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Goodman noted at the onset of her introduction that the Anaheim Police Department did not respond to numerous requests to be interviewed.
Democracy Now! is independent media's flagship show as it's broadcast on numerous Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations as well as public access, PBS, satellite television channels. Its coverage today underscores how the dramatic images from Saturday's chaos in Anaheim continues to peak national interest.
"They make me wait for three hours before they tell me that he's dead," she adds recalling the whole process as callous, "and then they tell me that he's not even at the hospital, he's at the morgue."
With the killing of Acevedo on Sunday, Smith spoke of how his mother called her soon after. Their families knew each other growing up and those that form the Anaheim Cruzaders continues to grow in their collective grieving, healing and demands for justice.