Another Cop Murder, Los Angeles, Not the First Today

“He was murdered without justification,” the family’s lawyer said. “It was 100 percent avoidable.”

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Michael 'Blue' Thomas

Daily Best: A Los Angeles man was fatally shot in his home by deputies Thursday morning in a tragic domestic dispute call gone wrong. His family, however, insists the tragic incident could have been avoided if authorities didn’t prematurely pull the trigger.

Michael “Blue” Thomas, 62, was killed in his living room in the early hours on Thursday after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a domestic dispute call, a spokesperson told The Daily Beast. But while authorities claim Thomas was shot after reaching for one of the deputy’s guns, his fiancée and attorney insist the opposite—that he was turning away.

“They broke the front down and they grabbed Mr. Thomas immediately,” Bradley Gage, the family’s attorney, told The Daily Beast on Friday. “As they were holding him, they hurt him by twisting his arm. At that point, because he was uncomfortable, Mr. Thomas tried to move and one deputy just stepped back and shot him.”

“He was murdered without justification,” he added. “It was 100 percent avoidable.”

According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a “domestic violence in progress call” in Lancaster at around 5:30 a.m. The 911 call was made by Thomas’s fiancée, Kimberly. She later told deputies she “was assaulted by the suspect,” according to a statement from authorities.

“During the call to 911, she never speaks to the operator but rather the phone line is left open,” the statement said. “For several minutes arguing and fighting between the caller and the suspect can be heard in the background.”  Read more…

https://www.thedailybeast.com/family-of-michael-thomas-dispute-deputies-explanation-of-fatal-shooting-in-his-los-angeles-living-room?ref=home?ref=home

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  1. Every high school wrestler learns right away, how to get an opponent to move by leverage on the arm or wrist. It is illegal in many styles, but hard to get a call, because the guy always moves. The way you get called or penalized, is if the guy can withstand the pain, and does not move. The result is often life long tendonitis.
    Cops use this, to escalate, and enable justified force. When the person is cuffed even, it is a simple thing to raise the arms from the wrist and generate writhing or instinctive defense. Anyone can try this, to see how painful it is. It is elementary knowledge.

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