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Nebraska Professor Who 'F-Bombed' Police Meets Obama After Omaha Speech

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A woman becomes emotional as she hugs President Barack Obama during an event at the University of Nebraska Omaha Baxter Arena on January 13 in Omaha, Nebraska.

By    |   Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 09:31 PM

An English professor at the University of Nebraska who last month who "F-bombed" the police, prosecutors — even the National Rifle Association — on Facebook met President Barack Obama after he spoke Wednesday in Omaha.

Amanda Gailey is an associate professor of English at the university's Lincoln campus. She is also founder of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, Breitbart News reports.

The White House invited Gailey last week to meet Obama after he spoke at Baxter Arena in the Omaha, KETV-7 reports. Nine other members of her group attended the speech, according to the report.

In a Dec. 28 Facebook post, Gailey's tirade included eight blistering statements that all began with the f-word.


One said, "**** the society that has allowed itself to become so saturated in guns that it's plausible a child might have one at a park."

She then went on to attack "police officers who undertook a job that carries inherent risk but think any perceived threat to them whatsoever justifies instantaneous lethal force" and the NRA for "greasing this machine … with the blood of American children."

However, Gailey put up another post Thursday that sought to explain that she originally sought to express "my outrage at the police shooting of a 12-year-old child and the failure to indict the bad-apple police officers involved."

She was referring to the November 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland. A grand jury last month cleared two Cleveland police officers in the incident. Rice was brandishing a toy gun in a park.

Gailey also said in the second post that she shook Obama's hand after his speech.

Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse also took to Facebook in light of the incident. He attacked both Gailey and President Obama in a post on Thursday.

"One has to really question why a professor who makes comments like these about police officers — people who put their lives in harm’s way to protect their neighbors everyday — would ever deserve such an honor from the president of the United States," Sasse wrote.

"Hopefully, this was just a vetting mistake by the White House and not a statement of support for her views by the president.

"Either way, this is troubling."

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An English professor at the University of Nebraska who last month who "F-bombed" the police, prosecutors — even the National Rifle Association — on Facebook met President Barack Obama after he spoke Wednesday in Omaha.
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