Charlotte: Activists and Family Hold Rally for Frankie Jennings, Murdered by US Marshals

By Dontay Stevenson On Saturday, May 8, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Jennings’s family members held a rally in honor of Frankie “Pop” Jennings, an unarmed 32-year-old Black man murdered by US Marshals on March 24. The rally was held at Freedom Park in south Charlotte. A banner reading, “Justice for Frankie Jennings” was displayed, along with other signs reading, “Frankie was murdered on his … Continue reading Charlotte: Activists and Family Hold Rally for Frankie Jennings, Murdered by US Marshals

Brazil: Police War Operation Kills 25 in Rio de Janeiro Favela

By David Martinez An operation of war by Brazilian police in the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro has resulted in the deaths of 25 people and many more injured. With the excuse of conducting a drug raid, 200 police officers entered the favela around 6 a.m. on the morning of May 6 with armored cars and helicopter support and began shooting wildly. The death … Continue reading Brazil: Police War Operation Kills 25 in Rio de Janeiro Favela

Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

By Maya Luna & Serran Soledad After beating a false charge of attempted murder, Xavier Rodriguez and his family faced years of targeted harassment from members of the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), leading up to an instance of police brutality and wrongful arrest in October of 2019. Tribune of the People recently spoke with Xavier’s father, Robert Rodriguez, on the matter and obtained surveillance … Continue reading Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

Columbus: 16-Year-Old Ma’Khia Bryant Killed by Police

By Serran Soledad On Tuesday afternoon, Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black teenager, was shot and killed by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon. Following the shooting, protests erupted, prompting Columbus Police Department to release body camera footage of the fatal shooting that same day. Responding to a 911 call, Reardon arrived to the scene where a fight between a group of people was taking place. Within … Continue reading Columbus: 16-Year-Old Ma’Khia Bryant Killed by Police

Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

By Taylor Jenson Students and their supporters rallied on campus at the University of Texas in Austin (UT) on Tuesday to continue their struggle against the $8 million deal between the school and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) to create a new satellite police office at Walter Web Hall. The student group hosting the event, Cops Off Campus, led a short march to … Continue reading Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

By Nélida Tello More than 200 people marched in Hollywood on Saturday to demand justice for the police killings of 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 13-year-old Adam Toledo. During the march, protesters also expelled antagonistic reactionary video streamers from the march. Before the march began, demonstrators gathered at the site of Daunte and Adam’s makeshift memorial in Hollywood, at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine … Continue reading Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

Austin: University Students Rally and March for Daunte Wright

By Josefina Morales On Wednesday evening, University of Texas at Austin (UT) student group Cops Off Campus rallied supporters on the steps of the UT Tower to protest the police murder of Daunte Wright and show solidarity with those protesting elsewhere. Wright’s murder on April 11 has sparked the people’s anger anew, and protests against police have broken out in multiple cities this week as … Continue reading Austin: University Students Rally and March for Daunte Wright

Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

By Serran Soledad Following the murder of Daunte Wright at the hands of Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) made a call to action on Monday, to march in solidarity with protesters for Black lives facing off with law enforcement in the Minneapolis suburb. A few dozen community members gathered at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard, where an activist from … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

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

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