BAKERSFIELD -- About a dozen people gathered in front of the Kern County Superior Court building Thursday morning to protest the death of David Sal Silva, the man who died less than hour after he was beaten by Kern County sheriff's deputies last week.
Standing near Kern County's replica Liberty Bell, some protesters wore masks and others held signs as their ranks slowly grew. Someone turned on a Bob Marley song mid-morning.
Chris Silva said he should be home with his family -- his brother's funeral is later in the day. But he felt he needed to be at the vigil. His biggest fear, he said, is that justice would not be served.
"I was just living in my own selfish...