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The Truth is in the Streets,
Not the Courts
Most of us have seen the horrifying footage - a black
child playing in a park, until a police car skids up
next to him, and two officers jump out and shoot him.
Yesterday, a grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, released
its decision to not indict the police who killed Tamir
Rice on November 22, 2014. Tamir was playing in a
park, when police were called to investigate a black
kid playing with a gun that the caller said was "probably fake." The cops killed Tamir within two seconds
of arriving in the park, without saying a word to him.
The authorities drew out the grand jury process in an
effort to dilute popular anger, but the predictable
decision finally came down: no indictments for the
officers, citing openly racist arguments, including
that Tamir simply looked dangerous, or that he had
friends who had guns. Tamir's family has known what's
going on, and has denounced it:

Meanwhile, the past few months have seen the decision
to not indict the police responsible for Sandra
Bland's death in a Texas jail, the release of two
videos (after months of cover-up by city authorities)
showing the vicious murders of Laquan McDonald and
Ronald Johnson, both shot in the back by Chicago
Police. In Indianapolis, the police murdered Christopher Goodlow, another young black man, in cold blood
on December 12. And here in Bloomington, police are
refusing to cooperate with the family of Joseph Smedley, the black student who was found drowned in
Griffy Lake with 66 pounds of rocks strapped to his
chest.
And now the courts have demonstrated again that they
cannot be trusted - it's up to all of us to keep the
pressure up if we want to prevent more senseless,
racist murder.
Solidarity with the Rice family and everyone who's
lost loved ones to the cops.
Spread the struggle in the streets.

“It has been clear for months now that Cuyahoga County
prosecutor Timothy McGinty was abusing and manipulating the grand jury process to orchestrate a vote
against indictment,” their statement said. Whereas
prosecutors normally use grand juries to procure indictments, McGinty
used this one as a delaying tactic, before simply failing to bring charges. In violation of standard grand
jury procedure, the prosecutor hired expert witnesses
to discredit Tamir and allowed the officers who shot
Tamir to read prepared statements.
But in this case, the truth is crystal clear: the
whole system is responsible for perpetrating and then
covering up the racist murder of a 12-year old. And
it's equally clear that the only thing that works to
force the system to charge killer cops is resistance
in the streets. The grand jury was initiated in the
first place only after mass demonstrations in Cleveland, and against the backdrop of uprisings in Ferguson, New York, and Oakland.

FOR MORE UPDATES: itsgoingdown.org

The Truth is in the Streets,
Not the Courts
Most of us have seen the horrifying footage - a black
child playing in a park, until a police car skids up
next to him, and two officers jump out and shoot him.
Yesterday, a grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, released
its decision to not indict the police who killed Tamir
Rice on November 22, 2014. Tamir was playing in a
park, when police were called to investigate a black
kid playing with a gun that the caller said was "probably fake." The cops killed Tamir within two seconds
of arriving in the park, without saying a word to him.
The authorities drew out the grand jury process in an
effort to dilute popular anger, but the predictable
decision finally came down: no indictments for the
officers, citing openly racist arguments, including
that Tamir simply looked dangerous, or that he had
friends who had guns. Tamir's family has known what's
going on, and has denounced it:

Meanwhile, the past few months have seen the decision
to not indict the police responsible for Sandra
Bland's death in a Texas jail, the release of two
videos (after months of cover-up by city authorities)
showing the vicious murders of Laquan McDonald and
Ronald Johnson, both shot in the back by Chicago
Police. In Indianapolis, the police murdered Christopher Goodlow, another young black man, in cold blood
on December 12. And here in Bloomington, police are
refusing to cooperate with the family of Joseph Smedley, the black student who was found drowned in
Griffy Lake with 66 pounds of rocks strapped to his
chest.
And now the courts have demonstrated again that they
cannot be trusted - it's up to all of us to keep the
pressure up if we want to prevent more senseless,
racist murder.
Solidarity with the Rice family and everyone who's
lost loved ones to the cops.
Spread the struggle in the streets.

“It has been clear for months now that Cuyahoga County
prosecutor Timothy McGinty was abusing and manipulating the grand jury process to orchestrate a vote
against indictment,” their statement said. Whereas
prosecutors normally use grand juries to procure indictments, McGinty
used this one as a delaying tactic, before simply failing to bring charges. In violation of standard grand
jury procedure, the prosecutor hired expert witnesses
to discredit Tamir and allowed the officers who shot
Tamir to read prepared statements.
But in this case, the truth is crystal clear: the
whole system is responsible for perpetrating and then
covering up the racist murder of a 12-year old. And
it's equally clear that the only thing that works to
force the system to charge killer cops is resistance
in the streets. The grand jury was initiated in the
first place only after mass demonstrations in Cleveland, and against the backdrop of uprisings in Ferguson, New York, and Oakland.

FOR MORE UPDATES: itsgoingdown.org


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