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LA residents: Police harassment spawned outrage
By THOMAS WATKINS (AP) â€“ 15 hours ago LOS ANGELES â€“ A city all too familiar with civil unrest was caught by surprise by the level of outrage over the fatal police shooting of an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was menacing officers with a knife.
The officers were Hispanic and witnesses backed up their claims that Manuel Jamines threatened them.
And yet, protesters hurled eggs, bottles and rocks at a police station over the past several days and jeered the police chief when he tried to explain in front of a raucous community meeting.