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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

In L.A., Murder Is OK

Feb 1, 2016

The L.A. County prosecutors said last Wednesday that they will not charge eight Los Angeles police officers who opened fire on two Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery women.

These eight officers opened fire in 2013, as Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were slowly driving though a Torrance neighborhood in a pickup truck delivering papers. The police claimed they thought that these two women were one Christopher Dorner, a male former Los Angeles cop wanted by the police! (If you’re a cop–any ridiculous excuse seems to work.)

Carranza characterized the incident as a “giant atrocity” and a “savage deed,” in an interview with the city investigators. The Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck and the civilian commission that oversees the L.A. Police Department found that the officers violated the LAPD’s policy on using deadly force.

But, still these murderous eight officers were not charged.

This is nothing but giving a green light to the police to adopt a policy of shooting first and asking questions later. It’s a Wild West brutal show running amok in this modern city of 21st century!