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."
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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Kelly Thomas in 2002 (left) and after being brutally beaten by Fullerton, California police officers in July 2011.
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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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