All Out for the October Month of Resistance!

How Long Will Murdering Pigs Continue to Walk Free?—Grand Jury Lets Murdering Police Walk Free in Ohio!

by Carl Dix | September 25, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


It's been more than two months since the police murder of Eric Garner, and none of the cops who choked him to death have yet been charged for this crime! More than six weeks since the police murder of Michael Brown, and the killer cop has still not been indicted! Now the grand jury reviewing the evidence in the police shooting of John Crawford at an Ohio Walmart has decided not to indict any of the cops who killed him!

The videotape of the murder of Eric Garner, with the cops choking him and ignoring his cries that he couldn't breathe, has been seen by millions, but that hasn't been enough to convince the DA to indict the killers. Witness after witness has told how the cop who killed Michael Brown chased him, shooting as he ran, and then fired the kill shot after Brown had turned around and held his hands up. But again, the killer cop hasn't been charged.

Now we have the cops who killed John Crawford walking free. There's a video of this murder which the authorities refused to release until after the murdering pigs walked. This video shows Crawford carrying a pellet gun walking around the store and talking on a cell phone. Most other customers walk past him unconcerned, but one calls 911 to report a man pointing a gun at customers. The cops come to the Walmart and gun him down within seconds of arriving!

LeeCee Johnson, the mother of Crawford's children, who was talking on the phone to him while this happened, said: “[Crawford] said ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him... I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.” The attorney for Crawford's family said the police “shot him on sight.”

This is what you get when you "let the system work." It works the same damn way it's always worked, giving a pass to cops who murder Black people! How many times are they gonna slap us in the face, telling us that the lives of our youth don't matter, that their enforcers can murder them with impunity? This must stop, NOW. Not improved incrementally or eased over the next ten years, but stopped right fucking NOW!

We don't need more talk about having a conversation about race. And federal investigations won't do shit about this either. The Department of Justice investigates cases of police murder or police brutality to cool out the people's anger. They investigate for months or even years and then they almost always refuse to bring cases against the brutal, murdering cops.

It's up to us to stop this. Doing that will take revolution, nothing less. We should live in a world where those responsible for public safety would sooner take a bullet themselves than kill or injure an innocent person, and it will certainly take revolution to bring that kind of world into being.

And right now, we need mass determined resistance. Resistance that can put up a huge STOP SIGN to police murder, to mass incarceration and all its consequences right up in the face of U.S. society. And the October Month of Resistance is when we need to make a big leap in the direction of erecting that stop sign.

Everybody with an ounce of justice in their hearts needs to be part of erecting that stop sign to mass incarceration, police terror and the other horrors the criminal “injustice” system enforces on people. They need to take the Pledge of Resistance on October 1, gathering in their neighborhoods, at their schools or at hated symbols of the system's abuses. On October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, tens of thousands of people need to take to the streets, with young people who refuse to any longer accept being criminalized and those who've lost loved ones at the hands of the police in the forefront. And throughout October, people need to participate in panels and symposiums on campuses, cultural events and more. October must be the beginning of the end for mass incarceration in the U.S.

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