Few Turnout In “Solidarity with Ferguson” At Anti-Police Protest in Downtown Anaheim

OPAnaheimLocal anti-police activists were doing their part today to associates themselves with events in Fergsuon, MO and fan the flames of unrest with a “OpAnaheim” in front of the Anaheim Police Department.  Judging from the continuously panning recorded live video feeds from InLeague Press, maybe 30-40 people showed up in “solidarity” with Ferguson.

It was literally the usual suspects – the same characters in Guy Fawkes masks who shout slogans, drop F-bombs and shout that the police in Anaheim and Orange County are “terrorists” and “racists” who run around murdering people of color. It was like watching public comments at an Anaheim City Council meeting – only outdoors.

Lots of signs saying “F— the Police” or “AmeriKKKa, the Police States.” No “Don’t Loot and Burn” or “Looting Destroys Livelihoods” signs.

Here are links to some of the videos. This one starts in the late afternoon and runs nearly an hour. The most interesting part if the articulately crazy guy laying face down, shirtless, in front of the PD before marching inside to turn himself in for something.

Go to the 6:00 minute mark on this video. The shouting woman with the “AmeriKKKa” and pushed-back Guy Fawkes mask is one the leaders and is at every single one of these protests, and here she is directing her venom at two APD officers standing politely by and observing “OpAnaheim,” which the professional radicals find offensive:

“Will the media show what I have to say tonight? Hell no, the media won’t show it! You know why? Because the media “f—ing licks their boots! The media f—ing licks their a–holes! The meiida f—ing licks their boots! See that? [and here she indicates the two officers] CORPORATE WHORES! You and the media! That’s what you are! Property protection! Get a real job! A real f—ing job! A job that means something! Something heroric! Do something for your community, instead of bringing it down by ticketing and oppressing people! Oppressing and murdering! Murdering people! And you guys sit there so smug! But this is the f—ing truth! And you all know it! It’s time to pick a side!

Mind you, these are the same people who carry “We Aren’t Against Police – Just Police Brutality” signs. Could have fooled me.

This video one is from a couple of hours ago. The dwindled crowd crowd dwindled further, and the anti-police radicals are taking turns haranguing each other about how awful the police are and how they are part of a “national epidemic.” If you watch, you’ll hear gems like this one:

“Every time you buy something, you pay taxes. Every time you pay taxes, you pay the cops. Don’t buy anything!”

Amazing – how did no one think of that before?

It’s mostly a lot of cliched histrionics and lefty cant from a parade of agitators, one of whom simply expressed hope that enough people will come to a planned December 11 vigil in front WalMart on Euclid “so we can have a march.”

After any amount of time watching it, the question you are most likely to ask yourself is “how do most of these people earn a living?”

 

6 comments

  1. http://www.bonfirenight.net

    Maybe we can institutionalize all the excitement and give it a Disney/SoCal spin!

    The cops can dress in Guy Falks masks and sombreros and the aggrieved can dress like cops but with mouse ears!

    In this way, we can all just let it hang-out for one night. I think it’s healthy and good for tourism.

    The Fall Unrest Festival!!!

  2. What a circus! Donna Acevedo. And there’s Tait campaign volunteer Mark Daniels!

  3. I bet if you asked these people who they supported for mayor (the Anaheim residents, at least), every one of them would have said “Tom Tait!” These are the lowlifes that Tait coddles and sympathizes with.

  4. Don’t forget Vern Nelson who played keyboards at the Tait Victory party. Anyone know if they had cocktails on hand for him?

  5. Donna Michelle Acevedo

    December 11 at Walmart is not a protest. It is the Five Year Anniversary Vigil for the murder of Caesar Cruz.

  6. Did someone say my name? What do I have to do with this story? I wasn’t at the protest, and neither was Mayor Tait.

    You anonymous ankle-biters with your Tait/Gangbangers meme, you’re so ridiculous. When will you get over your crushing electoral defeat? I guess 55% of Anaheim voters must be gangbanger anarchist sympathizers, eh? Friends of mine – wiser heads – talked me out of writing a satirical “Anaheim Insider” post, which would have been entitled “Now the Truth Can Be Told: The Dark Side of Tom Tait.” It would have revealed, among other things, that Tait (abetted by the terrifying John Lewis) was the actual shooter of Bruno the Police Dog. Just thought I’d let you know what you missed out on, thanks to my boring wiser friends….

    If the author of this post were a conservative, he would have instead focused on the insane waste of the huge militarized police presence that day – SWAT Teams, snipers, cops on overtime from all across the county, helicopters, THREE COPS FOR EVERY PROTESTER and that’s not counting whatever cops were hidden – and for what? Despite the straw man Matt sets up for the purpose of ridicule, NOTHING BIG WAS PLANNED or should have been expected. Make fun of the APD instead, and the flavor-of-the-month mass media who were dying for a share of Ferguson glory. Gabriel pre-ridiculed the APD a couple weeks ago in the Weekly, when Chief Quezada talked about the huge preparations they were making for that day. You could look it up.

    Yes, from what I hear, (I wasn’t there) it was “the usual suspects,” and a few freaky outsiders added in. In fact, a dozen or so unfamiliar “protesters” were seen piling out of a police van a few blocks away; one of them was the shirtless guy the author calls “articulately crazy.” Were they expected to stir up trouble, or keep a close eye on things, or make the real protesters look ridiculous? In any case, another, secret taxpayer expense, and hard to justify.

    Nice observation that shirtless crazy guy later marched inside the police station – that’s where he belonged. And a good partial answer to the author’s question “How do these people earn a living?”

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