ppnl referenced it in the police malpractice thread, so I’m going to highlight it here. Police in Orange County, California, who beat a mentally ill and homeless man, Kelly Thomas, to death were acquitted.
“These peace officers were doing their job. They had no malice in their heart,” said John Barnett, an attorney for [one of the officers].
The surveillance camera footage shows Thomas being beaten, clubbed and stunned with a Taser by police.
Ramos snapped on plastic gloves, made two fists and then held them in front of Thomas’ face as he said, “Now see my fists? They’re getting ready to (expletive) you up.”
That’s why I’m not a police officer. I wouldn’t be able to beat, club and taser someone to death non-maliciously.