This Week @CPUSA: Law and order meets “We can’t breathe!”

BY: Communist Party USA| June 5, 2020
This Week @CPUSA: Law and order meets “We can’t breathe!”


Are we seeing a turning point? While Trump threatens to send troops to quell dissent, establishment types like former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis strongly object. In a short period of time for cases of police brutality, the four police officers responsible for George Floyd’s death have been charged—directly due to the pressure from the streets. And the nature of the demands is changing. In addition to demanding policing reforms and disbanding of police departments, protesters are calling for systemic change, saying, “Vote them out!” and “Down with the electoral college!”  As one sign says, “The system isn’t broken. It was built that way.”

Image:  Geoff Livingston, Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND 2.0).





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