It's been about 28 hours since the D.A. charged two Fullerton cops in the brutal beating death of Kelly Thomas.
Something else changed after the D.A.'s decision yesterday, too. Three members of the Fullerton city council have opened up a bit. The three men — Mayor Richard Jones, Mayor Pro Tem Don Bankhead and Councilman Pat McKinley — who are being recalled largely because of how they handled the aftermath of Kelly Thomas' beating, released statements, which are posted on the anti-recall blog.
As for Ron Thomas and “Kelly's Army,” the fight is still on. They're still celebrating yesterday's decision, of course, but now they have a new target — the four officers who weren't charged. “I want to go after the other four on administrative leave. We need to keep the pressure on, big time. They're guilty by association,” Thomas said. Although one of their main demands was action from the D.A., Kelly's Army will still protest this Saturday in front of the police department, Thomas said, and focus on the other four officers.