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    FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Hours after two former police officers were acquitted of all charges in the 2011 beating death of a homeless man at a Fullerton, Calif., transit station, the FBI announced Monday it would examine evidence in the trial to see if further investigation is needed.(snip)
    "In 2011, the FBI opened an investigation to determine if Mr. Thomas' civil rights were violated during the altercation with Fullerton police officers. With the conclusion of the state court trial, investigators will examine the evidence and testimony to determine if further investigation is warranted at the federal level," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement to NBC4.
    FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals | NBC Southern California

    Y'know, I got to thinkin'. Why wasn't there a change of venue? I mean, if I'm on the jury and I'm a Fullerton citizen, I'd be hard pressed to find cops or their ex-associates guilty of much as I would fear repercussions. i

    Anyway, I'll be interested to see what the FBI comes up with. At least it's not entirely over quite yet.
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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    I find the jury system to be rubbish in the first place.

    "Hey! Let`s let a bunch of strangers who have no clue what law and order is about and who are filled with personal bias decide over the fate of a person."

    We have a pannel system consisting of several judges.

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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    I find the jury system to be rubbish in the first place. "Hey! Let`s let a bunch of strangers who have no clue what law and order is about and who are filled with personal bias decide over the fate of a person." We have a pannel system consisting of several judges.
    Depending on how judges are installed, election or appointment or other, that would seem a bit smarter. Though, again depending on the selection criteria for judges corruption between police and judges isn't exactly unheard of.
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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Depending on how judges are installed, election or appointment or other, that would seem a bit smarter. Though, again depending on the selection criteria for judges corruption between police and judges isn't exactly unheard of.
    It is unheard of here. There is probably hardly a place in the world that has less corruption than Nort Western Europe. The only thing that partialy comes up are false convictions, but only partialy since I only know of 1 occurance in the past 20 years.

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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals | NBC Southern California

    Y'know, I got to thinkin'. Why wasn't there a change of venue? I mean, if I'm on the jury and I'm a Fullerton citizen, I'd be hard pressed to find cops or their ex-associates guilty of much as I would fear repercussions. i

    Anyway, I'll be interested to see what the FBI comes up with. At least it's not entirely over quite yet.

    Why would the defense want to do that?

    I could see many people afraid to go against those officers.

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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals | NBC Southern California

    Y'know, I got to thinkin'. Why wasn't there a change of venue? I mean, if I'm on the jury and I'm a Fullerton citizen, I'd be hard pressed to find cops or their ex-associates guilty of much as I would fear repercussions. i

    Anyway, I'll be interested to see what the FBI comes up with. At least it's not entirely over quite yet.


    Mornin' SW. I am glad you got this up. No sooner was the verdict read off about these Cops being found not guilty. The FBI jumped Right on it and says it will investigate.

    I listened to the Cops attorneys. They kept saying there was other evidence besides the video and that the video made it the incident look more horrible than it was. Problem with that lame excuse was all the people at the Bus terminal that took pics with their phones. Which many of them weren't allowed to even be witnesses.

    Also the other problem with that.....was Thomas' face. The wound were done by blows to the face. Which has nothing to do with restraining anyone.

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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    investigators will examine the evidence and testimony to determine if further investigation is warranted at the federal level,
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    Wow! an investigation to see if further investigation is warranted. Do folks not understand what is being said?

    They can investigate all they want. The only thing they could possibly charge any of the cops with is a violation of Kelly's Civil liberties.
    And that would be a hell of a stretch to make.
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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    I find the jury system to be rubbish in the first place.

    "Hey! Let`s let a bunch of strangers who have no clue what law and order is about and who are filled with personal bias decide over the fate of a person."

    We have a pannel system consisting of several judges.
    I wouldn't trade our justice system for yours.

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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    I find the jury system to be rubbish in the first place.

    "Hey! Let`s let a bunch of strangers who have no clue what law and order is about and who are filled with personal bias decide over the fate of a person."

    We have a pannel system consisting of several judges.
    Spoken by someone who has absolutely no clue how the jury process works.m

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    Re: FBI to Examine Kelly Thomas Trial Evidence After Officers' Acquittals

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    It is unheard of here. There is probably hardly a place in the world that has less corruption than Nort Western Europe. The only thing that partialy comes up are false convictions, but only partialy since I only know of 1 occurance in the past 20 years.
    Yea, Germany has such a wonderful history of supporting civil rights and always doing what is right for people.
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