By Sandra Harris Last week, Austin police chief Brian Manley announced his resignation months after the people of Austin demanded that he leave the department. These demands escalated last summer when Austin made national news during the May Uprisings for the brutal response from police towards protesters. Manley has announced his resignation during a lull in anti-police brutality protests, stating he would officially leave the … Continue reading Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People
Photo Credit: John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register, via Associated Press By Serran Soledad An Idaho Halls police officer shot and killed Joseph Johnson, a husband and father of four, in his own backyard early Monday morning after an officer mistook him for Tanner Shoesmith, 22, who fled from his car during a traffic stop nearby. After observing a vehicle with a broken taillight, a Bonneville County … Continue reading Idaho Falls: Police Murder Man in His Own Backyard after Mistaking Identity
Photo Credit: Alicia Caceres/Aton for Chile/AFP via Getty Images By Nélida Tello Police in the city of Panguipulli, Chile murdered Francisco Martinez, 27, on February 5 during an identification check, resulting in mass protests throughout the country. In Panguipulli, demonstrators set fire to 10 government buildings, including the city hall. The capital of Chile, Santiago, saw thousands of protesters take the streets demanding justice for … Continue reading Chile: Thousands Protest Police Murder of Street Artist, Ten Government Buildings Set Ablaze
By Oliver Powell This past Monday, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr., a 27-year-old man whom the Austin Police Department (APD) murdered in early January, held another vigil in honor of his life and memory at the site of his death, and called for the community’s continued support in their fight for justice. The sun set while attendees wrote words of support for the family … Continue reading Austin: One Month Later, Gonzales Family Continues to Demand Justice for Alex Jr.
Photo Credit: Police Body-cam Footage By Serran Soledad Protests erupted this week after body-cam footage surfaced from a January 29 incident showing Rochester, New York police officers forcing a handcuffed nine-year-old Black girl into the back of a police car before pepper-spraying her in the face. The assault on the child was in response to a mental health call made by her mother. The disturbing … Continue reading Rochester: Police Handcuff and Pepper Spray 9-Year-Old Black Child
Photo credit: Melissa Phillip for the Houston Chronicle By Blaine Hopkins Two years after Houston Police Department (HPD) murdered married couple Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, six additional narcotics officers have been charged in the botched no-knock raid. In 2019, officer Gerald Goines utilized a no-knock warrant to storm the house of Tuttle and Nicholas after lying about a heroin purchase at the residence. Goines … Continue reading Houston: Six Additional Officers Indicted for 2019 House Raid, Officials Defend Houston Police
By the Editorial Board Nearly three weeks ago, after our own investigation, Tribune of the People was the first news outlet to reveal the identity of Officer Gabriel Gutierrez as the plainclothes Austin police officer who murdered Alex Gonzales Jr. It wasn’t until Thursday, February 4, after Chief Brian Manley released the name to the media, that the bourgeois news was willing to identify the … Continue reading Austin: Bourgeois News Finally Identifies Officer Gabriel Gutierrez, Involved in Murder of Alex Gonzales Jr.
By Josefina Morales Dashcam footage was made public this week which shows an off-duty Austin Police officer pulling a gun on another driver in chilling resemblance to the incident where plainclothes officer Gabriel Gutierrez shot Alex Gonzales, Jr. from his car earlier this month. Gutierrez’s shots mortally wounded Alex Jr., and Officer Luis Serrato finished the killing, both officers cooperating to murder Alex Jr. Officer … Continue reading Austin: Video of 2020 Off-Duty Officer Road Rage Incident Recalls 2021 Police Murder of Alex Gonzales Jr.
Photo: Fencing under construction at APD headquarters (Source: Tribune Photographer) By David Martinez On Thursday, January 21, construction began on a permanent iron fence around the perimeter of the Austin Police Department (APD) downtown headquarters. The construction does not appear to have been announced beforehand, and local bourgeois news who contacted APD for comment said they have received no response. One doesn’t need a response … Continue reading Opinion: Austin Police Fear Mass Protest and Erect Iron Fence Months After May Uprisings
By Nélida Tello Tribune of the People received a copy of Alexander Gonzales Jr.’s custodial death report which exposes inconsistencies in the police narrative about Gonzales’s encounter with plainclothes officer Gabriel Gutierrez, who shot at Gonzales on January 5, starting a sequence of police aggression that would lead to Gonzales’s death and the endangerment of his partner and infant son. The report states that Gonzales … Continue reading Austin: Documents Reveal Inconsistencies in Police Narrative on Murder of Alex Gonzales