Krista - posted on 07/29/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Kelly Thomas’ father, a retired Orange County police officer, did not recognize his own son when he went watch him die at the UC Irvine Medical Center after police beat him into a coma on July 5. The officers were responding to a call about vandalized cars when they found Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic, and attempted to search him. Thomas’ father says his son may have been off his meds, which would explain why he resisted arrest.
There have been many cases of egregious police brutality in the United States and around the world. In many cases, the officers in question get off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist -- if that. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cas...
What are your thoughts? Is this just a few bad apples? Is it a systemic problem? Do you still trust the police in your area?