This is so damn sad and unnecessary I think. A mentally-ill and homeless man named Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, California was tased at least 5 times by police for resisting arrest on July 5, 2011. Police not only tased Kelly but reportedly also beat him so badly he ended up looking like this. Meanwhile, Gawker is reporting that several people who were witnesses to the event say that Kelly was not resisting at all.

There’s reportedly video from a police dashcam of the assault on Kelly which would obviously answer the question of whether he really did resist. But regardless, how is it that police needed to beat the man so badly that he ended up looking like this? I am extremely saddened by this story.