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A Look into Broadway Hit 'David Byrne's American Utopia'
"David Burns American Utopia is a grand and glorious plea for Human Connection. By Stephanie's a carrick. Sometimes to make art, you've got to build art to layer ideas, colors, values, and textures. Until you've shape, the thing that says what you want to say, David Burns American Utopia Spike, Lee's grand and glorious filmed record of the hit Broadway show of the same name coming to HBO October. Seventeenth is art that has been built a work of great joy inexpressive Nece Tower of song with room for everybody the music some numbers drawn from burns twenty eighteen album American utopia others from. His body of work with talking heads and one a cover of Janelle. Monet's two thousand, fifteen protests anthem hell you tom bowed feels fresh and familiar at once inclusive but also mildly explosive there's an urgency to it as if burn and his troupe of eleven, musicians and dancers were staking ground in a battle we shouldn't even have to fight the idea is that to survive to live in any meaningful way, we must stay connected. It's a principal so glaringly simple at its radical. Burn is an admittedly weird ambassador for the idea of connection. He isn't what you'd call a naturally warm presence at least not in Earth terms even at age sixty eight, he's still like an. Learning. The rules of the planet his awkwardness is his brand but his desire to connect is robust and had vitalize is everything that happens onstage during American Utopia. no-one initial has one job. The musicians are also dancers and singers. Their instruments are strapped to their bodies untethered to any bulky sound equipment, which leaves them free to move and dance around the stage in a series of elegantly orchestrated numbers with burn off at the center though sometimes lurking at the edges like living fringe of the proceedings, the choreography is by dance veteran antibeach Parson all the performers including burn where identical lunar grey suits and all are barefoot. The stage is bordered on three sides by a Shimmery chainlink curtain the grand scheme is. Simple yet never chilly. This is a setting a world where certain essential problems have been worked out creating the space and freedom to play, and so even the songs every longtime burn or talking heads Fan knows well, like this must be the place naive melody a moonlit cottage in ballad form or the Wrigley waggling noodle dance. Slippery people take on new shapes and new life between numbers burn addresses the audience directly spinning amusing tales about where these songs came from. He wrote is Zimba with its lyrics by German Dada poet. Hugo. Ball to respond to a challenge thrown down by his friend and collaborator Brian Eno or us to fulfil our civic responsibilities. He uses lighting trick to show how badly the citizenry is represented when only twenty percent of the population votes and as a prelude to the shows Shiver Inducing version of hell you tom about he explains that he asked Monet's permission before venturing to cover the Song Burns band here. Is racially mixed, but he himself is very, very white. No wonder he approached with caution but he and his band present the song and invocation written in two thousand fifteen for all of us to remember the names of murdered black citizens among them Eric Garner Trayvon. Martin and Amatil. With the synthesis of respect and bristling anger it demands. This number also represents one of the few times league cuts away from this show to flash larger than life portraits at the. Victims, often held by a family member on the screen. It's an act of boldness that works as for burn. He is as ever a wildly and captivating showman though his hair is now snowcap wide his dance moves in changed over the years he's still favors angular Turkey jerky movements like the folding and unfolding of corporate tres ruler, which are often mimicked to grand effect by the dancers around him. But as dazzling as he is, you can take your eyes off him. Than receding his fellow performers become dazzling planets in their own right sometimes, they'll face one another playing to each other even as they played a was other times they marched toward us, resolutely in groups or pairs as if to say, look at any of US individually or all of us at once you can't go wrong. Each performer's style is as distinctive as a fingerprint. There's the cool Tomboy Swagger of Guitarist Andrew Swan the kid next door jubilant of bassist bobby wooden as once in a lifetime rounds to its sublime peak percussion as Jack, Lena Salvato bursts through the Shimmery. Chain curtain with a clash of cymbals a human celebrate Ori- announcement Lee working with one of his regular collaborators cinematographer. Ellen Kuras doesn't just show us the action he too is part of its embrace. He's our stand in our fellow observer in awe though he has the advantage of wielding a camera at the close of the show as the performer snake through the crowd during a rapturous version of road to nowhere Lee turns his camera on the audience American Utopia ran from October two thousand nineteen to February twenty twenty at Broadway's Hudson. Theater, and is said to return to Broadway. Next September and we see it for what it is. This is a group of largely white middle aged people who came of age listening to talking heads as a bunch. They're far less diverse than the performers we've been watching onstage a you could argue that with American utopia burn is preaching to the choir that this is all just an exercise in self congratulatory white liberalism but that would be missing the point in one of his Inbetween Song riffs burn muses that there are lots of interesting things to look at in the world there are bicycles which he famously likes. Very Much Lee even shows him riding away from the show on one and beautiful sunsets and even a bag of potato chips can be visually beguiling but somehow we always comeback to human faces looking at people burn says that's the best American Utopia is about facing the person in front of you or next to you or standing behind you and doing the work of seeing to truly see a person is a kind of song and a world filled with those songs is the ideal to get started burning his troop have hummed a few bars. The rest is up to us.
Thousands gather in Washington, DC to protest police brutality
"O P s continuing coverage of today's march on Washington D killed Eric Garner. I can't breathe. I can't breathe. I can't breathe. Thousands who are surrounding the title Basin and the Lincoln Memorial are hearing from a host of speakers this afternoon as they call an American to repair the wrongs of social injustice and police brutality among the speakers who were at the Lincoln Memorial today. The Reverend Al Sharpton, who organized today's event. He put George Floyd, Briana Taylor and other black Americans killed by police front and center. We cut the Washington By the thousands. We go calm a name. We gonna call the name will never let America forget what you've done. Call their names in the minutes ahead. The marchers will head to the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial. We'll
Protests outside White House during Trump speech
"Will March on Washington today, calling for police accountability, including the families of Eric Garner, Briana Taylor and George Floyd. Marchers also protested outside the White House during the president's speech last night and confronted Trump supporters leaving the White House including Senator Rand. Paul says he was attacked by what he calls an angry mob near the White House and have to be rescued by police. In the aftermath of the most recent police shooting of a black man Jacob Lake in Wisconsin. Sources tell CBS News the F B. I has sent special agents here to Kenosha to help with the investigation. The officers involved in the shooting and Blake shooting have been placed on leave. None have been charged. Wisconsin officials say they are fully cooperating with the investigation. Correspondent
Technology Helps Train Police Officers
"Around the country for the past few weeks, protests have erupted over the killing of George Floyd. The arrests kindle renewed outrage over the deaths of black Americans like Brianna Taylor Eric Garner Michael Brown among many others and the mistreatment of people of Color by police. The protests have also sparked and national reckoning for many police departments. They've been trying to reduce the use of lethal force and improve accountability among other things through training. From The Wall Street Journal this is the future of everything I'm Janet Baben. Today on the show we'll consider the future of police training with virtual reality technology. What's most powerful about the are? You're able to create worlds and circumstances and experiences that you wouldn't be able to create in the real world that can help you shift your perspective, which is really different than a training. We'll speak with researchers about how the brain perceives are and whether it can address bias. Notwithstanding or conscious beliefs or conscious convictions, and we'll talk about why a future developments in Vr police training may fall short. Tell me why you shot. Shot because he was within that zone, you know I felt there was leased departments have long used actors playing and instructional videos to train officers to deal with real life scenarios, but this can be. Pricey and not very realistic. People who make and sell virtual reality say the technology can improve training. If you play video games. You're probably familiar with VR. It's been around for a while, but we asked Wall Street Journal attack video game reporter Sara Needham, in to explain virtual reality is all encompassing. It's a matter of hardware so when you put on APR headset. Everything you see up down left right turnaround. Everything is in there virtual world one hundred percent. You cannot see anything else, so you feel very immersed the main difference between VR other video simulations you can actually interact with this computer generated three D world. It's so. That Sarah says you can get sucked in and lose yourself. I experienced this myself. playing a racing game where I was sitting down very low, and we felt like a cockpit of a vehicle, and as we went around the turns, I literally felt like we were going to crash into the wall, because I wasn't driving very well, and it scared me. For Police. It's not about the thrill or fear of race track. It's about learning how to lean into the fear and still be able to deal with it calmly. If you feel like you've done something before been in a situation before. You're better at knowing how to react. You can practice your actions in these potentially life, threatening situations and hopefully resolve altercations peacefully. We'll talk more about this in just a bit. It's one of the reasons that some of the biggest law enforcement groups in the country like the Los Angeles. Police Department are turning to Vr. The LAPD has a history connected to police, misconduct and misuse force. In Nineteen ninety-one. Were caught on tape brutally beating motorist Rodney. King a black, man. The officers acquitted of criminal charges sparking riots in Los Angeles. In the early two thousands. The department was put under Federal Investigation for. Engaging in a pattern or practice of excessive force, false arrests and unreasonable searches and seizures, the government came in with what's known as a consent decree to change the culture in the LAPD. Dr. Lou Pinella joined the department in the middle of all that in two thousand five. The Rodney King incident put a laser focus on LAPD, tactics and training as well. I believe that we have continued to expand on that every year, both by how we work with our community and the training that we offer. She's the director of Police Training and education at the LAPD and she revamped its training. Process Department currently trains officers with something called a forced option simulator. It's often referred to as first generation. VR says it trains police in real life scenarios you walk into a room and one walls, completely blank and on their, we will project a scenario that an officer has to handle. Handle, it could be anything from a person in a park to a bank robbery to an office scenario, workplace violence scenario, something like that and officers will get a call, and they'll come into the room and and try to respond to what is in front of them. In the meantime, there's a instructor at the back of the room who be on a computer. Computer and as the scenario unfolding, they are able to branch in different directions, where either the officers are calming, the situation down, or it becomes more difficult to handle
Boston Rally Calls To Defund Police
"A Boston rally calling for defunding police here's WBZ-TV's Christina Hager dreads gathering to urge lawmakers not to spend money beefing up the police budget they started at the Reggie Lewis center in Roxbury activist Monica cannon grant fighting a proposal to award police bonuses for de escalation in anti bias training nobody should have to pay you to not be racist if that's not an incentive that should come as part of the job also in this crowd Eric garner junior whose father died six years ago in New York City when police there had a minute show cold during
Cuomo signs police reform legislation banning chokeholds statewide
"Governor Cuomo signing police reform bills Friday in the mother's Amerikaner in Sean bell are reacting when Kerr whose son Eric garner was killed after being in a police chokehold is glad chokeholds are now banned and thank governor Cuomo and the state legislature for passing and signing the measure it was a long time coming when it came and thank you thank you all very much in addition the bills include a repeal to make police disciplinary records public and fake nine one one race reports will now be a crime Reverend al Sharpton said the bills are a victory for
Cities across US announce police reform following mass protests against brutality
"Demonstrators across the country are demanding changes to policing and some state and local governments are heeding those calls lawmakers in new York's legislature passed a first wave of bills yesterday and here's Brian man has been following this and joins us now Brian governor Andrew Cuomo has said he'll sign these bills into law what's going to change well maybe the most dramatic change is going to be a law making co called illegal when used by police in some cases it'll be a felony a lot of police departments across New York state had already banned this procedure but now it will be a criminal offense and this measure was named after Eric garner a black man who died in twenty fourteen after he was placed in a chokehold by a white officer his dying words I can't breathe were recorded on a cell phone video they became one of the rallying cries of the black lives matter movement and yesterday state senator Brian Benjamin who represents Harlem said this reform just had to happen we unfortunately have not been providing safety for African Americans in this country what this bill does is says you know what we're going to try to move closer to a system where everyone feels safe in this country and one remarkable thing yesterday Rachel a Republican senators to block similar reforms for years in New York they voted with Democrats on the Senate passed
Washington D.C. Protests Continue Over The Death Of George Floyd
"Demonstrations are taking place across America this weekend protesters are chanting the name of George Floyd and the names of others who have died at the hands of police Eric garner Tamir rice Freddie gray and Brianna Taylor who would have celebrated her twenty seventh birthday yesterday she was shot and killed by police insider Louisville home this mark it will be heard those chants outside the White House last night she's with us this morning that a thanks for being with us it's my pleasure these protests have been going on for well over a week what did you see last night well when I got there it yesterday evening it was incredibly wet the rain was super intense I probably dissuaded everyone but the most hardcore protesters that said there are still hundreds of people very soggy people outside the White House I talked to a group of women pediatricians who come from all over the United States to offer first aid to protesters and a young man who just walked up and started spray painting a building right next to me right yeah that's right he was kind enough to introduce himself and described his work I go by resist V. as an on Instagram this is that how I protest this is the DC flag upside down he was painting an upside down flag of the district of Columbia that is correct and I asked resist because then that what he'd say to anyone who might confront him about the destruction of property he says he only tags boarded up buildings which honestly describes most of the buildings in downtown DC right now I specifically had only ply wood because I know that it's going to be gone and yeah I just want people to ask questions and I want people to like think and see like what does it mean Kerstetter there was it what I'll call from state sanctioned painting yesterday his well the DC government paid for a giant mural right there on sixteenth street near the White House that reads black lives matter right basically the words black lives matter are painted in giant yellow lettering on the street instructions for about two blocks this is a real statement from DC mayor Muriel Bowser has officially named this entire area out black lives matter plaza it's very eye catching and I met a young woman taking selfie of front of it Erica DSS she lost a friend police brutality if you got a radically passionate as we talked and warning also explicit her language about the movement happening right now you know it starts with black lives matter because it's so blue eight and the disrespect and it's just like stop it just needs to stop in as a people will come together will become strong were enlightened world wake and it's just the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in life in there was no way in hell I was going to sit at home when I could bring my here is Greenwood give my last breath I'd rather die on the streets but for my children at home got the one my couch and it sounds like Erica D. as is is going to be back out on the streets today along with many as a hundred thousand other people here in Washington DC that estimate comes from the city's fire chief and of course our protest taking place all over the country every place from Akron Ohio to Sacramento California Garden City Kansas scores of cities all over the country what are you hearing about the deployment of law enforcement that's been interesting here in Washington DC more than a thousand active duty soldiers who are on standby near the city were ordered home last night according to army secretary Ryan McCarthy these days there has been very clear about asking the president to remove all extraordinary federal law enforcement from DC he says this he knows how to have a large demonstrations she says all the extra military that was out there was messing with the chain of command and she says it's been confusing have officers out on the streets that black insignia last night I saw almost no police officers maybe that was because of the rain maybe it's because the protests have been extremely peaceful there was just not a significant presence of people in uniform unlike the other times and never will be thanks so
A Decade Of Watching Black People Die
"Family of Kentucky Woman, shot and killed by police is demanding answers. The former, his son both white are accused of killing the unarmed black man again with the breaking news for Minneapolis violent protests raged for a second straight night, following the death of George Floyd after being arrested by a Minneapolis police officer last night, protesters turned their attention to the city's. The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news stories about police killing black people. And what is sick is that these stories have become the kind of news that we in the business call evergreen their stories that are always relevant and always in season, these calamities are so familiar. This point they're details have begun to echo each other July. Twenty fourteen, a cell phone video captured some of Eric Garner's final words as New York City Police officers sat on his head and pinned him to the ground on a city sidewalk. I can't breathe. Or May twenty fifth of this year those same words were spoken by George Floyd. Just before he died, he pleaded for release, as an officer kneeled on his neck in pins of the ground on a Minneapolis City Street, so we're at the point with verbiage, people used to plead for their lives can be re purposed as shorthand for completely different stories and part of our job here coast, which is to conceptualize and make sense of news like this. But genus is hard to come up with something new to say you know things we haven't already said or things we have already recorded protesters saying when we were both in Ferguson in August of twenty fourteen after Michael. Brown was killed by the police or when we were in Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death. I spent the day with junior. High school kids in West. Baltimore where Freddie Gray was from on the first day. Let kids return to school after all the protests and I will never forget the eighth grade boy who raised his hand to ask. Why have white people been killing us in slavery and they're still killing us. He said that on Wednesday April Twenty Ninth Twenty fifteen. Since it's so hard to come up with any fresh insights about this phenomenon. We thought we would look back to another time. When the nation turned collective attention to this perpetual problem. Jamile Smith Senior Writer for Rolling Stone magazine. In when I was at the new republic. wrote an article entitled. What does seeing black men die? Do for you. It was published on April Thirteenth Two Thousand Fifteen. We get to see black men tortured or killed by police a lot more often these days. So, it's worth recalling why a generation ago. It mattered so much to see what happened to Rodney King. Now the story that might never have surfaced if someone hadn't picked up his home video camera. We've all seen. We have certainly seen the black and white photographs and videos depicting police abuse of African Americans. And we'd seen the grainy images of lynchings passed. But the conventional ignorance was that this wasn't the America. We lived in now. Officers beating a man they had just pulled over. This was the early nineties after all. This was in America that viewed law enforcement in the context of the popular reality, show cops, and were Morton Downey Junior tabloid television style made uncensored aggression a form of entertainment. But when George Holidays video surface chuck him with batons of between fifty three and fifty six times signal to a lot of citizens, just how bad police violence visited upon marginalized communities, actually was six kicks and one officer one kick people either didn't know what was happening. or willfully ignorant of it. They needed to wake up. Say The Los. Angeles Police Department has a history of brutality and misconduct that goes back a quarter of a century day. We are not sure that the police is there to protect us. The fear of becoming the next Rodney King is still here. But what has changed is how often we are viewing that fear being realized. Jamal goes on to write that the ubiquity of cell phone cameras and dashboard cameras means this uncensored horror has become available on demand. He says he watched twenty two year old Oscar grant get shot and killed by a police officer on Youtube before it made it to broadcast news. That happened in Oakland in two thousand, nine on New Year's Day. And it really marked the beginning of this grim genre, in which the slain become memorialized as Hashtags Hashtag justice for Oscar grant and remember Walters Gun Eric Harris, Jomo rights videos of them, being killed became public almost back to back in two thousand fifteen. Both men were running away when the shots were fired. Walter Scott Fifty was trying to escape North Charleston police officer Michael slager. Who Shot him eight times in the back? Before planning evidence near his body to support a false account of the incident. Eric Harris was running from a team of Tulsa County deputies when Elderly Insurance Executive Robert Bates. WHO's donations to the SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN MODICUM? Training earned him the title of Reserve Deputy. Shot him dead.
Top 5 Movies That Educated Us About Racism
"Locum to film spotting on May Twenty Fifth in Minneapolis George Floyd. A black man was killed when a white police officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. As we've all seen protests broke out in the twin cities the next day, and then in cities across the country in the days of the followed as we record this Adam, it's more than a week after they started and the protests do continue, and all of this during a pandemic, that has killed over one hundred thousand Americans a disproportionate number of whom are people of Color. Color. Josh, of course we're so privileged in so many ways, but also in having this platform that is film spotting and to be honest with everyone. We weren't sure the best way to use it this week. One thing we knew we could do was share with our listeners the ways they could support the protesters, and we will put a link to some of those resources in the notes for this show over at film spotting dot net. Ultimately we settled on this top five top five movies that educated us about racism and I think listeners at casting. A good perspective on why this may be a fruitful topic. He says films can teach us so much. The introspection I've gained in life through films is incalculable. I grew up in a small rural town films Roth in my only glimpse into a larger world outside of the news empathy, compassion and understanding can all be gained if you look at movies as an expression and take the time to consider the film's point of view and Zach did share some of the titles that have had the biggest impact on him I think you're gonNA. Hear all if not most of them come up over the course of this show Zach continues in all honesty I don't think I have grasped the scope of. Of Institutional. Racism in the systems that support until I watched the George. Floyd video the Eric Garner Video Floyd Video. These are wrenching documentaries of another type. They are unvarnished documents of the cause of fear, and so many of our communities like other powerful films. They can't be turned away from, nor should they be thank Zach I. I think that's that's well said and yeah. Just back to what you're saying at the top atom about trying to figure out what the show should look like this week I I think we've both been trying to do a lot of listening this week. More listening than speaking and in doing that I've heard people of color just encourage others to amplify black voices so. I think that's kind of one of the motivations behind this list, for us, obviously I'm going to be doing talking on this show as usual, but but what I hope to do is turn the focus on these great films, and the necessary voices behind them, so speaking to email you know to my shame I've only had two real ways into the African American experience in my life, I would say one of those is my church tradition. It's absolutely a white church tradition for sure, but it has included partnerships with black churches. That's helped me understand what Christianity looks like for folks with different experiences than minds, so that's one avenue. Another avenue has been. In an avenue into the black experience has been. Are you know it's been books? It's been music. It's been TV, and of course it's mostly been movies, so this list is a reflection of where things stand now. It's not a comprehensive list. I don't pretend that my education on this is even near complete. So that means this time. If we get emails from listeners saying, how could you forget this or you include this rat rather than kind of Bristle? I'm going to be grateful because they'll be providing ways for that education to continue so so that's kind of where I'm at with this list right now. The best thing I think we can do is listen and learn I've heard that. This past week as well we don't always as white people have to feel compelled to comment or to interject ourselves into someone else's struggle, and that raises the question then. Should we do a show at all right now? At the same time you understand that to be silent seems to be complicit, and then if you decide to do a show, you have to consider what the substance of it is, and certainly I think I speak for both of us when I say that our objective is not to try to tell anyone that these are the five movies that define your experience. But to try to express what we've learned from cinema. How movies have informed our worldview and informed our alignment with the notion that should be self, evident and indisputable that black lives matter,
New charges in George Floyd's death as protests sweep nation
"Minnesota's attorney, general announced new charges today in the death of George Floyd tonight I spoke to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. He says his office will prepare. Organize and put on the best case possible, but quote at the end of the day. It's really in the hands of the. The jury joining me now is NBA Legend Kareem? Abdul Jabbar so much for being with us as I said, you wrote a piece in the La Times a couple of days ago that he just thought was was really done and I just wanted to talk to you about it. I of although I'd like to get your thoughts on the news that the other three officers involved in Mr Floyd's death his murder had been charged, and that officer a former officer Chauve in. His charges have been upgraded to second degree murder. Is that a step toward justice in your mind? I think it's certainly a step toward justice, and I think that Just the fact that the governor and the mayor really acted quickly and decisively and set a tone for how we should react to this horrible incident. It's so interesting to me how? Different people in this country seat react differently to nunnelee. What are you know what they saw in the video of the killing of Mr Floor? But also what they see in the videos we're showing right now. Protests on people protesting on the streets. You wrote in the La Times and it's a bit of a long paragraph, but I just think it's a really important one that I want to read read. It's you wrote. Yes, protests, oftener uses excuse for some to take advantage just as when fans celebrating the Hometown Sports Team Championship. Burn cars and. And destroy storefronts. I don't WanNa. See stores, looted, or even buildings burn, but African Americans have been living in a burning building for many years. Choking on the smoke is the flames burn closer and closer racism in America's like dust in the air seems invisible. Even if you're choking on it until you let the sun in, then you see, it's everywhere as long as we keep shining light, we have a chance to cleaning it wherever it lands, but we have to stay vigilant because it's always still in the air. Can you talk about how? Different people see different protests, and and why you wrote that paragraph. Well I wrote that paragraph because I I tried to. Set up an analogy that that people could understand you know I. There's another way of describing it. It's like you know. The United States is this wonderful bus. With great seats in the front of the bus, but as you go further to the back of the bus, two seats get worse and the fumes from the exhaust leaking and. Really Record People's Health and Their lives. But the people at the front of the bus. They have no complaints. I it's. It's kind of like that When I describe the the dust in the air and then just accumulates in the lives of black Americans and I. It just eliminates all of the mechanics of democracy. Democracy doesn't work for us we are last fired her. Last hired first fired We have a different. Set of expectations from the criminal justice system. So many ways of of American life discriminating against Black Americans. And finally I think we. We've come to a moment of clarity here where. It can result in such a horrible incident that we saw with with Mr Floyd's death. President Obama spoke today about Y- and I I'm paraphrasing because his words are former eloquent than than my memory of them but. Essentially channeling the energy that we are seeing this extraordinary outpouring and sustained outpouring to real. Systematic change and I'm wondering how you think that is possible, I mean. Do you think it's possible you know? Marching in the streets is extraordinarily powerful. Where does it lead to? That makes real change. I think as possible, Anderson. If it leads to forming a political will within our country to do something, something has to be done. It's It's not enough to say that was terrible. And my thoughts and prayers are with you that that that's not getting anything done we have to. We have to change the circumstances. It's been almost thirty years since Rodney, King Incident D. did you see that as a routine traffic stop? If any white American had. An a relative, get drunk and get stopped by the police in relative beaten. Those people would be up in arms. But Yet Thirty s pass. Nothing has changed. There's been a lot more other dead black Americans and guide really for no good reasons misdemeanors. Eric Garner died because he was selling. Cigarettes illegally You know these are triple things to take someone's life over and we have to. We have to get to the point where we have to do something about that and I think. This will cause the political will maybe to to to grow, and maybe we can get something done. I mean. Yeah, you talk about or Garner Mr? Floyd was accused, not convicted for anything accused. Passing Counterfeit Twenty Dollar Bill and and the man is dead. When you. What was that about the passing a bad bill? You get killed for that? That's horrific.
McConnell: George Floyd protests 'hijacked' by rioters
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says peaceful protests are one thing but what's been going on is quite another the streets of a major American cities or again the saying of looting and violent rioting that serves no purpose minority leader Chuck Schumer says president trump himself has been undermining peaceful protest the president's relentless need to make a weak man feel strong led him to order federal law enforcement officers to gas peacefully assembled Americans so we could see need his way to a church photo op the president held up a Bible in front of the historic Saint John's Episcopal Church which had been set on fire over the weekend Linda Kenyon Washington governor Cuomo says while he continues to support peaceful protest he's completely disappointed and outraged by widespread looting here in New York and the police in New York City we're not affected at doing their job last night almost suggested the national guard could be deployed if city officials ask meantime there's a curfew crackdown starting at eight PM instead of eleven continuing through five AM and extending through Sunday council speaker Corey Johnson the Reverend al Sharpton and when Carr Eric garner's mother are demanding increased police accountability amid the protests and rioting they're pushing for legislation that would make choke holds or any kind of policemen over that restricts the breathing a legal Sharpton says of such a bill had been passed earlier or if the officers connected to garner's death were prosecuted maybe what happened in Minneapolis wouldn't have happened and car asking the opportunists who are stoking violence to go home as she put it this is our movie and we don't want to be an extra and are
Pelosi to Trump: Be a 'healer in chief'
"Amid some of the nation's worst civil unrest in decades house speaker Nancy Pelosi's urging president trump to be more like his predecessors pelo see recalled the first president bush's calming words during the nineteen ninety two Los Angeles riots and president Obama's after Eric garner's death this president should follow their lead to be a healer in chief and not of us founder of the flame on the other side of the capitol George Floyd Brianna Taylor and all mod armory G. O. P. chief Mitch McConnell notably ready into the Senate record the names of black people who have died in recent confrontations while calling on the nation to distinguish between peaceful protests over their killings and the violence now shattering American cities Sager made Donnie Washington
Medical examiner: Floyd's heart stopped while restrained
"The prominent forensic pathologist who was hired to analyze the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis says when Floyd told police he couldn't breed that really was what was happening in twenty fourteen it was suspect Eric garner saying I can't breathe well being restrained by police in New York in those same words came from George Floyd last week in Minneapolis unfortunately many police are under the impression if you can talk that means your briefing that is not true Dr Michael Baden a well known forensic pathologist hired in this case the concept that the person says I can't breathe like Mister garner like in in this instance means you should take it seriously Baden says Floyd was asphyxiated due to compression of the neck in the back and that's on the side of the Hennepin county medical examiner also called this a homicide adding there was also a heart disease and drug use hi Jackie Quinn
Our Nation is Burning
"My name is Jamie and I'm host. And I'm here with my co-host Ryan. Say Hello to our audience Ryan Lou everybody. I can't say the way ANJELICA, says it, but hey I'm trying to master too, and it just didn't work. You know just. A So this episode is a little different. It's not going to be as peppy as are other episodes where we talk about. Geeky pop culture staff. 'cause we hear black girl nerds always liked to talk about things that are relevant in the news, and really that's relevant in popular culture and right now it's very relevant is what's happening in America, and that's these recent protests that. are happening really all over the nation. It started in Minnesota surrounding the events that happen to Oh my goodness George Floyd. Yeah a lot of names. Yes, a just like pollen on twitter. It's gotta get straight yeah. Thank you, thank you for for helping me with that. One surrounding the events of the death of George Floyd and then these protests have expanded to several cities donation in New York. people have gone to our nation's capital in DC. really going straight to the White House quite frankly Los Angeles. Atlanta, which we'll talk about that. CNN was vandalized on national television storming the front doors of of that building, so it's been a very Very interesting weekend. To put it mildly We were here to really to talk about that to unpack it to also unpacked the history of why this all occurred. Because even though a lot of people are talking about words like riots and looting and wives, all of these things happening, or you know kind of talking about the actions behind. These events were not really talking about why people feel the need to do what they're doing. And again it has to do with the deaths of people like George Floyd also a Aubrey Brown. Wailer and and so many people even before them which unfortunately? Oh my God. You can't even name them all I. Mean it goes back to names like Eric Garner, Freddie Gray. Allow. It's just like people you don't even. You. Would that happen because you know, there's just certain ones. Unfortunately that are going to get the media attention, but there's just so many like the scare me. I was like I have to back away from Google for minute 'cause there's this is such a long Liz. It's such a long list. Exactly I mean and again think about the names of people even before social media yet where? The benefit of twitter. They didn't have the benefit of facebook to get the amplification or even to get there. I mean God to be able to have their execution filmed on a camera phone to to get their story out there No, no, you know, they will never get to hear about their stories. But there there's certainly a longlist of black men and women and children children yet. Who who have. been killed You know by hit by gunfire through state-sanctioned. Murders. By police officers, so yeah, we're. We're going to talk about that in this episode. It's a you know. Trigger warning for anybody WHO's been a victim of. Gun Violence Um who've been a victim of police brutality This is going to be a pretty heavy episode. We will try to Kinda. Talk about some moments of levity with. The F. of of twitter, and some of the crazy things that celebrities who had said you know to kind of balance things out, but also we really do want to respect the seriousness of this conversation, so I just want to give that trigger warning before we start. So let's dive into this Joey Yeah. Let's do it. So. Where do we even begin with this conversation? I just go with like how are feeling like so what like you know waking up this warning like the past week? Just like because I know a lot of people are I. Guess they're doing it by posting. You know whatever randomly comes with him on twitter and Instagram 'cause you know with some of US still at Kinda streak. Stay at home orders. Sometimes. You can't really go where you WANNA go or get out a little bit. So that's kind of how there vending so just like I. Guess just a simple. How you filling in just your your thoughts off the top about how you've been dealing with it. So the way I'm dealing with it as I'm avoiding emerging myself too deeply into social media, which for a while now I would say probably for the last couple of years to be quite honest with you I've not gotten to connected with social media and. you know especially now with what's going on because when I look at my time line whether it's twitter or facebook. Yeah, everything talking about this not look yeah. I've not looked at the full video. I felt like I had to look at it for four and a half hours, and it was the most miserable day. Ever I might not look your. Do not yeah, that's right because you work in television, so I didn't like just look away from it. And I was just like and I, and I repeatedly was dislike. Why are we continue to do this? You know you WANNA. Get the message out there, but I guess for me the thing where it's. Is it necessary to keep showing you know certain parts over and over again
New video shows Minneapolis police arrest of George Floyd before death
"In Minneapolis fallout from the death of the man in police custody this week continues a video that went viral shows a police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a man the man was face down on the street handcuffed he repeatedly told the officer he could not breathe protesters gathered last night and then again today to demand that officers arrested the mayor is now calling for the same thing NPR Cheryl Corley is following that she's here now hi Cheryl hi just give us the latest catch us up on what has happened today well we know that the the four officers were all fired the mayor has weighed in on this is is you mention and set on the statement on Twitter that being black in America shouldn't be a death sentence we also know that the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation the state police are conducting one as well and as we know that that arrest was captured on video and we know how that brought this whole issue of police use of force into the public consciousness and and many folks just say that this death was similar to the twenty fourteen death of Eric garner who also said he couldn't breathe when he was detained by police yeah we should just lay out clearly the man in question the man who died George Floyd is blocked the police officers need you see on his neck is white so that's the underlying dynamic here the family of George Floyd and we mentioned that the mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frye they are asking for criminal charges to be filed what do we know about that isn't likely well we've seen it happen in recent years we have seen police officers charged there was another case in Minnesota in twenty sixteen where an officer in the shooting death of Philando Casteel you may remember that one that was the school cafeteria supervisor of the officer was charged officer Janice he was acquitted in Chicago there was a police officer was found guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of laquan McDonald that also raised a lot of protest across the country the video was really crucial Mary Louise in both those cases and it may be here to if any charges are filed I talked to Chuck Wexler the head of the police executive research forum that's an organization that works to develop best practices for police department and he said he's seen that video you really ask yourself why does that officer has continued to keep his his knee on the individual snack I mean it's just it's just excruciating to watch after he says he can't read and I will also want to point out that there are about a thousand the fatal police involved deaths every year and and few of those officers are charged but it does happen he mentioned the case of Eric garner and I'm also thinking of Michael brown in Ferguson in twenty fourteen those staffs did lead to reforms just remind us what happened there what what we might be watching for here well in both of those cases we solve the department of justice get involved in in Ferguson in particular there was a consent decree and the the city and the police department had to make several changes M. what happens in a lot of these cases is that the most significant policy and reform is all about the use of force and we've seen that in several departments in the first issue the first issue they take as they say you know you have to believe in the sanctity of life when we are dealing with these cases and then the second reform is that they asked officers to intervene and that there must be a duty to intervene so those are probably the two biggest reforms that have come out of these
Nobody Belongs at Rikers... Not Even Harvey Weinstein
"I loathe Harvey Weinstein. Not just in some generic way. The man was violent and abusive to people that have come to know over these past few years. He Literally Encouraged Hillary Clinton's twenty sixteen presidential campaign to target and harass my dear friend the late Eric Garner as she became an effective campaigner for Bernie. I saw the emails to the campaign and I talk with Erica about that in it terrified her to see this man a man in power. She was struggling at that point in her life. Just an everyday person fighting for justice for a father into see that Harvey Weinstein knew her. It was throwing her under the bus in emails to the campaign concerned. Her as of yesterday Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted sex offender now. I am nothing but glad that he's being held accountable for his abuses period. End OF STORY DOT COM. No IFS ands or buts soon. After the world realized that he was being sent to rikers. Which is the primary jail for all of New York City? As soon as people learned he was being sent there just as all convicted men in New York City are the conversation went somewhere that I just can't support and I understand it so let me just say that up front. I understand the conversation and I understand that revenge. In some ways is primal and Harvey. Weinstein has used his white privilege his wealth. His power is used those things to assault women into ruin people's lives and careers for decades and man was able to do it over and over and over again because powerful people had no intention of ever holding him accountable and so when the news got out that Harvey Weinstein was on his way to rikers. I saw people saying all over social media things that I simply refuse to say. I'll explain why in a second but people began saying they hoped Harvey Weinstein would be put in solitary confinement. They hoped he'd be beat down. They hope the guards would turn the other way. I saw people say they hope Harvey Weinstein would be raped. Get a taste of his own medicine. In four moment as the online mob against him grew the word. Rikers was literally the top trending topic in the world and it was mainly just because people are celebrating that somebody like Harvey Weinstein was finally going to experience the hell that black and Brown New Yorkers have experienced since long before I was born in again. Let me say I get the anger. The man did horrible criminal things. But let me explain why I can't join in on some of the remarks that people are saying last year after generations of just chewing people up and spitting them out. The city of New York finally voted to officially closed down rikers island correctional facility. Now it's GonNa take years for it to fully shutdown but the place is a hell hole year in and year out. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers primarily black and Brown New Yorkers primarily poor New Yorkers. They are taken there. But nobody who emerges from rikers is ever the same in. It's literally a one in a million chance that somebody like Harvey Weinstein ever has to suffer there because the people that get beaten and battered in raped and stabbed and slashed their at rikers. They're not rich white executives. In fact before Harvey Weinstein could even get to rikers before they ever took him there. They actually diverted the car and took him to a hospital instead. And so as I record this at this moment at least he's not even actually at rikers but I can tell you who is thousands of poor black and Brown. Young people people suffering through mental illness and drug addiction. But I getting the most brutal form of incarceration instead of any type of treatment. So I can't cheer Harvey going to rikers because I know it's almost never him or men like him in the systems and structures that people want to chew Harvey Weinstein up those systems and structures. They rarely chew men like that up. They'll rarely do that instead. It's going to be happening to the most marginalized men among us. Let me close with this thought. We have a great new ad from one of our sponsors that I can't wait to share with you. The same reason that I can't cheer on Harvey Weinstein going to rikers. Listen again. I'm glad that he was convicted. But I can't cheer anything about rikers in the same reason exists for why I don't cheer when White Supremacists get the death penalty. Listen in full transparency. Something awful in me. Sometimes once those men to die. I'm not. I'm not proud of it but I admit it. I don't like feeling that way but I don't have a soft spot in my heart for Dylann roof but again here's what I know it's that it's not normally white supremacists that are being executed in this country. That's bad who's going to the electric chamber. That's not who's going to the electric chair rather or the gas chamber instead it's black men. It's poor black men to be more specific. They are the single most likely group of Americans to be executed so when I cheer on the execution for Man. That's really the exception to the rule and not the rule. I'm basically cheering it on for everybody else as well. I can't cheer rikers. I can't share the death penalty and part of being a modern day. Abolitionist is having actual principles that are centered on the fact that the whole damn system of mass incarceration needs to be torn down. It does that doesn't mean there's not a way for Harvey Weinstein to get justice. But you won't hear me cheering on rikers. Never that
New York police commissioner to step down from 'a job that consumes you'
"He led the response to a deadly truck attack in twenty seventeen and this summer fired an officer involved in the twenty fourteen chokehold death of Eric garner three years as New York City police commissioner was plenty for James o'neill who made the surprise announcement that he'll leave the job at the end of the month mayor bill de Blasio is praising Dermot shady current chief of detectives who will take over as new York's top cop folks who have worked with German J. will tell you he's the real deal he will tell you the truth he will always tell you what he's thinking he will always demand
"eric garner" Discussed on Whiskey Tango's Run Down
"This is not the free country we keep touting it as because we are not allowed to just be left alone. You're not allowed to make your own decisions. You're not allowed to make your decisions about your own body. The only thing in the world that you truly <music> own and we don't anymore because now the government is deciding how we're going to do it and because we love it so much we can rationalize malign to death and we will and i know i'm gonna have people my comments that are gonna come in and they're going to rationalize it to death and feel free. Rationalize it to death but don't kids yourself into thinking you're free and don't kid yourself into thinking that you're safe because you're not yeah eric. Garner committed a crime it was the crime was not worthy of the death penalty. That cop did perform an illegal choke. Hold no matter how you want to rationalize that as well he did in fact perform any illegal chokehold and eric garner her is dead because he was being arrested. He was given a cold while being arrested for a crime that shouldn't have been a crime but it is because our government is he's too big they go. I'm from the government and i'm here to help. Uh-huh god save us all anyway guys. I appreciate you spending some time with me. That's all i got for you. This week. I will in fact tried to get back next week and hopefully have an actual podcast. I don't know how much <hes> how much news analysis i'm going to be able to do. I know they had done that poll. I ask you guys if you want me to do news analysis or videos like this you know or the podcast like this tom not sure how much do the news analysis takes a lot of research. It takes a lot of time and while i enjoy doing it and it's it's what i set out to do. When i started the podcast especially breath i don't have the time to do the research properly and i don't want to present you guys with bad information and i don't wanna try to give an opinion on something that i'm not informed about because that sucks. Nobody wants to hear that so. I'm not sure how much of that i'm going to be able to do. I have not been very up on the news. I started started law school at the beginning of august and <hes>. I'm very behind on the news. Most of my time is being spent doing homework might actual troll <hes> my actual semester starts <hes> not this coming week but the following week and once that starts. We're going to be doing towards and you know things like that. My time is going to be absolutely swallowed by doing wall. School and law school is always going to come first so i hope hope you guys are going to be able to bear with me because i'd thinking videos like i did hear and podcasts that i did hear are going to become the norm. I'm going to try to get some news news analysis in their as best i can but it's not going to be the way that it had been. I just can't do it trying to draw trying to juggle that kind of research plus doing my homework correctly and studying for exams and you know all the stuff that i need to do to actually prepare and hopefully top of my class. I don't have time to do all of that so you're going to get a lot more podcasts and videos like this so i hope you guys can bear with me. <hes> if you get down to the description you can find the link. That'll take it every bit of social media and i'm on. I am heavily using snapchat lately <hes>. I'm trying to get back into using twitter and i'm always on facebook. You can contact me all those places. You can follow along. Whatever you wanna do and guys with that being being said that's all i have for you this week so i will see you next week and in the meantime have a great week <music>..
"eric garner" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"The reds to my hundred haitian with paul butler. He's professor peschiera georgetown university's school of law and author of the book chokehold policing black men so the leave family a barrick garner is satisfied that officer pantaleo no longer has a job with the new york city eddie police force but they say it's not enough. What do they want now diane. There were or at least twelve law enforcement officers and other first responders who were on the scene went. Mr garner was killed. There's now no question that what officer pantaleo did was against the n._y._p._d. Regulations and in fact because of this kinda complicated <hes> new york law when the judge recommended that officer pantaleo be dismissed from the force she had actually find that he committed a crime and so that's what she found. That's why she made her recommendation nonetheless. The only person connect it to the garner case who's gone to jail is ramsey orta the young man who shot the video. He always said that he was scared to show this video but again he felt it was his responsibility as a citizen to shine a light on what the police officers were doing allegedly in our name flat his he in jail. He says that that night after the video was public the n._y._p._d. Cain to his apartment building <hes> they position their car so oh that it's spotlight was shining on the window of the apartment where he lived and he said that was a message to him. Were coming for for you. Mr order like mr garner. You know he'd had some cases. He caught some cases. He had a history with a with drug crimes and the police got him. He says they set him up. They say that they found drugs in his apartment. His mom lived in the apartment as well. The prosecutor said tell you what if you plead guilty to are these drugs. We won't lock your mother up. If you make go to trial <hes> your mom was right here in the apartment with these drugs as well. We're gonna put her in jail as well as you. Mr orta made that deal and so right now. He's in jail what the family says is. There should be criminal consequences <hes> for these officers as well. That ship has sailed again. There's no state h. Charges and no federal charges. I understand that you as congressman jerry. Nadler is thinking about or it is going to hold hearings on possible just slave to strengthen what he calls police kennedy relations. What do you think that you know i think it's important that there be transparency and accountability and all institutions in government and certainly with regard to the police who are literally license to kill alive stood a number of times police have difficult jobs. I don't have the guts the courage to be a police officer. I respect my many friends who do that work but with that responsibility comes accountability and too often with regard to police departments all over the country they don't have that accountability <hes> they're not responsible to the people who they are supposed to serve him protect and so we have this breakdown in relations especially between communities of color and police and so i'm all all for any kind of alfred to transform police departments what president obama said in his commission on twenty first century policing is that to lofton now cops out this warrior mentality where they look at their communities like it's us against them. <hes> what president obama says is. The better model is guardians. Police officers are guardians of the community and if you think about it diane there's a whole different resum a whole different mindset you have if you wanna be a guardian then then if you wanna be a warrior and so in my book choko policing black men i recommend that among other things we need a whole lot more women women cops. It's proven that women officers are less likely to use force including deadly fourth. They're just as effective at fighting crime at catching. The bag is at everything. We want police officers to do but they're able to do that. In a way that involves what we call conflict resolution they talk it out more than take weapons is out that works better county how policing in minority communities differs. There's a lot of mistrust people have different <unk> experiences <hes> one of my buddies who's a police officer here in the district of columbia says that in this very segregated city in some ways they're the identity <unk> white areas and identifiably african american areas when he's in a white area and he sees kids they wave <hes> their experiences that their mom called the officer to get the cat out of the tree when he sees young children and african american communities especially east of the anacostia river were some of the poorer areas in the district of columbia kids run from this officer. They have the experience of you're the guy who who locked up my uncle <hes> you're the guard who rolls by and gives us that heart steer and so lots of tension lots of distrust lots of fear to be quite frank. You know i'm thinking now about these very low income kids in d._c. But last week i had the privilege of being at this really fancy house in sag harbor with a buddy of mine who makes lots and lots of money. He ran a company that it was very successful and now he's retired and he says you know what when i see that cop cars behind me as an african american man heart starts racing. I don't know what's going to happen and so you know sometimes class poverty that makes a difference difference and it certainly does here but there's something really thick about race about blackness and latino keno ness when it comes to interactions with the police and sell even middle income and upper income folks have the same same kinds of concerns that you know our brothers and sisters who are are low income half with regard to cops. What do you think thank. The garner family wants to do going forward. These are people who've become active with this <hes>. I don't think they started out as all that political but they want it. Their husband husband their father their brother they wanted mr garner's death to how some significance <hes> they wanted to push pushback against that lieutenant who when the officers on the scene when mr garner was killed text their boss to say that mr garner had died this lieutenant commander you're in the n._y._p._d. Texted back no big deal. The garner family wants the world role to know is that eric garner's death was a big deal and so they become very important activists from the movement with again tragic results diane you know we've all had experiences with the trauma arma that the death of our loved ones brings erica his daughter named after him. She was the face of the family. Every time there was a news conference and every time the mayor appeared in place to talk about criminal justice before she was there right in his face had a huge presence on social media about one year ago erica garner die. She was a young woman. People say she literally died of a broken heart. Her heart just stopped beating in so this is trauma and you know i think what we all should hope for now is that the work of this family and all the other activists in the movement for black lives and all all the other people of good wheel who are concerned about these issues that that people like mr garner people like sandra bland land tibia rice this whole host of black and latino men and women whose lives have been taken by police in a sense that these folks are martyrs an let their dass be meaningful. Let the tragedy of the era lives at least inspire the trans formation of police departments all over the country to give us the kind of transparency and democracy that we should demand from our government. How much hope do you have have that what happened to eric garner will truly heaven impact on chain jin police force i thinking and behavior across the country i want to be optimistic and i've had the pleasure of knowing you you for many years and i've had the privilege of being on the air with you lots and lots of times so many of these times. It kind of feels like we're talking about the same thing. It kind of feels like we're asking why it does the criminal justice system treat so many people like they don't count like they're expendable. Whether it's jailers there's or police or prosecutors lawmakers. give folks even brick and so thinking about oh how common these stories are. That's a reason not to be so hopeful. Aw at the same time i think that the movement for black lives has inspired a movement for for social justice so when i look at other movements like the civil rights movement i think that they've made our democracy democracy better all of that took a while and when i look at the old jim crow though segregated schools water fountains and cemeteries it took a hundred years for the law to change. Some people have described the criminal legal process. Now is the new jim crow will. I hope it doesn't take one hundred years but now there's a whole movement in a people who just wanna make our police and prosecutors really live up to what the constitution says about equal quilt justice under the law. I'm confident that at some point the new jim crow all will end and our democracy. We'll be better pump. Thank you always a.
"eric garner" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"No other country does this to its communities where people talk to latino activists and leaders community members who are afraid now sick americans or muslim americans. We're terrified. We see plots being uncovered this past weekend of white supremacist go into synagogues and caused more mayhem and murder. What what is it going to take in this country for us to do. The common sense things that we know will save us. This is an issue of freedom and liberty the culture of our country. The toxin fear is taking over because because of the inaction of leaders like donald trump who ultimately are responsible. He is responsible for this rise of of terrorist kate nor country leaders take responsibility. His language is contributing to the problem as opposed to him taking responsibility to stop it. I will be the president who lives in the neighborhood. Put were these shootings happened to who had shahad smith murdered on my block. There's so many of us that live in communities like this every single day where we worry just just about our children going to school and so i'm running for president and will be the president that takes a fight to the n._r._a. And the gun lobby like they've never seen before and brings an end to to this terror in our communities and this weakness in our country where we're not showing the strength that we really have to protect our children our communities our families and our country senator booker. I just want to take you back to mother manual church for a moment because i want you to talk about what it feels like what it felt like for you to be there and it's not just has to church. It's the scene of one of our worst. Mass murders are completely racially motivated mass murderer and it's a place where we know donald trump is never we're going to visit. It's it's the kind of place we know. Most republican candidates frost never visit your neighborhood is a place most republican candidates for office will never visit what are they being missing by never setting foot in mother emmanuel church never setting foot in your neighborhood. We're a nation that there used to be a time..
"eric garner" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"On. I think that's what the vast majority of new yorkers and americans want and the voices telling us go backwards. That's that's not what people are looking for. They want healing. They want us to put that pass that held us back behind us. Remember we've we've crashed over the commercial break but i wanna squeeze in one presidential question about this which would be in a de blasio administration with a de blasio chosen attorney general. How would the justice department approach approach. These cases lawrence. I think there should be an immediate commitment to speedy justice in fact i would support legislation of the federal level to require a time limit. Whenever ever there's an issue of police discipline our case involving a police officer in this case and an unarmed civilian the justice department needs to come in and make a decision in real time one year to year whatever frame that should be decided it should be mandatory and in my administration as president i would. I'd say the justice department makes very clear to local authorities. If you're not going to address this issue the justice department will step in in a speedy manner and address forthrightly forthrightly democratic presidential candidate new york city mayor bill de blasio. Thank you very much for joining us on this important night on this very important subject important in new york city and the country. Thank you very much mr bank you. We'll be joined by another democratic presidential candidate senator cory booker next and later in this hour. We'll be joined by the political scientists who predicted last year's forty seat pick up by the democrats in the house long before anyone else saw that coming and she's ready the prediction above the electoral college. It's very specific. You're gonna wanna take notes. What happened to senator cory booker in the last presidential debate when he began his opening statement will not happen next time. Thank you last week. The president of the united states attacked an american city city calling it. A disgusting rat infested rodent mass. We need a nation understands that these tired old language the crowd chanting fire pantaleo got their way today. The new york city police commissioner fired officer daniel pencil who was seen on video five years ago using a chokehold on eric garner that the medical examiner said caused eric garner's death and joining our discussion now is cory booker democratic senator from new jersey presidential candidate senator booker. I just wanted to begin with the developments. In the eric garner's story today <hes> that has been five years in the making and finally we see the firing a your former mayor yourself. What is your reaction to what you saw today. Well first of all this is justice delayed and five years to come to this conclusion. It's very frustrating the process but i think the larger point that i wanna make as guy who knows the fear of being followed because of the color of your skin being pulled over that for every name we know like eric garner there are thousands we do not ah for every video that we actually see there are thousands and thousands of incidents.
"eric garner" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I may have made similar mistakes and had i made those mistakes. I would've wished i had used the arrival of backup officers to give the situation more time time to make that arrest and wished that i released my grip before it became a chokehold every time i watch that video i say to myself i self is probably all of you do too. Mr garner don't do it. Comply officer pantaleo don't do it. I said that about the decisions made by both officer pantaleo mr garner but none of us can take back hard decisions most especially when they lead to the death of another human being being an after that long preamble after thirteen minutes thirteen minutes after the police commissioner began speaking today he finally said this therefore i agree with the deputy commissioner of trials legal findings recommendations this clear that daniel pantaleo no longer effectively service in new york city police officer joining us now is billable as the mayor of new york city in a democratic presidential candidate mr mayor. Thank you very much for joining us tonight on on this important night. You're very welcome lawyers. There was a lot of talk during the presidential the debate about why haven't you fired the officer. Could you just clarify that for the audience. It's been very clear. I think to people in new york who follow this but the the lines nsima th authority in these cases and how it works absolutely lawrence so our state law says that this is something that has to be handled within the n._y._p._d. Through through a public trial due process a decision by trial judge that goes to the commissioner's recommendation and the police commissioner by state law is the only person who can ultimately act in decades and decades of new york city history no matter what a mayor says or doesn't say the only actual ability to fire era police officer after due process is in the hands of the police commissioner and by the way if you want to see the sanctity of that due process and have it hold up in the end. It's actually important that a mayor not interfere because i believe justice has been done here finally took way too long but justice has been done and now it's. It's important that this decision stick. I'm sure there's going to be an attempt to challenge it in court but it's crucial that it stick that justice be served and that we're able to move move on as a city and a nation and i have to say lawrence. You've watched these situations all around the country. This is the premier police department a nations and not so long ago it would not have been necessarily assumed that trial inside the n._y._p._d. N._y._p._d. deputy commissioner as the judge would result old in this level of accountability. That judge said no that was prohibited chokehold that was wrong and this officer should be terminated. The first stepney commissioner concurred sent that to the commissioner the commissioner concur. This is actually the process working..
"eric garner" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I can't breathe. I can't breathe. I can't i can't breathe. I can't breathe. I can't breathe. I can't believe i can't breathe. I can't breathe. I can't breathe eleven times. I can't breathe we will show you once again a portion of the video video of daniel pencil echo choking eric garner to death and i say that by way of warning because it has always been difficult to watch we will show you about twenty seconds of that video. You will hear eric garner saying i can't breathe. Four times is going to if you're and the police investigation. The medical examiner testified that the chokehold killed eric garner show. Kohl's are against n._y._p._d. Rules but the a departmental judge hearing the case found that the chokehold was acceptable for the first couple of seconds because officer pencil eos grip tip slipped accidentally according to the judge into a chokehold. It's what happened after that that killed eric garner. Here's how the police commissioner described that today. During the struggle officer pantaleo had the opportunity to readjust his grip from prohibited chokehold seles lethal alternative but did not make use of that opportunity instead even once mr gar was moved to his side on the ground with his left after arm behind his back and his right hand still open and extended officer pantaleo kept his hands clasped and maintained the focal it was for that reason and the judges finding that officer pantaleo did not tell the truth to investigators that the judge recommended that daniel pencil a._o. Be fired her recommendation. Dacian was addressed to police commissioner james o'neill who has the exclusive authority to make the final departmental decision in cases like at this stand before you today confident that i've reached the correct decision and that has certainly not made it an easy decision. I served for nearly nearly thirty four years to new york city cop before becoming police commissioner. I can tell you that i had i been in officers and to officers pantaleo situation..
"eric garner" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Kamera Carter was a black man listened Staten Island kind of neighborhood fixtures offer folks. You've lived in any big city New York. Certainly you have the people who are just I around. The Guy who runs the Bodega. The woman who sells you know beads in the park and Eric Garner was just one of those people who was known around the neighborhood for selling cigarettes so in New York City there are very very high sin taxes on cigarettes are very expensive and so once this is done is it's created a black market for cigarettes and so what people do is they drive down the states like Virginia where the taxes are much lower by cartons and cases of cigarettes than drive them back up to New York where they sell them either one or two timer buy a pack. It's a lucrative little market. It's all of this brings July. Seventeenth Twenty Fourteen Eric Garner had a few run INS with the police piece where they had either arrested him or talk to him about selling untaxed cigarettes. One of the commanding officers for the local police precinct is driving into the office Caesar people standing on a street free corner according to witnesses who were kind of supporting.
"eric garner" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of the late Eric garner is calling for the officer they say killed him to be fired after Attorney General Barr block charges against him also our series of conversations with presidential candidates continues today New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker is trying to gain traction in a field of more than twenty we're still introducing ourselves we have barely over fifty percent name recognition but when people could hear my message we tend to pop and a visit to the national high school rodeo associations big event so to get here this is I mean ma'am he is my main goal of course my horse he's gotten he's I won the state championship on him coming up here now news is first live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laxmi saying a vote on the nation's debt ceiling could be brought to the house floor next week but speaker Nancy Pelosi says before that happens Congress and the White House need to come to an agreement on the debt limit by Friday meanwhile by the majority of questions below sea face at her weekly briefing with reporters a majority of questions were about the fallout from president trump's recent racist tweet telling for Congress women of color to go back to where they came from even though they're all Americans here was below these responses were offended that he spoke in such a way that members of Congress that were offended that he says that about people across the country all the time go back where you came from and that it by its definition those words are racism while United in condemnation against trump below sea is struggling to keep house Democrats from further fragmenting over a renewed push to get president trump impeached and peers school you agree Salis says the Texas democratic sponsor of the measure want to see lawmakers vote on articles of impeachment tonight Texas democratic representative Al Green says the house chamber will consider his measure to introduce articles of impeachment against president trump this isn't the first time green try to force a vote on the issue in twenty seventeen however with the mix consensus on the issue green expects the democratically controlled chamber could move to stop further discussion or send the measure to committee consideration green says he will oppose both efforts Republicans are fervently against the move in the democratic caucus is a fully on board with the house vote on impeachment some democratic members are asking that impeachment be considered in regular order such as in a hearing before it reaches the house floor cloudy Seles NPR news Washington protests are planned in New York City later today to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Eric garner a black man who was killed during a confrontation with police when Hogan from member station W. N. Y. C. reports the demonstrations come a day after justice department officials announced they would not press charges against the New York City police officer who was involved five years ago Eric garner's final words captured on video became a rallying cry for protesters demanding greater police accountability across the country now on the anniversary of his death more protests are planned and now activists say they will begin eleven days of action acts of civil disobedience around the city beginning with one outside the home of New York City mayor bill de Blasio it's eleven days for the eleven times garner was captured on video saying she couldn't breeze activists and garner's family have one central demand fire officer Daniel Pantaleo the NYPD says it's a waiting a judge's recommendation before deciding whether or not to fire the officer for NPR news I'm going Hogan in New York the Dow is down more than fifty points to twenty seven thousand to eighty two this is NPR from KQED news I'm Brian what several cities in the South Bay saw real spikes in their homeless populations last winter according to new figures from Santa Clara counties point in time homeless count officials say homelessness in Silicon Valley continues to rise but the most dramatic increases are likely the result of under counts two years ago C. 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"eric garner" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"And we're after eric garner and there's a whole complicated explanation for that too which is really weird and and just gets to the whole the whole problem of of uh of statisticsbased policing and why why they got to change the system um because those guys for basically there to pick up eric garner no matter what and unfortunately uh you know he wasn't actually committing a crime that day and that's that's the really the root of this entire problem so why do they need to pick up their garner that day and what was it specifically eric garner they need to get somebody out there it was it just like this guy was you know indicative or they perceived him as a lynchpin that you know as they wanted to try and i guess contract you know the the spread of tompkins diller some way for the the official explanation with the police gave with that lieutenant drew by the park earlier that morning saw something mccoy that bothered him uh and then told these two knuckleheads uh uh panel way on demeke oh who were sort of like you yup detective to go back to the park and and do with this th the quote was to address specific conditions no one i heard was that uh that had seen garner standing on a street corner and then you know everybody knew who garner was living the cops were very familiar with him had had a running running with just a week before um the uh one of the things they do it again if you watched the wire you you're familiar with this process um they have they do these daily comps that meetings where uh police commanders are brought to lower manhattan and they're shown pictures of their own neighbourhoods uh and the higher up in the police department will will tell them looking at met how bad your neighborhood looks i want you to clean this up and the word was that somebody was somebody in manhattan was upset at the way the tompkins bill neighborhood looked and so everything roll downhill lieutenant uh got the work from higher up and.
"eric garner" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"To change at all but the first thing he did was put the sort of grandfather of these programmes as as as commissioner uh bill bratton and it's very much like the wire if you've watched it uh you know y w the first thing that you find out when you become mayor is that you have to satisfy a relatively small but regular revolving cast of important people in order to stay mayor and stay in power and the first thing that all these people ask for is they want increased police protection and they want and they want it in certain places and that's what that's how somebody to like build the blasier goes from being a candidate against the police to being you know somebody who deployed the police in the same way that might bloomberg did so all right so so tickets to the the actual uh arrest in the killing of eric garner is there was that that took place that day that you think broadly speaking there is a misunderstanding or a misapprehension or big one had this was one of the things that was really most shocking to me uh and one of the first things i found out when i started researching this book and and also not to digress too much i think this is kind of a a problem with three internet each journalism is that you get locked into narratives quickly because things happened so fast and the internet that all journalists have time to do is borrow from other journalists sprite so you know somebody reports eric garner is the father of five that becomes part of every story the next person reports there are was arrested trying to sell untaxed cigarettes that becomes part of the story but when you actually look at it what i found out was a eric garner wasn't even selling cigarettes that day now that is unquestionably what he did for a living and everybody connected with him we'll tell you that but he had um when i put together the time line of that death.
"eric garner" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Differences you know people feel like when when we do it there's an zero tolerance they know that that's that's when that expression comes in the play but when it happens and other neighborhoods it's like it's more of an informal social control right and he expand on that amedee because i it's it's it the idea is to harass it not to police it's literally to harass in that instance and i think you talk about garner was also a target because of his size physically and the fact that the guy was trying to make money for his family and he just didn't dress very well yeah i mean there's another factor so the whole theory of broken windows leafing upon which a lot of use of these ideas are predicated an which were like almost all uh american law enforcement uh innovation that started here in new york um broken window who's who's idea that you you you crackdown on major crime by by going after the in what they call the visible fans of disorder so you're looking at people who uh who are tricking out of a and open container were riding the wrong way a by a writing their bicycles from we've got a sidewalk or urinating in an alley or selling untaxed cigarettes in the theory is that if you aggressively uh pursue those kinds of offenses than people will uh a be afraid to bring a gun out uh outside because they're going to be afraid to be picked up for something stupid an end up with a felony charge that since then threw up the river for five years um and be just uh it allows the police to gather intelligence because you have basically probable cause to to stop people question people uh pat them down and find out who their known in known associates are because you're you're asking questions about who your hanging out with so it was this huge um uh law enforcement tool uh this new strategy and it was based on the idea of going after the minor person and eric garner just was he couldn't possibly been more perfectly representative in wh.
"eric garner" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Um but i should say that having you know twenty years ago been on the street in on ludlow street back before it was anything but a residential area and uh there was a half done of a dozen of us coming out of a comedy club we got busted with a joint uh two or three of us had to go down to the two we got tickets with the cops words perfectly nice to us they gave his ticket went down to the the city hall nothing happened that was it how is that was airway of basically saying look we know there's a lot of like young people coming down here to party which wants to take it easy you know are opposed to like called all right yeah exactly exactly and and and there to the heart of of the entire issue because if you listen to conservative media about this um you know what they'll say is a wide in the guy just comply when he was arrested why don't you just go along with it at a lot of it has to do with exactly the sort of this informal difference in the way that certain things are treated right like you know if eric garner was walking around that he's he's selling untaxed cigarettes and he's cells the fifty cent cigarette to somebody and a and a police officer season that's likely going to end up being a real summons or a real arrest at whereas you know you might get pulled over for actually having wediat it or you know real drugs or um you know somebody in a in a nightclub might be also buying loose cigarettes and police will know about it not do anything about it systematically and that's that's the difference.
"eric garner" Discussed on Fresh Air
"It sounds relatively harmless but if you here at the other way on its traumatising and i think that's that's the whole difference here it's that's a difference of perception and that's that's the problem is that for for most white americans we have no conception of of how this this these tactics play out um your white an era coroner's black the community he lived in with predominantly black did being white of factor ability one way or another to get the full story sure absolutely it was it was harder for to get people to trust me to talk about the story and as i went on and did the research i went through periods where i thought to myself is it even appropriate for me as a white person to tell the story may beyond the wrong person to be doing this but as i thought about this i realized that this is a white story as well as a black store through the reality is that eric garner died at the hands of real a police force and a criminal justice system that were designed entirely by white people uh for the most part and so this is not just a story about eric garner in the neighborhood that he lived in that was predominantly black it's also a story about the city bureaucracy and the law enforcement apparatus and the criminal justice system which is a white story as well so i think it's important for white reporters ultimately to own uh you know some of the responsibility for telling me stories because it's it's our story to an in a in a in a con a terrible way.
"eric garner" Discussed on Fresh Air
"My guest is matt taibbi author of the new book i can't breathe about the life and death of eric garner is a contributing editor rolling stone after we take a short break we'll talk about how garner made a living selling smuggled cigarettes and the street we'll also talk about the police officer who choked him and the legal battle that followed i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this podcast in the following message comes from leesa an innovative mattress company that has completely improved the traditional mattress buying experience the american made leesa mattress is comprised of three premium foam layers that provide cooling contouring and pressure relief ordered simply online you can now visit any westbound store to try before you buy goto l e e s a dot com and use the promo code npr to receive a hundred dollars off eric aren't had done prison time in the past for selling crack and he was determined not to go back to jail for crack an he needed some kind of income men that's how he ended up selling lucy's witcher loose smuggled cigarettes explain how that business works and why i was dead decent business for him i mean in terms of the amount of money he was helping to me yes sir eric garner with selling untaxed cigarettes and the reason he was able to do that is because new york city during the regime of mayor mike bloomberg had raised of the taxes on cigarettes to an extraordinary level i think it was up to fourteen dollars a pack at one point.
"eric garner" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Uh tower condominium complexes not far from this park were garner was doing his business and suddenly as soon as those condos went up the police started claim by almost every day and people who had never seen police we know for months now that we're seeing them every day and the tiniest transactions were attracting the attention of of law enforcement and this was a huge part of the calculus with our garner because my theory about this is is that he would never have been in the situation where he was being constantly pursued by the police if there were not expensive real estate developments across the street he was exactly the kind of person that they were trying to get rid of in order to make this more expensive real estate suggest before eric garner was choked he had broken up a fight describe what happened in that fight and what garnered to break it up right and this is a key part of the story i probably talked to twenty or twentyfive people who were there that day not a single person i spoke to said that they had seen eric garner selling a cigarette in the hours preceding this incident garner was actually feeling unwell he had gone to a bathroom in a in an office across the street he came out of the bathroom and there was a disagreement in the park basically one man had said something about another man's daughter and there was a fight the fights happen fairly regularly booed garner one of his roles in that neighborhood was to break up fights because fights attracted police used to say he tried to keep the block from getting hot that was his expression so he went he broke up this fight between these two characters.
"eric garner" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Eric garners last words were i can't breathe can garner said eleven times i can't breathe while he was put in a chokehold and thrown to the ground by police officers and a street in staten island and july 17th 2014 the coroner's report said the cause of death was homicide d to compression of neck compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police i can't breathe became a rallying cry demonstrations protesting police brutality and the killing of black men by police garner is famous for how he died but few people know much about his life mattaya be is the author of the new book i can't breathe about garners life his gaffe the legal battles that followed and the policing policies that have led to the outrage expressed by the black lives matter movement one of tapie's previous books the divide was about the inequities between how the rich and the poor are dealt with by the american justice system is a contributing editor at rolling stone and covered the trump presidential campaign mezei be welcome to fresh air why did you want to right of that eric garner i didn't want to write a by eric garner i had no intention of of writing this book actually um uh what happened was uh on the day that the grand jury decided not to indict daniel panel who's the police officer involved in the infamous incident in which garner died on wednesday that they decided not to indict him uh there was a fury here in the city and there are a lot of protests and i live not far from staten island sort of curiosity i just decided to go over to the neighborhood were garner lived.
"eric garner" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Support for this npr podcast in the following message come from state farm helping american's who struggle with their finances by giving them the tools help an education they need to take control of their money find out more at let's start today dot com state farm here to help life go right from the view each why why in philadelphia i'm cheri gross swift fresh air today the life and death of eric garner we talked with matt taibbi about his new book whose title i can't breathe comes from garner spinal words as he was choked and thrown to the ground by police officers the cell phone video of his death led demonstrators protesting police brutality to chant i can't three this is not just a story about eric garner in the neighborhood that he lipton that was predominantly black it's also a story about the city bureaucracy and the law enforcement apparatus and and the criminal justice system in addition to talking to garners family and neighbours taybe tattoo police officers about how leeson policing policy is affected them i tried not to make it this sort of broadside against the police i i genuinely believe that the police sir somewhat in a in an impossible position that's coming up on fresh air in 2014 we all heard this the united states of america is changing its relationship with the people of cuba but cubans heard something else although as i also when you're going to implement the closing door an end to their special status and the race was on how a ninety mile journey by sea became a three thousand mile trip by lent find rather lengthy on the npr one app or wherever you get your podcasts.