I am as disturbed as anyone over the verdict in the Kelly Thomas murder trial, but justice for Kelly is about more than punishing the cops who brutally beat him to death. To honor the legacy of the victim’s of police brutality, reformers should focus on protecting future victims over the punishment of past perpetrators. As such, there is no reason to react to the not guilty verdict by losing faith because there are numerous proactive measures cities can take so as to decrease the likelihood of another tragic murder trial. Above-all, policy makers should divert funding away from expensive superfluous equipment and towards lifesaving stress training.
The United Survivors of Anaheim will be speaking out at the next Anaheim City Council meeting and are inviting the public to join them. The next City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, May 15, 2013, at 5 pm, at the City of Anaheim City Hall, on the 7th Floor, at 200 S. Anaheim Blvd, in Anaheim.
Here is what the United Survivors of Anaheim posted on their Facebook event page about this meeting: Continue reading