Fullerton Cops Beat Mentally Ill Homeless Man...

Submitted by: NNoamfer 6 years ago in

And they killed him! Kelly Thomas, was Tasered repeatedly and was beaten. Several days later in the hospital, he died.
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Male 382
@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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Male 78
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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Male 286
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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Male 2,376
somebody better do some time for this one.. have fun in jail piggy
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Male 621
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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Male 25,416
wow... thats just sad!
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Female 155
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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Male 684
"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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Male 684
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.[4] The story of his beating broke soon after.[5][6] Kelly Thomas was removed from life support and passed away on 10 July 2011, 5 days after the beating.[7] Initial reports claimed that Thomas had been very combative with officers and two had suffered broken bones,[8] later the police department confirmed that no officers had suffered any broken bones and no one other than Thomas had any significant injuries.[9] By the end of the month several news outlets had picked up the story and it had become international news.[10] On 18 July 2011 several people, including the victim`s father Ron Thomas, began a protest outside the Fullerton Police Department.[11] The investigation is still ongoing and a final report has not yet been released.
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Female 105
Full article here:Homeless man beaten

Its been spreading like wildfire over the internet right now.
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Male 2,737
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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Female 374
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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Male 759
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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Female 75

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Male 4,902
@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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Male 4,902
@techgeek07, Bahahahaha you win Sir, Bravo
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Female 383
What the drat?
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Male 2,216
I no longer obey the police. They hate that.
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Male 2,592
They just don`t build homeless people like they used to.
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Male 718
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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Male 1,744
"mentally ill homeless man"

it`s wrong and all that, but is anyone reeeaaallly gonna lose sleep over this. really?
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Male 151
thats too bad. @rl1 hahahahahahah
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Male 19
I hope these officers burn in hell.
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Male 2,033
Sideways video is sideways, which is even more annoying that cops killing people. Right?
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Male 1,625
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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Male 250
"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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Male 12
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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Male 3,477
Now ya do what they told ya!
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Male 187
@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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Male 3,894
Why didn`t the people standing around speak up?
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Male 39,929

@grindenblade - what part of "I`m not saying they didn`t beat him" don`t you understand?
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Male 190
Check out the picture of the guy. They must have beat teh poo out of him. Link to story
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Male 234
@gerry look at this picture and tell me the cops didn`t beat him
news article
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Male 39,929

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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Male 11,739
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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Male 514
Its becoming difficult not to hate cops
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Male 213
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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Male 535
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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Male 4,902
@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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Male 934
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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Male 2,591
Suppose the policy for policing nowadays is to use fear tactics and overwhelming, often violent force on EVERYONE?
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Male 1,832
I`m really sick of hearing about all the corrupt cops in america. How about something positive for a change?
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Male 7,833
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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Male 39,929

[quote]"the video is mainly about the audio in it. " [/quote]
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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Male 7,833
Here is a link to an article about the beating.
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Male 670
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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Male 802
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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Male 1,216
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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Male 1,623
"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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Male 39,929

no comment.
can`t see anything in the video
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Male 2,737
Bravo. My heroes.
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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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Male 329
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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Male 1,623
It`s the way of the animal kingdom, or what you like to call human society.
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Male 1,216
Link: Fullerton Cops Beat Mentally Ill Homeless Man... [Rate Link] - And they killed him! Kelly Thomas, was Tasered repeatedly and was beaten. Several days later in the hospital, he died.
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