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: 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: Oficial Christopher Taylor acusado del asesinato de Mike Ramos

Por Henry Underwood El 10 de marzo, un gran jurado del condado de Travis acusó al oficial del Departamento de Policía de Austin, Christopher Taylor, y lo acusó de asesinato en el tiroteo letal de Mike Ramos, que ocurrió el 24 de abril de 2020 en un complejo de apartamentos del sureste de Austin. Taylor, cuya fianza se fijó en 100.000 dólares, quedó libre dentro … Continue reading Austin: Oficial Christopher Taylor acusado del asesinato de Mike Ramos

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