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Tuesday, June 16: Philonise Floyd and attorney Ben Crump
"A brand new views darts live right now. LGBTQ landmark yesterday's historic Supreme Court ruling that gay rights are civil rights drew praise from both sides of the aisle. What impact will it have on America and the presidential election? Rallying back president trump's ready to restart his epic campaign rallies with twenty two thousand seater arena, but I think we're going to also take the convention hall next door, and that's GonNa hold forty thousand, but with Gerona virus cases on the rise in Tulsa. Oklahoma is his administration's spreading dangerous misinformation to the. Public Oklahoma's really been before from the flattened the curb. Plus George. Lloyd's brother from lowness is live to talk about his passionate plea for Justice on Capitol Hill. Pain. Like and tragic history, repeating itself with the shooting death of Race Yard Brooks just weeks after losing his brother. Come, hot topics. With whooping. Joy Behar Sunny, Halston and Megan McCain. Now let's get things started. Hello and welcome to the view. You know how they said in game with thrones. Coming. Change is coming changes in air. We're in the middle of a new civil rights movement. Because yes today, the Supreme Court made the historic judgment that gay rights are civil rights and ruled that the Lgbtq Americans and community are protected from job discrimination now a lot of people were shocked and surprised about which judges fell into the six three majority joy. You were told in shock. I was I was shocked and I say Bravo Neal Gorsuch, and there's hope for America you now. I feel much better today about the whole situation. But you know what a disappointment this must be for the trump base I mean they overlooked stormy Daniels. They overlooked. The Jenin grabbed him by the genitals remarks. They overlooked. Making Fun of the handicap, they overlooked rocking children up taken them away from their parents, all the supreme, court and now this is the thanks they get on sure they are not happy today, and May I just say one more thing Alito and Cavanaugh, particularly a judge Thomas should hang his head in shame. This is a man who is in fact married to a Caucasian woman. which was illegal until nine, hundred, sixty seven, when the Supreme Court voted in favor of loving versus Virginia. They voted for integrated marriage in one, thousand, nine, hundred ninety seven right. Again decided the Supreme Court, which is way he sits, so he should know better the other two loss cases. But yes, I am has on house. Right so sunny. How much do you think it moves the dial for the LGBT community? Well Listen I. This is his Doric. There's just no question about that. I think this is as historic as. The two thousand fifteen same sex marriage ruling by the Supreme Court, but there's still a way to go in the struggle for rights for the Lgbtq community, because this decision only applies to job discrimination and it only it does not apply to jobs where there are fifteen or fewer employees, small businesses, and we know that one in six Americans are employed by small businesses. So you know there is no protection for that community in those businesses, the other thing is, it doesn't extend the right to. The work. A public accommodations it doesn't extend the right to healthcare doesn't extend the right to housing so that. Should be a concern to every American. Because these rights, this equality should be across the board. It is time for our LGBTQ community to enjoy the same civil rights that all of us enjoy and so while I am. Happy and I'm. Ecstatic that we have come this far, it's just not far enough I know that House bill passed the Equality Act that would extend these protections to things like medical care and housing and public accommodations, but it has sat in the Senate since two thousand Nineteen, and that is Mitch McConnell's doing, and so people should be up in arms because that bill needs to be passed. Right so now, some folks are saying it's a blow to you. Know whose reelection chances, but you don't think that this will have a big impact on his space. They're saying Megan. Is that how you what you think? I never right trump out i. just don't I learned my lesson in two thousand sixteen, I think one of the interesting points brought up. is about the fact that the Supreme Court has now legislating? A lot of issues that really should be done in our Congress and our Senate and. The Supreme Court is now. Being used to legislate and not just interpret the Constitution I. Think it would certainly an interesting time in history I think we should applaud. This civil rights moment and I couldn't have said it better than what joy and sunny said. All right well. I think it's kind of a great thing, but it's like many civil rights. We seem to piecemeal everything because realistically if you weren't gay or so, and so wasn't black or so, and so wasn't Hispanic your rights as an American would be very clear cod, but for some reason now we all have to get in shaving, so maybe we will figure out what what to do. Do because race relations right now in America, I think are at a crossroads and tonight an encore presentation of the documentary. Fall Los Angeles nineteen eighty to nineteen ninety two reminds us. It's a road. We have been on many many times. As a nation, it chronicles how a decade of racial tension exploded into uprisings in La and this was after the Rodney King verdict and it features A. Lot of people talking and you know John. Legend has doing an introduction. It's quite stunning. Let it fall Los. Angeles one thousand, nine, hundred to hundred ninety two airs tonight at eight PM Eastern on ABC, and we will be right back. Still ahead star-crossed celebs are using their massive social media platforms to support the battle against racism. Who sending the right message and WHO's off the mark? This week with so much on the line in America Atlanta's mayor Houston. Police chief in Washington. DC's mayor are all coming to the place to be heard plus laverne Cox share Sir powerful view this week on ABC. Hi My name is. On the owner of poets is, we are a one of a kind custom neck, tiring which consists of edgy cut since world innovated time that allows for different foot. As a result of covid nineteen, we haven't been able to partner with local retailers has made a ruling brilliant up for us. If you're celebrating a special event for you're just celebrating life in general, we would love to be part of that. Thank you so much in. Thank you for supporting small businesses. Welcome back, so you knew who you know. Who is restarted his campaign rallies This weekend just blocks away from the. Of. One of the worst racists mass occurs in history in Tulsa. Oklahoma, the city is also seeing a rise in cove, nine hundred nine cases, but he and pants don't seem too worried about it. Watch have a twenty two thousand seat arena, but I think we're going to also take the convention hall next door, and that's going to hold forty thousand so twenty, two thousand plus forty thousand, which would have over nine hundred thousand people that won't be able to go and I can tell you. Covert or corona, virus, or whatever you WANNA call it. Plenty of names. Tremendous progress is being made has really been in the forefront. Of. Of our efforts to slow the spread and. and in a very real sense. They flattened the curve. So you take issue with the message, they're putting out Sonny. I really. Do you know I've said before that? This spreading of misinformation leads to the loss of life and the vice president is supposed to be the head of the Corona Virus Task Force not only is he giving misinformation in saying that Oklahoma has somehow flatten the curb? He also apparently encouraged governors to share with their citizens. that. The increase the spikes that we're seeing is because we're seeing an increase in testing, and that is just not true. Since so many states were encouraged by this administration to open their economies and open up states. We've seen a significant spike and corona virus cases including death, and when you look at the numbers. In Oklahoma, Oklahoma reported two hundred and twenty five new cases of Kobe one, thousand, nine, hundred this. This past Saturday which is its highest one day total since the pandemic began. So how dare the vice president? Tell the people of the United States and especially the people of Oklahoma that there's been a curve, so you're inviting sixty thousand people to a rally where they very, we're mass are optional where they very well may be infected with a life ending virus I just think it's it's you know it's. He's a menace to its hooves Kristen's. SCULPTORS FISA couple. Right, and he's requiring attendees to sign a waiver, so they can't sue them if they get the corona virus now. I know this is really dumb. Question and I'm just. It's like no reason we ask you this, but I'm going to do it anyway. Would you sign this waiver joy? Not only would I not sign the waiver. I wouldn't go in the first place because I have what you call common sense. Common Sense you know. it's interesting. Isn't it that that to sign this waiver so the he's not sued. If anybody get sick suddenly, he believes in science. He didn't believe in science well now that it comes to his pocket book, He believes in science all of a sudden, his adult to trump support. He doesn't care about you. He doesn't care about your health or your children's health. He only cares that you come and supply. Kudos to his massive ego, he won't even give you health insurance if you get sick, why are you going why? Megan. You think there's plenty of. To go around right because we've got the demonstrators and. You have. I I would. Hear aside really quickly. Do you think Chris Cuomo cared about People's health? When he moved old people around to nursing homes that were cove, positive, and a lot of people died including my friend Janice Dan's mother-in-law and father-in-law. There's a lot of hypocrisy to go around here and this is one of the issues that I'm really enraged about I. Don't think anyone should be in giant rallies right now because we've been told by medical experts, it's not safe, but the message. Message from the media is as long as you are protesting something or going to a rally. That is the right politics you can do it and we're GONNA. Ignore the spread of Covid so going to a trump rally is somehow much more dangerous than going to a rally in Brooklyn over the weekend. I'm removing politics from this because I haven't protested anything and I'm not planning on protest in person, and I'm not planning on going to the trump rally obviously but. But we have to be consistent on this and what we're seeing a lot of anger festering up when you're seeing people who are now taking into their own hands, and going and opening up playgrounds in Brooklyn, because de Blasio won't let them, but at the same time, hundreds of thousands of people can protest in Brooklyn. The messaging is very confusing for people, and we can laugh all we want on here, but I am. This is the most angry. I've seen lot. Lot of people I know in the center and on the right, because the messaging is very confusing, is coveted pandemic that we all have to stay sheltering in place and inside, or is it not or is it only a pandemic? If you are a conservative and you're a trump supporter, and then you have to stay inside, and you're a hypocrite. If you sign this waiver and you go into his rally, you're not hypocritic. You go protests someplace else. It's very confusing. I. Why and how this? House my course of this off. Because it has nothing to do with whether you should people, no one should be doing any of it. This is the point no one should be protesting outside. No one should be doing any of it and everyone has the right to make a decision, but it just feels to me as we have said to protesters outside. WHO's saying this probably isn't the. The greatest idea because you're going to spread it, so what's happening is it is spreading, and it isn't just an isn't trump folks, and it's folks who are out doing things that we probably should not be doing this is this is less each thing that we talk about is the politics of the thing we're talking about so if we're talking about folks who are protesting, we're talking. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Go ahead joined. Hear anything. Go ahead. Joy I was just GonNa say I. The what aboutism is irrelevant to me right now I'm already in the in the Cuomo. Administration asked anybody to sign a waiver so that they can't be sued. It's a whole different ballgame talking. That Paul, all politicians have public health. At their forefront, and to say something incendiary, and I am no trump fan. Everybody knows that, but you make me defend him when you say things like he wants people to die. He doesn't care about public health. At the same time. There's a huge controversy in new. York City with nursing homes right now. That has affected one of my best friends in the world very. So let's just be careful with our rhetoric right now, because this is already a heightened time, and it's already dangerous and I have been in quarantine, just like everybody else were excuse me sheltering in place for the past three and a half months I still can't buy a crib for my child in person, and there are people that are out protesting everywhere and going to trump rallies, and all I'm saying is it's confusing. It's frustrating I want to be responsible. I want people to be safe I. Do not to get sick of course, but I don't understand some of the mixed messaging happening and there are a lot of Americans right now. Who are on the same page as I am? Listen. Fired pandemic team. I don't know what that means. Go ahead slumming. Nearest I I just think. Government otherwise he hadn't been so. We would probably be out of. This is a problem that is bipartisan is not just a trump administration problem joy. This is a problem that is globally disagree. But I'm sorry, but this okay. We're GONNA come right back because we have to go right now. Roy Comeback and continue to talk. We'll be right back. Still Ahead. Bologna's floyd is live with a message to the police and the White House about getting justice for the death of his brother George. I. From time to time to kind of thing, said, excite me and I just did something with the Smithsonian National Museum. Of African American history and culture on a virtual story time thing for children so that they can enjoy it while the museum is close to the to the pandemic, it debuts on their social media channels today, so if you. Go to our website and find out how you can check it out. It's really it's really kind of wonderful and now joy. We want to get back to what you were saying. Well I wanted to just make another distinction to move Megan said, and that is that the Rally for trump is indoors. The protesters are out in the streets, and most of them are wearing masks I notice, even though a lot of them are not, and they should be, but the indoor situation is ten times worse and much more dangerous. That's all it's completely different. See going to see that much of a difference, but I don't I just I think it would help your call once in a while. No I think we've been seeing hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets for the past two weeks and again it you can have A. Political conversation about what is worthy of going outdoors or not, but the average trump supporter is not to see the difference between. Any rally anywhere in the country and the rallied. They're doing there. I wouldn't go to. either. Because I think it's unsafe because of the covid virus, and that's my take, but there's a lot of hypocrisy going around. With. The second, but it's. Yeah, yeah. It just seems. It just seems to me that when you when you yourself make the decision to go outside and protests and exercise your constitutional right to protest and injustice, like we've seen the murder of unarmed black man, that is one thing, but when you have the administration that who who the vice president in particular, who is responsible for the Corona Virus Task Force inviting people to an indoor event and the data shows that the indoor events are. People are more susceptible to catching the virus. I think that is significant distinction because one is someone choosing to go outside one is the administration inviting people inviting sixty thousand people or more to enjoy arena, knowing the risk, and then lying about the risks and minimizing that risk, so there is a to me a mixed message. Here can I, just answer really quick I hear what you're saying sunny, but for me and I think for to my knowledge and again unless I've been updated on the. Wellbeing of all of my co host, we have all been sheltering in place and been very responsible in the virus is spreading now. I'm not an epidemiologist. I don't know if it's because there's been so many people outside. They don't know if it's because we opened up early, but it is spreading into my home state of Arizona. They're seeing a surge right now and for people that are sheltering in place and their. Their kids can't go to school and there doesn't seem like there's any end to this the responsible law abiding citizens who are biding by the law it doesn't. It doesn't matter if I am not going around going because it's spreading, and so there's a lot of frustration, because even if you're, you're sheltering in place, and you're doing the right thing. The viruses still is still having peaks everywhere, and it is very. Very very frustrating, and I'm worried that this is the new normal like a lot of Americans that I'm never going to be back in studio with you guys again that I'm not going to ever be able to go into a baby store which I know I. Keep bringing it up, but when you when you waited as long as I did to have a child and now I don't even know if I'm. I'm ever going to buy a ribbon person. It's something that's been hard, and that's just a tiny thing and I'm not saying it's anywhere near the sacrifices. So many millions of Americans are making that are much more intense. More more graver people have lost their lives. People have lost their jobs, but this is very hard, and there seems to be no end in place, so that's where my frustration is coming from. There is an engine place. There is an end in place. Let's let's do this, and then we'll go to break. There is an engine place, but. This is going to take the time it takes, and everybody has to decide. We're all going to do it together. We can't do this piecemeal. We can't do the marches and we can't invite people to come to rallies. We all have to make a decision if we want to get some semblance of. Semi normal back. We are all left right and center going to have to dig in and do this together. The only way it's going to work, we'll be right back. After the brutal death of his brother ignited a nationwide call for police reform. How does villainous floyd feel about Derek Shelvin being eligible for a police pension that could be worth more than a million dollars, even if he's convicted for George, Floyd's carrying. He's live on the view next. There's this misconception that eating healthy means sacrificing the foods and flavors. You enjoy hours of meal prep. Grilled chicken steamed Broccoli every single day. So how do you make life a little simpler? That's where freshly comes in. They understand that food needs to be delicious, healthy and easy. Because let's be honest. 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Then, he died as he lived. It is to make sure his death is not in vain. That was Falana's Floyd's passionate. To the House Judiciary Committee about, finding justice after the insanely tragic death of his brother. George while in police custody. He joins US right now with his attorney Ben crump. Let me first say from all of us. We are sorry and devastated by your loss of your brother and you know. We're seeing lots of possibilities of change happening, so I wanna ask you because your brother was killed, may twenty fifth, and you laid him to rest in Houston last week at an amazing service, which was watched all of the world, and you've described your brother as a gentle giant. Tell us a little more about how you all are doing right now as you go through these these hard days. Just, stick around each other. Some of my be down some of my times. We just try to make sure that each other is women awhile and not crawl because we love him so much, and faith is having us together, and we don't WanNA struggle every day we want get through everything that's going on in life right now. My brother was a very loving person. He loved his family. My mom was handicapped. He used to pick her and dance with her, and she's just smile at him, and we just use to laugh and joke all of us together. Just. Big. Big Role Model for the neighborhood. Everybody loved. Everybody. Maggie made every. Hit Go ahead. Minister Floyd, thank you so much for your strength throughout all of this, it's really been incredible to watch the strength of you and your family grieves so publicly. Last week. You spoke to the House Judiciary Committee about police reform in your speech. You said you didn't want your brother's death. To be in vain, there is now a national conversation happening about how the police should be reformed. What are the biggest changes that you want to see? Happen with policing in this country? I won't all police to serve in respect, not serve and partake. Every time I look I see somebody dying every day. Innocent people. They just die for no reason. If you supposed to serve and protect, please with your body Cam I wanNA see everybody. Don't what they're supposed to do the right way and not the bad way because people. They just like nervous. When they see police officers, you shouldn't have fear of. Their. He'll take you. A fan attorney crump in in the past few months we've seen the deaths of Brianna Taylor George Floyd and just last Friday night. We saw yet another fatal police shooting with the death of twenty-seven-year-old Reshad Brooks in Atlanta. Now today, president trump plans to sign an executive order on police reform that will create a national database of police misconduct urged social workers a mental health professionals to work more closely alongside of frontline officers and offer guidelines for a new training and credentialing for police officers on de escalating tense situations. What do you think about this? And what other changes are you calling for? Sunday you know last week when felonious testified before the United States Congress I was axed by representative. Sheila, jackson-lee. Why did I think this was a crisis that needed immediate congressional attention and what I told her was? If we don't change the coacher in the behavior of police in America, immediately, I predicted that in the next thirty days we would have a another unjustified police shooting in another city would be on fire, and that was on Wednesday signing two days later on Friday night in Atlanta reshot brooks was killed and justifiably. Is So. When I WANNA! See From the top leadership in our country down is for us to make a real committed effort to change the culture and the behavior police in America where we don't have to justice systems in America one for black. America in one for White America we need equal justice for the United States of America. That is what we're striving for for the legacy of Joyce Florida Brianna Taylor and all the other hashtags that we've talked about over the years. So right. Mr Floyd up my sincere condolences to your family. Derek Show van has been charged with second degree AMERCIA. And the three other officers involved had been charged with aiding and abetting you win. The family have said repeatedly that you want justice for George. Right. What what? What does justice look like for you? What what do you want to see? Happen to these to these three offers officers. I think all the officers deserve life. I. Don't want to see this happen to another family. If we let them get away with this other officers of field like it's okay to do the same thing. I just won't justice for my brother and we get justice for him. We can have the world get closer. So, Attorney Kremlin, Larry could love the guy in the white. House top economic advisor said yesterday that he doesn't believe there's any systematic racism against black people in the United States and on top of that police. Unions don't seem to acknowledge that there is a problem and don't seem to want to recognize what folks are asking for and I. Ask you this question. How are we supposed to take this how this is! A denial of things that people are seeing with their own eyes, so how we as Americans supposed to interpret this as black Americans specifically. You know would be. We've been talking about this for decades. you know about how black people are treated in America, and in my book open season, legalise genocide of colored people, our ticket like that. It's not just the police. They're the people that are low on the totem. Pole is the highest institutions of our government that has to be responsive to this the fact that we talked about in. In the book how they kill us in the streets on a regular basis, but it's more horrific how they kill us in courtrooms in every city in every state every day in America with these trumped up felony convictions that we have the world like across on the backs for the rest of our lives, and they kill a slowly whippy. Kill our children slowly, and this has been done at. At the highest levels of government, so when we think about what happened to George flow it just put it in perspective. How this slow death I mean! George was big and saying I can't breathe sixteen times weapon he said for not women not to men, not three minutes four minutes, not five minutes, not six minutes, not seven minutes, not eight minutes, but almost nine minutes. He is begging for breath. Breath, as so, we have to take a breath off for peace. We have to take a breath for equal justice. We have to take a breath the hill country, but most importantly we have to take a breath for judge because the knee, not just officer Derek Chauvet, but the entire police department, the knee up the American system of government that has been historically. Racists is what killed George Floyd. More was philosophy, felonies, flight and Ben Crumble. We come back. The word. That was George. Floyd's daughter John is tribute to her father, and we're back with his brother fitness, floyd and his lawyer Ben Crump Megan. Yes Mr Floyd thank you again for being here. Thousands of people all over the country and globally have filled the streets protesting for justice for your brother. His death has struck a chord with people of every age ethnicity, corporation, political persuasion and politicians from both sides of the aisle. How do you feel about the support that you and your family have received? And what is your message to everyone protesting? Like thank everyone, but doing so much in this world today they just tied right now. Enough is enough, and it's GonNa be a marathon, but right now everybody is getting closer to justice. Because everybody's feeling united would come together as one. And I'm just so proud right now. Just a see change in this world happened. Attorney crump several family members of police shooting victims are meeting with the guy in the White House today, but you're not sending your clients there. You've made it very specific choice why? would be the floor. Family has testified before the United States Congress. VALONA says set to testify before the United Nations on tomorrow, and we want to be serious about San, systematic reform here in America and when the president signs the bill that it's presented by the Congressional Black Caucus that really effectively speaks to these decades long killing of. Black people these. Season killings of black people. Dan. That's when the floor family will acknowledge their presence at the White House where they want to. Make sure everybody understands. This is not a photo op for them. This is their life. George was killed other black people being killed in. They're taking it very seriously, and they won't serious reform, not just a fleeting moment for a vote dowse why the floor family made a decision to say. Let's see what happens with the legislation presented by the congressional. Black Caucus. Ben We've known each other for a really long time, and we've seen the murders of black men and women happen time and time again, and you've dedicated your career to show social justice. It just seems to me like little seems to change. However, it's true that in the past two weeks, confederate statues across the country have been toppled. There are calls to rename military bases named after confederate soldiers. NASCAR has even banned the confederate flag during its races and serious police form is at least being discussed and considered. Do you think at this time? Real Change can happen? Will it last? Sunday With trae by on, we had an opportunity, and it was a worldwide phenomenon, and now we look at George Floyd and I mean people are marching in Berlin their margin Paris their margin in Australia their marching for twenty one days straight now they have been margin in cities across America, and this is the best opportunity that I have seen says I've been an attorney that we may achieve real change when you think about it cited the fact that you have activity taking place on both sides of the aisle when we. We were doing those congressional hearings. We have people like Jim Jordan. Matt Gaetz, like a represent Johnson from Arkansas Grin that transparency was a big issue that was saying that we needed to have accountability. That's the only way we could get to trust and some we'd find something that both sides of the Alkan agree I'll than we need to seize the opportunity and not lose this moment and anybody who watches that show who has also of humanity. Know that there's something wrong with police in America, and this is the time. To make a difference, not tomorrow that today Congress. Thanks to film, this Floyd and Ben crump. This is this is the time and the world is watching. We'll be right back. Thank you all for common. Tomorrow. Atlanta, Mayor Kisha Lands Bottoms is alive to talk about her city. Becoming the latest epicenter of nationwide protests after the police shooting death of Race Yard Brooks and her vowed that America will get to the other side of this. Well as we keep saying every day, you know changes common and it's it's GonNa. Be Hard fought, and it's going to take a lot of time, but you know what we'll get where we need to get I. Want Everybody in Soda. We all. 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Rock and Roll All Zeit 12/4: George Zimmerman, Fred Hampton, Jay Z, James Bond
"Hello and welcome to smokable all side potty everyday great Welcome welcome to you. Know that other dailies acres I have a special guest today. My client hit podcast. I think thing is actually number one on earth right. Yeah we're twenty day fiance With Sophie Alexandra. Thank you so much for joining this. Thanks so much for having me. Quick rundown one of the top news stories of the day and look job and subscribe to fourteen answer. You look trashy. TV Ninety. Come come come aboard the ship. Delightful Juicy tangents. Oh yeah their dog. They're ripe all right So let's just take a look at some of the top top trending stories right now. A George Zimmerman is trending and I was like why the fuck is the guy who got away with murdering Trayvon. Martin trending nding every time a celebrity trends that you like. You're like Oh God. I hope they're not dead and they are always dead. It's like David Bowie dead. And and now whenever someone like shit is trending like George Zimmerman. You're like Oh my God is he dead is he. Did something no in jail now for murdering not not no he not good news. I mean for if you don't Quick History Lesson back in twenty twelve George Zimmerman Murder Trayvon Martin was only seventeen years old unarmed on armed act but you know he. He committed the heinous act of being a young man of color. While wearing hooded sweatshirt and Zimmerman also was part of Kevin neighborhood. Watch A self-appointed Viking. And it was the whole thing has obviously Look your member of but he has now filed a one hundred million dollar lawsuit against this attorney Ben crump and the family of Trayvon Martin a hundred million dollars Sek 'cause you know he's also naming someone Rachel gene tell who was a key witness for saying she was lied an imposture and a fake witness also says that in the suit that crump the lawyer was defaming Mr Zimmerman because of remarks he made in a book that came out called the open season legalized genocide of colored people. Wow I mean that I'm sure that whole book is about you George Zimmerman Anyway what a trash human human being. I really feel like he's just doing this. So people talk about him. There's no other way. There's no other reason right. It's just a publicity Donnie. He's probably whatever it is trying to get some kind of attention. I mean all morbid and fucked up to keep bothering this poor boy's family are you kidding. And even naming his mother in this lawsuit suit as well. So it's disgraceful. This dude got away with murder. He and his murdered him and still terrorizing the family. Emily yeah it is so heinous. There's a level a hell was real and there's different levels to it. This dude would be. It's like a murderer. Sentiment Suzhou for making a hot. For me that fucking bottom of all of it Yeah it's it's but that's That's how things work these days Also trending Ironically I guess right after George Zimmerman is another young black man who was killed. Fred Hampton. Now he was the head of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and today marks the Fiftieth Fiftieth anniversary of his assassination. And I say assassination because with between the FBI and the Chicago Police They basically I'm pretty sure he was drugged. And then they broke into his house and shot him in his bed while he slept shot him point blank in his head And the reason When you look out again he was? He was twenty one years old. When this happened he was really He was getting too close of doing the thing of uniting poor black people and poor white people and erasing that color line of a truly inclusive movement of disenfranchised people of Working People of poor people to you know a mobilize and empower themselves. Let a a piece of shed. Yeah so of course. He deserved to die. That's how will that's how the FBI things it's like. Oh we have a history of going after leaders who yes. Get too close actually uniting the people which shows you a lot about what. The power dynamics are play in our quote Unquote Democracy This this was fifty years ago. So nineteen sixty nine. Yeah And cool to know nothing has changed. No and I mean yeah like out partying is like Damn Damn Right. After George Zimmerman you also see Fred Hampton who I mean my God the the momentum that was being created through his work and the people around him. Yeah I can't imagine what History would look like in this country how he lived much longer and also you know his his wife is pregnant. Wife was sleeping in bed next to him when this happened She survived involved good because their son. Fred Hampton Junior. Because yeah they were like no. You know it'd be humane to also murder the wife just him. Yeah it's twenty one to have had that much fact and been that much of a threat is is is crazy. He he Accomplished so much at such a young age and I would be like. It's please read up because our even listen to some of his speeches because there is also so been like write ups around it. Don't really they talk about the tragedy but it's really the class issues that he was addressing that I think are really the important One of the more important parts of what he was doing. Because you know this is like another thing. We're we're facing again in this country. Were looking at. Oh we are. The upper class has completely declared war on Working People Not In like A. They're killing you with weapons type Shit. They're killing working people with the lack of access to things lack of living wages etc And again accidents healthcare. This is This this fight still continues. I'm so please keep that in your mind onto some other news. Jay Z is trending because he's fifty years old and finally he put all his music on spotify. Because I was not getting title. I don't care what are how many albums of is I. I really love could not bring myself to pay for title. Just didn't make sense. Even if he was being like well. Then you'll get my music. I don't care can a threat honestly eh Mike. I'll just listen to those songs off of fucking Youtube. Yeah that or go on my old hard-drive from back in the day store all your empty my CD book. I'm like I have anyway but don't make me go into this case will go to my garage. I will get that CD book out on Vinyl. Now what's your favorite song. I don't think I have a song probably an album which are very album the danger mouse remix. Oh the grey album. Damn wow I really love the album. It's fucking titus. I think the man the ninety nine problems uh-huh of version on the grams. Amazing everything actually on that is super is the best album. It's one of those albums man. I talked about this on the show like back in the realm. Maybe like a year ago I started releasing it let listening to it again and holds up man it holds up but it like gave me energy like I was like it's not often I listened. Someone slaps when I'm like Oh. I'm speeding speeding. And I'm in a cop car car. Yeah so that's a little bit of interesting Development for those of you on spotify and like Jay z outside of his Act Act as a overt capitalist who tries to subvert the Forward Upward Movement of one Colin Kaepernick. Then you check that out also finally James Bond is trending on if you guys saw that trailer no time to die Is this like as they say. A lot of people are saying it's it's the first Bond in the METOO era because as we all know women are mostly props in bond films are just just Adila delightful wet Holtz. Yes who typically lose their lives and it's sort of like yes all right thank you gotta go because I just needed we just before the marketing to right because all the mark is whoever's playing James Bond plus this very attractive actress equals please boom but this new film No time to die a CO written by phoebe Waller Bridge Holler from obviously fleabag shoes in killing eve to forget about that. I love killing eve. Oh My god God so good makes me so horny. It's crazy because it it totally does. It's like entertaining. But I'm like the entire time like sewer out my God. She's she's a she's a sadistic killer happening so multidimensional her and Sandra fuck already happening. Oh well you know it's sound so yeah this new one. We were watching the trailer. I mean look the we already. I liked that. We're already seeing like a strong woman of color. WHO's like you'll get in the game? I fucking regimes James Bond and I'm going to kneecap you. And she's like knew that he had one bad already and she called him out on issues like old man. You're one good knee. WHO's a Sean Lynch who is in captain? Marvel full another great film And then you see like the usual group of people. I didn't realize Christoph Waltz was also in this one too but that makes sense because I think he was the last one and Rami. Malik is the bad guy. I guess I don't know I think we just as saw phantom of the opera. We don't really know he's mask thing but then we see him without. Add the mask. I don't really know what the masks for we're going to see. It's like a mask like some like a Japanese folkloric kind of mask or definitely Asian influence But I don't no I could be totally wrong but it still it totally. Is the Phantom. Ask You like when it cracks crash of mask where like the lower third of your mouth and like half off of your phantom but maybe it's the Japanese Phantom. It's what they call me in the streets. But Yeah I'm I'm curious to see what the script actually means like how it seems already from the trailer the characters in this that are women have much more agency have much independence outside of their relations to the male character But also just fucking it up but also it's I felt like. Oh maybe there'd be some funny lines 'cause Phoebe But there were in Chinese like a pretty serious trailer bond film trailer though. I mean but you know a lot of times. They'll throw in like I think they're funny. Line was when the bar were the bartender. Her whoever the when he's checking and he's like bond music like James Bond. I think they're like wink or when When she was like I'll shoot junior other knee in your good knee Ha? That wasn't even like I mean it was a very action action looks i. I like bond movies. I I do too. I also like the books Jerry. The Books No. I'm illiterate actually so threat. Have I read the trail and there are no blonde books. Really Fun are they. Are they just super easy. Page Turner bring it on the beach. Kinda Shit right and you go through the book and like twenty minutes. Yeah it's so fun. Okay maybe I'll I'll accept your challenge. China a Harry Potter Film. Oh yeah again. Shout out to any listeners. If you've got a mansion got the mansion or movie theater miles from over. He's GonNa Watch Harry Potter for the first time that you're going to get very high minus overt. Yeah okay well. That's about it for today. I hope you guys enjoyed Jackie's out he's on special assignment He's out on the field man. He's he's out he's out there out in the field a lot of pockets pockets the noculars. Yeah he's he's out there. He's got one of those hats with a net on it on his helmet like he's in the Safari Gi Safari outfit for sure cargo shorts the varia anyway very high up. Also I forgot the director is cary Joji Fukunaga. aww Jeff Junior thing getting back yeah with that Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you tomorrow morning for by.
Monday, Aug. 3: Philonise Floyd, attorney Ben Crump (Repeat Episode)
"You're listening to an encore episode of the view. The CO hosts will return Tuesday September Eighth Live for season twenty, four premiere. Rabbits. C., and settle in because the view starts now. LGBTQ. Landmark the historic Supreme Court ruling that gay rights are civil rights drew praise from both sides of the aisle. What impact will it have on? America and the presidential election. Rallying back president trump's ready to restart his epoch campaign rallies ever twenty thousand seat arena but I think we're GonNa also take the convention hall next door and that's GonNa hold forty thousand but with corona virus cases on the rise in Tulsa, Oklahoma is his administration spreading dangerous misinformation to the Public Oklahoma's really been before from the flattened the curve. Plus George Floyd's brother felonious is here to talk about his passionate plea for Justice on Capitol Hill I'm par I'm tired of pain. Pain you feel when you watch something like that and tragic history repeating itself with the shooting death of Ray Chard Brooks just weeks after losing his brother. Here come hot topics. With whoopie. Joy Behar. Sunny Halston and Meghan McCain. Now let's get things started. Hello and welcome to the view you know they said in a game of thrones. Winter's coming change is coming changes in the air. We're in the middle of new civil rights movement because yesterday, the Supreme Court made the historic judgment that gay rights are civil rights and ruled that the Lgbtq Americans and community are protected from job discrimination. Now, lot of people were shocked and surprised about which judges fell into the six three majority joy you were told in shock. I was I was shocked and I say Bravo Neal gorsuch and there's hope for America you. Now I feel much better today about the whole situation but you know what a disappointment this must be for the trump base I mean they overlook stormy Daniels they overlooked. The Jenin grab by the genitals remarks they overlooked. Making Fun of the handicapped overlooked locking children up taking them away from their parents all for the Supreme Court and now this is the thanks I guess I'm sure they are not happy today and May I just say one more thing a Lido and cavenaugh particularly Judge Thomas should hang his head in shame. This is a man who is in fact married to a Caucasian woman. which was illegal until one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, seven when the Supreme Court voted in favor of loving versus Virginia. Voted for integrated marriage in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety seven, and that was again decided by the Supreme Court, which is way he sits so he should know better the other two loss cases. But yes I, am has on how all this today. Right. So Sunny, how much do you think it moves the dial for the LGBT community? Well listen I know this is his doric. There's just no question about that I. Think this is as historic as. The two thousand and fifteen same sex marriage ruling by the Supreme Court but they're still a way to go in the struggle for rights. The LGBTQ community because this decision only applies to job discrimination and it only it does not apply to jobs where there are fifteen or fewer employees, small businesses, and we know that one in six Americans are employed by small businesses. So you know there is no protection for that community in those businesses. The other thing is it doesn't extend the right to the work. A public accommodations, it doesn't extend the right to healthcare. It doesn't extend the right to housing so that it should be a concern to every American because these rights this equality should be across the board. It is time for our LGBT Q. Community to enjoy the same civil rights that all of us enjoy, and so while I am. Happy and I'm. Ecstatic that we have come this far. It's just not far enough. I know that there was a house bill passed the Equality Act that would extend these protections to things like medical care and housing and public accommodations but it has sat in the Senate since two thousand in one, thousand, nine hundred, and that is Mitch McConnell's doing, and so people should be up in arms because that bill needs to be passed. Right. So now some folks are saying, it's a blow to you know whose reelection chances, but you don't think that this will have a big impact on his space. They're saying Megan. Is that how you what you think? I never right trump out I just don't I learned my lesson in twenty sixteen I think one of the interesting point sunny brought up is about the fact that the Supreme Court is now legislating a lot of issues that really should be done in our Congress and our Senate and. The Supreme Court is now. Being used to legislate and not just interpret the Constitution. I. Think it certainly an interesting time in history I think we should applaud. This civil rights moment and I couldn't have said it better than what joy in Sunny said? All right well, I think it's kind of a great thing but it's like many civil rights we seem to piecemeal everything because realistically if you weren't gay or so and so wasn't black so and so wasn't Hispanic. Your. Rights as an American would be very clear cut. But for some reason now we all have to get in shaving. So maybe we will figure out what what to do and we will be right back. We are really strong women. People need to hear what women have to say, and that's US never know. Whoopi. Is going to say you know I am you know what I'd do? We try to let y'all know what's happening as we're seeing and never know what Megan's GonNa. Say I speaking for the middle of the country I'm nine seventy by anyway I never know what Joys GonNa say we will ask tough questions for sure It's very important that we have a show like this right now it's important talking about the issues everyone is talking about it home Guinness Up to all of us to continue the conversation with anybody who's anybody who wants to make it to the next level in politics has to come on this show. Words. I won't back down. We give a damn. It's really far. We talked a lot about becks. Meghan should start talking more about sex I will not talk about sex new. Kind of fun to watch. You'll be an ir sisters under the skin. Is like none other we will back you what we will stand with you. We'll be. The. Nikon. I like working with people who believe what they're saying no one does what we do the automobile. I'll see you on the view. That's up. Welcome back. So you knew who you know who is restarted his campaign rallies. This weekend just blocks away from the site of one of the worst racist massacres in history and Tulsa Oklahoma. The city is also seeing a rise in nineteen cases, but he and pants don't seem too worried about it. Watch we have a twenty two thousand seater arena but I think we're going to also take the Convention Hall Nick Store and that's going to hold forty, thousand, twenty, two, thousand, plus forty thousand which would have over nine hundred thousand people won't be able to go and I can tell you on covert or corona virus whatever you WANNA call it. Plenty names a tremendous progress is being made. Glaucoma has really been in the forefront of. Of our efforts to slow the spread and. And in a very real sense they they flattened the curve. So you take issue with the message, they're putting out UH sunny. Really do you know I've said before that this spreading of misinformation leads to the loss of life and the vice president is supposed to be the head of the corona. Virus Taskforce Not only is he giving misinformation in saying that Oklahoma has somehow flatten the curb. He also apparently encouraged governors to share with their citizens that. You know that the increase the spikes that we're seeing is because we're seeing an increase in testing and that is just not true since so many states were encouraged by this administration to open their economies and open up states. We've seen a significant spy and corona virus cases including death, and when you look at the numbers in Oklahoma, Oklahoma reported two hundred and twenty five. New cases of Kobe nine thousand nine, this past Saturday, which is its highest one day total since the pandemic began. So how dare the vice president tell the people of the United States and especially the people of Oklahoma that there's been a curve so you're inviting sixty thousand people to a rally where they very wear masks are optional where they very well may be in. With a life ending virus I just think it's it's. It's He's a menace to its who've CRANSTON's. Spitzer couple. Right and he's requiring attendees to sign a waiver. So the can't sue them if they get the corona virus now I know this is really dumb question joy and I'm just like no reason really ask you this but I'm going to do it anyway. Would you sign this waiver joy? Not only what I'm not signed a waiver I wouldn't go in the first place because I have what you call common sense. Common Sense you know. It's interesting isn't it that have to sign this waiver so that he's not sued if anybody gets sick suddenly he believes in science he didn't believe in science now that comes to his pocket book. He believes in science all of a sudden his undoubted trump supporters he doesn't care about you. He doesn't care about your health or your children's health he only cares that you come and supply. Kudos to his massive ego. You won't even give you health insurance if you get sick, why are you going why? Megan you think there's plenty of crecy to go around right because got demonstrators and. You have. A side really quickly do you think cuomo cared about people's health when he moved old people around to nursing homes that were covert positive and a Lotta people died including my Janice Dan's mother-in-law and father-in-law There's a lot of hypocrisy to go around here, and this is one of the issues that I'm really enraged about I don't think anyone should be in giant rallies right now because we've been told by medical experts, not safe, but the message from the media is. As. Long as you are protesting something going to a rally, that is the right politics, you can do it and we're gonNA ignore the spread of covid. So going to a trump rally is some how much more dangerous than going to a rally in Brooklyn. Over the weekend I'm removing politics from this because I haven't protested anything and I'm not planning on protest in person and I'm not planning on going to the trump rally obviously, but we have to be consistent on. This. And what we're seeing is a lot of anger festering when you're seeing people who are now taking it into their own hands and going and opening up playgrounds in Brooklyn Because de Blasio won't let them. But at the same time, hundreds of thousands of people can go protest. In Brooklyn, the messaging is very confusing for people and we can laugh all we want on here. But this is the most angry I've seen a lot of people I know in the center. And on the right because the messaging is very confusing is coveted pandemic that we all have to stay sheltering in place and inside or is it not or is it only a pandemic? If you are a conservative and you're a trump supporter and then you have to stay inside and you're a hypocrite if you sign this waiver and you go into his rally, you're not a hypocrite. If you go protests someplace else it's very confusing I well, why and how this is. GonNa, help some of this because it has nothing to do with whether you should people no one should be doing any of it. This is the point no one should be protesting outside. No one should be doing any of it and everyone has the right to make a decision, but it just feels to me as we have said to protesters outside who's saying. Lay. This probably isn't the greatest idea because you're gonNA spread it. So what's happening is it is spreading go ahead joy. I. Was just going to say well, the what aboutism is irrelevant to me right now I mean nobody in the in the Cuomo administration has asked anybody to sign a waiver so that they can't be sued it's a whole different ballgame talking. That Paul all politicians have public health in their at their forefront and to say something incendiary and I am no trump fan everybody knows that. But you make me defend him when you say things like he wants people to die, he doesn't care about public health at the same time. There's a huge controversy in New York City with nursing homes right now that has affected at one of my best friends in the world very personally. So let's just be careful with our rhetoric right now because this is already a heightened time and it's already dangerous and. I have been in quarantine just like everybody else or excuse me sheltering in place for the past three and a half months I still can't buy crib for Mike. Child in person and there are people that are out protesting everywhere and going to trump rallies. All I'm saying is it's confusing it's frustrating I want to be responsible what people to be safe I do not to get sick of course, but I don't understand some of the mixed messaging that happening and there are a lot of Americans right now who are on the same page as I am. Listen fired. Pandemic team. I don't know what that means. Go ahead slummy. Government otherwise if he hadn't been so. We would probably be out. Marican problem, this is a problem that is bipartisan is not just a trump administration problem joy. This is the problem that is globally disagree with. Me But I'm sorry but these okay. We're GONNA come right back because we have to go right now. We'll come back and continue to talk. We'll be right back. Come on now The from home these days it gives the unpredictable. We don't know what's coming and that means to you. So let's start. This is going to be good, but this is still the only place in daytime ladies of the view hit, mark? Lady. We're the biggest names com you heard it first on this show, we the people are the ones that have the power from their homes are for those yards the biggest challenge for us you have to say what you're GonNa, say then up we're not. As seen that we have the same innocent weird that you love all. You made these DAX, how we roll every day on ABC. Still. Ahead Bologna's floyd has a message to the police and the White House about getting justice for the death of his brother. George. I From time to time to kind of things said, excite me and I just did something with the Smithsonian National Museum. Of African American history and culture on a virtual story time thing for children so that they can enjoy it while the museum is closed to the to the pandemic it debuts on their social media channels today. So if you minute go to our website and find out how you can check it out, it's really it's really kind of wonderful and now joy we wanna get back to what you were saying. I wanted to just make another distinction to what? Megan said, and that is that the Rally for trump is enjoys the protesters are out in the streets and most of them are wearing masks. I notice even though a lot of them are not and they should be, but the endorse situation is ten times worse and much more dangerous. That's all it's completely different. Everybody's. Going to see that much of a difference but I, don't I just I think it would help your call once in a while. No I think we've been seeing hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets for the past two weeks and again it you can have a existential political conversation about what is worthy of going outdoors or not. But the average trump supporter is not going to see the difference between. Any rally anywhere in the country and the rallied they're doing there. I wouldn't go to either because I think it's unsafe because of covid virus and that's my take. Yeah. But there's a lot of hypocrisy going around our. Second but it's Yeah. Yeah. It just seems. It just seems to me that when you when you yourself make the decision to go outside and protests and exercise your constitutional right to protest and injustice like we've seen the murder of unarmed black man that is one thing. But when you have the administration that who who the vice president in particular, who is responsible for the Corona virus force inviting people to an indoor event and the data shows that the indoor events are. People are more susceptible to catching the virus I. think that is significant distinction because one is someone choosing to go outside one is the administration inviting people inviting sixty thousand people or more to an indoor arena, knowing the risks and then lying about the risks and minimizing that risk. So there is a to me a mixed message here. Can I just answer really quick and I hear what you're saying sunny but for me and I think for to my knowledge and again unless I've been updated on the the well wellbeing of. All My co-host. We have all been sheltering in place and been very responsible in the virus is spreading now I'm not an epidemiologist I don't know if it's because there's been so many people outside they don't know if it's because we opened up early, but it is spreading into my home state of Arizona they're seeing a surge right now and for people that are sheltering in place and their kids can't go to school and there doesn't seem like there's any end to this the responsible law abiding citizens who are biding by. The law it doesn't. It doesn't matter if I am not going around going because it's spreading and so there's a lot of frustration because even if you're you're sheltering in place and you the right thing, the viruses still having peaks everywhere and it is very, very frustrating and I'm worried that this is the new normal like a lot of Americans that I'm never going to be back in studio with you guys again that I'm not going to ever be able to go into a baby store which I know I keep bringing. It up. But when you when you waited as long as I did to have a child and now, I don't even know if I'm ever going to buy a person, it's something that's been hard and that's just a tiny thing and I'm not saying it's anywhere near the sacrifices. So many millions of Americans are making that are much more intense, more more graver people have lost their lives, people lost their jobs, but this is very hard and there seems to be no end in place. So that's where my frustration is coming from. There is an engine place. There isn't end in place. Let's let's do this, and then we'll go to break. There is an engine place but. This is going to take the time it takes and everybody has to decide we're all going to do it together. We can't do this piecemeal we can't do the marches and we can't invite people to come to rallies. We all have to make a decision if we want to get some semblance of. Semi normal back. We are all left right and center going to have to dig in and do this together. The only way it's going to work we'll be right back. After the brutal death of his brother ignited a nationwide call for police reform. How does felonious floyd feel about Derek Shelvin being eligible for a police pension that could be worth more than a million dollars even if he's convicted for George Floyd's killing, he's on the view next. It's so much on the line in America. This is not gonNA change unless we change it. The View is honored winner of the Emmy Award because now when it matters most, this is the place to be her the Emmy Award winning view on ABC. The view is sponsored by indeed. The people elected you to speak for them to make positive change Georgia's names means something you have an opportunity here today to make your names means something to. If his death. End Up changing the WORL-. For the better. And I think it will. then. He died as he lived. It is on you to make sure his death is not in vain. That was Falana's Floyd's passionate challenge to the House judiciary. Committee about finding justice after the insanely tragic death of his brother George while in police custody he joins us right now with his attorney Ben crump let me first say from all of us. We are sorry and devastated by your loss of your brother and you know. We're seeing lots of possibilities of change happening. So I want to ask you because your brother was killed may twenty fifth and you laid him to rest in Houston last week at an amazing service, which was watched all over the world and you've described your brother as a gentle giant. Tell us a little more about how you all are doing right now as you go through these these days. Just, stick around with each other. Some of my be down some of my be up at times we just try to make sure each other is within the while and not crawl because we loved him so much and faith is having us together and we don't WanNa struggle every day we want to get through everything that's going on in life right now my brother was a very loving person. He loved his family my mom was handicapped. He used to pick her and dance with her and she's just smile at him and we just use to laugh and joke all of us together. Just. Big. Guy Big role model for the neighborhood everybody loved. Every body. May Be made every. Minister Floyd thank you so much for your strength throughout all of this. It's really been incredible to watch the strength of you and your family grieves. So publicly last week you spoke to the House judiciary. Committee about police reform and in your speech you said, you didn't want your brother's death to be in vain. There is now a national conversation happening about how the police should be reformed. What are the biggest changes that you want to see happen with policing in this country? I won't all police to serve in respect that serve and protect. Every time I look I see somebody dying every day innocent people they just die for no reason if you supposed to serve and protect please while your body cams I wanna see everybody don't what they supposed to do the right way and not the bad way because people they just like nervous when they see police offers you shouldn't have fear of there to protect you. Fan Attorney. crump. In the past few months, we've seen the deaths of Brianna, Taylor George Floyd, and just last Friday night we saw yet another fatal police shooting with the death of twenty seven year old. Rashard Brooks in Atlanta now today president trump plans to sign an executive order on police reform that will create a national database of police misconduct urged social workers, mental health professionals to work more closely alongside of frontline officers offer guidelines for a new training and credentialing for police officers on de escalating tense situations. What do you think about this and what other changes are you calling for? You know last week when felonious not testify before the United States Congress I. was axed by represented Sheila jackson-lee. Why did I think this was a crisis that needed immediate congressional attention and what I told her was if we don't change the coacher in the behavior of police in America immediately I predicted that in the next thirty days, we would have a `nother unjustified police shooting and another city would be on fire and that was on Wednesday signing two days later on Friday. Night in Atlanta reshot brooks was killed and justifiably and so When I WANNA. See. From the top leadership in our country down is for us to make a real committed effort to change the culture and the behavioral police in America where we don't have to justice systems in America, one, for Black, America and one for White America. We need equal justice for the United States of America, that is what we're striving for for the legacy, of George Florida Brianna Taylor, and all the other hashtags that we've talked about over the years. So Right Mr Floyd up my sincere condolences to your family Derek Show van has been charged with second degree murder. And the three other officers involved had been charged with aiding and abetting you win the family have said repeatedly that you want justice for George. Right, what what, what does justice look like for you? What? What do you want to see happen to these to these three officers these offices. Think all the officers deserve life. I don't want to see this happen to another family. If we let them get away with this other officers of field like it's okay to do the same thing. I just want justice for my brother and we get justice for him. We can help the world get closer. So, attorney. Larry could love the guy in the White House is top economic advisor said yesterday that he doesn't believe there is any systematic racism against black people in the United States, and on top in that police unions don't seem to acknowledge that there is a problem and don't seem to want to recognize what folks are asking for and I ask you this question how are we supposed to take this how this is a? Denial of things that people are seeing with their own eyes. So how we as Americans supposed to interpret this as black? Americans specifically. Would be we've been talking about this for decades you know about how black people are treated in America and in my book open season to legalise genocide of colored people our ticket late that it's not just a police, they're the people that are low people. The Totem Pole is the highest institutions of our government that has to be responsive to this. The fact that we talked about in the book how they kill us in the streets on a regular basis, but it's More, horrific how they kill us in courtrooms in every city in every state every day in America with these trumped up felony convictions that we have the word like a cross on the outback for the rest of our lives and they kill a slowly whippy kill our children slowly, and this has been done at the highest levels of government. So when we think about what happened to George Flaw, it just put it in perspective how this slow death I mean George was big. Saying I can't breathe sixteen. Times whippy. He said for not women not to men it's not three minutes, not four minutes not five minutes not six minutes not seven minutes not eight minutes but almost nine minutes he is begging for bread, and so we have to take a breath off for peace. We have to take a breath equal justice. We have to take a breath, the hill country, but most importantly, we have to take breath for George because didn't he not just opposite Dirk Chauvet but the of the entire police department. Of the American system of government has been historically racist is what killed George Floyd More was felonies floyd and Ben. Crumble. We come back. The view from home is looking a little different these days but this is still the one place in daytime Good Morning Senator Co Gordon. Thanks forever. We're the biggest names in news come to be her no show like yours. This is your emmy winning view. Her That was George Floyd's daughter. John is tribute to her father and we're back with his brother fitness floyd and his lawyer Ben Crump, Megan? Yes Mr Floyd. Thank you again for being here. Thousands of people all over the country and globally have filled the streets protesting for justice for your brother. His death has struck a huge chord with people of every age ethnicity, corporation, political persuasion, and politicians from both sides of the aisle. How do you feel about the support that you and your family have received and what is your message to everyone protesting? Like thank everyone but doing so much in this world today they're tied right now enough is enough and it's GonNa be a marathon but right now everybody's getting closer to justice because everybody's feeling united would come together as one. and. I'm just so proud right now just see change in this world happened. Attorney crump several family members of police shooting victims are meeting with the guy in the White House today but you're not sending your clients there. You've made it very specific choice why? would be the floor family has testified before the United States Congress VALONA says set to testify before the United Nations on tomorrow, and we want to be very serious about seeing systematic reform here in America and when the President Signs, the bill that it's presented by the congressional, Black Caucus. That really effectively speaks to these decades long killing of unarmed black people these open season Kevin's of black people Dan that's when the floor family will acknowledge their presence at the White House where they want to. Make. Sure. Everybody understands. This is not a photo op for them. This is their life George was killed of the black people being killed and they're taking it very seriously and they won't serious reform not just a fleeting moment for a photo op and so that's why the family made the decision to say, let's see what happens with the legislation presented by the congressional. Black Caucus. Ben We've known each other for a really long time and we've seen the murders of black men and women happen time and time again, and you've dedicated your career to show social justice. It just seems to me like little seems to change. However, it's true that in the past two weeks, confederate statues across the country have been toppled. There are calls to rename military bases named after confederate soldiers. NASCAR, has even ban the confederate flag during its races and serious beliefs. Form is at least being discussed and considered. Do you think at this time? Real Change can happen? Will it last? You know Sunday. With trae by on, we had an opportunity and it was a worldwide phenomenon and now we look at George, Floyd, and I mean people are marching in Berlin their margin, Paris their margin in Australia their margin for twenty one days straight now they have been margin in cities across America, and this is the best opportunity that I have seen says I've been an attorney that we may achieve real change when you think about it cited the fact that you have activity taking place on both sides of the aisle when we. Were doing those congressional hearings. We have people like Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz like a represent Johnson from Arkansas Grin that transparency was a big issue that was saying that we needed to have accountability. That's the only way we could get to trust and so when we find something that both sides of the hour can agree on then we need to seize the opportunity and not lose this moment and anybody who watches the video who has also of humanity know that there's something wrong with police in America in this is the time. To make a difference, not tomorrow that today Congress. Thanks to film this Floyd and Ben Crump. This is this is the time and the world is watching. We'll be right back. Thank you all for common. Well. As we keep saying every day, you know changes common and it's it's GonNa be hard fought and it's going to take a lot of time. But you know what we'll get where we need to get I want everybody in Soda we all we want you to have a great day. Take a little time to enjoy the view and make sure you wash your hands. Just because. Now. 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Shooting Of Unarmed Black Woman In Kentucky Raises A Lot Of Questions
"Today marks two months since a Louisville Kentucky woman was shot and killed in her apartment by police. The case of Brianna Taylor a twenty six year old. Emt is yet another story of an african-american getting killed under questionable circumstances as ANA ally from member station W. F. PL reports lawyers for the Taylor family or demanding answers when police broke down the door of Briana Taylor's apartment in mid March to serve a search warrant for narcotics investigation. She and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker were sleep. It was after midnight and they thought someone who's breaking into rob them lawyers say so walker fired a shot that struck one of the police officers all three of them fired back at least eight bullets hit Taylor. Killing her walker was charged with attempting to murder police officer. Though his lawyer says he was acting in defense there is a dispute. Whether police identified themselves before entering. There's no footage of the incident. Police say the officers in this unit. Don't wear body cameras Taylor's mother to make Palmer sued the officers last month. Her legal team includes Ben crump. The prominent civil rights attorney who also represents the family of Ahmad Armory earlier today crump described Taylor's death as an execution broke people. We see. You can't while black with a mind. You can't jog while black dragon while Black Brianna Taylor was sleep while black in the safety of our own own. The officers were put on administrative reassignment. A spokeswoman for Louisville Metro police declined to comment this week citing an internal investigation. Taylor's mother and her attorney still have questions about the facts of the case. They said officers obtained a so-called no knock warrant which doesn't fit with police claimed that they identified themselves before entering and they said police had already arrested the primary target of the narcotics investigation by the time. This group got to Taylor's Home Sam. Aguilar is a personal injury lawyer in Louisville hired by Taylor's mother he said the Police Department story doesn't add up. Give me a break. You seems to me like they're just trying to cover their tracks day. One in every single time they keep saying things that conflict with former things it really just looks like they're so desperate to cover. This is why getting the truth. In this case so orden family members want answers but they have so little trust in the department. They're not sure they'll get them. The Louisville police departments internal investigation could last several weeks for NPR news. I'M ANA A lot. He in Louisville.
Attorney Benjamin Crump Interview
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So join me as I travel from Arizona to the Arctic Circle trying to crack this case. Listen to missing in Alaska on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you find your favorite shows. I'd everybody has promise. We got our special guests on the phone family member, but you know manage. We, we've given his brother wards for all the work. He's done in our community, but. I mean I. Wish we didn't have to award him, but if we didn't have him fighting on the front lines for justice for those people who are the under served in the Justice Department I mean. Where would we be? he's most notably the most probably right now today. The most accomplished civil rights attorney of our time. handled the biggest wrongful death cases that we've had in the past ten years. And now sadly adjust another traumatic death caught on video that has gone. Viral is to murder Mr George Floyd in Minneapolis Minnesota and laser jet attorney. CRUMP is presenting the family. Mr George for Georgia Floyd. Please welcome back to the show. Attorney Benjamin crump well. Kim. Nephew everybody exceed. Thank you. Giving me the platform to talk about how we live our coach and uplift our people and I need you now more than ever because. With George floor. When I first saw the video. I said Oh my God. This is another Air Gardner. I can't breathe case. But. If twenty twenty caller. Charlotte and it's worse. Its worst because literally UC. See A man who is face down. Stay in handcuffs, and you see a police officer with his knee on his neck, not for one man not for two minutes not but three minutes not before minutes not for five minutes not for six minutes. Seven minutes not for eight minutes, but for nine minutes. And I keep doing that for dramatic effect Steve Because people need to realize. How long does brother was down there? They again call up his Mama Fan. I can't breathe and the fact that these police officers offer him no humanity. I mean. You had the citizens in the public fans. Please get your knee off his neck. IAGO kill them. They were trying to deescalate the situation while the police were supposed to be trained in de-escalation. Escalate! and. I just try to make this point, so grasp it. If you out there in America? Just take it and make your stop watch. But nine minutes. And then. Let the time pass. The time passing I. Want you to sit there and try to think if you have somebody who had their knee on your neck. And you were trying to breathe and you can't begging them. Please take your knee off my mic. And And and all these minutes past, and you suffocate to death well, that is the last minute that George floored was on this earth ended in the tragedy, and it is murder. That is what it is. It you'd be pointed out something that this man was on the ground with this man's knee on his neck foot nine minutes, and you're trying to get people to understand how long that he is now. Let's talk about coffee. You talked about training. What is it? I mean when you when I see a victim handcuffed. And he's face down. I, don't I don't know of any man that can whoop me. This face down and handcuffed behind his back. I just don't know. I I don't see how you can put me. You might but I I mean especially, and I have a gun. I have a Taser and I have a billy club. And so I'm trying to understand what's in the training manual? For the knee and neck. You know Steve That's what they always try to say that they're trained to use necessary force, but that was nothing necessary. About putting your. When you already got him handcuffed and he's already space down and police expert tells US Steve Don't owned up. You noticed how he had his hand in his pocket the whole time, so no chimney, young man. I got hit the how comfortable the police officer was that this was totally under control. I've got this man handcuffed Ma full body weight with my knee on his neck I. put my hand my pocket. Because there's nothing he can do to me. I was sitting there going okay so. Let me. Ask you this man. Okay now some pictures have surfaced. Of this police officer. With a hat says make quite great again Have you seen this? I have seen it. We haven't been able to authenticated Steve Okay, got so we? We have not validated, but we do know these officers. These officers that were terminated stay had had allegations previously of using excessive force, and we believe the majority does for on black. Hey, you know something, attorney, crump, you and I have talked about this many times I have come to the conclusion that this is what I think in my opinion. Pass to happen. I understand the angle. I understand the protest. I get it man when you take people who have been trying to get your attention for a while. they may. And so I understand the protests, not the protest that turned violent. That's we. Understand the anger I I just get their anger. I think there's something else that has to happen. Attorney crump. Hang on, we'll be right back. We got more with attorney. crump right after I have several questions for you about this case, so please hold on. You're listening to. The morning show. I, tell back we back with a civil rights attorney attorney Benjamin crump and we've been talking about the Mr George Floyd murder. And I'm very serious about this and I want you to just give me your opinion. I think that this ends twelve. We have what I'm calling white outrage. That's the only thing I see. We have to have white outrage. I did a closer remark a couple of weeks ago. Do an Aubrey situation. I just asked if I could find just a few good white folks. Just a few who are as outraged as we are. I then asked the few good white folks. If y'all could just treat us like you do the snow leopards. If you could treat us. The way you treat polar bears. Or any other endangered species. It would help was greater and the Amy Cooper video that called on the black man in the Damn Park. Yep She was choking that ass doger's. Pedo. Feta came forward and took her dog from her yesterday, did yes. Wicket Peter on our side. Because they treat us like animals, if we could get Peter on our side and of wicked, get to Jewish Defense League on our side and the ACLU on our side. We need some white outrage to fight that. Could our form a campaign that could make that happen in your opinion. Sir I think you could be in necessary because black people have been outraged for decades. It don't seem right they care. Where are the people who are more people as Martin Luther King saying? You cannot call yourself a good person. You cannot call yourself a former person if you see evil. Turn and look the other way. That's not the definition of a good person, and so when we talk a while back. Steve About my book open season to legalise genocide of colored people. It was not jess these tragic killing about children, mostly young black men. And Young Women in a lot of regard. It was also what happens in the aftermath. The fact that in a my old break over ten weeks passed, and the system tried to cover up period lynch. And then you look at this Lynch of George flow at the police and. They will want to be police. They were quad police. The real police and you see the mayor terminated. Damn based on what he saying with Jeff One of the most. Executions. He's ever seen. A hold on right there turning crump listen you're. We'll be back with more I think. We have a very enlightening compensation going on I, think we will hold them. We'll be right back with more from attorney Benjamin Crop Right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. Everybody back. We're talking today with one of the most renowned civil rights attorneys of our day and time today, and that's so attorney. Benjamin, crump. We've been angry for a long time and we keep getting angry and we keep protested and it keeps happening. You see the district attorney fan well. We still got investigate. And myself faith. What do we have to investigate the video shoulder everything we needed to say if this was your children are my children. And they had a video. Man They win number because we arrested with no video at all every day, but when the police care less, they say, Oh, we got to investigate for four five much stick. Hope everybody kid about it because they know they're gonNA kill another black person and all that attention. Go from this case and so. That's why we need to y. y out rate Dave. See that's why I met with right now because I think like you said a second ago. But and like I said before I, have to repeat myself sometimes because I only got a couple of good saying so I I use a lap. Slate Golf Real Slavery didn't end just cost. Black people got tied Beardsley's. That was a large group of well-meaning white. WHO WENT? Wow, we're going to form a group called abolition and we're. GonNa help these people because this ain't right. We are at another point in our world. Where this ain't right I mean mad. You don't know the cause. I've gotten from Africans going man why they hate y'all like that over there. You don't know how many friends 'cause I've got from Frisbee. Minding in the UAE going. What in the world is going on over there? We need. Well meaning white folks I'm just looking for a few good white folks and start to campaign I. Really Am man I just need a I. Don't know how to do it, but I'm just starting. It I'm GonNa just start with me. Let me, put something on the record for you, and surely because y'all do understand. Minneapolis is where for Landau could steal. Kill. And his little girl was in the backseat. His girlfriend damage was facetime. facebook live and they did not convict that officer, but there was a white woman from Australia in. The. A easy opn police officer shot her. In a dark alley they convicted him and sent him to prison for fifteen years. Excessive force and then. They awarded her family. Twenty five million dollars without even them having the power loss to. Spill. He is killer did not go to prison, and they only gave his family three point five million dollars when we talk about the value, black life so. Fascinating, now that we're in the same city, Old George Laura case that will I'll do respect to philander. And the woman from Australia I think is far more terrific and so Minneapolis. What are you GonNa? Do now how you GonNa treat this black life whereas the white people say. Jars flawed needs to have equal justice where the please go to prison and his two children one of them six year old, one of them twenty two who can get a college education, and that since Oh baby when she grow up Steve and she's about ten or eleven, and she's learning about to be a woman, and she says whereas my Daddy. Where's my role model? And we don't have to say this video is what happened to your Father Wow ben crump. We applaud you attorney Ben crump. You're out all the time fighting you. It's non-stars. Yeah, you're on the front line. Truck is loaded then it is large, you and We support you. We love you and I didn't mean to get that emotionally. Yeah, I was just listening to see. It clicked me that it's just such a double standard. We need our white brothers and sisters. To say that we can't have to justice systems in America one for Black American one for White America. We have equal jets. Take! A attorney crump hang on one second right to folks. We'll be right back with more attorney. crump right after this you're listening to. Mighty Morning Show I'd everybody went back Steve. Harvey Morning Show. We're talking with attorney Benjamin crump. This is the only way this is going to change. See You can't. The reason we need the Jewish Defense League to help US ACLU. What's the Organization of White Evangelicals Down South? What is that call? You know southern. Christian. Property What do you mean Southern Baptist, southern, the southern, the southern evangelical don't do White Group of religious leaders down south. See what you can't do is. If. You allow hate to exist then is going eventually. Get over there by you. See, but the Jewish defers league has to help us because it's a hate crime against black people, most people that don't like black people probably don't like Jewish people either most people are like Jews or black people tablet. Don't like. Them, most people that don't like none of them groups right? There probably don't like the other group. So was we allow hate to exist on any form of any group of people for any reason that we allow it to go unchecked. It can easily spray it to the next group. That's why I'm calling on white outrage to join in with us because I know every white person I ever talked to says this is deplorable. All of them say this is deplorable. Did help us stand with us because when they see us out there it don't count look now. We've been marching for years and. and found ways to negate that. Yeah, so now. What they do is every time they shoot one of us. They start doing a background. Check to tell you well. He had criminal background. He sows. We'd one time He. He stole a bookstore so some chips. And trying to discredit us. Says, Floyd with resisting arrest, and I saw the tape demand what resistant nothing, but when you had him on the ground, though and the man was pleading for you to get up off the black do starts calling on his Mama. He is in his last. Moments of I, got I just helped my momma, and maybe she can help me, and you could see the man go out under his knee you. What is has in his pocket. has in his pocket because he had the situation under control. And he was comfortable with it. We got mattie on everybody to sit down and watch it even got was facing the camera. and He. Was? Like, it was not the. Yeah if you're talking about the offices now for the people who were saying that this the people with the cameras filming the DA something. That's how you get killed. That's how you get. I'm talking about the officers autism, but Oh, this is what I wanted to say. Here's what bothers me about this situation. Police officers who work in high crime areas. oftentimes complain. That they can't solve crimes and they can't get to the root of the problem because there's a no snitch policy. In the hood, and if you all would help us solve these crimes, instead of playing this, no snitch rule, we could help keep you safe. That's the police don't all forty eight hours on forensic files on PD live. If you watch all these shows, that's number one complaint about high crime areas. They have a no snitch pot. Ain't nobody seen nothing, nobody no nut. Well the police have a among each policy. Seek the police. Sit there and watch a crime in progress because you know this ain't right, and because he is your brother in bloom. You sit there and allow a crime to be committed, and you won't come forward to say this was wrong. 'cause you gotta stand with your brother. Because y'all put our lives on the line together out there streets now listen to me. You can't ask no snitching to work on this side during had no snitching to work on that side. They have a department in the police. Department, call internal affairs. All police officers hate. Do you know why 'cause they investigate police officers, but what we need police officer be an investigative date at uphold the law because a lot of them. not the majority, but enough of them break the law to. We have moments like we have like this so until police officers I think Benjamin Brother Chrome. Until police officers start standing up and saying hey man. We can't do this type of thing right here I think the no snitch is into police department. Big as it is in the criminal system. That's profound. A I remember going on some television shows when we were doing and the Mike Brown Tamir ways case, a certain little network named after little amit rest through the woods, and I would go out there. And that the guy who is no own down, who used to have the know spends on. He would live. Let's say to me. Steve Poverty with Ben crump. We're here on another police shooting the UN uh, black lives matter, people are saying that all police officers are bad. Do you believe that 'cause you agreed? Most police officers are good people and Steve I would always say back to the all that alone. You would agree that all black people ban. Wouldn't you agree most double my good, because we can't let them have the high ground on morality and what you can't. Steve, Harvey is the perfect point that I know all police officers aren't bad police officer. They have the police officers, but why come these good police officers never tell them the bad police officers when they see them doing. Man. Bra We came win like this. Because they take an over the brothers in blue to stand with a sink or swim, so now they go back and they cooperate each other story in a police report, and so the beat goes on, and then when black people. Kill somebody. When when black people kill somebody white, you going to jail, and you already know it why people kill somebody black. We assemble a grand. You gotta wait and see. seagrams. Look over the tape all of that because they dammed tried to pull that down in Brunswick. 'cause they was going to similar grand jury to see if to that father son murdered Aubrey Nunn on our partner. Hold up and I do applaud this mayor in Minneapolis you say he's a civil rights attorney. Is and He reached out to the family. He he says Very. Appropriate thing then I think he was sincere but you're asking speaking so loud. We not hear your words. It's going to be interesting that most time black people stay. We can't get justice if you don't go. The police officers don't go to prison. They'll give you a big settlement, but you didn't get criminal prosecution. Where if you get the criminal prosecution? They say well. No. The children can't get no settlement because it was intentional, but when that White Lady was killed in Minneapolis, she got a criminal conviction, and they took care her family and she didn't even have children now. George got two little children. Two girls that need to be taken care of. What is this mayor? Do for them after we. Please! It because I love way, his brother says Steven. You're like this time. I know you wear to. He said that the same way. They has the me on my brother's net. We don't keep output on Bay net until they charge and convict these murder. Exist who took our brother from us. Discuss it the only way it can happen we have to. We nudist being going on. We just can't believe now. y'All can see as dealing. Shot. US now is okay now we show it to you and you steal may doing nothing. Yeah you go. That's the shock Ben crump. Attorney crump. I mean you're out there all the time fighting your. Non Starved. Yeah for you, brother, we always here for you. We appreciate your man. Taken out the time this morning. We love you also do they? Thank you, brother appreciate. Thank you. You're listening to. Morning Show Renowned. Buddhist author and teacher Jarvis Masters has steadfastly maintained his innocence since he was sentenced to death almost thirty years ago on a new podcast. Dear Governor Jarvis poses the question. Have to be there. By the execution of one man from the confines nine by four sal in San, Quentin Jarvis will share his riveting life story how he has managed to maintain a sense of optimism in the most dire circumstances are pulled to their. Fair minded by now that. 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Democracy Now! 2019-10-02 Wednesday
"From New York this is democracy now. The jury had reached a verdict. The Guy Threw in your team. Would you please stay we the jury unanimously find the defendant. Amber Geiger guilty of murder as a white off duty police officer who shot and killed a twenty six year old black man in his own home in Dallas. It has been convicted of murder. The verdict came down Tuesday more than a year after off duty police officer. Amber Geiger entered both John's apartment mistaking taking it for her own and shot and killed him. One of his lawyers called the verdict victory for black people in America. We'll speak with civil rights attorney. Benjamin enjoyment crump one of the lawyers for the family of both John his new memoir open season legalized genocide of colored people as China it holds the largest military raids ever in Beijing to mark seventy years of the People's Republic of China in Hong Kong police escalate violence against protests by it firing live ammunition at ten strangers often live police and the Hong Kong government is trying to suppress freedom everywhere everywhere by beating people randomly using excessive of false spotted police so I think it's important to come out to show to the Hong Kong government as well as Beijing afraid we'll speak with Kevin Lynch. He wrote the article how should the US left thank about China into Haiti where massive anti-government protests calling for the resignation of the US precedent Giovanelli continued to escalate the people are fighting. The government is repressing. Atanas on the street to dismiss channel to expel driven solutions are hunger to dismiss juvenile mean solution into the murders and the puck neighborhoods as we see in the selene Tokyo Grin Revue Nationale being on the street is a political pedal assistant the we'll get an update from Chaplain Charles of the Miami Herald this is democracy now all that and more coming up welcome to democracy now democracy now dot Org the Warren Peace Report. I made me Goodman. The New York Times is reporting reporting president trump privately pushed for shooting migrants and for creating a quote water filled trench stocked with snakes or alligators along the US Mexico border under the New York Times also details how trump has privately proposed other radical measures to curtail immigration including closing the entire. US Mexico border her and building an electrified border wall topped with spikes to pierce human flesh. The Times reveals trump has repeatedly raised the idea of shooting reading migrants during staff meetings. The paper reports quote after publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants. If they threw rocks the president backed off off when staff tolten that was illegal but later in a meeting aides recalled he suggested they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That's not allowed either. They told him unquote the Times articles based on the new book border wars inside trump's assault immigration by times reporters Michael Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Spell Davis President trump is continuing to lash out at House Democrats for opening an impeachment inquiry after he pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate his political political rival Joe Biden on Tuesday trump wrote on twitter quote. I'm coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment. It's a a coup trump wrote. This comes the secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is attempting to prevent five current and former State Department officials from being questioned as part part of the house impeachment inquiry. Paola accused House Democrats of attempting to quote intimidate bully and treat improperly State Department officials however the trump administration's former special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker who resigned last week. It's expected to testify in private Thursday. Meanwhile the State Department's Inspector General is heading to Capitol Hill today to give what's been described as an urgent briefing to staffers from several House and Senate committees and other impeachment related news the most senior Republican in the Senate Chuck Grassley is publicly supporting the anonymous intelligence official who blew the whistle on President Trump's interactions with Ukraine Grassley wrote quote. Oh this person appears to have followed the whistle blower protection laws and ought to be heard out in protected. We should always work respect whistle blowers Grassley said in news from Dallas Texas. A white police officer was convicted Tuesday of murdering her twenty six year old black neighbor in his own apartment in two thousand eighteen the off duty officer. Amber Geiger claimed to have accidentally entered both Shawn's apartment where she shot and killed ten thinking he was an intruder. John's apartment was located one floor below Geiger's in Dallas US apartment building the Dallas Morning News reports Geiger is the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since nineteen seventies outside the courtroom. Lee Merritt the lawyer for both and gene's family welcomed convection. We still have the sentencing phase to go but this is a huge victory not only for the family of both Lazar but as as his mother told me a moment ago this is a victory for black people in America. It's a signal that the tide is going going to change here. Police officers are going to begin to be held accountable for their actions and we believe that that will begin to change policing coacher all over the world. We'll speak with another of the lawyers for the both Sean Family Benjamin crump after headlines. A federal judge Georgia has temporarily blocked the state from implementing one the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The law would have banned abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected which often occurs at around six weeks into pregnancy before many women even unrealized. They're pregnant. Emily Nessler of the Center for Reproductive Rights said quote the court recognized today this laws blatantly unconstitutional and a clear attempt to Overturn Return Roe v Wade North Korea's facing accusations at test-fired a ballistic missile from C. earlier today. Some observers believe the tests may have involved in underwater-launched water launched missile. The tests came just days before North Korea and the United States are expected to reopen nuclear talks in Hong Kong. Hundreds of protesters staged a sit in today outside the school of an eighteen year old protester who was shot by police during violent protests Tuesday. It marked the first time Hong Kong police have used live ammunition on protesters protests since demonstrations began seventeen weeks ago. The student who was shot sang chicken is reported to be in stable condition. Hong Kong officials defended the use of live ammunition saying the police officer feared for his life ninety. Six protesters were arrested Tuesday on writhing charges. We'll have more on Hong Kong later. In the broadcast I in Israel pretrial hearings have begun in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu corruption trial. He's accused of bribery fraud and breach of trust. The hearings are taken places. He says Netanyahu is attempting to form a unity government. Following last month's deadlocked election. Netanyahu could face possible arrest if he does not remain prime minister it. It looks like he's been unsuccessful. In forming that unity government in news from Latin America Peru is facing its biggest political crisis in decades as the nation's president vice-president enter both claiming to be the lawful leader of the country on Monday the Peruvian President Martinez. GotTa invoke to constitutional provision to dissolve Congress and called for new Parliamentary Entry Elections Congress responded by suspending the Scada as president and declaring his vice president Mercedes Arrows to be perused interim president recent public public opinion show their support for biscottis moved to dissolve congress in part because right wing lawmakers have repeatedly blocked efforts by the administration to fight corruption. The United Nations is calling on European nations to do more to help migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean say for the sixth year in a row more than thousand migrants have died at sea attempting to reach Syrup Liz Thraw Solas a spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees figures do show that we have passed the very sad the milestone of a thousand deaf so far in two thousand nine hundred and that is the six year in a row that we have passed a thousand deaths. I can't stress is of course numbers was of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean much lower so that points to the journeys themselves a much more dangerous. A city in Mississippi is claiming man Dan who was shot dead inside his own home by police officer two years ago has no constitutional rights because he was an undocumented immigrant not a US citizen an attorney for the city city of South Haven Mississippi made this argument and a recent court filing after the family of Lopez filed a civil lawsuit. Lopez was shot dead inside his own on home when police shot through his front door. The police were attempting to serve a search warrant to one of Lopez's neighbors but went to the wrong house. The city's as attorney wrote quote Ismael Lopez may have been a person on American soil but he was not one of the we the people of the United States entitled to the Civil Rights invoked invoked in this lawsuit unquote a lawyer for the Lopez family described. The city's position is quote the most insane thing I've ever heard unquote. The Attorney Attorney said the city is essentially arguing that because Lopez is an undocumented immigrant. It's okay for the city of South Haven to kill him. In technology news a federal appeals appeals court has largely upheld the Federal Communications Commission's two thousand seventeen repeal of net neutrality protections but the court did rule that individual states states can pass their own net neutrality rags supporters of net neutrality say protections are needed to preserve an open internet and to bar Internet service service providers from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has privately slammed Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposal post to break up facebook and other tech giants on Tuesday the technology website the verge published a leaked audio recording Zuckerberg saying a warrant presidency unquote suck for the company and that he may sue the US government. If it attempts to break up the company Warren fix the right answers company is president and I would I would we will have a legal challenge and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. Does that still suck for US yeah. I I mean I don't have to have a major lawsuit against our own government and that's not like the physician that you want to be in. You know it's like we we care about our country. I WanNa work with our government can do good but today could go to that. Words words of facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Senator Elizabeth Warren responded on twitter by writing quote. What would really suck is if we don't fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like it facebook engage in illegal anti competitive practices stomp on consumer privacy rights and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our Democracy Crisi Warren wrote in other campaign news president trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a record hundred twenty five million million dollars in the third quarter of the year far higher than any Democrat Bernie Sanders reported Tuesday. He raised twenty five million. It's the largest quarterly some to be reported so far by any Democratic candidate but it's just a fifth of what trump and the RNC raised in Labor news tens of thousands of childcare providers in California have gained the right to unionize under new law signed Monday. The law will unpack forty thousand workers at daycare centers that get state subsidies while the childcare workers offers won't be considered state employees. They will be able to collectively bargain over wages. Another issues childcare providers have been organizing around the issue for sixteen years. Here's in a victory for backers of affirmative action. A federal judge has ruled Harvard University's undergraduate admissions office does not discriminate against Asian American applicants hence the ruling came in a case brought by students for fair admissions which has long opposed affirmative action and today marks one year since the Saudi-born Washington Washington Post columnist. Jamal Kaci was brutally assassinated inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul the masterminds of the killing remain at large last year the CIA concluded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had ordered Kashogi. She's killing but the prince remains a close ally of the US government earlier today Kashogi. She's widow and Washington Post owner. Jeff bezos attended a vigil outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul meanwhile while a US based law firm has revealed it has filed a petition at the International Criminal Court to have the Saudi crown prince be investigated for crimes against humanity Mandy including the murder Cocchi. This comes as a number of top. US executives are planning to head to Saudi Arabia later this month to participate in an investment investment conference known as Davos in the Desert Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticized the companies participating he wrote on twitter quote the the greed of Goldman Sachs J. P. Morgan Citi Group and Black Rock is insatiable who cares if the Saudis are starving millions of Yemeni civilians or that our planet faces. It's a climate emergency. Profiting off of one point five trillion dollars in Saudi. Oil is just too important sanders wrote President Trump's son-in-law jared Kushner is also expected to attend and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot Org the Warren Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman a white police officer who shot and killed a twenty six year old black man in his own home in Dallas in two thousand eighteen has been convicted of murder. The verdict came down down Tuesday more than a year after off duty police officer. Amber Geiger killed both Sean Geiger claimed during trial that she accidentally enter after John's apartment and shot him thinking he was an intruder. John's apartment was located one floor below Geiger's and the Dallas apartment building this this judge Tanny Kemp delivering the verdict. The jury had reached a verdict misguide in your team. Would you please stay we the jury unanimously find the defendant. Amber Geiger guilty of murder as charged in the family and community members. There's in the courthouse erupted in celebration at the news in the hallway. Spectators chanted black lives matter Geiger's the first Dallas police officer to be convicted of murder since nineteen eighteen seventies this according to the Dallas Morning News. This is Lee Merritt one of the lawyers for both John's family. We still have the sentencing phase to go but this is a huge victory not only for the family of both John. But as as his mother Allison told me a moment ago this is a victory for black people in America up a signal that the tide is going to change here. Police officers are going to be getting to be held accountable for their actions and we believe that will begin to change range policing culture all over the World Amber Geiger faces up to ninety nine years in prison. This is the family's lawyer Benjamin crump speaking to stay. This verdict is for Trayvon Martin. It's for Michael Brown bland put to Mir rice is for for Eric Garner is for Antoine Rose Robots Jimmy Aerobics. EJ Bradford but Stefan Clot forced organised Geoffrey Dennis these dolls for Pamela Turner was so many black and brown human beings all all across America this bird today this put them after the jury returned its verdict prosecutors introduced racist and offensive of text messages and social media posts written by Geiger in which she joked about Martin Luther King Junior's death and called herself a racist well for more we go to Dallas Dallas Texas to speak with Benjamin crump an attorney for the family of both John. He's the author of the upcoming. Memoir Open season legalized genocide of colored people and welcome back to democracy now ben crump first of all just overall respond to the verdict as we speak the sentence has not been decided correct but it was a historic verdict yesterday just in the fact my co counsels Darrow Washington Lee Merritt. We believe that this is the first time that a white police woman has ever been convicted of murder of a black man Dan and America so we don't underscore this decision by this jury in any way it was huge huge verdict not just for both Jones family but for so many others who never got justice this for the unjustified killers of their loved ones and the one thing I would say amy is both of them. Joan was a a near perfect person of color and I believe the jury took that into account as they were deliberate liberate in but it shouldn't take you been a near per frick person of color for a person a person of color to get justice in America and so we still try to say that everybody regardless of your social status status. The index of your income should get equal justice under the law. That's what the constitution says. I want to turn into both of them. John's mother allison testifying Tuesday after the verdict was delivered has not been the same. It's just been like a roller roller coaster. I kind of sleep. I cannot eat. It's just been the most terrible time for me. I almost I'm not able to work but I just tried to busy myself just to see them. They get out of my head but it's been very very very difficult. That's both John's mother allison again. the decision on the sentence will be made. We believe today. Ben crump if you could give us the narrative of exactly what happened for those people who haven't followed this just unbelievable case you have ember geiger she has worked her day of on her job and then describe what happens when it was certainly. Amber Geiger Dallas police officer who lives in the same apartment complex as both of them Joan this twenty six year old Howley highly educated African American man who was a certified public accounting working for price waterhouse Cooper She lives on the third floor all right above her both. I'm Joan lives on the fourth floor. she comes and she gets off on the wrong floor and she puts her key into both teams apartment. at this apartment complex. Dave has some issues apparently with the doors many witnesses testified but but when she puts a key in the door the door opens at that point she said on the stand that she heard somebody moving around in the apartment now. She's a well trained. Police officer allegedly her training tells her if she thinks a burglar somebody doing something affairs in her apartment that point the best thing for her to do is to set up a parameter call for backup. The Police Department apartment is less than two miles away. They will be there within ninety seconds. The cavalry became now unit everybody give cover and they can give out verbal commands and they can de escalate the situation if it really is nefarious situation but she doesn't do any of that she she testifies that when she heard that she said she assumed it was a burglar threat and she was going in to take the threat out and that's exactly what she did. The unfortunate tragedy is that it was both them Jones apartment. He was in the eating a bowl of ice cream watching the football game working doing everything he had the legal right to do and unfortunately because she preaches him prejudge the situation. She shot doc first and ask questions later. This light in this world has been taken away from us and it's something his family would never ever get over so that's why you heard his mother breaking down on the witness stand because he was truly a light for this war that was so desperately needed needed and the last thing I will say has amber geiger she tried to let's say that it was the worst day of her life and that she didn't think anybody could understand that this is the worst day of my life the prosecutors when they cross examined her. They pointed out the fact but you didn't treat it like you made this terrible mistake. You would take on the phone with your partner slash love. You were not trying to render any aid to this. person who you had now realised was innocent and that you were in the wrong apartment so it was these things here that were so unbelievably outrageous that she did on multiple occasions that I believe led the jury to say that you do not get the benefit of consideration. RACIA- mistake based on all the decisions that you May to cure this black man in his own apartment and looking at a piece in the New York Times today Ben and it says talking about now the the sentencing try the sentencing phase of this trial weather show get she faces between five and ninety ninety nine years in prison and it says prosecutors sought the jury which will decide the length of punishment began hearing testimony in the sentencing portion of the trial prosecutors sought to draw the jury's attention to pass social media posts by Ms Geiger including a post kill. I die last that. She'd save to a page for quotes in peration. The prosecution also highlighted the text they said Ms Geiger sent while working at a parade celebrating the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Junior when asked when the festivities would end she wrote when Mlk is dead. Oh Wait Ben crump. It is just shocking. these posts that this police officer were sent into into her partner. Martin Rivera who she was having an affair with remember she was sexton him twenty minutes before she killed both of them Joan but there are many post where she said I wear black and I have a good so don't f with me because I'm already address for your funeral and so I think these posts Kinda give us some perspective of her mentality and I. I don't know if she is racist. I don't not a woman at all but these posts certainly suggest that she had an issue with people have chole- because there were some other posting there where she suggested what what to do with the crowds of the diverse crowds of people were celebrate in the Martin Luther King Paret how you should just may summon duties these other things that violate their constitutional rights so I think the jury will have all these things to consider when they put a verdict for for the sentence of this white policewoman Amber Geiger who cared this black man in his own apartment and Dallas Texas X.'s wondering you response to activists calling for the resignation of Dallas Police Union President Mike Motta over the alleged special treatment he gave amber number Geiger prosecutors arguing. Mata instructed a Dallas Police sergeant to turn off the recording system inside the patrol car that would transport geiger to the station station after the shooting your response though is no question they treated her differently than they would have treated any other suspect suspect who had just killed on person in their own apartment they were valid policies when they said turn off ah the video camera and struck than her not to say anything because these were all people who she associated with on a regular basis so it it was almost as if they were trying to come up with a justification for this unjustified killing from day one for a moment one they were trying to conspire how to make sure she would walk and not be held accountable for this crime and when you really think about it when you listen to the nine one one take she never once said that she felt threatened by both of them John that he was charging charging her or anything like that. She just said that she missed up. She went to the wrong apartment. She's sorry she sorry and this call was about nineteen minutes. It was only after she had talked to and we believe being coach by the Union president and others that she came up with this notion to say well. I felt threatened. I thought he was GonNa kill me and remember the United States Supreme Court has given the structures to all police police officers when they kill unarmed people of color. All you have to say after threaten. I felt in fear of my life and all of that means you get a get out of jail. Pass ask free call for killing black and Brown people and I think that's where people are so outraged about in the activists and civil rights community that that this union president can do this because on tape doing it and have no consequences just like her and her partner slash love who was Mary deleting text messages from their phones knowing that that was a vital part of the criminal investigation into the death of both them Joan finally the message you sent you think this sends to the African American community to the United States of America every repopulation. Ben crump amy. I think this is a precedent setting case in many ways we pray that it will decrease the hash tags of black and Brown people being killed by the people who are supposed to protect the service. We hope that it sends the message S. H. To the police departments that your officers should be following the policies of de Escalation so we can have conflict resolution region and not this shoot first ask questions later mentality when it comes to interactions with black and Brown people and the last thing for for society as a whole we pray that it will be a precedence to reaffirm what the United States Constitution has emblazoned. Oh now society that it is equal justice under the law. I want to thank you so much for being with us. Ben crump civil rights attorney attorney for the family family of both John. He's the author of the upcoming memoir. Open season legalized genocide of colored people. This is democracy now democracy now dot or the warrant piece report when we come back the protests in Hong Kong and then we'll talk about protests in Haiti stay with US around Aw Oh the Laura Maria Eh long John Singing let the spirit of the Lord Rise he would have been twenty eight last Sunday. He was killed by Amber Geiger. The Dallas police officer. She has been convicted of murder. This is democracy now. I'm Amy Goodman. S. China holds the largest military parades ever in Beijing to mark seventy years of the People's Republic of China. We turn to Hong Kong. Police escalated violence against protests. Tuesday firing live ammunition that demonstrators video of the police shooting posted online and eighteen-year-old protests are named Tony Tsang is seen in a group of people who are chasing a riot police officer they tackle him to the ground appear to beat him then another riot officer approaches with his gun drawn the teen peers to try to hit him in the the officer fires at him at point blank range shooting him in the chest. Police also fired tear gas and water cannons while protesters were seen throwing Molotov cocktails. Doc tells the teens reportedly in stable condition. The Hong Kong Police Commissioner said he has been arrested but they'll decide later whether to press charges Hong Hong Kong officials defended the use of live ammunition saying the police officer feared for his life ninety. Six protesters were arrested Tuesday and writing charges. The Hong Kong Public Adopters Association spoke out against the police for failing to use less lethal weapons such as beanbag rounds the principal at the teen school said he would not be punished and would keep his place in the school his schoolmates denounce the police actions Wednesday during a citizen of hundreds of protesters outside his school. You often said that he would rather die be arrested because those police officers are human after the arrests they would beat us has no reason unfortunately it happened to him. He has sacrificed a lot for Hong Kong but we can now reach our rain. That's his schoolmates brothers. We are very proud of but we should think I think even when secondary school students start to come out and fight against unfairness in this society isn't there a serious problem in this society protesters vowed Wednesday to continue demonstrations a new focus of the protests has been Chinese businesses and those with Pro Beijing links demonstrators have also targeted starbucks after the daughter of the local company that operates the coffee chain stores condemn protestors at the UN Human Rights Council at least ninety six protesters were arrested on Tuesday on writing charges. This comes as Reuters reports are now up to twelve thousand Chinese troops in Hong Kong twice as many as when the protests began for more we go to Washington DC where we're joined by Kevin Lynch China Program Officer at the International Labor the rights forum was born and raised in Beijing has spent years researching the Labor movement and civil society in China his most recent pieces for Jakobsen. It's headline four points on the Hong UNCON- protests. He's also author of how should the US left think about China welcome to democracy now. Kevin Start off by responding to what's happening right now now in Hong Kong the shooting of the protester and what all this means I on the seventieth anniversary of China. Thanks I mean I think the shooting as you mentioned is the first time the Hong Kong police used live ammunition. Shen against a directly shooting at a purchaser for the first time since the start of this protests in back in June and they really represent present a huge esclation of violence however we have seen the last several weeks the the creation of of please Wellens are really pointing towards you know a huge increase in the use of of course he forces by the police the Amnesty International has done a really good investigation documenting a alarming Titan talk of arbitrary arrests beatings and torture of protesters in detention centers and we have also seen a Wrigley report report by The New York Times pointing to the fact that there are priests officers undercover posing as protesters in order to arise than beat protesters so we have really beginning to see a huge escalation of of police violence against the protesters and it's hugely symbolic. I think that this happened at a time of the media's reprints that commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China Reuters is reporting that China recently doubled its troop presence in Hong Kong the significance of this Kevin I think this is what a lot of people being really fearing that there will be a him in style crackdown even though I I think our analysis is that this is a very likely because any military crackdown in Hong Kong would really you know cre free lead to huge casualties civilian casualties in Hong Kong but also will basically and Hungary so we know it is as a semi tournaments and region weights relatively political freedom so you or even though we do not think we do not -ticipant a huge military crackdown by the governments the doubling of the troops and also already threats threats issued by the government are hugely concerning Kevin Lynn. You grew up in China. can you talk about on mainland. China in mainland China the response to the Hong Kong protests. You've written a piece for points on the Hong Kong protests and talked about how the left should think about what's happening right now. Can you expand on that sure I think two things on the response and the the perspective of people in mainland China what we see over the last a few months as a temp by the Chinese government to control the narrative of what's happening. Hong Kong basically independent reporting is almost not possible in Milan China or Hong Kong so there's only one really major source of news which is the state owned media so that means the Hong Kong protests is portrayed almost exclusively as this senseless mob violence without understanding without providing the context and understanding of the reasons why there's such a huge mice based protest movement that one point evolves one two million demonstration demonstrators on the streets biking July so the result of that is there's an increase raise nationalistic sentiments in China right now and a lot of hostility human China toward the Hong Kong purchased in terms of what the left should approach this issue. I think there is a legitimate concern about US or UK influence there's a concern about color revolution of foreign interference but I think even though I think there is legitimate concern are we cannot ignore the fact this is a huge massive social movements that goes beyond you know to Kuby elements people in in the movement that look to the US and UK for support but the movement is a whole had severely concerns that that are found to be found being the political dynamic sentiment new Home Yourself Kevin Lynn. You've written that Xi Jinping has gained a lot of legitimacy Masih in mainland China by cracking down on government corruption. What's the role of Hong Kong in corruption in mainland China specifically typically in the banking sector absolutely I think wild the intentions of the justifications that that the extradition feel that which sparked the purchased the reasoning was introduced how does the justification was there are there will be criminals does fleeing from China to Hong Kong and there needs to be a law that allows Abel's the Chinese Government Malenchenko government meant to extradite criminals especially corrupt officials from Hong Kong and what we z. right now is as you pointed out that paying high speed up pretty popular leader within China because of the corruption campaign anti-corruption anti-corruption campaign but also because he has been adopting a much more assertive leadership style which at at least I don the surface tried to sort of promote nationalism and tried to assert China's influence both in the region and globally and I think that has been a issue that they're going to color how Chinese Milan Chinese population public looks at Hong Kong because they see Hong Kong as this kind of troublemaker that's tried to that is being manipulated aided by the West against China and can you talk about the inequality in Hong Kong and whether that has anything to do with the intensity and the duration shen of the protests according to Oxfam inequality in Hong Kong. It's the highest it's been in some forty five years almost half a century and what is the reason for that absolutely so. Hong Kong is one of the most equal society anywhere and this is is no accidents of Hong Kong which was a British colony for one hundred years was signed up exactly as a trading port port and as a financial centre later on so it inequality is is almost a building to the system in the sense that the finance finisher Capito so and property owners are have are very very powerful and as a result of that the population there. There's a lot of wealth but there is a huge amount of inequality as well and inequality copying waits for example housing shoes that theories almost a housing crisis is especially for young people really couldn't afford owning their own houses apartments and as well as Ferdie poor economic economic job prospect for young young people I think those factors do have a huge influence on the on creating in creating discontent in Hong Kong society which feud this protest so some have suggested that the Hong Kong protests have been spurred heard by US support. Some protesters have been carrying the US flag. The British Union Jack Have Net with trump administration officials come to Washington. What's your response to that Kevin. I think there are two points to be made. the first is that they are we should recognize there are suddenly individuals activists and groups in the movement but she's again very massive that look to the US and UK for International Support I think in the long term from progressive perspective it's not going to help Hong Kong in the long term but we can also understand the short term this is kind of driven by desperation when they confront very powerful Hongkong Chinese he's authority but I think we should also recognize the the people that come to the US to look for support both of those so Copan Democrats. Those are the democratic party's opposition seeing Hong Kong wise the young useful US leadership that came out of the I'm Parrella movement in two thousand fourteen they are no longer the leaders in the car into protest movements they themselves recognize and I have acknowledged they are no no longer leaders so even though the cubie support from the US government or UK government they are really the people they they're supporting already. No no longer the leaders so talk about where you see this all headed Kevin Lynch and has anything surprised you and your years of work on issues in China and Hong Kong. I think there are what is not surprising. I should start with is the increased repression and that started How does this escalates since the the sentence of of sitting paying at the demonstration into thirteen eighteen we have seen a huge increase in state repression against social movements and that includes Labor feminism feminists people who work on antidiscrimination human rights lawyers are religious freedom. It's across the board repression against social movement women activists in mainland China and so what are we seeing. Hong Kong is is that repression kind of coming over the border. If you will to to Hong Kong so in that sense we're now surprised what we are surprised more by the response of the Hong Kong public because for many years we a lot of people in Hong believed the new generation the younger generation you. Hong Kong are a political. They don't care about politics but what we have seen in the last few months is a very involved very engaged public that tries to push back against illegitimate AH state actions Kevin Lin. We want to thank you so much for being with us. China Program Officer at the International Labor Rights Forum born and raised in Beijing spent eight years researching Labor movement and civil society in China. His recent piece for Jakobsen is headlined four points on the Hong Kong protests. Also we will linked to your piece. How should the US left think about China? When we come back we turn to Haiti where massive anti-government protests calling for the resignation of us-backed is back. President Jovan voice continued to escalate stay with us. The a city bad acid acid most lefties. Mazda is back in in your you've been antibiotic Leyla mccalla and special men. This is democracy now democracy now now DOT ORG the Warren Peace report I mean he goodman we end today show in Haiti where massive anti-government protests calling for the resignation of the US back presidential sedova nominees continued to escalate the worsening economic crisis a shortage of fuel and Food and corruption allegations against Moi's have sent protesters to the streets on and off over a year hundreds demonstrated in the capital port fronts on Monday and another protests is scheduled today. Much of port-au-prince has been unlocked down for the past two weeks. At least four people have been killed in recent days after Haitian. Police opened fire fire on protesters using live ammunition and tear gas. This is Haitian protester. SHEILS NOT UP ON DEMAND A clean slate to change the system. The potential departure of Haitian President Jovan doesn't mean that things will just change. We're going to continue fighting to achieve change in this diabolical golic system. They won't be able to kill us all. I'm certain that we will have victory. Protestors are also demanding deeper investigation into accusations that President Senate moist and other Haitian top officials embezzled billions of dollars in proceeds from the Venezuelan subsidized oil plan Petra Koreb Haiti. He hasn't had a prime minister since July as the opposition has rejected Moi's this pick as of last week new round of votes was indefinitely definitely postponed after a ruling party senator pulled out a gun and shot at protesters injuring in AP photo journalist and a security guard as a new round of protests threatened to paralyze port-au-prince today. Malays who is elected in two thousand seventeen still refuses to step down for more. We're joined by Jacqueline Charles the Haiti and Caribbean correspondent at the Miami Herald. She's reported on Haiti for over a decade and was a Pulitzer Sir Prize finalists for her coverage of the two thousand ten Haiti Earthquake Jacqueline. Welcome to democracy now. It's great to have you with us. Can you describe what is happening and what's behind fueling these protests and now a number of deaths in the protests while as you mentioned the introduction I mean the economy I mean just free falling. inflation rate right now is about twenty percent of the country actually has not had a prime minister since March although there are the two individuals that have title but neither one has been confirmed through parliament. I mean the economy is worsening. Haitians are frustrated near these chronic fuel shortages. I mean Haiti's fuel bill right. Now is about one hundred and thirty million dollars. They owe and what we have been seeing. Is that every couple of weeks. You you can say there's no fuel or people can't get fuel so you have these long lines of individuals standing these yellow jugs trying to get feel what we saw with the corruption allegations. I mean there was a little bit of a quiet time and then on May thirty first is Superior Court of Auditors. They released this six. Hundred plus is page report where they talked about the embezzlement. of the pitcher corey dollars which Haiti couldn't currently owes Venezuela about two billion and current president presentation more presidential. Louise is among those who have been indicted or implicated implicated actually in that report so let's go to Haiti's president chauvinism always dressing the nation last week at two in the morning. His speech came one day after a ruling party. Senator opened opened fire. He fired a gun to disperse protesters outside the Haitian parliament injuring at a p photo journalist and a security guard. This is President Moi's up to you. We verified the Senate is not able to fulfill its constitutional obligations to give the country a legitimate government rejecting the ratification of a general policy statement by two successive governments ignoring the forms of the laws of the republic and the democratic principles seven months ago. We registered to check it sessions. I take notes out and went. I've cancelled the trip that I should have taken to participate in the UN General Assembly. I made made the decision to address the country's problems I am talking about the political economic and social situation. Haiti has long been facing difficult situations situations of misery unemployment insecurity and political problems that blocked the functioning of schools by paralyzing other activities so that's the Haitian president emojis Jacqueline canoed. Tell us where he is right now well. I heard the yesterday he finally did make it to the Palace interesting enough that speech which was a pre-recorded address that he provided at two. Am in the morning on Wednesday stay of last week. No one had heard from him or seen him. In over a month the last statements he had made or last public appearance was in August fourteen when he announced a reestablishment of the Haitian armed forces and then after that address stick came in at two am in the morning we had not heard from him in fact this week he called it in he he had a cabinet meeting with you know his government officials and he did it over the telephone yesterday the Miami Herald Road aditorial. We're basically says President Mu ease you need to come out of hiding and relate to take a little bit of credit to think that he read that aditorial and decided to actually go down to the palace yesterday well in an OP. Ed published I in Al Jazeera Monday political economists climate policy expert Casten K. Perry wrote quote the crisis started last year and was compounded by natural disasters that repeatedly devastated the island nation hurricanes destroyed housing food production livelihoods and infrastructure and a severe drought dried up the island's Lund's water resources while international media has focused on a familiar story of corruption and mismanagement what lies beneath this debilitating crisis is much more serious. Yes a deadly combination of neo colonialism neo liberalism and climate injustice indeed what's happening. Now in Haiti is extreme and should scare us all as foreshadows what could happen to the rest of the planet. If we do not take immediate action he wrote. Can you respond Charles. You know I've I've seen that editorial. there's a lot of chatter that's going on about it but honestly the root of this is to issue of corruption. I think similar to what you're seeing in Hong Kong. This new generation ratio of patients are saying listen. WE'RE NOT GONNA go to chillier. WE'RE NOT GONNA go to Brazil to try to come to the United States. This is our country. We need to change it the system that was put in place after the fall of the dictatorship in nineteen eighty seven. I it's not working anymore. I mean they're just basically fed up. You know when this incident happened. Just latest round of protests the same day where you had to senator opening fire days before you had parliamentarian who went on the radio and publicly luckily admitted to accepting bribes you know to install president joe no more use this latest choice for prime minister and then you had another parliamentarian. Senator Pitcher who in fact says I don't know any government in this country that has been confirmed without money passing hands so when people heard that vote buying and they can't get feel. They can't put their kids in the school. They're purchasing. Power has fallen by over one hundred percent in five years. It's just enraging the population so when we looked today we see Haitians up in arms all over the place. Yes the country has not recovered from twenty ten earthquake. It is still dealing with the fallout of Matthew it is at a higher risk of climate climate change it passed a huge dodged a huge bullet just a few weeks ago with Doria what we saw what it did to the Bahamas but for Haitians of you talk to them when you you hear them on the streets where they are denouncing is impunity and corruption that is happening. There is that because of mismanagement of the economy because of the corruption corruption. This is why the social situation is the way that it is. This is why there isn't fuel or they're this chronic fuel shortages you mentioned the Bahamas and you have since the earthquake a decade ago in Haiti a thousands of Haitians fleeing to countries like the Bahamas now hit hit extremely hard in the Bahamas by that latest hurricane. I'm can you talk about this. Mass migration also last Night Hillary Clinton and gave a talk in Brooklyn and they were Haitians protesting outside. I remember coming to Haiti after the earthquake and seeing President Clinton President Bill Clinton saying the the only two things that matter to me now are my daughter's wedding and the rehabilitation of Haiti the US deeply involved with Haiti for so many years and a much of that not exactly constructive Jacqueline Charles. Yes I mean in fact. I was in the the Bahamas just a couple of weeks ago in the Haitians. who were they're very concerned about their future and what's going to happen? I mean when we look post earthquake. It's been a huge migration not just to the Bahamas but to a country and she liked chillier where there's one hundred thousand Haitians at migrated in one year that's ten percent of Haiti's population. We also have patients on the US Mexico border today. I me Haitians have just gone anywhere. They can go in order to try to get some sort of relief. Every time we see that the situation turns volatile and Haiti REC- Haitians either trying to get out by bolt or they're trying to get out by plane and yes after the earthquake what you saw was President Clinton international community especially the US saying. You know we're going to do this. We're going to change things. I think there was a lot of promises that were made including thirteen billion dollars which I've been asking people in the last couple of weeks. Do you think thirteen billion dollars came here and they're telling me no thirteen billion dollars not come here. Haitians have very mixed views would they find is under President Obama with Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was really involved especially in terms of the elections so a lot of them hold the US responsible for what's happening here. In Presidential Louise who was the a handpicked successor of former President Michel Montanelli but with every Haitian elections. There's always allegations of fraud. There's always issues and even today as Haitians are fighting for this changed right in the back of their mind the forefront of it is where does the US stand on this question you know just recently a few days ago you had members of the opposition who sat right down with the US ambassador the UN representative in other from the donor community and that meeting did not go very well because what they are looking for is support in their mission in their push to get presidential noble used to resign and he says he's not going to step down and finally the Haitians that are in this country who are demanding that tps be extended president trump wanting to kick them out your response well. Nancy Pelosi is going to be a Miami tomorrow tomorrow and she is going to be meeting with about ten members of the Haitian community. She's going to be having a round table discussion US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson who represents the largest constituency of Americans are going to be there and they're going to hear from them. Were clearly the issue. Temporary protective status going to come up. I mean imagine right now. You see see what's happening. In Haiti you see the protests you see the economic situation and you're in this country. You have temporary protected status which is supposed to expire January albeit albeit thereby five legal cases going through the courts right now but to live with that certainty. It's a here and here the trump administration say everything is well in in Haiti it very much as Jacqueline Charles of Miami Herald. Thanks so much for being with us. I mainly Goodman. This is democracy now.
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"Live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi sang after more than a week of civil unrest. A memorial services being held for George Floyd today in Minneapolis whereas words I can't breathe on the force of police officers knee have again become a national rallying cry against police brutality against black men and women NPR's David Schaper reports. Floyd's family and friends will gather a sanctuary on the campus of North Central University in Minneapolis this afternoon. The Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver a National Eulogy and Ben Crump. The family's attorneys will give what is being called a national criminal justice address. It's one of three services set for floyd. In the coming days another will be held. The Saturday and North Carolina where Floyd was born, and his funeral will be held next Tuesday in Houston. Were Floyd lived most of his life presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to attend that attorney. CRUMP says a family is grateful. New criminal charges were filed before. Floyd is laid to rest. Saying is a source of peace in this painful time. David Schaper NPR news. Minneapolis Minneapolis police chief had fired the four officers after seeing the video of their treatment of floyd and again those officers all now face charges, president trump meanwhile is standing by his call for militarize action states, dealing with violent strife amid the broader civil rights, demonstrations NPR's Tom. Bowman says former officials are coming out against trump's threat. For were chairman of the joint. Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen Admiral Mike. Mullen wrote that the president trump's comments were welcome news to those countries who take comfort in our domestic strife. He said he worried about politicizing the men and women of our Armed Forces and. Jim Madison's. We've just heard said. Trump is a first president in his life, who is trying to divide not unite the nation. And he said this is a consequence of three years with without what he called Mature Leadership Admiral James Steve. Rita's retired. Admiral said we cannot afford to have a future Lafayette Square. End Up looking like Tiananmen Square NPR's Tom Bowman. North Korea's threatened to scrap a peace agreement with South Korea NPR's Anthony. Kuhn reports from Seoul. That threat came from Kim Jong UN sister, who's also a high ranking official in a statement, posted to twitter white's mother Joann said she's been living a nightmare for six hundred eighty three days as their son was held in Iran. She thanked the State Department and Swiss diplomats who represent American interests in Iran. Iran just a few days ago, US authorities released professor, serious, Askari, Iranian, and scientists, arrested and charged with violating US sanctions on Iran, charges strongly denied the exchange of detainees comes at a time of ongoing tensions between Tehran and Washington to win. White statement also mentioned foreign nationals still held by Tehran. Sankar prayers are with those families still waiting for the wrongful detentions of their loved ones to end. Peter Kenyon NPR news. Is Done Bul? This is NPR news. The mother of Navy veteran Michael White says he's on his way home after being held in Iran for nearly two years. We have more from NPR's Peter. In a statement posted to twitter white's mother Joann said she's been living a nightmare. For six hundred eighty three days as their son was held in Iran she thanked, the State Department and Swiss diplomats who represent American interests in Iran just a few days ago, US authorities released professor, Serious Askari Iranian scientists arrested and charged with violating US sanctions on Iran charges strongly denied the exchange detainees comes at a time of ongoing tensions between Tehran. Tehran and Washington to win. White statement also mentions. Still held by Tehran Sankar. Prayers are with those families still waiting for the wrongful detentions of their loved ones to end. Peter, Kenyon NPR news is done Bul. Thousands of people are protesting in some cases clashing with security forces and the semi autonomous territory of Hong Kong. They're defying an unprecedented police ban on an annual candlelight vigil for victims of China's military crackdown on student, led protests and Tenement Square thirty one years ago, meanwhile, the British banking firms HSBC and Standard Chartered are encountering widespread backlash for endorsing a Chinese law to crack down on versus activity in Hong Kong again, protesters fear China threatens their civil liberties. The UK Base Bank see it differently. They reportedly argue that Beijing moves in the Asian financial hub or good for stability in the region. This is NPR news.
Democracy Now! 2020-05-22 Friday
"From New York City the epicenter of the pandemic. This is democracy now. Just unbelievable amy that they would want to see this and you know it's shots to conscious. Believe it when it's real in two thousand twenty authorities arrest a third white man for the killing of Ahmad Armory this one charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. We'll speak with civil rights attorney. Ben crump about how William. Brian filmed artery jogging down to narrow road in Brunswick Georgia in broad daylight. Before he was confronted by two armed white men retired police officer Greg Mcmichael and his son Travis shot him three times then we go to India with just saw. Its biggest spike. In Corona virus cases and twenty four hours with six thousand new reported infections. An estimated three million seek shelter from a powerful cyclone and tens of thousands have no work or food forgiven w employers threatened us when we went to ask for help. They said do whatever you like. We don't care. Our families are really worried. They've been calling us over and over for days. We don't have any food or water here on the contrary we're being beaten when we ask we'll go to Mumbai to speak with Indian journalists peace sign founder of people's Archive of rural India and all fifty states are partially reopening this Memorial Day weekend historian and author. Mike Davis says reopening the economy will send us to hell all that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org quarantine report. I'm Amy Goodman another two point. Four million Americans applied for unemployment last week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to push the country to its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. More than thirty eight point. Six million Americans have sought unemployment benefits in the past nine weeks. Economists warn over forty percent of the jobs may never come back Federal Reserve Chair. Jerome Powell has warned. Unemployment could reach a staggering twenty five percent by the end of June. Despite this Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell's rejecting calls to extend enhanced unemployment benefits which are set to expire in July. Meanwhile the number of homeowners who did not pay their mortgage jumped by one point six million in April a new monthly record and new data from the Census Bureau found. Nearly half of all American adults. Say there are member of their household. Had lost and employment had and lost employment income since mid-march but not all Americans have suffered one new report found. The wealth of the nation's billionaires has increased by four hundred thirty four billion dollars or fifteen percents since the pandemic began. This is Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies since March teeth. Thirty eight and a half. A million people have a file for unemployment over that same two months. Billionaire wealth has surged four hundred thirty four billion dollars in that short time. And we're seeing. The billionaire class in the United States overall is seeing their wealth accelerate in the in the last couple of months. Even a Jeff Bezos and and Mark Zuckerberg's wealth combined has gone up sixty billion dollars. Since March eighteenth fears are growing Latin America could become the new epicenter of the Covid nineteen pandemic in Brazil. The death toll US top twenty after nearly twelve hundred deaths were reported Thursday. Who was the country's deadliest day to date Mexico's also reported over four hundred new Cova deaths and nearly three thousand new corona virus cases Thursday? Both News Day records cases are also rapidly rising in Peru and Chile sixty percent of all new cova cases or now in South America Asia and Africa India Indonesia both reported new daily highs of Corona virus cases. Thursday China's reported New Corona virus outbreak in the province of Janine near the border of Russia and North Korea and Singapore reported about four hundred fifty new cases nearly all among migrants who live in crowded dorms quote built for foreign workers. Meanwhile in the Middle East the number of cases in Gaza doubled Thursday from twenty to forty nine raising fears of a new outbreak as corona virus spreads across the Global South. The New World Bank report estimates some three billion people still don't have access to clean water and soap to wash their hands one of the most effective ways to prevent transmission of the corona virus here in the United States the death toll from the COVID. Nineteen outbreak has topped ninety. Five thousand flags will be flown at half-staff over Memorial Day weekend to remember the lives lost to corona virus. President trump issued the order after Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Ask flags to be lowered on the day when the US death toll tops. One hundred thousand in Alabama the capital city of Montgomery has been forced to divert Kovic patients to Birmingham due to a shortage of intensive care beds. This comes just days after Republican governor. Kay Ivey opened much of Alabama meanwhile in North Carolina five hundred seventy chicken processing workers have tested positive at a single Tyson. Plant president trump toward Ford manufacturing plant in Michigan that was re purpose to make personal protective equipment. Trump you're used to wear a mask while speaking to the press inside the plant in defiance of an executive order from the state's governor and the plants own rules trump said. He wore one during a tour of the Ford plant but took it off before speaking to reporters didn't wear had one on before live four one in this area but I didn't want to give the press. The pleasure of seeing photos later emerged showing trump wearing a mask during a tour of the plant. Trump's visit to Michigan came at a time when the state is facing three major crises. The covid outbreak has killed more than fifty one hundred people in Michigan. The state's unemployment rate is at an all time high of twenty two point. Seven percent and more than ten thousand homes were evacuated in midland the home of Dow chemical after two dams breached earlier this week. After heavy rainfall the New York Times reports nursing homes with African American and Latino populations have been twice as likely to get hit by corona virus outbreaks is predominantly white nursing homes overall four thousand residents and staff at long term care facilities have died from. Cova. That's about a third of the nation's overall death toll. Meanwhile the anti-racist research and Policy Center has helped launch a covert racial data tracker to Documenta the pandemic devastating communities of color the site highlights of the pandemic has taken the lives of nearly twenty thousand African Americans while black people account for thirteen percent of the nation's population. They've accounted for twenty five percent of the deaths during the pandemic you remix can be the anti-racist center said the trackers needed because the federal government is failing to collect racial demographic data. We felt it was necessary to build the most comprehensive data solar Beta set available in make presentable for people to understand the racial disparities. We're actually seeing all of this country. And hopefully people will use the tracker to recognize what are the most vulnerable in their states and and ensure that those communities are are our policy is changing in. Those communities are receiving release following weeks of outcry authorities in Georgia have arrested. The man who film the killing of arbitrary a twenty five old black man who is chased down and shot to death by two White Men February twenty third William Bryan who's White was arrested. On charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment he filmed that disturbing video showing Aubrey jogging down a narrow road in Brunswick Georgia in broad daylight. Before being ambushed retired police officer Gregory Mcmichael and his son Travis were both arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault earlier. This month will have more on this story. After headlines The trump administration announced it will withdraw from another major international arms. Control deal the open skies treaty. Which the George. H W Bush administration signed nine. Nineteen Ninety two. The deal allows the United States Russia and thirty three other countries to fly unarmed observation aircraft over the other's territory to help reduce the risk of war last year trump withdrew from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty with Russia on Thursday trump's arms control. Negotiator Marshall Valencia criticized Russia and China and warned that the United States is prepared to outspend anyone in a new nuclear arms. So the president's made clear that we have a tried and true practice here. We know how to win these races. And we know how to spend the adversary into into into oblivion if we have to we will but we sure would like to avoid it in news from Capitol Hill Twenty Nine House. Democrats are calling on Congress to reduce this year's military budget in a letter they wrote. We must remain focused on combating the corona virus and not increasing military spending. That already outpaces. The next ten closest nations combined. The letter was organized by Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California and mark. Pope can of Wisconsin more than eighty deaths have been reported in eastern Indian-bangladesh after cyclone Pam battered the region leaving millions of people without power damaging crops and destroying thousands of homes. It was the strongest cyclone to hit the region over two decades. The worst damage was reported in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal where many lost their homes ballad duty. Yesterday's rain my house was wrecked. A tree fell on it. Everything is destroyed. Where will we stay? We used to work in ODA show. But due to the lockdown everything is closed. There's no work no income. My husband works in Oda. Show and he stuck there and is unable to send US money cowboy. Build my home. I've used up the money. My husband sent to build a wall. But what will I eat now? China's most important political event of the year. The National People's Congress has begun after a two-month delay due to the corona virus outbreak. The congress is expected to approve a new security law in Hong Kong that would reportedly criminalized quote foreign interference and secessionist activities and the subversion of state power unquote opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong claims. Such a move would end the autonomy of the former British colony which has been rocked by protests over the past year. Dennis Kwok is member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. Let's say to the international community. This is a phone call. This is the end of one country. Two System Make no mistake about that Beijing. The Central People's government has completely preach. Its Promise to the home call people. The International Humanitarian Aid Organization. Oxfam has announced it's laying off nearly fifteen hundred employees a third of its staff and withdrawing operations from eighteen countries including Afghanistan Rwanda Sierra Leone and Haiti Oxfam facing a funding shortage due to the pandemic donations to Oxfam also fell after news broke two years ago. That Oxfam covered up sexual abuse and misconduct allegations against staff working in Haiti during a two thousand. Eleven post earthquake relief effort. The Senate has confirmed John Ratcleff to be the new director of National Intelligence and a party. Line vote he'll become the fourth person to hold the job within the past year. Meanwhile the Senate. Foreign Relations Committee has advanced the nomination of right wing filmmaker. Michael Pack to head the US Agency for global media which operates various state run media outlets including Voice of America packs. Were closely with Steve. Bannon the former trump adviser who once headed breitbart news in Media News. The Atlantic is laying off sixty eight workers and freezing salaries. Even though the magazine has reported record online traffic and spike and subscriptions most of the layoffs will be in the Atlantic live events division and food. Not Bombs is marking. Its fortieth anniversary this weekend. The worldwide all volunteer movement recovers food that would otherwise be discarded and provides free Vegan and vegetarian meals in over one thousand cities and sixty five countries movement began in one thousand nine hundred to protest the US military budget poverty and destruction of the environment. Food Not Bombs. Volunteers have been arrested. Dozens of times while attempting to feed the hungry and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot. Org The quarantine report. I mean He. Goodman following weeks of outcry authorities have arrested a third white man for the killing of Ahmed. Armory the twenty five year old black man who was chased down and shot to death. February twenty third while on a jog on a Sunday in Georgia William. Brian was arrested. Thursday charges a felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. He filmed the disturbing video showing our bridge jogging down a narrow road in Brunswick Georgia in broad daylight before being confronted by two armed white men and shot three times. The three men walked free for months after our break murder but after the video went viral and sparked mass outrage armories attackers retired police officer Greg Mcmichael and his son Travis were both arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault earlier this month. Lee Merritt the family attorney said. The video shows are very which chased by the McMichael's in their car for over four minutes before they killed him. Gregory McMichael's a former Glenn County police officer who also worked as a prosecutorial investigator advocates say McMichael's ties to law enforcement. Shielded him from the mediator arrests for re-skilling and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into rbis case for possible prosecutorial misconduct Brenswick judicial circuit. Da Jackie Johnson recused herself from the case because McMichael worked in her office as an investigator. The Arbor case has passed through four district attorney's offices. I'm at. Aubrey was murdered after briefly. Entering a construction site tax uncovered over the weekend. Show a Glenn County. Police officer instructed the owner of the property to notify Great McMichael if he noticed any trespassers but surveillance video shows multiple people. A number of them white entered the construction site to look around but only artery was killed for the alleged trespassing. The homeowner Larry English as attorney has issued a statement that said quote. It now appears that this young man may have been coming onto the property for water unquote. The Justice Department says it will review the case to see a federal hate crime. Charges can be pursued but such charges cannot be pursued by state authorities because George is one of three southern states. That is no hate crime law for more. We go to Tallahassee Florida where we're joined by Ben crump civil rights attorney representing the family of Almond. He's the author of open. Season legalized genocide of colored people. Welcome back to democracy now than can you start off by talking about the significance of the arrest of this third person usually people who hoping their cell phone and start filming our hailed as the people who break a case the film certainly provided the fodder for the arrest months after Ahmad was killed. But what about this? As a model Rbis family and my co counsels have maintained from the beginning. We believe that William Rowdy. Brian was part of this organized. gang that was attempting based on a premeditated plan to confront and capture. Ahmad Aubrey as he jogged through that community that day and the text message that was sent by police officer. Robert Rash to the homeowner said that if you see him again. Don't call the police. Call Gregory Michael's. He's a former police officer. So we believe this was organized Mob that was planning on confronting so it is wholly appropriate that he was arrested in charge. When you look at what Gregory met Michael said on day one. He said that rowdy Attempted to cut off the job as he was running and then we visually see objective evidence. Four minutes they chase Ahmad Aubrey in that community as he tries to escape around his life so Ahmad Aubrey's favelas. They're relieved because they have maintained. They want everybody who was part of this. Lynch mob. Who executed their child to be arrested and held accountable? This arrest came just after the reading of the home of Mcmichael and then his son are in jail right now. Mcmichael again a former investigator and Glenn County police officer is that right. And what do you understand? They found in the house where they have not revealed the contents of what they found in the House of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation set to have a press conference today and then am eastern standard time. They may the Vo some of that information if they can but we do know that they are looking based on what the family has tried to demand for equal justice for their son connections between each and every person who was part of this lynch mob. This organized effort that was premeditated. And so when you think about the charge of felony murder and criminal intent to commit false imprisonment William Rowdy. Brian is guilty of those charges. Much in the same way if you have young people who make miscalculated stupid decision to go into convenience store with intent to rob the store and you have somebody sitting in the car. Where if a person is killed? Who's working at the store? Everybody has charged the person inside. Who did the shooting is charged with murder in the person who was eight in an abandoned driving? A car is a Charged with felony murder. So it's no different in this situation when you think about how they execute it. Ahmad Aubrey in each and everybody who played a part in aided and abetted in this crime. I WanNa go to Kevin Ga the attorney for William. Roddy Brian Speaking on Monday. He directed a message to you. Ben crump and s Lee Merritt saying you put his client endanger. I want to take a moment and speak directly to Benjamin crump Ashley Merit to of the Lawyers for the family. I'm not here tonight to argue with you about the evidence I reached discreetly discreetly reached out previously through community leaders. I pleaded with you a week ago on national television. I do not know whether you have heard my please or whether you chose to ignore them so I will try again. Mr Brian is not your enemy. Is this please stop. Please stop doing and saying things that placed the lives of Roddy and his family endanger whether you realize it or not. Y'All have put a target on his back. He is unarmed and defenseless a sitting duck. I understand your passion and your zeal for justice but respectfully the ends don't justify the means so that was before he was arrested. I was attorney. Ben crump your response. Certainly you know since he made this plea directly to me my maker. Brother Lee Merritt let me respond directly to him Ahmad. Aubrey was in defenseless when he was executed in broad daylight and furthermore since he says our calls for his client to be arrested somehow put his client in danger. We want him to know that the Aubrey family is very leap in bear relieved because the rule of law has prevailed and that his hat was arrested based on evidence improbable cause and he has no fear to worry about his client being in danger because I am certain that he is safe in the Glenn County jail and our clients to rb family would wish for him to remain safe and stay in. Bet Glenn County jail for a long time as they continue to push the justice for their son Ahmad Aubrey. Ben crump the video keep showing Ahmad. Aubrey going into this construction site where houses being built but other video has been released. That shows white people over and over again going into this construction site. You know it's a house being built. It's completely open a white couple for example that very day. Walking in sort of touring around. Yes ma'am underscores the point that this was never about any trespassing burglary this was all ways about profiling Ahmad Arbor because of the color of his skin and we are Requested an imploring the Federal Department of Justice to handle this matter as a hate crime. There can be a parallel prosecution with the State District Attorney. Who's assigned to the case as well as the Department of Justice under the shepherd a hate crime act because we believe Ahmad? Aubrey was killed based on the color of his skin. He was lynched in two thousand twenty and we have to send the message not only to his family and community but to the entire world that America. We are better than this in crump also. What about the Justice Department? The calls for them to open a hate crimes investigation into what happened. I mean clearly the two men Greg Mcmichael and a son Greg McMichael former police officer investigator. They walked free four months before the video. Got Out the question of the corruption within the Glenn County the District Attorney. All with that at going. Well now the question of where the Justice Department is absolutely we the Justice Department to not only open a hate crime investigation but we want them to look at the due process of law violations under the fourteenth amendment involvement. Everybody who was involved in this investigation from the police officers who were first on the saying to the first. Da Jackie Johnson who? It is a mess told the police not to file charges in the case District Attorney Brian Hill. Who also said like Jackie Johnson? He had a conflict of interest but yet wrote a memorandum saying that he saw no probable cause to arrest This murderous father and son duo in an essence. Put his thumb on the scales of justice in favor of the Michaels in third prosecutor. Who said when he looked at this video and he looked at all this evidence. The statements saying that he didn't feel he could arrest them that he had to take it to a grand jury. And so the Glenn County Sheriff's Department who leaked the video of a mile from three years prior. We believe an attempt to assassinate his character as well as Robert Rash. The police officer who sent in tanks to the homeowner that condone and encourage this vigilante to catch income Ahmad Aubrey. Shaun King Said yesterday classmates of Traffic Michael said he was the single most racists man they ever knew and that when they heard he'd been involved in this they were shocked but Ben crump. I wanted to end with another case. You're also representing the family of Brianna Taylor. Twenty six year old aspiring nurse. Who was shot to death by police inside her own apartment? Her families filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department the lawsuit detailing. How police shot Taylor at least eight times after the burst into her apartment unannounced a search warrant the man police were looking for. Did Not live in Taylor's apartment and which reportedly already detained by police. When the officers arrived at Taylor's residents on the night of March thirteenth at the time of her killing brand Taylor had been working as an emergency. Medical technician treating covert nineteen patients. Your final words yes. Our agree with Senator Ram Paul that these dangerous. No not warrants. I believe our constitutional but Rampal said they should be abolished because it is foreseeable that innocent law abiding citizens would be hurt or killed in. Brianna Taylor is exhibit number one and we cannot forget about black women as I have been proclaiming if you ran with MoD in the mud Aubrey case. They you need to stand for bree because Bree Taylor Lights Mad but women lives matter to and this was just an execution of her in the sanctity of our own home and I look forward to coming back to talk with you more about developments in that case. The police chief resigned yesterday in the aftermath of this execution of this innocent black woman and we have to continue to demand that those police officers are arrested for the killing of this young lady who her co workers and family and everybody who newer says. She was just an angel of a person. Well Benjamin crump we look back. We look forward to having you back. Ben. Crump is a civil rights attorney representing the family of Berry. He's the author of open. Season legalized genocide of colored. People up next we go to India which is starting to loosen. Its nationwide lockdown the largest world history. It just saw its biggest spike in corona virus infections in day with six thousand new reported cases stay with us diga clone eighteenth tuned home port up. Zucconi where the long me forever in Rome Chino. Loan there's go to Julia. Was Maya Dari Monaco. Media One nosy neighbor to go the double double double the de Beta. Rogo Conteh Hi Nella Conteh and Kosta Indica bottle. Humility Logan George P. Lagaan ooh La and indeed donny. The visit to the Long March of the lockdown migrants song by composer. Lyric writer and singer Dash Ravi for the People's Archive of rural India. This is democracy now. Democracy now dot Org The quarantine report. I'm Amy Goodman. Is We turn to India which is starting to Loosen. Its nationwide locked down and just saw its biggest spike. In Corona virus cases and twenty four hours with six thousand new report infections India Country of one point three billion people has reported more than one hundred eighteen thousand confirmed cases more than thirty five hundred deaths. This comes as the most powerful cyclone to strike eastern Indian Bangladeshi over a decade killed at least eighty two people this week forcing estimated three million people to leave their homes to seek shelter. Meanwhile a nationwide strike is underway today by many of. India's trade unions against the suspension of labor laws since lockdown began in March tens of thousands of migrant workers have been left jobless face dangerous journeys to return home to smaller villages across India. Most of them by foot hundreds of already lost their on route home. This is a migrant worker employers. Threatened us when we went. Ask for help. They said do whatever you like. We don't care. Our families are really worried. They've been calling us over and over for days. We don't have any food or water here on the contrary we're being beaten when we ask for it well for more we go to Mumbai India where we're joined by the award winning and the journalists sign. Sinus he's the founder of people's Archive of rural India or powrie which focuses on rural India. Where more than eight hundred thirty three million people live speaking seven hundred eighty living languages? But I I WANNA play of an interview by Perry with eleven-year-old power. Spotty car after the lockdown. His father lost his job as a driver and the boy began selling vegetables to help his family make money flipping CD every morning. I go and get whatever vegetables can find and then I have to sell those who want to buy by many people buy vegetables. Many don't get very little time to study. Find Little Time in the morning and afternoon after meeting launched against study for some time like going to school very much. Look Nick is hurting. That's an interview by Pari the People's Archive of India. For more we're joined by its founder journalists peace sign. He's also author of everybody. Loves a good drought stories. From India's poorest districts woke to democracy. Now it's so important to have you with a sign of such an honor If you can talk start off by talking about this boy and even the founding of your archive the kind of journalism. You're doing now you're well known major journalistic mainstream. John but you felt that the people on the ground. The majority of India were not being covered. Their voice is not heard well. The average Indian nationals daily gives zito point six seven percent off. Its front page for news of rule. Origin who are sixteen nine percent of the population live so obvious at there is not a single newspaper not a single national newspaper not a single TV channel. That has a national level. Rural Affairs editor correspondent full-time Norris there fulltime correspondent on the funding beat notice that full-time correspondent on the Labor beat. So obviously that gap is very huge and we try filling it. But I'd like to answer your think about the boy. Paris medical. He was at school. He'd never been child labor before when they shut down the school. His father lost his job. His mother lost her job. Amy According to the Center for Monitoring Indian economy. India lost a hundred and twenty two million jobs in the single month of April K. At an unemployment rate of twenty seven point one percent now down to twenty four twenty five one hundred twenty two million jobs and those were non farm sector jobs like his father. Who was a watchman in a data security guard in a building like his mother who was a cook and a canteen? All these jobs went ninety one point three million of those jobs. One hundred and twenty two million jobs is three times what you've lost in the United States. Though Ninety one point three million people who were small Wenders Hawkers Tiny little. You know stores mom and pop stores whatever these are. The ones that got out many of those jobs are not coming back bodice. Medicare that boy. He is one of those children who was thrown onto the streets to earn something because his schools shut down. And you don't get the midday meal anymore right but it's also very important for you to look at the large picture of what's happening to these migrants and it's not just the migrants who are in trouble covert nineteen has presented us and I think much of the world with a complete and total topsy of the corpse of neoliberal policy of twenty eight years in India. Yeah I think it's done the same elsewhere. For other countries we now know how Gile large sections of the population are after all the boasting about eight percent growth and nine percent growth. That stuff in there are and how it also gives us a pretty good scan of neo-liberal thinking on last Sunday. The government of India passed an order. You saw that long much of the migrants right. The government of India passed an order for a nationwide curfew between seven PM and seven. Am You know what that does to the migrants on the highway? The millions of people on the highway. You know it means that they can only know much. Hundreds thousands mean anywhere. They're matching anywhere between three hundred and one thousand miles. Amy and these people now can only much between seven. Am and seven PM in temperatures ranging in temperatures ranging from of hundred three two hundred ten degrees Fahrenheit. That's what the machos are now. The people on the highways are doing to imagine that kind of thinking. Imagine the kind of and that is neo-liberal thinking it makes groups for to protect the beautiful people and it has no thought for the marginalized. Look at how it's thinking on hunger. We have not in living memory seeing this kind of immediate urgent hung on the streets as has been happening here. This country is sitting on what the government says is seventy seven million tons of surplus food grape. I don't call. I don't use the word surplus. I think that's fraud. But it has seventy seven million tons of buffer stock. You know what it's doing with that stock it's given permission. The government has to shoot permission last month to convert large portions of rice. I don't know how many million tons into ethanol so that you can create large quantities of hand sanitizer. Okay you're destroying food grain to create hand sanitizer which also involves large scale use of water. And of course that eternal will also go to blend petrol for fuel. I mean this is the level of thinking when people are so hungry when people are actually on the edge of starvation we now know of the twenty eight years of this part of development. How narrow is the distance? How minimal the distance between insecurity and hunger and hunger and stuff. The other thing they've done or what's the great thing that the states have done in response to this hunger and chaos and marches. We have reopened. You know what's one of the first things to reopen even before the so-called relaxation of the lockdown thousands and thousands of liquor shops. Maybe you know we're big advice that go on a liquid diet. I don't know but you'll open thousands of liquor shops and the QS for those can be up to two kilometers making a mockery of all the physical distance stuff. But this is the way we are thinking. This is the way we are behaving. So it's really I mean you've lost one hundred and twenty two million jobs. People are terribly hungry. You have seventy seven million tons of grain piled up and you're thinking of creating atonal from it so we really are the my migrants and others also. I didn't terrible terrible state. I also want to say that. It's not just the microbes. See we in the People's Archive of little India. We didn't discover Labor migrants on March twenty. Sixth after the lockdown like the rest of the corporate media did we cover them three hundred sixty five days a year. We know who they are. We know that personally as you said when you were introducing the subject that you know you you got a guy to say that we are we are. We are being beaten. We're running out of water. We'RE RUNNING OUT OF FOOD. Amy Those earlier. When migrants walked they did walk long distances even earlier to go home they would have these stalls. Little bus stands and stuff along the way where they would stop work for the evening on their way to the next forty or fifty kilometers earn their way to the next sixty kilometers to the next. Bustan where they work in peace. Talk all those tea. Stalls and restaurants on the highway are now closed under the lockdown. So you're GONNA have a lot of debts from non-core ailments old Indian Trent's like diarrhea dehydration hunger exhaustion. These sort of things are happening when they you know. Let me give you one example. One example the case of young John Lewis a twelve year old girl indigenous person who had gone with a party of people from her village not a parents but with others to work in the chilly fields in the Red Chili fields of the neighboring State of Tonga. When the lockdown came and everyone was thrown off their jobs and their work John Lew walked one hundred and forty kilometers a twelve year old girl. She walked one hundred and forty kilometers in three days. I spent a hell of a lot of my time walking about the countryside. I've never done one hundred forty kilometers and three days and nights and she felt did sixty kilometers from her home in exception and from muscle footy. Okay how many John. Lewis have been condemned the migrants to when be bringing a curfew that says you can only individuals movement of individuals strictly forbidden between seven PM and seven air. How many more John Lewis of pushing over the edge? The entire of what's going on is so utterly barbarous and shows what we have a made of people do let me let me tell you a little aside about the seventy seven million tons of food. Do you know how much that is? I mean the kind of bags. We packet if economists like Gijon dress calculated fifteen years ago because we've had that surplus for more than fifteen twenty years that if the seventy seven million tons of food grain. If the sex were laid in a row you could reach the moon and back twice. It's twice the distance to the moon. So you could go and come back and you'd still have some more grain leftover. Yeah you could easily. If you chose meet the People's hunger you could do that now. But the food distribution system under neoliberalism has not functioned. The stocks have not functioned to keep prices. Low their functioning to keep prices up. So you have so you talk about what this means right now for India Today And also if you can talk about The you can talk about the prejudice. The racism being expressed trying to use pandemic against Muslims in India and against Chinese Indians. Yeah well just Chinese Indians but all people from the northeast. Who looked Chinese to you. So-called mainstream media but two things have been happening. I do understand that. There has been racism that there has been sectarian propaganda in many parts of the world not not released in the United States where you had great Kung flew right but I do not believe anywhere else. It's at this level of communal sectarian prejudice where television channels. Don't cover the Rona virus but cover said suspected Islamic conspiracies. The planted it here. Because there was an event by a small fundamentalist group a religious gathering in Delhi which turned out to be a super spreader but there many other events by other religions and other groups etcetera but this was an identified one and there are millions of people receiving WHATSAPP messages in multiple languages. Telling them you say courting the District Judge of course a retired district judge who can't be traced and there seemed to be so many of them because they seem to be no languages about how this whole thing was planned by. Islamic groups to devastate India in India Gay. That's one second fishermen in the East Coast and I want to make this point to your your audience amy today. We are listing about the migrants. There are millions of relatives of those migrants back in the villages. They're going they are no less devastated. Your the migrants are having it physically worse but millions of livelihoods across the country west smashed by the way we organized and implemented are locked fishermen in the east coast of underplayed Pradesh. My Home State. They know that is any way a fishing ban between April fifteen and June fourteen to conserve fish stocks because that's the breeding season for the fish. Now which means that the two weeks preceding that are the heaviest fishing video. Couldn't happen because of the lockdown and then when the poor Fisher- fisherman steel out at two. Am Three am in the morning at the risk of their lives and bring back a few fish to eat. They're not able to sell the rest either. They sell it at one foot the price or they're told by customers. Hey we've seen on WHATSAPP that this fish are you know from the East from China? And they're got they're carrying the corona virus. Okay I mean it is funny funny but it is so bloody widely accepted saying that we. We only have a minute and I wanted to go to your comment that covid nineteen percents us with a complete and thorough autopsy of twenty eight years of Neo Liberalism neoliberalism and India. Your final comment. Yeah well one. It's as I said. It shown us what these policies on food. It's like for instance for thirty five years. We've all accepted right. That healthcare is something to be bought. Sold traded and that health insurance equals health. This is neoliberalism. We have a country where the maximum amount of a health system is in private hands. I mean where the maximum expenditure on health is from poor people from that from their own pockets. That's what on the help on the education system. Now what happens? Your elder rich schools and the colleges and private universities will switch to online education. What happens to the tens of millions of children? What happens to the tens of millions of children in Government Schools? Where you're lucky to have a decent blackboard. What happens to that? So the education system is smashed. This was also the pushing of so-called affordable private schools. All the stuff came with neoliberalism. So we've been smashed on the hunger front on the Education Front on the health front and we now face a very serious crisis in the coming monsoon crop season because the twenty five years we promoted like anything cash crop for exports if pete cash crops in the coming season Yoga stylish right because worldwide as you know income and consumption growth income. Consumption growth have crashed. Nobody is going. To have huge orders of sugarcane and caught it. That's not gonNA happen. Even the previous season stocks up piling up I. We are desperate in people's Archive of rural India. Appealing to farmers grow only food crop. You and your families are in very serious trouble. So that's what farmers labourers. Each each and every Noord of neoliberalism is now standing nick. Many of these things happened earlier. Okay Corona virus. Yeah we've been brought on by the even brought on by the corona virus. They were brought on by conscious policy. That this is. What's this is how we should build a society so these things existed earlier but now we can't turn away from the. We can't pretend we don't see he signed. Thank you so much for being with US award winning Indian journalist and founder of people's Archive of rural India. We thank you for being there. We're GONNA link to your online website and we hope to have you back very soon. The largest lockdown in world history is taking place right now in India. This is democracy now when we come back. Mike Davis stay with us Say a California dreaming by Bobby. Womack here democracy now democracy now dot org the quarantine report. I'm Amy Goodman. All fifty states will at least be partially reopened. This Memorial Day weekend is the. Us death toll from the Kovic outbreak will top one hundred thousand and some states prepare for a surge in cases. We're joined now by guest who says reopening. The economy will send us to help. Mike Davis is writer. Historian author of a number of books including planet of Slum City of courts and the monster at our door the global threat of Avian Flu. His new book is set the night on fire. La in the sixties. He's joining us from San Diego. Thanks so much for being with US staying all night up to do this interview Mike. One you start off with that. Very provocative headline of your piece reopening the economy will send us all to hell why I didn't choose the The headline let me put it. This way. I think a lot of listeners will remember The novel by Williams Siren called so his choice. The movie version Meryl Streep on the Academy Award Ford but in the story a young mothers Sophie Arise that I was wits with her two small children and she begs Nuts he dr to spare their lines. Sinisa all spare one life but you have to choose otherwise I'll kill them both. Americans tens of millions of Americans have had to make that choice will soon make a choice like that. The Washington Post cool of several weeks ago Where they'd pull people who are essential workers and the duration of the pandemic of the report That either they have a dangerous pre existing condition or someone in their household has so it is obscene and criminal that this choice the Simba's choice between income for people have to meet their mortgages. People are of Jesper to put food on the table and to choose to work on the other hand bring disease home to the people you love or to yourself. This is of course it. Totally artificial situation trim refused to use the defense production neck to compel the manufacturer of projected mass leather gear which other countries with great success. I want for instance turned over to the military. The production of the MASS JIM in three weeks. They increase production ten full. But here of course leave it to mad scramble to try and find private sectors suppliers every hospital every state every cities can beating showed with. Now he's used the defense production To Force of food processing workers back in the plans with a work in the coal long hours literally shoulder to shoulder and with the infection rates are almost in sorry as nursing homes and prisons. And why haven't the Democrats. Why haven't we progressives starting in March the launched a national campaign about workplace safety and the rejection of this idea that ordinary people have to do a kind of self triage them their families and yet at the same time you have a massive corporations like Amazon Billionaires In this country who are making a massive killing now a massive prophet increasing their wealth. By some fifteen percent. The latest report from Institute for Policy Studies Mike. Well I mean we thought we lived in one of the most unequal countries in history. Of course quality will be greater by the beginning of next year next winner. Ordinary Americans went to bed one night and they woke up looked out the door and it was nineteen thirty three and the policies that are being pursued right now of forcing gable back toward of using the threat of of removing unemployment insurance or even prosecuting people who don't go back to work because it's unsafe for unemployment fraud The fact that in Texas Iowa Ohio and states put on these sites were employers. Can anonymously report were whose Who Haven't for work so that Know that their unemployment should be cut off public sector locals Shea. County governments Light the rest of US actually live in the moment. The May we just have a minute in this part of the interview. And then we're continuing with park too but you have said that global capitalism can no longer guarantee the survival of the human race elaborate on that in this last minute in in four ways. It's become a threat to human survival. Can't guarantee food security or increase your put food by the fifty percent. The United Nations says is necessary. Did she humanity twenty years from from now it no longer creates jobs or guarantees people income more meaningful social world. It cannot decarbonised economy or at the same time. allow the poor countries which didn't create the greenhouse gases to make the great edit patient super necessary for their survival in finally. We're in the midst of the revolution in Biological Orange. Nomex Tanna translate this biological revolution. The enormous potential that exists now into public hill either in this country and of course even less around the world. I WanNa thank you for being with us again. We'RE GONNA post immediately today. Part Two of our interview with author and historian. Mike Davis his new book. Set the night on fire. La in the sixties we will continue with part two of our conversation talking about socially distance protests around the country. Very special. Happy Birthday to Mike. Defilipo that does it for our show and a deep appreciation for all the team that works around the country working on this show. I made me good. Thanks so much for joining us stay safe.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Korva. Coleman protests against police brutality continued across the US Tuesday night and Wednesday morning protesters clashed with police in some areas, but most demonstrations were peaceful in Minneapolis activists continue to demand that the three other police officers involved in George Floyd's death also be arrested and charged. NPR's David Schaper reports. There are some indications that charges could be filed soon. Former police officer Derek Shaw Van, who was seen in video kneeling? George Floyd's neck is facing murder and manslaughter charges, but the three other officers. Officers on the scene of not been charged Floyd family attorney Ben. crump tells NPR. He believes that will soon change. Yes I, expect these other three offices to be arrested before George. Florida's laid to rest. CRUMP says the family recently spoke of Minnesota Attorney. General Keith Ellison took over prosecution of the case he told them just as the previous district attorney that they see evidence of crimes based on the video. A spokesman for Ellison would not confirm that account saying only that a thorough investigation of the case continues. David Schaper. NPR News Minneapolis. Despite civil unrest and Corona virus concerns. The city of Chicago is sticking with its plan. It will reopen more of its economy today NPR Cheryl Corley has more lueders broke windows and trust dozens of stores in Chicago's downtown and other neighborhoods during protests over George, Floyd's murder city officials say the crowds also raised concerns, the spread of corona virus, so Chicago Mayor Lori lightfoot says as she surveyed the damage. She asked a question everywhere she went. So we open. Or should we do like? To universal acclaim emphatically. What I heard from people is mayor. We have to step four. lightfoot warned of Corona virus cases rise, and people don't follow health guidelines. The city could scale back meantime. A citywide nine PM. Curfew remains in place, Cheryl Corley NPR News Chicago Controversial Nine Term Iowa Congressman Steve. King lost the Republican nomination for his seat in the US. House to a state senator in Tuesday's primary Katie Pike of Iowa public radio has more. Republicans state Senator Randy. Star took almost forty six percent of the vote to kings thirty six percent. He said in a statement. He's truly humbled by the support. From the last eighteen months king addressed his supporters in video online, saying none of his four GOP challenger have raised an issue with his records comes from an effort to push out the strongest voice for full spectrum constitutional conservatism that existed in the United States Congress King has a history of controversial remarks. Last year he was stripped of his house committee assignments for a common in the New York Times for NPR news. I'm Katie PICA's ensue city Iowa this is NPR news. Eight states, and the District of Columbia held primary elections on Tuesday. Joe Biden seven state democratic. Presidential primary contests as well as in Washington DC president trump won the republican contests. The Philippines government is walking back its decision to terminate a Visiting Forces Agreement with the US President Rodrigo. Duterte has favored China over the US, but NPR's Julie McCarthy reports this signals weariness toward Beijing. The Philippine foreign secretary said the country is suspending plans to scrap a key military agreement between Manila and Washington for six months. The Visiting Forces Agreement allows you troops easy access in out of the Philippines. The US embassy hailed detail administration's decision to maintain longstanding packed, saying it looks forward to continued close security and defense cooperation. The move is seen as strategic setback for China the Philippine top diplomat would only say the reset was made in in light of political and other developments in the region. Analysts say that's a reference to China's growing assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea which includes the singing in April of a Vietnamese fishing boat. Julie McCarthy NPR news researchers at Johns, Hopkins, University. Say one point. Eight million people have been infected with the corona virus in the US. More than one hundred six thousand people have perished here of covid nineteen, worldwide, nearly six and a half. Million people have been infected. More than three hundred eighty thousand people have died. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news.
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You're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're you're? Young. Yo Yo Yo yo Yo yo Yo Yo, Yo Yo yo Yo. Yo Yo Yo yo Yo end-july. Deadline, Ambi Charlemagne the God. Of the planet is third. Yes. It's Thursday. I hear you stretching. What you mean. I hate you scratching. Stretch it. What are you talking about? Discretion you? Haven't is what it's too early maybe I'm maybe I'm just projecting on. Don't don't project anything definitely tired. Zone is very exhausting bro. You gotTA. You gotta be on Zoom the majority of your day. It is very often and for whatever reason People think that being on Zoom, you can do more. So it'd be a lot of stuff on your schedule. zome is exhausted. I'm tired of, but I need some human interaction when it comes to these. Meetings and interviews, and whatever else yeah, I've been doing a lot of zone. 'cause I what I've been doing now recently I, Neva. Front, I've been doing it on my phone. Just being like my video doesn't work soccer. Just do it as just a conference. Call I've been doing that a couple of times. Larry. Couple Times. Be Seen On some other things to do when you do, assume call. You just got to really be sitting down into his own call but I like to multitask a million and one things. I got five kids a lot of things going on so sometimes. I just put it on the phone. Keep keeping moving like that that that is true. You do a lot of these zoom means people be doing be doing a lot of other stuff. They'd be cooking. Clean and people have been trying to do two and three things at once zoom. Well yesterday. I went out. And I was walking around in Brooklyn I was like. Let me get out of the house again and go for a little walk. A lot of very peaceful protests here in Brooklyn yesterday, so and today they're actually going to be. Or, you might fell and today. They're actually going to be having a memorial service for George Floyd in Brooklyn Academy Plaza. Three office. Three other offices were charged yesterday. absolutely not a charge. Well, we're aiding and abetting to murder was that. Is that what his integrion yeah, aiding and abetting the second degree murder 'cause they also up. vans charges to second degree instead of thirty degree. Right Oh do it that means. Attorney Ben crump calling in this morning. Because that's right, I don't know exactly when any of that means. That's right, attorney Benjamin, crump and checking in. Because I would think that the other three officers were I think it was two other offices. Where kneeling when kneeling on him, as well as on his own rights, remedies like his back and stuff like that I know being physically on him. You know they would be charged with something a little little scrubbing, aiding and abetting, but hey, what do I know? Who knows yesterday I think. They had the the mugshots of all four offices. Willie, other three were released yesterday and people are asking was the last one of the officers Lack. african-american. was he a minority? We know. They did not give the ethnicity that NC that any. Definitely Asian right now we know. that. They can't tell you. There was some people saying he was Asian some people are saying. He was black people saying he was Latino they they were trying to get to finally find that out, but anyway we have attorney Benjamin crump. He'll be checking in. He'll be breaking down the charges because I have no idea what those charges mean. And how much time those officers really get, and we also have riven Dr William Barbara. He'll be checking as well. Absolutely. Today show. You definitely will all right well. Let's get to show cracker front page news. What we talking about? Well, I guess! We were going to be talking about George play, but maybe we should say that for Ben crump. Because just kind of gave all of that, so let's talk about these other officers six Atlanta officers who were charging the arrests of the Kylie students that they dragged from the car and hit with stun-guns Norway. We'll get into that next. Keeping locked this to breakfast club Comorans floating everybody is DJ. Envy Angeliki shallow me in the guy. We are the breakfast club. Let's get in some front page news. Where we start me. Well yesterday Barack Obama had a virtual town hall. It was founded by my brother's keeper alliance, and he partners with that with his Obama Foundation we've all done a lot of different things with my brother's keeper, and here is what Barack Obama had to say about young people and how much they inspire him. Part of what's made me so. The fact that so many young people have been galvanized and activated because historically so much of the progress that we've made in our society as bid. Because of young people Dr King was a young man when he got involved says Shabas was young men. Malcolm X. was a young man, and so when sometimes I feel despair i. just see what's happening with young people all across the country, and it makes me feel optimistic. It makes me feel as if this country is going to get better. Limbo Obama. I would. No I'M GONNA say that's right because if the kids didn't care and that would be a problem with imagine all it is happening and the kids didn't have a reaction to it. Imagine if nobody had reacts to it, Matt Imagine, if everybody just went on about the day after something like this, then you would right, Dan. Pulse, leashless alive. When Barack Obama was in office though he did roll out a number policies to help curb those incidents of police brutality, like he created a Task Force with guidelines on twenty first century policing, he also limited the transfer of military equipment to police departments, but Donald Trump's administration rollback some of those reforms now in addition to that. Barack Obama talked about a change in mindset, and how we have to keep the momentum going. There is a change in mindset that is taking place a greater recognition that we can do better. That's a direct result of the activities and organizing mobilization engagement. On so many young people, and so I just have to say thank you to them. Just make sure that we now follow through because at some point, attention moves away. And it is into that. He also gave three ways that you make change number one. We know there are specific based reforms back. If we put in place, today would build trust save lives. Those are included in the twenty first century policing. Task Force report. You can find it on Obama. DONOHOE number two a lot of mayors and local elected officials read supported the task force report, but then there wasn't enough follow so today. Today I am urging every mayor to review your use of force policies with members of your community and commit to report on planned reforms number three. Every city in this country should be a my brother's keeper community, because we have two hundred fifty cities, counties, tribal nations, working to reduce the barriers and expand opportunity for boys and young men of color programs policy reforms in public private partnerships. Go to our website. Get work. And number. Changes we have to dismantle the mechanism of white supremacy, and and the people who benefit from white supremacy after able to relinquish some of that power and privilege, until that happens is gonNA continue to be oppression. You just can't get right man. Usually you might get too loud today. Today's too low, Bro. I could barely is now being I can hear. They got they got to figure this out. There you go, you sound. You? Sound like you turn it up. Or maybe turn it up into the studio. ATLANTA. Police officers have been booked after charges were filed against him. That was in Atlanta they were filmed. As you know breaking the windows of a vehicle and they yanked. Spelman College Morehouse college students out of the car. Twenty two year old Messiah Young was dragged from the vehicle and his girlfriend twenty year old tonight pilgrim was also dragged from her vehicle now. They did try to press charges against young. He was charged with attempting to elude the officers in Atlanta mayor, Kisha lands bottom said she's ordering that his charges are dropped and body cam video shows. They also took another young man into custody in downtown and downtown shoot alongside Alana's stop cars as well. He was pleading pleased to let him go saying that he didn't do anything so they. They are happy that these officers are being held accountable for their actions. Two of the officers whose fires were announced Sunday, investigators IB street streeter Mark Gardener with charged and therefore officers charged as well. They're being charged with aggravated assault for using a Taser against young and charged with pointing a gun at young, according to arrest warrants and gardeners charged with aggravated assault for a Taser against pilgrim. Man Drop Aclu's bombs vacation last bottoms. New you see that. Had the BLASIO okay? That's how as opposed treat, corrupt police officers, okay I love elected officials who care about the people more than they care about the system, the system as opposed to work with US and when he doesn't know when there's an abuse of power from the system, they got to be held accountable simple as that Adam up at it, they. Can't do that when you in the police union pocket like made a blog with. County District Attorney, Paul, Howard announced those charges during a news conference that happened Atlanta police did not immediately have a comment. All right well, that is your front page news. Get it off your chest, eight, hundred, five, eight, five one. Oh, five one! If you need to vent his right now online too wide open again. The number again is eight, hundred, five, eight, five, one, zero, five. One is to breakfast local morning the breakfast club. WAKE UP JOE ask. Amanda Blends! We want to hear from you on a breakfast. Allow this. Is Roger House was. Also how you feeling today. I'm feeling. Find Love to you. All one loss to y'all these trains came. Get it off. Your chest brought learning man. I'm upset about that. 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I gotTa go up and I'm still work for Google and it's like seventeen thousand people here right now like I don't know why they you know this. The message didn't get over here but I just. Want to get my already this thing to be over man I mean my birthday is coming up on March thirtieth. I'm still I still gotta work. I gotta do everything I gotTa. Do here like you know what I mean, and it's just like I. Think it's It's a point a chaotic. Is this chaotic? Now you know they. They gave me forms to give the police. They look. If you get pulled over, get a police this. kind of crazy. We got those too I'm GonNa, take I'm GonNa tell you if you believe in social distancing the club to wanting corona virus to be over his pretty packs I. Don't you need to be in here? Just be blessed. You do have some kind of job because there's a lot of people out there that that have no work have no income, and at the allowing you to work with social distancing. Allow WHO's this? Good Morning Angela Y'all March, twenty eighth sack man, who may listen March twenty four is to me as January third is to you. BOO, BOO! Happy Birthday Snack Man, thank you, thank you, okay. HERE'S CELEBRATING WITH CORONA VIRUS At all, thank you. Here's a joke righty. Thank you. Not Listening the what do you call a Mexican hang over? A. Virus. Get off the stage. EPO get it off your chest. Eight, hundred, five, five, one, zero, five one. If you need to vent, it is up right now. Is The breakfast club good morning. Breakfast Club. Smack. Your time to get it off your chest whether you're man or glass. have. We want to hear from you on the breakfast. WHO's this Travel Bravo hatred. Hey. How're you? How are you I'm doing good I'm doing good going on Charlemagne. was happening. Chilling like villain chilling like a villain. Hey, man! I. Don't want to say turning the Serena and Autry News, not treating Trina. You are I. Am I gotTa. I gotTA. Take pictures off my answer. Bama her main 'cause he's. Clearly. Embarrassed is being embarrassed and right now the way to see Jackson calling people animals. And She's supposed to be making the statement this morning, so we'll see what she has to say. Girl Statement. I don't want her stay drugs. We gotTA. Stop doing one thing though we gotta stop saying r.i.p just when somebody makes a mistake. That's a bit harsh, don't you think? At this. Might, take pictures down with. No yeah, but don't say R.I.P. You. Care about if she made a mistake in not saying that defendant her, but let's be honest. We all say things that are anger out of hate out of being confused, so we'll see what she has to say. Hopefully, she apologizes. He understands what she said that was wrong. If you WANNA cancel. Don't put deaf on the person. Is Harsh. And I think she was. She was a little emotional. You know her brother got shot and killed, and she was discussing that and a lot of different things, and she may have misspoke, so we'll see what she has to say this morning. Okay, that's good well. Let's also payroll my job real quick. then. As far as like blacking out their website and putting out a bunch of messages so our company and stuff and Might Montgomery. County Montgomery County also there. Mayor claimed that black lives matters a terrorist organization and usually. At my acting about the way that my new standard, I, black lives matter battles, so I might need to be finding that the company. As crazy. As a terrorist organization an organization that's actually sticking up. For people because they're tired of seeing black people killed at the hands of the police the terrorism. We're GONNA screen flaky. Eight, hundred, five, eight, five, one, five one. Get it off. Your chest may got rooms away. Yes, we're going to be talking about drew brees. People are very upset at him Lebron. James is leading the athlete. Push back on some of his comments on protests all right. We'll get into that next. Keep it locked the breakfast club good morning. Breakfast Club It's about. going. To War. Is the report. On the breakfast club. So twitter CEO Jack. Dorsey has started his own start small fund, and he's putting up three million dollars of his own money into that fund, and it's all aimed at cabinets. Know your rights camp, so he's dedicating that money to pay legal costs for protesters who got arrested while fighting for justice for George Floyd so you can see on twitter three million. Million to Colin Kaepernick's know your rights cam to abandon liberation and wellbeing, a black and brown communities through education self empowerment mass mobilization to elevate the next generation of chains leaders, and that's what he said. that money is going toward so as you know, Katelyn mechanics know your rights Cam said it illegal defense initiative to cover legal bills the freedom fighters. That's right. That's how you use your privileging paper combat prejudice prejudice to Jack. Yes, and now let's talk about drew brees from the New Orleans Saints quarterback. He had some things to say when he talked about seeing players. During the national anthem when football resumes in, here's what he had to say. When he was questioned about that. I will agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. Let me let me just tell you what I feel. When the national anthem is played, and when I looked at the the flag of the United, states I envisioned my two grandfathers who fought for this country during World War. War Two and is everything right with our country right now. nope, we still have a long way to go, but I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart is, it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together. We can all do better, and then we're all part of the solution drew brees shut the F. UP OF I I watched that video a few times yesterday I didn't understand the context like was it would they asked him about nailing and peaceful protests with the asking them about the protest. Now like why? Why did he volunteer that information at a time like this? I'm not sure if they showed pictures of him, kneel before so I was lost and confused exactly well anyway. People who don't understand this notice you wonder why. Why so many black folks have a problem with pre patriotism is because how can we salute a country that enslaved nothing continues. The brutalize US drew. BREES sees America. You know for the for the beautiful country. It is because he's a white privilege male. That's how he sees America. Because this white supremacist system works well for him because it was designed to, so he don't see the same America we see. Lebron responded, he said wow man. Is it still surprising at this point short? Isn't you literally still don't understand why cap was kneeling on one knee has absolutely nothing to do with the disrespect of the flag and our soldiers, men and women who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those men who fought as well for this country I asked him questions about it and thank him all the time for his. His commitment, he never found caps peaceful protests offensive because he and I both know what's right is right, and what's wrong is wrong. God bless you a lot of players, also a lot of NFL. Players went online to vocalized how they felt about drew brees Richard. Sherman said he's beyond lost. Guarantee you. They were black men fighting alongside your grandfather, but this doesn't seem to be about that that uncomfortable conversation you are trying. Trying to avoid by injecting military into a conversation about brutality, inequality is part of the problem Julius said. If you're still talking about players disrespecting the flag by kneeling during the national anthem, clearly, you're not ready for these conversations, call a timeout and come back later now. His some of his most well known teammates from the saints, including Tap Wide Receiver Michael. Thomas also publicly had things to say Michael Thomas at elevated innovation. Innovation, ignorance and Stevens accident actually responded to Michael. Thomas said this would hold you accountable. Mike I'll give it down. Veto you. All touchdowns ban time and drew brees. Bad Timing Bro a right you you play from New Orleans and you live in the autumn black. We've been all of that support. You drew brees. You got to be a little bit more sensitive to the time in Bro. You can't just be saying. He should understand, but you got a whole all y'all white teammates accountable Bra drew brees. If you ain't down with us, then hey you on the other side. Yeah, it's GonNa be roughing saints. Locker Room this year, but I also don't WanNa. Tell any white person out there. WHO Doesn't get it if you don't understand why cap was kneeling, then go watch the video of that White Devil. Kneeling on, George, Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, and then you'll probably get it. All right well I'm July and that is your room report all right? Thank you. Miss he now when we come back, we have attorney Benjamin crump. John in US all says we'RE GONNA be talking about these charges filed against these offices. What they mean what's next and we don't told him when we come back during front page news that don't move is to breakfast club morning morning. Everybody is Dj Envy Angela shoulder me in the guy. We are the breakfast club. You got a special guests on the line turning Benjamin crump. Welcome back. Good to see you again. Antennas. With attorney Ben crump. As we now are we going to ask them yesterday to three or four Sean, can you break down the charges and tell us exactly what those charges me? And how much time can those officers really get absolutely and thank you all for the reference, Club Family Everybody Stam vigilant until we got the charges that attorney general for the state of Minnesota Keith Ellison a good brother will. Track RECKITT champion is civil rights. He announced yesterday that all the officers were arrested, but eight and a bed in a murder, and he upgraded charges. Envy on Officers Chauvinism to second degree murder, which if he is convicted and I say it because we don't want to get ahead of ourselves Charlemagne. He can get up to forty years in prison and Angie the others who saw. AIDEN and a bed, and if they're convicted, they can get up to twenty years in prison, so based on the top, so we talked about well, the family doctor Michael Baden and assisted named Dot Alesia Wilson, who is the head of pathology and forensic sciences at the University of Michigan did independent? Came to these conclusions number one, the man caused a death with mechanical fixation, based on the need to the Knicks by shelving for almost nine minutes, eight minutes and forty seconds Angie to be exact, and then to knees in the back on the video Charlemagne, when we look at the other officer who kept his knees there the entire time, and so it was pressing down on his lungs, not allowing them to contract and intake, or dispense air, which caused no blood flow to the brain, and he was starving plum a lack of of air. Literally, that's the way die from the legal definition of the autopsy was homicide obviously bass most important for the criminal charges? Charges and so those would the conclusions, and they were contradictory to the conclusions of the county as medical examiner's autopsy, and so that's what he used basis charges Angie. How can there be two sets? Different autopsy results? That's what I wanted to ask you. Because another family, you guys day go ahead and order independent went. So how can something like that happened? And it happens more than than you would think the Eric Examiner who works with the police departments every day they come up with these Mazen imaginary ways to tell us what we saw really didn't happen. A was not the cause of death, and so the county medical examiner did agree that it was homicide. came out with it, but then he saying it could be jetted heart failure that he has some underlying health conditions that were undiagnosed, and so he said that is a condition that could've chemicals day style. Loewe Trauma, to the trachea are not enough trauma to the great even to adopt doctors disagree with that, and they say and Charlemagne a yeezy the old thing they always say oh. He had drugs in his system. Corona virus. That's what I heard some new hers yeah. They, saying that, too, but that didn't kill them. Even if it was there no fitting Alden Carola, no methamphetamine killed them. All of those I. Believe are just distractions to try to though US off track like Eric Garner. Yeah y'all in New York know how they came out and try to literally say that Eric Garner didn't die from what those offices is, so that's why we got to stay vigilant and we talked about making sure we get a conviction. OFF ON. All the officers on this case and then Taslima is helping me talk about the political ramifications of how we use this moment to turn it into systematic with legislation. Let's hit. I WANNA hear. How do we keep it? Things like this from happening? Absolutely was really important that we continue the collective pressure. You know we talk about collective pressure. All the time in one thing is due to make sure that the message is consistent from public stamp. Point is really important. We keep hearing talk about the property damage. Let us all remember that. When black people came to this country, the first thing that they did was make us property, so that has all. Over property, being more important than black lives in black bodies, so it's really important. Particularly my breakfast club family that we continue to keep the narrative consistent that one. We need systematic change. A NO RIBBON AL, Sharpton, we'll be announcing some things today a at the at the eulogy to talk about how we can come together. Talk about federal laws be beaten place and those type of things that we need to keep the pressure on. We cannot allow this to be used as the flip. The coupon to have US Center club are Biden are trump or whoever to use this to push one agenda over the other. We must keep the main thing the. The main thing and consistently talk about. How do we get lost in place to make sure that police officers go to jail when their heels is not about trying to change the heart of anybody, but it is about with diversity training, and so that's important for the main thing is if you get caught killing us. If you get caught doing US wrong, you will go to jail, and that would be an immediate conviction I will probably say this is the fastest that we've ever had a result in this. Because people have been in the street protesting using their voices online and having folks like with the breakfast, they can seem that message consists. As your question, how come the other officers who kneeled on him? Why weren't they given a Ashley? Charges other aiding and abetting. You know Attorney General Keith Ellison said to the family me that they're continuing to him best a gate in if they find evidence, that was sustain of first degree murder charge Ooi show. And they. Upgrade that charge and I believe they're going to find that information, because I think he knew joys Florida I think they had a history, and so we gotta keep on that show and number two, he said of those other officers weekend show on the audio from their body cameras that they had a manto at thoughts that were ill will against George he will increase the charges. He say, Jessica, the have the evidence yet and I. Do want to say whether it's a Mata Brianna Taylor join us. What we gotta go on with tears as a political salt into all Oliver Charlemagne is. Systematic response in all of these cases, so black people. He's the criminal justice system to work the same in Minnesota. As it does in Georgia or it doing Kentucky, or in Staten Island New York. Barrel systematic reform to make sure this moment for joys floor is not just a moment, but it's a movement to prevent other bra his insistence from. Kale smoothies you can I ask you a technical question I've heard people saying that is a lot harder to convict an officer of first degree murder. They're saying that's why that's not a char's that they would prefer to ask you as an attorney. Because I don't know obviously the INS and outs of that, so are we trying to do that? Is that is to to that? Queen. There's a lot of truth to that is. The offices ever convicted of first degree murder. That's what made both John. Such a phenomenon remember the first time in his white policewoman was convicted of first degree murder for killing a black person because people wanNA believe police, no matter how much stay show West that they have this legacy of being the slave patrol, a lot about white brothers and sisters want to say no. No, they just doing their job. They're good people and they didn't premeditate. State didn't attend this. This is something that happened. They torch it. George Floor I. mean the government sort. Minnesota was right to say we want. Investigate them for human rights abuses advent, Charlemagne because I. mean they talk to them nine minutes? He said I can't breathe. He's asked him for his Momma I. Mean Think about the psychology of that for a second. The Person Who protects us most when we come in this war is innate. I was thinking about our mothers partake, and then at the end of his life in a desperate plea. He say Mama Mama, and then he does a document airy of his death, and he says I'm going now. So. That's why this is gonNA be a Har- funeral memorial with the family, so we are big on serious mental health counseling. Charlemagne, all his family, especially his children, his brothers and sisters image was talking about that last night. We trying to put something together. You know for for the families to get that grief counseling net. They need Ted on as your question. I thought that they allowed amy. Klobuchar to announce that the opposite will be interested at felt political to me. Why does she announced that Akif Ellis? Absolute well. We were less less keep real stray shower. No, you know being as Nice, I'm GonNa get a little rough, but she did it because again. She has to make some type of man's to the black community too bad. She wasn't doing that type of announcement years ago when she had an opportunity to discipline his officer fire, this ought to prosecute. This officer were not ready to do. In Two thousand twenty is played his games as political punish. He's continuing to push. Push VP application up into be is gonNA. Be reviewed, and it's going to be reviewed by the people and we'll determine on whether or not. We think she's a suitable candidate of a vice president. So I think a lot of us are under that the JIG is up. We are able to figure out amy the. You had an opportunity to speak up, so don't start with tweets now. This is me saying and not attorney Benjamin crump. He's more Martin I'm more now. So, let's be clear senator call. which are we see it? We see you. Gain. and. Let the she also be broken. And actually getting relation pass that's what were opportunities to step in and not to try and use this as a political status Michelle main. Angie this guy hit eighteen previous allegations of excessive force most them against minorities, so it was foreseeable, the problem eighteen twelve, which was the district attorney before she became senator, so they cut a prosecuted. This guy and George. Flaw was still be alive grinded. We know you got to go, and we appreciate too as an attorney Benjamin crump for chicken. No, you guys are on scene right now. Thank you checking into breaking down. The CIA is keeping US informed in. We know we got alliance you anytime. We need so much us and pray for the Family Memorial. Thank you absolutely idol back. We Have Reverend Dr William Baldwin. Checking in old is the breakfast club. Breakfast Club. Guys, it's bobby bones I host the bobby bones show and I'm pretty much always sleepy because I wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later. I, get all my friends together, so we get into a room and we do a radio show with our allies. We tell our stories. We try to find as much good in the world if he possibly can, and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country artists are always stopping by to hang out and share their. And Music, too, so wake up with a bunch of my friends on ninety eight point seven W. MC q in Washington, DC or wherever the rotates you on the iheartradio APP. J. N. B.. E., Charlemagne, the, we are the breakfast club. We got a special guest on the line. We have reverend. Dr William Barber Good Morning Bravo the morning. Good morning now. Let's say a second ago. To Jewish Charlemagne we'll talk behind the scene where we'd be setting everything up. We'll be saved it for a shoulder. What we're talking about the boat well. He was telling me about how when you go to meetings with these with these politicians and he, he asked. Go ahead go ahead. Reverend Bob at the bottom line is. In our campaign, popey with campaign a national call for revival. We did an audit of America on five interlocking injustice, five injustice that unlike Interlocking Eagles and you got address all of them simultaneously because they try to choke the life out of what's left of this democracy, systemic racism in all of its forms, systemic party, ecological devastation denial of healthcare go war, economy, and militarism, and the fall far rogue religious nationalism and White Evangelical. When you go into, meet as you start talking to layoff an agenda you actually have. A twenty things that relate to that the hub deal with it. The question is always will. What is the most important? One thing or for instance on race. Okay, well, we have a commission that we're GONNA do. What we say, we have an agenda here and then after a while I finally say listen look this pandemic. We passed three bills. Three trillion dollars in less than fifty forty days that in in in two weeks the corporations get everything they want. They get three million dollars so if they can get three trillion things that you need to hear mouth if We're had we not planned that Dan? Because pilot politics is not just about this one of the things is I'm deep. Deeply concerned about right now her to this somebody say well, you know trump is trump this you know we were getting along before him. Simply with getting along going wet s right getting along doing what a hundred and forty million poor people in this country try to the pandemic forty three percent of this nation and sixty one percent of african-american were floor and low income prior tutors pandemic. Seven hundred people were dying a day and two hundred a quarter million a year. Seven people died from vaping and we had a congressional here. Seven people die from API and there was a presidential. Audience in the White, House seven hundred people dying day from politics and sixty one percent of American Polo Wealth, sixty eight center, Latino, and a politicians are scared to say pounded Republicans run a racialism Democrats run from it. Nobody is the reality of it, so be not gonNA. Just talk about one thing. To talk about the comprehensive things that need to be done at national question the Reverend Bobby. Why haven't black people received the economic justice? They deserve from this country you know. We have a long history I won't go through the Hogan Stir. You not you know the thing that they stopped real quick with the four day commute. Like y'all free. And Paul. Japan want Friday for a long weekend. And saying we went riding for was just freedom. It was citizenship. Citizenship I think the problem is. One. We not get with the the extent of the problem. That's the first thing. Sit King Skill Kennedy was killed nineteen, sixty eight for about fifty two years and you'd think about it. The issue of powder has been white off the tape. We have a neil both hot is trapped not in the same way, but by a neo. Imagination. Net bixler says when trump says if you take middle-class and up, everybody ought be okay if you take care of other says. If you take care of the top, it'll trickle down with us just not true. And so when you trapped in that nation, and you're not even talking about the extent of the economic injustice when I say hundred and forty million people that to shock everybody first of all the government says there's a thirty eight hundred nine million people that are poor. That's not true according Columbia. Harbor is one hundred forty million now you cannot continue to pass policies year after yes, a year and say we'd getting better a little bit and never Geel with the fact that forty three percent of your entire population in poverty and independent is going over shift. I have to deal with extended the issue. So, what? What? What do you think the solution should be? How do we solve this problem, right? Well again. If I might talk in the terms that talking in terms of of fusion fusion analysis, several things that block us from dealing with the real economic agenda. One stocked with racist one form of racism and as racist voter, suppression and Gerrymandering because Dash used to lock up system in a certain way, so that so that people can't really breakthrough and being gay, but I mean that. We do mapping in our moving. And every state, it is a racist, odorless press today that and where the? Legislature Congressional representatives as Senate. The presidential candidates get elected. Is. Jeremy during races. Get the fact of the matter. Of the. Research. They called it surgical races. So that means that your political bodies are not really representative of the people. You can is to have more people vote in a progressive way, but then they not been elected to cause a racist nine. Months where. Economics is is is is false about policy, not just by charity, and not just by wanted to people. Getting rich is policy. Sixty to fifty four percent of all African Americans for. Make less than a living wage. You could change that Demar about raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour and pump six hundred thirty billion dollars into the economy, but you can't raise that this by asking. Corporations would be nice to be a palace. Voter suppression undermined our politics in quickness. Show you what I mean by that. Every state that is a racist voter suppression, State. If you, put the map over. That is also how poverty state is also a state where politicians block living wages and blocked off kid. And the people who are doing that. Many of them get elected not because they want to vote because they cheated to raise suppression in German So you have so and his other piece of that. The. People who use race to get elected once they get elected, they not only pass policies that hurt the older women, a number of black people. They pass policies that hurt white people because they're more white people that are poor in round numbers than there are black people are more black people that are in. Power in terms of the Senate, but the answer more white people around them, so if your politics locked up. In, your policies a lot. And what kind of policies do we need? We need living wages. Immediately. We need Gante basic income dot com talk about that years ago. We need health care and every congressperson gets free healthcare. Every governor gets rid of kid, but when it comes to the people having the same thing, they had all of a sudden. We can't afford We have more with Reverend Dr William Bauble. When we come back, don't move. Is The breakfast club Good Morning? Everybody DJ envy. Angela Yee Charlemagne to God. We are the breakfast club was still kicking it with. Reverend Dr William Bauble. So with everything that's been happening now with the pandemic with corona virus. You feel like people are becoming more. And that they're actually stepping up and saying, but the demands are and foreign election, just wanting starting policies and being more involved in local elections and all UvA deciding that things are about to be somewhat of a revolution. Yes I think that. Think that the reaction to George, floors murder lynching a knee killing. On Camera. Death by racism as what we saw a I call it a code, sixty six DIFF- by racists. You but you miss it if you think is just about George Slow? The same when you would miss it if you thought the reaction to the killing, absolutely jacks are. Our just about Jackson we have seen public mom. People are protesting because they know it doesn't have to be like this. People only protests. What they believe can be changed. If folk didn't protest that meant we. We really would be in trouble because the main people have been all hope that things could change. Now, I think that this we see happening has attention for people to say. Wait a minute. When. He said I can't read. It was talking about that. Cops Neil his neck and those of the cops only back, but I think a lot of people heard that metaphorically. We can't breathe the. Because of the weight of poverty on Nick Denial of Health Young Nick See we're in the midst wind this hap. It happened in the of a pandemic prior to the pandemic. Me and people for seven hundred people a day dying from poverty. Then you have the pandemic, we have this negligence and ineptitude of the President and the Senate. And then we have all this money. Rebuild it. Pass. It goes to the auto show up. It doesn't come down and then we take service workers until we know. Do we give them a name change? That's all you need. And servicewear central works, but won't give him the essentials they need, so you had three beal's pass. Not One of those deals guarantee healthcare in the middle of pandemic. We didn't ship. Not One of those, said anti sickly. We're going to guarantee unemployment. We're going to guarantee rent forgiveness. The actual bill that they passed said you could have a moratorium on your rent for three years three months within the false month you had to pay the three months and months at the same. You couldn't pay one month the John here you. Really I mean really and we didn't. We didn't. We didn't even guarantee no. Cutting pandemic. You need to wash hand. There was nothing in. It said you can't cut off people's water. Right, but like, but like you said I was talking to the other day. I was like you know you say deferment. Got Paid for three months, right? Let's say horrible safe. I got a job when I find a job. You want me to play the full four months right away. Afford it. and. Go. How could you if I couldn't pay an ability thirteen hundred now you're gonNA. Raise my up so I can make for months rat. will be late. That's right. You immediately, give the corporations to three billion eighty five percent of all. That money went up eighty five percent. So basically you say to them. We're GONNA. Pay You pay your bill fact. We're GONNA. Say Paul Coke out to pay eighty five percent surcharge just to get a little teeny bit. We didn't. We didn't nobody would look breakfast club. You wouldn't go to a club that had eighty-five third, or you just come. On I, mean we in August saved all out like. Pablo I I keep saying that Iraq Obama JFK Joe Biden had the chance to be Lyndon B Johnson especially in a moment like this, you'd think he could be as progressive on race and classes LBJ. I think we'll in a third reconstruction. The pains of the third reconstruct personal was reconstruction. Right out the slave. We had a reaction to that just like trump reaction Iraq Obama. We had a second reconstruction and civil rights movement into reaction to that was the southern strategy and Wallace Nixon, and all that, and now we end up birth pains of a third reconstruction. I said to. vice-president on Easter podcast. I heard it right. that a moments that crucifixion gives you an opportunity to resurrect. But you gotta take. The moments that what you may have said and mid-wales before doesn't fit and you have to know that moment. And not on the Biden, but the congress I keep saying to to even to Dimmer Democrats. You all this in a industries. What if people if you come out? Not they come out with a heroes. Be Able to even limited because limited. They said what what we can't get past because macabre. What has in the house? Well offbeat pairs and McConnell wants to go against people's live. Let him do that public. and. We filmed that and show at the people into question become. Do you want to vote hope? We're trying to fight for you to have healthcare or do you want to vote for the evening? Mist of a pandemic will let you. Do you want to vote for people who say you need a living wage. Push that out there or do you WanNa vote for the elite thing. Really allow arrests. The has to be a cop. To get free of this deal liberal from the middle high little. Imagination, so I think as possible. But it's only possible if it's rooted in policy. Yesterday be -sation, and this is the time I think you have to do a major presentation I. in fact, this is my sound strange. Let me, say it hid. Pam Folks. That we need a black agenda, but the question is. How do we do that and what I mean by that? Look at these found interlocking injustices. What I'm looking for what the poor people's campaigns looking for on why we're beating on June twentieth twenty twenty four mass for Pizza Assembly and March on Washington that day. You not hear from me or so you will hear from this white coal miner. In Kentucky! WHO'S HOOKING UP BLACK FOR QUANTUM MISSISSIPPI? Delta, who decided to address racism and poverty? Not just poverty, so we don't have to deal race, and not this race of they think is. What if we had? The Congress and Candidates. Forget party for minute. What you say, here's my plan for healthcare. Let's just say healthcare is and and when I put this plan. Together I made sure that addressing disparities of race was was was right in the center of putting together now here's the plane. And if I'm elected and this plan is pushed forward. This is high impact. This impact Latino. This is how impact children. This is how fast the grown up conversation I. Absolutely in America I walked in every piece of policy campaigns in every policy we want to know. How does it address to race of systemic poverty ecological devastation so for the so though the end in that way? We move from voting for a person. To A. Has a policy. We got more with Reverend Dr William Bauble. When we come back. Don't movies the Breakfast Club? Good Morning? Good Morning. Everybody is DJ. Envy Angela Yee Shawnee to God. We are the breakfast club was still kicking it with Reverend Dr. William Bobble. Charlemagne I keep saying man. Voting doesn't matter if the person you voted for is not going to go in and help dismantle the system white supremacy exactly and. And and then you gotta teach for what we're doing. The campaign is we teach people that racism. When you really push, it is not just against black people. It's against. Humanity is against a democracy. It hurts baron. Remember what I said. The same politician that pass racist voter suppression, Law Block, living wages and block healthcare and when they do that. It actually blocks more in raw numbers, not in impact. That's why I campaign organizing people in the hills of Kentucky and in the Black Streaks of Louisville because Dr King said and sixty five. Anytime black folk and white full he said this at the end of the seven gunnery, a mosque, the I think one of his greatest speech that we don't reference enough is at any time to the possible, if a poor black. And White, either to change the political cats, and to change the policy, the Bourbon class not didn't say Democrat or Republican said the Bourbon class aristocracy so's Davinci. So's division is time, and so we have to first of all deal with what racism is, and then second of all we have to Examina- in every aspect of policy and third of all, we have to be able to name specific policies that are going to unpack and I. Am I think what People Miss League? When when when you ask these questions on the front, they act like. Like not people like if you if you don't. If you ask a question, push me in. You might not vote for me in November, but I might not, but if I asked you, and maybe you give me fifty percent I might look at the other person and say twenty percent so I vote for you, and then I push. You actually likes him for the rest of the. To just get a pass. Man On the poor people's campaign? That's the movement Dr. mlk Julia was pivot to ultimately I. Think will got him kill what? What made you want? Well it got. It got him killed. You know it. It pains me to say some of this, but. When Dr King called his nation the greatest privee of violence in exactly one into the date of his death August third. On Nine, hundred, sixty seven. And they started talking about the three evil power. Racism and militarism. And he said America couldn't be who she pretends to be and promises to be without dealing with all three of those moral issues, and she said he's got all. The next morning. Over one hundred newspapers wrote against him. Some black newspapers wrote against. Blacks on black organizations. A resolutions against. Prominent organisations. Some ministers turned against it. He lost his invitation to the White House and the more he started talking about. Two to America's one prosperous at one four, the more he started, bringing together tour and white people and black people around US agenda to deal with racism, and what you see in the street now, white and black folk, but talking about racism poverty. Once he did that. Because it was about fundamentally shifting this assignment. Now the of a half that story is. It was the black welfare rights women. Kind of pushed up to King Gordon. And, not the king understood something. You cannot change this society until you change the narrators as what we'd ruined today. My last question because you are reverend I feel like everything that's going on right now is divine and I truly feel like no good is gonNA come to America until they do right by black people through legislation and reputations or what? Exactly. You Know Oh you cannot John John. Hope Franklin said something that capsulated it for me and I'm a repeat him lesson. He's dawn on. We did an interview with him. He said you know. If I could keep somebody enslave. The two hundred and fifty years. And then let them go and just say hoops. That's not doing reparations. That's not what not not dealing with the realities of the injustice that still permeate from two hundred fifty years of free labor. Being taken if I can do that to somebody and then just say well DJ loops. I'm sorry. Go Be. Free John Hope Franklin, said. Matt can't just say use. Not just us, but to the genocide because it up towards first nation people. Came to say oops. You can't take and you can't build an intact country. On the backs of of That was rooted in rooted in what we call bad biology, and that is your skin color determine brain size. Six sociology that is backing white people can't be together on the same level, and at the same level humanity. Evil, economics that the end justifies the means no matter what you do is as long as somebody makes money as all right, and then the last one is heretical on holiday. That is they. Meant for it to be like you can't build an entire economic system and a country on top of that, and then an of it and the end of the Jim Crow. Legal Jim Crow. Say oops when you're still are trapped in so many ways bad. Systemic Racist? Can't do that. Politicians will be only as good as we make. Our political system will be as good as we make them. And so that's why we can't wait on them to have an agenda A. Gender and demanded that gender be responded to in. That's what the poor people don't just talk about the number of the problems, but every problem we raised. We have a solution. You can go to www. Popey of campaign organised right there. You're listening and you can join us on June twenty twenty twenty to hear it ten o'clock every time. The social media on MSNBC is going to do a big on of a piece on it. And that US lose their entire media. We want people to tune in to hear. About racism. Economic issues and telling their stories, and saying we are not going to quit until all. Systemic racism systemic poverty ecological devastation not have this war econom-. Lauren at religious! Nash has addressed these these things have to be addressed, and if you're bothered, we do remember that. When a man is leading ambulances run delight, and it's normal for an ambulance to run delight when Fokker in trouble, dot king said that we need some ambulance drier drought now some people who are willing to refuse to obey the rules of it's all right. It's OK just wait. Wait again. Two minute people die. Too many people are suffering. We must make our political system respond. You must do it in our deepest mall. Traditions, but it must not be reach. It has to be strong after the agenda base, it has to last for the election and beyond intellect. My brother thank you man. Reverend Baba Bengals even having me. Don't don't be a stranger I won't. Next time I'm a little mad because. John in Drama Music I. Guess You don't do it when you taping season. I won't get. Does like I am a preacher but I you know I can still get down. You don't trust. The profit came dance, but you have everybody. Would you want to hear it? Let's see what I wanna hear what I WANNA hit. A fight depowered. I. Be Alright. Other. Take it. Good. Morning. Everybody is DJ Envy Angela. Ye Shall Amina Guy. We are the breakfast club. Let's get to the rumors. Talk Lauren London. This. Is the rumor report with Angela? On the breakfast club. Learn, Lyndon was on red table talk and just as a disclaimer they did record this prior to social distancing requirements, and so at the beginning data has given updated intoduction, talking about George Floyd burberry beyond the Taylor, and then she sat down with Lauren, London and they talked about the trauma of gun violence, and how it affects women now here is what Lauren London had to say about. About meeting, people who nipsy hustled changed their life. I love to meet people that has like really inspired, because it feels like he's still here name though he is in a way, but it's like his purpose. That was completely outside of any of us. His purpose is he's touching people still I find that when I run into people that tell me how he's changed their lives now. Now she also talked about raising black boys, and having to prepare them to interact with police officers. What I- instill in them is more about the police how to handle yourself from getting pulled over right? That's more, my education. Yes, protecting them, being black men in America well, now's sue how how soon is too soon to have that conversation with your which young black young black boys! Boys like Wendy, you're young. Black boys go from being cute to be scary to white. America took newest forty a friend cornmeal yesterday it had that same conversation was like well. When when we have, you told your kids and said I think Logan was around thirteen when we had conversation in and I. Think it was around the same time. one of his white friends called him. but my six year old I I think he still a little innocent. He doesn't have to necessarily. And? I don't want to put that stress on right now. When he when he gets a little old I think maybe ten eleven, but I don't hide it from him I. Don't hide the news from a watch the news they know about corona virus and know about Kobe nineteen. George Floyd so they do know what's going on, but I haven't had just a compensation yet. It's just a real conversation to have with kids to tell your kids that you will probably be treated differently because of the color. Your skin like you don't know when to Plant Se. Of Conversation Lauren Land and also talked I'm Red Table. Talk about advice that she can give to the people who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Here's what she said from. What's really important is like connecting with God and that's been a struggle because something horrible happens in your eyes, and you're like how God and knowing that there is life after this. This life it's not easy. I don't always wake up on the enlightened side of the bed. You know right and the days that I don't i. Let myself because I'm human and find things that matter, and so I try to live with the purpose Lord, have mercy man prayers for Lauren London always always in Lauren, London, positive-energy love and light man r.i.p nipsy. Russell absolutely, Yes, a lot of people are like man. We would love to hear nipsy voice right now in particular. Absolutely one hundred percent. I write, so lease has a went on instagram page, and she also feels like the music industry, instead of just doing a blackout Tuesday should also help out black musicians, she said the music industry wants to support black lives. Labels and platforms can start with amending contracts distributing royalties, diversifying boardrooms, and retroactively paying back all of the black artists and their families. They have built their empires. Eric doing zeal, eubanks also share that message as well, not a bad message. Agree with us, she's she's very. Not. That the record label contracts have never been fair for any artist. What I'm saying period, but it's about black artists have made these labels so much money, so it's just like is bad business rarely get a position of the record sold like a small percent, maybe a couple of pennies for what they sell, which is ridiculous like artists on the road. That's why right now. Now as a lot of artists that EFT up don't get it twisted. Don't get the show on cash money and all that on instagram artists make their money majority of by doing shows and being on the road, the fact that they can't be on the road and all the streams that they see they're not getting a majority of that money at all, and it's. It's not right. Yeah, always wanted to record labels. All Artists Atta conversation with the an executive in way He was telling me. Was that a lot of times when they do sign an artist and you know it's a risk because of the artists. It's very small percentage of artists that actually become stars, but when that does happen, they do go back and renegotiate. Renegotiate a contract because they do want it to be more fair to the artist's so that the original contract that they signed you know they WanNa make sure that they do more for them and executive also told me that when they do it. Three sixty deals a lot of times. They don't really cash in on like the merchandising Atari and all of that. I'm not saying it's completely fair, but I'm saying that's you know. I was watching I. Don't know if record labels. Artists they. All artists owes a strong word. Because you sign the contract, it is a business at the end of the is this. Is this bad business? Bad been is just a record. This I don't know both both both move I mean I think it is bad business, but I do think it's the record business, but I think it needs to change and I'm hoping where we have people in power like you're Jay z's that owned rock nation at signs, all these artists that's helping these audits out or helping them decide better deals which they are, and that's what you need. To. Protect themselves to. Let's be clear they. Got The. Guy Got to to to change the situation because there are some might as well get a big chunk of money, and then they don't produce, and then the label has to eat that also. But. It'd be a few artists that will keep label afloat, and then hundreds more that end up being right off. I Guess IRA manager, the and that is your room a report all right? Thank you Miss Ye Charlemagne. Who you given that donkey to we need New Orleans Saints drew brees to come to the front of the congregation. We like to have a war with. The waiting for this night we'll get into that next. Keep a lot. This. The breakfast club good morning. John. Did he ever. Talk. Fat and all around your. Man to dog and Blouse Man. The top of The of to be on the day they chose you. The breakfast club bitchy donkey the day-to-day. Dog You today for Thursday June fourth goes the New Orleans Saints. quarterback drew brees. Yeah, add mayonnaise is very very heavy on this sandwich. Okay, I've been having a lot of conversations with my white friends this week. They all want to know what to say how to say in regards to not only the George Floyd. About their place on this planet in general, you know the whole white privilege. White supremacists compensation see sadly. There's not a white person in America. Who can say that at some point someone in their family tree someway need someone in their bloodline their ancestors were part of the problem. Okay, the problem being white supremacy, it is what it is. People nothing to be ashamed of nothing to be embarrassed about No matter how history books attempt to sanitize it no matter how sweet they try to make it sound Oh. America was not built on Christian values. Okay like they try to sell it all right, please. Please Stop Okay America was built on the back of slavery and racism. That's it point blank period poop right? Slavery was America's first big business. This country was founded by all white men who are not attempted to make this country all inclusive for everyone, especially black people. Okay, we were property like actual literal property. That's why we've gotTA constantly tell people black lives matter because in the Constitution said, black people were three fifths of a person that three fifths rule. That's why we were treated as property. Okay, that's gotTA constantly. Remind you know I am actually a life, not a piece of property and to this day. Some still look at us as as as property. Okay, so yes, my wife allies. That's the harsh truth. If you are ready and willing to start from that place that we can figure out how to dismantle this mechanism called white supremacy, now in regards to speaking out. You shouldn't have to ask me how to speak out for another human in regards to. To their pain, okay, if you are a spiritually conscious person in any way, if you're just a human being with empathy when you saw that video, George Floyd. You should've felt the way and whatever you've felt. Express it, okay. You don't need a black person's permission for that. Okay, this is a man. This is a matter of race, but it's also just. Just a matter of being human so if you want to. If you want to know what to do, it simple, just stand up for the humans. Sadly, some people just don't get it. I'm not even mad at them. For not getting it because we all live in our individual bubbles, and when you are a white male, you definitely live in a bubble because this system for the most part works perfectly for you, okay? This white supremacist system whether you are prejudiced, bigoted racist are not works great for most white males because it was designed by white males, so it was always going to be built in advantages, which is why when someone like drew brees doesn't get. It doesn't surprise me at all. See drew. Brees was giving an interview at Yahoo Finance during the interview, he was asked his thoughts on the subject of players potentially kneeling during the national anthem for the twenty twenty season. Let's hear it. I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. Let me let me just tell you what I feel. When the national anthem is played, and when I looked at the the flag of the United States I, envisioned my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War Two, and in many cases, it brings me. Me To tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed, and not just those in the military, but for that matter those throughout the civil rights movements of the sixties and everyone, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point, and is everything right with our country right now. Nope, but I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart is, it shows unity we can do better, and then we are all part of the solution flag on the play a violation of. illegal use of white privilege drew. BREES is marginalising what black people are experiencing in this country? Because he seeing the world through the lanes of the oppressor, not the oppressor I am happy that when drew brees seized the flag of the United States of America and his grandfather's who fought for this country in World War Two I'm glad he sheds a couple of tears that's beautiful, but drew brees black people fought in World War Two, but imagine fighting for a country that at that point didn't even give you the same civil liberties that gave your grandparents drew brees do. Do, you know in the US into World War, two JIM crow segregation had entered every single aspect of American society. Do you know that they were several segregated units in the military during world? War Two, so even though we all supposed to have a common enemy in a war is country still had divided. Okay still looked us as an enemy. This is why so many black folks have a problem with patriotism. How can we salute a country that historically enslaved US marginalized us, and continues brutalizes see drew brees, white privilege male. That's how he sees America okayed. It's all roses. Living his life like it's Golden, okay? This white supremacist system works well for him because it's supposed to I, am not arguing with any white person about why people choose to take a knee in regards to police brutality. There's nothing to debate. Okay, if you don't get it by now, you don't want to get it and if you're committed to misunderstanding the situation, whatever now had a convoy I did have a convoy with my brother Michael. Eric dyson this weekend dropping bombs. Michael Eric Dyson. US explaining to me. Why you do have to teach. White people, because whether you know it or not, you are unintentionally teaching them, so you might as well be intentional about teaching them so I I. Keep that in mind at times like this and I defer to one of our greatest teachers killing Mike. He was all with Jalen and Jacoby and he adds some Some lessons for drew brees. Let's hear it. I would like to know what he considers disrespect because. When I travelled, and we perform in Germany I never see a nozzle play because nause's earth apart of history that charge the understands a cancer and corrupt. Make rid themselves off. Juve Lis plays in the deep south. As we traveled to the south, we see the confederate flag everywhere to balance, so if you're going to tell me about flagging districts disrespecting the American flag the flag you live in A. A region that is still five rebels ladder, the confederate flag in you don't adequately speak against out on a regular basis just tells that you're protecting the way of life, or what you think is right. The American flag says with the First Amendment, and the ability to say what you feel about situation that you'd ban the brunt of that. You may get blackball out in the NFL but you. You have the right to so if you support, you don't WanNa see the American flag disrespecting. Don't look at it on wiser shorts at picnics. Don't look at it them. mckinney shots and playboy don't look at it. all your favorite album covers because you think that rock band is rocking for you the all the way with your intelligence football player, but that was an incredibly stupid thing to. To say, but I'm not going to be so burdened with the religion that has become American nationalism. The get the flag represents the united. States constitution and United States Constitution was written by a bunch of people who chose to protest violently in order to have affray, so what you interpreted disrespect probably is the most patriotic thing happened today. Just something to think about something to think about drew brees. If I had a lesson for drew brees because I'm nowhere near eloquent is killing, Mike would if I had a lesson for drew brees, it would be a simple homework assignment and is this if you don't understand, why plays Neil if you don't understand why players take a knee, then go watch the video of that white devil cop, kneeling taking a knee on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds. If you don't get it after that well, you might just need you to shut the F. F.. Ev on all issues regarding race in this country and sit the rest of the season called life out. Please let Chelsea handler give drew brees biggest. He he saw that is way too much. Dan Mayonnaise I wonder if he's going to address these statements now, he asked. I'm. Sure, he'll have an enlightening moment and say. You, know He. He was taught so much in the past twenty four hours a he sure he will. Kneel before. He was just doing that to be a good teammate. He actually knew over going on. Who knows all right well? Thank you for that donkey today. Now when we come back, ask e eight, hundred, five, eight, five, one, five one. If you need relationship advice at any type of advice, call ye now is the breakfast club good, morning? WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA. Baby Mama issues sneezing words of wisdom up now for ask eight, hundred, five, five, one, five, one a breakfast club. Komo. Relationship Advice me personally advice just the real advice. Call up now for S. Morning everybody is DJ. Envy Angela Ye. Shall Amina Guy? We OUGHTA Breakfast Club Stanford for ask Ye Hello WHO's this? Good morning name was. A good morning one. Man First of all pregnant. Meant on. She s right. Which blackfish King you already know! Man is already up there and making me feel like you cheated. Boy No my wife. Okay, she cheated on you. Yes, and it's been growing up. and. I'm tired of it. Ninety Vice I have seven y'all I told my son never leave him. And I'm in a bad predicament because I have to leave my ways because I'm tired of. Well, you know leaving. Your wife doesn't mean you're leaving your son. Right right right, but my son is the as like he wants. He want me to be right there with you know. He want me to help him with his homework you want me to. You know the to be the father. Saving, Talk. Father figure and still help him with his homework. I always thought Oh. We don't care about in. New York not New Orleans and I. Still You're saying for the second. Right so, how did you catch your wife cheating on you? How do you know I am aware talking on the phone I'm in the bathroom. No she. In the walls. And she's on the phone and I hear. I hear talking to do it and do I have to say what we know? When you go back to work this more than we. And she's eight Tuesday. And I hear us it will be all the time all the time. So. I guess up is to work, but I don't go to work. Goes in. Apartment Complex right behind mine. Were late today just the seat? Stakeout, and before yeah, just moved before just before. This happened about two weeks before that. A friend of mine you know right now. He's he's he's. Like that right now for for doing something to somebody that. That no one has pilots was sleeping with his wife Wi- who work while he was also when he comes home do. Would he killed. Two. That knows he calls me. And gives them contact with himself talking tour. Know God giving us island like. Thank for you at you know. Don't do nothing stupid. You don't want to end up in jail. So I did think you know like I didn't even go in the house, but I saw. In the house. ahead. That's tough in your own house. That's disrespectful. You're respectful. You know in my my mind when. She got to go. See just got to get out. So, what is it so what happened? Did you confront them? Did you go back home? Did you call it like what happened? Booth close. Friends she was cheating with. Yeah. So you confronted him. Confronted Her I. Call Him. I call him last. First thing he said was, I was at work. Go to work to. CEASARS and he's my best work. Like, come on now. What does your wife say when you confronted her? Like, I didn't see nothing like I didn't hear not known the flow. and. She tried to make. It seems like I'm crazy. Right so, yeah, you're a hundred percent over it. You ready to move on. I can't blame you, not only did she cheat? She also lied and she. China act like a fool. House. Right and I'm trying to tell you. Work it out, but she's. The first thing she asked. Put McCain. In. Don't do that as a terrible advice. It sounds very unhappy. You already know what you WANNA. Do you want to leave this marriage? A wife is still lying. I can't believe that you had the willpower. Not Go in the house after you saw him. Go in there. 'cause I definitely. Be Right back inside. But. Kudos to you like you said you had a sign from God after what happened with your friend? WHO's in jail right now? So you know that took a? And I commend you for that. I, told her I. Know? If those. Coming. I? Hate talk, don't do. As it. To. Looking Tony. Goals in the first thing he said worth. I'm going to call the police. Laughing, my at what we're going to wrote nine named. Terrible say! Oh sorry. True. Charoen Listen Get Your and get out. That's all I have to say, so listen I I understand. Your kid is the most important thing to you and your life right now, so you need to make sure that you handle the I think you need to be the ones who initiate everything so that no matter what happens like she can't call the cops on you. You need to go ahead and file for divorce so that it'd be more favorable and your for the position that you're in right now and whatever you do, don't text or email or Or write anything or make any caused at a threatening in any way so that you can make sure that everything is straightened smooth, which custody of your child and all of that and get your own place, or she has to get her own place. Whatever you decide, but you do have to start making those steps to get out of their amateur that your son knows this has nothing to do with him that you love him very much. You're right when you say. Keep the kids out of it all right. Thank y'all Charlemagne. Appreciate you king lessons to you, man, I take any. Ask Ye Eight, hundred, five, eight, five, one, zero, five one. We got more when we come back. Is The breakfast locomotive? Keep a real. Real advice would enter league. It's S. Morning everybody is Dj Envy, Angela Ye Shall Amina Guy. We are the breakfast club were in the middle of ask Ye, hello, who's this on an time with of course fee me and my girlfriend was together about eight years now never been no problem like family. Right since all this black lives matter. Has Been going on and I've been to protest. I've been well five protests in five days. We blocked up there the Hennessy the day. Were met with guns, and all that so My girlfriend's grandmother decided to give us a call, and she's like telling us how she's disappointed in us that we weren't following the curfew rules and we were on the highway blocking traffic brought. Basically you know dismissing everything about life cops coming on the highway. You know putting guns in our face for no reason the peaceful protests and I'm just Kinda got into what about it and we're? Should. Continue to educate her about it or try to educate your body, or should I like step that? Take caution because it's my girlfriend's I don't WanNa, you know, start anything being my. Because He. Couldn't educated doctors. What does your girlfriend think about this warming? She the sheriff actually, and she's with me every March you know what I'm saying. She's screaming power. She's swimming no justice, no peace. She does videos and she's just. Her grandmother's mad at her because she's like Oh you can lose your job. Blah Blah Blah Blah. She's just like. Well I mean Gary Right I can, but it's like I'm GONNA DO RIGHT So whenever people trying to have a revolution. There's always people who aren't on board. Right? WHO AREN'T GONNA be agreeing with the way that you do things. And sometimes those people are in your own family, and from my own experience of having to deal with grandparents who were not like that at all. You know sometimes first of all I would say this is more of your girlfriend's situation because it is her grandmother so I don't want you and your girlfriends have issues because of that and so feels like this might be something that she'll have to deal with, and you have to follow her lead on that because it's her family. A world like. Family person that's why like. I wanted to. Educate the more, but I'm like. No Kaddam. Trouble when the bill we haven't had trouble in a long time and I don't WanNa from. I think you and your girlfriend should have a conversation about how you guys collectively went to handle it and and I think you should follow her lead on that now. This was your family then. I say you know that's up to you how you WANNA. Handle it. You know your family and I. I know it can be really frustrating. Had these conversations with people who are set in their ways and aren't trying to hear what you have to say, so you know sometimes it is. Is a losing battle to have those arguments, and you have to keep going out there and doing the work, but I don't want you and your girlfriend, who are in accord right now to to have issues. I will let my girlfriend take the lead on this. Tell her look. This is your family your grandmother? However, you want to handle it. I want to respect that and I'm always down to have respectful conversations, but that is your grandmother. So is kind of more on her. The right when I when I go around now it's GonNa. Be like different like you know what I'm saying because. I what our first and then? I don't talk as they would say. You know black go unquote. I talked intelligent and and when I first met him. They told me like Oh. People say! Yeah exactly so I know when I go like to her house for the next family is whatever is going to be like really hot clues get. So I'm just I. Just feel like we need to have the conversation, but the same time like you said girlfriend sampling so. I'm just. Like. All. Season have a conversation with them without you. They're also you know and try to. Have that conversation on her end, but like I said you know if that means I'm going to support my girlfriend, but I'm not really trying to engage in conversation. Sometimes. It's really hard to try to force people to understand things that they don't want to understand. Your. But we appreciate you and you keep on doing what you have to do. And you and your girlfriend and don't let things like this. 'cause a wedge in your relationship I felt like if I needed just kind of fall back and stay away from them. I will you know you can't ever forced people to understand something do is engage in a conversation, and it can be too frustrating for you to at times. You made the attempts. Definitely, we appreciate that you just. Made it clear for me that I'm doing the right thing when it comes to this right now. Yeah, you did. I write hair. I will tell you all three. Thank you because I work and I'm driving all day. You guys help us get through the day. or at least a morning. Thank you for listening. You know family. Appreciates you ask e eight, hundred, five, five, one, zero, five one. If you need relationship advice that any type of advice you can call now we got room is on the way he s and we are going to talk about Trina. And some of marks that she made on her show earlier this week, and would tell you the back and forth that happened on social media as a result of it all right. We'll get into that next. Keeping locked this the breakfast club good morning. Breakfast Club. All the guys got the rule report. Managing. The rumor report with Breakfast Club. Turning yesterday and those because of the comments that she made on her morning show when she was talking about the protesters in Miami now she was upset about a friend's business, being destroyed she was upset about people dying and lives. That have been taken away and here's what she had to say about the protesters. Thank the curcumin fix PM. That's how I feel no keep everybody off the street. The animals off the street that are running round in Miami Dade. County packing like their habits from Zip. Lock them up at five PM. For the streets. It'd be nice and clean. That's how I feel above bloodlines I. Write Saint Let. Other black people don't don't matter to. Fake. Fake Oh we focus. On. You can't make. Everybody wants to. Behind you in the Ram and brewlights come home. The registration and assurance I'm not here okay trio. I don't agree with it and you say but I like the energy. That like that like. Me I WANNA. Scream now got today, but dot com today damage all right. And then she had a back and forth after that on social media with Masika Masika from love and hip hop and. Masika was saying that she needed to come to the front of the congregation basically, and she has Qaida come and drag this coon Trina back to the swamp before I get her. And then the two of them had a really nasty back and forth on social media Trina told Masika first of all as find out who your baby daddy really is, and she told you don't know what the F. You are talking about. You think you can come up here and. And Talk to me, you scumbag. You can't how I'm ready and I'm not the one and then train. The told her first of all. That video was edited to what I said second of all. If you don't know the exact facts, STF you. If you want answers of clarification, say that you not that you'd come up here and talk about me because you can't and things really spiraled after that Masika told her pull up. Okay is a common. Let me. I can fight dumb ass. Wait you know you're acting like an animal, don't you? Dare quote an actual activists who pulls up girl. The World Cloud wasn't the word cloud wasn't even invented when you were relevant. Take your afternoon nap and she also called I didn't. Take afternoon. NAP here right now. I go ahead. I didn't like the afternoon that part afternoon. NAP NAP afternoon after great. I am I was all of that in capital energy? But some of it was. In, my mind was in capitals. All right, but yeah. It went on and on and on from there I'm going to be honest. I did not like seeing these two women going at it like that on social media with the world way in is speaking to each other in that way now. This morning Trina did get on the radio and apologize. Here's what she said me in my trainers were. Were automatically sneaky for black people. I am the black I am black people. That's why I'm speaking for, and I'm not. GonNa say like people are animals, and this is why the after will. We spoke to the Commissioner. I said to trick well. I learned a lot more about what's really happening and is more than just industries of people you know doing whatever its. Commission this, the governor's to me. It's all these people is the chief of police I had no idea of that so now understand that and these are the people that has to protect the CDs. I want I need that. handclapping clapping I got time day. Energy all that low docile apology. John like that well, she's explaining. Explaining yourself of what she met. Sometimes we get upset and we get mad. Things come out of our mouth that we could have said differently, and maybe that's what she's doing up. An apology is always great When you know you're wrong. There's nothing wrong with knowledge in that wrong, but it just backlash apologies. I don't like backlash apologies. I don't like apologies that when people been coming at you like okay I'm sorry now. Well. She did say she had conversations with local officials and they did educate Harrison things so you know it is a big. Be Able to apologize. Admit that you were wrong and had these conversations with people you know. I still don't really like the dragging of people like that on social media and I am all for educating. I Love Trinity I. Just don't know what she thought was wrong. In that situation. You know what I'm saying like. You have to know why people a protest and know you have to know why they're angry. Even when it comes to the looting, you may not like it, but you know you gotta call him animals. It's not like they're out there doing that. For no reason as a reaction to you know black people getting killed in this country at the hands of the police overall, but she's from a different side I'm show, and and that doesn't make it right. She's seen it from aside one of her best friends. Clothing store or a store and everything that she worked for. They pretty much took, so that's. I think she meant she was area. Yeah, I get it, but it's material things and property that can't make the place ensuring agree you can't fix it, and there's a lot of things that led up to this so and this is an ongoing conversation, because there's a lot of people who have felt like that, and I see a lot of people expressing themselves in that way wondering, why are people protesting? Why are they doing this? Why are they going after target I see people saying this all day long up and down to time line so? Honestly thousand. Those bills will be back. Those black bodies won't. So irate, and now another person who actually had to. Roll back! What he said was drew brees. He made some comments about NFL player protests and the and he was asked about whether or not he thinks players will be kneeling during the national anthem when football resumes, and here's what drew brees said I will agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United, states of America. Let me let me just tell you what I feel. When the national anthem is played. And when I looked at the flag of the United States, I envisioned my two grandfathers who fought for this country during World War Two and is everything rights with. With our country right now. No, we still have a long way to go, but I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart is, it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together. We can all do better, and then we are all part of the solution. Well. Of course, those comments caused a huge amount of backlash. Mother NFL players players on his own team from everybody Lebron James. You know Steven Jackson. Now drew brees has posted I posted a picture of a black and white hand interlocked. And then he said I would like to apologize to my friends teammates. The city of New Orleans the black community NFL community in anyone I heard with my comments yesterday in speaking with some of you breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused said he wants to talk about respect unity solidarity centered around the American flag and the national. Anthem and he may comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues. We are facing right now. As a country, they lacked awareness in any type of. Of Compassion or empathy, instead those words have become divisive in hurtful, and I have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart on my character, and then he talks about where he stands with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality, and he said support the creation Abreo policy change that will make a difference. He also condemned the years of oppression. I mean it's goes on so. Our. Drew Brees I gave him dog you today today, donkey today still stands. I wonder if he's ever spoken out against a police officer killing a black man, the united so quick to be like I. You shouldn't disrespect the flag and. The flag means something I wonder if he's ever had that same energy for a police officer, killing unarmed black man. Has He ever jumped up and said you shouldn't kill on black. People shouldn't kill black view. I mean I wonder, but he you know he's he's. He's not his teammates before and just reading his comments. You see you know some of the people that follow him You know you don't have to apologize you a right. Don't apologize now. That was just your opinion. You know there's a lot of people that believe in what he said which I don't understand. I really don't and and by the way putting a black hand shaking the white hand. That's the whitest apology in the world. Cream Ice Cream and chocolate ice cream. I, would rather you vanilla cream and chocolate ice cream? My goodness that hey, that handshake looked crazy high right well, we'll see. What happens next and that was very. Well crafted as like more of a press release. and. I just don't in the black, the black and white hand she looked like the beginning of a purpose stupid all right well, let me answer the, and that is your room a report all right, thank you miss. Ye Revolt will see you guys tomorrow. Everybody else to people's choice mixes up next. Get your request in. Is The breakfast good morning? Is Dj. Angelique each. The Breakfast Club we have a special guest on the line. The Anna Williams welcome to be here with you, MVP Angela and Charlemagne now. Danny Williams I know. This is an important time because we have so many things to talk about, but it is also black music man something that you actually would one of the architects. APPs let's talk about that. Yes, Angela, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy nine president, Jimmy Carter hosted the first June black music month event at the request of the Godfather Clarence Avant and some other prominent people in the industry, but the CO founders of this period of time are multi Grammy Award, winning songwriter producer Kenny gamble broadcaster. Ed, right myself and members of the Black Music Association. and. It's the forty first anniversary of June black, music month. So important that people. Expect Black. Absolute empty. It's very important. Because of the music industry generated twenty billion dollars last year, and we look at the top of the charts right now. At the top of the one hundred list of top selling records eight of those top ten records by black artists. You guys know that hip hop is the number one genre around the world, not just here in America, but all over the planet. So what does that tell us? Black people are making and selling a ton of music had important, because it's all culture and digital to America. Talk about those billions of dollars you know. I think a lot of it is not trickled down to the artist's a lot of us. As a trickle down to produce a lot is not trickle down to the to the actual singer, which is very very sad. You know people are making billions of dollars. Off there is still struggling losing their homes today. Cars and at have sold millions of records. That's that's horrible about that. That's been going on for a long time. which is why as a proud member of the National Museum of African American Music based in Nashville, we will be opening September twenty twenty. It is an institution designed to highlight the contributions of black folks in this country from the sixteen hundreds onto now we are also fighting or artists to get more not just artists producers, engineers music makers in. In general to get a larger piece of this twenty billion dollars and MD back to your question about why is June black music month important well, this is a multibillion dollar business one. We don't tend to think of our music that way, but it is. It's created by black people. It's co opted and imitated by others, and we appreciate compliment, but we want to be able to economically participate in all of these billions of dollars and I might add the everyday man and woman who's enriching the coffers of. Those major record companies we want our fair share, so the museum is a repository. You have seven galleries of beautiful information artifacts about our contribution contributions getting overlooked black votes. We were forced immigrants to this country and use it as what we use to to soothe us in this terrible you know situation where we were taken from our original homes than Africa brought. Be Here and Free Labor before hundred years are the which you here in our music is passionate. It's paying and it's our soundtrack every day. Think about how much music you consume of all many also just say that June black music month is an opportunity to celebrate the three of you. You are promoters of precaution. Think about how much music you played. MD in your career. Okay you play music that can elevate the spirits are people and we use it to get us through hard times. Good Times turn up all in love. All out of love using is integral to our the Bible in this country. You know what though is fascinating to me and we're GONNA I want to talk more about the museum and I do want to talk more about black music. How you actually got this legislation passed because I read about how you had never done anything like this before. And I know a lot of us right now feel really powerless. As far as what can we do our government to make things happen? You know to create change, and so can you discuss how that actually happens? Is I? Don't think people understand the process how you can initiate that and actually bringing some type of change. Well I appreciate you sharing that okay so nineteen seventy-nine President Jimmy Carter hostesses big event that on the lawn of the White House. It had been done by the Country Music Association and years earlier, but then he said June is black music month. This was at the encouragement of the black. Music Association will fastball were to when President Clinton was in office. I wrote him and asked him to host a similar event or the white. House came back and said well. We've gone through the archives and receive wear President Carter declared June black music month, but go get us some legislation. Come back President Clinton will sign A. A proclamation and will celebrate June Black Music Mark officially from the perspective of the White House and Congress so I put on my most comfortable pair of shoes, and started walking office to offers on Capitol Hill, knocking on people's doors, writing letters. We just really worked hard and I. Don't want to take the credit alone. Because again there were group of people, but I was out in the front, pushing and finally the legislation. I wrote the draft or it. They put all the way our ask and it got passed, and then in and out of the White House private meetings in the Oval Office with President Clinton. President George Bush on and on, and that's basically the story of Jean Black Music Month, but we're in our forty first year, and again I want to stress that it's an economic engine, and it's our American soundtrack. It's how we get up in the morning of how we function through the day, and now as we see American cities and international capitals, supporting our efforts here in America against police. Police brutality. Music has always been protests. Music has always been at the forefront of our endeavors here in this country, and it's no different right now so as the CO chair of the music industry. Relations Committee and on behalf of Henry Hicks. Who is the CEO of the museum? We're taking a strong stand in solidarity with people who are protesting around the world about the injustices of recent. Part of what the birth of black music in this country was born out of the cruelty of racism, so long answer to your short question, but that's how the legislation got passed, and has been celebrated by every American President, since and again if people want to become part of our movement and support, they can do so by joining go to Black Music Museum, dot, com, and happy birthday June black music must have known years young party way years, and we're going to have you and Henry. Hixon as closer to when the museum has done to open, so we can make sure we really ramped that up ABS- thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate it that they. Support you. All right, thank you Deanna Williams for joining US show. You got a positive note. Yes, ma'am, everybody out! There s You know doing a little, so we don't have to do a lot. I just want you to know that act as if what you do makes a difference because it does brevard pro business. 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We'll see what you mean. If I'm just positive in China. My Momma, going what me being positive got to do with that. Okay listen to me carefully. A positive attitude can bring about change well. Okay Steve I hear you saying that, but they didn't find me so now. What does my having a positive attitude have to do with the fact that they fired me? Well. One more turn, a positive attitude can bring about change. Was Steve? I set up in here and gave eight. Nine twelve years of my life to this man and he just he cheated on me a walked out now. What does me be positive? have to do with him. Cheat no me. Hot ESCO changed at. Okay he'll go get. A positive attitude can bring about change. Listen to the whole thing. The positive attitude. And the change that can happen. Starts it. This is to start. It starts within you. See! Life is ten percent. What happens is ninety percent. What you do about what happens okay? You gave twelve years of your life to this man. He cheated and left you holding the bag. The kids in everything now what does being positive have to do change in it or they came in, and they fired you. You lost your job that you was a stellar performance at, but now how does you have positive attitude? How does that change things for you? So, you can use any example. Here's what happens. When you have a positive attitude. What it produces within you is a positive approach to life, and when you have a positive attitude and a positive approach to life, it causes you. To be optimistic to have a positive outlook. To expect things to eventually turn around and turn into a positive. That's very important because the law of attraction comes into play. If you think positive thoughts, you attract positive things. If you think evil thoughts, you attract evil to you. You know if you want for nothing. The nothing comes your way. If you walk for positive attitude, if you want positive results, if you won't fall great outcome, that's what you attract to you. The change will begin within you, so let's take the man that walked out your life nephew holding the bag. Here's a positive attitude. Okay two things have happened as positive here number one. You've read it yourself of someone who is obviously going to be. If not already been toxic in your life caused you men restless nights, a lot of uncomfortable feelings of uneasiness, not sure insecurity. You've been going through it with this person whoever they are number one. That person has been released from your life number two it. It allows you now to have the someone who treats you just the way you WANNA be treated. That's the positive outlook. That's the optimistic way. That's when you positive person. You see the positive in things that happened to you instead of yourself under the what's wrong with it always me now, concept see a positive attitude. When they came in there and they fired you. Let you go. Could this not have been? Jess the opening you needed to finally start on a new career path that you've been talking about doing anyway. Could it possibly be a brand new chance for you to get the dream job? A dream career of your choice could not possibly be the perfect opportunity now for you to finally finally. Do something about that gift about that. Talented God gave you that thing that you love to do. Could it not be the perfect time for you to pursue that? But if you don't have a positive attitude, then you lay there, or if income getting my house Oh what I'm GonNa do now. Oh, this unemployment ain't enough. Oh, Lord, when this unemployment run out! What am I going to do? Then I won't have nothing and you ole. Woe is me in you become a woe is me. But if you take it from the positive approach. A some amazing things can happen in your life. I will tell you on a personal note. That some of the most some of the best changes, some of the biggest moments in my life came after a loss. Someone around list, but boy Alcatel elimidate's them when they didn't want me on the radio anymore in L. La. What didn't know. Eight way was sick and away idea radio out there and they won't wanted me gone. And on twenty third two thousand. Five! When my debt when when when my deal was done. With, The beat out in La. Okay. Look what happened. y'All was gone in May, but as September Nineteenth Steve. Harvey Radio Network with four cities. You see but I didn't go always me. I said okay. God must have something else for me. 'cause he remove me from this. That must be something else say. Thank can happen when you lose. And you, you break open relationship saying, thank you happy. You never know the one guy got for you here. You go here. You go again now. You get put into a situation where somebody treat you just the way you WANNA be treated. Provide you a whole lot of aspects of your life. You knew nothing about prior to that, but you gotta stay positive. If you stay positive that positive attitude that optimistic outlook that that that always. Always thinking God got me no matter what happened to me. Some amazing things is gonNA. Kill will happen in your life. It's a fact I. Don't know how it works that way. I just notice what it is positive attitude is everything y'all so get off to old. WHOA is me. Negatively trained cause. It ain't gonNA. Take. You know where but down and get get your outlook up. If you change your attitude, you change your altitude. Altitude is determined by your attitude. HOW HIGH YOU GO! HOW BIG YOU BECOME! How far you go! It all depends on how you think it all depends on what type of attitude you've got a no a no very very successful super negative people. It just doesn't coincide the way if you see something that happened to him along the way and don't wear. 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She turned around and said my last name Hey Hawkins. Next nephew in. The crazy part of the family. With last. Run that bring back right after this. You're listening. To morning show. Coming up at the top of the hour, attorney Benjamin crump. We're going to talk about the George. Floyd McCall in Minneapolis also president trump is mad at twitter. We'll talk about that little more later in the show, but right now the nephew is here on kids and we don't eat. Mice phase instagram about account. Nobody care. Stop lying about that. Google does. All right. It's time now for nephew to run that prank. For got. Side job clean. Job Plane, you know some some. Work side job cleaning. Let's go kit. Robbie I'm trying to get a order in for some construction. supplies I need to pick up. That's what's your company A. The. Roofing Company. have. We ever done this before? No, no, this is my first time calling I heard you guys were pretty good. Appreciate the compliment. I listen. need to get this as soon as possible man can I possibly pick up these supplies like in the next couple of hours well, you know they don't work that kind of a quick turnaround. We've got a little bit of a backup but I can do my best to depends on what you need. Okay, here's here's what I need. Man I need five rolls of duct tape. Okay, that's no problem. That's quick. Okay? I need plastic man listen if he was going to wrap up something in plastic. That's like about six foot two in height. And two hundred pounds. How much plastic you think I would need to wrap wrap that up in the second you're. You're asking plastic like roller plastic. Yeah, I'm I need to wrap up something. That's six foot two and like two hundred ten pounds. I probably would get about three yards four yards plastic. Okay, okay I need to get that. Let me ask you this. If if he was going, try to put some cement on that to hold it down. How much cement you think a whole letdown! I'm confused. Running the roofing company yum a roofing company, but I'm doing a little side work for some friends of Mine Oh. Okay, okay I just got a little confused because you told me this is. No problem, no problem we got so many. Wait you're. Trying to hold from the mound. Something down. So how many bags of cement do you think I need to hold out something? That's two hundred and twenty pounds. Wow! I DUNNo! Eight bags Hebei eight bags I would recommend at least okay. Okay Gimme bags of cement now. This some else I wanna ask you. Do you have anything any type of cleaner man that can get That can get blood. I mean are paying off the floor. We got industrial cleaners. All kinds of industrial cleaners that when you take the painter blood. Out the pain. Frank. got. All kinds I mean. Do you have a preference? No, just whatever you could throw in there I need now. Let me ask you this here. Do you anything that can like just kill a smell? You know what I'm saying. If if you know if you don't want something to smell, you got anything for that. Some some guy in your place. Something that you. Like an animal or something you found I mean I'm I'm kind of confused. You're talking about snow and cleaning up. Did you find some sort of? Animal on a construction a looks just take the heart. That's all I. Need you to do okay? I I'm. I wasn't asking Your Business I. Just little concern. What are we getting? WHAT ARE WE CLEANING UP? And what do we I mean I guess. I would clean up tile cleanup carpet. And what's the? What's the cleaner? What's what? Where's the odor Sir I'm asking you. Do you have some strong enough like you think Monja can can keep smell down. What do I need to keep the smell down? Definitely GonNa need a million I mean you gotta get something? Just scrub that right down here wherever that sense it's in your. If it's in a wall and you got fabriction place I mean whatever what have you got? You probably have to have a different type of the odor or something for the carpets them for the walls and I. I guess it's Kinda confused as to as to where they're. Coming from and I don't worry about all that laymen. Let's just do write down. What to order is okay. I got you. I got the five pack. The four yards of plastic bags of cement I got the industrial clean got only I'm I'm typing it on? I got I got older. any type of machete anything. That's real sharp decking. Okay hold on a second now now you're completely off base. You realize you call it hardware store, right. I'm calling always talking I need some supplies. Man I'm doing his job on the side. I need some supply. You said the already, but I'm confused. About is now. You're asking for a weapon. What what? What would use in Michigan for I? Mean you're? You're talking about What you? You're going to chop down some some some brush I, don't I don't I don't get it. What machete for listen. Let's Y'all job is to take automate. That's your job Robbie. Don't tell me my job is I. Know What my job is. This is my store man. Okay I've been working here a lot longer than you even imagine and people don't call up asking for ammonia and in cleaner and try to get smell out I mean I I'm trying to figure out how best to help you. I'm sorry I'm. Being nosy, you know all you gotTA. Do is field, order and heather. Abbott done in two hours when I get to. That's all you gotta do I can't do that two hours. I can't even I who backed up like this point I can get this done maybe tomorrow morning Joe Tomorrow morning for you. Got To get rid of this body. I got to get rid of this. Today. Well. I need to call. Listen I need to call the policeman. You said body. Midnight. Right there. That's why people always want to call the police. When they got nothing to do with them. Listen all you need to fill order. Okay, okay. You're listening. I need to tell you something okay and I. Don't know what you if you found about it. I don't know if the responsible for the body either way. I don't WanNa be any part of this business. Okay I don't know why you're planning or where you're trying to bury this thing, which basically asked me to be the coblets something? That's none of my business. Hey, I need her name right now, okay? I'm not giving you Monday. Roofing. Hey, listen to me because you're calling from. Brooklyn Company, are you I'm not I'm not. Let me. Tell you why you why folks I always try to be. Like? Folks! Your Problem The White folks about Purple Green Black Blue. Talking. It's you asked me for. That sounds sort of your body. Okay, that's trying to figure. Out. What is your name your name? Name Right now. They well first of all you at work, you're not. Be Talking to me like this. I don't care if I'm sweating at work. My come on my my my coworkers. They'll on the lions, and they know if I was talking to someone so. You. This to okay. I'm actually just call you. Hear me. I'm just call the cops on your. Figure who the you are okay, okay well. Let me let me ask you this since you WanNa know who I am. Do you know Marcus? Mark. Mark. It. Works here, man! Okay Marcus is who got me to call you. This is nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning? Show Robbie. You just got prank Baio. Marcus. You have got to be kidding me. Markus working, see over there. You. Can't believe that we a marcus. Why don't you tell me this? Party morning. I gotta ask you, but you gotTA. Tell me as man. What is the bad? The bad is radio show in land. As easy. Harvey morning. And you have it. You play. On these duct tape I need some cement. Matthew Morton. Coming up at the top of the hour as promised civil rights attorney Benjamin crump will be here and we'll be back right after this. You're listening to Steve Harvey Morning. Show Monday at nine, eight central, catching all new episode of VH1's new series to catch a beautician. 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We've given his brother awards for all the work. He's done in our community, but. I mean I wish we didn't have to award him, but if we didn't have him fighting on the front lines for justice for those people who are the under served in the. Department I mean. Where would we be? he's most notably the most probably right now today. The most accomplished civil rights attorney of our time. he's handled the wrongful death cases that we've had in the past ten years. And now sadly adjust another traumatic death caught on video that has gone. Viral is to Myrtle Mr George. Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ladies and gentlemen TURNEY CLUMP IS PRESENTING Family Mr George for Georgia Floyd. Please welcome back to the show attorney Benjamin crump while. Nephew everybody stays. Thank you for giving me the platform to talk about how we uplift our coach uplift our people and I need you now more than ever been costs with George floor. When I first saw the video. I said Oh my God. This is nother Eric Gardner. I can't breathe case. But. If in Twenty Twenty Kala. Shirley and it's worse. It's worse because literally you see a man who is face down. Stay in Hand Cups, and you see a police officer with his knee on his neck. Not The one minute, not for two minutes not but three minutes not for four minutes, not for five minutes, not for six minutes, not but seven minutes. Eight minutes, but for nine minutes. And I keep doing that for dramatic effect Steve Because people need to realize. How long does brother was down there? They again calling for his Mama Fan I breathe, and the fact that these police officers offer him no humanity I mean. You had the citizens in the public fans. Please get your knee off his yacht gonNA. Kill him. They were trying to deescalate the situation. Wild police were supposed to be trained in the escalation, but they would escalate let. And Steve I just try to make this point so graphic. If you out there in America, you have a spare phone. Just take it and make your watch. Set but nine minutes. And then. Let the time pass and at the time passing I. Want you to sit there and try to think if you have somebody who had their me on your neck. And you were trying to breathe, and you kept begging them. Please take your the off my neck. And they would, and and all these minutes past, and you suffocate to de well that if the last minute that George flow it was on this earth ended in a tragedy, and it is murder. That is what it is it you. You pointed out something that this man was on the ground with this man to knee on his neck for nine minutes, and you're trying to get people to understand how long that is now. Let's talk about companies. You talked about training. What is it? I mean because when you when I see a victim handcuffed. and. He's faced down. I don't I. Don't know of any man that can put me. This face down and handcuffed behind his back I. Just don't know. I don't see how you can put me. You might, but I I mean especially and I have a gun I have a teaser, and I have a billy club. And so I'm I'm trying to understand what's in the training manual for the knee in the neck. You know Steve That's what they always try to say that they're trained to use necessary force, but that was nothing necessary. About putting your nearly that when you already got him handcuffed and he's already faced down and our police expert tells Steve owned up. You noted how he had detained in his pocket the whole time, so no timid. Man is lead like. How comfortable the police officer was that this was totally under control. I've got this man handcuff my four body weight with my on his neck. I put my hands in my pocket. 'cause. There's nothing he can do to me. I was sitting there going okay so. CRUMP! Let me ask you this. Okay now some pitches have surfaced. Of this police officer. With on hat. That says make quite great again. Have you seen this? I have seen it. We haven't been able to authenticate it. Steve, okay, so we we have not validated. We do know these officers. These for officers that were terminated stays has had allegations previously of using excessive force, and we believe the majority of those were on black. Yeah. Hey, you know something attorney crump immune have talked about this many times. I have come to the conclusion that this is what I think in my opinion has to happen. I understand the angle. I understand the protest. I get it man when you people who have been trying to get your attention for a while. they may and so I understand the protest, not the protest that turned violent. That's we we we we. Understand. The anger I just get the anger. I think there's something else that has to happen. You attorney, crump, hang on, we'll be right back. We got more with attorney. crump right after this I. Have Several questions for you about this case Oh. Please hold on. You're listening to. Morning Show? I tell we back. We back with a civil rights attorney attorney Benjamin crump and we've been talking about the Mr George Floyd murder. And I'm very serious about this and I want you to just give me your opinion. I think that this ends twelve. We have what I'm calling white outrage. That's the only thing I see. We have to have white outrage. Close remark a couple of weeks ago, doing Aubrey situation. I just asked if I could find just a few good white folks. Just a few who are as outraged as we are. Then asked the few good white folks, if y'all could just treat us like you do the snow leopards. If you could treat us. The way you treat polar bears. Or any other endangered species. It would help was greater and the Amy Cooper video that called on the Black Man in the day on Park. She was choking podcast dog hoods. Peter. Peter came for took hotdog from. Yesterday did yes, they could get pedo on our side. Because they treat us like animals if we could get peter on side, and if we could get the Jewish Defense League on our side, and the ACLU on our side. We need some white outrage to fight that. Could our form a campaign that could make that happen in your opinion Sir I think you could be. Necessary but called black people have been outraged for decades. It don't seem like they care. Where are the people who are more people as Martin Luther King Sans? You cannot call yourself a good person. You cannot call yourself a borough person if you see evil. You turn and look the other way. That's not a definition of a person, and so when we talk a while back, Steve About my book open season to legalise genocide of colored people. It was not jess these tragic killing them about. Children mostly young black men. And Young Women in a Lotta regards back. It was also what happened in the the mask. The fact that in Amman Aubrey, over ten weeks passed, and the system tried to cover up. Lynch and Then you look at this legend of George blowing by the police and. They will want to be police. They were qualify police these whether real police and see the mayor terminated them based on what he said with death, one of the most horrific excecutions he's ever been. A? Hold on right there turning crump listen. Yeah, we'll be back with more. I think we have a very enlightening conversation going on. I think we're GONNA. Hold Him A. we'll be right back with more from attorney. Benjamin crump right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. Everybody we're back. We're talking today. With one of the most renowned civil rights attorneys of our day and time today, and that's attorney. Benjamin crump. We've been angry for a long time and we keep getting angry and we keep protesting and it keeps happening. The district attorney fan well. We still got investigate. And I'm saying to myself. What do we have to investigate the video show everything we needed to see if this was your children are my state and they have a video. Man They went knee. No more probable calls. We get arrested with no video at all every day, but when the police kill. They say oh! We got to investigate for four five months six months. Hope everybody forget about it because they know they're gonNA kill another unarmed black person and all the attention to go from this case and so. That's why we need to white outraged. See that that's why I met with right now because I think like you say a second ago. But and like I said before I I'll have to repeat myself sometimes because I only got a couple of good saying so I use them a lap. Slate, real slavery didn't end just cost. Black people got tied Beardsley's. That was a large group of well-meaning white. WHO WENT? Wow, we're GONNA form. A group called abolitionists and we're going to help. These people cause this ain't right. We are at another point in our world. Where this ain't right I mean man you don't know the cause. I've gotten from Africans going man why they hate y'all like that over there. You're not how many friends 'cause. I've got from friends of mine in the UAE going. What in the world is going on over there? We need. Well meaning white folks I'm just looking for a few good white folks and almost start to campaign. I really am man I. Just need. I don't know how to do it, but I'm gonNA, just starting. I'm just with me. I. Was GonNa say let me put on the record for you. And surely because y'all do understand min-. Minneapolis is where for Landau could steal. Kill. And his little girl was in the back seat. His girlfriend damn with facetime. facebook live and they did not convict that officer, but there was a white woman from Australia in a yacht at the way. Easy opn police officer shot her accidentally in a dot alley. They convicted him and sent him to prison for fifteen years. For appears to be no excessive. And then. They awarded her family. Twenty five million dollars without even them having to file a lawsuit, but still. He did killer did not go to prison, and they only gave his family three point five million dollars when we talk about the value of black life so. Fascinating now that we're in the same city, Old George Flora case. That will all due respect to philander. And the one from Australia I think is far more heuristic and so Minneapolis. What are you GonNa do now how you GonNa treat this black life. Where the white people say on jars, flooring needs to have equal justice where the please the president and his two children one out of six year old one of them twenty two cooking get a college education and Ciccio Bacon when she grow up Steve and she's about ten or eleven. She's learning about how to be a woman and she says well. Where's my daddy? Where's my role model? And we don't have to say this video is what happened to your father. Ben, crump, plus you attorney Ben Crump, and you're out there all the time fighting. It's nonstop. Yeah, you're on the front line. Truck loaded been. March you and We support you. We love you and I didn't mean to get motion a yeah. I was just listening to see. It clicked them that it's just such a devastating. We need our white brothers and sisters. To say that we can't have to justice systems in America for black. American one for White America we got have to. Take. Attorney crump hang on one second right to folks. We'll be right back with more attorney. crump right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. I'd everybody. We're back Steve Harvey morning. Show we're talking with a Turney, Benjamin, crump. This is the only way this is going to change. See You can't. The reason we need the Jewish Defense League to help US ACLU. What's the Organization of? White Jellicoe down south. What is that call? You know southern. Chris. Southern. Poverty What do you mean? Southern Baptist, southern, the southern, the southern Evangelical, don't do White Group of religious leaders down south. See what you can't do is. If you allow hate to exist, then it's going eventually. Get over there by you. See but the Jewish Defense League has to help us because this a hate crime against black people most people that don't like black people probably don't like Jewish people either most people are Jews or black people probably don't like gay people. Eat them most people that don't like none of them groups right? There probably don't like the other group, so we allow hate to exist on any form of any group of people for. For, any reason that we allow it to go unchecked, it can easily spread to the next group. That's why I'm calling all white outrage to join in with us because I know every white person I ever talked to says this is deplorable. All of them say this is deplorable. Okay, the help us stand with us because when they see us out there it don't count. Look My. We've been marching for years and. Found ways to negate that. Yeah, so now. What they do is every time they shoot one of us. They start doing a background. Check to tell you well. He had a criminal background. He sows. We'd one time He. He stole a bookstore or so some chips. You know and and Harry trying to discredit us. Says Floyd with resisting arrest and ask the tape demand. What musician? But when you had him on the ground in the man was pleading for you to get up off. A black do starts calling on his mom. He is in his last. Moments of I got just help Mama Mama and maybe she can help me, and you could see to man. Go out onto his knee, you can. What is has in his pocket, so it is has in his pocket. He had the situation under control. and. He was comfortable with it. We got. On? Fair body to sit down. Watch it. was facing the camera and. They was calm like it was nothing. Yeah, if you're talking about the offices now for the people who were saying that this the people with the cameras filming, it should have did something. That's how you get killed. That's how you I'm talking about officers. But Oh. This is what I wanted to say. Here's what bothers me about this situation. Police officers who work in high crime areas. Often Times complain that they can't solve crimes and they can't get to the root of the problem because there's no snitch policy. In the hood, and if you all would just help us solve these crimes, instead of playing this, no snitch rule, we could help keep you safe. That's the police on all forty eight hours on forensic files on. PD Live. If you watch all these shows, that's the number one complaint about high crime areas. They have no snitch pot. Ain't nobody seen nothing. Don't nobody know nothing? Well the police have a no mortgage policy. Seek the police. Sit there and watch a crime in progress because you know this ain't right, and because he is your brother in blue. You! Sit there and allow a crime to be committed, and you won't come forward to say this was wrong. 'cause you gotta stay in with your brother. Because y'all put y'all lives on the line together out the streets now listen to me UK tasks with no snitching the work on this side during had no snitching to work on that side. They have a department in the police. Department called internal affairs. All police officers hate. Do you know why because they investigate police officers? But what the hell we need. Police officer be investigated data upholding law because a lot of them. not the majority, but enough of them break the law to. We have moments like we have like this so until police officers I think Benjamin Brother Crump Until police officers start standing up and saying hey, man, we gotta. Do this type of thing right here I think the no snitch is in the police department. Big as it is in the criminal system that profound day I remember. Going on some television shows when we were doing. The Mike Brown Tamir Rice paste a certain let A. Network named after little animal that rest through the woods and I would go on there. and. The Guy who has no log on there? who used to have no spins on? He would live say to me. Steve Harvey with being cropped here on another police shooting the UN. black lives matter. People are saying that all police officers are bad. Do you believe that 'cause you agree? Most police officers are good people and Steve. I would always pay back to build that alone. You would agree that all black people ban. Wouldn't you agree most of them are good, because we can't let them have the high ground morality and what you illustrated Steve? Harvey is the perfect point that I. Know All police officers aren't bad police officers. They have police officers, but why come these police officers never tell them the bad police officers when they see them doing crime. Oh Man! Bra We came win like this. Because they take an oath for the brothers in blue to stand with them sinks wheel so now they go back and they cooperate each other story in a police report, and so the beat goes on and then when black people. Kill somebody. When when black people kill somebody white, you going to jail, and you already know why people kill somebody black. We assemble agreements you. GotTa wait and see. We got to see ground a look over the tape all of that because they dammed, it tried to pull that down an Brunswick Oh. Yeah, they was going to similar grand jury to see if to that father son murdered Aubrey Nano partner, hold up and I. DO applaud this May Minneapolis. You say he is a civil rights attorney. He is and. He reached out to the family he's he says Very. Appropriate thing then I think he was sincere. but Absent speak so loud. We need not here. Your word is GONNA be interesting that most time black people stay. We can get bored. If, you don't go. The police officers don't go to prison. They'll give you a big settlement, but you didn't get criminal prosecution. Where if you get the criminal prosecution? They say where no the children can't get no settlement because it was intentional, but when that White Lady was killed in Minneapolis, she got a criminal conviction, and they took care her family and she didn't even have children now. George got two little children. Two girls that need to be taken care. What is this going to do for them after we? Please convict because I love what his brother TV. You're like this time I. Know You will, too. He said that the same way they had says knee own my brother's net. We don't keep out on day next and two. They charge and convict these murder. Who took our brother from us? Hey! This. Can Happen Man we we have to. We nudist being going on. We just can't believe y'all can see. It s dealing. Shot. We us now is okay now. We showed it to you and you steal a doing nothing hold. Shock Ben crump. We applaud you attorney crump I. Mean you're out there all the time fighting you, it's non-stars. Yeah, for you, brother, we always here for you. We appreciate you man. Taken out the time this morning. We love you also do thanks brother appreciate. Thank, you! You're listening to. Party morning show an IT career at Gd. It means owning the opportunity to play a crucial role in transforming how agencies operate join Gd it for challenging and impactful work that advances your career apply now at GD dot com slash careers. ged Isn't equal opportunity employer. All right guys time now for today's strawberry letter and listen. If you need advice on relationships dating work, sex, parenting and more, please submit your strawberry letter to Steve Harvey F. M.. Dot Com and click submit strawberry letter. You could be a. we could be reading your letter. You could be hearing your letter. Live on the air. Just like that one right there. We're going to do that right now. and hold on tight. We got it for you here. It is the strawberry letter. Thank you, nephew. I can't even get drunk in peace. One more time. I can't even get drunk and pink. Cove it. Seems like this letters tailor made for our crazy show, though argued even surely I'm a forty five year old black man. My fiance is fifty six, and she's a great woman, but I'm worried about marriage. We'd like to kick back and relax drink. Wine and alcohol It depends on are mood so sometimes. It's wine and sometimes it's the hard stuff. We pretty much drink every day after work. I'm more relaxed and mellow. When I've had a few drinks, but But she is the opposite of me. She likes to get angry. CUSS and fuss and bring up a bunch of Ol- stuff trying to start an argument. It really messes up my buzz, and I'm afraid of losing my cool one day and ended up telling her to leave me the hell alone I've dealt with anger management all of my life and I've learned how to calm myself down with Bible, verses and positive affirmations I got while I was in prison. While you heard me Gino's all of this, but she still likes to get in my face and push me to my limit. I have to keep avoiding her I. Don't have family in town. We live in, so if things get bad, I have nowhere to turn to for some peace. Most nights. She gets rambunctious and then wants to make love so I'll forget how bad she's acting I. Swear that it always works because she is really good and bad. I have told her that she has a problem with drinking. Not a drinking problem and we need to figure out a way for her to drink socially without losing her temper every time I'm a laid back. Type of brother needs to know if. Her to do better, or should I reconsider marrying her a trust? Your advice because this is a major decision. Yeah, you have to consider this. If you're thinking about marrying someone and this letter got deeper seems like every sentence. There was something new to learn about you, too. I think the two of you need to put the alcohol down or or you at least need to keep it to a two drink, minimum or something like that like they do at the clubs and. You know this hard liquor that you guys are doing this wine. It's just not for you guys I mean I think you need to step from all this. Tennessee and stuff that you guys drink of drinking every every single day after work I think that's too much for you guys. I really do because you don't know how to handle your liquor. You say your chill and you're cool and everything and she's the exact opposite, and of course no one. One likes an ugly nasty mean acting drunk. Nobody likes the mean drunk. The bad part is that you say she's great embed and she's trying to make up for her bad behavior. You think so. Do you really think that she knows what she's doing? And she's just trying to take advantage of this situation if that's true, I think that's part of the problem because she knows what she's doing and she knows she's just trying to push your buttons. Definitely needs to stay away from the alcohol for a while. You guys need to get a hold on your relationship I. Don't think you need to consider marriage right now. You're not in that space. You're now ready for all of that. That comes with a whole. You really will be drinking if you if you marry her now. You need to get your relationship back on track. You need to talk to her. You need to stop some of all this drinking. Because you know. The two of you together can handle it. That is not gonNA. Last relationship will not last like this in a marriage certainly won't so yeah, reconsider marrying her and put the drink down Steve. is so much I won't say new. I. Don't know. Who let me just try to go online at a time? But. We all know what. I'm forty five your black man. You fiance fifty six great girl. I'm worried about marriage. Well. Let me tell you some surf after listening to this land. Badger which I'll need to be wearing. A whole lot of things wrong for we go down to ask. Right we liked to kick back and relax and drink wine and alcohol I. Don't know if you'll notice it, but that's everything that's labor camp. That's everything. Hey not off limits. We like to drink wine and alcohol. Everything is. If you ain't got. None of that gives us this. Time. Got None of that. We're going to drag it. Chief. Drag drag. Drag it. It depends on our move. Which now watch list? So sometimes wine. Sometimes it's hostile to. Guess when they move. Is We pretty much drink every day? This is a latter. COUPLA alcoholic. Stop All y'all functioning alcoholics. You go to work and drake every day. That's a functioning alcoholic. I'm more relaxing when out ahead a few drinks, but she opposite. She gets angry cuss fuss. Respond until we come back at twenty three minutes after the hour. We'll have parts you. Subject I can't even get drunk and. Twenty three minutes after the hour. We'll get back into it right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. All Right Steve Come on. Let's recap today's strawberry letter. I can't even drink. I can't even get drunk in peace. Live folks here we go. We've determined on the last. Break this to recap. To Alcoholics IX do Rhody. And both of them got a problem with each other. And you know. I saw. Drink dependent on a move either one. Or alcohol. One person saying alcohol Dessus. Anything rounded clearly. Dessert wine. The birds managed chivas. Dome! Twenty Tallow Hennessy. Jane Canadian winds. Bobby Freeze Oh grey, goose Oh. Just as all what? Have you ain't got that. Give us wine box, wine, red wine wine, Gertie hassle peak winds. Was Rozehnal man was. Huge us all down here. Brian Sham Pale and all the judges drinking it'll. Just a company. 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I got while I was in prison. Sodas I got out of prison. I started drinking and men. We drink every date. BABBLE versus. 'cause abby drinking every. Day. Read versus in the back. And then be. Positive. Affirmations. Hawes drinking. What what? What. She knows all of this, but she still likes to get in my face and push me to my limit. I have to keep avoiding her. Her. Because, I. Don't have family in town. That's when you got out visit. Ain't nobody you ain't coming. Stolen last. Monday out Mama punk. So if they get bad, I have nowhere to turn for some peace so most nights she gets rambunctious and. The wants to make love angry. Right Angry Shoot looking over here for. Being. Won't look at it won't. Come on over here by me. KS. ME Yesterday. Looking at it. You. Lure so good. I forget how bad she been. That's caused I I do it. ADDIE! Listening, you know you ain't even mad at me. Just. Got No good looking to you. For little. Dog output this hateful. Fuller. When it's satellite. Feel like a crab a giant Crab Khlong! By whole bottom lip while kicks me in the mouth and watched it. Both your comments today. Strawberry Letter Steve Harvey. A couple. Drinking Yeah. y'All Hey y'all need to break. Again, Post. Your comments today Strawberry Letter Steve Harvey FM on Instagram and facebook and please don't forget to check out the strawberry letter podcast on demand now coming up at forty six minutes after the hour. Our girl from the top Cheryl, underwood right after this you're listening to. Morning, show! All Right Steve Come on? Introduce our girl, please. She is here from the Talk Nudism Gentlemen Wow. Do Stop all his mission round Surely Underwood. Shelley the woody. Always happy to be part of the Harvey Morning Show is because you know we real over here. Hurt and frustrated and still get a laugh, but we not gonNA. Let the devil beat us. Damn, you know the black man watching first of all this, Negro. Is Bird watching in central park? Only one on I know okay okay. I know a lot of black people that. were, this heart rate never known when I'm watching, too. Hot Bird watching brothel in the art wide lady feels like she fifth. You know the only life you fail for Doll. Use token with the lease he was. He did when he wasn't even on a leash. Law because he choke on the neck with the column. Yes see to me, listen. It's a list of what is the parking lot barbecue better? What what the since you're? Right. Yeah, IT'S A. I said don't talk I. Need White Folk. I think John. Have a meeting I need to get your wife Fokin check. Because this is this. Don't make no damn since the premise. Say you know I. Just want people to recognize racism I. Don't want to get death threats. You know, but you could have died. Okay. Surly Scrub Caper Real Ale Bosma leaks should. Go Let in light air call. What's? The what surely said shows the compassionate black people have because black people knows what it feels like. To be Cautious canceled. Everything done to you for the simplest things. Yes, I got some fight yet. I over it. I, over everybody that look king need to apologize the Michael Vick right now who see okay? Didn't want to go there without okay. been done to the animals from the king, but you want to get him out of jail. Nobody apologize to Michael Vick See! This is the problem we had to come back. Do I cannot. A, things we, we talked about being black in America racism disenfranchisement treated differently than other people, but need everybody that's watching Thai king and movies being made pilot Michael Vick right now. What somebody go break I come back. I'm Cheryl hanging around. To break. We'll have more with Cheryl coming up right after this you're listening to. Morning Show community and faith are both essential. It lives us up and brings us all together even when circumstances may have us apart a new exciting Christian social media platform has just launched call faith social. It's free safe, and speaks to my Christian faith of love, compassion, inclusion and acceptance. It's what we've been waiting for, so please join me and sign up today at faith, social dot, com or find us on the APP store. All right you hear a voice in the background. This is Cheryl Underwood. Over. I we. We held her over because she had a lot to say this morning. Go ahead, yes! I have more things on my mind. Now listen. We got an election that we got to win. Am I the hobby we got? That's exactly okay. Then there's a reason I'm gonNA. Get to the tragedy. That's really bothering us right now, but we got an election. We need to win I. People to stop doing the drive bys on radio shows. Get face crack now. Hillary Clinton got on radio. Show talking. She got hot southcenter. Purse Lose Elections Stupid Lisbon Warren. Talk about Indian in her family. When all black people know, we got into family because my hair's wavy. This natural wave newborn okay now. Joe Biden, time out of you don't know the difference between me and Donald Trump. You Black. Just was. Out think what are you talking to what I? Love. To ride with Biden. You know that's the kind of best when you hear words like that that make you go. What you know? What here's my problem with this. You got suckered into it. Don't get so relaxed with us that you trying to be him. Be What we want to elect. AM. I right brothers and sisters you. Don't try to be something we don't WanNa hit it. Don't try to talk into colloquialism. Don't try to relate to us. Is something that sounds unnatural when you try to sound young hip, you sound older stupid now. What this election! We need to win, am I right brothers a man right we got. We got the wet lease, not a gang. This is not a game you know why because now bringing home. A black man was martyred. Hate crime me in the neck. Not Some anybody should be doing, and nobody wants to talk about white supremacy and law enforcement where we're no longer protecting and serving, but anybody you deal with a color is the enemy to be killed. Am I right brothers and sisters Amen. And that is why we've got to win this election I. Don't Care How many times people say. The FBI Investigate Department of Justice going. That's the start. To End, and we don't have it at the top seed. A president is here feeding into that rhetoric. That's why these people feel that they can do what they do. Can they get away with him? And this is why the election is important. You can't just registered to vote. You got to go up and down ballot. You got sat out to the mayor. The whiteboard as a male he. Check. That's right, but it goes beyond that is to Congress is the Senate is is district attorney's? It goes beyond that. Why because we want justice? Not Jess for a FIDORA. WE WON'T JUSTICE FOR BRIANNA. We will just as for a Ahmad. We Will Jessica for people. We don't even know anything about. We want them to stop fabricated reports. They said the boy in drugs and he doing pass and dirty money. What that what do that have to do with the fact that somebody put me on his brother neck for at least nine minutes, and here's a man caller for his Mama God wrestle so mother Ben Day it for two years, but that's when this boy knew his life was. We're not standing for this one. We won't justice we the wanted in the courses. ARE WE GONNA? Take it to the street now. I'm not telling nobody be violent. What I'm saying is this is not a game so autumn little jokes stopping. Don't come on black radio trying to get to know us. Come on black radio and tell us. What are you going to do to lead this nation because it should not be a death sentence to be black in America that I? Grow you brought it home and brought it home. That's why I want y'all to know. You got the remember why immaterial pitcher of the open casket was in jet magazine because his mother wanted to world to see what they have done to hustle on. That's right. Thank you, Cheryl Likely Research Thirteen X. We're appreciate you always girl. GET OUT OF HERE! coming up more music more trending topics than some headlines at twenty minutes after the hour right after this you're listening to. Morning Show. In, spite of what we told you guys earlier this week about the former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick being released from prison because of Covid nineteen well, he has been denied early release of caring reverse that yeah. That down. The Parole Board shut it down. The Bureau of Prisons they reviewed requests for home confinement confinement and it was denied so he will remain at Oakdale federal. Prison, in Louisiana, first time I heard at the bureau approval. UTAH. The governments. Don't. Act Do, and if the Federal Bureau of prisons by the way. Okay asked. Have to live out time in prison sentence. Make come back up again him get out! I wish he would I thought I was going to be good news desert twenty eight years for that he really did. Don't white police officer got ten years can. kwami stole. Some money got twenty eight years come. Back. Double Standard we know. Kill Black Man ten take black man taking money twentieth. Come on now. We're talking murder and stealing. Murder taking life and taking money. Okay all right. We'll have more really right loud. That's what the hail out loud oldest we need to. Definitely need. More of the morning morning Sean some trending news coming up at thirty three minutes after the hour. Right after this, you're listening to your. Show! The president, he's mad at twitter now in social media calling he might. Shut it down? He saying because their fact checking him on the things that he tweet. Okay. Okay cool came the woman. He can't, but you know what shut it down. What you gone do right then. Don't want using. Antibody used. Tight Nethon on. I say, go ahead and shut it down and then what you do because they fact, checking you, which means just going over some stuff you're saying is not true. They're not trying to quiet conservative voices trying to quiet down somebody lives. Too many, it's too many. Every Damn Thang. The biggest lie the most outrageous lie. You Toll St. Who? You're not the president, so it's OK. Who just give me your age an instant. Passes one of my life still going I can't tell that going. Living Your Life, Thirty? Thirty two, thirty, two, careful careful. Gets a thought getting. I've told a man fixed. Makar 'cause I was homeless. Four hundred and twelve dollars. If you fix this car? I'm coming right back with the money. Homes. Four hundred. You're living. been. Fixed I drove all. He fixes the car and Kentucky. I wrote in Florida. He believed you though, right? I can't combine. Always hit across the world gotta go south causes warming. You can't stay up in Kentucky Tennessee coal sometimes. I'd grow sal. Did he chase after you or you know told up to. Come right back. Oh, he gave you the car Oh. Yeah, he gave nice feel bad about it. You know, but that's one of the big labs to commit. Another is an issue that I got to. Give them another eight. All right. Let's see. That was thirty to get twenty. Say How twenty six steed. Number Twenty. Two. took the. Interests Exam. I was about twenty seven dollars. and. You could still go to the army at twenty seven. Okay, I scored really high. Own Test asked me what I wanted to do. I want to be in medical field. I went home and told my brother Hey man I'm enlisting an arm and got going for me. I gotTa make some money I got the two keys. These are what you're. GonNa do. I said I'm joining on. Joe Black can get in on me, don't. Coming up. It's our last break of the day. Pass. Day and boy what a day and we'll have some closing remarks from and only Steve Harvey at forty nine minutes after right after this, you're listening Hubert. Show though we're apart, these days was sharing more. At Geiko we'd like to say thanks. Thanks for sharing your savage dance moves. Thanks for sharing your diy fails. Thanks for sharing your inner lip sync star. Now it's our turn to share with the GEICO. Give back the fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies for current and new customers, because we're committed for the long all the fifteen percent credit last full policy term visit GEICO DOT com slash, give back for more info and eligibility. All right here. We are last break of the day. What a day! What a day! What a day! What did I wanted I? Yeah for my clothes. Remarks play video this young man and I saw. An, a reporter had stopped him. to to interview him about the protests and is what his response was in Minneapolis. What's IT GONNA? Take for you guys to be okay tonight and to stop this. I is not me I'm GONNA. Let's all know that now. It's not US guys neither and I'm glad they're tossed. said it's not us. It's the police this. The man was that they sparked. This is what they encourage. This is what provoked. This is what to give out of you. I love. This. You get a lot of people have heard. The right way. They can no longer. Be Your to protect us, they do. This. KNOWS! I know you. Know only. Starting, we're not the one that's killing US y'all does. If you. Wow. This this was so impactful because this was a young man. Talking from his heart, being interviewed in night, doing protest in Minneapolis by reporter. And a young man's time glad you said that. Because it ain't no, says y'all see. Here's a young man. WHO! In his lifetime. Because of social media. Has Seen this from a very early age. It was like one time at my camp. I have my rich in Dallas. And we thought it was a good idea to have the little elm police department. Come and talk to the boys. About Safety and everything. Well Backfire. Because them young means. All. They wanted to know when the police officers came. We're talking about safety and all this. Young man man just wanted to know why y'all why y'all killers! and. The police officers were caught. Off Guard because it came down to talk about safety stuff. And how the guy who was in charge of Lisa Mr, Harvey winner. We're not equipped for this conversation. I said well I think you should. I said because well. We're here to talk about this. I think you should get the young man to get off it this, so we can get Nah I'm not GonNa do that. Because I understood. Because as angry as this young man is and as right as he is just because social media has exposed this ugly form of racism to him since he was a very very young chow. Phone he's had a cell phone. His whole life I didn't get a cell phone tonight. Damn near thirty. I know there was no facetime and that was no nothing. But a sixty three. I feel exactly the way he feel. All of us, I know seventy year olds that feel the exact same way that young man field because you know what does been going on far too long, but we thought we were. We were mis- MIS-. Mis- misled to believe that if we just showed it to you. If we just let you see in social media, you would see what we had been knowing all this time, and you would be mortified. You would be outraged at what you saw. Guess what? You're not. You're not outraged at what you see. You're not mortified. You Ain't coming to our rescue like we just knew you would. If you would only see what they're doing to us. When you see the tape just like we see the tape. We see a conviction. We, see a crime in progress so now that we got it on tape the jury, the grand jury, go see the same thing. And they don't. Too many times they don't. Not Today. crump showed us some examples that he had won some cases. And that's beautiful man. I really applaud his brother won a top civil rights attorneys of our time today. But. We losing too many. And then I got news for you. Too many cases don't ever even become a case. So it ain't no case to win on Lou sometimes, it just ain't no charges bomb. So what about that is way more than victories? So what the young man is saying! Disabled change to your change. And you know what he's absolutely correct. And, that's why I'm making it my mission starting today to find the best way. To get just a few white folks. Just a few. To. Stand up with us and say you know what. I as a Christian I as Muslim. I am a per as a person of faith I as a person of the human race Kuchen say four fact, this ain't right. I need some y'all stand up with us because y'all watching it. Now you might not can. I might be wrong about this, but I don't think I am. But I don't think. that. You could sit there a lot of them that I know and think this is wrong and not want to do something about it. So what I've decided to do as Steve Harvey is invite you. To stand with those. Not Threatening, This is not saying this is what you should do. I'm inviting just a few good white folks to stay with us against. He's hate crimes. Of these innocent men losing their lives, because a police officer is undertrained. And Racist, and has a view towards black people. That's unhealthy in this society that we live today. This is really what Colin Kaepernick was kneeling for. But, they flip the script on him. Hard to flip the script when it's on video though. So I would think. So almost start today. I'm just looking for a few good wheeled non African American slash white people to stay with us. His stand up against these injustices. Those are closing. Remarks y'all have a great week. Were all Steve Harvey? 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NPR News: 05-22-2020 3PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. President Trump says the churches and other places of worship should be allowed to reopen immediately. Npr's Asia Roscoe reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as releasing updated guidance for churches to prevent the spread of covid nineteen president. Trump says that he believes that houses of worship should be deemed essential. He said that religiously just could be trusted to keep their congregations safe. The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend. Trump said he would override governors who did not follow this recommendation by the President does not have the authority under the constitution. Four states to take this action. The federal guidelines for social distancing have not been mandatory. And it's unclear how they would be enforced. Aisha RASCO. Npr News there are developments in the fatal police. Shooting of Brianna Taylor in Louisville Kentucky Taylor was shot eight times by police during a drug raid in March. That was part of an investigation focused on another person from member station. W. F. P. L. Ana Elahi reports the FBI is now investigating the shooting. Brianna Taylor that comes as a local police. Departments internal investigation concludes people across the country have called for fully independent investigation by federal authorities. Some have also called for the removal of police. Chief Steve Conrad and now. He says he'll retire at the end of June. Civil Rights. Attorney Ben Crump who's representing Taylor's family in a civil suit called Conrad's retirement significant step toward justice while Chanel helm the leader of black lives matter described it as insufficient. She criticized Conrad's ability to leave his job peacefully while families quote have to be policed by murderers for NPR news. I'm Ana Lucky in Louisville in the college admissions case known as Varsity Blues Actress. Laurie Laughlin and her husband Massimo genially have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges from member station W. G. B. H. In Boston Kirk Caterpillar has details. The California couple changed their pleas via video conference on Zoom stoically. Admitting they paid five hundred thousand dollars in bribes through a bogus charity to get their two daughters fraudulently admitted to USC as rowing recruits Lachlan agreed to serve two months in federal prison. Gene Uli five retired federal judge. Nancy Gertner who is previously criticized. The charges police prosecutors penalize the couple initially defending themselves the sentencing guidelines makes more culpable. The parents who paid more. That may mean that they were just stupid. Not very good bargainers not necessarily that they're more culpable burner. Says the question now is whether Judge Will McLaughlin g newly serve their sentence in prison in light of the pandemic for NPR news. I'm Kirs- CAREPA IN BOSTON. The down sixty this is. Npr Pakistani officials. Say Most of the ninety eight people on board a passenger plane died in a crash just outside the international airport in Karachi the Mayor of Karachi says five or six houses were destroyed in the crash. The Food and Drug Administration says E coli bacteria that got into Romain Lettuce. Last year probably came from cattle. The bacteria made more than one hundred people sick. Npr's Dan Charles reports there have been a series of E. coli outbreaks in recent years linked to contaminated lettuce grown in California. It happened most recently in November and December of two thousand and nineteen the FDA now says investigators found a strain of E. coli matching the one that sickened people on a cattle. Great in the Salinas Valley two miles from fields where romain lettuce was grown. The FDA says it's likely that cattle grazing on grassy hillsides within a few miles of lettuce. Fields were the source of the contamination. Although they don't know exactly how it moved into those fields the agency is recommending that farmers grow fresh produce farther from grazing cattle Dan Charles. Npr News in Central Michigan More Riverside residents evacuated their homes today amid flooding from to failed dams that submerged communities further upstream authorities. Say about a dozen people who live near the tip Wasi River in spaulding township have evacuated although some refused to leave their homes. Despite warnings fields and roads were under several feet of water. Several homes in midland were damaged but no injuries or fatalities were reported. I'm Louise Schiavone. Npr News Washington.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
"Tonight a powerful see of morning here in Minneapolis, as so many gather to honor George Floyd calls for Justice and Change. It's time for us to stand up in John's name and say get showed me fat knicks. Soaring tributes in a moment of silence for eight minutes and forty six seconds the length of time that officers knee was on George Floyd's neck. Those three other fired police officers charging floyd's death, appearing in court. What we've learned while on the street where he died, we ask how will change take place another shocking turn and the killing of a motte armory, two of the suspects in court what an investigator claims! One of those men was heard saying as he stood over our brace body, president trump facing a torrent of condemnation from retired military leaders and a Republican senator now says she's not sure she could even support him. In November, new warnings about the spread of Covid, nineteen and nearly two million more Americans added to the staggering toll of unemployment. This is NBC. Nightly News with Lester Holt. Good evening, everyone today people here in Minneapolis and around the country mourned and celebrated a life that we only came to know indepth George Floyd eulogize just two miles from where he met a violent death out of the knee of a police officer, as his family publicly remembered in here thousands once again marched in his name in cities far away, echoing familiar demands for police reforms, servants itself, storing speakers decried social injustice in America, but it's most powerful. Moment was silence eight minutes and forty six seconds. The amount of time Floyd was pinned to the ground. Here escape Gutierrez. Ten days after his death friends and family of George Floyd took a breath. All of these people came to see my brother. and. That's amazing to me that he such so many people hearts, he's touched the world, sparking a long simmering, reckoning explosion of fury and frustration over race and policing, but also in recent days a new found unity and calls for action. What happened fraud happens at bay in this country and education and health services, and in every area of American life is time for us to stand up in Jonah's name and say get showed me off our necks. Reverend Al Sharpton Delivering An impassioned Eulogy Calling for accountability in the criminal justice system, and announcing a new march on Washington in August on the fifty seventh anniversary. MLK'S I have a dream speech moist family attorney Ben crump when we fight. For the George floors of the world, but more importantly when we fight for the unknown George flaws of the world when we fight for Trayvon Martin's world, what we fight for the terrorists crutches were what we fight for the Michael Brown that a world we've five out to. The world we mando steals the world where we fight with the Jamaa. What we fight for air gunners at a world. We've. The world, will we? presented. With by the preeminent. World where we put an attache McCain. Is that a world where we? Stefan Clark said a world when we buy what the least days well we're really doing is happening Americ-. Up to its creed. The emotional service was the first of several planes over the next few days a North Carolina in Houston while Minneapolis mourned the three fire officers accused of aiding and abetting murder faced a judge for the first time in charging documents. The State Says X. Officer J Alexander King held Floyd's back while former officer Thomas. Lane held his legs seen here. In this video games, Attorney said today his client had only three shifts under his belt as a full-fledged cop, and that he told the other officers. You shouldn't do this. The attorney for Lane said he was also a rookie cop who asked Derek Shaw. Then shall we roll him over? You gotTa have criminal intent for second degree murder, and frankly this is. According to the court documents, former officer to Tau blocked a bystander who tried to help floyd. His attorney says he's cooperating. Who has not commented and is now charged with second degree. Murder kept pinning floyd. The state says even after Floyd's condition continued to deteriorate. Such force was no longer necessary to control him. New Autopsy Results Show Floyd had tested positive for the corona virus, but that did not play a factor in his death. The new charges came two days after Minnesota's attorney. General took over the case today. Keith Ellison paid his respects at the site of Floyd's death. This is about. Half of the people of this state and this country hurt. Hurt Carlos Jackson grew up here. In South Minneapolis today. He visited this makeshift memorial for the first time. I grew able to enjoy the twin cities Saint Paul. Minneapolis than is very hurtful to see. City boarded up Detroit basic. Because the whole city is affected by this. The whole entire cities is affected by this net, a standstill, a reckoning now echoing far beyond the twin cities, the close the service, eight minutes and forty six seconds of silence. The agonizing length of time, George Floyd was pinned under that knee home. George gets arrest George. You change to well George we go keep Martin George. We go keep fighting, Johnson we turn the COP George. We follow at George time out. Time out. Powerful service played here over loudspeakers in this place has become much more than just a site for George Floyd died. It's become what many hope will be a catalyst for change. Lester. Gutierrez! Thank you and before I made my way here north. Central University for today service I visited the place where floyd died. Talk with people about the way forward about trust. What change looks like? Along the street where George Floyd was killed since the intersection where pain and bewilderment meet wary optimism that things can change. Do you have faith and trust that this is going to bring about change soon? Thanks, so we men History Minnesota Day mid-east. But others aren't so sure. Where were you when it happened? I was home actually community resident activists Candice Montgomery has heard promises before now. She is among those here calling for a controversial move. We need to move beyond police reform and completely transition away from our policing system right now, and that is actually what justice will look like. Were you say moving away? Are you talking about abolishing police? Yeah, absolutely talking about abolishing police transitioning. Away from the Minneapolis Police Department here locally and investing in community led safety solutions, the shattered remnants of trust in promises of change now lay beneath bundles of flowers, posters remembrances a teachable moment. Many parents find. They can't ignore you seven. It's a hard conversation having a seven year old. It is here. He knows a bit about. History of how a lot of unfair treatment of black people. In history of our country. And so I think this is a great. It's really sad that the search jumping off point to look at some of these topics but. I think it's really important that if we ignore it, nothing won't. Pretending. They're under the rug. Can't be part of that change. We can't be part of that. A unique community has come together on this street. Of, many colors welcomed fed and comforted united in the belief that change begins here. How do you move forward? And people have been marching in the streets around the country demanding change. What is what has changed? Look like and how long? Do. You have to wait. I think is our governor spoke yesterday. I mean the the People's protest. Movements around the neighborhoods are what are going to make systematic change political change. Our politicians can't ignore these places that we continue to carry on this week. And we want you to know we'll have much more from here in Minneapolis in an NBC News. Special tonight in Prime Time are look at America in crisis at ten, eastern and Pacific. We hope you'll join us then. Throughout the country more protests today from New York to California tens of thousands, remembering George Floyd and demanding change, but also more confrontations with police. There's Miguel Almaguer. Streaming across the Brooklyn Bridge. Thousands Walk to honor George. Floyd parents and their children following floyd's brother marking another peaceful protest as many demand chain. Brothers gone. Floyd name still lives on. As rallies unfold across the nation again today police are facing new scrutiny amid violent clashes with protesters. After unrest in Austin officers are reviewing this chaotic scene where a demonstrator was hit with a beanbag twenty year old Justin. How is now in critical condition? After falling to the ground and hitting his head, the police chief nearly brought to tears. What I say to you now as my heart is with you. Not, far from where demonstrators took over the streets of Chicago police are now looking into the actions of these officers. Family pulled out of a car say they were roughed up by police because they may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time I want to be very clear. We will hold people accountable. Who crossed the line? But during overnight unrest in Brooklyn, it was police who were assaulted. When officer stabbed to other shot in an attack that law enforcement sources say may have been terror relating the police are doing an impossible job trying to stop looting and. they're trying to keep themselves safe. Because the police want to go home to their families tonight, police and protesters calling for peace as a country divided tries to unite Miguel Almaguer NBC News Los Angeles. Today a stunning announcement regarding the removal of a controversial monument, too many symbolize a history of racial injustice. The Governor of Virginia announced the Robert e Lee statue in Richmond will be removed. Lee was a confederate general who fought to preserve. In Brunswick Georgia today a judge ruled the murder trial can proceed for three men charged in the death of Ahmed. Armory as a disturbing new allegation was made about one of the suspects, Sam, Brock has late details. That we're acting special tonight, a shocking accusation of a racial epithet deployed right after twenty five year old D'Amato Aubrey who shot and killed on Georgia Street. Mr Brian said that. After the shooting took place before police arrival Mr Aubrey was on the ground. that. He heard Travis Michael Statement. Special Agent Rick Dial, testifying that William Rodney Brian the man who recorded a shooting accused gunman. Travis McMichael of saying F ing. N Word is our body land, the ground and before police arrived. With Ruth being silently through, so it's very difficult here. Excuse me. The family's attorney Lee Merritt having to step away after explaining Arby's mother left early McMichael his father and Brian will now be tried for murder after the judge signed off on probable cause, investigators say they use their cars to trap Arboretum Residential Street before confronting and ultimately killing him. Today's preliminary hearing investigators revealed the McMichael's never called nine one one before pursuing our berry that Brian jumped in with his own truck, actually striking the vehicle, and the twenty five year old was shot three times twice in the chest, attorneys for the defendants argued they acted in self defense, and we're trying to apprehend Aubrey. Berry Gregory McMichael telling police. It was a gut feeling. He Thought Arbor might be connected to a string of robberies. Fifty. Fuel to a fire over racial injustice, burning tonight across America. San Brock NBC News. Hey everyone is mainly MSNBC correspondent and host of the podcast into America. Right now America is burning, but as a black journalist I've covered this before all this week. I'm pushing deep into the racial inequality, injustice and violence that was smoldering in this country long before. We ever learn George Floyd's. New episodes every day this week. Search for into America. Where right now it's subscribe. The meet the press. Chuck, Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The two thousand twenty election, more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things we usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast tonight. President trump is facing blistering new criticism, not only from his former defense secretary, but also other retired military leaders Jeff. Bennett is at the White House with details. President trump tonight going to battle with former military commanders, including former Defense Secretary James Mattis four star retired Marine general with an extraordinary takedown of president trump in the new up Ed Mattis writing. Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime, who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us. Mad is head kept his silence about his former boss, following his resignation in December, twenty eighteen over the president's Syria policy, but now mattis rights when he. He was sworn into the Marine Corps some fifty years ago. Never did I dream that troops, taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow citizens much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief with military leadership standing alongside Mattis also says that the president's threat Monday to deploy armed forces to put down. Protests erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society. They are sworn to protect. President trump hitting back Wednesday night on twitter. Calling mad is the world's most overrated. Adding I didn't like his leadership style or much else about him, but it's not just mattis an elite corps of retired four star. Military officers have also recently criticized president trump's leadership tonight. Republican Senators Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski praising Mattis for speaking out well general, Madison letter was a stunning and powerful General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. I got general. Mattis is words were true and honest. A NECESSARY! And Overdue Murkowski. Saying she's now struggling with whether to support president trump's reelection with most of Republican colleagues tonight still sticking by the President Jeff Bennett NBC news the White House. Various. Fresh concern tonight about covid nineteen, still spreading, even as other events sees the headlines and nearly two million more Americans added to the staggering toll of unemployment NBC's Jolan can't reports now from Seattle. Tonight fears are rising about more spread of the corona virus. And Associated Press report finds demonstrations have taken place in the twenty five US communities with the highest concentration of new cases. We're not really going to know about the impact for at least two weeks in Minneapolis where protesters are gathering by the thousands, a silent transmission could overwhelm. Falls our ICU CARE is virtually maxed out. We would not be able to handle a five or ten percent increase very easily while reported cases are slowing down nationwide. The economic impact from the virus remains staggering. Nearly one point, nine million unemployment claims were filed last week hitting more than forty, two million since mid-march, but every week the number of new claims dropped slightly assigned. Pandemic layoffs may be stabilizing as states reopen, and more people return to work. In Las Vegas Casino. Business Universal Orlando Theme Parks owned by NBC's parent. Company are welcoming annual pass holders again and New York. City is set to begin phase one of reopening on Monday. Well businesses try to recover from the financial devastation of Corona virus. Some cities now look unrecognizable. Entire blocks of stores already closed for months now boarded up after looting like these and Seattle's. That broke my heart to see. The small businesses have been really. Trying to hang in there. Now have this other hurdle making the comeback, so many need more challenging than ever Joe Kent NBC News we're back in a moment with breaking news. A US Navy veteran freed by Iran after nearly two years held prisoner, also the latest on that big storm, taking aim at the Gulf coast. US Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran is heading home Michael. White spent nearly two years in custody accused of insulting Iran's supreme leader whites release came after indirect talks with Iran, and after the US freed in Iranian American doctor. And we continue to monitor the track of tropical depression, Cristobal, starting to turn north tonight, and we'll be strengthened as it makes its way toward the US. Gulf coast with landfall expected late. Sunday or early. Monday is a risk for storm surge from Texas to the Florida panhandle. We'll take a break and be right back. And Reminder, we're back on the air for our special NBC News America in Crisis Tonight at ten eastern Pacific, for now I'm Lester Holt take care of yourself and each other. Hey. It's Chris as this week on my podcast. Wise is happening I'll be talking with Jesse Wegmann about his new book about the Electoral College and its flaws called. Let the people pick the president, wouldn't you? That a sixty to forty split in the popular vote would lead to a six four allocation of electors so just to be clear, the constitution says nothing is essentially a blank check to do whatever they want in. In allocating their electors, the state lawmakers can give the electors out themselves. They don't have to hold a popular vote. You have no right to vote for president in the Constitution. There's no constitutional right for you or I to vote for president. There isn't even a constitutional right for us to vote for electors. That's this week on. Why is this happening? Search for wise is happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe.
Dec 6, 2019
"Hello and welcome the sword and scaled daily. I'm your host Ryan Williams. It's Friday December six. And this is your daily true crime report coming up on sort and scale daily George Zimmerman. The man who shot and killed trayvon Martin is back back in the news. This time for filing a lawsuit against Trayvon Martin's family a shooting in the naval shipyard in Pearl Harbor left three dead including the shooter who was an active duty sailor on a submarine docked at the base in Connecticut. Two teenage siblings were shot and killed by their mother's live live in boyfriend after an argument about indoor smoking finally in Tennessee a year long neighbors feud about mowing the lawn in in a fatal shooting. All this and more coming up on sort and scale daily burn On Wednesday December fourth. George Zimmerman the man who shot and killed seventeen year old trayvon Martin in two thousand twelve filed a lawsuit against the family of Trayvon Martin. He he is also suing a publishing firm as well as a law enforcement. Agency for a whopping one hundred million dollars his claims against the defendants are for defamation and militias prosecution on February twenty sixth two thousand twelve trayvon. Martin was walking back from a store after purchasing a package of skittles and drink as he walked through a gated neighborhood. George Zimmerman was on neighborhood patrol duty. He observed the teen gene and considered him to be suspicious. After calling nine one one he was advised by dispatch to not engage or follow the shadowy figure but Zimmerman Merman failed to follow commands as Zimmerman got out of his vehicle and followed Trayvon. An altercation ensued and the seventeen year. Old who who was unarmed was shot and killed George Zimmerman claimed the killing was in self defense and started a worldwide conversation on the controversial official. Stand your ground laws law enforcement as well as prosecutors claimed the killing was unjustified. This isn't the first time that Zimmerman has been in the news since he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin in November. Two thousand. Thirteen Zimmerman's ex girlfriend called called nine one one and alleged after asking him to leave. George pointed shocking at her and began breaking items belonging to her in the home in January of two thousand fifteen George Zimmerman was arrested after allegedly throwing an empty bottle of wine at his ex girlfriend. He was charged charged with aggravated assault. The list goes on and on shortly after the suit was filed. A statement was issued from the Martin family and we attorney the statement called the lawsuit quote a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others. The attorney who represented the Martin Family Ben Crump wrote a book titled Open Season Legalized Genocide of colored people which was published in October. birther under harpercollins. Both Ben crump and Harpercollins are also listed on the lawsuit in a statement. Ben crump said quote quote another failed attempt to defend the indefensible. The plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself revictimizes individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions. He would have us believe that he is the innocent victim of a deep conspiracy despite the complete lack of any credible evidence to support his outlandish claims. The allegations presented in George Zimmerman's lawsuit stems stems from a book and film. That claims the death of Trayvon Martin was quote hoax built upon witness fraud per the Washington. Post so the director of the film. Joel Gilbert had planned to screen the film on Thursday to coincide with the lawsuit announcement. The theater meant to screen the film. Tom Coral Gables cinema decided to cancel the event. We will continue to update you on the story as it unfolds Our next story brings us to the State of Hawaii. NBC News reports. A fatal shooting took place in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in in Hawaii this Wednesday the shooting took place around two thirty in the afternoon and subsequently the base was closed until the area was secured. The shooter has not been officially named but anonymous sources identified him as twenty two year old Petty Officer Gabriel Ramiro. According to the incident report. He opened fire with his M for service rifle shooting three civilian employees two of them fatally he then it used m nine service pistol to shoot himself. The shooter was an active duty soldier stationed on the USS Columbia. A fast attack submarine green that was dry docked at the shipyard for maintenance it is not yet known whether the attack was targeted or whether the three civilians were intentionally targeted you did. One of the men who fatally shot has been named as thirty two year old Vincent Kapoor Junior. The names of the other fatalities as well as the wounded ended civilian have not yet been released. The shipyard is about a mile and a half from the Pearl Harbor Memorial for the seventieth anniversary three of the Japanese attack on the harbor is due to be commemorated this weekend. The attack on Pearl Harbor left more than twenty four hundred people injured word and contributed to the United States decision to get involved in World War Two in other news on Tuesday night to Watertown Connecticut. Teams were shot and killed in a domestic incident per w. t. n. h.. Channel Eight News. Police were call to a house in watertown a small Connecticut town around nine forty five pm. The nine one one caller who identified herself as Daniel Jetty set. Her boyfriend had shot her two children. When police officers arrived at the scene they found Daniels? Fifteen year old daughter Della jetty shot in the chest outside of the House on the deck inside the House. They found the body of Dallas brother sixteen-year-olds Sterling Jetty junior art. He was also shot in the chest lying between the living room and the kitchen. The man identified as the shooter was. Daniel jetties forty two year old. Live live in boyfriend. Paul Ferguson. Paul Ferguson was found dead in the master bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the head. The siblings were evacuated evacuated to a hospital but their injuries were to grave and they later passed away. Paul Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene. Daniel gnoll jetty was not injured W. F. S. B. Channel three news reports that according to Daniel Jetty. The incident began Dan when her daughter Della returned home from school trip to New York on Tuesday. Danielle Jetty and Paul Ferguson had been dating for about two years and he. He moved in with her and her children two weeks prior to the shooting Della complain to her mother about Paul Ferguson. Smoking in the house their our discussion was loud and Ferguson. Who was watching? TV with sterling overheard it Paul van got up and involved himself in the conversation telling Della to be quiet and not talked to her mother like that. This led to a verbal argument between Ferguson and Della during the argument Paul Ferguson. Listen abruptly left the room and returned with the Glock Handgun at this point. According to Danielle Sterling. Junior tried to intervene and Ferguson. Shot Him in the leg. Daniel ran out of the room. To call nine one one and heard another gunshot which per watertown police was likely likely. When Paul Ferguson Shot Della he then returned to the house and shot sterling again? This time in the chest Paul Ferguson and then went to the master bedroom where he fatally shot himself. Ferguson is a convicted felon. In two thousand seven. He was charged with sexual true assault stemming from an attack on his then wife which he pleaded down to unlawful restraint in two thousand fourteen. He was arrested on Larceny. Johnnie and on two different occasions on failure to appear in court and Parole violations in two thousand sixteen. He was arrested for drunk driving leaving because of his legal status as a convicted felon. It was unlawful for Ferguson to possess a firearm nevertheless police police removed multiple guns from the house. Some of which were being kept in a safe. Which Ferguson had access to three years ago Dow in Sterling Junior's father sterling jetty senior fatally shot himself in the same house after a minor domestic dispute friends told NBC Connecticut that the two were profoundly impacted by the death? Dallas friends knew that she had gotten into frequent fights with Paul Ferguson. But we're I'm not aware of any previous violence. Della and sterling were both popular students that Kaine or technical high school were della was studying to intellect tradition and sterling junior focused on mechanics. Both della and sterling played soccer and Della also played basketball sterling junior worked for a local landscaping business and wanted to own a landscaping business of his own in the future. After the break a neighborly feud in rocky top Tennessee ends in a fatal shooting. Now for our final story Eh a rocky top Tennessee man. Who fatally shot his neighbor during an argument has been charged with first degree murder on Tuesday way? A judge ordered him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he is fit to stand trial per the Knoxville. They'll news on November twenty second sixty seven year old. George Patterson allegedly shot and killed his next door neighbor. forty-three year old. David Roach Roach. And Patterson had been involved in a feud for about a year Davey roaches. Mother owns a beauty salon. Next door to George Patterson's Patterson's house Davey Roach and his fiance Felicia adkins lived in an apartment above his mother's beauty salon and his mother lived lived in an apartment behind this along for years. The neighbors coexisted peacefully there was a strip of grass on the border of the two properties lease which Patterson and Roach took turns mowing. George Patterson would even come over to have family dinners at Rojas home however according according to Felicia Atkins this all changed about a year ago. When Patterson seemingly changed overnight when Davy Roach went to mow the joint strip of Grass Grass Patterson told him to get off his property per messages and videos that Roach posted to facebook after that day Patterson would verbally harass him his fiancee and his mother? Every time they left the house what started his insults soon turned it threats about killing roach his mother and his fiancee. Patterson also installed surveillance cameras all around his house including one that was trained on the beauty. Salon John Davey Roach saw this. As an invasion of privacy David Roach would call police numerous times but per his videos videos they would dismiss Patterson's behavior and asked Roach to be patient with a crazy old man on November nineteenth roach posted a two minute video facebook page saying that Patterson carried a gun at all times but police still refuse to take his death threats. Seriously you in the video Davey Roach says quote. Of course he's crazy. Some people know to make the right decision to use a gun but crazy man will shoot you at any time. And that's George on November Twenty Second Roach posted pictures of signs. Patterson had left around his home. One of which said be a good citizen and report elder abuse at nine one one. Sadly families the usual offender. The the next morning David Roach would be shot and killed perfectly adkins Davies fiancee. Who witnessed the shooting said? On the morning of November number twenty third she and Davy Driving Past Patterson's house when he started yelling at the car and threatening to kill Davies mother. David told Felicia who was driving to stop the vehicle and he confronted George. Patterson Patterson and Roach stood by the side of the road arguing wing for only a minute or two when paterson pulled out a gun Davey was unarmed and perf Alicia told Patterson quote. I don't I don't care what you do with it. You can shove it up your roach. Then turn his back to Patterson to get back in the truck. And Patterson shot him four or five times in the back back fully Shia rant roaches side and called nine one one per the arrest warrant for George Patterson. He doesn't dispute that. He shot and killed David Roach. However Patterson claims that the first shot he fired was aimed at the ground between Davies legs? Then an per Georgia's account which Felicia denies Davey through a sprite can at George which hit him then. George Shot Davey Roach Multiple Times Times. George Paterson was initially charged with criminal homicide but the charges against him have been upgraded to first degree murder. He has been held in custody since his arrest on Monday. We'll be taking a look at the case of AG. Freund whose his mother Joanne Cunningham has pled guilty to his murder also while we were recording this episode. Tonight a robbery took place in Broward County. Florida a standoff with police have led to the death of four people after a dramatic police chase more details com. That's it for today. We hope you have a great weekend. We'll see next week and until then stay he's safe. It sort and scale daily is an incongruity media production. Your host was Ryan Williams researching writing by Hagar Barak Executive Producer. Mike Boo Day. If you liked the show subscribe and leave review. If you'd like to write us with feedback or suggestions use the email address daily at sword and scale DOT COM
Top Trump official attacks Dr. Fauci as admin. downplays coronavirus surge in U.S.
"Welcome there everyone to the Beatles aim. Heeding in for our tonight we start tonight with the corona virus that is surging across the country, no plan in sight from the trump administration and Dr. J. hitting back as White House, aides continue a bogus campaign against him. We have sixty five thousand new cases confirmed in the United States that is the second highest single day total since the start of the pandemic deaths in this country approach, one, hundred, thirty, eight, thousand in Arizona and Texas, officials are requesting mobile morgues, anticipating a rise in death tolls in Alabama the governor today, issuing a statewide mass mandate in. In public spaces as the numbers there continue to climb in Houston, this city, making the call to go online only for schools in the fall. So this is what the virus is doing right now to this country and instead of working on a plan, the White House is actually downplaying it and attacking the country's top infectious disease expert. Dr Anthony Fauci White House. Adviser Peter Navarro writing an op-ed today. Saying bounty was wrong about everything that he interacted with him on citing mask-wearing and the now discredited use of hydro, chloroquine, FAO. She is hitting back though calling the whitehouse attempts to discredit him bizarre. You the government's Talk Health Advisor and the gunman you're trying to advise is actually trying to discredit you. How do you work quite? Well that is bizarre and I. Have to tell you cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would want to do that, but I mean I think they realize now that that was not a prudent thing to do. Because it's only reflecting negatively on them, I can't explain Peter Navarro. He's in a world by himself. Voucher saying it is time to reset and stop playing games. We're going in the right direction now, so we got a call a timeout. Do applause. We've got almost reset this and say okay. Let's stop this nonsense. Maybe we need to walk back of debt and say if you'RE GONNA open. We've got to get everybody on the same team so rather than these games people are playing. Let's focus on that. Stop playing games this the White House is directing hospitals to bypass the CDC and send all of its pandemic data directly to trump in a moment I'm going to talk to the former acting director of the CDC who is out with an op Ed, saying trump is undermining public health and politicizing this crisis, but now we want to begin with Rick Stengel, who was under secretary of state in new Obama Administration and the former managing editor of Time magazine a Thomas a former DC chief at bureau chief advice I should know vice news now with the NBC News Family. Let Me Begin Rick with you if I can explain to us a little bit, what is going on with this campaign against FAO? Because there's no doubt that according to our own reporting, there is some. Behind the scenes attempt to discredit him. He had the opposite from Peter Navarro. But then at the same time, the president being somewhat cool about his criticism would dr vouching. I'm on. It's not behind the scenes at all. It's right for everybody to see and I. I would actually commend Dr Voucher for his response I mean you know he he might be the only mature may all in the whole trump administration basically said look, you know. We're trying to battle this pandemic. We shouldn't be arguing among ourselves. Anything that you're doing is distracting from from biting the pandemic and again. I would argue, and I would say this all my journalistic brethren. Let's not be distracted by this House soap opera lose against hoop fight I. mean that's what they want. They wanted to be distracted from the fact that Florida. At the single highest total of any state ever that lied up for example would be Ford, F, it were a nation that we are singularly incompetent in dealing with this pandemic, that is what they want to obscure us and not and not pay attention to. Yeah, of course it's. An important point for all of us to keep our eye on the ball. There Rick but Jonah Lemme. Just connect the dots between what we're seeing. Play out with Dr Fauci and the White House and actually the impact. It has on the ground trump saying that it was just Peter Navarro writing this op. Ed, that he in fact likes foul cheesy. What's the story that you're hearing here? I mean I think one thing especially about just like thinking about. That USA Today. You know it's. It doesn't totally make any sense that they wanNA throw Xiaojie under the bus, but okay. That's what Navarro did in that op-ed, but here's thing he didn't do in that Ahmed. He didn't take it a step further. He didn't say okay here American. People I. Don't you know? Sultry has told me a lot of things that I am not sure right. Navarro can think that that's fine, but he didn't take the step and say here's who. Who you should listen to here's what we're doing. He took this this price of real estate in USA Today and didn't further the conversation. He created more muddle, and that's in some ways that that's all they're doing. in Sao Chino in that Atlantic interview. He laid out the couple of things that we actually know about this virus. He went out that if we wore masks, he laid out if we did a couple more things if we separated if we didn't go. Go to crowds. We could get some of this. You know under control. He said we could do it. In the matter of I believe in the article for two weeks, but if no one is going to be clear about the reporting lines about who is actually communicating on behalf of the government or this White House than people aren't really gonNA. Listen in which really going on here and sort of putting the White House aside for a second. It's Ouchi still playing in. In the world of science and he's still playing the world of medicine, and it's good that he is, but people have kind of moved onto the world of politics in human nature, and those things just really don't mix an. I don't know how you get it back in the bottle, and it doesn't seem anyone. From the White, house is even trying at this point. Let me play for you guys. This clip off president trump talking about his relationship with Dr Fauci, Watch. We're all in the same team including doctor, a very good relationship with Dr Voucher and we're all in the same team. We WanNA get rid of this mess that China's sent us so everybody's working in the same line and we're doing very well. We're doing well at a lot of ways. There are countries coming back very strong. So two things about that, Rick One. Are we doing well as the president claims there in his reference to what China's centers and more importantly? Do you think that the administration is on the same page when it comes to this response? Well I mean you know what he said was absolutely perfectly fine I mean it seemed mature. It's like the Borscht belt comedian. Who says I'm doing this over here? Don't book over there And in fact, I would argue if I was the assignment editor I'm not I. would say let's not an engine to this. Let's pay attention to the back that we are. You know the world leader in Kobe. Cases that we are not testing anywhere near where we should be, I mean you know. We mentioned Dr Redfield. WHO's WHO said? We are singularly incompetent and dealing with this and that every single American were mass. We might be able to get this under control within a month or eight weeks. You don't have a donald trump saying that you don't have the federal government saying that you don't have him. invoking the Defense Production Act. While P is now. Lying off the shelves I mean the the problem from day one is that there has never been a national federal response from it by by the government I don't know whether trump was afraid of that. He doesn't understand how the government works, and and it wouldn't be too late. I would say let's embrace a kind of a national policy right now, but that ain't gonNA happen. Certainly doesn't look like it right now sean. Oklahoma's governor is the first governor to publicly announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the same governor who came under fire for his decision to welcome president trump into the state for that rally last month and Tulsa and he's also the one who tweeted a photo of his family dining in a packed restaurant and saying quote. We can't let the virus dictate our lives. You just you were talking about how science rubs up against politics in this country, we see that also in a state like Florida. Where on Disentis? Criticized the media certainly did not want to mandate mask-wearing rule for the state. What will it take for governors like Oklahoma's like Florida's to break with trump and put the public health of their states above politics. I mean I. Think to a certain extent. We are seeing what it takes at least for the Oklahoma governor do that. He got corona virus. He in you know number one is health. Let's hope he survives. We want that for everyone who gets corona virus, but he is going to see this thing a little bit differently now that he is doing a couple of things that in many states, governors are not encouraging people to do the Oklahoma. Governor said. said he is going to self quarantine away from his family. He is He. He was getting tested periodically. which is something that we sort of expect for leaders, but we also wish more people could be tested periodically, but he's doing and saying this list of things that is not accessible to most of the country, and hopefully what it'll take is he gets corona virus, and he starts connecting those dots of how real people are trying to let. All Right Rick Stengel Shana Thomas. Thank you both for starting us off this hour, appreciate. I want to turn now to Dr Richard. Besser he was the acting director of the CDC in twenty, sorry in two thousand nine during the H, one N, one pandemic, and he along with other former CDC officials. Is that was an op Ed in the Washington Post following trump's order to hospitals to bypass the CDC writing quote? We ran the CDC. No President ever politicized. It's science the way trump has doctor buster. It's great to have you with us. I think we'll begin generally with what prompted you to write this op Ed four minds into this pandemic now. You know I think when you look at the the response to this pandemic in the US A disaster and one of the big reasons for that is that we have the world's leading public health agency, and they have not been in a position to delete. They haven't been out front talking to the public every day. Explaining what they're learning, and what people can do to to protect their health. They haven't been supported by the leaders in the in the federal government to be in that mission and. And, what concerned us was that the CDC put forward evidence based guidance around how to open schools safely. This fall and the concern is when those guidance documents are put together. They go through clearance. Other agencies have an input. The White House has an input in never in our years of of of working at CDC. Have we seen in administration? Take guidance that had been approved in been out there and. And and undercut it and say that people don't need to follow the guidance from CDC, and so we're worried about what comes forward with new guidance, and whether it will will put children and teachers and staff at risk, and we want to show our support for the agency at the federal level that is trying to get this under control doctor Bassin. Let me ask you if I can just push back. Back on that for a moment, how would you rate the CDC's ability to withstand that pressure from the White House because as you mentioned, there have been two sets of guidelines issued by the one for reopening the economy, the other for schools, both of them not received warmly or even welcomed by the White House publicly criticized by officials in the White House only then to see the guidelines Dr Redfield. Mend some of the talking points around those guidelines. So how would you rate both Dr Redfield and the CDC withstanding pressure coming from the white? House It is challenging. CDC is part of Health and human services part of the executive branch, and that political pressure is is really challenging. It's even harder when CDC's not out front with with the public and one of the things that I found in my years at CDC Iran emergency response for four years when you're talking to the public through through the media, you not only have a chance to share what you're learning in what you're what you're finding out what people can do and using that to build trust? You're getting tough questions and those questions from the media help improve the work that you do. They don't let you move forward with things that that may have more of a political overtone than than they should by asking those. Those questions, and and and and the CDC being forced to answer those questions it improves performance, and we're not getting that here and so there. There been a Lotta stumbles. We haven't been able to hear from CDC about why that's happening. And what could be done to improve the response? The big news today involving the CDC's that the trump administration is ordering hospitals to bypass the on covid data. Why is that a problem from your expertise? The White House is saying it's to streamline information and make it faster so that there isn't a lag in real time information. But how do you see it? Well, you know I'm all about streamlining improving systems and we need to look to see. What can we do to improve the systems at the federal state and local level, a lot of these systems are deficient because of the lack of investment in in public health decades. But what what concerns me is that CDC as our nation's public health agency is where we've got the best epidemiologist best public health scientists, and we want them to be able to get this data an analyze the state in presented in a transparent way. We want them to get additional data so they can look at how this is playing out by race ethnicity by income. If the data, going directly to Washington the concern is that the politics will come to play an advantage of CDC being located in Atlanta Georgia. Is that it can stay away from a lot of the political pressure that you get when you're based in in Washington and given the amount of political involvement in interference that we've seen so far during this pandemic, the lack of data going directly to CDC All Right Dr Richard Besser. Thank you so much for breaking it down I. Appreciate it. Coming Mary Trump's speaking out for the very first time about her damning portrait of her uncle, the President of course I'm GonNa talk about it with art of the deal co author. Tony Schwartz also the public seeing the police body CAM footage in George Floyd's death for the very first time we're going to talk to floyd family attorney Ben crump Plus Breaking News on the twenty twenty race. 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Introducing Peacock the new free streaming service NBC universal hit movies, current shows live sports, trending bits and timeless hits, and that's why you can't not watch peacock Wasser free upgrade for more stream now at Peacock TV dot, com, law and order. svu streaming now. Donald Trump's niece breaking her silence as her bombshell new tell all book drops merry, trump who's alleging that trump is unfit for office with sheeting as a way of life today getting blunt about what the president should do. If. You're in the office today. What would you say to? Resign. Very trump making the case, trump was traumatized by a tough father, who she calls a sociopath who stunted Donald Trump's ability to develop the spectrum of human emotion. What's the single most important thing you think? The country needs to know about your uncle. His utterly incapable. Of leading this country. And it's dangerous to allow him to do so based on. What you see now or what you saw then based on what I've seen. My entire adult life. Journey now is art of the deal. Co author and friend of this show Tony Schwartz Tony good to have you back on so Mary saying there that trump is incapable of doing the job based on what she saw her entire adult life. How does that compare to what you saw working with him? I feel great kinship with Mary job. That is exactly the way I would say. Having observed trump for nearly my entire adult life. that. He is indeed a psychopath or associate death. They're interchangeable. I. You know it's fascinating to see her. Confirm and deepen. Many of the observations that I've made over the last four years and. You know and most recently when I, when I wrote it a about him as the PSYCHOPATHIC chief on medium that this is a man as she says without empathy, and without conscience, and that makes him stunningly dangerous. Are you at all really quickly surprised by why she's coming out now and didn't so ahead of two thousand sixteen with this very intimate personal information that she knows as a family member. No we're going to be surprised by anything. I'd be surprised that she is coming out at all. Ever. No other trump family member has stepped forward to say one negative word about him. Look, you've actually got four generations. At least four generations, says the paths in the trump family, his grandfather, Frederick trump own hor house. It's his father. Fred trump. She makes very clear Mary. Trump does make very clear was a man without contracts or empathy, trump himself is that way and now he has hostages in his children who seem to have almost exactly the same qualities. It's a generational tragic, so one of the things that she talks about as you as well alluded to was Fred. Trump's influence on Donald listened to what she said. One of the unforgivable things. My grandfather did to Donald, was he? Severely restricted. The range of human emotion that was accessible to certain. Feelings. Were not allowed sadness, the impulse to be kind the impulse to be generous, those things that my grandfather family owned. Superfluous unmanly as a sociopath, yes. I know that you agree with that. You just said so so I assume you also agree with that fact that those feelings have not and are not being passed down in the trump generations. You can see it in the in the three oldest children, their inability to empathize. They're the very now range of emotions that they show and the authenticity that you'd feel especially from Bongo. WHO's probably the one who took It's been well I don't know she's been most influenced in all three. A can have, but she certainly been profoundly influenced. You know this is a portrait of trauma, and that in itself is an enormous contribution to the to the to the public. Because that experience, those trump kids had is a long spectrum, and nearly all children experience some level of trauma, and it is fundamentally ignored in our culture. We don't pay much attention to the internal lots of people and to the influence, the effect of the early childhood experiences, and you see the insidious impact of what's going on inside for Donald. Trump it how he behaves on the outs up. All Right Tony Schwartz I'm GonNa let you go to respond to what sounds like some viewer text messages already coming into. Some of your comments there Tony. Schwartz I really appreciate it. Thanks for joining us this hour. MSNBC JUST viewed the police body camera footage of George Floyd's arrest that reporter joins us. Live from Minneapolis in thirty seconds. Today. A handful of journalists are getting the public's I look at the police body cam footage from George Floyd's death. The footage is not being released, but these journalists are able to report out these heartbreaking details about the deadly arrest Floyd telling officers quote I'm not a bad guy. I'm not that kind of guy one bystander telling floyd quote. You can't win floyd saying back I'm not trying to win and later the awful words we have all heard. They'll kill me. They'll kill me. I can't breathe I can't breathe now. Joining me from Minneapolis NBC's Shaquille Brewster who just viewed this body cam footage earlier today shack just read an excerpt of that transcript that was made public earlier. What was it like to Actually Watch this footage? Well you mentioned the transcripts we have. We've had for a week now, so we've heard. We've been able to read these exchanges between George. Floyd and the Minneapolis Police Department officers watching the video. You heard things that weren't expression. You heard the tone desperation George Floyd's voice and his hesitation to get in the police car, saying that he had cove it. He didn't WANNA get in. He was cost phobic that he had anxiety. He said that he's been shot before. And then you also saw things that just weren't said you saw the. The initial interaction between officer, Thomas, lane and George Floyd went offshore lane walks up to George Floyd's car taps on the window with the back of his flashlight and George Floyd almost seems startled. He kinda jumps a little bit. He tries to get out and he's not showing his right hand. Author Thomas Lane draws his weapon, and from the situation just seems to escalate. You really learn a lot more seeing those images, and it's a lot more than what you get just by reading the words on the pages of the transcripts. Shack, one of the moments I think a lot of people are picking up on is the footage that includes Derek sharpens response to floyd saying he can't breathe. He responds by saying to George. Floyd then stopped talking. Stop Yelling. It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk. What was that moment like in the footage because that could be a very important moment in the legal case going forward. If I can set it up a little bit I mentioned when the first officers Thomas Lane Alexander King. They approached George Floyd's vehicle. They get him out the car. Walk him over to the wall. And then we walk him over to the police car, and that's when I said things escalate well. There was a full struggle that you saw the back of that police car as kind of fought for several minutes to try to get him an and once they got him in, he was pushing himself out, so he was, he went in on the driver's side and left by the passenger side, and that's when officer show Vin the one who's being charged with second degree murder. That's when he arrives on the scene very quickly. Ask was going on and pull take some down and pulls him to the ground and puts his the in the neck. At that moment when you hear George Floyd asking for era. He said that phrase I can't breathe at least twenty eight times by my count when you hear officer Chauve and say we'll stop yelling or stop talking. It takes a lot of oxygen a brief. It's after that scuffle. It's after a physical altercation as he was getting his way out of the car, pushing his way out of the car, and they finally got him on the ground. You heard the frustration in the officers voice in the in their voices, and you heard the desperation. That's when you heard George Floyd. Floyd crap for his mother. Several Times say he can't breathe. One thing that has been a discrepancy is how much time was officer show vins knee on George Floyd's neck. Initially, we heard eight minutes and forty seconds. That's become kind of the time of the movement. Many activists have held onto that time. Prosecutors reduced it down to seven minutes forty six seconds. I'll tell you when I watched that video and I looked at the time codes when I saw the first on the neck and the last time I saw. saw that on the neck, it was about nine and a half minutes. That's something that you just can't see by looking at the transcript. That was something that you saw only by watching I was GonNa say let's not forget also according to the charges as well that at one point, it was two minutes and fifty seconds. I believe where George Floyd was unconscious. So that to a very important point Shaquille, brewster, thank you so much for that vivid description also today George Floyd's case, his family filing a civil lawsuit. Lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the former officers charged in Floyd's death, the suit alleges that the officers violated Floyd's rights when they restrained him, and at the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force Floyd's family lawyer, calling his killing part of a quote, public health crisis joining is that lawyer Ben crump the attorney for George Floyd's family Mr Chrome great to talk to you again. Let's start with why you decided to file this lawsuit on behalf of the family. Will Certainly. We found this federal wrongful death. Civil Rights lawsuit because it documents and keeps the conversation. Going of what we said all along that it wasn't the knee of office. Dick Chauvinism on floor neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds that killed him, but it was the knee of the Minneapolis Police Department own George flaws nick. That killed him because they have a if straight a policy and procedures in deliberate indifference when it comes to arrested, he's especially black man. Let me get your reaction. To what we just heard there about the body camera video, have you yourself been able to view it? And if not based on what you just heard from our reporter there, what have you been able to learn about it? That is important to your argument. Yes. We have a transcript, but we haven't been able to view it, and it just underscores everything that we have said the fact that for eight minutes and forty six seconds are based on your correspondent longer is what we understand. When you break that eight minutes and forty six seconds down, that's five hundred and twenty six seconds that Egypt those offices had a chance to stop Kevin George floor. Five hundred twenty six times. If one of them show any else of humanity John, a flow would not have been tortured to them, so it really is the deliberate indifference to this black man, who they have restraint face down handcuffs, the reason why he is dead, and that's why we feel so strongly about filing this lawsuit today based on abolishing of his civil rights and his human rights. Would you or the family like that body? Cam Footage released to the public at the world can see it. Absolutely it has always been our position that the issue with George, Law Brianna Taylor all these police brutality killings. The only way we can start to try to heal is to have trust. The only way we get to trust is to have transparency plus accountability in that equals trust. If they don't let us see all the video, then how can we have trust? They're not trying to have some. We know how this started. The burst police report didn't mention anything about a NEON. George flow is nick. Let me serve finally. Ask You really quickly about President. Trump's comments that white people are killed by the police more so when he was asked specifically about George Florida as well as the killing of black men by police in this country I want to give you a chance to respond to the president's misstatement there because we know percentage wise, that is not correct. Correct, and this is a public health crisis for black people in America. While all of America's dealing with the public health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic we're dealing with a pandemic of police brutality, and the fact that a recent study in the American Journal Public Health found that black man, a three point five times more likely to be killed by police than black man, and so when you say why man are killed by police, will you have to put it in context the fact that there on thirteen percent of the population that are black in America in his seventy three percent of the population nest, White, on America in furthermore you have to look at. And See who the police killer who are uninsured in on, and I believe you will see a disproportionate amount of time that that people are killed by police in their completely unarmed. Let me just ask you really quickly about Brianna. Taylor eighty seven protesters outside the district attorney's office there, sorry. Attorney General's office or his house rather demanding that he take action against those officers. They were arrested some of them. Charge your reaction to that news. That is. Unbelievable that they would arrest the protesters, but yet these murderers who executed this? Unnecessary dangerous an unconstitutional, no, not work on the home of an innocent bet. Still have not been arrested in. It's been almost a hundred eighteen days now. At black women lives matter to. Ben crump Sir. Thank you very much for joining us this hour. Appreciate all of your time! I had some breaking news on the two thousand twenty race new polling concern for trump Michael. Steele is here to break it down for us next. Breaking news tonight a brand new NBC. News poll shows that Joe Biden with a big lead over Donald trump in nearly a dozen swing states. Up An average of twelve percent in these key battlegrounds, including states that trump won last time like Arizona Florida Michigan and Wisconsin Meantime trump seems to be struggling to campaign without crowds and rallies. Billed as a Rose Garden press conference on China into a meandering political attack on Biden and other perceived enemies. Joining me now is former RNC chairman Michael Steele. Michael Great to see you again as always. Let's start with some of these battleground polling numbers brand new within the last hour Biden, leading in many states trump won back in two thousand sixteen. How would you describe the trump campaign after seeing this data? You know I I would have to say you know. You can't just put it off as you typically do it in a cycle, July sufferer people on engage not paying attention. The problem is you have three national crises occurring at the same time bit nineteen, the economy flat lining of course, the civil unrest that we've gone through a in that has been kept people focused. In a way that they ordinarily wouldn't be. There are still at home in many cases. You know they're. They're working from the desk. They got the TV on the radio on their hearing. These narratives play out. And there watching more closely how the president is handling a lot of this and they don't like it. They just don't like it. And that's down becoming more and more reflective in the polling. If on the campaign I'm concerned because your window to overcome the turnaround, that narrative gets narrower and narrower as the summer progresses in, you get into fall. You can't afford to have Joe Biden not to sit on this kind of. Of, lead but baked into the mind to the electric where they make up their mind, Gung Ho voting for ongoing with fine, so speaking of his performance, we saw trump yesterday. Use that Rose Garden and I use the word press conference here in quotes to basically hold a political rally. How much is it hurting him that the road shows that he is used to his friendly crowd are not really happening at the moment. You! Well, it's it's a big. It's a big pain in his tail to be honest about it because he did that energy, he's that guy who has to stand in front of the Roman, heavy one shower. Love on him. Applaud him, if thank you for just being in their presence, and so that's that's the trump that's what gets his energy from these staged events, which is supposed to be official government business that sort of Trans Morph into. At Whole Rally for for him is is much more stilted because those folks sitting there. Many members of the press corps in his administration can top up and down. Applaud what he's saying, so he needs that energy is not there, and you see then how he's talking the conversations more meandering it's not as focused is not discipline that you have the kind of discipline issue would like to see him. A campaigns stump speech with the roaring crowds you on this new NBC poll shows Biden leading trump among African Americans Latinos whites with a college degree and young voters. See trump reacting now still going to his base, which is predominantly made up of uneducated or I should say. Men and women, White Men and women without college degrees. Well, I think a lot of the thinking. That has emerged inside the campaign from what I've been able to piece together is. Their voters trump voters are much more reliable than by voters or Democrats be young voters was their turnout at your K-. I'm GONNA rely on that in a close election now so they believe that at the end of the day their turnout models going to be a better model than Biden. And that's what's probably going to create a lot of sustained energy for them, and you see top so insistent in talking to his base over and over again in the face of. Other opportunities to you know. Bring some new voters into the party to bring new voters to him. He's more concerned about making sure that that core base thirty, three, thirty, four thirty five percent is they're in his corner and they'll back still on the votes. They need a as you get closer to the election I. Don't don't work all right. We'll wait and see Michael. Steele thanks for breaking down for us does appreciate it. I had president. Trump is desperate to keep his tax returns hidden. We're going to tell you what his lawyers did today next. More breaking news tonight. Trump's lawyers trying to block access a secret tax returns just days after the Supreme Court ruled against the president. Writing the Manhattan District Attorney Subpoena was quote motivated by desire to harass or is conducted in bad faith. Joining me now is former US attorney and MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR Joyce Vance Joyce great to have you with us on this. Explain here what is happening? Because I think most of us certainly, I did when I covered it last week. Would say the supreme. Court already ruled on this. And, you would be absolutely right to say that. The Supreme Court set the legal parameters that the president can use to challenge the subpoena, and it was a strong ruling against the president. It said essentially that he doesn't have any more right to challenge. This criminal subpoena than any other citizen would have the president of course argued first that he was immune from any sort of investigation by state prosecutors, and secondly that even if he wasn't immune, he was entitled to a much higher standard of scrutiny. The Supreme Court said no, No, you're. You're not now. The president's lawyers say he will raise new arguments in the district court trying to block the subpoena. The reality is he'll lose, but this will involve delay and delay has often been the president's Fran so let me ask you specifically about the tax returns how they might be happened to the district attorney, because the unique thing about trump is, this is not just about politics. He does set. He does sit. Excuse me on top of a huge financial enterprise that he is not actually walked away from as the president. That's correct, and we don't know everything about the Manhattan Da's investigation. We know that at least started with stormy Daniels and possible payments that were made to Michael Cohen would have violated campaign finance our tax laws. That was the origin of this investigation when federal prosecutors dropped it. The state prosecutors took it up, but tax records are a powerful tool for prosecutors. They're usually the first thing that you want to have access to in a fraud case because they give you a roadmap to what might be out there, and they give you some indication of what you should look at, and what might be of evidentiary value and. And here. The president has come up with so many different excuses to avoid turning over his tax with publicly which presidential candidates routinely do that. It's very difficult to avoid the feeling that those tax returns reveal something that's very badly wrong. The and to that point, actually one of the excuses that has been used by the president's attorney. Rudy. Giuliani was the president's taxes were under audit. He says in fact he said in a soundbite that his taxes were no long. No longer under audit is Rudy Giuliani, doing the president, any favors here or does he undermine him by saying that? Hey, taxes. They're no longer being audited. Well it's an interesting thing to come out of reach Giuliani's Matt. We were all waiting breathlessly. For the end of apparently, the IRS is longest audit of all time. When the president promised, he would turn over his taxes once that audit was concluded. There's really not anything good that the president or his lawyers can say here alternately Sivan's will get those tax returns the problem. As he flagged in the motion, he filed today. Asking the court to expedite precedings is that evidence gets old? It gets stale. A Statute of limitations run. The grand jury asked for this evidence ten months ago, so delay justice denied. Great Point There Joyce fans always appreciate. Thanks for coming on. All right ahead an expert on the nineteen eighteen pandemic is sounding the alarm on trump's covert response next stay with us. I do think the fall in the winter twenty, twenty and twenty, twenty one or going to be the probably one of the most difficult times that we've experienced in American public health. I said I was the head of the CDC predicting the kind of tough road ahead for us that we haven't really seen. In hundreds of years. Six hundred seventy five thousand Americans died during the so-called Spanish flu epidemic, and just like now the pandemic in waves spiking then flattening than spiking again back then there were debates about science crowds, and whether or not even wear a mask, one historian of the nineteen eighteen pandemic writing. Writing in the New York Times today. This is our second chance. We won't get a third during now. Is the author of that bed John. Barry Professor at the university. School of Public Health he's also the author of the Great Influenza, this story of the deadliest pandemic in history Dr Great to have you with us. So are we from what you've seen so far? Are we as a country for getting the lessons of history? Clearly, I think the clearest lesson from nineteen. Eighteen was actually to tell the truth. We we miss that opportunity certainly from the white. House. A. The next lesson was do it right the first time multiple cities in nineteen eighteen closed. then they had to reopen too soon. The pandemic came back and had close again, which created quite a bit of resistance the second time around. We are in a situation as you know basically every public health expert. Has His said the same thing we never got. The! Numbers the case numbers down where they should've been so the baseline was too high and very difficult to control comparison. Italy has a population three times the state of Florida. Italy has daily New Case Count of two hundred people. Florida is over ten thousand every day for the last several days with a high of fifteen thousand. And when you have numbers like that, it's impossible to do the contact praising and things like that. Italy Gut, the case countdown to awkward in a state of Florida never approach that low level. Really now it's it's skyrocket. Yeah, the numbers. Trump. was going to say. The numbers in the comparisons are staggering when you break them down state by state and other countries. Let me ask her the quickly. You brought up the issue about telling the public that truth. How would you rate the way? This administration has been truthful in comparison to what it was. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eighteen was was the administration back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighteen truthful, or was it that they didn't have a good understanding of how pandemic work? They, they know enough, but their motivation was entirely different and nineteen eighteen. Of course we were in the middle of a war and you know Wilson. The president actually believed I think quite wrongly that if you told the truth about the pandemic than you're going to hurt the war, effort, and so forth and so on. This time around the motivations entirely different. It's strictly question of politics and political advantage of the administration. Role result is in plus a nineteen eighteen. That was the more lethal virus nobody was going at a hoax learned very quickly when your neighbor dies twenty four hours after the for symptom that this was very serious. This time around the message has been so absurd. That's come out of the White House. It's contributed significantly. I think to what's happening across much of the south in the rest of the. Minnesota absurd might be an understatement in the eyes of many John Barry. Thank you so much for joining us with that very important historical perspective. That does it for me this hour to see you back here tomorrow morning starting at ten am eastern. Choose to go to the moon, and do the other thing not because they are easy, but because they are hard. I'm Chuck Rosenberg on my podcast. The oath I speak with those who sacrificed for the common good who do things because they are hard this week warmer national. 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Pence: U.S. is opening safely and responsibly even as cases surge in many states
"I'm Don Lemon and I'm taking on the hard conversations about being black in America real talk and meaningful solutions on my new CNN podcast silence is not an option. Listen on Apple, podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It is admittedly hard to say good evening at the end of a week that saw the worst day yet. In terms of new corona virus cases in this country or the worst day ever by far in the state of Florida with nearly nine thousand new infections. There is tough to end the day with thirty two states now, showing rising case counts and And just seven with declining numbers harder still to look at that Green Line there for new cases in this country, and compare it to the European Union in pink late today. You diplomats told us that American. Travelers are unlikely to be allowed into member countries when they begin to open up in a larger sense though the gap between the green and pink. Pink lines on that graph there is what a failed national policy looks like and tens of thousands of preventable deaths. That's right. Death. Science shows us were preventable against that backdrop, the president's task force brief today for the first time since the twenty seventh of April when the president you may remember suggested injecting disinfectant and shining light inside people's bodies to stop the virus. Somehow he has since taken to flouting his own Tax Fort Taskforce's guidelines at every turn, holding mass indoor rallies in hot zones in the country, not wearing a mask simple step modeling behavior that gets people killed, so has the vice president who led that briefing today as well as he has on similar occasions, he looks straight into the. Camera and frankly did not tell the truth. Here is what he said about that. Rising US, case curve, which will leave on the screen as the vice president speaks so you can make the judgment yourself. We slow the spread. We flat in the curve. We saved lives. Those words words flatten the curve. It's a lie, plain and simple. The line is not flat. In fact, it's going up. The vice president also talked about the skyrocketing cases in states such as Florida, Arizona and Texas. Here they are, and here is the vice president's disingenuous explanation. We want the American. People understand. It's almost in arguable that more testing is generating more cases. To one extent or another the volume of new cases coming in. Is a reflection of a great success in expanding testing across the country. This is the falsehood that he was caught on tape. Pushing state governors to tell themselves it is also a very lightly sanitized version of a line, which the president uses perhaps the vice president to bright or simply too ashamed to stated as openly as his boss has. So. We have more cases because we do the greatest testing. If we didn't do, testing would have no cases other countries. They don't test minions so up to almost thirty million tests. So when you do thirty that have a kid with the sniffles and they'll say it's corona virus. Whatever you WANNA, call it. Keeping them honest tonight, whether said plainly or sprinkled with sneaky phrases, such as almost in arguable or to one extent or another the implication. This is all do more testing simply does not hold water I. IT belies its belied by the facts in the real world for one positivity rates, that is the percentage of people who test positive for covid are also going up, which means that more people are getting infected and crucially hospitalization rates are also rising in Arizona and Texas especially hospital icy us are now reaching capacity. All along data and evidence have driven decision making when it comes to our work to contain the spread of this virus. And what the data says is indisputable or hospitals. The largest medical center in the world are using a hundred percent of their base operational capacity right now and are beginning to have to rely on surge contingency plans. That right there is the top elected official in Harris County Texas home of Houston where the situation is now so dire that the city's Children's hospital. This week opened its doors to adult patients. Children's Hospital I see us. In California, today reported record number of COVID patients. This is not what flattening the curve looks like. It's the opposite again. In addition to being dishonest about that. The vice president today also defended frankly the worst possible behavior in the midst of a pandemic. The experts here within the task force are stressing the importance of social distancing. And also the threat of crowds yet, your campaign that has helped to massive rallies, no social distancing no masks. Can you tell me even Dr Found? She has talked about not gathering in in large crowds Can you tell me how why you continue to do this? Why the campaign continues to hold these rallies? We'll the. The freedom of speech. The right to peaceably assemble as enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. And we have an election coming up this fall. And president trump and I believe. that. Taking proper steps as we created screening at recent events and And Giving people the very best council that we have. We still want to give people the freedom to participate in the political process and. We respect that. Well the bill of Rights as the late Supreme Court justice, Robert Jackson once wrote is not a suicide pact. It's also pretty cowardly way of dodging. What was a very simple and direct question dodger? In? So. How can you say that? The campaign is not part of the problem that Dr. Fauci laid out. Well. I want to remind you again that the. Freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assembles enshrine in the constitution, the United States. An even in a health crisis, the American people don't forfeit our constitutional rights. The vice president went on for another two minutes and forty four seconds, but did not answer that simple question then he closed the briefing two months since the last one in four months to this day since this briefing and these words. When you have fifteen people and the fifteen within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That's a pretty good job we've done. They've done a good job. Four months nearly two point five million cases, nearly one hundred and five thousand deaths later, the vice president today reminded us of someone who denied reality to the point of becoming a punchline Baghdad Bob You may remember back in two thousand and three famously claimed that Iraq was winning the war, even as tanks rolled into Baghdad behind him history over rights, even the best propaganda joining us now is mark lottery directors, strategic communications for the trump campaign mark. Good to have you on tonight. We do appreciate you taking the time. So the cases in this country they're going up. The deaths in this country are going up. The states who have a rising number of cases is going up. It's now most of them and to be clear. The positivity rate that is the percentage of people tested who test positive for covert is going up as well. How can the vice president and the president claim? The US is beating this virus? Well as you heard from Dr Faucher, you heard from the vice president and Dr Burks today in thirty four states, we are seeing a decrease in terms of the positivity rate, even as the amount of testing and numbers are going up. It's the positivity right that's going down. We have a problem in sixteen going down identified. Graphic! Let's show the positivity rate nationally in this country. That belies that claim right there, because in fact, well, we. Believe, we have a graphic nationally and is going up. You can try to average this out nationally to try to shift the numbers as you as you wish, but what he was saying. It's thirty four states. Those numbers are going down in sixteen states. We have the problem of what's wrong with averaging the what's wrong with averaging out nationally. We're talking I. If you're talking about a response to a pandemic nationally and the federal government's National Response Nationally, the positivity rate is going up. So how can you claim and as you know? The death toll is going up every day. How can you claim to folks listening tonight that that's a win? Very easily jam. Because what's going on in, Miami is not the same. and. We need to be honest with the American people in that this is. A virus that is very different in different parts of our country, and the response by this administration, and this president is reflective of that so while we are monitoring three most populous days in this country. You mentioned Montana just A. Relatively sparsely populated say the most says Florida Texas California where most people live. The rates are going up. Absolutely, and as the President Dr Burks Dr address today, it's something that we need to be cognizant of. It's something that they are very aware of. They have people on the ground, but because what we are seeing going on in some of these states, primarily in the sunbelt states, right now does not mean that we have to do national things that don't necessarily also relate to the other thirty four states where the rates are going down. So this is not a one size fits all situation. You see the distinction. Okay if you're saying nationally, it shouldn't be one-size-fits-all in states. Grant us this. If you can't and the states where cases arising positively rates is up, should there be statewide then measure simple ones like where mask which the doctors say, we'll save lots. Not necessarily, because even within those states, and you saw in the maps that were being shown today by Dr Fauci by Dr Burks, even the response, the response rates the positivity rates are differing in various parts of each of these states. Southern Florida is very different than maybe what's going on in the panhandle or rural parts of Texas are much different than what's going on in Houston, so that's why we leave it to the states to the governor's Andrew. The mayor's the local executives. session. State mark it's about lives. The latest model from the University of Washington says that thirty three thousand lives in this country thirty three thousand Americans. Their lives could be saved by October of ninety-five percent of people in America. That was national. National Habit. What do you say to that data? Is it not worth? Is that simple? Step wearing a mask? Not Worth saving those lives. It's a projection and it's an estimate and I also remember the estimates being that we were gonNA have one point five to two point. Two million people die. If we didn't do the initial forty five days, the president's. We're going to disappear. Since then one hundred and twenty five thousand people died, who got who got the model wrong? Well right now, because what they were saying is that it was going to be one hundred, thousand, two, hundred and fifty thousand if we assume. The presidency wrong. One. Hundred Twenty five thousand Americans have died since then. Who got it wrong? What we're talking about is. We have slowed the spread. We've cut that rate down from two and a half million down to write. Twenty, six, thousand and every single. One of those lives is a tragic. Numbers, the dumber the numbers don't back you up mark, I mean the the the the graphics behind their heads as they were speaking, today contradicted what what the vice president was saying I. Do want to ask you this because you and the vice president have said and you've spoke about this earlier in the week that you know. We don't want to get in the way of people's constitutional rights. When for instance they, they go to trump rallies for instance. I JUST WANNA. Ask You questions saying so so don't require masks inside the row. The rallies as they drive to the rallies should wear seatbelts. That, that is something that most people do. It's a requirement to law in most issue. You, should they? Should follow the laws in their state. What if there was no law? Would you tell them forget about the seat belt? I remember back in the time when there wasn't a law, and still most people chose to wear seatbelts, a lot of people not to. Ask, people, what stands taking a basic. Basic health measure. Why does that stand in the way of people's ability to practice their constitutional rights? It's a mass. They're not being barred from. To the event. Or shouting president trump's name. They're just asked to wear a map will. What does that violate their constitutional rights? What we're saying is that we're. We're having people that are saying that we shouldn't even be holding rallies, and that's the point that the president, the vice president and I were discussing earlier this week about whether it's appropriate to hold rallies, or whether people should be able to get together to gather to celebrate the First Amendment Freedom of speech freedom of assembly and what I would tell you that we also don't require people to take flu vaccines. It's something that people make. They have to judge what their own health we do. Ask Him to take off before they get on airplanes. And they have a free right to travel again for their safety and and and fellow American. Safety Mark Ladder I appreciate you taking the time and the hard questions tonight. To to you Jim. Next the facts from Dr Sanjay Gupta atop disease specialist in Houston Houston about what he's seeing up close there and later can where you get your news. Make you more susceptible to catching the virus. 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You'll only find sleepnumber at sleepnumber stores, or by visiting www dot sleepnumber dot com forward slash CNN. Number we just learned truly alarming, forty, thousand, one, hundred, seventy three new cases of corona virus, reported just moments ago, this according to John Hopkins Johns Hopkins University that makes this the worst single day of the entire pandemic right now. We're also talking about a victory lap that the vice president did it. Today's I in two months Corona virus briefing and the reality that he danced around joining us now from Houston Dr Peter Hotels He's dean of the School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, also C. N. N. medical correspondent. Dr Sanjay. Gupta Sanjay. You know I've heard you today. Following that briefing really exasperated. By, what you expected, I think quite reasonably to be a moment for the vice president, the task force to say. Look at these numbers, we got a problem here and this is what we're. GonNa do about it, but that's not what they did. They said there is no problem. Yeah! That's what I fully expected. You know the first press conference after two two months, and with the numbers going up as People have seen and how much the numbers have gone up since last press briefing, there wasn't even an acknowledgement of the significance of this problem. Let alone a path to go forward. I mean look people look at this graph. That is a problem what we're seeing here. We put potentially are going into exponential growth, which means you're gonNA wake up in the morning one day, and all of a sudden say, wait I can't believe the number that I'm seeing now as compared to yesterday or the day before what strikes me and I just watched. The interview just did I mean it's really striking because I remember a month ago six weeks ago, saying hey, look, Newark is. You see what's happening in Europe, but Florida's fine. Governor descent is at the White House sort of taking a victory lap. We got through this just fine. And now you're hearing. Them say well Montana's finer. This place is fine. We're not even focusing on the problem. We're pointing to a couple of areas around the country that haven't been hit yet. This is the United States. I think what Dr Fauci was saying I know. You spent a lot of time talking to him Jim? Is that even New York anyplace really in the country is still vulnerable, because we haven't had a federal policy and places that were the virus is still spreading could still have a significant increase in cases. Dr Houghton says you in one of the places that is experiencing and allowing increase HOUSTON. Houston Texas and you're on this program on Wednesday warning of. This being on the verge of being apocalyptic, tell us what you've learned in the last couple of days, and is that the direction? It's headed there. Jim I was also. Sanjay this afternoon, and you put just pointed out. Today's the single record for the largest number of cases. We've had yet in the US tomorrow. We're going to break that record the day after that. We're going to break that record the day after that we're going to break that record. We are going to see a significant. Dramatic increase in trajectory in the reason it's happening is because of our largest metropolitan areas spread across the southwestern united. States L. A. Phoenix. Dallas a San Antonio Houston Austin are having this incredible level of acceleration of number of cases they are in exponential of what that means is after recovery. It was flat and now it's going up vertically. In Houston we've got a that. You asked about thirteen hundred cases new cases per day. The models indicate that if we continue along the same trajectory within a few weeks, we'll be at four thousand cases per day in all of those major metropolitan areas that I've just mentioned will be the same, so we are in the middle of a crisis and unfortunately the White House for us. New, briefing, to gave the impression that they just can't get their arms around, either the scope and magnitude of the situation. is going to be in how they'll implement. Sanjay, it's clear pretty clear. We're not going to get national leadership here. AIA, appears at the White House. The president is doubling down on this strategy given that sad fact, what do states and metropolitan areas such an such as Houston have to do now. I mean to save lives right because that's what we're talking about here, talking about saving lives. Yup Jim I'm not I'm not sure that we can avoid having to shut down in some of these places again and I hate to be the one to say that. I mean I know. It's not what anybody wants to hear, but the fact of the matter is that we have to get control of this exponential growth. That Dr Hotels is talking about if we don't. It's going to be hard to implement the testing and tracing sort of policies that have worked well in other countries. If you got forty thousand people who are newly diagnosed every day, how do you contact trace that many people in this country? Country you can't and therefore you're gonNA. Have people out there who are then continuing to spread the virus? The reason you wanted to fourteen day downward trend before you started opening up, was that you could get it to a manageable level before you could start implementing these other strategies, obviously masks and physical distancing things that people been hearing about for months now that has to be done i. mean the trying to put water on fire here and we're not sure that we can extinguish this fire. The way things are so. We got to throw everything. We can add it or it's going to become uncontainable so yes. It. Look if it's not the policies. If if it's not coming from our leaders, I think the people have to rise up here and do the right thing. Yeah, it's. It's on us in effect Dr Hotels in Texas Governor Abbott. Making a one eighty to some degree, here's paused any further phases to reopen Texas. He's urging people to stay at home but he did say the other day quote closing down Texas again will always be the last option, and of course, no statewide requirement to wear a mask, no statewide stay at home order from a public health perspective set aside the politics for a moment here. Is that enough to stop the exponential growth. Well, we don't know we've. We've never been in this situation before. Remember. This is probably the first time in the United States where we've. Implemented social distancing in a shutdown, we opened it up and now we're starting to put pieces back together again. We've never seen how that actually turns out with this virus, so it's a very unusual situation. Look the governor. I, don't know if he's done a one eighty, but maybe he's done a ninety five degree. He's definitely. We're in a better position now than we were a few days ago at least in the metro areas. We've got people wearing masks. we've got The bars are closed. We've got some advocacy coming out of the county judge and the mayor with the red alert. That's not enforceable, but at least we can provide because he so it's better but I don't know how much this will really slow. This incredibly aggressive rise. It's like trying to stop a train coming down the tracks. Did have to be this way. Dr Hotels. Sanjay Gupta thanks to both of you. Thank you? Now Florida, which is also seeing a big spike in cases, nearly nine thousand new cases in just one day. We'd like to ask the governor about it, but that is almost impossible. Our Randi Kaye, who was in Florida has been trying to figure out why. And Jim I tried to catch up with the governor today. I wanted to ask him about his future plans. I wanted to ask him about whether or not. He thinks the state of Florida reopened too soon, but by the time his office alerted his schedule for today it was six twenty seven pm. That's when I got the email about his schedule for today, not tomorrow, but today, and by that time about all of his events scheduled for the day was over. In fact, his last event had been ninety minutes before that email even went out and that's how it goes. Governor seems to just not want to be. Caught up with he does not want to answer questions about why he's not mandating masks in this state or about the spike in numbers, and it's not just me who's getting these very late alerts on his schedule. It's many of my colleagues who I spoke with are finding the same thing as well, and we also talked to him with a couple of our affiliates here one in Tampa one in. MIAMI, they also get the schedule alert at the end of the day. So let me show you exactly what I'm talking about here. We have one email here that I received. Received from the governor's office at six, thirty eight PM telling me what his schedule was. Forget that day, not the next day and his last event that day was at four thirty, so that's more than two hours after his last event is when he schedule is being alerted via email. Another example seven fifty nine pm is when I got this email. Long after the governor's Day events had ended and one more Jim I got this alert for his schedule at eight twenty two pm for that day that was more than an hour after his last event of the day. Well! It was only a month ago here in Washington he, he was heavily crowing about how well Florida has done now apparently. Doesn't want to talk Randi Kaye in Florida. Thanks very much. Next. We're going to tell you about a study on, and it's remarkable one on the connection between watching conservative media, which is played down this virus and believing things about. The frankly could get people killed. Our breaking news tonight the US has once again set a single day high for most corona virus cases that should come as little surprise to many. It has been heading that way all week. It might go. To the viewers on Fox News be something different. In fact earlier in the program you saw the president in his happy place on Fox News last night where he did not mention these massive spikes, Cova cases only how well he is doing. Now when you do test cases, but what they don't say is there are fewer deaths have been way way down, and our mortality rate is among the best countries in the world. So keeping them honest, that's just not true. According to data from Johns Hopkins University per Capita, the US has the ninth highest mortality rate in the world again. You wouldn't necessarily know that watching last night and a new study suggests that people who watch conservative beatty are also more likely to believe conspiracy theories about the seriousness of the disease, being exaggerated or that it was spawned as a weapon in China. China we should note. The study only shows correlation, not causation joining me now is the Co editor of that report Joan Donovan Co editor of the misinformation. Review at the Harvard Kennedy. School Joan good to have you on tonight, because these numbers are fascinating so I Let's the big picture here. How much does a person's choice of where they get their news? Affect their broad understanding of covid nineteen. Yes so I've just want to say thanks for having me and the study that we're discussing. Out of University of Pennsylvania and is available on a Harvard. Kennedy school misinformation view website, but you're right to say that if someone is consuming, a bunch of homogeneous media are getting their failing to access a diversity of sources, then they do tend to end up in what we call an echo. Chamber and in that Echo Chamber urge there can be polarizing politics as well as bias in the media, and so recent studies that have come out related to media, bias or showing that people who are tuning into Fox. News are getting a different story entirely about the risks posed by covid nineteen. Let's talk about something specific mask wearing how that has become political. What does the research show about how Fox News and others? Contribute to the polarization over over wearing masks report the need for that and the effect of that. Many comes down to it. The way in which news is created as a lot to do with the leadership and the political leadership right now is not wearing masks in public, not advocating that aware math so it when you do watch your program and you are tuning in and trump is saying oh, a mask off, aware that it does tend have what we call media affects trickle down effects where it really. Isn't necessarily just about the mask. It's really about people's perception of risk, and they perceive risk differently based on the information that they get. Another another issue, the president has repeatedly touted hydroxy chloroquine anti-malarial, which since then has been shown. To not have a positive effect in terms of treatment. Did you see people changing their behaviors is the as they heard from the president and others touting this. Yeah. I wrote an article about this for nature. And when I was looking into the problem of early signs of different treatments, hydroxy chloroquine was on the list, but it was actually not the leading drug at the. Doctors and physicians and researchers were looking at so it was surprising to see the first coverage of it on Fox News as this positive, really blowing it way out of proportion the ability. For this drug to act proactively as protective agent, and as a result, people did start changing their behaviors. We saw immediately spike in searches for hydroxy chloroquine floor. And as a result, someone did actually pass away by ingesting chemicals had it in the list of ingredients, and I'll make one other point, which is that pharmacists and doctors. Started to become alarmed at the rate, by which people were prescribing and hoarding this drug, and it really affected the medical supply for people with Lupus and other diseases that required his medicine. Big National Stockpile of it, but not a lot of US covert at this point, John Donovan Fascinating Research. Thanks very much. Thank you for having me. Up ahead a closer look at social justice reform since the police killing George floor and his family's attorney Ben Crump, he will join us to talk about the protests. What may come them and also the prosecution of the officers involved? It has been one month and a day. If you can believe it since George. Floyd was killed by police officer in Minneapolis the city council there today voted to begin the process of replacing its police department. Floyd's death has spurred nationwide action on social justice and racism protests, still ongoing, not only demanding police reform, but toppling and removing statues that memorialize the confederacy. How far will this all go still up for debate? As evidenced by the partisan standoff, continuing in Congress over passing some sort of police form legislation, joining me now to talk about where we stand and all this George Floyd's lawyer. The family lawyer Ben Cropp Mr Crop Good. Speak to you again this evening. Good to speak. First things first if I can of course spent a month in a day houses family doing right now. You know as his family says they're trying to get through. It is very difficult because they can't see that video none of us can. The country cannot I'm curious. Course the legal process moving along A. Serious charges including murder. Felony murder here. Are you confident that the officers will be convicted of those crimes? The family and I are confident of an Attorney General Keith Ellison. Who has a story history as champion? Civil Rights in these type matters, and he also has taught with the family and told them there's ongoing investigation, and if they discover other evidence, he is very much amenable to upgrade into charges. Okay, we will watch that closely. You mentioned the trial now. Set for for early next year. I'm sure you've been watching the events here. In Washington closely, the house just passed the George Floyd justice and Policing Act, but mostly along party lines does not appear, and I've spoken to senators of both parties. To be much, overlap your hope that they come to agreement. I wonder what your reaction is to see that happen here on Capitol, Hill. where, the family was relieved that the House passed the jaws, flawed justice, and Policing Accountability Act which really speaks to the systematic refund. On that, we desperately need to go other black people unnecessarily and justifiably killed now this partisan politics as worrisome because we do believe this is time Jim, if ever will have a systematic reform policing the changed the culture and the behavior up release in America, it is now in the aftermath of the killing of George flawed and so many others. Do you worry that moment might pass if they punt this and looks like that's what may happen until after the election. That's months away for Congress gets in early next year. Do you worry that the momentum of this moment that the public outrage outpouring of this moment will be gone. Well I think this is different, and what I believe all those young. Fortune and in the streets black white Hispanic everybody. multi-culture coming together to say, we can't breathe until we get Justice George floor. I want to believe that those people will unite and the people who are not trying to do justice but George. Floor, Spam Louis and for the country, as a whole will be held accountable election time so I- vice is do something now. You may find yourself out of a job. What's next in the meantime if if the actions not going to happen on Capitol Hill for a number weeks months. What needs to be next in your view. where I am encouraged in the city of Minneapolis, they're starting to do things. On the local level. There are several states across the country who have started passing state legislation and the name of George Florida and Brianna Taylor and Ahmad Aubrey. So we can prevent these things from happening in the future. So that's a step in the right direction that things are happening locally. We just have to make sure that they get to the national level and I. Believe we can do it jam I really believe. People saw. And they cannot see and that's going to motivate them to act. Benjamin crump attorney for the George Floyd family. Thanks so much for coming on tonight. Please do pass along our best our thoughts to the families well. Thank, you Jim. We'll just ahead this hour breaking news from the new. York, Times about Russian bounties on the heads of us, soldiers in Afghanistan per foot, perhaps more shocking. This administration's response or lack of response details when we return. Urgency frequency leakage. They may not be water cooler topics, but about one in three Americans over the age of forty experience, these symptoms of overactive bladder or oh a be at least sometimes, it's embarrassing having to worry about having an accident. Looking back I should have talked to my doctor about it sooner. A lot of people just try to deal with a symptoms, but spoke to some who sought out a treatment plan. Listen in it Oh, a mid dot, com, and hear how they got over the embarrassment. Ask their doctor about veterans near Baghran. Your metric is a prescription medicine for. For adults used to treat a symptoms of urgency frequency in leakage. 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If you're dealing with, oh a be. Speak up and talk to your doctor and ask about Mir metric learn more at Oh be med DOT COM that's OAB MED dot com. Let's check in with. See what he's working on Cuomo. Prime time tonight, Chris. What you got how you doing Jimmy so we're going gonNA take on the politics of what's happening with Texas with a congressman from there Mike, Burgess and Speak Truth to power about why things are the way they are especially in light of what we're hearing from the vice president. We're also going to take a look at the political implications Harry in the wizard of Oz I. Call Them On. My show is taking a look at which polls matter and why I'm. We'll test that a little bit, and then I want to dive into this McLean case in. In Colorado about why it's being reopened by the governor, we have a representative from the family to give insight into WHO Elijah was in the context of whether or not the story police tell makes sense and also have to tell you watching that interview that you did at the top of the show on the book that you have coming out in August about how people feel about the level of rhetoric. In the level of truth, entrust trust in the White House could not come at a better time, my brother. Yeah, it's called the madman theory listen. It's a consistent response and consider description. Frankie from inside this administration. Senior administration officials about how this president makes decisions. You know political interests over national interest. It's disturbing. It's disturbing I'll tell you I'm glad you do I'm wowed by your productivity, brother, but man my happy. You work so hard because we need to have this book right now. I've got a patient wife like you. True worried up. Thanks so much Chris. I'll be watching just ahead this hour. A new report says that Russia offered Afghan, militants bounties to kill US soldiers. Administration's non-reaction when three sixty returns. We tonight with an alarming breaking news story from the New York Times about how the trump administration has not responded in this case to report from US intelligence that Russian. Military Intelligence Units offered taliban-linked militants bounties to kill U S and NATO troops in Afghanistan for more. We're joined by the time Air Schmidt who shares the byline Eric Bounties. The president didn't respond. That's right Jim we've been working on this story for several months turns out the US. Intelligence community has known about these reports of bounties Russian a Russian, military intelligence unit, and the Torius one had provided to Taliban or taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan to kill US British other coalition forces US consideration is known about this for months, and yet the most they done so far, according to our reporting is developed options including possible sanctions against Russia and other things, but for now the president has been. It's been silent on this. And remarkably since learning that, he tried to get Russia pack to the G. Seven. Is there any indication we have evidence that that these bounties were paid and resulted in the death of any American soldiers. There is evidence that some of the money's have been paid. It's unclear however. How many of the deaths of any of the twenty or so American deaths last fall last year in Afghanistan been attributed to this program. We're still digging into that now. Do we know what options were given to the president to respond to this that he did not take up. Well again the option so far is, he's under I. Understanding that have been laid out to the president from his advisors are everything from a strong literate reprimand, condemnation of this basically urging Moscow to stop a escalatory ladder, going to sanctions increasing sanctions against Moscow if they don't cease and desist this activity on the ground, which is a striking expansion of Russian aggression against American forces, obviously in Afghanistan via this Partner. Not Not even a protest. Yeah, that's remarkable. I mean I imagine you press. White House officials for for any explanation as to why, even after learning of this, the president continued his outreach to Russia, including the g seven invitation, but also removing US troops in Germany which benefits Russia. That's right. We started pressing bursting administration officials both at the White House State Department, a Defense Department intelligence community and got a no comment along all these lines. This has been a very closely held And that is from his intelligence reports. The administration obviously is wrestling with how to do it. Given the president as you've noted Jim. Ns affinity for inviting Putin. And just to be clear to the White House protests this story. They have a comment on this story tonight. Not at all, in fact after we posted this story this afternoon I went back to the white. House and said you have anything to say at all. They said No. We are standing by our no comment for right now. But they did not quarter set none of the agencies. Push back on this on the information. We had in the story. Notable Eric Schmidt senior writer the, New York. Times great story. Thanks very much. We mentioned earlier when I got a book coming out August, call the madman theory and I asked several senior trump administration officials throughout to explain the president's deference to Russia and the only explanation. I can get our one. He does not recognize Russia's a significant threat, and to he has an affinity for an advocate at admiration for the Russian. President Vladimir Putin not particularly comforting. It's out August eleventh. Be An, honor if you'd have a look at it, the news continues and handed over to Chris Cuomo. CUOMO primetime.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi saying amid demands to investigate whether shootings in recent months for a racially motivated family in Kentucky has hired a high profile attorney to investigate their daughter's death in March Amman. Lie of member station W. F. P. L. Reports the Mayor of Louisville and others are calling for review of officers conduct when they burst into twenty six year old. Briana Taylor's home leading to an exchange of gunfire with her boyfriend. That left her dead. Her mother to make Palmer has said she was a good person. Taylor was an emt who worked at local hospitals. Her mother's filed suit against the police officers. Who entered the apartment and her mother has hired prominent. Civil Rights Attorney. Ben crump who also represents the family of Ahmad Vary in Georgia a Monagah reporting in Georgia. Ahmad Arbor was around Taylor's age when he was fatally shot in February while jogging two men a father and son who claim they believe he was a burglar. It took two months before the shooters were arrested and charged Federal Reserve chairman. Jerome Powell says additional government spending may be necessary to avoid long lasting fallout from the krona virus pandemic. Npr's Scott horsely reports. Paul dismissed the idea that the central bank might turn to negative interest rates. Is the economy should recover. Once the virus is under control. Worn many small businesses might not last that long without more. Help PAL caution that a wave of business and household bankruptcies could do lasting damage to the nation's economic output avoid these outcomes additional fiscal support could be costly but worth it if it helps avoid long-term damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery. Powell says while pain from the pandemic is widespread. It's especially hard on those at the bottom of the income ladder. A new fed survey finds nearly forty percent of workers in households making less than forty thousand dollars a year lost a job in March Scott horsely. Npr News Washington several regions in the state of New York have been given the go ahead to start reopening by the end of the week. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports governor. Andrew Cuomo is providing additional details of the state's plans and getting back to business during the pandemic governor. Cuomo says New York states. North country is the fourth region to meet the criteria to resume construction manufacturing and kerbside retail starting on Friday earlier. This week Cuomo announced that three other regions including the city of Rochester had also met the required benchmarks. The Governor says the state will keep close tabs on all of them will have a regional control group the north country for every region in the state. Watch those numbers every day. Make sure those businesses are complying. Make sure people are complying. Cuomo says the number of new virus related deaths has stayed under two hundred for a third straight day and that new hospitalizations for Kobe. Nineteen remain flat. Windsor Johnston NPR news. This is NPR doctorswithoutborders. Says it now believes at least one of its workers was killed when assailants stormed a maternity hospital they support in Kabul. The attackers killed at least two newborn babies and eleven mothers in that ambush. Npr's Diaa Hadid has the latest from Islamabad in a statement. The organisation said one woman safely gave birth in maternity ward as the attackers stormed the hospital. It was the red bright spot in an otherwise horrific day when as doctors. Without Borders noted pregnant women and newborn babies came under attack. The organization said the incident had forced them to suspend them maternity ward services in an area where decent medical care is already scarce. No group claimed responsibility for the attack which shook Afghans long accustomed to terrible violence. Some local media group suggested the real target may have been a guest house used by foreigners that lies behind the hospital. Human Rights Watch said. The attack showed a blatant disregard for civilian life and an apparent war crime dea dade NPR News Islamabad nearly all pandemic related lockdown restrictions are lifted in New Zealand. Many of the country's five million residents are going back to work malls and restaurants are reopening but it is a new normal New Zealand. Is still barring gatherings of more than ten people? It's also advising individuals to observe physical distancing. No new cases have been reported in the last two days in New Zealand at last check on Wall Street. The Dow was down five hundred sixty four points or more than two percent this is NPR news.
June 01, 2020
"Hello and welcome back to sword and skill daily. I'm your host Ryan Williams. It's Monday June first. Coming up on. Certain, scale, daily. Two bodies recovered from the Arkansas River. have been positively identified as those of missing Oklahoma toddlers, miracle and Tony Crook. The bodies of two missing persons from Arizona found buried inside a car on an empty lot in Iowa Finally charges were brought against former police officer Derek Shaaban in connection with the killing of George Floyd. All this and more coming up on sword scale daily. Last week. The bodies of two toddlers were recovered from Oklahoma waterways. On Friday Tulsa. Police chief Wendell Franklin announced that the bodies have been positively identified as three Miracle Crook and her brother two year old Tony Crook junior who've been missing since last week. Chief Franklin stated quote. The DNA analysis does confirm that those are two children. TJ and miracle that were in the water and recovered. Miracle Tony disappeared from the shoreline of -partment complex in Tulsa on Friday may twenty second. They were last seen in security footage, walking through a whole chain link fence and climbing on the steps that lead to Mingo Creek, a Manmade Creek, the runs through the grounds of the apartment complex. The Nisha Willis. The children's mother remains in custody. She's facing two counts of child neglect after a former conviction of a felony and one count of assault and battery on an officer. Chief Franklin previously stated that she was not cooperating with the investigation. Based on the criminal complaint against her the Tulsa. World reported the Willis was on probation of time of the incident. She did not have legal custody of children. On Thursday night Willis allegedly broke into the apartment where they preside and assaulted a caretaker who was with children. The following morning. The caretaker left the children with Willis mid morning. Surveillance footage show that the children were at a convenience store. Th Willis around eight thirty A. M.. When the caretaker returned that night with legal guardian. They reportedly found Willis intoxicated passed out on the couch. The caretaker in Guardian called the police and the investigation began. On Friday she franklin, said quote. It's saddening, but also from our perspective were elated that we're able to bring closure, and this is closure because we're able to actually locate those two and bring them home to their families. When asked if charges against Wilson admitted in light of the children's death Franklin said that this was not the time to discuss it. Our next. Story brings to. In April, we reported that forty five year old David, baton and stepdaughter twenty-eight-year-old Lisa. Landry disappeared from Chino. Valley Arizona. On Thursday law enforcement discovered their bodies inside a buried car in Evansville Iowa. The Arizona Republic, reports of the bodies were inside a blue, two thousand thirteen Subaru forester that belong to Landry. Although police have already announced the discovery formal identification is pending the medical examiner's approval. Baton Landry in Landry's twenty four year old boyfriend Mitchell meeks were last seen on eighteenth in Arizona. They were reported missing on the twenty second. That same day officers with Chino Valley, please search batons, residents, and found evidence of foul play, which led them to determine that at least two of the three people missing were deceased. On the twenty fifth and Twenty Sixth Chino, Valley detectives found baton and land cell phones discarded near Route Eighty nine. Investigators learned that at one point. All three were in Landry Subaru driving to Iowa. On the twenty eighth meeks was discovered in a rural property in Black Hawk County in Iowa. And investigators announced that Landry were likely dead. The search for them continued as did the search for Larry's vehicle, which investigators believed was still in Iowa. MINX was arrested on federal. Probation Warrant and has been in custody ever since. On May second, but she valley please said that he was refusing to cooperate with the investigation. He since return Arizona to. Face the probation charges. Last week search on an empty lot. At the end of a road in Evansdale was launched after law enforcement received a tip that evidence related to the disappearance could be found there. Chino Valley Detective Lieutenant Ray Chapman told the Prescott courier quote. We received information on the location of the vehicle, and the FBI used their equipment to locate it. It took three days to fully honoured the vehicle this weekend. Local Radio Station K. O. E. L. Am. News announced that a Waterloo man was arrested in connection with the deaths of baton and Landry. Forty two year old Alan Tucker was arrested on Saturday on two counts of abuse of a corpse. Means is not yet been charged in connection with the deaths, but please publicly named him as a person of interest. After, the break one of the Minneapolis. Police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, was arrested and charged in his killing. Now for our final story of the day. Over the weekend, the demonstrations in protest of the death of African American Man George Floyd spread across the nation and even the world. Floyd died last Monday after being handcuffed and restrained face down and held down on the ground by four Minneapolis police officers. The death was caught on camera witnesses. In, the video, one of the officers Derek Shaven as seen kneeling, unfolds neck for more than eight minutes ignoring the Maine's please. They cannot breathe and is about to die. All four officers involved were fired on Tuesday. One of the protestors demands is that all four former police officers involved in the death to face charges. On Friday that the main was partially met with the arrest of Shelvin. Derek Chevette in a nineteen year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department was arrested late on Friday morning. He's been charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. The Star Tribune reports. The shovel was booked in Ramsey. County jail and is being held in isolation. He's the first white officer to be criminally charged in the death of a black man in Minnesota history. He has since been placed on Suicide Watch, which is a standard in high profile cases. Although, the alleged crime happened in Hinton County. Shopping is being held in Ramsey County jail because of the threats against the Hennepin facilities. Chevron's bond has been set at five hundred thousand dollars. Many including Ben, crump, the lawyer representing the Floyd family are not satisfied with the charges against Shaaban. They argue that the charges against him are to light and that the three other officer should also be charged. Ellie Hoenig a former prosecutor. Legal analyst for CNN wrote based on the criminal complaint against Shaaban she dumps the commitment of the prosecutor's Office to getting justice in this case. A charge of third degree murder means the defendant committed act quote imminently dangerous to others and evincing depraved mind without regard for human life. The maximum punishment for third degree murder is twenty five years in prison. Honing believes that given the facts of the case charge of second degree murder carrying a maximum penalty. Forty years would be more appropriate. For that charge, it needs to be proven that the defendant kill the victim without premeditation. The criminal complaint states the shopping kept kneeling of Floyd's neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds to minutes past when one of the officers tried and failed to find a pulse. Hoenig believes that given those facts. second-degree murder can be proven. She also notes that the prosecutors admitted some affords words from the account of the event. For. Example, the complaint is not mentioned. The foy told shopping quote. Don't kill me and I'm about to die. These are the most critical statements to this case. Because they showed Shaaban was notified of the mortal danger, floyd was in and still persisted. She if the shows the desire to go out on the defendant. Hoenig is also concerned because according to the complain. The autopsy found the Floyd of a combination of coronary disease, police, restraint and potential intoxicants. Honi queries what potential toxic even mean, either the talk screen shows drugs or it does end. The vagueness suggests there's no proof of any intoxication. So why mention it unless in an attempt to take away from the culpability of the defendant? Finally, she stated the existence of prior. is relevant to the murder charge. Murders contribution to the death sufficient for legal responsibility. Even at the victim was already sick. However HOENIG. The charges can still be added an amended as the investigation proceeds. The statement has been echoed by local authorities. Mike Freeman the Hennepin county attorney told the Tribune the he anticipates traveled will also be. Three other officers involved to Tau G. Alexander Krung and Thomas Lane although he would not comment on what charges will be. and Keith Ellison the Minnesota Attorney General told Fox News quote. We're very early in this process very early. It's not uncommon to amend charges. It's not uncommon to add defendants. Fox News was also the first to report. The shopping informed may have known one another as they both worked two security guards for nightclub. The club's former owner Maya. Santamaria told the outlet that she did not know if the two new one another, although they had worked the same events in the past. Santa Maria said Shove worked security for the club regularly for years whereas Floyd. Only began working last year and only worked at events organized by African American promoters. She said that on nights where the club attracted a primarily African American crowd shoving would treat patrons aggressively without reason quote, he would everyone instead of apprehending the people who were fighting. He would call back up the next thing you know. They're be five or six squad cars. I told him I thought this was unnecessary to be. Pepper sprayed the knee-jerk reaction of being afraid. It seemed overkill. Concern did voice my opinion, but police officers have a wave justifying what they do. That's it for today's episode of SORTA and scale daily. We'll see you back here tomorrow. then. Please stay safe A. Sort scaled daily is an incongruity media production. Your host was Ryan. Williams researching writing by Hagar Barack Executive Producer Mike. If you like the show subscribing, leave US review you bite. The writers with feedback or suggestions. Use the email address daily at sworn scale DOT COM
Thursday, June 11, 2020
"From Washington DC this is Westwood One. Daily News for June eleventh twenty. Twenty I'm John. Trout House hearing on police reform and racial injustice tugged at emotions following the death of George Floyd correspondent Linda Kenyon has our top story for learners, Floyd, the younger brother of the now late George Floyd hopped on an airplane less than one full day, after Georgia's laid to rest in Texas and issued this urgent plea before Congress enough is enough. Floyd said it's hard to even describe what it feels like to see how his own brother died. I can't tell you the kind of pain. You feel when you watch something like bit when you watch your big brother who lived up to your whole entire life? Dot Beggar Boys Ma George. Floyd died as a Minneapolis police officer used as need to pin floyd to the ground by his neck, and then held him there for nearly nine minutes tearfully, felonious Floyd said Justice must be done. Would be. You don't even do that. An animal representative Karen Bass who heads the Congressional Black Caucus says the justice in Policing Act aims to stop that from ever happening again. There should be basic standards. There should be basic accreditation. The bill also would create a national database of police misconduct, jerrold Nadler the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says if there had been such, a database may be George Floyd would be alive today. Officer show then face at least seventeen misconduct. Misconduct complaints during his career on the Minneapolis police force, he was named in the brutality lawsuit, and he posed this question to felonious floyd. How did you feel when you learned about officer? Show vents history of misconduct. He should've been off the fourth Republican. Ken Buck said he does not believe the justice and policing at gets to the root of the problem. A comprehensive bill as was discussed earlier must recognize the societal impact of single parent families. Bad family situation didn't kill. Kill George Floyd that's mark. Mario the head of the National Urban League absolute outrage to think that bad a bad family, I am tired of trying to change the issue. When we have police, brutality and police misconduct to this rhetoric. It's said Republican Jim Jordan on the part of some. Democrats who have started the defunding police movement. It is pure insanity to de-fund the police, but representative Matt Gaetz also had this to say. I do think there is not a legitimate defense. Defense of choke colds or lynching or bad cops that get shuttled around, and you will be able to count on Republican cooperation, as we hone these ideas and hopefully pass them Ben. CRUMP, the attorney for the Floyd family said he certainly hopes so you have the power to make sure that George. Flora's death is not in vain felonious. Floyd told the committee he had two wishes. One listen to George. who cried out for help as he was dying and to just wish. Linda Kenyon Washington president trump will visit. Later today to discuss race relations and policing during a trip to Dallas Corresponding Clayton, Neville says the trip comes just two days after George. Floyd who was killed in Minneapolis police custody, was laid to rest in the lone star. State conversations are being had in cities in police departments across the country about potential policy changes that'll help into police, brutality and social injustice. Houston police chief art asa veto, told lawmakers open discussions are absolutely necessary. There is no denying that changes in policing must be made. Out of crisis comes opportunity, but the chief pushed back against the concept of defunding police departments. Appropriate police funding is critical to ensure agencies have resources to invest in technology like body worn cameras. Recruit qualified police officers were service minded. And train and implicit bias, training, cultural competency, training, de-escalation and other critical training this as president trump heads to Dallas today to participate in a roundtable with faith, leaders, law, enforcement and small business owners. The White House said trump would discuss solutions to historic economic health and justice disparities. In America. It's possible, but not clear. If the president will announce federal police reform will in Dallas. The trip was initially planned for a campaign fundraiser, which is still set for after the roundtable. Clayton Neville Dallas. Hey I'm andy. If you don't know me, it's probably because I'm not famous but I did start. A men's grooming company called Harry's. The idea for Harry's came out of a frustrating experience I had buying razor blades. Most brands were overpriced. And out of touch at Harry's, our approach is simple. Here's our secret. Sharp, durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars each. 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The president making clear it has been suggested that we should rename as many as ten of our legendary military bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina Fort Hood in Texas for banning in Georgia Cetera, these monumental and very powerful basis have become part of a great American heritage and history of winning victory and freedom. Therefore, my administration will not even consider the renaming of these magnificent and fabled military in. The president's tweets are considered official statements, and that wording was handed out to reporters just before the White House briefing as commander in chief, the president is likely to get his way defense secretary mark s for one had said he was open to changing the names. The statement was also just minutes before the president met with black supporters in media and faith communities, conversely in the wake of George Floyd's death. NASCAR has decided to. To Ban. Confederate flags from its races, the circuits only regular black driver Bubba. Wallace has led the charge to change. What might be seen in Enfield's on race days? Many of them in the south president trump is expected to discuss policing and race today in Dallas. Though it's unclear, what if any reform proposals? He might support his opponent in November Joe. Biden is trying to take the lead in calls for change the presumptive. Presumptive, Democratic nominee writes in USA. Today opinion piece. We know the nation we have to be now. We have to deliver on this moment to achieve fundamental changes that address racial inequalities in white supremacy in our country. Getting pointedly political, the former vice president accuses president trump of heat, filled conspiracy, laden rhetoric, inflaming the racial divide in our country Biden does not call for defunding police, but list some recommendations for reforms and he says. Says lending practices need to be changed to allow more financing of black owned small businesses and housing ownership on the political front out of his meeting with black leaders who embrace him the president anxious to get back to his comfort zone. The trump campaign has been looking for states that will allow big arenas to be packed that we're going to be starting our allies I one we believe will be probably in Tulsa Oklahoma. Looking forward to they've done a great job with Covid as you know. The state of Oklahoma do a big one in Florida one in Texas all three have Republican leadership statewide, but the latter two are likely to be battlegrounds with sixty five electoral college votes at stake both have seen spikes in positive virus cases since we're relaxing restrictions Bob, Costantini Washington Ford is recalling about two and a half million vehicles because of a nagging door latch problem and brake fluid leaks. Jan Johnson explains the door latch recall. Recall is the third one for the same problem. This one covers more than two point. One million cars. SUV's and vans in the US. WHO's latches can fail and cause the doors to open while the vehicles are moving forward also is recalling nearly three hundred, forty, four thousand f one fifty pickups in the US to fix a brake fluid leak. The company says that problem has caused seven low speed crashes with two injuries. Jane Johnson Westwood One Daily News for Thursday June Eleventh Twenty Twenty I'm John Trout.
May 28, 2020: Protests erupt over death of George Floyd
"Good Morning I'm Taylor Wilson and this is five things you need to know Thursday. The Twenty Eighth of May Twenty twenty here or some of the top headlines. Walt Disneyworld plans to reopen on July eleventh. The park has been closed since March. Fifteenth and would follow Universal Orlando's opening on June Fifth Disney world. Jim mcphee has more our plans. Call for phased reopening of our theme parks beginning with the Magic Kingdom and disease animal kingdom on Saturday July. Eleventh Epcot and Disney's Hollywood studios will open on Wednesday July fifteenth. We believe are reopening proposal for our property reflects very thoughtful methodical phased approach. And we've incorporated all the reopening protocols throughout our guest experience and our cast experience experts say. Disneyworld and other big attractions are important. Benchmarks for reopening overall because now travelers can plan itineraries at vacation spots. A new poll. Finds that only about half of Americans would get a covid nineteen vaccine if and when it becomes available thirty one percent said they simply weren't sure if they'd get vaccinated one in five said they'd refuse and a uconn student wanted for two murders in. Connecticut has been caught in Maryland. Following a six day manhunt. A reminder were always on on twitter at USA. Today podcast give us a follow to keep up with lots of great pods including five things that's at a USA Today. Podcast on twitter now onto the show new weekly job numbers or out on Thursday and there once again expected to be grim as the economic toll from Corona virus continues estimates. Show that two point one to two point. Four million Americans filed for unemployment assistance last week. That would basically match the number from the week before. But it's also way down from the record. Six point nine million who sought assistance in late March. Still it would mean some forty. One Million Americans have applied for unemployment in just ten weeks marking the highest jobless rate since the Great Depression nearly a century ago. Meanwhile governors across the. Us are working to get their states economies back up and running during the pandemic. New York's Andrew Cuomo lobbied President Donald Trump for federal help on infrastructure projects in by far the hardest hit state by covid nineteen. I think the president is focused on on the reopening on stimulating the economy and getting the economy back. I think that's his focus. I think that's the correct focus. I think he understands that. These are projects that need to be done. Look when he ran for president he spoke about a one trillion dollar infrastructure program. That's what he spoke about. He's a builder. He's a developer. Right he gets it. The Nice thing about these projects is it doesn't require any new legislation doesn't require any they've been in the pipeline forever and his administration can just do it and we can get it up and running. You know you need to do large scale infrastructure. When is there going to be a better moment in history to do it? You're spending billions if not trillions of dollars to handle cope and bring back the economy at least build things that we can leave. Our children like our grandparents did for us. Health officials. Continue to warn of a possible second peak of the virus or an entirely separate second week in the fall if proper precautions are taken Dr Anthony Fauci from the Corona Virus Task Force defended mask use on Wednesday he told. Cnn that adequate safeguards like masks might prevent a second wave. That gums president. Donald trump has refused to wear a mask in public. He also mocked a reporter this week for doing so. Your second question was I couldn't hear you. Can you take it up because I cannot speak louder? So you WANNA be politically correct? Go ahead no sir. I just want to ask. The president previously also called out former vice president. Joe Biden for wearing a mask. Trump seemed confused by Biden wearing a mask outside but not inside his home despite advice from health experts to wear a mask in public places the US on Wednesday past one hundred thousand deaths from covid nineteen a significant chunk of the three hundred fifty. Six thousand around the world the death of George Floyd continues to ripple across the country. There are nationwide calls for the arrest of white officer. Derek Show Vin. Who Killed Floyd a black man by kneeling on his neck for several minutes in Minneapolis? Ben crump the attorney for Floyd's family said the incident which appeared in a viral video game as part of a pandemic of racism. If you have a cell phone and you take the cell phone and you set the stopwatch for nine minutes and you just sit in the time pass and think about somebody with their neon. Your net is struggling agreed. They won't remove it until you suffocate with that is the last minutes of George flow as life in just in a word murder. That was the allegation that he was trying to commit. Some kind of forgery. Which is at worst a non violent crime but yet the police use excessive lethal force when they came upon him. That just doesn't make sense. You want them to be arrested immediately because we see them murder George floor while he's a handcuff space down and they literally they cause him to die because they got their Lee on his throat where he can't breathe and saw the family has never ever the about what they want. They want them to be arrested and convicted for murder because they murdered George flow of their loved one. While we're dealing with Iran barris pandemic we as a people of color have to deal with other pervasive pandemic that was here before the corona virus and that is dependent dammit of racism and discrimination that leads to an justify. Kim As black people. Nobody tally the main officer. Involved show Vin and three others have been fired but Minneapolis mayor. Jacob FRY wants further action pushing for show WTN's arrest why the man who killed George Floyd not in jail on it or I had done it we would be behind bars right now and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question and so I'm calling on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to act on the evidence before him calling on him to charge the arresting officer in this case. George Floyd deserves justice. His family deserves justice. The black community deserves justice and our city deserves. Justice in Minneapolis on Wednesday protests turned chaotic with reports of fires and looting. The Star Tribune also reported that someone was shot and killed by a pawnshop owner. Police would not confirm if the victim was a looter officers also use tear gas against protesters even while many where peaceful and chance of I can't breathe were heard throughout the city. Echoing some of Floyd's final words. China's parliament approved new legislation earlier. Thursday that jeopardizes Hong Kong's autonomy. The move has drawn fierce criticism from the US and sparked the latest pro democracy protests in the city. The move from the Chinese mainland. Band sedition secession and allows China's State Security Agency to operate in Hong Kong yashawant from Human Rights. Watch told the Associated Press about fears of what the legislation could mean for Hong Kong going forward. National Security Law is dealing a deadly blow to write on Hong Kong. People understand that if the law is implemented if they welby likely to be prosecuted detained and even go chill for speaking critic of the Hong Kong government or speaking critically the Chinese Communist Party for running for office for going to the streets to protest at. They have been doing the past year so people have wonder whether I have to leave now. I don't think people are optimistic. That it could've sudden somehow jogged or because of it. You know in nothing national attention. The Chinese government back down. I don't think people are expecting that because the past a year has proven that it actually the Beijing is not backing down because of the coach because of pressure. I think you know the Hong Kong people are saying would be in fighting so hard way have been stretched beyond our your inner creativity. We done whatever I could do and we hope. What are we being doing tennis? Fire you guys to help us. Laws come twenty four hours. After the trump administration said it no longer considers the former British colony to be autonomous from mainland China Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Will be back open on Thursday a day. After weather postponed the historic spacex to Saturday. The visitor complex had been closed since March sixteenth. It'll now have reduced. Admission attendance limits and a limited number of attractions available during the reopening as the complex is also encouraging advanced. Ticket purchases and visitors will need to wear face coverings and be screened for temperatures. It's still unclear if the centre will provide launch viewing opportunities which have been major attractions for visitors in the past rain. Washed OUT NASCAR on Wednesday pushing it to a Thursday night start in Charlotte at seven o'clock eastern time on F S One. The delay gave drivers a bit of a break amid a jam packed schedule of seven races in eleven days following months of no raises due to corona virus. The rain out of the else go uniforms. Five hundred also means this Saturday's scheduled race at Bristol. Motor speedway will now be pushed back to Monday night. Thanks for listening to five things. A reminder you can subscribe for free and rate and review on Apple podcasts. You can also listen wherever you find your audio Monday through Saturday. Thanks as always declare Thornton for her work on the show five things is part of the USA. Today podcast network.