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Beating Death of Kelly Thomas

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by EUGENE the REALTOR, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Active Member

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    I can't believe those cops were acquitted. I just watched the video of the beating and it is tough to hear his cries for his dad. I can't imagine what his father is going through. I just don't see how several cops aren't able to control one man without beating him to death. The lack of training/education on the mentally ill is sickening as well.
     
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  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sad....

    it makes you wonder how the country, media and justice system would have responded had he been non-Caucasian.
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Otto Zehm
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was the jury made up of retired cops?
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I hope the father takes his revenge on those pigs. Necklacing sounds appropriate.
     
  6. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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  7. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The police are not trained enough in dealing with Dogs and those with mental issues.

    I don't say mental illness, because other medical conditions can manifest as a mental issue - diabetic problems for example.

    The police have time on their side; why does seem that in these cases they are impatient? Control the scene - diffuse the situation.


    We are getting to election season, so ask your mayor candidates, city & county council members, sheriff candidates about the training they get for the officers and what they are going to do to prevent tragedies like this one.