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No charges filed against cop who shot Charles Kinsey

Sep 6, 2016
Bryan Troupe, African People's Socialist Party

Jonathan Aleda (third from right) and members of the North Miami police department are arms of the State. The police is an occupying force whose function is to oppress Africans.


Miami, FL—Police have once again investigated themselves and found that they have committed no crime. This time, in reference to North Miami cop Jonathon Aledda, who shot an unarmed African, Charles Kinsey, in the leg on July 18th.

Charles was lying on his back with his hands up, begging for the cop not to shoot him when Aledda shot him anyway. Charles, a mental health therapist, was retrieving one of his patients, an autistic man from the middle of the street. The autistic man was sitting in the street playing with a toy truck.

Police say that they received a call that someone was in the street with a gun and threatening to kill himself. However, the only people in the street were the autistic man who was playing with his toy truck and Charles who was attempting to remove the autistic man from the street.

After Charles was shot, he asked cop why did he shoot him. The cop, Aledda, responded, “I don’t know.”

Charles was handcuffed and left bleeding with no medical attention given to him.

Aledda later made the ridiculous claim that he was not trying to shoot Charles, but he was trying to shoot the autistic man who was playing with a toy truck in the middle of the street.

If Aledda shooting Charles was an accident, there would have been no reason to then put Charles in handcuffs and leave him bleeding with no medical treatment.

North Miami police decided not to charge their “brother in blue” for shooting an unarmed African on August 4th.

The State will never convict itself

The State will never convict itself of committing an injustice to any African.

In fact, the U.S. is an illegitimate imperialist entity which was founded upon the murder and rape of African men, women and children. Its “justice” system is also illegitimate.

The State’s primary role is to continue its oppression of Africans here in the U.S. and abroad.

Aledda knew he didn’t need an answer as to why he shot unarmed Charles. He knew that the State would back him up every single time, no matter how many times his story changed or how absurd his story sounded.

Aledda understood that the State would defend his genocidal act against our African brother.

Black Community Control of the Police!

Africans have to take power over their own lives in order to stop the brutality we face every day from the State.

One way to take power is to demand Black Community Control of the Police (BCCP)!

BCCP gives the African community the power to hire, fire and prosecute any cop that walks through our community.

With BCCP, Aledda would be facing charges and repercussions for shooting Charles.

The African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) know that power in the people’s hands will bring the entire imperialistic system to a crashing halt.

Join the APSP!



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