By Rev. Edward Pinkney
A worker is above all a producer. The judges, prosecutors and law enforcement are parasites who live off what the workers produce. All the material wealth, which is now in the possession of the capitalist class, was produced by the workers.
What has the criminal justice system contributed to the production of this unprecedented amount of wealth? The answer is “absolutely nothing at all.” In fact, the system’s principle function is to guard the wealth for the capitalists and to protect their profits from the demands of the workers. The very essence of the capitalists is to use the criminal justice system to send the cops that practice the most inhumane brutality against Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Native Americans and all other minorities.
The judges, prosecutors and law enforcement are the most parasitic social groups in society, are hired by the capitalist class through their agents to keep the mass of the people oppressed in complete subjection. They utilize all the forces and violence at their disposal whenever the people rise up in rebellion against the unendurable conditions imposed by the master class.
The struggle that has taken place in recent years in Benton Harbor, Berrien County in the State of Michigan, is a case in point and one that holds a number of lessons for the American people. The fight in Benton Harbor is a war over whether Americans will have prosperity and democracy or live in poverty under the heels of open corporate rule, who are trained in the spirit of war against workers and the minorities that include not only Blacks, but also poor Whites, the homeless population, and other minority races.
The judges, prosecutors and the rest of law enforcement are nothing but mercenaries hired by the capitalist class to oppress the working class. Do not ever forget they are the most parasitic social groups in our society. When they do work, if that is what it can possibly be called, it is directed against the people to oppress, to destroy, to imprison, or even to kill!
The judges, prosecutors and law enforcement intimate collaborations in shady businesses, such as gambling and drugs, in order to maintain control of the masses. This is what the criminal justice system really is engaged in to keep the mass of the workers and the oppressed in complete subjugation.
Judges, prosecutors and law enforcement are utterly inseparable from crime and corruption. One could not exist without the other; all are nourished and supported by the nature of the criminal justice system and the capitalist system. Every cent paid to the criminal justice systems comes out of the hides of the people, the workers.
Let the truth be told. The attack on democracy is an attack on the workers. The attack on the poor people shows that the corporate power structure, along with its corrupt criminal corporate power, its corrupt criminal justice system, which includes judges, prosecutors and law enforcement in Berrien County, Michigan and all around the country, are determined to crush anyone who stands in its way. It is part of a process under way across America in various forms, and only we can stand up, speak up, fight back, and stop the crimes of the capitalist system!