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Why Civil Libertarians Should Oppose Federal Civil Rights Charges in Kelly Thomas Case

Tom Mullen | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Prosecutors had their day in court with Ramos and Cicinelli. They had all of the resources of the state behind them and failed to obtain a conviction. As bitter as that result is for civil libertarians, supporting the federal government in going after them again is even worse.

Why Cops Who Get Charged With Murder On Duty Are Rarely Convicted

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — By the time all four verdicts were read clearing two California officers of killing a homeless man, people on both sides of...

Former Police Officers Acquitted In Death Of Homeless Man

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.15.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two former California police officers were acquitted in the death of a homeless man who died five days after a violent, vid...

Jury Deciding If Cops Fatal Beating Of Homeless Man Was Justified

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors were set to return Wednesday for a second day of closing arguments in the trial of two former police officers charge...

Homeless Man Was Screaming For Air As Cops Piled On Him: Prosecutors

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old California homeless man's death after a violent confrontation with police drew attention largely because of s...

Cops Who Beat Homeless Man Claim He Died Of A Drug-Damaged Heart

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old California homeless man's death after a violent confrontation with police drew attention largely because of s...

The Beginning Of The End For Officer Involved In Kelly Thomas Beating?

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Police say a Southern California officer charged with murder in the death of a mentally ill homeless man is no longer working for...

WATCH: Shocking Police Brutality Beating Video Revealed At Hearing

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Never-before-seen surveillance footage of the beating of Kelly Thomas, a Fullerton, Calif. homeless man with schizophrenia, was revealed Monday during...

Will The Officers Charged With Beating Kelly Thomas Face A Trial?

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.07.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A shirtless Kelly Thomas pulled on his long, scraggly hair while police searched his backpack. Moments later, Officer Manue...

Did Police Try To Cover Up Beating Death Of Kelly Thomas?

AP | By AMY TAXIN | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

FULLERTON, Calif. -- A California police department had no intent to deceive the public by releasing an old booking photo of a homeless man who died a...

Police Officer Charged With Kelly Thomas Murder Posts $1M Bail

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A police officer charged with killing a mentally ill, homeless man during a violent arrest posted $1 million bail Thursday a...

Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Beating Death

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — One of two police officers charged with killing a mentally ill, homeless man pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murd...

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...