Federal cops charged in 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — A grand jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, filed manslaughter charges Oct. 15 against Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard, two U.S. Park Police officers, who shot and killed Bijan Ghaisar on Nov. 17, 2017. The cops chased Ghaisar after…

DC protest: Cops who killed Bijan Ghaisar should face charges!

Vol. 83/No. 45 - December 9, 2019
Nov. 17 protest at Lincoln Memorial demanding prosecution of cops who killed Bijan Ghaisar. At left is his sister, Negeen Ghaisar, with her husband. At right is his father, James Ghaisar.

WASHINGTON — Family members and others gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Nov. 17 to protest after federal prosecutors decided not to file charges against U.S. Park Police officers Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard for the 2017 killing of…

Maryland teachers rally for school funding, increased pay

Vol. 83/No. 14 - April 8, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Some 5,000 teachers and their supporters rallied at the state Capitol here March 11 demanding more funding for public schools, expanded prekindergarten programs and increased teachers’ pay. Organized by the Maryland State Education Association, the action brought…