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Cellphone justice and the killing of Kelly Thomas: Fullerton cops go free after beating an innocent man to death.
ON JANUARY 14, 2014, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, two former police officers in Fullerton, California, were acquitted of manslaughter and second-degree murder charges in the death of Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old schizophrenic drifter. The two cops brutally beat Thomas at a municipal bus station on July 5, 2011. He died in the hospital five days later, after falling into a coma.
The case drew national attention, and the verdict had led to widespread outrage. But the trial--the first...
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