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The most horrible case of police brutality I've seen yet, and they've all sickened me....

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Fullerton: Video of Kelly Thomas Beating Death Released

May 8th, 2012

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The city surveillance video that shows a group of Fullerton police officers beating a homeless mentally ill man to death last year was finally released today, laying to rest any argument that Kelly Thomas was a threat to officers.

The shocking video, which was combined with an audio recorder worn by one of the police officers on the night of July 5, 2011, was shown in court today, then later released to the media.

“Now you see my fists?” Fullerton police officer Manny Ramos asked Thomas while slipping on a pair of latex gloves.

“Yeah, what about them?” Thomas responded.

“They are getting ready to fuck you up,” said Ramos, a burly cop who appears to outweigh Thomas by 100 pounds.

Last year, Ron Thomas, a retired Orange County Sheriff’s deputy, said the City of Fullerton offered him $900,000 to just go away, which would have allowed the two cops to remain on the force unpunished for killing his son.

Thomas was pronounced dead on July 10, five days after the beating that left him in a coma.

by on May. 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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LysNVantesMom
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2012 at 3:50 PM
Wow
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Susan0805
by ~♥~Susan~♥~ on May. 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM
I seen the guy fighting and resisting. They were trying to get him to put his hands on his knees and he wouldnt and then on the ground he fought the whole time. I wonder what injuries the officers had? They could have easily been seriously hurt in the scuffle too.

Quoting Nikkij-j:

 so...beating someone in the head with a MAGLIGHT is being rough... really?  W..o...W


Quoting Susan0805:

The guy was non complient and fighting the officers the entire time! All he had to do was follow there instructions but he refused. They may have been rough but they guy is most responsible for what happened he could have just obeyed the officers?

 

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brettsmomma
by Tammie on May. 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

 I couldnt get past three minutes. it makes me want to vomit.




 

proudmommy92
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Fucking sickening.

I hope all those dicks rot in fuckin hell.
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LoveOfSign
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

That gives them the right to kill the poor guy.. "see my fists"--"yeah what about em"--"they're about to fuck you up"... yeah they had every right to beat him to death-that was just a nice threat towards him before he was even standing. Sick that people make excuses for cops. "They may have been rough".. I'd say beating a person to death is more than just "Rough"..

I bet if I went out and beat a homeless, mentally ill man to death I'd be in prison. The badge is his nice safety net. Good old america, blame the dead guy.. It's all his fault! He didn't obey the badged murderer, he deserves to be beaten to death!

Quoting Susan0805:

The guy was non complient and fighting the officers the entire time! All he had to do was follow there instructions but he refused. They may have been rough but they guy is most responsible for what happened he could have just obeyed the officers?


brookiecookie87
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I guess if you need some perspective here you go:


ramos.jpg

kelly_thomas_crime_scene.jpg

Quoting Susan0805:

I seen the guy fighting and resisting. They were trying to get him to put his hands on his knees and he wouldnt and then on the ground he fought the whole time. I wonder what injuries the officers had? They could have easily been seriously hurt in the scuffle too.

The first picture is an Officer that was involved. The second picture is the pool of blood left behind by Kelly Thomas.

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AdellesMom
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM
That's sick. I don't want to see the video.
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usmc.momma
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM
I saw that on the news and it made me sick. That's my hometown.
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proudmommy92
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:57 PM
What and him repeating - 'i cant breath!' And 'help me' doesnt seem like he was fighting them- maybe he just need to take a breath and that fat ass cop was sitting on him?

You cant do much when you camt breath...

And really how many times did they need to taser him? Does that make sense to?


Quoting Susan0805:

I seen the guy fighting and resisting. They were trying to get him to put his hands on his knees and he wouldnt and then on the ground he fought the whole time. I wonder what injuries the officers had? They could have easily been seriously hurt in the scuffle too.



Quoting Nikkij-j:

 so...beating someone in the head with a MAGLIGHT is being rough... really?  W..o...W



Quoting Susan0805:

The guy was non complient and fighting the officers the entire time! All he had to do was follow there instructions but he refused. They may have been rough but they guy is most responsible for what happened he could have just obeyed the officers?


 

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usmc.momma
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM
AMEN!!!

Quoting LoveOfSign:

That gives them the right to kill the poor guy.. "see my fists"--"yeah what about em"--"they're about to fuck you up"... yeah they had every right to beat him to death-that was just a nice threat towards him before he was even standing. Sick that people make excuses for cops. "They may have been rough".. I'd say beating a person to death is more than just "Rough"..

I bet if I went out and beat a homeless, mentally ill man to death I'd be in prison. The badge is his nice safety net. Good old america, blame the dead guy.. It's all his fault! He didn't obey the badged murderer, he deserves to be beaten to death!


Quoting Susan0805:

The guy was non complient and fighting the officers the entire time! All he had to do was follow there instructions but he refused. They may have been rough but they guy is most responsible for what happened he could have just obeyed the officers?


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