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: 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 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
By Noah Long Update 3:00PM: The Office of the District Attorney of Austin, released the name of the on-duty police officer, responsible for the death of Alex, on January 14 as Luis Serrato who’s been with the Austin Police Department for two years. A Tribune investigation has confirmed Gabriel Andreas Gutierrez as the identity of the off-duty officer involved in the events that led to … Continue reading Austin: Gabriel Gutierrez Identified as Off-Duty Police Officer Involved in Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Murder
By Nélida Tello Last weekend, activists and community members joined the family of Alex Gonzales Jr., the young Latino man killed by Austin Police Department (APD) on January 5, in two vigils in his honor to demand justice. Additionally, activists rallied outside of APD headquarters against the police murder the same weekend. On January 8, community members held the first of two vigils in honor … Continue reading Austin: Family and Community Honor Alex Gonzales, Demand Justice
By Ed Dalton The ruling class media wasted no time after Alex Jr. was murdered by the Austin Police Department, they presented the statement of the police as if it were an uncontested fact. As the days go by and the working class Gonzales family grieves the loss of their beautiful son, it becomes clearer that the statements of APD are not facts, but a … Continue reading Opinion: Support the Family of Alex Gonzales Jr.
By Mike Talavera This week the Tribune Support Committee in Austin met with the family of Alex Gonzales, Jr. on two separate occasions to give them an opportunity to tell Alex’s story and their stance on his recent murder at the hands of the Austin Police Department. If you know anything about Alex’s case, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also donate to the … Continue reading Austin: Extended Video Interview with Family of Alex Gonzales, Jr. about Police Murder