What the fuck is with California? The state is the poster child for everything wrong with the United States — rampant corruption, police malfeasance, statist intrusion into people’s lives — and now there’s this: Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, former officers with the Fullerton, California police department that viciously beat homeless man Kelly Thomas, were found not guilty of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, respectively. The jury deliberated for less than a day.
Here’s the result of the actions of these grotesque excuses for human beings:
You might remember the case, but if not, here’s the recap.
The coroner’s office determined that Thomas died of brain damage from lack of oxygen caused by chest compression and other injuries sustained during his struggle with police.
Defense attorneys suggested that Thomas’ death could be tied to a diseased heart damaged by previous drug use.