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: 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.

Texas: Little Elm Police Attack High School Students During Protest

By Josefina Morales Last Friday, in Little Elm, a small city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, multiple high schoolers were pepper sprayed and attacked by city police officers during a protest against sexist violence at Little Elm High School (LEHS). Students courageously resisted the attack, and four teens were arrested for confrontations with police and could potentially face charges. Officers tased one student, a Black … Continue reading Texas: Little Elm Police Attack High School Students During Protest

EXCLUSIVE: Two More Pittsburgh Officers who Murdered Jim Rogers Identified

Photo: Officer Patrick DeSaro (Left) and Officer Gregory Boss (Right) By David Martinez Tribune of the People has identified two other Pittsburgh Bureau of Police (PBP) officers involved in the murder of Jim Rogers, a homeless, unarmed Black man who died on October 14 after the police attacked him on October 13. Photo and video evidence has confirmed Gregory Boss and Patrick DeSaro as the … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Two More Pittsburgh Officers who Murdered Jim Rogers Identified

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

“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

Guards Torture Political Prisoner Eric King, Bureau of Prisons Destroys Video

Photo: Eric King in a four-point restraint (Source: Government Case File) By David Martinez In 2018, Eric King, a political prisoner from the Ferguson Uprisings for Black lives, was assaulted and tortured by prison guards, who put him in a four-point restraint, splayed-out for five hours, while interrogating him. It was reported last week that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) destroyed some video evidence of … Continue reading Guards Torture Political Prisoner Eric King, Bureau of Prisons Destroys Video

Austin: Police Ignored Oversight Board, Use-of-Force Complaints from May Uprisings

By Michael Nolan On Monday, it was revealed that 202 unique external use-of-force complaints against Austin Police Department (APD) during the May Uprisings last year were largely dismissed without investigation. During the massive, combative protests that occurred on May 30-31, APD beat, teargassed, and shot rubber bullets indiscriminately at protesters. APD’s brutality sent at least 19 protesters to Dell Medical Center, and in the most … Continue reading Austin: Police Ignored Oversight Board, Use-of-Force Complaints from May Uprisings

Pennsylvania: Landlord Murders Tenant; Family and Community Protest State’s Concealment, Collusion

Photo: Leonard Williams Jr., courtesy of Williams’ family By Jason Bartles On September 1, an unarmed Black man, Leonard Williams Jr., was shot and killed by his landlord, Quentin “Lewis” Trisler, in the town of Washington, Pennsylvania. Since then, the facts around the crime have been concealed by the State in order to justify Williams’ murder, with Washington County district attorney (DA) Justin Walsh refusing … Continue reading Pennsylvania: Landlord Murders Tenant; Family and Community Protest State’s Concealment, Collusion

Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor

Photo: Activists disrupt former Detroit police chief James Craig’s campaign announcement (Source: Ken Coleman, Michigan Advance) By Peter Garland On September 14, activists from Detroit Will Breathe shut down a speech by former chief of police James Craig as he announced his candidacy for the office of governor of Michigan. Craig oversaw the Detroit Police Department (DPD) during the May Uprisings following George Floyd’s murder, … Continue reading Detroit: Activists Shut Down Former Police Chief’s Announcement of Campaign for Governor