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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MalikKing
MalikKing

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...

Joe
Joe

The innocent blood may wiped out, the Truth shall remains.

Rob L
Rob L

Kelly Thomas was just peacefully sitting on a bench. No one saw him breaking into cars.  The phone call alleging someone breaking into cars may have been falsely set up by the police to get rid of vagrants.  Kelly only ran because the police were scary and threatenin­g, and he had schizophre­nia. Six police savagely and incessantl­y hogtied him, slammed his head on the concrete curb, beat him, stomped him, drop kneed his nose and throat, tased him 6 times, and when the taser stopped firing, used the butt end of the taser pistol grip to repeatedly hammer Kelly’s head until blood spurted out all over. Not knowing why he was being savagely beaten by the police, Kelly pleaded for mercy, for God. Kelly cried out for his Dad, whom he loved and respected, to help him in the most desperate and ultimate moment of his life, until he fell silent, and the pummelling of his limp carcass continued even after he fell into a coma. The police bragged about their conquest of this defenseles­s soul the next day and continued to work on patrol up until one month after the killing, only until they were placed on paid leave after Kelly’s dad had the courage and will to stand up for his dead son and demanded an investigat­ion. The police chief and DA investigat­or are good friends and are trying to cover this up and hoping it will all blow over. The mayor, city manager, and members of the city council that had proposed "cleaning up" the downtown of vagrants by looking the other way and allowing the police dept. to use whatever means necessary should also be held accountable.  The medical examiner is delaying his autopsy findings of murder.  The video that zoomed in on the murder is being kept secret.  They should all be fired and put in jail and be made an example that this type of brutal police killing of helpless, defenseles­s persons should never ever happen again in our civilized society.

merijoe axe
merijoe axe

Do you like living in a Nazi Community? Not a waste of time to stand up and speak up -thats why we have such problems with public officals and assorted others that work in government that are paid by tax dollars -people like you, think its a waste of time to do anything.   Only a heartless douchebag would not want to speak up for Kelly Thomas and his family and show some support to them

Thats exactly what John Adams was pissed about-people did nothing -thats why we have the  Declaration of Independance

Paul Lucas
Paul Lucas

stop their pay! Stop their Pay! STOP THEIR PAY! stop their pay! Stop their Pay! STOP THEIR PAY! stop their pay! Stop their Pay! STOP THEIR PAY! stop their pay! Stop their Pay! STOP THEIR PAY! stop their pay! Stop their Pay! STOP THEIR PAY! stop their pay! Stop their Pay! STOP THEIR PAY!I wold encourage people to make signs like this and chant that shit the whole time.

Drtmrqz
Drtmrqz

Names of officers should be made Public ! We Are The People that Hire These so called Officers Of The Law. They have given Law Enforcement a bad name for time to come .

Bbogz777
Bbogz777

Dontwasteyourtime is a PIG

Dontwasteyourtime
Dontwasteyourtime

Don't go, it is a total and complete waste of your time. Besides, surely everyone can think of something better to do with their time.

oc cat
oc cat

would a peaceful man have a record of oh say.... assault with a deadly weapon, urinating in public, intimidate business/customers, contempt of court, trespass, battery, theft, vandalism, just to name a few, and most of those offenses more than once. Check your facts Rob L, before you try and sound all intelligent.

people like this make me lol, yeah something wrong happened here but dont go to the extreme opposite to make things sound even worse.

tired of crap
tired of crap

Wow that is amazing information! You must have been sitting right next to thomas when it happened! Oh wait, you werent. You are just like everyone else, jump on the bandwagon. You dont have any more information than anyone else, so dont pretend. I dont understand people like you who go around spreading "facts" like they are truth, when you dont know anymore than what you have seen on tv or read in the newspaper. If you want to be mad, then go the the little protest. Dont go around spewing unintelligent crap from your mouth like an overflowing sewer. You are no better than the "corrupt" officials that you are talking about. If you think they are spreading lies, well look at yourself. I dont see any facts in your little rambling what so ever.

Joe
Joe

Fullerton got exactly what it deserved...brutality, cover-up, lying, corruption, and murders.

Jerryrat
Jerryrat

Stinking Pigs!  Mike Sellers is the biggest coward of all! THat PUNK better resign!FPD:  KILLERS OF THE HOMELESS AND DISABLED!  big tuff cops! Beating to Death a homeless disabled man! 

Drtmrqz
Drtmrqz

Dontwasteyourtime - Fuck you!!!!!!!! A person was Beaten to Death . Is it a Waste of time to try to do the right thing and Protest which is about the only thing we can do within the law to get these Public servants what they Deserve ??????????????????

jerrycat
jerrycat

Lol, then dont ever bother calling 911. I just wish things worked out that way. When you are getting mugged or getting your ass kicked, and your calling 911 or there is a cop nearby, and they just look at you and laugh and say "im just a stinking pig remember?"

Guest
Guest

Go back to school, learn how to type, and then come back to the blog little boy.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Just might be the best response published in this blog EVER!!!

Guest
Guest

Maybe. But Gustavo, you still suck and always will. Just accept it and deal with it.

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