DFW: Police Officer Kills Woman After Non-Emergency Call

Photo: A vigil for Atatiana Jefferson Sunday night turned into a protest with speeches and a march against police brutality targeting Black people By Jennifer Kelly On Tuesday, Interim Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus publicly distanced the department from the latest police killing in Texas, the October 12 murder of Atatiana Jefferson, a young Black woman, by police officer Aaron Dean, who currently walks … Continue reading DFW: Police Officer Kills Woman After Non-Emergency Call

DFW: Outrage Follows Lenient Sentence in Police Murder of Botham Jean

Photo: Protesters block intersection in downtown Dallas following the light sentencing of former police officer Amber Guyger for the murder of Botham Jean. By Jennifer Kelly Last Tuesday morning, a jury found Amber Guyger, a former Dallas Police Officer, guilty of murdering 26-year-old Botham Jean, an accountant and a Black man. On September 6, 2018, Guyger killed Jean, shooting him in the heart after barging … Continue reading DFW: Outrage Follows Lenient Sentence in Police Murder of Botham Jean

DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Striking Workers Push Back Against Scabs, Police

Photo: Stills from livestream video showing auto workers confronting police and picketing at the Arlington General Motors Plant. By David Martinez On Tuesday, workers at the General Motors (GM) Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas (part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area), continued the eighth day of a national strike, with an estimated 150 strikers forming picket lines at various entrances to the plant. The … Continue reading DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Striking Workers Push Back Against Scabs, Police

Police Officer Invades Home of Dallas Man, Killing Him

By Mike Talavera This past Thursday night at South Side Flats apartments in south central Dallas, an off-duty police officer invaded the home of Botham Shem Jean, a black immigrant from St. Lucia, and proceeded to shoot and kill him. As of this writing, the exact circumstances of the murder are unclear. The Dallas Police Department has offered the explanation that the officer mistook Jean’s … Continue reading Police Officer Invades Home of Dallas Man, Killing Him