This is just horrible!
A Southern California man was brutally beaten by Hawthorne police after they say he made threatening gestures at them.
Only he wasn’t making threatening gestures, he was trying to use sign language!
Jonathan Meister is deaf and had no idea why cops were approaching him outside of his ex-roommates' home. He had been retrieving some stuff he was storing at the house when neighbors called police because they thought Jonathan looked suspicious.
When officers arrived on the scene, they handcuffed Jonathan, thereby taking away his only means of communication! They then preceded to beat and shock him with a stun gun until Jonathan was rendered unconscious!
The man was then taken to the hospital where he was charged with assaulting police officers!
What the WHAT?! They charged the handcuffed deaf guy who got knocked out?!
Those charges have