Kelly Thomas, Fullerton Homeless Man, Make the Police accountable

Kelly Thomas, Fullerton Homeless Man,

Beaten To Death By Police.

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Protesters against beating of homeless man Kelly Thomas in Fullerton

It is a case about a homeless man who was beaten to death by Police, Yeah I know what you are thinking, blame the cops! and when I did first read this I thought the same.

After reading this article Fatal Fullerton police beating of homeless man sparks outcry” and viewing  this graphic photograph of Kelly Thomas I wanted to look into it further and I quickly found several videos taken at the scene.

Have a good look at the evidence and if you are as shocked as me please pass this link on,
http://www.crimecasefiles.com/blog/2011/08/kelly-thomas-fullerton-homeless-man-make-the-police-accountable/

New video has emerged of eye witnesses recounting the July 5th beating of homeless man Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, California.

Notable claims from witnesses:

  • One officer supposedly beat Kelly Thomas with the butt of his Taser until blood started coming up all over the officer’s arms and hands.
  • Another officer supposedly drop knees Kelly Thomas’ nose and throat with the full force of his body weight multiple times, crushing the victim’s throat.
  • This happened while Kelly Thomas was not moving or resisting.

Shawn Nelson sent over this formal request to have the FBI take over the investigation

Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson sent over this formal request to have the FBI take over the investigation of the police beating death of Kelly Thomas.

Multiple witness say the cops repeatedly beat the 135-pound homeless man with their weapons, fired multiple Taser shots into his body, kicked his face and head with their boots and then, long after the man was subdued and on the ground, slammed their knees into his throat, apparently crushing it.

(An autopsy report is pending, and we learned yesterday that FBI agents are investigating the killing. Investigators with the Orange County District Attorney’s office began their own probe earlier this month. If they determine that the cops violated any California laws, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas could file charges.)

One solemn protester carried a sign that displayed six imaginary cop heads on sticks–a reference to KFI’s John & Ken “Heads on a stick” radio campaign against two-faced California politicians–and before-and-after pictures of Thomas.

A vigil is planned for tonight beginning at 8 p.m. outside of Fullerton City Hall.

Here are photographs from today’s protest that captured the attention of reporters from KFI-AM, KCBS, KNBC and KABC:

One solemn protester carried a sign that displayed six imaginary cop heads on sticks

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