posted on May, 9 2012 @ 04:44 AM
Originally posted by XXX777
Alright. I just finished watching it again. The perp was an animal out of control. He was fighting a half dozen cops. Dumb.
Some people just are not meant for society. They don't fit in. Maybe it is mental illness. Perhaps brought on by self abuse. The fact remains that
the guy was way out of line and the cops did what they are supposed to do. If you or anybody else does not understand that, then good luck with the
edit on 9-5-2012 by XXX777 because: spelling
This may be the absolute dumbest thing I have ever seen posted on ATS, You should get an award for this post. After all this is the place that has
some incredibly dumb things said on a daily basis.
First off this topic was posted yesterday here on ATS
Moving along with the quoted text.... the guy was mentally ill. He was known in the community and the Police knew him and knew he was mentally ill and
It was not so much a case of him not wanting to follow police orders, he was actually unable to. He was off his medication. If watch the part of the
video where he is told to sit down, he does sit down, but he sits in the wrong spot. If you watch the part of him picking his legs up, then laying
them flat and putting his hands on his knees. This was not done to be a douche... he was having trouble understanding the orders he was being given
which were, "put your legs out and your hands on your knees." The fact that he would not give his name, is actually more of a case of him not being
able to give him name. If you read the transcript of the recorded conversation, very early on as the Police are saying names, he agrees with a couple
that are not him and says many times that he does not know.
Kelly Thomas was not an out of control animal. He was a schizophrenic homeless man who was well known in his town and described by locals as a person
who was "gentle and child like".
The fact is, Police stopped him for no reason, wanted to search him for no reason and were simply harassing the guy to begin with. At no time does
Kelly Thomas ever threaten the Police, but Officer Ramos threatens Thomas when he tells him, "You see these fist? They are getting ready to f you
up!" after making a whole tough guy production of snapping on his latex gloves for the occasion. All this AFTER Kelly Thomas willingly agrees to
allow Police to search him. Which is very interesting in itself since the original Police report on the incident claimed that Kelly Thomas was
"uncooperative" and that he "resisted" when they attempted to search him, and that is when backup was called.
Kelly Thomas never put up a fight much less fought with a half dozen cops. You can clearly see in the video that Kelly Thomas is on the ground with
Police on top of him and hitting him the entire time. That is not "fighting" with Police, that is called getting you arse kicked by Police. You are
either blind, ignorant or simply did not actually watch the video.