Video Shows Pigs Blowing Willie McCoy to Pieces—While He’s Still Unconscious!
How Long Will This Go On?
How Many More Must Die at the Hands of This System’s Enforcers?



On February 9, Willie McCoy, a 20-year-old Black man and up-and-coming rapper, had fallen asleep or was unconscious in his car in the drive-through lane of a Taco Bell in Vallejo, California. Someone called the police. Moments later Willie was dead.

The police immediately justified the killing, saying they “feared for their lives” and had to act in self-defense.

Now they’ve been forced to release the video, and what does it show?

These same pigs who claimed they “feared for their lives” walked right up to Willie’s car window, guns drawn and pointed right at him. One says they see a gun—the video doesn’t show it—but they didn’t try to wake him. They didn’t try to talk to him. Instead, they talked calmly and coldly—for five minutes!—about how they’re going to “pull him out and snatch his ass,” and be ready to open fire: “If he reaches for it, you know what to do”—even though they see there’s no magazine in the gun.

Then Willie moves slightly, scratching his shoulder, not yet awake or alert. Within seconds, all six pigs unleash a barrage of gunfire, hitting Willie 25 times—in the face, the middle of his throat, his chest and arms, blowing one ear halfway off. A lawyer who saw Willie’s corpse said she’d never seen anything so horrifying in her life.

The contempt and dehumanization continued in death. “They left him out there like an animal carcass ... like a dog that got run over by a car,” Willie’s cousin said. All this was part of the message—and the terror—these police assassinations are designed to send.

One of Willie’s friends spoke to the bitter truth that every single Black, Brown, or Native person in America lives under a death sentence, whether it’s carried out or not. “I’ve been fearful all of my life,” he said, “and wondering, am I next?”

Meanwhile, the six Vallejo murderers were given a two-week paid vacation (so-called “administrative leave”) and are now back on the job.

How many more times will this happen? How many reforms will be made, how many commissions appointed, how much bullshit will be pumped out and proposed while this continues to go on? Can we really not see, after 400 years, that the oppression of Black people runs like blood through the veins of the capitalist-imperialist system and that the people in charge of this system could not get rid of this even if they somehow wanted to?

If this were the only crime of this system, it would be reason enough to get rid of the system. But remember: this is the same system that also degrades and oppresses women and gay (LGBTQ) people; the same system that wages wars all over the globe that take the lives of millions of innocent people; the same system that persecutes and terrorizes immigrants; and the same system that is destroying the environment for the future generations.

The leader of the revolution, Bob Avakian, says:

Let’s get down to basics: We need a revolution. Anything else, in the final analysis, is bullshit. (from BAsics 3:1)

And he has also said:

We have two choices: either, live with all this—and condemn future generations to the same, or worse, if they have a future at all—or, make revolution!

Which will YOU choose?

Revcom received this from someone who is active in the protests against the police murder of Willie McCoy.

It’s Time to Wake Up Vallejo!

We the residents of Vallejo, CA are mourning the murder of Willie McCoy, our dear friend, brother, uncle, cousin, son, boyfriend etc. May he Rest In Paradise.

The video footage VPD released only proves what we all believe happened on the night of February 9, 2019, these six animals (Ryan McMahon, Collin Eaton, Bryan Glick, Jordon Patzer, Anthony Romero-Cano and Mark Thompson) prepped to slaughter Willie McCoy...

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