ORLANDO: Gutwrenching Video Surfaces of School Police Arresting 6-Year-Old Black Girl

By Ben Robinson and Joseph Belko Last week body camera footage surfaced documenting the arrest of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle by Orlando police officers Dennis Turner and Sergio Ramos on September 19, 2019. Kaia had been arrested on charges of “misdemeanor battery” at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy when she had a tantrum after being grabbed by her wrists by school staff. Florida has no … Continue reading ORLANDO: Gutwrenching Video Surfaces of School Police Arresting 6-Year-Old Black Girl

LOS ANGELES: Husband of District Attorney Pulls Gun on Black Lives Matter Activists

VIDEO STILL: David Lacey, husband of Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, points gun at activists (Source: Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles) By Felipe Vera On Monday morning, David Lacey, husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, pointed a gun at Black Lives Matters-Los Angeles (BLM-LA) activists who were protesting in front of the Lacey’s home and threatened to shoot them. Jackie Lacey would … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Husband of District Attorney Pulls Gun on Black Lives Matter Activists

WILKINSBURG: Protesters Demand Justice for Romir Talley at Police “Community Public Safety” Forum

PHOTO: Activists are pushed out of the ‘Community Public Safety” Forum by police and Chief Ophelia Coleman (Video Still) By Darius Firoozi On Tuesday evening, activists with Serve the People–Pittsburgh (STP-PGH) disrupted a “community public safety” forum hosted by the Wilkinsburg Police Department, Police Chief Ophelia ‘Cookie’ Coleman, and Mayor Marita Garrett, which was held to address gun violence in the predominantly Black, working-class borough … Continue reading WILKINSBURG: Protesters Demand Justice for Romir Talley at Police “Community Public Safety” Forum

SAN DIEGO: Memorial Held for Toby Diller, Murdered by Police

A community memorial for Toby Diller set up with help from the San Diego Incendiary Support Committee By Nélida Tello On January 31, the San Diego Incendiary Support Committee joined community members to host a memorial to honor the life of Toby Edward Diller, 31, murdered by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) on January 24, in the neighborhood of Oak Park. Toby was murdered … Continue reading SAN DIEGO: Memorial Held for Toby Diller, Murdered by Police

EL PASO: Lenient Sentence for Former Cop who Raped Woman After Domestic Dispute Call

Rapist cop, William Ollie Alexander, consults with his lawyer. By Nélida Tello and Henry Perez On January 31, former El Paso police officer William Ollie Alexander was convicted of raping a woman after responding to her domestic dispute call in 2018. Originally facing 20 years in prison, a jury sentenced Alexander to 10 years probation and required him to register as a sex offender for … Continue reading EL PASO: Lenient Sentence for Former Cop who Raped Woman After Domestic Dispute Call

NEW YORK CITY: Combative Transit Protests Take Place Across City, Over 40 Arrested

Photo: Protesters paralyze Grand Central Station in New York City By Sandra Harris The third in a series of protests against policing of the New York transit system occurred in New York City on Friday, January 31, with thousands of people taking various actions throughout the day and into the night. The “FTP3” protest had been promoted by organizations such as Decolonize This Place, Take … Continue reading NEW YORK CITY: Combative Transit Protests Take Place Across City, Over 40 Arrested

FRANCE: Justice for Ibrahima Bah!

The following is an unofficial translation of the article “Violences policières : justice pour Ibrahima Bah!” from revolutionary newspaper La Cause du Peuple. Translation by Kate LaBelle On October 6, 2019 in Villiers-le-Bel, Ibrahima Bah died on his motorbike, near a police checkpoint. Since then, the police have been covering their tracks, distancing themselves from the incident, and denying their involvement in killing Ibrahima, aka … Continue reading FRANCE: Justice for Ibrahima Bah!

NORTH CAROLINA: Sheriff’s Deputy Violently Slams 11-Year-Old to Ground

Photo: Warren Durham, School Resource Officer who abused 11-year-old student By Chancellor Davis Last week, video surfaced online of Warren Durham, a Sheriff’s Deputy acting as a school resource officer at Vance County Middle School in North Carolina, violently slamming an 11-year-old Black student to the ground. Despite damning video footage of the assault, Durham has managed to dodge felony charges and faces at most … Continue reading NORTH CAROLINA: Sheriff’s Deputy Violently Slams 11-Year-Old to Ground

PITTSBURGH: Family Demands Justice After Police Shooting

Photo: Romir “Rome” Talley and his mother Latasha By Darius Firoozi On Sunday morning, Romir “Rome” Talley, a 24-year-old father of two, was shot by police in the city of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh. The details of Talley’s death are still unclear as police have kept many details of the shooting under wraps. Wilkinsburg Police Department (WPD) has yet to allow the family to … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Family Demands Justice After Police Shooting

BRAZIL: Rio Police Set Record for Killings in 2019

Photo: Military Police walk through a favela on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro By Felipe Vera According to a report from the Institute of Public Security, in the first 10 months of 2019 the police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have been responsible for the death of at least 1,546 people, surpassing 2018’s count of 1,534, and making it the highest since the state … Continue reading BRAZIL: Rio Police Set Record for Killings in 2019