"The law is reason, free from passion."
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
Thomas' 2011 death galvanized local activists, who dubbed themselves "Kelly's Army" and led to the recall of three city council members and the departure of the Fullerton police chief.
Jurors have watched the 33-minute, grainy surveillance video repeatedly as they dissect the case. In it, Thomas can be heard screaming for his father nearly 30 times and cries out repeatedly that he can't breathe as six policemen fight to restrain him. The video was also synced with audio from the officers' body microphones.
The coroner listed the cause of death as asphyxiation from the officers piling on his chest during the struggle.
Defense attorneys countered that Thomas suffered from a weakened heart from years of methamphetamine abuse and was a mentally unstable and violent man who had abused drugs and alcohol since 10th grade.
A forensic pathologist testified for the defense that the individual cells in Thomas' heart had changed their size and shape because of the drug abuse and that his heart cells had microscopic scarring. Thomas' heart also weighed 20 to 25 percent more than it should have for a man his age and size.
Those abnormalities could have produced an electrical arrhythmia that killed Thomas, Dr. Steven Karch told jurors Monday.
"What I saw were dead and dying heart cells," he said.
Prosecutors countered with a doctor who testified that CT scans taken at the hospital showed Thomas' heart was healthy and the normal size for a man his size and age. Blood tests measuring the acidity levels in his blood, however, indicated he had been deprived of oxygen, which caused his heart to slow dramatically, said Dr. Matthew Budoff, a cardiologist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
"There was no arrhythmia in Kelly Thomas. We know that," Budoff said.
His 91-year-old grandfather, Walter Dieball, approached the witness stand in a wheelchair and recalled how his grandson suddenly struck him three times with a fireplace poker in 1995 after the two argued. He said he didn't fear his grandson, however.....snip~
http://www.debatepolitics.com/off-to...uel-way-3.html (Police Officers that Deserve to be Treated in the Most Cruel Way......)
You know so by the Pic DiAnna had up.