day be dead, some by their own hand, some by others, too many of old age #letsnotmakemore” on Nov. 27, 2014, according to Fox News.
As if that wasn't enough, he followed it up on December 27th of the same year with, “I mean, it’s easier to shoot cops when their backs are turned, no?”
Then on January 31st 2016 he tweeted, "People think that cops need to be reformed. They need to be killed."
The university issued a statement sating: “The UC Davis administration condemns the statement of Professor Clover to which you refer. It does not reflect our institutional values, and we find it unconscionable that anyone would condone much less appear to advocate murder. ... We support law enforcement, and the UC Davis Police Department and Chief Joe Farrow have been and remain critical partners to our community.”
Clover, whose work focuses on poetry and Marxism, told The Aggie, “I think we can all agree that the most effective way to end any violence against officers is the complete and immediate abolition of the police.”
Sounds like it's time to cut funding to UC Davis.