PITTSBURGH: Grand Jury Report Condemns Fraternal Order of Police Head For Obstructing Investigations into Police Murder and Shooting

By Alex Meins A Pennsylvania grand jury released findings last month accusing the Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 president Robert Swartzwelder of deliberately obstructing or “interfering with” investigations into multiple “officer involved shootings” in the city, specifically the police murder of a black man in his own home in the neighborhood of Larimer and the non-fatal shooting of a man allegedly carrying a … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Grand Jury Report Condemns Fraternal Order of Police Head For Obstructing Investigations into Police Murder and Shooting

LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors Struggle Against Police, Despite Arrests

By Matt Handocerdos A Los Angeles street vendor named Ana was targeted and arrested by bicycle-mounted California Highway Patrol (CHP) in front of the Rose Garden at Exposition Park Monday afternoon. Later in the evening, she was released and falsely charged with battery on a peace officer. Her court date is scheduled for next month. Ana is a supporter of the People’s Revolutionary Defense Units … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors Struggle Against Police, Despite Arrests

Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

By Ulrike Salazar UPDATE: At approximately 1 p.m. yesterday, Yudis Leonel Cruz was confirmed as being safe at home. Supporters are still investigating matters. It is unknown at the moment if he was apprehended or arrested and then released. What is known, however, is that witnesses saw California Highway Patrol officers single out Leonel as a militant leader. Witnesses last saw Leonel running away with … Continue reading Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

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