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Fullerton Cops Criminally Charged For Beating Homeless Man To Death

Two police officers in southern California have been charged in the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man. Over the course of nearly 10 minutes, the victim, 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, was tackled, hit with a baton, pinned down, punched repeatedly in the ribs, kneed in the head, tasered four times, and then struck in the face with the taser itself eight times. Prosecutors say the officers continued the assault even after Thomas stopped struggling and a pool of blood formed around him. Officer Manuel Ramos has been charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter and could face life in prison. A second officer, Jay Cicinelli, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and using excessive force; he faces a maximum sentence of four years. The remaining three officers involved in the killing have not been charged.

March 22: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - Called by Dallas Communities Organizing Against Police Terrorism

GOALS FOR THE PEOPLE

These goals should be implemented in short/long terms. Places that already have this or something similar, we ask that you support those of us that do not:

 

  1. Know Your Rights Classes specific to your state. I.E. California vs. Texas Gun Laws

  2. Local community based patrols. Make the police “services” obsolete in your community

  3. Documentation of police activity that can later be used as evidence.

  4. Community Review Boards- Establish or implement them with subpoena power with the ability to prosecute.

  5. Tribunal del pueblo- The people’s court where the true peers and equals of the people assaulted can express, and try the offender.