It was two years ago Friday (July 5) that a mentally ill homeless man was involved in a violent confrontation with Fullerton police officers. Kelly Thomas died five days later. Ex-Fullerton police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli since have been charged in connection with Thomas’ death and are set to go to trial on October 18, according to Southern California Public Radio.
Kelly Thomas’ family has organized a community candlelight vigil to take place tonight, July 5, 2013, at 7 pm, at Kelly’s Corner in Fullerton to mark the 2 year anniversary of Kelly Thomas being beaten to death by six Fullerton police officers.
Organizers urge you to “Come out and show your support and show the world that we have not forgiven and we have not forgotten. We are all Kelly Thomas….Join us.” Continue reading