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Forum Post: Anaheim protests UPDATE 7/29 - Police Militarization and Illegal Arrests

Posted 2 years ago on July 23, 2012, 2:25 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Footage from an anti police brutality march in Anaheim on 7/29. Illegal arrests and police militarization.

"What began as a gathering of locals in response to what they believed was yet another incident in a string of police misconduct cases that have included 7 suspicious shootings with 5 deaths, has now morphed into a much larger mix of protesters after more than 10 days of marches."

"There has been a complete mainstream media blackout, despite the following video that shows what looks like a foreign occupation, with armored vehicles, and police with assault rifles. "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrSIBHZLSpg&feature=player_embedded#!

July 21st Anaheim PD shot rubber bullets toward men, women and children and unleashed a dog who charged toward a stroller during a clash with mostly Latino residents in Anaheim following an officer-involved shooting there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Y0uWycuZ8&feature=player_embedded

later people protest Police Brutality in Anaheim police station - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Gyfa-sRac

UPDATE:

July 24th Anaheim PD again shoot protesters with rubber bullets, bean bag guns and pepper ball guns. Police shot a man in the chest with a bean bag gun from 5-10 feet away as he tried to get his bike and then arrested him. Many people hit. Starbucks windows smashed and a dumpster fire all while Disney shoots off fireworks. 7 helicopters overhead.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/anaheim-police-protest_n_1698091.html

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[-] 3 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

"Violence broke out" "Pandemonium broke out" "Police confronted people "what crap! "Police assaulted peaceful protesters with extreme lawless violence" are the words to use. Jerry Brown, Democrat, governor.

"On Saturday afternoon, 35-year-old Manuel Diaz was shot twice from behind and killed by police after leading them on a brief foot chase. Cops later confirmed that Mr. Diaz, an alleged gang member from nearby Santa Ana, CA, was unarmed, but the department has failed to follow through with releasing more information. "

[-] 2 points by rpc972 (628) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

I hope this is an incentive to GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!

No More Con!!!

2010 Never EVER Again!!

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Anaheim, California, Jerry Brown, Democrat, Governor. Jerry has said or done since this incident....????

[-] -1 points by rpc972 (628) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

The POTUS does not have complete control of the entrenched and very RW military, and JB does not have complete control of the entrenched and very RW LAPD or OCPD. The fascist Con JB beat would have handed out medals!!

This whole democracy/government thing is not black and white, clear and concise, controlled and efficient ~ especially when we have ceded it all to Big $! Even if we didn't have the worst Voter turnout in the world and the most Big $ control, democracy is messy and unorganized. Dictatorship might be what YOU'RE looking for... but not me!!

Get out the Vote people! Lots of confusion and BS out there!

[-] 2 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

POTUS promised to put on his marching shoes when workers are fighting for their rights. OOOOOps, duh, and he needs to explain why he hasn't done that. The mayor of Anaheim, I don't know if he's a D or an R has distanced himself from the actions of his police force and called for Federal intervention. And how much good is it to elect people who have no control over and nothing to say about their military and police forces? I am one who is going to hold his nose nd vote D this go round because I see the Tea Party as a very raw clear and present danger, but my confidence is with the progressive forces like OWS who take it to the streets. And I would be looking for a mayor and governor who could reign in their cops or damnit at least tell the people why they can't. I'd rather the one we elect be a dictator than the cops we hire be an unaccountable violent dictatorial force.

[-] -1 points by rpc972 (628) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

I guess he didn't count on a petulant base that pouted and let Teabags take over legislatures nation-wide, adds the your schedule being constantly under Con-Jihad attack. Add more Cons and Bags and watch us go past Bush-Cheney and straight to hell.

Get Out the VOTE! Don't be Conned! 2010 Never EVER Again!!

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Get out the money in politics. HR J Res 100

[-] 1 points by rpc972 (628) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Get the Con filabuster-ers out and maybe we can do it!!

[-] -1 points by rpc972 (628) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Cons ain't gonna do it!!

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 2 years ago

Disgusting. Welcome to Police State California. Glad not to be living there.

[-] 1 points by justiceforoccupy123 (35) 2 years ago

Note to Canadians. They do not call them "Latinos" in California.

[-] 1 points by ThomasKent (131) 2 years ago

After a century of decadent consumerism let the Drone Games begin.

Today there are police squads suppressing public demonstrations in the United States. Very soon it will be squadrons of predator drones patrolling the skies of our communities. Could the aircraft hitting the WTC Towers been some advanced prototype drone technologies integrated with a civilian Boeing 747 shell and now a decade later the US Congress wants flying droids roaming our air space? To what end? Whose idiotic idea was this? How would human pilots provide a successful defense against a fleet of thousands of flying robots? Is the US Constitution, and our rights being further diluted by some Congressional acquiescence to special interests?

In early 2012, the United States Congress called upon the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a plan to integrate drones—civil unmanned aircraft systems—into the domestic airspace by the target date of September 30, 2015. How do Americans feel about the issue, and what does this news mean for international opinion surrounding the nation's continuing drone-controlled air strikes against militants in Middle Eastern countries?

Drone Invasion in America http://www.good.is/post/infographic-invasion-of-the-drones

[-] 2 points by grapes (3261) 2 years ago

"the US Congress wants flying droids roaming our air space? To what end? Whose idiotic idea was this? How would human pilots provide a successful defense against a fleet of thousands of flying robots? Is the US Constitution, and our rights being further diluted by some Congressional acquiescence to special interests?"

Yes, the U.S. Congress wants flying droids roaming our airspace to keep them (both congress and the droids) employed so their owners can continue to suck money from the U.S. Taxpayers. Corporations, police, and municipalities want them for all kinds of purposes. The idiotic idea came from idiotic people bent on maximizing individual interest without heeding our national interest.

What did we do to our airspace shortly after the aircraft had hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon? We CLEARED our airspace. Now the idiots think that it is a great idea to clog up our sky with thousands of drones controlled by myriad entities, over which the U.S. federal government has virtually ZERO chance of having any fast and sure control. During the Cold War, we meticulously kept track of every piece of space junk including ridiculously small and tedious debris originating from explosions and collisions in space, so that we can quickly recognize something new. Yes, there could be ICBMs coming at New York or Washington! With droids in our airspace, the attacks can commence virtually anytime anywhere without even the famous "five minutes" of delay.

Defense against a fleet of thousands of flying robots can be done by the same people who had put them there and by other scientifically and technologically knowledgeable people. This is however a sensitive subject so let us zip up. It has been done before and can be done again in myriad different ways.

There is no doubt that the U.S. Constitution is being reduced to Charmin. The U.S. populace will definitely enjoy the bidet and the warm blow-dry afterwards. How charming it is!

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Drones are definitely disturbing and ominous.

I don't think suggesting some kinda 9/11 drone connection helps the discussion. but I certainly agree we must be alert to the privacy intrusion drones represent.

Peace

[-] 1 points by JackHall (412) 2 years ago

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator, or pilot (in military UAVs called a Combat Systems Officer on UCAVs) on the ground or in another vehicle. There are a wide variety of drone shapes, sizes, configurations, and characteristics. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed.[1] Their largest use is within military applications. UAVs are also used in a small but growing number of civil applications, such as firefighting or nonmilitary security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too "dull, dirty, or dangerous" for manned aircraft.

UAV http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle [right click]

The First Drone Games http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ9tVxPkunI&list=PLE724501BDD60E5F7&feature=view_all [right click]

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Thx Jack

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Please pass this information along. All of these cops in the video took part in massive felony assault against innocent women, children, and men.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Also 'fyi', 'TM' : "Angry crowd forms after Dallas police shooting" :

multum in parvo ...

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Anaheim Update July 29

[-] -1 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

You have to sign in to see that video. I think I'll pass, but I'll take your word for it Trevor. Very sad, indeed. The whole point of the United States of America is that we are free, free to protest, free to question, free to agitate. WTF happened to that?

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Sign in to youtube? Weird. I have a youtube account so i don't see that. It's probably a form of censorship. Most people won't watch something if they have to a create an account to watch it.

Here's a different link. The video is intense and must be seen by all. This is not acceptable behavior from police. This is felony assault.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Y0uWycuZ8&feature=player_embedded

I also updated the link in the post so no one else runs into this problem.

[-] 0 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

Thanks Trevor, you're awesome. I watched and have no words for that. I'm really speechless, sorry.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Honestly I hope all the cops involved in this not only lose their jobs... but get jail time for assault.

In no way is this acceptable. Even the local news there describes it as police assaulting people.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

It's beyond words for me. They were pointing the guns at children and a dog was unleashed on a small child.

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

where's the national news on this? I didn't really see anything except internet coverage and that took til monday.

I work for a local news source and I talked about this story to one of the producers.... but it never made our newscast... I was pretty pissed. In my eyes this is a huge national story and is incredibly important.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

I've had the news on all day yesterday and today and have not seen one thing on this. I agree, Trevor, with all that you say. In my heart of hearts I hope that these police officers learn from their horrific actions. I hope that they look back and that shame and regret can free them from that kind of behavior in the future. Learning and healing is needed all around, really.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I think grassroots protest like the one for the judicial system inaction in the Trayvon Case that finally spurred action are needed to address these issues.

The people speaking out in outrage and dissent.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

Good point and good idea.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I intend to. I just don't understand why people can not compare a letter writing campaign to be similar to the Trayvon protests. Some politicians like Bernie Sanders might even read them. In the mean time sharing them out on social media lets others see what is being said and felt.


[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (6935) 0 minutes ago

Keep doing them. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle permalink

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

I have written my share of letters and received my share of form letters in return. I find it a bit discouraging, I guess. Kind of like talking to a brick wall. And, why write to Bernie? He gets it already.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Write to everyone - those who get it already can reference the mail they have received to back-up a point they are making.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

i follow Dennis Kucinich on facebook just to tell him to run for president all the time.

The good need encouragement and the bad need discouragement.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Hey BW. Thanks for the shout out.

Here is another good cause/campaign/petition:

http://act.democracyforamerica.com/go/1897?t=2&akid=2113.2041858.eoCTCH

I notice you don't think much of my open letter posts - that is OK - I am pretty much done with speaking to government politely and I can understand where people might have a problem with that.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

You are too funny.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well not that funny.

They look to be the most unpopular series of posts that I have done.

The shills don't bother to attack them - Much.

And good people who are fighting against the death of democracy the people and the world don't seem very thrilled with them either.

Not even to the point of writing some of their own sending them and posting them to show how it could/should be done.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

Maybe because these politicians don't listen to a word anyone says anyway and they just send you back form letters that yes you to death. We have to agitate on a higher level than our politicians. Just thinking....

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I realize that not many politicians may read the letter.

But the idea was to get people voicing their thoughts.

Yes and send them off to the government - I would love to flood their servers with mail from the people - whether they read them or not.

I would also like these letters to be shared openly on social media as they may well spur thought and perhaps understanding and perhaps promote more to get involved.

Outreach.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

Keep doing them.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

FYI, 'TM' : "MSM : Anaheim Shooting" cf. 'Aurora, CO.'. :

fiat lux ...

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

yeah nonstop Colorado coverage.

"We don't do good television. We do the news."

MSM needs to take a lesson on that.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

They had good coverage on this issue today on PBS.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/#tab-1

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21442) 2 years ago

Interesting. According to this PBS coverage it seems the police chief has apologized and the canine officer as well and they are calling for a state or federal level investigation. Maybe that's a good start.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26055) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Perhaps they are beginning to learn. Call for outside investigation as it aint gonna get done locally.

BTW - I thought that it was an exceptional program all of the way through today's PBS news hour.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I misplace an e-mail address so can't sign in

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

link has been updated. You should be able to view it

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

thanks

I passed that to the No Doubt forum without viewing the videos

but I figured you were good for it

http://forums.nodoubt.com/forums/2/2491948/ShowPost.aspx#2491948

[-] 1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 2 years ago

I had to sign in to see it and also passed. Another link didn't require me to sign in and I watched the video.

You should see this video! Our Police state is here.

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Consider - are these threads being 'trolled' and targeted by partisan right-wingers and subject-specific reactionaries and/or their lackeys and lickspittles ?!!!

Your comment has gone from +4 to -6 in a very short time and off 'Best Comments Today' column. The comment is a clear, passionate and succinct exposition of the basic position on this important thread, yet it has clearly been concertedly suppressed !!

e tenebris, lux et cave - anguis in herba !