Statement by Carl Dix

“If They Free the Killer Cop, the City Must STOP!”

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Carl Dix was in front of the courthouse yesterday with the Chicago Revolution Club raising the cry: “If They Free the Killer Cop, the City Must STOP!”

Together with Cornel West, Carl issued a statement that said: “The 16 shots Van Dyke fired into Laquan's body, most of them while he lay on the ground, were illegitimate violence. The trial has reinforced that illegitimate violence. And if the court lets Van Dyke walk free, that would be illegitimate violence too—a threat against every Black and Brown youth in Chicago.”

Yesterday Carl said: “Laquan McDonald is today's Emmett Till. If Chicago becomes today's Money, Mississippi, by letting Laquan's killer walk free, people have to flood the streets in response, rejecting this illegitimate verdict. People must express their rage in ways that make unmistakably clear that the days when the system can unleash its cops to do whatever they want to us must be, and can be, ended."

The Revolution Club Chicago photographs have been featured in today’s New York Times, Chicago Tribune and other publications.


Carl Dix  is a long time revolutionary and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). Carl was one of the Fort Lewis 6, 6 US soldiers who stood together to refuse orders to go to Vietnam. In 1996, he co-founded the Oct 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality and in 2011 he co-founded, with Cornel West, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN), which launched the campaign to STOP "Stop & Frisk" in NYC.

Photo: Ashlee Rezin/Chicago SunTimes via AP


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