Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

By Blake Garrison On Tuesday evening, about 200 people rallied at Freedom Corner and marched in honor of George Floyd after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of Floyd. The march was organized by Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) who collaborated with city politicians and other organizations to channel the announcement of the verdict into … Continue reading Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Photo credit: WBTV Charlotte By Julian Oddo After several months of an internal examination of policies, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced that they would not be enacting any changes to their search warrant procedures. This ‘internal examination’ was nothing more than a charade to deceive those who took part in May Uprisings—the promise of potential reforms was used in an attempt to demobilize … Continue reading Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Without Power, Justice is an Illusion

Photo credit: Court TV via AP By the Editorial Board Celebrate the people, celebrate the uprisings, celebrate the Floyd family, honor the life of George Floyd, and honor the lives of all others gunned down and murdered by this racist policing system and its decaying ruling class. We celebrate and honor all of them because it is the masses who are the makers of history—the historic … Continue reading Without Power, Justice is an Illusion

Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

By Roger Kuessey Last week, activists rebuilt Garrett Foster’s memorial on the corner of 4th St. and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, at the site where Garrett was murdered by active-duty US Army sergeant Daniel Perry in July of last year during a protest for Black lives during the summer of uprisings. Following Garrett’s murder on July 25, activists and supporters continued to maintain and … Continue reading Austin: Garrett Foster’s Memorial Rebuilt by Family, Friends, and Activists

Charlotte: Police Force Revealed to Hold Contract with Dataminr Surveillance Company

By Julian Oddo In early April, it was revealed that the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department (CMPD) has a contract agreement with Dataminr Inc, a New York-based company that was used by police departments across the country to surveil social media and track activists during the summer uprisings for Black lives and against the police. A representative from the City of Charlotte said they were first approached … Continue reading Charlotte: Police Force Revealed to Hold Contract with Dataminr Surveillance Company

The Tremors of the Masses

By the Editorial Board Gaze ahead of you: the horizon is quaking, the calm between storms is passing, and the people are stirring once again in the United States, seething at the endless crimes of the Old State’s police forces, who wantonly murder the sons and daughters of the working class, especially Black and Latino workers and the poor. The ruling class can offer nothing … Continue reading The Tremors of the Masses

Minnesota: Police Murder of Daunte Wright Sparks Days of Combative Protest

By Serran Soledad On Sunday, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the department and president of the local police union. Wright was murdered during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb, sparking five consecutive nights of combative protests outside the police headquarters as well as solidarity protests across the country. Just … Continue reading Minnesota: Police Murder of Daunte Wright Sparks Days of Combative Protest

Austin: Police Were Paid Millions in Overtime to Oppose Protests

Photo credit: Ben Carneiro By Max Sommer Payroll records show that Austin Police Department paid over $7 million in overtime related to the protests during the May Uprisings last year in the wake of the murders of George Floyd and Mike Ramos. Officers were paid time and a half to brutalize protesters and guard property, for a total of 108,051 protest-related overtime hours. Austin Police Association … Continue reading Austin: Police Were Paid Millions in Overtime to Oppose Protests

Video: Organizer Discusses Repression in Minneapolis on Day of Aid for Political Prisoners

A representative from Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support (MUAS), an organization that provides support to those arrested during the uprisings in Minneapolis spoke at the Day of Aid for Political Prisoners event in Austin on March 18. During the discussion, the speaker explained how the rebellion grew in Minneapolis, the use of reforms and repression by the government to quell the uprisings, and the role of organizations … Continue reading Video: Organizer Discusses Repression in Minneapolis on Day of Aid for Political Prisoners

Austin: Police Shot ‘Less-Lethal’ Rounds at Deaf Man 12 Times Without Warning In May Uprisings

By Brian Martel During the May Uprisings last year, officers at Austin Police Department (APD) headquarters fired rubber-coated bullets at Tyree Talley, a deaf protester, striking him 12 times at close range. Like many other protesters seriously injured in the May Uprisings, Talley is now suing APD. Several bullets were fired at Talley as he was protesting across the street from APD headquarters. One struck … Continue reading Austin: Police Shot ‘Less-Lethal’ Rounds at Deaf Man 12 Times Without Warning In May Uprisings