Points of Discipline for People’s Patrols to Stop Illegal and Arbitrary Police Abuse

August 18, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


We represent the highest interests of the people and work wholeheartedly to serve the people.  Therefore while on duty or otherwise representing for the revolution we follow these rules:

1) We don’t drink or use drugs

2) We do not carry weapons or illegal substances of any kind

3) We do not raise money for ourselves in the name of the revolution. We do turn in contributions from the people to support the revolutionary movement.

4) Women are equals of men in every respect and should be treated as comrades in the revolutionary struggle and not as property or prizes. Physically or verbally abusing women or treating them as sexual objects are completely opposed to everything we stand for.

5) We are revolutionary internationalists and promote respect for people, cultures and languages  from every part of the world. No insulting, or making jokes or ignorant remarks about a person’s race or nationality or language.

6) Patrols are made up of comrades: we unite Black and Latino and all nationalities, men and women, young and old, gay and straight to set an example of the future we intend to bring into being.

 We never call anyone a nigger, bitch, ho, faggot, etc......

7) We never use the respect people have for us for personal or financial gain, or to take sexual advantage. Don’t be a big shot—be an example of a different and better world.

8) We do not engage in or allow ourselves to be provoked into violence with the police or their agents and provocateurs.

9) We do not engage in or side with violence among the people ...We do unite people to fight the power, and transform the people, for revolution.

10) We do not steal from or take revenge upon middle class people in the neighborhood, and we do not graffiti or post notices, posters or leaflets on the property of small businesses without their agreement—these people are not the enemy, and many can be won to side with and support the revolution.

11) Very importantly, we listen to and learn from the observations and criticisms of the people—even if they sting or we do not agree.  Criticisms should be listened to and brought to the attention of the movement to evaluate and learn from—when they are right and even when they are wrong.

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