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

Police “Reform”?

Jul 19, 2021

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker just signed a new law that, among other things, bars cops from lying to minors during interrogations.

In other words, they admitted that it was regular practice up to this point to lie to young people.

And the bill doesn’t bar cops from lying to minors generally—just from lying during interrogations. So, if a cop lies to a child on the street, or to a kid they have in a cop car—that is still fine.

So is lying to adults, under any circumstances.

The conclusion is obvious: we have no reason to believe anything the police say.