"I Beat Kelly Thomas to Death...But I'm the Victim": The Only Manuel Ramos-Kelly Thomas Meme That Matters

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Ramos: Can't take a scraped elbow
The moment I saw the photo of Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos--fresh from participating in the beating death of Kelly Thomas--holding up his scraped elbow like a tot taking a tumble after falling from his tricycle, I knew we had to do something.

Moxley will torch Ramos and his apologists, as will Nick and Matt in their respective posts--but hard-hitting journalism doesn't suffice. Ramos' expression is juvenile and vile in demonstrating the arrogance that some officers have when it comes to people daring to question their brutality. It deserves mockery. It deserves a meme, the lowest form of Internet humor, the domain of cats and witty quotes framed around Fry from Futurama. And so...

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Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Yeti2424, what are you thinking?  What you call Kelly being out of control and referencing his punching and kicking was Kelly's reaction to being beaten to death.  When one is being beaten to death...the body tends to move around.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Frank Modana, It is cruel and unfair for you to say that Kelly's parents didn't do enough for him. Your parents didn't do enough for you. Don't project and defame other people. Deal with your own pain of your own parents not being there for you.  And Gigi Gomez, you need to be on anti-psychotics.

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

It will be proven......the truth will set them free............................!!

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

HAHA!! Well guess who is becoming the minority in this country..Not us Brownies..Chicano Power!!  We are taking this country back.

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

Don't get jealous cause you couldn't be a cop. To bad your KKK friends couldn't help you with that one. Maybe you can join them. They wear a uniform, and they will never know if you are there or not cause you don't have to show your face. Coward!!

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

The ones who were tortured were the cops. They had to put up with his screaming like a little bitch and the smell.

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

Nope, he just knows how to do his job correctly not to get hurt. Smart good cop!

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

What happened, did you get a speeding ticket for being stupid, or are you just plain stupid. That must be the reason you hate cops. Or maybe you are to ugly and you always wanted to date a cop. That must be it.

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

Remember the cops who went to jail for the Rodney King beating?...look it up.

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

Why dont you white pointy hats go back to the smelly south!!

Gigi Gomez
Gigi Gomez

What are you doing in this blog. Why don't you blog in your own state. You must have a very sorry sad life to be giving your opinion on something that does not even concern you. Why don't you go visit Mt. Reiner or something useful.

FrankModana
FrankModana

Frank Mondana: "A good dad would have done more to take care of his mentally ill son. He uses the same tired 'We did everything we could' excuse, which really means he did only so much until it got inconvenient and started taking up too much time. Mentally ill people need advocates. They need people who are thinking clearly to wade through the difficult mess that is the mental health system. I was one of those patients who became too much of a burden (actually embarrassment because my family didn't want anyone to know I was in a nut house) to my family. Luckily I was high-functioning when on medication so I eventually took care of myself. It took 10 years. Had my family been involved it would have taken one. I also feel contempt for the citizens who are on this poor guy's side now, after he's dead. I'll bet many of those same self-righteous hypocrites ignored or even told him to get away when he asked for money. Now that it's a 'cause,' they want justice. Yeah, right."

Yeti2424
Yeti2424

Yeti2424: "Did you even watch the video? I saw a man so out of control that it literally took six men to get him into handcuffs. Yes, he was mentally ill, but if no one knows that it's not going to be taken into account. He seemed totally coherent when he was being argumentative during questioning right before he's trying to run away. He may have been screaming that he was sorry and that he couldn't breathe, but that didn't stop him from not listening to the officers' repeated calls to calm down and put his hands behind his back as he continued punching and kicking. It's a really unfortunate situation and I don't envy the decisions that officers have to make on the fly when dealing with people who are less than cooperative. I'm interested to see what comes out during the trial, as I think there is a whole lot more to the story then we are being told."

KarmaKameleonKultur
KarmaKameleonKultur

The rope noose will cause more friction burn round his neck than this minor graze on his elbow.

Wholetruth2012
Wholetruth2012

Are you really that hard up for a way to put Ofc. Ramos down? Gustavo por favor!See this is why you write for a rag like the OC Weekly.The pictures of The officer's injuries are required as part of the investigation by CSI nothing more nothing less.

Jenfree01
Jenfree01

WHAT A DIRTY COP... KARMA IS A BITCH AND IN JAIL HE WILL GET WHAT HE DESERVES!!!!

Jenfree01
Jenfree01

THIS IS WHY PEOPLE DISTRUST LAW OFFICERS!!

THIS IS WHY THERE IS SO MUCH HATE TOWARDS LAW OFFICERS.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS NEEDS TO KEEP BETTER TRACK OF ALL THESE CORRUPT AND DIRTY COPS.

LouDawgg69
LouDawgg69

I watched the video and I'm quite certain Kelly Thomas didn't inflict that little boo boo.

Ezequielgonzalez
Ezequielgonzalez

Why does everyone keep saying Thomas was murdered?  He was in fact tortured to death!Murdered is more like he was shot or stabbed.....not a prolonged, slooooow death inflicted on Thomas!

PeterBelles
PeterBelles

This is what happens when you hire Mexicans and blacks as police, the power goes to their heads, before being cops they were just powerless uneducated losers in society.Nothing worse than a minority cop.

bob
bob

looks like he hurt himself during the assault. he must have forgot the rage he was in.

R. Mutt
R. Mutt

That prick Barnett threw the Medical people under the fucking bus.  Hey Barnett, just wait til you need CPR or an ambulance.  I'm just gonna write DOA on the report.

Rob
Rob

You have got to be kidding me, I bet this fat piece of s**t has had worse cuts and scrapes oppening burger wrappers I hope he and Popeye get convicted and I hope someone gives this coward the same beating and I hope someone takes out Popeyes other eye

Josephcurran98
Josephcurran98

ramos was fighting for his life;i would not like to go to a war with him;lying bastard murder is murder;the cops done the crime;now do the time

Prawda
Prawda

Who pays the attorneys for their defense? Barnett isn't cheap. I think Barnett is over rated. Questionable cases and juries selected with the collective abilities of a few educated individuals and with a gleem in their eye listen to him.  The film, audio and how about those eye witnesses standing behind the police car as shown in the phone video? Not much talk about them. The bus riders conversation ALL on tape immediately after it happened, excellent testimony. Why? because they are repeating what they just saw. Police interview ASAP to get the best interviews. The driver of the bus needs applause for conducting his impromptu interview and keeping the tape rolling. It's not just the video, it's all the other items combined. Deflecting medical aid to kelly shows malice, anger, hatred towards him. The few scrapes the police received are laughable. 15 to life, accept no substitutes.

Mat Reader
Mat Reader

This Officer Ramos is a pitiful excuse of a police officer. And in my honest opinion the entire execution of that night was poorly demonstrated by every officer there. The ethics and professionalism of the two officers who started this beating should be sentenced to a very long time in prison, as a normal citizen would be if they just beat a man to death. In the video Ramos says he is going to beat his face in with his fist, so obviously the intent to do harm is there. Also one police officer uses a taser to beat Thomas's face. I feel bad for Mr. Thomas and his family, as police officers all over the country are abusing there right and need to be punished like anyone else. The cowards that can't keep there oath should be made an example of. 

Doust143
Doust143

Nothing more than a thug and bully I hope he gets his in prison

Jimmys dad
Jimmys dad

I live  in NJ All Americans are  touched by killing of  Kelly ThomasAll police  officers involved in this  unimaginable  crime  should  be  held responsible  for  their  actionsRamos  and  Cialli ( One  eyed devil)  should  get  capital punishment  nothing  lessMy Lord Jesus  died under  Pontius Pilate  and  Kelly  died  under  these  2 horrible  monstersI  pray  for  Kellys  dad , mother , Family  and  Friends

Richard Avard
Richard Avard

these two thug cops have betrayed the public trust.  In my never to be humble opinion they are guiltly of Treason to the People, and deserve the Death Penalty  In an earlier day here in America when we werent pussified, they would have already been hung

Shawn Nee
Shawn Nee

For another meme, how about "I beat someone to death and all I got was this lousy little boo-boo."

Zak
Zak

This story reminds me of the rampart days in the eighties, they had to hire LA gang members to meet the minority quotas, they then ripped off drug dealers with impunity,This fat ass is a blotted alcoholic and thinks little of himself and takes his anger out on others,Same with the other guy with a glass eye that makes him look more psycho.

Carlashworth
Carlashworth

contrast Ramo’s minor scrape with Kelly Thomas’ face after Ramos and fellow officers beat him. Contrast FFFF blog site and responsible media’s justified outrage to the horror of kelly thomas badly beaten face and body with fullerton city council person Pat McKinley’s support of Rusty Kennedy’s ad hoc committee to increase police and community sensitivity to fullerton’s mentally ill, homeless population. rusty kennedy only should apply his ad hoc committee on the mentally ill to ramos scrape instead of using it to cover up the smashed face and body of kelly thomas.

Maria
Maria

Are you really that much of a lowlife that you stick up for such a scum as Ramos?

Wholetruth2012
Wholetruth2012

Before you get your wish, 12 jurors have to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Livestrong4478
Livestrong4478

I agree!!! There are great law officers in this world but than there is a scum and low life like Manuel Ramos

Wholetruth2012
Wholetruth2012

Maybe Ron Thomas Should have kept better track of his son and not told law enforcement that he (Kelly) was their problem now.

Streets
Streets

Your a piece of shit dude...........white people have assaulted and murdered innocent people from the time they stepped onto this land.  It is the white man this animal learned from...........   

Prawda
Prawda

Barnett has to start throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks. To attack the credibility of the medical staff is going to make the time waiting for the jury verdict that much quicker. Cincelli's attorney said his client   struck kelly repeatedly in the face with the tazer 'to untangle the wires" .  As always there will be at least one, maybe two wack job  jurors who for whatever reason will not understand what they saw and there may be a hung jury, there will be a retrial, Barnett will be richer, his client poorer and still go to prison.  I think that the people have had enough. Too many effed up trials and murders, rapists, etc. getting off with a slap on the wrist. This trial will be the turning point. We will speak, loud and clear, justice for Kelly.

Maria
Maria

Not just the US but worldwide. I've had discussions with people in Greece, Australia, Italy, Scotland, France and even India. All equally horrified.

Gigi905
Gigi905

Yeah, that was the only scratch he had on him. No blood or nothing on himself. Goes to show you he was just trying to restrain this idiot.

Maria
Maria

Seriously? Cicinelli's lawyer said he butted Kelly in the face with his taser repeatedly to untangle the wires?? Did he not know how stupid that would sound and did?? I could offer 100 other surfaces to butt the taser on to untangle wires, other than Mr. Thomas's face. That statement by his own lawyer only gave proof how stupid Cicinelli really is.

Wholetruth2012
Wholetruth2012

Your statement goes to prove how stupid YOU really are Maria. Cicinelli's lawyer did NOT say that.

Frank
Frank

Fuck you you fascist douchebag piece of shit motherfucker. I hope you get your head crushed by a trash compactor.

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