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"I just started smashing his face to hell..."

"This police beating of Kelly Thomas is one of the most heartbreaking videos I’ve ever seen. Not just for Thomas, although quite obviously for Thomas. But also for the sheer depravity—the staring-you-in-the-face confirmation that your fellow human beings are capable of this sort of thing.

Of course, the point is also that these aren’t just any human beings. You can find violent videos at sites like World Star Hip Hop that are every bit as soul-crushing. But these are the people we entrust with the exclusive power to use coercive force—which we do in the interest of protecting the public. Days after the beating, one of these animals called into a radio show to boast about it. The night of the beating, one of them demanded treatment for a scrape on his elbow as Thomas lay dying a few feet away, looking like this.

Public officials closed ranks. A “special assistant to the DA” was brought on to defend the officers. The police department shut down the flow of information, then released misinformation (though another public official later found no fault with that). The city then tried to pay Thomas’ father $900,000 to go away.

Were it not for a citizen with a cell phone camera, the agitation of a local blog, and the determination of Thomas’ father, himself a former cop, we may never have known about Kelly Thomas. And these animals could well still be on the police force in Fullerton.

It’s difficult as hell, but you should still sit down to watch this video. Once you’re done, you can restore some optimism with this video from Reason.tv, which explains how technology and social media eventually shamed Fullerton officials into taking action."

More here: http://www.theagitator.com/2012/05/09/i-just-start-smashing-...




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I feel that the proper punishment

for these officers is to receive exactly the same treatment as they gave out to Kelly Thomas.
Held down and beaten to death, one by one.

Tattoo in sheriff's deputy clique may have celebrated shootings

The investigation into a secret clique within the Los Angeles County sheriff's elite gang unit has uncovered allegations that members had matching tattoos of a gun-toting skeleton, which deputies would modify to celebrate their involvement in a shooting, according to sources close to the internal probe.

Suspicion about the group's existence was sparked several weeks ago when a supervisor discovered a pamphlet laying out the group's creed, which promoted aggressive policing and portrayed officer shootings in a positive light.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sheriff-clique-20120...

A great number of both

A great number of both republicans and democrats claim that the government's number one job is to protect the American people.

So where are they now? Where is the justice department? Where are our outraged lawmakers and elected representatives? Where is our military who sees their job as protecting the American people? Where are the news media cheerleaders who trumpet every single claim no matter how lacking in substance it may be, that our government is protecting us from the big bad scary Muslims? Where is the outcry to protect this poor mentally unstable homeless guy? Where is the call to protect the average American from the most immediate danger to them-their police?

I'll believe the government cares about protecting the people when they bring the troops home and turn them loose on the police.

Why are only 2 cops being

Why are only 2 cops being charged? If this was any other murder everyone who arrived to help would be charged as accomplices.

Yeah

We don't need to worry about Muslims taking over America, like lying neo cons say, we need to watch out for the real terrorists which are bald murderers after their tours becoming cops and treating people as enemy combatants. bald guy in blue or brown uniform with a gun and badge is the true profile of a potential terrorist not a Muslim in head garb.

Little blue man...in a little blue suit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pgic2WRnqk

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Nothing will ever change

Nothing will ever change until it starts happening to congresspeople's, New York Times or ABC News reporters or judges' sons and daughters. Then they'll suddenly "discover" that we have an out of control police problem.

Not going to watch

But I don't need to. This can be tolerated from anyone

I wish I hadn't.

I'm infuriated.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

My heart is breaking

and I didn't even watch the video and I will not watch it.
May Almighty God give the parents of that poor boy the strength to go on.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Kelly Thomas's crime...Schizophrenia

Punishment...Death by the very ones that should have instead have taken the initiative to see if he needed help.
This is FAR to common and takes place more than you would think.

As a mother of a adult son with Schiz I fear for my son that the police may kill him because he simply does not respond to them in a manner they feel is accepting. Something he is incapable of doing because of no fault of his own. People with Schiz deal with paranoia and fear and see the world through a whole different set of eyes than people without this illness. They can feel they are fighting for their lives and in this case Kelly Thomas fears came true !!
I can't tell you how it tore my heart out to hear him call for his daddy. :o(

This only reinforces my resolve to continue to do what I do for my son.
The only way I know to protect him is to be attached to him at the hip. He lives with us and I check on him throughout the day. He has VERY strict instructions if he is ever pulled over by the police or approached by them he is to call me ASAP. I have had to intervene on several occasions. It was not pretty and I have almost gone to jail but my son is still alive. BUT I should not have to protect him from the so called protectors !!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like his crime was not

Looks like his crime was not being able to interpret some very confusing instructions.

Most likely

People with Schiz can become confused very easily. If something is not clicking right it is real easy to overload their brains with questions and requests.

Kind of like a computer that is trying to process too much information and it is overloaded. But with the person with the schiz..they then become agitated and frustrated. It is best to not be confrontive or box them in, and instead give them some space and time to process information. Amazingly allot of so called mental health professionals don't even understand this. grrrrrrrrrr

They were confusing

They were confusing instructions. Watch the video. I was confused with what the cop wanted. He may have had it, but I dont think this had anything to do with his Schiz.

His crime was not being a

His crime was not being a cop.

Just,

WOW.

Our controllers do it on purpose

They hire violent people to the police force. They seek out these animal types.

Then when things like this happen they can use it to divide us. Which side are we on, who to support, don't blame all the police and so on.

It is all a psyop. They play with our minds. They make us confused and scared.

We need to keep our eyes on the head of the animal. Look up. The controllers have put government, big business, media, central banking and everything else in place so they can control US. That is the only purpose of all that most people consider reality.

But it is not reality, it is all created by THEM to keep US enslaved.

When enough people realize this THEIR game is over and it is coming. It is coming fast and THEY can't stop it for much longer. THEY are scared and THEY are desperate and THEY are more dangerous than ever BECAUSE WE are winning!

"They seek out these animal types."

Reminds me of something Alan Watt said (if you don't know Alan Watt, www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com ). He refers to police as "potato people," who "have no brains," they just get together in their little fraternity, get on a power trip, shoot steroids, and develop an us vs. them mentality, and then go out and terrorize the citizens - like feudal lords used to go F- with peasants for sport.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Yes

and they fight the good cops as their enemies. They are like gangs, like Bush; "You are either with us or against us".

It has become extremely difficult to be a good cop and the good cops are disappearing from the police force.

The controllers are creating a war between the police and the people. They want civil war so they can justify taking out anybody who is against THEM.

It's like the war on terror. Create a (real or fictional) enemy and tell people THEY will keep us safe from this enemy. Now THEY go and shoot people and blame gun owners so they can take away our guns. THEY don't want us to be able to defend ourselves against THEM.

There are still many good cops, but the police force as an institution is an enemy of the people and it will only get worse from here.

Indeed

We are an occupied people. Ironically, we are occupied by the same military-industrial-financial complex goons as the Iraqis or the Afghans. Who's the enemy again? Hmm..

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Exactly

it is Tyranny v Freedom all over the world.

and the tyranny everywhere is controlled by the same little elite group.

But they are being exposed. The cat is out of the bag. They can't recreate the illusion of the fake "reality" they have been giving us for centuries because too many people now know.

We are not there yet because too many people are still completely brainwashed by their propaganda, however our numbers are growing exponentially. The control system IS coming down, it is only a question of time now.

Disgusting

"Public officials closed ranks. A “special assistant to the DA” was brought on to defend the officers. The police department shut down the flow of information, then released misinformation (though another public official later found no fault with that). The city then tried to pay Thomas’ father $900,000 to go away."

Oh, isn't that sweet, the public "servants" committed felony assault on an innocent citizen and then tried to buy their way out of justice USING OUR MONEY.

FYI, public police have only existed for a little over a century in most countries. Society did just fine before there were public police. There was not lawlessness, instead there were private security firms (as we have now) in a competitive market, where consumers could choose which service they wanted - and the private security weren't too likely to smash the faces of their customers, as then the customers would obviously drop them and hire a competing firm. Every libertarian should think very seriously about the abolition of these corrupt to the bone black-clad machine-gun-toting gangsters, in favor of a free market for security services.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M8vei3L0L8

...I've never met a decent cop, really.

George has something to say on the subject too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbSjIQKqvUQ

FYI, public prosecutors are in the same bag as public police: unnecessary. Our ancestors would be spinning in their damn graves that we allow such a thing. In the past, it would have been considered tyranny to let the State prosecute people for private crimes. The only person with the right to prosecute is the victim, and the victim should be compensated - the State sending the criminal to prison doesn't help the victim does it? BS

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Above all, be careful what you think because

Above all, be careful what you think because your thoughts control your life. (Proverbs 4:23)

Now, couple this video with *this* article and make your own conclusions for yourself.

Hate begets hate. Even Ron Paul said that he does not like absolutes. I understand that such violent act would pierce every parent right in the heart, but let's not demonize everyone based on the actions of the few.

The few in this case definitely must be brought to justice and punished.

I saw it last night,

my heart has been heavy all day, I feel for his pops, imagine a child being murdered on tape, calling for you the parent, being beaten to death, by people who are in your trade, your own kind so to speak, yet there is nothing you can do, because its all past already. As a parent, that helpless feeling would have made me react in a very drastic way, to all those involved.

The automatic subordination of average citizens has to stop. We the people are not all perps, who need to be automatically at parade rest or sit down on the street, like a second class human. This is what pissed me off about all the occupy movements, the intrenched mindset to police brutality. Its time for a change from the top ranks down. They foster a certain mindset, based on the "drug war". Otherwise who would really give a frack whats in some poor homeless guys bag. That guy could have easily been me. God bless you Kelly, your in better place now, we will learn from this, you did not die in vain.

Jeffro

I feel that now

the heaviness. It's hard to comprehend such cruelty.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Hang 'em High

Those pigs should all publicly hang. This is serving and protecting. MURDER!!
Anyone entrusted with the authority to use force should have video surveillance, during all encounters, NO EXEPTIONS!!!

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http://youtu.be/yuC_4mGTs98

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility to every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Exactly. Ironically, the

Exactly. Ironically, the video surveillance is of the people.

Bass Ackwards.

Oh Holy Shit! Seriously? How can ANYONE

justify this? Dear God in Heaven please save us from this part of ourselves that has no regard for the lives You love so much! Please show us the way out of this darkness....

~Your perception becomes your reality~

I know plenty of "law and

I know plenty of "law and order conservatives" that justify this stuff all the time. The same people who would have justified the Gestapo in Germany in the 1940's.

That video was incredibly disturbing

I've seen a lot of police brutality videos on youtube, but with the audio of him crying out for his dad as the costumed thugs slowly chocked off his air supply in order to murder him, it made it very difficult to watch. Meanwhile the "good" cops were forced to join in on the murder else risk being punished for not obeying orders.