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Manny Ramos threatened then beat Kelly Thomas with five other officers

“Now you see my fists?” Fullerton police officer Manny Ramos asked Thomas while slipping on a pair of latex gloves.

“Yeah, what about them?” Thomas responded.

They are getting ready to fuck you up,” said Ramos, a burly cop who appears to outweigh Thomas by 100 pounds…

The cops keep telling him to put his hands behind his back and lay on his stomach, but they are both laying on top of him, making it impossible to even breathe, much less move.

As the video continues, one of the cops can be seen kneeing him.

"Please, I can’t breathe," Thomas pleads as the officers keep telling him to put his hands behind his "fucking back."

The cops keep telling him to “relax” to which he responds, “I can’t, dude.”

More cops eventually arrive and a little more than four minutes into the video, they start tasing him.

And a little after five minutes into the video, as three cops are piled on top of him, beating him, tasing him, one cop looks up at another cop who just arrived on the scene and says, “help us.”

At one point he yells out, “Dad, they are killing me.”

Even after seven minutes into the video, when six cops are on top of him and all Thomas is doing is crying for his father, they keep telling him to “relax.”

Filed under police state police brutality abuse of power Abuse of Authority

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    I couldn’t even finish watching that video. Anything bad that happens to these officers, and the officers who arrived...
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    Why isn’t there a better way to check police power? This is one of the saddest things I’ve read lately.
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  11. gallen said: That’s a seriously disturbing video. While it’s clear that Thomas was not cooperative. Officer Ramos clearly set up a situation where he could be justified in striking Thomas to “subdue ” him. The rest of the officer just fell into the frenzy.
  12. prorsum-sugar-on-me said: I have absolutely no respect for law enforcement. Police officers are little more than scared little boys, who were bullies in school, who are given guns and badges, and the power to break the law without repercussion.
  13. seltaire said: wtf?
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