On the Police Murder of Jarrell Garris in New Rochelle, New York
This System Must Be Overthrown! And Now, in These Times, We Have a Rare Chance to DO That!
Statement from revcom.us
Yet one more time the murdering pigs who enforce this system took the life of a Black man, Jarrell Garris, 37 years old. This time in New Rochelle, New York. And for what? For supposedly eating a banana and a few grapes at a grocery store without paying!
Jarrell Garris was a human being with hopes and dreams. He was in New Rochelle with family, there to pick up his son and take him south for the summer.
And today Jarrell Garris is dead, killed by the police—for a couple of pieces of fucking fruit.
So once more, after all the body cams, after all the review boards, after all the Black politicians who swore to you that they could somehow change the system and all the white ones who “took a knee” a few years ago… the same shit happens again!!! And every time they come up with one more change, one more savior, one more gimmick that doesn’t change a damn thing!
What should that tell you? Plain as day it tells you this system can NOT change. It tells you that the system must be overthrown, and that the institutions that enforce this system’s rule must be defeated and dismantled, straight up. It tells you we need REVOLUTION, NOTHING LESS! You can’t put a band-aid on a cancer—you’ve got to cut it out or burn it out. And then you can get well.
Don’t say “yeah, but it can’t be done.” If you haven’t studied the work that Bob Avakian has done, you don’t know what you’re talking about. It can be done—we, the REVCOMS, (the revolutionary communists) have a strategy, one that can bring forward the forces to defeat this system. They, the enemy, the ones who run these pig forces, are split down the middle, along with the rest of the society—and when your enemy is divided like that, the chance to win is far greater. We have to seize that chance now, while we have it—’cause it won’t last forever.
Don’t say, “Yeah, but there’s no leadership.” We, the REVCOMS, have the leadership of Bob Avakian, BA, who’s developed the scientific method and approach of the new communism that gives us the way to understand the world and what we’re up against. BA set out a path to wipe out all forms of exploitation, slavery and oppression.
And Bob Avakian says this:
Instead of finding excuses to go along with the way things have been, standing apart from (or even bad-mouthing) the revolution, people need to get with this revolution, and not throw away the rare opportunity to be part of bringing something much better into being.
Instead of lashing out with individual acts of frustration, or attempts to take on this system with small, isolated forces that have no chance of succeeding, people need to pour their anger, and their hatred for injustice, into building a movement of millions that could have a real chance to defeat this system and make a real revolution.
Instead of fighting and killing each other, what people need to be doing now is uniting to defend each other—opposing all unjust violence, not launching attacks on anyone but at the same time not allowing the police or “civilian” fascist thugs to wantonly brutalize and murder people. And people need to do this as part of building up the forces for revolution.
Instead of being a tail on the Democratic donkey—with its attempt to keep this monstrous system going, and to deal with the growing fascist danger, by relying on the “normal procedures” of this system and doomed efforts to “heal the divisions” that are deepening every day—people need to work for the revolution that is urgently needed, and deal with the fascist danger as part of doing that.
If you can’t take this shit anymore, and if you are serious about really ending this, then you need to get with the revcoms—NOW. And if you want to find out about Bob Avakian and the revcoms, watch the weekly episodes of The RNL—Revolution, Nothing Less!—Show on YouTube and go to Revolution Books in Harlem.