Austin: Police Murder Another Man in Riverside

This is a developing story, Tribune of the People will offer updates as facts emerge. By Dmitri Sans Last night, the Austin Police Department shot another man, identified as 27-year-old Alexander Gonzales, to death a few blocks from where they gunned down Mike Ramos last year, a case that sparked citywide protest. A police officer in an unmarked vehicle shot at the man driving in southeast … Continue reading Austin: Police Murder Another Man in Riverside

Austin: Día de Muertos for Black Lives

By Nélida Tello On November 1 in Dove Springs District Park, a group of Chicanos and Latinos in Austin hosted a Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) event, honoring the lives of Breonna Taylor, Mike Ramos and the hundreds of Black people killed by the police in the US. Event organizers say they wanted to emphasize unity across different peoples and cultures against oppression, … Continue reading Austin: Día de Muertos for Black Lives

Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Enters Indefinite Hiatus pending Reorganization

By Ed Dalton Tribune of the People sat down with members and supporters of the Mike Ramos Brigade to discuss its brief history and its indefinite hiatus pending reorganization. On the night Mike Ramos, an unarmed Black-Latino man was gunned down in the East Riverside neighborhood of Southeast Austin, community activists were quick to respond. Within an hour of the shooting, the first protest started … Continue reading Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Enters Indefinite Hiatus pending Reorganization

Austin: Community Commemorates Anniversary of Police Murder of Mike Ramos, Livestreamer Assaults Attendees

By Dmitri Sans Last Saturday, a small crowd gathered at the end of Pleasant Valley Rd. in southeast Austin, near where Austin police had ambushed and murdered Mike Ramos just six months prior. A large banner was posted on the stone wall near the street to honor Mike Ramos and Garrett Foster, the fighter for Black lives who was killed in July by US Army … Continue reading Austin: Community Commemorates Anniversary of Police Murder of Mike Ramos, Livestreamer Assaults Attendees

Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Hosts Presentation on Baltimore and Ferguson Uprisings

By Cesar Lozano On Friday October 2, the Mike Ramos Brigade hosted a presentation on the 2014-2015 Ferguson and Baltimore uprisings, summarizing the lessons learned and how they apply to the current fight for Black lives. Nearly 100 people attended and enjoyed food and music in addition to the lecture. The presentation highlighted the rebellion of the masses in Ferguson after the police murder of … Continue reading Austin: Mike Ramos Brigade Hosts Presentation on Baltimore and Ferguson Uprisings

The Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers with Murder Is Not Unique

By Mike Talavera On Wednesday, the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that no Louisville police would be indicted for the murder of Breonna Taylor, the Black worker who was killed in March. The grand jury only indicted former officer Brett Hankison for “wanton endangerment” for firing 10 shots into Breonna’s apartment after police used a battering ram to break down her door in the … Continue reading The Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers with Murder Is Not Unique

Austin: Protest Honors Fallen Comrade Garrett Foster by Taking Over Highway

By Mike Talavera A protest honoring Garrett Foster, organized by the Mike Ramos Brigade, marched from his memorial in downtown Austin to Interstate-35 on Saturday, shutting traffic down. The takeover of the highway was a win for the people and a loss for the police, who have made a point of defending the city’s main artery against protesters since the resurgence of the movement for … Continue reading Austin: Protest Honors Fallen Comrade Garrett Foster by Taking Over Highway

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

Austin: Youth Rally for Black Lives, Activists Debate the Issues

By David Martinez Saturday, July 11, a new student-led group, Austin Liberation Youth Movement, organized a rally and march in Downtown Austin in support of the ongoing protest movement against police murders of Black people. The youth brought together reformist groups and individuals, such as the Austin Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Austin Justice Coalition, and candidate for Travis County Attorney, Delia Garza. The Mike … Continue reading Austin: Youth Rally for Black Lives, Activists Debate the Issues