UPDATE, AUGUST 8, 1:07 P.M.: After most of the crowd had left for the day, the remaining 100 or so protesters congregated directly outside the Fullerton Police Department and the tone of the protest intensified.
At one point, a police officer came outside, looked around and then went back inside the building, Bushala says.
ORIGINAL POST, AUGUST 6, 2:50 P.M.:
Just about every car that zoomed past the crowd of more than 350 protesters gathered near the Fullerton Police Department today, offered a honk and threw up a peace sign.
A misty-eyed Cathy Thomas balanced the roles of mom and protester.
She held up a sign, but didn't usually chant with the crowd, although she says she appreciates all the protesters. “Every time I see this many people I feel better. It makes my heart feel better.”
Although he recently met with Police Chief Michael Sellers, who Thomas says gave him his personal cell phone number, Thomas is calling on Sellers to resign, saying he hasn't been a good leader.