The horrific video recordings of Fullerton police beating Kelly Thomas to death in 2011 prompted some observers to believe the prosecution's case against the three charged cops was a slam-dunk. After all, an unarmed Thomas screamed, "Help me God" 26 times while being battered beyond recognition, and then fell eternally silent. When a December jury sanctioned the killing as lawful cop conduct, residents launched anti-police-... More >>>