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  • Cal State lecturer suspended for hitting College Republicans member

    02/27/2017 9:43:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A faculty member at California State University, Fullerton has been suspended after striking a College Republicans member during a campus protest earlier this month. The altercation occurred Feb. 8 as pro-Palestine students and counter-protesters marched peacefully through campus. Anthropology part-time lecturer Eric Canin reportedly approached the group of counter-protesters — many of them being CSUF College Republicans members — and tried to rip a sign out of a student’s hand. Mr. Canin was accused of then striking another student who tried to step between them. The group’s president, Chris Boyle, said he witnessed the hit and proceeded to restrain Mr....
  • Police Investigate After Fullerton Lecturer Allegedly Assaults College Republican

    02/09/2017 4:55:54 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Feb 2017 | Ariana Rowlands
    Police are investigating an incident where a lecturer at California State University, Fullerton, allegedly assaulted a student while the College Republicans club was counter-protesting a “No Ban No Wall” protest held by the school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. The description for the protest event mentioned that “a large population of students at CSUF have been attacked because of the identities they hold.” The agenda for the event included a protest, march around campus, and a group prayer led by the Muslim Student Association.
  • Police: 2 Troy High Students Plotted Shooting ‘Bigger Than Columbine’

    02/01/2017 9:46:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 1, 2017
    Two Troy High School students have been taken into custody on accusations they plotted a school shooting, police announced Wednesday. The two 16-year-olds were arrested on charges of making criminal threats and conspiracy to commit a felony, the Fullerton Police Department reported. According to police, the two suspects were overheard Tuesday night at a Troy High athletic event plotting to “shoot up” the school. A witness told police the suspects discussed various types of guns and described the shooting plot as being “bigger than Columbine,” referring to the 1999 school shooting that left 13 innocent people dead. The witness snapped...
  • News anchor booed at graduation ceremony for anti-Trump remarks, speaking Spanish

    05/24/2016 2:04:39 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 109 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 24, 2016
    A commencement ceremony turned unruly over the weekend when the keynote speaker, María Elena Salinas, one of the most prominent journalists in Spanish-language news in the U.S., underscored the achievement of the Latinos among graduates and made some remarks in Spanish. Non-Latino graduates and their guests at California State University, Fullerton’s College of Communications booed the Univision anchor and yelled at her to leave the stage, according to a student who was at the ceremony. In social media posts following the incident, the Peabody Award-winning journalist said she didn’t notice the uproar and chalked it up to "sad racism on...
  • Officers acquitted in California homeless death

    01/14/2014 9:14:16 AM PST · by andyk · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 14 JAN 14 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Two California police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man during an arrest were acquitted Monday of killing him. It was a rare case in which police officers were charged in a death involving actions on duty. One of the officers acquitted had been charged with murder. Jurors took less than two days to reach their verdicts. ormer Cpl. Jay Cicinelli was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force. Spectators let out a gasp as the verdict was read.
  • Verdict: Not guilty in Kelly Thomas case

    01/14/2014 2:14:36 AM PST · by South40 · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Jan. 13, 2014 | LARRY WELBORN and VIK JOLLY
    The verdicts came after two years of hearings, recalled Fullerton city council members, a Police Department roiled by protests and firings. SANTA ANA – A former policeman sat with his head bowed Monday as an Orange County jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a homeless man during a 2011 encounter captured on videotape. Manuel Anthony Ramos, who was a Fullerton police officer for 10 years, then clasped his hands, wiped tears from his eyes and hugged his attorney as the jury also found him not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kelly...
  • Kelly Thomas case is in the jury's hands

    01/09/2014 2:14:02 PM PST · by FBD · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    An Orange County jury has begun deliberating the fates of two former Fullerton police officers accused of killing a schizophrenic homeless man during a violent encounter at a city bus depot in 2011. Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli are charged with striking Kelly Thomas with a baton and a stun gun in a beating that left the homeless man comatose. He died five days after the altercation. The case went to the jury following Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas' rebuttal after three days of closing arguments... Rackauckas told jurors that the former officers had abused their authority on the...
  • Kelly Thomas case: Jurors may be told to disregard some testimony

    01/05/2014 11:50:49 AM PST · by FBD · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Adolpho Flores
    Jurors in the trial of two former Fullerton police officers accused of beating a mentally ill homeless man to death will probably be told to disregard the opinions of witnesses who said the two acted within department policy.The admonition is expected to be part of jury instructions that are still being negotiated by attorneys in the trial over the beating death of Kelly Thomas.“You are ordered to disregard those opinions,” a draft of the admonition says. “It is up to you to determine whether the defendants used excessive or unreasonable force based on all the evidence that has been presented...
  • Fullerton Police Lawyers: Kelly Thomas Killed Himself

    12/11/2013 10:10:14 AM PST · by Altariel · 57 replies
    Ocweekly.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | R. Scott Moxley
    Day One of the prosecution's case against two Fullerton cops accused of using excessive force in 2011 to kill an unarmed homeless man had an eerie resemblance to another trial that landed Orange County in embarrassing international headlines a decade ago. In Corona del Mar, three young men--including the son of a wealthy, corrupt assistant sheriff--got a 16-year-old girl highly intoxicated and, after she'd fallen unconscious, stripped her before videotaping themselves sexual assaulting her vagina and rectum with a Tree Top Apple Juice can, pool cue, Snapple bottle and lit cigarette. Defense lawyers put Jane Doe, that victim, on trial...
  • C. Gordon Fullerton, legendary aviator-astronaut, dies

    08/21/2013 10:22:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 21, 2013 | William Harwood
    Former shuttle commander C. (Charles) Gordon Fullerton, veteran of two space missions who also flew NASA's B-52 launch aircraft and was one of only two non-Russians to fly the Tu-144 supersonic transport during a legendary 50-year career, died Wednesday. He was 76.
  • Request to Drop Charges in Kelly Thomas Case Denied

    01/12/2013 12:45:51 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | Friday, Jan 11, 2013 | Updated 4:14 PM PST | By Olsen Ebright
    A judge has denied two Fullerton police officers' request to drop charges against them in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, according to court documents obtained by NBC4 on Friday. In a Jan. 4 decision (PDF), Orange County Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg ruled there was enough "competent evidence to show the commission of a crime or the defendant's connection with it." According to the ruling, the judge didn't want to rule on whether or not reasonable force was used. Instead, that matter should be left to a jury, he wrote.
  • 'Help me,' homeless man begs as cops fatally beat him in videotaped incident

    05/08/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A graphic video played at a hearing Monday to determine whether two California police officers should stand trial in the beating death of a homeless man showed them kicking and punching the mentally ill man as he lay on the ground -- screaming in pain and begging for help. The victim, Kelly Thomas, died five days after the beating on July 5. Manuel Ramos, a 10-year veteran of the Fullerton, California, police department, is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, while Cpl. Jay Patrick Cicinelli faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony use of excessive force in...
  • Video portrays violent death of Kelly Thomas (beaten to death by police)

    05/07/2012 11:20:38 PM PDT · by heartwood · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Richard Winton
    On the ground and screaming that he was "sorry," a shirtless Kelly Thomas is shown being hit again and again with fists, a baton and finally the butt of a stun gun by Fullerton police officers in a dramatic video that was shown for the first time Monday in an Orange County courtroom. The grainy black and white video of Thomas' violent encounter with police outside a bus depot is the centerpiece of the prosecutions' case against two officers accused of escalating a standard police encounter with a homeless man into a fatal beating. At one point, Thomas — a...
  • Kelly thomas beating and Mainestategop twitter hacked

    11/17/2011 2:36:18 PM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    I've been compelled to do an article about the Kelly Thomas beating. I mentioned this off and on on YouTube and a few other places and it turns out that although as I have stated it proves that liberalism is the same as fascism that didn't stop some liberal from smearing me and my website. It turns out this beast broke into my twitter account and has been posting on twitter and various websites, myself posting the following abhorrent comment: Kelly Thomas was nothing but a psychotic Criminal bum and parasite who leeched off taxpayers and was a nuisance. If...
  • Fullerton chief apologizes for raid on wrong home

    10/07/2011 12:25:09 PM PDT · by Immerito · 27 replies
    OC Register ^ | October. 5, 2011 | Lou Ponsi
    FULLERTON – Acting Police Chief Kevin Hamilton publicly apologized Tuesday night for four narcotics detectives mistakenly entering the wrong house while searching for a suspect. Hamilton, a captain filling in for the chief, who is on medical leave, also outlined during the City Council meeting several policy changes resulting from the incident. On Oct. 20, 2010, detectives entered the home of Chuck and Robyn Nordell, in the 200 block of Ventura Place. The suspect who police were looking for was actually in the house next door. The Nordells, along with their 23-year old daughter and 26-year old son, were home...
  • Judge reprimands Fullerton police (officer groped female arrestees)

    10/04/2011 9:10:08 AM PDT · by Smogger · 16 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 3, 2011, 6:23 p.m. | By Richard Winton
    The Fullerton Police Department, already reeling from criminal charges filed against two officers in the death of a homeless man, has been reprimanded by a federal judge for allowing a police officer to return to patrol after he was accused of groping women. Seven women have accused Officer Albert Rincon of sexually harassing or groping them during arrests. In a strongly worded opinion, U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford refused last week to throw out a lawsuit by two of the women. After the ruling, the city of Fullerton tentatively agreed to settle the case, according to attorneys and court records....
  • Judge Calls Fullerton Police Department's Handling Of Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct…'Shocking'

    10/03/2011 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Immerito · 1 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | September 30, 2011 | Marisa Gerber
    A U.S. district court judge's decision earlier this week further tainted the already ailing image of the Fullerton Police Department. In a court document posted on the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog, U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford writes some cutting words about the department and their handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by an officer. Officer Albert Rincon, who was hired by the department five years ago, allegedly had a habit of detaining women and either making sexual propositions to them, groping them, or doing both, the document states. Rincon admitted that, in violation of city policy, he never...
  • Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man's death

    09/21/2011 9:04:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/21/11 | Abby Sewell, Richard Winton and Scott Gold,
    One is charged with second-degree murder and another is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the slaying of Kelly Thomas, who suffered from schizophrenia. 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...
  • APNewsBreak: CA Police Officer Charged With Murder (Kelly Thomas beating)

    09/21/2011 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Smogger · 93 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | September 21, 2011 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    A defense lawyer says a police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a mentally ill homeless man in Southern California. Attorney John Barnett says his client, Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos, surrendered to authorities Wednesday and was being charged with second-degree murder. The Orange County district attorney's office was set to announce the charge in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas after a violent confrontation on July 5 with Fullerton officers. Six officers were placed on paid administrative leave after the incident that occurred while police were investigating reported vehicle break-ins at a transit hub. Thomas...
  • Horn honkers cited near protest over man's death

    09/12/2011 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 12 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/12/2011 | AP
    FULLERTON, Calif. -- Fullerton police have cited drivers who allegedly honked their horns near a protest over the death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent confrontation with officers. Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich says officers had received complaints about drivers honking excessively and holding down their horns at weekly Saturday protests. Goodrich told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/oICqdH) that officers asked protesters to stop encouraging the honking but they refused. Protesters gathered near the Police Department urge passers-by to honk in support of their demonstration over the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas. Thomas died in July after...