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April 21 Students Protested to #StopPoliceTerror on Campuses Across the Country
On April 21 the Student Day of Action to #StopPoliceTerror there were Protests on at Campuses Across the Country. Students from diverse perspectives came together responding to a Call Issued by students at San Francisco State University and joined by students at UCLA, UC Riverside, Cal State East Bay, Antelope Valley College, Kent State U, U of Wisconsin, Columbia University, and others.
The call was endorsed by these Voices of Conscience: Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA; Cornel West, philosopher, academic, social activist, author; Alice Walker, novelist, poet, activist; Arturo O'Farrill, pianist, composer, educator and familiy members whose loved ones have been killed by police. Read the Call
No Justice for Akai Gurley—Another Killer Cop Walks!
by Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, co-founder, Stop Mass Incarceration Network
This sentence of no jail time comes down to the system telling us that Akai Gurley’s life, and the lives of Black and Brown people targeted by police terror, don’t matter. That the whole system will go into motion to keep killer cops from going to jail no matter how murderous their actions. This sentence also tells us something about whether you can deal with police terror by electing new prosecutors. Ken Thompson’s election as the Brooklyn District Attorney in 2013 was hailed as a step toward reforming the criminal justice system because, unlike the previous DA, he would hold brutal, murdering cops accountable for their criminal deeds. Yet in this case he was part of letting a killer cop walk. read more