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

Maryland Eastern Shore:
Anton Black Murdered by Cops

Aug 15, 2022

Three Maryland Eastern Shore towns agreed to pay five million dollars to the family of Anton Black because their cops killed him at age 19 in 2018. Someone who saw Anton Black walking with a child, who was a family friend, assumed it was a kidnapping and called the cops.

Everything that so-called responsible adults did to Anton Black that day led to his murder, the murder of a young life filled with promise and hope. The money for the family was hard-won and deserved, but all the money in the world won’t bring Anton Black back to life.

And no one should believe that cops are there to protect and serve working class people.