Canton: Police Murder Man in His Backyard as New Year Begins, Community Demands Justice

By Jason Bartles Only minutes into the new year, James “Big Roe” Williams was shot and killed in his own backyard by a police officer in Canton, Ohio. His wife, Marquetta Williams, has vowed to fight for justice, as community members and activists have joined the struggle. The neighborhood where Williams lived has a long-standing tradition of celebratory gunfire to ring in the new year. … Continue reading Canton: Police Murder Man in His Backyard as New Year Begins, Community Demands Justice

Los Angeles: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

Photo: An altar for Valentina Orellana-Peralta at a vigil organized by People’s Struggle San Fernando Valley By Sarah Ahmed The family of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta and local activists are fighting for justice for Valentina, who was killed by police in December while shopping for a Christmas dress with her mother. Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirmed through his … Continue reading Los Angeles: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

Fort Worth: Trial for Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Delayed Again, Residents of Her Neighborhood Share Thoughts

By Nélida Tello Texas judge David Hagerman has once again delayed the trial against Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean who shot and killed a Black woman, Atatiana Jefferson, while she was inside her home on October 12, 2019. The murder trial was set for January 10; however, due the unavailability of expert witnesses, Judge Hagerman approved the defense’s motion to delay the trial. The … Continue reading Fort Worth: Trial for Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Delayed Again, Residents of Her Neighborhood Share Thoughts

Austin: Activists Honor Alex Gonzales One Year After He Was Murdered by Police

By Michael Nolan On the one-year anniversary of the murder of Alex Gonzales by Austin Police Department (APD) officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato, supporters of the Gonzales family demonstrated in front of APD headquarters. Gonzales was murdered on January 5, 2021 when plainclothes officer Gutierrez chased Gonzales down in a fit of road rage, shooting Gonzales and his partner while their two-month-old infant was … Continue reading Austin: Activists Honor Alex Gonzales One Year After He Was Murdered by Police

Los Angeles: Police Kill Two at Department Store, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Trying on Christmas Dresses

By Jakob Stein On Thursday, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shot and killed 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta in a dressing room of a Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood. The officers were responding to reports of an assault in the crowded store just one day before Christmas Eve, ultimately cornering and shooting an unidentified male suspect, who was also killed. When the officer … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Kill Two at Department Store, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Trying on Christmas Dresses

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

Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Combats Police Lies, Continue Fight for Justice

By Josefina Morales On June 5, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr. and their supporters held a press conference at the site of Gonzales’s memorial, only a few feet from where he was murdered by Austin Police Department (APD) officers five months earlier. Loved ones of Garrett Foster, who was murdered by US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry during a protest in the wake of the … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Combats Police Lies, Continue Fight for Justice