Protests of the Kelly Thomas Killing Trial Verdict in Downtown Fullerton

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Kelly's Army, Anonymous and other dissenters gathered in Downtown Fullerton on Jan. 18 in protest of the not guilty verdicts of two Fullerton Police officers charged with killing Kelly Thomas. Over a dozen protestors were arrested during the demonstration. All images by Josue Rivas.


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Published on January 20, 2014

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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 PRODECUTE THIS CASE,
WHILE COP AFTER COP LIED STRIAGHT 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.

nastybeth
nastybeth

What does Congressman Dana the PIG Rohrabacher say about KILLING the the homeless ?

elmoby59
elmoby59

The aquittal by the brain-dead jury of Ramos, Cincinelli and therefore, Wolfe should send shivers down the spine of every freedom loving American citizen. Why aren't Jessie Jackson, that greasy Al Sharpton and the ambulance chasing Gloria Allred all over this outrage? After all, if heads aren't rolling in Fullerton, at least the CAMERAS are!

CRIMECONCERNS
CRIMECONCERNS

It is okay to protest, but please, do it PEACEFULLY.  Do not harm others or their ability to make a living.  Getting arrested is never the answer and the public can only pray that the FBI's investigation reveals that Rackauckas' jury trial was nothing more than political grandstanding that made a mockery of the US court system.

Kelly Thomas' memory should not be remembered via any type of violence. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

If the legitimate protesters want to see why their continued campaign is a joke, they need look no farther than this photograph.  By letting this mixture of misfits on skateboards and wearing masks attach themselves to the protest, it defies any credibility at all.     

jackmack299
jackmack299

@elmoby59 

Jesse and Al aren't here because Kelly was white.

Gloria ain't because he was male.


InfinityBlues
InfinityBlues

@CRIMECONCERNS  We take our examples from our leaders and law enforcers. The best way to remember is Kelly Thomas is to ensure this NEVER happens to anyone again, by any means necessary. No Justice, No Peace.

InfinityBlues
InfinityBlues

@ltpar  Itpar, Please save it for your friends that think you're intelligent. They should burn that fucking corrupted mafia style department to the ground and demand a restart. Misfits on skateboards and wearing masks..."waahhhhh wahhhhhh this does not fit into my view of normal behavior because I live in a shitty pundit bubble where everyone tells me I'm so great" STFU you have no clue, zero, of real world republic issues or you wouldn't focus on the LEAST significant think about the case. Asshat.

ussaisapolicestate
ussaisapolicestate

@ltpar PS: I almost forgot to say THANK YOU Herr Officer Itpar for focusing on just ONE picture of what you call "misfits' out of a collection of ONE HUNDRED AND SIX other photographs that show "normal" people protesting.

ussaisapolicestate
ussaisapolicestate

@ltpar what defies credibility is the fact that 6 uniformed douchebags were able to GET AWAY WITH MURDER. If you want to see a REAL mixture of misfits, just look at the 12 Orange County jurors who were so incredibly STUPID that they couldn't correctly identify a MURDER even after viewing & hearing it on video.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@InfinityBlues @ltpar  My friends don't think I am intelligent, they know it.  That intelligence suggests the Thomas Case is over and done with, H2O under the bridge and it is time to move on to the next glaring issue you whiners want to snivel about.  As a point of correction, the citizens of Irvine love their Police Department and like it just fine, the way it is.  By the way, can we assume that you are putting your ass where your mouth is and spending some volunteer time working at the homeless shelter caring for others like  Kelly Thomas?  Didn't think so?   

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@ussaisapolicestate @ltpar A picture is worth a thousand words and that one met the standard.  The point was that those misfits, negate the efforts of the serious and lawful protesters.  

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@ussaisapolicestate Hey ass wipe, who the hell do you think you are to pass judgement on those men and women who got "drafted" for Jury duty, caught the case from hell and then all arrived at the same decision on guilty or innocence?  Even if disagreeing with them, I would at least respect their ability to view the evidence, or lack thereof and vote their conscience.  Your attack on the Jury just adds another layer of that brown matter that coats your brain cells.  Give it a rest and move on to the next crisis in your life.   

InfinityBlues
InfinityBlues

@ltpar Your point is, you have no point other than to be a regurgitating cliche.

ussaisapolicestate
ussaisapolicestate

@ltpar @ussaisapolicestate The ONLY place where a handful of pink-haired protesters 'negates' the efforts of the other 300 is within the dark, confused depths of your criminal-apologist mind.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@InfinityBlues @ltpar  Bring it on wantabee.  My two brothers Mr. Sig and Mr. Sauer are looking forward to meeting you.  They support real patriots and not a bunch of anarchist trash.  

InfinityBlues
InfinityBlues

@ltpar Hmmm and a Jury found OJ not guilty as well as Zimmerman. Your theory sucks, like your mother on a Friday night. As far a repercussions..? Ah. It's far worse than you can imagine. Because every tiny little injustice or case like this turns people like me, regular working folk, into revolutionaries, activists, and anarchists. And the number is rising very steadily. Soon we'll be knocking on your door asking you if you are for the people or against the people. This will affect you and all of America. It's only a matter time. Tick Tock.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@chadmerritt71 @ltpar @ussaisapolicestate Wrong again.......the "People" spoke and the verdict was "Not Guilty" on all counts.  Outside of a few hard core whiners like yourself, nobody really gives a shit about what you think.  It is H2O under the bridge and in several weeks no one will even remember Fullerton and Kelly Thomas.  Face it, life goes on.  

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@ussaisapolicestate @ltpar As I stated before, if they took only ignorant, biased fools, you would have been spending a lot of time on Jury Duty.  My Gestapho friends look forward to assisting you in solving your life crisis.  By the way, I don't know your mother?  

ussaisapolicestate
ussaisapolicestate

@ltpar

@ussaisapolicestate

 @ltpar @ussaisapolicestate "who the hell do you think you are to pass judgement on those men and women"

I'll TELL YOU who I am you corrupt POS: I'm the guy who worked at the Central "Justus" Center for over 8 years, witnessing how juries are CAREFULLY PRESCREENED during voir dire in order to ensure that only the most GULLIBLE, STUPID, UNIFORMED and NAIVE will ever be approved as jurors.

You and your Gestapo friends ARE the 'next crisis in my life' motherfu...

chadmerritt71
chadmerritt71

@ltpar @ussaisapolicestate They missed all the other evidence that was not presented to them Such as 150 + eye witnesses to the MURDER of Kelly Thomas. That was not a trial. That was a mockery of what the people wanted. The people say... Guilty.

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