Long Live Devonte Ortiz! Killed One Year Ago Today by Racist Jason Roche

By Dmitri Sans Today, as fireworks ignite to celebrate the Fourth of July, the East Riverside community in Austin, Texas will not be able to enjoy the thunder of cracks and explosions without hearing the echo of gunshots that disturbed the festivities last year. The loud pops and bangs that once recalled memories of good times will now be clouded by the image of racist … Continue reading Long Live Devonte Ortiz! Killed One Year Ago Today by Racist Jason Roche

TEXAS: Newly Released Sandra Bland Cellphone Video a Call to Arms

By Mike Talavera Thirty-nine seconds of gut-wrenching video were uncovered this week, filmed from the perspective of martyred activist Sandra Bland, depicting Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia terrorizing her moments before the 2015 arrest that would lead to her death. After pulling her over for failing to use her turn signal, Encinia did not waste any time escalating the situation, incensed by Bland’s resistance to … Continue reading TEXAS: Newly Released Sandra Bland Cellphone Video a Call to Arms

Protest Calls for Bail to Be Revoked for Racist Murderer of Local Teen

By Mike Talavera On Tuesday, the family of Devonte Ortiz and their supporters stood in the entrance of the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center to demand that the courts revoke the $250,000 bail set for Jason Roche, the man who shot Ortiz to death in the early hours of the Fourth of July. 19-year-old Devonte had been setting off fireworks with his friends in their … Continue reading Protest Calls for Bail to Be Revoked for Racist Murderer of Local Teen