FBI Checks Cop Killing in Fullerton
On July 5, Fullerton police beat to death an unarmed, harmless man, Kelly Thomas. The great Friends for Fullerton’s Future investigative news site has been breaking this story, and the Fullerton PD’s cover up of the six thug-cops, for weeks.
Following the formal request of Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson, the FBI now is looking into this case. FFFF has the story here.
It’s embarrassing not only for Orange County, but the state of California, the the Feds have gotten involved in this. The city took weeks to question witnesses.
O.C. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has done little. Ditto for California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
To read more about this, click here for recent FFFF articles on the killing, including an interview on the John & Ken show of the only witness to come forward.
Some of the latest claims against the brutal cops:
* One officer supposedly beat Kelly Thomas with the butt of his Taser until blood started coming up all over the officer’s arms and hands.
* Another officer supposedly drop knees Kelly Thomas’ nose and throat with the full force of his body weight multiple times, crushing the victim’s throat.
* This happened while Kelly Thomas was not moving or resisting.
There’s also a video, where you can hear the poor man being Tased — even though he’s already unconscious.
This truly is a major miscarriage of justice. It’s like the Rodney King beating of 20 years ago — except King survived.
And the killing of this “gentle man,” as friends and family described him, is but one example of police gone berserk all across America. Usually they beat and kill and harass with impunity.
This time they might not get away with it.
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