This is the text of a leaflet that was recently distributed in Santa Rosa, California:

No Whitewash! Andy’s Murderer Must Be Put on Trial and Face Justice!
We Are All Andy Lopez!
The Whole Damn System Is Guilty!

May 26, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


Andy Lopez was gunned down 7 months ago by the murdering sheriff Erick Gelhaus. Andy was only 13 years old, but Gelhaus shot him 8 times in 10 seconds—not even giving Andy a chance to say a word.

Andy’s friends and classmates and other youth were shocked and hurt—it could have been any one of them. And they were right to rebel in anger and demand justice! That’s the only reason Andy’s name became known across the U.S., and the only reason the system even made a show of investigating Gelhaus.

Now the system—the police, the government and the media—may be getting ready to whitewash Andy’s murder by letting Gelhaus walk, and not even put him on trial. City officials, politicians and others who represent the system are telling people to calm down, “keep the peace,” and “let the system work.” Police murders, mass incarceration, and deportations ARE the system at work! “Keep the peace” is just telling us to be quiet while they keep on killing our people and getting away with it, like we’re slaves!


We say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We don’t need to “calm down.” We don’t need “conciliators”—we need to rise up against injustice!

The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) says, “The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world... when people are not inspired and organized to stand up against these outrages and to build up the strength to put an end to this madness... those days must be GONE. And they CAN be!”


The whole damn system is guilty of Andy’s murder, and the murder of thousands of other youth. It’s guilty of locking away millions more.

This system of capitalism that rules over us oppresses, exploits, and kills people all over the world—from California’s fields and sweatshops, to Mexico and Central America, to Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s destroying our planet’s environment. It is totally illegitimate.

We need a radically different and much better system. This IS possible through revolution. The Revolutionary Communist Party is building a movement for revolution and building the party as the leading core of that revolution. And we have a leader in Bob Avakian, BA, who has the understanding and strategy to do just that. But we’re never going to get to revolution if people don’t rise up and fight injustice, and as we fight together learn more about what’s causing these things, and what the solution is. We must not let Andy’s killer walk free!!!

Join us in the streets the day of the DA’s announcement ...and days after.

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