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Fullerton P.D. victim Kelly Thomas will be remembered with an altar at the Art Walk on Saturday

Santa Ana’s Art Walk is going to go in a few new directions this Saturday, August 6.  I am told that an altar to Kelly Thomas, the homeless man killed by the Fullerton Police Department, will be set up at the Santora Building.  And, for the first time ever, there will be an effort to expand the Art Walk to the East End Promenade, which will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday.  The East End Promenade is on Spurgeon St. between 3rd & 4th Streets.

By the way, can anyone tell me why the media is not giving credit to the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog for breaking the Kelly Thomas story?  The OC Weekly and the Voice of OC have chimed in with accolades for what the editor of the FFF blog, Tony Bushala, did to keep this story alive – but the mainstream media has ignored him, for the most part, and at least one purportedly liberal blog not only ignored Tony they also gave credit to the wrong Fullerton Council Member.  Tony’s ally on the Fullerton Council, Bruce Whitaker, was the first one to go after the Fullerton P.D.  In fact Tony and his allies are now starting a recall to get rid of the retired cops on the Fullerton City Council, and maybe their lame Mayor, Dick Jones, too.

At any rate, this Saturday you can explore galleries and studios at Santora Building of the Arts, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, East Village Workshops, Empire Building and more

Arts, crafts, and live entertainment centrally located at : East End & Second Street Promenades.  Parking is available on 3rd & Broadway, additional parking on 3rd & Birch and 4th & Spurgeon

The First Saturdays Art Walk is a year-round, monthly event in Downtown Santa Ana.  This Saturday you can also enjoy:

Downtown Inc. encourages all local artists to participate in this and all other Downtown events.  This includes artists of all medias, musicians & bands, performers, dancers, and more.

For more information, contact : 714.547.6100 ext. 205

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

7 thoughts on “Tonight’s Santa Ana Art Walk to feature altar of man killed by Fullerton P.D.”
  1. Wow, the Kelly Thomas has really been resonating throughout Orange County hasn’t it? And I actually have heard Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog get mentioned here and there, but you’re right, not with the credit for breaking the story wide open.

  2. They didn’t break the story – but they did break the photo of Kelly after the beating, which is really what made it a national news story.

  3. There are but they got covered up.

    Ask Walters to show you picture of Susie face after she got 9mm into the back of her head probably half of her front face was gone.

    There was also picture of COP holding little girl not to far from dead Susie. That picture was only shown on Web OC register and now I Can’t fine it.

    It was also removed.

  4. Wake Up

    I really do not understand how sheeple react to death, and clearly injustice. Oscar Grant, black man, was shot in the backin California, period. Cold blooded. Cop lied saying he saw a gun, and then mistook a tazer.

    Kelly Thomas, mentally ill white man, was beaten to death by California Police. No matter what the color the police are abusing citizens.

    Police lied, and killed a little girl, Aiyana Jones, with no care in Detroit. First the little girl was lit up with a incendiary device, and then shot from outside. The police lied about this, and it would have been interesting if the video crew were not there to see them lie like usual.

    The disregard for safety because these people are mentally ill, black or just poor. We are the same people, and 1% DNA different from a chimp. Still there should be an eye for an eye, to quote the bible. In old wild west movies, people got revenge and killed those that killed their loved ones. The police have snipers, and so do the supposed villains like the man that killed two cops in Virginia when attacked. You have people with high powered rifles that shoot from huge 1 mile distances, and are never found. In other words, anybody can kill anybody else right or wrong, and yet there are many that don’t exercise your right to bear arms, or get revenge for the wrongs done to them. What do people have to lose anymore. I am really trying to understand this world, so please tell me what I am missing.

    Look at those that have been wrongfully accused and sentenced for 30 plus years, and then are released. Their lives are over, and they do nothing. Psychologically there should be reactions from going postal to running away from the US after winning a hefty settlement. Instead they stay here afraid and allow the system to keep them beat down. They cannot even find jobs even though they are innocent because they are part of the system, ridiculous. Keep marching and protesting America, those that are in power are really listening to you.

    Now I am not condoning violence here, but I am tired of bloggers just talking their problems to death. You never do anything. What about when killers like Columbine happened. Why did none of the parents go after the parents when they lost their children. Why is not everyone armed, and if police or anyone tries to infringe on your rights in the name of whatever you make them think twice even if you have to die in a shootout. Why do some people own guns, but never fully practice with them. If you do not even the playing field, or at least protect yourself, you deserve to die like rats. We all have the right to bear arms, and you need to start protecting yourselves. If cops do not fear your, they will keep abusing you.

    It is better to be alive in jail than dead on the streets. You will get a jury of your peers and these corrupt cops will not be able to put you if you kill them and I am on the jury. Every man is equal no matter their profession. Defend yourselves now.

    At least cost your corrupt city money until it goes bankrupt, or each election vote to remove police, politicians and city workers. You could even vote that they have no firearms. Wow, corrupt cops without guns what a concept. If they want the job, they can take it or leave it. There is no reason that police cannot use non-lethals, and take their toys away. It is your city. Force your police to have cameras on them 24-7, and do cop watches of police until they are cleaned up. It is a coward who goes into a profession to bully people. It is also ungodly to treat another human being like you are playing a video game.

    Finally, the big picture. You are all paying for this corruption. A cop violates laws and you pay for their defense, settlement to victims, and for their leave and pensions. Why not let cops deal with their own actions. If you violate any policies of city conduct, you are liable for your own actions, settlements, defense, etc. It has always been about money, and if you follow the money trail you will see all the lawyers stealing from the city coffers in droves. Situations like this are bankrupting your cities.

    You people need to really start thinking for yourself. I am leaving this country since we are laughing stock of the world with the highest prison rate in the world. We have more laws and fines for violations than any country as well. Economy is shot. Our government is lying from Osama Bin Laden to the Fed. I really do not care anymore who inherits this God Forsaken America.

    Aside from how pissed off I am, my heart truly goes out to the family of the little girl, and I saw the grandmother crying her heart out. She definitely wanted revenge, and I am sure this tragedy will destroy what life she had left. I also feel bad for the family of Oscar Grant and the mentally ill man beaten to death. ARM YOURSELVES AMERICA.


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