RT has a disturbing video of a homeless man being murdered by the local cops in Fullerton, California.
I say “murdered” because it’s pretty bloody obvious that they fully intended to kill him.
Ten months after Fullerton, California police officers beat a 37-year-old homeless man to death, video footage of Kelly Thomas’ last few minutes of consciousness were showed in a Santa Ana, CA courtroom on Monday.
Monday marked the first day of a preliminary hearing that will go on to determine if there is enough evidence for two Fullerton cops — Officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli — to be ordered to stand trial for the May 5, 2011 beating of Thomas. Ramos was charged last year with second-degree murder and Cicinelli with involuntary manslaughter — both have plead not guilty.
Describing his own actions, Officer Cicinelli is recorded on tape in the aftermath to explain, “We ran out of options so I got the end of my Taser and I probably…I just started smashing his face to hell.”
By the time the bloodied, unconscious body of Thomas was delivered to a local hospital, doctors determined that he suffered multiple broke bones in his face, several cracked ribs and a crushed thorax. Physicians also figured Thomas to have choked on his own blood during the incident. After five days on life support, Thomas passed away.
Last year, Ron Thomas, father of the deceased, told CNN that he won’t settle “for anything here except for complete justice for my son.” Despite the evidence that has Americans across the country accusing the Fullerton, CA cops of excessive force, however, reparation might not be easy to receive — attorneys for the defendants maintain that their clients were in the right.
The only “just us” that Ron Thomas is going to get is the execution of the cops involved in the murder of his son.
I wouldn’t settle for anything less. Ever.