NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Rutgers University professor was taken to Bellevue Hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he sent a tweet seemingly threatening to “shoot random white people.”

The NYPD received a request from the Rutgers police to check on adjunct professor Kevin Allred at his Booklyn home, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

Allred sent a tirade of anti-Trump tweets, including one that seemed like a threat, saying “Will the Second Amendment be as cool when I buy a gun and start shooting random white people?”

He deleted the tweet after being briefly suspended by Twitter. 

Allred then continued to tweet about his encounter with the police, insisting he was exercising his First Amendment rights.

Once he was released, he said “even the doctors thought it was ridiculous to take me to a psychiatric hospital and force me into evaluation.”

Allred said he returned to campus to teach after.

Police do not plan to investigate further.

 

Comments (3)
  1. If you say incendiary remarks that scare people, you should not be surprised when authorities, like the campus police get involved, especially when you say this: “Will the Second Amendment be as cool when I buy a gun and start shooting random white people?” You are judged by what you wrote, not what you later say you really meant by what you wrote.

  2. Anyone out there besides me notice the difference between the officials in West Virginia and this guy? They resign. This guy is back on the job.

    “even the doctors thought it was ridiculous to take me to a psychiatric hospital and force me into evaluation”

    If he tweeted something anti-Hillary, they’d have locked him up immediately.

    Can anyone say double standard?

  3. Proof positive Trumps crackdown on free speech has begun? First of all, Trump won’t even be in office till Jan 20th. Second, have you not seen anything the past year and a half? Its been going on longer, but its been pretty blatant for this time period I mentioned of which you can’t disagree with a liberal or you are racist, a bigot, a homophobe, sexist, whatever -ist word you can think of. Hell, you can’t even come on to a college campus like Rutgers without being chased off campus if you have differing views than a liberal. So spare me professor nutjob.

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