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

Facebook Rants Reveal Thoughts

Oct 2, 2017

The Director of the Michigan State Police, Kristy Kibbey Etue, decided to weigh in on what she personally thought about black NFL football players taking a knee during the national anthem. She referred to the players as “... ungrateful anti-American degenerates.”

She made the news and is being called on the carpet for her “offensive” words on Facebook. Her defenders say she was just expressing her opinion.

Yes, she was–and her opinion is exactly the problem. She can’t help but transmit that same disdain and racism every single day, to the police force that extends state-wide, including into cities like Detroit. One of her troopers recently Tased an unarmed black teenager while chasing his ATV, and caused his death.

When the chief is a racist, so will be the troops she commands.