Police officer Nouman Raja charged in murder of African man Corey Jones

WEST PALM BEACH, FL––Florida prosecutors charged officer Nouman Raja, a Southeast Asian, with manslaughter on June 1, 2016 for shooting Corey Jones, an African man on October 18, 2016.

Corey pulled over on the off ramp of I-95 after having car trouble when Raja pulled up in an unmarked vehicle.

Corey was outside of his vehicle and on the phone with a tow truck company. The audio from the phone conversation recorded the whole incident.

Raja repeatedly asked the victim, “You good?” before quickly escalating into cursing and demanding that the victim put his hands up.

The killer fired two shots seconds later. He fired three more shots while Corey was running away from him. Corey died instantly.

Raja made a 911 call after he murdered Jones and lied to the dispatcher saying that Jones was pointing his gun at him as he ran away.

The gun that Jones owned was registered. Investigators found it 75 feet away from his body on the ground. The safety was on and had not been fired. Raja made a 911 call after he murdered Jones and lied to the dispatcher saying that Jones was pointing his gun at him as he ran away.

The autopsy revealed that Corey died from bullet wounds in his lungs and heart before the 911 call was made.

The State’s prosecutors have charged Raja with manslaughter. The victim’s family released a statement saying, “While we understand that nothing can bring back our son, brother and friend, this arrest sends a message that this conduct will not be tolerated from members of law enforcement.” 

The police are a colonial occupying military force

There is an unspoken rule in the colonial courts that African lives are of no value.

The killing of an African was deemed by colonial laws as no more than property damage before so-called emancipation. We are still under the same system today.

It is nearly impossible for police to be convicted of murder for the death of an African in the U.S. This is because the police are the colonial occupying military police. Their job is to keep African people terrorized and enslaved.

It doesn’t matter that Raja was Southeast Asian and comes from a colonized place himself. The system has also used the colonized to help oppress other colonized people.

This happened with African U.S. soldiers in Viet Nam. The British used Africans from Uganda to fight the Mau Mau of Kenya.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party says that “This is a clear case of why the APSP rejects the concept of people of color.”

“The colonial State can be integrated, but the people that are oppressed do so as distinct nations.”

Black Community Control of the Police is an African struggle no matter who the system uses to oppress us.

Murderous cops go free after being charged with slaughter, if they are charge at all, and African families are paid money for “damages.”

Blood money does nothing to stop the occupying force in our communities. The African Socialist Party (APSP) demands “the immediate withdrawal of the U.S. police from our oppressed and exploited communities” in our Working Platform.


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