Fort Worth, Texas:
White Man Chokes Seven-Year-Old Black Child, Pig Assaults Child’s Mother
December 23, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
On Wednesday, December 21, a Fort Worth, Texas, pig violently attacked and arrested a Black woman, Jacqueline Craig. She had called police, demanding justice when a white racist neighbor choked her seven-year-old son. And this pig brutally arrested her 15-year-old daughter for trying to protect her mother from his outrageous, illegal assault. And then he arrested her 19-year-old daughter who was doing nothing but streaming the assault live on Facebook.
Watch the video! A cop arrives and first goes over to talk to the white neighbor. Then you see Jacqueline Craig telling the cop, “My son is seven years old, you don’t have the right to grab him, choke him behind no paper that he threw ... we have been living here four years, so you know that my house is a door in between yours, so you should have came to me. Don’t put your hands on my son.” The cop says, “Why don’t you teach your son not to litter?” Jacqueline Craig says, “He can’t prove to me that my son littered. But it doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t, it doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on him,” and the cop replies, “Why not?”
This cannot go down like that.
Over 2.7 million people have watched the video and many have posted expressions of outrage and fury. The next day, on Thursday, more than 150 people gathered outside the county courthouse to protest this incident—yet one more, on top of thousands and thousands of other incidents of racist brutality by the police.
It tells you something essential about the role of police, that this cop acted with such swaggering arrogance as he insulted, degraded, and then violently assaulted this Black woman and her daughters for trying to protect her seven-year-old son. It tells you that he was thinking and acting the way he is supposed to act under this system. It is more evidence that the role of the police under this system is exactly what Bob Avakian says it is:
The role of the police is not to serve and protect the people. It is to serve and protect the system that rules over the people. To enforce the relations of exploitation and oppression, the conditions of poverty, misery and degradation into which the system has cast people and is determined to keep people in. The law and order the police are about, with all of their brutality and murder, is the law and the order that enforces all this oppression and madness.
A Trump regime would be a reign of terror ON TOP OF a reign of terror. If we are going to get free, now is not the time to dial down outrage and resistance against police terror and murder. And, coming from the need to emancipate all humanity, coming from the burning need for a revolution to overthrow this system at the soonest possible time, there is a need—right now—to throw our all into preventing the Trump-Pence fascist regime from coming to power.
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