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

Washington, D.C.:
Public Outrage at Metro Transit Police

May 30, 2011

When Metro Transit Police pulled Dwight Harris from his wheelchair and threw him to the ground, cracking his head open, many people gathered. Some approached the police, protesting their actions. One man yelled at the police repeatedly, “What did you do to him!” The police replied “Move on.” A woman exclaimed to the cops: “He’s in a wheelchair! He’s always in a wheelchair. He lives a block away. What is going on here? This is stupid!”

Of course, the police claimed “the patron resisted arrest which resulted in him falling out of his wheelchair.”

BUT some witnesses took pictures and videos with their cellphones and later posted it on YouTube. Clear as day, everyone could see the vicious brutality.

The Metro Transit Police acting like bullies is not unusual. But they got a surprise this time with people openly questioning and defying their brutal, disgusting violence. More power to those who did it!