Texas: Infamous Former Sheriff Robert Chody Staged SWAT Raid for Television Show

Photo credit: KXAN Austin By Joan Hoch In late April, the family of Asher Watsky announced they had filed a lawsuit against former Williamson County sheriff Robert Chody as well as Commander Steve Deaton and former Lt. Mark Luera for their involvement in staging a SWAT raid on Watsky’s house in order to film an episode of the reality television show Live PD. On May … Continue reading Texas: Infamous Former Sheriff Robert Chody Staged SWAT Raid for Television Show

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

Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

By Maya Luna & Serran Soledad After beating a false charge of attempted murder, Xavier Rodriguez and his family faced years of targeted harassment from members of the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), leading up to an instance of police brutality and wrongful arrest in October of 2019. Tribune of the People recently spoke with Xavier’s father, Robert Rodriguez, on the matter and obtained surveillance … Continue reading Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

By Blake Garrison On Tuesday evening, about 200 people rallied at Freedom Corner and marched in honor of George Floyd after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of Floyd. The march was organized by Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) who collaborated with city politicians and other organizations to channel the announcement of the verdict into … Continue reading Pittsburgh: March for George Floyd Following Chauvin’s Guilty Verdicts

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

Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

By Taylor Jenson Students and their supporters rallied on campus at the University of Texas in Austin (UT) on Tuesday to continue their struggle against the $8 million deal between the school and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) to create a new satellite police office at Walter Web Hall. The student group hosting the event, Cops Off Campus, led a short march to … Continue reading Austin: Cops Off Campus Marches, Issues Demands against UT Police

Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Photo credit: WBTV Charlotte By Julian Oddo After several months of an internal examination of policies, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) announced that they would not be enacting any changes to their search warrant procedures. This ‘internal examination’ was nothing more than a charade to deceive those who took part in May Uprisings—the promise of potential reforms was used in an attempt to demobilize … Continue reading Charlotte: Police Refuse to Grant Even Minor Concessions

Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

By Nélida Tello More than 200 people marched in Hollywood on Saturday to demand justice for the police killings of 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 13-year-old Adam Toledo. During the march, protesters also expelled antagonistic reactionary video streamers from the march. Before the march began, demonstrators gathered at the site of Daunte and Adam’s makeshift memorial in Hollywood, at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine … Continue reading Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

Without Power, Justice is an Illusion

Photo credit: Court TV via AP By the Editorial Board Celebrate the people, celebrate the uprisings, celebrate the Floyd family, honor the life of George Floyd, and honor the lives of all others gunned down and murdered by this racist policing system and its decaying ruling class. We celebrate and honor all of them because it is the masses who are the makers of history—the historic … Continue reading Without Power, Justice is an Illusion

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