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National Day of Rage - Solidarity with Victims of Police Brutality - Protest Against Growing Police State

It should come as no surprise that at the same time our right are under siege by an oppressive elite ruling class, we are also building a militarized domestic police force. 588 more words

Kelly Thomas and the frail rights of the homeless

While poverty remains at Great Recession levels, Philadelphia has banned food lines; North Carolina’s state government has asked religious groups to stop feeding the hungry; Tampa banned panhandling and sleeping in parks or on sidewalks; Arizona banned begging for money or food, which was later overturned by a federal judge; and a state representative from Hawaii began literally smashing the possessions of homeless people with a sledgehammer… 14 more words


Who is Running for Fullerton City Council in 2014, and Why

Seven candidates, including two incumbents, have filed papers to run for two open seats on the Fullerton City Council. The election takes place on November 4, with vote by mail ballots available a month earlier. 1,288 more words

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Toddlers, Perspective, Drugs, and Flashbanging Swat Raids.

My family is a diverse  and divided one, and I love it.  Not just racially, but politically and on all those “controversial” issues which you aren’t supposed to bring up at the dinner table at family parties.   1,377 more words

Choke Holds Are Intended To Kill – Eric Garner; Ethan Saylor

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King.

I’m reading the news about Eric Garner and it causes me to ask questions while getting that sick feeling in my stomach. 921 more words


Good People Observe a Sad Anniversary

This afternoon, July 5, marked the third anniversary of the senseless beating of Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic drifter whose life was needlessly taken from him by officers of the Fullerton Police Department. 267 more words

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Father Of Man Beaten To Death By Fullerton Police To Have Night Of 'Reflection'

FULLERTON (CBSLA.com)  —    Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas — the homeless man beaten to death by Fullerton Police — will gather where his son was killed Saturday night for a night of “gathering and reflection.” 267 more words