[UPDATED: DA Seeks Photos From Witnesses] Anaheim Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Crowd After Officer-Involved Shooting

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Screenshot of CBS-KCAL video showing Anaheim Police firing rubber bullets at residents
Latest updates at the end of this post.

ANOTHER MAN SHOT AND KILLED BY ANAHEIM POLICE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT

WATCH VIDEO OF IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF ANAHEIM POLICE SHOOTING DIAZ TO DEATH HERE.

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 21, 10:08 P.M. A chaotic scene erupted in an Anaheim neighborhood on Saturday night when police fired rubber bullets beanbag and pepperball guns on residents who were gathering near Anna Drive and La Palma Avenue demanding answers after an officer-involved shooting in the neighborhood.
 
CBS-KCAL originally reported Anaheim police fired rubber bullets into the crowd of terrified residents, including children, after a gathering of about a hundred angry residents formed.  

Video from CBS News shows police unleashing a K-9 dog in front of a group of children and police firing rubber bullets -- seemingly at no one in particular. 


Here's the Channel 2 report:

The Orange County Register reported the crowd was throwing rocks and bottles at police. However, several residents told CBS the police created the disturbance by overreacting to the gathering and shooting at residents, including women holding their children in front of their homes. The CBS video shows an officer shooting toward the direction of two children. A dumpster was reportedly moved into the intersection by residents where its contents were burned later in the night.

According to the Register, two patrol officers driving down an alley in the 600 block of North Anna Drive saw three men standing near a vehicle at about 4 p.m. The three men ran away when the officers tried to make contact with them and an officer-involved shooting occured, Sgt. Bob Dunn told the Register. The man has been reported to be in critical condition be dead, and bystanders identified him as Manuel "Stomper" Diaz.  

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Diaz, with his daughter, in an undated photo

Tensions have been rising in Anaheim over the increase of officer-involved shootings in the city.
A group of protesters have been demonstrating
outside of the Anaheim Police Department on a weekly basis against the use excessive deadly force by the department. 

Last month, Anaheim City Manager Bob Wingenroth recommended the City Council conduct an independent review into major police incidents, including officer-involved shootings.

UPDATE, July 22, 8:47 A.M.
Gustavo here. We're going to put up user-submitted video as we get it. The following two are taken from the evening, after the already infamous storming of the barrio. This first one is from the corner of Habor Boulevard and La Palma Avenue, about a mile away from the neighborhood where Diaz was killed:



And another, this one on La Palma Avenue just next to St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church, just down the street from the police attack:


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cpmondello
cpmondello

this is how it has always been done, from hitler to the early union organizers here in the usa and gw bush trying to find ways to make it look like saddam attacked usa way before 9/11 happened. its the only way to get unintelligent bozos to demonize a minority for political power, gain, greed, free market, etc.

mtru95954
mtru95954

I first heard of this disgusting police behavior on Democracy Now, there has to be accountability, this behavior has gone on for too long, I would like to know more of LEAN the org. being started by the mother who lost her son by police.

jurnei
jurnei

 @Enlightened I don't see your comment here, but got it in an email a short while ago.  You mentioned "@jurnei This is when you demand to file a report against the officers in charge of the stop. They, by law, HAVE to request a field Sargent to the location of the violation. Don't expect to be helped or complain AFTER the fact." Not that your comment even warrants a response, but...I did ask for a supervisor and yet many more police cars came and the treatment didn't change, and as I mentioned, one of them put a gun in my young son's face for absolutely no reason. I certainly wasn't about to argue that they didn't send a supervisor, and even if one was there among the many cars that did arrive, they didn't identify themselves.  After the gun in my frightened never seen this type of police behavior behavior, my interest was getting away from them as soon as possible.  The incident went on till past 1 am and I had quite a drive home to Thousand Oaks late at night and very shaken.  I didn't expect anyone to believe I was complaining, as you say.  I just made sure that no one from this family ever went to Anaheim again.  Disneyland, Knotts, and other entertainment parks there would never get our money or our out of state visitors' money again. However, I was offering my experience for the Anaheim City Council as I am "out of town" and this was my experience quite some time ago.  It looks like Anaheim has a serious, long  rooted problem that they have never addressed.

RJSteelworth
RJSteelworth

Will the DA be seeking photos of those that looted the 20 businesses including Starbucks and CVS last night? Will the OC Weekly report on the looting and how protesters used their children as human shields?

thesch
thesch

Hey all you PENDEJOS out there protesting guess what?  The cops appreciate all the overtime your taxes are paying for.  Good job babosos now every time you pay taxes in AnaCRIME you are paying for the overtime this cops are using to stop you dumb fucks.  So HA HA..

Deltad
Deltad

As a long time Anaheim resident I have seen my neighborhood deteriorate from once clean well kept homes to dirty graffiti covered walls and an exploding gang problem. This used to be a quiet safe area, now turned into a war zone where low lifes out number caring families. Let's take back Anaheim from the criminal gang bangers. I back the badge!

sgtortiz641
sgtortiz641

The gangs have plagued the OC for years and now they are getting a taste of their own medicine.  My sympathy meter is indicating ZERO.  I have absolutely no problem with gang members getting what they have coming to them.  Karma is a bitch.  It takes balls to be a Gang officer doing a PC down a dark alley in a scummy gang infested "Hood".  Be careful what you guys wish for, Are the gangs going to respond to your call when your child is missing?  When you get robbed?  You guys need to stop worshiping scum and join the world of reality. 

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

I can not believe anyone could condone these killings. The young men were only 21 and 25 years old. I don't care what they were involved with they didn't deserve to die this way. If anyone believes these killings were justified then WHY are you using your TAX dollars that pay for rehabilitation programs. These young men had a chance to be changed but instead were murdered.

 

 

jj.streets
jj.streets

Look man....if youre a gangster running from the cops, your going to get shot or put back in the joint, so I dont have a lot of sympathy for pendejos......as for shooting rubber bullets and letting dogs go with the potential to injure women and children, thats another thing..... Anaheim P.D. like the rest of the L.E. thugs live for this kind of shit!  Fucking cowards acting like the very gangsters their supposed to stop!

GabrielSanRoman
GabrielSanRoman

Raza: better back all your photos/vids up before turning anything over anywhere!

-paulc-
-paulc-

Something needs to change.  this just hurts my soul

j.figuroa
j.figuroa

Stomper got stomped.  :yawn:

Yolotli S. Tonatiuh
Yolotli S. Tonatiuh

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2012/07/another_man_possibly_shot_by_a.php these mother fucken RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have killed again! This time a handcuffed man! "About 200 protesters are on the scene. Witnesses have told the source the man was handcuffed then shot by police. No one is being allowed to take photos, according to the source. When a group tried to take photos from an upstairs apartment, police shined a bright light onto the residents to block the view. "

Andres Vallejo
Andres Vallejo

@Barry The reason why the crowd started to get irritated against the cops is because they started harassing a man with his baby in his hand. The cops never gave the order to the spectators to disperse, as you can see in the video they were within compliance. The cops lost their cool and over reacted to the situation and injuring innocent people.

MisterX
MisterX

Keep up the pressure Anaheim, Fullerton-style.  If your city council won't take care of your thug police department, replace them with people who will.

discarted
discarted

"Eeriest part: the crowd was chanting most of the night, but when the Dumpster fire started, the chanting crowd became quiet and watched as the city burned."

 

Just a dumpster was burning, not the city.  Stop with the histrionics.

actor345
actor345

 @Deltad fuck you..you've done nothing to help out..until you kill a few, you will see more dirty graffiti..you are making Aneheim worse..get the fuck out

actor345
actor345

 @sgtortiz641 reality is you haven done anything but complain..you are no better than the shitty gangs or the idiot cops..join me when i go to the police station to see if they can use real bullets instead of the rubber ones..the rubber bullets hurt, but they didn't kill anyone..blame blacks and asians for the mess

bigshow8891
bigshow8891

 @sgtortiz641

Haha dude are you serious? You live in Orange County, most of America would love to be out there and dont worry, you are not a "gang" area. try going to chicago before you say shit like that. The OC is one of USA's best areas, and I dont think you have a legit gang problem out there, just a racist problem. BTW I am from Kansas, and we know racism, trust me you OC people are way more racist than KS folk   

DubV
DubV

 @sgtortiz641 You're comments are ridiculous, You probably live no where near the problems of poverty and crime plague Anaheim and you have most likely never been the victim of gang violence; those were the residents Anaheim PD was shooting at. Get your facts straight and get your "scummy" bias out of your obviously ignorant comments.

notAnIgnorantCitizen
notAnIgnorantCitizen

@sgtortiz641 amen.. i lived in one of these gang infested neighborhoods.. the ignorace when defending these "civilians" (aka. criminals) is unreal

jj.streets
jj.streets

Problem is that the cops start acting like the animals there supposed to stop, and start treating all citizens like shit, don't have any hero worship for L.E. thugs....

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

 @lindatoo2010

 He who lives by the sword is doomd to die by the sword.  He who lives by the gang culture is doomed to die by the gang culture.  They were not murdered, their "Karma" merely caught up with them? 

notAnIgnorantCitizen
notAnIgnorantCitizen

@lindatoo2010 are you serious? i take it that you havent lived in a gang infested neighborhood like i have.. those types of people are scum and worthless to the community. Two gangsters with a rap sheet longer than the constitution. Do you feel for the people that these guys terrorized with their endless criminal acts? diaz took a gun to a HS.. karma is a b***

sgtortiz641
sgtortiz641

 @lindatoo2010

 Surely you can't honestly be that naive!  I hope you feel the same way after you have been a victim of one of those "Young men" beat you, Rob you or worse!  Who you gonna call?  The Police.  The world is an ugly place and will eat you alive.  Don't let emotion overide your ability to think with logic.

ToddSputnik
ToddSputnik

 @killian101

 It will.  Transparency is the first step (OCW providing coverage to this event, just like it did about Kelly Thomas.)  The next step is action.  See what happened to the Fullerton City Council recall.  This will make your soul feel better.

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @discarted You're obviously not a fan of the metaphor, or of reality—sucks to be you!

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

 @ltpar Funny how we call it Karma when it's someone else but when it come to yourself it's just coincidence or a mistake..

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

 @notAnIgnorantCitizen  @lindatoo2010  I don't believe God uses the word KARMA, and he loved them as much as he does us. I would like to think these gang members could have a chance in life but that means turning their lives around and with Gods help that will be done.

DubV
DubV

 @sgtortiz641 You continue to speak in hypothetical, there are facts as reported above not some made up nightmare story.  You're just a troll, there is no logic in your alleged "argument"- more like a pent up rant you've been waiting to ego masturbate on people that read on police brutality and excessive force.

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

 @sgtortiz641

 First of all, hi sgtort. I am far from being naive and yes I have been a survivor (I refuse to say victim) of these "Young Men". I was also put in a position to call "The Police" or handle the situation myself, I chose the latter. Yes the world is ugly and so are most police officers. Have you had the opportunity  to sit in a courtroom and watch an officer put his hand on the bible and swear to tell the truth. Well don't you be naive. I personally watched them lie, fabricate evidence, submit false reports and make deals with snitches who were felons on probation and fugitives from the state of Ca. I watched as all charges were dropped on him, just so he would testify to what they coached him into saying. I understand your position in this issue,  but I still think they could have been rehabilitated if  someone cared enough to try to help them.

discarted
discarted

 @GustavoArellano  No, I prefer journalists write facts, stick to reality, and stay away from metaphors—especially ones that are over the top and create a pseudo-reality.

 

Seems like I tickled a nerve though, and you're anger's best suited for Ask a Mexican.

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

 @ltpar Thank you so much for giving me insight on Karma I wasn't aware of it's meaning. Thank you again

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

 @lindatoo2010

 The "We," you refer to are those who have no understanding of "Karma" or how it fits into your life.  Karma in it's most basic concept means lessons that must be learned by the human soul as part of the growth process.  It includes the full spectrum, the good, the bad and the ugly.  For soul growth, we must experience them all.  If you want to get caught up in fundamentalist religon philosophy you can compare it to the saying, "what you sow, so shall ye reap."  For myself, I fully understand there are no coincidences, accidents or mistakes in my life.  Although I have a "free will" choice, it is all part of the larger plan.  Such acceptance has made the trials and tribulations of the earthly realm more understandable and easier to work with.  The young men who were killed were each on a path just like you and I and had the choices to make and lessons to learn.  They have completed their time here and only they know what was accomplished or not accomplished in this lifetime.     

sgtortiz641
sgtortiz641

 @lindatoo2010

 I do not know him personally.  Most of my interaction with the L.A. Coroners was with Coroner techs and such. I would return cases back to Orange county after autopsy etc.  I worked with many hospice nurses through many "Residence removals" and have much respect for them. 

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

 @sgtortiz641 By any chance do you know Dr. Peter Yatar? He was the coroner of L.A. for many years, and was my boss over ten years.

sgtortiz641
sgtortiz641

 @lindatoo2010

 I thank you sincerely for your work in Oncology and the E.R.  I was a Coroner trans tech (O.C.) Crematorium operater, Mortuary services manager and a crime scene tech.  Trust me, I have seen the worst.  Not to mention ten years in the military.  I too worked with law enforcement and Death investigators in Orange County and at the LA Count Coroners office. You can't deny that society as a whole is in a state of decline Morally, civilly etc.  Well, It's only going to get worse.  You make very valid points and I understand them.  But until people and families begin to "POLICE" their own, Meaning raise their children to be achievers and shun and bannish the gangs, Nothing will change.  Death and prison will be the future.  I and many others thank you again for your chosen profession. 

lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

Sorry sgtortiz for my anger being so noticeable, and you are right.

Because I was an Oncology nurse for almost 30 years and like most people I believed in the system. I always thought it was the bad guy that was guilty. I never imagine cops would be the way they are today. There's not much I haven't seen working in ER, where might I add, very close with our law enforcement. I seen many things I didn't agree with them on but tolerated because after all he/she was of high authority. I have personally witnessed beaten inmates and persons taken into custody. Some of these beatings were unprovoked. I don't know where your from but people here in Ca. bury their heads in the sand and hope all this will go away, well it won't.  Until something like this (shooting of young men) happens to one of their own will they stand up for what is right. Thanks to the government most of our Constitutional Rights have been thrown in the garbage and it all starts with that first stop by  their puppets the cops. We have  Sworn officers then we have our non-sworn ones who are no different than us. Ca. has become a police state and the people are to cowardly to stand up to them. I realize our drug programs have NOT worked but there is a solution other than killing these men/women.. With all the technology we have wouldn't you think they could come up with something besides murder? This is my view on these two killings and I'm praying that any and all officers involved are prosecuted to the fullest and start by firing them! Thanks for your view I am always open for suggestions lol.

sgtortiz641
sgtortiz641

 @lindatoo2010

 Your anger and frustration truly came through in your words.  I appreciate that.  We are on opposite sides of the issue and I totally agree that corruption and filthy practices occur in our system as common practice, That is not going to change.  Trust me, all this makes me sick too.  I am a ten year military veteran and at times I am sickened by all the nepotism, favoritism and selective enforcement.  Your view on Rehabilitation is noble, but unfortunately is not realistic.  Stats prove this.  I  carry a handgun concealed, (Legal)  and wish more people could. 

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @discarted Tickle? The only thing tickled right now is my nose as I turn away from the stench that is your laughable comments.

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