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Petitioning Tom Tait, Kamala Harris, Eric Holder, John Welter, CBS Corporation, Youtube

Justice for the families of Anaheim!


'Police in the California city of Anaheim are facing allegations of murder and brutality after fatally shooting two Latino men over the weekend and firing rubber bullets at crowds of protesters. On Saturday, Anaheim police shot and killed 24-year-old Manuel Diaz after he reportedly ran away from a group of officers who confronted him in the street. Diaz was unarmed. Hours after his death, a chaotic scene broke out when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a crowd of local residents protesting the shooting. Another Latino resident, Joel Acevedo, was shot dead by police the following day. Police say Acevedo was suspected in a car robbery, but the circumstances around his death remain unconfirmed.' - Democracy Now!

We demand from Mayor Tom Tait, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Chief of Police John Welter that the murders of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo are fully investigated and that the murderers are removed from the Anaheim police force and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As well, we demand an investigation into the events that occurred July 22nd in which police fired into a crowd of protesting civilians, many of whom were children. We demand that all the police that were involved in that event are removed from the Anaheim police force.

On July 24th, the viral video that had reached over 350 thousand views on Youtube in two days that featured a news segment revealing the misconduct on part by the Anaheim police was removed from Youtube by CBS for copyright infringement.

The video used to be visible here:

We demand from CBS Corporation, Summer Redstone, President Leslie Moonves, and CEO Nancy Tellem that the video is unblocked so the American public can see the injustices that occurred. As well, we demand that the video segment is aired on the main CBS news network and all other CBS outlets so that the mainstream media can no longer ignore what happened.

We demand from Youtube, CEO Salar Kamangar, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt that the video is unblocked and we urge you to challenge all copyright infringements that reveal misconduct by police. In order to preserve our individual liberties, our security forces must be monitored with watchful eyes and a distribution source for all the American public to see. By allowing these videos to be banned, you are helping the officers get away with what they have done.

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