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

Washington, D.C.:
Police Shooting

Feb 5, 2018

On November 17, 2017, U.S. Park Police shot Bijan Ghaisar. He died ten days later from his injuries.

The Park Police claim Ghaisar’s jeep was involved in a hit and run accident on the George Washington Parkway. Police spotted his jeep and pursued him. They pulled him over and he sped away. They pulled him over minutes later and he sped away again.

As he was pulling away from the police, they shot him three times–in the back of the head.

No weapons were found in his jeep. The police were never in imminent danger.

The FBI has taken over the investigation “in the interest of objectivity.”

No one knows why Ghaisar took off from the police. Maybe he was afraid they would kill him ... and they did.