Tuesday, January 14, 2014

When Cops Murder

And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. –Genesis 4:10

On July 5, 2011, a homeless man named Kelly Thomas was brutally beaten to death by police officers in Orange County, CA.  Normally, this kind of thing is let go because police officers enjoy a sacred privilege in our country where they are allowed to commit acts of extreme hyper-violence and get away with it, so long as officer safety was a concern.  Of course, officer safety has been extended to mean more than just simply a case of immediate danger.

However, in this case, the beating was captured on video.  And when the video was seen by enough people, they stood up and demanded that the officers involved be brought up on murder charges.

And so they were.  And yesterday the jury acquitted two of the officers involved with the prosecutor not interested in pursuing charges against the third officer.

This was truly a tragic result.  While a jury has found the police officers not guilty, it does not change the fact that they are guilty of murdering Kelly Thomas.

The quote I cited above is God’s immediate response to Cain after he had murdered his brother Abel and told God that he didn’t know where Abel was.  That verse should be remembered every time we hear about murder.

I don’t know why the jury found the cops not guilty of what is so clearly a murder.  If I had done that to Kelly Thomas, I would be in prison for life and possibly on death row.  These police officers were mad dogs who needed to be put down.

Unfortunately, the family members of Kelly Thomas will not see justice for his murder.  This is because for some reason, the American people actually believe that police officers are allowed to rape, murder, steal, and lie without consequences.

Ultimately, I am almost certain that the next time this happens, there will be no trial in any official court system.  Instead the perpetrators will be silently kidnapped and executed by the avengers of blood.  I don’t like it, but that is the natural response to those who behave like savages and get away with it because they are outside of the laws of civilization.  When justice is not served, the victims will take justice into their own hands.