Steven Greenhut on How the Anaheim Riots Spotlight the Need for Broad Police Reform


It's no secret that Anaheim, California's police culture echoes the old Los Angeles Police Department culture that values aggressiveness over community policing, and the city administration has shown no willingness to confront it. City police have shot six people so far this year, five of them fatally. Last Saturday's shooting of an unarmed man named Manuel Diaz ultimately brought people to the streets to protest, resulting in more aggressive behavior by the police. Steven Greenhut explains why broad police reform is long overdue in Anaheim—and throughout the rest of California.