California professor reprimanded after saying police “need to be killed”

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The good professor…UC Davis Dept of English photo

He sounds like such a nice guy…

From Fox News: An English and comparative literature professor in California was reprimanded after an interview quoted him as saying police “need to be killed,” according to reports.

The California Aggie also reported the tweets of UC Davis professor Joshua Clover, who is also a poet:

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” — tweeted on Nov. 27, 2014.

“I mean, it’s easier to shoot cops when their backs are turned, no?” — tweeted on Dec. 27, 2014.

“People think that cops need to be reformed. They need to be killed.” — published in an interview on Jan. 31, 2016.

The university said in a statement: “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 critical and political theory, political economy, poetry, poetics and Marxism, wrote to The Aggie, saying, “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.”

Clover added he would “direct any further questions to the family of Michael Brown.”


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11 responses to “California professor reprimanded after saying police “need to be killed”

  1. What a moron. When his life is in danger I’m sure he’s going to call the family of Michael Brown for help and not 911. (Sarcasm)

  2. Clover’s birth name is Joshua Miller Kaplan. He legally changed his surname to his mother’s maiden name. His mother, Carol J. Clover, is the originator of the final girl theory in a book on horror films and a professor emerita at the University of California at Berkeley.

    • How come I didn’t need you to tell us his real name is Kaplan to know he is part of the tribe? Insane. Hateful. Destroyers. ( who always get always with it ) Of course the hair, glasses, and crazed look kind of give it away too. Nice confirmation though.

    • How surprising (cough!). I’m wondering how his mother’s “final girl theory” is a “theory” at all. It is simply a plot device. Mom must have been as full of herself has her son is.

  3. Because Jews control publishing, the self-evident observation that the pretty American heroine is still alive at the end of slasher films—unlike the female loser-victims—is, oy vey, turned into a paranoid rant by Carol Clover called “the final girl theory,” ensuring such hate posing as scholarship is given its own chair in a university. I can picture this Carol Clover and her sort seething with hatred toward prettier Christian female heroines, and in their grandiose paranoia seeing it as a plot to make them feel inferior and worthy of endless Talmudic nitpicking. Speaking of Jewish paranoid grandiosity, how about her son’s sporting those Jean Paul Sartre eyeglasses and unbathed appearance, presumably because he sees Satre’s ‘engagement’ and being a hip leftist destroying Western Civilization from a cafe as applying to himself. He really hates himself, of course.

    • Well, THAT would qualify as a hypothesis. The Wiki write up about mom wouldn’t. I rather think they provide significant “latitude” when discussing fellow tribesmen.

  4. Yea, and I bet this pos looks like his mother or one of his grandmothers……Ugh. I realize my comment is petty, but Kaplan should have been fired for making those threats. We all know individuals like him who publicly broadcast threats can be very dangerous.

  5. After all the traffic tickets I received that I know I did not deserve, and after last year’s personal debacle that devolved upon me, believe me, I have had my problems with the police.

    But I would never in my wildest nightmares advocate what this hater, Clover, advocates. I could go on and on, but we’re all familiar with the 5th Commandment.

    Once again, academic freedom used to mean something—60 years ago. Now the lunatics run the asylum, and it’s not funny. But as Clover has tenure, nothing will happen to him!

    Hey, Clover, the next time you’re robbed or your house is broken into, CALL A CRACKHEAD.

    • I’ve had my share of “disagreeable moments” with the police as well. I have met a couple who were nice. In all truth, that’s about 2% of the ones I’ve met.

      I will not grovel or suck up to police. I treat them respectfully but that often doesn’t seem to be what they’re after. When they take the attitude that I work for them that’s where the trouble usually starts.

      I grew up in an era when everyone understood, at least on the surface, that they were public servants and, therefore, we paid their salaries. Also, if we’re in trouble, we are innocent until proven guilty. We are not required to suffer abuse.

      I could tell some stories that happened to me in my life and I was a “good” kid. I was a decent young man as well. My current attitude is that I will not call them about anything unless I absolutely have to. I’ll have my lawyer contact them later.

      I have even turned in obvious law breakers and had that whole thing turn around to where I became the suspect. Never again. I don’t agree with the madman above, but I do know how people get the attitudes they have.

  6. This moron needs to learn the “Bucheimer Boogie”… I hope if he calls the police they laugh at him. He should be robbed and assaulted by a drug addict looking for a fix…


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