Today the Distric Attorney charged two police officers in the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic who died after being beaten and tased to death. One officer was charged with second degree murder and involuntary manslaugther. The second officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force.
To read more about the case, here are these two articles.
I just hope that people’s perception of homeless people will change. We don’t have to wait for them to die for us to demonstrate compassion. They don’t have to be White and reside in Fullerton, for us to care about their lives. Every life is precious and every person has a story. Let’s not judge homeless people by their looks or have our minds be contaminated by society’s stereotypes. People will be surprise how much they can learn from those on the margins of society.