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.
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
And this: A city official reportedly told the parents
that they would have offered more money but their son was “no rocket
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