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

South Carolina: Protests Sparked by Violent Arrest of Two Black Men during Traffic Stop

Photo: Protesters in Rock Hill following the violent arrest of the Ricky and Travis Price (Source: Tribune SC) By Sarah Ahmed On June 23, two Black men, brothers Ricky and Travis Price, were beaten and arrested by police after a traffic stop in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Protests erupted for three consecutive nights after a video of the arrest, taken by a bystander, went viral … Continue reading South Carolina: Protests Sparked by Violent Arrest of Two Black Men during Traffic Stop

Austin: Activists, Family Members Continue Campaign for Justice for Jordan Walton

By Joan Hoch On Saturday, June 26, Black activists held an event calling for justice for Jordan Walton, a 21-year-old Black man murdered by Austin Police Department (APD) on February 10 as he was experiencing a mental health crisis. The event, held along with Walton’s family, also served as a celebration of Jordan’s life and a call for revolutionary Black organizing against police violence. The organizers, 400+1 … Continue reading Austin: Activists, Family Members Continue Campaign for Justice for Jordan Walton

Los Angeles: Police Detonate 5,000 Pounds of Fireworks in Neighborhood, Injure Residents

Photo: The police-caused fireworks explosion as seen from a nearby street (Source: OC HAWK) By David Martinez On the evening of June 30, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detonated an estimated 5,000 pounds of seized fireworks on a residential street in a South Central neighborhood, injuring seven residents, three seriously. Nearby vehicles were destroyed and flipped over, and the windows of homes and businesses … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Detonate 5,000 Pounds of Fireworks in Neighborhood, Injure Residents

Georgia: Black Militant, Accused of Shooting Police Officer, Apprehended after Two-Day Pursuit

By David Martinez Othal Wallace, a man associated with the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC), an all-Black militia, was captured and arrested by local police and federal agents near Atlanta early Saturday morning. Ruling-class authorities carried out a large, multi-state operation over the course of two days to arrest Wallace, accusing him of shooting a police officer in Daytona Beach, Florida on June 23. On … Continue reading Georgia: Black Militant, Accused of Shooting Police Officer, Apprehended after Two-Day Pursuit

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

Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

By Serran Soledad Last Sunday, community members marched to the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) to protest the wrongful detention of 18-year-old Arturo Avila, who was held at gunpoint by SPPD officers before being released with three minor citations in May. Two of the four officers involved, acting supervisor Daniel Potter and officer Sergio Gutierrez, also took part in the targeted brutality of Xavier Rodriguez … Continue reading Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police

Photo credit: Jenni Lee By Jakob Stein This past week, Jessica Arellano, the widow of Alex Gonzales Jr., confirmed that Gonzales did not have a gun when Austin police officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato murdered him in January of this year. She also confirmed that it was Gutierrez who was the aggressor against her and Gonzales as they were driving with their infant child in the … Continue reading Austin: Alex Gonzales Jr.’s Widow Confirms Details of His Murder by Police