Dominique Alexander’s Dallas County mugshots from 2009-2012, centered around an picture of him used on his nonprofit’s website.
Dominique Alexander, boss and owners of Next Generation Action Network, speaks during a news discussion outward military domicile in McKinney, Texas, Jun 8, 2015. A cellphone video from display a white military officer shoving a immature black girl’s face into a belligerent during a suburban pool celebration in McKinney has stirred an evident response from internal officials and common snub opposite amicable media. (Cooper Neill/The New York Times)
Dominique Alexander demanded probity after a Grapevine officer shot an unarmed masculine progressing this year. He decried an unsolved murder of a profound Dallas woman. He has led countless protests, including picketing outward a home of a University of Oklahoma companionship member who helped lead a extremist chant.
And now a 26-year-old has changed himself to a forefront of another rarely charged secular occurrence — as a personality of protests over a McKinney military officer’s well-publicized doing of a teenage girl.
But authorities contend Alexander is a same chairman who has caused a 2-year-old child serious corporeal injury, fake a check, led military on a high-speed chase, secretly claimed that automobile was stolen, and stolen a automobile himself.
Alexander, who skeleton to lead a criticism tonight in McKinney, pronounced he is distant from a initial domestic or amicable personality to have a rapist history. He invoked a late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and Malcolm X and former President George W. Bush, observant that they all had run-ins with a law.
“It’s not like I’m a initial chairman who has been a personality who has had a uneasy past,” Alexander said. “It’s not where we come from. It’s where you’re going.”
Alexander is a owners of a Next Generation Action Network, a organisation he says he wants to take inhabitant and give immature people a height for peacefully pulling for reform. He says he has no domestic ambitions right now — notwithstanding fast deliberation a City Council run — though combined that life can change quickly.
His central autobiography on a group’s website states that he “has been labeled as The New Era Civil Rights Father by CBS.” But that’s not true. The internal CBS affiliate, KTVT-TV (Channel 11), called him a new father, given he literally had fathered a child, in a story about a “new polite rights era.” He pronounced a denunciation was copied and pasted, though here is what a story says:
Once on a time, 25-year-old Dominique Alexander of Dallas deliberate ‘civil rights’ a collection of grainy, black and white images of a nation’s past. But now, a new father says a predicament of military savagery and a deaths of unarmed adults during a hands of those sworn to strengthen them, is ushering in a new polite rights era: and this one will be played out in color.
Alexander is no foreigner to media coverage. He has mostly seemed on internal news stations and been quoted in The Dallas Morning News.
On Sunday, Alexander told The News after a McKinney pool celebration incident that no masculine officer “should ever reason a immature girl, half-naked, 95 pounds, and impact her.” He called for a McKinney Police Department to glow a officer.
Running from a law
Alexander described himself Monday as “a pacific person” who isn’t radical in his means.
But in 2009, Alexander was charged with jolt a 2-year-old baby who was left alone with him. He primarily claimed that a child had depressed defunct and afterwards depressed off a couch. But doctors pronounced a injuries were not unchanging with an 18-inch fall.
Alexander pronounced Monday that a child was indeed harmed in a rebound residence and that he found him when a effects started to turn clear. He still denies injuring a child, though pleaded guilty.
He pronounced he was “blackballed” into pleading guilty to a charges and similar to probation.
“Because we was a immature black hermit and couldn’t means a correct attorney, we couldn’t do anything,” he said.
Also that year, Alexander was arrested and charged with hidden a car. He pronounced he was in a brawl with a automobile lot, that reported a automobile stolen, over remuneration and paperwork. The subsequent year, he was charged with forging a check.
In 2012, Alexander was concerned in a domestic reeling with his partner in Carrollton. A neighbor called a cops and reported that Alexander “has a story of anger” and was grabbing a lady as she walked divided from him, military said. Alexander’s partner pronounced she also attempted to call police, though that Alexander took her phone to stop her.
Alexander pronounced Monday that he was emotionally unsettled during a time and had been drinking.
“I was under a influence,” he said. “I did some crazy, crazy things.”
Police pronounced Alexander gathering off and attempted to evade police, during one indicate roving adult to 110 mph on Webb Chapel Road. He eventually wrecked a vehicle. Police pronounced Alexander ran divided from a mutilate and after called to news a automobile was stolen. They charged him with creation a fake military news to cover adult his actions.
Alexander called a occurrence “a bad, bad mistake.”
The entire protester
Dominique Alexander (from left), Rev. Ronald Wright, Damon Crenshaw and LaShaun Steward speak to a media about Steward’s sister, D’Lisa Kelley, a 24-year-old profound lady who was found beaten and strangled after disintegrating on a approach to a friend’s wake, expressing their disappointment that there have been no leads in a box outward a DPD domicile in Dallas on Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014. (Lara Solt/The Dallas Morning News)
Last year, Alexander became distinguished locally after a slaying of D’Lisa Kelley. Alexander pronounced he grew adult with Kelley, whom he’d famous given facile school. While he pronounced he hadn’t talked to her most after high school, he became a family’s orator of sorts. He criticized military inaction and an review that hasn’t led to any arrests.
Alexander also pushed a check in a state Legislature that would emanate a supposed Kelley Alert — an Amber Alert for adults. The bill, filed by Rep. Toni Rose, D-Dallas, died fast and never perceived a cabinet hearing.
Alexander said he was unhappy with Rose and will pull a legislation again.
He shifted gears in a tumble as incidents of purported military savagery sparked national conversations. Alexander led some of a protests in downtown Dallas, nonetheless some of a protesters lamented their leader’s motives.
This year, he launched Next Generation Action Network. He pronounced an IRS nonprofit grant is pending. He also pronounced he doesn’t pull a income from a organisation and creates income as an owners of a preference store and as a credit-card processor.
In January, Alexander filed to run for City Council. He fast withdrew. And instead, a lady he calls his wife, Keyaira Saunders, ran for a seat. Alexander used a Facebook pages for a Next Generation Action Network and a Kelley Alert Foundation to pull her campaign. She perceived just under 6 percent of a opinion in a district, losing to Carolyn King Arnold’s 51 percent.
Alexander pronounced Monday that Saunders was laying a grounds for another run in a future.
He also pronounced that he and Saunders motionless that she should run and he should concentration on his activism. But possibilities with felonies on their record also can’t run.
In March, Alexander showed adult during a Grapevine City Council meeting after an officer shot Rubén García Villalpando, 31. He pronounced he was there during a ask of a family and their lawyer. He described himself to a contributor as a family friend.
Protesters reason signs in support of Ruben Garcia Villalpando, who was fatally shot by a Grapevine military officer final month, on Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 during Grapevine City Hall in Grapevine, Texas. Dominique Alexander, left, speaks to a city legislature in support of Garcia Villalpando. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News)
But Domingo Garcia, a profession for Garcia Villalpando’s family, pronounced he didn’t know Alexander until a legislature meeting. And Garcia said Alexander called him previously to tell him he would be during a meeting, not a other approach around.
Later that month, Alexander led a protest outward a home of Parker Rice, a University of Oklahoma tyro who was seen on a video heading a extremist chant. Alexander again pronounced he concluded to do so during a insistence of another person. The criticism garnered inhabitant media attention, and Alexander was quoted often.
In April, he also became a orator for a family of Kierra Robinson, a 19-year-old Dallas lady killed in a crossfire of someone else’s dispute.
Alexander pronounced his idea is to force burden on open figures, such as military departments and politicians. He pronounced he embraces his possess past troubles and that people around him know about his troubles.
“You can’t rewrite your past,” he said. “But what we can do is write your future.”
Staff writers Dianne Solis, Naomi Martin and Julie Fancher contributed to this report.