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California cops go on trial for beating mentally ill homeless man to death

02.12.2013 18:09

The trial of two former Fullerton, California police officers accused of beating a homeless man to death began on Monday.

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Angell Dunaway 07.08.2014 20:33

This was first degree murder. They had every intent of getting away with killing this man and did just that. Oh the adrenaline was still pumping the fools minds as they boast and laugh as he lay fading from life, "I just started smashing his face in." In that moment he admitted with intent he harmed Kelly. We you smash someone's face you smash their skull, thus smashing their brain. Thus admitting he murdered him... on purpose... and he said it with glee.

 

William A Finch 20.03.2014 02:54

Kathy 17.12.2013 01:49

Out of control brutality is what happened in this case. These three policemen probably had issues and should have been sent to rehab or retraining long ago. They clearly were not in control of their minds or bodies. This man in no way deserved this beating. He was homeless, on the street and deserved for them to help him no hurt him. Do they go through training for how to handle the homeless?" I am disappointed in this police department.

  

I am disappointed them them as human beings. Not just as police officers.

 

Rodger Viger 15.01.2014 19:52

god help us

 

Kathy 17.12.2013 01:49

Out of control brutality is what happened in this case. These three policemen probably had issues and should have been sent to rehab or retraining long ago. They clearly were not in control of their minds or bodies. This man in no way deserved this beating. He was homeless, on the street and deserved for them to help him no hurt him. What is wrong with the police in this day and age are not understanding enough to render help where help is needed. Do they go through training how to handle mentally ill people? Do they go through training for how to handle the homeless? I am disappointed in this police department.

 

Peggy Papazaharias Baziotis 11.12.2013 03:35

Involuntary manslaughter ? How dare they ? They're a discrace to the men and woman who dedicate their lives and put their life on line for civilians, who do their job with honor and integrity. YOU'RE the reason others in uniform are disrespected. You're so dishonorable, and unworthy of your badge, how dare you use it as an excuse to beat anyone to death ? Involuntary manslaughter ? That's the least you can be accused of. Shame on you !!!

 

MonsantoGoingDown 06.12.2013 02:13

Kelly Thomas got the death penalty for simply not giving his name. Since Ramos and Sicko-nelli committed a crime far worse than not divulging a name, then logically, the death penalty is appropriate for them as well, if we are going to use the same standard of justice for them that they used for Kelly Thomas. To do otherwise would be to use one standard for Kelly Thomas and another for the 2 "officers." ;

BTW, I wonder what the rest of the world thinks of the US!? Looking like a pathetic excuse for a country where "law" is a joke and brutality reigns.

 

Alex Hunting 04.12.2013 17:15

Wow, I can't believe the attorney, Mike Schwartz, is trying to claim what he is in defense of the officer. This is an egregious case of police brutality and both of the officers need to be found guilty of murder. No f**k**g way is this involuntary manslaughter. I hope the jury sends a very strong message.

 

funkytowel 04.12.2013 06:13

Tiffany Hula 04.12.2013 04:34

I'm surprised the cops didn't rape him too. They seemed to be aggressive enough. We have got to do something about our judicial system. In my opinion, we don't need cops. I'm open ears and eyes in my community along w/ everyone else. I think we should get rid of cops and have a community stoning. Stone people to death or beat em to a pulp.

  


Ok, wait... you are against being someone to death, or you are for it? I'm so confused... Now stoning? I think you really need to think about what you want to say before you say it. Violence is always terrible.

 

Tiffany Hula 04.12.2013 04:34

I'm surprised the cops didn't rape him too. They seemed to be aggressive enough. We have got to do something about our judicial system. In my opinion, we don't need cops. I'm open ears and eyes in my community along w/ everyone else. I think we should get rid of cops and have a community stoning. Stone people to death or beat em to a pulp.

 

Brian Braden 04.12.2013 03:34

This video clearly shows they broke the rules as law inforcment officers, if you want to call them that, i have seen bad cops on video before but this takes the cake in being the most unprofessional actions i have ever witness by someone wearing a badge that they have disgraced. if i was on the beat with these idiots i would be watching my back as there up to no good and trouble makers. what's worse then a criminal? a criminal with a badge.

 

Mariam Jensen 04.12.2013 01:18

This was a brutal vicious gang related attack and the gang were the California police. Every one of the officers present heard a man being tasered and held down sayin he could not breathe and should therefore be dismissed from duty and charged with manslaughter at the very least. This man was not resisting and was subdued. There was no reason to taser a man held down and the injuries show this man had been butalized and abused.

 

Greg Geitner 04.12.2013 00:37

i guess its back to the 60s off the pigs

 

Stevie Williams 04.12.2013 00:31

Yeah if any of these 6 police officers have any children...they should be taken into care IMMEDIATELY...these men are a threat to children full stop... and how can any of their wives sit down and eat at the end of the day with these low life......? I wish you officers a
beating when you are inside....shameful.. .absolutely shameful.....i blame the officers parents...thanks for bringing these
into the world you dives.......

 

Benedict Patrick 03.12.2013 23:22

This is absurd. People must start fighting back with whatever weapons they have to protect themselves. When will the USA recognize they have a BIG problem with corrupt law enforcement and that your citizens have NO freedoms? This police officer must be incarcerated for LIFE to serve as an example. That officer was not protecting the public, he was endangering lives and murdered that man.

 

Anzy Faubion 03.12.2013 21:57

My question is why on earth are only two officers being charged with a crime in this murder? Why are they not all charged with conspiracy to commit or accessories to murder? Surely they were not dumb to the man's pleading for his life? They had to know he was dying!

 

Frederick Nye 03.12.2013 20:31

Brave American police,there's not a real man among the lot of them.Gutless yellow .

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