A Rutgers University professor, who created a course called "Politicizing Beyoncé," was taken into police custody and subjected to a psychological evaluation at a New York City hospital after campus police said he threatened to kill white people following the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election.
The New York Police Department stepped in Tuesday to take Kevin Allred to Bellevue Hospital after being contacted by the Rutgers Police Department, NBC 4 New York reported. Allred has since been released.
The professor has intensely criticized President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter since his surprise victory and took to the social media platform to blast the police for taking him into custody for comments he said were nothing more than "political statements," not actual threats.
"[E]ven the doctors thought it was ridiculous to take me to a psychiatric hospital and force me into evaluation," he tweeted. "[I]t was f***ing intimidation."
Then, Allred, lacking any real evidence, tweeted that his arrest is "proof positive that Trump's crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun."
This all became an issue when he posted, in a since deleted comment, "will the 2nd amendment be as cool when i buy a gun and start shooting at random white people or no...?" He later revised the tweet.
i said: would conservatives care as much abt the 2nd amendment if guns killed more white people? a question meant to expose double standard— Kevin “the cops are terrorists” Allred (@Kevin “the cops are terrorists” Allred)1479272210.0
Allred, according to NBC, has encouraged his students to participate in a walkout planned for Rutgers' New Brunswick campus in protest of Trump's win.