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The Anaheim Uprising and the Politics of Opportunism
Arhi Uexurini via The Rebel Press
Like the saying goes: “It’s good fishing in troubled waters”, it was predictable that the spontaneous uprising sparked by the murders of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo by Anaheim Police Department officers this past summer, was going to be exploited like some sort of shock doctrine by some local “leaders” to advance their own agendas. In fact, they are already taking advantage of the unrest and are out to co-opt and divert the anger and energy of these incipient grass roots efforts into electoral politics, anticipating the turmoil in the city will turn people into good “customers” for the coming elections and voter registration campaigns.

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