Tag Archive for Kelly Thomas

Three Strike Tony

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Much has been written about the killing of Kelly Thomas in the two and a half years since his death. We focus today on D. A. Tony Rackauckas, who decided, given the high profile of the case, that it was necessary for him to step back into the courtroom, after a 23 years, and personally prosecute the case.

Kelly Thomas Verdict: NOT Guilty

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The Fullerton police officers charged in the death of Kelly Thomas were found Not Guilty. There LA Times has the story here: Ex-Fullerton officers found not guilty in Kelly Thomas death Los Angeles Times | January 13, 2014 | 4:04 PM Two former Fullerton police officers were found not guilty in the killing of Kelly…

OC Weekly Cover Story Belittles Kelly Thomas’ Death

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Sometimes a parody of “Where’s Waldo” works and sometimes it doesn’t.  This weekend’s OC Weekly has a cover story about African-Americans in Orange County (or the lack of them) and the piece itself is a great story, well researched and well crafted.  Read it.  The cover art might shock you if you look closely. The…

“Non-Partisan” Fullerton Recall Becomes Partisan

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A hat tip to Matt Rowe, Fullerton’s independent candidate for city council if the recall election is successful next week.  If you read the Friends for Fullerton’s Future posts and comments, a significant narrative is all about how the recall IS NOT PARTISAN.  It’s all about Justice for Kelly Thomas and Police Brutality.  Except “Justice for…

Shawn Nelson: Does He or Doesn’t He on Endorsements

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Shortly after the signatures for the Fullerton Recall of Dick Jones, Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley was approved, we contacted Supervisor Shawn Nelson’s office (on Valentine’s Day to be exact).  We received a nice email from Nelson’s director of communications, Audra Adams, who promised to get back to us right away.  Then nothing for weeks.  I left…