Apple Valley Sheriffs shoot and kill unidentified man

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According to news reports, deputies from the Los Angeles sheriff's department followed a "suspect" all the way to Apple Valley and shot him there. The shooting was filmed by a motorist stopped in his vehicle with his daughter, but the footage does not make clear the context of the encounter. At any rate, there are a lot of unanswered questions and other suspicious circumstances surrounding this latest incident of police violence in the IE. Here's a link to the video from KABC:

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Fontana PD shoots and kills James Moala Kofu, 22

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There was a news story on TV about this latest police killing by Fontana PD. Looks like it was a young Tongan or Pacific Islander brother that they are accusing of pointing a rifle at them. Here's a link:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/21/suspect-killed-in-san-bernardi...

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Fontana PD officer Joshua Patty shoots at Dunrae Sims, 33

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Mainstream media outlets are reporting about a police shooting in Fontana. According to these reports, police were summoned to the Starbucks on Baseline after a call reporting somebody "suspicious." Evidently, things escalated to the point of the officer, one Joshua Patty, firing his weapon. Fortunately, Mr. Sims was unharmed, as the projectile did not enter his body. Unfortunately, however, Sims now stands accused of attempted murder of a police officer. Police are claiming that they found a knife among Mr. Sims' possessions.

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DA justifies Upland PD shooting of Christian Rodriguez, 18

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Once again, Mike Ramos has uncritically accepted the version of events presented by a police department whose reports and evidence he depends on to prosecute cases and has ruled that the shooting of an young unarmed brown man was justified. Could this have anything to do with the fact that the victim survived, has retained counsel, and is currently suing the department and the city?

$7.8 million dollar award for man shot by RSD deputy

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Here is an interesting case--not because of the circumstances or even because of the amount of the award, but rather because the court proceedings have revealed something about the character of the sheriff's department and the county. To quote the attorney in the case, "The county showed no interest in settling the case prior to trail, he said." This means that at numerous points during the process, when the county had the possibility of resolving the case out of court, they refused to do so.

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