FLORIDA: State Attorney’s Office Covers for Rapist Cop

Photo: Sergeant Jesus “Jesse” Menocal Jr. (left) Assistant State Attorney Johnette Hardiman (right) By Ben Robinson New details have emerged in the case of Hialeah Police Department (HPD) Sergeant Jesus “Jesse” Menocal Jr., suggesting that the State Attorney’s Office may have aided in covering up allegations of assault and rape four years ago in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The prosecutor responsible for charging Menocal, Assistant State … Continue reading FLORIDA: State Attorney’s Office Covers for Rapist Cop

AUSTIN: Police Union Uses Identity Politics to Pressure Chief, Rehabilitate APD Image

Photo: Michael Crumrine of the Lesbian and Gay Peace Officers Association speaks at an Austin Police Association press conference. By Sandra Harris On November 25, the Austin Police Association (APA) held a press conference condemning Austin Police Department (APD) Chief Brian Manley’s handling of allegations that former Assistant Chief Justin Newsom had been using racist language for decades. Newsom was relieved on October 30 shortly … Continue reading AUSTIN: Police Union Uses Identity Politics to Pressure Chief, Rehabilitate APD Image

NEW YORK CITY: Anti-Police Protesters Shut Down Harlem Subway and Streets, Nearly 60 Arrested

Photo: Protesters take the streets of Harlem in New York City against police repression By Sandra Harris Over the weekend, thousands took to the streets in Harlem, New York City to protest police brutality and the increased deployment of officers in subways meant to deter fare evasion. The protests were the second of their kind this month, and showed an increase in organization and militancy, … Continue reading NEW YORK CITY: Anti-Police Protesters Shut Down Harlem Subway and Streets, Nearly 60 Arrested

AUSTIN: Assistant Police Chief Resigns Amid Racism Revelations

Photo: Former Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Justin Newsom announces in retirement in the wake of allegations of racism By Sandra Harris At a November 16 Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Commission meeting, commissioners and attendees asked Austin Police Department (APD) Chief Brian Manley about the recent allegations of racism against now-retired APD Assistant Chief Justin Newsom. An official complaint against Newsom was filed on October … Continue reading AUSTIN: Assistant Police Chief Resigns Amid Racism Revelations

TEXAS: Rodney Reed Execution Stayed

Photo: Protesters rally against Rodney Reed’s execution in Bastrop, Texas By Dmitri Sans For the second time, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ordered a stay for the scheduled execution of Rodney Reed, convicted in the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites. Sentenced to death in 1998, Reed was previously set to be killed by the state on March 5, 2015, but the court had also … Continue reading TEXAS: Rodney Reed Execution Stayed

FLORIDA: Jury Recommends Death Sentence in Killing of Two Kissimmee Police Officers

Photo: Everett Miller in court as jury recommends death for the killing of two police in 2017  By Ben Robinson Last Wednesday, an Osceola County jury recommended the death penalty for Everett Glenn Miller, convicted of first-degree murder on September 11 for killing two Kissimmee police officers in August 2017. On the night of the shooting, Miller approached officer Matthew Baxter as he was harassing three … Continue reading FLORIDA: Jury Recommends Death Sentence in Killing of Two Kissimmee Police Officers

Brown Berets de Houston, No Friends to the Cops – Incendiary Corrects Mistaken Reporting

Photo: The Brown Berets de Houston, Tejatzlan By Jennifer Kelly, with contributions from David Martinez

 In the article “Houston: Chicano Moratorium March Returns Decades After Original” published on July 30, Incendiary made errors and misleading statements in its reporting regarding collaboration with the police observed at the rally. Due to a lack of investigation by the reporter at the event, it was stated that the … Continue reading Brown Berets de Houston, No Friends to the Cops – Incendiary Corrects Mistaken Reporting