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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Chicago Cops Get Away with Murder

Mar 28, 2022

On March 15th, Cook County’s State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced that there would be no charges against Chicago police officers Eric Stillman and Evan Solano.

A year ago, Eric Stillman shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, after chasing him through an alley. Two days later, Evan Solano shot and killed 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez, while Alvarez was also running away. Both killings by cop provoked outrage when they happened.

But when she announced she would not press charges, Kim Foxx said that the police must act in a split second and that they had no criminal intent.

Her announcement made many people in the Hispanic community in Chicago really angry. Many felt that it proved once more that the police are not there to protect the community, but to victimize it—and the system lets them get away with murder.