Raw Video Of Cali Cops Beating Mentally Ill Man

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago

Kelly Thomas the mentally ill homeless Fullerton man was beaten to death by local cops and the security video surfaced.
There are 27 comments:
Male 7,775
And while we`re at it, let`s destroy the evidence as well.
0
Reply
Male 2,737
@krifle- You call internal affairs department, at your local PD. THEY are they police for cops.
0
Reply
Male 15
Why do the cops have to have them always lay on his front. If there is an issue cuff him in the front at first and get a damn pair of leg shackles to put on him. I know its currently in their training to cuff them in the back but sometimes that doesn`t work out.
0
Reply
Female 193
Disgusting. Who do you call when the cops ARE the problem? poo. This just sucks.
0
Reply
Male 15,832
How is this not first-degree murder?
0
Reply
Male 2,384
wow just wow, makes me hate the police even more
0
Reply
Male 5,413
They should be locked away till they die. Pretty annoyed of stories of how people like the police get away with this.
0
Reply
Female 280
So they detain him for fifteen minutes, without reason, so they can illegally search him in the hope of finding something worth arresting him for. Then when he gets confused and stands up they beat him to death. Nice.
0
Reply
Male 661
"C) For our antiquated mental health system that doesn`t care about the mentally ill that are homeless."

A-men brother. I don`t believe that the police are adequately trained in dealing with the mentally ill. I realize that each police officer cannot feasibly be a trained mental health professional, but there really needs to be a system in place to teach police how to deal with these people. Too many mentally ill are in jails and prisons, instead of in the hospital where they can get the help they need.
0
Reply
Female 355
This makes my stomach knot every time I hear a quick blip of it run on tv. I`m not sure if this clip mentions it, because I just can`t watch it, but the Most recent airing on the news said only 3/4 cops were facing charges and that their may not be enough evidence to have them prosecuted.....drating really?
0
Reply
Male 17,512
Although it`s very evident that the cops here killed this guy, for no good reason, I have to blame his father for not helping his son and allowing him to be homeless in the first place.

This saddens and infuriates me.
A) For the cops being total d|ckwads to Kelly in the first place.
B) For the cops beating him to a bloody pulp.
C) For our antiquated mental health system that doesn`t care about the mentally ill that are homeless.
D) For parents that don`t give a sh|t about their kids until after they are dead on the streets.
0
Reply
Male 550
Kill cops. That is all.
0
Reply
Male 244
I side with cops in most cases like these, but this made me want to execute every last one of those drater-pigs. I thought maintaining the peace was their directive, not disrupting it. Christ!
0
Reply
Male 1,832
Makes me wonder how many rapes, murders, robberies, stabbings, etc happened during that 30 minutes. When those at least nine? ten? fourteen? cops were NOT doing their job. Whoever said cops need to be paid more: Shut the drat up. Cops need to be trained better. If they are trained correctly, it takes ONE cop to subdue ONE person. That and cops shouldn`t be hired unless they have a drating conscience.

There aren`t many videos that upset me very much, but this one made me drating sick from the first 15 seconds because of that cop`s attitude. The first two cops should definitely get the chair, but they won`t. Because they are cops.

F U C K COPS
0
Reply
Male 1,311
No, Demynted, the bad ones like this just need to be dragged out into the street and executed in front of a live cop audience as an example to the douchebags and non-nice individuals that think they can get away with crap like this.
0
Reply
Male 37,888

Demynted, [quote]"Bottom line: Cops need to be paid more, much more." [/quote]
Police, for a majority of CA, academy grad 45k-65k starting. But some start as high as 84k and the max can be as high as 120k after 20 years at the police officer position, promotions also mean more money.

The above doesn`t include OT which in some cities is mandatory and other cities not allowed.
0
Reply
Male 3,576
vagrancy is a very serious crime. it is what killed the dinosaurs.
0
Reply
Male 37,888

@ Demynted - do you have another source for the autopsy findings that contradicts the CNN report? Or are you just slamming their report out of habbit without thinking?

Any news source has to be "edited with common sense" but I have no reason to disbelieve this.
0
Reply
Male 78
@Gerry1of1 Your first problem is listening to what you`re told and not thinking for yourself. CNN is almost as bad as Fox.

Bottom line: Cops need to be paid more, much more. This will make the position desirable to more than just those who were picked on as kids and carry their complex into adulthood. Get people who aren`t ready to jump a guy with their buddies like common gang-bangers and vigilantes.
0
Reply
Male 2,096
What a goon squad. Who trained these porkers, a rugby scrum? Kelly only attempted to evade once the cops start swinging - and the baton twirling fat boy is clearly itching to use it. Regardless of offense - or perceived wrong - Kelly is denied constitutional rights (an understatement) to a fair hearing. Cops can never be judge, jury and executioners. Of course an inquiry will find them blameless. And another step towards revolution is made.
0
Reply
Male 37,888

CNN said the autopsy listed cause of death was a respratory condition "complicated by" the beating. Not the beating itself killing him.
0
Reply
Male 2,172
"vegascartman: Yeah, security cameras have microphones that can reach 200 yards. suuuuuuuuuuure."

It could be a device a cop was wearing that record sounds and they just added the sound in the video or the camera could have been equiped with a long range listening device. It does exist.
0
Reply
Male 2,172
The world would be a better place if there was no schizo in it but I guess a better plan of action then killing them all would be to prevent people from becoming schizo in the first place.
0
Reply
Male 734
Yeah, security cameras have microphones that can reach 200 yards. suuuuuuuuuuure.
0
Reply
Male 5,811
Who was the monkey working the camera? Way to keep the action in frame, chief.

Apparently he died from mechanical chest compression and compression of his thorax, well at least that`s what put him in the coma. This is difficult because he was resisting the police, but perhaps the police were a little too aggressive in their handling of the situation.
0
Reply
Male 37,888

It`s aweful, but I`m not sure the cops are at fault here.
Is there any reasonable way the cops could have known he was schizophrenic and not on drugs? He`s clearly struggling and resisting and schizo`s can be very violent and unpredictable - just like people on drugs.

Not saying the cops are right, just saying I haven`t seen/heard enough to make up my mind.
0
Reply
Male 19,840
Link: Raw Video Of Cali Cops Beating Mentally Ill Man [Rate Link] - Kelly Thomas the mentally ill homeless Fullerton man was beaten to death by local cops and the security video surfaced.
0
Reply