San Francisco -
Activists are rallying around a California man who will begin a hunger strike on May 13th in the hopes of forcing the government to begin dialogue about police brutality, releasing political prisoners, and its treatment of immigrants.
Anonymous released a screen capture of a public image taken from the alleged Facebook page of Manuel Ramos, the Fullerton cop recently acquitted in the death of Kelly Thomas. The image shows a shirt being sold featuring the word “Accused.”
Santa Ana -
Two former Fullerton, California police officers were acquitted Monday of brutally beating an unarmed mentally ill homeless man, who died days later, with charges dropped against a third officer involved in the July 2011 incident.
Fullerton cops are collecting money for the $1 million bail for Officer Manuel Ramos, charged with second-degree murder following the death of homeless Kelly Thomas. Former cop Ron Thomas, father of Kelly said "They know he murdered Kelly."
A jury in Santa Ana, California, acquitted former officer Manuel Ramos of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter and former officer Jay Cicinelli of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force in the beating death of Kelly Thomas.
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A makeshift memorial for Kelly Thomas, at the site where he was killed in 2011 after a beating by Fullerton police officers, in Fullerton, California January 14, 2014
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This image purporting to show the personal information of the officers was redacted by Digital Journalist to comply with local laws.
Kelly Thomas in 2002 (left) and after being brutally beaten by Fullerton, California police officers in July 2011.
Ex-Fullerton police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli (on photo) were acquitted in the 2011 beating and stun-gun death of a mentally ill California homeless man that touched off street protests and political upheaval in the Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton
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Ron Thomas (R), father of Kelly Thomas, speaks next to attorney Garo Mardirossian (L) at a news conference in Los Angeles, California January 14, 2014