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05:20 min | 1 year ago

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"And the talk that makes sense. NewsRadio 6 10 W T V N good to have you with us this morning. It's branded boxer on social. You can find me on Twitter Instagram at the boxer Show is that handle or if you're on Facebook, just search the boxer show. It's super easy, right? There were seconds away from having into our guest David Grosso on with us. He's a political analyst. On the Supreme Court. We've been hearing more and more noise on how the Supreme Court battle at this point with the left could wreak some havoc with Biden's agenda for 2024 2021. I should say so We'll get to that with David on the Legacy retirement group dot com Phone line later on this hour at 7 30 Good guys Car show coming to town and About a week and a half here at the Ohio Expo Center. Your chance to go around 7 30. John Quane will talk Tech. You know, the past couple of days have been Prime day. We'll see how successful the competition wise against Amazon. You have Amazon target Wal Mart. Kohl's best buy all getting into the mix. By the way. Did you get anything good? Wait. I asked that on Twitter and some of the random things people were purchasing were like, really, I guess as long as you save some money right now, what a welcome David Grosso to the show. Our political analyst on all eyes are on the Supreme Court. Good morning, David. Hey, the political. The politicization of the Supreme Court is fascinating, and we're seeing it play out right now, Boy, we certainly are. So here you have liberal activists who are scared to death of the Democrats losing control of the Senate and and please, as you follow along, David correct me if I'm wrong in any of this, but it feels like At this point, they're like, Okay, You know what with everything that's happened the past couple of days with things not going through with the Voting Rights Act. Let's let's focus our attention now on the Supreme Court and try to get justice Stephen Briar to retire. Well, you know, as a young guy or a relatively young guy, or at least I hope I still think I'm a young guy. You know, I don't see it effort. That is a bad idea for 82 year old to retire, But you know, that's just me. Politics aside, you know, maybe we could create jobs for younger people. Right? Um PR The F Beyond that, you know, the Republicans have done a really good job of, you know, packing the courts with people who are ideologically similar to them, you know, Think about the Trump Administration. The circuit court, right? Trump nominated more judges to the Supreme Court. One less judge Excuse me than Obama, who was in twice as long as he was. They've done a pretty good job. The Liberals are rightfully scared. Yes, David Grocers with us, our political analyst and NewsRadio, 6 10 W. T. V. And, you know, we're talking about the age of Justice Breyer, who is, uh, he's 82. But then I kept thinking about of the late, uh, Justice Ginsburg. She She died basically on the court at 87. But it's just I just have to laugh at the the way left on this because I'm like, Wow, You know what? We can't win in Congress right now, let's try to one of the Supreme Court. But as you said, you know, there's the Conservatives rule there, so it's going to take a while. Well, the Senate is a is a conservative body. If you think about it, obviously, that was goes back to the founding of this country. The great compromise right Congresses by population and senator to for every state, leaving you guys in Ohio and media in Florida. We only get two senators. But North Dakota does, too. So the liberals rifle the ER, afraid that the Senate will flip back conservative because it's fundamentally conservative institution and that's what stands in the way of Supreme Court nomination. So So, David, What do we see happening next? Do we see that? This is, you know, going to be the focus? Uh, I mean, what? What happens here? I mean, can justice prayer really can't get pushed out? I mean, there's that's no sin. No appointment for life can get pushed out. I mean, you can face pressure, but you know, in the end The Supreme Court should not be a political organization. But of course, both parties are attempting to do that, right. These nominations are for life, and there's even liberals out there saying that well, we should court pack, which does, of course what FDR tried to do, which is expand. Number of seats on the Supreme Court because it is so heavily tilted in favor of conservatives. And, you know, I don't think that's a good idea. No matter what you say right? That has implications, and the judges are supposed to be judges. I think it's already unfortunate that there are conservative and liberal judges. Hopefully, we won't make that worse. Now, let's hope not. Well, all eyes are being on the Supreme Court. I guess the next few weeks and months to comment David Grosso political analyst with this this morning, David, as always, Thanks for your time. Good to talk with you. Of course, thanks. All right, take care of the legacy retirement group dot com Phone line. Meanwhile, here's a few things that are happening today locally and nationally if President Biden that's planning to announce today a range of actions targeting the rising gun violence According to the White House homicide rates jumping heading into the summer months We've been talking about this for a while, and especially the, uh, the attitude that some cities were taking to defund the police we've seen the rise is and The D. C. S of the world and the Portland's of the World and New York City. A matter of fact yesterday. Peter Doocy Fox News, raising those specific questions. To White House press secretary Jen Psaki, check this out..

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"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

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02:33 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"House to meet with President Trump and went massless set a packed public meeting to discuss efforts to overturn President elect Joe Biden's victory. Must Reato first revealed the diagnosis in a Facebook live video last night, a day after the Associated Press has reported that must Rianna was informed of the positive test even as he was at a West Wing meeting with the president must Reato says he's quarantining. He has led rallies against mask wearing and other pandemic mitigation efforts. Another GOP state senator. Who attended a meeting last week in Gettysburg, in which the president spoke by phone has also tested positive. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban on non essential travel with the U. S will not be lifted until covered. 19 is significantly more under control everywhere in the world, Canada and the U. S have limited border crossings to essential travel. They've had that in place since March. Restrictions have been extended each month since Trudeau says, although President like Biden has a different approach on the pandemic than President Trump, the situation in the U. S remains serious and said it will take a while to change that 7 41. The D. C Council is already planning for life after the pandemic. It is looking at legislation that would require businesses that have gone cash list toe once except once again except your bills and your coins. Once the pandemic is over. The bill requires businesses that have banned cash to start except Singing again for payment. The fact is, as you've noted, one third of District of Columbia residents are unbanked or underbanked, meaning that they don't have access to a card as a form of payment. Council member David Grosso says the majority of those without parts in the district are black residents parking lots. I don't accept cash would be exempt, as well as mail, Internet and phone based sales. Also, the bill would not affect businesses that have gone cash. Let's for health and safety reasons during the pandemic, the council will have a final vote later this Month. I feel approval from the Mayor Luke Lugar, w T. O P News civil rights icon honored in Montgomery County today, the county naming this Rosa Parks day because it was on the stay 65 years ago that the black woman refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery. Alabama bus. Rosa Parks heroism that day showed that one person Can change the course of history and inspire the change in the hearts of a nation. She is remembered as the mother of civil of the civil rights movement and during her life, she said. I'd like for everybody to remember me as a person who wanted to be three. That's Montgomery County Council president Sydney Katz All Montgomery County ride on.

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04:58 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily

"We're back from our short thanksgiving break. And something big happened while we were gone. That's right rachel. After more than thirty years serving the dc police department chief. Peter newsham is stepping down. The news broke late last tuesday at a prince. William county board of supervisors meeting before mayor. Muriel bowser had an opportunity to announce the news herself. Bowser has not announced who she will nominate as newsrooms replacement. But there's still so many questions like why was this so sudden. Was this just personally the right time for newsroom. And his family or is this a reaction to all the attention much of it negative on police tactics this spring and summer. Here's some important background on sham. After joining the police force in nineteen eighty nine. He was first nominated to be chief in two thousand seventeen. He was confirmed by every single councilmember except at large member. David grosso so there are as you might imagine a lot of feelings about new shem about his legacy in dc and is somewhat abrupt departure. That's right there are people who thanked him for his service. When the news. I came down that he would be leaving. Like the dc police union and council chairman phil mendelson said quote. Sorry to see him leave after roughly three decades a lot of service to the citizens of the district. And it's exactly that point. His service to dc that not washingtonian seattle. I on that's right. Reggie you know this as well as anybody. There have been many critics of new over his tenure in dc right. There was the cuddling incident at the negotiation in two thousand. Seventeen where you might remember. A couple of hundred people were charged with felony writing in no juries convicted. Any of those defendants that led to a series of lawsuits against the department for violating first amendment rights. He's also faced scrutiny. Over the summer and early fall for police tactics at protests over the state of law enforcement in dc in the nation now in recent years new team went from almost unanimous approval of his nomination to be the chief of police by the dc council to a high level of scrutiny of police tactics. Like stop and frisk and use of force. Policies the council's newest pursuits to achieve. Transparency and accountability have put newsom and mayor. Muriel bowser at times at stark odds with council members. And it doesn't look like that kind of pressure from council members is gonna let up the dc. Police department might face more reform efforts with the addition of two new members who want to reroute police funding to social services. An empty also isn't the only department with an open job at the top. Other jurisdictions like fairfax and a rental and prince george's counties are also all looking for a police chief but ultimately everyone wants to know one question. What is next for. Dc's police department. That is a question that mayor. Muriel bowser did not seem to want to answer at her press conference. Today we'll have a longer discussion about where we're going with leadership Empty at a later date. Meanwhile we certainly know what's next for prince william county police department as they anticipate having him as their chief. Some like an wheeler the chair of the prince. william county. board of supervisors are more optimistic. Here's her response. When asked how newsom has handled police shootings involving black dc residents. I trust that He handled those in dc as appropriate. And we'll do the same in prince william county but handling matters the same way is exactly what some people are worried about. Wmu danielle chesler has been following this story. And she spoke to the president of prince william counties n. double acp reverend cozy bailey. It appears to us. You know not to get too cliche but it appears that It will be more of the same here. And and what i mean by that is More of the same Processes more same more the same culture as opposed to what we believe. is a need for a cultural shift. In how policing is done in. Prince william so let me be sure. Be clear that. I am no way. disparaging our current police department They're very dedicated and In the for the most part they do well They have A biannual believe. It is surveys of the citizenship. And within prince william to back that up however the police department does not look like the community that prince william county has become. Thanks for joining us for. Consider this from npr. Listen again next time. And we'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm rachel courteous. And i'm jonathan wilson..

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03:14 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"And we have breaking news related to the battle for the U. S. Senate. Let's go Live to W. T. O. P is Mitchell Miller, who joins us from Capitol Hill, and we have a result from the state of Maine. Longtime Republican Senator Susan Collins has one main Sara Gideon we have received word has called Susan Collins to congratulate her on the victory. This is a big, big win for Republicans. And almost guarantees the fact that they will likely at least for now hold onto control of the U. S. Senate Democrats had been trying to pick off Susan Collins for quite some time. They thought they had a good case against her. But the voters appears have spoken. This makes it very, very difficult for Democrats to actually get the power in the upper chamber. So right now, it looks like Republicans holding On defense but still holding power in the U. S Senate. Obviously, a lot of case Ah lot of Senate races still to be played out in Georgia as well as North Carolina. But right now, it makes it very, very difficult for Democrats to take over the U. S. Senate reporting live on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T O P News. Alright bench. Thank you. We'll stay on top of those breaking developments coming out of Maine. Here are the latest vote tallies from the key battleground states in the presidential race. Wisconsin Joe Biden is leading President Trump by about 20,000. Votes. With 98% of the vote counted, the president is now saying that he will request a recount as we heard moments ago from CBS in Michigan, Joe Biden leading president Trump by more than 48,000 votes out of more than 5.2 million that were cast. The secretary of state in Michigan, says she expects a very clear picture of the results from that state. Tonight. And in Pennsylvania President Trump is leading Joe Biden by 466,000 votes. But that's with more than a million votes still to be counted in Pennsylvania. Many of those are from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas. And in Maine, the former vice president holds a 76,000 vote lead with about 77% of the vote counted. CBS is projecting that Joe Biden will win the state's three electoral votes. Other states remain. Still clear too close to call, including North Carolina and Georgia. Another too close to call race is in Nevada election officials there say they won't be releasing more results until noon tomorrow. Well for the most part the day after Election Day is clearer in D C than other parts of the country, and Mayor Bowser is praising results. They're shaping up to be dominated by women. It looks like we're gonna have a majority female counsel of the District of Columbia, and you won't be surprised that makes me very happy. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she's spoken with Christina Henderson, who leads former council member Vincent Orange for the at large seat vacated by David Grosso, noting that black women make up a significant portion of DCs voters, so I think that representation matters and we are adding to the number of black women who are leading in all three branches of our government chief Peter Newsom says. Police arrested four people on election Day and into the wee hours but noted demonstrators are exercising their rights peacefully. Much police department did not have to deploy any munitions We did not have to put on any riot gear. Meghan Cloherty w T o P. News.

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Washington, DC Council committee approves racial equity bill

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00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Washington, DC Council committee approves racial equity bill

"Of focusing its sights on racial equality, getting closer to passing a bill that aims to improve it. I believe this measure Presents a very big step in the right direction tells Remember David Grosso one, the committee vote to approve the bill that that would would establish establish the the office office of of Racial Racial Equity Equity toe toe oversee oversee training training throughout throughout the the district. district. Government Government Council Council member member Brianna Brianna Dough Dough hopes hopes it it will will foster foster change. change. We said it's an acknowledged that despite being with third largest racial demographic NBC, we've never seen a Hispanic or Latino member of the council, and that's a reality. I hope changes soon. The reject still has to be passed by the full counsel. The log

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03:27 min | 2 years ago

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"W. GOP. Fairfax County could dispose of its publicly on the civil war monuments inside Nova reports, The county's board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on September 15th. Such a move would affect the Granite Monument Commemorating the death of a Confederate soldier to brass Howard's air cannons. In a state historic resource of department marker at the judicial complex titled First Confederate Officer killed. The county also has privately owned monuments and because public hearings are not required for those county officials could contact their owners about removing or relocating them. If the board votes to make any changes, they would have to allow them to re relocated to a museum, Historical society, military battlefield or another jurisdiction. Virginia's attorney general, asking a Richmond City judge to combine two similar lawsuits into one that are challenging the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue before hearing tomorrow. One of the cases led to a temporary injunction of governor nor thumbs order to remove it. Richmond has removed all but one of the city's own Confederate statues, including four from Monument Avenue. It is 9 11 The D. C council focusing its sights now on racial equality, and it's getting closer to passing a bill that aims to improve it. I believe this measure represents a very big step in the right direction tells remember David Grosso one, the committee vote to approve the bill that would establish the office of Racial Equity oversee training throughout the district. Government Council member Brianna Dough hopes it will Foster Change six and acknowledge that despite being with third largest racial demographic, NBC, we've never seen a Hispanic or Latino member of the council, and that's a reality. I hope changes soon. The reject still have to be passed by the full counsel be logged in Stain. W T. O P no owners of Southeast departments that were found to have awful conditions inside for tenants settling a lawsuit with the city D. C. Attorney General Carlos scene says Castle Management's, along with other defendants agreed to a 3.5 $1,000,000 settlement at their properties. We're seeing accused of property owner of forcing tenants at the Forest Ridge and the Vista Apartments to live with rodents, water damage. Mold along with security system lapses that led to gun violence. The settlement also includes litigation against owners of the Good Hope Laundromat and another apartment complex managed in war for that had code violations. 9 13 There are plans for a big social justice and racial equality March on the anniversary, Martin Luther King's 1963 march on Washington and, yes, it is happening here on August 28th. The Reverend Al Sharpton co hosting the march with the families of George Floyd, Rianna, Taylor and Eric Garner, all unarmed victims and police killings, Sharpton says. If you want to come ahead to the Lincoln Memorial at seven in the morning events will happen there until the march kicks off at one Pandemic has dealt another blow to students. Virginia High School football is off the table. This for Virginia High School League executive Committee has voted unanimously to delay the start of fall sports until a final determination could be made July 27th. Three options are being considered for the return of high school athletics. None includes football this fall. Options include leaving sports and current season and allowing low and moderate contact sports like golf and cross country. Another model would switch fall in spring seasons but leave out high.

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02:24 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Mark Lewis with the top local stories we're following this hour. Montgomery County is looking at ways to reform its police department and last night, community members weighed in on a bill. As support from the county Council. The use of force bill would require the police chief to write a new policy around the use of force with certain requirements. Officers wouldn't be allowed to hit suspects who are already restraint. They'd also be required to step in if they saw another officer. Using force, Caroline Ponder spoke on behalf of the local you and ask that the bill also being all choke holds and no knock warts on checked. Police power is not an effective means to keeping the public face. Landesman, a community member, says the bill doesn't do enough to live. Conflicts from happening in the first place. Think you have to look at the problem more broadly and more comprehensively and will now go to the public Safety Committee for consideration tomorrow? Melissa how the BTO Penis. And the Montgomery County Council is also considering a plan to add a civilian. Assistant Police chief Montgomery County's police chief Marcus Jones, testified in favor of the bill that would create the position of a civilian assistant police chief chief of police will be expected to enhance community policing through their leadership focused on improving the trust between the community and the police Department, as well as focused upon evidence based policing practices, Jones testified in a Montgomery County Council. Oh, hearing. Leigh Holland, with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 35 said the police union supported creating the position as long as the person had experience and training in criminal justice. Take Ryan. W T o p news Meantime, in the district's the D C council passed an emergency police reform bill last night. It replaces a bill that the council approved last month, but that the mayor had concerns about Bill preserves the inclusion of a standard for the use of deadly force. But we want to consider the standard for non deadly force in the permanent version of the bill, which will hold a hearing on moves later this fall. Council member Charles Allen, currently those charged with assault on a police officer, had the right to a jury trial with the bill calls for that right to also be extended to people charged with simple assault involving a law enforcement officer. Council member David Grosso introduced an amendment calling on D C police to stop using cell site simulator technology that he fears maybe being used to track protesters in the city..

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03:23 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Now, on Wednesday, the eighth of July were 81 degrees already going up to the low nineties today. Good morning. I'm Bruce Allen. The top local stories we're following this hour. Montgomery County is looking at ways to reform its police department. And last night community members weighed in on a bill that has support from the County Council they use of force Bill would require the police chief to write a new policy around the use of force with certain requirements. Officers wouldn't be allowed to hit suspects who are already restraint. They'd also be required to step in if they saw another officer using force. Caroline ponders. Spoke on behalf of the local you and ask that the bill also being all choke holds and no knock warts on checked. Police power is not an effective means to keeping the public face on. Landesman, a community member, says the bill doesn't do enough to limit conflicts from happening in the first place. Think you have to look at the problem more broadly and more comprehensively and will now go to the Public Safety Committee for consideration tomorrow? Melissa how GOP News McGovern County Council is also considering a plan to add a civilian assistant police chief Montgomery County's police chief Marcus Jones, testified in favor of the bill that would create the position of a civilian assistant police chief chief of police Will be expected to enhance community policing through their leadership focused on improving the trust between the community and the police Department, as well as focused upon evidence based policing practices, Jones testified in a Montgomery County Council hearing. Leigh Holland with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 35 said the police union supported creating the position. As long as the person had experience and training in criminal justice. Kate Ryan w T. O P News in D C. The City Council passed an emergency police reform bill last night. It'll replace the bill the council approved just last month, but that the mayor had concerns about the bill preserves the inclusion of a standard for the use of deadly force. But we're going to consider the standard for non deadly force in the permanent version of the bill, which will hold a hearing on move later. Council member Charles Allen currently those charged with assault on a police officer. Have the right to a jury trial. But the bill calls for that right to also be extended to people charged with simple assault involving a law enforcement officer. Council member David Grosso introduced an amendment calling on D C police to stop using cell site simulator technology that he fears maybe being used to track protesters in the city. But the amendment was defeated. Michelle Bash. W T o P News get ready to pay a little more for gas IN D. C. The D C council raised the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon and got rid of some of the tax breaks for businesses, hoping it would help dig the city out of its pandemic related financial slide. But lawmakers did not pass an income tax increase for the wealthy. The council did raise another $63 million by increasing taxes on businesses with the money going to social services, including housing vouchers, assistance to undocumented immigrants and mental health help in schools. Tax increases go against advice for Mayor Bowser, who argued that it's foolhardy to raise taxes this year. Given the uncertainty of the economy. The council's unanimous approval of the budget for the fiscal year that starts October 1st came in the first of two votes that this month. If you've been on either road, you know that I 66 near Route.

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Washington DC Council approves revised police reform legislation

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00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Washington DC Council approves revised police reform legislation

"There is new police reform tonight, The D C council has approved what's being called an emergency policing and justice reform bill that repeals and replaces a similar bill passed last month. Under the new one, the Police department would have five days instead of three to release the names of officers and body camera footage after a deadly use of force incident. It would also let felons vote while still serving their sentences. In D. C councilmember, David Grosso introduced an amendment that would ban all law enforcement agencies in the city from using a device that simulates a cell phone tower for the purpose of tracking phones. But that amendment was defeated.

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"david grosso" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

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02:21 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"The mail news at four thirty only more real leave the DC council is proposing a more urgency legislation to address policing in the city council member David Grosso says the council needs to take steps to demilitarize M. P. D. the system and structural policing in our city and our country is one of violence and racism and the moment demands bold action that that must include demilitarization and reducing the money we spend on MTV the legislation would also prohibit the use of riot gear and things like rubber bullets and stun grenades a funeral service for George Floyd continuing this hour in Houston among the speakers is Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and I want to acknowledge those Leon marchers in the streets today many of them could not be in this place they are black and brown they are Asian they why they are protesting and marching and I'm saying as a mom I hear your across Montgomery County health director Dr Travis gale says he wants to see a sustained decrease in the coronavirus case levels though yes Montgomery County is moving in the right direction gales was pressed on the need of faith communities and when they can gather why are we allowing these protests to move forward but not allowing congregations in other sectors to come together councilmember gave Albano's quizzing doctor Gail's unfortunately religious activities scored very high on the risk factor just some other things council member Andrew Friedman also insisting residence needs to turn to faith for those who observe at a time of great stress and anxiety and uncertainty and I do think it is a mental health issue Barbara brick W. M. A. L. W. a mail dot com the army's weighing removing Confederate names from bases from secretary mark esper Ryan McCarthy this civilian head of the army have said they're open to a bipartisan conversations on all of this McCarthy letting it be known however that he's well aware this is going to take some consensus he's going to have to get the buy in of Capitol Hill state local governors and perhaps most importantly the buy in of president trump correspondent Barbara Starr the radio.

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02:35 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"High in the low nineties today good morning I'm Bruce Allen the top local stories we're following this hour the prince George's county board of education will consider a resolution Thursday to end its agreement with law enforcement to place armed school resource officers in school buildings the board says the presence of officers in schools is counterproductive to the goal of keeping students out of prison it's among action several jurisdictions are taking in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the following protests at last night's meeting the P. G. school board considered a proposal to end their relationship with prince George's police and the police after all I'll be around when the community you know another thing is that we don't need them and like we have backboard member Belinda queen was a supporter of the idea we need to think of other ways that they can support weapons I think al police department account executive account accounts will call thank you one twenty four thank you under the proposal the five million in the budget for prince George's police would be used to pay for more counselors and academic intervention programs while the issue could come up for a vote as early as next week they're still question over whether Maryland law will allow them to follow through with the plan if it passes Michelle Morello WTOP news the Montgomery County council will also introduce a resolution today declaring racism a public health crisis council member will do Wando points to an emerging body of research that finds racism itself is a social determinant of health disparities in health outcomes have been particularly evident during the corona virus pandemic with African Americans having the highest number of recorded cases and deaths and the DC council is set to vote today on a sweeping package of lead to legislative reforms including a prohibition on neck restraints which are already banned by DC police policy but not by law council chairman Phil Mendelson plans to offer additions to the bill including banning the hiring of officers with records of misconduct in other jurisdictions and council member David Grosso wants to cap the DC police force the thirty five hundred employees three hundred fewer than it has now something chief Peter Newsome opposes as America faces the impact race has had and is still having today the Smithsonian is trying to help educate people on how it's shaping the future a new initiative is called race community and our shared future and will focus on looking at how Americans understand experience and confront raise money bunch secretary of the Smithsonian says the goal is to allow people to see race as a national issue that transcends communities.

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02:05 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Morning it's ready on WTOP all right great she eleven oh four now growing demands to defund the police have been rejected by DC mayor Muriel Bowser leaders say they are open to hearing about more police accountability but the mayor says no cuts to the police budget DC mayor Muriel Bowser said she's reviewing councilmember Charles Allen's emergency policing and justice reform legislation but does not plan to change her funding of the police department I have my budget that I submitted to the council a few weeks ago and what we have submitted is what we think we need for public safety not a penny more and not a penny less she knows the city already invests in alternative approaches to public safety and has reformed its department steadily over the last twenty years police chief Peter Newsham funding is required for training cultural competency implicit bias de escalation those things we find here in Washington DC those are things that we are very proud of an agency Meghan clarity WTOP news DC councilmember David Grosso has some ideas of his own for the future of the DC police department including reducing its numbers by almost four hundred officers cross was also proposing to reduce the use of military style equipment and tactics by the police including a ban on the use of tear gas and other chemical agents on protesters he also wants to move away from the use of rubber bullets and limit the use of riot gear demonstrations crossovers proposal also would no longer allow DC police to train with any military or intelligence agencies the National Park Service as part of Lafayette park will reopen on Wednesday spokeswoman Katie liming said today most of the temporary fencing will be removed some fencing will remain in Lafayette park around damaged areas to allow workers to make repairs and address safety hazards she also gave no timeline for when the rest of the square would re open this is the eleventh day of protests in Washington with.

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03:07 min | 2 years ago

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"CBS news update I'm Pam Coulter ten thirty two black lives matter is calling on DC and other cities to de fund the police DC mayor Muriel Bowser says no she supports full funding for the city's Metropolitan Police department DC police chief Peter Newsham says that a lack of funding for his department would inhibit de escalation training and the recruiting of quality officers but Apollo police department in the nineties when but they determined that we had a pattern and practice of excessive force I think that can be attributed to not having the proper funding for the agency and I think if you look at agencies that have run into some what similar problems underfunding are inappropriate funding would would be one of the reasons why you should says he's open to new accountability programs for police meanwhile DC councilmember David Grosso says he will offer amendments to the emergency bill on police reform that will be taken up tomorrow by the council the amendments would ban the use of tear gas another chemical agents on protesters banned the use of rubber bullets and limit police riot gear ban DC police from training with any military or intelligence agency and reduce the DC force from thirty nine hundred to thirty five hundred Russell says he was going to offer a ban on stop and frisk but he says he's holding off on that because of community requests major legislation has been introduced in Congress to reform policing practices we go to WTOP's Mitchell Miller today on the hill house Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the bill comes in the wake of protests made up of rage born of despair today Democrats in the house and Senate are saying we see you we hear you we are acting the legislation would establish a national registry to account for police abuse set new standards for police training and banned police chokehold New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries says it's a tactic that is unnecessary unacceptable uncivilized unconscionable and unamerican Democrats say they have more than two hundred lawmakers in the house and Senate who support the measure but the legislation faces an uphill battle for passage in the Republican controlled Senate on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news I'm Steven Portnoy at the White House for president trump held a round table with a handful of law enforcement officials we're gonna talk about ideas how we can do it better and how we can do it if possible that much more gentle fashion in the past Mr trump urged police to not be too nice with suspects as to calls to reform departments by reducing their funding or creating new organizations he said this we will be to funding our police we will be dismantling our police CBS news White House correspondent Steven Portnoy reporting stay with us in just a moment we'll tell you about north Korea's latest beef with South Korea ten thirty five balance of nature's fruits and vegetables in a capsule changing the world one life at a time I love the product I.

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02:32 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Top local stories we're following this hour the streets of Washington are far more quiet this evening and they were in the days following George Floyd's death two weeks ago today sixteenth street northwest near the White House where the city allowed the painting of big yellow letters spelling black lives matter now has three more painted boards D. fond of the police added by black lives matter DC but mera Muriel Bowser is rejecting that call saying she has no plans to change our police department budget our team coverage begins with WTOP's Megan Carty here's our all of our wide open with regards to accountability DC police chief Peter Newsham says other than quote some technical issues the majority of councilmember Allen's emergency legislation proposing policing reforms are already in the DC police general order we have been on a path to reform of policing awash in DC since two thousand two this department is different to many places in the country because of that steady pace of reform over the last eighteen years mayor Muriel Bowser says she does not plan to amend the funding for the police department in her budget we have heavily invested in intervention programs opportunity programs as well Meghan clarity WTOP news DC councilmember David Grosso says he will offer amendments to the police reform bill Grasso's amendments would ban the use of tear gas and other chemical agents on protesters band rubber bullets limit police riot gear band DC police from training with any military or intelligence agency and reduce staffing at the pole DC police department for thirty nine hundred to thirty five hundred democratic congressional leaders are calling on president trump to reopen Lafayette park now sealed after protesters by tall fencing house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate democratic leader Charles Schumer sent a letter to the president today criticizing the closing of the park they also say it's deeply offensive that peaceful protesters were cleared from in front of the White House a week ago today for what they called a political stunt the president's walked to Saint John's church but Attorney General bill Barr denies that the president's photo op in front of the church was the reason the protesters were clear even though Lafayette square is closed demonstrators remain in the area near the White House more protests are expected this week Sri Smith is.

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04:11 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Police officer charged in the death of George Floyd will have a special report mourners line up in Houston to pay their final respects to Floyd congressional Democrats propose sweeping law enforcement reform killing bus stop on Capitol Hill line Mitchell no STC's mayor responds to calls for de funding the police France bans police choke holds in the wake of George Floyd's death on Wall Street the Dow up three hundred twelve points WTOP news time to thirty one CBS news special report a judge has just set a one million dollar bail for Derek shot him during his first court appearance in which she remained silent the eleven minute hearing has just wrapped up via closed circuit TV of the Minneapolis police officer charged with second degree murder in George Floyd's death as that was happening mourners gather in Texas to pay their respects to Floyd American flags fluttered along the route to the sound of praise church in Houston Sheila Jackson traveled from Florida police officer who was hired to protect it's time it's time for change it is Pam Robinson says both she and Floyd grew up in the same public housing complex and never knew him as a troublemaker I always seen him as talking to the young folks know kind of telling you know stop the bottoms and tried it happens down the right path shamans next court appearance is set for the end of this month CBS news special report on that paper and on Capitol Hill today major legislation proposed to address law enforcement reform here's WTOP's Capitol Hill correspondent Michelle Miller house Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the bill comes in the wake of protests made up of rage born of despair today Democrats in the house and Senate are saying we see you we hear you we are acting the legislation would establish a national registry to account for police abuse set new standards for police training and banned police chokehold New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries says it's a tactic that is unnecessary unacceptable uncivilized unconscionable and unamerican Democrats say they have more than two hundred lawmakers in the house and Senate who support the measure but the legislation faces an uphill battle for passage in the Republican controlled Senate on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news DC mayor Muriel Bowser has something to say about protesters who want her to shift public safety money to other programs she says she won't do it and she supports the police department's full funding proposal DC police chief Peter Newsham says a lack of funding for his department will inhibit de escalation training and will inhibit your recruiting quality officers Apollo police department in the nineties when but they determined that we had a pattern and practice of excessive force I think that can be attributed to not having the proper funding for the agency and I think if you look at agencies that have run into some what similar problems underfunding are inappropriate funding would would be one of the reasons why nations says he is open to new account bill all of the programs for the police department but the effort to de fund eight of MPD is still on DC councilmember David Grosso says he'll offer amendments to the emergency bill on police reform that'll be taken up tomorrow by the council his amendments would ban the use of tear gas and other chemical agents on protesters banned the use of rubber bullets and limit right here by police band DC police from training with any military or intelligence agency and reduce the DC force from its current thirty nine hundred level to thirty five hundred France is about to abandon police chokehold after widespread protests over the death of George Floyd France's Interior Ministry says police chokehold will be abandoned it's no longer told in the police academy bringing forward planned reforms Kristof because the now said no one should risk their life during an arrest he added that police would also cease applying any pressure on the neck or throat while apprehending a suspect following several days of demonstrations against police brutality he also announced any officer facing a credible accusation.

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Activists Added ‘Defund The Police’ To The New Black Lives Matter Mural In Washington, D.C.

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02:34 min | 2 years ago

Activists Added ‘Defund The Police’ To The New Black Lives Matter Mural In Washington, D.C.

"Ongoing protest over the death of George Floyd while in police custody a massive black lives matter mural on sixteenth street in DC looks a little different today as someone is now added the phrase de fund the police the call is growing in strength across the country ahead of the DC council's consideration of emergency reforms to the city's police department policies the mayor says she has no plans to change our budget our team coverage begins with the WTO peacemaking caloric our here's our all of our wide open with regards to accountability DC police chief Peter Newsham says other than quote some technical issues the majority of councilmember Allen's emergency legislation proposing policing reforms are already in the DC police general order we have been on a path to reform of policing awash in DC since two thousand two this department is different to many places in the country because of that steady pace of reform over the last eighteen years mayor Muriel Bowser says she does not plan to amend the funding for the police department in her budget we have heavily invested in intervention programs opportunity programs as well Meghan clarity WTOP news but the move is on in the DC council to reduce the footprint of MPD council member David Grosso says he will offer amendments to that bill that will be taken up tomorrow by the council the amendments would ban the use of tear gas and other chemical agents on protesters banned the use of rubber bullets and limit police riot gear band DC police from training with any military or intelligence agency and reduce the DC force from its current thirty nine hundred level to thirty five hundred Russell says he was going to offer a ban on stop and frisk says he's holding off on that for now because of community requests the mayor's response today comes after the group black lives matter DC added the words define the police to the black lives matter mural paint along sixteenth street as you head for the White House and the group is pressing for more a statement from the group black lives matter DC says mayor Muriel Bowser only provide lip service to the black lives matter movement in takes a dig at her saying city residents shouldn't have to settle for a street sign instead of actual investments that will help improve lives the group takes aim at the mayor specifically for a proposal to increase funding for the city police department at the expense of other programs that aim to combat violence by treating it as a public health issue the three page statement from the group closes with a list of demands that include de funding M. B. D. and getting police out of DC schools

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Activists Added ‘Defund The Police’ To The New Black Lives Matter Mural In Washington, D.C.

WTOP 24 Hour News

02:34 min | 2 years ago

Activists Added ‘Defund The Police’ To The New Black Lives Matter Mural In Washington, D.C.

"Ongoing ongoing protest protest over the over the death death of George of George Floyd Floyd while while in police in police custody custody a massive a massive black black lives lives matter matter mural mural on sixteenth on sixteenth street street in DC in DC looks looks a little a little different different today today as someone as someone is now is now added added the phrase the phrase de de fund fund the police the police the the call call is is growing growing in strength in strength across across the country the country ahead ahead of the of the DC DC council's council's consideration consideration of emergency of emergency reforms reforms to the to city's the city's police police department department policies policies the mayor the mayor says says she she has has no no plans plans to change to change our budget our budget our team our coverage team coverage begins begins with the with WTO the WTO peacemaking peacemaking caloric caloric our here's our here's our all our all of of our wide our wide open open with regards with regards to accountability to accountability DC DC police police chief chief Peter Peter Newsham Newsham says says other other than quote than quote some technical some technical issues issues the majority the majority of councilmember of councilmember Allen's Allen's emergency emergency legislation legislation proposing proposing policing policing reforms reforms are already are already in the DC in the DC police police general general order order we have we have been on been a on path a path to reform to reform of policing of policing awash awash in DC in DC since since two thousand two thousand two two this department this department is different is different to many to many places places in the in country the country because because of of that that steady steady pace pace of reform of reform over over the last the last eighteen eighteen years years mayor Muriel mayor Muriel Bowser Bowser says says she does she not does not plan plan to amend to amend the funding the funding for the police for the police department department in her budget in her budget we have we heavily have heavily invested invested in in intervention intervention programs programs opportunity opportunity programs programs as as well well Meghan Meghan clarity clarity WTOP WTOP news news but the but move the move is on is on in the DC in the DC council council to reduce to reduce the footprint the footprint of MPD of MPD council council member member David David Grosso Grosso says says he will he offer will offer amendments amendments to that to that bill bill that will that be will taken be taken up tomorrow up tomorrow by the by council the council the amendments the amendments would ban would ban the use the of use tear of tear gas gas and other and chemical other chemical agents agents on protesters on protesters banned banned the use the use of rubber of rubber bullets bullets and limit and limit police police riot riot gear gear band band DC DC police police from training from training with any with military any military or intelligence or intelligence agency agency and reduce and reduce the DC the DC force force from its from current its current thirty thirty nine hundred nine hundred level level to thirty to thirty five five hundred hundred Russell Russell says says he was he was going going to offer to offer a ban a ban on stop on stop and frisk and frisk says says he's holding he's holding off off on on that that for now for now because because of community of community requests requests the mayor's the mayor's response response today today comes comes after after the group the group black black lives lives matter matter DC DC added added the words the words define define the police the police to the to the black black lives lives matter matter mural mural paint paint along along sixteenth sixteenth street street as you head as you for head the for White the White House House and the group and the group is pressing is pressing for more for more a statement a statement from the group from the black group black lives lives matter matter DC DC says says mayor mayor Muriel Muriel Bowser Bowser only only provide provide lip lip service service to the black to the black lives lives matter matter movement movement in takes in takes a dig a dig at her at her saying saying city city residents residents shouldn't shouldn't have to have settle to settle for a for street a street sign sign instead instead of actual of actual investments investments that will that help will help improve improve lives lives the group the group takes takes aim at aim the mayor at the mayor specifically specifically for a for proposal a proposal to increase to increase funding funding for the city for the police city police department department at the at expense the expense of other of programs other programs that aim that to aim combat to combat violence violence by treating by treating it it as a public as a public health health issue issue the three the three page page statement statement from the from group the group closes closes with a list with a list of demands of demands that include that include de de funding funding M. B. M. D. B. D. and and getting police getting police out of out DC of DC schools schools

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02:27 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Have an impact on a number of businesses across our society Virginia governor Ralph Northam we strongly urge those age sixty five and over to self quarantine flees protect yourselves and all DMV locations now are closed conducting business online as for licenses and registrations expiring by may fifteenth we will grant a sixty day extension in northern Virginia Kristy king WTOP news ten oh six here on WTOP is our corona virus coverage continues in DC there are new resources for those whose wallets are hardest hit by the disease including workers who need unemployment protection the DC council has unanimously approved an emergency bill councilmember Vincent graces the emergency bill that passed the council unanimously extends unemployment protections for workers who are laid off or see their hours shortens comprehensive package of legislative initiative initiatives addresses many of the challenges the district will face the bill also offers grants to nonprofits and independent contractors prohibit stockpiling evictions and utilities from shutting customers off among other things councilmember David Grosso touted his colleagues city employees and businesses for working together we have seen everybody step up to the plate to try to make sure this crisis doesn't take us under Meghan clarity WTOP news a suspicious man claiming to be doing coronavirus testing showed up at least two homes in bully today police want to hear from you if you've seen him and they remind everyone no matter where in the area you live you should never let a stranger in your home the man who police suspect was up to no good is described as black in his late twenties to early thirties wearing an orange vest over a black hoodie and a blue surgical mask on his face police say the man knocked on the door of a home on Pennypacker lane and said he was inspecting for covert nineteen the person who answered turned him away but later in the day police say the same man entered a home on fourteenth street through an unlocked door a resident confronted the man who ran out when he heard a dog bark police are urging you not to let anyone in your house who's making similar claims or offering to clean your home instead call them right away Michelle Basch WTOP news Joe Biden the projected winner in two states so far tonight Florida and Illinois more updates and analysis on the way here on your election station WTOP steno white get a fifty nine dollar precision furnace tune up by calling eight hundred nine four eight my brother can weather on the aids and when it breaks some road.

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02:12 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Governor Ralph Northam we strongly urge those age sixty five and over to self quarantine flees protect yourselves and all DMV locations now are closed conducting business online as for licenses and registrations expiring by may fifteenth we will grant a sixty day extension in northern Virginia Kristy king WTOP news is do you see there are new resources for those whose wallets are hardest hit by the corona virus including workers who need unemployment protections the decent excuse me the DC council has unanimously approved an emergency bill councilmember Vincent graces the emergency bill that passed the council unanimously extends unemployment protections for workers who are laid off or see their our shortens comprehensive package of legislative initiatives initiatives addresses many of the challenges the district will face the bill also offers grants to nonprofits and independent contractors prohibit stockpiling evictions and utilities from shutting customers off among other things councilmember David Grosso touted his colleagues city employees and businesses for working together we have seen everybody step up to the plate to try to make sure this crisis doesn't take us under Meghan clarity WTOP news a suspicious man in a surgical mask claiming to be conducting corona virus testing showed up in a couple of homes in bully today police are urging her not to let him in no matter where you are and to call them instead the man is described as black in his late twenties to early thirties wearing a blue surgical mask in an orange vest over a black hoodie bully police say he first knocked on the door of a home on Pennypacker lane and said he was inspecting for covert nineteen he was not allowed inside and he left but a little over an hour later the resident of a home on fourteenth street says a man fitting the same description walked in an unlocked door the resident confronted the man and the guy started to talk but when a dog started barking he fled police say no car was spotted in connection with this case Michelle Basch WTOP news we have declared winner in the Florida democratic presidential primary it's Joe Biden we will check in with our colleague Stephen shepherd over a political coming up stay with us tonight on your election station WTOP and for all the latest on the pandemic tonight traffic.

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01:51 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"Reduce their capacity in compliance with this ten person standards are close Virginia governor Ralph Northam acknowledged as many restaurants have capacity that exceeds the ten rule and if that's the case we're not mandated in the they close but we're mandating our suggestion are encouraging that they use take out ordering so that people won't be inside of the the confined space also for unemployment insurance nor the men's wave the one week waiting period in northern Virginia Kristy king WTOP news the governor has also ordered all seventy five D. M. V. offices in the state to shut down if your license expires soon don't worry it's still good for it looked for two months after its expiration now in DC there are some new resources for those whose wallets are hardest hit by the virus including workers who need unemployment protections the DC council's passed an emergency bill unanimously councilmember Vincent graces the emergency bill that passed the council unanimously extends unemployment protections for workers who are laid off or see their hours shortens comprehensive package of legislative initiatives initiatives addresses many of the challenges the district will face the bill also offers grants to nonprofits and independent contractors prohibit stockpiling evictions and utilities from shutting customers off among other things councilmember David Grosso touted his colleagues city employees and businesses for working together we have seen everybody step up to the plate to try to make sure this crisis doesn't take us under Meghan clarity WTOP news so if you've got a question about corona virus WTOP is here to help you can email us that addresses talk back at WTOP dot com you can also tweet us at W. T. O. P. or send a note through the WTO P. app still ahead on WTOP if a random person knocks on your door offering a corona virus tests don't let them in we'll tell you what's going on.

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04:04 min | 2 years ago

"david grosso" Discussed on WTOP

"York governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for federal leadership rather than having a scramble of every local government state government trying to figure it out on its own a handful of volunteers in Seattle is testing an experimental vaccine aimed at curtailing the corona virus they rolled up their sleeves and say the shop they received but like an ordinary flu shot Rachel so rule is twenty five years old an editorial coordinator in the health field wanting to help others I really really hope that it works forty six year old mill Browning is thinking about his three daughters every parent wants their children to look up to them they're taking part in an eighteen month long hunt for a successful shot they can be distributed widely lead researcher Lisa Jackson we take all the precautions we can take but there's some inherent risks there hi Jackie Quinn Americans have little trust in the information they are hearing from president trump about corona virus the confidence in the federal government's response to it is declining sharply this is according to a new NPR PBS newshour Marist poll it finds that just forty six percent of Americans now say the federal government is doing enough to prevent the spread of the corona virus down from sixty one percent in February according to the poll only thirty seven percent of Americans now say they had a good amount or a great deal of trust and what they're hearing from the president sixty six percent said that they had not very much or no trust at all in what he's saying this is a poll of seven hundred eighty four registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus four point eight percent in Europe there are new efforts to keep people from moving around as much European leaders are moving ahead with plans to seal Europe's borders to the outside world and to each other for all but the most necessary travel we think nonessential travel should be reduced right now in order to not to spread the virus further but also not to have more potential strain on our health care system this pandemic is creating fortresses where once the free movement of people was the norm CBS news correspondent Vicki Barker reporting from London the corona virus which originated in China has led to racism against Asian Americans New York City police say they have arrested suspects in two such cases a forty four year old man was charged with aggravated harassment after allegedly pushing a man in queens and screaming where is your mask in another case police have arrested a thirteen year old boy who allegedly approached an Asian man from behind and kicked him telling him to go back to his country in other news this morning a DC council member who helped pass city laws eliminating the statute of limitations for sexual abuse now says he was abused by a priest in the nineteen eighties and his alleged attacker was just arrested last weekend with intensive therapy and the support of his wife and family David Grosso says he largely believed being sexually abused by priests in the eighties was behind him but Virginia authorities recently obtains the Catholic diocese of Arlington's internal file in this case Grosso says his testimony before a grand jury led to the arrest of former clergyman Scott asked alone for abuse associated with St Francis de sales church in Purcellville us loans been arrested in New Jersey and is being extradited back here to face charges now we're also says he hopes all victims can find the courage to come forward to tell their stories and seek justice and accountability from their abusers Kristy king WTOP news second person is facing charges in a double murder in southern Virginia Virginia state police say they arrested a seventeen year old suspect who is charged with obstruction of justice and being an accessory after the fact an eighteen year old man Muhammad Ali is his name he was already in custody charged with murder Ali was a student at T. C. Williams high school and he's accused of shooting and killing a man and woman whose bodies were found last month on a grassy area of U. S. route fifty eight about ten miles from the North Carolina border police say in a Tombo Bionda of Alexandria and Diana Griffin of Germantown had both been shot.

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Some states forgo Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

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10:23 min | 3 years ago

Some states forgo Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day

"Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas five hundred twenty seven years ago this week unleashing a brutal genocide that killed tens of millions of native people across the hemisphere well cities and states across the United States are acknowledging this devastating history by rejecting the federal holiday of Columbus day and celebrating indigenous peoples day instead to honor centuries of indigenous resistance Alaska Maine Minnesota New Mexico North Carolina South Dakota Vermont in Wisconsin of all officially recognized indigenous peoples day so more than a hundred thirty cities and counties from Los Angeles San Francisco and Dallas to smaller places like living sting Kentucky and Harpers ferry West Virginia last week Washington DC became one of the latest to recognize the holiday Washington DC the district of Columbia takes its name from Columbus in a statement before the vote DC council member at large David Grosso said quote Columbus day was officially designated as a federal holiday in nineteen thirty seven despite the fact Columbus did not discover North America despite the fact millions of people were already living in North America upon his arrival in the Americas and despite the fact the Columbus never set foot on the shores of the current United States Columbus and slave colonized mutilated a MasterCard thousands of indigenous people in the Americas he set the movement to replace Columbus day gain momentum in nineteen ninety two the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's arrival when Berkeley California became the first city to make the change earlier protests inspired the movement including the annual national day of mourning and Plymouth Massachusetts held on thanksgiving to challenge the myth of peaceful coexistence between native people in the English settlers the programs well today native American communities are celebrating indigenous people stay across the country with sunrise ceremonies at New York city's Randall's island to California's Alcatraz island the former prison and site at the historic native American occupation in protest against US treatment of indigenous people fifteen years ago well for more we go to Iago we Henning oaks she is snipe clan Mohawk of the Haudenosaunee confederacy and executive director of the American Indian community house here in New York City we welcome you to democracy now it's great to have you with us on can you talk about the significance of this day we're here in New York there is a statue to Christopher Columbus in Columbus circle and it is not one of those cities that is recognizing indigenous peoples day well this day indigenous peoples day is it's indigenous peoples day every day for for me and my community you know we have to fight colonization and and try to maintain our identity every single day because it's been stripped away from us Terrel efforts and I guess just what what we've been through and what's been taken from us from Columbus and his crusade at the American Indian community house one of my goals is to to sort of reclaim space our culture and and find a place and presence within society today so for us it's it's not just a day to celebrate Austin's a date to remind everybody else to to take responsibility and step up and recent things like the doctrine of discovery you wrote about the native American population in New York and the New York Daily News articles what New York city's indigenous people deserve you explain that among cities New York has the largest population of indigenous peoples can you explain the diversity of this population well from what we know at the community house we represent up to seventy three different tribal nations in New York City and based on the census there's a hundred and eighteen thousand native Americans in New York City overall the entire native population in the US seventy percent of the natives of the native population are urban natives and New York City being the largest population of all of all urban natives so for us to be here and to not have a permanent space or on a native center or on any sort of equity and Justy raced out of society and culture it's it's it's a tough time for us right now right now it's like we're fighting every single day with the system and we're not heard of you know but days like this indigenous peoples day as a reminder to everybody else that we're still here can you explain what the matter how to fund is all of the matter how to find is great so that was a few people on what what we call settlers using a language if you visit the site at Manhattan fund dot org they approach the community house and worked with a few of our board members and try to figure out a way that they could contribute to the native American community in New York City and together with all their good minds they came up with this find ominous a sort of campaign where you can donate you could donate five dollars ten dollars or a larger amount on you can do this online you could make a pledge which would be every single month sort of like the Bernie campaign he knowing twenty four dollars a month that one initial investment or it can carry on through the whole year it's that's what it is you speak we are going to run a slide show that was taken yesterday at Randall's island and if you can talk about the ceremonies that are taking place right now as we speak there is sunrise ceremony in both at Randall's island and also Alcatraz across the country fifty and this is the period fifty years ago of uprising well this is a big here fifty years their fifty year anniversary for Alcatraz is the fifty year anniversary for the American Indian community house with all their ceremonies we celebrate life we celebrate what creation has given to us we celebrate on the waters the earth the moon the stars the sky's the animals all things that we depend on a need and co exist with equally on an Alcatraz from what I know they are they are taken canoes and they're going to the visit the island and they're having their ceremony there in unison with the ceremonies that are happening here also the doctrine of discovery if you could explain what that is last year representatives of indigenous groups in the US and Canada went to the Vatican to request or contraction of the doctrine of discovery explain well that was that's the beginning of it all in fourteen ninety three that's when the doctrine of discovery was was created hope Alexander the sex of all yeah yeah and what that does is that gives the minion for white men or for Christians over non Christians rather indigenous people us if you're not Christian if you're not Christian people you're not considered humans or there's nobody there occupying that land or own can we basically can't have title to land if for indigenous and non Christian and that's all I'm always been the root cause of all of this right now colonization that's the number one tool finally the American Indian community house that you are the head of its also the fiftieth anniversary yeah explain its origins and what you're doing well fifty years ago on they're basically doing battle in the same fight where we are today we're trying to reclaim our culture were trying to maintain our presence and trying to exercise exercise our strength and authority for the future and trying to regain title also and one of those ways is down for me one of the directions I want to focus on is bring attention to the doctrine of discovery well throughout the past fifty years it's been a little bit of a struggle there was some support and now there's none fifty years later on the community house is in a place where we have little to no funding ninety seven percent of our of our own funding was taken from us in two thousand seventeen by by the federal government sold so here we are today which coincides exactly with the time that indigenous people around the country have been leading the struggle against extractive industries and yeah are in the forefront of the battle for around the climate crisis yeah yeah were a threat the moment things like the doctrine of discovery I rescinded fat challenges all title of land in a story well I want to thank you so much for being with us Iago a hand that folks is snipe clan the Mohawk of the Haudenosaunee confederacy executive director of the American Indian community house in

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