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

Austin: Family and Activists Rebuild Alex Jr.’s Memorial, Repel Reactionary

By Brian Martel On Monday April 5, activists rebuilt Alexander Gonzales Jr.’s memorial after it was completely removed by an unknown person last month. Towards the end of the event, activists were attacked by a violent antagonist, who they repelled after he assaulted attendees. Shortly after Alex Jr. was killed by Austin Police Department, a memorial was created at the site of his murder and … Continue reading Austin: Family and Activists Rebuild Alex Jr.’s Memorial, Repel Reactionary

Charlotte: US Marshals Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man, Family Holds Vigil 

By Julian Oddo Early Tuesday morning, US Marshals in Charlotte murdered Frankie Jennings, an unarmed 32-year-old Black man in front of his son at a gas station in Plaza Parkwood. Jennings’ family and friends, who called him “Pop,” held a vigil in the evening following the killing, the same day they were originally preparing to celebrate Jennings’ birthday. Tribune spoke with eyewitnesses at the Den’s … Continue reading Charlotte: US Marshals Shoot and Kill Unarmed Black Man, Family Holds Vigil 

Texas: Interview with Sister of Jesse Juarez, Intellectually-Disabled Man Killed by Lockhart Sheriffs

By Noah Long Five years ago in Lockhart, Texas, Caldwell County sheriffs murdered Jesse Juarez, known to friends as “Chuy,” an intellectually-disabled man experiencing a mental health crisis. The ruling-class media reported that the police were called on Juarez for attempted burglary, and Caldwell County District Attorney, Fred Weber, alleged in these media reports that Juarez smashed windows at people’s homes and made threats before … Continue reading Texas: Interview with Sister of Jesse Juarez, Intellectually-Disabled Man Killed by Lockhart Sheriffs

Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor Charged with Murder of Mike Ramos

By Henry Underwood On March 10, a Travis County grand jury indicted Austin Police Department officer Christopher Taylor and charged him with murder in the lethal shooting of Mike Ramos, which occurred on April 24, 2020 in a Southeast Austin apartment complex. Taylor, whose bail was set at $100,000, bonded out within 22 minutes of his arrest. The indictment marks the first time in decades … Continue reading Austin: Officer Christopher Taylor Charged with Murder of Mike Ramos

Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

By Oliver Powell This week, Austin Police Department (APD) failed to meet their own 45-day deadline to release body camera footage of their killing of Alex Gonzales Jr., which was scheduled for release on February 19. Alex Gonzales Jr. was shot to death by APD officer Luis Serrato on January 5 after Gonzales, his wife, and two-month-old son were initially fired upon by plainclothes officer … Continue reading Austin: Police Delay Release of Bodycam Video of Alex Jr.’s Murder, Blame Weather

Idaho Falls: Police Murder Man in His Own Backyard after Mistaking Identity

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

Chile: Thousands Protest Police Murder of Street Artist, Ten Government Buildings Set Ablaze

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

Austin: One Month Later, Gonzales Family Continues to Demand Justice for Alex Jr.

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.