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#PoliceState Update: Local Band to Lead Anti-Police Police Brutality Protest in Memory of Kelly Thomas

One great thing about OC’s music community is it’s long memory. In some cases, like the killing of Kelly Thomas, its a long bitter memory. 94 more words

Sacramento Update

Comic Review: Jem and the Holograms #1

Publisher: IDW

Writer: Kelly Thomas

Artist: Ross Campbell

Colourist: M Victoria Robado

Jem and the Holograms is a rather under valued cartoon series from the 80’s, to watch the cartoon now will not only take many people in their 30’s on a trip down memory lane, but also make them stop and wonder how the police were never involved in certain cases that were a bit too dangerous for a band to really deal with on their own. 352 more words

Comic Books

OC Register: Mental Illness and Police Violence are Not Necessarily Related Conditions

A front page story in the March 24 edition of the Orange County Register chronicles special training received by county police officers to deal with mentally ill people following theĀ  death of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton three and half years ago. 483 more words

Fullerton Police Department

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. 1,410 more words