The Tony Timpa case is a perfect example of why the standard “progressive” solution of “the present system, only with less racism” doesn’t work. Racism is only one dimension of a multi-dimensional police state.
By Igor Derysh
Tony Timpa is a Texas man who died after being restrained by Dallas police officers in 2016.
Newly released body-camera video obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows Timpa pleading with the officers before he lost consciousness and died. “You’re gonna kill me!” Timpa shouted numerous times.
The video shows officers mocking the 32-year-old, who had called 911 for help. Timpa told the dispatcher he suffered from schizophrenia and was off his medication, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Officers pinned Timpa’s arms behind his back and tip-tied his legs together. He was restrained for nearly 14 minutes. By the time he was loaded into an ambulance, he was dead.
“He didn’t just die down there did he?” an officer asked after Timpa lost consciousness. “I hope I didn’t kill him.”
Categories: Police State/Civil Liberties