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"rodney king" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"Didn't happen ladies and gentlemen, gentlemen, ladies, welcome back to the outside show. I'm gonna hit running my mouth. It didn't realize I'm supposed to be on the radio. I just wanna follow up on and finish this thought and then we're gonna move on to some different news, but I just feel like leadership is very important to get the country back on track. And maybe I'm biased. Because I'm black and I grew up in a black community. And so I see the person I see what black people go through politically and how the brainwashing has affected a large majority of the black community. And I feel some type of way about that. Because I don't know how white liberals get convinced of all the fully because I think they're the worst. And then it's the black liberal and then those are the two groups that will destroy America. If they had any opportunity to have leadership. But I know how black people get brainwashed. Because I used to be brainwashed. I used to believe all this stuff that I'm talking about now. That's why I'm so passionate about what I say 'cause I'm like, God, I got brainwashed. What if they how did I think, why didn't somebody tell me that this makes no sense? I wish that somebody would have just sat down and explained to me law enforcement. Then I realized that, oh, cops aren't racist like they say cops are. Oh, that's not cops don't just cocaine just pull you over for no reason. They're like, you know what I'm saying? It's kind of a rare occurrence. You know, when you're riding in a patrol car, you will see why it's very rare that somebody could just pull somebody off for no reason. It's like, you don't have to. People commit so many crimes in front of you are so many traffic violations in front of you. You don't have to, there's not such thing as like, they put me off for no reason. They can literally wait till you create a traffic violation. All they gotta do is follow you for a couple minutes and everybody commits traffic violations, that they don't know. Why? 'cause you don't read the law. You don't know that you can't switch lanes without a signal. You don't know that you can't do a wide turn when you do it right turn, you have to turn within immediate lane. If you turn and you turn in a second language 90% of people that drive do, which drives me crazy now that I'm not a cop. You don't turn in the immediate right lane, that's a traffic violation. You know, crossing the double lines with our signal. Even if you accidentally cross, you know, you can potentially get pulled over for that. Depending on what the laws are in your state, or what the city code is. You know, people think that, for instance, most people don't know what is technically running a red light. Most people have no idea. They think, well, I didn't run the real light, but did you? Well, you don't know because you have to understand that in a state of Arizona, the curb line is not necessarily consistent with the line that you stop it for the light. You have to pass the curb line and in some instances in the state of Arizona, the line for the stoplight is like 6 or 7 feet behind the curb line. So you may be all the way past the line, the stop line for the light, but the curb is way out there. And if you don't pass the curve line, your car don't pass the threshold of the curve line before the light turned red, you have technically ran in red light. And some people may not know that. And so they go into an intersection, they go on yellow, and they clearly pass the line on yellow no, but the curb is way out there, and you just ran a red light. Some intersections in Arizona they put red tape there. So you wouldn't know how far out the line is. But there's a lot of things and I can go down a list, a lot of things that I didn't know about policing in America. I didn't experience, but my people won't tell me the truth. My people won't be honest with me. And so it took me being a cop to realize, oh, we lost. We are completely lost. And then it took me being exposed to some of these major stories to realize we are lost loss. That guy got justifiably shot by that cop. And we were protesting this. People are out in the streets saying, this is Rodney King. And then I'm talking about the police officers in that one situation. They wouldn't Rodney King, but they deserve to go to jail. I'm talking about other situations where they liken the interaction of Rodney King. And you say, wait a minute, y'all? Really? We really protesting over this? And then you see a black kid get murdered and then you see a thug get murdered and you see him having t-shirts and GoFundMe for the thug, but then the kid that's an aspiring entrepreneur or aspiring scientist, a doctor, a lawyer, they get snuffed out because two thugs want to shoot it out in the intersection. And we don't even like as a community. We don't even acknowledge them. You know, there's a ton of young kids that have been murdered in Chicago, it wouldn't be on accident. In a way in which they were not involved in a situation and through the drive by shooting or shooting up a party, kids took straight bullets in their deceased now. And I have never seen an NFL player with a T-shirt on. With any of these kids names, none, even ones that make the headlines. Nobody from the Chicago Bears have any of these kids names on the jerseys. And then you look back and you say, well, wait a minute. That dude was a convicted felon. He took the police on a high-speed chase. He pulled a gun on the police and they shot him. And y'all are in the middle of the street, no justice, no peace, invoking Martin Luther King, and you have a young, beautiful aspiring young lady that may straight as in school, she had the world in front of her and she got killed for no reason wasn't doing anything and y'all won't even wear a T-shirt with her name on it. Won't even give to her GoFundMe. I just, I realized that we are lost. And I'm here to set us free by just keeping it real. Let me tell you guys about relief act. If you're looking for a solution to aches and pains, relief effect is your supplement I take really factor every single day and it works for me. And I'll tell you this if you listen to my radio show for three hours, you will hear me talk about this probably the most. But it's because it works. So if you're thinking about it and you're processing in your mind, should I take this relief factor that Brandon always talk about? The answer is give it a try. I don't need you to commit for a whole year. 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"rodney king" Discussed on The Media Show
"No one would commission his show, so he did it on public access, and then luckily for him, MTV launched, and then MTV bought the show. But he started out on public access. And then very sadly, you know, he died. So he never really realized his TV dreams, because he would have loved big brother, you know. I heard of drag race. He'd have been a great judge. What would he have loved about it? Why do you think he'd have loved it? Well, he might not have said very much, he might have said, wow, or gee, or just sat there taking polaroids. But you know, I think the factory in many ways was like a preliminary cast of RuPaul's Drag Race. You know, he gathered around him. Gay people and trans people and misfits and all the sort of flotsam and jetsam, they hung out at the factory. And I think the factory very much was a kind of early version of big brother. He would have just loved the whole look and feel of it. You personally forget Andy Warhol for a second. You were behind you and your partner Andy Randy barbato were behind some pretty groundbreaking UK television, like the Adam and Joe show, camcorders were the first time that the mass population could get their hands on the means of making their own TV. Do you think that was the start of reality TV? You know what I do? I do. I think that there was a show in America on PBS. I think it was called the family with the louds and that was a documentary series about a family and it was just interesting that when the cameras were turned on that family, this was in like 1972 and I know there was a UK version of it too. And I can't quite remember which came first. But I felt that was one of the beginnings of reality TV. And then I think another one was the Rodney King beating in 92, when the police were caught on camera, beating up Rodney King, and after that, the police were put on trial, all because of that tape. All because it was caught on camera. It was on the news around the world, and when the police were acquitted, LA had just exploded in riots. And for like several days, it was like a huge reality show. It was like the world had gone sort of television and you had the same thing with OJ when he fled down the freeway from pursued by cameras and helicopters and everything. That was another kind of weirdly life as a reality show, I suppose. And after Rodney King's beating, you gave out cameras to people in south central LA. Was that transforming the way that technology was transforming the way you could tell stories or the stories that were getting on TV? It was, but to be honest, it was that idea came from the BBC. The BBC community program unit, Jeremy Gibson and Robin gutch were doing the series that was very successful in the UK called video diaries. And people would be given a video camera and tell their story. And when the LA riots happened and because that happened because of this tape, this Rodney King tape, Randy and I thought, well, what if we did a kind of mass video diary exercise where we gave cameras to lots of different people in LA to tell their stories? So really it was an idea that we began with. And that actually ran on the BBC. It was called out of a story.
"rodney king" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The defense on the murder charge. I don't know how they can defend their use of force here when Nichols was on the ground subdued, saying, okay, okay, I'm on the ground. I mean, how can you possibly justify that as a defense attorney? In most respects, you can't. What we've seen in other trials like this, all the way back to the Rodney King trial, which you may remember the first time those officers were charged, they were acquitted, then they had to go to federal court and they were convicted. The ways that these cases are sometimes defended, even with video, is that the defense kind of pulls a video apart frame by frame almost and almost brings it down to the level of individual molecules and tries to explain away what happened with the idea that the officers in this particular situation had reason to be fearful for their own safety. It is hard for me to see how that's a point that can carry the day given what we see in these awful awful videos. But that's what it will look like. That's how they will try to justify that use of force. David, this police officers were wearing body cams and knew they were being filmed, and yet they still went ahead and did this. So have the body cams and the bystander videos changed anything? It has changed things. I think those are part of the reason those cameras that we frankly have the charges other than the film, I don't think that would happen because it simply on cannibal if that film is out there and we know it's going to come to light at some point is untenable to just go about business as usual when you know the public that's going to see that. And we've seen that in some important cases. I mean, think of that case with the man in South Carolina who was shot in the back as he was running away. The police officer had signed off on that saying, yeah, yeah, he did this. He did that. So I had to shoot him. That guy was going back on duty the next day, and then came the bystander cell phone video. And he's in prison for murder now. So is this changed a lot? What people need to understand is that it doesn't change everything. I think there was an expectation those cameras were sold to us as this will change everything in policing. And that's just not true. They only see what's in front of the lens. There are perspective biases that are involved. And if it's not turned on, like we know in this case, we don't know what happened before those cameras came on. It's still going to leave blank spots in the record, but it takes certain aspects of a confrontation in many cases away from being disputed, you know? You can argue about interpretation later, but you can not argue that this guy wasn't beaten and beaten badly and beaten unnecessarily. So cameras are not silver bullets that changed everything, but they have made a difference. In the high profile cases, involving police killings. It's usually white officers and black victims. Does the involvement of black officers here change the conversation from race to systemic problems in policing? I think that some degree it does, but it really shouldn't surprise anybody that this could be 5 black officers. And a department with a black chief who came in as a reformer. What you're looking at here is these 5 officers who fit into an agency, a system that allows this kind of behavior or encourages it. You layer that on top of all that we know about how the broader culture of society and the culture of police devalue and fear black people, particularly black men. There's a lot of measurement of this over many, many, many years and hundreds of studies. It is the culture and the operations of that police department that allows this kind of conduct to happen. And these law officers, they're a part of that structure too, whether they're white or black. Thanks, David. That's professor David Harris of the university of Pittsburgh, law school, coming up, the soccer bribery trial. This is Bloomberg. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the tape podcast, a conversation with Jeffrey Cleveland who paid in in regal. It's hard to find something that I don't like in this jobs report. It's hard to, I guess, it's tough to forecast a recession when everybody's got a job, isn't it? Absolutely. I mean, at the end of the day, when we look at things, if people are employed, they're working more hours, average hourly earnings is still growing at a pretty decent clip, plus over 4% year on year. That's your spending power. And the consumer, the economy of 70, 75% consumer. So ultimately, you can't be too bearish in that situation. The time where we would get much more bearish would be if aggregate incomes are dropping. And that's what you saw before 2008. And we're not seeing that here in this data. What does it mean to the fed? What does this mean to Jerome Powell, who like dove down on Wednesday? Well, it kind of explains a lot. He strode out to the podium, right? And he was getting pushback, right for some of the reporters. And he was like, okay, you have your forecast. I have mine. All right, we'll see. And he was sort of, he didn't push back heavily in the market took that as selfishness. But, you know, now that you see this data report, it's like, oh, okay, yeah, he has his forecast. And they said ongoing increases. So a couple of more rate hikes. Get you up over 5%. I think with this data, that's a slam dunk. And I have heard that there is a margin of error of around 250,000. In the 2010s, we would say, you know, the number could come out anywhere between plus 100,000 and plus 300,000 and it would be within the realm of possibility that would be accurate. So there are pretty decent error bars on this. They revised these things annually, they mark them to tax rolls. So I think this is as
"rodney king" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Defense on the murder charge. I don't know how they can defend their use of force here when Nichols was on the ground subdued, saying, okay, okay, I'm on the ground. I mean, how can you possibly justify that as a defense attorney? In most respects, you can't. What we've seen in other trials like this, all the way back to the Rodney King trial, which you may remember the first time I was officers were charged, they were acquitted, and they had to go to federal court and they were convicted. The ways that these cases are sometimes defended, even with video, is that the defense kind of pulls a video apart frame by frame almost and almost brings it down to the level of individual molecules and tries to explain away what happened with the idea that the officers in this particular situation had reason to be fearful for their own safety. It is hard for me to see how that's a point that can carry the day given what we see in these awful awful videos. But that's what it will look like. That's how they will try to justify that use of force. David, this police officers were wearing body cams and knew they were being filmed, and yet they still went ahead and did this. So have the body cams and the bystander videos changed anything? It has changed things. I think those are part of the reason those cameras that we frankly have the charges other than the film, I don't think that would happen because it's simply untenable if that film is out there and we know it's going to come to light at some point is untenable to just go about business as usual when you know the public that's going to see that. And we've seen that in some important cases and we think of that case with the man in South Carolina who was shot in the back as he was running away. The police officer had signed off on that saying, yeah, yeah, he did this. He did that. So I had to shoot him. That guy was going back on duty the next day, and then came the bystander cell phone video. And he's in prison for murder now. So in this change a lot, what people need to understand is that it doesn't change everything. I think there was an expectation of cameras were sold to us as this will change everything in policing. And that's just not true. They only see what's in front of the lens, and there are perspective biases that are involved. And if it's not turned on, like we know in this case, we don't know what happened before those cameras came on. It's still going to leave blank spots in the record, but it takes certain aspects of a confrontation in many cases away from being disputed, you know? You can argue about interpretation later, but you can not argue that this guy wasn't beaten and beaten badly and beaten unnecessarily. So cameras are not the silver bullet that has changed everything, but they have made a difference. In the high profile cases, involving police killings, it's usually white officers and black victims. Does the involvement of black officers here change the conversation from race to systemic problems in policing? I think that some degree it does, but it really shouldn't surprise anybody that this could be 5 black officers. And a department with a black chief who came in as a reformer. What you're looking at here is the 5 officers who sit into an agency, a system that allows this kind of behavior or encourages that. You layer that on top of all that we know about how the broader culture of the society and the culture of police devalue and fear black people, particularly black men. There's a lot of measurement of this over many, many, many years and hundreds of studies. It is the culture and the operations of that police department that allows this kind of conduct to happen. And these law officers, they're a part of that structure too, whether they're white or black. Thanks, David. That's professor David Harris of the university of Pittsburgh law school, coming up, the soccer bribery trial. This is Bloomberg. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the tape podcast, the conversation with Jeffrey Cleveland have paid in in regal. It's hard to find something that I don't like in this jobs report. It's hard to, I guess, it's tough to forecast a recession when everybody's got a job, isn't it? Absolutely. I mean, at the end of the day, when we look at things, if people are employed, they're working more hours, average earnings is still growing at a pretty decent clip, plus over 4% year on year. That's your spending power. And the consumer, the economy of 70, 75% consumer. So ultimately, you can't be too bearish in that situation. The time where we would get much more bearish would be if aggregate incomes are dropping. That's what you saw before 2008. And we're not seeing that here in this data. What does it mean to the fed? What does this mean to Jerome Powell, who dove out on Wednesday? Well, it kind of explains a lot. He strode out to the podium, right? And he was getting pushback for some of the reporters. And he was like, okay, you have your forecast. I have mine. All right, I will see. And he was sort of, he didn't push back heavily in the market took that as selfishness. But, you know, now that you see this data report, it's like, oh, okay, yeah, he has his forecast. And they said ongoing increases. So a couple of more rate hikes gets you up over 5%. I think with this data, that's a slam dunk. And I have heard that there is a margin of error of around 250,000. In the 2010s, we would say, you know, the number could come out anywhere between plus 100,000 and plus 300,000 and it would be within the realm of possibility. That would be accurate. So there are pretty decent error bars on this. They revise these things annually, they mark them to tax rolls. So I think this is as far as the economic
"rodney king" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The defense on the murder charge. I don't know how they can defend their use of force here when Nichols was on the ground subdued, saying, okay, okay, I'm on the ground. I mean, how can you possibly justify that as a defense attorney? In most respects, you can't. What we've seen in other trials like this all the way back to the Rodney King trial, which you may remember the first time I was officers were charged, they were acquitted, then they had to go to federal court and they were convicted. The ways that these cases are sometimes defended, even with video, is that the defense kind of pulls a video apart frame by frame almost and almost brings it down to the level of individual molecules and tries to explain away what happened with the idea that the officers in this particular situation had reason to be fearful for their own safety. It is hard for me to see how that's a point that can carry today given what we see in these awful, awful videos. But that's what it will look like. That's how they will try to justify that use of force. David, these police officers were wearing body cams and knew they were being filmed, and yet they still went ahead and did this. So have the body cams and the bystander videos changed anything? It has changed things. I think those are part of the reason those cameras that we frankly have the charges other than the film, I don't think that would happen because it simply untenable if that film is out there and we know it's going to come to light at some point is untenable to just go about business as usual when you know the public to kind of see that. And we've seen that in some important cases. I mean, think of that case with the man in South Carolina who was shot in the back as he was running away. The police officer had signed off on that saying, yeah, yeah, he did this. He did that. So I had to shoot him. That guy was going back on duty the next day, and then came the bystander cell phone video. And he's in prison for murder now. So you just changed a lot. What people need to understand is that it doesn't change everything. I think there was an expectation of cameras were sold to us as this will change everything in policing. And that's just not true. They only see what's in front of the lens. There are perspective biases that are involved. And if it's not turned on, like we know in this case, we don't know what happened before those cameras came on. It's still going to leave blank spots in the record, but it takes certain aspects of a confrontation in many cases away from being disputed, you know? You can argue about interpretation later, but you can not argue that this guy wasn't beaten and beaten badly and beaten unnecessarily. So cameras are not the silver bullet that has changed everything, but they have made a difference. In the high profile cases, involving police killings. It's usually white officers and black victims. Does the involvement of black officers here change the conversation from race to systemic problems in policing? I think to some degree it does, but it really shouldn't surprise anybody that this could be 5 black officers and a department with a black chief who came in as a reformer. What you're looking at here is these 5 officers who sit into an agency, a system that allows this kind of behavior or encourages that. You layer that on top of all that we know about how the broader culture of society and the culture of police devalue and fear black people, particularly black men. There's a lot of measurement of this over many, many, many years and hundreds of studies. It is the culture and the operations of that police department that allows this kind of conduct to happen. And these officers, they're part of that structure too, whether they're white or black. Thanks, David. That's professor David Harris of the university of Pittsburgh, law school, coming up, the soccer bribery trial. This is Bloomberg. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast team. On the latest balance of our podcast, I talk with Heather Boucher of the council of economic advisers for The White House view on January's jobs numbers. The unemployment rate coming in at 3.4% lower than it's been since 1969. That certainly is an indication of good news for American families, all across the country, people who are out there looking for work or finding jobs and that means economic security. And so there's a lot to like in today's report, but the other thing that I saw in the report was that although wages grew last month, the pace continues to be coming down. So we're not seeing indications that the tight labor market is driving inflation. So when you combine this with other recent data that we've seen on a solid growth number coming out of the end of 2022 for GDP with annual inflation coming down for the past 6 months, then it looks like that maybe we can find this Goldilocks economy that everybody's been hoping we could find. So you're an economist, doctor Boucher, and the economists were sort of off on this one. I think it's fair to say, often a good way. We're not arguing with the numbers. But what do you say to the president of the United States when he says, how did this happen? How did we manage to add this many more jobs with this level of unemployment? And as you suggest, without raising the wages a lot, where is the economic model taking us here? Well, I think there's a few things. I mean, one, the president himself, when he came into office, focused on getting this economy back on track, you know, fixing addressing the pandemic issues, getting the vaccines out, getting people back to work. And I think that you see the results of that strong recovery in the labor market as we pulled out of the pandemic. Get more of this and other conversations on the latest balance of power podcast. Listen on the Bloomberg business app, Bloomberg dot com and anywhere else you get your podcasts.
Don't Complicate, Comply
"I was getting in my feelings about this Memphis police situation, I just get upset when I see police chiefs throw their people under the bus without proper balance perspective. You know, like, why can't you say my officers were wrong? And the guy was wrong as well. Why can't why can't why can't we do both? Why can't we chew and walk two gun and walk at the same time? Why can't we really care about the community, then you need to start making it a point to tell people, stop resisting arrest. Stop playing courts, curbside courtroom. You don't love these people like you say if you are afraid to tell them the truth, this boy would be alive today if he didn't he didn't take his butt and start running from the police and fighting him. He would be alive today. Rodney King when it got his ass she butt kicked if he would have been taking him on a high speed chase. Can somebody explain this to me? How is it this hard? Do what they tell you to do. It ain't that hard. It's very simple. Two plus two is four. You don't need to make it complicated.
Why the Memphis Police Chief Should Resign
"You are responsible for the police department. You hired these officers. Now you want to walk away and say, oh, they're bad officers. It's your direction. You run the police department. What training did you give or did not give? Why in the world are you do you have a scorpion unit, which is a special unit task force against criminals and why do you got officers on that force with two to 5 years on a police department? Two and a half to 5 years on a police department. That tells me one or two things about your leadership as a police chief. Either policing is so bad in your city that you can't find officers with tenure because they're leaving and you have to result to create a special unit for officers that have less than 5 years on a police department. You are literally setting him up for failure as a police chief. But that's not her not there. Take no accountability because you above everything because if you throw them under the bus before you get ran over about a bus, then they become casualties and you get Scott free. I think the police chiefs should resign as well if you are responsible or if you are taking charge where officers are doing what you claim is the most heinous thing that you've seen. I'm paraphrasing. You claiming to dislike it to Rodney King. Under your direction,
"rodney king" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Bloomberg business app. This is Bloomberg radio. It was a tense night in cities across the country after the release of a disturbing video. Three people were arrested in a New York City protest as emotions run high, following the death of Tyree Nichols. Police video was released Friday, showing the brutal beating of Nichols by 5 Memphis police officers, the video has sparked outrage and cities across the U.S. in New York City, protesters filled Times Square and one protester was arrested for jumping on a police car and smashing the windshield. Two other protesters were also arrested. About a dozen protests are going on across the country, including Memphis, Atlanta, and San Francisco. The Memphis police chief says the video of Nichols may be worse than the Rodney King video for more than 30 years ago. Police chief CJ Davis spoke to CNN Friday and said the beating of Nichols is, quote, very much aligned with the same type of behavior. Rodney King was beaten by police in Los Angeles, and the white officers involved in the beating were found not guilty. White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre is calling the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi quote unconscionable. Police video of the assault on former House speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was released Friday, showing the suspect hit him over the head with a hammer. The video ends with police charging in, and the romantic scandal surrounding the hosts of ABC's GMA three will not be revived on air, Andrew Whitman has more. A spokesperson for the network announcing Friday the GMA three co host Amy robach and TJ Holmes will not be returning to the program and will be leaving the network. The two were placed on hiatus from the show in December after the anchors, each married to other people were spotted during a series of seeming romantic outings. There were also spotted kissing over new years, Holmes has since filed for divorce from his wife, though neither he nor robach is confirmed reports of a romance between them. Neither is commented on the announcement from ABC either. I'm Jim Forbes. Notebooks, President Biden wrote in during his time as vice president are among the items seized by the FBI during a search of his Delaware home last week, a source familiar with the investigation told NBC News that writings in the notebooks were related to such things as diplomatic engagements with potential references to classified information. The notebooks apparently do not have classified markings themselves, the exact amount of notebooks taken is unknown. A school bus driver is charged with DWI after crashing into a New Jersey home early Friday morning, Natalie maggiore has more. Authorities say 37 year old Anthony stocky was the only one on board the bus when he careened into the home on Passaic avenue. See the dotcom says if he was home at the time, he would have been sitting there in his home office. I had been working from home, yes, I would have been there. Stuckey was not injured after allegedly losing control of the bus narrowly missing a minivan and left a gaping hole in the side of the home. He's also charged with 15 counts of reckless endangerment since the accident happened minutes after he dropped off students at Essex county vocational school. I'm Natalie. A woman who survived the deadly mass shooting in Southern California is speaking out. The woman told KTLA her dance partner bravely shielded her from the bullets, and it cost him his life, a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for you, cow, who went by Andy mister nice. He was one of 11 victims who was killed when the gunman opened fire at a dance hall, following lunar new year celebrations and Monterey Park. The suspect later took his own life, and TMZ reports Drake's Los Angeles home was burglarized overnight, police told the outlet the rapper's security reported seeing an unknown man leaving the residents, while carrying something, the suspect was out of sight before cops arrived, but after a search began, they were spotted walking down a street near by, the suspect was then later arrested. I'm Jim Forbes. And now this Bloomberg sports update. On frozen pond, all three local teams in action on Friday, two heavy hitting matchups as a rangers took care of the Vegas golden knights at the garden four to one in a monumental night for
Robyn Pfaffman: Tyre Nichols Video May Be 'Worse Than Rodney King'
"Robin, it's our understanding and you and I have covered crime new year's for years and you've covered some of the most high profile criminal cases in America. I have not seen a case like this where even in the aftermath, the immediate aftermath back on January 7th, where they would not even release the incident report. So we have no idea what precipitated the traffic stop. We have no idea what the encounter was. As a matter of fact, we were all led to believe by police in the early days of this that the guy fled from police and said he was suffering, he was having a problem breathing. Well, now it turns out, according to our sources, that that video is going to show three full minutes. Of this man literally being beaten to death at the hands, the literal hands of those police officers. Todd, it's outrageous. And again, I defer to Memphis police chief CJ Davis. In this interview that she did with CNN, she was very measured in her words, but she was very honest. And she said that the taste is really bad. She was outraged. And the other quote that she said was, you will see acts that defy humanity and that the video in her words is alarming. And I'm going to defer here to the police chief because I haven't seen the video, but I'm going to trust her. And if she says that it's worse than the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, then Todd, we have to we should be going with that, I do not like videotape that's taken out of context. I was not just a snippet. I'd like to see the whole thing like you're saying, what led up to the original stop of the driver, how to see then get away, how do they encounter him a second time, what precipitates the beating and his mother, by the way, says that her son was quote beat like a pinata.
Greg Kelly of Newsmax Discusses Dad Ray Kelly's NYPD Legacy
"Greg Kelly, are the son of the famous celebrated New York police department commissioner ray Kelly, who I've had the privilege of meeting a couple of times. So you have a very interesting background just in terms of being a real New Yorker. Well, that's true. And by the way, I'm glad you pointed out, yeah, you think it's kind of obvious the left is wrong about law enforcement. However, and they've been wrong about law enforcement for a long time, but there was a shift starting in about 2011, 2012, where and it really went into overdrive in 2020. Where the left suddenly started to ignore rioting and pillaging and the death and destruction of riots. I mean, the left media, they always had sympathy for those usually perpetrating the violence all the way back in the 60s, all the way through the 90s that Rodney King riots, but they still condemned the riots themselves. And they didn't really sugarcoat it. And that all changed in 2020. And it was pretty dramatic. So I wanted to address all of this. I wanted to figure out how it happened. And you mentioned my dad, I dedicate the book to him, it was a remarkable he is a remarkable law enforcement figure. And he did so much good when he left his position in 2013. His personal approval rating in New York City, which is almost majority, was used majority non white, was at 75%. Which is kind of crazy. When you think about it. Well, it kind of tells you that no matter what color you are, you don't like crime.
Tyre Nichols traffic stop in Memphis reminiscent of Rodney King beating, lawyer says after seeing video
"The family of a black man in Memphis who died at a hospital, three days after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop, has seen video of his arrest. Tyree Nichols was arrested after officers stopped him for reckless driving. Civil rights attorney Benjamin crump saw the video. He says it was similar to the police beating in Los Angeles of Rodney King. Regrettably. And I like riding the king, Tyrion didn't survive. Crump says Nichols was tased pepper sprayed and restrained another attorney Antonio romanucci says police beat Nichols for three minutes. He was a human pinata for those police
"rodney king" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"In the gun. And he said he ran reports. How could that be? Under the safe act, it appears not to be possible. How could that be? But yet again, we have laws on the books, Chicago. One of the most restrictive gun legislation cities in the entire country. New York City, you have to have a special permit, a special permission to carry a firearm in New York City. And we're two of the most violent cities, not just in America, but in the world. Chicago and New York City. Yep. And politicians coming here to buffalo and that's another thing that really bothered me is in the hours after the shooting, how many politicians were climbing over one another. To basically appear at press conferences, appear at podiums, and yet the victims literally were just gunned down. Right. I mean, even the president of the United States, making a visit to buffalo and speaking of Joe Biden. He has been all over the map. When it comes to his position on guns, firearms, police, and our last clip. And we ought to play it for you. Just for perspective, based on the president's visit to buffalo and based on his comments previously when he was in the United States Senate. Are now commander in chief that a U.S. senator, it was the 1990s. Basically said that police should be able to beat suspects. And if that suspect confesses to a crime, during a police beating, because it was a hot topic with Rodney King, they should still throw the book of the criminal being beaten by cops. And again, this was in the 1990s. There would be assuming somebody had committed a murder if the police beat the confession out of him, and he did commit the murder. He did commit the murder. And confessed to it, and that's what convicted him. Now, I would want that guy.
"rodney king" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Right We have moved forward but let's push so that we won't be an ex hashtag Rodney King passed away in 2012 at the age of 47 and actor Bill Murray says his upcoming movie got shut down because of a quote difference of opinion Murray spoke to CNBC about what happened to being mortal after reports last week claimed production was halted because of his alleged inappropriate behavior He said he did something he thought was funny and it wasn't taken that way Murray didn't say who the incident involved but said he wants to make peace with his female costar I'm Jim Forbes And now this Bloomberg sports update Make it 8 straight victories for the Yankees as they shut down the royals three nothing Garrett Cole picking up right where he left off in his last start as he fired 6 scoreless innings with 6 K's gives him now 12 and two thirds scoreless innings over his last two starts both victories glaber Torres a pair of hits with an RBI and a run scored there was some bad news though Joey Gallo left with left groin tightness this after having two more hits as he was showing some signs of breaking out of his slump to really know if he's going to miss any time Taiwan walker brilliant with 5 scoreless innings this in his first start in about three weeks due to shoulder bursitis but Kyle schwarber the go ahead two run shot during a three run 7th as the Phillies erase the mets four one Max Scherzer gets the call tonight looking to take the rubber game of the series NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror as rounds four through 7 ended things on Saturday jets with two more selections both in round number four tackle max Mitchell along with defensive end Michael Clements Now Clemens has had some off field if shoes forcing him to slip general manager Joe Douglas unable to pass up the type of player Clemens can possibly be though as he hopes those issues are completely behind him now The talent level obviously high And what he brings again would he brings from a length toughness has speed off the edge you know certainly you could say that he's a first second day talent level For the Giants they made 6 more picks on Saturday that ends their draft with 11 players in all Big blue had a pair of fourth round picks They go with tight end Daniel Bellinger along with safety Dane belton After 50 years of coaching women's basketball C Vivian stringer announced a retirement stringer led 2018 to the NCAA tournament including four trips to the final four a Hall of Famer she's been at Rutgers since 1995 and she will walk away effective on September 1st And from God if you've got three rounds complete Mexico open John rom sits on top two shot advantage 15 under And that your Bloomberg sports update I'm Mark Bennett.
"rodney king" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Some way by the storm That sand over deputy fire chief Mike Roosevelt the federal storm prediction center says at least 15 tornadoes were reported yesterday including in Kansas Nebraska and Florida The city of Los Angeles on Friday marked 30 years since the Rodney King verdict and the riots that followed Community leaders and family members of king including his daughter Laura held an event in his honor aimed at bringing together citizens of Los Angeles We're 30 years later right We have moved forward but let's push so that we won't be a next hashtag The unrest that rocked the city stemmed from the LAPD officers acquittal back in 1992 after king's videotaped beating during a traffic stop made national news Rodney King passed away in 2012 at the age of 47 Actor Bill Murray says his upcoming movie got shut down because of a difference of opinion Murray spoke to CNBC about what happened to being mortal after reports last week claimed production was halted because of his alleged inappropriate behavior He said he did something he thought was funny and it was not taken that way Murray didn't say who the incident involved but said he wants to make peace with his female costar He also added he wants to get back to shooting but only if she's comfortable I'm Chris coraggio Angelina Jolie is meeting with orphaned and displaced Ukrainian children the actress and humanitarian activist arrived in lviv today to visit a hospital and meet with children affected by the ongoing war her spokesperson stated Saturday that the purpose of her visit was to support the civilian population Julie also called for the urgent opening up of humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians and deliver aid to those in need I lived in the middle of the night running around The country Paul McCartney is paying homage to John Lennon on his got back tour McCartney played The Beatles hit I've got a feeling with a video of Lenin singing along with him playing in the background on the opening night of the tour and Spokane Washington Peter Jackson director of The Beatles documentary get back help McCartney isolate Lennon's vocals so they could do it together once again McCartney also paid tribute to George Harrison by using a ukulele Harrison gave him to play his song something A child actor turned radio personality is taking a leave of absence to focus on his health Julie Ryan has more Danny Bonaduce posted on Twitter he's taking a temporary medical leave from his Seattle based radio program The 62 year old co host of the Danny Bonaduce and Sarah morning show tweeted he's still working toward receiving a diagnosis bonaduce representatives did not comment on his condition Bonaduce is best known for portraying smart alley Danny partridge on the partridge family that aired on ABC in the early 70s I'm Julie Ryan A Massachusetts family is happy after being reunited with their missing dog after 11 years on Facebook the stout and police department said an animal control officer found a loose Yorkshire terrier in the street officials scanned the pup's microchip and found out his name is Rex and he belonged to Martina nyam like of Boston They told CBS Boston that Rex was stolen from the side of the street after he slipped out of the door when someone was leaving 11 years ago I'm criss-crossed And dog to these Pellegrini in the Bloomberg newsroom It looks like Chevron is one of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings Other headlines coming from Warren Buffett and the annual shareholder meeting in Omaha operating earnings at Berkshire inch tire and the company spent a chunk of its cash pile Chevron of course is an oil play in Chevron just lifted its production target in North America's biggest oil field It's a side U.S. shale is responding to a hundred bucks a barrel crude and Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett says Chevron plans to pop a lot in 2022 Chevron says it will produce the equivalent of about 725,000 barrels of oil daily in the Permian Basin this year That's a 15% increase from 2021 And investors also looking their wounds after yesterday sell off and keeping an eye on the feds expected half point rate hike We'll be tracking it all live for you here on Bloomberg radio next week Creating a summer crime fighting plan in New York City The subject of a meeting today with mayor Adams and top city police officials Former chief of detectives Robert Boyce says the plan is varied These crime plans what their ideas are is specific to each neighborhood What gangs are large with each other What was going on with house high school parties going to happen Overall crime in the city is up 30% last month compared to a year ago by some measures And a House committee has advanced bills that aim to prepare the nation for more drones and futuristic aviation like flying taxis More from Bloomberg's Charlie pellet Denise the House transportation and infrastructure committee approved legislation last week that will create an infrastructure inspection grant program to fund drones that could help find cracks in bridges Lawmakers also backed a bill providing grants to develop advanced air mobility infrastructure places where flying taxis would be able to land Thank you Charlie and global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries In the newsroom did these Pellegrini this is Bloomberg This is balance of power with David Weston The state of American energy is strong Our nation has the resources and the expertise to meet our energy needs Eventually we'll end up with a vaccine that will be able to do better against multiple variants Where the world of politics meets the world of business But that has to raise rights And by the way that's a good thing The cause of inflation has been this historic pandemic which is upended life in so many different ways in particularly his upended America supply chains With given Weston on Bloomberg radio I'm Joe Matthew in for David west in 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"rodney king" Discussed on DV Radio
"The coolest conundrums when i am out an off great. I think i've told you guys before. A about thirteen thousand acres usually only black there. I've been told by others. You know watch that area that could be a kkk area or raise real bad redneck area or something like that but I told the guy that told me that i was like. Are you fucking crazy. I've been coming here for three hundred and everyone here man is cool as shit. I know a lot of it has to do with the fact that you know being a being military brita marine and all and you know that the the nash sorry Patriotism that they already have in feel and But i love the fact. That like wow. We're out there. they we had. We all know we're we're off grid lawless. Whatever carrying weapons ascended third but never want says anyone ever come to me with anything racial bright directly. I mean they feed me but we eat together drink together right around in the same you know. A four wheel is and all that and home. That like i said amazes me that no matter what is going on in the world when i go off grid seventy miles from home regardless of who or what. I'm around or what stereotypes say. Nothing's brought up there. Bob you know politics or trump any weird comments. No we just sit there and enjoy the outdoors in and i totally love that. I love people who think in that way. So that's not an issue when room exists in the united states. Racism is nowhere near prominent even at the height of the camp k. k. Racism was nowhere near prominent. Well let me ask you. This should not the rule. I want to ask sergeant ward this because you were completely blindsided by the tonight but have we jokes aside. 'cause we joke harshly off air jokes. Aside has at any moment in anytime with us with any of the staff has any others been bigoted to you in any way shape or form whatsoever. No bros nothing below in military barracks talking around smoke from n. Going back to what you were talking about. You know being in on the thirteen hundred acres or whatever i think jat mentality is the majority but enough people don't see it and they only see what's put in front of them under fucking smartphone youtube whatever twenty four seven. It's like the whole desert storm thing for i. I know for fact for weeks. That's all that anybody was showing was live footage from desert storm every day. Twenty four seven. And i feel like we've went back to that went back to that. I don't wanna say control mechanism because it's not really controlled but it's more of they if you see it you're going to believe that it's always happening type of mentality. Not i mean right right. And that's that's why we have to appreciate those with open minds who right. Yes even though. I haven't been exposed to this or i don't see this. It is their right. It is still out there right and i mean suicides. Always gonna be there and we don't want to stop it but it's going to be there we can. We can lower it but it's still going to be there mass shootings. We can't stop it but it's always gonna be there Rate we don't we can't stop it but it's always gonna be there like go ahead. Well i just going to say you know. I grew up in the midwest farming country for the most part. I didn't experience racism of any sorts. And we actually had only one black kid in my entire class in. He and i were competing against one another like running or whatever right so admirably experienced it. It wasn't until actually got stationed. Appear was supervising a black airmen that was phrased from mississippi. Who was you know complaining about the kkk. And like dude. There's no such thing as kick we getting rid of it. He actually. I mean seriously i know. He produced a fire that was passed around his hometown trying to get members to join the kkk. As of today you know as a wealth ten years ago. What i supervised the guy but you know like i said i never experienced it so i never saw him when he joined the military. The man next to you was your brother. Do give a fuck. What kind of veto curves skin. Or if he was gay or not. He didn't fucking matter. So when you're not exposed to that stuff you don't reveal your blinders on you see it but you've never experienced it right. What i'm saying so to hear that. Come from wardag and everybody else you know. That's that's been a part of this. It's actually eye-opening know in shed some light to but like everybody's saying i don't think it's bad as everybody putting out to beat. Well i mean if it was that bad thoughts about it you know briefly here on air in the past if it was that bad in the middle of mount airy when i was growing up our next door neighbor was black family and her name was darlene. And let me tell you the sweetest wolman of ever met. We hung out with their kids like she was our second mom like she was like she would like have to knock on her door. That south of miller miller we were as families like we would go in and she'd asked us if we wanted something he or drink like she was. She was great and in the middle of north carolina and mt area. That's on racism. Was that bad still like it would have been really frowned upon if we were seeing near her or vice versa. You know what i mean like. I'm not saying it wasn't bad. But i don't feel that it was and i hate to even equate it to this but i don't think it was rodney king bad right like that was racism and i think we all fucking crazy on that. Dr mayhem him inches in chat criminal incident. I mean you know. They made it about racism but it was a criminal who was fighting. The police paid him down today. Overdo it absolutely. But it was grace based it was crime based like mayhem inches in in chat. I've actually witnessed more racism overseas on in the. Us i second that the one hundred dollars soda japan go to they. Make sure you know it. I mean when i was in kabo years ago. Racism down their whole my god. Well holy shit. I was in mexico and it was worse there than anywhere. I'd ever been including iraq and kuwait and it was bad over there with you know the townsfolk would in mexico. Oh my god. I didn't know racism could be that bad in mexico. I honestly legitimately. Never i mean you see like graffiti here in.
George Holliday, who filmed Rodney King video, dies of COVID
"A Los Angeles plumber who made history by capturing the beating of Rodney king on a video camera has died of covert nineteen complications a longtime friend says George Holliday was sixty one years old not vaccinated against covert nineteen and have been on a ventilator for days it was in nineteen ninety one that holiday who'd gotten a new video camera shot grainy images of four white police officers beating Rodney king during a traffic stop he captured Los Angeles officers punching kicking and using a stun gun on the black motorist even after he was on the ground a year later holidays footage was key evidence in the officer's trial that ended with four acquittals that triggered rioting king was so upset by the burning and looting he issued this famous statement in nineteen ninety two can we can we all get along hi Jackie Quinn
"rodney king" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"And then once summer, I went to my grandmother's house in Shreveport, Louisiana, and then she introduced me to pound cake or sweet potato pie, a daily log. And then I got moved to defense and so much was gone and but anywho I saw him in middle school, right? Right. I I'm glad I became one of my nephews played football until he saw some documentary about brain damage. So then he was like, I'm good good, good morning. Is this for the whole time I've pointed out? Yeah, so mm, she comes out, you end up seeing it at school. Yeah, yeah. See that's cool. And literally I'm hooked, I'm all in from now. If you've never seen it, it starts out which is one of my favorite type of ways that starts out starts out right with the ending. So it's like, hey, this is a red, a funeral and you're like, oh, shoot, wait a minute know and so, Yeah, that's that is dark. They start up who dies. This is not a spoiler. I think this movie is twenty one years old. So low in your yards fairs. Yes. But if you haven't seen anybody now, you're doing yourself a disservice, but they don't tell you guys know, they don't tell you, they don't take it to the last 3 minutes of the movie. They don't care you. Then we will save it for the last 3 months past expected. So they start off with, they start off with this and we see just a small moment here, we're really kind of storms, like, Virginia football. That's the way of life, which if you grow up in a football jersey City or even a heavy football state, there's truth in that right? There's truth in there for sure, for sure. And the Braska I grew up in Wisconsin, I know things about the Green Bay Packers that there's no reason for me to, oh yeah, just through osmosis not. He's no worries. Absolutely. And and so I saw watched it this morning. I was hyper about the episode today with you and I was like, just watch it again. I got dong. Do you own a show? My mind? You understand. It's very fresh on Mama. I don't own it. I do not own it. But, but yeah, so I'm watching it. And one thing this is something, this is hit me that I did not pay attention. I've seen this movie ten times. Now I know that's not a lot to some people, but I'm not a r e Watcher, right? So I have a friend, whose wife, okay, whole series of the office, like, forty times that's not who I am, right? That's just not me, right? Right? Yeah. So, for me, for me to say, I watched movie ten times, that's a lot for me, right? But I watched it this morning Jackie, and I did not know that the movie starts, it comes on. Is this peaceful moment of the funeral 1981? It takes us back to July of nineteen. Seventy one and the six Alexandria Virginia is, is is wreaking out. Somebody has killed a black boy, who was a white store owner. It has never crossed my mind. That's how they start the movie until 2012. Now, I was like, wait, what? I ring every wound it back. I was like, that's how the movie starts. And in light of everything. Yeah, I found this out, right? Right. Because since the Advent of the iPhone camera, we're like, oh, it happens every day cuz in two thousand we had just Rodney King and that's all we had. And yeah, so, okay, so yeah. So I'm like okay, the 10th, the tensions are high, the tensions are high and it starts off a couple of background information here. I know you like your background information to give it to you so long. A 19 1971 and Alexandria. Here they are combined under. This is based on a true story. That's also important to note, right?.
"rodney king" Discussed on WJR 760
"Has there ever been someone defeated when seeking election to a second four year term? Third terms? Yes. Second terms. No. And that's where every either major party So it tells you just how big the road is. The Jim James Craig has to take down Gretchen Whitmer. But speaking about my buddy Bill Ballenger, and we wanted to get him on today and we weren't able to make the connection. He's got a great blog post today. Here's the headline Whitmer, maybe Michigan's worst governor ever. But she's still likely to be re elected. Uh and he makes it pretty strong case, he said. It's not even her handling of the state's response to the covid epidemic, though, he said. She certainly has destroyed businesses, damaged public education, ruins people's livelihoods and injured their physical and mental health. He said. It didn't have to be this bad incoherence, unpredictability and internal contradictions of Whitman's unilateral mandates have been apparent to all even while she didn't follow her own edicts. Michiganders learned that she doesn't abide by the same freedom killing rules she imposed on every resident of Michigan. She shunned masked when she's with her friends. She was caught red handed, violating her own social distancing guidelines. And, of course, she went on that now infamous trip down to Florida and he says, for those that want to call me is sexist, and I'm just picking on the female governor. He said. Look, I don't think she can hold a candle to Jennifer Grand home he makes she makes grand home look like a combination of Winston Churchill and Joan of Arc. And he goes on, and I mean it's line five. It's one thing after another, And as he says, it's also the transparency, the fact that when she was called out Some of her duplicity on these things. That she ducked it. She didn't answer the questions. Um, I want to give you a little bit more about James Craig. He talked about how he became a Republican. And we invite your your thoughts on. What do you think he makes an effective candidate against scratching? Whitmer, 1 808 5909571 808 590 wjr. Delighted to hear from you. He talked about the fact that he was in Los Angeles. In the beginning of the conversion is he was watching How democratic policies in the city of Angels just weren't working. Cut for what struck me early in my police career. Is that many African Americans are most vulnerable communities. We're in a tragic cycle of poverty. That was generational. And while I couldn't fully understand the reasons I realized that the policies in many of our cities fail, I came to realize that the Republican Party's initial fight to end physical bondage. Was today, replaced by economic bondage, which we see in our vulnerable communities of color. We know That handouts increased dependency on government. Only for the purpose of political game. No, he made he made a very impassioned self reliance message. And I thought resonated. Really, Especially with the one lady there in the audience that apparently thought she was in church. Yeah, Yeah, it's so And also, he said, you know, is it my my conversion went, I went further to the right. When Maxine Waters came to town in the wake of the Rodney King. Riots and I had her speak to a group of African American law enforcement officers. It's a group called the Oscar Joe Bryant Foundation, he said. I invited her to speak. We were going to. We were there to talk about solutions, but we got something much different from her cut. Five And during our meeting she displayed disrespect..
"rodney king" Discussed on F That Noise
"Okay once girl ranching israel very good spirits the war that's the conspiracy theory. Show the hell out of here. That guy is such a all grown up a peak. Ron king louis stuck. Is this guy. Rodney king right there and you know you pull a picture of. There's no one standing next to you. Oh i would have sworn he was in that pick that that's my history of ron king and it goes on for years like that. No no i remember. I showed you your class photo from second green ball haircut blood bowl haircut like overall shit like that out sleep king. Ron king ron queen lot real. I can't tell. Sometimes he would be acknowledging. That hit jamie a classic. Yeah no. I do. Believe it ron king. I believe the next t shirt of leaving. That's that's the next t shirt things to believe in a little rhyme king. And all the next i be right up there with charter members Twa find five. Closers will not mice your pocket right.
"rodney king" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Why that's happening and how we can get out of it. Jim Gilmore, former Virginia governor will be with us at five o'clock. We talked about Virginia politics. Now we have a real race primary concluding for the Democrats yesterday, and I struck about Europe with him. He's been an ambassador for regional politics there, and he'll tell us all about what he thinks Joe Biden's trip. They're just getting underway today and then Dr Monica Gandhi will be with us at 5 35. We'll talk Covid and Children with Her, But joining me right now, I'm very excited to say is the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia When some Sears when some great to have you back with us. Yes, Ben. Thank you for having me back on and I would love to say hello, Hello to your listeners, and I hope you will consider voting for the Republican ticket this November, folks because we want hope and opportunity, not woken broke. Well, that's the spirit you've got. You do have the Democrat primary resolved now, Terry McAuliffe top of the ticket as expected, with 62% of the vote in your race, the lieutenant governor's race. Hala Ayala is now at the Top there with 39% of the vote, and Mark Herring is now once again at the top of the ticket for attorney general. What do you make of this Democratic ticket? Here's what I'm saying. I want to start out by saying this very thing. People are being cancelled, meaning they're being silent. They don't know what to say. They're being told what to think. Words don't mean what they used to mean anymore, right is now wrong up is now down. And so you know, people are tired of being sick and tired and little revolution is coming for all of us, because once they run out of Republicans, they're going to come for you and they've already started and I know enough Democrats and independents are saying he enough is enough. They're tired of the bickering. They're tired of the white against Black Asian Get the rights that this it's just constant, divisive fight that the liberal establishment has given us and I'm saying to you I'm running to be lieutenant governor for all Virginians, and, like Rodney King said, Can't we all just get along? And if that's what you want that I'm asking you to please consider voting for change. Voting for the Republican ticket. You know Winston stairs one of the big areas that you will have to win in order to or at least make some gains in. That's really, really the game here in order to win, the lieutenant governor's seat is in Northern Virginia. You're going to have to pick up a bunch of voters in Northern Virginia. That's just the way Virginia politics work. And right now we're watching a pretty dramatic story play out in Loudon County. A PE coach there. Tanner across a couple weeks ago, speaks up at a school board meeting and expressed his opposition to a transgender policy that he believes would be a violation of his religious conscience and his obligation to tell the truth to the Children that are in his care. The school board and the school system says Sorry. You're going to be punished. They put him on paid leave. He just fought his way through. The court process got reinstated to the classroom while Case gets litigated in that court in Loudon County. Will this be an issue for you during the campaign? Are you going to make this a focus on what's going on in our schools, particularly in Northern Virginia? Am because, you know, I am former vice president of the State Board of Education, and when I looked at the results of the latest report card, it's the Nate study the national Assessment of Educational Proficiency, and it tests the kids all around the country in the 4th 8th and the 12th. You hear their learning and what they're if they're proficient, and so we find that 84% of black kids by the eighth grade are failing math and 70% of Latino kids are failing Eighth grade math. You know what that is? That's the school to prison pipeline starting and so we don't have time. We don't have time. Teach critical race theory. We need our kids learning because they need hope, and they need a future and we need them to get good jobs and they're not going to get it. If we're not teaching them this and and let me tell you accelerated math. My God, We need that. That's what got man to the loan. And do you know who helped to do that? Three black women. Everybody saw that movie hidden figures. If they didn't have accelerated math, we wouldn't have gotten there. So this notion that black kids can't do in Latino kids can't do. I'm sick and tired of being used by the boat establishment. I'm sick of it, and a lot of us are sick of it. Yes. In fact, critical race theory is not only a waste of time, it actually would be to tell the very black students you say are failing in their proficiency in math, for instance. That Look, It's not your fault. Don't worry about it. There is a system that that is designed to keep you from succeeding. You would tell young people who are being educated that they are being held down and they are not the determinants of their own future. This is what it's all about. And we've heard this phrase before, if the low expectations of soft bigotry and it says that black skin black kids, Latino kids, you know whatever we can't do, and it also falls in line with a photo ID. You know, I just have to have some documents notarized. Are you? You know what? I have to have a photo ID e folks. Are you telling me that black people don't have important documents that need to be notarized. So we have important papers that need to be notarized so that we would need a photo. I d You know, this narrative of black people can't black people can't black people can't it just It means us and it victimizes us and I'm all about lighting a candle. Because the curse the darkness is to be a victim. I am not a victim. My father came to America with a dollar 75 from Jamaica, and he put himself through school because education is what lifted him. I was at Booker T. Washington's home out here, and we'll party hearty Virginia. That man came up from slavery, the title of his book, That's right, and if he can do all that he did. Through education. Then we need education. And that's why folks you're going to get school choice when I'm elected when the whole ticket is elected, we're going to get full choice because it is for our money to go with the child and not with a brick building and we're going to have a voucher system that says you accept all Children because they're doing it in Florida. Let me tell you how it works. You get a voucher And of course, you have to accept all Children. You don't just get the cream of the crop, and then I have found because studies show that by the third or fourth year These kids are back on grade level or above grade level and their studies. Meanwhile, their cohorts who stayed and public schools they're still Back behind behind the eight ball, and so If you do what you've always done, you're going to get what you've always got, and our kids are going to fail, And we can't afford that. You know why? Because it's not just about Virginia. It's not about the country. It's about America remaining a superpower folks. China has more honor students, then we even have students. This is what we're talking about. It's about national security. It's about US remaining superpower. It's about us remaining, a place that people can run to. Amazing win some stairs. Are we going to see you on the campaign trail a lot this year. I told you I am running, running running. I have bags under my eyes because I am making sure that I hit every place in Virginia, the Southwest. I don't want anyone to think they're not important. I want everybody to realize that I will support all of Virginia. I'm not just running for a certain sector and you know, I'd like to say this about my poet. You know, there are certain things that she has done that proved us. She is not who we need. For example, she has told for the past four years, um point environmental organizations in Virginia she would never take They operated utilities, money and the minute and so she took money from these environmental groups. And then the minute that $100,000 was waved in front of her face. She forgot all those principles. She forgot all those promises that she made and she took that $100,000. So let me tell you, she stabbed us in the back. And we now know that she has a price. That price is $100,000. And if you don't have that you can forget about it. And by the way, she never gave back those environmental groups their money. So Ayala is for a young You remember that? Win some series is for Virginia went some serious. Thank you for joining us. And by the way, also, as always, Thank you for your service. When some series the United States Marine, Thank you. Woo. Thank you Get some. I get to my website Vote when some fears dot com Winston Sears dot com Thank you. It's 4 45 Now w n a l traffic.
"rodney king" Discussed on KCRW
"3rd degree murder. He's here to be used Daniel cheer. Aguayo's has been connecting with black Americans all over Southern California to talk about the year since whether there's been progress, whether there's been changed or not, and she joins me right now. Hey, Danielle. Hey there, Steve. So So you've been talking to some people who have been reflecting on how their lives have changed because of the killing of George Floyd. Of course, others as well. What do you hearing? Quite frankly, Steve folks are just exhausted. They're tired. Take a listen here to Celia Mandela. Rivera. She's a black woman who lives in south L. A It's tiring. It's tiring, having to learn another name and who they were. If they were, ah, father or daughter or or you're trying to defend this person's life and and share why Their life mattered and share why they didn't deserve to die. And when you're adding in a global pandemic, gosh, Johnny Vasquez Newsome, she's 39 year old black mom from Santa Monica. She said she was already overwhelmed even before she heard about George Floyd. I'm hearing that a video is circulating social media and a just, You know your heart sinks, and so it just felt like this time period of, you know, a lot of Death, and I'm black death and black murder at that time, And so it felt like it, you know, really another gut punch. For Cynthia Dominguez of Culver City. George Floyd's murder felt like not just one more thing in a crazy year, but one more trauma for Los Angeles. She was thinking back to 1992. 1992, of course, when the unrest happened after the beating of Rodney King and four police officers were acquitted and see me Valley that's that's what you're talking about. That's what she's talking about, right? Exactly Steve Dominguez. She lived in Koreatown when whole buildings were on fire while others were looted. She remember standing inside her third floor apartment building and watching armed gunman on rooftops, defended local businesses. It was crazy, crazy time, And I think the thing that reminded me so much of that is just how little had changed and so long we had video. We saw what happened. We all saw that it was wrong, and it didn't matter. It didn't matter because, as you said the four police officers in that case were quitted of beating Rodney King, even with clear video evidence. So when George Floyd was killed a year ago tomorrow, here they are expressing this real sense of here we go again, right? Exactly. I mean, listen to how 35 year old Chi king from reality puts it. It's like all the deaths that came before him. Cast a shadow over his own life. It's kind of like Inbred and it's almost like a generational curse or generational trauma. I have to be mindful of what it is that I'm doing what it is that I'm wearing. Because more often than not every time on the news. It's Six FT. Tall About 100 £200. African American male. I fit that description. Another thing I heard Steve. Besides, that sense of exhaustion was a feeling like George Floyd's death actually finally made people stop and listen. That is murder, and that agonizing nine minutes and 29 2nd video finally opened the eyes of non black folks. Well, Yeah, I mean, I guess because the video of Derrick Show Vin police officer With his knee on George Floyd's neck. I mean, it was it was so graphic. I mean, it was everyone saw it right, right, and everyone reacted to it immediately. Send it to make us tells me that because everyone saw the video she's been able to change how she interacts with people in the last year. She says that now she's doing her damnedest to call out racism or prejudice wherever she sees it, even in the workplace. As a culture, especially my age group. We've learned or we were taught In order to 68 or to go forward and this corporate kind of America world you kind of had to defer to white men. I make a joke all the time that if I made you uncomfortable than I did my job for the day I need you to feel uncomfortable about some of the things that you say you should not feel comfortable saying them to that when you're in a room, and there are no brown or black people in the room. You think twice about letting someone else say it and that I think where I changed the most. I'm no longer afraid to do that. So, so she's saying Daniel, that she's no longer putting up with this, You know, casual racism or these micro aggressions that She's experienced around her anymore. Not at all. Steve. I heard something similar from Celia Mandela. Rivera. She says that she's lost friends left entire social circles and even parted ways with someone who was supposed to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. If we can't see eye to eye that I'm experiencing what I am experiencing, that's alarming and there needs to be distance. They have some growing to do, but it's not on me. To fix every person and it's not on me to help them along the way. That's not my burden. I feel like we're in two different realities, and that's alarming and I need to remove myself because now I don't I don't feel like we can maintain a relationship. That's Safe. That's healthy. I'm unlike chapter 42. Then some people haven't opens the book. Cynthia Dominguez also told me that she hopes Derek Sherman's conviction might just sway other cops to think twice while in the line of duty, and maybe not be so quick to shoot. I hope that it doesn't do anything else than maybe give some police officer pause. Into thinking that if I pull this trigger, I could lose everything because they can't find me guilty. I may be the guy that they decide is the worst of the worst. I may be the next Eric shows and I don't wanna be even if that basic Instinct. A part of him keeps him from shooting another black man. Then that's Hopeful. I hope that even if this verdict even if it all it does is give some police officers pause just for a moment. From pulling a trigger than I think. You know, that is Something. So she's obviously taking this horrible experience and saying maybe police officer law enforcement could learn from this moment. Absolutely. But I didn't hear that from everyone. Hiking from real toe, sees a long road ahead in spite of all the awareness of police violence and the conviction of Officer Derek Children. Not for me. I don't think that it's changed anything. I don't think that the laws are going to change anything. I don't think that how We have camera phones and stuff like that is really going to change our police conduct themselves and how they ultimately view African American men. One year tomorrow since the.
How much has our country changed 30 years after the Rodney King beating
"Like millions of americans have been watching the painful traumatic trial of minneapolis. Police officer derek chauvin and seeing so many witnesses have to relive the terror and pain and in some ways shame many witnesses have said that they are struggling with the feelings of guilt that they did not do enough. I mean the only thing that they could have done that they didn't would be to have thrown their bodies onto the officers onto onto. George floyd and there's no proof necessarily that any of that would have saved georgia's life but these men and women and children witnessed demand be lynched and what we're seeing at. The trial is the sheer terror. Pain grief remorse of what it means to have witnessed in twenty twenty a man be murdered in slow motion lynched in slow motion and as i've watched the trial day in and day out this weekend the expectation is that this trial could go on for. Maybe two to three weeks. As i've watched it and yesterday we saw for the first time the body cameras of the officers. Who were there i. I don't understand for the life of me why they were just now released. Thankfully many cities and counties and states across the country now have policies and laws that force body camera footage is like this to be released.
How Writer Lesl Honor Knows Poetry Changes Lives
"I think you for doing this. Thank you for having me. It's just such an honor to be asked and awful. What is the first poem you ever think. The first time. I was something in first grade and i think it was about a bird and my dad helped me practices into it for talent. Show or my very catholics old There was always a good talent shone catholic schools. And was there. Anyone who said who. This girl hasn't my seventh grade teacher was like you're really good writer and i was like that's nice and my mom and dad told me i have to be an attorney or doctor and then high school. I had some really great teachers who were like. This is what you should do. This is really really good. I thought about it from they're like well. Maybe it's something. nba can do this. I could be a writer writers. I love Invented just kind of unfolded. When i got to college And there were so many people that were so supportive of my writing and poetry and just teaching me how to be in that space En- just happened to what i wanted to say authentically in kind of tune out. What a lot of the other influences are other writers. I think growing up in the nineties. I wanted to talk about identity a lot. I mean it wasn't until the late nineties until we even had something in the census that allowed you to be biracial. So i would always get the questions what are you. What are you You know just very rude. Comments often feeling not enough of one of the other affiliate black enough not mexican enough. So i wrote about my identity and how i felt. Your dad is black. His new orleans. Your mom born in mexico immigrated here when she was fifteen had it those cultures. How were they playing out at home. It's lovely. I love my kids. Identify appalachian in that that even have that term to identify with my oldest daughter who is brown and we talk about how we are mirror images of each other's experience where i fought a lot to inform people of my identity as a black woman. She does the opposite to inform people of dot and so we talk about that a lot and she really pushes me to see how the world sees me had well. She's her an how they see her as black. I and how they typically see as the enough i in. What does that mean about how we move in spaces. It's a salvatori household. I think i get that. From both of my cultures. We do often that for the announcement. Those in then we have gumbo. For new year's we are very lucky to be able to tap into so many different parts of us. How would didn't play. Though when you were growing up oh my pearson talk about race. It was not a forward conversation properly until the rodney king riots. Now sophomore in high school and my father at the time was working for the lapd and so we. We did not have a conversation. The way i have with my kids about race ethnicity identity how the world sees you ought to be prepared for and then maybe around my sophomore year in high school right before the rise of doing a lot of reading and read the biography malcolm x. I say that radicalized much split on my activism button that has never been turned off since then it's pretty much in succession than the riots happened. An stuff was bubbling in. La before ride became there was a lot of tension between black and korean communities in los angeles and stuff. It wasn't something that happened out of nowhere. It it definitely was arise that shifted allots. That shifted a conversation. I never knew. My dad was locked in his apartment during the watts riots. We had never had that conversation before.
"rodney king" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The officers who had attacked him. Yes. My name is Rodney King. And I was 24 years old when I got brutally beaten. Savagely beaten by the police. LAPD in 1991 Rodney King story begins when police officers beat him with batons and kicks and a stun gun. Unknown to them. It was all the time being filmed by an amateur cameramen. You know, the hurt hurting, most hurting part of body was trying to hurry up and die. Just wishing they would. They would just hurry up and finish me off because it was so painful. Just get it over with. That's where I was that in my mind, and then another thing in my mind was like if slaves with through this But I got to get through this, too. I know it was pretty bad with me drinking and driving. But once I stop the car, I feel like I stopped in a place That was where the time and stayed back when almost 200 years. Rodney. I mean, did you feel angry when you were being beaten? Or did you feel angry when you saw the tape? It was I was too scared and frightened to be angry at that time. And I remember having that thought. As long as you know, even when I came back to us at all. Well, I still got my shoes for evidence because they're full of blood. I still got my shirt. For evidence. That's full blood. But that's all I have, You know? And, you know, I almost cried all over again when I even heard that it was a tape because I could not believe that someone take that that night because I know No one was gonna believe me. What happened? If I had survived? No one would way, believe me. The tape was shown over and over again on TV and lead to a national outcry against racism and police brutality. A trial followed of four white police officers. Los Angeles Police chief Daryl Gates looked at the tape and said he thinks assault with a deadly weapon will be one of the charges in are we find that the officers struck him with batons of between 53 56 times. One officer rendered six kicks and one officer, one kick and this particular still frame. The tape was shown repeatedly in court and eyewitness testimony was heard. In a matter of seconds. You took out of the time. He added any power swing And instruct the driver right across the top of the cheapo, splitting his face from the top of his ear to his chin on the verdict was announced Life on TV.
"rodney king" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Toe a pad. To citizenship to good citizenship to being a productive member of society. And all of those things we determined and we've seen time and time again are important. From a standpoint of Existence. If you don't know what those things that you don't know who shoulders you've been standing on. It's very, very difficult. To not feel helpless, and that field is if you can move forward, So what we're hoping going forward. We're hoping that people went once they're exposed and that just black folk, not just black Children, but Children of all colors, Children of all races. Because our history is American history. Our history is world history, and everybody should be well rounded and abreast of the contributions that we have all made. Where we are today, 2021 is is is not something that was can be considered an overnight an overnight sensation. It's you know, the 400 years of slavery. It's 200 years of the plus of this country being in existence. It's all of the little nuances. You've heard The expression um, a butterfly flaps his wings in China and a monsoon occurred in Antarctica. Well, everything's connected. And so what we need is a broader background to build our base on into build hope for the future. It Yeah, I think that ending on that note of hope is such an interesting part of studying black history. And I don't think it's what folks think about when they think about black history especially because history has been you know, the history of black people in America has been oversimplified has been flattened has been, uh erase, um s o. I think folks think of hardship and oppression. And don't always realize that this true story of black history is overcome it right. It's easy to think. Oh, man, The world is so hard for me right now. This is just the hardest moment we've ever had until you read John Lewis's autobiography, and you're sitting there thinking Here's somebody who you know, had their skull fracture. And chose not to give up decided to keep going anyway. Right? And if that is not a testament to the human spirit, and what we are all capable of, if we if we believe if we have a sense of conviction that what is right is possible. Um, I think you know, it's It's interesting Tombo an education right now to work with young people, all of the students I have right now we're not alive for 9 11. So for me, there becomes this point where I start to feel like black history, right? I get kids, kids ask me questions like Was it like this when you were a kid? You know when I talked to my students about something like what happened to the girl on on Monday to the young young person who you know was was pepper sprayed and handcuffed at the age of nine by police and Rochester, New York, that the young black woman I talk to you all a little bit about that. Before. Uh, you know, this little girl before before the show and kids ask, Was this going on where you were a kid. And of course, the answer is yes. I went to kindergarten. The year Rodney King happened, Um, one of the more tragic things My father says to be on a regular basis as they were doing this before I was born and they'll be doing this after I was born in regards to killing young black men. I'm it till and Bernie Sanders are the same age of Emmett Till were alive today. He'd be the same age is Bernie Sanders. Um, something's seemed to continue to repeat themselves. Does that ever threaten your sense of hope? Dr. Rose? Do you ever say America is always going to be doing American stuff? And part of that is is killing black people. It? No. Let me give you a story. Um, J. J r and I are a kind of smiling about your calibration with 9 11. We're thinking of the polio epidemic. Uh, s so it's all it's all relative. But but, um My mom will be 102 June 16th of this year. A man and she You know there's good days and bad days, but the wisdom that she drops Just shut up and just listen, and she was talking 11 Morning and she said, you know, You're on. And I will When I was 10 years old. Ask your grandmother could we go down and see the Fourth of July Parade? And she turned and, uh Quote us over and kind of sit down. Didn't just say yeah, you can go or No, you can't but just set out and said Yes, you can go. But please understand this. There are no rules for us. There are no protections. If something happens. I can pray, but I don't know what I can do. I'm gonna think that into what we see now. There is discussion about how things are better. And I guess depending on how you look at it. They might be our Or get in the show Promise. But the point is that irrespective Oh, knowing That There were no rules. Protections. It didn't stop her one moment of raising seven Children, and she Embodied and I think I took that from her and my father. That there are obstacles. But if you believe in something greater than yourself Your back is covered. Mm. And and so. Your your purpose should not be diverted because of stories or activities or what somebody else does. You got a command about what you're going to do. Because if you're visiting today, everything else and you're taking it in the wrong way. You won't do anything at all because that you had said A lot of that stuff is not gonna go anywhere. Mm. Yeah. Um, you know, just piggybacking on what Dr Rose said. I was. It's necessary to keep the movement going strong and I fully agree and then the United States is not perfect, but it's getting better. And the more we have people running for office such as yourself Valley and the more that we have more people we had engaged. In the system, The more people that participated in going to the polls and dropping their ballots, the better off. We're going to be going forward, and you may not see it in your generation. But you the next generation, you're always doing them. Had an opportunity to chit chat with some of the young folk that's this'll past summer who were demonstrating in the streets peaceful protest. Ng and I had a chance to That B A B at the site where they were protesting some of the nicest Folke everyone to meet. By the way, and I chatted with him. We had a legitimate Productive discussion me and two of the other people that were there. One of the questions said Put to me was well, sir. In all respect when you were our age. How come you didn't Take care of this. Why do we have to do this? Now? This this police brutality thing, and I said, young man, When I was your age and I was in the street, we didn't have the luxury of protesting police brutality. We were busy focusing on Knocking down redlining walls. He asked me what is what is redlining? I said that was the practice of real estate agents all over the country. To not show black folks houses in certain neighborhoods. We had to get that Tauron town. We had to get people coming to the polls. We needed get people registered to vote. We didn't have the luxury. Of fighting the fight of police brutality. We had some other fish to fry. This is your time. This is your time to fry the fish that you need to fry for future generation so that they don't have to deal with what you're dealing with. Now the thing goes As things go We all have crosses to bear now. This is your cross. You're needing to be in the street to draw attention to the problem where you've got people like me and Dr Rose and Ali Muldrow, too. Be on the inside. Can affect change from the inside. Because true and lasting change comes from the inside. It doesn't come from burning buildings down. It comes from changing level comes from dropping your.
Recording police brutality: how technology is driving the new civil rights movement
"Hey everybody seemingly from the verge cast really special interview episode this week yesterday the verge published feature package where calling capturing the police which was a months-long effort for almost everybody at the site to really interrogate the role of technology in the movement against police violence. The heart of the package is a feature where we talk to. People who had filmed the somewhat viral videos of police violence asking him why they did it. What happened next how they felt in the moment whether they would do it again, really contextualising these that we've seen over and over and over again we estimate videos. One is about a specific incidents with a specific set of men in Baytown Texas who filmed police violence and what happened next another one from the science team is about body cameras and police body cameras, and how they affect your perception. What's going on in some academic research that's come out about that. So I asked verge reporter, Steven and verge video producer, my calf, the two leaders of the site wide project To come on, say talk to me about the project what they learned in. Really I, keep thinking about this, the role that our phones are playing in changing our relationship to the and the government. I don't think any product manager or designer at a smartphone company ever thought that their products will be used in this way or create this moment. This is the direct intersection of technology and culture, which is something the virtuous. Investigate. So this is a really great conversation with John and Maria and a really big project. We're very proud of it that'd be read. Watch it here are John and Maria. Maria Abdul. John Steven Welcome to the virtuous easy doing well I. I'm doing great another beautiful day in. Quarantine Mario. How are you? I'm good. I'm very relieved that this really big thing that we have produced is out there. So now I get to. Take back and reflect de. So Youtube or the editorial leaders have big projects that four I would say two months we just called the police project I. Hope Everybody can see it on site. We're very proud of it in scope it looks at how people have been using technology to record the police record police behavior protests use technology and the tools to organizers protests to organize. The movement around police brutality, and then a lot of how those cameras in particular affect our relationship with the police. So it was a huge project and it looks like one big feature, a bunch of. Additional reports around that feature in two videos that my help produce. Let's start with where it came from. How did this project begin in? How did it take the shape that it ended up being on the site? That is very, very good question because. It was sort of such a big undertaking. We it started in a very different direction than it ended as I think a lot of large projects generally tend to. So it started with an idea, a sort of idea in the staff, one of our executive editor was like we should do something to capture the moment then it sort of fell on me to shape that idea. Which is, which is interesting sort of problem because I was very interested in. Working with the initial iteration of the of the project, but getting a chance to shape it meant that I had to think critically about sort of what what would fit the moment and what would capture the moment. Well, I would say so that's how we came came up with the idea of focusing on the people filming videos of police brutality because it felt like there was a section missing to the narrative that was Benjamin. Circulating around social media, which is to say, we don't really hear from those people like we hear a lot from from victims we hear from police officers, but we don't really hear from people who like the everyday people who are sort of in the line of fire and decide to make the very brave decision to pick up their phones and record and sh like shine light like shed light. On on this type of violence that really sort of goes undocumented because one of the things we police finances, it never really shows up police reports. Yeah. One thing that caught me is I say this a lot but this is a new way of using phones that fundamentally what's happening with with all of these if you look at our feature, we started at very intentionally with Rodney King. George holiday that the person who shot the Rodney King beating in the nineties using gigantic Sony eight millimeter cassette handicap which basically no one had those like some families WanNa had those. But the the that camera was present at that moment in time at one am on that corner to witness that thing was astoundingly improbable and as we've come to now, the presence of cameras is actually more likely than not in just the way people live their lives and so the decision to record seems at once. Easy simple. Everyone has a camera. It seems likely that everything will be recorded, but it also turns out to have dramatic consequences. Yeah. Yeah. I think one of the main threads which will I'm sure get into later is a lot of these people felt afraid of retaliation from the police because they posted on social media they sort of were indentifying themselves as targets, Samara and you pretty. Videos here how how did you pick the two together the verge video team did want in the verge science team did one how do we land in those two? So. At the first video and Ben Evita's. I initially saw the video on this very large like database of other videos, police brutality that had been collected, and that was being shared on twitter that we were using that we were looking through for this project, and when I first saw the video I serve noted it as something worthy. But because it had, it didn't happen at a protest. It wasn't the the video that I thought I was going to focus on but after just Justin Callum did the interview with Isaiah for the peace reporters feature in. Told me after he published the video, there had been an increased police surveillance in his life and that he was feeling a lot of anxiety and a Lotta paranoia since he published video. It just really struck me that he still even with all of the sphere and all this anxiety and what was happening he still wanted to talk to us because he had told Justin that he was interested in being part of the video project and so as soon as she told me that I spoke to him and as we sort of spoke, it was just. So clear that he understood the magnitude of recording and he understood the consequences that comes with it and yet still wanted to bring awareness to not only this moment but also what happens when you record the police? So that's how we landed on that video. So our second video on the role of body cams and capturing police brutality fell imperative that we would cover. It in that way given that it's not only bystander footage that is coming out of these recent protests. It's also a lot of body CAM footage in. So we thought it was important and imperative, and that verge science team thought it was imperative to also cover the role of camps and capturing police brutality, but also how they might actually influence how we perceive police. Violence. So it just added a different layer and a different impact to this larger piece. One thing that caught me about that and Addie has report that just is really stuck with me as we went through the project about how all these videos of protests and police violence are becoming a genre film, and as I read that and I watched the body cam video. It just occurred to me that we actually have to use of the formal language of film to describe what's happening here that the body cam is telling the story because it's one kind of camera it shows you one kind of it has a gaze and all these other cameras have another kind of perspective in it. I. Don't think we ever think about that as these videos is having maybe like that formal connection between what the cameras are doing and what you is the viewer perceived and that to me has been a very powerful through line of this whole project. Actually cameras are active participants in these stories and they shape the narrative. The same way that we we know this in every other situation where there's cameras camera shape the narrative, and they leave things out in a enhance other things and that to me I think there's going to be a big long cultural reckoning over the role of cameras in these moments because we don't really understand how that affects our blazing to the culture to the police to the state, and it's changing because the. Cameras Right now I mean it is ironic a little bit that this genre films started in Los Angeles. Well, that's the most cameras right and it's I mean like you know if you think about it that way it's like it makes sense that like Rodney, King beating was filmed by a person in Los Angeles and maybe not elsewhere but also I, think I think it's interesting that you bring up peace because i. I do think filmmakers understand this. And it is also I mean to to get not conspiratorial but to go a little bit off the rails which I still think it's in line but. The US government spends a not insignificant amount of money advising film makers were making films about the police and the military, and they do get some of these editorial. Editorial. Control some of the stuff. and. I think that perspective does shape the way that we see some of these institutions. Which is why I think it's very powerful that. People on the ground filming and they're making their own narratives about these institutions in real time. So let's start there. That's the that's the big feature. That's the piece reporters. It's eleven interviews with people who film police violence. I want to just immediately atop credit or creative director William troll and the engineer from the box media team Adler who built this thing it is beautiful is quite an experience to go through it. But the stories are actually of course, the most powerful thing. John, tell me about one thing you said to me at the very beginning of this project was this is the same story over and over again? Yes. And there's something about the volume of it that I think really brings it home feature came together and tell me hey, came to that realization and tell us what that story actually is. Yeah. So we interviewed a lot of people that was that was the hard part. One of the hardest parts of the projects was finding people who actually wanted to talk to us but I think we were using Greg sets list on twitter to find some of these people Shasta Greg I did actually interview him for. The you know that's a separate thing but yeah, I think I mean I. Think it's very it's interesting right because through these videos like they all have the same, the same beginning middle and end and. It's once you've see enough of them. It's very it's becomes predictable where the rising action in the falling action isn't purely film criticism terms I. Think the reason that we decided to go this route was because it adds context experience police violence like it's one of the things that like it really gives depth to what's going on and it's stuff that you don't normally see and the idea was to bring that sort of reality. Home to people reading, which is why the reason it's the same story every time and the reason that it's sort of like it was distracting actually at the beginning because I was like, okay, this is a different place. This is a different time. These are different people, but like chronicling the experience effective people in the same way, and that's why it was the same story every time because it's not every day that you see. Somebody who is like an officer? Who's who has sworn an oath to protect the public, just beating the shit out of. A peaceful protester and I think it's one of those things it sort of jars you out of complacency and I think for a lot of the people that we spoke to the interviews it seemed like these people were very sort of Shell. Shocked. They sort of knew the extent of the problem but a lot of them were just normal people who happen to be a protest and happened to be filming when stuff went down and so it was very strange reading these these. Reports from the ground like these eleven fourteen over and over again because. One of the reasons I think that it's important that we have the dateline like when it happened where it happened and like you know how many shares or whatever it, the the videos got was because it, it gave back some necessary context because again, if you're if you're reading this stuff in a vacuum if you're just reading reports. From. People who filmed the stuff it really does get eerily similar in for whatever it's worth videos are almost all at night. If they're usually chaotic and they all feel like are happening same place. Yeah. It's really strange and maybe they are I mean at least psychically speaking right like it's it is the same sort of mental place I think yeah and that was one of the notes as we were putting the thing together that we got from our editors was this we have to return some sense of place to it. So we we added that back in as you were kind of editing each of these individual vignettes. was there a theme that that really came out from each of the people? Was it? What what strikes me as as I watch all these videos there's just everyone has a phone out. Right like all the time it just seems like this instinct to have your phone out that to me is new. That's yeah. That's not how people thought ten years ago or twenty years ago I really do think that's in large part because of the power of social media because again, like the thing about social media, people dismiss it out of hand as like a bad and toxic place which a lot of the time it is like don't get me wrong. However, it is one of the only avenues for social change for people who are marginalized like it's a place where you can go to be heard. By by the institutions who would normally just have the power to ignore you and I think like police violence is one of those things where it is like it is sort of an abuse of power, right? It's one of these. It's like something that it won't show up on an incident report somebody like a cop like using their baton on a protester but if somebody films that and films like the circumstances where it where it happened how it happened like you you you you get a sense of whether or not this was justified and I think. A lot of the Times it's not and a lot of the Times that goes on reported and I think. People have seen that you can actually like get some measure of justice from these otherwise unaccountable institutions by sharing the stuff on social media because public pressure is still a thing and it's interesting that to go back to Isaiah Ben Evita's. He has video that officer fired like his him posting the video actually made a change at the very local level. In his town and I think I think that's a really important thing and I, that's that's sort of what's driving this stuff because again, institutions like the police were previously entirely unaccountable to the public. Mario I mean you, you are yourself filmmaker you talked to Isaiah how do you? How do you take that? That everyone is just instinctively pulling out their phone because they think it will lead to some some change down the road. I think what's interesting about Isiah specifically is that this video doesn't take place at a protest it. He was filming outside of a convenience store they were coming from a barbecue. They hadn't gone to protests recently, they were the at that moment they weren't planning necessarily planning on going to protest later that week however. In as the video begins, you hear him say I've got to get out and record this. You also hear his friends in the car say we've got a record this and yet when we interviewed them, it was the first time any of them had ever recorded police had ever been with other people who recording the police and I think that is largely part to seeing these videos. On twitter and on facebook of police violence being captured by by citizens being captured by civilians, and so they wanted to hold this police officer accountable and they also started recording him preemptively. They didn't start recording him the moment he started you know approaching them they started recording the minute they were pulling over in. So I think that really signifies to us at least to me that. Even. If you've never participated in a protest or never participated in filming the police, you now know that's an option for you. That's an option for you and that's an option for your community. It is I do think the third part that is going on said here. Is that like it is a protective thing too. You have evidence that maybe you weren't doing anything wrong even like, okay like you get pulled over by the cops and they sight probable cause like you're sitting there peacefully. You get to tell your story, view the camera to I think. These videos, I. Am sure are showing up in courts of law across the country. One thing that's really interesting about this. Again, I come back to that the piece from addy come back to the the body cam video from the science team. I was filming someone else he was at a remove right? It was his friend who is in in the encounter at the police. Most of the powerful videos we see the lead to change our are removed. They're not from the participants. How do you? How do you think that plays out in this larger? There's a lot of change in this country. Now, there's a lot of conflict actually WANNA talk we we published the piece yesterday there's been some criticism I wanNA talk about that. But right now we're we're seeing one sort of very clear perspective from a remove. How do you think that's that's playing I. think a big part of when you hear Isaiah speak about filming he talks about the fact that he constantly to remind himself to take a step back because he knew the moment that he engaged directly with these officer, the officer could come out for could come for him. You know he had he very much understood the power dynamics at play. Even, as him as the filmer, so he kept as the officer kept getting closer he kept moving back and he would ask you can hear in the learned the full twelve minute video this incident you continuously hear him ask the other officer in the video hayes it. Okay. If I'm standing here, is it okay if I'm standing here, he's very conscientious of his body and his proximity to the violence to the violence has been that's being enacted against his friends and when we interviewed him the reason that he did take a step back was because he knew that if they took him if he got arrested along with his friends that that video. Might, not like not not got published right? Like he might not get his phone back. These things might happen and he knew the power of that video and the power of what he was holding his hands and he wanted to share it with the world so that meant taking a step back so he do that and it doesn't mean that it didn't traumatize him every time he sees the video he gets. Traumatized by seeing his friends violated in this way however, he understood that the consequences would not have been possible. Had he not taken a step back and capture according? I also think. Just. Generally speaking like we tend to trust videos that come from outside sources or people who are around but not exactly involved. It adds another like an extra veneer of credibility. I think which is. Another reason that like some of the biggest videos that we see are not like it's not the body cam it's not the person on the ground being choked to death. At, somebody else. Who has has has had the same realization as as but. I think you know just subjectively with trust trust those perspectives more because they feel more objective. CVT camera just happened to capture the incident on on film. I would say with this specific incident like the group that was arrested. In Zambia. The was interested but his friends, Skyler Gilmore Phillips were they were all taking part in questioning this officer across the parking lot. So I don't think they were necessarily objective I. Don't I. Don't think they were I think they saw there being pulled over, they recognize the police officer there friend had just been with them at this barbecue and I think the fact that he was able to get the video out there in the fact that you can see the whole incident play out right? Like in our video we don't show the whole twelve minute video, but it's like five minutes. Of Not, much going on until the officer sort of approaches them. So I think the added quote unquote like credibility is that you see the beginning middle and end of that incident Isaiah did not stop recording until the police left Isaiah began filming before the police had even had even gotten out of their cars. So I think with this specific video, it's less about the eject objectively and more about the fact that he was able to capture all. How do you think that ties into one thing that we write about a lot surveillance where all being surveilled all the time you mentioned TV cameras. A on a different day in a different moment. The way our talks about like extremely prevalent C. T. V. Cameras is crap ring put a camera everywhere. Now we're being surveilled in the cops have access to this footage, right? At the same time what we've been talking about a lot is the presence of this camera at a remove actually serves a purpose is Asia. Taking that video from that remove sort of purpose. How should we think about this balance because I I personally right? Like you catch me in a different minute. I'm over here. I'm over there. Actually surveillance is good. No, I think the difference is it really depends on like the the institution that has the footage and what they want to do it. Right like the cops when they get ring footage and what I mean like it's not it's like the cops are using footage to incriminate and I think generally this is very generally speaking in very, very general terms like it's evidence, right? And you know when it's coming from people on the ground protests were filming. It's documentation it's like the same footage, but it can be used in very different ways depending on who's doing the asking. For, the footage like and where it's going I think I think that context is actually super important right? Because like in England, for example, there are cameras everywhere. There's just like municipal cameras run by the fucking. Like in London, for example, there's there's cameras run by the Metropolitan Police Department, and that's just that's just a fact of life. And I think it's interesting because like they I think they have like controls on how you can use that stuff whereas with ring networks here it's like sort of ad hoc private companies turning it over to the police whenever they feel like it. I don't know I guess I'm going on a little tangent here. I really do think that like it depends on who's asking for the footage and what they intend to do with it. I think you know people taking footage is as it's intended to sort of exonerate his friends and that they weren't doing anything wrong and this sort of an unjustified thing. And I think the intent really matters. So I think that it's not just about the presence of cameras and footage, but it's also about who has those cameras and this of act of pulling out your phone to question authority to question police officers is actually referred to as surveillance by scholars. It is the opposite of surveillance. Right surveillance is often reserved for those in power. It doesn't necessarily mean it's always the state surveilled someone but the moment that you begin to surveilled them, you were taking a bit away a bit of their agency away from them. You're taking a bit of their privacy away from them but soon, valence is this idea of challenging. Authority by trying to sort of disrupt this power dynamic by filming your oppressor by filming specifically in marginalized communities, the police, and so with surveillance, it is the idea of this is what we're talking about right like it's not mentioned one time in the videos nor is it mentioned in any of these pieces but all of this is what scholars refer to sue balance, which was coined by Steve Man, and it's all about looking from below. So you're not looking from below you're not the person who is above and the position of power. You are the person who's often surveilled right like with Isaiah and friends like they were they knew this officer they. They had never recorded this officer, but they not only knew of him. They had previously had seen incidences of him, and so I think by pulling out their phone, what they're doing is trying to challenge this authority figure to them that had represented sort of. Head oppressed in had sort of harassed or had allegedly harassed and targeted African Americans in their community. So they see this officer, they see their black friend being pulled over they understand this officer had allegedly been targeting and harassing African Americans they pull out their phone to begin to try to create a counter narrative, and before any of these things I think Bijon spoke about this earlier like when you start recording early on, you can sort of see the maybe there wasn't any probable cause and what you hear them saying the first few minutes of the video is, what's the probable cause? What's probable cause like why did you over in the officer officers aren't engaging right? and. So I think the role of that video in that moment is about who has it right? Like you can hear them. Surveillance video from above that's muted that can be distorted. It's about the person who got out of the car who started filming. Once they start one saw him started getting attacked the person who filmed at the very beginning and surveillance often doesn't involve you filming. Once you see the police officers sort of attacking someone but you film when you see a police officer because you want to challenge there are over you. Yeah. The when I say we're GONNA face a long period of cultural reckoning over this I don't think that we the surveillance scholarship is that it's very early stages right and it's not builds out. It's not complete. We're learning how it works and that to me is one of. You know when when the smartphone cameras invented I don't think people thought the people who invented the ship in the back of every smartphone thought we're going to have to have a conversation about surveillance when this is all said and done and that to me is. Right and that I think about that, all of the time like there are engineers and product managers and designers who make these products. and. Sometimes they have a guest of how they'll be used but this to me is one of the most surprising revolutionary uses of the technology right just fundamentally and I think this conversation about what does it mean for everyone to record the state? What does it mean for the state? Maybe record your back with a body camera or something else it's going to change the nature of our relationship with the people in power. It is interesting like one of the things that fascinates me about taking video protest specifically is like I think, a lot of police officers on the ground seat is violence when somebody holds a camera to them because it like it does challenger Authority, but it also like like it is a a thing creating a record in real time that they cannot control in a situation and I think it's just very strange because. Yeah I mean, the perspective really matters who's who's taking the video really really really matters. Let's talk about that for a minute in this conversation. In the feature, we have very intentionally chosen to highlight one perspective people filming the videos. We have almost no perspective from the police in return know perspective from the state in return as we are making this project I, you know the editor in chief ultimately I'm for everything I knew we were making that decision I felt comfortable with it. We do hear a lot from the police, but that notion that the camera is impeding the the police officers job that the police are themselves scared of violence they need to be protected that there are people with guns in the street Often fear for their lives how do you think that I mean the piece is almost yesterday right for many people liked it. Some people were critical of it. We appreciate the criticism and makes us better. But how do you how were you prepared for that criticism that there was no perspective from the police as after pieces published how did he react and where are you at now? That's a really I mean that's a really really good question I haven't seen much of that criticism. Charts to my filters I. Guess My. But it's I mean I think the larger question of like what police think is really interesting to me new I. Don't know if you know there's been a few years ago. I actually spent a year in Ohio reporting a story on cops there and like. Like this, this very, it was Liverpool East Liverpool Ohio, which is a very small town between it's like West Virginia Pennsylvania and Ohio. It's right on the border of those places and it was the site at one point of the like it had the worst heroin. Like heroin outbreak people were dying of overdoses every single day like the average was like one a day and the police department was like it largely fell on them to take care of the people and it was really interesting because I what I did was like I just spent like my time going on right alongside like. Suit up get my notebook get in the car and we drive around like I would smoke black and milds with this cop, and we would like He. He would pick people up and so I went to the county jail and like I saw the mechanisms of the state like from the passenger seat, which was very interesting because like the more time you spend with police officers, the more you understand that like. Seeing people seeing people's worst every day does something very bad to your brain. It puts you on extremely high alert. And it makes ordinary situation seem incredibly terrifying and I think. One of the things that goes unexplored is the trauma police officers sort of feel, and they just don't talk about it like all of these. There were seven people department all of them were very, very, very clearly traumatized. In a way that was not obvious to them, but very obvious to me is like an outside observer. And it was interesting because like the other thing that they did most of the time, it was just like social work they were just they knew all the people that were talking to they were involved in the community. Everybody knew them like I remember. The COP I was with like picked up this woman because she like had drugs on her. And he was like, why? Why? Like what happened like we talked about this I let you go last time because like you said, you were working on your raptor what happened to that and it was like one of these things where I was like Oh this guy actually really doesn't understand like where these people are coming from we ended up having to take her to the county. Jail because she didn't have money for bail is like one hundred bucks and he was like on the on the hour long ride back. He was fuming that she would have to spend this long in jail just because she didn't have hundred dollars and so it's one of these things I think like you know there are good cops. The police is fundamentally like disordered. I will say it's like. And I think both of those things are in conversation with each other because like again, there are days that are incredibly bad like this cop was telling me like the worst day of his life I ask offhandedly by the way never ask cop with the worst day of their life is. He Was Not prepared for the answer which was like he was like Oh. Yes. So I had to respond to a call this. This guy had kids who you know his his kids were friends with he locked them in the House and burn the house down because his wife was cheating on him and so this cop had to respond to the call and then go tell kids afterward what happened and it was I was just like that is just like outside. So outside of the scope of a normal person's life. That it's like did it requires examination right and I think that's the kind of trauma that these people are like seeing like one of those one of those events can scarred for life I don't necessarily think being police officer is as dangerous to save a firefighter like statistically speaking. But again, like these horrific incidents of violence really do change your perspective and I think a lot of this kind of trauma is invisible and goes unexamined and it's difficult because a protests which is a very ordinary event. There is A. There is some potential for stuff to go wrong and I think if you're on the lookout for that, like it makes it skews your perspective and you can't see what is happening objectively, which is I think why it's very important that people also film the police at these events because there is another record that is being created in real time.
How Does Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Exercise Work?
"The past fifty, two years teacher and diversity trainer Jane Elliott has been stirring up trouble on the subject of racism. It can still be uncomfortable squirm in your seat stare at your shoes uncomfortable when she subject someone to the very same exercise she I unleashed on third graders more than half a century ago designed to expose racist thinking. Something, her method can get downright mean but again, the subject is racism, it should be troubling. Elliott came to prominence when the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in nineteen, sixty, eight, sheep herself a white woman took her classroom of all white third graders in. Riceville Iowa and decided to teach them what it was like to face discrimination. She separated the kids into two groups those with Brown eyes and those with blue and proceeded to proclaim the. Brown. Is these superior group she allowed the group extra privileges more time recess seats at the front of the room they were told they were cleaner smarter more talented. How children reacted to this newfound pecking order was startling. The Brown eyed group immediately began to wield their dominance. The blue is almost immediately slipped into the role of subordinates. Anger flared disputes popped up. After switching roles a few days later, which gave both sides of the classroom taste of being in the lesser group the exercise ended. Many parents complained after reading about what had happened in Elliott's classroom through student essays printed in the local paper. A month or so later, Johnny Carson invited Elliott to appear on his late night talk show she became a national story. Many praised efforts at her students is but not everybody a two, thousand five storied Sonian magazine reported hundreds, viewers, wrote letters, saying Elliott's work appalled them how dare you try this cruel experiment out on white children? One said black children grow up accustomed to such behavior but white children, there's no way they could possibly understand it. It's cruel to white children and will cause them great psychological damage. Elliott spoke with us for the article that this episode is based on from her home in Iowa. She said, you think that's traumatizing try living that way for a lifetime. Elliott taught for years before she decided to take her anti-racism lesson out of the classroom and Corporate America. She's also led the exercise for the US Department of Education and other governmental groups. She's appeared before numerous church and school assemblies she was on. Oprah Winfrey's TV show several times in June of twenty twenty. She appeared on the tonight show starring Jimmy Fallon. She often faces uncomfortable and sometimes angry reactions but her goal as it has been for the past fifty two years is education. She says, it's the best weapon against racism. But good education about racism and race is hard to find. Elliott said, that's because the educators believe the same thing that they were taught and they were taught the same thing I was, which is that there are three or four different races and you can tell what a man's intelligence is by the color of his skin or the shape of his head. You can't lead people out of ignorance if you're still teaching the Columbus discovered America and we came here to civilize these savages. Will need to teach the three RS of rights respect responsibility if teachers would respect the rights of those students to learn the truth and be held responsible for seeing that they present them with the truth we could kill racism in two generations is not a doubt in my mind that could be done. Elliott at eighty seven years. Old has seen. America, grapple with racism all her life. She's marked major mile posts in the struggle over the past fifty years or so the civil rights movement and the assassination of doctor king in the sixties, the race riots in Miami's Liberty City in nineteen eighty and in Los. Angeles after the Rodney King beating in nineteen ninety, two, the protests in Ferguson. Missouri and twenty fourteen after the killing of Michael Brown and in Baltimore Maryland in two thousand fifteen after that of Freddie Gray and in Charleston south. Carolina. That same year after a church massacre. There are many others. But the problem she has been relentlessly attacking Elliott says, goes far beyond the occasional race-based. Clara. For people of Color in the United States facing racism is an everyday fight every minute of every day. Elliot said. It's only been going on with me for fifty two years. I know black women who have been doing this for eighty nine years and their mothers did and their grandmothers dead and their great is dead and their daughters and their granddaughters and their great granddaughters are going to have to do. It must be get off our polyunsaturated fatty acids and do something about this. I get paid to talk about it. They aren't even allowed to talk about it. One of the biggest hurdles in educating people about racism in the United States Elliott says is that most everyone knows it exists and knows that it's harmful but few are motivated to change it. She stood in front of. and asked who among the white people in the room would want to switch places with a black person no one ever volunteers. She cautions that recognizing the problem is only the first step but Elliott is nothing if not persistent, she says, she'll continue to educate for the next fifty years. She'll push her mantra of one race the science behind the simple words it's clear. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute your genome, the bodies blueprint that contains all of your DNA is ninety, nine point nine percent the same as every human around you. And she says, she will urge people to get out and vote November no hope of electing leaders who will attack racism as she has had on.
Mayors Threatens to Sue If Trump Sends Fed Officers to Patrol NYC, Chicago
"Of Chicago and New York of threatened to take President Donald Trump to court if he sends government agents to police cities, trump sent federal law enforcement officers to Portland and weeks of anti-racism protests there and he's also threatened to do the same in many other cities across the nation, the move to send agents in camouflage. Camouflage uniforms has been criticized by officials in Oregon, and also by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Well, joining me for more on this is Scott Lucas professor of politics at the University of Birmingham Scott was good. Have you on the show now? There's a couple of things I'd like to understand here for example when these these forces were sent to Portland in Oregon. Are they working with police on the ground or they just flown in an trying to take control of the streets. How does it work when you send these offices in? In normal cases, the way that it should work is that the intervention is coordinated. With local authorities with his the political leaders, and with the leaders of security forces, including the police. That's the way it was done. The last time there was a national emergency amidst and uprising, which was in Los Angeles in Nineteen ninety-two after the beating of Rodney, King. This time is not known. Donald Trump and his inner circle, including Attorney General, William Bar and Chad. Wolf of Homeland Security. Sent in these forces, many of whom are not in March uniforms. Who are in unmarked vehicles symptomen without consultation with the Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler without consultation with Oregon Governor Brown without consultation full consultation with the heads of police there in other words, this is close to being an occupying force brought in from Washington not to restore law and order as much as it is to try to quash these protests in pursuit of other goals and I would say the primary goal is the election of Donald Trump I. want to give out not because. I guess he's you say he's not playing to. The audience in the city is playing to. A national audience and he seems to be trying to get across his notion that. The Republicans and himself a good at standing up to questions and issues around law and order, whereas the Democrat is being held hostage by demonstrators on the streets and are unable to do anything to to to quell. Disturbances. Windows being smashed on stores, rare occurrences, but these are the things that he's focusing on. Your I mean this is not an entirely new playbook. In the nineteen fifties. You would say that your opponent supported the communist in the era of McCarthyism. Richard Nixon was very effective in the nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies before Watergate at playing at the idea that protests were directed by extremist in by Anti American. Elements Russ he represented the silent majority. But if this is done entirely new playbook, this is definitely a new chapter. Because the extent to which Donald Trump has said that he does not recognize any check on his authority He said back in April Dirt Win Corona Virus, researching I want to take total control. He in the past week has consulted John you a lawyer. Most renowned for writing the torture memo in the George W Bush administration about ruling by decree in other words. This is not. Not An attempt to work through courts, not to work through Congress, it is to bypass every institution and to do it with this false. This false sense that the protests are dominated by violence by extremist, an anarchist when in five from the very start the black lives matter protests after the murder George Floyd have been largely peaceful, and that has been the case in Portland as well. A CRAWLER! This is in many cities are the police are being much more cautious about how they get involved with citizens on the streets, or they are deliberately trying to hold back from demonstrators fulfil of causing issues, but in the background, not from demonstrators in the background this the has in some cities like New York seen an uptick in in for example in violent crime and gun crime, so does he have a point? Point that you know there there is a there is a maybe in some cities. A crime wave is a is a bit of an emotive word. Maybe an uptick in crime. The actually someone might build to buy. It doesn't quite know how to deal with for example in New York. No, I mean we have had an increase in in shootings in places like Chicago. Atlanta and New York but you have quote upticks. As parts of regular patterns of crying growing up in this case amidst corona virus admits the tension which has been stoked by trump. It's not surprising that you might have an increase interest, but this is not due to the withdrawal of the police from the streets. There's absolutely no linked to that. The police were on the streets of New York there on the streets of Chicago streets of Atlanta, the issue that is there and has been raised by black lives matters. How do you have effective policing effective policing does mean trying to prevent shootings trying to crime, but it also means trying. Trying to do so working with the community responsibly, and not with the police acting violently, and that issue is being handled by not by trump a by state, local leaders in places like Minneapolis and places like Seattle and places like Atlanta they are trying to pursue a new type of policing that can actually deal with this with the long term, and not for the purpose of a soundbite with Donald trump screams, law and order even as he's trying to undermine it.
Justice for Breonna Taylor with Andrea J Ritchie
"March thirteen, twenty twenty Briana was shot and killed by police in Louisville Kentucky. In what's been described as a botched raid officers barged into Taylor's apartment under a no knock warrant and fired multiple rounds. No drugs were found the no knock warrant in question was actually for Taylor's ex boyfriend and his friends who live miles away. It had already been detained by the time. Please enter Taylor's home. As maddening as honest death is most Americans hadn't even heard of it until nearly three months later as the national unrest around the deaths of Egmont arbitrary and George Floyd's began to unfold. What all the stories of those killed and brutalized by police are important. Brianna isn't the first black woman to have hers reduced to a footnote in the larger narrative. Why are the guests of black women at the hands of police received so much differently, and what can we do to change that? Today to help us understand. We're joined by Andrea J, reaching the author of invisible, no more police violence against black women and women of color. Andrea Richie thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks so much for having me, so let's jump right into it and start with your book invisible. No more. Can you tell us a bit about it and like what inspired you to write this? One inspire me to write invisible. No more was the work that I've been doing for the past couple of decades, documenting or around litigating around advocating around and just generally Around black women girls, Queer and Trans People's experiences, policing and wanting to provide some context for the individual cases that we were hearing about so for instance thinking about Brianna Taylor. If you looked invisible, no more you learn that. Unfortunately she's far from the first black woman who was killed in a no knock drug raid. You bring up Taylor and I know there's definitely this feeling when I look at her case. In the cases of other black women would been killed at the hands of police. It seems like they don't get as much attention as the cases of black man who had been killed by the police. But the thing you point out your book is that that's not a feeling that that is reality. He talked to us a bit about that pattern. Yeah I think the title of the book is both a statement of fact, a demand an aspiration, right? It's a statement of fact that hosts Sandra. Bland black women's experiences of policing are no longer invisible. In the way they were pre twenty fifteen often say that before twenty fifty nine. I feel like I'd be talking underwater constantly about violence against women and girls, and it just wasn't landing, and then all of a sudden in two thousand fifteen. It's like my. My head popped above water, and suddenly there was also a lot of other voices speaking in same same thing, so in that sense. We're at an unprecedented level visibility of black women's experiences of policing. I would say that's true for Briana Taylor. There's a way in which we still have a long way to go for black women's experiences to be at the center of our consciousness around this issue to be informed by Black Women's experiences. That's the next step we have to move past visibility to action. Why do you think there's been such a difference between the reception? Of Brianna? Taylor versus Church Floyd. Our understanding of police violence is definitely shaped to the experiences, a black man who are assumed to be straight and not Trans Right. That's the story of state violence that we hear that with the media reproduces that we produce the telling stories to each other in such a way that even when black women's experiences happen in broad daylight on camera in the same way, the happened for George Floyd. Are Invisible in some way when you look at the incident report for Briana. Taylor's killing. It says no one was injured. And that's just an extreme example of how invisible violence against black women is. Here's a black woman who died in a hail of bullets blood out in her own bed in her own home where she was sleeping. Police report says no one was hurt the last reason i. think it's invisible is because. If as a society, we had to contend with state violence against black women that's informed by both anti blackness and gender violence right beside more than we would have to contend with anti black women violence in our communities. Contend again with the fact that this nation is built on violence against black women's bodies and black and Trans bodies and we're not ready to do that. You know there's this theory, though I think we've all heard that part of the reason why there's such a big difference between the response to be honest anthem response to George. Is that free? Honest wasn't caught on camera quick. Do you think about that I unfortunately point people to a lot of videotape? Black women dying on camera to police Natasha McKenna is a ten minute video of her being. tased to death by police there's. Video of Doina Johnson, a Black Trans woman, being brutally beaten in the police precinct that did not inspire an uprising in the same way that Rodney. King stood. They don't WanNa. Keep repeating kind of the the degree of violence, but what I want to say is that there's no shortage of videotaped evidence of police violence against black women I don't. Think that's. The entirety of the story is something. They also feels especially Kinda unique about Brianna Taylor's case is that it's almost become this this inescapable meam as of late like people I've seen weird social media posts like even sometimes dance challenges like it. It's kind of taken on a life of its own ultimately is that type of attention is? Is that helpful or harmful? I think that it recreates some of the narratives that produce the death of black women. I think it's recreating the notion. The objectification of black women that in this case Brianna Taylor story is an opportunity to make. A clever pun or acute mean and we've lost spree on his humanity in that. We've lost the fact that she was a sister. She was a daughter. She was an emt. She was someone who was full of joy of laughter jokes the life of the party she was. Multidimensional Person Right and I think we just need to be careful that we're not turning visibility in the way that black women have been made visible in ways that are harmful produce more violence.
Technology Helps Train Police Officers
"Around the country for the past few weeks, protests have erupted over the killing of George Floyd. The arrests kindle renewed outrage over the deaths of black Americans like Brianna Taylor Eric Garner Michael Brown among many others and the mistreatment of people of Color by police. The protests have also sparked and national reckoning for many police departments. They've been trying to reduce the use of lethal force and improve accountability among other things through training. From The Wall Street Journal this is the future of everything I'm Janet Baben. Today on the show we'll consider the future of police training with virtual reality technology. What's most powerful about the are? You're able to create worlds and circumstances and experiences that you wouldn't be able to create in the real world that can help you shift your perspective, which is really different than a training. We'll speak with researchers about how the brain perceives are and whether it can address bias. Notwithstanding or conscious beliefs or conscious convictions, and we'll talk about why a future developments in Vr police training may fall short. Tell me why you shot. Shot because he was within that zone, you know I felt there was leased departments have long used actors playing and instructional videos to train officers to deal with real life scenarios, but this can be. Pricey and not very realistic. People who make and sell virtual reality say the technology can improve training. If you play video games. You're probably familiar with VR. It's been around for a while, but we asked Wall Street Journal attack video game reporter Sara Needham, in to explain virtual reality is all encompassing. It's a matter of hardware so when you put on APR headset. Everything you see up down left right turnaround. Everything is in there virtual world one hundred percent. You cannot see anything else, so you feel very immersed the main difference between VR other video simulations you can actually interact with this computer generated three D world. It's so. That Sarah says you can get sucked in and lose yourself. I experienced this myself. playing a racing game where I was sitting down very low, and we felt like a cockpit of a vehicle, and as we went around the turns, I literally felt like we were going to crash into the wall, because I wasn't driving very well, and it scared me. For Police. It's not about the thrill or fear of race track. It's about learning how to lean into the fear and still be able to deal with it calmly. If you feel like you've done something before been in a situation before. You're better at knowing how to react. You can practice your actions in these potentially life, threatening situations and hopefully resolve altercations peacefully. We'll talk more about this in just a bit. It's one of the reasons that some of the biggest law enforcement groups in the country like the Los Angeles. Police Department are turning to Vr. The LAPD has a history connected to police, misconduct and misuse force. In Nineteen ninety-one. Were caught on tape brutally beating motorist Rodney. King a black, man. The officers acquitted of criminal charges sparking riots in Los Angeles. In the early two thousands. The department was put under Federal Investigation for. Engaging in a pattern or practice of excessive force, false arrests and unreasonable searches and seizures, the government came in with what's known as a consent decree to change the culture in the LAPD. Dr. Lou Pinella joined the department in the middle of all that in two thousand five. The Rodney King incident put a laser focus on LAPD, tactics and training as well. I believe that we have continued to expand on that every year, both by how we work with our community and the training that we offer. She's the director of Police Training and education at the LAPD and she revamped its training. Process Department currently trains officers with something called a forced option simulator. It's often referred to as first generation. VR says it trains police in real life scenarios you walk into a room and one walls, completely blank and on their, we will project a scenario that an officer has to handle. Handle, it could be anything from a person in a park to a bank robbery to an office scenario, workplace violence scenario, something like that and officers will get a call, and they'll come into the room and and try to respond to what is in front of them. In the meantime, there's a instructor at the back of the room who be on a computer. Computer and as the scenario unfolding, they are able to branch in different directions, where either the officers are calming, the situation down, or it becomes more difficult to handle
Lack of Accountability for Police Violence is Solvable
"This is solvable. I'm Jacob Weisberg. There is a lack of accountability for police, violence and one part of. Solving that is to give federal prosecutors more tools, so they can actually prosecute this cases. Approximately a thousand people killed during police encounters in the United States every year. And in fact, that number is held steady for nearly twenty years. Around half of those killed or white. Black Americans are more than twice as likely to die at the hands of police. They are killed disproportionately to their overall representation in the population. I'm thinking about. Say The shooting of Philander Castille. CAPLESS Tamir Rice twelve year, old boy, who was shot and killed by an officer when playing in a park in Cleveland. How do we achieve racial justice while protecting public safety? Lawyer Cheer Baynes believes the federal. Government has a key role to play. What exactly would you like to see? Happen there for Congress to lower the intense standard from willfulness recklessness, so that it would be a federal crime recklessly deprive someone of their rights under color of law to recklessly use excessive force for all the Americans who died during police encounters in less than two percent of cases, does an officer end up being charged with a crime? When you were at Doj how many times did specific language of willful thwart possible prosecution of of an officer? You think you felt a done something wrong. Routinely, that was the biggest barrier. It was always the central concern. Kira. Who's devoted his career to ending impunity for officers who commit crimes against citizens thinks we can fix this. The problem of lack of accountability for police violence is solvable. Cheering Baines is the director of Legal Strategies de Moth a racial justice organization before that he worked at the US Department of Justice, serving a senior counsel to the head the civil. Rights Division, that's the division that investigated. Ferguson Missouri and sued the city for unconstitutional policing and court practices. Baynes Co wrote the Ferguson report. Malcolm Bradwell spoke to Baynes about what needs to be done to solve the persistent problem of police impunity at the national level. To critical components are lowering the intense standard for the federal government to prosecute active excessive force criminally and using federal consent decrees to address systemic misconduct. You've been working on this question of how to make police better for quite some time right? Yes, actually. It's been an issue that's been. An issue that I've been distressed by want to do something about since I was a young kid. Actually the Rodney King case happened in the beating of Rodney King. One thousand, nine, hundred, one I was ten years old, and there are a lot of high profile incidents in the hundred ninety s with I'm dirty, yellow Louima and many other high profile cases of police violence police killings. Finish cared about as a high schooler for sure I can remember that were you in high school Chelmsford High School? It's a small town in Massachusetts next to the city of Lowell, maybe about thirty thousand thirty five thousand people. It wasn't like you were. LIVING IN LA or living in the Bronx where Ahmadou was shot, it was you were these were instance miles away. That nonetheless caught your attention. Absolutely these are national stories and I was very interested in. Civil Rights history even civil rights law. The role of lawyers in the civil rights movement. I think maybe juxtaposed that history and the principles underlying that movement with what I was seeing. Play out in terms of police violence in the country. At that time, and actually can remember. An organization called the stolen lives project that would collect information about the people who have been killed by police, disproportionately young black man. That is something that I recall, so. It's something I've. been working on for a long time ended up working on that some more in law school, focusing on it, and then it on my first job after clerking for a federal judge was to actually prosecute police misconduct cases including police violence. How early on you decide that? You wanted to become a lawyer depressingly early? Han actually I think I thought in high school. That would become a lawyer. What did you think of that decision? Well I'm an Indian kid and the child immigrants and so. I think a lot of people in that boat might relate. My mother wanted me to be a doctor. That would million other Indian children. Yeah Yeah. It's a common refrain and. Short of being a doctor, a lawyer was pretty good, so. But you know my family wasn't focused on these issues. These weren't the issues that they confronted him and they cared about it. In the sense research, generally aware my grandmother used to describe all this work as a community service or volunteer work and I'd have to actually get paid to do this job.
A Decade Of Watching Black People Die
"Family of Kentucky Woman, shot and killed by police is demanding answers. The former, his son both white are accused of killing the unarmed black man again with the breaking news for Minneapolis violent protests raged for a second straight night, following the death of George Floyd after being arrested by a Minneapolis police officer last night, protesters turned their attention to the city's. The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news stories about police killing black people. And what is sick is that these stories have become the kind of news that we in the business call evergreen their stories that are always relevant and always in season, these calamities are so familiar. This point they're details have begun to echo each other July. Twenty fourteen, a cell phone video captured some of Eric Garner's final words as New York City Police officers sat on his head and pinned him to the ground on a city sidewalk. I can't breathe. Or May twenty fifth of this year those same words were spoken by George Floyd. Just before he died, he pleaded for release, as an officer kneeled on his neck in pins of the ground on a Minneapolis City Street, so we're at the point with verbiage, people used to plead for their lives can be re purposed as shorthand for completely different stories and part of our job here coast, which is to conceptualize and make sense of news like this. But genus is hard to come up with something new to say you know things we haven't already said or things we have already recorded protesters saying when we were both in Ferguson in August of twenty fourteen after Michael. Brown was killed by the police or when we were in Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death. I spent the day with junior. High school kids in West. Baltimore where Freddie Gray was from on the first day. Let kids return to school after all the protests and I will never forget the eighth grade boy who raised his hand to ask. Why have white people been killing us in slavery and they're still killing us. He said that on Wednesday April Twenty Ninth Twenty fifteen. Since it's so hard to come up with any fresh insights about this phenomenon. We thought we would look back to another time. When the nation turned collective attention to this perpetual problem. Jamile Smith Senior Writer for Rolling Stone magazine. In when I was at the new republic. wrote an article entitled. What does seeing black men die? Do for you. It was published on April Thirteenth Two Thousand Fifteen. We get to see black men tortured or killed by police a lot more often these days. So, it's worth recalling why a generation ago. It mattered so much to see what happened to Rodney King. Now the story that might never have surfaced if someone hadn't picked up his home video camera. We've all seen. We have certainly seen the black and white photographs and videos depicting police abuse of African Americans. And we'd seen the grainy images of lynchings passed. But the conventional ignorance was that this wasn't the America. We lived in now. Officers beating a man they had just pulled over. This was the early nineties after all. This was in America that viewed law enforcement in the context of the popular reality, show cops, and were Morton Downey Junior tabloid television style made uncensored aggression a form of entertainment. But when George Holidays video surface chuck him with batons of between fifty three and fifty six times signal to a lot of citizens, just how bad police violence visited upon marginalized communities, actually was six kicks and one officer one kick people either didn't know what was happening. or willfully ignorant of it. They needed to wake up. Say The Los. Angeles Police Department has a history of brutality and misconduct that goes back a quarter of a century day. We are not sure that the police is there to protect us. The fear of becoming the next Rodney King is still here. But what has changed is how often we are viewing that fear being realized. Jamal goes on to write that the ubiquity of cell phone cameras and dashboard cameras means this uncensored horror has become available on demand. He says he watched twenty two year old Oscar grant get shot and killed by a police officer on Youtube before it made it to broadcast news. That happened in Oakland in two thousand, nine on New Year's Day. And it really marked the beginning of this grim genre, in which the slain become memorialized as Hashtags Hashtag justice for Oscar grant and remember Walters Gun Eric Harris, Jomo rights videos of them, being killed became public almost back to back in two thousand fifteen. Both men were running away when the shots were fired. Walter Scott Fifty was trying to escape North Charleston police officer Michael slager. Who Shot him eight times in the back? Before planning evidence near his body to support a false account of the incident. Eric Harris was running from a team of Tulsa County deputies when Elderly Insurance Executive Robert Bates. WHO's donations to the SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN MODICUM? Training earned him the title of Reserve Deputy. Shot him dead.
Philadelphia police inspector charged with beating protester
"Tonight. PHILADELPHIA'S DA charging police department staff inspector. That's a high ranking police officer with aggravated assault. After a college student was struck in the head with a baton while protesting on Monday but police departments argue the violence goes both ways. Cameras have also captured images of and PD cops appearing to be struck with bricks and projectiles. Some. With US tonight to talk about all of it. Chief of police for the city of Detroit Michigan James Craig Chief. Thank you very much for coming on and the chicken egg question to you is happening more, or are we seeing it more? You, know it's happening. More Brian I can take I've been a practitioner now forty four years. I was on the front seat. Of the. Unrest in Rodney King after the acquittal of the officers and riot so. This is a very different time I'm not seeing anything like it. And certainly the videos show of the Brooklyn officers troubling. I mean is one thing to put someone I don't know circumstances that led up to that. Certainly appeared not to be resist he. Certainly up in age, and then once he hits the ground bleeding. DISTAL walk by and that Render A. That's the one thing that you know when I think about Detroit. Police officers. Ribbon confrontations with violent suspects that are also had to use deadly force. But quickly transitions from. A trying to protect themselves in the community and then render a right away. And then in instances, transport him to the hospital. So to see that It was troubling. That's not what we're here for. The Sad. So many of the protesters have said some version of you try living our lives with the threat. We feel to our lives every day. Friends of mine who are on the job and police departments have. Contacted me to say you try working at twelve, a twelve hour shift getting yelled at and being in equal measure. Fearful and angry on a protest line and there. We have the equation, don't we? We absolutely do Bryant I was out on the front lines with our officers and certainly fortunately over the last several days. We had piece of protests. There have been no confrontations the day, one two, and and some of three. We're talking about projectiles being thrown at the officers in one instance a m. a railroad spikes correct. Railroad spikes I mean. Have you seen? I mean this is the weapon Using a certain way can cause break bodily harm. And so Those officers warrant at Front Line Professional. Resilient. Some of them are being spat upon. The named they were calling. They maintain. I, started nineteen, seventy seven Brian. And it certainly was a different day, so my hat goes out the vast majority, but certainly. This is not to say that those who step across a lion talking about men and women. we have to take a higher ground, but also dealing with violent. Protesters, and I'm not talking about the peaceful protest because the vast majority of them. have been peaceful. They, just want the voices heard, and we support that here in Detroit and it's worked out whale, but there have been a few valid incomes. And you've made this point locally in Detroit so well that. These. Peaceful protests and what happens at night are literally like night and day Do you have a percentage on the arrests you've made at night. How of the percentage of arrestees are from Detroit and how many are not? Seventy Percent Ryan, seventy percent. From outside of Detroit, the Metro area. And then we arrested. Confu about estate three California. So three from California from Ohio Kentucky. And so the million dollar question is why are you here? Why are you in Detroit there? Protests going on out across country. You can stay in New York in protest. WHY COME TO DETROIT? CAN SPECULATE! But certainly those are the ones that are really triggering, but but here's the magic disclosing on Detroit right now Brian, track, the African American community stands with this police department stands with this blaze chief several days ago. they said in a resounding way go home. We don't need you here. You'RE NOT GONNA. Burn our city and I remember a young man growing up here in Detroit in nineteen, sixty seven was a boy. And I remember riot, and I remember what it was like I remember the racism and the beatings. That's it then I would never be a police officer. Tonight here are say many years later. And so excited to be back home in certain meeting. One of the finest booths department America.
Defense secretary opposes deploying active troops following Trump threat
"U. S. defense secretary mark esper says he's against sending active duty military members to deal with criminal behavior at protests the option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations we are not in one of those situations now I do not support invoking the insurrection act the insurrection act is a law from eighteen oh seven that was most recently used during the Rodney king riots in nineteen ninety two president trump told governors earlier this week he would send in the military if states fail to call in the National Guard some states had already done so including California
What is the Insurrection Act and why has it been invoked before?
"Active duty military police have landed at joint base Andrews as president trump threatens to use force to subdue violent protests in secretary mark as far as ordered troops from Fort Bragg and fort drum just stage in the Washington DC area and injures airforce base in poor fell for a defense official tells fox news that unless president trump invokes the insurrection act the active troops could not deploy into DC and acted in eighteen oh seven the law allows the president United States to deployed military troops within the U. S. to suppress civil disorder insurrection and rebellion it was last invoked it during the Rodney king protest in nineteen ninety