Anyone here following the Kelly Thomas case?

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    May 09, 2012 9:04 AM GMT
    I live in the same county where the crime took place. This is probably going to be twice as serious as the Rodney King beating. It's time our law enforcement is put into check. I am all for the death penalty in this case!
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    May 09, 2012 11:24 AM GMT
    A link, please.

    EDIT: nevermind, found it on Google. The California homeless guy that some transit police killed. Well, that won't gain any traction. The police are rarely held accountable, Rodney King notwithstanding. They'll either be acquitted or the judge will give them a token slap on the wrist, as has happened before.

    After all, the victim was a scruffy-looking homeless schizophrenic, no public or jury sympathy there. The US is becoming a right-wing fascist Surveillance Police State, and we can expect incidents like this to become common and unremarkable. Move along to your gay web surfing, nothing to see here.
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    May 09, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL said
    Art_Deco saidA link, please.

    EDIT: nevermind, found it on Google. The California homeless guy that some transit police killed. Well, that won't gain any traction. The police are rarely held accountable, Rodney King notwithstanding. They'll either be acquitted or the judge will give them a token slap on the wrist, as has happened before.

    After all, the victim was a scruffy-looking homeless schizophrenic, no public or jury sympathy there. The US is becoming a right-wing fascist Surveillance Police State, and we can expect incidents like this to become common and unremarkable. Move along to your gay web surfing, nothing to see here.

    Right wing police state, exactly.

    And if you dare video cam the beatings, it is you who is put on trial.

    Indeed, there are laws now that prohibit citizens from videoing police beatings. They can seize your device and arrest you. All Right Wing driven. Soviet Union, anyone?
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    May 09, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidRight wingers are worse then the Soviet Union. At least there, the homeless guy was given a home.

    Oh, no, that's socialism. Can't help anyone who can't help themselves. Gotta let them die on the sidewalks, that's the Republican social formula. The Republican Teabaggers claim that Social Security, Medicare, and all social services are unconstitutional, and must be eliminated.

    Ironic, because a good many of the Teabaggers are curmudgeny old senior citizens, who would be cutting their own throats if Social Security ceased to exist, or was privatized and tied to stock market fluctuations. This is the same clueless demographic that is often victimized by scam artists. Behold the Republican Party scam artists who also prey upon our seniors (which I also am, though I hate to admit it).
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    May 09, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidCalifornia Dreaming: The two uniformed police goons who beat him to death.

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    Goons who will get off. And Republicans will cheer. In the name of their Police State, and that society's marginals should simply die, or be killed. Nazi eugenics, anyone?