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Kelly Thomas Murder Trial

Posted Jan 19, '14 at 10:46pm

pangtongshu

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Yes..the point I was getting at.

Oddly enough connects to the Kelly Thomas incident, where Thomas was a known schizophrenic by the police (connecting point is the idea of known information despite action taken)

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 3:28pm

themastaplaya

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Update-
I heard just a couple days ago on the radio that someone managed to video the whole incident and posted it on the internet. But I haven't been able to find it yet.

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 9:13pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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...I posted it on the front page

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 9:15pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

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*first

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 9:49pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

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I had things to say on this topic...but after watching the full video -before- reading any other sources, seeing pictures of Kelly while he was hospitalized--I've just lost any will or drive to follow through.
All I am going to say is that it was clear and apparent to me that Kelly suffered from some sort of mental disorder within the first ten minutes of the video. Now, how -I- can gather that and 'trained' officers of the law can't is beyond me. Keep in mind! This was before I knew anything about the case beyond that bare-bone basics.
What happened is heinous at best. The condition Kelly was in was reminiscent of gang beatings and attempted homicide. Sadly, in this case it wasn't merely attempted.

I'm just going to go mull over some existential crises for a while.

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 9:56pm

themastaplaya

themastaplaya

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Well, know this a very unpleasant thing to discuss, but I felt obligated to at least make people aware of this tragedy since no one else seems to be. Why isn't the main stream media covering this injustice like they did the George Zimmerman trial?

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 10:31pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

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Why isn't the main stream media covering this injustice like they did the George Zimmerman trial?

Because the victim wasn't a perceived minority.
 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 10:33pm

Freakenstein

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Well, the injustice was two years ago, so it's not that outlandish to not have that much coverage on a past issue than a murder and trial that occurred smaller in time span.

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 10:35pm

themastaplaya

themastaplaya

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The injustice were referring to here is the verdict of trial, not necessarily the actual murder itself. That is the current issue (I began this thread the day after the verdict was read).

 

Posted Jan 23, '14 at 11:29pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

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My point still stands.

 
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