[ View the story "Fatal police shooting in Anaheim sparks anger" on Storify] Fatal police shooting in Anaheim sparks anger Outrage grows after the shooting death of an unarmed man.
Storified by The Stream · Mon, Jul 23 2012 14:20:20
This video from the local Anaheim television station shows police firing nonlethal bullets at the crowd. A police dog is also seen unleashed and going after a bystander.
SHOCKING : CALIFORNIA COPS OPEN FIRE ON MEN - WOMEN - CHILDREN - BABIESalielbaryeshua
[Caution: Video contains graphic images.] This video allegedly shows Manuel Diaz laying on the ground after he was shot. One onlooker is heard saying, "He's still alive, man. Call the cops." The police tape off the area and approach the body at the 3:07 mark.
Anaheim PD July 2012anaheimwatch
The map below shows the exact location of the shooting.
This photo of a woman's injury after she was allegedly shot by a police's rubber bullet circulated online:
Below is a photo of the man who was seen on video being attacked by the unleashed police dog:
Angry residents marched to the Anaheim police station after the shooting:
More than 75 people are thought to have gathered at the police station.
Protesters confronted police officers inside the station, chanting, "No justice, no peace".
Anaheim PD Protest Police Brutalitythekilluminatii
The streets surrounding the location where the stand-off took place were heavily blocked off by police cars:
Some residents dragged dumpsters into the middle of the streets and set fire to them in an act of defiance:
Kids are tossing more stuff onto the street and dumpster. Feels like they're gonna form a barricade. #Anaheim
Protests continued into the following day as protesters marched in the streets and blocked traffic:
Anaheim Crowds Gather Protesting Killing of Manuel Diazthekilluminatii
Children who witnessed the clash between police and residents after the shooting gave their account of what happened:
ANAHEIM KIDS vs. Anaheim Police department .nauiocelotl
It's getting darker, fast. Anaheim is a tinder box, it may just set the country on fire.John Roy.o
Some took to Twitter to criticise the shooting and highlighted what they believe is an endemic problem in the Anaheim police department:
the Anaheim, CA Police are out of control, Murdering one person per week. maybe Westboro could protest THAT.Jon Hartmann
Police shootings are getting out of control again it seems, Anaheim is like a repeat of the 60s. They need better training, jus saying!Consuela Floyd
Dudes in Anaheim really rushed a police station and tried to jump the cops? Cops should've never shot and killed an unarmed manRT
If you don't care about #Anaheim and thinks what happened is okay, you're a sheep.Kaytea Lane
Oh Anaheim Police,offering to buy video from witnesses? Who needs an investigation to prove U messed up.These things never surprise me #ACABmubeenah
@o_blitz the police could have approached it on a different level. They were offering to buy peoples recording devices. They did wrong.NoOneEver
Some netizens defended the actions of the police and were critical of those involved in criminal behaviour:
It's tragic when lives are lost, but when you CHOOSE to evade police & engage in criminal activity, YOU put your life at risk. #AnaheimKevin London
@S_is4Sexy Nothing good ever comes out of that neighborhood. So I'm pretty sure Anaheim PD approached it the way they did for a reason.Jacky
Anaheim PD is a great department. Jacky
One person thought the demonstrations could attract "riot tourists" who would participate in the protests for a "thrill":
last thing #anaheim needs is a bunch of riot-tourists looking for a thrill because their local action dried up.blackalaureate
Many were critical of the way mainstream media covered the shooting:
For those trying to parse the #MSM spin of #Anaheim, "Officer Involved Shooting" means a cop guns down someone.Occupy Wall Street
Anaheim cops, mainstream media call community with baby strollers and children in their front lawns a "riot"Michael Prysner
Media reports about Anaheim police make residents sound like violent crazies. Footage contradicts that
Be nice if the #Anaheim media practiced some legitimate ethical reporting instead of being the propaganda wing for the police.tim duffy
The guy is dead, face down, handcuffed. Gonna be interesting to see how the #Anaheim PD and the media spin this.LaS PodCast
Other netizens questioned the lack of media coverage of the shooting and the aftermath:
the cops made anaheim a war zone this weekend and the msm stays creepily silentteenage kālidāsa
I'm curious as to why #CNN, #ABC, and most other "mainstream" news organizations don't think the #Anaheim shooting warrants coverage.RickHorowitz
Dear @NBCLA, @CBSLA & @ABC7, I understand the dedication to cover thing in Aurora, but y so little coverage of what is happening in Anaheim?Jason Gerdon
because of the theater shooting the Anaheim Police got away with brutality with very little news coverage.Peter Antosh بطرس
tweeted the details surrounding the second shooting:
About 150+ residents outside some chanting in anger amidst a year full of police violence, riot cops continue to line up #Anaheim #APDriotSam A.
Police now backing up the police line as more police arrive on the scene with "less then lethal projectiles" at hand #Anaheim #APDriot #OWSSam A.
Cops now convening trying 2 figure out how 2 deal with swelling crowd of neighborhood residents enraged at police violence #Anaheim #APDriotSam A.
Anger and grievances over alleged police brutality are not new in Anaheim. Residents held a "Mother's Day rally" a few months ago to raise awareness of those who were killed by police:
ANAHEIM Police PART 1(Mother's Day rally) 2012nauiocelotl