"The law is reason, free from passion."
1 An unruly non compliant homeless *with nothing to lose* can easily infect LEOs with HIV, HepB, HepC, TB, etc.
2 It's beyond retarded about size/weight differences....A 102lb 14 y/o can put a pen/comb/thumb through your eye just as easily if not faster than a 300 lb mofo.
3 LEOs are needed to control persons that are unable to control themselves. Thinking about a "fair" fight in the streets is utter bs
Drop, the monday morning quarterbacking. You simply don't understand the force continuum, what is feasible, or what the options were at that time
You may have a point about individual interpretation on people arguing about police action and justification but that does not make you the sole impartial judge to accuse one side or the other of "misinterpretation". And like I said, you refused to watch the video so you shouldn't even persist on spouting nonsense about the video which you have no idea whatsoever.
My previous post should have read "There was brawl NO coming from Kelly Thomas...."
Do you go around yakking "the earth is not flat...the earth is not flat...the earth is not flat..." when nobody ever even asserted that the earth is flat just so you can state a fact which places the video in proper perspective?
If you do, you need your head examined.
I know, it seems like this is yet another case of the prosecution throwing the case either for political reason due to powerful police union or simply to protect ones of their own. Unfortunately, they only released the video recording of the opening argument. The trial itself and the closing argument weren't made available to the public. Not even the jury instruction. So, we are just left to wonder.
BTW, I read from some tweek that the jury foreman was an attorney who once worked for the DA's office and another juror had some connection to the defence. I can't verify whether the info was true or not but take it with a grain of salt for now.
But, here's another video of eye witness interview regarding Kelly's murder:
Here is the video of the immense police brutality inflicted on the innocent homeless guy:
To everyone out there debating with these people who fecklessly attempt to contradict what our own eyes and ears tell us when we watch the video: Don't waste your time. It cannot be more obvious they work for damage control...OR have some information-processing impediment. Futile either way.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller