Outrage: Mistrial in Case of Cop Who Murdered Walter Scott
December 5, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Bob Avakian on Why Police Kill Over and Over and Over Again
Excerpt from: REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN
Cell phone video of murder of Walter Scott.
An American court has refused to convict the racist pig who murdered Walter Scott in South Carolina. Walter Scott was an unarmed Black man. He was running from Michael Slager when he was shot, repeatedly, in the back and murdered in North Charleston, South Carolina, last April. The murder was captured on video. The world saw it.
Police who murder Black, Brown or Native American people are almost never arrested, and almost never go to trial. The fact that the jury could not reach a just verdict of murder in this case–what should’ve been an open-and-shut case–is a damning indictment of this WHOLE SYSTEM, including its IN-justice system.
This outrage—and so many other instances of cops murdering people and getting away with it—raises the question of whether there is ANYthing a pig enforcer of this system can do to a Black human being for which the cop would be punished, even with the evidence right out there for all to see.
What this shows is that when the pigs brutalize, terrorize, and murder Black and Brown people, they are doing their job for this system. THIS CANNOT GO DOWN! All who stand for justice must refuse to accept this, and demand an immediate retrial and conviction of Slager. And THIS CANNOT GO ON. The fight for justice must be linked to building a movement, NOW, organizing to overthrow this whole system.
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