Protests demand prosecute cops who shot Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain

Vol. 84/No. 28 - July 20, 2020
June 27 protest in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, against the cop killing of Ejaz Choudry.

Following widespread protests worldwide by hundreds of thousands of working people after Minneapolis cops killed George Floyd, demonstrators against police brutality continue taking to the streets. The number and size of these actions are smaller than over past weeks, but…

‘Prosecute cops who killed Andres Guardado’

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
‘Prosecute cops who killed Andres Guardado’

GARDENA, Calif. — “I got here at 6 p.m., just after he was shot. They didn’t move his body out until nine or 10 hours later. They wouldn’t let the family see him. The cops took all the cameras, cleaned…

What is the road to end police brutality once and for all

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020

Following the cop killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a powerful wave of protests has swept across the world, penetrating into hundreds of small towns and rural areas across the U.S., drawing a whole new generation of youth into political…

Cops and their violence are an essential part of capitalist rule

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020

Alyson Kennedy, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president, issued the following statement June 9. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. The explosion of demonstrations against the Minneapolis cop killing of George Floyd that have swept the…

SWP: ‘Demand prosecution of cops for cold-blooded killing’

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Joel Britton, SWP candidate for Congress, pays respects to Steven Taylor at memorial site set up by his family near Walmart in San Leandro, Calif., Cops gunned him down in store April 18.

The following statement by Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the 13th District in California, was issued April 20. Britton works at Walmart. All working people should join with the family of Steven Taylor in demanding…

Protest cop killing of Steven Taylor in Northern California Walmart

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020
Cops stand over dying Steven Taylor after shooting and using Taser on him at San Leandro, California, Walmart April 18. Family has demanded cops be arrested and prosecuted. Inset, photo of Taylor.

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — “It was disgusting,” Cynthia Pratt said of the April 18 cop slaying of Steven Taylor inside the Hesperian Blvd. Walmart here. She was talking to Joel Britton, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress in the…

Chicago judge throws out Gerald Reed’s acquittal

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

CHICAGO — In December 2018, Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer overturned Gerald Reed’s 1991 conviction on murder charges, ruling his “confession” had been extracted through torture. Still Reed languished in jail, because prosecutors objected to his release prior to a…

‘I am Troy Davis’: powerful protest against death penalty

Vol. 83/No. 48 - December 30, 2019
Standing left is Cephus “Uncle Bobby X” Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant, killed by BART police in 2009, who portrayed Troy Davis in Dec. 8 New York performance of “I am Troy Davis.” Gwen Carr, seated left, mother of Eric Garner who was killed by New York Cop chokehold in 2014, played Davis’ mother. Inset is Troy Davis with his nethew, De’Jaun Davis-Correia, whom he mentored and tutored through school from behind bars while on death row.

NEW YORK — Some 100 people joined the family of Troy Davis to see a live performance Dec. 8 of “I am Troy Davis,” a theatrical protest against cop frame-ups and the death penalty. The screenplay adaption of the book…

Conviction overturned, Gerald Reed’s still in jail

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019

CHICAGO — Gerald Reed went back to court here Oct. 25 in another bid to win his freedom. He has been incarcerated on frame-up charges extracted by cop torture for a 1990 double homicide that was overturned last year. Cook…