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Date: 07/30/11 07:33 AM

55 Responses to Fullerton Cops Beat Mentally Ill Homeless Man…

  1. Profile photo of NNoamfer
    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    July 29, 2011 at 8:33 am
    Link: Fullerton Cops Beat Mentally Ill Homeless Man... - And they killed him! Kelly Thomas, was Tasered repeatedly and was beaten. Several days later in the hospital, he died.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2011 at 7:53 am
    It`s the way of the animal kingdom, or what you like to call human society.
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    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:04 am
    yet again...5 cars worth of cops that could be put to better use in this country...and they wonder why everyone fears/hates them. What happened to the good old days when people looked up to police and idolized them? Now many of the people (not all) who become cops are thugs. The police no longer serve and protect they have become a paramilitary force bent on procuring funds and oppressing people with violence.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:04 am
    cops are like Christians, most want to do the right thing and are intrinsically good. but, that last 1% needs to dealt with.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Bravo. My heroes.
  6. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:05 am

    no comment.
    can`t see anything in the video
  7. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2011 at 8:14 am
    "cops are like Christians, most want to do the right thing and are intrinsically good. but, that last 1% needs to dealt with."

    There are two requirements for being good.

    The first is the wish to do what is good.
    The second is to wish to learn what is good.

    Christians do not fulfil the second requirement.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:23 am
    To anyone who says they can`t see anything, the video is mainly about the audio in it. You can hear him being brutally beaten.

    If you want to see more of what happened click the video description on youtube to read more.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:24 am
    What had the mentally ill homeless guy done that required police to be there? Why did they feel they needed 5 officers to deal with him? Unfortunately this video doesn`t give any answers, just more questions.
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 8:28 am
    What is the point of a video if you can`t see it? There has to be one with a better point of view. If it`s just audio it should be on the radio..or at least say in the title crap video audio only.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2011 at 8:57 am
    Here is a link to an article about the beating.
  12. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

    "the video is mainly about the audio in it. "
    Every criminal yells "I didn`t do it" "Police Brutality" "OUCH" ... doesn`t mean the cops did anything wrong. Watch one episode of COPS and you`ll see this demonstrated.

    Like soccer players...fake an injury and the Ref{Judge} might decide your way.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7475 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:02 am
    gerry, according the the article i posted below there is a police video that shows the beating. i hope it is released.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:06 am
    I`m really sick of hearing about all the corrupt cops in america. How about something positive for a change?
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Suppose the policy for policing nowadays is to use fear tactics and overwhelming, often violent force on EVERYONE?
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Seriously, the father of this guy is trying to act all high and mighty now? YOU LET YOUR MENTALLY ILL SON LIVE ON THE STREET YOU PIECE OF S H I T! Hope you slept well at night while your son was in the gutter....

    And yeah, these cops need to be fired and put up on charges. This kind of thing needs to stop.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2011 at 9:41 am
    @Gerry1of1, Did you look at the pics of his face??? Man there`s no way in hell that wasn`t excessive.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Yea - that seems to be a bit much - too many cops for on person - kids sickening that they would beat a mentally ill person - whether/if/whatever they did something wrong or not - that`s just wrong.

    anyone else note that that lights from the cop cars are almost perfectly in sync?
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    kittyloaf Male 18-29
    213 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Due to the power cops are given, and the lack of real checks and balances other than suing, many will arrest or detain people for no reason (legally), such as the person is annoying or pissing them off, and claim they were resisting a lawful order or arrest.

    Its a human psychological problem caused by the structure of the system.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:48 am
    Its becoming difficult not to hate cops
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:50 am
    There is a simple solution. Every time cops do stupid poo like this, they are thrown in a maximum security prison for a couple of months. The inmates will take of these non-nice individuals.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I`m not saying they didn`t beat him. If it involves the police you can usually assume there is some abuse of power. I`m saying the video doesn`t prove anything and is therefore a video-fail.
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    grindinblade Male 18-29
    234 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:15 am
    @gerry look at this picture and tell me the cops didn`t beat him
    news article
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    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
    190 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Check out the picture of the guy. They must have beat teh poo out of him. Link to story
  25. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36860 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:46 am

    @grindenblade - what part of "I`m not saying they didn`t beat him" don`t you understand?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Why didn`t the people standing around speak up?
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    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 11:20 am
    @DrProfessor

    They didn`t want to get the same treatment. We have all seen videos of people stepping up to the cops, they all end the same way, the person gets pepper sprayed/tazed/or thrown to the ground and arrested for interfering with police business...which consequently their business is brutality.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 11:31 am
    Now ya do what they told ya!
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    rl1 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 11:34 am
    My uncle was killed by taco bell. One day he ate a bean burrito, then suddenly, 8 years later, he died. F`in taco pigs.
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    banur Male 18-29
    250 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 11:55 am
    "Why didn`t the people standing around speak up?"

    Bystander effect: The more people are around the less likely is someone going to help.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    There`s a protest today in Fullerton for any of you who live in the area, in front of the Fullerton police department.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Sideways video is sideways, which is even more annoying that cops killing people. Right?
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    dudeman21 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    I hope these officers burn in hell.
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    diggierolls Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    thats too bad. @rl1 hahahahahahah
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    "mentally ill homeless man"

    it`s wrong and all that, but is anyone reeeaaallly gonna lose sleep over this. really?
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Thats drating awful man.. i hope somebody drating shoots those non-nice individual cops! the poor guy was screaming for his dad he was so drating out of it and in pain, and they just kept on killing him.. these psychopaths need to be put in jail themselves!!
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    They just don`t build homeless people like they used to.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    I no longer obey the police. They hate that.
  39. Profile photo of kameo360fan
    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    What the drat?
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    @techgeek07, Bahahahaha you win Sir, Bravo
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    @phoneybone, everyone will rage and bitch about the Police state and what not, but you`re right, none of these people are really gonna lose any sleep.
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    Origamitrkey Female 18-29
    75 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 1:05 am

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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 3:22 am
    is this like a Rorschach test? I watched it 4 times and didn`t see anything. Didn`t even see a police officer, just their cars. Is this a test to see how impressionable you are based on some idiot describing events to you?
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 5:21 am
    I hope those cops wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and remind themselves that they`re murderers.

    To protect and serve my ass.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 6:50 am
    Sorry IABer`s,who love cops, If that was my kid, I`d be looking for a little payback. F**k the law or prison.
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    thecupholder Female 18-29
    105 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Full article here:Homeless man beaten

    Its been spreading like wildfire over the internet right now.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 8:01 am
    An investigation into the beating was was undertaken by the Fullerton Police Department starting on 7 July 2011 which the FBI later become involved in. The story of his beating broke soon after. Kelly Thomas was removed from life support and passed away on 10 July 2011, 5 days after the beating. Initial reports claimed that Thomas had been very combative with officers and two had suffered broken bones, later the police department confirmed that no officers had suffered any broken bones and no one other than Thomas had any significant injuries. By the end of the month several news outlets had picked up the story and it had become international news. On 18 July 2011 several people, including the victim`s father Ron Thomas, began a protest outside the Fullerton Police Department. The investigation is still ongoing and a final report has not yet been released.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 8:03 am
    "Sorry IABer`s,who love cops, If that was my kid, I`d be looking for a little payback. F**k the law or prison."

    There are good cops and bad cops, can you guess which these are? also, in their defense the guy was schizophrenic, they probably assumed he was on pcp.
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    Jammacan Female 13-17
    155 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    This is what I love about the internet. If you are a person with any power and you abuse it, everyone can see your actions, forever. No way in Hell was that justified.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    wow... thats just sad!
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    They`ll be f#*ked when people start targeting their families for payback. If you can`t take the head of the snake then take its family. Sick, but necessary in times of oppression.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    July 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    somebody better do some time for this one.. have fun in jail piggy
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    ImaComputer Male 18-29
    286 posts
    August 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    F*uck Fullerton cops, I`ve had so many problems with them back in college. Most are on power trips and love to harass people for no reason. I really hope this doesn`t get swept away like so many other police atrocities.
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    Demynted Male 30-39
    78 posts
    August 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    This is why we need a privatized force to police the police. Then when the privatized force begins getting brutal, the cops will get their acts together.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:08 am
    @Errand_Boy: It would be best for all involved, if you would just lock yourself inside. No one needs to target the police`s families. How can one Crime justify another?

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