Thursday, August 04, 2011

Police Beat Schizophrenic To Death

For those of you who have a schizophrenic male relative it is something you live in fear of. He has a run in with police and doesn't respond to police commands and the police take it personally. Reason magazine has the story, plus video and pictures that are just too horrific for me to repost. But they may have gone after the wrong schizophrenic. His father was a retired police officer. Reason quotes another blogger:

Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old homeless man with schizophrenia, kept calling for his father as police beat and tased him repeatedly.

But his father, a retired Orange County sheriff’s deputy, was not around.

It wasn't until after Thomas slipped into a coma and was hospitalized with multiple injures that his father saw him.

And by then, it was too late. Thomas never recovered. The 135-pound man died five days after his run-in with Fullerton police.
Read the whole thing. And weep.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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