Manual Ramos Wants Immunity In Kelly Thomas Killing To Hinder FBI Probe

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Ramos: May I keep my mouth shut or, at least, field only softball questions?
Fearing he will be prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice for murdering Kelly Thomas, fired Fullerton cop Manual Ramos is asking a judge to grant him immunity from a scheduled civil deposition or alternatively to limit the scope of questions asked by lawyers for the dead man's father who is suing officers for the savage killing.

In January, an Orange County jury in state court acquitted Ramos as well as ex-officer Jay Cicinelli of any criminal wrongdoing and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas dropped charges against a third defendant, Joseph Wolfe.

At a post-verdict press conference, Ron Thomas--the victim's father--urged federal prosecutors to pursue justice.

Ramos is now using that statement plus an acknowledgment by the FBI that a case is "active" to at least temporarily thwart Thomas' civil lawsuit that has won a tentative December 1 trial date.

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Dirty Ex-Cop Jay Cicinelli Has a New Job: Little League Baseball Coach!

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Richard Dwyer
Cicinelli's life in freedom

Former Fullerton cop Manuel Ramos was outed last week as a PONY League coach in the city, but apparently he's not alone. Jay Cicinelli, Ramos' fellow FPD-er who, in his own words, took the face of Kelly Thomas one July night in 2011 and "just smashed it to hell," is also coaching youth baseball--in La Mirada.

The thought of Cicinelli serving as a role model to kids through sports was just too much for one member of Kelly's Army. Richard Dwyer decided to head out to La Mirada Little League's Opening Day this weekend to snap a pic of the killer cop himself.

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Ex-Dirty Cop Manuel Ramos Has a New Job: PONY League Baseball Coach!

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The M stands for "Mannywood?"
The lights shone brightly at Duane Winters Field in Fullerton's Amerige Park earlier this week for a PONY League baseball game. Youngsters stepped up to the plate as the sound of aluminum bats thwacking baseballs rounded out what otherwise was a normal night of America's pastime...save for the killer cop in the dugout.

There stood Manuel Ramos, coaching kids in the fine art of swinging a baton at a defenseless homeless man...sorry, swinging a bat at a defenseless homeless man...sorry, coaching kids. Across the street from the baseball diamond stood his former workplace, the Fullerton Police Department.

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Manuel Ramos, Disgraced Fullerton Cop/Kelly Thomas Killer, Chased Out of Denny's by Angry Public!

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Your daily vomit
An Orange County jury may have found disgraced Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos innocent of murder charges in the beating death of Kelly Thomas--but that doesn't mean the public has, or ever will. Instead, Ramos is rightfully condemned to live life in non-cop society as an outcast, looked at with scorn wherever he goes--if he's lucky.

More likely, he'll be heckled out of any room he enters. And that's exactly what happened last week, at the Denny's off Harbor Boulevard in Fullerton just down the street from where Ramos and his fellow goons killed Kelly.

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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."

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Kelly's Army Begged Fullerton City Council for Justice Last Night

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Josue Rivas
Chief Dan Hughes listening to the public's comments
Last night, the Fullerton City Council set aside part of their agenda so an overflowing public of more than 300 attendees could speak about their concerns surrounding Kelly Thomas and last Monday's shocking verdict. While everyone who spoke was angry across the board, their concerns ranged from pleading with Police Chief Dan Hughes to bar Manuel Ramos, Jay Cicinelli, and Joseph Wolfe from getting their jobs back to citizen police oversight and how the Fullerton Police Department dealt with Saturday's protest.

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Kelly Thomas Protesters to Gather In Fullerton Tonight

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Photo by Josue Rivas / OC Weekly
Bravery: Our 2014 Tianamen Square?
In the wake of last weekend's intense protests outside the Fullerton Police Department, Ron Thomas--father of the unarmed man cops brutally killed in 2011--announced Police Chief Dan Hughes has assured him that, though fired officers Manual Ramos, Jay Cicinelli and Joseph Wolfe no longer face criminal charges, he will not willingly rehire them.

Thomas broke the news in a Facebook post urging the public to attend tonight's 6:30 Fullerton City Council meeting but to not blame council members because an Orange County jury handed Ramos and Cicinelli "not guilty" verdicts and prosecutors then decided to drop a pending, pretrial case against Wolfe.

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John Manly, Famed Lawyer Antagonist of Pedo-Priests and their Protectors, Raises Hell in Stockton

I know little about Stockton. I know that the University of the Pacific is there. I know that the city filed for bankruptcy. And I also know it's been a pedophile priest haven for decades with a local connection: the longtime bishop for the Diocese of Stockton, John Steinbock, got his pedo-protecting chops down here in Orange County.

And now, there's another local connection: John Manly, the attorney whose law firm and merry band of misfits over the years have antagonized pedophiles and their protectors in the Diocese of Orange and beyond, is raising holy hell in Stockton.

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Kelly Thomas' "Army" To Fullerton PD: We Will Not Forget Your Savage Brutality

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Photo by R. Scott Moxley
Community members aren't happy with brazen police brutality
UPDATES at end of the post: A growing crowd of hundreds of citizens outraged by the recent "not guilty" verdicts for the cops charged by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas in the gruesome beating death of Kelly Thomas have gathered in front of the Fullerton Police Department for a four-hour rally that began at 10 a.m. today.

Musicians are singing anti-establishment songs. Folks using megaphones are leading chants telling police they "will never forget" what they did to an unarmed Thomas in July 2011. Women are wearing "Justice Warrior" t-shirts. One person is mocking cops by swinging a chocolate sprinkles donut from a fishing pole line. Passing motorists are honking their horns in support and many members of a diverse crowd are holding homemade posters.

One person is walking around wearing an ugly pig face mask and a police hat. Several people are holding U.S. flags. Someone used chalk to write in front of the police station, "Pigs live here." A few, sign-waving protesters occasionally stand in the middle of Commonwealth Avenue and disrupt traffic flow.

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Huge Protest Scheduled Tomorrow for Kelly Thomas Verdict

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Josue Rivas
Sign holders on the night of the verdict
The strange and melancholy energy buzzing in Fullerton has not settled. Kelly Thomas supporters have remained peaceful in their protests and claim they won't stop until there is Justice for Kelly. We can suspect that Fullerton will never again be without signs.

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