Anaheim March and Rally Marks Two Year Anniversary of Police Killings
The second anniversaries of the killings of Manuel Angel Diaz and Joel Acevedo by Anaheim police is next week. The deaths, of course, led to riots that captured international media attention. Families of Acevedo, Diaz, and others killed by Anaheim PD will hold a rally and protest this Saturday to remember their loved ones. Convened by the Young Survivors Legacy Support Network and supported by community organizations, the day's actions begin noontime at Stoddard Park. Activists are calling for an end of special privileges afforded by California's Peace Officers Bill of Rights. "This bill of rights protects them from ever being held accountable," says Genevieve Huizar, mother of Manuel Diaz. "It needs to be, if not abolished, revised."
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