By Christopher R Rice
A jury has acquitted police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli of the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, schizophrenic man who died after a violent altercation with law enforcement (see video above) in Fullerton, Calif. in 2011. Continue reading: Acquitted
1) The Kangaroo Court Prosecution of Officers Jay Cicinelli and Manny Ramos, involved in the gruesome beating, torture, and murder of Kelly Thomas is a miscarriage of justice.
2) DA Tony Rackauckas and Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg should resign immediately.
3) Dan Hughes, Chief of Police in Fullerton, California should resign immediately.
4) Mayor Doug Chaffee, and the Fullerton City Council should step down.
Under the U.S. Constitution, the condition of being homeless or mentally-ill does not justify a kangaroo court or a fatal savage beating by government employees.
“[W]here police take matters in their own hands, seize victims, beat and pound them until they confess, there cannot be the slightest doubt that the police have deprived the victim of a right under the Constitution.” Justice William O. Douglas wrote in (Williams v. United States, 341 U.S. 97, 71 S. Ct. 576, 95 L. Ed. 774 ).
Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg runs a court of law in which the violations of procedure, precedents, and due process are so gross that fundamental justice is denied. It means that the judge is incompetent or obviously biased.
We now officially launch “Operation Fullerton”, you can expect two things.
1.) WE NEVER FORGET/FORGIVE and
2.) WE ARE COMING.
We can no longer in good conscience trust the police, the politicians or the corporations to police themselves. Link to this article from forums and blogs. Mention it with links in your comments on blogs. PROMOTE IT.
Police should be in the communities to serve and protect not to harass and arrest. The war on drugs is really a war on the community. People are treated like insurgents in occupied territory and not citizens in need of protection. We need to address how the war on drugs has become a war on us that has caused more problems than it has solved.
The Innocence Project has helped free hundreds of wrongly convicted people from prison in the last decade, and they point to studies which estimate that between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent, which suggests that roughly 46,000 to 100,000 people are currently serving time for crimes that they did not commit. Keep that in mind the next time you are tempted to believe that your innocence will protect you from prosecution.
In America it is the criminals who get promotions and bonuses, bailouts and tax breaks. The middle class gets the squeeze and the poor are either caged up or shot like dogs in the street.
We have given them every benefit of the doubt, every chance to reform, we can not in good conscience continue to wait and hope, we must act.
Protest at the Fullerton police station, city hall.
Fullerton PD: 2651 E Chapman Ave. (714) 525-5596 and 230 Dale Pl. Fullerton, CA. (714) 449-7091
Fullerton City hall: 303 W. Commonwealth Avenue (714) 738-6300
Bubbles Tasting & Brunch Event
Vino Nostra, Fullerton, CA.
Fullerton Health & Wellness Fair
Fullerton Community Center, Fullerton, CA.
October 22-A National Day of Mourning
On October 22nd, we are all Americans, we stand as one people, one nation, without color, creed or division. We are one, we are America.
OCT. 22ND A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND CALM
This is a call for a day of prayer and calm. To mourn the dead. This is a non-violent protest. A day of remembrance, not a day for violence.
1.) To participate we call on everyone everywhere to wear black to mourn the dead.
2.) Do not go to work, or to school or to church, as remembrance of the dead.
3.) No shopping. Do not spend one dime on October 22nd. No buses, no trains and no planes for one day to show our solidarity with those who have been murdered.
No charges for white Nashville officer in black man’s death
No charges for officer who body slammed female student
Keith Scott killing: No charges against officer
No Charges Filed Against Off-Duty LAPD Officer, Anaheim Mayor ‘Deeply Disturbed’ By Video
No charges against officer in Jay Anderson shooting; video released
No charges against LAPD officers who shot and killed Ezell Ford, D.A. says
No charges against 2 LAPD officers in fatal downtown shooting of a woman in 2015
No charges against officer in fatal shooting of Memphis man
No charges for Tempe officer whose body cam was off during deadly shooting
No Charges for Officers in Alton Sterling Case
No Charges for Officer Who Fatally Shot Korryn Gaines
No charges for officers Tamir Rice shooting
Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Found Not Guilty
No Charges in Shooting of 13-Year-Old Andy Lopez By Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy
Police brutality and the use of excessive force, including police beatings, unjustified shootings and the use of dangerous restraint techniques to subdue suspects are as American as apple pie. Nothing is being done to monitor or check persistent abusers, or to ensure that police tactics in certain common situations minimize the risk of unnecessary force and injury.
Neither City councils or state legislatures seem willing to act, it has been left to the people to bring justice. How many will you let die? Well, how many? Ten more? Fifty more? A hundred more? A thousand more?
We live in a time when elected politicians ignore the needs of their constituents; where the judiciary and police institutions will not uphold the rights of citizens; where the media are afraid to report the truth; where lawlessness abounds and ordinary people are left unprotected and defenseless against the rapacity of a few. The answer to our dilemma is for people of courage to actively help each other. Only if we unite can we succeed. That is the only way. There is no other way.
Family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population
Research in Brief: Officer-Involved Domestic Violence
Independent Media Center – Great site for news. So great that the government shut the site down for a few days to investigate and steal records.
LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: Current and former members of law enforcement who support drug regulation rather than prohibition.
Fully Informed Jury Association – Their mission is to inform all Americans about their rights, powers, and responsibilities when serving as trial jurors. Jurors must know that they have the option and the responsibility to render a verdict based on their conscience and on their sense of justice as well as on the merits of the law.
Cop Block– Film the police. Record the truth.
The Innocence Project– They work to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through post conviction DNA testing; and develop and implement reforms to prevent wrongful convictions. This Project only handles cases where post conviction DNA testing can yield conclusive proof of innocence.
Who’s a Rat.com – REAL LIFE – REAL PEOPLE largest online database of informants and agents. Locate a RAT and let’s dispose of these RATS!
The Young Turks – Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today!
Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?
Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
Raise The Fist – This was the original site shut down by our Government, and is running again by Professor David S. Touretzky at Carnegie Mellon University. “Mirror Site”
October 22 Coalition – Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation!
Police-State – In A Police State Atmosphere Fascists Will Rise To The Top.
Pursuit Watch – This website for information about high speed police pursuit.
Civilians Down – This site is dedicated to the civilians killed by police officers in the United States.
Botched Paramilitary Police Raids– Locate these botched police raids in your state.
Tapping Officials Secrets –State FOIA laws examined.
RCFP.org – The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Great Site!
The Smoking Gun -Great site! Large collection of public documents on crimes, celebrities, politicians, and the FBI.
Live from Lockdown There are over 2 Million people incarcerated in the U.S. and recent Department of Justice numbers indicate that there are over 21,000 street gangs in the U.S. with over 700,000 active members, numbers we cannot afford to ignore. Street gangs, the War on Drugs and mass incarceration weigh heavily on American culture, mainly its cities, and impose an enormous fiscal burden upon government and taxpayers, threatening to stall the engines of American prosperity.
Solitary Watch Santa got sent to prison and Jesus got the death penalty.
ACLU For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.