The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Threatening a Blood-Bath?

Dec 7, 2015

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says that since the uprising following the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police last April, the city’s police department has gone “from being ... unprepared and inexperienced ... to the most prepared police department in America in the event of another disturbance.”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says that the state police and National Guard are ready to deal with any “violent” reaction to verdicts in the trials now underway of police officers indicted after the uprising following the death of Gray. “We’re hoping for the best but we’re prepared for whatever might happen,” he says.

This sure sounds like a threat of more police violence than was used the last time against people rebelling against the killing of Freddie Gray. They want to back off and silence the population. Yet it’s clear that the rebellion following the death of Gray was the only thing that caused any cops to be indicted in the first place!