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Atlanta mayor comments on MLB decision to pull All-Star Game from Georgia
"Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells Channel two action news. She understands the MLB's decision. But But I I understand understand why why they they pulled pulled out. out. I I don't don't like like it. it. I I don't don't like like the the fact fact that that small small businesses businesses will will suffer suffer that that this this was was Money Money that that could could have been been infused infused into into the the local local economy. economy. I I don't don't like like it, it, but but I I understand understand it it and and I I ever ever expected expected decision decision
Police investigate suspect's motive in Atlanta-area killings
"Police in Georgia are looking for a motive for the shootings at Atlanta area massage parlors eight people were killed most of the victims were of Asian descent sheriff Frank Reynolds says Robert Erin long may have been motivated by hate they don't know for sure yet but in talking to him he may have another motive sex addiction it may be targets of opportunity again we're we believe that he frequent these places in the past and things that may have been lashing out authorities also say long was planning to go to Florida in a plot to attack some type of porn industry Atlanta's mayor Keisha lance bottoms says regardless of the shooter's motivation it is unacceptable it is hateful and it has to stop this was the sixth mass killing in the country this year I'm a Donahue
"keisha lance" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"A black man and speak to what it meant to him to know that he could help. Control the destiny of this country. I think speaks to so many men across his country a lot of people think they vote for him or they think if they owed child support or if they don't have a job or if they've been convicted of a felony that they can't to be a part of this process i- ancestors built this country. Mrs much are america. is anybody else over. The past couple of months are are both are boys so if you don't go out and both your voice is not being heard mayor bottom. Thank you so much everybody. Election day is january fifth. Early voting is december fourteenth. Through the thirty first you must be registered to vote by december seventh of this year in order to vote in this new election for the runoff. We need more people to register. Mo- people show up at the polls and we're gonna show ladies and gentlemen show you love me last boss data. You're listening to heartbeat morning. Show nearly six hundred years. After the invention of the printing press the most important book the history of the world has arrived. Might be overstating things stuff. You should know an incomplete compendium of mostly interesting things. It will change your life for well. That's not necessarily true. Most scientists agree that stuff. You should know an incomplete compendium of mostly interesting. Things is proof that time travel is able because that is the only way to explain. How a book. This impressive was possibly made. Why what stuff you should know an incomplete compendium of mostly interesting things will re grow hair quite your teeth and improve your love life. That's just not at all right. The love life part. Maybe if you find someone who thinks smart as sexy stuff you should know an incomplete compendium of mostly interesting things available for preorder now at stuff. You should know dot com. Now that is true. I'm shonda rhimes watch grey's anatomy or any of my tv shows that you know. I love to tell a good story. Well now the sean blend audio. We've partnered the iheartradio slate of great podcasts. You listen the first four right now. Katie's rib permanente go ask allie and you downed and we have so much more coming your way. We can't wait for you to hear it. All welcome to shawn land audio was all the new. Sean dillon audio shows on apple podcasts..
"keisha lance" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Apple. Podcasts where you get your podcast. All right steve. It is that time. Please folks we got really really special guest. This morning She is the distinguished mayor of a beautiful city of atlanta georgia. She's a graduate of the mighty. Hcc you florida anl. Freya rattlers skewed. She is also my sister. she's a member of delta sigma theta sorority incorporated. Glam magazine named her as one of their Women of the year for twenty twenty and we agree with that more She's very powerful sister. Very smart woman and we happen to have on the show. welcome back to the show family member. I very mayor kisha bottoms. I feel like i need to give you an ooh strike rattlers. Strike welcomes all. Thank you for having me. Beautiful beautiful Happy here glad you're healthy and everything to family and all. How'd you feel about this. You know you on. The front lines are pulling for biden and harris. What was it like for you when you finally heard the election results you know what it was. So real for me and Like so many moments important moments. I'm in the kitchen cooking on saturday morning. I making the kid can't cake. But i'll tell you when it really sunk in for me when my kids all the tv screen when they saw the television and they just jumped up and they started cheering and clapping and it was such a release for them. You know our kids have been carrion so much inside the over the past few years and especially with those. He likes him with my ten year. Old son had come in one day and asked me. He said mommy. What's going to happen to us if donald trump is president again so then when it really hit me this how big this moment is yet you know. I think that that that same feeling resonated across the country. I knew it resonated with all van of down on cnn on television. I just watched You and stacey. Abrams as to really really powerful and influential sisters. In this thing we got. I wanna get into this with you. we are. We gotta go to break right quick but georgia is going to be hosting a runoff election for two key separate races on january fifth of the balance of power in the senate hinges on the outcome of this election and the candidates are. We'll discuss that. But republican incumbent. Senator david purdue going up against a challenge. John oscar republican senator kelly law for going against democratic newcomer. Rafia warnick and we'll talk about this when we come back with with the mayor. Kisha last bottoms. What we can do to make this a reality. We got win georgia. Yeah absolutely back after this. You're listening to steve harvey morning show. He's on edge. I'm sure you guys have heard about this. As we await the results of today's election a non scalable fence also known as an an okay. That was a mistake knowing. Zoom looking at you and go but her mouth fame. Move out special guests this morning as mayor. Kisha last bottoms. And we're here talking about the upcoming election georgia's going to host a runoff election for two key senate races on january fifth the balance of power in the senate hinges on the outcome of this election. The candidates are republican incumbent. Senator david purdue and democratic challenger. John are saw republican senator kelly lovely and democratic newcomer. My man feel warnick so now what is your message to those of us in atlanta and georgia overall concerning the senate. Race mayor bottoms. My message is simple is not over and put it in context for people who aren't all in politics you remember the end of obama's term. She was paralyzed. Because the senate win. Let him get anything done then. Main the joe biden is facing if he does not have the votes in the senate he can have all of the great ideas in world he can put all the executive orders in place that he wants to but another president can come behind him and undo within the same way donald trump via and let it gets codified unless it goes through and gets voted on by the senate so people have to show back up and vote. It was great that we showed up to vote. There's more of us in our household didn't show up to vote who could come out and vote this time. We have to have the senate and everybody is looking to georgia to make the difference. You know what. Let's talk about that for second because you said something important. That was still some people who didn't come out to vote. And you were talking off the air. Tell us again how you felt about a offset and and and and message that you got from all set statement rapper. I was so moved when offset came the last event that biden had in georgia which was extraordinary. That joe biden would here. The week of the election. Obama was here. Combo hair was here. All set talked about not knowing that he could be a part of the process when he didn't know that he had the right to vote and how much it touched him to know that he could be a part of the process and it was like getting testimony in church and what people have to recognize his in twenty sixteen. The election was so close because of just a few states. Wisconsin michigan and pennsylvania. What trump did in twenty sixteen was suppressed. The vote meaning. He told people think won't be better under democrat. Just stay home to show up in both but when you stay home that's the same thing because voting for republicans so unless you want to vote for republicans you have to go out and cast your vote for democratic candidates. The seat offsets as.
Atlanta's small learning pods are now fully operational for virtual learners
"Pitching in to help students who are having trouble with distance learning. Atlanta now has 16 small learning pods set up in their recreation centers aimed at helping students who otherwise aren't showing up for remote learning because of lack of Internet access or devices for just caregivers who aren't to tech savvy, explains Mayor Keisha lance bottoms. The services that are offered at these locations are between the hours of 7 32 to P. M Monday. Others say the centers will be closed on Fridays for deep claiming. Along with the academic support. Students will also receive breakfast and lunch. Michelle RIGHT, 95.5 WSB
Atlanta mayor evokes John Lewis: 'The baton has now been passed to each of us'
"Qi Sha like night Keisha Lance Bottoms. Excuse Excuse me, me, of of course, course, coming coming to to fame fame during during the the Black Black lives lives matter matter Movement Movement and and also also the the ongoing ongoing battle battle with with the the governor governor of of Georgia Georgia concerning concerning the the mass mass controversy controversy recently recently amongst amongst us Not as a distant icon, but as a god fearing man who did what he could to fulfill the as yet unfulfilled promise of America. People often think that they can't make a difference like our civil rights icons. But every person in the movement mattered. Well to make the sandwiches swept the church floors, stuff beyond the lobes. They, too changed America, and so can we. The baton has now been passed to each of us. We've cried out for justice. We have gathered in our streets to demand change. And now We must pass on the gift John Lewis sacrifice to give us. Of course, that is Keisha Lance bottoms. The mayor of Atlanta in her third year as Atlanta mayor, talking about the late civil rights icon John Lewis, who represented Georgia, specifically the part of Atlanta that downtown Atlanta is located in it should be pointed out that Qi Sha Lance bottom tested positive for covert 19 back in June, so she was one of the politicians that spoke from personal Experience not only herself, but her husband testing positive for covert 19 as well. It's 9 22 and on the issue of
"keisha lance" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"But right now the house is on fire we have to put the fire out now and the danger is really doing too little not too much I'm in despair just like millions of Americans that our legislators went home without another stimulus deal. You know you're looking at tens of millions of Americans were facing eviction and desperation right now because our government could not get its act together and do the obvious in a crisis. Congresswoman in Presley tweeted last week canceled. Student debt. Cancel rent. Cancel mortgage. that sounds pretty radical is that part of why? American, sometimes you're skeptical because I think the Democrats are a little too radical or maybe that's not radical. What do you think Pete? Well. These radical. Relief for Americans. Doesn't Megan's his wave at all lay but The reality is if we don't do something a lot of people are soon going to be homeless. It's Li-. For example, we should at least extend this moratorium that exists on his actions you know for all the. Show that the president made signing executive order it didn't actually do anything to provide that kind released. ED is right. The House is on fire and we need to take extraordinary measures to bring relief to ordinary Americans have already done in the form of cash and worked although we're better if we'd acted more quickly and you know over time, we'll develop a more ways to A. Long run, but we gotta do right now is just make sure people cost. Okay. Talk. Pushing. Money out to people. You know ten years ago or twelve years ago we printed for trillion dollars for the Wall Street banks in Americans remember that. So you see that we have the resources when it comes to Wall Street. Now it's time for the American people to experience the same kind of frankly benefit that the big corporations have seen. I just wondering you know landlords are people to you know I mean my first department here the guy on they had four apartments if you canceled. All rent mortgage I mean I just think it's a that's why I'm. So the landlord gets paid to end the small business owner and the garage and the grocery store and the mom and pop businesses that are going to shut otherwise. Okay. So I, read this week that's Fox News is now the number one channel in Primetime, not just among news channels among all channels. That's that's pretty astounding from someone who remembers when TV was like nine channels. That among all channels including the entertainment, and this is what people are watching and I think it was sixty three percent of the people who get most of their news from Fox say that trump has done an excellent job. Fighting go bid? You know when he loses the election if he does these people are not going to believe and I remember asking probably both of you. I know asked you mayor Pete. What are you going to do and he doesn't go away and back then everyone was laughing be off in our curse everyone is cuddling say, yeah. What are we going to do and and they've gone right to baking it into the cake that he's not going to leave and my point was always we need to get people on the record now. Now, you have to get the people on the record saying this can happen. So what are your positions on that? Again. This is one of the reasons why we've got to hold his protectors in his enablers accountable. One of these ordinary things, APPs net Lafayette Square episode where he basically politicized the military was that military leaders who are involved realize that was wrong and apologize whether time better institutions like military or when we're talking about elected officials, everybody needs to make clear now that there needs to be that orderly and peaceful transition of power you know. We used to roll their eyes. Every four years from the inauguration is going on commentators talk about the transition our because It seems so you know something we ought to be. Able to take for granted but this president doesn't care about any democratic norm. Why? Why would you care about this one to me? The only real solution to that is to make sure that it's not even close an election with this president shouldn't even be within arguing distance. It shouldn't even be within cheating this but should the Democratic Party be able to win by one vote just like the Republican Party why there's always two rules for these two parties we shouldn't have to win big. This is America. We should have to be able to win one vote should do one by five, hundred and thirty seven in Florida they gave it to him I feel like. The Golden. Right. I mean look I. I remember being in high school learning about the electoral college and thinking well, that's a that's a quirky thing. But if it ever actually overruled the American people, I'm sure they get rid of it the next day it's happened twice since then and if we WANNA call ourselves a democratic country, it's gotta go. Now. The only way to do that is constitutional amendment that is actually a combat circulating among the states. If enough stateside sign on promising to give their electoral votes to the person who you'll have the same effect. We're not gonNA see that happen before November one more reason why we gotta make sure it's not even close I do these kinds of structural. Reforms that I made the case for campaign whether it's the electoral college was making sure our fellow Americans. US. Citizens in DC get a senator insured where he go gets real political representation or some other basic reforms and you got to do to our system in our course. If we don't do that, then we're always going to be chasing our tail. We'll election results. Don't reflect with the American people actually believe yeah. Arena of you concerned about Cunanan if people don't know what that is they're. Crazy conspiracy theory group. They're the ones who think that Hillary. Clinton was running A. Pedophile sex ring out of a pizza parlor in Washington. DC I mean, it's on that level and now you know it it. It started on the Internet than it migrated, of course to right-wing radio and stuff like that and now we're seeing people queuing on people in Congress. Someone won the the primary in Georgia..
Georgia governor to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate
"On it. Georgia drops its Corona virus lawsuit against the state's capital city. While Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms agreed to abandon the rollback on reopening businesses. She would not budge on the mandate for face covering. So Governor Brian Kemp instead plans to address the issue and his next executive order, which takes effect Sunday in it is expected to drop a provision that Outlaws local governments from passing mask mandates that would prohibit them from forcing private businesses to require them. So far more than 100 cities and counties in the state have
Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Masks
"Brian Camp has dropped a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and its mayor over fast face. Mass restrictions related to the pandemic camp was suing Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms and the City Council because their face mask rules were more strict than his state rules and three
Georgia Gov. Kemp Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Coronavirus Restrictions
"Kemp drops his lawsuit with the city of Atlanta and Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms after the side today stalemate on masks. While Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms agreed to abandon the rollback on reopening businesses. She would not budge on the mandate for face covering. So Governor Brian Kemp instead plans too. Press the issue in his next executive order, which takes effect Sunday. In it, he's expected to drop a provision that outlaws local governments from passing mask mandates but would prohibit them from forcing private businesses to require them. So far, more than 100 cities and counties in the state have such ordinances. Sandra Perish 95.5.
"keisha lance" Discussed on The View
"We are back with Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms joy. So this morning, the Republicans announced a Justice Reform Act and yesterday trump signed an executive order on police reform. It stopped short of pushing for outright bans on certain behavior like choke holds. But it does call for transparency and holding offices more accountable. So What do you say? Is it in the right direction we're going or is it just lip service? So what did you say? I wasn't encouraged by the national database I. DO think that's important coordinates. We're looking hire officers to see what the history of with other agencies but then Donald Trump got in way of Donald Trump as he always does. So when you don't mention race and you don't mention bias and then you go on ran about school choice it's hard to take him seriously. In this moment enjoy and I'll just say this, we don't have another minute to spare convened last week and advisory Task Force in Atlanta there. Look at argue supports policies and not three days later then were shot Brooks was was killed in Atlanta, and so we don't have time for that the Trix we've got to have action right now and we'd needed yesterday. That's irritating to me as I keep hearing folks bring up a victim's past criminal record and it sounds like. You're trying to justify why this person was murdered I mean. Does. This is this something that we need to sort of point out to people that when you perpetrate. An issue on a on a person it makes them the victim and you can't victim shaming. You brought it up earlier. We've learned how not to do that. With. Lots of different issues. Why can't we figure out how to do that with this? Law I know that when the officers had that interaction with Mr, Brooks weren't concerned about his criminal record when they had that those actions with him, whatever his criminal record may or may not be. That's completely irrelevant. To what happened with him on Friday evening in in it's a distraction There are college kids across this country in college towns I am sure who have drunken encounters with police officers in the even perhaps fall asleep in drive through windows. And we don't see people getting killed across his country. So then have anything to do with a record would it has to do with how we're interacting with our communities and De Escalation dengist start when you are arresting someone deescalation starts when you stop someone, there's so many ways that this could could have gone differently and and in didn't, and that doesn't have anything to do with a criminal history. Madame mayor prosecutors are expected to make a decision to charge the officers as early as today as my understanding his family's asking. For Officer Ralph to be charged with murder and you're a lawyer yourself and you mmediately call for the firing of the officers but the police union apparently has condemned you for acting too quickly stating that officer Ralph was terminated without due process and without an investigation I say that. Rashaad was killed without due process but what is your response to the Police Union and what is your response to whether or not the Mur? Sunny. There's a quote that I love from Audrey Lord necessary. Salads. Will Not protect Jews could not stand by in be salad on this and I've had a great working relationship with our public safety community in Atlanta but there but wrong is wrong is wrong. So we have an independently elected district attorney in Atlanta in, he will make the determination of what charges if any are. Appropriate I'll defer to him in in wait and see what charges he brings. If any we have some other use of force cases that are still sitting in the District Attorney's office and I just hope that we can get the same attention to those cases as well because our communities are in limbo. So we'll see what his recommendations are in I'll defer to his judgment on that. We will have more with Mayor Acacia Lance Bottoms. One, we come back. We are back with Mayor Acacia, Lance Bottoms Megan Hello Montemayor you are on the shortlist for VP for Vice President Biden's tickets just between US ladies here at the view I think it's evident. You're a very strong qualified candidates We were talking earlier on the show how fifty percent, of Americans, are depressed and not feeling optimistic about the future. I know one thing I'm looking for in this upcoming election are people that can unite the country and start healing and bring us together. If you are chosen as the vice presidential pick, what do you think you can do to help unite the country? Same. Megan what's important during this election is that we have a restoration of moral leadership in our in our nation's capital because it impacts everything, it impacts how we view our country, how we view the future for our children and I trusted vice-president Biden is going to make the choice of the person who's going to be able to best help in lead our country, but there's a lot of. Healing that has to happen in our country I think it's to be important. Whomever that person is who who may be able to govern alongside vice president, Biden that they'd be able to bring some integrity and compassion and empathy for our communities who are hurting in. So many ways we have a country whose grieving right now and I think that it's to be important to have leadership that sensitive to that. Is. That is that a job you are thinking about maybe doing because you, you are the mayor of Atlanta. That's that's kind of a huge deal and you got a lot of work that has to get done. Do you think we can make real meaningful change right now? You know what I'm leading our city right now, the best that I know how we don't have a handbook for what we're dealing with right now especially without having national leadership to give us some leadership and meaningful assistance and so between covert and and what's happening the movement it's happening across our cities and across our country I can tell you. Thinking about it a lot less. But I just I want vice-president by then to win point blank I want him to win. Mayor Mayor before we go, I want to quickly ask you about the corona virus. Georgia was one of the first states to reopen and you were very outspoken about governor Kemp's plans. It seems Georgia's numbers are flat but a few weeks ago your state had to apologize for processing error that showed an incorrect downward trend in daily new infections. Are you confident that the state has a real sense of what is going on in terms of the coronavirus numbers? While also saying that there have been some errors with those numbers but I can tell you I, get a report each day from my team, and what I'm showing as we are having a slow tick upwards in those numbers. Were not as high as where we were say even a month or so ago. But I do see that we're back on an upward trend that concerns me between what we're seeing after Memorial Day and the mass gathering. So I think that we all have to be vigilant and continue to know that this virus is very real and in Atlanta particularly, we've talked a lot about its impact on African American communities. We're now seeing a significant uptick in our Hispanic communities, and so it's still impacting black and Brown people at a disproportionate number, and that's something that we all have to be vigilant about. Mair bottoms you are all that. Thank you so much for being with us today and we'll keep checking in with you. Let us know what's happening with. y'All we'll be right back..
Georgia Gov. Kemp backs out of hearing on Atlanta mask order
"Governor has withdrawn a request for an emergency hearing in a lawsuit meant to block a mask order from Atlanta's mayor, a spokesman for GOP governor Brian Kemp says They want to continue what are being called productive negotiations with Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms who issued the order
Judge orders Atlanta mayor, governor into mediation over mask mandate
"Mediation has now been ordered by a Georgia judge in the dispute over face coverings pitting the state's governor against Atlanta's mayor. At issue is local control. The executive order by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance bottoms for wearing masks in Atlanta, while Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wants people to wear face coverings to help stem the spread of the Corona virus, but won't mandate the wearing of masks, superseding the Atlanta mayor and several other Georgia mayors who enacted similar orders. I'm
"keisha lance" Discussed on Amanpour
"I mean you're the a woman mayor and he goes right after you or you know it's because of the demographics of the city of what what is it? That's causing him in your mind. What do you think is causing this dispute? Law a certainly bill's personal because he suit me personally in his name, not in the state of Georgia versus city of Atlanta his name governor, Bryant camp versus me and members of our city council, so it it. It feels I know because it is personal. I don't know if it's because I am a woman Push forward with this mandate I don't know if it's because of the demographics or sitting, or if it is because of my very vocal support of Joe Biden..
Cities Around Georgia Stand With Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor, On Mandatory Mask Wearing
"The state are showing support for Atlanta's mayor as she fights a mask mandate lawsuit filed against her by Governor Brian Camp, The leadership of the Georgia Municipal Association is standing with the city of Atlanta and Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms filing a brief with the court showing support. You made a decision to file this brief in opposition. To the governor's actions since the lawsuit goes beyond the case against Atlanta and includes provisions that affect all of George's GM president in Union City Mayor Vince Williams says over 100 cities in the state, including his own have mandates requiring mask Sandra Parish 95.5 WSB WSB
Judge recuses herself in legal battle between Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over coronavirus mandates
"County Superior Court Judge Kelly Ellerbe had scheduled a hearing for 11 a.m. this morning on Governor Brian Kempes emergency motion. But in an order filed less than two hours before the hearing was supposed to start, Heller be said she was recusing herself after consulting with the lawyers in the case. In the lawsuit filed last week against Atlanta Mayor Akechi lance bottoms and members of the City Council, Kemp argues their local leaders don't have the legal authority to impose measures that are more or less restrictive than those in his executive orders.
Judge to hear arguments in Atlanta mask mandate lawsuit
"Judge plans to hear arguments tomorrow on an emergency request by Georgia's governor to stop Atlanta from enforcing a mandate to wear a mask in public and other restrictions related to the cove in 19 pandemic, while a lawsuit on the issue is pending. In the lawsuit filed last week against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the members of the City Council governor Brian Camp argues that local leaders don't have the legal of 40 to change or ignore his executive
U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 140,000 as outbreak worsens
"The Corona virus continues to ravage the states, where has run rampant for weeks, California, Texas, Arizona and worst of all, Florida, which reported another 12,500 new infections. Correspondent Meg Oliver reports. Other states are also seeing a rise in cases. Some experts now warn of rising infection rates in Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri in Kentucky. We're seeing record numbers of cases, rising hospitalizations and really a shifting of the center of the epidemic, potentially in the United States in Georgia Governor Brian Camp is in a legal battle with Atlanta's mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. Over her mandate for residents to wear masks. She says the current search can be traced to Georgia being among the first states to
While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules
"And tweets. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Friday the states taking legal action to try to stop its capital city from mandating face coverings. We filed a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta. On half of on behalf of business owners, their employees and hard work and George's throughout the region Sunday, Atlanta's Democratic mayor, Keisha Lance bottoms, tweeted. The state is also seeking an injunction barring her from issuing press releases air making statements that she has the authority to impose Mohr or less restrictive measures, the mayor says, quote farm or of sacrifice to much more for me
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Sues Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Over Face Mask Order
"Bryant defended his lawsuit against Atlanta's mask mandate. He said people need to wear a mask but didn't think the mandate was necessary. Atlanta Mary Occasion last Bottoms told CBS News that's cleared that the governor was putting politics over people. The governor's hometown of Athens, Georgia. Instituted a mass order. But it was not until we instituted a mass order in Atlanta, and I pointed out that Donald Trump violated that order when he landed at our airports and did not wear a mask. You're listening
Atlanta mayor slams Georgia governor after he sues her over masks
"Atlanta's mayor continues pushing back against Georgia's governor in a dispute over whether cities Khun require people to wear masks. After Keisha Lance bottoms mandated masks in public Governor Brian Camp sued to block the order. This morning. They're both making the same argument. He is putting politics over people. Some had decided to play politics. Kemp says he agrees people should wear masks, but the city cannot override his executive powers by ordering it. Calling the mandate both unenforceable and devastating to businesses. This is about protecting the livelihood of our citizens, Bottoms tells NBC's today show. That's exactly what the mandate is about, and she'll essentially ignore Kempes bizarre lawsuit. I'll continue to do what we need to do on behalf of the people we've been elected to represent. SOCCER Megane
Atlanta - Savannah mayor hits back at Kemp for overriding local mask mandates: He 'does not give a damn about us'
"Words on Twitter from the mayor of Savannah, Georgia. It is officially official wrote Mayor Van Johnson last night. Governor Kemp does not give a damn about us. The mayor's tweet came shortly after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order banning local governments from requiring masks that put a finer point on an earlier executive order prohibiting cities and counties from taking any action that was more restrictive than what was ordered statewide. And so amid rising cases of Corona virus throughout Georgia, existing mask mandates, including the one in Savannah, are essentially void. Mayor Van Johnson joins us now Welcome to the program. Thank you so much. I appreciate the opportunity. Well, I'm sure you know. Governor Kemp has said he strongly encourages mass. He wears one in public. But, he says requiring them is impractical and unenforceable for local business owners. For example, he says, mandates are a bridge too far. How do you respond to that? I respond to it by following the science, um, is issue about public safety about public health, or is it about convenience? Right to the west of us all. The state of Alabama now mandates mask in South Carolina and in Florida, they live up to them in the palate ease to decide whether the mandate mask And even today, the White House when asked about a nationwide math quarter on the White House is leaving that decision up to localities. So again, I think for us we are in the fight for lots were trying to get past Cove in 19. It's going to take all of us firing on all cylinders, working together to be able to make this happen, and we know from the sides from the CDC, which is located in Atlanta. That wearing mask is a part of the three pronged approach to be able to slow down the spread of this virus. And you made mass mandatory in public spaces and commercial establishments there in Savannah on July 1st, you were the first in Georgia to do so. How hard has it been to enforce has not really been hard to enforce because Again. Our goal here was compliance, not enforcement. So we've given out over 1000 mask and anyone who wanted a mass before we will write a ticket for anyone. We would offer him a mask. And so our visitors, our citizens gratefully took a mask on and therefore no ticket was required. The goal of this again. It's 1/2 people to wear a mask and again we have with 15 million visitors come to our beautiful city every year. Some know some don't know again. Our role is to make sure we educate and make sure we provide a mass that they are a compliant. Governor Kim's office sent us a statement here at NPR calling your mask mandate illegal since it is more restrictive than what's mandated statewide. And they said there's no evidence you're taking action to enforce what is required statewide, including social distancing. They say you haven't stopped unlawful gatherings in your city, for instance, How do you respond to that? Hey, I think again where we're really focused on the wrong things. Um, The reality is that science is very, very clear. We're all doing the best we can during these very hard type again. Social distancing per his order is filled with 50 people. I believe and again, people are out. Things are open and people are gathering. Um and begin our ability to enforce. It is limited because these unfunded mandates from the state level the government could put order out there. But he's not giving us a resource is to help us to enforce those orders. So again, we're doing the best that we can again. This is really about the wearing of mask. This is about being able to keep people safe decides has been absolutely clear. On July 2nd government, Kemp said himself that he was not going to stand in the way ofthe Savannah's mandatory mass corner. Yet here we are two weeks later, and he's issuing something specifically and the only one in the country. That specifically, um denies cities and counties the ability to be able to take care of their citizens. And to me that's unacceptable and we're almost out of time. But quickly. What now for Savannah, will you fight the ban on mask mandates? And in the meantime, what are you telling residents of your city? Well for us. There's nothing to fight a CZ. Where could we were concerned of Savannah's mass mandate is still in effect. We still have legal standing. We believe the government does not have the authority. Um And so therefore we continued to enforce it will enforce our current mask order. Even if that brings you head to head with the governor. Again, the governor do would he have to do? We will do what it takes, and we believe we have not only legal standing, but we have the science behind us to Dolly demonstrate that an emergent condition exists in Havana in Georgia. I'm going to stop you there. But thanks so much. That's Mayor Van Johnson of Savannah, Georgia. Thank you. And since we spoke with Mayor Johnson NPR has learned that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has filed a lawsuit against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance bottoms to block her city's mask wearing requirement.
Mayor Bottoms gives update on Atlanta COVID-19 situation
"URGENT Governor Brian Camp Suze Atlanta over over the the city's city's requirement requirement to to wear wear masks masks in in public public and and other other cove cove in in 19 19 restrictions. restrictions. You You know know what what this this is is all all about? about? Mayor Mayor Keisha Keisha lance lance bottoms bottoms in in addition addition to enacting A mask mandate for the city of Atlanta had also rolled back the city's reopening to what was called phase one that would shut down in person dining at restaurants and shut down some other businesses. But Governor Kemp has said all along that local mayor's not just mayor bottoms, but any local mayor. I can't do anything that overrules or supersedes his gubernatorial executive orders. And the mayor's actions. In his view, We're going further than his executive orders. And so he said that the mass mandate and the reopening rollback Wass no and void as recently as noontime today before this lawsuit was filed with the mayor, speaking earlier today. Said that she believes the city's position is legally defensible. What we do have is a statement from governor camp and I'll just read it to you. This lawsuit is on behalf the Atlanta business owners and their hard working employees. We were struggling to survive during these difficult times. His men and women are doing their very best to put food on the table for their families, while local elected officials shuttered businesses and undermine economic growth, just like sending in the Georgia National Guard to protect those from living in our capital city from crime and violence. The I refuse to sit back and watch as disastrous policies threatened the lives and livelihood of our citizens. We will fight to stop these reckless actions and put people over pandemic politics. The word of this came in about 5 45 What actually will happen now and how quickly It's something we will have to wait and see. The
"keisha lance" Discussed on The View
"The view on the heels of you know who's ex- executive, police order sorrow sorrow on the heels of his a police reform. Senate Senator Tim Scott revealed the GOP bill on reform that they call the Justice Act, and why? This is very personal for him, take up renews color and people like myself. I've told my story. Several Times stop seven times in one year. That has been said a lot, but I was stopped this year driving while black, when I got a warning ticket for using failing to use my turn signal earlier in my lane change, and so this issue continues in S. why is so important for us to say that we hear you? Were listening to your concerns. So. Do you think they heard anything sunny? WH, what do you? What do you think of the bill? Did they hear him? Say What what happened to him? Why was? Really Dumb. It just seems to me that trump's executive order incentivizing police reform will not incentivize police reform. Bad is not what is required here. And you know what I think. He wanted was a photo op with some of the families. Of Black on our men have been killed. During police encounters, and he did not get that, because although the families did have a meeting with him. If you listen to what the family said, what they said that there were a lot of platitudes mentioned, but nothing real nothing tangible, and they did not come out with him for a press conference, and so I, I think that actually says a lot that is extremely telling, but the other thing is when you look at his executive reform. His executive order. It just doesn't do anything. He's asking departments to share police departments to share information officers misconduct. Let an officer or police departments grade themselves. They get an A. every single time right, and so you really need a national database. You need an over. You need someone to oversee them and so. Much, it's very fluffy. It's much ado about nothing. It's not tangible. It's not real. Okay Joy. Were you taken by what Senator Scott had to say and What he was revealing by his own experience. Well yes, I was Senator Scott, who was the only African American senator in the GOP said that America is not a racist country. then. He goes on to talk about how he was pulled over by the police, five or six times and one of the Times. The last time was for not turning on his signal. His term signal fast enough. Really I mean exactly. When are you supposed to turn that? TURN SIGNAL ON I? Don't know when that is and yet. He was stopped I doubt I would have been stopped that the question is there is systemic racism in the country contrary to what he says. They nothing in these bills. Bills addresses segregated housing, or which leads to school, Segregation and discrimination in employment. That is the problem in the country, and it's not being addressed in these bills. These are like rearranging the deckchairs on the titanic and May I. Say Stop Blaming President Obama for everything. This is the Republican playbook right now. From Twenty Ten to twenty six ten, both houses of Congress, what controlled by the GOP okay and remember what Mitch McConnell said. We're going to stop everything. He does so shut up about Obama already. Right, so, Megan, what did you? What were your feelings about to build? You think it went far enough. Yeah, I. I think there's a few things day here. The first one is. When people say Tim Scott is the only black senator on the Republican side while Democrats only to. Harris and Cory Booker so let's please stop acting like there's great bipartisan representation in the Senate. It's despicable. There aren't more people of color on both sides and all races. It's a huge problem in our representation, but it's not just singularly Republican won the second thing is Tim Scott also talked about in two thousand sixteen about how he has been targeted by Capitol police as a senator where they stopped him, and then thought he was impersonating a senator when he was trying to come in which is also a heartbreaking story, so he is a man that has experienced racism, and by the way he was pulled over seven times in a year, not five. I? Think it's a good noble start. This bill I glad to see this swift sea change on bipartisan support of police reform I'm really disheartened that we can't even come together to try and make changes, and I think some of the criticism you gave sunny is valid, but how about we all continue to try and improve instead of just crapping all over Republicans for. For saying that they're doing nothing, or it's not good enough. This is a very great and noble attempt led by a very distinguished senator on the Republican side and I would really like to see us all. Put Our differences aside I know I'm exhausted. I think the country is exhausted to try and really enact real reform right now, and this is the best opportunity. As George Floyd lawyer said yesterday on the show. This is the best time in history to do it and I think we should all come together and please stop making this this so partisan because I for one am truly exhausted with it. Well I'm exhausted with all that I see because one way I'm GonNa, let me finish. Let me please let me finish. Because there are things in this bill that need to be dealt with the GOP. Bill doesn't change qualified immunity which shields police officers from lawsuits. You know it doesn't expand the Justice Department's power to investigate and prosecute police, misconduct and reason I'm really. Really. All about that is because this could have helped Mir. Rice if we had information about the police officer who who took his life allegedly in his file is a note that says he was mentally unstable to be a police officer. This might have made a difference in how we do things, so if we all have all the information you know I mean. If you can. See a way where when we say these are the things that we actually absolutely need to have its because people's experiences say. I. Don't I didn't have this information therefore when they let this person go. You know what was I to do. He took my son's life..
"keisha lance" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"As another police shooting and killing this weekend this time in Atlanta ignites it's pretty intense debate a pretty big crowd well we'll talk about what's destabilising how this plays in to the record and the reform now keep in mind if you didn't miss if you missed what happened on Saturday restored Brooks was shot dead in the back as he ran from police that's on the service a white cop shooting a black suspect now let's break it down Wendy's officials manager call the cops saying a guy fell asleep in the drive thru lane he's blocking it he's not moving they came down they pulled him out they talk to about a half hour of the game a breathalyzer they said he tested positive he is gone over the limit for dry eye for drunk driving the arrest and everything's calm until we go to put the cuffs on any goes a run for it read out wrestles to cops the cops were not only out wrestled they're able to get the stun gun off the cop and a star running the consort of pursuing when he turned around and pointed at maybe even shot at twice the third time to get his gun and he shot him every almost every land official comes out against the cop the fire the cop the fire the police chief who said he reaches he retired I doubt it listen to it mayor Keisha lance bottoms said cut three this is not confrontational this was a guy that you were rooting for and even knowing the end watchin it you're going to just let him go just let him go let me call somebody.
"keisha lance" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Imagination, but we get up each and every day the leaving we can do better be better at part of that is having these existing relationships with police officers in our communities through at purpose, community, center, police, athletic leads, and all of these other positive interactions, so that we can create these lasting meaningful relationships outside just chasing somebody down the street, locking them up. May, hold on right quick. We'll be right back with more may ACACIA lance bottles you're listening to. Morning Show. I would back with a mayor. Kishan Lance Bottoms You know here's here's what I WANNA. Do and we're going to let them go because it's been a long, it's it's been a long night for her and it's. It's GonNa be a long day, so listen to me. We want to put a human side to a lot of these officers again. Listeners himmy clearly. These are not. This is not the policemen who had his knee on George Floyd's neck. This is not who these people are. Once. They have a duty to to to to honor the curfew to enforce the curfew. They have a duty. If, they can't. They cannot allow you to burn, and they cannot allow you to loop. That's against the law, so they have to do their job. What I'm asking our listeners to do and to talk to the young people as out here who are Alek I'm sixty three. I've seen this mind. Tire life I know when protests are working and I know when it started to make that turn and these protests. Protests have made that ugly turn to where it's getting into lawlessness, which is allowing this president, who could not fight the invisible enemy of corona and disappeared has now found the visible in the me that he can fight and again this us so Colin Kaepernick before now it's us and now they're going to be about these deaths and racism and things of that nature. He's GonNa. Turn it into. I am the. What he called himself the protector. Law and order President Man, please. He's been waiting on this moment and we cannot give him to satisfaction. Young people are mayor is making a true statement. These people who serve in Atlanta live Atlanta a lot of these brothers are raising black children, and to have the same talks with them that we have to have with ours about when you get pulled over by the police. They having the same compensation. Those brothers feel the same pain. We feel every time a black kill, so we've got to get respectful of them. If they are respectful of us and so far, that's been the case and we we need to just really may be careful out here. Peaceful protests is the only way. Mayor Get yourself some rest have of successful day today. we pulling for you and we love the job. You're doing a keep your spirits up from. We Talk to God about this and we talked to the people at the same time. All right, thank you I. Appreciate you and reporters talking again so. Thank you very much. Mayor Kyushu bottoms everybody. Thank. Very busy sounds exhausted. That this is hard. But this. This is her city. The city heartbreaking. And Man is tough I mean if you were look you. She tried to save everybody's lives. She don't want none of her constituents to die. She don't want none of her officers to die. She don't WanNa. Keep putting everybody in jail. She don't want this to happen 'cause she no listen to me. y'All is defeating the purpose of what we're trying to do. How test is excellent? I would to protest the sixty three year old black dude on this Mike understands diplo tests I'm which you, but once we turned it into burning and looting. I'm telling you man is all they want to flip the script so. So, they can now change. The narrative is all they want is to start talking about the lawlessness and look at this president I am the law and order president. He said nothing about ending racism. He said nothing about social justice he, as he been waiting on this one moment that he can stick his flag in the ground and talk about what he going to now he goes into military in and guess who they gonNA start shooting is us and guess who they gonNA. Rest is going to be us and then guess what he gonNA. Turn around and won't vote for him in November is GonNa be us. Coming out, got some black person on his damn. Campaign, you're talking about. They woke. Stay woke my ass. We wide awake. We are. Again, thank you to mayor. Kisha Lance about a bottoms of Atlanta and thank you for that all right. You're getting fired up, aren't you? We'll be back with more Steve Harvey Morning Show we're tired. You're listening to. Morning Show. Renowned Buddhist. Teacher Jarvis Masters has steadfastly maintained his innocence. He was sentenced to death almost thirty years ago on a new podcast. Dear Governor Jarvis poses the question. there. Find the execution of one in. 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"keisha lance" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"Everybody. We've got a special guest this morning. Only four a little while because we understand the duress that she's she's got a big day in front of a shared a long night last night. with. Mayor Kisha Lance Bottoms. Things. Listened I. Just Know Listen I. Know You catching it this city. Is doing some things that's beyond your control and you up against it. Let let me just ask you. This may first of all in this. How are you feel it you doing? Stay the grace of God is sufficient. I mean I'm I'm higher, but when I look at what's happening with. You know we've got officers on the street Birkin's. These long shifts, and you got so many people work into. Just keep our city staple. You know my my fatigue done compare. You know. A waterfall our listeners to understand I won't are protesters to understand this. That the policemen have a job to do. These police officers are not the ones who had the knee on George. Floyd's nick. They wear uniform. The majority of police officers are well intending people i. do believe that there are enough bad apples to bring the attention to the problem that we have and so I want. Our protest is to understand something. Protest is beautiful, nothing wrong with protest, but once turns into burning and looting. We are now allowing the system to change the narrative, whereas no longer going to be about Mr Floyd's death, and the murder of innocent black man. It's going to be about lawlessness, and I want people to take that into consideration as we move forward with all of. Yeah absolutely right, and even as we speak I'm at. Joint Operation Command Center and I'm talking to guys who I went to school with talking to about people. We went to elementary school with and I'm sharing that say because especially in Atlanta so many of our officers and our public safety personnel are a part of our community. They believe in love Atlanta, the same way that I do and when they take off their uniforms. They're black man in America and they're raising.
"keisha lance" Discussed on Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction
"It broke my heart. It was devastating. There are no words in the English language that will convey the despair that I felt watching that man life. Leave his body and him scream out for his mother. Here. Get Justice for my city. My city has been going through a lot of pain. This is not the first second or third time you see all this other than this is what we have to do to get hurt. All over the country, people are filling the streets to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd a black man who died in Minneapolis while a police officer. Kneel down his neck. Disturbing video of this was seen all over the world. We are all seeing so much pain and anger and outrage. In this episode I spoke with the Mayor of Atlanta. Key Chalance bottoms about how she's dealing with the crisis as a leader. As a mother of four children. All unfolding against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Most of America caught sight of her recently, she gave an incredibly powerful press conference this past Friday. We are better than Nisus. We're better than this. As a city, we are better than this as a country. Go home. Go home. Born and raised in Atlanta Mayor Bottoms was a lawyer and a judge and has been in office since two thousand eighteen. She's only the second woman ever to hold the job. Heard. There were rumors about balanced protests in Atlanta. Idea with a mother would do I. Call My son and I said. Where are you? I said I cannot protect you in black. Boys shouldn't be out today. I spoke to her about this important moment in history as black and Brown America, disproportionately face to deadly threats. Police brutality, and they global pandemic. I'm Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN's chief medical correspondent. And this is corona virus, fact versus fiction. Thank you again. Mayor Bottoms I very much been looking forward to this. Let me just ask. How are you? Are you doing over the last few days? You know I'm doing okay. I think I'm doing as well as all of America's doing right now. It's Um. It's very stressful in exhausting time for all of us but I'm doing okay. Thank you for asking. Have you been worried for your own safety for the safety of the people that you love it all over the last few days? In s Sunday. That's a good question, the one think. Carrying heaviest on my heart right now is my eighteen year old. Because he's, he's eighteen and he very much to be in the middle of everything. That's happening. Anna I know that they're so much. That can go wrong so much that we've been watching. Go wrong across I I want to ask you a couple of questions about protests in the midst of a pandemic I mean we are truly going through something that is unchartered here. We don't know the impact that these protests will have on the pandemic itself the spread of the virus. There were some powerful moments of solidarity. Though during the protests people came together. They sang a hugged. They were walking hand in hand. Those and the images. A lot of people will see. At a time when so many people are hurting like this? Are Those moments worth suspending the physical distancing mandates. Feel. This is just this convergence of where we are. Globally like I, don't we? Any of us will see again and our lifetime. Getting a covid nineteen tests today. Because everything that we've talked about over the past two months. just became secondary or has become secondary so. I just I just hope that people will get tested and will remember that we are really. We're still in the middle of Panton. Our communities are sick in their tired. In they're dying dying from covid nineteen, dying from poverty dime from police. Brutality! We're exploding. These forces seen unseen covid. Nineteen is the one that's that's unseen. Police brutality is the one that we can say. I I. DO Wonder How how did you navigate? the policies regarding the pandemic in Atlanta specifically, which at times seemed at odds with the governor, the data for example in the state of Georgia did not show a fourteen consecutive decline, which was one of the guiding criteria for reopening things. As a elected leader. How do you? How do you balance that on Friday governor? Kim Call in as asked me. What do we need in Atlanta in what he can do to help and he's provided the assistance from the state that we've needed. And I think you know when you're in leadership it. You can't take things personally. I didn't like the decisions made about covid. Nineteen and I'm sure the governor didn't like lab response. To the decisions he made. But it didn't stop him as a leader from coming to me asking me how we could help. How the state could help in I wouldn't too prideful to go to him and say we need your help. Your the mother of four children mayor, three sons and a daughter. You're having conversations with them. I'm sure as many parents are with their children across America right now. I heard you talking about conversations. You've had with your own mother back when you were a child. Historic Times back then, and it feels like these are historic times as well all. I feel like sometimes. You don't know how historic something is at the time you're going through it. Does the gravity does the importance of what's happening right now? Has it settled in with you and your family? In terms of the conversation you're having. I asked my husband the other day at What will this moment in time be call and I don't think any of us know the answer to that. I just know it something extraordinary that we're witnessing and I said. In my remarks a couple of days ago. What we say in happening across Atlanta. We didn't see when Dr King was assassinated. And so we know that this is this. Is something different? And not only is it happening across America will now see a having the globe. And the question will be what will be the difference on the other side of this moment. Will. We continue to see the disruption and all that we've been saying over the past few days or Or will truly be a revolutionary moment, and I think about the words of Audrey lowered quite a bit. Revolution is not a one time event. Do you remember the moment when you first.
"keisha lance" Discussed on KTOK
"Tonight mayor Keisha lance bottoms of Atlanta talk about all the institutional problems and Lana now I listen to talk about the school system I'm not real familiar with the land as far as the politics of Atlanta but I dare say if I would look I bet it's been said I've been decades since anyone a constitutional Republican has been in charge of anything in Atlanta I would assume they're all Liberal Democrats and so when you have institutional racism in the schools and what's the Democrats are in charge institutional racism and the court system when you have the Democrats in charge institutional racism in the police department what Democrats in charge why not investigate the Democrats on a Patterson practices investigation by the AG are William Barr because we have racism all over these major cities controlled only by Democrats and the media the media had on Keith Ellison and also ahead on mera lance bottoms not the questions weren't asked you and your party but in charge for half a century and a land it's been a century and a half if there is institutional racism and you're in charge of the institution are you a racist exactly it ended it really boils down to something that simple is whenever they bring it up I do I do it all the time you know bad gotten fired from fox I'd be asking these very simple questions well who's in charge you got Worf you got the the the little Mary Kay got forget his name right Jake up front right Jacob fry you got our Dando who's your police chief who's a Hispanic guy who looks black for all intents and purposes all three Democrats they heard all the copies have been on the force so explain to me where this came in how does trump put into this or maybe it's Russian collusion or maybe you can leverage the Ukrainians you know look at the sample question why are you folks always bringing up institutional racism when you control every institution or talking about and why didn't the media complicit with them why don't they have said very simple question you know why they wanna ask it because they know the answer and in it's a boogie man as long as they put it out there never it it's them it's a boogie man is out there they can always blame some rich white Republican down the road but the fact is it is always been always has been and always will be and they rely on this chaos there are people bill paying marchers in people to go out there and raise holy hell in cities because they need this and here's why they need because the amble about the fall on the Democratic Party it's already fallen on Obama's legacy and it's about to be even worse for for all the people you meet is Susan rice calmly clapper all above and the party is going to get hurt so they need this they've got nothing to stick not even the economy with this Chinese woman buyers so they gotta make something stick and what do they do they go back to old faithful racism institutional racism that they create and blame for some blame somebody else for what and lastly one other interesting thank you a lot of business owners especially in Texas who were arrested for going into business their own business and now many democratic governors and others are excusing looters going into those same businesses and all of a sudden the Wuhan virus corona virus covert nineteen doesn't matter anything at all yeah you can have ten people getting together now there's thousands of people and they're being courage to do so by democratic governors but Kevin Jackson we gotta go your website is the black sure I got it up right now and I anticipate sometime later tonight or tomorrow you gonna alright on this but I thank you for coming on the bill Cunningham show I might add on short notice and but you continue to be a great a great American thank you thank bill I talked to Kevin Jackson the blacks look at his website let's continue with more of a line becomes available eight six six six four seven seven three three seven if there is institutional racism and your been in charge of the institution for decades or longer.
"keisha lance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Mayor Keisha lance bottoms was a guest on CBS news broadcast she was asked about president trump's tweets that local officials need to be quote tougher and if they did he might have to use federal troops this is not about using military force this is about where we are in America we are beyond the tipping point in this country and that his rhetoric only implying sat in he should just sometimes stop talking she said she hadn't heard directly from the White House stay with WBZ newsradio as we continue to follow protest here in Boston and around the nation less than a day after blasting off from Cape Canaveral the SpaceX crew dragon docked with the ISS marking the first arrival of a commercial space craft like Peter king at the Kennedy Space Center it was a long and slow approach with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob bacon docking fourteen minutes ahead of schedule docking sequence is complete here again the property in complete the better honor to be here for small part of the ninety year endeavors from front line find the United States ship docked with the international space station most of it was done automatically they did fly their ship manually for a little while they say it all went well Peter king CBS news at the Kennedy Space Center it's six oh seven we go to Bloomberg now with business news plans for a new stock exchange were set back by covert nineteen but those plans are now back online the new exchange called members exchange but in industry parlance that already has a nickname or not Bloomberg finance reporter Lynn and new wind says mimics will compete against the established exchanges some of the biggest banks including Goldman Sachs and electronic traders like Citadelle security want to try and drive down the prices and stock exchanges and make them market more competitive I think the the current exchanges including nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange.
"keisha lance" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Atlanta mayor Keisha lance bottoms I am extremely concerned about the announcement the governor made I hope that he's right and I'm wrong because if he's long then more people will die the World Health Organization warning that re opening too soon could absolutely lead to a resurgence in cases president trump making a move against immigration during the pandemic he's called coronavirus the invisible enemy and now president trump is using the threat of cove in nineteen and what he says is the need to protect American jobs to announce he's suspending U. S. immigration temporarily by executive order the details beyond the president's tweet are unclear thank you sis Derek Dennis knew anybody test result in Los Angeles so far more people have credit code nineteen ever cover than anybody knew the testing suggesting as many as a half a million people in the city may have the added bodies but no covert symptoms Jerry Preston ABC news over twenty seven thousand coronavirus cases now reported in Florida according to the department of health the death toll is up to eight hundred twenty three and our state is coming off its deadliest week of the outbreak the department says three hundred thirteen deaths were reported last week those numbers include the deadliest say so far April fourteenth when seventy two deaths were reported and the community weighing in along with community leaders out of Miami Dade mayor Carlos Jimenez had a virtual town hall putting parents together for a new normal the meeting focused on four main assets parks waterways beaches and golf you can forget the cook out L. picnics are not allowed and team sports also were no known you can check.
"keisha lance" Discussed on Toure Show
"Be a politician but that's part of the job job you made me think about <hes> obama talking about being a state senator and playing poker with some of the older guys every friday friday night just to create those relationships so that when you wanna go ask for something we already have a friendship already have some sort of common ground. That's some of the work that you're you're talking about it. You have to do that. Pushes you outside of your comfort zone but some of these guys over there. I'm really like our policies differ. We we don't agree three on a lotta politics but understand we both understand we gotta work together and <hes> <hes> what's good for. Georgia may not always be good for atlanta but we just worked. Try and find some common ground. There are things that i don't agree with government a lot of things that don't agree with the governor on but we've had a very cordial relationship yet very pleasant relationship and the things that we can work together on. We've worked together on well. You're only the second black woman to become mayor here of this great city. How often are you encountering and maybe it's just a feeling countering people in the state in politics who were kind of lack hear it from a black woman think that a lot i can't i don't. I'm not just just gonna put it on the state. I think that's just the sentiment of people in general the tendency often to dismiss black women but what i love about where we are as a country is that people are talking about the fact that we are forced to be reckoned. Come with so you can dismiss us. Individually all you want you do recognize that we are the strongest voting block in this country <hes> and that will move elections the spine of the democratic party. It is it. It's a wonderful power power that we have ah so. I get dismissed all of the time i'm used to that but i think there's power in being underestimated. I'm okay with somebody. I mean i went through with. The mayor's race think that i'm not a contender think that i'm i'm a puppet think that i'm not that bright thank eight then. I'm pampered that whatever it is you wanna think while you focus on somebody else meanwhile. I'm still rising and i'm still winning..
"keisha lance" Discussed on Toure Show
"I said i went due to high school with two thousand black people. There was one white kid in whole school. That's there's one white kid one eh one in middle school and one hundred percent <hes> and if you probably looked back now the demographics six. We weren't buying large group of kids who were posted succeed but we had all of the tools we need it. It's because we had a a strong school system and we had teachers and principals who believed that we were as good as anybody else in. We didn't no to even think otherwise and in a lot of ways <hes> i feel like with our public schools especially. I'm not saying that it's not happening and some schools. I don't know that it's happening all of our schools in the city and when you look at crime numbers and i think back when i was a magistrate judge by large men who came before me were men who hadn't finished high school. They dropped out in ninth grade and i think until we strengthen our schools. All of our schools not just in certain neighborhoods all of our schools until we strengthen that part of our city. I don't think we'll ever live up in fulfilled and legacy see that dr king dr maze and so many others believe that we could do you a dream policy where you know if i i didn't have to work through the bureaucracy and i could just say okay poof. Let's go. We're doing this now. What would that look like. That's a great question. If i didn't have to navigate <hes> bureaucracy there'd be a lot of things that i just check checkoff list and it wouldn't take up when suck energy out of the rome airport takeover for example a push by the state to try and take over the airport last year it took months <hes> it was very challenging for us to pick up a lot of time and it was time that could have been spent doing something else on behalf of our community so you you won that battle but you lost how much time you had to spend. You couldn't do other things i did. It will likely come up again and jane wary when they go back in session. So some someone on my team said this <hes> mm about me and i think it was a compliment like what do you do with the politician who hates politics. I'm sure a lot of people say they hate it but i really do you hate politics. I just want to do business as a people but and paul evan it it it. The is what it is. How do you navigate the politics and do the diplomacy with the other politicians and headed. How do you do that effectively. I'm a work in progress. I mean even with the the state. I've developed a good working relationship with a lot of our republican leaders but for me. It's about authentic interaction. You know it's about <hes> getting to know so many of these folks when it's not been about the airport when it's just spend because we want to get to know each other and spending some time time for me. That's been taken me out of my comfort zone but it's interesting what i've found. There's so much more common ground with us even gone over to the state capital talking about affordable housing and for me not dowling back or removing things from my agenda agenda because i think it won't appeal to somebody in south georgia. Our agenda is what it is but surprisingly having the conversation station about affordable housing with someone from south georgia and they're interested in then you stop and go really you care about affordable housing. We'll part of its. They've got come live in atlanta for three months out of the year. They gotta have somewhere they can afford to live to <hes> but many of the communities throughout the state are having in some of the same challenges so it's <hes> it's been a stretch for me. <hes> i describe myself as an introvert who mask as an extrovert so i would much rather be at my desk doing the work and not having to go out and and.
"keisha lance" Discussed on Toure Show
"Candidate who is going to have to answer for the crime bill that he authored i mean people are mad at calmly for locking up some black men in california knew who smoked marijuana bernie sanders also voted for their crime bill bray joe wrote it and bernie voted for it and we know that varney. You don't have a problem not supporting something that he doesn't believe in he doesn't tow a party line. We know that but what about joe having to answer for the crime bill of ming among many things but well you know i go back to the my angelou quote that i love when when you know better you do better and i cannot defend all portions of that crime bill and i don't think that he he would today either but i think you gotta look at where the country was that was when crack was exploding. There were people saying that it was different than cocaine. You had not just joe biden supporting it. You had the clinton administration. You have black mayors you had eh the majority of the congressional black caucus all supporting this crime bill what we know now is there were some things that should should have been done differently as it relates to that crime bill and i appreciate that he recognizes it there. There were issues so we talk about his time. Our president obama there was an attempt to really claw back a lot of issues including on the way that crack cocaine in and cocaine sentences were handed out also <hes> you know we talk about incarceration in this country. I think they are the myth that mass incarceration came with the ninety four crime bill mass incarceration by and large is a state problem. My dad was convicted of state charges through mandatory. Minimums didn't come with at ninety four crime bill so believe the last stats are saw ninety. One percent percent of inmates in this country are local and state inmates. They aren't federal inmates but you know i hear people. We'll say this election should be about more than than beating. Donald trump is should we but unfortunately that's our number one sure. That's that's where we are as a country. We've got to get this man out off one hundred percent but if the democrats nominate somebody because they hope that some people who voted voted for trump might vote for him leaving out the people in your family we have to ex- he trump excites republicans and if we don't have a candidate who will excite democrats in a similar way then we're going into battle with a less sharp sword what i saying no. We don't have an obama in this race. We don't want this. I would disagree. Who would you think it is. I think that when elizabeth warren gets more shine on her and i love combo as well and i know her personally and she's an amazing candidate. I see i see in her. Somebody who's a little far behind and i'm wondering if she can't catch fire with black voters is going to be hard for her to catch fire with all voters i see elizabeth warren poised to potentially get close to joe and perhaps overtake him and when she is given the full spotlight people will be excited to vote for her as just as the person as a thinker cheese. I find her to be an extraordinary candidate. I think that she is brilliant and i do think she's an extraordinary story nary candidate extraordinary candidate but i also think that when you go into the rust belt states and you start talking about eliminating tasting private insurance you gonna lose a lot of folk who worked thirty plus years for g._m. So they could.
"keisha lance" Discussed on Toure Show
"Did there had been counseling and drug counseling available available because there were problems with addiction many entertainers during that time <hes> there were for there was nothing on the other side of prison. There was nothing to help him get his life life back together and truly start over on a different path so many things that i i had i know that could have made life very different for family and all we can hope to do now do better for somebody else's family so you you are you have changed the rules around cash bail. We have so now in atlanta. You don't stand jail not simply because you can't pay so part of what i experienced as a child even with other family members you you get a traffic ticket in you can't pay it and then that turns into probation fines and he can't pay the fine so then you get locked up and then you miss work and you don't go to work and just is never ending cycle and even as we've been talking about criminal justice this reform there things have come back to me that i literally hadn't thought about since challe i remember being in the car with someone who one of my family only members who had a very young chow and i was a teenager and they were stopped for having an expired tag and they were taken to jail for an expired tag and thankfully i was in the car with the younger chow aw <hes> so we were able to go to pay walk to a payphone at that time and call my mom. Come and pick us up but i remember asking the officer. What would you do if i weren't here and he said he can't it was something to affect the we send them. The foster care something like that too because i just remembered thank uh-huh. Why would you take somebody to jail because they didn't have tag and that's what happens to people of color especially poor people so in atlanta. We eliminate it that you don't go to jail because you're poor. You don't go to jail for what we call quality of life offenses. You're given an opportunity to go to court as you probably would. If you were dressed in a suit and tie and you were you'd look to certain way you give a chance to have a chance to get your tag and bring your paperwork in <hes> <hes> you don't go to jill and stand jail because you don't have two hundred dollars to pay because you were speeding. This is not related to balance lint criminals simply quality of life at everyday folk get out of jail when they have money in their pocket and people who don't stay and a lot of these sort of quality of life charges <hes> you know financial charges are instituted by all sorts of music municipalities as a way of making up lost tax dollars citizens. Tell them we want to pay less taxes. We want the same services and a lot of communities this. This was really blown up. After ferguson in reporter started to figure out what's really going on you know and connect the dots that a lot of cities are preying on the the poor with these sorts of charges <hes> to make up the taxes that they're not assessing to the richer white <hes> <hes> residence and so you are eliminating that i made in reality newly elected official wants to be one raise taxes. Nobody wants to be the line to by-in-large put a burden on on tax payers but that being said it shouldn't be on the backs of poor people either and we haven't raised taxes in our city. We you know there was this outcry that that crime was going to explode in the city while the reality is our crime numbers went down last year. Now you know there there have been some other are what i call unintended consequences then. I'll just give our homeless population as an example. We are seeing an increase <hes> visible increase on our streets for people sleeping on our streets.