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Cal State LA Prof Compares Police Officers to ‘Slave Catchers’

Cal State LA Prof Compares Police Officers to ‘Slave Catchers’

“You literally have a target on your back”

This is not only untrue, it is a dangerous and irresponsible thing to say to students.

The College Fix reports:

Cal State Los Angeles prof: Yesterday’s ‘slave catchers’ are today’s police officers

At a Cal State Fullerton conference yesterday on “intersectionality” and discrimination, a professor and Black Lives Matter organizer said that today’s police officers are the “slave catchers” of prior generations.

According to the Daily Titan, Cal State Los Angeles’s Melina Abdullah told those in attendance “You literally have a target on your back. That is what policing was founded on and that is what it evolved out of. So the former slave catchers or paddy rollers, they were called slave patrols.”

Those old slave patrols, she said, evolved into today’s “patrolmen,” and thus important “because the roots of the police go deep.”

It’s also why she believes in the abolition of police departments.

Abdullah was joined by local activist Cristina Flores of the group “Copwatch,” and host Donna Nicol, Cal State Fullerton women and gender studies professor.


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Stupid as hell too.

But of course! No police anywhere in the world ever existed until the American slave masters mustered a group of people to catch their runaway property.

All police/law-enforcement personnel the world-over owe their existence and historical ancestry to them. Shouldn’t they be positively grateful for American ingenuity?

Right? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Per the Right Hon. Bugs Bunny, Esq: Wuddah Maroon!!

    puhiawa in reply to pilgrim1949. | March 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Unbelievably ignorant. A fine example of self-taught stupidity where desperately straining for an original thought, she focuses on the word “patrol” and makes up an entire history lesson. A mere second would suggest that the word has a French origin, and sure enough it does. Two seconds of thought would suggest the word actually has a military connotation, and again that turns out to be true.
    Patrol was originally a military guard of several military men or vehicles assigned to a specific defined route. Hence a ‘patrolman’ is a beat officer assigned to a specified street beat.
    Absolutely nothing to do with her babble.
    Paddy wagons referred to picking up drunk Irishmen. As any fool knows. They shall be busy today.

[…]So the former slave catchers or paddy rollers, they were called slave patrols.”

As an Irish-American, I demand reparations.

These diversity, gender studies, and grievance studies hires are simply not University caliber.

There is great irony in somebody named “Abdullah” saying anything about slavery, considering (1) the name itself, and (2) their membership in a religion that explicitly condones slavery (and puts it into practice, where that religion holds sway).

    Walker Evans in reply to randian. | March 18, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks! You beat me to it, as I was going to post the same thing. As a further note, have you noticed how many of these leftist loonies have Islamic, or at least Middle Eastern names?

Time to end all ethnic studies.