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: Community Gathers to Celebrate and Support Political Arrestees

By David Martinez Austin community members gathered on Sunday afternoon for a social event to celebrate and support local arrestees from the summer of uprisings and protests against police brutality. The event was held by the Drop the Charges coalition, and in attendance were protesters facing a myriad of charges, joined by their family, friends, and other supporters. With Autumn and Halloween themed decorations displayed … Continue reading Austin: Community Gathers to Celebrate and Support Political Arrestees

Austin: DA Won’t Bring Police Murders of Black Men to Grand Jury Until 2021

By David Martinez On Wednesday afternoon, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she would not present the cases of Mike Ramos and Javier Ambler to a grand jury before the end of her term, which expires at the end of 2020. Ramos and Ambler are Black victims of police murders which have been the focus of protests and community outrage in Austin, Texas. … Continue reading Austin: DA Won’t Bring Police Murders of Black Men to Grand Jury Until 2021