What is behind the continuing clashes with police in Anaheim?
- 07/31/2012 by Jose Santiago (WBAI)
The City of Anaheim California has been rocked by clashes between community residents and police last week or so, following the police killing of what community activists say was an unarmed young, Latino man.
That shooting was followed by a second police killing the very next day - there have been at least six such shootings this year.
Local authorities say they're investigating the shooting and community groups have asked California's State Attorney General to intervene as well.
WBAI's Jose Santiago, spoke with Bardis Vakili, a staff attorney with ACLU of South California, who says tensions between Anaheim officials and the Latino community have a long history that goes beyond issues of policing.