Ex-California policemen acquitted in beating death of homeless man

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dualcitizen wrote:

This is an absolute travesty.

Jan 13, 2014 11:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kafantaris wrote:

We’re not eager to convict one of our own — which is precisely what trial by our peers entails.
Pile on the jury consultants, focus groups, contrived case theme, and endless testimony rehearsals — a most thorough preparation of every aspect of the trial — and Lady Justice doesn’t stand a chance.

Jan 14, 2014 12:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
leonccii wrote:

On the videotape, Ramos is seen strapping gloves on his hands, balling them into fists in Thomas’s face and telling Thomas, whom he knew from previous encounters: “You see these fists? They are getting ready to f— you up.” they were acting according to their training, that is a big transvestist in the police and judicial system…

Jan 14, 2014 12:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
leonccii wrote:

the police and judicial system is corroded with brutality,ignorance about homeless people and specially people with brain disorders, police mentality is so dam closed that the only thing they know is screw poor people , they never touch the big honchos and their elite of politicians…

Jan 14, 2014 12:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
MichaelMS wrote:

How is this case different from the Rodney King Beating case? In this case, Kelly Thomas didn’t do anything wrong (I believe Rodney King had a traffic infraction he was pulled over for?)…. the beating is just as cruel, brutal, unjustified and horrifying, and Kelly Thomas was murdered by these taxpayer paid police thugs, begging for mercy and for his Dad. This is a horrifying injustice! The Federal Justice Department must investigate this case as they did the Rodney King unjust verdict. The police CLEARLY violated Kelly Thomas’s civil rights, and murdered him, which should have been clear in this 34 minute video showing the murder. Absolutely horrifying, I can’t believe they’ve been acquitted! Shocking.

Jan 14, 2014 12:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
MichaelMS wrote:

How is this case different from the Rodney King Beating case? In this case, Kelly Thomas didn’t do anything wrong (I believe Rodney King had a traffic infraction he was pulled over for?)…. the beating is just as cruel, brutal, unjustified and horrifying, and Kelly Thomas was murdered by these taxpayer paid police thugs, begging for mercy and for his Dad. This is a horrifying injustice! The Federal Justice Department must investigate this case as they did the Rodney King unjust verdict. The police CLEARLY violated Kelly Thomas’s civil rights, and murdered him, which should have been clear in this 34 minute video showing the murder. Absolutely horrifying, I can’t believe they’ve been acquitted! Shocking.

Jan 14, 2014 12:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
potstinks wrote:

Stop feeding pot to people and acting like mental illness came out of nowhere. The homeless and the mentally ill are the ones who are mostly
victimized by the legal systems, health care systems. They cannot defend themselves and the laws need to change. Stop the cruelty to
humans. Prisons are loaded and they are treated worse than dogs and
fed worse than school children in this country with plenty of govenrment owned land and farms!

Jan 14, 2014 12:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
rvm3 wrote:

It’s not just “a few bad cops.” US cops are rotten to their core.

Jan 14, 2014 2:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
bfar wrote:

Cops are like the rest of our “Government” — they are UNANSWERABLE –I went to a “party” — the cops joke about when they get to beat the heck out of some guy or woman —it was sickening and scary to me — they LOVE when they all pile on and hammer, stun gun some “suspect” — it’s like a FOOTBALL TEAM would react — an armed an dangerous gang would be better than these guys in charge — the cops all watch the photos and whoop and holler & laugh —it’s the thing they like best — it’s what they “live for” one of them said.
THE CITIZENS HAVE LESS AND LESS POWER — less and less freedom — less and less legal protections & legal rights. very very sad.

Jan 14, 2014 8:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
bfar wrote:

Cops are like the rest of our “Government” — they are UNANSWERABLE –I went to a “party” — the cops joke about when they get to beat the heck out of some guy or woman —it was sickening and scary to me — they LOVE when they all pile on and hammer, stun gun some “suspect” — it’s like a FOOTBALL TEAM would react — an armed an dangerous gang would be better than these guys in charge — the cops all watch the photos and whoop and holler & laugh —it’s the thing they like best — it’s what they “live for” one of them said.
THE CITIZENS HAVE LESS AND LESS POWER — less and less freedom — less and less legal protections & legal rights. very very sad.

Jan 14, 2014 8:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
bfar wrote:

Cops are like the rest of our “Government” — they are UNANSWERABLE –I went to a “party” — the cops joke about when they get to beat the heck out of some guy or woman —it was sickening and scary to me — they LOVE when they all pile on and hammer, stun gun some “suspect” — it’s like a FOOTBALL TEAM would react — an armed an dangerous gang would be better than these guys in charge — the cops all watch the photos and whoop and holler & laugh —it’s the thing they like best — it’s what they “live for” one of them said.
THE CITIZENS HAVE LESS AND LESS POWER — less and less freedom — less and less legal protections & legal rights. very very sad.

Jan 14, 2014 8:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
bfar wrote:

Cops are like the rest of our “Government” — they are UNANSWERABLE –I went to a “party” — the cops joke about when they get to beat the heck out of some guy or woman —it was sickening and scary to me — they LOVE when they all pile on and hammer, stun gun some “suspect” — it’s like a FOOTBALL TEAM would react — an armed an dangerous gang would be better than these guys in charge — the cops all watch the photos and whoop and holler & laugh —it’s the thing they like best — it’s what they “live for” one of them said.
THE CITIZENS HAVE LESS AND LESS POWER — less and less freedom — less and less legal protections & legal rights. very very sad.

Jan 14, 2014 8:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
bfar wrote:

SICKENING! Americans are losing their legal rights & legal protections more every single day. (If you work anywhere in “government” — whether it’s the local cops — or your congressmen —you matter more than a “citizen” — we just pay for everything).

Jan 14, 2014 8:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:

Where were the relatives of the death man when they knew possitively that he was very sick and living like a homeless a while they maybe were comfid by the fireplace?

Jan 14, 2014 9:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Rima68 wrote:

I saw the video. I think the officers should have been fired.

Jan 14, 2014 10:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
kbill wrote:

In 1975 the Supreme Court in its infinite wisdom altered the rules for involuntary admission and retention of the mentally disturbed. The result was that people who would previously have been protected in mental health hospitals are now acting out in public where their actions can be rightfully mistaken as aggressive and threatening, eventually attracting a police intervention.

When a free person fails to follow the rightful demands of an arresting officer, and instead struggles against submission to legal restraint the officer is obligated to use progressive force until the perpetrator is constrained. Progressive force can generate other reactions including seizures, heart arrhythmias, and breathing problems.

Its noteworthy that the parents also could not “constrain” their son from living on the street, performing petty crimes as well as assault and battery, and in general living a life of civil disruptiont…yet they expect the police to grant him “special rights.” It is tragic for all, but the perpetrator died as a consequence of “civil liberty.” Had he been where he belonged, housed in a facility, he would still be alive. Freedom can be deadly.

Jan 14, 2014 12:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Move on…again…trial by jury…that’s the way it works…
Where Jesse, Sharpton and Obama on this one…oh yeah he’s WHITE!!

Jan 14, 2014 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Move on…again…trial by jury…that’s the way it works…
Where Jesse, Sharpton and Obama on this one…oh yeah he’s WHITE!!

Jan 14, 2014 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
YoungTurkArmy wrote:

I trust he has been adequately f..ed up to please the police, now.

Jan 14, 2014 6:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JeffHB wrote:

It seems to me that the travesty is that these men actually were acting as they had been trained. The problem is that our police officers are trained to act like sadistic thugs, and our policies encourage police officers to act on their vilest instincts. Jail the lawmakers who permit this disgusting conduct. Punish the senior officers who write the policies on acceptable use of force. Outlaw stun guns and other instruments of torture. That is how you start to change the fascist police culture that has been glorified and nurtured in this country. Punishing the guys on the street, the guys on the front lines, will never stop this stuff. because they are just doing doing what their two faced superiors want them to do.

Jan 15, 2014 2:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
ADVOCATUS wrote:

California is awash with Hispanic street gangs of police running amuck. It’s fast becoming just like Latin America and as dangerous as Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela, etc. The days of proper black and white Americans are well and truly over.

Jan 16, 2014 12:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ADVOCATUS wrote:

These Latino policemen have turned the U.S. into their third world countries of violent filth and squalor.

Jan 16, 2014 1:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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