African rebellions rock Brooklyn after NYPD murders teenager!

BROOKLYN, NY—On March 9, 2013, 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot seven times by two cops from the New York Police Department (NYPD).
 
The autopsy found Gray was hit once in the rear left shoulder, twice in his back thighs, twice in the front thighs, once in his left side and once in his lower left forearm.
 
The cops claim that Gray pointed a .38 caliber pistol at them, which police claim was found at the site. However, many of the eyewitnesses tell a different story and say that Gray was running for his life and screaming for the officers to stop.
 
Kimani’s family also states that he didn’t own a weapon and he was actually coming home from a baby shower.
 
Since Kimani’s murder, vigils, protest and rebellions are taking place.
 
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Instead of “peaceful” gatherings, Africans are taking to the streets angry and enraged.
 
Bottles are being thrown, windows are being broken and verbal and physical altercations are occurring with police.
 
Videos show upset crowds are yelling “The NYPD is the KKK!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAK_h-CEs1s
 
As the rebellions entered the third day, at least 46 people have been arrested.
 
Africans in New York are tired of this treatment at the hands of the State by the police.
 
This isn’t the first, second or third time that the NYPD has murdered an African. In fact there are countless cases in which the NYPD has inflicted these types of colonial assaults on the African community.
 
Reports from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement clearly shows that every 36 hours, an African is murdered in the U.S. by police and a much smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes. http://mxgm.org/report-on-the-extrajudicial-killings-of-120-black-people/
 
NYPD’s tactics of counterinsurgency won’t work
 
It is important that as this struggle deepens, that the African petty bourgeois aren’t allowed to co-opt this struggle.
 
They want to talk, pray, sing and “calm” us down so we won’t want to struggle. Once we are “calmed” down, police murder will happen again, because we still have no power and no control of the police.
 
The police claim a gun was found, but with knowledge of police behavior in African communities, we know they are notorious for planting drugs and weapons on Africans.
 
The police decided that Kimani’s life meant nothing and that killing him would be met with little to no resistance, and that they have the full support of the State, including its courts and media.
 
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) doesn’t question whether Kimani pointed a gun at the police or not. Based on the outcome of his encounter with the pigs, it is clear that he should have.
 
The police implemented Marshall Law and have set up roadblocks in East Flatbush, where Kimani was murdered and other strategic locations throughout Brooklyn.
 
These roadblocks and checkpoints were set up as a tactic of counterinsurgency to prevent the spreading of the resistance.
 
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The roadblock pictured in this article was set up to prevent protesters from approaching a nearby police station.
 
Prior to the rebellions, there were never any roadblocks in the area, which is an indication that these are defensive tactics being used by the State.
 
These road blocks do not represent strength; they represent weakness and recognition by the State of the power of the people. They represent recognition by the State that more is to come and it cannot be stopped!
 
INPDUM understands that African’s have a right and a responsibility to resist. Furthermore, we believe that we must continue this resistance whether it’s in the form of rebellions or attacks on the State.
 
These acts of resistance must be done under revolutionary leadership and organization.
 
Resistance must be organized revolutionary resistance!
 
Africans must get organized under a revolutionary organization that has a revolutionary program.
 
We are not engaged in resistance to create a better NYPD. The NYPD will never change; they are a colonial occupying army in the African community.
 
The NYPD was formed to brutalize Africans and kill the Indigenous peoples whose stolen land New York City rests.
 
We are resisting and fighting for the right to have power over the police in the African community. For that to happen, the NYPD must go!
 
InPDUM calls for the immediate removal of the colonial police out of the African community, and for the African community to have their own body of forces that will protect and defend the African community.
 
On March 23-24 the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement will hold its annual international convention. The theme of the convention is “One Africa! One Nation! Protect and Defend Our Own through Organized Resistance!”
 
InPDUM’s Revolutionary National Democratic Program demands an end to the public policy of police containment of African people within the U.S. and its replacement with a public policy of economic development through massive capital infusion that would be used to uplift the entire community by supporting existing African businesses, establishing new African businesses, including cooperatives, and by contributing to the general self-reliance of the African community.
 
Africans need our own media in our own interests
 
One may wonder why aren’t “popular” news stations such as CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc. covering this case or at least providing an update.
 
The imperialist media do not want to show justified rebellions in the African community.
 
Instead they are showing nonstop coverage about the criminal Vatican organization. We are bombarded with the news about a new pope while a young African man has been murdered by the police and people are rebelling in the streets.
 
This international media apparatus serves to justify the brutal oppression carried out by imperialism every day. Moreover, its objective is to ideologically unite the European empires at the expense of the African nation.
 
This imperialist media propaganda machine currently has a monopoly on the distribution of ideas.
 
These ideas are intended to define our reality and shape our worldview. However, it is time for the African working class to speak for ourselves. It is time the world be seen from the perspective of the poor and oppressed masses.
 
This is why InPDUM’s blog, UhuruNews and The Burning Spear newspaper are extremely important.
 
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