We just received an update from the Revolution Club in Los Angeles:
Urgent! Members of the Revolution Club and one other woman who were protesting the criminal murder of Carnell CJ Snell are STILL in police custody! Call the 77th Precinct NOW (213.473.9308) to demand they be released IMMEDIATELY. One woman has just now FINALLY been released. The police originally set bail at $5,000 each and are now saying they won't accept it!! They are dragging this out in what can only be understood as illegal preventative detention and punishment for having stood up against the police's murderous actions.
These four were arrested last night righteously standing up against this cold blooded murder... they were arrested just hours after the LAPD from a nearby precinct murdered another 18 year old, whose name has not been released.
The police are on a murderous rampage! It is right to stand up against this - and everyone must have the backs of these revolutionaries and protesters.
Those in custody include two members of the Revolution Club, CJ Snell's cousin and neighbor and close friend. This is an outrage that can no longer be allowed to stand!
Call the 77th Precinct NOW (213.473.9308) spread the word throughout all society. Contribute to the bail fund (need to raise $400 more to cover the bail if they decide to accept this) HERE.
FLASH: Two members of the Revolution Club in Los Angeles and two other people were arrested in South Central protesting the murder by police of Carnell CJ Snell, Jr. They are being held on $5,000 bail each charged with failure to disperse.
Call the 77th Precinct to demand their immediate release 213.473.9308
and contribute to the bail fund HERE
People righteously took the streets for the second night in a row. CJ was 18 years old, shot in
the back five times as he was running away from murderous pigs. Witnesses say he had his hands up and that he was alive for 20 minutes with an ambulance nearby which the pigs wouldn't let through. They wouldn't even let his mom near her son's dead body.
The Revolution Club has been out in the streets, uniting with friends and family, activists and others from all over the city. We've been standing together as we took the streets, stayed in the streets and refused to back down in the face of an army of LAPD and sheriff pigs with batons out, helicopters above, bean bag rifles in hand. We've also struggled against a range of other class forces who have been trying to cool people out and get them to work within the system. All through this, we've been getting out the Message from the RCP Central Committee, How We Can Win - How We Can Really Make Revolution.
We waged a lot of struggle about the role of the police among people in the neighborhood. Even as there's a deep anger, there's confusion about what the police actually represent. We pointed to the Stolen Lives banner and talked with people about where the genocide against Black and Brown people comes from, why it can't be ended within the system and why this system needs to be overthrown... that it will take an actual revolution and this - pointing to the new statement - is how we win. These got in a lot of hands and we got more deeply with people who are serious... and let people know we'd be back tomorrow
to go even more deeply, in particular getting more into Bob Avakian, the leadership we have for this revolution.
Some of us hit the ground in South Central coming directly from the protests in San Diego against the murder of Alfred Olango (more on this to come)... and as we were in the streets, the pigs murdered another man in South Central, just a few miles away. His name hasn't been announced yet but he was a young Latino
man and a witness said he had his arms down, and they killed him with no warning.
The LAPD - along with pigs across the country - are on a fucking rampage and it's truly time and past time that we get organized for an actual revolution... and that's what we're in the streets to do.
Further reports to come...