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Was the Kelly Thomas beating an issue of mental health awareness?

In June 2011, three Fullerton police officers in an effort to restrain a homeless man, brutally beat him leading to his death days later. Concerned citizens rallied upon hearing the news and lead to recall the city council as well as try the police with charges of murder. 581 more words

Solving the Bad Cop Problem (And Creating Jobs)

There are too many bad, violent or mentally jacked-up cops roaming around. Worse, expecting the people who hire them to supervise them properly has apparently become too much to ask. 1,397 more words

Year in Review: 10 Photos and Videos of 2014

From reporting on and photographing the reaction to the Kelly Thomas trial to filming weddings and aerial videos, I gained a wide variety of multimedia experience in the past year. 579 more words


Bad Cops: Trained to be killers

Some cops wouldn’t be so bad if they were trained to be protectors instead of killers. 396 more words


On the First Anniversary of Not Guilty Verdicts in the Killing of Kelly Thomas...

January 13 marks the first anniversary of two officers charged in the death of Kelly Thomas being found not guilty by a jury, and the announcement by the office of the District Attorney that charges against a third officer would be dropped. 289 more words

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Reflection of More Than 25,000 People Marching in Protest: NYC

One of the two former Fullerton, California police department officers acquitted this month in the brutal 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas has for years been receiving a $40,000 annual pension from the city of Los Angeles.

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