[UPDATED with Cops Pitch In For Ramos' Bail:] Officer Manuel Ramos Released From Orange County Jail On $1M Bail Early This Morning

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Screen grab from Big City Cops' Facebook page.
UPDATED, SEPT. 29 12:31 P.M: It looks like at least some of the money used to bail Officer Manuel Ramos out of jail came from fellow police officers. 

On the "Big City Cops" Facebook page, a man who identifies himself as Fullerton policeman Benjamin Lira asks fellow law-enforcement officers to chip in bail money for Ramos. The Latin on the logo (right) reads "oderint dum metuant," or "Let them hate so long as they fear." 

Check out the Friends for Fullerton's Future blog, which posted news of the Facebook plea earlier today.

In his message, Lira says Ramos' "family has explored all options and currently has no means to post bail." Lira then asks people to go to their local Bank of America and fill out a deposit slip in Ramos' name or to make an online transfer to Ramos' account.

In his message, Lira mentions Ramos' children and says he has "deep roots in this community," presumably trying to show a low flight risk. Lira also writes: "My friend is NOT a murderer." 

A commenter, using the name "Big City Cops," wrote on the post: "Donating! Tomorrow it could be you or someone you work with!" 

Barry Coffman, president of the Fullerton Police Officers' Association, stressed in a written statement that the union neither donated money nor coordinated the efforts to raise funds to bail Ramos out of jail. 

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Officer Manuel Ramos
ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 29, 8:42 A.M.: Thanks to money raised by family and friends, Officer Manuel Ramos walked out of the Orange County Jail early this morning. 

On Monday, Judge Erick Larsh denied a request to set a lower bail for Ramos, who faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the beating death of Kelly Thomas. The bail remained at $1 million. 

Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, said Ramos posted bond and was released at 12:20 a.m. People usually have to get about 10 percent of the bail amount to be released, Amormino said, adding that Ramos' family and friends put up about $100,000.

This morning, Ron Thomas, Kelly's father, said he wasn't happy about the news, but understands it is part of the process. "Obviously I don't want him out. It was such a brutal manner that Kelly was killed. Here we have killers out on the street again. I don't want it but it's part of our due process we have to live with." 

Now that Ramos has been released, Thomas said the police in Cypress, where he lives, have offered to increase security if he asks for it. "I'm not really that concerned at the moment, even though I've been extremely vocal about him going to prison for the rest of his life." 

Thomas said he thinks it's telling that it was various donors, but not the union, which paid to bail Ramos out of jail.
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RonaldMexico
RonaldMexico

There is nothing more to say after this - I do NOT believe this is towards the criminals but we who hire them to take down criminals.

"oderint dum metuant," or "Let them hate so long as they fear."

Dean
Dean

  I am amazed. Video of the crime, no doubt he did it. Yet, he gets bail. He should have been in jail immediately awaiting trial. All the officers are guilty by letting it happen. We punish health care workers for not reporting minor abuse,take their license,fines,ect. Lawyers, military personnel,or any other oath oriented profession pay dearly for violations.Why do we allow officers to protect other officers guilty of a crime? They are all guilty of not reporting their own felony. If the good officers want it to get better, don,t stand behind these murdering  Son-of-a-bitches.

Gerald
Gerald

You want me to help pay for 6 murders, why? four of the 6 could have shot the two worst ones to death on the spot and saved Kelly Thomas's life You forget the protect and serve part.

Drewogatory
Drewogatory

Wow. What kind of morons adopt f-ing CALIGULA's favorite catchphrase as a motto? What's next, quoting Hitler or Stalin? That right there sums up everything that's wrong in L.E. today. Maybe selective service needs to be expanded to law enforcement as well. Much like politics, apparently being the kind of person who actively seeks the job should be automatic disqualification.

GabachodeMichigan
GabachodeMichigan

These "LEOs" as they like to call themselves on their BigCityCops FB page are apparently unaware that they are an embarrassment to law enforcement.  Cops do a dirty, stressful but highly necessary job in our society and many of them are decent human beings.  Some of them are friends and family of mine.

Unfortunately, the badge and the uniform also attract a certain percentage of sociopaths who are in it for the power over other human beings.  Anyone whose has ever worked in law enforcement knows that I am right, although we can debate the percentage ad nauseum.

It would appear that the Fullerton PD has two less sociopaths in uniform on the street today but still some "brothers in blue" on the job who continue the standard "if you wear blue, you are alright by me" approach. 

I hope the taxpayers of Fullerton are ready to make a huge payout not only to the Thomas family but also for the inevitable subsequent cases.

Joe
Joe

This dude on another blog said Ramos looked like a Mexican Cartman.....shit cracked me up!!!!

Asmith
Asmith

this killer deserves to be hung - how can police officers stand by this despicable scum

Reality
Reality

Block your facebook profile before you post on the bigcitycops facebook, because they will harass your listed family. 

which is typical of fullerton PD.

Soho_d J
Soho_d J

This doesn't mean a thing, he still has to face trail. Cops always lie for their own.  If this motto doesn't say it all I don't know what will: oderint dum metuant/ Let them hate so long as they fear. I guess the state of Ca. is ok with members of law enforcement posting such shite on FB. It actually appears gang like to me, isn't that a crime in itself? This won't go away FPD, this won't be forgiven either. No matter what, irreparable damage has been done between the community and those who get paid large sums to protect it. And with the new allegations backed by credible witnesses that L.A. jail guards are abusing inmates, it'll be difficult for FPD to skate on this. Yer time has come and the people aren't gonna let you get by, not at all.      

Andyrichter
Andyrichter

I made a donation of $250 not because I like this guy but because he is a Buffalo Bills fan.

Jack Grimshaw
Jack Grimshaw

Sum More Anal - anagram for Manuel Ramos (and what he can expect at Ironwood State Prison).

Janet L
Janet L

I would like to know who is paying his legal expenses and helping him with his bail.  I hope it is not the Police Officers' Union

mitch young
mitch young

"He's out on bail and out of jail and that's the way it goes" --Grandmaster Flash

PatrickR
PatrickR

Drew, bottom line is that there is nothing wrong with law enforcement today, contrary to your rants, raves and ignorant comments.  99.9 % of the men and women are dedicated, hard working and endure tests you could not come close to passing to get the jobs.  Despite the tough screeing process in place for Cops, especially in California, a certain number of bad apples slip through.  At the same time your broad brushing the entire profession of Cops is the same as saying, "A few priests molested little boys, so all priests must be deviates and bad."  We simply know that not to be true.  How about school teachers?  A few have sex with their students, does that mean tht all teachers are bad.  Of course it doesn't except in the minds of people like yourself.  In the Cop business for every 100 candidates who apply, only 1 is accepted, gets trhough the screening, completes the basic academy, field officer training and passes probation.  I will bet you can't say those kind of standards prevail for your hamburger flipping job at MacDonalds.  Keep those burgers coming Drew and make mine a Big Mac with fries.   

mitch young
mitch young

"What kind of morons adopt f-ing CALIGULA's favorite catchphrase as a motto?"

Look at the big brain --no irony, no sarcasm.

"I'll take barking mad Roman Emperor's Mottos for $2000, Alex'.

PatrickR
PatrickR

Reality, you really need a reality check yourself.  First, most Cops don't participate in Facebook, or the other social networking sites which give away all too much information about people.  Secondly, between the job, working overtime, going to court coaching their kids soccer teams they could give a rats ass about dweebs such as yourself and Fat Legs who also commented here.  So give us a break on the harrassing of you and your family cause we really don't care who you are or what kind of assinine comments you make.  In the end, one of these days when your sorry ass is in the sling and about to become a victim of a gangbanger or other criminal type, you will be sniviling like a baby girl wishing for one of those big bad Cops to appear and save you.  I hope one is around when that happens.   

PatrickR
PatrickR

Soho, how's the sixth grade going for you.  Don't you have some homework to do on  English and Spelling.  Bet your mom doesn't know you are chatting it up on the internet?  Get back to that homework. 

JewDaddy
JewDaddy

Mr Rimshaw he will get his.

mitch young
mitch young

Hey Jack, Don't knock it till you try it my friend. I once sneaked into a jail house because it was a long time fantasy of mine. Well, I finally did and let the boys have their way with me. I got caught and was released, but made sure my boys released first if ya know what I mean.

RonaldMexico
RonaldMexico

@PatrickR I don't agree what about those who are silent when knowing and protecting the criminals behind the badge? In my book another problem, the thin blue line is real and you and I know it - no matter how bad do not turn on your fellow gang...I mean cops brothers. I am pretty sure school teachers and other sane people would turn in people who commit crimes on the job.

The Truth
The Truth

This argument that 99.9% of cops are altruistic holds no water when you consider 6, SIX, officers were involved in this murder.  What are the odds that 6 bad cops would be together, when there is one bad cop for every 1000 good cops?  Are there 6000 good cops in Fullerton that counter these bad cops?  Face it, a great number of cops have evil and hate in their hearts.  They chose their field because they don't have what it takes to earn respect in another, and they get off on having power over others.  Most people don't work at McDonalds Patrick, they acquire skills that benefits society.  Many cops are losers who can't contribute to society in a positive way and would otherwise be the ones flipping burgers - face it.

Joe
Joe

So much bull-shit.  Go to www.copsgonebad.com.  You will see that a cop is arrested everyday in America.........few bad apples my ass...........Problem has always been prevelant, police brutality has always exsisted ...........Priest and teachers don't carry a gun, or badge.  Those that do prey on the innocent are usually children, and not the general public that is victimized daily by Nazi's in uniform.  A cop can ruin one's life with one false arrest, financially, career, reputation.     

Joe
Joe

Naw, a Mexican Cartman was right!

Bigleggedwoman
Bigleggedwoman

PatrickR: no, sweetie: it's bigleggedwoman as in long legs -- and they are glorious.  Better than anything you'll ever have. Bless your heart.

mitch young
mitch young

Mr Imposter is back. Dude, what do you do, keep logging in via different hosts? If impersonating other people on the internet makes you happy, whatever.

mitch young
mitch young

"I coined that Bitch Young handle for that pendejo." 

Yeah, you and about 6 guys in my second grade class.And why do you insist on conducting a 'dialog' with yourself, Gustavo?

Mitch Young
Mitch Young

STOP impersonating me! That is NOT fair! I will forever be Ms. Bitch Young to you dirty mexicans!

Culichi1967
Culichi1967

Gustavo,I coined that Bitch Young handle for that pendejo. He was properly baptized into this world as Bitch, right Bitch?

mitch young
mitch young

Thanks ever so much. My life would be incomplete, though my productivity higher, if I couldn't feel "safe" commenting here.

mitch young
mitch young

I think 'mitch young's' true name is DongFan.

Hank Mardoukus
Hank Mardoukus

 Buddy, I'm no homo and I aint the Hank who is your stank.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Okay, funboy: Your new handle from now on is "bitch young," because that's a more accurate name. Por favor stick with this name, and none other!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Aw, Mitchie got his feelings hurt again. Don't worry, pendejo: this Mexican will save you...

mitch young
mitch young

Oh just asking. I used to have a BF by the name of Hank. Dude could pound like nobody's business. Anyways, I never heard from him after I went silly on his man shaft. I think I left an imprint of my nose on his balls.. I went silly I tell ya! Oh well...

mitch young
mitch young

Sorry to hear that Hank. Hey are you the same Hank from the Bay Area?

Hank Mardoukus
Hank Mardoukus

This dude uses my name as well and needs to be taught a lesson!

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