Fullerton Police Brutally Beat Homeless Man to Death

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Kelly Thomas’ father, a retired Orange County police officer, did not recognize his own son when he went watch him die at the UC Irvine Medical Center after police beat him into a coma on July 5. The officers were responding to a call about vandalized cars when they found Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic, and attempted to search him. Thomas’ father says his son may have been off his meds, which would explain why he resisted arrest. Nothing explains the gang-style murder committed by Fullerton cops.



The top photo was taken at the hospital before Thomas died. The bottom photo is what Kelly Thomas looked like before he was brutalized.

To see the photo of Kelly after the beating, go here. Be warned though, it’s pretty horrible.

And from the L.A. Times:

Thomas’ father, a retired Orange County sheriff’s deputy, has asserted that officers used excessive force to subdue his son, who was unarmed, slight and of medium height.

After seeing his son’s injuries and talking with witnesses, Thomas told the Register his son “was brutally beaten to death.”

“When I first walked into the hospital, I looked at what his mother described as my son … I didn’t recognize him,” Thomas said. “This is cold-blooded, aggravated murder.”

Thomas, citing witnesses, said officers hit his son with the butts of flashlights even after he stopped moving.

He said his son was probably off his medication and didn’t understand officers’ commands.

A spokesman for the Orange County Coroner’s office declined to discuss the case but said an autopsy of Thomas had been completed and the results forwarded to investigators.

Witnesses are asked to call Stan Berry, an investigator with the Orange County district attorney’s office, at (714) 347-8813.

Several witnesses were at the scene of the beating. One captured some video, though it’s mostly audio:

[video=youtube;1ljYNgLnpxM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ljYNgLnpxM&feature=player_embedded[/video]

This is heartbreaking. I don’t know any other word for it. We need a better mechanism in place to prevent police from using this kind of force. A taser is designed to subdue someone after one hit. Tasing someone multiple times while beating them so severely that they go into a coma and later die…that’s not police work. That’s murder.

See video of Kelly’s father speaking out about his son’s death.

[video=youtube;bTBlTe73Dng]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTBlTe73Dng&feature=player_embedded#at=13[/video]

Read about NBC’s bad reporting on the “scuffle” here.

Shocking that this would happen in a state where cops get months in jail for holding down people in train stations and executing them.
 

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ConspiraSheep thead number 669.

Fuck this guy and his angry young man beard. Buy bye burden.
 
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godamn skinny videos.....wtf assholes change the setting. its like peeking thru a cracked open door
 
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godamn skinny videos.....wtf assholes change the setting. its like peeking thru a cracked open door
Apparently there are cameras in that area that are feed to police dispatch but I guess the camera is only to catch slaves making right turns and not to get bad cops off the streets.
 

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You're right this never really happened its all a conspiracy. I only hope the cops stop you one day and give you the same treatment.
They won't. I'm not an angry little cunt crying for attention (wink wink)

Besides I have 6 pba cards. 2 are detective and one is a captain.
 
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They won't. I'm not an angry little cunt crying for attention (wink wink)

Besides I have 6 pba cards. 2 are detective and one is a captain.
This is one of the problems with America. There are a lot of idiots out there that think they are part of the in crowd and they will be fine. The same with environmentalists they preach population reduction to save the planet and they think they will be one of the chosen few that doesn't get sacrificed to the earth gods. Little Alex thought he was hot shit to, until his buddies beat him and drowned him.
 

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I AM part of the in crowd. You are not. I say, "that little cunt said he has a knife", and my cop friends are bludgeoning you into perma-retardation. I mean, more than you ready are.
 

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This is one of the problems with America. There are a lot of idiots out there that think they are part of the in crowd and they will be fine. The same with environmentalists they preach population reduction to save the planet and they think they will be one of the chosen few that doesn't get sacrificed to the earth gods. Little Alex thought he was hot shit to, until his buddies beat him and drowned him.
So where in that fake article does it say angry-beard cunt was friends with dozens of cops? I must've missed it. Buh bye schizo- burden.
 
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So where in that fake article does it say angry-beard cunt was friends with dozens of cops? I must've missed it. Buh bye schizo- burden.
I guess you didn't even read the first line because his dad is a retired police officer.
 

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Haven't we talked about this fucking story already? The cops in question are under investigation and on leave and will probably get shit canned for this. How you link this, to population control is beyond me Kirk.
 

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Haven't we talked about this fucking story already? The cops in question are under investigation and on leave and will probably get shit canned for this. How you link this, to population control is beyond me Kirk.
It isn't Kirk making the link. Alex Jones tells him what to think.
 

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Angry young maaaaaaaaaan beard.

His retired cop father hated him anyway, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnn.
 

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Oh, someone did the ACO reference. I should read first.