No one, with the exception of the elites, champions neoliberal policies. Citizens do not want their jobs shipped overseas, their schools and libraries closed, their pension and retirement funds looted, programs such as Social Security and welfare cut, government bailouts of Wall Street, or militarized police forces patrolling their neighborhoods...
The deaths of these officers will absolutely create the conditions for increased security, surveillance, and monitoring of protesters.
“Serve and protect" is a myth. For the police, to serve means to use violence, and to protect means to validate the threat of blackness born of the racist imagination.
"Everything about the killing of McDonald over 400 days ago, including the slithering about of Chicago officials in their efforts to suppress video of his murder, stinks to high heaven."
“We appreciate that the president met with us, but now he must deliver with meaningful policy. We are calling on everyone who believes that Black lives matter to continue taking to the streets until we get real change."