Camarillo: Community Honors the Life of Police Brutality Victim

By Serran Soledad On Saturday, Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) led an event honoring the life of Austin Manzano, a 24-year-old resident of Camarillo, California who was gunned down on November 5 by two Ventura Sheriffs during a mental-health crisis. Manzano succumbed to his injuries two weeks later. 25 community members gathered for the event, which was held in front of the Bradford Apartments on … Continue reading Camarillo: Community Honors the Life of Police Brutality Victim

Oxnard: Activists Protest Second Police Shooting In A Month

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, around 20 people gathered for a protest led by Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group(OxRevStudy). The impromptu action was held in response to the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Javier Magana, who was killed by Ventura Police following a vehicle pursuit the previous night. The action began as activists gave speeches condemning the shooting and attempts by the ruling class media to justify … Continue reading Oxnard: Activists Protest Second Police Shooting In A Month

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

Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Cover photo by Emma Lee By Mike Talavera Last week, attorney William M. McSwain announced new federal charges against four men who participated in the May Uprising in Philadelphia, making a total of nine protesters in the city now facing federal persecution. Related to the torching of police vehicles on May 30, these cases are being used by the state to further criminalize and intimidate … Continue reading Philadelphia: Four Face Federal Charges for Police Vehicle Fires During May Uprising

Pittsburgh: Nigerian Immigrants Continue Protests in Solidarity with ‘End SARS’ Movement

By Peter Cherry Across the United States, cities with large Nigerian immigrant populations have seen demonstrations in solidarity with the Nigerian protests against SARS police terror as well as the larger issue of a ruling class which represses the people and keeps them locked in poverty. Protests in US cities have included New York City, Baltimore, Columbus, Charlotte, and Pittsburgh, among others. On Sunday, the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Nigerian Immigrants Continue Protests in Solidarity with ‘End SARS’ Movement

Video: Interview with Nigerian ‘End SARS’ Protester in Charlotte

By Jakob Stein This past Sunday, roughly 50 protesters gathered in uptown Charlotte in solidarity with the ongoing ‘End SARS’ protests in Nigeria. The protests against police brutality and murder have been raging for two weeks, and although they have already forced the government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), they have continued demanding for the release of arrested protesters and restitution for the … Continue reading Video: Interview with Nigerian ‘End SARS’ Protester in Charlotte

Oxnard: Activists Present on Local History of Police Brutality

By Serran Soledad On Saturday, Oxnard Revolutionary Study group held a presentation on the history of police brutality in Oxnard. The event, which was held at Rio Lindo Park, comes a week before the 8th anniversary of Alfonso Limon Jr’s death. Limon was murdered by the Oxnard Police Department in 2012, while walking home from a workout at Pacifica High School. Around 40 community members … Continue reading Oxnard: Activists Present on Local History of Police Brutality

Austin: Woman Surrounded by DPS, SWAT For Anti-Police Slogans on Car

Cover photo by Cassandra Clark By Brian Martel On July 27, Lauren Mestas was stopped on the First St. Bridge by state troopers (DPS). Authorities surrounded Mestas’ car for over an hour. Mestas had committed no crime but was targeted for the anti-police messages written on her car. Only two days prior, Mestas was at a protest where she witnessed the murder of Garrett Foster. … Continue reading Austin: Woman Surrounded by DPS, SWAT For Anti-Police Slogans on Car

Texas: Infamous Sheriff Indicted for Destroying Evidence in Javier Ambler’s Murder

By Brian Martel On September 28, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was indicted for tampering with evidence involved in the killing of Javier Ambler. An investigation found that Chody was involved in the destruction of records which documented deputies James Johnson and Zach Camden tasing Ambler to death. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has a reputation for its especially brutal practices, even among law enforcement. … Continue reading Texas: Infamous Sheriff Indicted for Destroying Evidence in Javier Ambler’s Murder

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