New York: Police Chief Retires, Takes Job as Senior Adviser to Mayor

Photo credit: Associated Press, Terence Monahan kneels with protesters By Serran Soledad On February 25, New York City Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed leader, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, announced his retirement from the force. Monahan, who made headlines in 2020 for kneeling with protesters during the May Uprisings, will take on a cushy job as Senior Adviser for Recovery and Safety Planning under mayor Bill … Continue reading New York: Police Chief Retires, Takes Job as Senior Adviser to Mayor

Tribune of the People Marks Its One Year Anniversary

By the Editorial Board Imperialist crisis has only deepened as Tribune of the People marks its first anniversary. The revolutionary news service was developed according to the current conditions, to fill a void and bring organization to disorganization in favor of the world proletarian revolution. Tribune began publishing one year ago due to a lack of a clear revolutionary voice capable of reporting news from … Continue reading Tribune of the People Marks Its One Year Anniversary

Texas: Charges Dropped against Black Teen Arrested Walking Home from Work during Winter Storm

By Serran Soledad Eighteen-year-old Black high school student and Walmart worker Rodney Reese was arrested, and charged with “pedestrian in a roadway” by the Plano, Texas police on February 16, while walking home during the major winter storm which struck the entire state. The charges were dropped a week later after his family spoke out and the incident garnered widespread outrage. Released body-cam footage shows … Continue reading Texas: Charges Dropped against Black Teen Arrested Walking Home from Work during Winter Storm

Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

By Sandra Harris Last week, Austin police chief Brian Manley announced his resignation months after the people of Austin demanded that he leave the department. These demands escalated last summer when Austin made national news during the May Uprisings for the brutal response from police towards protesters. Manley has announced his resignation during a lull in anti-police brutality protests, stating he would officially leave the … Continue reading Austin: Police Chief Manley Resigns, Victory of the People

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.

Santa Paula: Community Protests New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse

Photo credit: @La Hummingbird Flicks  By Serran Soledad Last Saturday, community members protested outside the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), demanding the removal of newly hired Police Chief Travis Walker. In 2019, Walker was dismissed from his position as police chief of Cathedral City following a lawsuit stemming from allegations of sexual harassment against a female officer. The announcement of his hiring drew backlash from … Continue reading Santa Paula: Community Protests New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse

Houston: Six Additional Officers Indicted for 2019 House Raid, Officials Defend Houston Police

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

California: Community Protests Racial Profiling of Black Teenagers, Calls For Boycott of Target

By Serran Soledad Last Saturday, demonstrators rallied against a Target store in Westlake Village, California, marching to the front of the building following a brief press conference in the parking lot. Organized by 805 Resistance, a group based in Thousand Oaks, the protest was called in response to the racial profiling and detainment of three Black teenagers at the shopping center in mid-January. Organizers also … Continue reading California: Community Protests Racial Profiling of Black Teenagers, Calls For Boycott of Target