Civilian Journalism on Trial for Kelly Thomas Protest in Fullerton
Updated: Sep 16
Orange County being Orange County, the case of two live-streamers accused of not leaving an unlawful protest actually made it to jury trial. Opening statements began yesterday afternoon for defendants AJ Redkey and PM Beers. The pair filmed Fullerton police on January 18, 2014 when protesters took to the streets following not guilty verdicts for ex-cops Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicineli in the beating death of Kelly Thomas. The jury will decide whether Redkey and Beers acted as protesters or press when they stayed near police skirmish lines after the po-po issued an order to disperse.
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