Remember that case that I told ya’ll about? The one about Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death by the police out in northern California?
Well, the bastards got off on the murder charges:
An Orange County jury Monday found two former Fullerton police officers accused of killing a schizophrenic homeless man, Kelly Thomas, not guilty.
Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were charged with striking Kelly Thomas with a baton and a stun gun in a beating that left him comatose. He died five days later.
[Updated at 4:25 p.m.: Ramos, Cicinelli and their families were swiftly escorted out of the courtroom.
Ron Thomas, Kelly Thomas’ father, said he was stunned by the verdict, saying he’d never seen such a miscarriage of justice.
Thomas also suggested that federal authorities should look into the case.
Ramos’ attorney, John Barnett, told reporters: “These peace officers were doing their jobs…they did what they were trained to do.”
PHOTOS: The Kelly Thomas trial
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas said prosecutors would not pursue charges against a third Fullerton officer accused in the Thomas case. That officer’s trial was pending.
“I don’t intend to proceed with another trial when the two officers here were acquitted,” he told reporters.
The jury took less than a full day of deliberation to reach the not-guilty verdicts.
Proving that if you have the right kind of money and you happen to be a protected minority,, you can pretty much get away with anything. I’d get angry about it; but all the anger in the world, would not bring back Kelly Thomas.
It’s a sad day. 🙁
Just a reminder, these murderous thugs did this:
Update: Ed Brayton agrees. Mr. Brayton and I might not agree on Religion. But, when it comes to Civil liberties, Brayton is right on point. Now, if we could just get him to leave the Christians alone. 😉