All jokes, politics, ect. aside, what is up with California Police officers?

Joined Apr 22, 2010[h1]Protest planned in Fullerton for Kelly Thomas[/h1]
Saturday, August 06, 2011

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Protests are planned Saturday morning in Fullerton, where a homeless man died after a violent police confrontation.

A candlelight vigil was held Friday at the bus depot where the incident occurred July 5. At the time, police suspected 37-year-old Kelly Thomas of burglarizing cars.

When six officers responded to the transit hub, they said Thomas ran and resisted arrest. Prosecutors are reviewing video of the incident - two tapes shot by witnesses and another from a police surveillance camera at the bus stop.

A very graphic photo of Thomas has been circulating on the Internet and has sparked outrage in the community.

The photo, which shows Thomas' face bruised and bloodied almost beyond recognition, was taken by his father, Ron Thomas, shortly after the beating.

Some are calling for Fullerton's Police Chief Michael Sellers to step down over the department's handling of Thomas' death.

The officers involved in the incident are reportedly receiving death threats. Ron Thomas said the officers who beat his son should be tried for murder and receive the death penalty.

"As far as death threats against the individual officers, you know what? They need to die as far as I'm concerned, but I'm not advocating somebody go out and kill them. I want it done in a court system. They need to go to prison - whatever the legal system does to them," said Ron Thomas.

The names of the six officers involved were made public on a Fullerton-based blog. Some of those officers have reportedly moved into motel rooms for anonymity.

The office of Fullerton Mayor Richard Jones is telling the city to not rush to judgment in the case. Chief Sellers issued a statement saying Kelly's death is a tragedy to the community and that the matter is under investigation.

Thomas' father said his son suffered from schizophrenia and had been in and out of mental health facilities for years.

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Joined Dec 10, 2008
I guess it's just our time for Cali cops to get recognized for the violence that comes down on the citizens. But it's nothing new though
Joined Nov 21, 2006
Cali and NY got the worst cops

I hate bad cops,

Alot of them are just regular dudes, and then there the ones that were lames in highschool and like to abuse their power

I'm pro - cop on alot of things, but a example needs to be made of these guys, +*%% is getting ridiculous


Joined Jul 24, 2011
My take...they interview every race of douchebags and give them a badge.

We have patrol, bike, walk and segway cops and each of em have a good 75% *!$*##@$* make-up.

They abuse their power...instead of protecting and serving us they intimidate and abuse us.
Joined Sep 10, 2010
ever since i moved here a year ago, i highly regret it. the ppl here are so prejudice, its crazy. I'm moving back to nyc end of this year.


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Joined Oct 24, 2006
It's because most cops don't have any type of training when it comes to morals and ethics. Most cops didn't even go to college which I think should be essential for someone who is given so much power to enforce the law. The police academy is a joke.
Joined Mar 2, 2010
Originally Posted by 8H2i9Frs

ever since i moved here a year ago, i highly regret it. the ppl here are so prejudice, its crazy. I'm moving back to nyc end of this year.
I'm a cali native who lives in NY  and I feel like the people in NY are more prejudice than in Ca (bay area specifically)

NY people have more defined social hierarchies, where as in CA, the divisions aren't that rigid IMO.

I'm talkign about SF btw
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