Justice for Mike Ramos

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On Friday, April 24, 42-year-old Michael Ramos died after being fired upon by APD officers as he attempted to leave the scene of an encounter at an apartment complex near Oltorf and Pleasant Valley in Southeast Austin. Bystander video shared on social media shows that one of the two officers engaging Ramos fired at him with a non-lethal bean bag – while his hands were in the air. Ramos then got back in his car and began driving away, at which point the second officer fired his rifle at Ramos. He was taken to the hospital where he died that evening.

 

 

APD and the city of Austin have a long history of racism that often times gets swept underneath the rug and forgotten over time. Breaion King's as well as these other stories are a PRIME example: BreaionKing's Story

Teenager David Joseph 

Quentin Perkins

 

In Austin from 2008-2017, Black people were the victims or survivors of 31% of police shootings, at a time when the Black share of Austin's population never exceeded 10%.

 

We have had enough

 

We want the city of Austin to know, DA Margaret Moore, Mayor Adler to know that we will not forget, we want justice and reform of APD policies and procedures in there interactions with Black people as well as other minorities and we want representation in leadership. 

Racial Disparities in Austin

Video Footage of Incident

*****Update June 3, 2020 4 p.m. CST*****

Brad Levi Ayala - a teenage boy who was peacefully protesting last weekend, May 30-31, 2020 was seriously injured by APD. 

 

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC (Angle 1)

 

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC (Angle 2)

Here's a story of other eye witness accounts that weekend:

 

Brad's Story