Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015

By David Martinez Keith Edmonds, the Pittsburgh police officer identified as the killer of Jim Rogers, has not only used his power as a law enforcement officer to kill, but in 2015, he aided his twin brother Karl to mislead a woman so that Karl could collect a $500 bounty. Karl was charged with impersonating a public servant, obstructing administration of law, and official oppression. … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015

Exclusive: Investigation Exposes Keith Edmonds as Pittsburgh Police Officer Who Murdered Jim Rogers

By Oliver Williams and David Martinez Update (10/22): In 2015, Keith Edmonds and his twin brother Karl (a bounty hunter) were involved in misleading a woman order to collect a $500 bounty reward, sending her to jail for three weeks. Read more – Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015 A Tribune investigation has confirmed Keith L. … Continue reading Exclusive: Investigation Exposes Keith Edmonds as Pittsburgh Police Officer Who Murdered Jim Rogers

San Fernando: Combative Protest Disrupts Police Event to Demand Justice for Guillermo Amezcua

By David Martinez On Tuesday, protesters marched from Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Park to a city-sponsored event held by the San Fernando Police Department (SFPD), to confront the police and demand justice for the police murder of Guillermo Amezcua. In an act of intimidation during the confrontation, the SFPD attacked the combative protesters and arrested one activist on false pretenses. In April, Amezcua was shot … Continue reading San Fernando: Combative Protest Disrupts Police Event to Demand Justice for Guillermo Amezcua

Austin: Police Ignored Oversight Board, Use-of-Force Complaints from May Uprisings

By Michael Nolan On Monday, it was revealed that 202 unique external use-of-force complaints against Austin Police Department (APD) during the May Uprisings last year were largely dismissed without investigation. During the massive, combative protests that occurred on May 30-31, APD beat, teargassed, and shot rubber bullets indiscriminately at protesters. APD’s brutality sent at least 19 protesters to Dell Medical Center, and in the most … Continue reading Austin: Police Ignored Oversight Board, Use-of-Force Complaints from May Uprisings

Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Photo: Activists disrupt former Detroit police chief James Craig’s campaign announcement (Source: Ken Coleman, Michigan Advance) By Peter Garland On September 14, activists from Detroit Will Breathe shut down a speech by former chief of police James Craig as he announced his candidacy for the office of governor of Michigan. Craig oversaw the Detroit Police Department (DPD) during the May Uprisings following George Floyd’s murder, … Continue reading Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

By Josefina Morales Undeterred by scattered thunderstorms, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr., as well as their supporters and activists, gathered on Monday evening to commemorate what would have been Gonzales’s 28th birthday, celebrating his memory and calling for the arrest and conviction of the police who murdered him. On January 5, Austin Police Department (APD) officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato shot and killed Gonzales as … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

San Fernando Valley: March Against Police Murder of Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua

By Serran Soledad On July 17, anti-imperialist organization People’s Struggle SFV (PSSFV) organized and held a march along with community members to demand justice for Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua, both murdered by the police in southern California in recent months. Garcia was shot to death by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) following a vehicle pursuit as he surrendered at a northbound 5 Freeway … Continue reading San Fernando Valley: March Against Police Murder of Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua

Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

By Sarah Ahmed On June 29, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather released security footage from the killing of Frankie “Pop” Jennings at the hands of law enforcement in March, announcing that he will not press charges against the US Marshal responsible. In response to the decision, activists with Charlotte Uprising and Feed the Movement organized a protest demanding justice and answers for Jennings’s family. … Continue reading Charlotte: DA Releases Footage of Frankie Jennings’ Murder, Will Not Press Charges Against US Marshal

Pittsburgh: Community Demands Justice for Police Killing of Antwon Rose II

By Blake Garrison On the afternoon of Saturday, June 19, activist non-profit organizations Pittsburgh, I Can’t Breathe (PICB) and the Antwon Rose II Foundation led a march in remembrance of Antwon Rose II, a Black teenager who was murdered by Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld in 2018. On June 19, 2018, Officer Rosfeld pulled over a jitney, an unlicensed taxi, that Rose was traveling in. When … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Demands Justice for Police Killing of Antwon Rose II

Minneapolis: Reactionary Driver Kills Woman, Injures 2 Others, During Winston Smith Protest

Photo: Nicholas David Kraus (Source: Hennepin County Booking Photo) By Serran Soledad and Sarah Ahmed On Sunday night in Minneapolis, Nicholas David Kraus, 35, intentionally drove his car into a protest being held for Winston Smith, killing one woman and injuring two other protesters. Kraus, who attempted to escape, was pursued and beaten by the crowd, until he was turned over to police. Winston Smith … Continue reading Minneapolis: Reactionary Driver Kills Woman, Injures 2 Others, During Winston Smith Protest