Mentally Ill Homeless Man Severely Beaten By Police Because His Beach Umbrella was Too Big

The decline of Police….

Mountain★Republic

“To me, what they did in full view of every person on Venice Beach was to strip a homeless man, someone mentally ill, of their last shred of humanity”
Mentally Ill Homeless Man Severely Beaten By Police Because His Beach Umbrella was Too Big

Cassandra Fairbanks | Free Thought Project


A video released on Wednesday captured eight Los Angeles police officers beating, tasing, and hogtying a mentally ill homeless man as he tried to enjoy the simple pleasure of a day at the beach.

The man and his lawyer say that this abuse at the hands of the LAPD has been a pattern over the past year, and his hospital records show it.  They are now calling for a federal investigation of the violations of his civil rights.

In the video taken on August 7, 2014, eight officers are seen brutalizing Samuel Calhoun Arrington, 52, who suffers from bipolar disorder.  The incident began when he reportedly refused to sign a citation for “items placed on (the) city beach” and “property…

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2 thoughts on “Mentally Ill Homeless Man Severely Beaten By Police Because His Beach Umbrella was Too Big

  1. Paladin Justice

    I think we were better off before the mentally ill were released on to the streets. They may have been better off in hospitals. Also, though, what is in the water or food that is making so many people crazy today?

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    1. thunderbolt1959 Post author

      I fully agree.
      As for why people are so crazy today…..I believe it is a combination of circumstances. From mentally ill to our social decline…Food and water, as well…We’ve become a society where $$$ and the pursuit of it, have become the altar to which we pray. Where “anything goes” in so many ways. Our “cesspool” grows deeper and many increasingly are “drowning” in it.

      As well, we are increasingly inundated by those who are weak and unable to grasp the situation. And fearful…..And lacking the means to which they could, if sufficiently motivated, blunt the circumstances. Too stupid, too fearful, too disconnected.

      Thankfully, there a few about who are not such. Quietly working making change for the better a reality…..Know what I mean? 🙂

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