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Body-Cam Video Shows Cops Mocking Dallas Man As He Dies

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For some time now, the atmosphere surrounding law enforcement officers has been one of much public scrutiny and criticism. In 2014, the NYPD drew massive attention when Officer Daniel Panteleo placed a man by the name of Eric Garner in a chokehold until he died of cardiac arrest.

The incident was caught on video by Ramsey Orta, a member of Copwatch. Just this week, a New York Judge decided the officer should be fired, a decision which has not been well received by the law enforcement community. Meanwhile, activists and many social media commenters believe that this is not enough punishment.

In the five years since Garner’s death, the media has reported on numerous similar incidents around the United States and the public continues to have opposing viewpoints concerning how law enforcement should go about using deadly force. Names like Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Philando Castile have drawn much media attention and created controversy among politicians and legislators regarding police procedures when apprehending unarmed individuals for petty crimes.

The Most Recent High Profile Case

The latest incident to receive media attention which took place in Dallas, Texas is no exception. Body-cam footage has been recently released of police laughing and joking about a man as he was dying while being arrested in 2016.

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Tony Timpa, the 32-year-old man in the video, died after being pinned to the ground for fourteen minutes. One of the most tragic and ironic things about this situation is the fact that Timpa called the police himself.

Apparently, he told them he was off of his psychotropic medication for schizophrenia and depression and required assistance. The police responded to his call in the parking lot of an adult bookstore.

Many questions were raised about what transpired in the minutes leading up to the arrest and death of Timpa on the body-cam footage. Now, a federal judge ruled in favor of requests made by The Dallas News and NBC5 to release the body-cam footage from the Dallas Police Department.

Timpa had called 911 himself from the parking lot and told the dispatcher he was afraid. When the officers arrived, instead of offering help, they can be seen on the body-cam footage holding down on the ground and laughing as he repeatedly cried out, “you’re gonna kill me”.

Timpa became unconscious, but the officers assumed he fell asleep and never bothered to check for a pulse or to see if he was breathing. The officers can be heard on video mocking and making fun of the man joking about waking him up for school and making waffles for him and saying things like – “five more minutes, mom!”. It was reported that paramedics administered a powerful sedative.

A Tragic Police Encounter

Officials at the scene hesitated for over four minutes after Timpa became unconscious before attempting to perform CPR. Timpa had his nose buried in the grass; officers say they could hear him snoring. What they heard was the man taking his last breaths.

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One of the first responders at the scene told the Dallas News they could not ‘assess the patient’ due to his ‘combativeness’, although footage shows medical personnel take his blood pressure while he was still conscious.

Roughly five minutes later, first responders gave Timpa the sedative, but by that time, the officers had already begun to question if the man was awake.

By the time Timpa was loaded onto a gurney and into an ambulance, he was already deceased. As first responders loaded the 32-year-old man onto the ambulance officers can be heard saying – “He didn’t just die down there did he?” and “I hope I didn’t kill him”.

The police report regarding this incident states that Timpa displayed aggressive and combative behavior. However, body-cam footage does not support the claim. Also, by the time officers arrived, Timpa had already been handcuffed by a private security guard at the store and did not threaten to harm anyone.

Timpa’s family is using the footage as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the police in federal court for excessive force.

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Nancy Pelosi Reelected As House Speaker In Narrow Vote

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Nancy Pelosi won another term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Sunday, after a narrow vote.

80-year-old Pelosi will hold the position for a second consecutive two-year term and fourth overall, having previously been elected in 2007, 2009 and 2019.

Pelosi has served as a US representative from California since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as Speaker and, until the inauguration of Kamala Harris as Vice President, is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.

As House speaker, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after the vice president.

During her first speakership, she was instrumental in the passage of many of the Obama administration’s landmark bills, including the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

Pelosi lost the speakership in 2011 after the Republican Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections.

She retained her role as leader of the House Democratic Caucus and returned to the role of House minority leader. In the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats regained control of the House.

When the 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, Pelosi was again elected speaker, becoming the first former speaker to return to the post since Sam Rayburn in 1955.

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Under Pelosi’s leadership, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on December 18, 2019.

Despite supporting the $2000 checks for struggling Americans, Pelosi, along with everyone in congress have provoked anger from citizens who see them as being out of touch with the average people.

The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) estimated in 2009 that Pelosi’s average net worth was $58 million which ranks her 13th among 25 wealthiest members of Congress.

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Roll Call said Pelosi’s earnings are connected to her husband’s heavy investments in stocks that include Apple, Disney, Comcast, and Facebook. Roll Call reported that the Pelosis have $13.46 million in liabilities including mortgages on seven properties.

According to Roll Call, Pelosi and her husband hold properties “worth at least $14.65 million, including a St. Helena vineyard in Napa Valley worth at least $5 million, and commercial real estate in San Francisco”.

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FAA Responds To Numerous Reports Of A UFO Over Hawaii

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The FAA was notified after multiple people reported seeing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) in the sky over Leeward Oahu on Tuesday evening. Witnesses all over the region called into 911 at around 8:30 p.m.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said that there were no aircraft incidents or accidents in this area at the time of the reports, but multiple witnesses reported seeing a large blue object fall out of the sky and into the ocean.

Some of the witnesses managed to get video or photos of the incident.

Witness Misitina Sape told Hawaii News Now she captured a photo of the object at 8:26 p.m. near Haleakala Avenue in Nanakuli.

Another witness named Moriah said she had never been a believer in UFOs until she saw the object fall from the sky.

“I started calling my husband and them because they were all in the garage. I was like hey. Come look up there. See if you see what I see. They all said yea!” Moriah said.

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They jumped in the car to follow the object and see what it was.

“I don’t know what it was,” she said. “This one was going so fast.”

About three miles down the road, they saw the object fall into the water.

She said that it was larger than a telephone pole but didn’t make any sound when it hit the ground.

“We called 911,” Moriah said, “For have like one cop or somebody for come out and come check em out.

She also says that they saw another light in the sky after the blue object fell into the water. She says that police saw the second light as well.

“My husband went look up and he seen the white one coming,” she said. “The white one was smaller. Was coming in the same direction as the blue one.”

FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor said the agency received a report from police Tuesday night about a possible plane down in the area “but had no aircraft disappear off radars. And no reports of overdue or missing aircraft.”

Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced the formation of a new task force that will be studying UFOs or “Unidentified Flying Objects.”

The formation of this new task force was revealed last year when the Pentagon acknowledged that military pilots were encountering aircraft that might not have been made by humans.

The new task force was officially revealed to the public after the Pentagon released declassified videos that appeared to show government aircraft interacting with UFOs in the sky.

One of the videos, taken from US Navy aircraft, seems to show the pilots chasing a UFO off the east coast of the United States.

Navy pilots reported spotting the objects flying around 30,000 feet in the air at hypersonic speeds and showing no visible engines or exhaust plumes typical of any known aircraft currently on Earth.

The new agency has been called, The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF).

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Mitch McConnell’s House Vandalized Over $2,000 Checks

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had his home vandalized this week, after blocking the vote to increase stimulus payments to $2,000.

Messages like ‘WERES MY MONEY’ and ‘MITCH K1LLS THE POOR.’ were spray-painted on the building.

Police said that they don’t have any suspects.

On Saturday, McConnell released a statement to the Louisville Courier Journal which read: “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum.”

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In 2015, Time listed McConnell as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. McConnell is the longest-serving U.S. senator for Kentucky in history, and the longest-serving leader of U.S. Senate Republicans in history.

During the Trump administration, Senate Republicans, under McConnell’s leadership, broke records on the number of judicial nominees confirmed. Among those nominees were Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh who were recently confirmed to the Supreme Court.

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McConnell’s critics have called him by a variety of different nicknames, including “Moscow Mitch”, “Cocaine Mitch”, the “Grim Reaper”, “Darth Vader”, “Rich Mitch”, “Nuclear Mitch”, and “Midnight Mitch.” On some occasions, he has even embraced these nicknames, although he was apparently unhappy with the more recent “Moscow Mitch.”

McConnell has a net worth of $35 million dollars, and many Americans feel that he is out of touch. He isn’t the only US politician that was a target for vandalism this week.

 

According to a report from TMZ this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her house vandalized with a pig’s head and fake blood.

Spray painted in black on the white garage door were the messages “$2K,”  an apparent reference to the $2,000 COVID stimulus checks that have been held up in the U.S. Senate, as well as “CANCEL RENT!” and “WE WANT EVERYTHING!”

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