Pittsburgh: Community Holds Vigil for Peter Spencer, Black Man Murdered on Hunting Trip

By Maria Decoteau Community activists organized a vigil on Sunday in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park to mourn and honor the life of Peter Spencer, a Black man murdered under suspicious circumstances on December 12 while on a hunting trip in rural Pennsylvania. No one has been charged for the murder, and his family and activists say local law enforcement is trying to bury the case, as … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Holds Vigil for Peter Spencer, Black Man Murdered on Hunting Trip

Pittsburgh: Community Fights for Jim Rogers, State Leaks Rumors of Officer Firings and Retirements

Photo: A vigil held at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh for Rogers on December 12 By Maria DeCoteau Roughly two months after the murder of Jim Rogers, community members and Rogers’ family continue to fight for justice as the State drags its feet in doling out disciplinary action or criminal charges for Rogers’ murder. Rogers was an unarmed, homeless Black man killed by … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Community Fights for Jim Rogers, State Leaks Rumors of Officer Firings and Retirements

Pittsburgh: Mayor-Elect House Protest, Town Hall, Advance the Struggles for Jim Rogers, Leonard Williams Jr.

By Josefina Morales On Tuesday evening, protesters gathered at the house of the Mayor-elect of Pittsburgh, Ed Gainey, to denounce his complicity in the cover-up of the police murder of Jim Rogers, an unarmed, homeless Black man. Activists carried a banner reading, “People’s Justice for Jim Rogers,” and occupied Gainey’s yard as police watched from a distance. The action took place one day after a … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Mayor-Elect House Protest, Town Hall, Advance the Struggles for Jim Rogers, Leonard Williams Jr.

Pittsburgh: Protest Calls for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers

By Maria DeCoteau Activists and the family of Jim Rogers held a protest this past Saturday demanding answers and justice in Rogers’ murder by Pittsburgh police in October. Rogers, a 54-year-old homeless Black man, was killed after police officer Keith Edmonds tased him four times, and officers Gregory Boss and Patrick DeSaro attacked Rogers, denying him proper medical attention as he pleaded to be taken … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Protest Calls for People’s Justice for Jim Rogers

Week in Struggle: October 29-November 4

Turkey The Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML) militants put up a banner in honor of martyrs who died in Turkey’s People War in the fall of 2020. The banner reads, “Nubar, Rosa, Özgür, Asmin live in our struggle, TIKKO [Turkish Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants] fights.” Flyer reading, “TIKKO calls on you to fight” were also distributed. Brazil On the 7th anniversary of the murder … Continue reading Week in Struggle: October 29-November 4

“Pittsburgh Police Murdered Jim Rogers” Painted on Mayoral Campaign Offices

By Jakob Stein On October 22, graffiti reading “Pittsburgh police murdered Jim Rogers,” was seen on the campaign offices for Pittsburgh mayoral candidates Tony Moreno and Ed Gainey. The graffiti refers to Jim Rogers, the unarmed, homeless Black man killed by officer Keith Edmonds earlier this month. One of the glass doors at Moreno’s office had also been broken. Gainey is a member of the … Continue reading “Pittsburgh Police Murdered Jim Rogers” Painted on Mayoral Campaign Offices

Pittsburgh: Thoughts from the Community on Officer Keith Edmonds, Jim Rogers’ Killer

Photo: A Tribune article identifying Keith Edmonds as the murderer of Jim Rogers is posted up in a local market in the Homewood area of Pittsburgh. By David Martinez On Monday afternoon, supporters of Tribune of the People in Pittsburgh distributed hundreds of copies of Tribune’s article exposing the identity of police officer Keith Edmonds, the murderer of Jim Rogers, in the Homewood area where Edmonds reportedly lives, and … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Thoughts from the Community on Officer Keith Edmonds, Jim Rogers’ Killer

Monopoly Media is the Pittsburgh Police’s Public Relations Team

By the Editorial Board After Tribune of the People exposed Keith L. Edmonds as the Pittsburgh police officer who murdered Jim Rogers, an unarmed, homeless Black man, there has been a complete media blackout in Pittsburgh on Edmonds’ identity despite clear video evidence. While these media outlets claim to be ‘unbiased’ and ‘objective’ reporters, they show themselves as nothing more than despicable lap dogs of … Continue reading Monopoly Media is the Pittsburgh Police’s Public Relations Team

Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015

By David Martinez Keith Edmonds, the Pittsburgh police officer identified as the killer of Jim Rogers, has not only used his power as a law enforcement officer to kill, but in 2015, he aided his twin brother Karl to mislead a woman so that Karl could collect a $500 bounty. Karl was charged with impersonating a public servant, obstructing administration of law, and official oppression. … Continue reading Pittsburgh: Officer Keith Edmonds and His Brother Karl Misled Woman to Collect Bounty in 2015