On Wednesday, the mother of a man who was shot to death by police officers pleaded for peace after the shooting sparked days of unrest in Anaheim, California.
“To the public, to the citizens of Ana drive, we want to thank you all for your support,” Genevieve Huizar said.
“We understand your anger. We stand by demonstrations that are peaceful. We will stand by and march with you all in a lawful manner. Not one family member of mine was there at city hall yesterday. I do not like the violence that is occurring. Please remember to honor Manuel peacefully.”
Following a peaceful protest at Anaheim city hall on Tuesday, looters smashed the windows of nearby shops and set trash cans on fire. Others threw rocks and bottles at police officers, who attempted to disperse the crowd by firing bean bags and pepper balls. At least six people were injured, including a police officer and two journalists.
“I watched as my son took his last breath. I watched as his heart stopped beating for the last time,” Huizar said, sobbing. “Please, please, please stop the violence. It’s not going to bring my son back, and this is the worst thing any mother could go through.”
Manuel Diaz was shot in the back and the head Saturday afternoon while attempting to escape police.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by the Associated Press, below:
Officer won’t face charges after killing black man who didn’t have bicycle light
A Wisconsin police officer will not face charges after he chased and killed a black man who did not have a bicycle light.
According to WITI, Police Sgt. Eric Giese of Mount Pleasant will not be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Ty'Rese West.
Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said that she determined that Giese actions "fall under the privilege of self-defense."
Dwight Person, West's father, father demanded to see a "thorough investigation done, and also to see Eric Giese locked up."
‘Better wages, more toys’: Watch an adorable 3-year-old girl lead chant at General Motors strike
A 3-year-old girl was caught on video leading a chant of "better wages, more toys" at a the General Motors strike in Ohio.
Video of the girl was posted by Mike Elk of The Payday Report.
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WATCH: 16-year-old Greta Thunberg rebukes GOPer who thinks other countries must solve climate change
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, faced off with members of Congress on Wednesday.
In a hearing before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Thunberg declined to submit a written opening statement.
"I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists and I want you to unite behind the science,” she said.
Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana tried to make the point that the U.S. should not curb its carbon emissions until other countries agreed to do so.
"Let me ask you a question," Graves said. "If you were sailing across the ocean and you were picking up trash along the way and for every one piece of trash you pick up, there's a boat right next to you dumping out five pieces, how would that make you feel?"