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May 22, 2014, 07:47:57 PM
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One dead after protesters riot against police brutality in Salinas, California
http://rt.com/usa/160820-riots-salinas-california-police-shooting/

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Just one day after two officers in Salinas, California, fatally shot a suspected robber, another man was shot and killed Wednesday night as protests against the quick trigger fingers of local police took place nearby.

According to CBS San Francisco, between 300 and 500 protesters gathered near Del Monte Avenue in Salinas to voice their opposition to what they see as excessive force by police. Currently, it’s unclear what circumstances led up to the deadly confrontation, but an already emotional protest turned violent afterwards, and police with riot gear were called in to respond at the scene.

In the midst of the violence, a police officer was also hospitalized after being hit in the head with a heavy object – either a brick or a bottle – as he was performing CPR on the shooting victim.

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"Officers end up talking to this individual, trying to find out what he's doing and what the situation was based upon the original 911 call," Salinas Police Cmdr. Vince Maiorana said. "This individual started to wave the gardening shears at the officers. We tried to deploy a Taser; the Taser did not work and as the officers tried to detain this individual, this individual pulled the gardening shears and actually attacked the officers with the gardening shears.

"In response, the officers, fearing for their personal safety, shot this individual and he is now deceased."

Witnesses disagreed with this version of events, though. Video of the event surfaced as well, with the female college student behind the camera saying the man looked like he was trying to back away from the officers the entire time.

Maybe US Police should learn from Norwegian forces, that have their weapons locked up under seal in the boots of their cars, and breaking the seal leads to a huge amount of paperwork...

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