yesterday (Sunday) we finally did hook up with the march down Broadway
a criminal re-trial? unlikely.
a civil court trial--possible, and?
once begun (energies going there)
as footnote in the affair?
they did: a crime: the cops--
what "criminal" statutes, are cops held to?
and so can we talk about it--Power
there's Minimalist and Maximalist political demands
(attentive to dynamics of the moment)
to not (from the jump) comp to
the whole tamale
what matters the radical flavor of the rhetoric?
(rhetor, be still, for a moment)
for something like:
an Independent Community Review Board of the police?
ability to hire and fire, approve or reject "programs" carried out by precincts--
checking The Department's agency--self-validating authority
a something beyond
"(Just) Fuck Tha Pigs"
and so, what demand
and how would such a board be constituted?
appointed by same villains?
a composite of the population corresponding to the population being "policed"
our civil liberties defended?
yes, but what's more: transformed
and so the slogan:
all cops out of our neighborhoods--now! (period)
yet, is it
already (in any way) a mass
working class of the Burroughs stand ready to--ouster?
8 or 9 folks, down Broadway, one "a wigger" (blonde dreads) pitching that, lively rhetors,
spirited components of the march, that from the hip shoot--straight?
the task of The Moment
not some form of IRB?
U.S. working class (especially Black, Latino) fight for it
repeatedly-every function of the Bourgeois State, opposes--
and a longer discussion (later), this next--
U.S. has not had viable mass working class party
since Debs Socialist Party
to push for such a Thing, do you?
what current efforts / parties now include IRB's in platform
"apache" "viper" "moonlight prairie fire"
conjured up by
roll populations, shake-out
The Bronx, 6 years Stop-and-Frisk "Operation"
(code-named, I forgot frontier-sounding jingle)
no probable charge whatsoever--required
"mutual relations...are degrading daily"
quoth He, anchorchimp, on TV--
though state of "warfare"
And the march (having begun at the United Nations)--we caught up with it at around 16th
all the way down to City Hall--some 2 hrs--3 cops to every non-cop...
but you say
why not do away
with police altogether?
police are Alpha and Omega of system itself--last guardians
(with armed forces)
t'would be the Eve
literal abolishment of State Apparatus
[my essentially Leninist outlook]
so, what is The Demand?
as we were down there at City Hall, on knees, wallets raised
(previous to such an "Eve")
mean we to: encroach, or not? on Right that State reserves (exclusively) for itself?
solely "outraged"-demonstrably so
(as who couldn't be? Nazi-like NYPD!)
non-contestation of civic terrain
-pre-IRB (status quo), "moral appeal", in the main-
but with "revolutionary" patina?
(quote) "rearguard reformism"
re: the (ultra-leftist) charge
back at cha' (preemptive even!)
actually chuckling now-at it (and at myself), Ted-
but so that we can talk about it (no frills)-Power-