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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    I've been working with the Innocence Project and I can tell you that cases like this go under-reported and even if a man survives hes scarred for life and the judicial system does everything possible to find the man guilty so he cannot sue the state for damages, while the state system treats the officers as just "doing their job" - "a high stress job" - meanwhile people are being murdered or permanently disabled or disfigured.

    I think there should be more psychological training (including the "cop gang mentality") and more social understanding of the potential communities they could be working in (among numerous other criteria that could put an end to all this barbarian police brutality)...

    Everyone isn't a "bad guy" and should not be treated as such - many times they're the victims....

    I'll say this once - if you're the alleged "victim" (as claimed over a 911 call) the real victim could have done nothing wrong and have his ass kicked just because of a "he-said-she-said" er hearsay.

    How is one going to kill or beat someone up on hearsay when such a direct is not even applicable in court under the majority of circumstances?

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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Beating someone into a coma, that lead to his death, is not adequate force to make someone comply. They went over the limit and should be in prison.
    No

    Thomas's actions caused his death.

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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Have you seen the video? The cop instigates the entire episode with an unprovoked baton blow to the guys midsection. This is yet another travesty of justice. What is wrong with our justice system in America?
    What, I still can't figure out... is how someone can watch, the video and come to the conclusion that this dude was being cooperative and not resisting.

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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    No

    Thomas's actions caused his death.
    No, they didn't. The police overreacting to his actions caused his death. The death is on the cops hands and they should be in prison.
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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

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    No, they didn't. The police overreacting to his actions caused his death. The death is on the cops hands and they should be in prison.
    What experience do you have in trying to restrain someone that is actively resisting plus when *said* individual is altered due to alcohol, drugs or mental issues?

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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    What experience do you have in trying to restrain someone that is actively resisting plus when *said* individual is altered due to alcohol, drugs or mental issues?
    None. But that doesn't matter. The police aren't supposed to kill someone unless their life is threatened in an immediate way, which wasn't. The police aren't supposed to kill someone in the act of subduing them. It is ridiculous that people are defending these murderous assholes.
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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    This was expected, as the Officers were dealing with a person resisting. They had to use force to get him to comply.
    Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyy authoritarianism!!!!11!!!!!!
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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    What, I still can't figure out... is how someone can watch, the video and come to the conclusion that this dude was being cooperative and not resisting.
    He wasn't resisting until the cop took his baton and wielded an unprovoked blow to the mans midsection. After that...of course he would try to get away. Anyone would want to get away from a group of people hell bent on beating them to death.
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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    That thin blue line....

    some are more equal than others apparently.

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    Re: Police not guilty in Kelly Thomas death; DA won't try 3rd officer

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wrong.
    Compression of his chest is what happened.
    That compression caused by Officers trying to subdue him, as he was resisting.
    His resistance makes him the blame.
    Cops beat a man to the point that he dies, and itís the manís fault for resisting.
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