Case Dismissed Against Citizen Journalists Arrested After Kelly Thomas Verdict Protest
Updated: Sep 4
Citizen journalists AJ Redkey and PM Beers had much to celebrate at Max Bloom's Cafe Noir in Fullerton on Friday. Earlier that morning, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Knox dismissed the case against them claiming they failed to disperse from a Kelly Thomas verdict protest last year. Police called an unlawful assembly that day but the two used live-streaming technology to film skirmish lines upfront and personal. A jury deadlocked on the misdemeanor charges in March with the OCDA vowing to retry the case. But that didn't happen, allowing for the festive mood at Max Bloom's. "We're feeling good and lovely," Redkey told the Weekly. "The ball is rolling in justice's direction.
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