crime wrote

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crime OP wrote

That's a good question, and I don't have a clear answer. I think for the few people who may be following this story but still have some faith in "official" narratives, this is just another piece of damning evidence that undermines the state's lies about Tort's murder.

For those who already knew the police murdered them, this is fuel on the fire. To the abolitionists, anarchists, and others who know the score before the state is finally forced to admit its lies, this isn't shocking, but feels like a twist of the knife, and that has propelled more and more militant action. Acting on a validation for what they already knew to be true.

As for broader US politics, the policebrutalize and kill people here literally every day. Some cases are egregious enough to rise above the signal noise, and this is one of those instances. To libs, Tortuguita was a peaceful protester camping in the woods when murdered by the state. Evidence like this erodes the official narrative that they're otherwise inclined to believe. I think that framework has compelled previously silent groups and people to chime in, and in the last few weeks we've seen a relative groundswell of lib orgs/individuals weighing in against cop city.

So, I guess I'm not sure it will actually affect US politics as a whole. I dont think ilibs weighing in post-murder will drastically increase the likelihood of cop city being stopped, but it will play some part in the broader story, and when cop city is stopped, that will affect policing in the US. So thats some kind of broad political impact.