Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

By Josefina Morales Undeterred by scattered thunderstorms, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr., as well as their supporters and activists, gathered on Monday evening to commemorate what would have been Gonzales’s 28th birthday, celebrating his memory and calling for the arrest and conviction of the police who murdered him. On January 5, Austin Police Department (APD) officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato shot and killed Gonzales as … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Combats Police Lies, Continue Fight for Justice

By Josefina Morales On June 5, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr. and their supporters held a press conference at the site of Gonzales’s memorial, only a few feet from where he was murdered by Austin Police Department (APD) officers five months earlier. Loved ones of Garrett Foster, who was murdered by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry during a protest in the wake of the … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Combats Police Lies, Continue Fight for Justice

Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

By Josefina Morales On May 29, activists and community members commemorated the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd as well as the massive wave of rebellion and protest sparked by his killing, known as the May Uprisings, by marching through the streets of downtown Austin and rallying at the Texas Capitol. Demonstrators also honored both Alex Gonzales Jr., who was murdered by … Continue reading Austin: Activists Rally for George Floyd, May Uprisings, Victims of Police and Reactionary Violence

Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

Photo credit: Jenni Lee By Jakob Stein This past week, Jessica Arellano, the widow of Alex Gonzales Jr., confirmed that Gonzales did not have a gun when Austin police officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato murdered him in January of this year. She also confirmed that it was Gutierrez who was the aggressor against her and Gonzales as they were driving with their infant child in the … Continue reading Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

Austin: Community Marches for Alex Gonzales Jr.

By Brian Martel On May 8, over a hundred people marched for Alex Gonzales Jr., and other victims of police violence through East Austin. Protesters demanded the conviction of officers Luis Serrato and Gabriel Gutierrez who murdered Alex Jr. The march started at the Huston-Tillotson University and finished at Chicano Park. “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Justice for Alex!” were chanted throughout the march. Onlookers … Continue reading Austin: Community Marches for Alex Gonzales Jr.

Austin: Footage of Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Murder Disproves Police Narrative

By Brian Martel On April 28, Austin Police Department (APD) released body cam footage of the murder of Alex Gonzales Jr. The footage, which doesn’t support APD’s claims that Alex posed a threat, was released after being delayed for nearly two months. Gonzales was murdered by APD on January 5, first shot by off-duty officer Gabriel Gutierrez, and then killed by Luis Serrato after Gutierrez … Continue reading Austin: Footage of Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Murder Disproves Police Narrative

Austin: Family and Activists Rebuild Alex Jr.’s Memorial, Repel Reactionary

By Brian Martel On Monday April 5, activists rebuilt Alexander Gonzales Jr.’s memorial after it was completely removed by an unknown person last month. Towards the end of the event, activists were attacked by a violent antagonist, who they repelled after he assaulted attendees. Shortly after Alex Jr. was killed by Austin Police Department, a memorial was created at the site of his murder and … Continue reading Austin: Family and Activists Rebuild Alex Jr.’s Memorial, Repel Reactionary

Austin: Families of Victims of Police, Reactionary Violence Fight for People’s Justice, Face Further Assaults During March

By Josefina Morales, with contributions from David Martinez On Monday morning, the families of Alex Gonzales Jr. and Garrett Foster held a press conference to raise the demands for People’s Justice for their loved ones, followed by a five-mile march from the Riverside neighborhood to the site of Garrett’s murder by a reactionary in downtown Austin. During the march, the group fended off an attack … Continue reading Austin: Families of Victims of Police, Reactionary Violence Fight for People’s Justice, Face Further Assaults During March

Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

By Oliver Powell This week, Austin Police Department (APD) failed to meet their own 45-day deadline to release body camera footage of their killing of Alex Gonzales Jr., which was scheduled for release on February 19. Alex Gonzales Jr. was shot to death by APD officer Luis Serrato on January 5 after Gonzales, his wife, and two-month-old son were initially fired upon by plainclothes officer … Continue reading Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

Austin: La policía retrasa la publicación del video de Bodycam del asesinato de Alex Jr., Blame Weather

Por Olliver Powell Esta semana, el Departamento de Policía de Austin (APD) no cumplió con su propio plazo de 45 días para publicar imágenes de la cámara corporal de su asesinato de Alex Gonzales Jr., que estaba programado para ser publicado el 19 de febrero. Alex Gonzales Jr. fue asesinado a tiros por El oficial de APD Luis Serrato el 5 de enero después de … Continue reading Austin: La policía retrasa la publicación del video de Bodycam del asesinato de Alex Jr., Blame Weather