Kelly Thomas Related City Council Recall in Fullerton Advances
The Friends For Fullerton's Future blog is reporting overwhelming success in massive community efforts to recall three city councilmen who arrogantly downplayed the gruesome police killing of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man, last July.
According to the popular blog, more than 50,000 Fullerton residents signed petitions to recall Don Bankhead, F. Richard "Dick" Jones and Patrick McKinley.
In the wake of the Thomas killing, the city council trio acted despicably by repeatedly mocking the public outcry over police brutality.
The website reports that recall advocates obtained at least 6,500 more recall signatures than necessary for each councilman.
Former state Assemblyman Dick Ackerman (R-Fullerton) is leading efforts to block the recall.
After the Orange County Registrar of Voters validates the signatures, the city council must call for a special election.
Prosecutors arrested two Fullerton police officers for illegally killing Thomas.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly
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