If you're alarmed that six Fullerton police officers surrounded and then brutally beat to death an unarmed, mentally ill and petite homeless man earlier this month without any known consequences, you can gather with other concerned citizens today and protest.
Organizers of the rally say they will protest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fullerton Police Department headquarters, which is located at 237 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, there will be a two hour vigil for the victim, Kelly Thomas, at Fullerton's City Hall, which is located at 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
KFI-AM and the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog reported yesterday that the FBI and Department of Justice has joined the Orange County District Attorney's office in launching investigations into the killing. They also reported that city officials have attempted to pay the 37-year-old victim's father--Ron Thomas, an outraged former Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy, and his ex-wife--$900,000 as compensation for their loss.
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Why outraged? Well, in addition to the unnecessary grotesque killing of his son, the police have admitted no wrongdoing, angrily attacked the media for focusing on the story, apparently kept the involved officers on duty and then attempted to muzzle him with a settlement check before any investigation has been completed.
And this: A city official reportedly told the parents that they would have offered more money but their son was "no rocket scientist."
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