July 25th, 2012
05:07 AM ET

Anaheim sees days of raucous protest after fatal police shooting

Angry residents - distressed over the fatal police shooting of a local man over the weekend – hit the streets of Anaheim, California Tuesday for a fourth day of protest marred by demonstrator vandalism and police use of force.

At least one store front was smashed, and police have confirmed firing crowd control bean bag and rubber bullet guns. Garbage containers were set alight, and in one incident, police lost control over a dog, which attacked and bit at least one person.

Police Chief John Welter apologized for the dog attack and said the city would cover the cost of treatment.

The street rage started Saturday on the scene of the fatal shooting of Manuel Diaz, 25, described by police as a gang member, CNN affiliate KCAL reported.

Cell phone video taken at the scene and posted to Youtube showed residents confronting police officers as they ordered bystanders to back farther away from the man lying face-down in a nearby lawn, before they cordoned off the area with yellow police tape.

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  1. drap™

    Wow really... .! just picked up relatives from LAX and on 5 so. thru Anaheim..the only trouble we see is a graffitied mickey mouse billboard... .

    July 25, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Maybe he wasn't a gang member? Anyway, what's going on in the world? Shootings by crazies & police here, ethnic clashes in India & 2 broken, very painful teeth in my mouth! These are surely the last days! & good AM to all!! 🙂

    July 25, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    It just seems to me that as the use of You Tube and cell phone videos escalate, so does the violence in it's wake.
    Most technology is good...I see this trend as not-so-good...
    Does anybody *really* get anything that could HELP a situation instead of detonating it?

    I hope you feel better soon...

    July 25, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |

    Cell phones and cameras are the worlds eyes and ears today, Whete no matter borders or time zones one sees the "Now", and the social media shows to those who missed the moment, and allows comment upon the what.whys and where's of events.
    The internet and telecommunications have become almost an attachment to the nervous system of the human body, and that is becoming a world body.
    Yet they are but tools. and much like an artist. they can choose to depict the beaauty or the ugliness, for of such is the world we live in.
    I believe that with more power of the many as to the showing of real world, is a benefit to all those who want to improve the world.
    We are humans not ostriches, we cannot hide our heads in sand with our butts in the air; doing so means it eventually will be "probed" and never know who or why that did it.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Miller

      What???? The man has as much right to say what he thinks as you do, so back off of him!

      July 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superman

    I was in anaheim yesterday working before i caught a plane to wichita kansas and yes it was crazy there the story here is very real this is southern california and this is how it is unfortunately but such is life and yes new tech has made things worse but good as well thee are the things that happen when people do not have self control for officers and criminals

    July 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sammy J

    All the protesters they interview on the news are nothing but ignorant idiots. This guy is a known gang member! there are certain risks when you choose to live that way. Most officers are good but i know there are a few rotten apples in every dept but cops are the only protection we got. They have families to that they want to come home to after their shift. manuel Diaz was no angel. Where were the parents in this guys like when he would dress like a gangster, get tatted and get arrested. Why didnt he go to school, work, jobcorps, army etc etc...he choose his thug life and everyone has to accept the consequences it comes with.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    It's so easy to look from the outside in & announcing what a person "should have" done! I used to hang in the 5th Ward in H-Town & couldn't believe the acute & pervasive "Third World" type of poverty in the middle of a middleclass/very wealthy city! The thug/gangsta life is so imprinted in some neighborhoods, that it's expected & normal, just as it's normal to expect preferential treatment in rich neighborhoods, (used to hang in River Oaks, too)!This young man didn't "deserve" to die, his lifestyle just heightened the possibility! @banasy, thanks girl, looking "forward" to teeth extraction! @ little mister, how'd ya guess? Took the teeth...uh...words right outta my mouth!! 😉

    July 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brainwashed Americans

    How come we never hear about all these mass murders catch a bullet, yet cops continue to kill people who atleast during their crime had'nt killed anybody

    July 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brainwashed Americans

    Protesting means nothing just ask civil rights leaders and ows fight violence with violence

    July 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    While@banasy is on the mark saying that mostly this tech has resulted in more violence I also tend to agree with@Hide Behind that we'll seeing both ugliness and beauty exposed for whatever reaction on the streets, with the world crammed with cell phones and cameras.
    you have my sympathies. Two broken teeth are two broken teeth no matter how pleasurable the path to 'achieving' this.

    July 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. badfreakinmedicine

    Technology has created more violence? Let's look at actual cause and effect, shall we? What technology has allowed us to do is have a glimpse into and see things we couldn't see before. It has allowed true, original, accurate information to be broadcasted far and wide for everyone to judge, instead of having to rely on the authorities' "interpretation" of what happened. This has resulted in the public becoming increasingly aware of the LIES they are being fed on a daily basis. So if technology is causing violence, it's because people are having the wool pulled away from the eyes en masse, and are NOT liking what they're seeing.

    July 26, 2012 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. fernace

    @ saywhat, I agree! There are always 2 or more ways of looking at things! Must clear up my teeth breakage! I was pulling little misters chain & being a bit sarcastic! Teeth were compromised, fillings eroded & I bit into a chip for 1(it split in half), a sandwich next & a quarter of tooth split! So far lovemaking has been painfree, lol! Teeth will be yanked & I'll be painfree too, thanks for every1's concern!! 😀

    July 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |