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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

D.C. Police Killing Settlement

Mar 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. reached a 3.5-million-dollar settlement with the family of Terrence Sterling.

Sterling was shot and killed on his motorcycle by D.C. police officer Brian Trainer on September 11, 2016. The killing sparked protests around the city.

One witness described the shooting, stating that Sterling rode into the patrol car door as Trainer opened it. Trainer opened fire at that point, killing Sterling. “They shot him for no reason,” the witness explained.

The police admit that Trainer was in no danger when he shot and killed Sterling.

Three and a half million dollars speak volumes: a D.C. cop killed a man for no reason!