Insane Amount of Militarized Police for Peaceful Protests in Anaheim
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Anaheim, CA continues to be the site for a wave escalating police brutality protests following the chaos that ensued after the shooting of unarmed Manuel Diaz. It has since come to light that Diaz was shot in the leg and the back of the head. The following day, Joel Acevedo was allegedly killed by police while already in handcuffs. These latest incidents have led to lawsuits and calls for federal investigation.
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. In our last update, we questioned if there might be provocateurs among the legitimate protesting public, especially since hacktivist collective Anonymous has become involved, and whether or not the escalating violence would justify full-blown militarization. Well, it appears we now have the answer to that question.
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. There are also photos of police with grenade launchers being employed in front of Disneyland. This is part of the trend for which the government’s own documents suggest is preparation for widespread civil unrest in America; one where the police and military will work together to oppress Americans: it is the ultimate betrayal.