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'Something is happening in Anaheim! Why the Media Blackout?' [Amber Lyon © RT]

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  • uploaded: Jul 31, 2012
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Amber Lyon, award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker, joins Thom Hartmann. Something is happening in Anaheim, California - despite a complete blackout from the mainstreem media. Take a look at some of these pictures by award-winning investigative journalist Amber Lyons from Anaheim over the weekend. When we hear terms like militarized police - this is what comes to mind. Officers decked out in full military gear as though they're about to be deployed to Afghanistan. So what's behind this? Why are militarized police on patrol in Anaheim? Well - Sunday marked the ninth straight day that local citizens took to the streets to protest police brutality. Nine days after police shot an unarmed man - 25-year-old Manuel Diaz - in the back of the head killing him. Since that shooting...the streets of Anaheim have been the scene of mostly peaceful protests that have at times turned violent in response to heavy handed police crackdowns. Last week - this was the scene in Anaheim - as police in riot gear fired less lethal projectiles like bean bags and pepper balls indiscriminately into crowds of people. 24 people were arrested that night - storefront windows were smashed, and fires were started. And last night - as hundreds poured into the streets for a peaceful march and ceremony for Manuel Diaz - they were once again met with Anaheim police equipped with full military gear. Nine people were arrested on Sunday.



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4 comments

  • Knewtube#

    Knewtube August 7, 2012 11:47:11 AM CEST

    @Ronray I can understand that a young fellow like Tommy (below) makes a stupid remark like that, but you look like you are of respectable age. I know it is within your culture to always blame the other guy, but it gets a bit ridiculous now! Secondly, RT certainly does report on Russia as well, so perhaps you got stuck in the old left/right, east/west paradigm. Time now to wipe the BS out of your eyes and see what really happens in the home of the brave. You can also sue me and feel good about yourself. Adios

  • Ronray#

    Ronray August 7, 2012 5:09:14 AM CEST

    It bothers me that this so called "news story" is brought by Russia Today. I watch a LOT of video from around the world and so far, the ONLY country that RT doesn't report on is "RUSSIA"!

  • Inkling#

    Inkling August 5, 2012 10:01:14 PM CEST

    So sorry tommyg070, but the rmajority of the world want America torn down. Be aware of the prison that you call home

  • tommyg070#

    tommyg070 August 3, 2012 12:07:46 AM CEST

    You're kidding me?!? A report from RT "Russia TV". This is paid for by the communist regime in Russia. They all want to tear America down. When you are getting bricks and rocks thrown at you, I would also want to be dressed like these officers. These protesters are destroying property, looting stores, of course you are going to get a forceful reaction by the police.. What a crock you progressives are trying to pull on America. You won't be satisified until America turns Socialist, which we are rapidly approaching.



 
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