Protest Fullerton Police Brutality Today; Victim's Vigil Tonight

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Did police murder this man?
If you're alarmed that six Fullerton police officers surrounded and then brutally beat to death an unarmed, mentally ill and petite homeless man earlier this month without any known consequences, you can gather with other concerned citizens today and protest.

Organizers of the rally say they will protest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fullerton Police Department headquarters, which is located at 237 W. Commonwealth Ave.

Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, there will be a two hour vigil for the victim, Kelly Thomas, at Fullerton's City Hall, which is located at 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.

KFI-AM and the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog reported yesterday that the FBI and Department of Justice has joined the Orange County District Attorney's office in launching investigations into the killing. They also reported that city officials have attempted to pay the 37-year-old victim's father--Ron Thomas, an outraged former Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy, and his ex-wife--$900,000 as compensation for their loss.

Why outraged? Well, in addition to the unnecessary grotesque killing of his son, the police have admitted no wrongdoing, angrily attacked the media for focusing on the story, apparently kept the involved officers on duty and then attempted to muzzle him with a settlement check before any investigation has been completed.

And this: A city official reportedly told the parents that they would have offered more money but their son was "no rocket scientist."

Nice.

For more details on this story, go HERE.

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Mkmalikking
Mkmalikking

My condolences to the Thomas family. I am truly sorry for your lost, for I was almost murdered in the same fashion, under the same color of authority, in the same Orange County just four months prior.On March 9, 2011 several Police brutally ordered a K-9 to attack an unarmed, California Registered (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The California Highway Patrol in Orange County then attempted to cover up the incident.

Malik King, a reportedly “LVN since the age of nineteen” and California Registered Nurse since twenty three years of age, is said to have initially attempted to steal a car. Later it was found he was the owner of that Mercedes. What ensued next on the part of several officers goes well beyond the bounds of simply trying to subdue their suspect.

The several police officers ordered a police K-9 to attack him while he was still fastened in his seat-belt, tasered multiple times while the K-9 attack continued for over one minute and thirty seconds, then hand cuffed, slammed to the ground, hog tied, beat and kicked in the head until unconscious. He was then taken to jail, accused of multiple felonies, and had to pay $50,000 for bail.

Despite witnesses and the clear brutality of the beating, tasering, and ordered dog attack, California Highway patrol allowed several officers to remain active and attempted a cover-up.

Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive”. By signing this petition you agree that “unreasonable” or “excessive force” was used on Malik A. King on March 9, 2011 in California Orange County.

The beating of Mr. King is sickening and disturbing. The police involved in the beating and cover up must be brought to justice. Tell Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to thoroughly investigate and prosecute the officers involved in the brutality of Malik A. King,LVN,RN.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com...

Fuckmalikking
Fuckmalikking

King you are full of shit and that never happened. You should be ashamed of yourself and you are a fucking disgrace to any person that was legitimately mistreated by police. Fuck off, you parasite!!

Rex K Smith
Rex K Smith

Lets see, six cops weighing over 1,300 pounds collectively, with tasers, body amour, pepper spray, pistols, boots, gloves, flashlights, handcuffs etc.... beating an unarmed malnourished 145 pound homeless person to death. 

Anything wrong with that picture??????

Jeff Scott
Jeff Scott

cops that lie should fkn die...

Johndog76
Johndog76

Trust me cops lie more than criminals, don't believe anything they say cause its a lie

Daniel81285
Daniel81285

Cold blooded murder , no ones above the law. Rise against the fullerton police! Any other rallies ? Im there and encourage full support of the community

Zee
Zee

Lets riot in Fullerton soon. Burn down the fucken town rite now. Kill thoes cops kids.The world is coming to A end very fast,let's just trash Fullerton.

malasangre
malasangre

only a cop would be stupid enough to post this.  attempting to entice others to make threats pork chop?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

LORD HAVE MERCY JESUS..  THESE HATEFUL, RACIST POLICE OFFICERS, AND OTHERS DO THESE THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT!!  SAD BUT TRUE, THIS WILL NEVER STOP HAPPENING. JUST SO SAD..  

Jums
Jums

A lot of these big tough cops today look like cyborgs or termantors. Their half human and half machine. Their hard to kill or beat up,because they are half robot.

Johndog76
Johndog76

Most are X military with P.T.S. so they join law enforcement so they can vent on on the public and be protected by their brothers in blue.  it  gonna get worse before it gets better.

Desirableone
Desirableone

The only way these cops should be allowed to walk free, is if their sons or daughters get killed on video..as well.That is the only way they should be acquitted.Agree or disagree?

kenna
kenna

It's like rodney king all over again....

Mackayla666
Mackayla666

Yep. Once again police are using their power for useless shit. Nobody should have to suffer at the hands of someone who is supposed to be here to protect us. In the words of NWA "fuck the police"

Jacqulinspeaker
Jacqulinspeaker

I got A message here for thoes thugs or cyborgs from hell.their children should be beat up in school to teach them A lesson.A lot of these big tough cops don't look human. They look like cyborgs androids & termantors. Their half heman and half machine.Cyborg robot cops shouldn't be on the beat.These beasts should be beat up by gangs.

Heathy
Heathy

Look at Osker Grant in Oakland. He was killed. There has been police brutality all across the USA. I think rioting will be the way to go. Just like the LA riots in 1992. It needs to happen again. My grandpa was pulled over in Januany and was punched. I was mad then. I hate cops I do not like them all all. Welcome to the North American Union Police State. It's here.

Moochker
Moochker

These cops will burn in hell when they die. Fuck the Fullerton PD. Their assholes. Someone needs to vandlize the police station and their cars for what they did. Their big bullys from hell i'll tell you that.

Tina
Tina

Kelly Thomas. A man with a name. Someone's son. A homeless man.

What is wrong with the police and government? It seems that we Americans are losing our rights more and more everyday. Oh sure, the police will say he was resisting arrest but how many people does it take to beat an unarmed man to death, UNARMED! 135 lbs! The politicians will try to cover this over as will the Fullerton PD. Yes, I'll bet this case will try to be settled out of court. Not only no but HELL NO!

Every evening I watch the National news and see the brutality in other countries but America the same! Is the nation becoming a country of narcisist individuals with Their own agendas. Kelly Thompson did not have a snow balls chance in Hell against the Fullerton PD. Shame, shame on them. Karma, I wonder if the Fullerton PD officers know what this is? Every one who believes in justice should take a stand. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Will it be you next, or maybe me? It doesn't matter what state that you live in it could be you next.

Claudia
Claudia

I live in San Diego California and everyone living here heard of the Kelly Thomas Murder by Police. We support the People of Fullerton and we demand Justice for Kelly Thomas that arrogant Chief of Police of Fullerton should step down and I hope the People of Fullerton can heal from this tragedy. Pray for Justice. 

Claudia
Claudia

This is a story everyone in this country should know about and demand justice for Thomas Kelly and his family and "PUT THOSE A**HOLES IN PRISON WHERE THEY BELONG!!!" JUSTICE FOR HUMANITY!!!

Nancy Lewis
Nancy Lewis

Please check out the web site joeypinasco.com Justice for Joey!  See what the CHP are capable of. CHP Michael Walling and CHP Steve Coffman need to be held accountable for their actions! Joey was never in any kind of trouble.  Both these officers made thousands of dallors in overtime, intent to kill! Eight bullets to the head and never reported shooting in the leg!  This family needs the truth! Civil trial January 2012, Sacramento! 

Provoriver2
Provoriver2

Police Corruption in the OC is way out of control. Its not just Fullerton its every municipality in the OC and the Damn OCDA. Criminals wearing a badge its outrageous

gravytrain
gravytrain

The OCDA investigating this now thats funny. The OCDA has major corruption problems in rank and file but they hold themselves out there like they are pure and integrity across the board. The OCDA needs to be thoroughly investigated by authorities

UpSetCitizen
UpSetCitizen

What ever happened to serve and protect motto.  That flew out the coup a long time ago.  I hope the best for the family and never to let this die.

Kernal Sanders
Kernal Sanders

Every 7-11 has one of these guys.  We all know them.  You don't have to kill them.

OC police academys teach not to strike in the head with baton and flashlight

I guess when they write the report they can say when I began my swing he moved his head and accidentally connected like a hardball against a baseball bat and a homerun was achieved.

They can say 5 homeruns were achieved when he was laying in the fetal position screaming for his father to help him.

How would you like to hear our son screaming for you to help him when he is 37 and the life is being taken from him blow by blow.

They are trained NOT DO DO HEADSTRIKES.

Unfortunately here this case will go away and be slept under the rug.   You have to have a person of color get murdered before any real change happens.   The police killing a mentally ill white man is a free one.

Johndog76
Johndog76

yea it code blue all the way and they circle the wagons and protect their fellow of brothers  so this is what they get instant karma  I say hang em.

Chilechester
Chilechester

Well I am astonished by this case not only because of the brutal death of a young man, but of the way the father(who is retired law enforcement) has been treated.  As a retired officer, he has been treated as some homeless person himself.  There has been no "brotherhood" for this father. It seems to me he has been abandoned in his time of need. What a shame for Kelly and his family. May you all be blessed and keep up the fight. I would not settle for any amount of money if this happened to my son. We are not "rocket scientists" either but I would not take this treatment lying down and neither should you! God Bless your family!

Hr
Hr

Mean while the citizens of Fillerton get to pay the officers while they are on admin leave.

Cyber
Cyber

There is no freedom here boys and girls....no different than a 3rd rated police state dictatorship...by the way, did you read the story in Atlanta about a drunk driver killing a kid and injuring his black mother ...6 months in Jail for the white trash....and 2 1/2 years to the mother who did not cross at the proper part of the road.....ohhh yeahhh democracy is pouring out of my ears now...

Anon
Anon

Where were the parents of this man? They let him be homeless on the street. And now say the city's offer is too low. Father of the year

juvus
juvus

F U. How dare you come here and judge him.  He is not the problem here. He is not the issue. The issue is a human being who is mentally ill was needlessly murdered by cops who swore to protect.  I hope you have no children sir, no children with mental illness. No children with drug addiction. No children for a reason or another find themselves on the street as adults.  Being homeless is no reason to be killed. Too often psychopaths prey on the homeless because they see their lack of home as a license to abuse them or kill them.  

Anthony
Anthony

too often transients have bi-polar disorder from years of drug abuse. Too often they snap and become violent. Being homeless is no reason to be killed. However, these cops have a right to due process.

Crookedtoez
Crookedtoez

hello! newsflash!  bipolar disorder is an organic disease. It can't be aquired by using drugs.  this is a broad generalization with no basis in reality.

krjeters
krjeters

"An autopsy failed to determine a cause of death" Quote from the OC Register. take a look @ the picture again, you don't have to be a " rocket scientist" or a coroner to figure it out. Really?  

Chilechester
Chilechester

Well I am no "rocket scientist"  but I think I can tell what the cause of death is in this case........Another way of covering up another useless death by the hands of those who cannot live by  the code to protect and serve.

Dcday0422
Dcday0422

The fullerton has no credibility. Dont trust anything they say. We can attest to their maverick behavior.

Kernal Sanders
Kernal Sanders

As the police like to say but instead the citizens need to say instead.  "Its time to start kicking ass and taking names"

It's them vs Us.  Hold onto your 2nd Amedment rights.   They may be needed.

Tonna
Tonna

if this poor guy was a known fixture around the Fullerton area, then the police knew who he was. They are also supposed to be trained to restrain a suspect with out it needing multiple officers to do it, plus they should know that a good percentage of the homeless are mentally ill people that the system has pushed out onto the streets. This whole thing makes you wonder what kind of person could do this to another human being, hear his pleas for his dad, and then go home that night and feel good about the job you did that day. So sad for the family, my heart hurts for your loss and all you are going to have to endure to get justice for your son. Be strong for Kelly.

G Phillips
G Phillips

they have been doing this to black and brown people for decades and getting away with it, so they THINK THIS IS BUSINESS AS USUAL. THE COMMENT HAS ALWAYS BEEN JUST A BEANER OR A *IGGER, NOW A WHITE MAN WHO IS NOT A ROCKET SCIENTIST.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

"A city official reportedly told the parents that they would have offered more money but their son was "no rocket scientist.""

--Whoever said this needs to be outed. 

Peaceful soul.....
Peaceful soul.....

Condolences to the Thomas family.  It is hard to believe that a gang of rogue cops would do this, but it is all too familiar.....you read the stories in a lot of papers around the country.  Not all are as brutal as this, but it is the mindset of the police.....are we truly living a police state?  I'm beginning to think so. 

There is not an explanation good enough, there is no amount of money that will take away the horrific way this man died.  The calculated attack by law enforcement on homeless and mentally ill has become a national passtime for many police agencies.  The government has pulled the rug out from under the mentally ill by not funding much needed programs, and then the police get off on the thrill kills. 

The officers should be tried in criminal courts, then civil for damages.  They should pay here on earth, I KNOW they will pay in the hereafter.   

Kelly Thomas, may you rest in peace.....may your family have the strength to make sure this story does not end with a payoff/hush money to protect a few thugs with badges.  May the supporters be many and peaceful.....from what I have read, Kelly was a kind soul, with a chemical imbalance in his brain. 

Daniel
Daniel

Amen. Keep it up.

Oelectric
Oelectric

The worth about this case is that the DA and police department will try to manage this horrible case just like any other one, every time a news reporter does inquire about how the investigation is going on their response is that still is under investigation, so they let the public forget it and nothin will happen to these thugs, the DA does nothing but protect them

Thug
Thug

disband the police union!

Desirableone
Desirableone

Watch what u ask for.Without a police union cops would have zero code and would become a third world country police force.Making only $18 an HR ..trust me I know 9 cops.

m_suvorov
m_suvorov

 It is cops like Sellers and his "Savage Six" who are turning policing third world.

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