The killing of 24-year-old Manuel Diaz has sparked a new wave of protests against police brutality. Just one day after the chaotic scene that followed his death, which involved Anaheim officers releasing a police dog and firing rubber bullets into a crowd of men, women, and children, another incident has come to light today.
Amidst community outrage, Joel Acevedo is the latest to be shot dead; an incident that happened just a few blocks away from the Diaz killing. Witnesses are claiming that Acevedo was already in handcuffs when shot. (Source)
To make matters worse, officers are accused of shining flashlights toward nearby building residents in an attempt to block potential camera footage. This only adds more to the claims by some eyewitnesses of the melee the day before: that police offered to purchase their cell phone videos.
This is an ongoing situation which we hope does not spiral further out of control.