A Rutger’s Women’s and Gender Studies professor was held by police and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after making disturbing posts online that seemed to be veiled threats following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Kevin Allred, a Rutger’s professor, posted a couple of tweets, and apparently made some controversial comments on campus, following the election of Donald Trump.
Here are the two primary Tweets in question that resulted in Allred being held briefly by police:
A couple of days later, the NYPD showed up to Allred’s New York City residence and took him in for a psychiatric examination at the request of Rutger’s University Police who were genuinely concerned about Allred’s social media postings and comments he was making on campus.
According to a New York Daily News report:
“And this is for exercising my … First Amendment rights. I’m being labeled a threat and put in a psych hospital. Trump’s crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun.”
Kevin Allred told the Daily News that he spent just two hours at the hospital before doctors agreed he had no psychological issues.”
“The doctors were like, ‘This is ridiculous, why did they bring you here?’” Allred told The News. “And I said, ‘That’s what I thought but they told me they had to do it.’”
Other Trump critics attempted to spin the situation as an attack by the government on free speech: