The story involves Khadijah Lynch, an African and Afro-American studies major at Brandeis University who took to Twitter on Dec. 20 to celebrate the brutal, execution-style murder of two New York Police Department officers.
“i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today,” Lynch spouted on Twitter.
“lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist fucking country,” the junior also tweeted. (RELATED: Fancypants, College Student: ‘No Sympathy’ For Brutally Executed Cops)
The Globe’s hot-off-the-presses story about Lynch is headlined “Brandeis student stands by comments on slain NY officers” — which is strange because Lynch responded to her own moment of fleeting infamy not by advancing her fanatical views but by rapidly erasing her entire Twitter page.
She has since returned to Twitter. However, her staunch defense of her tweets is now invitation-only.
America doesn’t appreciate the complexity of her public-then-deleted-then-private Twitter account, she now claims.
“Not having sympathy is not that same as rejoicing or saying that they deserved to die,” Lynch told the Globe. “I think all human life is valuable. I’m not a violent person and I don’t condone violence. I was very sympathetic for the families.”
On Nov. 25, by the way, Lynch tweeted: “the fact that black people have not burned this country down is beyond me.”
Lynch explained to the Globe that she made her flat declaration of “no sympathy” for the two dead police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, because other police officers in other places did things she does not like. Lynch cited, for example, a cop in Cleveland who shot and killed a black 12-year-old boy holding a toy gun. She also cited grand juries in New York and Missouri which chose not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of two black men.
“It was hard for me to conjure sympathy for those police officers,” Lynch expounded.
In addition to deleting her Twitter account, Lynch resigned her title as the undergraduate department representative in the African and Afro-American studies department — apparently at the behest of concerned faculty members.
She also insisted back in December that her public tweets are her “own personal opinion” and threatened that she did not want her tweets “publicized in any form and if you do not abide my wishes i constitute your disregard as slander.”
Lynch now asserts that criticism of her tweets has been “an attempt to embarrass me and silence me.”
“I stand by everything I said on my Twitter account,” the no-longer-public Twitter user boldly told the Globe. “I don’t want to live in a country where police can get away with murdering black children and black people and not be held accountable.”
Lynch’s tweets, which were fully public on Dec. 20, gained notoriety after another Brandeis student, Daniel Mael, publicized them.
After the tweets hit the news, Brandeis African studies department chairman Chad Williams quickly released a statement declaring that the department “does not promote nor condones a disregard for the loss of human life.”
“The deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are a tragedy and should be treated with proper respect,” Williams also said.
At roughly the same time, a throng of angry Brandeis students then criticized Mael after he publicly cited Lynch’s public tweets. Some students suggested that the Brandeis administration should punish him. (RELATED: Students Rally Around Peer With ‘No Sympathy’ For Dead Cops)
Brandeis senior Michael Piccione, a member of the 2014-15 student conduct board, sent an urgent email to the president of Brandeis, senior administrators, professors and students suggesting that Mael “has potentially violated multiple parts” of a Brandeis code of student conduct including “stalking.”
Brandeis, one of America’s foremost hothouses of silly leftism, is a fancypants school in the suburbs of Boston with an endowment larger than the annual gross domestic product of several small Pacific island nations.
The school is most famous for choosing to take back an honorary degree it was going to bestow during its commencement ceremonies upon Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate and a vocal critic of Islam. (RELATED: The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies)
Previously, back on Dec. 1, Lynch had tweeted critically about Brandeis, where one year of tuition, mandatory fees and room and board costs about $60,300 (a little over $6,000 more than America’s median household income of $53,891).
“a social justice themed institution grounded in zionism. word. thats a fucking fanny dooley,” she griped.