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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:21 PM

Aliso Viejo's (Mayor Pro Tem Tiffany) Ackley Issues Statement on Racism

Liberal OC
As the Mayor Pro Tem of a small south Orange County City, Aliso Viejo, I am used to people
in my community assuming these issues don’t impact them. I often hear people indicate
that this racial turmoil exists in “other cities.” We forget that white supremist Craig
Tanber made racist remarks against Shyan Mazroei, an American of Iranian heritage, and
then followed Mr. Mazroei outside of Patsy’s Bar in the neighboring city of Laguna Niguel
and murdered him.

We ignore a recent video that surfaced on social media in which a young man leans out his
truck window in the Aliso Viejo Town Center, and screams racial slurs at a woman and
shouts “Get the [explicative] out of my country!”

We turn a blind eye to the fact that the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s policies allow
for the use of the carotid control hold, more commonly known as a chokehold. To perform
this hold, an officer bends his or her arm around a subject’s neck, applying pressure on
either side of the windpipe- but not on the windpipe itself- to slow or stop the flow of blood
to the brain via the carotid arteries. This control hold is banned in many, many cities
because of the danger associated with it. San Diego just announced the ban of this control
hold, citing the dangers associated with it.

But protests are just the beginning and it is up to elected officials to enact the changes these protesters demand. I join my fellow community leaders in calling for the establishment of a Civilian Oversight Commission for the Orange County Sheriff”s Department. Furthermore, we must demand an immediate revision to the Sheriff’s Department’s use of force policies to include the following policies:

Require de-escalation — not just say this is a voluntary technique
Require verbal warnings prior to using deadly force
Require exhausting all other means prior to using deadly force
Create a duty to intervene if another officer is using excessive force
Require comprehensive and timely reporting
Bank all choke and strangle holds, and
Ban shooting at moving vehicles.

Instituting and strengthening these policies in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Use of Force Policies will not only keep our residents safer, it will help improve relationships between our police force and all members of our community.

Aliso Viejo is a rich, white, planned community.
South Orange County is changing; theres hope for us in North O.C.

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quaint Jun 6 OP
stopbush Jun 6 #1
quaint Jun 6 #2
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quaint Jun 6 #4
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Response to quaint (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:34 PM

1. My daughter attended a rally yesterday in Aliso Viejo, intersection of

Alicia and Aliso Creek.

She’s now self quarantining for two weeks.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:37 PM

2. Proud for you. Good kid.

Must have had great parenting.

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Response to quaint (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:40 PM

3. It was her first-ever rally.

She’s also been donating $ to some racial justice causes out of her earnings from her part-time job.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:46 PM

4. Wow! That's an impressive turnout for a small O.C. city.


PABLO UNZUETA, Voice of OC.
Protestors on the corner of Alicia Parkway and Aliso Creek Road in Aliso Viejo on June 5, 2020.

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Response to quaint (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:07 PM

5. My daughter was in the group that was on the corner that is entirely out of frame.

Across the intersection to the right.

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