August 1, 2012 - If youâ€™d been following the news from California
following Tuesdayâ€™s Anaheim
riots spurred by a protest of a nonexistent police
force continuum that lead to two fatal shootings of suspects in the Southern California
city, chances are you havenâ€™t been getting much accurate information on the current state of Anaheim since the riots.
The riots were eventually quelled, and a mother of one of the men shot to death by police called for an end to the violence. Peaceful protests around the cityâ€™s police headquarters proceeded, but when a picket line along Harbor Blvd got too close to Disneyland, something unprecedented and unnerving happened: a paramilitary police force, stripped of names and badge numbers, wearing urban-camouflage utilities, and outfitted with a combat load and assault rifles, emerged to blockade the world-famous theme park.
News sources like the L.A. Times simply report that riot police formed the blockade, but thatâ€™s incredibly misleading, and the reports say nothing about the paramilitary forces patrolling the city streets of Anaheim itself en masse.
These â€śpoliceâ€ť look like National Guardsmen, and some have been photographed with grenade launchers, ostensibly loaded with tear gas canisters, M16-A2 assault rifles, and tear gas paintball guns.
What is really going on in Anaheim? Martial law? And why is there a complete blackout by the "main stream media" on the story?