THE 33 MINUTES AND 33 SECONDS OF FOOTAGE AND THE TRIAL THAT FOREVER CHANGED AMERICA.
Southern California is no stranger to high profile trials. I lived through the Rodney King and OJ Simpson trials and were not surprised by the results handed down from the handpicked, stacked deck jury put together by those playing both sides of the aisle with Rodney King. While I believe that similar circumstances prevailed in the murder trial of two Fullerton police officers, what was remarkably different was the significance of the outcome. As a Fullerton resident, this evil must be addressed as this is as close to home as you can get.
Rodney King was brutally beaten by L.A.P.D. officers. Rodney king was evading police during the act of committing a crime. Rodney King was a very tall, strong and healthy man and RODNEY KING WAS ABLE TO WALK AWAY FROM HIS BEATING AND LIVED TO ATTEND THE TRIAL TO FACE HIS ACCUSERS. KELLY THOMAS WAS NOT AFFORDED THAT LUXURY WHICH WAS ACTUALLY HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.
Kelly Thomas was a rather thin, small framed schizophrenic homeless man living on the streets of Fullerton California. Known to many, simply as Kelly, he was a fixture in Fullerton’s downtown area in and around the Fullerton transportation center. Known by local police and by some local area merchants, he was looked upon as a nuisance, a bum, and an eyesore. To others that knew him, he was an honest human being with a giving heart and a free spirit. That, however, would be forever changed on that warm summer evening in July 2011. From then on, Kelly was known to anyone with a functioning conscience, as a homicide victim, an innocent man who was brutally murdered by a gang of thugs employed by the Fullerton police department, and a martyr for the cause of ending police brutality in America and to the ends of the earth.
Kelly Thomas was determined to be an innocent man, guilty of no crime and subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing but not until AFTER being brutally murdered by officers working for the Fullerton police department. His exoneration was conducted post mortem. The city’s own surveillance camera recorded the majority of that fateful interaction with law enforcement that led to the deadly, asphyxiating, electrocution, brutal beat down and dog pile that his body was no match for. Two officers were charged with multiple counts including second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. While this event was recorded and played repeatedly on television and all over the internet, as well as being entered into evidence in the criminal trial’s proceedings, on January 13. 2104, a jury of 8 women and 4 men found 2 officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, not guilty. As a result, a third officer, Joe Wolfe, will not be charged in connection with the death either.
So how do we go from months of public outrage, a successful city council recall, a police chief stepping down, police officers being fired and a seemingly open and shut case to not guilty verdicts?
That sadly, is rather easy for me to answer and I will at the end of this article. The much larger question at hand that I have involves many unanswered and difficult ones. Let us begin with those now.
Dan Hughes became Fullerton’s police chief not long after Chief Mike Sellers went out on stress leave. Dan was the one in charge on duty the night the murder took place. He subsequently allowed the officers to view the pole cam video so the officers could rewrite their reports. Dan Hughes was quoted along the lines of saying some time ago that he had seen the video (city’s pole cam video) 300 times and when you see it, it will change your mind too.
So I am assuming Dan Hughes saw the video as representing acceptable behavior and properly followed police procedures. The FPD expert testimony in the trial contended that no procedures were violated either. The officers were found to be not guilty. Is it therefore safe to assume that Dan Hughes’s and Fullerton’s rehiring the officers will logically follow as they could be legally compelled to do? Why were they fired in the first place? How did Dan Hughes, being a man of this particular persuasion end up bequeathed with command of a one hundred million dollar militarized police department that is akin to a standing army in this bedroom community?
Recently the city’s police chief recently spent $14,000 of taxpayer money to send out a letter briefing the community of the trial, its possible outcome and what I believe to be nothing more than greasing the skids for the officers to walk.
How can the OC Ragister continue to refer to the incident as merely a scuffle, an encounter, a confrontation, an altercation, just a beating, or simply just a death?
The Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackaukas, was the one who brought the charges against two of the officers and chose to personally prosecute this case which I believe was designed to fail.
The hired guns for the defense were called in and paid big money. Building lie upon lie, they satanically blamed Kelly’s death on him having a weak heart instead of the blunt force trauma, electrocution and torture inflicted on him and portrayed him as a violent and dangerous person. Cameras were not allowed in the court room. The trial went on for some time and jury deliberations were swift and abrupt yielding not guilty verdicts for the defendants. The very next day the pathetic scum bag controlled media jams the Justin Bieber house egging story down all of our throats as if that is going to change what is inherently wrong with our wheels of justice that appear to turn like those from the stone age.
Here are the tough questions that I have to ask.
If the officers did nothing wrong or illegal, then why were they fired? When will they be coming back to work for Fullerton?
How can Lou Ponsi from the OC Ragister yes the Ragister, over the course of several years, continue to call this brutal murder an “encounter” with police. This was not some sort of a date. How about a “scuffle” or an “altercation”? This was not a playground argument between five year old children over who is next in line for the swing.
How can anyone watch that video, no less than 300 times, and not come to the conclusion that Kelly Thomas died as a result of the actions of the officers? How can that person justify what happened to an innocent man at the hands of those out of control officers?
How can the so called “pillars” of the community (and you know who you all are) come out in support of Dan Hughes and overwhelmingly call for his confirmation by the city council to become Fullerton’s chief of police? In a nation of several hundred million residents, was he the best they had to offer our city?
Did the pillars of the community come to the same conclusion that Dan Hughes did after watching the video themselves? How did these so called pillars of this community rationalize speaking out against those involved in the demonstrations against the brutal murder and what appeared to be a cover up?
How can the city council themselves confirm Dan Hughes, knowing that full well, in addition to his decades long career deep in the trenches of the of the department with its questionable longstanding practices, alleged trains of abuses, that he apparently saw nothing wrong with the actions of those officers?
In the wake of the vacuum created by the Fullerton recall, how did the Fullerton residents elect three council members Flory, Fitzgerald, and Chaffee, who remained totally silent during the ongoing protests against the brutal murder of Kelly Thomas who made absolutely no public statements in regards to these obvious abuses of power?
Ramos, Cicinelli and Wolfe were fired by the department and yet in the trial, the expert witnesses said they did not violate police procedures. To this very day, there has not been one single solitary law enforcement officer that has come forth and decried the outrageous actions of the individuals responsible for the murder of Kelly Thomas that I am aware of. How can that be? What about their spouses or their children? They certainly showed up in droves to stop the city council from getting a bid for the OC Sherrif’s department to contract out services to them. Heck they even had T shirts done up and had a taco truck in red zone out in front of city hall to make them all feel right at home. So do they all agree with the treatment that was given to Kelly? Now the officers will sue for wrongful termination unless we hire them back and put them in charge of cleaning jail toilets full time.
Fullerton is known as the education community. Where were all the teachers, principals, and administrators while the outrage lasted for months on the streets of Fullerton? Their presence is remarkably notable lining the streets waiving signs and shouting at the top of their lungs when it involves lining their pockets. What kind of lessons are they really teaching our children in terms of leadership, role modeling and civic responsibility? Is this just another example of the secular humanists’ perspective of moral relativism or just cowardly myopic behavior that I am truly accustomed to observing in my other endeavors dealing with these people? In my opinion, the educational establishment in this town is morally bankrupt.
Fullerton has a vibrant business community. Most of the downtown merchants are liquor peddlers drenching our youth in booze, feeding the jails clients and emptying their pockets in the process. Many business leaders actually came forward in support of the police department speaking out against the “lynch mob” of protesters. What is this some sort of mafia?
The most poignant question of all is where were and are all the churches in this town? Heck they only work one day a week and the other day they work they are just counting the loot, so where are they? Where are the members of its clergy with their 30 million dollar parking structures, 30 million dollar sanctuaries, Hollywood production facilities, ornate brick buildings with stained glass windows, stone altars, donning their long ceremonial robes, flip flops, Hawaiian shirts and forked tongues?
Outspoken Pastor Wiley Drake from First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE BODY OF CHRIST that had the courage, character and decency to show up at the protests and spoke out at the council meetings against this heinous murder. What about all the rest of the clergy? He puts his money where his mouth is and runs a homeless shelter on his church property. His humble operation over on Western is a biblical model not a cash register. With almost 100 churches up and running in Fullerton city limits alone with literally tens of thousands of Fullerton residents in church on Sunday mornings supposedly praising the Lord with their lips, where are the so called men and women of God? Is it still business as usual Sunday mornings with the preachers and priests preaching watered down psychology, entertaining the masses, cracking jokes while passing the plate and picking the pockets of the congregants? Are those in the pews, or the theater style seats staring at the jumbo trons, just going through the motions and kidding no one just like in Wiemar Germany when the ovens were going full blast and the churchgoers wiped the ashes off of their windshields as they left the parking lots Sunday mornings?
Kelly Thomas CHOSE to live on the streets and as such, he had a right to do so and enjoy the protections afforded him as an American citizen guaranteed by the Unites States Constitution. Those rights were stripped of him as he bled out in the gutter while the first responders applied band aids to a few of the officers and attended to their minor cuts and bruises.
What does all this say about the hour of darkness that so many delusionally mistake for the light? America has been allowing the ripping of unborn children apart in the womb with its tacit approval for the better part of the last 40 years. Our parents and grandparents are now, right under your noses, falling victim to stealth euthanasia practices in our hospitals, medical facilities and nursing homes and now a new level of debauchery has been achieved in 2014. The precedent appears to have now been set. I believe that Kelly Thomas was tried, convicted and executed in the streets by agents of the state on camera, in full view of the whole world and it was apparently all legal. The moral compass of that special handpicked jury directed the officers straight to the lock box containing the keys to the kingdom of darkness on their way out of that courtroom. Their freedom was bought with a price in the worst way imaginable. To this day no one directly involved is sorry for what happened to Kelly on that fateful evening. Like rats in the dark when the light switched gets flipped on, they scurry, scidaddle and blame Kelly for everything. Soon they will sue for their jobs back for more plunder and pillage of this city’s lawsuit damaged, bloated payroll and pension drained coffers yielding the residents third world roads, busted water mains, declining city services and residents that now fear for their lives and this is supposed to be called public service?
The message that the criminal justice system has sent to the residents of Fullerton is clear ladies and gentlemen. According to the results of this trial, and bellied by the eerie results of other recent trials, it appears as if you must submit to any Law enforcement command, lawful or unlawful, or you can be beaten and or murdered by the police department on camera with no recourse. Yes the walls have closed in completely on all of us, or so they want us to think. However, the simple fact remains that in spite of police departments all over the country becoming completely militarized, the American people must and will remain armed to the hilt in order to keep the balance of power in a constant state of equilibrium.
The nature of this crime, and the egregiousness of the verdict is just another component in the macabre nature of the majority of the Fullerton community and its crumbling so called community “pillars”. The majority of this community has spoken in the past with their election day lever pulls for the establishment hacks that re brand the status quo and shove it up our backsides. The majority of this community has spoken by sleeping late on all those Saturday mornings while armchair warrioring waiting for the broken, frozen wheels of justice to turn instead of voicing their outrage when the protests were going over this gruesome act. Has the majority of the community spoken once more by ignoring this verdict and instead concentrating their attentions on the 12 pack, the drive thru and the 300 channel idiot box? Where are all the moms? What has happened to all your maternal instincts? While thousands of parents have willingly chosen to turn a blind eye and ignore that there is a distinct possibility that your children are being irreparably harmed in the wireless classrooms in Fullerton schools and at home, I find it impossible to believe that they can continue to turn a blind eye to the obvious in this case. Will they continue to exchange the truth for believing the thousand dollar an hour defense attorney produced lies that Kelly died totally unrelated to injuries sustained at the hands of those men in black?
While I believe that there has been little doubt that the most dangerous place in America for the last 40 years has been in a mothers womb, I have and will continue to contend on this blog as well as directly addressing The Fullerton School District, The Fullerton Joint Union High School District, both Boards of Trustees and The Fullerton City Council, that the mutilation of the unborn issue is now being rivaled and will soon be surpassed by the potential reproductive organ damage resulting from the forced microwave wireless radiation exposure in the classrooms our children are being condemned to. The establishment hacks are entrenched in that operation as well.
It is my sincere belief that as a result of constant wireless device exposure in direct proximity to their sensitive developing reproductive areas, they are being rendered infertile and quite possibly by design. Yes, this is a remarkably bold statement but in light of the fact that a televised murder at the hands of police carries with it no recourse to the victim nor his family, and the end result being justice denied to the community, it is not far fetched at all as we are now living in the Twilight Zone. Up is down, torture is massage, beating is love, good is bad and evil is called good. Stop living in denial people.
Fullerton is indeed a tale of two cites. It is a downright demonic, forgone conclusion that the unborn have no semblance of protection, and while it now appears as if the wireless assault on the pre born and young school children has been given carte blanche in Fullerton schools despite the evidence against it, it has now been outdone by the unthinkable: the sanctioning of televised pre-trial public executions.
Yes, what is on the line in my hometown is unparalleled in human history. Here on Fullerton’s soil, I believe the battle rages on several fronts for the the future of humanity. The battle for the rights of the unborn have been raging here for decades in spite of the silent pulpits in these cash register churches.
For the last 10 months, I have been fighting for protection from, what I believe to be the wireless microwave radiation exposure induced evisceration of the reproductive capabilities and rights of our children, against servile school administrators, lackey board members, and the wireless industry and tech giant’s intrusion into the laps and classrooms of every last one of our school children flanked by an agenda at the highest levels of power on the planet.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The jury selection process serves them up on a silver platter. When T Rack decided to prosecute this one himself, that was very worrisome. The 12 handpicked sausage links, in my opinion, were handpicked to be clay as all involved in the prosecution are on the same side of the fence as the officers. I believe the case was thrown, allowing Kelly’s character to be asasinated instead of defended, overcharging on and undercharging another and as such, designed to fail. It is all a multi million dollar political theater production in my opinion, and the dog and pony show must go on at all costs. You know what? So does ours. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Remember, these are technically all coworkers in a predatory system that ensnares unawares, its victims in perpetuity. You, your loved ones or your kids could be next.
To the countless brave men and women who have loudly made their voices heard at the protests and demonstrations, there is no reward, but rather merely more responsibility. Fullerton is home to another 150,000 more people who did not spend their weekends on the sidewalk in front of the police station demanding justice. To those on the sidelines conscription awaits as you have all been drawn into the battle which rages for the rights of all of us not to be executed at whim by those whom we bankroll to serve and protect us. Looking the other way is no longer an option. Protecting the sanctity of life involves NO COMPROMISE, for to do so only eventually dooms those whom it seeks, by its very nature, to defend. The fence is tipped with electrified barbed wire and cannot be sat upon. Once the slippery slope descent has begun, reversing course becomes exponentially more difficult. Is it too late for Fullerton?
Ladies and gentlemen, I am no politician, and am beholden to no one or anything except what I believe to be truth. There is no party line in my book. It is all black and white. The controlled media can spin this all they want. Kelly is dead and he was alive before he met the officers that evening. His heart would probably still be beating today if their paths did not cross on that hot summer evening.
What will it take for Fullerton, its leaders, its so called pillars and its residents to wake up from their macabre slumber party? Will any one of our elected leaders lay it all on the line and stand for what is right? Will the Feds step in and pick this thing up? Will the attorneys once again thwart justice and the will of the people, that was clearly blocked by the cherry picked 12 T Rak and his cohorts polished up? Will the esquires use P.O.B.A.R. as a battering ram putting Cicinelli and Ramos back in the driver seats with automatic weapons in the trunk roaming the streets of Fullerton once again? When will Senator Newman and Assemblywoman Silva ever deal with repealing POBAR? When will the blood of Kelly Thomas ever not be on the hands of this community?
The following letter was provided at the site where Kelly was murdered. The author is anonymous:
“Ever wonder why the jury acquitted the two police officers and with such a speedy verdict? Perhaps the reason is that the jury was stacked in their favor. Everyone knows that Tony Rackauckas has never prosecuted a police officer since he has been district attorney, and that he didn’t want to prosecute this time either. But the crime was so terrible that he had to, or put his career in jeopardy However he only had to go through the motions to satisfy an angry public. I am sure if the truth was known he and the defense were in collusion to stack the jury in their favor, and to put on a very weak prosecution. which he did from the very start. I did not see any witnesses or friends testifying in Kelly Thomas behalf. And of course both police officers took the fifth as not to be put on the stand And for the reason that officer wolf will not be going to trial is pretty simple, I do not think that they can stack a second jury What would happen if a jury found wolf guilty as charged. That would pretty much show that the first jury was selected on their belief that cops can do no wrong. Which is exactly what both the defense and the prosecution wanted, to try and guarantee an acquittal. But I don’t think they thought the jury would have such a speedy verdict. And now it is becoming painfully apparent to many people what actually transpired. What is needed is a federal
investigation in to the misconduct of the orange county district attorney. Maybe then Kelly Thomas and those who are also abused by the police will get justice.”
Where does this all lead? Will this soon become the norm in this country?
May Almighty God have mercy on this city, its leaders, its clergy, its so called pillars, its police department and lastly its residents. May He grant the wisdom and courage that is required to effect the necessary change to ensure that the future generations have a chance to be born, exist, and live freely in world where, what we once took for granted, never becomes a luxury reserved for the select few. And finally, may the cowardly, silent complicity on all levels not bring forth the rotten fruits of its idle labor that most Fullerton residents so wantonly pursue with their horrifying apathy. May it be repented of before it becomes too late for all of us. May God truly help those who committed this heinous act as well as the rest of us to realize that forgiveness is possible but only through true repentance and faith in His Son Jesus Christ. May He help us see the light in this darkness showing all of us the peaceful way out of all of our chains that many embrace so willingly and yet some so abhorrently and that it truly is never too late to do the right thing.