Homeless Beating: Six Police Officers Suspended in Calif.

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  1. MEGAMANTROTSKY
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    Kelly Thomas was approached by Fullerton police officers responding to reports of cars being burglarized in the area on July 5. In a surveillance video taken aboard a public transportation bus, two passengers say officers had pounded the 37-year-old Thomas in the face and tased him six times.

    One of the passengers is heard saying, “They beat him up, and then all the cops came and they hog tied him, and he was like, ‘Please God, please dad!’”

    Thomas, who suffered severe head and neck injuries, died in a hospital five days later.[/p]
    [​IMG] http://www.christianpost.com/news/homeless...6/"]Source

    Another day, another episode of life starring killer cops.

    Edit: Changed the format to what was required in the template.

    UPDATE (9/21/11): There has been a major update in the case. Fullerton County D.A. Tony Rackaukas has charged two of the six officers involved with Kelly Thomas's death with murder and manslaughter, respectively. More information can be learned here:
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011...er-charges.html

    The charges are entirely insufficient.
     


  2. Dangy

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    F the police.
     
  3. RoyalCardMan

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    Dude, it ain't the police force themselves, it is a corrupt person(group of people). Geze, you discriminate and probably hate the police don't you.

    You see, there are crooked cops out there, but not all police are the same, so how about you think about what you said there. They die for you as well, so don't go saying they are bad. [​IMG]
     
  4. ByteMunch

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    Suspended. For murder. And nothing will come of this. It will happen again. And again. Fuck the police.
     
  5. WiiUBricker

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    Another example that shows how retarded the american police can be.
     
  6. RoyalCardMan

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    In the middle of gun fire.
    Fuck the criminals. It seems you people only like criminals, not the police. Geze, what has the world gone to.

    EDIT: And, how many criminals do you think have been released from jail for murder, or even more murders.

    It is quite suprising that people only bring up news about a cop killing a man, not criminals.
     
  7. Shoat

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    And that's why they should run full psychological tests on every single person who ever becomes a cop (or any other job that allows you to carry a weapon).

    If a person shows signs of being a violent asshole, they get told to GTFO and look for another job instead of being handed lots of authority and a weapon.
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    The police are messed up all over the US. The number of good cops is outweighed by the number of cops that just don't give a shit and do what they want, since the repercussions are lessened to such a great extent for a police officer due to them having the ability to claim whatever they want with it being taken as the almighty truth. The cops where I am abuse their power like there's no tomorrow, and cops just a city over are notorious for killing black men whenever they have an excuse to draw their gun and shoot.
     
  9. WiiUBricker

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    This is what the american police have done to a man:

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    They should be locked in prison for murder.
     
  10. ByteMunch

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    Could you remind me what crime he commited that justified a death sentence without trial? Thankyouverymuch.
     
  11. MEGAMANTROTSKY
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    The police are actually under no obligation to protect you. The Supreme Court even agrees with this; for example, they were not held responsible for enforcing a restraining order against an abusive husband, which resulted in the death of his three children:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales

    This is also not simply a matter of a "corrupt group" of police officers. This manner of brutality is part and parcel of their entire procedure. I would ask you to do a casual search of "police brutality" in the Google news aggregator. You will quickly see that incidents like these happen much more often than you think. A similar manner of events also occurred in Pittsburgh, where a black youth was beaten for holding a Mountain Dew bottle in his jacket (they suspected it was a gun, and they did not identify themselves as police officers).
    http://newsone.com/nation/associatedpress1...tsburgh-police/

    In my opinion, the image of the police that you hold is nothing more than a media-sponsored myth.

    Edit: Who in the world moved this to "Off-topic chat"? This was a current event, and I posted it accordingly in the "User-submitted news" section. A current event regarding police brutality should not be relegated to something "Off-topic".
     
  12. Nebz

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    Agreed but we'll see what whoever has to say or do about it. Maybe because it's wrapped in the spoiler and not the usual code...?
     
  13. MEGAMANTROTSKY
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    Well, that might be the case. But I've posted other news articles in almost the exact same way and they've never been moved before. Locked or shut down, maybe, but never moved. If that is indeed the case, I'll change it immediately.
     
  14. Snailface

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    Here's some cellphone footage that was at the scene but not the actual beating. You can hear the guy screaming "Dad!"* though. Really sad stuff.

    *his dad was a retired officer BTW

    [youtube]1ljYNgLnpxM[/youtube]
     
  15. MEGAMANTROTSKY
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    Changed the format. I think it's closer to what is required this time. Hopefully this can now be moved back to the appropriate section. If it is not moved, I want to know why immediately.

    @Snailface: Thank you for finding that video. I thought that it was in the possession of the police, but clearly I was wrong.
    Edit: The video I am thinking of was street surveillance footage, not the cellphone video.
     
  16. GreatZimkogway

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    Can we get this idiot out of here? Stop being blind, this shit is happening every day across the country.
     
  17. MEGAMANTROTSKY
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    There's no need to expel him. If he really wishes to believe that the police play a progressive role in society, let him talk all he wants. So far though, he has provided no evidence to the contrary. In this regard he, and others of his ilk should either put up or shut up.

    Edit: Still waiting for this to be moved back to "User-submitted" news.
     
  18. dice

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    With all due respect, you can continue to wait for the thread to be moved back for an eternity unless the staff member who moved it responds to your request (they will soon enough I presume) with an explanation or decides that their actions should be reversed. It hasn't even been 24 hours yet since this thread was moved so calm down. I personally think that we need to split the USN into two sections (gaming and "real life") but that's another discussion, also if you were a long time member you'd know that such threads used to be posted in, but like I said be a little more patient for a response from that person.
     
  19. MEGAMANTROTSKY
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    Understood. I will calm down. I am sorry if I caused an unnecessary ruckus. I am impatient simply because I received absolutely no explanation as to why the thread was moved in the first place.
     
  20. RchUncleSkeleton

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    Yes I saw this on the news the other day and it total garbage....I just knew the police weren't going to be convicted of murder, which is bull crap! Police should be held responsible for their actions just like everyone else. I've had friends who have had the book thrown at them and are continually accused of things they did not do, the justice system is just itching to throw them in lockup but when it's a police officer, they pretend they saw nothing.

    We need to get rid of our entire system of government and let our country really be run "by the people for the people"

    Eliminate all of the unnecessary spending and the ridiculous salaries paid to political fat cats whom both do nothing and make sure nothing gets done. That alone will fix our "Nation Debt". There needs to be an uprising and it needs to happen soon!