The Supreme Court: No Key for Anarchy

"We will not be fully free until we smash the state completely and totally," cried William Epton in a street-corner harangue on the first night of the 1964 Harlem riots. Later that evening he added: "In that process, we're going to have to kill a lot of these cops, a lot of these judges, and we'll have to go up against their army." A onetime Communist who thought that the Party was too restrained and resigned to help organize the Peking-oriented Progressive Labor Movement, Epton was arrested and eventually convicted in a New York court of conspiring to riot...

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