Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

By Maya Luna Community members protested outside the Ventura County Courthouse on Monday, where a Superior Court judge would decide whether or not to reverse the conviction of Ignacio Ixta Jr., who had already served 11 years of a 35-years to life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison for the conviction of attempted murder. By the end of the protest it was announced to the … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Raise Outcry Against Increased Repression During Pandemic

By Blake Garrison Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) is notorious for its mistreatment of inmates. This year, its response to Covid-19, and its use of the pandemic as an excuse for abuse, has endangered lives and further dehumanized those imprisoned, many of whom have not been charged with crimes. ACJ attempts to justify repressive policies like “visitation restrictions” and “isolation” as being necessary to protect the … Continue reading Pittsburgh: ACJ Inmates Raise Outcry Against Increased Repression During Pandemic

Los Angeles: Sheriff Involved in Police Murder Accused of Membership in Police Gang

By Felipe Vera Los Angeles sheriff deputy Christopher Hernandez, who was present during the shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado in Gardena, California, has recently been accused by civil rights attorneys of being a member of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) gang the “3000 Boys.” Attorney Humberto Guizar, representing other civil rights attorneys, claims that the murder of Guardado was a deputy gang killing. On … Continue reading Los Angeles: Sheriff Involved in Police Murder Accused of Membership in Police Gang