Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor Charged with Murder of Mike Ramos

By Henry Underwood On March 10, a Travis County grand jury indicted Austin Police Department officer Christopher Taylor and charged him with murder in the lethal shooting of Mike Ramos, which occurred on April 24, 2020 in a Southeast Austin apartment complex. Taylor, whose bail was set at $100,000, bonded out within 22 minutes of his arrest. The indictment marks the first time in decades … Continue reading Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor Charged with Murder of Mike Ramos

Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

By Sandra Harris Last week, Austin police chief Brian Manley announced his resignation months after the people of Austin demanded that he leave the department. These demands escalated last summer when Austin made national news during the May Uprisings for the brutal response from police towards protesters. Manley has announced his resignation during a lull in anti-police brutality protests, stating he would officially leave the … Continue reading Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

Austin: Police Ordered Thousands of ‘Less Lethal’ Rounds Day After Pledging Never to Use Them Again

Cover photo by Jay Janner By Mike Talavera Published in a bourgeois news report this week, documents obtained from June show that the city closed on a $42,000 contract with supplier Combined Tactical Systems a day after Austin Police Chief Brian Manley pledged before City Council that his department would never use so-called “less lethal” rounds on protesters again. The order included thousands of rounds … Continue reading Austin: Police Ordered Thousands of ‘Less Lethal’ Rounds Day After Pledging Never to Use Them Again