Dallas activist jailed for second time this week

Activist Dominique Alexander is out of jail after being arrested for a second time this week after he surrendered Friday on a warrant at the Dallas County Courthouse.

A warrant for Alexander's arrest was issued Thursday for probation violations. He's currently serving a seven-year probated prison sentence for a 2009 offense of serious bodily injury to a child. He later bonded out Friday afternoon just before 7 p.m.

Alexander is the creator of Next Generation Action Network and has organized several marches, including those protesting police brutality. He was arrested earlier this week after a trespassing warning during a Dallas City Council meeting. That arrest involved warrants for outstanding traffic violations.

Alexander was released Thursday. But at the same time that was happening, this latest warrant was just being entered into the system. His representative Kim Cole says, regarding the alleged probation violations, she is suspicious of the timing.

“My constitutional rights were violated at City Hall. They continue to be violated by the chief of police,” said Alexander. “He's continued to make himself look foolish in the eyes of the American people in him, allowing his officers to do it they did at City Hall and for the political things I continue to spur. I just ask the community to continue to stand for what is right and continue to make your voices be heard.”

"He feels like he's a target and the police have gone on record stating that they are tired of him,” Cole said. “These particular things they cite as violations have all been addressed in this court before. Nothing new has occurred. He appeared in court last week and nothing new has occurred since then other than him appearing before City Council to encourage police reform and the police responding that they are tired of him and Chief Brown insisting that he cease protesting."

Among the probations violations Alexander is accused of: he did not report to community supervision in Sept. and Oct. 2015 and May 2016; he traveled outside of Dallas County in July to both Philadelphia and Baton Rouge; he did not complete a required anger management program.

Dallas PD confirms Chief Brown has had no further response regarding Alexander, or the arrests since he released an email exchange between the two discussing his request for Alexander to change the downtown location of his recent rally and March.

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