Statement from revcom.us
19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55 year-old Bettie Jones, killed by Chicago police Dec. 26, 2015
At 4:30 in the morning December 26, the day after Christmas, a Chicago cop murdered two people in cold blood: 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier, a student at Northern Illinois University and Bettie Jones, a mother of five and grandmother of 10. Police had been called because Quintonio had been struggling with mental health issues and his family wanted help. Instead, the police pulled up to the apartment house and fired, hitting Quintonio Legrier seven times and Bettie Jones once.
How many more will these murderers in blue shoot down?!? How long can this be tolerated, from people who are supposed to serve and protect?? What kind of a system does this??!?
As long as the system that did all this and does all this still stands.
As 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)
And as he has vowed:
No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that. (BAsics 1:13)
Get with this leader and get with this Party. We aim to make good on this vow. Visit the website www.revcom.us, and find out more. And join with us, now, in the streets to protest and resist this huge outrage that has just been perpetrated. Bring your anger, your sorrow, your outrage and your hopes for emancipation.
VIGIL Sunday Dec. 27, 2:00 pm, 4700 W. Erie St., Chicago (one block east of Cicero)
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