Carlos Miller, who was a guest on my radio show recently, has an incredibly disturbing video of police officers brutally beating a mentally ill homeless man to death in Fullerton, California. The video comes from a city surveillance camera, with the audio from a recorder worn by one of the officers. It’s very difficult to watch and listen to.
At no point is this man a threat to anyone. This happened while he was still sitting down:
“Now you see my fists?” Fullerton police officer Manny Ramos asked Thomas while slipping on a pair of latex gloves.
“Yeah, what about them?” Thomas responded.
“They are getting ready to fuck you up,” said Ramos, a burly cop who appears to outweigh Thomas by 100 pounds.
“Well, start punching,” Thomas responds, never once displaying any physical aggression towards Ramos.
Moments later, as Thomas is standing while Ramos is ordering him to get on his “fucking knees,” Fullerton cop Joseph Wolfe, who is not charged in the case, walks up and starts beating his legs with a baton.
They beat him into a coma; he died a few days later. The victim’s father is a retired sheriff’s deputy in Orange County. You can hear the guy crying out for his father as the officers beat him to death. One of the cops is facing second degree murder charges, the other manslaughter charges.