Gerald Reed freed, decades after cop torture, frame-up

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

CHICAGO — Four days after his release from prison, Gerald Reed, accompanied by supporters, told a news conference here, “This is a dream come true. I always told my family members that I’d come home, but I was wondering when.”…

‘Charge and prosecute cop who killed Daunte Wright’

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — In response to the police killing of Daunte Wright here, thousands of people joined a 30-minute candlelight vigil April 12 organized by Wright’s family at the intersection where he died. The family set the protest to…

Build fight against cop killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright

Vol. 85/No. 16 - April 26, 2021
Mural in Minneapolis near where George Floyd was killed. Millions of working people and youth — of all skin colors — joined protests after his death, demanding prosecution of cops.

MINNEAPOLIS — As the state prosecution in the trial of fired police officer Derek Chauvin comes to an end, damning testimony by prosecution witnesses — including the Minneapolis police chief, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, and other officials…

Protest: ‘Indict the police who killed Breonna Taylor now!’

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021
Tamika Palmer, center, marches behind banner with portrait of her daughter Breonna Taylor, in Louisville March 13 on first anniversary of fatal shooting by police. Hundreds who took part demanded the cops responsible face criminal charges over her killing.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On the March 13 anniversary of the midnight police raid that took Breonna Taylor’s life last year, hundreds of people marched through downtown Louisville to demand the police responsible be held accountable. Demands to prosecute the police…

Report blames Aurora cops in killing of Elijah McClain

Vol. 85/No. 11 - March 22, 2021
Above, July 3, 2020, protest in Aurora, Colorado, against cop killing of Elijah McClain a year earlier. Inset, June 27, 2020, protest included musicians who came to Aurora to play violin to honor McClain, who himself played the violin, often making music to calm animals in local shelters. As police confronted protesters with pepper spray, violinists kept playing. “Elijah believed in humanity,” his mother, Sheneen McClain, said at release of new report holding cops responsible for the killing.

A 157-page independent investigative report on the 2019 cop killing of Elijah McClain commissioned by the Aurora, Colorado, City Council was released to the public Feb. 22. “This report confirms what we have been saying from the start. The Aurora…

Ohio cop charged with murder of Andre Hill

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

Adam Coy, the 19-year veteran Columbus, Ohio, cop who shot and killed Andre Maurice Hill in December, was arrested and arraigned on charges of felony murder Feb. 3. The night of the Dec. 22 killing Coy and another cop were…

Montreal cops brutalize Mamadi Camara

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021

MONTREAL — Following a public outcry, Montreal Police Chief Sylvain Caron was forced to issue a public apology Feb. 5 to Mamadi III Fara Camara, a 31-year-old Black graduate student and Uber driver. He was brutalized in his apartment here…

California protesters: ‘Free Carlos Harris!’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
Rally at City Hall in San Jose, California, demands freedom for Carlos Harris, framed up and jailed on murder charges.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Several dozen protesters gathered at City Hall here on Martin Luther King Day Jan. 18 to demand “Free Carlos Harris!” and others who have been wrongfully convicted. The march and rally included members of his family.…

Protests hit cop killings of 2 men in Columbus

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Working people have organized a series of protests here since the police killed two unarmed African American men in December. Casey Goodson Jr., 23, a laid-off truck driver who was working at the Gap, was gunned down…