The Kelly Thomas murder: where has all the compassion gone?
By Curt Williams
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!
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Edited by Madison Ruppert
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