Undercover Cops Shot:

Revolution Club Chicago: Police Manhunt—Cover for Brutalizing and Terrorizing the Community

May 4, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


According to media reports, two plainclothes police officers in an unmarked car were shot and wounded in a south side Chicago neighborhood Tuesday night, May 2. The circumstances of this shooting are unknown and nobody should believe anything that the police say about it.

This incident of police being shot does not in any way mean people should not be protesting against police terror, murder, and brutality. In fact, more protest is needed now at this time—a time when murdering pig after murdering pig is being exonerated or let off with a slap on the wrist, even when we saw them murder people on video; a time when ICE roundups are being intensified and more immigrant families are being torn apart and whole communities of people are being terrorized into retreating to the margins of society. 

Most recently, it was announced that no federal charges will be filed against the pigs who murdered Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, throwing him to the ground and shooting him at close range, all captured on video. The pigs in a suburb of Dallas just shot to death a 15-year-old high school athlete in a car leaving a party. The yet-to-be-released dash cam video showed that the pig’s official justification for the shooting was so bogus that it left the police chief scrambling—firing the murdering pig. But no charges have been brought yet.  

The reason this keeps happening over and over is because, “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.” (Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:24)

We know that manhunts by police become covers for wanton brutality and torture, humiliation, abuse, and worse, and any manhunts being conducted by Chicago pigs should be protested, not supported. Also the manhunt must not be allowed to be used as an excuse for roundups and deportations of immigrants swept up in it.

The Revolution Club stands with the masses of people, and if police are coming through carrying out abuse in the name of a manhunt, contact us to let us know.






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