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Police Threaten to Beat Protesters Who Support Homeless Man Killed by Cops (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Two police officers were recently acquitted in the death of a mentally-ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, whom they brutally beat near a Fullerton, Calif. bus depot on July 5, 2011.

Videos (below) of the incident caused national outrage, which still continues today in the Southern California town.

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There have been several protests in Fullerton because the police officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, were found not guilty, reported CNN.

FilmingCops.com notes that 13 people have been arrested at these protests, which included Thomas' father Roy Thomas, a former police officer.

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According to DCClothesLine.com, there was a meeting of the Fullerton City Council on Jan. 22, which was attended by Adam Walder, a resident of Fullerton.

Walder told the city council that he attended a protest of the "not guilty" verdict the previous Saturday.

Walder, who recorded the protest, recalled being approached by police in riot gear who ordered the protesters to disperse.

Walder says he was thrown into a police truck with other protesters, who were all told by a police officer, “There is a pack of 12 cops waiting to smash your f----- faces in.”

Other witnesses claim that Fullerton police were driving around in unmarked cars and arresting people who were videotaping the protest.

Sources: CNN, DCClothesLine.com, FilmingCops.com