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

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

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