Donna Acevedo, Mother of Man Slain by Anaheim Police, Running for Anaheim City Council

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Donna Acevedo
The race for two open seats on the Anaheim city council this year just got a whole hell of a lot more interesting. Donna Acevedo, a mother who lost her 21-year-old son Joel Acevedo to an officer-involved shooting in July 2012, filed papers to run for Anaheim City Council.

"I was already thinking about running before," the lifelong Anaheim resident tells the Weekly, "but the Manuel Diaz verdict yesterday made me want to do it even more."

For Acevedo, the status quo has got to go. "I'm just frustrated with the council we have now," she says. "They don't represent anybody I know or neighborhoods like the one I live in." The candidate currently resides on Anna Drive.

For the past year-and-a-half, Acevedo transformed her bereavement into fierce civic engagement, faithfully attending city council meetings and speaking on numerous hot-button issues and becoming famous around town for driving in a car with "Film the Police" in the back window. She's a proponent of single-member districts that will come before the ballot in November, but will engage on other issues as well.

"I want real police oversight--that's the main thing," Acevedo says. "Besides that, there should be cultural centers to promote community involvement and provide safe spaces for youth throughout Anaheim. I go to city council every week and I think about all the resources they give away. Why can't they put it into the youth instead of their hotel developer friends?"

Acevedo also thinks local government needs to be more transparent. Too many initiatives come up to council for a vote without sufficient outreach to neglected neighborhoods, she says. "The city needs to be more inviting of the community."

"I want to shake things up. Nothing is really changing. Our communities have a lot of healing to do, but how?" Acevedo concludes. "I worked as a nurse in a wound care. You can't heal a wound by putting the same dirty bandages on!"

Damn right, Donna! Now go give 'em hell!

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molliegirls
molliegirls

She's going to win, because mothers are going to back her up!  We will make sure of that!


mrd72758
mrd72758

DONNA Will Make a Great Council Member...She Has My VOTE!


hitman_martinelli
hitman_martinelli

What would it be like if all the councilmen raised Gang banger children? Last one out of Anaheim, turn out the lights? Somehow, I don't believe they would make the best choices to improve the city.

mikeknowles
mikeknowles

We don't need a bad mother who raised a law breaking cholo in city hall. Fuck this cunt.

aupois45
aupois45

Wow maybe if she paid more attention to her son he would be alive. Why the hell is he out in public carrying a shotgun? That's my first question to ask the mom. Poor parenting skills. If she can't control her kids she can't control Anaheim.

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

What are her qualifications?

Work experience?
Educational background?

FFO1939
FFO1939

What a waste of time!!! It's futile. You can try all you want, but Mickey and Anaheim Hills runs the show!! Also, Art is part of Anaheim politics.  Sorry, you need funds can't show up and say I want to be the mayor or the President. 

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

This feeble-minded dilettante hasn't got a prayer. 

vivamehico
vivamehico

so the qualifications to be a politician in Anaheim is to be the mother of a gang banger named Stomper?  however, knowing the local gentry in Anaheim, i predict she wins by a landslide....viva mehico???

roman_archer
roman_archer

Damn, after reading all of these heartwarming comments I feel like I need a shower. Hate and ignorance are alive and well in the OC.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

I'm Red Blood True American..American Culture is about Speaking how you feel...I'm not hear to make friends..also I am half White and half northern Vietnamese..two Dominant races.. that's why I'm better than most of you folks.. I don't follow.. jews can't sucker Me... nice hat, so 1989!

Robert Acevedo
Robert Acevedo

Rich Hail you are without a doubt one of the most ignorant bastards I've ever come across lol...no other time on your hands but to be an instigator...can't hate you though for speaking your mind

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

@ alexander cultede raison.. dude! hehehe how many times have you seen ''no country for old men?'' I always find it funny when people try to dress and do their hair like the actors they adore.. Halloween everyday for these jokers.. go look at alexanders page..MAN!!! this is Orange County right? lol dude maybe hit the situps instead..you need it!

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

hey you said nigger above..that's racist too.. trust Me, you couldn't kick My ass..you talk tough though., you have a funny surname.. also I'm a True American, which means I speak My mind.. if your not into American culture, move to Israel or some other shithole place.

Tony Salantro
Tony Salantro

Cool story bro. Still don't give a crap about your speal and if you don't want me or anyone you ever come across to be an asshole twards you then maybe you shouldn't make racist and bigot remarks. Obviously mommy and daddy didn't teach you good morals so I'll tell you what will help you keep all your teeth in tack and not on the floor or down the back of your throat. If you don't have anything good to say then keep it to yourself or be prepared for the repercussions and consequences of your words and actions.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

why did you say racist shit in espanol toward Whites but called Me racist? double standard? You realize no matter how much the jew dems break that border, Whites will always be the Master Race? I'm talking about Whites who don't have compulsion issues. even South Mexico folks will tell you this..most Mexicans like yourself are from the norte.. that's why you people are bitter and racist.. You don't think the world knows about Southern Mexicos thoughts of you pochos and pochas? believe it or not any White Person who grew up in California for the last 30 years knows what goes on in a Hispanic household or should I say coverted garage with no building permit.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

it was a steak dinner with baked potatoe and all you can eat salad bar with galic bread..I don't lie.. also you may not care but I do...don't be an asshole dude.. I just like fucking with Hispanics who have that small town 90s mentality.

Tony Salantro
Tony Salantro

Keep "winning" those free chicken dinners then and you don't have to lie to kick it man. Who are you trying to impress? No one cares.

Vanesa Gonzalez
Vanesa Gonzalez

Hahaha. I love those lovely complements!! Please go check out my page

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

what is ''well fair''? how can you vote if you can't spell? I never got a welfare check in My life.. I won a free dinner once.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

hahaha, your confidence in your looks does not reflect what you physically really look like.. most Hispanic Women have nice high cheekbones.. your the few that has long jowls.. also stop trying to wear clothes that show those ink blots, especially short skirts that show that BIG god awful animated sea turtle... HEY EVERYBODY, GO TO Vanessa Gonzales's FB album..she wants to be a model, funny shit.. she tries to dress sexy, but she's not stunning looking..the clothes still don't help.. I don't think garter belt and black seamed stockings will even help her.

Tony Salantro
Tony Salantro

Ay, just worry about yourself and keep supporting your family on well fair.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

you seem really dumb...are you related to another guy who wishes he was White named Gustavo arellano?

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

omgoodness...lol you have a Huge sea turtle ink blot on your leg..lol!!!! don't say proud Mexican..your just making the other Mexicans on here look stupid... your the reason why most Mexicans get embarrassed.. you want to be a model but your like a 3 out of 10.

Vanesa Gonzalez
Vanesa Gonzalez

Chinga Tu Madre pinche gringo!!!! I am not no fucken puto EUROPEAN!!! you racist bitch!!

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

good I'm glad you read My comment to you.. This is Southern Cali, not fresno, so go get your own style and stop following the Hispanic crowd.. seems like We get all these proud to be Hispanics on this site but in person, these people will say, I'm not Mexican, I'm European... lol Yeah Right!!!

Vanesa Gonzalez
Vanesa Gonzalez

And people like you make me laugh!!! Because you are ignorant!! FYI it feels good to be a HISPANIC HISPTER CLONE!!!!! VIVA LOS MEXICANOS!!!

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

well it's true brah..didn't want you to waste your bus fare for nothing.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

Thank You Mr. Chavez.....(gothic tears)

Don Prentice
Don Prentice

You want to support your Raza? Choose the right rolemodels, and impart genuine change in the community. Cesar Chavez = Good. Edward Olmos = Good. Rampaging mother of a scumbag = Bad.

Rich Hail
Rich Hail

of course you would...You don't have an OC look.. you look like your from ohio or some shithole redneck town not in Cali.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Qualification: she has never aided and abetted the cover up of nor participated in murder or attempted murder while hiding behind the color of authority. The standard bar for entering politics in Anaheim/Garden Grove is extremely low.

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

@vivamehico No, the typical qualifications to be a politician in Anaheim is to be well connected to slimy, big-business interests and when elected bleed the public coffers dry by giving away taxpayer revenue to said special interests.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Lol I just had a good laugh reading that - thanks!

nancmarlow
nancmarlow

HAY RICH HOE HAIL SHIT STORMER............LOOK UP WHO STARTED THE COUNTRY.......NATIVE AMERICANS!!!! YOU AINT ONE SO MOVE BACK TO "ONE OF YOUR T PZ"


nancmarlow
nancmarlow

IS YOUR NAME SPELLED HEIL..OR HAIL..OR HAIL HITTLER???..LIKE THE LIL CHILD YOU POSE AS PROFILE PIX......LOLOLOLLlllOOOl


buzzookaman
buzzookaman

LOL.... You might not lie but you can't spell potato either. LOL

spelling cops suc....

nancmarlow
nancmarlow

SO YOUR NOT FRESNO....I SEE YOUR FROM THE TOWN OF TOXIC WASTE>>BAKERSFIELD!!!...HAHAHAHHHOHOHOH  LOLOL....

nancmarlow
nancmarlow

EXCUSE ME AGAIN R H... BRA are FER TITS...OR BOOBS..BRAH HAHA

nancmarlow
nancmarlow

@ RH SEE YOUR FROM BAKERSFIELD....BAAHHAAAAAAA....BAHAAHHAAAHHH>>> I JUST PEED MA PANTS LAFFIN>>>HAHAOOO

vivamehico
vivamehico

@gabrielsanroman @vivamehico  


no, the qualification is to be mexican and corrupt.. does bell, hp, cardenas boys, pulido, etc..have something in common? yes, i know other races have corrupt politicians, but the sheer numbers of mexicans being indicated and convicted far outweigh their political representation..perhaps the culture of corruption is ingrained in their DNA?

nancmarlow
nancmarlow

@armandocdll81 WHY??? SHE MAY LANDSLIDE WIN AND OUT ALL YOU PATHETIC HITLERS IN PUBLIC OFFICE<COPS TOO<LOOK OUT >>THE LITTLE MAN KICKS ASS IN THE HAPPIEST CRIME RIDDEN CITY IN CALIF!!!!!

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Your operating under the assumption that the Orange County, CA District Attorney's office isn't deliberately turning a blind eye to a sea of criminal white American filth operating in same County, yes? Reputation destroyers, attempted murderers , court/law enforcement/federal government defrauders etc etc etc. It's called fudging the statistics.

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

@vivamehico @gabrielsanromanThe current council has no Mexicans on it. You'd know that if you knew anything about Anaheim local politics. As for the snide remark about DNA ingrained corruption, that's a convenient way for folks such as yourself to blame a people while being oblivious to those in power who hook up their well connected friends and fleece Anaheimers.

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