Chicago Police Murdered Adam Toledo

by Crystobal Cavazos, published on Socialist Action, June 17, 2021 By Cristobal Cavazos Thirteen-year old Adam Toledo was shot to death in the Mexican working class neighborhood of Little Village, among the most poverty stricken in Chicago. CPD officer Eric Stillman did this heinous deed on March 29, but a Chicago police cover-up reported otherwise. Months later video footage showed[…]

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The Truth About Defunding the Police

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 9, 2021 “Defunding” the police has often turned out to be an accounting trick, but community control of police – a righteous demand – must also ensure that all government functions address human needs. “The armed forces of Russia, Germany, France, the U.K. and Japan all receive less money than American police departments.”[…]

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Following the Chauvin verdict: Stay in the streets!

Workers World Party Statement, April 21, 2021 Workers World Party expresses its solidarity with the family of George Floyd, along with the Minneapolis community and anti-racist activists everywhere, who understandably applaud the three guilty verdicts against the racist, white, killer cop, Derek Chauvin, who wantonly lynched Floyd May 25, 2020. Chauvin was found guilty today, April 20, 2021, of second-degree[…]

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Murder of Daunte Wright Wrecked Derek Chauvin Show Trial

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, April 15, 2021 The Black-murder-by-cop next door to Minneapolis shows the world the dehumanization that is built into the white supremacist DNA of settler-colonialism will continue to produce crimes against our collective humanity. “The murder of George Floyd was no more an aberration in U.S. society than the election of Donald Trump[…]

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On César Chávez Day, Chicanos fight back against LAPD

by Luis Sifuentes, published on Fightback News, April 2, 2021 The LAPD recently shot six people in seven days. We also saw them unleash their violence last week in Echo Park against the unhoused community and allies, then call it a “service to the community.” And they’re trying to use their violence during last summer’s protests to secure more resources[…]

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January 6 Exposes 2 Faces of US Democracy

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, January 12, 2021 What occurred on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was shocking but not surprising.   What was shocking was the sight of thousands in a majority white, neofascist terrorist mob — with no masks and no social distancing — overrunning the supposedly high security sanctuary of the offices of U.S. Congresspeople,[…]

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Justice for Walter Wallace!

by Betsey Piette, published on Workers World, October 27, 2020 Outrage over the police killing of Walter Wallace, Jr., a Black husband, father, son, and twin, erupted throughout his West Philadelphia neighborhood on Oct. 26, as news of the incident spread.  Wallace was shot multiple times by police on his block in front of his mother and neighbors who frantically[…]

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The Role of Police in Gentrification

by Brenden Beck, published on Consortium News, September 24, 2020 A lawsuit alleges Breonna Taylor died because Louisville was trying to arrest its way toward economic redevelopment. Research shows this is common. This piece is a commentary, part of The Appeal’s collection of opinion and analysis. The circumstances surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing by police in Louisville, Kentucky, are by now[…]

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Protests for Daniel Prude in second week in Rochester, N.Y.

by R.J. Red, published on Workers World, September 15, 2020 Sept. 13 – Nearly six months ago, Daniel Prude was murdered by police officers in Rochester, N.Y., while experiencing a mental health crisis. Initially, the details of the case were swept under the rug by Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and Mayor Lovely Warren. However, on Sept. 2, body camera[…]

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September 19: a Nationwide Day of Protest, and Dialog on Community Control of Police

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, September 10, 2020 Community control puts us on the path to both defunding and abolishing the police – so why are many  Black Lives Matter chapters withholding support? The Black masses want justice, security and democracy (also known as “self-determination”) to be part of the equation.” Despite the unprecedented wave of “Justice[…]

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