Police Murder & Terror Must Stop Now
We Need a Whole New World
We Need Revolution, Nothing Less
Get Ready for the Time When Millions Can Be Led to Go for Revolution, All-Out, With a Real Chance to Win

Statement by the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Chicago Branch

February 15, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


There is a genocidal emergency in this country, police are murdering Black and Latino people, shooting them in the back, beating them to death, tasering them to death, deaths on the street, deaths in police custody, often caught on video and still getting away with murder.

Families of the stolen lives, October 22, 2015, Chicago. Photo: FJJ

Chicago, December 9
Chicago, December 9, 2015. Photo: FJJ

Look at what is happening in Chicago. It is almost 3 months since the video of Laquan McDonald was released and shock, outrage, and protest burst out for weeks. It is almost 2 months since the police murdered Quintonio Legrier and Bettie Jones. Video after video and exposure after exposure have revealed past police shootings of unarmed youth. And the Chicago Police Department, the Fraternal Order of Police, IPRA, the city’s law department, the City Council, and the Mayor have been lying and covering up the crimes.

But after all this exposure, all the outrage and all the protests what happened? Only ONE murdering cop has been indicted. The cops who killed Darius Pinex, Ronald Johnson, Cedrick Chatman, Christian Green, Pedro Rios, Martice Milliner, Quintonio Legrier, Bettie Jones, and many, many others have not been charged. Dante Servin, who killed Rekia Boyd, has still not even been fired. None of the cops, prosecutors or city lawyers—none of the criminals who are neck deep in aiding, abetting and covering up the police murder have been charged.

And the police are back on the offensive, retaliating against the families of people they murdered. The cop who murdered Quintonio filed a lawsuit saying HE is the victim, that Quintonio caused HIM emotional trauma, saying Quintonio made the cop murder him and Bettie Jones!!! This is no different than a Nazi death camp guard suing the families of the people he exterminated. This cop’s lawyer had the nerve to say that families who file lawsuits when their relatives are shot by police think they have won the “ghetto lottery.” This really shows their sick, racist, unrepentant oppressor mentality.


Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?

"Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?" is a clip from the film REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN. The film is of the November 2014 historic Dialogue on a question of great importance in today's world between the Revolutionary Christian Cornel West and the Revolutionary Communist Bob Avakian. Watch the entire film here.

Bob Avakian (BA) has said, “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.” (BAsics 1:24)

What kind of system breeds police forces that callously murder teenagers, children, men and women over years and years and then covers it up? What kind of system covers and lies and buries evidence to keep serial murderers on the job? What kind of system requires police forces to act like an occupying army in communities of the oppressed? What kind of system despises and fears and views and treats as less than human those they brought here in chains to create the wealth and power of America, subjecting them to the whip, the noose, the dogs, the KKK and in contemporary America, police departments all over the country acting as the KKK of today?

What kind of system? The same system that incarcerates over 2 million people, closes school after school while greasing the skids for the school to prison pipeline. That slashes desperately needed social services and denies jobs or any future except for a life of crime to many youth, while pumping out the get-rich-or-die-trying mentality, and then blames them. The same system that knowingly allowed the water supply in Flint, MI to be poisoned by lead and covered it up for over a year.

What kind of system? A brutal, capitalist-imperialist system that needs to be brought down at the earliest possible moment through revolution. The only real chance for billions of oppressed people around the world lies in communist revolution, as envisioned by Bob Avakian (BA), Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. He is the leader of the revolution who has deeply examined the biggest questions facing humanity of how we can actually take on this system and make a revolution to free humanity, and bring into being a whole new world. He has developed a strategy for a real revolution to rip up at the roots this capitalist-imperialist system that is responsible for the patriarchal oppression of women, the wars of empire and oppression of billions of people around the world, the persecution of immigrants, and the destruction of the planet itself.

Six Resolutions

We are working right now to get ready for the time when millions can be led to go for revolution, all-out, with a real chance to win. Get with BA and get with this Party. Go to the website www.revcom.us and find out more. In Chicago contact the RCP at Revolution Books, 773-489-0930, 1103 N Ashland.

Right now everyone must stand up against police terror and murder and take the resistance against police terror and murder to a new level—one where everyone in society has to confront WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? The powers-that-be have been stalling for time, hoping the anger will die down, that this will be the new normal and things will go back to business as usual. What are their so-called “reforms”? Tasers! As if tasing people to death is better than shooting them. NO! And the Department of Justice has shown that they will bring NO JUSTICE to the victims of police murder anywhere.

If we don’t stand up now, the message will be that it’s OK for the police to murder with impunity. But going back on the offensive now will send the message to the powers-that-be that we will not tolerate this situation and it will strengthen our side and make us more united in our ability to fight for a different future and a different world.

ACT on MARCH 2. Stop Mass Incarceration Network* has called for a day of resistance against Police Terror on MARCH 2. Everyone, young, old, Black, white, Latino, Asian, from all walks of life—if you are opposed to police terror, STAND UP. BE THERE.


Wednesday, March 2, 12 noon to 2 pm

“Stolen Lives” Families Demand Justice

Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building), Clark and Randolph

Wednesday, March 2, meet up 3 pm State and Jackson

No Business as Usual as Long as Murdering Cops Walk Free


Indict ALL the killer cops & EVERYBODY who covers up their crimes... the whole system is guilty.

For more information on the protests contact Stop Mass Incarceration Network at 312-933-9586.
StopMassIncarcerationChicago@gmail.com | stopmassincarceration.net
@StopMassIncChi | www.facebook.com/SMINChicago



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