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Videos During and After Beating Will Be Key Evidence In Kelly Thomas Case

August 3rd, 2011 by Celeste Fremon


Yes, well….of course the videos will be key evidence in the horrific Kelly Thomas beating casein which six Fullerton
police officers pummelled the homeless and unarmed Thomas into a fatal coma.

The LA Times’ LA Now has the story. Here’s a clip:

Both the FBI and the Orange County district attorney’s office are investigating the incident, and the case has generated an emotional response from residents of the college town who are demanding answers from the police department.

Passengers boarded an Orange County transit bus on the night of July 5 with disturbing stories of a violent altercation they had witnessed between police and a homeless man at the train depot.

“The cops are kicking this poor guy over there. All these cops,” one woman told the bus driver in a conversation captured on a grainy bus surveillance tape.

“He’s almost halfway dead,” another passenger told the driver. “They killed him.”

Exactly what happened that night has become the subject of anger and much speculation in the Orange County community…..

Here’s the longer version of the story that will appear in Wednesday’s paper.


THE MYTH OF THE EXTRAORDINARY TEACHER: WITHOUT DECENT CONDITIONS EVEN THE BEST TEACHERS AREN’T AT THEIR BEST

I missed linking to this LA Times Op Ed by LA teacher Elie Herman, that ran this Sunday, so here it is belatedly. It’s a good read, I promise.

Posted in Human rights, law enforcement, Orange County | 1 Comment »

One Response

  1. roy Says:

    what if there where no videos or they don’t show much? do we really need them to say that 6 officers beating one unarmed man to death is wrong?

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