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Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People

Sam Mitrani LAWCHA, Labor and Working Class History Association
The liberal way of viewing the problem rests on a misunderstanding of the origins of the police and what they were created to do. The police were not created to protect and serve the population. They were not created to stop crime, at least not as most people understand it. They were not created to promote justice. They were created to protect the form of wage-labor capitalism that emerged in the mid to late nineteenth century from the threat posed by the working class.

LOOK: Workers And Students Leave Jobs And Classes To Participate In Nationwide Walkout For Ferguson

Lilly Workneh Huffington Post
At 12:01 p.m. EST on Monday, scores of demonstrators walked out of their schools, homes and office buildings to participate in a nationwide demonstration honoring Michael Brown and standing in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri. More than 80 cities, 30 states and 40 college campuses around the country were expected to participate. From the East coast to the West, here are photos of walkouts that took place around the nation.
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