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Police shooting in California sparks protests

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>> Protestors want answers in El Cajon after yet another fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday. As many as 300 protesters gathered in suburban San Diego outside the police station Wednesday, demanding the release of the video of the shooting, some chanting murder.>> They had a press conference last night and they didn't let the community in.
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They let a couple of alleged leaders of our community in.>> Authorities in El Cajon saying officers had been responding to a call about a man acting erratically and walking in traffic.>> At one point, the male rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together on it and extended it rapidly towards the officer, taking what appeared to be a shooting stance.
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>> The police chief did not identify the victim or what he'd been pointing at the officers, but said no weapon was found at the scene. Local activists and friends said the victim was Alfred Olango, born in Uganda, adding that he was mentally ill and may have been suffering from a seizure.
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Authorities released this still image taken from cell phone video that captured the shooting. Police say a witness voluntarily surrendered the footage and that they're examining it for evidence. Another video apparently showing the moments after the incident also emerged on social media. In it, a woman says she's the victim's sister and is heard sobbing and saying she had called the police for help.
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The shooting in El Cajon comes just a week after the deaths of black men in Tulsa and Charlotte set off the latest string of protests, sometimes violent, over the excessive use of force by law enforcement against minorities. Tennis champion, Serena Williams, also speaking out on Facebook about the shooting saying, quote, have I spoken up?
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As Dr. Martin Luther King said, there comes a time when silence is betrayal.