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Fresh update on "george floyd" discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast
"But what about elections? All stuff from Johnson has just like completely further undermine the legitimacy of the Lord's in the eyes of sensible people and it's it's a bloody. Chamber anyway, and it usually boxed style after it does this sort of minor challenge of the government every single time. So I reckon like, let let the existing law, keep the on titles and you know their husbands and wives and children can keep those but force them to sound for election. If they want to keep legislating and I'm afraid in my view, the same would go gawky in John's is editor of politics dot UK quiz about Scottish politics last week's new European. Hidden in yet he did for Maniacs Proud by skorean commendable zero. Welcome. Hi. Yeah. I mean I on just like I an just shifted quizzes. It's not just Scottish history that I know nothing about it's pretty much anything that isn't current Vazza complex. So it wasn't that unusual route. New really hate them done because I've been on stage with your next to you take a quiz and not Michael. It's okay. So I'm in the West by. Like I am super super quiz. Also, like people expect me to be quite good at them. So I they just have to do with the obvious failure. I have to deal with sort of the look of disappointment on everyone's face whenever it comes up. So we'll pop quiz. Atari, will the an even when I'm right I kind of get it right there was a very embarrassing moment in a pub quiz like four years ago when they asked the question about bat women. and. I. Feel A is it man I actually know the answer to this question? This is going to be my moment and then they gave the wrong answer they gave the answer you know. Who is this car reading Mega Tobacco Nokia my friends knows I'm GONNA fucking. Do this and young I'm going to do this now dot com stance I stood up and I was now I'm sorry that's wrong. That's actually back go and who is thinking is like the moment that I've won the point but lost in every other way. What did you make this week of the fifth deciding to scrap its racist Algorithm for Processing Visa Applications? Is Racist I. Mean You can argue is is on the corner TEAC, use the data that they used for that domestic policies who, for instance, they conduct raids against certain nationalities and incorporate that into a traffic by system for visa reprisals, and this is part of the reason that you know if you know any sort of stunning friends you'll find. When they have a wedding and then by family. Found in never given the visas note it's come. If you've got Nigerian friends, the same kind of thing happens because regardless of the individual's to purchase of your case, you come from a country that has a red line. Is backed off before he gets cold. And an in that I mean the homeowner's claim. Accepting any of the arguments made but then made another statement will make sure there's no unconscious bias you're going forward like basically they did tacitly concede it. It's important to know not just for the content of it but just for the fact that it was a judicial review in the government as it did before, you know Chris Grading to get rid of judicial review on David Cameron government has got its is on judicial review and the reason that they want to get rid of it. I mean it's quite easy for them to do must be fucking idea what it it's the reason they want to get rid of. Cases like this helps you keep on the government on the straight and narrow hold them to account. So you the case others you think this is exactly why they would rather get rid of this mechanism needs. She has advised campaigns for Joe, Biden, Emmanuel Macro, and the former NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmusen she's an expert in the ways information can miss shape democracies and this week she publishes a new book deep fakes at the Info clips, what you urgently need to know. Hi Nina hirose. We talk about book in Moody Minute but it's amazing. The current you're writing about the king of Jordan. Floyd. which only happened in June how much rewriting did you have to do while? I was on a crazy deadline I had a six week scheduled to write the book which was insane because shortly after I started that we went into lockdown I had a daughter who is six months old and then we lost our ninety. So that was interesting. But Regards to George Floyd. Own of that started unfolding justice is about to send my final manuscript off and the interesting thing was that I kind of. Talked about some of the things that were gonNA happen saying that might happen. So it'd be talking about race relations in how video with any kind of link to police brutality could set off this huge movement in the United States around the world enjoyed happened. So it was really like the tax was already ready and then I just had to go in and put it in. So it didn't actually require a lot of rewriting. Just. Don't write a book in six weeks with a six month old. We learned from Reuters on Monday that the US UK trade documents that were for the two thousand, nine, hundred election were hacked directly from the email account of Liam Fox by the orphans. Lead. Send amount of credence to the is sees report Russian interference doesn't have. Absolutely I mean to me I am just stunned that there is credible people actually saying that Russian firms didn't really happen in the UK. I've been tracking Russian interference in kind of West democracies starting with the invasion of Ukraine and what happened in Georgia about two, thousand, eight onwards so to think that. Has not been interfered with Russian people thinking that is nonsense and Liam Fox email. I, am shocked you know I'm really really shocked figures in two thousand sixteen when all the Pizza Gate happened when version hackers hacked into John Podesta's emails and the DNC they did the same thing you know they did this for years ago. So really our minister should have a more secure email access. The fact that they didn't after they knew what had happened in the United States is just stunning Stupidity Really This week, we talked to need know about the new code wars, information and stories behind book plus brain drains to the plane Spain and Germany and. New Research Shows Brexit is find an.
Amendment to disband Minneapolis police will not appear on November ballot
"After the Charter Commission voted to review the amendment for 90 days, the Minneapolis City Council's proposal to remove the requirement for a police force will not be on the November ballot. Councilmember stated it was an attempt to take the first step to reimagine policing in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, One of the five council members behind the amendment did not mince words and reacting to the commission's tend to five vote, Jeremiah Ellison said. In a democracy the people decide but I guess today the charter commission decided otherwise. Those who voted against the DeLay said it was their responsibility to submit a recommendation and allow the voters to decide. Commissioner Alger Road, Isaacson. Our role here is not to safeguard the City Council amendment from the charter. Multiple commissioners criticized the City Council for Capacity, haste in a lack of community engagement. He also said there needed to be more voter education and public input, especially from black activists and community leaders. In the South. Metro Sloan Martin News talk, a 30 W. C CEO in a serious of Tweets council president Lisa Banda wrote that the vote was disappointing and creates barriers to change. But she says it will not stop their work to what she calls reimagine public safety in
FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul
"Agents including Swat team served a search warrant at the home of Youtube Star Jake Paul on Wednesday the F. B. I. executed the search warrant starting at six am at the Calabasas California mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation. FBI spokeswoman Laura Miller said in a statement a judge has sealed search warrant affidavit and Miller said, she could not reveal the nature of the investigation or the person it was served on. Paul's Richard Sean failed confirmed the home was. We understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake's Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out of state Schoenfeld said on an email we are still gathering information and will cooperate with the investigation. Video. From local television news helicopters showed agents gathering several rifles from the sprawling property where the boxing ring and a hot tub in the backyard that appears in many of Paul's recent youtube videos. A SWAT team initially entered the property I Miller said, no arrests were made police in Scottsdale Arizona on. Wednesday. said, they were dismissing charges of criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly there against Paul and two others so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed, but they may be refiled later. Paul had been charged there when he appeared on video in June inside a Scottsdale Mall that big crowd of people that broken into looting stores. Paul said in subsequent Youtube video that he had only been looking for people protesting the death of George. Floyd and he did not take part in any of the destruction. Paul twenty-three has over twenty million followers on his youtube channel, which features stunts, pranks, stories from his personal life and more recently music videos. He rose to fame on the short video APP vine and spent two years as an actor on the Disney Channel Show. Bizarre is older brother Logan Paul has a similar youtube channel with even more followers. Neighbors have complained to media outlets for several years about the stunts Jake Paul is pulled on the property for his Youtube Channel. Last month. calabasas. Mayor Alicia. Weintraub harshly criticized him after video emerged of dozens of people at a party at his home amid the coronavirus outbreak with no apparent masks or social
Commission stalls on amendment to dismantle Minneapolis PD
"Panel in the city of Minneapolis, says it needs more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the police Department. That ends the possibility that voters would get to decide the issue in November. There have been calls to dismantle that Minneapolis Police Department Since the death of George Floyd in police custody back on Memorial Day. Theo
Minneapolis may defund police
"Maybe on the way for the police department in Minneapolis as a commission considers de funding it this in the city where George Floyd, a black man was killed in police custody. Most of the City Council supports the idea, saying it would replace a trouble department with a more holistic and public health oriented approach to public safety. The 15 member volunteer commission will decide what to do, and if the idea makes it to the November ballot, voters would get the final say Floyd's death sparked global protest over police brutality and racism. Alison
Commission stalls on amendment to dismantle Minneapolis PD
"A Minneapolis commission says it needs Mohr time to review a City Council amendment. To dismantle the police department in the wake of George Floyd's death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November. The charter Commission has expressed concern At the process to change the city's charter has been rushed. Some commissioners said they were Mork concerned with making the right changes rather than making them fast. The amendment would replace the police department with the Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention that backers say would take a more holistic approach. That approach hasn't been fully defined.
Commission stalls on amendment to dismantle Minneapolis PD
"Ah panel in Minneapolis says it will need more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the local police department. This means voters will not be wing in on the issue this fall. City's charter commission voiced concern that a process to dismantle the department was being rushed in some commissioner said they were more concerned with making the right changes rather than making them fast. The proposed amendment came amid widespread criticism of the department after the killing of George Floyd. If approved, the amendment would replace the police Department with a Department of community safety and violence prevention that backers say would take a more holistic
"We're bringing you a quick concentrated hit of all things black this week, we're playing six degrees of black separation in honor of President Obama's birthday. We're celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Mo better blues with Spike Lee ranked and and I turn to astrologer Dana Lynne knuckles to see. If the stars can explain why our friendship is. So dysfunctional it's packed week Ya and on today's episode, we're talking to hip hop photographer Mel d Cole who's gone from capturing subjects Ciza, most deaf and tyler the Creator to documenting those protesting on the front lines for change he tells us why he feels like the pictures he's taken this year are some of the most important images he'll ever take a really special episode we hope you like it. This year the black lives matter protests and uprisings have garnered unprecedented numbers and attention popular hip hop photographer. Mill Deco has shifted his lens from music to documenting the movement from the front lines. Today joins us to discuss his experiences as a photo journalist and reveals which image he hopes will go down in history keep watching this is the not Mel, D Cole started his journey as a photographer in two thousand two with a disposable camera, and since then his work has been featured in esquire rolling stone and Fader Magazine's known for documenting the hip hop scene. Cole has been the resident photographer for the roots and he's also shot fifty cents beyond say and chance the rapper. He's also published a book of his earlier works titled Great Photographs of Hip Hop in the current climate. Coal is now focusing on photo journalism in the streets documenting this store time of social unrest. Mouth. Thank you so much for joining us today. Really happy to have you. Happy to be here. Pandemic has halted work for a lot of creative people. Affect you as hip hop photographer. Oh, shoot affected me in ways where everything just completely stopped I work a lot with Trey Songz. Like. A few weeks after that roots picnic, every festival everything has just completely I had. No work and it was like now, what am I gonNA? Do to support my family and e s had to pivot and you moved into photo journalism which in this environment you know is a is a choice he talk about that decision to pick up the camera in a different way I've always done street photography. So it of came naturally get back out there and shoot industries and couple months. Later you know the protests started and George Floyd died and I had a call accident within myself after talking with another photographer by the name of dollars and he basically expired was already inside of me called me to excellent. I'll even saying the words the Time magazine cover his first one was. I crave I desire to win. You know either have a photo inside in Time magazine talks about the moment that you decided that you needed to be out there on the frontlines documenting this movement. There is no way for me to do it except for being the friends I feel like I to give. To give it to the world and use platforms to show people what's going on in expect my photos have the impact that they did took the first photo. There we went viral and got close twenty, five, thousand likes and. Comments and it was really unexpected for me and that really. Kept me motivated I mean I know you've probably been out there capturing kind of some of the viruses curb have been subject to it absolutely within the first week. Got Attacked by the COPS. Beat tons of for life maybe twenty seconds or so and they realized that. I wasn't. A threat. Just, protesting counter protests for people that were protecting. Columbus Christopher. Columbus statue in. South. Philly within moments of getting their man punched me in the face. Right over the back. Before he punched me looked me in the I. Get outta here and boy I mean I see the violence I've become a this I never thought becomes a part of it. You know. It's all
A Look at Police Body Cam Technologies, and Where They Fall Short
"The nationwide protests over the killing of George, Floyd brought many things alight from racial inequality to police brutality. One issue that's come back to the forefront is whether or not police body cams are effective tools to hold officers accountable. I'm Roger Jiang. This is your daily charge with me senior video producer Butch Kerry who was a video out today discussing this various you welcome bridget. Thanks for having me. So body cameras really spiked popularity with the police back between fourteen talk about what really sparked this move answer where we are today yeah. It really began with Michael Brown because when he was shot by a white police officer in two thousand fourteen, there was no video footage to show it happened in the officer didn't face charges. So the family came out and Please request thought you know there's a movement that police can wear body cameras that was pushed even further by President Obama also saying that this should be the change for the future. Then there were federal grant setup to help departments pay for them. So you did have this big increase in police departments trying to help their relationship with the community and saying, Hey, we're going to have body cameras now but I mean that was present fourteen and I feel like we're still at the same place which. Is why I wanted to do this report and look into how do they work and why are we still at the same place and it really comes down to how different departments are using the cameras zero zillion talk a little bit about that and just to give our listeners a sense of how broadly there used. I, know you mentioned those grants to the Justice Department awarded place apartments in thirty states more than twenty three, million dollars for body Cam. So how many police officers actually use them? That the data right now, when you look at the statistics, it's looking like about half of our nation right now has officer some way or another obviously is hard to be exactly of small apartments, large departments but right now the idea looks like about half the country has law enforcement wearing some kind of camera or has tested out cameras some. In some way I, mean issues basic the you have officers wear cameras people will change their behavior when they know they're being recorded right there's more trust now when they're when there's a cameras more accountability these really lofty goals for one piece attack at there have been a few snags along the way. Of them being cost of storage because you have all these officers recording when they come into a situation every day. So figure, every officer has maybe three or four hours of recording everyday they have to store in the cloud. Well, how long are they storing that and how much is needing to be saved It's all different depending on every single up police department. So sometimes, it's months sometimes years and you're looking at costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. One department only had five police officers in the little town of Nebraska, and they were looking at something around fifteen grand. A year and this is like not folk is not feasible for every department to pay this because those those grants we talked about they don't cover ongoing storage costs. So some departments have been pulled out of using them because they don't see it's it's useful for them to be paying for it because the storage storage is definitely issued cost is an issue. These unforeseen costs are a real. Red Flag but bring it back to you know the ultimate idea that these cameras were supposed to bring accountability and to prove relations with the community was twenty and we're still protesting about police brutality Take things are worse than they ever are they have been. So what happened how did they fail to accomplish that goal? I wouldn't call them an outright failure, but it certainly is a failure in A. Couple of aspects one It goes back to how these tools are being used for one A officers have the ability for the most part right now to start and stop the recording on their own because they they really feel like you should have that kind of freedom. Do you really want a camera to be always turned on in every instance? No not when you're visiting someone at the hospital Having a private conversation or just you know having your lunch that said, what are the punishments if you don't hit that record button when you were supposed to or finding that there isn't a lot of incentive to do the right thing or I should say you know punishment if you miss a recording when you're supposed to at least that's what a lot of the researchers I talked to were saying that. If if you don't activate your camera, you know what's the consequence for that That's that's one area that's missing. Other area that that's missing is how can the public get access to this footage to be accountable? You countless studies have been done, and most recently they looked at all the studies and said, all right. What's the data we're seeing that there are fewer complaints against police officers. That's a good thing. We're seeing that police officers have footage to say, Hey, look I was justified that this was a false complaint against me. Great cameras are showing the truth in different aspects but a cameras show every angle of the story that happened and the cameras only as good as being able to release the footage. So some researchers I talked to said. We WanNA. See more data on can the public access when they want to receive some change now in New York City the mayor said that anytime now there is an incident where someone killed or seriously injured they will release footage but for a while there was this law that said, they don't have to release anything. We'll as a camera that you know. So so that's really the problem. I it comes down to not having a uniformed a set of rules or standards on win. This footage can be released in how it can be used. To the point of consistency, you mentioned New York City Mayor de Blasio a changes law he's fairly alone. He's he's sort of serve an isolated case right? Because the the rules are very greatly I don't think there's any kind of national mandate to be more transparent about when they released this footage ride, we're starting to see changes win the public points, their camera at a situation and out that officers didn't have their cameras turned on over in. Louisville when there was a shooting at the restaurant owner those officers who did not activate. Their cameras were put on leave a might my questions are okay they're put on leave but they're suspended. Where are you know the the more serious deterrence there? You know what's happening people are losing their jobs over it out win when government realized that the spotlight's on them you know but we have to look at what's going on in terms of using them. There is some technology though that is kind of starting to change that part of it like having a camera automatically turn on when it senses something's happening it could be win a Taser guns pulled out of a holster. It could be also not so serious like when it detects a police vehicle going at a certain speed or detects other kind of check marks author software so that Way If an officer is in the heat of the moment and can't remember to turn on their camera. It does it for them There's also talk about live streaming. So some of the cameras are able to have a superior back at home base tap into what that officer is seen in real time. That is a great advantage. When something serious is going down, they get a real time feedback. But. It's something that they're also can be push back with with police unions going wait a second I don't want someone seeing what I'm doing all times I don't live streaming only a few departments really have started to use livestream I. Think Cincinnati was one of the first that used the teaser brand of version of livestream on their cameras, and that was just February so very early for that technology but there's a lot of talk about that.
Seattle police chief says protesters targeted her home, urges city council to ‘stand up for what is right’
"Including Salis. Now the chief of police in Seattle's urging the City Council to tell protesters toe stop visiting the homes of elected officials and others during debates over reducing funding for police. Chief Carmen Best, wrote a letter to the council after protesters showed up at her home over the weekend. Best said council members needed forcefully called for the end of the tactics. Protesters recently appeared outside the homes of Mayor Jenny Durkan and some people on the city council is demonstrations continued following the police of The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Authorities assuring best her family and
Leaked video shows moments before George Floyd death
"Video video has has emerged emerged this this morning morning showing showing the the minutes minutes before before George George Floyd's Floyd's death death on on a a Minneapolis Minneapolis ST. ST. CBS CBS News News correspondent correspondent Jeff Jeff The The Gays Gays says says the the police police body camera video was leaked. And it's not easy to watch for the first time to leak body camera videos show the encounter with George Floyd. From the officer's perspective, Anyone officer Thomas Layne confronts Floyd trying to get him out of an SUV, a gun aimed in his direction. Now. Later in the footage, Floyd drops to the ground. His officers lead him toward a squad car. The other video, which was also published by the daily Mail dot com, appears to come from the body camera worn by rookie officer Alexander King. Those four officers involved in Floyd's death have been fired. They've all been charged in the death of Floyd. It is not known how London's daily Mail Got its hands on the new body Cam video.
Trump casts doubt on mail voting while his campaign promotes it
"So we have a new phenomena. It's called mail in voting. We you send your. Zillow wall terms of the kind of millions and millions of ballots I'd never. Big? Issue the. Bigger, massively, bigger voting by mail has become a huge issue for president trump's reelection campaign president, trump talks about his lack of confidence in the system all the time, even though his own campaign is encouraging voting by mail that came up in his axios, on HBO interview, with Cheap Political correspondent Jonathan Swan, honestly don't understand this topic with regard. The Republican Party has an extremely well-funded vote by mail program. You'll campaign puts out emails telling people to vote. By Mauro, daughter-in-law, lower trump. She'd row causing California saying it's safe and secure mail inviting. Margaret Talev is our White House in politics editor. She's been studying this issue of what Americans including the president think about and votes. The President is certainly trying to whip up concerns that say absentee or mail and opportunities are rife with fraud. There's really no evidence to suggest that that's true. But what are the rest of Americans thinking one important thing to start with will overwhelmingly people want vote by mail or they at least one absentee voting across party lines Republicans as well. Support Absentee voting. But again, there are some states where you need a reason to. To cast the absentee ballot, there are some states where mail in voting is not an option, and so it's really a mixed bag. Here's the second thing you need to know the most recent axios Ipsos poll comes out today in in it. Americans are sharply divided on whether or not. They think voting in person is dangerous and a pandemic we found the Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to worry about voting in person. That's like going to the voting booth on election day casting a ballot, nearly two thirds of Democrats saying that they think it's It's a larger moderate risk independence or not far behind their right up there with them. Instead that leads us to the third thing. You need to know about this issue, just because many Democrats and independents say they're worried about voting doesn't mean they won't vote the recent protests are good example of how this could play out. That's absolutely what we saw in the demonstrations earlier in the spring, we saw the very same people were out demonstrating, telling us in the poll much more. So than everyone else that they thought that it was risky to protest so. So the question is, do you think it's worthwhile? Is it worth the risk that you're taking and another question is, do you feel that you can protect yourselves with things like a mask and gloves in the case of those protests over the killing of George Floyd we disproportionally those demonstrators say they were masking up? So if people are motivated to vote and they believe that their vote is worth taking a risk and they believe that they can mitigate their risk with the mask and gloves or with going in person early, they're much more likely to vote.
Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd arrest and death
"New footage of George Floyd's arrest and death have been leaked. The video is from the body cameras of two police officers involved in the arrest. CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff The Gaze has the details of footage from Alexander King's body Cam. It It shows shows Floyd Floyd resisting resisting the the officer's officer's attempt attempt to to place place him him in in the the squad squad car. car. You You hear hear him, him, pleaded pleaded I I don't don't have have the the car front. Also in the video fired former officer Derrick Show Vin, who's now been charged with second degree murder. Assumed as Floyd hits the pavement, You see show van's gloved hands on him and a neon Floyd's neck with a crowd gathering. The body camera video shows King taking Floyd's pulse. According to prosecutors, he couldn't find one. A video was obtained by the Daily Mail
British tabloid leaks bodycam videos from George Floyd's death
"The Minnesota Court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body cam footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd. The Daily Mail today published parts of the video from to Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest back on May 25th Hennepin County judge last month Allowed journalists and members of the local public to view the footage by appointment only, but has not yet ruled on a motion by a coalition of news organizations seeking public access to the
What Has Changed Since George Floyd
"Protests against racial injustice are motivating some political candidates to take on challenging races. In the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona Democrats are targeting a predominantly white district that has been held by Republicans for nearly a decade. Steve Goldstein from member station Cage's reports. That ethics violations committed by the incumbent could make the race more competitive. Arizona six Congressional district is centered in Scottsdale. Its residents are highly educated, affluent and early 75% white Congressman David Schweikert was reelected by double digits here in 2018. But Schweickart had been under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, and on Thursday he admitted to 11 violations and agreed to pay $50,000 fine Schweickart perspective. Opponents immediately pounced on the news. Here's Democrat Anita Malik. There's a part of me that's glad that we finally have closure to this investigation, but it is so infuriating to see him simply get off with a slap on the wrist. Even before acknowledging the ethics violations, Schweiker was already expected to face an intense general election campaign, in part because of an electorate that wants more action on combating racial injustice. One of the Democrats. Looking to challenge him is African American businessman Carl Gentles. While he believes many here are worried about education and jobs, he says, the killing of George Floyd has led to more direct conversations about racial injustice in the district has seen before. While George, Florida's African American I am an African American, and certainly I can see myself my son, my father, my brother in the face of George Floyd beneath that. Officers NI. I think people can see their own family members, no matter what race they are in the face of tourist Floyd Tianna Chander is one of those people Gentles is describing. She moved into the district eight years ago. Rallies and protests illustrated for her the dramatic need to find solutions. Chandler is middle aged and white. It's not okay to just be silent anymore, and we've got to figure out what the heck got us to this point and how we can try and sort of turned the tide and get rid of some of that racism. Hate Willingness to look the other way when things that we know what an OK continue to happen. Schweickart has been silent on race related topics. But the changing political environment since the killing of George Floyd may force him to talk about them. Erica County, which accounts for 60% of arrows on his population, has seen a clear shift toward more progressive voting in 2018 that included pushing Kirsten cinema to US Senate victory, becoming the first Democrat to win in arrows in a Senate race in nearly 25 years. But it's not just that Phoenix is growing rapidly, more diverse as Quentin James He's the founder and president of collective Pack, which is focused on electing African Americans across the country. There are a ton of suburban white women who are seeing these videos and wondering If those votes for Donald Trump in 2016. If don't do that, again, Republican consultant stand Barnes understands why Democrats are generally optimistic about 2020 here but says it's misplaced in the Phoenix suburbs. I do not think the racially charged politics that we're living in that the moment plays favorably for the Democratic nominee. In that congressional district, in part that it's so overdone, and I think voters are numb to that kind of play. But Quentin James believes that voters now more than any other time in recent history, are looking to choose the best candidate. Whatever color they are part of what folks One also know is Do you hear me? And are you going to fight for me? And it doesn't take white voters to get white candidates just to do that, or Blackwater's only looking for black answer. I think that's the core question, James says. As candidates of color are becoming more common, voters are increasingly more comfortable with choosing them to bring about changes many in the public are calling for for NPR news. I'm Steve Goldstein in Phoenix.
Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong
"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. It's essential that we do all the right things to keep our bodies healthy inside tracker is the ultra personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood GNA and lifestyle to help you optimize your body from the inside out transform your body's data into meaningful insights and a customized action plan. Back recommendations you need to reach your goals. Are you ready to take control of your health and wellness journey unlock the power of your potential with inside tracker get twenty five percents off today at inside track or dot com slash listen. America's recent protests against racism and police brutality have drawn much interest in the Middle East. Some people have reacted with shock some with Schadenfreude. For others though America's unrest was an opportunity to discuss the problems with race in their own countries. Most Arab states have a black minority, each of which faces its own discrimination. The worst treatment though is reserved for migrants. There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.
Federal agents, officers head to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee as Operation Legend expands
"Department this week said it would expand a federal initiative called Operation Legend and send 100 federal agents and officers to Detroit, Cleveland, Ohio in Milwaukee. But some big city mayors have expressed concerns pointing to the aggressive use of federal forces in Portland, Oregon. Amid weeks of protests, some violent over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
Wendy Osefo on the Black Lives Matter protests, and the 2020 election
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate. On this episode. A have a conversation with Wendy Osafo when he is a political commentator and a professor of education at Johns. Hopkins. University, she also served on the Obama Administration's anti-poverty initiative when he joins me to talk about everything from the current political climate to the recent black lives matter protests. We also discussed recent polling of the twenty twenty presidential election, and of course, many many failings of the trump administration. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Wendy Assefa. Welcome to the broadcast. Thank you for having me. I really wanted to talk to you about this moment in history because I saw a tweet, the other day that really got my attention I think it was from Congresswoman Anna Presley and she said that the civil rights movement didn't in it didn't end and that we're living right now it's ongoing and I think that that's pretty you know accurate what's happening in the streets with black lives matter protests you know what do you think this moment actually means I think this moment right now is a defining moment in our country. And our nation I think that what we have to realize is that without cameras, this has been the backdrop of the lives of black people for years is just so happens that the death of George Floyd was videotaped but this has happened so many times in enough is enough I was told people you know I'm so happy that black lives matter has become a battle cry that people more aware about now in twenty twenty but I remember marching when black lives matters started before was even Hashtag with the death of Trayvon Martin it was the death and killing trayvon Martin that. Ignited the hash black lives matter and so I say all that to say, you know the civil rights movement was a time that we look to as a historic time society and we came through that as a nation but it hasn't ended because just evolved in different ways, and that's what people have to understand and I'm just so excited to see different faces, different races, different backgrounds really fighting now because it's going to take our nation to come together as one in order for us to end systemic racism. Now you're absolutely right it has evolved right? That's the perfect word. For it and when I think about you know what you just said marching when Trayvon Martin was murdered a movement was kind of in its infancy. But what I think is really interesting now is the reaction from conservatives now that people are marching around the world for black lives matter they their reactions were really extreme Ryan, I mean it's like splashed holy water on them like what do you think that they think black lives matter actually means what does it mean to them? You hear people saying like not in my town you're not gonNA bring black lives matter into Maya. Town. Yeah I think is really interesting in the way I. Answer. This question may actually be controversial I think that they are very clear what black lives matter means I think they are very clear but black lives matter stands for, but they don't want to accept what black lives matters means because if they do that means that they are accepting that this country's inherently racist and that's the truth and as uncomfortable truth we are saying black lives matter because black lives are the ones that are under attack were saying black lives matter because the statistics show that black and Brown children in schools are treated differently. That's why we're seeing black. Lives matter but you see it's not just black lives. Matter is black lives matter because black lives have been treated as less than for so many years in this country. So I think that conservatives are fully aware of what this means I think that is willful ignorance for them to say, no black lives with not only to accept that is not the Hashtag that the issue is the premise of the Hashtag doesn't issue and I think that when we're having these conversations with people, these are people who are elected Congress people they're pretty smart. You know they're pretty erudite nature, and so you know these are the same. Individuals who say because they're conservatives that a baby's life matters at the beginning of Jess station. You don't have to come out of the womb for your life to matter but soon as your created your life matters and therefore they're against abortion. So if they're able to understand that a baby's life matters at the beginning of creation than I'm pretty sure that they're competent enough to understand that black lives matter because black lives are the ones under
YNAB for Good
"A couple of weeks ago, we. Yeah a little while ago, we took a step back. And in light of some of the horrific events that have taken place of late spurred specifically by the killing of George Floyd. We took a look at what we could do to help. And You know I'll be honest. I at first. Maybe maybe a lot of people experienced this. At first I mean I I just thought, will you? What are we supposed to do? As a business I thought. What is a business even supposed to? Do you know this is like? This is for people, not businesses. It's not. You can't really say that you know, but. That cross my mind and then My next thought hold. My business were tiny or just this tiny little thing. We are so tiny. What can we do? And I didn't really feel like there was a lot. We could do at first, but. Not Having to sit on it very long. I realize well. There's one thing that we as a business do very very well, and that is that we help people. Gain control their money. We help people make better financial decisions. We help them do the things they should with their money and also get the things they want with their money. And we can't, we can't solve all the other issues, but we can help. People make better decisions so. We an initiative that I wanted to put out on the podcast as well. and. This initiative is initiative sounds transient like. It's going away. You know, but this is not going away. This is going to be around as long as Abbas around, and it's called lineup for good. And you can re all about wine APP DOT com slash good. The idea is that If there is a nonprofit organization. That works specifically with marginalized communities. that. Also has as part of their. You know a component of their work, some kind of financial training financial literacy financial stability. We want to make why now available free to the people that you serve. So. That's it so you just right in apply and apply makes it sound harder than it is, but you'll fill out a form. We WanNA. Make sure that you are legit because we want to be legit, but beyond that if you're working in an area where you're specifically focused on these marginalized communities that we, we'd like to help if we can if you think we can. And The team has fired up about it. We already have partnered with. Dozens at this point. Of Organizations, and we are ready to give as many licenses as you need. I
"george floyd" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"If if you do an armed, if somebody pushes you, and you grab their wrists, plunder their armed each. Turn them around and throw your arm around their neck. And then you lock it in. And I don't even have to apply fifty percent pressure, and you're gonNA. You're GONNA pass out. If I have I have if I have it locked in meaning the to carotid arteries. Then you have these you know. Atrache hold is always banned because it's so sensitive in dangerous. You know if you look at the face of George Floyd I mean it's pinned as Michael Baden said when he did the autopsy for the family. I mean you had abrasions over his face. He can't do that for eight minutes and expect anybody to live. It's not going to happen. So I know that my my sense as my instructor. That he works with police a lot because the training is inadequate inadequate. And we have lifelong education, right? We all want to always continue to challenge ourselves. Read more and I spent a lot of time researching the history of this country, and and the founding principles and our framers, and our founders, and you know explaining what is at stake when I say live, free or Die American the world on the brink, because that history rich with knowledge that we need to fundamentally understand. If, we are going to succeed as a country. If we're going or we're going to go down this pit, have another chapter that I built about socialism, and it's utter failure everywhere and anywhere it is. It is tried I thought you know when you do start doing deeper deeper dives, which is always hard to do when you know cranking out four hours airtime day, you know, I'm just like I'm reminded of things that I had forgotten and then I'm learning new things that. That wow, I didn't know that it happened specifically. I didn't know that it happens nuggets. That's what research is about and a great team of researchers, helping me with the book, and it's all there, and then we deal with what is at stake. What are the differences? What's play here? Okay? The new green deal versus free market capitalism. It's that profound you know getting rid of the life blood of the world's economy economies. That's oil and gas. That's a bad idea. All of these ideas, they have our job killing. You know we're GonNa have what guaranteed government everything I put lay out the numbers. How much that would cost and not only. Is it going to be like every other socialist experiment? It's all GonNa fail now, but back to the police now let me just explain some as what we were talking about today with my martial arts instructor and I did my training today did an hour and a half today. Outside. Training, so we're not doing as much contact as we usually do. Social distancing training. A lot of you know I do a lot more setups lot more pushups a lot more core, but then we're working specifically on some some situational defense tactics. And in the case of George Floyd. When he's handcuffed. Let's say he did resist which he did not that I can see. But it wouldn't matter. WHO's you had him under full control once you have the handcuffs on.
"george floyd" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
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Yesterday was the first of four services to honor George Floyd Floyd family. Remember George as a magnetic presence regardless of who surrounded him and a loving kind man is family said the George always would embrace. People in the family went on to say that George Floyd was a huggy was a huge was a huge huge. Lebron James Fan several celebrities plus local and national community leaders attended the service to pay their respects including TI, his wife to make a tiny Ludicrous Kevin hurt. We'll packard. Reese! Marseille Martin Tiffany Haddish, attorney, Benjamin, crump and Brel Reverend Al. Sharpton both Gabe, inspiring remarks take a listen to reverend, AL, Sharpton to Eulogy George Freud Story Has Been The story of black folks because ever since four hundred in one years ago. The reason we could never be who we wanted dream to be in. Is You kept your knee on out net? It's time for us to stand up in Georgia's name and say get showed me off our necks. We don't have a problem denouncing. Violence Mr Governor. We don't have a problem Mr Mann denouncing Luton, but it seems like some in the criminal justice system have a problem looking at a tate and knowing there's probable cause, and it takes a long time for you to go and do what you see that you need to do. Reality. Chief Ed really back. Ole Out. Or hundred value and He went back to day and he mentioned the mayor the mayor with air. Governor there. Amy Klobuchar their. Senator Amy Yeah. Lot of a lot of people. Are Getting. Jackson each man. Lou How to have no. And bring it home. Look giving getting. The four officers took some time. But I I want. I think what was happening here. which doesn't happen in our case. Please know that Oh I. Think was happening here. I think an even if they bought the charges when they bought the charges against the other three. Then up the charges. Against Him Derek because I was interviewing crump earlier today on showed I was taping, he said that third degree manslaughter. Third degree murder came. Get you. Third degree murder came. Get you. Up to twenty years in prison all. Five years probation. that's why they were fighting so hard to get to second degree murder, because no matter what happens in the second degree murder you when you get convicted. You gotTa go do time. And so that happened, and then the other officers were body and for about a abating. Aiding, and abetting abating, manning, aiding and abetting, aiding and abetting, because they ate it, and so he explained on the show I was doing how the pressure on the man's longs from the weight of the other officers. was crushing his Windpipe, and then he bought all material with autopsy and everything I. think that's a very very strong case here. And I would be stunned and in dry. Oh, it's. Dry. But we've. We've seen drive her. Yeah, we've been, but I don't think they can come back with a a an innocent verdict because the white. Peer Pressure. In, the white community is a little bit. Now. Because these. Little white kids coming home from a protest. Look, Mommy. They shot me in my stomach with a rubber bullet. That's never been had before. They're having these conversations, 'cause they push in white girls down protested. Day knocking white dues over garbage. Now. They got not for the first time. They're seeing this. No wait. A minute I had my hands up. My hands were up. This kept on the plea. Why did you push me my hands up because they don't give a damn? We we had I hands up and got our brains splattered across the side. So. That is different now and I don't think that they'll be able to bring back in nothing, but a guilty plea, because they know if they bring back simply all these cities going back up and five again. Reverend Al Tell the story about this little girl who tugged on his jacket coca soup. A little. He turned around. It was a little white girl. He says she couldn't have been more than about eleven years old and he turned around, and he looked, and she held a perfect and said black lives matter. Little guest eleven years old. He says she couldn't have been more than that. So you know I mean, and that's where this stuff has to be taught. It has to be taught in the home. You know yeah, anti-racism. It has to start there. the next to memorial service will be tomorrow in North Carolina where George Floyd was born, and then finally on Monday there will be a service and a public viewing in Houston..
"george floyd" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Welcome to opening arguments. This is upset, three ninety-two, I'm talents Andrew. How You Doing Andrew? I I have to say fantastic right, but. Are contractually obligated. I'm excited to do the show. I'm not excited that the world is still on fire, but but I am excited to do the. A little contract law, you know you are obligated to save endemic, but at what point has the world becomes such an act of God, or whatever like just? What can you no longer be held? Force Majeure Clause. I don't have to be fantastic. Just use your honor and then just gestures about the the world like just look at everything and then he'd be. The case dismissed. I have I you know. Our listeners know that I and the firm has been hard at work on our amicus brief in the Michael Flynn case, and I will tell you Morgan I had to edit out like stage directions for the amicus brief on multiple gave right like you know, point did Shrug I. It's just there's so much where you're just kind of like me. Look around so yeah being a little bit of news. Let's get. Oh, there's so much so You know. We're GONNA. Talk About George. Floyd we're GONNA talk about. The charges were upgraded. I'm very curious to hear This this is I. Don't know if it was an andrew was wrong or something, but we'll see what that was. We've got the insurrection act. We've. I wish you know if we broadcast this. Back to our twenty sixteen selves. We're just be like yeah, no, that sounds right. That's exactly what we all thought would happen. Insurrection Act. Curfews roaming militias. let's see and then we going to do something a little special today, which is with there is so much, and we love our patrons so much that we're. We're GONNA. Do Extra for patrons. It's it's There's just too much to contain, so we're. We're GONNA. We'll do a little lightning round bonus segment for everybody. Because you know, we're not trying to hide any information from anybody, but then we'll do a extra patron deep dive. into these issues, so it's Rod. Rosenstein and we've got a judge Sullivan Update and also you may have seen a lot of people are posting something about dovy trump. Slash Epstein like Some sort I don't even know what the conspiracy theory is, but we're going to do little debunking of that, so that's the episode I know Andrew We've got announcement or two before we get to it. Yeah, two two quick things I am very very excited. On Tuesdays. Episode we're going to have an interview with Gabe Roth from fixed the court, and he has uncovered a through diligent journalistic exercise, interesting information about our favorite judicial nominee Justin Walker. Who I will point out shamefully as of today has been advanced out of the Senate. Judiciary Committee on a party line. Vote He is trump's nominee for the US court of Appeals for the DC circuit and his criteria include. Having had his ass kicked in a debate by me and that's it. It's it's bad. Clearness, no matter how good a judicial nominee they still could have had their asses kicked. Tourists in a debate say. I'll be fair art. At and and and you, you pointed this out to me and and I think it is really really important. Much of this show is going to be focused on the the aftermath of of George Floyd and It would be irresponsible for us not to talk about it, and not to talk about trump invoking the insurrection act of eighteen. Oh seven and all that other stuff. But. It is worth reminding that this is part of trump's plan to distract from the fact that he is an incompetent game show host who has mismanaged an epidemic. That is still raging in this country, and so a We're not GonNa let him fully district and be like if you are participating in protests and I and I. You know much of the peaceful protests that I have seen Involve people practicing appropriate social distancing techniques? Please be safe. Okay of we still have a pandemic region and and. The fact that it hasn't been appropriately dealt with that. We've had insufficient testing and tracking and tracing it all. Yes, Right Donald Trump is incompetent at that. We will not forget that but. Take care of yourself man. So, yeah, yeah, it is I. Mean it's off I I wish obviously I wish we weren't in the pandemic. To say because it would be way better to be able to demonstrate and protest and all this stuff and not worry about that, but I do love the attempted Gotcha where it's like. Oh, why see when we wanted a haircut then it wasn't okay to protest, but now that police are executing unarmed black men off all the sudden throw test is okay. It's like yeah, no. Nothing nothing like what the argument. Protesting that you couldn't force someone to get corona virus to give you a haircut. Yes, that was stupid. Yes. We agree case closed. Okay, let's get to our show. Good reminder there. Let's get to our first segments.
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Right so this is the part of the show Julie. Julius to find a so. There's that moment that's happening. Okay. Okay We just overcome by the. Sadness of it all. Yeah fucked up fucked up, really fucked up. In, it is like emotional. Yeah I feel you. Spoke Up All right so this is the part of the show where Julius defined. So there's that moment that's happening because of or in spite of the giant Zombie Mad Max nightmare that we are all living in right now. She's always hated doing it, but it goes without saying that it's been beyond hard for her in Cova Twenty, but this past week was one of the most hopeless and painful. Since we started this stupid fucking podcast so at this point. We will settle for anything. MEOW, meow! You could tell us that. Mark Zuckerberg has chronic hemorrhoids would help. Well. This week was really fucking. This was virtually impossible to get done. And once again I really wanted to scrap it I really wanted to tell you I don't WanNa do it I would. Point you. So we're not doing to that and I was like. Yes, we are I really I yeah. Because I felt like it was even inappropriate to do it to even two point two something good, shouldn't we stood in the shit and let it come to a boil and let my skin hardened more and more and become completely flavor less like the fat boiled chicken. I've become, but alas my friends. Your chicken is never flavourless. While the water has been boiling, and it did come to a boil, and we do need to partly boil our fat asses than another part, it's cooling next to the stove and the feeling start to Russian, and the boiled heart softens, and it needs some flavor, and what is the best flavor for a boiled hardened heart? Soreness. Korn warm, salted, corn, corn, cream, and corn, and she and cheese, corn and cheese. That's right well as I heard was boiling hot and hardening like a hardboiled egg, the corn cream and cheese was added to the pot. And what do we have, but cream of corn cheese heart soup, so I found this corn, and it wasn't good actually. So I found this corn, and it wasn't just one colonel. That's the thing it was many many many corns. became an ear and now I can't stop listening. Is. Now Oh, I see listening you. Got It so you didn't say it was organic corn and it's an a organic kernel of corn. So it started in Flint Michigan and the dominoes fell genesee county sheriff Chris Swanson went out with the police whatever they call them. Protests mob unit whatever to keep the protests under control and he stopped. And he addressed the crowd and hadn't Flint Michigan of all places in Flint. Michigan is the murder capital of the world, and they're either way the waters by word, and just write read it like Shit Shit, and not not any violent breakouts there, so he took his riot gear off. He put his weapons down and he started talking to the crowd, and he said what do you want us to do? We're with you and. And he started to appeal to them. He said I don't want you to feel like I'm against you I. Don't want this I, don't i. don't want this. I want you to know that we care about you that we're listening to you. What do you need us to do? What do you want me to do? And he took his mascot. Everything is just wearing a sweatshirt, and he's just like whatever and he's being fucking. They're gonNA make a movie about him I'm sure. Well. He made his syrupy speech and he didn't want their gather. He said he didn't want the gathering to be a protest. He wanted to make it a parade now I think that's a little tone. But at the same time, the dialogue, the direct connection between the police and black lives, matters and people who are sick of police, abusing their power, and especially killing black people in hiding behind their jobs. Time's up pigs, just getting And yes, there's good. Get on my nerves, something so bad and find. There's good cops, but look there's good men to. It doesn't take away from the fact that systemic sexism is alive, and they literally created rape. It doesn't matter how many marches you do. Nothing gets accomplished until something gets accomplished like implementing new policies, education reform and people in power, changing the system period, but much like the women's movement. We can't have any movement without men, and we can't have changed in the police force without the police, and after the looting in the fires in the blaming and the pain, the pain and the pain. The changes need to start. And you don't need to throw hot potato and run away. In this instance, the only way anything gets done is by both parties coming together to hold the hot potato, even if right now the first step or the police listening that's the first step and I give it to the police who put their power aside and humbled themselves the best. They could to walk with protesters and listen. And even just offer reassurance that they understand and they're sorry. The police chief of Atlanta's said she was disgusted by the George Floyd video and she vowed that she understood that people need to have as much. Room for their rage in pay as the law could provide I handed to the mayors of the cities to for for letting the city's get destroy, because like the women's March Mel. All you guys took your hats on. Did you get any change to happen? No, you didn't Cause Pink Pussy. Hats don't mean what smashing and windows and fucking motherfuckers up. That's what gets noticed once. She sets pussies on fire, maybe that sets. Bushes on fire. Maybe that would have made some change. Rapist cars on fire right? Okay, I'm not saying. I wasn't thrilled to see police. Cars burned police buildings, breaking the firestorms. I'm here for genius. I'm also here for the corn and the cream cheese of police chief, saying they stand in solidarity with black lives, matters and the protesters. I'm here for the police officers who got down on? On their knees, taking a knee and solidarity with protesters in New, York South Florida Philadelphia. Des Moines Oklahoma City and more cities I was moved and heartened to to to see the site and the fact that police officers are feeling it to the outbreak of sadness, anger and rage and frustration and disgust over George Floyd and the systemic abuse of power over underprivileged people particularly people of. Of Color and the magnifying glasses on it, and it's burning a hole through the ant hill that it lives on. We should feel hopeful by these acts of solidarity, rather than immediately saying it's fake, or it isn't enough for either side refusing to come to the table, remember we have to start somewhere, and we have to remember in our anger and grief and utter contempt that the only. Only way for things to change is we have to allow them to change? And if these cops are willing to get down on one knee or put their batons down, walk beside us, we have to let them so. Let's let that small small step be the little increment of light shining that we desperately need right now and let it just light the way forward, so there's that..
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"After some stupid shit. We need to get ahead of it. That's not recommendation to my mayor in my chief. Let's get a review well. Let's get ahead of it and let's give them power. We don't need an officer that makes a mistake once twice three times, and finally he kills a ball on national TV. In the next thing you know, the country is burning down. We don't a dummy as president repeating. What segregation the you start? We start shoot. But the problem is some offices black and some people don't shoot back and that's not good file community. I love and respect to all I hope that we find a way out of it because I don't have the answers but I do know. We must plaque he must plan. Must strategize organize mobilize. Thank you for allowing me some time to speak out like appreciate our chief of what she said you too. I thought it was very cold do Like, to appreciate our mayor for talking like a black and telling us to take is at home, and I'd like to talk to thank my free for convinced me to come here. I love it. I Love Him I. Don't even I didn't even know who he was and I just think that speeches perfect. Perfect. It's definitely up there in like the top five bus speeches like ever given. It was unplanned unwritten. He's clearly shell-shocked. And for me personally. I didn't see it until Sunday and since I had avoided ever seeing the video of George Floyd's murder. Hearing Killer Mike. Was the first time that I was like had been moved to tears, and I only knew what you had told me in the certainly, I hadn't even it described as in detail as you did today for the podcast hearing that he called out for his mom was feeling for me and I absolutely. Have heard a a more awful. Thing in my entire life and his mom I mean I. can't I can't I can't talk about it so basically by the end of the speech I was crying is I didn't even listen to this time again. You guys. I walked away, and I will ever listen to it again. I have to actively. Every hour. Stop myself from from thinking about. Thinking about George Floyd just thinking about the whole thing it's. So horrific so. But the thing is, is that for every George Floyd? There are thousands more have died wrongfully, and horrifically at the hands of police and hundreds of thousands have been attacked and abused, and didn't die like Rodney King and we all know the famous ones, and of course seeing the floyd video reminds us all of the different cell phone footage. We've seen over the last thirty years since Rodney King in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two of cops attacking wrongfully shooting unarmed Black Man George Floyd made me think of one I saw. Of A black woman in a police car, saying she couldn't breathe and I'm sure many of you like brandy immediately thought of Trayvon Martin, the Gut wrenching heartbreaking poster child for the systematic racism and dangerous class injustice in this country, but less people think these incidents are few, and far between and that the majority of cops in the majority of cities are good. Trump said right well. Everybody says a not a few bad apples. We've heard it over and over again from trump administration people that ninety nine point nine point, nine percent of the police forces good well, we compile the smallest of recent high profile cases to show the scope and the seriousness of this epidemic in two thousand nine, a twenty two year. Old Guy was shot on New Year's Day in San Francisco Transit. Cops were called after a fight broke out on the train. It's called Bart if you're familiar. Bay Area Transit Bay area. googlers. One police officer need Oscar grant who was unarmed in the head, and then forced him to lie face down on the platform while he was being held in the prone position, another officer shot him in the back. The incident was well-documented on a ton of different cell phone tape since it was New Year's Eve and if you haven't seen it, you should watch the movie fruitvale station it's. Beyond and gave us Michael Jordan, so the officer who killed him, was sentenced to two years in prison, of which he served eleven months in l., A. County protective custody because he was released, there was hundreds of cell phone video showing that he was unarmed, not resisting arrest and was shot. Point blank in the back executed, and the officer served eleven months, and that in and of itself is rare for him to even serve time at all. In Two Thousand Fifteen six Baltimore police officers beat a black man to death in a police van Freddie Gray was unarmed and already in custody. All six police officers were acquitted in Maryland and the US Justice Department. Never charge them federally at all. So, there's two things that happen in these situations. These officers are there could be as with any murderer you particularly. If you work for the justice system, you can be charged by your state, and then the federal government has the opportunity to charge you and many of these cases. Any that you hear from. Two Thousand Eight to two thousand sixteen. We're looking at Obama's Justice Department. We're looking at Eric. Holder was the United States attorney general so about said in two thousand fifteen college police officer at the University of Cincinnati shot an unarmed black man, named Sam Dubose during a routine traffic stop. That's a black guy sitting in his car and gets shot and killed by a college cop. The COP was acquitted by the state of Ohio and he was never charged federally. In, two thousand sixteen two white police officers pinned Alton sterling to the ground in front of a Baton Rouge liquor store where he had been illegally selling CDs and then fatally shot him. The entire incident was recorded by several different cell phones and widely documented. Both officers were never charged federally or locally. Illegally selling CDs also want to say for the record I. Don't care if the CDs were lined with razor blades and crack rocks. I don't care if the if these whatever their illegally selling my..
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Home the son of an Atlanta city police officer. My cousin. Is Atlanta police officer. And MY NIECE POINT OPS and I got a lot of love and respect for police officers down to the regional eight police officers in Atlanta that even after becoming police had to dress in a YMCA. Because, white officers didn't want to get dressed wigmakers. And here we are eighty years later. I watched a white officer assassinate of black man. And I. Know That Tore Your heart out. And I. Know It's crippling. And I have nothing positive to say. In this moment. 'cause I don't WanNa be here. But I'm responsible to be here because. Wasn't just Dr King and people dressed nicely. Who marched and protested to progress this city and so many other cities. It was people like my grandmother. People like my aunts and uncles were members the. P.. And in particular Reverend James Orange. Mrs Alice Johnson. And Reverend love. Who we just lost last year. So I'm duty bound to be here to simply say. That it is your duty not to burn your own house down for anger with an enemy. It is your duty. To fortify your own house so that you may be a house of refuge. In Times of organization, and now is the time to plot. Plan strategize organize and mobilize. It is time to beat up prosecutors. You don't like it the voting booth. It is time to hold me oriole offices, accountable chiefs and deputy chiefs. Atlanta's not perfect, but we a lot better than we ever were and we a lot better than cities are. Mad As hail. I woke up wanting to see the world burned down yesterday plus tired of. Black men. He casually put his knee on a human beings nick for nine minutes as he died like a zebra in the clutch of a lion's jaw, and we watch it like murder porn over and over again, so that's children are burning to the ground. They don't know what else to do. It is responsibility of us. To make this better right now. We don't WanNA. See One office to charge. We want to see four offices prosecuted. And sentenced. We don't WanNA. See targets, Barney. We want to see the system that sets up for systemic racism burnt to the ground. And as I sit here. In Georgia. Home Stevens Georgia. Former vice president of the confederacy. White may get that lull. Fundamental laws stated that white were naturally superior race, and the confederacy was built on a cornerstone. It's called a cornerstone speech. The cornerstone speech that blacks would always be subordinate. That officer believed that speech because he killed. That may unlike an emmy. In this city officers have done horrendous things and they have been prosecuted. The cut different. In this city you can fight over fifty restaurants owned by black women. I didn't say minority and I didn't say women of Color. So after you burn down your own home, what do you have left, but you're in Ash? CNN! Tiered, get a great thing. I love CNN I. Love Cartoon Network, but I'd like to say to CNN right now. Karma's mother stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop Making people feel so fearful. Give them hope. I'm glad they only took down the sign and deface the building, and they not killing human beings. Policemen did. I'm glad that they only destroy some brick and mortar, and they didn't rip a father from son. They didn't rip AFA. Son From a mother. Like the police did. When a man gaels for his mother, interesting pain and she's dead. Here's essentially yelling. Please God. Don't let it happen to me and we watched it. So, my question for us on the other side of this camera is after it mearns. Will we be left with chart, or would we rise like a phoenix out of the ashes that Atlanta has always done? Well we use this as a moment to say that we will not do what other cities have done. In fact, we will get better than we've been. We got good enough to destroy cash bonds. Don't have to worry about going to jail I'm got smart enough to decriminalize. Marijuana How smart going to be in the next fifteen or twenty years to keep us ahead of this curve so much like when South Africa's suffered apartheid. You had andy and other politicians that could make sure that. Atlanta's coca. Cola, we love you. But if you don't pull out of south, Africa, we're GONNA leave. We're not going to drink coca cola anymore. Coca Cola jumped on their side. Apartheid ended, so we have an opportunity now. Because a man I don't have any good advice, but what I can tell you that if you sit in your homes tonight instead of burning your home to the ground. You have time to properly Platt plan. strategize and organize mobilizing effective weight. In two of the most effective way I taking your, but to the compute and making sure you fill out the census so that people know who you are where you are. The next thing is making sure you excellent exercise your political bully power in going to local elections and beating up the politicians that you don't like. You gotTA prosecutors Sancho partner to jail. You know what was bullshit. Put a new prosecutor now zero election. Do you want a different Senate as more progressive, their pulse marijuana through? Now's the time to do that, but it is not time guard down your own. I love and I respect you. I hate. I don't have more to say I hate. I can't fix it in a snap I hate Atlanta's not perfect for as good as we all. But we have to be better dennis moment. We have to be better than burning down our own homes because if we lose Atlanta. What else we got. We lose ability to plot to plan to strategize to organize into probably mobilize. I want you to go home. I want to talk to your friends I. Want you guys to come up with real solutions? I would like for the Atlanta City Police Department. To bring back the Community Review Board wanted Alex. Johnson was formally under under chief. Turner we need a review board. Before and after some stupid shit. We need to get ahead of it. That's not recommendation to my mayor in my chief. Let's get a review well. Let's get ahead of it and let's give them power. We don't need an officer that makes a mistake once twice three times, and finally he kills a ball on national TV. In the next thing you know, the country.
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Okay I watched the after the first night. The mayor of Atlanta got up and gave a speech and I I stood up and cried out so here she is, she's giving. She's basically talking to everyone in her city in Atlanta to particularly the looters and the people causing chaos. Let me just speak was happening here today. Above everything else. I am a mother. I, am a mother. To. Four black children in America. One of whom is eighteen years old. When I saw the murder of George Floyd. I heard like a mother would hurt. On yesterday when I heard. There were rumors about bowel protests in Atlanta deal with a mother would do I. Call My son and I said where are you? I said I cannot protect. You and black boys shouldn't be out today. So you on out. Concern me out care about where we are in America. I wear this each and every day and I pray over my children each and every day. So what I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Junior. This is chaos. A protest has purpose. When Dr King was assassinated. We did do this to our city. So if you love this city. This city that has had a legacy of black mayors and black police chief. And people who care about this city where more than fifty percent of the business owners in Metro Atlanta are minority business owners. If. You care about this city. Then go home. and. Pray that somebody like Beasley. Will come and talk to you and give you some instructions on what the protests should look like and how you affect your weight change in America. This police chief. Made a video yesterday. PULL IT UP ON YOUTUBE Where she said she was appalled to watch the murder of George Floyd. This woman did that. You're not honoring the legacy of Martin. Luther King Junior and the civil rights movement. Do not protest in anything. Running out were brown liquor in your hands breaking windows in the city. See I kill killer Mike own half the west side so when you burn down the city, you're burning down our community. If you want change in America, go registered vote. Show up at the polls on June ninth. Do it in. November. That is the change we need in this country. You are disgrace in our city. You are disgracing the life of George Gordon. Every other person who has been killed in this country. We are better than this. We're better than this. As a city, we are better than this as a country vote. Vote vote vote. Vote vote when she said protests has have has purpose. I thought God. Yeah us. We are the chaos and there's anger. There's frustration and there's because we're just. We're just expressing. We're expressing and God knows in the last ten or twenty years. There's nothing better than this generation. Does this just express themselves and show our feelings? Matter and everybody's fucking. You know sensitivity, and whatever matters does everyone's feelings on the matter of boobs different? Never boobs vine. But. There is no purpose necessarily. Mean that in the sense of. You know the purpose is to cause to to be listened to the purposes to be heard the purposes to shine a light on I. Get that I. Get it, but we would. We want to start hearing the tangible literal purpose William. We need need direction. And, there's there just aren't the civil rights leaders that there was before. Lead I mean there's not even like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to to lead. A boycott to lead boycotts, they lead that kind of stuff that we just don't have those kinds of leaders now in that direction, but I do think for those people and it was organized crime and it was and I'm not saying that it wasn't wrong, but. Our government is organized crime that Police Department that. George Floyd that's organized crime and the Catholic Church that's organized crime crimes, being committed in those institutions, and then it's being systematically hidden and ignored and and transferred to another district over and over and over and over again. This is crime fighting crime so now you think. Protest with the purpose. That's true. Those people were protesting the systematic racism and racial injustice and social injustice that lives in our justice system. However, the people looting are fighting a fucking class divide and a lack of opportunity, and the fact that they are constantly being arrested for their petty crimes. While the crimes in the Catholic Church are ignored the crimes at. At the top of government, Arcnord the crimes in the LAPD and every. PD are ignored. That's what that to them. That was protesting with the purpose. It was like watch this. If we decide to turn the fuck around and turn on you, what will you do nothing so at the same press conference in Atlanta where we heard the clip from the mayor? Killer Mike. WHO's a rapper and like? The mayor said a business owner in Atlanta spoke the same press conference in the midst of the crazy writes in his speech went viral incidentally killer. Mike's full name is Mike Render which is hilarious. If you know anything about scientology, that's weird. Weird. Don't be here..
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"It's also. You know we have all tried to go find a therapist. It's annoying. It's inconvenient. You have to try different people I don't looking at me you. Don't want to look at their weird back House that now I'm sitting in weird pictures, and did they have a stroke or what have? I could happen, and you're just feel weird, and they feel weird and everybody feels awkward, and or you have to hospital or you go to. It's just and then there's the front desk and there's the copay and every single thing about it is annoying, and it doesn't make you feel taken care of, and it doesn't make you feel like you want to sit down and just be like. Oh, here's how I feel. No, you don't be offices. Skeeve me out to the Maximus I'll tell you this Sarah Silverman wrote. A book called the bed wetter. I think it was book. Might have been a comedy special, and and I'm pretty sure as a book, but one of the things was that she went to a therapist as a kid because she wet the bed and she sat her parents dropped her off, and she sat in the front, and you always know, and you're sitting whether whatever the waiting room is or the hallway 'cause. It's in some. Thing with all therapists whatever it is. She's sitting in that chair outside the door. The guy never gets her and he had killed himself also not to forget this same year this year this year probably. Cova. That lady who was a sex therapist drew Carey's. Ex girlfriend, who was a sex therapist who started out, assist therapist, and then started dating another reason not to go see a therapist in person. Let's be on the phone. Let's be on the computer like better because I'm trying to like we're not trying to day vol fair with my therapist inappropriate, so she then gets murdered. And then I knew someone who said they went to their therapist and there was a post. It note on her door from someone else. That was like Hey Roxie and it was from proprietor, and it was still there and I'm like so i. have this weird thing when now. Which I'm quite sure just will edit out, but don't. You should leave it just. This is the color people want. This is the color people want. We're talking about better help. I'm skeeve out by the offices. They make me feel. They made me feel hostile. You and I went to group therapy being. Last year in Covid nineteen and I still like it I. Don't like putting the coded. I want go in my in my safe-space, so I can look around and be honest and be like you know what maybe I'm bothered by my Coffee Cup. Maybe I'm bobby. Brown teeth because now drinking tea. Whatever it is, I'm not going to think about it when I'm in someone else's space, and also you don't need to with better help. DOT, com! You don't have to do video. You can just do the phone and you know what when you're on the phone. Do the dishes walk around? Here believe me they can, and they might tell you. I can hear you banging around and you go I'm paying you right? And, then I hear you banging around to. Right I can hear you driving I actually on another line, so let's you know I love it. I love it I will never do therapy another way. I can choose a therapist who lives in Florida. I can use a British one so that I can get that accent that I need I can choose I just have so much more of A. There were so many more options to choose from so many different types of focuses. I don't have to deal with the we Ho West Hollywood. Bulger okay yeah and it is. For people like us. It feels more safe. It feels more comfortable. It's more convenient also. You don't need to leave the house and you can choose they. They pair you up with a with a therapist, exactly a licensed therapist. That's good for you, and if you don't like that person, you just pop onto another one. When you don't even have to go to their office, they come to you. It's completely affordable. You don't need to deal with health insurance..
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Put him on the ground. There's four cops now on top of George Floyd. One on his legs, one on his upper legs want on his back and one on his neck. The guy on his neck has his knee in his neck K.. So his entire body camping. He now can't move and they've already put the handcuffs on him so. Why you ask! Are they continuing to keep him on the ground for what is just under nine minutes? Restraint. He's now restrained. They're not putting him back in the car. They're not doing anything but keeping him on the ground. Because at seven minutes, he had died. So for two minutes and forty five seconds the cop with his knee Nina's, his neck was basically holding down a dead person. A. You know we all saw it, it's. It's you know how many of us have seen murder? Record. I've never see I've never seen that before. This was A. A brutal murder, this is a brutal murder. I just I just need a minute. I don't blame you. It's horrifying and it's so disturbing and sad and infuriating and I don't. I shocking. It's shocking. So, the peaceful protests were organized and spread via social media. There'd be getting around three or four PM. While the police in whichever city were managing the crowds by the way, not socially distance behalf of people, not even in masks I don't think many people concerned about Karoon viruses put it that way, so different groups would go to different areas and start fires, so there's like the one part where they're protesting where they're just like black lives matter holding up signs I can't breathe like basically demonstrating, and then you know people with more of like a just a higher stakes demonstration agenda would go to a different area unlike light a car on fire or something such as. Or they spray paint like those same messages like I can't breathe and black lives matter things like that. There's a million likes repainting messages. They weren't just vandalizing. It was all messaging and demonstrating. In the midst of these things. An organized group of looters and I'm talking about in every city. It was an organized plan when whichever city it is whether it's Atlanta La. Minneapolis had Philadelphia had them Chicago. An organized group is now in a different area. Smashing windows and burglarize. Stores but The burglaries and looting and smashing of windows and was just. I watched at one point. I mean it was like flipping. You could've had fifty TVs on. Because of the different cities and direct looting and different and I'm sorry that I'm one of the people who had the the message I mean that was part of you could say that. The looters aren't part of the message, but it is kind of the message. Message is quite there. which is were taken your shit fuck you. However, you want to sit. However, it is for you. It's all a part of the message were burning this shit to the ground? Fuck you. It's all their. Attention, but it's also. Is Riveting shocking, and I've definitely vacillated back, and forth from loving it and I love seeing the burning of the police cars, and they exploded a police station, and it's just like that'll. That's that's a message, but yeah, when you see a liquor store like small mom and pop places get vandalized and broken into, and you think you you know. By and it's hard for anyone to watch. People's businesses where we're all were not monsters and we don't want to watch. Windows get smashed. We don't feel comfortable watching violence. Don't feel comfortable watching theft, but what you have to try and remember and I know it's hard first of all. Try Not for everyone. You know I'm terrible with empathy. Okay, what would I do is go for the underdog into knowing degree so. I try not to fucking stand on a moral high ground when I'm a cesspool of. Should he morals and I know that those people who truly know except for the ones who have mobbed and and beat up. We saw like like an older man. Get like mobbed, and we've seen violence anyone that's beating up another person that's different, but when you see people young guys young girls, we saw every race running into a store and stealing something and running out like those people aren't monsters. They're just have a look like we're having fun. They're trying to get the come up and see like sorry. Yeah, like this is what happens when a when there's a class divide to the point of just like it's being ignored, and it's getting worse and the opportunities for these people and US are getting smaller and smaller. We have less opportunity than we have right now. In Two thousand twenty than we had in two thousand ten and then. Then there was a fucking depression in two thousand ten was freaking. The economy was in the trash in two thousand ten, and in that we had less than two thousand ten. We didn't you know who thousand and it's getting worse and worse until it's going to be like there is no middle class, and that is what's happening, and it's just like this. What happens Walter when you fuss? Stranger in the ass this what happens and I watched it and I was like. Got Some posh should put some golden gramps some pop. Because I had at the time of my mother fucking, I was like sorry by sneaker store. Sorry about your secrets are sorry about your hot topic chain, but we did watch U haul vans. This happened everywhere. You would show up to the front of a store and a crowd with loaded with sneakers, or whatever, and that was. That was the game, so they were fully organized like they clearly plan. We're GONNA take the truck. We're going to go. You guys GONNA RUN THE WE'RE GONNA meet you on the corner and put stuff. Out of their whatever now I watched a guy. Walk on the new in live time. Walk out of Rei. With the bicycle people working out with bikes, but this guy walked out. The news followed him. You walked out, and he took the bike, and he strapped it on top of his car while wearing a baseball hat that he had also stolen from the IRA with the tags still on it and the people the news were like. Are you. Watching this, are you and the guy was standing right there and the guy with the baseball hall? It was just like whatever did like what are you GonNa, do Myrna mask I mean it was like he put the bike on top of the car. He had his baseball hat on, and it wasn't like he had some. Nice truck he had like a nice. That he put the bike on top of and he went on his way and was like. Hey, kids guess what daddy got you a new bike? And you know what and I'm happy for him I mean I'm sorry. No, it's it's all. It's one of those things where you go where I. Literally every five minutes was like. Yeah, it was like Oh and I was like yeah, I was like ooh gross, and it was like no, and then I was like. Yeah, there was never there's nowhere literally I was feel like we're watching when it comes to whether it was the looting and the violence and the. Just.
"george floyd" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
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We don't need your notes pay. All right now. It's time for the Shitty Shitty Week in Corona Guess What Okay all. I have to say as Karuna who does even go to this skill? Because this week we saw the real epidemic in this country, a deadly cancerous abuse of power. It can be racist. It can be sexist. It can be classes to can even be an often is religious, but whatever the motivation the abuse starts at the highest levels of government and American institutions and trickles down to effect every working class person. person in this country and to be clear real quick when we say working class we on this podcast. We mean everyone in America who has to work in order to survive. They don't come from money. They don't have rich families. I should say we. We don't come from money. We don't have rich families. We work a job that pays us and we need it in order to survive. That is what we count. As working class well this week, working class people who have arguably been the hardest hit by the economic effects of the pandemic. Rioted for six nights straight in over twenty major cities, including Atlanta Bakersfield Boston Chicago Columbus, Dallas des Moines. DENVER DETROIT WASHINGTON DC Houston L. A., LOUISVILLE MEMPHIS MINNEAPOLIS new. York City, Phoenix. Portland Sacramento San Francisco and Van Jose. That's like five or six cities in. Each of the riots in each of the cities began as peaceful protests against the obvious and ongoing abuse of power and systemic racism that has taken over our justice system from the racist, sexist religious Republican. Just that trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McDougal Dushi McConnell are stacking into every courtroom to the racist sexist religious Republican asshole cops being hired every day. Our justice system only helps you if you're white man or a rich man and this week, a racist abuse of power coincided with a class dividing pandemic, and all hell broke loose I mean. Watch it burn. Wow, you'll the bird watching bird? Bernie's should have been standing there with his head above it being. Burn. So hopefully you've you missed the news hopefully. I really hope you did. Last Monday, in Minneapolis, a black guy named George Floyd was day drunk and bought a pack of cigarettes at a liquor store with a fake twenty dollar bill I mean. Put on mccollum Brandy 'cause. I'm not I mean especially. Right now. Other than buying cigarettes. Literally Stolen Whether, it's accidentally or not accidentally out of self checkout at the supermarket have literally stolen. Shit Oh, that's not accident. Exactly so come kill me, apparently, sir, I mean. God I had a counterfeit bill that looked real I'm using that and talking about tonight. So, Floyd had lost his restaurant job. Because Corona up like many many people in America he was broken depressed and trying to get through his God day, he refused to return the cigarettes and the clerk called the cops and the cops found floyd sitting in his car around the corner from the store. They pulled him out of the car, handcuffed him and restrain him on the ground. An officer named Derek. Shelvin who, by the way was working with eighteen prior open complaints filed against him as a cop they were open, had been closed, or they weren't. Taking care of they were still being looked at. Eighteen prior complaints put his knee on Floyd's neck for seven straight minutes until he died I'm assuming most of you have seen the cell phone footage of the event, but for those of you who haven't I couldn't watch it either and don't even know if I can get through this now, but I'm going to have mammal describe it like a human being. Because she saw it and was traumatized to say the least called me at home. It's after solely traumatized. It's it's whole. okay, basically what you see, there's two different views. Pulled out of the car. There's also some weird shit going on in the car, which is really don't know what it is, but you know they're beating them up in there, and then they pull them out of the car. There's that one squat. Fuck who's watching the whole thing not doing anything keeping an eye out. He's the billy Bush of the group. He's the Cavanaugh the group. He doesn't get in the game. He had six. Six prior open complaints that guy. Four four police brutality like horses for your like. So then they put him on the ground. There's four cops now on top of George Floyd. One on his legs, one on his upper legs want on his back and one on his neck..
"george floyd" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"You have sort of firm level. Bargaining rights to the postal workers has some reasonably strong unions. They have good contract for themselves and so talking about shifting it into a private sector or being competed with ups and Federal Express is in effect a lot away of debating the Labor Relations paradigm sort of to the back door and comparing it to the situation in Sweden or Germany or these other kind of a strong central bargaining countries. I think winds at missing a lot of what drives the argument. Rich the context in which we're having this conversation about the post office and where the president has you know after more than three years in office finally really got in control of the post office with the majority of the appointments on the board that oversees it deployment of a new postmaster general. Who is an ally of his? Is it that the president has this fixation on the rates that Amazon? Pays For Package Shipping. And there's been a debate I think You know I don't WanNa get into the technical details but I think there's been misinterpretation of some research about how much it actually costs the post office to deliver a package. But it's clear that the president's interest here is he doesn't like Jeff bezos. He's mad about things that are published in the Washington Post which is owned by Amazon founder. Jeff Bezos and it's part of this pattern that we've seen of the president trying to use the regulatory power of the of the Federal Government to punish people he perceives his enemies. You know he doesn't like CNN coverage so he wants to try to block the at and T. Time Warner merger We've seen just this week. This purported executive order on Social Media Moderation because he's upset about these labels that twitter has put on certain tweets of his saying that their content is misleading. And it really seems to me like something that that should bother conservatives more than it does conservatives are supposed to be the rule of law on a level playing field for markets and here we have the president using these powers like a toy to you know to to to punish companies that he's mad at. Yeah I think as his threats against Amazon and his inveighing against Amazon or some of the worst things he's said obviously there. There's a lot of competition on that list. And if we want to transition over the twitter thing I mean there's this episode last week is just one of the worst examples of trump's misgovernance. You know he he tweets out these Horrible and malicious and false things about Joe Scarborough allegedly being involved in the death of a young woman in one of his district's offices when he was a congressman. There's understandably a firestorm about this. Twitter feels compelled to do something and then fact checks kind of weirdly Another trump series of tweets about Nail imbalance in the risk of fraud. I think this was mistake on the part of twitter. I think it's kind of a morass. They shouldn't get into the the fact checking a business. But then trump you know all rush galloping off in all directions wants to issue an executive order pushing back against this That in my view is Absolutely the wrong policy direction towards giving regulators more say over these social media companies and it is less likely meaningless and forcible so it. It's just this this whole national psychodrama That the president's dragged just through For no good reason except for he was very upset about what he was seeing on on morning joe every morning and wanted to say the most vile thing he could about the host of the Program. Christine the the thing. That's one thing that's sort of weird to me about these moves. The president has made with regard to various companies is that there are ideological arguments that some people in the Republican Party. Josh Holly the senator from Missouri being the most identifiable one have been making about you know. Conservatives should want more regulations on certain kinds of big companies that there should be more scrutiny of the actions of big tech companies that maybe we should have more antitrust scrutiny around mergers and so. I think that you know maybe there are people on the left. Who would like to be able to find a way to do? Some sort of bipartisan thing. About more regulation but the problem is that the way the president's deploying these tools you know he doesn't want to block he didn't lock Eighteen Time Warner merger because he's concerned about market power in the you know in the in the broadcast television industry. It's because he's mad about CNN. It doesn't form a basis for any sort of policy agenda right. That's true I mean this is kind of the problem I mean. This is the problem with trump best president trump's governance style such as it is He's not interested in policy agendas he's not interested in creating legislation for the good of the country. He's not necessarily interested in trying to regulate businesses so that they run more effectively or serve the American people better He's interested in pursuing his own grudges. His own bizarre fascinations His own interests in ills. That's the only reason why he's talking about this. Sort of social media regulation so that he can talk more. I wish the president would bring the same energy to save morning. The one hundred thousand Corona virus deaths that he does to morning the fact that somebody said that allied he said was in fact perhaps maybe ally and people should research it Matt Before you can you discern any policy agenda around the sort of you know the the president complains about what's called section two thirty. This is the part of the Communications Decency Act basically protects platforms from. If you know if twitter doesn't right what's on twitter of somebody else posts on twitter. You can't hold twitter liable for defamation or variety of other things that people might. You'd miss use twitter to do and it's what allows social media to have sort of the the free for all that you have there. Is there a reform agenda around that if people are upset about the basically twitter gets to make money even as other people go out there and do things like you know tell lies about Joe Scarborough Because it seems that a lot of what I hear about this from conservatives is incoherent it's basically they're mad about section two thirty but then they they want Th they're mad about too much moderation and yet if you take away those legal protections I think there's even more pressure on companies like twitter To to monitor what people are saying on their platform and delete things that they're concerned about because then twitter has to worry about you. Know what if we get sued because the President Defame Somebody on our platform. Yeah I mean it would really depend what you've replaced it with and I think you know conservative senators who have enjoyed tweeting about. This have not been really clear. What is one? I think coherent idea that I know Congress considered when they were working on the communications decency. Act would be to say that these services have to operate as common carriers right like you can't sue the phone company if somebody uses telephones to slander you and you can't sue your ISP comcast whatever something like that. The ideas they're just transmitting bits. And so you could say will. Twitter wants to have these liability protections. It would need to go back to the sort of pure reverse chronological opt in feed no suggestions no algorithm editing. Things like that. I don't think that's a crazy idea exactly But what you would be talking about is sort of crippling the social media industry quat industry right by forcing them to be much more sort of flat and less engaging than they currently are or. You could try to come up with something where a- As you were speculating. They have to moderate much more aggressively. Which I really don't think is what conservatives would like because it's like Donald Trump is frequently slandering people on twitter He doesn't want to be shut down for that reason but he could be if you made them more strictly liable and then last you have what I think is the real answer. Which is that. They don't want any particular policy change..
"george floyd" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"Perhaps it's perhaps you could call it aesthetic because it doesn't necessarily deal with a specific piece of legislation in mind But it is a worldview in worldviews are something that a president brings to the country We're looking for a worldview in understanding that actually things fundamentally are not. Okay that actually fundamentally big changes need to be made That fundamentally there is something wrong with the way that the United States is working That the government is fundamentally not doing the job that it is meant to do to protect and serve the people of the state a progressive aesthetic or even a progressive idea would be acknowledging that something needs to change. Something needs to change for the better. Something needs to change soon. Something needs to change perhaps now And Yeah maybe that's not what Joe Biden is bringing to. The Table Biden is saying to be on the level of affect and message and aesthetics that he can replace Donald Trump and bring back the best in America right and that appeals to a certain set of people who feel like the country gone off the rails under trump and what I think more left wing people want to hear is something like the underlying foundations of American society were written long before trump came along. And we're going to build a whole new house right and in that sense. Biden is clearly a moderate right. He's going to try to bring back some of the excesses trumpism and sort of re Polish America and make it shiny new again but not fundamentally alter so Christine in that context. What do you make of the coalition that Biden put together to win this primary? He won the Democratic primary electorate. He did especially well with African American. Voters You laid out earlier in this show. Some reasons that African Americans have to feel that the system of policing United States has been unjust and and unaccountable for decades Some of the Progressive Policy Agenda Items. I think you can make a strong case that African Americans stand to to disproportionately benefit from structural changes in certain aspects of the system. So what do you make of African? American voters apparently having looked at that on average and said you know our preference is the candidate who's promising the more continuity message the more return to normal message rather than the big structural. Change Message. Yeah I think that that's actually a sort of different question I think that African Americans in the United States For reasons that I probably don't need to explain on the show at this point Don't necessarily have reason to believe or expect That a huge wave of progress is going to overrun the country and suddenly make everything better for them. And so I think that African Americans are used to a pragmatic voting style at this point. It's obvious that Joe Biden would be a better candidate for African Americans than Donald Trump. Who CALLS THEM THUGS And seems to delight in violence in the streets and I think that's why African Americans voted for Joe Biden because he's not donald trump. Let's take a break. I've been talking with Christina. The Washington Post Rich lowry of National Review. And Matt Iglesias. Vox We will be back to talk.
"george floyd" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"We're just GONNA like need to think about whether kneeling on. Somebody's neck until they die is wrong like it looked pretty bad. But why don't we look at it from all sides you know? There's an obvious. Injustice here at rankles the spirit To See people to not take that seriously and then when you say you know we're going to wait for To play out. We want to wait for the system to play out. Look at how. The system has played out so far The shooting of Linda Casteel and twenty sixteen. We waited for that to play out four over a year at the end of the process. The police officer who had shot a man in his car in front of his girlfriend and baby was acquitted of charges in many of these processes waiting for the process to play out means that Charges are hidden from public view drought until as late as possible at then police officers. Who have committed an obvious injustice are acquitted are like go. are perhaps fired or even put on administrative leave with pay. Nothing happens we just wait and we wait and justice doesn't come. That's not an appealing process. Well I don't know what the alternative is in the United States of America to process. I mean that's that's an inherent part of our justice system. You need to investigate. Need to get all the facts And proceed according to the laws you just don't have summary arrests and executions of people undertake the One of these famous instances the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. If we just acted immediately on what we thought the truth was or what a Lotta people thought are portrayed. The truth was there had been a heinous miscarriage of justice so our system affords a a lot of protections for the rights of the accused In any instance and I don't know why anyone concerned with justice would want to shortchange that system. Well it it seems to me that the system builds an extra protections for the rights of the police. I mean some of which are formalized legal protections from law from court decisions like qualified immunity. It's extremely difficult to hold police accountable even when they violate people's legal and constitutional rights. You have to make an extremely high showing that the police. The police officer knew that what they were doing specifically was a violation of rights. It would seem to me that you know. Police are given this extraordinary power to use the state's monopoly on violence that they should have a greater level of accountability for whether that That that power is used in in a way that is just and that his legal and it seems to me that it's often the opposite that they you know it's it's not just that they have the presumption of innocence that any person has an illegal preceding. It's a presumption that they get to use this extraordinary power that they have in their own best judgment and it is very difficult to review that judgment Christine. Did you have something something? Yeah I would also just say. I mean repeating riches own words back to him that we don't have a process of summary arrests and executions in the United States. That's exactly what we have. Actually that's what we are seeing on tape. That's what we're seeing in. George Floyd's death. Video is snuffed tape. This is what we're seeing day after day week after week. This is what people are upset about. There are summary Arrests. There are summary executions. They are done by the police and Mayor Dunk lucidly on black people. It seems and that is what people are upset about what they want to see justice for in fact. This should not be happening to anyone. Black or white as Josh says. The police have a higher responsibility in fact to be Pursuing justice and preceding appropriately in these cases and they are the ones who seem to be doing the worst yes we would like to see justice for all involved but saying that some people should wait to see justice while the police carry on us. They will doesn't really make a lot of sense to me. Well what a service. The process should play itself out and you objected to that. So I don't see what possible grounds are not to have a thorough investigation that here's from all sides examined every piece of the motivations and then charges accordingly. I that I. I'm really sort of speechless at at why there'd be objection to that and the logic leads to what we've seen a of that point of view. We can't wait for the process to play out leads to what we've seen in the streets of Minneapolis. Which is total Mayhem and sacking a police station. How how does that advance the cause of justice which? I don't think either of us a saying that there shouldn't be a legal process that plays out. Just do you understand why people in the African American community in. Minneapolis might not trust that. That process is going to be fair and lead to justice here. Well when I say we should let the process play out. Why would there be any objection to that Christine? Object to it for it. She spent a whole answer saying saying that was wrong. So I'm just saying I don't understand that point of view in fact rich. I don't think that you're understanding what I was saying in any way. Well well then. You weren't very clear and so sorry rich. Let me be more clear. I believe in justice. I think that illegal process should play out. I believe that justice should be at hand for all involved. I do think however that it's reasonable for black populations in cities were justices routinely not carried out to be frustrated to wonder whether Justice apper welcome to wish that the process didn't carry out for an excessive period of time knowing that there would not be real resolution at the end. Of course justice should happen. That's what we want to see or wondering why it can't happen on a reasonable timeline. Rich do you see why people in the community might not trust that process? Different point well but I. I'm asking you that question. I'm asking you do you do you see do you. Do you see why people in that community might not trust that process? Yes but the process has to play itself out. That's what I said. And that's what was objected to Christina to rich's point in the legal process we have here is is what's available. There are reasons that we have a process before people get charged what can be done by public officials by community leaders in. Minneapolis and around the country. If we're trying to build trust in that system what do you need to do? Show people That this will hold the police accountable when they commit crimes. Well unfortunately we're going to have to show them exactly that The process needs to be transparent We need to as I said. The process. Proceed in a timely manner. It's very good in fact that police officers who inflicted this act were summarily fired. That is that's wonderful to see and I think that was a very positive move on the part of this department. I think that the public wants to know That changes will be made I. I'm sorry I this is hard to discuss Because it's it's very. It's very difficult to imagine. Changes being made not just to this particular police department but to the ongoing interactions between Police in Black America To the ongoing and deeply rooted and frankly deeply justified relationship of fear and discomfort between the black community and police officers in the United States. This is a very a very deep wound. I think for progress to be made going forward First of all the police officers and the police system police chiefs at large will need to acknowledged the depth of these wounds Acknowledge Mirror they have come from Acknowledged that not just in a single incident Have Police officers behaved inappropriately? But that in fact. This is a pattern That there are reasons why citizens are afraid of and mistrustful of the police I think that this is a process that needed to have been started a long time ago. it's kind of impossible to take police at their word when they say this. This is the incident that will change things when we know in fact that many many many other incidents like this every day and likely will continue to happen. Videos of a similar kind are emerging even as this crisis continues to develop. I think that the police will have to invest invest in their relationships with the community Invest in making proof of their dedication towards the truth and justice. First before you can even be able to imagine way.
"george floyd" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"This is Josh Barrow. You're about to hear my conversation with Christine Emba and rich lowry about the death of George Floyd. We recorded this conversation Friday morning before former. Minneapolis police officer Derek. Shelvin the officers shown in the video killing floyd was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter. This conversation has been lightly edited. Reflect that news but some references may be outdated. Here's the show this Josh Barrow and welcome to left right and center. You're civilized yet. Provocative antidote to the self contained opinion bubbles dominate political debate. It is the fourth week of May and this week George. Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis. Police officer in the world saw the incident on video officer. Derek shelvin knelt on Floyd's neck for at least seven minutes during the process of arresting him disregarding his please that he could not breathe floyd's killing drew swift local and global outrage in the city quickly. Fired the four responding officers involved in. Floyd's arrest and death but the city has erupted in protests protests. That of sometimes give way to riots and looting in part due to dissatisfaction with local prosecutors statements that they were still evaluating whether to charge the officers with any crimes Minneapolis. Police even abandoned one of their precinct. Buildings rioters littered on fire. They also briefly arrested a CNN crew. That was reporting on the disorder early Friday morning on Friday afternoon the Hennepin County Attorney who oversees Minneapolis announced. That former officer shaven had been arrested and charged with manslaughter and third degree murder and that they might bring further charges later this week there have also been protests around the country responding. Not just to Floyd's death. But other recent deaths of African Americans under circumstances that reflect the racial inequity of our system of law enforcement notably. Brianna Taylor was shot. Dead in a no knock raid on her home. In Louisville in March and Ahmad Armory was pursued and killed in February by three White Vigilantes. Who said they believed him to be responsible for a burglary in southern Georgia. Armories killers weren't charged until the case drew statewide and national attention to talk about all of that. Let's bring our left right center panel as always. I'm your center. I'm joined by rich lowry. Editor of National Review on the right on the left Christine Emba columnist at the Washington. Post Hello Josh Hi Josh. Christine one thing that sets these events in Minneapolis. Apart from me is I've seen no apparent attempt by the police unions or read public officials to defend the officers actions here but it seems to me that people are for good reason. Skeptical that there will be justice in this case that there will be changes going forward in. Minneapolis and around the country. Yeah I think that's exactly right josh. Actually one of the things that has been interesting to watch in this particular case And a very faint glimmer of hope. Perhaps is the quickness with which Not just government officials but even police chief said beliefs leaders from across the country. leapt to swiftly condemn. What happened in this case that there is video what they saw. I think that a lot of this actually can be attributed to the focus drawn to these events by black lives matter over the past several years In the past you would have in the past even two years ago. I would say you would have seen a police chiefs Closing line government officials standing back and saying that they're you know was not space time to judge what happened. They didn't have enough information now. Perhaps due to pressure from activists due to increase notice being called to the events due to the number videos that are circulating now You are seeing how obvious these events are and people do feel pushed at Brest to actually make statements Alluding to truth that. Said statements are just statements. You know police chiefs government officials can tweet their thoughts and prayers as much as they like But the videos keep coming. We keep seeing this happen And I'm not sure what it's going to take to go from. Wow I'm sorry to actually making the change rich. I think you know the to where the disagreement is in public discourse here and I think you've seen conservatives increasingly seeing you know these incidents says you know as as as a broad problem. The question is how structural the problem is whether these are you know individual incidents where police do things that should be condemned. I could presumably should be prosecuted Or whether they whether people on the right are starting to buy into some of these critiques. You're seeing from the left about this. Being a structural problem about race and policing in America. And if so what what? There is for policymakers to do about that well first of all it. It looks as though there's no excuse for the way. The police conducted this arrest Usually there is. You know it's just a snippet of video you're missing or not I shouldn't say usually but sometimes But this looks pretty clear but Opponent aspect on that we should just let the process played self out the FBI is investigating. let's see what they find an when every fact is is uncovered but it. It looks terrible I am I do not buy into the idea that they're systematic Police racism if you look at police shootings Comprehensively they breakdown pretty clearly by race according to violent crime rates and the the interactions that police have with various suspects of various races so When there's an injustice like seems to occur in Minneapolis by all means throw the book at at the cops but I think the notion that we live in some sort of racist police state is is a lie Christy. Now I WANNA take the two parts of riches answer there. I WanNa talk first about the sort of letting the process play out Which you know I I certainly understand why it would be difficult In a lot of cases for a district attorney to you know come out with charges immediately even in a case where things look obvious. There's you know there are processes that have to be gone through But it seems to me. That's an easier argument to make in a place where people have a high level of trust in government Where they believe that the government will get around to justice. And so you can say to people wait for the process to play itself out. I think that there are good reasons. Why a lot of people in Minneapolis and around the country a lot of African Americans especially do not have that level of trust. And that's that's a problem for you know the the system needs to be adjusted in such a way that people can have that level of trust so those things can work themselves out right exactly and I think actually you probably right in saying a usually because at this point as I think. Iran did just Perhaps two or three weeks ago. This is unusual event Basically there's one of these cases often with video once a week if not more And yes I think you're exactly right. Josh in saying that waiting for the process to play out is not particularly appealing to those who are waiting to see justice because first of all waiting for the process to play out By nature notes that well this is just gonNa take some time..
"george floyd" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"You've been trained by the Secret Service. You've been trained by NYPD that some of the best training facilities in the country Of incidents you know again. It's not the ninety nine percent of officers that protect and serve their communities and that always needs to be pointed out Because doing that job as an extraordinarily dangerous one. But you're also you you're trained in martial arts like I am and we talk about him for hours on end and you and I both know that if you go for somebody's trae Ke- if you hit their corroded if they're the amount of pressure that was put on this man's neck George Floyd's neck is enormous for that period of time. It is a death sentence. We know just from our training. It is that dangerous and I'm glad you started. I really hope that this doesn't grossly stereotype. The overwhelming majority of men and women in law enforcement. I've worked with. Who do a terrific job? Having said that this individual is not one of those people you know just for a moment. I Remember Doing Fox and friends appearance I. I was talking to easy one morning. And was this tragic story about a cop killing. She said Dan tell the audience. How dangerous and the job this this and I said well you know it's interesting as I get text twice a year from friends of mine and the NYPD about a guy. I went through with the academy worked with WHO died. I can you imagine being in the radio profession or TV and getting taxed twice a year. That's one of your colleagues was killed in the line of duty or someone you knew so the overwhelming majority of cops that they do great work again. This guy was not one of I get it. There probably is going to be a lot of information that comes out and Sean. That'll be critical for telling the whole story but that is not necessary anymore to tell the use of force story at that acute moment of time what I mean by. That is that we need to know what happens for. Georgia's for Mr Lloyd's family for everyone. The public what happens to start to finish but the video is crystal clear there is no this is not opaque. The man had a need on his neck for nine minutes. When I it wasn't just on it it wasn't just on as his neck was pinned down to the pavement. And and he's and he's keeps repeating. I'll play it again. He keeps repeating. I can't breathe. He's not a threat to anybody in that moment. And from what I could see looked handcuffed. Sean and the Golden Rule. I remember when I got out of the couple of the more skilled police officers who've been around awhile in East New York Brooklyn was a dangerous Area Bay. I was a young kid in my twenty. Does anybody know in their twenty? You know I mean really what do you know when your early twenties and I remember them saying to me. Listen that stuff in the academy's terrific keep it in the back of your toolbox. But here's the reality. Don't ever forget this what they told me. Don't ever forget the hard and fast. I said this on your show last night. Here's the rule when the guy or the woman is in cuffs and the resistance stops. The fight is over end of story. It doesn't matter if just arrested a serial pedophile. If you arrested Charlie Manson. It doesn't matter when the puffs are on and and the people can still spit on..
"george floyd" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"All right so we ask this question because it has happened yet again when will it stop when the FBI is investigating the death of an unarmed black man named George Floyd? This happened in Minneapolis Minnesota. There's a viral video. It's been It was taken by a bystander of this horrible death. Mr Floyd of Mr Floyd who died on Monday night after pleading with Minneapolis. Police officers that he could not breathe while in Minneapolis. Police officer was kneeling on his neck. While detaining Mr Floyd Take a listen as a frantic bystander. Her telling the police to let Floyd Grief.
"george floyd" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"All right, so we ask this question because it has happened yet again. When will it stop when the FBI is investigating? The death of an unarmed black man named George Floyd. This happened in Minneapolis Minnesota. There's a viral video. It's been It was taken by a bystander of this horrible death Mr. Floyd of Mr Floyd who died on Monday night after pleading with Minneapolis police officers that he could not breathe. Gaps police officer was kneeling on his neck. While detaining Mr Floyd, take a listen as a frantic bystander her telling the police to let floyd grief..