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Riverside sheriffs deputies shoot at (and miss) unidentified men in Hemet

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They are accusing these brothers of armed robbery. Looks like they found someone and shot at them for "reaching towards his waistband"--the classic justification for opening fire. But it looks like they were able to escape. We hope more information comes out about this incident. Until then, here is the link:

http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/chu14-0919.asp

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Hemet moving toward body cameras for officers

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Shortly on the heels of our first public action for body cameras for all IE police agencies, the chief of police in Hemet has made a request for precisely this sort of equipment in his latest budget request. There was a little bit of coverage on the P-E's blog.

http://www.pe.com/articles/cameras-695870-police-officers.html

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Hemet police shoot and kill Rudy Arias, 27

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The Hemet PD is claiming the brother was suspected of trying to carjack someone. They claim he pointed a weapon at them as he was fleeing them, so they shot him ten times. Yet another case of law enforcement not valuing the lives of young men of color! Here are some links from the Press-Enterprise:

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/hemet/hemet-headlines-inde...

HEMET: Police kill carjacking suspect

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