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

Tyrone West:
Baltimore Man Dies at Hands of Police

Aug 5, 2013

In the middle of July, a 44-year-old black man was pulled out of his car by the police in a traffic stop. The man ended up dead, with the police claiming they stopped him because they suspected the man had drugs in his socks. And we are supposed to believe the man’s socks were seen by the police pulling him over?

A long-time friend of West’s said it best, “I know he was profiled. A black guy with dreadlocks in a Mercedes-Benz–he must be selling drugs.”

Family and friends protested at a candlelight vigil, asking witnesses to come forward to dispute what the police have implied. Police have said they are waiting for autopsy results, but as one angry protester said, “You know what’s not complete? The cover-up that’s being orchestrated by the police and state’s attorney.”

The police dragged out a conviction used against West from 13 years ago! They are trying to ruin his character after ending his life.