San Bernardino police department shoots and kills Alex Alvarado, 38

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A conflict last week ended in the police shooting death of Alex Alvarado, 38, as well as the shooting injury of an SBPD officer. The department has released the victim's rap sheet, covered in an SB Sun article here:

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20140823/gunman-who-shot-san-bernardin...

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SB Sheriffs falsely arrest special needs woman in Hesperia

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The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department doesn't seem to be able to do anything right these days. We see again the same attitude toward the civilian population or anyone else seen as "less-than," such as the disabled sister in the article. This case should be investigated and prosecuted as a false arrest and kidnapping and deputies should be disciplined appropriately. Here's a link to the article from the VV Daily Press:

http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140823/NEWS/140829916

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Coverage of Dante Parker funeral

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Due to the violent and unjust nature of Dante Parker's death, the funeral was a major community event and occasion to call for justice in the case. Although held in Los Angeles, the Victorville Daily Press covered the event:

http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140823/NEWS/140829919/12982/NEWS

Hundreds gather to remember Dante Parker

36-year-old was a happy young man, cousin says

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Analysis on Dante Parker case

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I want to take a moment to repost a mini-essay that analyzes the Dante Parker killing in the context of the amount of pain the victim suffered, as well as of the use of anti-insurgency and abusive tactics worldwide. Written by a friend of CWIE and of all oppressed people, Vik Chaubey.

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Coverage of CWIE protest for Justice for Dante Parker yesterday

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We had a few mainstream media outlets and one independent media outlet come to the Victorville rally for justice for Dante Parker. The San Bernardino Sun, the Victorville Daily Press (where Mr. Parker was employed), and an AP reporter all came with their photographers. We had about 30 people, total, as people came and went.

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Follow-up on NAACP support for Dante Parker

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Following up on the NAACP's involvement in this case, the San Bernardino chapter of the NAACP is joining the call for justice. Today the SB Sun printed a more lengthy summary of the press conference, as well as including some of the comments from Mr. Parker's widow. Here is the link:

http://www.sbsun.com/government-and-politics/20140819/naacp-calls-for-ac...

NAACP calls for accountability in Dante Parker’s police custody death

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