The Kelly Thomas murder: where has all the compassion gone?

By Curt Williams

Contributing writer for End the Lie and host of Room 101

A still image from the footage obtained from a security camera of the brutal assault of Kelly Thomas at the hands of Fullerton police

As I viewed the 33 minute surveillance video from the outright murder of Kelly Thomas last week, I was sickened and disturbed to a level I have never felt before.

My heart raced, I got goose bumps, my eyes filled with tears, my fist clenched. It was a horrible feeling.

Editor’s note: If you want to watch the video (I highly recommend that you do not watch it) you can do so by visiting this link. Please take this disclaimer seriously: this is highly disturbing, potentially traumatizing, and it is not in any way necessary to watch it in order to understand the gravity of this tragic incident. I must respectfully disagree with Curt in recommending that people watch this, especially parents. Just listening to the audio has been disturbing enough for me. This is just my personal opinion and should be treated as such.

I actually questioned my own sanity at one point due to the rage and sadness that I was filled with while watching Kelly Thomas being brutally and savagely beaten.

Being involved in the alternative media, I have watched and discussed endless videos involving police brutality. There have been many cases where people have lost their lives due to the beating they sustained from a “peace officer,” with some cases being blatant, cold blooded murder as in the case of Kelly Thomas.

Yet, despite my desensitization, I did not react the way I’d been conditioned to when seeing Mr. Thomas beaten to a pulp.

This really puzzled me for a few days and then it became clear that I should be asking, where has all the compassion gone? This is a question that a lot of people have been asking with increasing frequency.

In a time of economic uncertainty, endless wars, social fragmentation, dummy drugs (Ritalin, Zoloft etc.) and so on, compassion is needed in great abundance.

Yet we are like a snake eating its tail and getting really close to the head. In the case of Kelly Thomas, can you imagine the amount of hatred and disdain that Officer Manuel Ramos and Cpl. Jay Patrick Cicinelli had for Mr. Thomas to just unleash on him in a way that resulted in his death a mere 5 days later?

I must be fair though; there were four other officers involved.

If Mr. Thomas was guilty of anything it was having mail he shouldn’t have had. What would possess Officer Ramos to clench his fist and say, “You see my fists? They’re getting ready to f— you up”?

Mr. Thomas replied to this threat by saying, “Start punching dude.” I think I may have said the same thing or at least some variation of it.

There seems to be an obvious anger issue with Ramos. As Mr. Thomas starts to walk away after being threatened he is first hit by Cpl. Cicinelli.

Why? I can only assume that he was tired of being threatened and treated like a child. Put your hands here! Put your feet straight out! Did his non-compliance with those orders really warrant the actions that followed?

I would like to believe that everyone reading this would unanimously agree that there is no way Mr. Thomas deserved what he received at the hands of these “peace officers.”

Why so confrontational, Ramos and Cicinelli? It’s very clear that Mr. Thomas was not in any way a threat to the two savages.

The surveillance camera footage and accompanying audio clearly shows this.

I know that a lot of stories get put out there that show brutality but just from one side. This makes it difficult at times to really know if the officers were provoked or not.

This is not even close to being case with Mr. Thomas. As hard as it is to view, I encourage everyone to watch this video.

The reason being is that it must be crystal clear in your mind that this is, in fact, happening all over the world, everyday. Yes, everyday.

The media, even local media, will not cover or report every case of police brutality. There’s a good reason for this.

The police are, as I have been told by a sheriff, a “brotherhood.” They do not rat out their own.

Editor’s note: this is also known as “the Blue Wall” or “the Blue Wall of Silence” referring to the typical color of police uniforms and the colloquial term for police, “the boys in blue.”

We know this to be fact due to cases like the Bogota, New Jersey police officer Regina Tasca who in fact was trying to stop the beating of an emotionally disturbed man and now could lose her job over it.

Lose your job for trying to stop the unnecessary beating of another person? That is crazy in any job, but to have that job be a “peace officer?” Of course this is just one example amongst a long list of similar cases.

Now that is absolutely ridiculous! Let us not forget they (supposedly) work for us!

This police brutality has to stop! “Brotherhood” be damned! These savages must be held accountable!

Show your support by joining the Justice for Kelly Thomas page on Facebook.

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5 Responses to The Kelly Thomas murder: where has all the compassion gone?

  1. Marlon May 16, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    So, at what point do people unite and say, NO MORE! No more are you cops allowed to do what you do without reprisal! At what point do we allow this senseless brutality to continue? We need to step up as unit, as a community (global), as citizens and reclaim our freedom!

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  2. BRUTAL DAYS AHEAD May 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    COPS BE WARNED…This is NOT OK. But notice how whenever these cases come up, unless they are widely publicized like Rodney King the officers get suspended with pay, and there is some type of IAD investigation…? Once everything quiets down there is a slap on the wrist and they are back on the streets in a few months after a nice long paid vacation. The people who live in this area need to speak up, their taxes are paying for these POS cops to get a paid vacation. Hold your police accountable for their mistakes.

    Police have one of the highest rates of domestic violence as well. You would be traumatized (or lol as the case may be) to hear some of their off-duty antics as well, even when they are not hiding behind their badges (Oftentimes it involves women and domestic issues, for example a “Mexican Standoff” that occurred at my local department a few years ago when 3 cops found out they were all banging the same chick. lol)

    Carry a video camera everywhere you go and hide the chip under a rock for when they try to confiscate the footage. And take them down one bad apple at a time.

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  3. Room101Radio May 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    @Marlon..I couldnt agree more..this HAS to stop..and NOW…at the local level!! I suggest taking random recent stories of police brutality to your local officers..just to ask them what their opinions are on any particular story..PLANT THAT SEED!!

    @Brutal..domestic violence..as well as alcohol abuse…their actions have been covered up and protected all by that lil shiny badge..immune to the same punishments that we are subjected to..we being those that dont have a snazzy costume and shiny badge…we need to break up this “brotherhood” that they conduct themselves under…at the local level we can get the BAD APPLES out 1 by 1..unfortunately with all the cover ups and the immunity that they receive..there are ALOT of bad apples..I have lost all respect for them..not saying i had alot to begin with..lol

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  4. killtheempire.blogspot.com May 20, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    You cannot teach someone to have compassion, because compassion is a by-product of love. Love is not just some warm and fuzzy emotion. Love is a higher principle of order, which governs one’s behavior. You are not born understanding this. You must be taught to recognize things that exist, but cannot be identified by the physical senses, or the instruments of man. Americans used to be taught such things, but we decided to throw this source of knowledge out of our public schools, and that source is the bible.

    1 John 4:16 “God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

    The bible is our history as a people. It’s the driving force behind the development of modern western civilization. It’s the foundation of our spiritual being and thought. Without the wisdom and knowledge of the bible we are a people with amnesia.

    If you went and stole the Koran from Muslims it would destroy them. Within a few generations they would have lost their roots, their attachment to history, their very identity.

    Look at us. Look what has become of our civilization. It’s no surprise we see evil glorified on television, police oppression, endless war, broken families, dreams, and lives.

    I saw an info-graphic once that really made this clear in few words. It’s a woman in tears because her son or daughter was murdered in a school shooting. She asks God, how could you let this happen in our schools? God replies, I’m not allowed inside the school.

    I’m not saying anyone must join a church or be so called Christian. It’s not about religion. It’s about history, identity, knowledge, wisdom, culture, the spirit, understanding, civilization, direction, purpose, and our future.

    Keep religion out of our schools, but if you keep the bible out, then you cannot be surprised when civilization degenerates into chaos.

    Order will come from the chaos. The only question is, will we allow the engineers of war and despotism to bring about order, or will we return to the higher principle of love, knowledge, wisdom, history, and direction found in our bible?

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  5. Klaus Pfeiffer June 12, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Compassion is not an emotion those who act with self righteousness can actually discern. These people, the cops, fit out in the latest riot gear, armed with the latest weapons, being paid top salaries, often working for time and a half, who gladly beat their neighbors protesting peacefully in their t-shirts and flip-flops are a different breed of human. While you are there because of your convictions and desires to see a better world, they are there for their convictions too, to molest the “bad guys” so designated by their pimp commander, who takes his orders from the political whores who do the bidding for the elite criminal class. They are paid by you to beat you down, how much sweeter can it get? These enforcers of the 1% who make up the criminal class actually think they are doing the right thing

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