Nearly 4 years ago Kelly Thomas, a homeless man in California, was beaten to death by Police Officers. The ordeal is documented on YouTube if you have the propensity or heart to view it.
(The sound is faint in the beginning but the audio is rather clear after a minute or so)
This incident took place on July 5, 2011 and Kelly succumbed to his injuries and died on July 10 while never having regained consciousness.
Kelly suffered from schizophrenia and was a well-known homeless local.
The video shows him trying to comprehend the officer's orders the best he can while the officer threatened to do bodily harm to him. A few seconds later there are multiple police officers on top of him, beating him while he repeatedly claims he is sorry and cannot breathe.
He is carried away on a stretcher after a 9 minute struggle; a struggle where he was fighting for air.
The documented case and articles are found here:
I post this for two reasons:
1) How far do we go to get help to those suffering from mental illness?
2) Is this case a common example of individuals sworn to protect and serve the general public?