Occupying Armies in Cincinnati and Afghanistan

August 3, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


On July 29, Ray Tensing, a University of Cincinnati cop, was arraigned and charged with the murder of Sam DuBose. On July 19, Tensing had stopped DuBose for a minor traffic violation and then, within minutes, shot DuBose in the head, killing him in cold blood.

Hamilton County prosecuting attorney Joseph T. Deters called this “a senseless, asinine shooting” and said, “This doesn’t happen in the United States, OK? This might happen in Afghanistan. People don’t get shot for a traffic stop.”


First of all, this DOES happen in the U.S. all the time. Black and Latino people who get stopped by the police end up dead all the time. Like Walter Scot in South Carolina, who was stopped by a cop then chased and shot in the back.

This does happen, just like how innocent, unarmed civilians are gunned down by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. And this is because the police in the ghettos and barrios of the U.S. are—just like U.S. troops in Afghanistan—a militarized OCCUPATION FORCE of murder, brutality, and repression.

As Bob Avakian, the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, has put it:

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 the 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.
BAsics 1:24

The police who swagger through the Black and Latino neighborhoods, jacking people up, doing stop-and-frisk, brutalizing and murdering people are, just like the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, a brutal occupying army, enforcing the interests of U.S. imperialism.

This system has no use and no future for millions and millions of Black and Latino people. The powers that be need to control and contain this volatile force in society and this is why these occupying pigs murder and brutalize the people on a genocidal level.



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