Or we could ask Kelley Thomas.
Wait.. sorry. We actually can’t because he’s dead.
See, Mr. Thomas was mentally ill and homeless. He also had a long string of run-ins with the Fullerton, CA police department. But on this one night, all he appeared to be guilty of was sitting on the curb.
What is it with cops and people sitting on the curb, anyway?
Unarmed, Mr. Thomas died calling for his father for help while 6 “LEO’s” beat him to death.
Was there justice? Yeah, well one would hope…
A judge declined to dismiss the charges against the officers in January 2013, finding that “a reasonable person could infer that the use of force was excessive and unreasonable.” An appeals court judge also denied a request to overturn the lower court’s decision.
On January 13, 2014, Ramos and Cicinelli were found not guilty of all charges, while the trial for Joe Wolfe was pending. Following the verdict for the two officers, the district attorney’s office announced it would not pursue the case against Officer Wolfe.
Apparently, sitting on the curb minding your own business is cause for a death sentence. One of the thugs who beat Mr. Thomas to death suffered a “boo boo”… poor him.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1