Minneapolis: Protests Demand Justice for Amir Locke, Executed by Police in No-Knock Raid

Photo credit: A protest in Minneapolis on Saturday for Amir Locke (Source: Unicorn Riot) By Michael Nolan In the early morning of February 2, 22-year-old Amir Locke was murdered by Minneapolis police, who stormed into the apartment where he was sleeping and killed him within nine seconds of opening the door. The officers were serving a no-knock warrant that Locke was not named in. Since … Continue reading Minneapolis: Protests Demand Justice for Amir Locke, Executed by Police in No-Knock Raid

Nashville: Police Firing Squad Executes Man Having Mental Health Crisis

By Maria Decoteau On January 27, nine Nashville Police officers murdered 37-year-old Landon Eastep, gunning him down in a fashion similar to a firing squad. The officers surrounded Eastep, who was not a suspect in any crime, in the middle of Interstate 65 as he was experiencing a mental health crisis. Eastep’s wife, Chelesy, says that he left their house that morning after he woke … Continue reading Nashville: Police Firing Squad Executes Man Having Mental Health Crisis

Canton: Police Murder Man in His Backyard as New Year Begins, Community Demands Justice

By Jason Bartles Only minutes into the new year, James “Big Roe” Williams was shot and killed in his own backyard by a police officer in Canton, Ohio. His wife, Marquetta Williams, has vowed to fight for justice, as community members and activists have joined the struggle. The neighborhood where Williams lived has a long-standing tradition of celebratory gunfire to ring in the new year. … Continue reading Canton: Police Murder Man in His Backyard as New Year Begins, Community Demands Justice

Los Angeles: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

Photo: An altar for Valentina Orellana-Peralta at a vigil organized by People’s Struggle San Fernando Valley By Sarah Ahmed The family of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta and local activists are fighting for justice for Valentina, who was killed by police in December while shopping for a Christmas dress with her mother. Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirmed through his … Continue reading Los Angeles: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

Fort Worth: Trial for Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Delayed Again, Residents of Her Neighborhood Share Thoughts

By Nélida Tello Texas judge David Hagerman has once again delayed the trial against Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean who shot and killed a Black woman, Atatiana Jefferson, while she was inside her home on October 12, 2019. The murder trial was set for January 10; however, due the unavailability of expert witnesses, Judge Hagerman approved the defense’s motion to delay the trial. The … Continue reading Fort Worth: Trial for Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Delayed Again, Residents of Her Neighborhood Share Thoughts

Austin: Activists Honor Alex Gonzales One Year After He Was Murdered by Police

By Michael Nolan On the one-year anniversary of the murder of Alex Gonzales by Austin Police Department (APD) officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato, supporters of the Gonzales family demonstrated in front of APD headquarters. Gonzales was murdered on January 5, 2021 when plainclothes officer Gutierrez chased Gonzales down in a fit of road rage, shooting Gonzales and his partner while their two-month-old infant was … Continue reading Austin: Activists Honor Alex Gonzales One Year After He Was Murdered by Police

Los Angeles: Police Kill Two at Department Store, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Trying on Christmas Dresses

By Jakob Stein On Thursday, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shot and killed 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta in a dressing room of a Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood. The officers were responding to reports of an assault in the crowded store just one day before Christmas Eve, ultimately cornering and shooting an unidentified male suspect, who was also killed. When the officer … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Kill Two at Department Store, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Trying on Christmas Dresses

Texas: Williamson County Pays $5 Million for Wrongful Death of Javier Ambler

By Michael Nolan A wrongful death suit brought by the family of Javier Ambler against Williamson County concluded on Tuesday with the county agreeing to pay the family $5 million. Ambler, an unarmed Black man, was murdered by officers J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden as they subjected him to four rounds of tasering after being pulled over for allegedly failing to dim his headlights for … Continue reading Texas: Williamson County Pays $5 Million for Wrongful Death of Javier Ambler

“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

Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him

By Josefina Morales Undeterred by scattered thunderstorms, the family of Alex Gonzales Jr., as well as their supporters and activists, gathered on Monday evening to commemorate what would have been Gonzales’s 28th birthday, celebrating his memory and calling for the arrest and conviction of the police who murdered him. On January 5, Austin Police Department (APD) officers Gabriel Gutierrez and Luis Serrato shot and killed Gonzales as … Continue reading Austin: Family of Alex Gonzales Jr. Celebrates His Birthday, Calls to Convict Police Who Killed Him