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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

‘See My Fists? They're About To F**k You Up’: The Motto of the Fullerton PD

Another horrifying example of police brutality.
Recently released video captured by Fullerton, California surveillance cameras last July 5, shows officer Manuel Ramos, and exceptionally well-fed Fullerton, California police officer, assailing Kelly Thomas — a much smaller homeless, schizophrenic man — with profane abuse, eventually snapping on latex gloves and threatening to "f** you up." Contrary to the much-repeated claims of the Fullerton Police Department, Thomas at no point presented a threat to anyone, especially the girthy, heavily armed Ramos whose voice and mannerisms were those of a sadistic bully, rather than a conscientious peace officer fearing for his safety. Professional photographer and civil liberties activist Carlos Miller narrates what follows: Thomas is standing while Ramos is ordering him to get on his "f*cking knees," Fullerton cop Joseph Wolfe, who is not charged in the case, walks up and starts beating his legs with a baton....
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