From Socialist Worker:
It’s good that people protest, and demand answers and justice. But the odds are stacked against them.
Not one officer has been successfully prosecuted over a death in custody. And figures released this week showed, when cops are found to have potentially committed gross misconduct, over 90 percent keep their jobs.
Police are violent and racist because their job is to uphold a violent and racist system.
We need to fight over every death in custody and every police assault.
But to end police brutality for good, we need to end the brutal system they serve.