Dominique Alexander, the leader of the Next Generation Action Network has been sentenced to 2 years in prison after it was determined that he had broken his probation. Alexander was the planner of the protests in Dallas, where five policemen were killed. He was serving ten years of probation for a 2009 charge of injuring a child. He was picked up recently for having 10 outstanding warrants. He won’t have to serve the full two years as he had spent sometime previously in jail for that crime and will act as time served. No determination made yet as to when he could be eligible for parole.
Alexander was recently removed from a council meeting in which he had a confrontation with Mayor Mike Rawlings. Right after that he was arrested on his 10 outstanding warrants. He had also denied a request by the police commissioner to call of a protest in the same downtown location as the one that led to the five deaths of police officers.
Records show Alexander has repeatedly violated probation.
“Because he is human,” said his attorney, Kim T. Cole, earlier this month. “He’s committed crimes, for which he has served his time and he’s done his public service for.”
But court records show Alexander has missed supervision meetings, he’s left Dallas County, he hasn’t paid some court-ordered fees and hasn’t finished required anger management courses.
The Next Generation Action Network, which calls itself a group aimed at “eradicating social injustice” and “community reform,” organized the protest that ended in gunfire that took the lives of five Dallas officers on July 7.
The group held a press conference Friday to discuss Alexander’s sentence. A spokesperson said the group won’t be deterred from its work, and Damon Crenshaw has been named president.
The group also said it believes there was an effort to silence Alexander, and made references to Chief Brown.