This Time In Cincinnati:

ANOTHER Murderer In Blue Walks Free

June 24, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


Samuel DuBoseSamuel DuBose (Courtesy of DuBose family via AP)

June 23, ANOTHER MURDERING PIG is free after a jury deadlocked in the trial of Raymond Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati cop who fatally shot Samuel DuBose. This was the second trial of Tensing—last November the first trial also ended with the murdering pig going free, after the judge declared a mistrial. Samuel DuBose's family immediately demanded a third trial, but at this writing, prosecutors have not announced whether that will happen.

In July 2015 Tensing stopped Sam Dubose in a routine traffic stop. This was not the first time Samuel DuBose had been stopped for Driving While Black. In the past 20 years he had been charged more than 75 times in Hamilton County (which includes Cincinnati), mostly for minor traffic and other violations. This time, for the "crime" of failure to display a front license plate, DuBose ended up dead at the hands of the murdering police.

Tensing initially claimed DuBose tried to run him over and other cops signed on to this lie. Then the DuBose family fought for Tensing's bodycam video to be released, and the video showed Tensing's story to be bullshit: DuBose never threatened Tensing in any way. After the video, and large protests, Tensing was indicted on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.

But despite the fact that this was a RARE case of a cop being indicted for murder—and despite the fact that Tensing was tried two times—this system has failed to convict and put this murdering pig in jail.

And this was the third time in a week that the system could not, would not, convict a pig who murdered a Black man. On Friday, June 16, a jury in Minnesota let the pig who murdered Philando Castile go free. On June 21, a jury exonerated the cop who gunned down 23-year-old Sylville Smith in Milwaukee last year.

As Carl Dix said after a jury let the pig who murdered Sylville Smith walk free:

This amounts to a statement from this system that no matter how outrageous the murders the police commit, no matter how many people have seen the videos of these murders; all the murdering pigs have to say is: "I feared for my life," and they get a do not go to jail card.

Bob Avakian, the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), says: "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." I challenge anybody to deny the truth of this statement.

If the brutality, terror and murder carried out by the police was the only thing wrong with this capitalist-imperialist system, that would be reason enough to get rid of it once and for all thru revolution. And this is far from the only horror this system enforces on humanity. The RCP is organizing people into a revolution to overthrow this system at the soonest possible moment. If you want to see police terror and all the other horrors humanity is subjected to ended, you need to get with this revolution.


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