Dominique Alexander led the downtown BLM protest march that claimed the lives of five Dallas Police Officers by sniper fire on July 7
Dallas – A black Dallas activist whom police arrested on 10 outstanding warrants following an August 10 confrontation with Mayor Mike Rawlings during a City Council meeting is receiving a massive “good time” credit for time served in the past and to be served in the present on a 2-year sentence for the violation of probation
A Dallas Criminal District Court Judge sentenced Alexander to 10 years probation for the first degree felony offense of causing severe bodily injury of a child by shaking a baby in 2009.
According to a confidential source, Alexander, former president of Next Generation Action Network and an associate of Black Lives Matter, will receive 15 days credit for every day served behind bars at the time of his arrest for injury to a child and the same credit will count for every day served behind bars on his present sentence following the revocation of his 10-year term of probation.
Judge Gracie Lewis of Dallas Criminal District Court No. 3 ordered the change on September 12, according to the notation in a follow-up criminal judgment, because “it [is] appearing that the back time credit is incorrect.”
Alexander organized the Black Lives Matter protest march in downtown Dallas during which 5 police officers lost their lives to sniper fire on July 7. A number of men armed with AR-15-style sniper rifles were in the crowd that marched along Main and Commerce Streets near El Centro College. They reportedly fled in multiple directions, disappearning in the fleeing crowds of people when shots rang out from a parking garage overlooking an open parking lot the size of a square city block below where a major DART bus line interchange is located on a corner by a McDonald’s fast food restaurant.
Many of the officers killed were assigned to the Transit Police division of the Dallas Police Department.
Police killed the sniper who remained in the garage in an explosion of a bomb placed by remote control with a robotic tractor after prolonged negotiations failed over a period of several hours.
According to published reports, court officials revoked Alexander’s probation after they proved that he had missed appointments with his Community Supervision Officer, left Dallas County in violation of the court order, failed to complete anger management classes, and has not paid all his court-ordered fees.
The day of his arrest, Alexander had denied a request by then Dallas Police Chief David Brown to cancel a march scheduled to proceed through downtown that night.
Alexander’s criminal background includes convictions for theft by worthless check, evasion of arrest, making a false report to a police officer, forgery of a check, theft of more than $1,500, and injury to a child.
Supporters of Next Generation Action Network and Black Lives Matter claimed in media interviews that authorities moved to silence Alexander by ordering his arrest.