Originally posted on MisBehaved Woman:
“Two former cops accused of unlawfully killing a schizophrenic California homeless man in July 2011 have been found not guilty.
Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli had been charged with battering Kelly Thomas with a baton and a stun gun during a vicious beating in Orange County that left him unconscious.
He never recovered from the attack — which was captured on video tape — and died just five days later.
The acquittals came despite what appeared to be damning footage of the then-Fullerton officers continuing to beat the 37-year-old even as he begged for mercy and said he was sorry.
The ruling outraged Thomas’ family and supporters.
“Where do we really find justice any more in our justice system?” the victim’s father, Ron Thomas, told reporters. “It has been proven right here today that they will get away with it. They will get away with it…This is so egregious … the audio, the video … any bad cop can now just walk around and do what he wants to any of us,” the father added.
“We’re all in trouble now.”
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║ April 5, 1974 — July 10, 2011..║
║…….May He Rest In Peace…….║
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Truthloader – “On 13 January, two former police officers in California were found not guilty on all charges in connection to the death of a homeless and mentally ill man named Kelly Thomas back in 2011. Thomas was left bruised, bloodied and comatose after officers beat him for several minutes and used a stun gun on him following a report that someone had been breaking into cars in the area. He was hospitalised and died five days later having never regained consciousness. The verdict has sparked outrage from many Americans..”