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Fresh update on "abdullah" discussed on Waddle & Silvy
"The first two attempts. Buggers kickers up. He lines it up kick is Logan Harrison, but you're the money money penalty trying to freeze him. He thaws the Chargers with a 23 2 20 walk off 58 yard field goal, tying a chief's record his own record that he tied earlier in the game. That's the chief's radio network Waddle. I mean, that's like it's 6. 30. Okay, so you're like, Okay, well, that was pretty good. That was a good sports day, The Bears win and a thrilling win. And then you turned on the N B. A. How about Abdullah and our text chain writing off that game in the first quarter? And then it had to be finished with the last second shot by a D..
President Trump presides over a reshaping of Middle East power dynamic
"The White House was trying to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict with the quote deal of the century, but the Palestinians were not among those signing the so called Abraham Accords today. It was the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates in Bahrain, agreeing to open diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. President Trump's staged an elaborate ceremony to mark the occasion were here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we marked the dawn of a new Middle East. Neither Bahrain nor the United Arab Emirates were at war with Israel. They had been working quietly together to counter Iran. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, thanked the the US US president, president, You You have have unequivocally unequivocally stood stood by by Israel Israel side. side. You You have have boldly boldly confronted confronted the the tyrants tyrants of of Tehran. Tehran. You've proposed a realistic vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Palestinian see the deal's as a betrayal by their Arab allies and an effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Arab peace initiative. That plan calls for normalization with Israel after the Israeli Palestinian conflict is resolved. The Trump Administration took a different approach, says Aaron David Miller of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They reserved all the honey for Israel in the key Arab states and all the vinegar for the Palestinians. The idea is that as Arab states normalize ties with Israel and get big arms deals with the U. S. They will put pressure on the Palestinians to make peace with Israel on terms more favourable to Netanyahu. Miller says It's known as the outside in approach, and he recalls numerous conversations about this with Trump's son in law and advisor Jared Kushner. It was just easier for them. It was more attractive for them. It was much more in keeping with the pro Israeli sensibilities both for political reasons, and in the case of Mr Questioner and others emotionally To align themselves with the eyes outside in approach. It's starting to pay off. But the Trump administration is still short of its ultimate prize, Miller says. Getting Saudi Arabia on board. My only concern is that they have hyped and Who plotted to the point where That may not yet be wanted. But if other Arab states join the party, particularly the Saudis, then I think you've got something that will be much more enduring. The Arab foreign minister say they're not turning their backs on Palestinians and Moradi Abdullah bin Zayed, speaking through an interpreter reminded Netanyahu that he agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the Israeli occupied West Bank. You can look after dark cell. Um thank you for choosing peace and for halting the annexation off Palestinian territories at position that reinforces our shared will To achieve a better future for generations to come. In this time of a pandemic. The men didn't wear masks as they signed their deals with Israel. They did, however, avoid a public handshake. And while the ceremony was taking place at the White House, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets into southern Israel.
Fresh update on "abdullah" discussed on All Things Considered
"As the weather gets colder and outdoor dining less practical. Graziano says she's not sure what will happen for now. Her focus is keeping the customers she does have safe. Karen rows w N. Y C news. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Sasha Fiver and I'm Mary Louise Kelly 200,000. The US will reach that number of Corona virus deaths this week That is 1/5 of all covert related deaths in the world. And it is black and brown communities that have suffered the most. We wanted to take this moment to remember some of those lives and to go back to the beginning to New York City, one of the earliest and deadliest Corona virus hot spots, she told us how to become men and women. Daisann Romaine was the first known educator from the New York City Public School System to die from the Corona virus back in March. And that was one of her students. Curtis attorney remain was the beloved principal of Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a transfer high school for students who struggled in the traditional school system. Romain had moved from Trinidad to New York as a teenager, and she often shared her own struggles in school with her students. She was understanding and tough at the same time, which made us so relatable Mr Romain, after graduating from high school became more than just a former teacher to most of us, but a great friend and most of all, a hero to so many of us. She was just 36 when she died and remain left behind words of wisdom when she spoke at last year's graduation ceremony, you free in your own right? And don't let anyone make you feel less one month on from remains death, the pandemic had grown and spread, and another community leader lost his battle with covert 19 backburner. Dean Shabazz was the first Muslim chaplain in the Texas prison system. He died April 23rd just outside Houston. He was 70 years old. His friends and colleagues described a man who gave up a lot to put inmates on the path to a better life. Basile Abdullah, his life sentence was reversed, says coming into contact with Shabbas put me into a life. I could not have lived the things that I have done. Could not have happened. Bernardin Shabbas Junior looks back and wishes he could tell his father how proud of him. He was course I told him that I love him and that thing, But after he passed, I really started to hear the impact he had on others. Since Texas Prison started mass testing in April, the state has consistently ranked highest in the country for both number of cases and deaths in prison populations..
Afghan Negotiators Converge On Qatar For Peace Talks
"Government negotiators have arrived in the Qatari capital DOA hopped to take part in the first formal enter Afghan peace talks with the Taliban, which start on Saturday. The head of the delegation, Dr Abdullah Abdullah earlier tweeted that they were seeking adjust, durable and dignified piece. The secretary general of NATO, Young Stoltenberg said the talks were an opportunity that should not be wasted. We are now closer than ever to peace. Peace negotiations will start tomorrow. This is no guarantee for lasting peace. But it is an historic opportunity way it must all seas to Afghan led on Afghan owned peace talks, Afghans can shape their own future.
Fresh update on "abdullah" discussed on Waddle & Silvy
"Interesting. Some Cubs newsies on some Cubs Newsome Cubs News isn't much Schwarber went about in the line of Schwarber's grounded tonight. No, he's in the lineup. They moved Bryant down to fifth in the in the still only have five R B, I guess. Yeah, yeah, he has a CZ. Many R B. I says I have fingers on marine homeruns in 30 games, Jose Quintana will be activated and start tomorrow. The pirates. They could use that. You know about your baseball team this weekend. It's two runs Waddle against the Twins two runs. You knew the twins were coming in ready to play. I know that. But then again, like it's exactly what Abdullah said earlier and I know we have to break Like I was mad in 18. I was a tad mad in 19. But how much more mad can I get in 20? When I've seen the same damn problem for three years, this team in September they don't head And it's not because of Joe. It's not because of chili. It's not because of circus animals and magic shows. It's for whatever reason these guys Have underperformed. When we come back, I have the nuttiest story of the day and it is a doozy. You're listeningto Bottle and Sylvia on ESPN. 1000 Chicago's home for Sports about 2020 baseball season from virus shutdowns of player protests.
Serbia and Kosovo normalize economic ties in U.S.-brokered deal
"Have agreed to normalize economic ties is part of a U. S brokered talks that include Belgrade, No grade moving its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem. And mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo. At the two days of meetings with Trump Administration officials, the Serbian President Alexander Alexandra Vacek, and Kosovo's Prime Minister Abdullah Ho T. Agreed to cooperate on a range of economic funds to attract investments and create jobs announcement provided Trump. They should've written President Trump with a diplomatic, went ahead of the November presidential election and furthers his administration's pushed to improve Israel's international standing. That's the
Big 12 to move forward with plans for fall football season
"Danny Yesterday was a tough day for a college football fan like myself getting a chance. The last couple of years. The host thes Chicago's college tailgate show on Saturdays with Jonathan Hood in Adam Abdullah. I love college football. I love our local teams, and I love professional sports. But there's something special about the pageantry. The passion small college towns that burst into hundreds of thousands of people on Saturday afternoons thie games, the football games itself very exciting, and usually you get to see something on a Saturday in the fall day. I don't usually get to see in an NFL game. Maybe it's a high scoring affair. Maybe it's a great comeback. Maybe it's hitting a nine team teaser that you set up throughout the day that that makes you a bunch of money. It's It's what I do in the fall is I love Saturdays. I'd live for Saturdays. Yes, Very. The news of the Big 10 postponing all fall sports until further notice, and as the quoted here says in hopefully in the spring was disappointing. And then the Pac 12 follow suits and they postpone all sports until the start of 2021. So the key there is. The Pac 12 is postponing football in the fall in fall sports but also college basketball usually starts at the end of October, which the Pac 12 is telling us. They won't start college basketball on time. They will postpone that 2021 It was sad. It was disappointing. We have reports from the Big 12 that there are plans that they continue to head forward and they are planning on playing football. The has been out, saying that their medical reports have suggested that they could continue to play football. Notre Dame is plan planning on playing football in the fall in the sea as well. So Any your thoughts hearing that the Big 10 the Pac 12 that both pulled out of fall sports for collegiate athletes, and in the fall first, I think it's incredibly sad for guys like you and I people listening to us that just love college football, you know, college football season doesn't go off this year. The only sport we're going to have in the months of November, December is the NFL. So we have to really cross our fingers at the NFL. Get this right Or else we're gonna have no sports. Because the MBA is going to be done. The NHL is going to be done. Baseball is going to be done. It's sad for Spectators that liketo watch it. It's incredibly sad for the young athletes. I mean, you know they they've worked their whole lives to get to a point where they're playing sports at a collegiate level. And now to have this ripped away from them is devastating. And I understand How they feel. I understand that they want to play. Listen. When I was 18 to 22 years old. I made a lot of dumb choices, and I probably would have wanted to play too, with a pandemic going on. But I do think that the Big 10 made the right call. I think that The liability issues. You have all these players on all these teams putting themselves in harm's way to play a sport that's making schools. Million's upon billions of dollars. They're getting nothing but a free education, and that's still something but you're putting them at risk. They're not employees like in the NFL. They're they're doing this. To provide themselves in education, But they're also putting their lives on the line to raise a lot of money for their universities. I think it was the right call. I don't know, necessarily if the Big 10 needed to rush to it. You know what happens if the Big 12 pulls this off? They say they're gonna have a nine and one so nine conference games, one nonconference games. What if the Big 12 pulls this off? And they have a successful football season is the big 10 Then sitting there looking like, boy? We we acted too soon.
Gun Charges Filed Against Los Angeles County DA Lacey’s Husband In Home Confrontation With Black Lives Matter
"The husband of a county D a Jackie Lacey, who's accused of pulling a gun on black lives matter. Protestors now facing misdemeanor charges. State attorney General Have your Sarah has filed three counts of assault with a firearm against David Lacey in connection with the confrontation in March outside the couple's home. Of course, we're encouraged and surprised, pleasantly surprised that the attorney general has chosen to file charges. Molina Abdullah's a cofounder of BLM, Ella, she says. David Lacey pointed the gun at her and others with her. She describes the experience is traumatizing. And while we hope for justice, we didn't we weren't under the illusion that we would get it. We weren't under the illusion that there would be charges filed. You know, the flip side of it is three misdemeanor counts is not in this. We know that if David Lacey was not who he is, he would be facing felony charges. David Lacey's attorney says in a statement that he and his client disagree entirely with Theeighties assessment, but have the utmost faith in the justice system and are confident that the correct result will be
DA's husband charged for allegedly pointing gun at BLM protesters
"70 news radio. The state attorney general files misdemeanor charges against the husband of Lake County D. A. Jackie Lacey, who's accused of pulling a gun on black lives matter. Protestors outside the couple's home earlier this year, David Lacey is now awaiting arraignment on three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm in connection with the confrontation and March. The pointing of the gun was traumatizing. To both me and my Children, a cz well as all of the organizer's who were present the alarm bell, a cofounder, Molina Abdullah says she was one of the people threatened. And while she's encouraged and pleasantly surprised that any charges have been filed, she argues, David Lacey is getting preferential treatment. You just don't get to point a gun at someone's chest and say, I will shoot you and face misdemeanors. David Lacey is due to be arraigned next week, his attorney says in a statement. They're disappointed that the ages office felt the contact At issue amounted to criminal behavior, and they
"abdullah" Discussed on When I'm High
"Hello everybody. Thank you for joining me on this fun podcast I. Think it's fun. It's called when I'm high and this episode is the very first episode of a brand new interview. All the other ones you've heard were prerecorded pre edited bunch of people talking in one episode. But here we have today. Well, I'm just GonNa let him introduce himself Abdullah tell tell the people who you are hey, I'm say and I'm a TV producer and screenwriter and I've made a whole bunch of cannabis media and. One of those pieces of media is actually how I found out about you your podcast called. Great great moments in We'd history I have that right? Yes. That's right. That's right. Spencer everybody should go listen to this podcast go through history old history new history with and they're all great moments in history when I. Hear guys say that in my head when I even say it listen to every single episode. Thank you. Thank you for for doing this I. Know Your Time Is Short. So we are going to get into the questions I. I would love you to just tell me one of your favorite stories in your personal life related to the right. Wow. There's so many my life has definitely been. Very, cannabis involved for a long time. I certainly smoked a lot of cannabis as a teenager and very quickly became. Enamored with the politics and history around cannabis because there's just I mean the more you learn the less you know. To pick it individual moment. what was the prompt again like just one that stands out or something like positive yet just the first one that comes to mind doesn't have to be your favorite or anything just any anything right? Sure. I guess my first DAB was definitely interesting because I had been smoking weed for several years at that point you know I've been smoking weed for probably. Twelve years or something right and You never really get as high as you got when you were a teenager and I remember taking my first DAB..
SEC moves to conference-only football schedule with Sept. 26 start
"Is he sees moving a conference? Only 2020 schedule. 10 game conference SEC schedule. We expected that right, Abdullah. He's the king of all things. College football. Yes, we did. And what's interesting about them is the sea has set the start date for like the last week in September. I think it's a 26 is what that said. That is CORRECT. Started the season September 26. That's the latest of all the conferences.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Challenge her. James Baldwin Mike. Right I reserve the right to criticize her perpetually because I love her. Yes, it is so important. Yes, and I'm curious for anybody WHO's listening to us today. Who is in the La area and wants to show up? Wants to show up for black lives matter for a city council meeting for white people for black lives. Where do they start? So we have a website B. L., L. A. Dot Org and we have a website because there was a white ally who sit. We needed a website and she donated money for us to build a website. So that's a victory. Be La Dot Org on social media were be L. M.. Los Angeles on Instagram and B. L. MLA on twitter. And listening right now, so that will give you everything that we're doing right, so just follow our social media, but if you're listening right now, there's some things people can do right this minute. Right number one making join our monthly meetings, which are every second Sunday of the month. They can join.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Go. Congress has to be courageous. Enough to drag is ask about their. We really can't afford to wait until twenty. Take Office again twenty twenty one. We can't afford to wait that long. So I think this whole idea of impeachment, icee dragging like somebody, somebody just needs to drag him like. You? Know I can't say too much, but he gotta go. You gotta go like I would like to see him go immediately. I think also, though as we talk about voting and one of my concerns around kind of the engagement with electoral politics which I think is important. Is that sometimes we allow systems to tell us. That's our only tool. And I believe in voting. But I believe in what I call voting plus right. Vote yes, and what else are you? GonNa do? I love that voting plus right. Because you can't just vote right, you must vote right. What is your responsibility once every four years for fifteen minutes. No, no, it's liberal election day. Yes. Local elections midterm elections every four years presidential, and who are you in your community everyday? Absolutely? Yeah, absolutely, so it's not okay. You don't get to sit by. And Watch injustices happen right. This is a burden that black people beer. All of the right when we talk about like everyday, racism. Every day we're experiencing something and I don't want to go on a whole diatribe about what I just experienced Costco, but I love Costco to. It's like one of my favorite places, but they hurt me because I went to buy some pizzas at Costco. I had on a black lives. Matter T shirt. The Guy Giving me my pieces. It was supposed to take fifteen minutes gay my pizzas away to these two white men walked up behind me knowing I was waiting. When confronted him? He takes even longer he decides. He's going to get a be out of the instance so stupid, but there was a be trapped in the screen. He's going to remove the beef from the screen and he can't Hammy my pizzas, because this is more important and like I felt dumb, having to call Costco and say I feel like this was Racsa. But I know it was racism, right I know it was..
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"And your threat to the system is bigger. And you know the it is. It's not lost on me that historically there has been an attempt to separate. Women who are trying to make social change with meaning white women trying to make social right from communities of color, because all the people at the top WanNa do is bifurcated. The people upset with them so so I even wonder if it goes deeper in the court system where they're like well if we can make, the white ladies feel protected. Maybe they won't come to the next. Black lives matter protests. Maybe they won't be at the next white people for black lives event because we gave them a pass right, and whether that's a conscious choice or not, there is the insidious nature of let's separate right like look at women's suffrage. Let's separate right. Let you know. There has always been a desire by the powerful few to make sure that the more that the less powerful masses don't realize how much collective power they have a was together absolutely absolutely, and that's like that's where I think that the sacred. Your when you talk about being a woman nest being being here for like a truly intersectional community of women, we have to double down together. Yeah, because I'm like I'm not going to get duped I'm not GonNa do the thing. They did one hundred years ago. No, no, no, no, no, this is not going to happen. I think we need to lift up that there are Hella. White women doing it right like so. Danny and Courtney did go to jail with me. They did get arrested with me, right? Lena is say don arrest her taped me right, so there are women who were starting to see. Who See the rules right? WHO's no know how to spend their privilege? Exactly exactly and I always feel like as we talk about struggle, we always have to uplift the hope. Right that there's it's a you know. Dr, King Talks about the beautiful struggle, the beauty and the struggling right and So I talked about molly, but I don't think I've never had as many white. Friends as I have in the struggle like because these are white people who aren't perfect right. But who I trust right? I think that for black people. There's a massive distrust of white folks because it's. It's reasonable, right? It's logical, but there's a few we. In our meetings pour something called libation, which kind of honors our ancestors summons those spirits into the space and s for guidance, and we always you know this Sunday when we have, our meeting will absolutely call. Tony Morrison. Right. We'll call on those who help us move forward. And White people and sometimes we'll lift them up like on social media..
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"I've gone to jail before right, but all of those things where things that you know when I was arrested for the first time in Berkeley, California mom recently handed me like my arrest record from Berkeley and it said like if she doesn't do anything else for the next year, this record will be destroy right. That does a happen anymore. Right and so that's what I mean. When I say like the system was forgiving of my brother and me. But now we would have had a different fate while and there's such a rigidity now. And even when I when I hear you talk about you know the neighborhood in the boys in the neighborhood now they would have been described as gang members. I wonder about what that means when people hear the term because so much of what we know. When it hasn't been. Our life is what we see on TV. Right and we think gang member means murderer means someone who kills someone to get an a gang means someone who is a drug dealer means and that's. Much more often than not not the case, right? and. You know, people get identified as gang members I. Now know from my police experience. If, they're on the same block as a person who is confirmed in a gang. If they're seeing the same street corner than all those kids seen with that one kidder gang members association. That's how the police legally are allowed to identify you now. I know a kid who was just released from jail. WHO WENT TO JAIL? On an associate to murder. Charge because he was standing next to a guy who got shot in the butt in an altercation, right? And when people hear that they go, that's not. They can't do that to you, but they did this to this boy. And so I think. A. There has to be a reassessment with what we believe these definitions to mean and be. We also have to understand that nobody is. To be acquainted to the worst thing they've ever done. And Yes to all of that and I actually think kids who grow up in gang. neighborhoods aren't really doing things that are that bad. It's the. White affluent kids do much worse. And Bear not criminalized for that behavior. Right I think it's part of. You know it's the stomach. It's intentional manning marable talks about that right like these systems were intentionally designed to produce these outcomes, the criminalization of black people right even the killing of black people at the hands of police. It's not accidental the disparity in sentencing between cocaine and crack. Right right, so it's all intentional. And we have to remember. That children have the right to be children so like now that I've opened up the can of worms about shoplifting. I won't share this mom right to. The first time I shoplifted I was in the sixth grade, and I actually was in Berkeley, and my mom had moved me from my neighborhood elementary school to a white fry elementary school, in Berkeley, like the super. White Liberal Elementary School in all the kids were rich right and the only two black kids I remember black girls I remember were me and Whoopi Goldberg xxx go whoopie, Goldberg, daughter Alex. And so. These rich white girls air with some sleepover wanted to go steal some stuff from this toy store called Mr mops right..
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"As, long as these kinds of justices happen in our communities, you don't get to just go in quietly Brunch, right? You don't get to just go to Disneyland or go to the Grove. We liked disrupting the grove. Home or you know, have your meal quietly and say. I'm not responsible because. You are responsible, and you know part of what they're experiencing. Is a white privilege that just comes from Whiteness. Even if you didn't ask for it right and so it becomes your responsibility. I think who said. WHO said that Jill Libra right. When she said. It's white people and specifically. She talked about white suburban MOMS right. To It's not just black people's responsibility to handle racism Ryan. It's your responsibility. You built this racist system right and if you didn't personally so what you're still benefiting from it, and I think that the benefit and this idea that you can divest from what's personal, and what isn't especially for white people is. Dangerous and needs to be analyzed. Because I loved what Gillibrand said, she just got frank, and she said look I'm not saying you're lives haven't been hard. If you live in one of those rural communities that has lost its hospital, whose jobs have shutdown whether it's the steel plant or the coal, mine or whatever those people are struggling, no question in need help. But none of their struggle is because of the color of their skin right, it is not one of the things that has made their life harder. It is not one of the things that makes mom's afraid to send their sons to school. It is not one of the things that means that a black boy buying a BB gun at Walmart gets shot in the back by police officer and a white boy with an. An assault rifle at Walmart. Who Murders Twenty people gets taken peacefully. This is this is crazy, and and these are just facts, and I think if we can start to look at the facts and not have this like weird base reaction of like a good person. I have nothing to do with that. It's like if your if that's your response. There's something in you that you're worried about, or you have some sort of. Fear that you are quote, unquote worse than you claim to be or whatever and one of the things when we talk about. The beneficiaries of the system that I would love to unpack with you is the generational inheritance system because I think and I.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"I don't want to be in this park in me and the other moms or like. What do you want to do? And she said why. I WanNa March, so grab the bullhorn and I go we all March. And so everybody starts coming together, and then there's kind of this back and forth. which I think is really important. Where some people were trying to March South Down Crenshaw South it gets blacker and poorer right. You Go north. You actually start marching towards Wilshire right with a wider and more affluent humor turned into Hancock Park right exactly and so I'm like we are not marching south because if you think about like what happened in ninety two. They don't care if you march. Right, that's. Whatever right? So I remember yelling on the Bullhorn I, felt like we were running for freedom, I was like go north right, and so we all start marching north of crenshaw. and. We were kind of in the streets like that intuitively for about three days, and on the third day of protests. We had this group like we just call it like black community organizers space. We're about maybe fifteen of us. One of them was Patrisse cullors and I was in that space as well and so we have become really. Friends and comrades that space. And Patrice have been in conversation with the Lisa Garza. Who I didn't know at that time and open committee and Alesia hit. Put this letter online, and she signed it black lives matter, and so while we were doing this intuitive work, they were talking about how to build a movement, not a moment. So on the third day of protests I remember exactly where I was I. was it was the first freeway shutdown of the black lives matter era right? So were marching north of crenshaw. These boys probably younger than Trayvon. Decided we basically adopted a philosophy. This is why than northern pattern was important of disrupting spaces of white effluents right, so we're not going to disrupt south La we're going to disrupt the spaces that we see is responsible for the murder of by, and so there were these boys, and I remember seeing their eyes Dart back and forth to each other, and they launched onto the off ramp of the ten freeway, and all these thousands of people find them right. And my oldest daughter, who's a hell of organizer in our own right. She was eight at the time. She's Maybe, she was nine. She's fifteen now, so we're six years old, so she must have been nine. She goes come on Mama. Let's get on the freeway. And I have like my three year old son in a Stroller, and I'm a courageous mom, but I'm not crazy. Right so I'm like we ain't getting on the freeway, and so we stood at the overpass and I took some pictures at wound up going viral. And right after I took the pictures I get this text. And it originated with Patrice and it said to meet. It said he didn't nine PM at Saint Elmo's village right, which is this black artists community, and so.
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"The stats of the number of people who died at the hands of the police in this city, and how it's higher than in cities like Chicago, it's higher than in cities like New York it's. It's something that I. Don't know that everyone is really aware of what what a kind of crisis for the citizenry of La this problem is. And it's an interesting topic to discuss. Because what I realize, is that so often in circles like? Our overlapping circles were analyzing the problem of system. And in other circles where this topic comes up, people really feel personally attacked. It turns into my uncle's a cop and is a good guy or you know there's a lot of people who sacrificed to to be in uniform whether it's in the police force, military service or whatever? And I'm curious because of your level of expertise at looking at the broken -ness of a system and the historical problems of system that have been passed down to modern day, but I think so many people aren't. Aware of and I WANNA. Get into that with you, too. How do you get people to analyze the system and what the system does to even the quote, good guys who volunteer? WHO GETS swept up in it this a huge question I think number one. We start with the people who are most directly impacted and so for black lives matter you know a lot of people think that like the term black lives matter is meant for non. Black folks to see our humanity, but it's not. It's black lives. Matter is a rallying cry. It's for black people to understand our own power and black people I. Don't think any black person I know is in any way. Duped into believing that the police are here to protect and serve US right so I think getting people to stand up getting my people to stand up I. write is hugely important. Right so there's not a whole lot of convincing that needs to be done than you know policing as we know, it hasn't always been..
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Hi Everyone Sophia Bush here welcomed a work in progress where I talked to people who inspire me about how they got to where they are and where they think they're still going. Day Whip smarties. Today, we're going to depart from. Her normal schedule and we're actually going to re air a podcast that came out last year. Back in August of two, thousand nineteen. I was lucky enough to interview Dr, Molina Abdullah. She is a recognized expert on race gender, class and social movements. She was a founding member of black lives matter and continues to serve as the Los Angeles. Chapter leader. She is a woman, a scholar, activist, a mother and a friend. She is an incredible offer and she is a person that I learned an incredible amount from in terms of how to show up. Disparity in the system in what we can do about it. In the wake of continued police brutality. In the wake of understanding that police brutality is a public health. And in the wake of horrific videos like that of the death of Ahmad, barbary. The murder of George Floyd. And? Our understanding that Brianna Taylor an EMT, a first responder carrying for covid patients was executed by police in her apartment. We have worked to do. We have things to confront. I say we because I am including myself as a white woman. And my hope is that all of you will join us today to listen to this episode as we re air it with no ads. Just, because we know it is the right thing to do. You won't hear from sponsors. You will just hear from Dr Abdullah. She answered my questions and they're questions that I imagine many of you have as well so please. Show Up. Listen Up. And learn from the experts how we can all speak up. Because, people are dying and it's our job to do something about. I really appreciate all of you I hope you enjoy this conversation with Dr Lebda.
Two NYC students push to ensure period hygiene products are given out
"To New York City high school students are giving out free feminine products during the corona virus pandemic Nicole Surratt and Maya Abdullah hub started a project called film street which partners with the city's department of education to hand out free sanitary pads and tampons that meal sites from stratus making feminine products available to young people who would normally have relied on their schools to supply
Afghanistans power-sharing deal
"Is really an indication that a given status coherent cohesive unfunctional when more than one person to be the head of it indeed. This sort of situation is much more usually an indication of actual or imminent civil war. Such a standoff has been occurring for some months in Afghanistan where Tuman Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulah each insist that they won last. September's presidential election enough honeystone President Ashraf Ghani has sworn in for a second term in Kabul but his rival Abdulah dealer diffused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing in ceremony as a pleasant. The official result held the Gandhi. The incumbent had won pretty handily and had the full being re elected. Abdullah claimed the whole thing was a fixed declared victory anyway and vowed to foam a parallel administration. The earlier indications are that we have more votes and that's That's what was clint and The yes of course Even to the extension things have been investigated so far it shows a lot of irregularities last month Ghani and Abdullah went so far. As to hold competing inauguration ceremonies a watching world struggled to imagine how this was going to end. Well there is now some possibly positive. News reports are coming in K. political development in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have ended months of crisis by agreement share power. The rival claimants appear to have put their dispute behind them earlier. This Week Ghani and Abdullah came to terms the agreement. They signed acknowledges Ghani as President Bit Allows Abdullah to choose half of Janis cabinet and to lead peace talks with the Taliban should any. Such negotiations occur in close by funnest. Today's a great and historic day for our beloved Afghanistan of Africans proved that the think wisely in collectively about their national interests of militia Augusta. They were the leaders who are present. Here what hard to encourage the Afghan people? There's no doubt that the international communities in support of this political agreement along with countries in the region should make before we look at how and why we got here and what might happen. Next spoiler alert the dawning of a gilded era of peace and prosperity is a long shot a recap of the to uneasily reconciled pretenders in terms of direction. We're going in terms of accomplishments. We have some significant funds but in terms of satisfying the needs and aspirations of the people. We've looked Ashraf. Ghani President Ashraf Ghani he now. Indisputably is spent much of Afghanistan's decades of war with the Soviet Union and subsequently itself in the United States where he worked as an academic and for the World Bank he returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban which out of Kabul by the United States and its allies in late. Two thousand one. Gandhi became Minister of Finance. Won plaudits in some quarters and was at one point touted as a potential secretary general of the United Nations instead he ran for president in two thousand nine and lost then again in two thousand fourteen and one the candidate he beat Abdullah. Abdullah disputed the result and forced gone the into a power sharing arrangement. Observant listeners may detect a pattern emerging election is commitment before the people who have harnessed which has to take place on time at the same time it has to be free and fair and trucks patent That's the condition that too was promised to the people of Stan. In the commission the Independent Elegant Commission has to deliver Abdullah Abdullah an ice surgeon by training spent much of the war against the Soviets as an advisor to legendary Mujahedeen commander Ahmed Shah Masud and during the period of Taliban rule in the nine hundred ninety s served as a sort of foreign minister in exile for the Northern Alliance and other factions attempting to take the country back. He became Afghanistan's actual foreign minister. In the first post Taliban government the two thousand and nineteen election was his third unsuccessful attempts to become president as to what nudged Garni and towards compromise while some variety of agreement was always likely after an amount of theatrical posturing attention seems to have been focused by last week's terrorist attack on the maternity ward at Kabul's Dash Budget hospital a horrific crime that left twenty four women children and babies dead it was revolting enough indeed that it refocused international attention on Afghanistan which most violence in the country nowadays does not on the same day as the atrocity at Dusty Botchy. Thirty two people were killed by a suicide bomber at a police officer's funeral in Nangahar province five more in the truck bombing of military caught in Gardez resulting in many fewer headlines. Abroad this past Monday. Seven more people were killed. In the car-bombing of an Afghan intelligence facility in Ghazni Islamic state claimed the funeral bombing the Taliban the God is Ghazni attacks. The big brave warriors who perpetrated the hospital massacre have been strangely reluctant to own up
Afghan President and Rival Announce Power-Sharing Deal
"A major power sharing deals been reached in Afghanistan. Let's find out more on this with Sir William Patey. Who is the? Uk's ambassador in the country between two thousand ten and two thousand twelve William good to speak with you good afternoon and gives a little bit of an insight into exactly what's been agreed. Well I mean you. You've had the you had the election some months ago in which I Sheriff. County one but Abdullah Abdullah the Chief Executive Refused TO ACCEPT THE RESULT. So this been a bit of a standoff with both parties having separate presidential inaugurations this rather mirrors the previous election in which Abdullah Abdullah refused accept the result and as a consequence of a deal made post that election. He became seal. So this is a this is another deal between the two main political. Plas- enough Kinda Stan. Now if we look at his remarks as talked about making a more inclusive accountable and and competent administration all of which I suppose would be welcomed by any stakeholders or any observers for that matter But is it just too early to say whether that is a genuine sort of aspiration everybody can buy into well? The thing about this dealers. That della has become responsible for the peace deal with the Taliban the Higher Council and he was one of the most sceptical say that will use so the Taliban. We'll know they're up against someone who's not GonNa take the promises for granted and and he gets half against to nominate house the Cabinet but they've but unlike the previous deal President Ghani will be the chief executive he will be the president and he'll be in charge of running the government should make things a bit smoother Half the half the ministers will be nominated by I suppose if they're incompetent President Ghani can go back up Man Or woman is not is not performing. You need to give me somebody else. So it could should make for clearer lines of communication and it should make a more united Afghan government position. It any good with the Taliban and presumably for those reasons you know you're a sexiest eight. Mike Pompeo's welcomed at NATO has broadly as well William. Perhaps if we don't know even if we go back a few years to your your time in in the country wh what needs to happen to get this broader by and to ensure that a an opportunity at least for some momentum here that it's that it's that it sees things drive. Forwards is it a question of confronting head on the most profound challenges or actually doing anything but and trying to get some small wins to get to get the ball? Rolling does? Does your experience give you any insights into what the next steps might need to let like. Well I think you've gotta you gotta get on with government. The governments go to deliver So they're gonNA THEY'RE GONNA be Veasley comforted but of course they are facing a Taliban insurgency and Soak i-islamic state insurgency as well so the government has got problems and what they want to do is to keep the keep you support a line. If the Afghan position is a more united position. That is obviously good the problem is that the Taliban have never really cicely accepted a political process in the country. That's their main strategic aims to get the US out at at minimal cost to them. And I hope that they can take over so the problem. Is You know the the deal is good in the strengthens. The Afghan government's position in order to deal with the problems in the country and to resist the Taliban. But there's a long way to go yet in data along road ahead. Thanks for making sense of it for us. That was the case former ambassador in Afghanistan. So William Patey joining us here on the briefing or Monaco.
Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement
"Another a power sharing agreement in the Middle East as announced in Afghanistan ABC's Julia macfarlane feels as in it from the foreign desk president Ashraf Ghani was pronounced the winner of lost his election by the Afghan Election Commission however his rival Abdullah Abdullah alleged voter fraud and rejected the results on March ninth this year both men held parallel inauguration ceremonies but the long standing dispute has not been resolved nearly two months off to secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the withdrawal of one billion dollars in aid to Afghanistan threatening another billion dollars next year if the plates live password to continue to limit for the navy C. news at the foreign
Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement
"In Afghanistan's rival leaders have signed a power sharing deal aimed at ending a political stalemate a spokesman for president Ashraf Ghani announced the agreement on Twitter today gadis rival Abdullah Abdullah had disputed the results of September's presidential election and under the agreement signed today members of his team will be included in the cabinet and he will lead the council for peace
US cuts aid to Afghanistan after rival leaders fail to agree on new government after Pompeo visit to Kabul
"News the trump administration is cutting assistance to Afghanistan it's also threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation the decisions were made after the country's rival leaders failed to agree on the formation of a new government the announcement by secretary of state Mike Pompeii today came after he made an unannounced visit to the capital Kabul to meet with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah each of the men has declared himself president of the country after disputed elections last year in unusually harsh statement pump pale criticize the two for being unable to work together Pompeii said their inability to cooperate threatens a state peace deal that could end America's longest running
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power
"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan - Rival 'presidents' hold two inaugurations
"What we saw in Kabul today was actually quite surreal to dueling presidential inaugurations. Afghan president. Ashraf Ghani lamely yard line for John and his rival Abdullah Abdullah associate upon corning. Both held presidential inauguration ceremonies at almost exactly the same time just a few yards apart from each other in these two different compounds in downtown Kabul and this came despite weeks of efforts to mediate between the two men to find some sort of compromise that could avoid the spectacle that played out today but in the end a compromise was not reached no one budged and both men declared themselves president of the country. I am Susannah George and I am the Afghanistan and Pakistan Bureau chief for The Washington Post
Dueling Afghan leaders both declare themselves president
"In Kabul president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for another term after being declared the winner of September selection but next door rival Abdullah Abdullah was also sworn in after charging voter fraud they both say they're in charge which is threatening to wreck the peace process after the U. S. and the Taliban signed a deal last month to go she Asians between Afghans themselves word to start tomorrow which is now what near impossibility after duly inaugurations Sager mag Donny at the White House
Husband of Los Angeles DA points gun at Black Lives Matter protesters
"We mentioned that Jackie Lacey is running to keep her title as district attorney she got emotionally emotional discussing this morning what happened saying that she received death threats and her husband's response was out of fear this is true the fact that the protesters showed up at her door and her gun on her husband then went outside and pointed a gun at them Sir did you commit a crime with us now is defense attorney and former LA county prosecutor Steve Meister and black lives matter protesters Melina Abdullah who was there this morning and had the gun pointed at her we did by the way reach out to Jackie Lacey but did not get a response Molina let's begin with you you were there explained to us briefly what happened sure so we've been protecting Jackie Lacey for two and a half years really for longer than that for her refusal to prosecute police five hundred eighty five people have been killed by police said she took office in she won't charge the officers to kill us and we come to her office every single Wednesday they've now barricaded the office for it there's usually maybe forty to fifty protesters on Wednesdays including the families of those who think kill so we don't have access to her at our office we can fight it heard it comes just south of Los Angeles and been supported in that invitation by the Stonewall democratic club and other democratic clubs who asked you to meet with black people in south Los Angeles she's refused and so on the eve of her re election you know after she did finally commit to the Stonewall Democrats credit club that she would meet with black people in south LA we said she hasn't done that she was supposed to do it by December first so you go I I want to speed it up a bit so you get to the property then what happens so then we set up twenty five chairs in the Golan rang her doorbell which is a rain system which means they can clearly see who's at the door she's very familiar with me and we didn't expect for her husband to open the door and pointed a gun at a were you are your groups threatening in any way now what we have done so far is ordered libations have a land acknowledgement and have for a year so that is the No Way intimidating or threatening to anyone in your feelings in that moment when he opens the door and he's got a gun in his hand already I don't know how I was able to push down the trauma but I was in the moment able to be pretty polite but I just had a moment where I burst into tears thinking about that I'm a mom of three kids this is not my job I heard Jackie Lacey say she wants to do her job this isn't my job this is what I believe is my sacred duty to protect the lives of my children and to stand up for my people and you know I've never had a gun pointed at people for and for it to be pointed at my chest with his finger on the trigger we heard impact it before you open the door you know that was pretty frightening Steve Meister did does the district attorney's husband commit a crime I don't think so and I think the only person I've heard so far who might need legal counsel is the person I just tricked speaking who admitted to committing trespass with a bunch of the people in the dark on someone's porch on private property away from the street forty minutes before the sun came up that's the route that's that's kind of the situation I see here two thirds of the defense Sears beds there's people on my property it's dark I feel threatened I bring my gun to the door with me I can point that someone well I think I think what the situation is going to be is what was clear is that protesters did not stay on the streets in it and some people there but there were several people in a covered porch concealed from public view concealed from the street forty minutes before the sun came up somehow or another alluding to homeowners to their presentation and there were numerous people on the porch and I think that that wherever an investigation goes with this I think an investigation should reasonably be undertaken of course but I I think that what a what what a prosecutor is going to have to consider in whether to bring charges against Mr Lacey is once the jury can I think and I think that for the people who were on the porch trying to revert to provoke a response I think the jury might H. jury might reasonably think well you got your response and you provoked a response and people had shown up on my porch at five forty in the morning demanding to speak with the person with the house all right we have reacted that way too when we're in a bad race dis but we're in a better way to react would be too I don't know call the police well the you know what here's the thing I'm not going to wait to get into what a better way to do things is because I think that's kind of a I think that kind of goes for both sides here I don't think the people should have been a porch at five forty in the morning demanding to speak with someone who lives there and I think that when they were asked to leave they should have left this went to me I think in the view of the jury and the jury in the county is going to look at this as a little excessive on the part of the protesters because they didn't stay on the street where they would have been we would have a first amendment right to be for as long as they wanted and peaceful protests which is typically what they do let's let's let's bring you in a moment of your yard your responsive to why it why that early in the morning why when it was still dark and white go all the way up to the house so it's not a legal rang up yourself if that were the case then people would be shooting to hold with witnesses in paper voice it's not illegal to ring a doorbell we were very polite I hope that people watch the video we were trying to catch Jackie Lacey before she left for work we know that she said seven AM meetings in Los Angeles we've been there and so to try to catch her before six AM when she leaves live feed in the valley everybody knows who I know you report often on LA traffic you know to try to catch her an hour before she would leave for work is not unreasonable also if you watch her own press conference she knew exactly who we are she said I think there are protesters outside I'm going to call the police and then she said before she could do anything her husband went downstairs and pulled a gun on it you know what I'm gonna do this for a second Steve Steve right let me just just make a point it does sort of adds on to what she was just saying you know reporters very often especially when it comes to public officials if public officials are avoiding them which happens all too often it's not unusual for reporters even at night or early in the morning to go to somebody's house I've done and you knock on your door your ring their bell because they've been avoiding you and you're trying to find out something for story you're doing so would they have a right to point a gun at a reporter for ringing their doorbell you know what that is rhetorical question that we're not dealing with here and reporters by the way our trains and reporters have no but I don't see I don't know how to answer questions which I don't want it because it's not because we're talking apples and oranges but she's put in overnight when I don't know how you hang on hang on hang on hang on she says she says she says in her defense should Steve she's saying that all we did is we weren't threatening we went up and we rang the doorbell and it's and she points out that other people church at people that are trying to get people to join their congregation all sorts of people do that reporters do that too so to your point if they're not banging on the door and they're not throwing rocks through the window even if it's early in the morning or late at night if they ring the doorbell of a public official elected official so why is that wrong this is the kind of provocative actions that the protesters were either planning or hoping for being very happy to accept no I'm not happy that someone I'm not happy that the gun was present my only point in saying this is it if this is investigated the prosecutors going to have to look if if charges are contemplated which I don't think they'll be brought on because I don't think there's sufficient evidence to bring it but if they're if they're considered by a prosecutor other than the district attorney to someone else look at this the question will have to be how will the jury react and you're gonna get a lot of reasonable people on a jury from anywhere in the county will say you know what if someone were on my porch a crowd of people on my porch the modern history if they were on my porch demanding entry or an open entrance opens door S. five forty in the morning forty minutes before the sun came up and I'm in my house and they wake me up you know I'm not saying that it's necessarily what we we can't judge a situation by anything more than we know right now but looking into it I'm confident that the prosecutor would be worried that a lot of jurors would be saying you know I would be upset I might even be there with my gun to know what I want to shoot anybody no it was nobody's plan to shoot anybody but this was a provocative action which was designed to elicit a provocative response there was a political candidates on the porch somebody was only missing this course posted on social media as soon as it was done so I think we have to look back and look at the context of what what what what certain people were there to protest and do and the bottom line is different people protesting in a place where they themselves were in violation of the law okay Malina at look did you go to the door which is just you and maybe a person or two or was it all fifteen or twenty people out the door because if it's an asset because if if there's fifteen people at the door at five in the morning maybe you could see how that would be more threatening than two or three people that are there were three people there was one of them who was in charge of selling I pressed the rain system which monitors who that the door you can clearly see that there are three people in fact there were only two people on
Protesters say Los Angeles DA's husband pointed gun at them
"A member of black lives matter posting a video to social media this morning showing she and other protestors were threatened with a handgun during a protest at the home of Los Angeles county district attorney Jackie Lacey after knocking on the door laci's husband answered right now yeah Ross good morning all four I will D. A. Jackie Lacey just held a news conference to talk about the incident can extend seventies cloudy biscuit was there and joins us now live Lacy look like she was fighting off tears throughout the entire news conference she said she and her husband David were sleeping when they heard people outside their home Lacey says she stayed upstairs while David went downstairs to see what was going on he came back up later he said the protesters outside the house then I pulled my gun and I asked them to leave leave he went on to talk about the harassment she's faced as district attorney which she says has included death threats I pointed out that her office has prosecuted people for things like this in the past our office has turn this over to another agency obviously because I'm involved and I really don't have any remarks to make because I wasn't down there at the time the only beauty is also investigating the incident all this comes with a Lacy the incumbent facing a tough reelection campaign just on the eve of election day reporting live plug your pesky tech KNX ten seventy newsradio KNX spoke with the black lives matter leader Melina Abdullah she initially agreed to have one right there in January of twenty eighteen then reneged on that so we've been emailing her calling her sending letters to her we've been outside her office protesting for two and a half years and she's never come out black lives matter is holding a news conference about the incident that will be a later this afternoon
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"abdullah" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Which we'd take funding which is oddly given to the police. Do things that aren't even their job. And that would give funding more for two social workers more to social programs more more funding. That would actually take the if we want to call it. The the burden of too much work mark off of the police force or just stop making them responsible for things. They shouldn't be responsible for and actually get into community safety and protection. I would love you to speak to that a little bit because I think this stuff is really fascinating and I think that the listeners would be really wowed by so I think it's part of again dreaming before you think right. Dreaming allows us to kind of see vision. That's not tied to the what is but what can N. B. and right and so Everybody wants to live in a safe community. You know we've talked a lot about me being a mom. We Wanna live in a safe community. We WanNa make sure our children can walk home safely right and as a black mother. I know my children are less safe when there's police around. So what does a system of public safety look like and I remember When I first moved to Los Angeles I lived in Lammert Park area area and I didn't know what was happening but every morning the old people would come out and sit on the porch and as I lived there I started having conversations with them like I was like Oh everybody must be from Louisiana Louisiana and Texas right we all? My grandparents sat on the porch but not better early and now as I was having conversations with folks they hid created a system in the neighborhood where they would come out from seven into eight to watch the children to school. And that's public safety right. That's public safety in the sense that they knew the children right. If the children I remember some of the kids getting told getting called to the porch cussing right as they were walking I want that for my children would I don't want is men with guns standing on corners right. I want the GRANDMAS and GRANDPA's on the porch watching my children to school safely. And so if we think about what we've invested in what Most most major cities have invested in Spent our tax dollars on their overspending on police so our city's general fund and we now spend fifty three percent of our city's general fund on La Petey so all money in the General Fund in all of Los Angeles fifty fifty. Three percents of mets. Not including you know that's not public safety overall. That's not fire right. That's not straight up. LAPD fifty three percent and it doesn't include the contracts they lapd gets with like the parks right who give them a share of their budget to write fifty three reaper sent. Why would we be spending fifty three percent of our city's general fund on police when we know that police actually don't make community safe? There are studies that say in fact let me give a real good example so there was a brother named Gregorio Mec was killed on April tenth two thousand eighteen. He was inside the vault when hills crenshaw which is the black mall in La Right and in about five o'clock in Afternoon he was seen inside the mall talking to himself and he had a kitchen knife. Which Lemme lift up for listeners? It is not illegal to they have a kitchen knife in fact he was standing in front of Tj. Max where they sell kitchen knives right and so it wasn't illegal to have the kitchen knife. He was standing there clearly dealing dealing with some kind of mental health issue right Security who we've talked to in the mall said they didn't see him as dangerous they just wanted him to leave the mall because people were uncomfortable with him there right but he wasn't attacking anybody threatening anybody. Somebody called nine one one. The police come back bounding up. The escalators. In this is a quote from one of the patrons with every gun blazing and and they murder Gra Sharia in the middle of the mall. They don't even bother to clear the mall first and then after they shot him and he was on on the ground they stood over him and shot him more. I'm lifting that up because someone who is having a mental health break should not have the police called on them if we thought about the best use of city resources. What if we had a mental health team where when somebody is having a mental health? It's a health issue. They could be dispatched mhm they could figure out. How do I talk him down right? They could figure out. What is he on medication? Did he take his medication. Who are his loved ones right? Who can we call in to give him support right and I think I know that they're cities like Jackson Mississippi Zippy cities like Newark New Jersey? Where they're beginning to explore re allocating public dollars to investing them in you know more mental health providers to investing them in you know parks don't need police in the parks? They need more youth workers in the parks right. They're investing them in intervention and prevention work so even things that we think of traditionally is crime. Right doesn't have to be something that's addressed in the same kind of with the same kind of occupational style dial and style of confrontation. That police engaged that. These are people what the mayor in Newark has done. Razz Baraka is hire people. Many of them formally me incarcerated who are from neighborhoods and when something goes down in the neighborhood they go and have conversations with people who respect the right and and so we need to be willing to engage in radical imaginings and dreaming before thinking and envisioning a world that actually creates safety. Not just policing right. There's an interesting insight for me here. because again I don't lump the people people in with the system. And I have an interesting purview. Believe into policing because I worked on a police show for almost five years of my life. You know I I spent a lot of time entrenched in that community and I asked the officers who I was close to two and one of whom I am still close to who I talked to about a lot of this stuff we a lot of deep conversations about their opinions on this and their willingness to say oh no no. The system is broken We love our brothers. We love our community. We die for each other but something nothing is changing and it's affecting everybody and when I ask why does this like I show a video of McDonald. I show a video of you. You know any of these body cam footage dash cams that come out eventually. Because of course they don't give them to us right away and I say why does it become like this. And they talk about the way they're training has become increasingly militarized and how they're not trained to defuse situations anymore. They're trained at the moment. A hand is raised. There's something in it. They're trained to shoot trained to shoot to kill not to shoot two. Would this is a problem. And they're not encouraged or required to go for mental health. Check INS therapy you you are. You are effectively building a bomb you are putting a person in a hyper realised state telling doing them. Every single person who they encounter is going to try to kill them and if they do they have to try to kill them first but what does it really mean to try to be killed like the adrenaline is crazy. You here. It's hard to see. And if one of those officers discharges a weapon and kill somewhat. They have no mental health requirements armaments to process what that means it gets glazed over and then they. They're told they did a good job. And then we wonder why it happens again. And and I I have listened to some of these guys. Tell me what a toll it's taken on them yet. The system remains the same in the system is killing people and it makes makes me feel the same way when I say like white supremacy has nothing for me as a white woman. I have seen how the system doesn't have have anything good for the people who are even a part of it and I see the devastation that it reeks across communities across the country and so I hope that being able to solely focus on the problem of the system can inspire for all of us to try to make it better can inspire us to say. Yeah I want more of my city dollars going to social work programs going to you know community uplift forces going. It doesn't need to be this. Yeah and I think part of when we say this right when we say dream before you think are when we say radical imagination people go. Yeah but how do you get to that and it feels like this big overwhelming task right but really all. We're talking about is a budgeting process. Freud just move some money. It's not that hard to move the money right we. We have cities that are moving the money move some money also you know. I define myself as an abolitionist. Right and people go. What does that mean? What are we should just I and woman but abolition ISM doesn't just mean tearing down systems that are repressive right so most people associate abolitionist abolitionist with the end of slavery right abolishing slavery? I believe in the abolition of prisons and police that it doesn't mean I don't believe in public safety and it doesn't mean that you know. I don't prioritize that right. I just think it can look very different and I think that also a lot of times as abolitionist. We only think about the tearing down or what's illuminated is the tearing down right right so we we highlight the protests. And you know we. They want Polish the police. Yes and we want to build community safety teams. We want to build. You know the Gr- maybe it could be the grandma brigade right and it's not that hard to do and so when you think. Think about it like those grandparents were doing it. That was abolitionist. Work and you didn't have stuff happening in the neighborhood and so the police weren't there they were but they they were kind of kept it bay right and so we can. It's not as overwhelming of task. Ask as it seems. It's totally doable. Right I mean if they did abolish slavery slavery did Chattel Slavery. Savory came to an end if the people before us were able to do that. Then it should be relatively easy feat to say policing as we know no it should no longer exists. Let's establish a system of public safety and work towards it and see it come to fruition not a hundred hundred years from now. I'm talking in the near future in my lifetime. Something I like to ask me full at the beginning that we just went we went right in and I skipped one of my favorite questions. But but I'm thinking about it now thinking historically I sit across from so many people who I'm so in awe of and I'm so in olive where you are in this moment in your life and then I go where you like this when you were little. I'm fascinated uneven. People were as kids. And and who were you as a kid were you. Were you always wise. Were you always always so sensitive. Where like who is little Malina? So yes I was always like this. I don't know that I would call myself wise now I I hear so I was always like this. I always had a big mouth right. I always was taught by my mom. my GRANDPA specially that. I could do anything you know. And it's like like I feel like we've spent a lot of time on kind of the heaviness of this work and but I always found this is like using my voice and speaking up for whatever fun like it's fun like you're too it gives me life like had to sit there and listen to this full talking about crazy stuff cut the hell is. Donald Trump gone call. Elijah Cummings a racist right like we don't have to sit here and listen to it and like just here at one we need to talk about. How ridiculous was this shit is? I know that we shouldn't just be laughing at it. But it's it's like bizarro world now truly crazy. Yeah it's like a person looking at you and saying the sky is yellow and you're like skies blue and they go. Are you blind. It's yellow and you're like what we're where. Where are we that in crazy route to where you're like? Hello are we in the same dimension like what's happening right right so I don't no no. I think I grew up just feeling like I could always use my voice always feeling like I was deeply loved and sometimes I talk about mothering thing And I remember talking with this group of young moms and I said and one of them came up to me recently and I said to them none of.
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"And it's like well what do they have in common. The oppressed poor people and women They destroy education system so that they can promote fundamentalist the ideology that is dangerous and inherently patriarchal right. Hello look in the mirror sir. Do you not see that you're doing that here. In in ways that are unique to our own country in our own experience. And it is. It's our duty to stand free each other absolutely absolutely. So how does it start. How does is the stand start in La because you were among the original group of organizers who formed black lives matter and back in twenty thirteen what what is the landscape? What happens and what did your life look like at the time? Yeah so I mean. I've always been one who's not quiet right But I've also never been a real joyner like I don't like joining organizations right. I always feel like the deeper. You get into something more for like the drama unfolds and so I just preferred to kind of move and would be a part of different movements but not really deep and July thirteenth two thousand thirteen. That's the day George. Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and Trayvon was not the first black boy to be killed by you know white supremacist or wannabe white. Supremacist because Zimmerman's also oh this kind of complicated character right where he's a wannabe cop. He's a wannabe neighborhood. Watchman he's a WanNa be white guy he's really none of those do things right but he's kind of exhibiting like drawing power from his proximity to it right and so the murder order of Trayvon in many ways it's like the murder of Emmett till right Emmett till was not the first black boy to be lynched right but there was something special about Emmett story and there was the power of his mother Mamie till who sided to give him an open casket ascot funeral and let the world see the horror that her fourteen year old son had endured right and with trayvon and there was something about his spirit spirit like I imagine the spirit of Emmett right that it resonated like it resonated with us and you know when they they would show Trayvon's face on the news You Know Barack Obama said President Obama said if I had a son he looked like trayvon and I had a son and my son actually looks like trayvon right like not exactly but very feeling wise right like same kinda shiny face. Same Sparkling is right same innocence and also also kind of budding I kinda like A little nuttiness in my children just like life like life in their face right will mischief is so good for kids. Yeah that's the word that makes us investigative. It's thing that makes us challenge systems. It's the reason movements are born because we didn't really have to go like that right now. It's like the eight year role that wants to take a Toyota part to figure out how to put it together could become the next great engineer or the next great social activist because they want to take it apart and put it back together. And in the meantime the Frisk freight in their mother right. It's like you know I joke. I used to be a nanny and I was commanded for the best in the world and they were also like tiny terrorists were at moments I was like. Where did my sweet little children go? You're evil and then they come back to you because their kids right right. And that's what I feel like. We got with trayvon seventeen year old child he was. I don't like when they call call him a young man. He was a child right Seventeen year old child doing exactly what he should have been doing and his life was stolen and and then the state gets behind Zimmerman and says he had the right to steal the life of this boy who was ours and and I remember July thirteenth. Two thousand thirteen was a Saturday and We were watching. We were glued to the TV and in California. It was becoming evening so it means it was nighttime in Florida right and everybody on the news all the newscasters news. CASTERS are going. Well the verdicts not gonNA come in. Today it probably won't come until Monday in so I left the house I went to Carmax. I was was trying to get a new car because my family was getting bigger and I remember going into Carmax and almost as soon as I got there my brother called and he goes where you at tell him and he goes. We'll sit down 'cause you're not gonNA like it. And he said he got off in their giving giving him his gun back and like even when I don't know if it's like events of the last week but even when when when I hear that second part it the they're giving him his gun back just like hit me and I felt this fog kind kind of overtake me and grabbed my kids. Get them in the car. I go home. We didn't buy a car And at the time hi my son was three and you know my other kids are a little older and I'm getting them all together and I did. What like mothers have to do? I'm a single mom so cook. Dinner bathed my son put them all to bed and then I found somebody to sit with them. And I had these these other moms come over to my house and we kinda sat and we talked and decided to go out and there's a park in the crenshaw the district of Los Angeles landmark park which is like The Cultural Center of black. La Terribly. And I hope we can get to this. They've put up a fence. Surround it now so you can't get into the park anymore but at all at all even during the day nope So that I think has a lot to do with with the gender of the neighborhood. It's undergoing gentrification and there were helpless folks who slept in the park so they're trying to keep the house list folks out but I also think about black lives matter was burst. They're right like every protest. You can think of began in that park so we didn't need a tweet. We didn't need a tax. We didn't need nobody to call us. We knew where black people were going. We go there for a rage but we also go there. That's where we went to celebrate the election of Barack Obama right and so they fenced off the park on July thirteenth. Two thousand thirteen. The park was open and we knew that's where to go. And that's where we went and there were you you know easily. A thousand people milling around in the park. Some crying some upset some giving like impromptu speeches and I always I tell people like who were becoming activists that the first investment you need to make a bullhorn right. There's a power that comes. Whoever has the bullhorn gets it's to dictate the action and so I had the boomer and I remember there? Was this young sister there who I was talking to in this was her first time. kind of coming out and She said to me 'cause we were all talking to each other Well I don't WanNa be in this park in me the other moms or like what do you want to do and she said wow I wanna March so I grabbed the bullhorn and I go we all march and so everybody starts coming together the other and then there's this kind of this back and forth which I think is really important where some people were trying to march south down crenshaw which if you go south it gets blacker and poorer right if you go north you actually start marching towards Wilshire right which is wider and more affluent Park right exactly and so I'm like we are not marching south. 'cause if you think about like what happened in ninety ninety two they don't care if you marched south right that's whatever right so I remember you'll in on the bullhorn felt like we were Renan for freedom. I was like go north right and so we all start marching north of crenshaw and We we were kind of in the streets. Like that intuitively for about three days and on the third day of protests. We had this group like we just called. Like black community organizers. Space in there were about maybe fifteen of us one of them was Patrisse cullors and I was in that space as well. And so we have become really friends and comrades that space and Patrice had been in conversation with Alicia Garza who I didn't know at that time and Opal Committee and a Lisa hit put this letter online and she signed it black lives matter and so while we were doing this intuitive work they were talking about how to build a movement not a moment so on the third day of protest. I remember exactly where I was I was it was the first freeway shutdown of the black lives. Matter era right so we were marching north of crenshaw boys probably younger than Trayvon decided we had basically adopted a philosophy. This is why the northern pattern was important of disrupting spaces of white effluence right. So we're not going to disrupt south south. La We're going to disrupt the spaces that we see as responsible for the murder of trade and so there were these boys and I remember seeing their eyes Dart back came forth to each other and they launched onto the off ramp of the ten freeway and all these thousands of people followed them right and my oldest daughter. WHO's a hell of organizer in our own right? She was eight at the time. She's maybe she was nine. She's fifteen now so we're six years Zolt so she must have been nine she goes. Come on mom. Let's get on the freeway and I have like my three year old son in a stroller and I'm a courageous ages. Mom but I'm not crazy right so I'm like we ain't getting on the freeway and so we stood at the overpass and I took some pictures at wound up like going viral and right after after I took the pictures I get this text and it originated with Patrice in it said to meet and it said meet at nine PM at Saint Elmo's village which bright which is this black artists community and so we did and it was the third night and we gathered in this beautiful artists village allege that is set up like an African village with this space in the centre and we circled up in the about thirty of US including some of the MOMMAS. I including a bunch of my students who had called out into the streets and then a bunch of Patrice is beautiful artists and organizer friends and end. We committed to building a movement not a moment now at the time we didn't know what that Mitts but it was a commitment that we may like like from our souls and it felt like because we were under the you know it was dark and the stars and I imagine the moon was full. I don't know that for sure but in my memory memory it feels like it right like it also felt you felt this ancestral presence right and that was the birth of black lives matter and from that day forward. We continue to organize I think it took us two or three days to Organize denies the first planned march of lack lives. Matter which we did an in Beverly Hills we marched down Wilshire from last Yennega and Wilshire all the way down to Rodeo and Wilshire and those folks thought they were like what's happening in fact they were uttering those words what's going on right we Shutdown that pretty woman mall and did a lot of work and that was it was the birth of it. When when.
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