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He set fire to her hair, and threatened her with a firearm. Those are the injuries that Alejandro Flores levied upon his girlfriend on June 29th. The victim, who remained unnamed in police reports, reported that the two began arguing over a relative child and the child’s use of a pacifier.

Flores allegedly pushed the woman into a wall, hit her on top of her head, grabbed her by the neck, and she fell to the ground. Flores then allegedly dragged her into the kitchen and held her over a lit stove burner, causing her hair to catch fire. Following extinguishing her hair, Flores threatened the woman with a non-service weapon and physical violence if she reported the domestic violence to the police or if she left the home.

Flores also is accused of turning up the volume on the TV as the woman screamed for help, in an effort to prevent neighbors from hearing her.

A woman in East Los Angeles had the opportunity to witness first-hand what an angry United States Marshal will do when he is being filmed during a law enforcement activity.

Standing on a residential sidewalk, the woman used her camera to film a group of U.S. Marshals, in what looked like preparations to enter a home that was suspected to be a location where biker gang activity was occurring, when one of them spotted her.

Strapped with an assault rifle, the U.S. Marshal aggressively approached the woman filming, who was still holding the camera in his direction, grabbed it from her hands and then threw it to the sidewalk, smashing it on the ground. Since that was not enough, he also kicked the broken camera toward the shocked woman. Continue reading →

FULLERTON, Calif

On July 5th, a thirty-seven year old homeless man from Santa Ana named Kelly Thomas, arrived at the UC Irvine Medical Center comatose, with multiple organ failure, multiple fractures to his face and ribs and having suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest, based on an evaluation by a trauma surgeon. He died five days later. Two Fullerton police officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, were found responsible for Thomas’s death.

Thomas was a homeless man in Santa Ana that suffered from schizophrenia. He has had previous encounters with the cops but for nothing violent. On the night of the incident, Fullerton Police Officers Ramos and Cicinelli were dispatched for the possibility of a man breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of the Fullerton transit center.