Fighting the Police State
Each year, police kill an average of 1,000 people in the United States. 2023 began with the killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. His murder was followed by the execution of Manuel Terán, which brought further attention to the ongoing struggle against a massive police training facility in Atlanta, where activists and protesters were charged with domestic terrorism and money laundering. In New York, police continue to harass and intimidate street vendors. Meanwhile, police were further empowered by a 2022 Supreme Court ruling against Miranda Rights. How can we organize against the U.S. police state? How can we place the struggle against police power within the larger struggle for political democracy and socialism? DSA’s National Political Education Committee (NPEC) welcomes four community organizers to speak on these questions and more: Kobi Guillory (Chicago Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression), Rashad X (Lakefront DSA), Gabriel Sanchez (Atlanta DSA), and Eric Nava-Pérez (New York City DSA). Please join us for this important conversation, followed by a short period for audience Q&A.