Anti-Police Brutality Protest Set For Today in Fullerton

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(c) R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly
Protesters oppose police brutality last Saturday
Residents are planning the biggest protest yet against the Fullerton Police Department today following the early July, gruesome cop killing of Kelly Thomas, an unarmed homeless man.

Last Saturday, a spirited crowd of more than 250 gathered, shouted, and chanted anti-police brutality slogans.

What might fuel a bigger turnout? Well, there's been ever increasing media attention on the scandal and this: A growing sense that the Orange County District Attorney's office will accept police excuses--manufactured, self-serving excuses?--for the six officers who beat and mutilated Thomas' face and head.

Thomas's father, Ron--a former Orange County Sheriff's deputy, has called his son's death "murder."

Police officials have suggested the officers had good cause to use excessive force.

You can show your support by attending the protest at 237 W. Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton. The protest is set to begin at 9 a.m. and go into mid-afternoon.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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