July 20, 2016

National S.D.S. Stands Against Police Crimes, Police Brutality and Demands Justice for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

On July 5, 2016 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot by police after being tackled to the ground. Sterling, a father from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was at a convenience store, when two cops approached him. Sterling was selling CDs on the sidewalk and had permission from the store owner to be there. The two cops began questioning him and consequently tackled him to the ground, pinned him down and shot him six times – killing him.

The following day on July 6, 2016 Philando Castile was driving with his family when he was pulled over by cops. The officer proceeded to shoot Castile at close range, and then started to curse and yell as Castile bled out. The whole time his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the whole incident to Facebook. Castile was taken to the hospital where he died later that night. Officers put Reynolds in holding until 5 a.m., where she didn’t have the ability to contact anyone.

National Students for a Democratic Society is aware that these murders represent the foundation and heart of what the police were founded on-violence and white supremacy. National S.D.S. condemns this racist terror that is constantly carried out against oppressed nationalities.
We stand against racism, national oppression and its manifestations as police brutality, repression and militarization. We support and promote all demands for democratic, community controlled police departments by oppressed communities. We struggle for the national liberation and self determination of all oppressed nations in the U.S and abroad. Finally, National S.D.S. stands in solidarity with Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and protesters across the nation as we struggle to disarm the police.

Black Lives Matter!
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!
No Justice, No Peace!