Anaheim Police Shoot Protesters With Less-Lethal Rounds And Tear Gas

Throw bottles at cops, get dealt with:

Full Story – HERE

If members of the crowd were actually throwing bottles, they deserve this.  Sure, the women with kids and strollers were likely not, but when the people you hang out with do stuff like that, you just get lumped right in with them and suffer the consequences.  Life Lesson: If you’re going to protest, don’t be a dick.  Do your little chants, hold up your signs etc… When you start doing ignorant shit, disrespecting Law Enforcement by putting them in danger, that’s where I draw the line.

It’s suspect that the video reports people said the police offered to buy their cellphone videos off them.  I find that hard to believe, but then again nothing surprises me anymore.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Bryan

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James M&P July 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

well you got to take a few things into account. If the police waited longer to take action they might have had a full on Riot. Once the crowd decides to take that step(throwing things and getting hostile) you got to do what you got to do. I like how the K9 always makes people evacuate their bowels.

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matt July 23, 2012 at 01:21 am

If there was a riot, it would have been incited by the police. Those people were there because the police extra-judicially executed a US citizen, who considered the police a threat, and exercised his duty to retreat.

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Will July 23, 2012 at 06:31 am

Troll harder, I don’t think James took the bait…

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dave w July 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

you never get to see what happens before the event, its always ‘we were just sitting here’, ‘ i was on my way to choir practice’ blah, blah, free ma nigga, blah.
Admittedly there is a disturbing trend of troublemakers highjacking peaceful protests and getting out these days.

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matt July 23, 2012 at 01:16 am

The police in CA are well known to use excessive force against peaceful protestors with out provocation. Take for instance the UC Davis protest in which the chancelor of the university said “My instructions were for no arrests and no police force. I explicitly directed the chief of police that violence should be avoided at all costs.” They were students sitting on the ground in the quad at their university, what did they do wrong? What threat did they pose?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q09i3PKIf50&feature=player_embedded

Or the Headwaters Forest protest in 1997, in which the police were swabbing peoples eyes with q-tips drenched in pepper spray.

The police always film protests to defend themselves against excessive force lawsuits, and also have dash board cameras. If people were throwing rocks/bottles, then where is the video?

I wonder why you all have such a high regard for them, they are gun grabbing welfare queens. Wait until you are involved in a defensive gun use, and get Zimmermaned by them.

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Federale July 23, 2012 at 06:07 pm

You and your illegal alien friends, whether invading offices, blocking sidewalks, or rioting in defense of a gangbanger, don’t have the right not to be met with force.

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Nakedgun17 July 23, 2012 at 07:37 pm

Have an educated person show you the ENTIRE video of the Davis incident… The “innocent student protestors” yet again forced these Officers to take action.

Several of them decided to change the course of the protest, and block a walk-way access. When these “protestors” were then arrested, the rest of the group en-circled the Officers and chanted that the Officers would not be allowed to leave until they released the arrestees.

The ability to protest is one of the wonderful ideals of this country, but there will always be a small portion of the group that wants to incite Police into action.

As far as this new Anaheim incident… I’m not going to comment after watching one video; I’ll leave the monday-morning quarterbacking to professionals like Matt here.

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matt July 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Post a URL to the video to support your claim.

Those students have a right to sit where they want on campus. That ignores the fact, that the police violated the chancelors orders.

Really? The police were incited to pepper spray a large group of people because they were sitting? By that logic, do they get to shoot people because they are walking?

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thebronze July 24, 2012 at 02:06 am

It took all of 1.5 seconds to find it. You obviously didn’t make ANY effort to find out what actually happened in that particular incident…

http://youtu.be/hhPdH3wE0_Y

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Irish July 23, 2012 at 03:26 am

Its important to remember the background to this protest. (Context is important).

Earlier, Anaheim Police had shot dead an UNARMED man. They had also waited over 3 minutes to render any type of first aid.

This is the type of police behavior that leads to out of control protests.

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Vhyrus July 23, 2012 at 04:20 am

Glass bottles could be a reason to use this level of violence, but plastic water bottles? The cops in this vid are some serious thugs for putting that level of force on unarmed people. They obviously couldn’t control their dog either since they could barely keep him off the women and kids.

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Will July 23, 2012 at 06:32 am

Still, it takes a special kind of stupid to bring children to a protest…

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Vhyrus July 23, 2012 at 01:35 pm

Yes, because I expect to be attacked and mauled by dogs when I exercise my rights to peaceable assembly and free speech.

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Asdf July 23, 2012 at 07:17 am

Cops being pigs? In California? Who’d a thunk it. What’s bad is that if there is a full scale riot, they shit their uniforms and split. No surprise they offered to buy cell phones either. I’m actually surprised that they didn’t confiscate them by force.

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Sable July 23, 2012 at 09:50 pm

Lesson #2 in Witness Intimidation 101. Stay classy California.

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Tobias July 23, 2012 at 07:46 am

Interesting to watch the European riots. Throwing Molotov cocktails isn’t enough to get you shot over there. Here we tend to get our duty issued tactical panties in a wad a little easier.

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2Wheels July 23, 2012 at 08:41 am

I’m honestly shocked that the cops didn’t go after the people taking the video, they’ve developed a nasty habit of doing that lately.

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mutantpoo July 23, 2012 at 09:04 am

Dang , I thought you meant open fire with live rounds, that was disappointing

Really Irish ? Since when is unarmed not dangerous ???????????????????????

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mutantpoo July 23, 2012 at 09:05 am

Poor, poor Tobias…. can’t grasp the insanity that is European law and police policies.

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BrowningBottoms July 23, 2012 at 09:38 am

That dog was having the time of it’s life.

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natas July 23, 2012 at 09:46 am

half you morons are anti gun control and pro police state…wake up the pigs are not your friends

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Peter in DC July 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

Piss poor police work. Someone needs to be fired/prosecuted.

p.s. Great K9!! Now that’s a dog!!!

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austin July 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

So according to some of the nutjobs on here if a citizen shoots and kills an UNARMED assailant it’s justified but if a policeman does the same thing, same scenario it becomes excessive force….right….

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matt July 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

police are public servants, citizens are not. shooting someone in your home is far different that shooting someone in the street. you are also ignoring that the person who was murdered by the police, was retreating.

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Oh boy July 23, 2012 at 03:59 pm

I’m sure the man locals call “Stomper” was a super duper awesome guy. How do you think he earned that name?

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Curtis July 23, 2012 at 04:19 pm

I detect fake crying at 1:45
Hey, is that Perd Hapley at the end? http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/perd1-650×358.jpg

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Buccaneer_9 October 4, 2012 at 07:19 pm

Yes. It’s Perd w/ the word!

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cc19 July 23, 2012 at 04:35 pm

Agree with article.

For some reason or another, there’s always a campus riot in my area around summer time. There’s always the group of wannabe anarchists that mix into the group to incite the cops to hurt people. Same with the addict vagrants ruining the Occupy protests around here. These are all risks people take by associating with these sort of events, just cause or not. Just saying they’re not family friendly events…

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Kevin July 23, 2012 at 05:21 pm

Don’t bring babies to protests

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Federale July 23, 2012 at 06:07 pm

This was clearly an attempt by illegal aliens and their sympathizers to establish a no-go area for police to protect the criminals in their midst.

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b0gi3 July 23, 2012 at 08:12 pm

I love the blind mentality if ignorance people like you have. If you’re from an immigrant background, you must be illegal no matter what!!

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cc19 July 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm

“Clearly?” Tin foil hat much?

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dave w July 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm

if you are only doing it much you are doing it wrong.
Tin foil hat always! Even when sleeping. They scan your dreams and keep them on file….

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DANGER CLOSE July 24, 2012 at 04:35 am

Hey, that looks like fun, i wish i could have been there. i wish they had some stingball or flash bang grenades to disperse this hoard. WWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA, get the WHAMBULANCE, the police hurt my feelings:(

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Buccaneer_9 October 4, 2012 at 07:18 pm

Perd Hapley @ 0:40 FTMFW! Google that sh*t.

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