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.:
The City that Avoids Responsibility

Mar 3, 2014

A Southeast D.C. man was killed while crossing the Sousa Bridge after the big storm a couple weeks ago. Joseph Brown was walking in the street because the sidewalk was buried under more than a foot of snow and ice. He was struck by a pickup truck that was unable to stop because of the ice on the bridge. He died of his injuries in the hospital three days later.

And what did the city do?

Did they promise to clear the sidewalks from now on to prevent such unnecessary deaths?


They gave the man who died a citation for not using the “available” sidewalk!

The city’s solution to snow on city sidewalks: don’t remove the snow, just issue jaywalking tickets.