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Ferguson unrest triggers memories of Anaheim shootings




Orange County prosecutors Tuesday said an Anaheim police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed Joel Acevedo, 22, last year. The shooting of Acevedo and Manuel Diaz sparked violent protests in the city. (File photo: Genevieve Huizar, mother of Manuel Diaz, waits to speak at the Anaheim City Council meeting on August 8, 2012. After an unarmed Diaz was killed by Anaheim police in July, the community erupted in protest).
Orange County prosecutors Tuesday said an Anaheim police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed Joel Acevedo, 22, last year. The shooting of Acevedo and Manuel Diaz sparked violent protests in the city. (File photo: Genevieve Huizar, mother of Manuel Diaz, waits to speak at the Anaheim City Council meeting on August 8, 2012. After an unarmed Diaz was killed by Anaheim police in July, the community erupted in protest).
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For residents in Anaheim, California, just South of Los Angeles, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is triggering some unpleasant memories. Two years ago, two Latino men were killed in back-to-back police shootings. 

The events uncorked longstanding frustrations among minority residents who felt their city government wasn't representing them. Southern California Public Radio's Erika Aguilar says one mother took it upon herself to make a change.