WATCH: Sheriff of Deadliest Dept in US Says His Deputies Have Financial Incentive to “Kill” People

Bakersfield, CA — The sheriff of Kern County, Donny Youngblood is on the defensive this month after a local police union released a video in which he states it is “better financially” for law enforcement officers to kill suspects than to injure them. According to KCDOA (Kern County Detention Officers Association), the union who released the video, the […]

This ‘modern-day’ slavery isn’t all that modern

by Swift Justice for Unheard Voiced OTCJ In the January 2018 edition of the San Francisco Bay View, my brother Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, started his article off by stating: “Fire burns off the dross of the hidden gem to reveal the precious metal.” Brother Ra Sun was hinting at […]

A HIDDEN FACTOR IN POLICE SHOOTINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS: DECADES OF HOUSING SEGREGATION

by  Maha Ahmed DATA HAS SHOWN that, across the country, black Americans are more likely to be killed by police than whites. But the problem is worse in the most segregated states, according to a recent study showing that racial disparities in fatal police shootings are linked to histories of structural violence. Police killings, more than just the […]

(Classist, Racist) History of Jaywalking

  by BRIAN ADDISON There’s more to the word and law behind “jaywalking” than meets the eye or common assumption. In fact, lurking behind this common word and often-cited form of lawbreaking sits classism, racism, and the domination of the automobile over the human—and is far from just someone who decides to, in the eyes of […]

The Endless Amerikan Horror: Lynching and Police

BY DEVON D. BOWERS In 1918 Brook County, Georgia, a local plantation owner was killed by Sidney Johnson, a black man who had been leased out to the plantation via the convict lease system, in a dispute over unpaid wages. Upon hearing this, the white community went on a rampage and lynched not only Johnson, but […]

Criminalizing ‘Panther Love’ and the New Wave COINTELPRO tactics in Texas prisons

by Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington, Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter, Texas Region “Panther Love is revolutionary love, liberating love, world-changing love. Panther Love is a concrete expression of our social commitment to the masses as well as a moral stance that breaks free of the old and backward social […]

Baltimore Cops Worse Than Thirties Gangsters

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford The Baltimore police officers charged with robbing and planting guns and drugs on citizens are “worse than gangsters back in the Thirties, because it’s the law doing it,” said Carl Dix, co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. Community members believe the scandal surrounding the police Gun Trace Task Force is […]

Amerikan Crime Case #99: May 13, 1985: The MOVE Massacre

American Crime is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment will focus on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Above: Osage Avenue burns after Philadelphia police dropped […]

The Move 9: 2018 and 40 Years of Unjust Imprisonment

Ona Move As The dawn of a new year approaches many people reflect back at the past year and then reflect on the upcoming new year. People reflect on their goals, plans, some reflect on their new age etc. For the families and friends of the incarcerated we reflect on another year of being separated […]

Celebrating the 76th Birthday of Soledad Brother George Lester Jackson, September 23, 1941- August 21, 1971

by Kiilu Nyasha “I have a plan, I will give, and give, and give of myself until it proves our making or my end.” As we honor the 76th birthday of our beloved, Comrade George Jackson, Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party behind prison walls, may we remember his revolutionary ideas and practice, his mentors and […]