Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Justice for Kelly Thomas!

"Replay: Fullerton Cops Go on Trial for Killing Schizophrenic Homeless Man Kelly Thomas", 2013-12-08  by Nick Gillespie []

Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man (whom his Dr's say was mentally slow, and had the mind of an 11 year old), was beaten to death in Fullerton, California by police officers who felt they were above the law. They are now on trial.
Kelly was tasered, beaten with batons, punched and kneed repeatedly, and was even hit in the face with the end of a Taser.
After the beating, you can hear Kelly in the video slowly dying as his desperate screams for his father trail off into groans of 'Daddy' and then stop altogether as he loses consciousness. It's important to note that the paramedics treated the officers before tending to Kelly, as he laid in a pool of his own blood.
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In the video you see Ramos approach Kelly, "It seems like every day, we have to talk to you about something. Do you enjoy it?" Within minutes, Ramos snaps on latex gloves, holding his fists in front of Kelly's face, taunting him, "See my fists? They are getting ready to fuck you up!" Kelly stands up and pulls away while Ramos then tackles him, punching and kneeing him in the ribs as he pins him down for the other officers like a blood-thirsty hyena.
Manuel Ramos, who pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, Jay Cicinelli, who pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force (Both are free on bail), and Joseph Wolfe, who will be tried separately on charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive force are the three officers being tried. Three other officers, Officer Kenton Hampton, Sergeant Kevin Craig and Corporal James Blatney, were not charged.

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