In a telling manifestation of the massive popular groundswell building against the Anaheim City Council majority and the way the city is run, a throng of six (6) people showed up outside the private residence of Mitch and Sherry Caldwell.
Over at the fever swamp of the local blogosphere, Orange Juice Blog, the mini-protest was reported by “Luke Skywalker” (who, as it turns out, is really liberal activist Steve Perez; OJB proprietor Vern Nelson only endorses pseudonymous blogging on his site). Since Perez devotes his post primarily to noting how annoying he was. We learn nothing about who the protestors actually were.
Gabriel San Roman of the OC Weekly furnishes that information: it was organized by the family of Joel “Yogi” Acevedo.
Acevedo was an alleged criminal gang member who was shot and killed last summer by Anaheim, police officers after fleeing from a stolen car he was driving and firing at the officers -although you’d never know it from San Roman’s reporting.
He doesn’t mention the shooting at police, auto theft, or criminal gang membership in this article. Frankly, I’m not sure if he ever reports that pertinent information.
Mrs. Acevedo and company carried signs claiming the council majority is greedy, corrupt, etc. I don’t minimize the grief Mrs. Acevedo feels over her son’s death. But the unpleasant truth is he chose a criminal life, and in the context of that choice, the manner of his demise isn’t surprising. And it is certainly not the fault of Kris Murray, Gail Eastman, Jordan Brandman, their donors and supporters, or anyone attending the SOAR fundraiser.