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

CHICAGO: Family Sues School for Kicking Child Out into the Cold

Photo: The family of a 9-year-old boy is suing Chicago Public Schools for kicking him out of school alone into cold temperatures without a coat By Kim Hyun Sang A Black family has taken legal action against the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system this week over an incident involving their nine-year-old child back in March. The boy, identified only as “K.S” in the lawsuit, was … Continue reading CHICAGO: Family Sues School for Kicking Child Out into the Cold

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

CALIFORNIA: State Issues Ban On Private Prisons

Photo: Adelanto Detention Center in California, one of the private facilities used by ICE in California to detain immigrants By Felipe Vera Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), which passed in the California State Assembly on September 11, will go into effect next early next year, banning private prisons and four Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers in California by 2028. While the bill still needs … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: State Issues Ban On Private Prisons

AUSTIN: Police Officer Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Photo: Dustin Paul Lee, APD officer charged with sexual assault of a child By Kali Abbott On September 8, a lieutenant of the Austin Police Department (APD), Dustin Paul Lee, 47, was booked into the Williamson County Jail on charges of sexual assault of a child, his own daughter. A relatively low bond of $150,000 has been set for the child molester and he continues to … Continue reading AUSTIN: Police Officer Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

HOUSTON: Police Indicted for Failed Drug Raid

Photo: Home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, murdered by police in failed drug raid By Jennifer Kelly Seven months after the Houston Police Department (HPD) murdered the Tuttle family in a botched drug raid, two of the officers involved were both indicted last Friday, Gerald Goines on felony murder charges and Steven Bryant for tampering with evidence. In late January, HPD raided the home … Continue reading HOUSTON: Police Indicted for Failed Drug Raid

AUSTIN: ¡Defiende a los Defensores! Una Línea de Tiempo de la Lucha Contra la Gentrificación en Riverside

Foto: Manifestantes interrumpan la reunión del Consejo de la Ciudad en oposición al “Domain en Riverside,” 12 fueron arrestados durante el día Por el Consejo Editorial de Incendiary La semana pasada, el Consejo de Austin dio su aprobación tentativa a la aplicación de rezonificación para el Proyecto Catalyst, también conocido como el proyecto “Domain en Riverside,” una propuesta de reurbanización masiva dirigida por el desarrollador … Continue reading AUSTIN: ¡Defiende a los Defensores! Una Línea de Tiempo de la Lucha Contra la Gentrificación en Riverside