Killer Cops and Capitalism

Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved, that generations more will die or live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. Pass on the torch. Join us. Give up your life for the people.

— George Jackson, Blood In My Eye

As the entire world bears witness to two more never-ending snuff-black-people videos, this time by this nation-state’s police forces in Tulsa, and yet another in Charlotte, NC, it is crystal clear that white America is not serious about reigning in its police forces, and has no intention whatever of “reforming” in any substantive way its white supremacist-based “criminal justice system.”

Just as the cops’ self-serving “investigations” always reveal, they and their enablers never fail to somehow find the vast, vast majority of  killer cops’ actions against Black people to be not merely “justified,” but very often praiseworthy.  The justification process begins before the dead black body is even cold.  As in Ferguson, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Baltimore, and so many, many more places and spaces where blackness intersects the deadly white core of this nation-state, the conveniently dead black body is blamed forthwith for his or her own death — especially when any…

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