October 28, 2017
Brandeis University Removes Student Leader After Twitter Rant Over NYPD Deaths

A Brandeis University student is in hot water with the Massachusetts institution, after posting a series of anti-police and anti-America comments on Twitter, including calling for violence, according to the Daily Caller. Khadijah Lynch is an undergraduate Brandeis University student in the class of 2016 and a campus leader who has served as an Undergraduate Department Representative for the African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) Department. She has since been removed from the AAAS position over the Twitter comments, according to an announcement from a Brandeis University professor in the department.

Before media attention on her most recent tweets pushed her removal from the position, she posted a series of comments on Twitter over the weekend after two NYPD officers were shot, execution style, in their police cruiser on Saturday afternoon. Lynch's Twitter account, @punQros3, was disabled. and the history was completely erased by Monday morning, but some comments were captured by the ultra-conservative blog Creeping Sharia.

She also wrote, "i [sic] hate this racist f***ing country."

Lynch has a history on social media of making racist and incendiary comments. In November, she sent out tweets which appeared to encourage violence.

"The fact that black people have not burned this country down is beyond me," she wrote on November 25, adding, "I am in riot mode. F**k this f***ing country."

Before the Brandeis University student drew attention for her Twitter posts, she spoke at a vigil in September for minorities killed by police officers. That same month, her thoughts on Ferguson were published by the campus newspaper.

Those comments read, in part, "In Mississippi, where I studied civil rights and educational equity as part of a Justice Brandeis Semester this summer, we learned about the deep connection between Southern police departments and the Ku Klux Klan in attacking civil rights workers and anyone who attempted to change the segregated social order."

Though Brandeis University has attempted to distance itself from Lynch and her comments, their announcement of her resignation as a student leader also roundly criticized the backlash from other Twitter users.

"The comments expressed by Ms. Lynch in no way excuse those made in response to her tweets, many of which have been horrifically racist, sexist, Islamophobic and threatening physical violence. These appalling comments should be resoundingly condemned with even greater passion."

Some of those comments included the following tweets.

It is not the first time in recent months that the university has gotten itself into hot water over controversial issues. In April, Brandeis University was widely criticized over its decision to cancel an honorary degree for well-known Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali.