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Fed Charges Eyed After Police Cleared In Homeless Man's Death

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

Federal investigators may reenter the case of Kelly Thomas, 37, a mentally ill homeless man, who died following a violent 2011 videotaped confrontation with police, after two former Fullerton, CA officers were acquitted on all state charges late Monday.

The Fullerton Police Saga: From Reality TV to Reality?

John Mirisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

After the upheaval in Fullerton resulting from the sickening and senseless brutalization of Kelly Thomas, the residents of Fullerton deserve justice as a way of life.

Standing Up for the Late Kelly Thomas, Homeless Schizophrenic

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

Since when do we need six policemen to arrest and beat a mentally ill homeless man, who was not armed and who had a reputation as a peaceful presence on the streets of Fullerton?

The Murder Of Kelly Thomas And The Effort To Bring His Murderers To Justice

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 12.29.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Those who call the street home are mostly ignored as if they do not exist. From time to time a passerby will show compassion, offering food, money, a kind word. Yet, most of us find ways to harden our hearts to their plight.

Officers Charged, But It's A Steep Road To Conviction

Posted 11.22.2011 | Los Angeles

By THOMAS WATKINS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A suspect pulls on a pair of rubber gloves, tells a mentally ill homeless man he's about to...

Why Does Homelessness Stir Such Anger?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Thirty years ago, the response to homelessness was compassion. Shelters and programs were started by community members that really wanted to help their economically displaced neighbors. Today, compassion fatigue is evolving into anger.

WATCH: Fullerton Police Involved in ANOTHER Brutality Case

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES By GREG RISLING (Associated Press) -- The legal problems facing an embattled Orange County police agency mounted Friday after an attorney...

The Journey to Fullerton: Standing by Ron Thomas

John Mirisch | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Kelly Thomas's beating death is hardly a case of nuances. It's clear that Kelly Thomas's death should never have happened. I feel confident in saying that it couldn't, wouldn't happen in my town.

WATCH: 'Anonymous' Hackers Threaten Fullerton Police Department

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

Self-proclaimed "Anonymous" hackers have just released a video threatening the Fullerton Police department with a site-wide shutdown if certain demand...

Police Officers and Homeless Persons Both Risk Death

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Clearly, patrolling the streets of America is no easy profession. When an officer pulls over a car or responds to a domestic violence call, she or he never knows what might happen. The fear of death is constant.

When The Mental Health System Fails, Police Step In

DJ Jaffe | Posted 10.04.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

In California, it is playing out with relentless familiarity: the death of Kelly Thomas at the hands of Fullerton police has led to the usual criticisms of the police and calls for better training and more compassion.

WATCH: Shocking Eye Witness Accounts Of Homeless Man Beating

Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

New video has emerged of eye witnesses recounting the July 5th beating of homeless man Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, California. Friends of Fullerton obt...

Medicinal Marijuana on Trial

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

There is a precedent setting case about medicinal marijuana and a state's right to allow it now playing out in California with surprisingly little media attention. Here's the scoop.