Tag Archives: police corruption

CA Prosecutor Says People Have a Right to Self Defence in Unlawful Police Brutality

By Freedom Watch

Judge Napolitano interviews Tony Rackauckas, Orange County District Attorney in the brutal slaying of  Kelly Thomas. Two officers have been charged in his murder.

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Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man’s death

Fullerton cops Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli charged in Kelly Thomas murder. Booking photos from Orange County District Attorney's Office

By Abby Sewell, Richard Winton and Scott Gold
Los Angeles Times

Orange County prosecutors charged two veteran Fullerton police officers in the death of a mentally ill homeless man, accusing them of a callous cascade of violence against Kelly Thomas as he begged for his life.

Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Wednesday said what began as routine questioning by police devolved into a “beating at the hands of an angry police officer,” with other officers eventually joining in. He stressed that Thomas did not provoke the attack and that all of his movements were purely defensive.

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Million dollars not enough for brutal police slaying of Kelly Thomas, says family

Warning: Graphic images

By Rady Ananda

The surviving family members of Kelly Thomas, who was brutally murdered by Fullerton Police (Orange County, California) in July, rejected an offer of $900,000 not to pursue civil action.  [Image:  Kelly Thomas]

9/22 UPDATE: Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man’s death

On July 5, 2011, closed circuit TV caught six Fullerton cops brutally murdering a homeless, mentally ill man.  Kelly Thomas, age 37, died after being taken off life-support five days later.

A whistleblower who viewed the unreleased city-owned video of the event says an officer crushed Thomas’ windpipe by “drop-kneeing” him “more than once.”

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Massive weapons cache seized at Tex-Mex border; nobody arrested

Now when the government runs guns, it’s a-okay. Just like when it runs drugs, right?

By Phil Anaya
KENS 5

Some dangerous firepower has been taken off the streets, but those who were accused of having it in their possession are still walking free.

Five men who were allegedly caught with a cache of weapons and were questioned by investigators are not in jail.

“We’re talking about AK-47s, AR-15s, basically the type of assault rifles you can purchase legally,” said Cpl. Clint Garza of the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities also siezed about 20,000 rounds of ammunition.

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Indonesia cops to sue magazine exposing top cop embezzlement

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Says cover of police with pigs is offensive in Islam

AFP 

Indonesian police will sue a news magazine over a story on corruption [purportedly] because the cover depicted an officer with piggy banks, and pigs are dirty in Islam. But the June 28 edition of Tempo explored evidence of embezzlement among senior officers, some of whom were allegedly found to have millions of dollars in bank accounts. Unidentified buyers bought hundreds of thousands of copies of this week’s edition directly from distributors before dawn on Monday. See below for full story on police corruption by Tempo Magazine that prompted seizure.

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