Three teenagers are among eight suspects arrested in connection with a violent melee that followed the U.S. Open surf contest in Huntington Beach, police announced Monday, according to NBC News. those arrested included men from Anaheim and Santa Ana. here is the list of the men arrested and the charges they are facing, courtesy of the Huntington Beach Police Department: Continue reading
A year after police shootings prompted unrest in Anaheim, some residents express frustration over response to their concerns.
By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
It began with violence: Anaheim police firing beanbags and a police dog breaking loose and lunging into a crowd of men, women and children, some of whom had confronted the officers over their fatal shooting of a Latino man.
When another fatal police shooting of a Latino followed, and the anger finally spilled over, people smashed windows, and police in riot gear rushed the street, even as the fireworks from Disneyland on the other side of town erupted in the night sky. Continue reading
Authorities have identified the woman’s body who was found on the 57 Freeway in Anaheim shortly after midnight Saturday. The coroner’s office identified the body as Desiree Moriel of Diamond Bar, according to ABC News.
Shortly after midnight, police said they received several calls of a possible body on the northbound lanes of the freeway between Orangewood and Katella Avenues, according to CBS News. Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # TBA: July 23, 2013
FULLERTON – A high school math teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male student. Michelle Lynn Johnson, 45, Anaheim, is charged with six felony counts of oral copulation of a minor and three felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of eight years and four months in state prison. Johnson is out of custody on $20,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned late morning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the North Justice Center in Fullerton. The time and Department are to be determined. Continue reading
Anaheim civil rights activist Duane Roberts and OC Weekly investigative reporter Gabriel San Ramon drove around downtown Anaheim today to try to find out where all the locations the cops were hiding as they gathered their forces in response to protests.
According to Roberts, “Last year, in preparation for an anti-police demonstration that took place in front of the Anaheim Police Department, they deployed most of their “assets” in a public parking lot just North of Glover Stadium. But today, they weren’t there. So where were they? Gabriel and I discovered that there was a huge deployment at the Anaheim Parks and Recreation Central Yard at 900 E. South Street. Later, they moved an equestrian unit–which Anaheim Police jointly operate with three other law enforcement agencies–to a parking lot behind the Anaheim First Christian Church, located at 520 W South St.” Continue reading
Joel Acevedo was killed by an Anaheim policeman on July 22, 2012. According to an eyewitness quoted in the OC Weekly, Acevedo was executed by the police.
Acevedo’s family is hosting a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of his death, on Monday, July 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm, at West Guinida Lane, not far from South Iris St., in Anaheim.
Here are a few excerpts from the OC Weekly’s account of what happened to Acevedo: Continue reading
A Peaceful Protest against Anaheim police brutality has been set for today, July 5, 2013, from 3 pm to 6 pm, at the Anaheim Police Department, located at 425 South Harbor Blvd., in Anaheim.
Here is a message from the protest organizers:
THE MOTHERS AND FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS SEEK JUSTICE!!!THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE!!THE NEED FOR THE PEOPLE TO COME OUT IN LARGE NUMBERS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THE VOICES OF THE MEN THAT HAD COLDBLOODED KILLERS Continue reading
Protesters will be showing up at the 22nd Annual Gang Violence Conference that is going to be held from July 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Marriott. The protest is set for July 11, from 8 am to 1 pm, at the Anaheim Marriott, located at 700 West Convention Way in Anaheim. The theme of the protest is “Stand up Against Police Brutality and Militarization of our Communities.”
The Conference offers classes for peace officers, public officials, and educators working in gang enforcement and gang prevention. They appear to have a major interest in invading privacy, with courses set to include: “Social Media – Mastering the Matrix;” Domestic Terrorism and the Black Liberation Front; Telephone Toll Analysis; Officer Involved Shootings; Data-Mining, Cell Phone Investigations & Identities; and Geographic Profiling.
Protest organizers include: Continue reading
The California Gang Investigators Association, ATF, FBI, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will present the 22nd Annual Gang Violence Conference from July 9th – 12th., 2013, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Click here to see the schedule of classes.
The Opening Act is Rudy Moreno, the “Latin King of Comedy.” Classes include: “Social Media – Mastering the Matrix;” Domestic Terrorism and the Black Liberation Front; Telephone Toll Analysis; Officer Involved Shootings; Data-Mining, Cell Phone Investigations & Identities; and Geographic Profiling. Continue reading