July 25, 2012
Following the police riot in Anaheim, California, after the cops killed an unarmed man, citizens in Dallas, Texas, confronted police following the shooting of another unarmed man. Police responded to the outpouring in standard paramilitary fashion.
From Fox 4 in Dallas:
Word of the shooting quickly spread through the neighborhood as family members and the curious rushed to the scene, eventually amassing in the hundreds and prompting police to call for additional crowd control, including SWAT. In fact, officers armed with pepper ball guns and shields forced the crowd back amid reports of people trying to cut through fences to gain access to the shooting scene.
The slain man’s inconsolable mother and enraged father confronted police and media at the scene. Both said their 31-year-old son was unarmed and fleeing police when he was shot in the back.
Fox reports that a “chaotic crowd swelled, diminished and regrouped.”
Dallas Police refused to accept that the anger was in response to the murder and said “much of the drama could be due to a family feud in the neighborhood" and that “a 911 call that initially drew police to the scene was likely bogus and an intentional, retaliatory act,” according to Fox 4.