Following the execution of two New York Police Department officers, a Brandeis University student leader wasted no time in making it clear that she did not care that they were murdered.
“i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today,” Khadijah Lynch, a junior and an Undergraduate Department Representative in the African and Afro-American Studies Department, wrote on Twitter.
Two NYPD officers were shot execution style by a Baltimore gang-member, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who boasted about killing cops before embarking on his rampage.
This is not the first time that Lynch has made questionable statements on race relations in the United States. In September, the main Brandeis University student paper The Justice asked Lynch if she believed there is a “trend of racial bias in law enforcement violence” in America following the cases of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. She proceeded to claim that “American police forces of today descend from a legacy of slave captives and overseers” and are racist bigots.
The very essence of the United States relies on the social implications of race in which black bodies are deemed as sub-human with little to no access of the rights that are so called applicable to every American citizen. The American police forces of today descend from a legacy of slave captives and overseers whose job was to protect the property (enslaved black bodies) of rich, slave owning capitalists. We must understand that we are not that far removed from this country’s legacy of slavery and that most of our laws are shaped to uphold a system of white supremacy. The Mike Brown case is only a reflection, a repeat and a reminder that this nation rests on the brutality and criminalization of black people and other non-whites. Once we as a nation acknowledge and understand these parallels, only then can we heal collectively from the past.
Lynch was also a featured speaker at a Brandeis community-wide vigil in memory of those allegedly killed as a result of racial profiling earlier this academic year and is listed as an undergraduate department representative for the Department of African and Afro-American studies.
Her Twitter account is similarly riddled with objectionable remarks and justifications of violence.
“She’s a UDR, which means she’s a leader on campus responsible for advising younger students,” a recent Brandeis graduate told TruthRevolt. “Someone with these extremist views shouldn’t have a position of influence at Brandeis.”
After TruthRevolt contacted Lynch for a comment on this story, she took to Twitter and wrote, “so bdeis “journalists” be creeping on my twitter. byee.” She later responded to TruthRevolt and refused to clarify if she felt that the executed NYPD officers deserved to die.
“Does matter what i believe?” she wrote. “Its my own personal opinion which I as a private citizen which do not want publicized in any form and if you do not abide my wishes i constitute your disregard as slander.”
Lynch then returned to Twitter and called for an “intifada,” in which innocents are murdered, in America.
Update I: This article was updated to include a follow-up Tweet from Lynch in which she said “lmao, all i just really dont have sympathy for the cops who were shot. i hate this racist fucking country.”