Protests win support in fight to jail cop who killed Antwon Rose

Vol. 82/No. 26 - July 16, 2018
Protests in Pittsburgh area have won broad support in working class to fight to convict Michael Rosfeld, cop who killed Antwon Rose. Above, truckers say, “Killing has got to stop!”

PITTSBURGH — Protests demanding justice in the East Pittsburgh cop killing of 17-year-old Antwon Rose continue throughout the area. They are pressing for the conviction for murder of Michael Rosfeld who shot Rose three times in the back after a…


Cop charged with murder in killing of Antwon Rose

Thousands join daily protests in Pittsburgh area
Vol. 82/No. 25 - July 9, 2018
Marchers in Pittsburgh June 23 demand charges against cop who fatally shot Antwon Rose Jr.

PITTSBURGH — On June 19 East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld stopped a car he suspected of being involved in an earlier drive-by shooting. As he handcuffed the driver of the vehicle, an unlicensed taxi, the two other occupants got…


Judge rejects NYC gov’t moves to overturn verdict against cops

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

NEW YORK — Carrying out their vow to “take whatever legal steps are necessary” to defend the cops who killed Mohamed Bah, officials in the New York City Law Department are fighting to overturn the civil jury verdict that found…


Protests hit Barstow cop killing of Diante Yarber in California

Vol. 82/No. 18 - May 7, 2018

BARSTOW, Calif. — “I knew Diante, knew the family. He was a good kid. The police had him, he couldn’t go anywhere. There was no need to do anything. They shot to kill,” Marcella Ezpinosa told members of the Socialist…


Hundreds protest New York cop killing of Saheed Vassell

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018
March in Brooklyn April 5 demands justice in cop killing of Saheed Vassell, who was unarmed.

NEW YORK — Over 1,000 people marched and rallied here in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, April 5 to protest the police killing the previous day of Saheed Vassell, an unarmed Black man. Chanting “Justice for Saheed,” demonstrators marched from the site…


Cop brutality is a blow to all workers!

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

The refusal to accept cop brutality and killings has grown among working people in recent years. These murderous assaults are aimed at the working class as a whole and disproportionately hit workers who are African-American. Outrage against this violence builds…


Sacramento protest: ‘Prosecute cops who killed Stephon Clark!’

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018
March in Sacramento after funeral of Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by cops March 18.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds packed into Bayside of South Sacramento Church here March 29 for the funeral of Stephon Clark, 22, an unarmed Black man gunned down by cops here March 18. So many people turned out to show solidarity…


Hundreds protest Sacramento cop killing of Stephon Clark

Vol. 82/No. 14 - April 9, 2018
Action in Sacramento, California, March 22 protests police killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark. Cops claim they mistook his cellphone for a gun. More protests have been called.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of people have taken to the streets here to protest the police killing of 22-year-old Stephon Clark March 18. Cops fired more than 20 bullets at Clark, who was unarmed, standing in the backyard of his…


New evidence shows Meek Mill railroaded to prison

Vol. 82/No. 10 - March 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — In the face of a spate of new evidence that rap artist Meek Mill was framed up, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley has set an April 16 hearing that could overturn his 2008 conviction for drug and…


NY cop who killed Deborah Danner is let off

Vol. 82/No. 9 - March 5, 2018

NEW YORK — On Feb. 15 State Supreme Court Judge Robert Neary acquitted Sgt. Hugh Barry of murder in the killing of Deborah Danner, a 66-year-old woman suffering from schizophrenia. Once again, the decision shows the difficulty in winning a…