"A banner was hung and fliers were tossed today near Canal and Rampart Streets in relation to the ongoing Danziger 7 trial. The banner read:
"THE SYSTEM CREATES KILLER COPS. DANZIGER 7 = ALL COPS. N.O.P.D. OUT OF NOLA".The fliers were tossed all up and down Canal Street. Pedestrians were picking them up, and some nodded to us in agreement before we left. The flier ends with a simple call, similar to the one made during the Oscar Grant trial in California:
MEET ON THE DAY OF THE VERDICT AT 8PM AT CANAL AND RAMPART.
This action was taken to counteract the lame, uncritical leftist cheer-leading going on during the Danziger 7 trial. Leftists relentlessly critique the justice system and point out how the system is rigged against the poor and people of color, yet they are all too willing to embrace that system the few times it decides to go after police officers who are caught red-handed in moments of excessive force.
The charade going on in the Danziger 7 trial is meant to reassure the public that the justice system is impartial and metes out punishment evenly for anyone who commits a crime. Everyone knows this is bullshit, yet leftists publicize this example of "the justice system working" and help to perpetuate the myths it spreads about equal justice under the law.
"Before the law, beggars and kings are equally forbidden from stealing bread or sleeping under a bridge." -Elena Kagan
Fuck judges, fuck courts, and fuck leftists who uncritically embrace them the moment they take a minute of their time away from crushing the souls of, stealing the lives of, and robbing the fuck out of the poor. That is like cheering for someone who has just beaten your face bloody, because they decided to hit someone else for a change. It is absolutely idiotic.
The courts will never be on the side of the poor because the police and the court system work for the same master: the rich. Anything they do only serves the interests of keeping the rich in power, including when they put on show-trials to help maintain their facade of legitimacy in the eyes of the increasingly cynical and critical public. And leftists are right there to give them a hand with it (Why do you think the mainstream media are so willing to put the trial on their front page?). We refuse that role. We know jailing the Danziger 7 killers will do nothing to change the system that is surely creating new officers just like them at this very minute. The only way justice can be served, and people of color and poor people can be safe, is to get rid of the police altogether!