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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

Unhinged Chicago Cop Kills

Jun 7, 2021

Evan Solano, the Chicago cop under investigation for killing 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez, is now under additional scrutiny for his involvement in a road rage incident.

A bystander video shows an angry shouting match between Solano, driver of a white vehicle, and the driver of a red car. The video shows Solano circling the red car with his service weapon drawn, threatening the driver and children inside.

In the Portage Park neighborhood on March 31st, Solano shot Anthony Alvarez five times while in foot pursuit of the youth for a minor traffic violation. Police cam video footage revealed Alvarez posed no threat to police, and showed the fatal shot hitting Alvarez in the back as he was running away.

The police cam also revealed that Solano wanted to put handcuffs on the dying 22-year-old as he laid on the ground in agony after being shot. Solano then ignored protocol for administering medical aid and provided the wrong address to the ambulance service, delaying arrival of paramedics and desperately needed medical care.

The police know full well who Evan Solano is. His superiors know, and they’ve left him on the street to do the dirty work of keeping the population “in line.” This is who polices Chicago, and cities like it.