College student described police as ‘heroes,’ professor objected: Now she’s on leave

College student described police as ‘heroes,’ professor objected: Now she’s on leave
Early police in America (Image via WikiMedia)

[Ed. – Saying something positive about the police: automatic F.]

Braden Ellis is a student studying business at a community college in southern California. Ellis gave a presentation for a required communications class in which he criticized cancel culture and argued that police should be seen as heroes. …

After the presentation, the adjunct professor who was running the communications class started an argument with Ellis, asking him what he was trying to say about police. The whole argument … was recorded and eventually made its way to Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Here’s the clip. …

The professor starts with the claim that policing arose from fugitive slave patrols. She says it’s “the whole reason we have police departments in the first place.” That’s not true or, at best, is very misleading. We did have fugitive slave patrols in the south as an early form of policing but policing arose in other parts of the country for other reasons. …

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