The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

White Supremacist Cops in Virginia

May 13, 2019

Virginia cop Daniel Morley was an open member of white supremacist organizations for the last decade. He identified publicly as the "pledge coordinator" for new recruits to a white nationalist group involved in organizing the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Still, last year a Richmond-area public high school hired him as a school resource officer.

Morley's friend Robert Stamm was already a neo-Nazi with a huge racist tattoo on his neck seven years ago when hired as a prison guard in Virginia. Then he was hired by the Virginia Capitol Police which patrols protests in Richmond.

These two cops were fired after protestors publicized their racist affiliations, but the institutional leaderships which gave them guns and badges remain in power. Capitalism has always relied on prejudiced police to maintain this racist society.