Justice for Kelly Thomas Goes Hollywood

A group that feeds the homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles is organizing a peaceful protest in Hollywood, asking for justice in the Kelly Thomas killing.

Monday Night Mission, which feeds the homeless every weeknight in LA, is calling the scheduled Feb. 8 event "5,000 Angelenos for Kelly Thomas."

"A Call for Accountability! A Call for More Humane Treatment of Our Mentally Ill! This Will Be a Peaceful Protest!" states the group's Facebook page and poster for the event below:

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It's on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at happening Hollywood and Vine, and it's free, so why not make a day or night of it in LA? If you require more information, email mt7654@gmail.com.

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lindatoo2010
lindatoo2010

The Kelly Thomas case here in CA. has really disturbed me since these officers were found NOT GUILTY. I have watched the videos, and there is no doubt in my mind that Kelly was murdered by these officers. The following is a poem I've written about this incident:


KELLY THOMAS

HERE'S A STORY SO SAD BUT TRUE,
A NOT GUILTY VERDICT, ON THE SIX O-CLOCK NEWS.

THIS STORY STARTED THREE YEARS AGO,
A HOMELESS MAN, COPS CALLED A PSYCHO.

SERVE AND PROTECT THE POLICE DO PROMISE,
THEN BEAT TO DEATH KELLY J. THOMAS

OFFICERS CICINEILLI AND RAMOS WERE CHARGED,
FOUR OTHER COPS REMAINED AT LARGE.

BEATEN AND KICKED, KELLY BEGGED FOR HIS LIFE,
THEN CAME THE TASER THAT HIT LIKE A KNIFE.

LAYING UNCONCIOUS IN A POOL OF BLOOD,
COPS FEELING PROUD, LOOK WHAT WE DONE.

CAUGHT ON FILM, THESE COPS WE TRUSTED
JUST MURDERED THE MAN THEY RECENTLY BUSTED.

THE HEAD D.A. WOULD PROSECUTE THIS CASE,
WHILE COP AFTER COP LIED STRAIGHT TO HIS FACE.

A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE TO SAY THE LEAST,
WHY WAS THE JURY BELIEVING POLICE?

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHOULD BE DISBARRED,
THE COPS AND THE JURY, ALL PUT BEHIND BARS.

REST IN PEACE KELLY J. THOMAS
YOU WON'T BE FORGOTTEN, THIS I PROMISE..

Written By
Linda J. Tillotson.

fc2479
fc2479

Give it a rest....this shit is over...

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Maybe we actually get the law enforcement we deserve. Perhaps so many years of deifying police officers has come back to pepper spray us in the face. Perhaps being a society that is kinda cool with extrajudicial street justice has come back to beat us into a coma.

Joe Rowe
Joe Rowe

What is Monday Nite Mission?

BillTheKind
BillTheKind

@fratdawgg23  Too outrageous to respond to. Perhaps you should read A People's History of the United States. You're suggesting this is what we deserve for disobeying the law? The law is supposed to serve the people not the other way around.

silentriot672
silentriot672

Monday night mission is an open to the public group that goes down to skid row every weeknight to feed the homeless. You can find more detailed information on their Facebook page

silentriot672
silentriot672

A group that goes down to skid row every weeknight to feed the homeless. You can find them on fb and see where they meet if you'd ever like to help out too.

fc2479
fc2479

Maybe instead of just talking shit, your ass should be camped out at the fullerton city hall....HA....

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@fc2479

Talking shit, eh? Says the pot to the kettle... Of course, I don't put much stock in the opinion of a person who thinks it was perfectly reasonable for police to beat a mentally ill man to death for no reason. And for someone who says "it's over" you're certainly all too willing to keep shaming those of us who still (and will always) give a damn.

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