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Monday, May 07, 2012

WATCH: Kelly Thomas beating video released by Orange County DA; Viewer warning advised

This is one example why an "open and honest" free media is so essential in our community. Tonight, members of the Orange County District Attorney's Office have released the "official" footage of the beating of Fullerton homeless man Kelly Thomas. This is horrific to watch, but everyone needs to have the ability to make their own decisions about this case that has dominated our local headlines for the past year.

  Members of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office have released the footage of the brutal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, at a Fullerton bus depot on the night of July 5, 2011. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and other media outlets were sent a copy of the video on Monday evening. The altercation of the well publicized beating begins at 15:20 into the clip. Fullerton police offi
Death of Kelly Thomas
Death of Kelly Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
cer Manuel Ramos was charged with second-degree murder in Thomas’ death, and Cpl. Jay Cicinelli faces involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force charges. Video provided by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. WARNING: The video is very violent in nature, use discretion before viewing.
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