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

Police Terror in a Washington, D.C. Suburb

Mar 31, 2014

To catch three bank robbers, police shut down a major artery in and out of Washington, D.C. and detained hundreds of commuters. During rush hour. Going car to car, they pointed shotguns and semi-automatic rifles at people, and searched their vehicles without a warrant.

And why were they terrorizing the population? They were looking for three men who had robbed a bank. Terrorizing an entire population just to catch three criminals.

Did the police learn these tactics from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?