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"saint louis metro" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"That's what organizers are leading with on the ground. That's our foundation so I'm going to stop here and let Sarah add to this. Yeah. I mean if you want to continue with what happened as a result of the Reichstag fire just to be clear, you know when the event happened on the twenty seventh of February nineteen, thirty, three the next day, the Reichstag Fire decree was passed in which the constitution was suspended in so very abruptly you had restrictions on free expression freedom of the press privacy warrants you know, and then from there you had. An actually taking this from the Nurenberg trials twitter account, which has a bunch of primary source documents online I highly recommend people. Go and look through this thread. The next section of the decree spoke of incarcerating anyone who incites disobedience or quote provokes or incites and act contrary to public welfare, which made it easier to roundup offenders with no court involvement and throw them into camps. It then specified the death penalty for crimes, such as treason, poisoning, arson, serious disturbance of the peace or conspiring to kill a member of the government, and so this week what we saw of course after these protests emerge was a scape. Go was essentially a mythical entity which they're calling anti. Anti an file, which is short for anti-fascist antifascists exists. It's the real thing. It is not a hierarchical, clearly defined clearly bound organization it consists of a lot of people who oppose fascism and express it in different ways. You may remember that the people who were punching Nazis in Charlottesville in twenty seventeen. Many of them were members, of ANTIFA and I'm glad I'm glad they were punching Nazis I. Don't think anyone should be criticized for that. I think we should be grateful that they're doing that. there have also been a number of incidences captured on film in which we see white people dressed in clothing. That's typical of ANTIFA destroying stores lighting fires committing. Crimes and I WANNA be clear here that the property damage we're seeing does not remotely matter in terms of importance, relative to the crimes that are being committed toward people like George Floyd toward the countless victims of police brutality, and any video you see, makes it very clear that it is the police who are the most violent who are themselves breaking the law who are gassing people who were beating people who are abusing people, and so that said there are a number of white ranchos. ranchos walking around majority black neighborhoods, burning down buildings like black barber shops, which are very unlikely to be the target of progressive lack resistance and I. Don't know who these people are I think it's very difficult to tell you know I am someone who covered Ferguson firsthand for months because I. Live in seeing Louis. Not just when the cameras were there not just on the isolated weeks in which there was actual arson and violence, vast majority of those protests were peaceful, but there are definitely. Like there are people who came in and the community here in the Saint Louis Metro area was like get the fuck out because if you are committing these crimes, we are going to be the ones who go to jail like you're white. You'RE GONNA. Get a pass. Nothing is going to happen to you and sometimes things would happen occasionally to white people who participated in. In these protests, but the structure itself is what you're protesting. The structure of this excuse to abuse incarcerate black people who've often done absolutely nothing and blame them. for crimes committed by white people, and there's a lot of different things going on there is you know as as Martin Luther King famously said riots as an expression of the unheard where you're seeing genuine rage. From all sorts of people because these atrocities were never remedy, but then you're seeing opportunists who are taking advantage of this and I do wonder if some of these people dressed up antifa style are white supremacists. I wonder if some of them are undercover, police, or just simply police I wonder if some of them are trump sympathizers. It's difficult to tell, but anyway that's why it was so convenient for bill bar when he came out and announced quote. That the violence instigated and carried out by ANTIFA and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly. This is such a typical tactic of an authoritarian regime. They will take in more focus group. They will expand the definition so that it is as wide as humanly possible. They will deem it a terrorist threat and then. Then they will use that as a pretext to round up anyone to round up journalists to roundup activist roundup protesters to round up bystanders, who merely witnessed atrocities I covered a very similar or prominent example of this in his Becca Stan in two thousand five. There was this event known as the Antigen Massacre in which about ten thousand people came out to. To protest in the city of Andijan in eastern Pakistan, they were protesting all sorts of stuff, human rights, abuses, economic abuses, poverty, and the incarceration of a bunch of Muslim. Businessmen who the government found threatening a written a paper written multiple papers about this event so I'm GonNa make a long story short. You could look it up if you want more but basically. Basically, what happened is they hoped the government would come out and actually address the protesters. Instead. The military came out fired on the protesters, and just on by standards, pregnant women children killed about eight hundred people, and then tried to cover it up, and they tried to cover it up by blaming in Amorphous. Islamic group called a crow MEA which didn't really. Like, nobody on the ground would recognize it would define themselves as a member of a crummy. It was something that they had created, and they had put the groundwork and play years before there were state officials working, both within the government, and in universities that were saying that a Chroma was each terrorist organization, and that anyone who is linked to accrue MEA or INA. Cronje could therefore be thrown in jail and they did that. They locked up a lot of innocent people in other innocent people fled the border and became exiles and began publishing documentation of these events online. I debunked the chromium narrative, and as a result of. Of that publication became banned from was back to Stan. So this is familiar. Territory in this is real, and this is very frightening to see these kind of tactics us here because I think that they are going to increasingly label anyone who opposes trump as being ANTIFA and anyone who opposes fascism as being in Antifa because it is anti-fascists, so if you've been online like me, and Andrea and other scholars of fascism and other opponents of fascism, which you should all be because it's fascism, then you are going to likely be targeted by this administration i. don't know in what form, but they are going to make this as. As expensive as possible and it just incredibly dangerous on so many levels I to have the scape. Go Ba-, secondly, to just openly be declaring like. Yes, we oppose people who oppose fascism. We are fascists. They are so blatant about this. They have been bleeding the whole time from the minute that trump announced his platform. which had you know the classic hallmarks of Fascism of scapegoating minorities wanting to use excessive military force, claiming that he himself is the government. You know saying he win. Accept the election results. He did that back in two thousand sixteen. He's going to do it again now. Those were all blatant signs and again. Again, I'm I am so furious that people refused to admit this. Because it wasn't a theory, it was all right there, and the motivations behind refusing to just describe what was right before your eyes, even without analysis, just describing it as it actually occurs the refusal of people to do, this is so disgraceful. It is such an incredible blight, because real people suffer, and we are seeing the result of that suffering right now. We are seeing that suffering in the streets, we are seeing the abuse of black protestors..
"saint louis metro" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I'm Meghna Chakrabarti this hour. We're hearing from public radio. Host in four different cities across the United States about how their cities are experiencing the cove nineteen global pandemic especially as public health officials. Warn that this coming week maybe the toughest that the United States has seen so far. I'm joined today from Detroit by Stephen Henderson. He's host of Detroit Today on. Wd Tea and Stephen. You know As goes with any challenge or crisis including a pandemic thin different communities are disproportionately impacted. Even in a case where a virus doesn't actually care who it infects because of human society the impact can be very disproportionate and you had mentioned communities of color there in Detroit. Can you tell me a little bit more about that sure? The state here started last week. Releasing numbers of infection rate and deaths from corona virus with racial demographics attached to them and I think everybody was really taken aback by just how disproportionate the number of African Americans is among those both infected and those dying Thirty five percent of Of the victims of fatalities from from Kron Virus Are African American and forty five percent of the infections. That's while African Americans are only fourteen percent of the overall state population. And you know you're not necessarily surprised by these kinds of numbers in a society where race still correlates very strongly with poverty where things like systemic racism and systemic poverty kind of combine to trap people in circumstances that make life more difficult. But it's especially painful during something like this to see that those two villains can combine In a way that is stealing people from us In in very cruel ways in this city we've had a number of prominent death Sierra in the city including a police captain a very prominent community leader who I counted as a friend And you know we continue each day to see that that in the African American community here This means something really different than it means. Something really outsized compared to other communities. And there's an anger. I think that that a tens that realization that that these disparities which exist in that we manage all the time have now had incredibly swift and incredibly damaging Fatal consequences for people in our community. Stephen do you mind if I ask. Could you tell us more about that? Police captain. Who is your friend? Sure The police captain someone. I actually just kind of knew there was another person. The community leader. Who's a friend of mine died but the police captain was the person who actually had headed homicide here in the city of Detroit Who contracted disease and was dead within just a a a matter of days again. A big loss for this community a surprise inside the department the Police Department here is absolutely crushed by the work that it needs to be doing right now but also the exposure that it has to this disease. You've got a lot of the department out on quarantine you've had a lot of illnesses are police. Chief is positive for corona virus and is quarantining right now as well the community leader. Who was a friend of mine? Who died was somebody who just absolutely loved Detroit and detroiters and took every opportunity to lift us all up to be our best selves to see our best selves To to understand that there was value in the city and its people and to think that this disease just came along and snatch them away from us is something. I think. We're all still just trying to get our minds around. Let alone. Try to get our emotions in check around it. It's just It's all it's all almost unfathomable and that person's name Marla stoudamire was his name. Yes and and just tell me a little bit more about him. What how what what? How did he lead the community? How did he lift you? All Up as you were saying I mean it was a million little ways really Has worked as a strategist and consultant. But he was somebody who always was looking for the way to tell positive. Detroit stories Just just last year. He launched this effort to make sure that he was telling the story of African Americans in the city who are part of the recovery here that he felt like those stories that weren't getting the air that other stories were getting and so he started a facebook page and Was going on television and radio talking about. Hey we're part of this too and we want the city to be better for us as well and we're playing our part It's a great example of the approach. He took to to to life and to his work. Here in the city. This idea that That this is a place that needs lifting up and the people here are people who need lifting up and to think that we were unable to sustain his life because of this virus guy who sustained us for so long is is really difficult. I'm so sorry Steve Steven. I'm so sorry to hear that I mean I think is one of the one of the truths about this pandemic which will will settle on people as it kind of continues to burn on that. We're all GonNa know somebody and It's GonNa take a lot to sort of understand the long term impact of that. The hang on here for a second Stephen if he could because I want to just Trot over to Saint Louis now if I could where Sarah penske joins us. She's host of Saint Louis on the air from K. W. M. U. and Sarah. Welcome to on point. Thank you so much so You know you heard Stephen Madeleine earlier sort of describe how this pandemic has is changing the cities where they live all the way down to the personal level. First of all I mean have you seen yet in Saint Louis Dot Kinda change or Saint Louis kind of holding? Its breath in anticipation. We are still in that holding our breath stage in the city of Saint. Louis we've all been For the most part sheltering at home for three full weeks now but we're still not gonna hit our peak of cases according to most of the models here For two to maybe even four weeks according to that model from the University of Washington Saint Louis will be the last major city in the country to hit that peak and so we have just this period of anxiety Trying to get ready for that moment. Are we ready? How bad is IT GONNA BE? Well you know so I can understand the anxiety of that watching. It's like watching a wave coming toward but you know on the other hand that lead time also allows ideally a community to prepare right. So what kind of what kind of preparations have been happening in? Well it's interesting. You know we are a very blue city in the middle of a very red state and so in the Greater Saint Louis area. It's sort of this five county region They put some very serious social distancing things in place you know. The hospitals are working together. Very closely All the churches cancelled services. All the right kind of stuff and yet we're in this state where it is only today that the governor for the first time is putting an order in effect that tells people to stay home and there's a lot of concern about this order in that there are a lot of holes in it even non essential businesses as long as you have ten people or fewer are allowed to stay open in the state of Missouri and so there's a question of is the state's lack of preparedness on this going to be a problem even in a city and a metro area. That has tried to take it seriously. I mean there's there's such a huge tension around this. I want to tell all Missouri folks. Welcome to the partial lockdown. I guess but the tension the tension is like okay. Well if it hasn't quite hit yet maybe we don't need to change how we live so dramatically but of course the point is you've got to change how you live dramatically now so that you reduce the impact when that wave finally hits right right and we've had comparatively few deaths from this so far. I think as of Saturday the the latest numbers there were only twenty nine deaths in Missouri and twenty six of those were in the Saint Louis Metro and so I think for people who are living in rural Missouri. This feels like this This thing that doesn't affect them yet and I think it's fair to say it will affect the but they're not feeling it and so yeah. It's a lot harder maybe to take that seriously when you're not seeing any deaths in your community yet. Well I would implore everybody who hasn't yet had to make some pretty fundamental changes in how they live to. Please do take it seriously. I mean like we were just hearing Stephen. Describe how this is lay. Waste to Detroit. I mean obviously there's been so much news out of New York. Madeline was telling us that the whole that Los Angeles maybe transforming in real time. So it's going to happen somehow. We just maybe don't know the shape of the impact yet right in in in Saint Louis. Is that what it feels like? I think the real concern in. Saint Louis is that we're going to see patterns like you see in Detroit I think the the projection show that we are not gonna hit get hit as hard as Detroit House but we have some of the same Demographics as Detroit has this is a poor city and it's a city that has a lot of people of color who are living in situations that are much less affluent than the white side of town. And we're already seeing that part of town getting so much harder hit and so that's a real concern for people that this is going to spread like wildfire through an area that already has so much fewer resources so much fewer connections to healthcare and things like that. Well I mean Steven and Sara. This is a chance for you guys to talk with each other like St Stephen. I mean not that. You're talking at Sarah at all. But like what would you tell her listeners in Saint Louis so the thing that that I think has really hurt us here in? Detroit is the ineffectiveness of the message to get people to stay at home early on. I feel really strongly that if we had done better with that here in Detroit we might not be in the situation that we're in right now. Might not be so bad we still. I mean we continue to have some trouble with that and in certain parts of the community where. It's just hard to stay away from people. I mean if you're poor if you've got to go to work because you're an essential worker in your poor if you've got You know people you need to take care of. It's it's really hard to stay at home and so that is making. I think it's making it easier for the virus to spread the other thing that I think we've got to talk about here in Detroit. I don't know what this looks like in other parts of the country. Is You know we shut a lot of people's water offer nonpayment here over the last several years as a way to shore up finances in the water and sewage department. I think we all knew that was very poor. Decision very poor public health decision but the way in which that is playing out. Now when you have people who don't even have access to clean water Dealing with a pandemic. It's just it's just not manageable. And yes they're they're turning water back on to people's homes now but those kinds of policies are really accelerating the damage here and I don't know again whether other communities are in that kind of that kind of boat but there are things that make this worse. I think we've kind of brought on ourselves through poor policy thinking I think You Know There's certainly some echoes of that here in. Saint Louis there are such inequities in this area. And do I think because of the movement in Ferguson People? Were very conscious of this going in and vowed to do better and yet you know the problems that are sort of built into the system here. Just one example the Ferguson fluorescent school district which handles the kids in the suburbs. That Michael Brown was from. They had put together a plan where buses would be going around Dropping off lunches and things like that so these kids wouldn't be going without while everyone was stuck at home. Well one of the bus drivers in that district just died of corona virus. And so now you know it. Was this good thing that was put in place to try to help community that needs it but is there a chance that something was spreading? While this good program was their program has now been shut down. And the program in an area The neighboring school district has also been shut down and so these inequities that are baked into our metro. Region are really rearing their heads in just a really sad way right now. So there's there's no way or is there a move to try and try and restart that program. It sounds like the real essential service that they were trying to provide. Yeah and this all just happened over the weekend so I think it's GonNa be interesting to see what happens You know people will be huddling. I think trying to figure this out but obviously no one wants to put the community more at risk of more spread of the disease but certainly people need food. You know this is one thing that we've been noticing that this pandemic does it like fines. Whatever the cracks are right in in your system in your policies in your communities and it worms its way into those cracks and exposes even more sort of areas that we hadn't been paying enough attention to you or or people we hadn't been providing enough support to. It's really kind of a disturbing revelation. But I guess my long-term questions I'll be asking myself and everyone. Whoever appears on this show for the next many months it's like?.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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"So in other words local communities and states can veto their participation. It's not so much. A matter of of concern that local communities eighties will reject refugees coming into the United States. It's more a matter. I think of local communities not realizing that they have to opt in the the administration already has instituted additional screenings and cut back on the number of refugees who are resettled each year. South says resettlement agencies have avenue till next month to submit their applications. So Steve seventy-five Illinois. Has We settled more than one. Hundred Twenty three thousand refugees from more than sixty countries and a movement afoot to reduce the number of teenage girls behind bars. Two zero is led by a coalition of Juvenile Justice Reform Groups Judges Attorneys and probation officers officers. Santa Clara County is one of five sites nationwide taking part in the initiative launched by the Vera Institute of Justice. Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Katherine Lucero. Sara is spearheading the effort to drill down on each young woman's case to find out what went wrong in her life and then see if the court can help for example with a safe place to live transportation tation to school or drug treatment. Let's really individualize our approach to how we can get this young woman what she needs to be successful instead of overwhelm overwhelm her or make demands. That aren't going to be achievable because of a situation at home. The program takes into account issues such as structural racism and abuse that land a disproportionate number of girls of color and LGBTQ girls in the juvenile justice system. I'm Suzanne Potter. This is the saint. Louis Metro area transit authorities replacing its diesel buses with a fleet of fourteen new electric.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"In other words. Local communities and states can veto their participation. It's it's not so much a matter of concern that local communities will reject refugees coming into the United States. It's more a matter. I think of local communities. He's not realizing that they have to opt in. The administration already has instituted additional screenings and cut back on the number of refugees who are resettled settled each year. South says settlement agencies have until next month to submit their applications Steve seventy-five Illinois has we settled more than one hundred twenty twenty three thousand refugees for more than sixty countries and a movement afoot to reduce the number of teenage girls behind bars. Zero is led by a coalition of Juvenile L. Justice Reform Groups Judges Attorneys and probation officers. Santa Clara County is one of five sites nationwide taking part in the initiative launched by the Vera Institute Statute of Justice. Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Katherine Lucero is spearheading the effort to drill down on each young woman case to find out what went wrong in her life and then if if the court can help for example with a safe place to live transportation to school or drug treatment let's individualize our approach to how we can get this young woman what she needs to be successful instead of overwhelm her or make too Nancy. That aren't GonNa be achievable because of a situation at home. The program program takes into account issues such as structural racism and abuse that land a disproportionate number of girls of color and LGBTQ girls in the juvenile justice system. I'm Suzanne Potter. This is pianists. The Saint Louis Metro area transit authorities replacing diesel buses with a fleet of fourteen new electric vehicles. The Metro Transit Governing Board Green Lighted the daily twenty million dollar price tag mostly paid for through federal grants advocates say the price is worth cleaner ere and lower greenhouse gas emissions and also means a smoother and quieter ride for Commuters Executive Director of Saint Louis Metro Transit Jessica. Mitford Miller says impro- who better technology means the buses can stay on the road longer before they have to be charged at the technology is continuing to advance. It becomes more attainable Hannibal. The cost is coming down. The energy is becoming more. Reliable batteries are able to store more and that's critical for the transportation industry the transit the agency says it expects the new buses to be on the road in early. Twenty twenty one finally Erica Lettuce reports. Honey groups are praising Governor Mark Gordon for his work to protect these states iconic comic migration corridors for mule deer and pronghorns antelope. The governor has released a draft executive order to key stakeholders and joy bannon with Wyoming Wildlife. Federation says the Move Positions Wyoming as a national leader in balancing the needs of wildlife and development here in Wyoming we devalues our wildlife and our big game species these migration corridors allow these big game to survive and thrive their arteries of life in how we manage them as a state is very important. Migration routes largely in southwestern Wyoming allow a host of species to move between winter habitat and areas areas with enough cover and food to give birth in spring. Bannon says she hopes the final draft will also include protections for bighorn sheep whitetail deer elk and Moose the debate eight on how the State's migration corridor should be managed had frequently been heated in past efforts with extraction industries and conservation groups unable to reach middle ground. Bannon and says advisory group created by. The governor was key to forging consensus among stakeholders and allowed ranchers and farmers members of the sporting community and representatives from oil gas and mining industries to sit at the same table and really talk thoroughly and here the science and hear the perspectives about how to move forward with this big issue because we do all care. There is a desire to maintain the functionality of these big game migration corridors the orders recommendations to be overseen by Wyoming.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Though in other words. Local communities and states can veto their participation. It's not so much. A matter of of concern that local communities will reject refugees coming into the United States. It's more a matter. I think of local communities not realizing that they they have to opt in the administration already has instituted additional screenings and cut back on the number of refugees who are resettled. Each year South says resettlement agencies have until next month to submit their applications society. seventy-five Illinois has settled more than one hundred twenty three thousand refugees from more more than sixty countries and movements afoot to reduce the number of teenage girls behind bars. Two zero is led by a coalition of Juvenile Justice Reform Groups Judges Attorneys and probation officers. Santa Clara County is one of five sites nationwide taking part in the initiative launched by the Very Institute of Justice Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Katherine Lucero is spearheading the effort to drill down on each young woman's case to find out what went wrong in her life and then see if the court can help for example with with a safe place to live transportation to school or drug treatment. Let's really individualized our approach to how we can get this young woman what she needs to be successful instead of overwhelm her or make demands. That aren't going to be achievable because of a situation at home. The program takes into account issues as such as structural racism and abuse that land a disproportionate number of girls of color and LGBTQ girls in the juvenile justice system. I'm Suzanne Potter. This is pianist. He Saint Louis Metro area transit authorities replacing its diesel buses with a fleet of fourteen new electric vehicles. The Metro Transit Rancid Governing Board Green lighted the nearly twenty million dollar price tag mostly paid for through federal grants advocates say. The price is worth cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions nations and also means a smoother and quieter ride for Commuters Executive Director of Saint Louis Metro Transit Jessica. Mitford Miller says improved battery. Technology means the buses losses could stay on the road longer before they have to be charged at the technology is continuing to advance it becomes more attainable. The cost is coming down on. The energy is becoming more. Reliable batteries are able to store more and naturally critical for the transportation industry. The Transit Agency says it expects the new bus Sousse to be on the road in early. Twenty twenty one. Finally Eric allowed US reports. Honey groups are praising Governor Mark Gordon for his work to protect these states iconic migration corridors from you'll deer and pronghorns antelope. The governor has released a draft executive order to key stakeholders and joy bannon with the Wyoming. Wildlife Federation says the move positions Wyoming as national leader in balancing the needs of wildlife and development here in Wyoming we value our wildlife. Hyphen are big game species. These migration corridors allow these big game to survive and thrive their arteries of life. And how we manage them as a state state is very important. Migration routes largely in southwestern Wyoming allow host of species to move between winter habitat and areas with enough cover and food to give birth birth in spring. Bannon says she hopes the final draft will also include protections for bighorn sheep white tailed deer elk and Moose the debate on how the State's migration corridor or should be managed had frequently been heated in past efforts with extraction industries and conservation groups unable to reach middle ground. Bannon says an advisory group created by the governor was key to forging consensus among stakeholders and allowed ranchers and farmers members of the sporting community representatives from oil gas and Mining Industries to sit at the same table and really talk thoroughly and here the science in here the perspectives about how to move forward with this big issue because we do all care. There is a desire to maintain the functionality of these big game migration corridors the orders recommendations to be overseen.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"And also means a smoother and quieter ride for Commuters Executive Director of Saint Louis Metro Transit Jessica. MITFORD Miller says improved. Battery Technology means buses. I could stay on the road longer before they have to be charged at. The technology is continuing to advance it becomes more attainable. The cost is coming down on. The energy is becoming more reliable. Batteries are able to store more and that's really critical for the transportation industry. The Transit Agency says it expects the new buses used to be on the road in early. Twenty twenty one. Finally Eric Ladas reports. Honey groups are praising Governor Mark Gordon for his work to protect these states iconic migration corridors for for mule deer and pronghorns antelope. The governor has released a draft executive order to key stakeholders and joy bannon with the Wyoming. Wildlife Federation says says the move positions Wyoming as a national leader in balancing the needs of wildlife and development here in Wyoming we value our wildlife fanar big game species these migration corridors allow these big aim to survive and thrive their arteries of life. And how we manage them as a state. Eight is very important. Migration routes largely in southwestern Wyoming allow a host of species to move between winter habitat and areas with enough cover and food to give birth earth in spring. Bannon says she hopes the final draft will also include protections for bighorn sheep white tailed deer elk and Moose. The debate on how the State's migration corridor should should be managed had frequently been heated in past efforts with extraction industries and conservation groups unable to reach middle ground. Bannon says an advisory group created by The governor was key to forging consensus among stakeholders and allowed ranchers and farmers members of the sporting community and representatives from oil gas and Mining Industries to sit at the same table and really talk thoroughly and here the science in here the perspectives about how to move forward with this big issue. 'cause we do all care. Pair there is a desire to maintain functionality of these big gay migration corridors the orders recommendations to be overseen by Wyoming Game Fish include tapping new technologies technologies to extract oil and gas without building above ground in high traffic corridors avoiding development and disturbances in the most crucial.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Implicit bias training is working in fact we talked to rank and file police officers in mesa arizona which is a department that is you know i think by all accounts you know if you look at the high profile incidents there. It is a troubled police department but we talked to rank and file officers. There's there who told us that they thought that implicit bias training was just a big show and was not helping the situation <hes> and it was part of somebody's somebody's agenda and it made all white police officers look as if they are <hes> racist so they did not like implicit bias training. We also went due to <hes> saint louis metro p._d. And the city of saint louis and we talked to officers there who say they don't even remember taking implicit bias training even though the police police department officials told us that it is mandatory for them to take it so that is one aspect of the training really that has you know there are questions about whether it's really making a difference well wesley bill. Would you like to respond to what jeff is found in his reporting. I i agree. I think that and i would just add the caveat that <hes> what we know is that with many of these trainings it depends on the commitment from the department often top-down if a if a chief insists and makes really mandatory that people not only <hes> take these trainings but embrace if these trainings and they're evaluated based on these types of trainings you'll see more of an of a positive impact with things like implicit bias but if it's just sit in front of the of of the computer and and get your hours in then yeah you're right you're not going to <hes> get the type of impact that we would <hes> wanna get and so <hes> with the eighteen thousand police departments in the country. There's no way to measure who is actually taking this seriously and who isn't and so that's going to be a hard thing to measure but i think the fact that we're seeing more of it is a is a positive but we have to make sure that <hes> our leadership in law enforcement understands how important these types of trainings are. Let's go to call derek calling from waterbury connecticut derek. You're on the air. I feel that <hes> a lot of you have to do with the law. The law allows the lack the necessary up the need to use deadly force it so lax that even me and i feel like i'm the michael ferguson. I'm that person that's most likely to be pulled over and ask for my my registration license and i reached my back pocket to be at my life. I'm construct just that easy because the law allows them to say i thought he was reaching for a gun and another man running with his back turned and he's getting shot back. Would it back to them. The law allows that and we chase the police officer he's only doing what the law allows him to do when he can do it because his training and it's just wipe back in the slavery days when when they turned the dogs loose on the runaway slave he wasn't it wasn't illegal for him to do that is illegal right now with the shooter derek. Thank you so much for your call wesley bill..
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Thunder Radio
"And CBS is Hillary lane in el Paso says those on the streets during the president's visit there today are hoping that he makes Congress and the Senate leave their August recess to work on gun control laws so many people here whether they are supporters and protesters talk about the need for increased gun control and they really want to see the president go even further encouraging gun reform here in the area and it was a similar sentiment in Ohio I'm Stephen Portnoy in Dayton president trump spent more than ninety minutes at Miami valley hospital where several of the shooting victims were treated Dayton's democratic mayor named Whaley said she had a message for Mr trump we reiterated the importance action weekly in Ohio's democratic senator Sherrod brown said they both called on Mr trump to urge lawmakers to return from their August recess earlier in Washington the president said he would do that if an agreement on gun reforms seemed close Canadian authorities believe they have found the bodies of two teenage to murder suspects links to three deaths and remote British Columbia while Canadian Mounted Police assistant commissioner Jane McClatchy at this time we believe these are the bodies of the two suspects wanted in connection with the homicides in British Columbia an autopsy is being scheduled in Winnipeg to confirm their identities and to determine the cause of death a CBS news investigation looks at changes made by law enforcement since the shooting of Michael brown in Ferguson Missouri five years ago the unarmed black teen was killed by a white officer correspondent Jeff to gaze reached out to more than one hundred fifty police departments sixty nine percent of those that responded to the email have training to confront racial bias though some say it is not working Saint Louis metro sergeant heather Taylor president of a local black union with nearly nineteen years on the force says the problem in her department is obvious do you think that there are white supremacists on the police force even even pause have you seen some of the Facebook posts of some of our suspended officers right now yes Taylor is referring to the recent report by the plain view project which found more than four hundred races post on social media link to current and former Saint Louis metro police officers about fifty nine percent apartments to responded to our followup questions say they do not have a way to measure of the training is working at all this is CBS news let's start this weekend at the White House from Washington to the world correspondent Steve Futterman is in New Zealand catch the CBS news we get round up on the radio and online finding great candidates.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"The stakes winner takes over the losers Twitter page. What are you saying? And went for it. They were so confident the Bruins was gonna we're gonna win that they went for so last night after the game was over the rights, dear Saint Louis metro your friends at the T congratulate the Saint Louis bring home, the first ever Stanley Cup will be coordinating with you soon to hold up our end of the wage out, hopefully in months. So the Saint Louis metro is going to be running Twitter page, but the NBA Twitter page, which I find funny. I can they fix the force can affect the. Yeah. Or not have trailing. Somebody redlined running on normal. Exactly right. Pixar fix our whole transportation and what we're going to do if the Bruins won, obviously, screw with their metro system. But. With the country that has more problems with our idea yet does it does someone should lose their job over this that far with this. I, I would call for heads for the derailment before I call for thing. But I but you know if the metro like I have fun with that I don't promise things. But I like make fun of the fact that we have so many toilets. Something like that. But does everybody know about this? Like I mean, not everybody's a sports fan. Right. Right. So like the average person who follows the T on Twitter may not be a Bruins blues hockey, a sports fan, and all of a sudden they're going to be getting tweets today or whenever they make good on his bed. And it's like could cause chaos this just have blinking yellow lights all over the place. Like Shattuck said, let them take over air. Traffic control. What could go wrong, right? We got Tommy, by the way, I've missed Tommy. It's been a while. Feels like from the Heritage Foundation Tommy, how are ya? Good. Good morning. Great to be back with you as well. What we are nursing our wings over here in Boston, of course about the Stanley Cup, but it is fabulous to chat with you, what I'm not even gonna rub it in your face by singing that stupid song. So talk to us about what's happening on Capitol Hill. I just saw course, Lindsey Graham interviewed by a bunch of reporters all aflutter about the president talking about taking position research from other places right? Go ahead resident though, defended himself on Twitter, this morning, saying he talks to foreign leaders all of the time. And if he went straight to the FBI, they wouldn't trust him and that the that he has proof that several Democrats, including he cites. Mark Warner has had conversations and failed to call the FBI. You know, I mean I think that there is a legal standard here, and it should be followed. And that legal standard does not include every single thing that has said people say and do crazy silly things that, you know, off hand are crazy and silly. I don't think that the president is confessing to having done anything wrong here. I think he's saying, look, tapping me on the shoulder and said, I want to tell you something, you know, he's not going to say, hang on. Let me call the FBI, right? Listen to what they have to say and then figure out what to do with it. We don't have to have a meltdown about that. Me. I also think that this is this is a nice pleasant intro into the origins of the steel Gaza, which is a conversation that it's good for Trump to have in to keep that out there. In the news, like Joe Biden at some point may have to answer for. Yeah. No, I think that, that that narrative has really reversed. And there was sort of this dark cloud hanging over the president, that maybe somebody somewhere would expose something in the mother report or otherwise that he had done wrong. Now, the scandalous actions seem to have been under the Obama administration. They're handling of the dossier and buying on President Trump's campaign. I do think that, that's rather explosive. And I definitely think Biden is going to have to answer for that. Yeah. I mean not only that, but, but seal is working with four Russians and two were inside the Kremlin, one of Bank or something. In. So that kind of outreach to me seems like it's a it's certainly looking for help from foreign power. But I don't know. I mean, the media will never run with it. So who knows what happens to it? I mean, do you think that they could ever really get traction that, that people will care about other than mean you have to country? They're not interested in that because it's not negative towards the president. Right. That's all we get from certain news sources are stories that they advance the other side were damaged the president. You know, that's all that we can expect I do think. As as we get closer and closer to the election is going to be more scrutiny on what happened in two thousand sixteen and what if those actions are repeating themselves? I do think there's going to be a lot of pressure on DNC and RNC servers they better have their cybersecurity house in order. I think a lot of the things that played out in twenty sixteen we need to watch and make sure they don't play out again in twenty twenty and it's going to become a main narrative, rather than what the president did or or what? Or any sort of misleading statements about what happened with Russia. What else is happening the capital that we should be keeping our ion Tommy? Well, there is a little interesting, something going on on the house floor yesterday. And today, they're, they're passing their first appropriations Bill of the year, and they, they're going to do one hundred eight amendments to this week, and normally huge trenches of those would go by voice vote, and it would be very efficient and smooth but members of congress wouldn't have to vote actually Kathy. Yes or no vote on most of these amendments. Well, the Republicans are making them vote on every last one, and so it's a little bit of a circus down there on the house, floor members of congress are actually having to vote to spend money or not been money. That sounds normal to me and you but to everybody over there in the house, they're sort of freaking out about it. So it's, it's just an interesting little flap. That's happening this week. And of course, our balls are on the tanker attack in the strait of and we're very concerned about that. I think it's too early to make any conclusions, right? When something is this electric when, when there is so much at stake, we should not speculate this early about who did it. We should wait and get the facts. And then we should also know that there have been times in our history where we had to secure that shipping lane. And we've been capable of doing so, so if, if this is something we're worried about going powered, we have the military capability to secure the straight of moves and be able to get goods and services through their fishing. Yeah. That I mean just just the entire situation, it self is such. Concerning situation, right there. I mean you've got as soon as I hear that there's like the possibility of torpedoes involved. It's always pretty freaky. Especially considering what they're what those ships are hauling. And. The importance the economic importance geo-political importance of that shipping channel. Yeah. It's very scary. It is very concerning. We need to know who is responsible and why. But I also think we can rest assured in the knowledge that this is not a tactic. That is going to be very successful in the long term. We are able to secure and protect from these kinds of attacks going forward. I believe. Tommy good to hear from you now. I mean, I'm seeing this morning. Some some chatter about mansion leaving eyeing at exit from the Senate. What I don't know if you have any thoughts on that. No, that's, that's, that's a surprise to me. Of course we. We know what that means. That is a he is a democrat. Bright red Senate seat. He just one reelection and it's not clear that a democrat by any other name than mansion, could have possibly one that if he does leave. They're giving that seat to Republicans. I think I mean, I'm just now hearing this reacting to it, but that seems to be what would happen there. So you gotta think the party committees on the democrat side, a ringing up his cell phone as we're talking and saying, are you kidding, wait a minute. I mean listen they've already got they already are in the minority, but let's not make it a sure thing. At least by person right at every seat matters was one in the democratic column for the next six years. And it's one that they can't win without him. So, yeah. I mean that's just that, that hurts. And I know that they've spent a lot of money securing that seat in West Virginia in the last election. And so if that money is wasted. That would be interesting. Now who knows why he could be leaving? But the Senate is totally dysfunctional at this point. And we saw a mass exodus, more retirements, especially on the Republican side in the middle of last congress. At an unprecedented clip. Republicans were retiring because they were frustrated. There's gridlock there's process concerns, there's political concerns, but the partisan gridlock has really reached a peak. This quote that basically highlights your point, you said something to the effect of I want. You says, I wanna make sure whatever time I have left in public service is productive. You know that to me, basically, says, I'm sitting here, you know, growing growing moss in the Senate. Right. And you would think that, that wouldn't be the case mansion is in a position to broker deals between. Yeah. Legislation have to pass with sixty votes in the Senate, and so- bipartisanship is an absolute prerequisite there. He has been part of those bipartisan gangs, or deals in the past. I it seems like maybe that model that way of doing business innocent is thing of the past. And maybe they act driving his frustration. I don't know. I can only speculate but that is generally that shocking news. All right. Tommy, thank you so much for your time today. You bet. All right. Yeah. This is pretty much breaking. And it just says that he's considering it, but there is definitely I mean they've got some serious quotes from him. So this must must have decided to break this with the hill. I wanna give the hill credit because this is where it's appearing, Joe. Manchin is possible exit from the Senate. His decision could be significant factor in which party controls the majority in twenty twenty one absolutely. In moments of frustration the center centers gone too far to colleagues may leave the upper tumor before the end of this congress or after the twenty twenty elections. Says he's deeply irritated with a lack of bipartisan cooperation. And apparently there are people in West Virginia pressing him to run for governor next year. And he's considering that so. That's where that productive, quote comes from. I have people back home that want me to come back and run for governor. We're looking at all different plays. I mean this is him in the history of trial balloons. So trial, I wanna make sure whatever time I have left in service is productive asked if he's happy with how productive is in the Senate mansion replied, not at all. I haven't been happy since I've been here. I've always thought there was more we can do. It's the greatest body in the world so much. Good could be done. So there you mentioned seventy one compiles really Eddie outta talks about his fondness for his time as governor. So that's a big. I mean listen it's already. But I think that Tommy actually making that point about the sixty votes is, is a good one because of how key mansion could be and get he's still feeling stymied and frustrated. So essentially, it doesn't usually vote with Republicans mention that's just he's in a very as Tani's already pointed out, very red state, and it's just because of his personality. I think or because of him being him that he was able to win a democrat. But. We'll have to see sort of how long that continues in the Senate since two thousand ten. Yeah, he's he's probably the most right leaning democrat in the Senate. And sometimes he'll vote with the Republicans times, they'll push back. I mean he's, he's a key member of the Senate because he can literally change how the Senate votes in certain issues. So maybe he's just frustrated that there's so much gridlock and wants to run for governor, and he's like you said, he's seventy one years old. I know he's also one of the ranking members on the energy committee. So what that means. I mean, that's a state, that's still relies, I wouldn't say heavily, but a lot on coal, and he's always supported that. So that, that's something that he's gonna have to way with going forward. Yes, he runs right. If you runs for governor twenty twenty could make it hard for Democrats to keep his Senate seat. Could. I mean it seems to me. Yeah, it would be you'd need an incredibly popular democrat, if you were actually going to be able to keep that. This last time around was tough race form. Yeah. Actually, this is very funny because..
"saint louis metro" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The same time. The F B I opened a probe into President Trump for possible. Obstruction of Justice after he fired FBI director James Comey. Counterintelligence agents were investigating why he was acting in ways that seem to hurt the US at help Russia during his first year in office. President Trump was reportedly under investigation by the FBI which was trying to determine if he was working on behalf of Russia. The New York Times says senior officials and agents had become concerned about Mr. Trump's ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign loyal the law. Professor Laurie Levenson telling us is that none of this just started with Bob Moore. It was the FBI itself that was quite concerned about Trump and its ties to Russia. The White House calls the story. Absurd and says unlike President Obama, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia. Pam Coulter CBS news as the partial government shutdown rolls on it's now officially the longest in US history as it enters the weekend. President Trump is urging. Congress to come up with another solution before he goes down the route of declaring a national emergency to take funds from other places to build a wall. If they can't do it if at some point, they just can't do it. This is a fifteen minute video. If they can't do it. I will declare a national emergency about eight hundred thousand federal workers missed paychecks Friday many receiving blank, pay stubs. It was a riveting escape police in Wisconsin say thirteen year old Jimmy Kloss, not only managed to break free from the man who allegedly killed her parents, and then abducted her nearly three months ago, she helped to put them in jail. She told police what is vehicle look like. And they got him the woman who found Kloss took her to her neighbors house. She told us that she was very well hidden. She said that that other people would come to the house, but she would have to be hidden. The suspects first-quarter appearance is coming Monday. The national weather service says a storm stretching from Washington DC to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years two sections of Missouri. And Illinois in Ohio, crews are getting ready w care TV's. Jeff Hirsch is in the Buckeye state. They've already starting pre treating some of the roads, particularly the hills and also the main roads now, the main roads, of course, are the main targets I because they've got to keep those roads. Open emergency roads roads to hospitals. Police stations fire houses, those really get the priority. And then they moved downward in your neighborhoods. The storm is expected to drop eight to twelve inches of snow with the Saint Louis metro area. This is CBS news. WBZ.
"saint louis metro" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"CBS news on the hour. Sponsored by ZipRecruiter. I'm Matt piper. At the same time. The F B I opened a probe into President Trump for possible. Obstruction of Justice after he fired FBI director James Comey. Counterintelligence agents were investigating why he was acting in ways that seem to hurt the US and help Russia during his first year in office. President Trump was reportedly under investigation by the FBI which was trying to determine if he was working on behalf of Russia. The New York Times says senior officials and agents had become concerned about Mr. Trump's ties to Russia during the twenty sixteen campaign. Wale the law. Professor Laurie Levenson telling us is that none of this just started with Bob. It was the FBI itself that was quite concerned about Trump and ties to Russia. The White House calls the story. Absurd and says unlike President Obama, President Trump is actually been tough on Russia. Pam Coulter CBS news as the partial government shutdown role. It's now officially the longest in US history as enters the weekend. President Trump is urging congress to come up with another solution before he goes down the route of declaring a national emergency to take funds for other places to build a wall. If they can't do it if at some point, they just can't do it. This is a fifteen minute beating if they can't do it. I will declare a national emergency about eight hundred thousand federal workers missed paychecks Friday many receiving blank, pay stubs. It was a riveting escape police in Wisconsin say thirteen year old Jamie Kloss, not only managed to break free from the man who allegedly killed her parents, and then abducted her nearly three months ago, she helped to put him in jail. She told police what is vehicle looked like. And they got him the woman who found close took her to her neighbors house. She told us that she was very well hidden. She said that that other people would come to the house, but she would have to be hidden suspects. First-quarter appearance is coming Monday. The national weather service says a storm stretching from Washington DC to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years two sections of Missouri. Illinois in Ohio, crews are getting ready w KRC TV's. Jeff Hirsch is in the Buckeye state. They've already started pre treating some of the roads particularly the hills. And also, the main roads now, the main roads, of course, are the main target I because they've got to keep those roads. Open emergency roads roads, the hospitals. Police stations fire houses, those really get the priority. And then they moved downward and your neighbors probably going to get it lands. The storms expected to drop eight to twelve inches of snow in the Saint Louis metro area..
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Crooked Conversations
"One, one, hope the impossible is the least one can demand James Baldwin. I learned the hard way. Here's a hot dance eight in Lewis county in September twenty fourteen, and I'd spent the majority of the afternoon sitting on the floor in the Saint Louis, metropolitan police department headquarters and nine o'clock in the morning, twenty of us a filed in plop down and four rose in the center of the station. The police began to gather around us as hundreds of fellow protesters turned the corner, announce standing outside the building demanding ticket in when it looked like the officers might forcibly remove us. Everyone began a lake arms. Everyone been me. It was my role to record and interpreted as much as possible everywhere we protested. So we could consistently tell the true to the outside world. So sat in the front of the stack rose unlinked. I was trying to capture as much as I could on my phone and tweet about it in real time. I wanted to be able to tell the story of the only successful sit in of a police department since the protests began, we repeatedly toll to move and we refused. It wasn't long before the officer's growing, impatience turned to action. I heard the screaming before I realized. That we've been completely surrounded and all happened. So fast out d'auvergne saw mother trying to stop an officer from driving his dumb into the pressure point behind her daughter's ear. I looked up. There's an office standing directly over me. She told us that we needed to leave immediately. Again, we refuse to move and then she restaurant are Taylor. I never forget how time stopped is I watched her move her hand from her waist to her taser to her gun almost like it happened in slow motion. Suddenly I was on my back gliding across the industrial floors in officer, dragged me to the interest of the building by ankles. Why are you doing this? I asked as second officer, twisted. My arm behind my back is face fell flat, like he snapped out of the hostility instead of verbal reply. He just let my arm go pick me up and push me out the door. He was one of two moments of late when death has felt near death is near. So too is the question of how, how did I get myself into this situation? Should I've made a different choice. I live off the beaten path in Baltimore City in a house that people don't want her to have you come to the house, you've made a decision to be those. I've been using ridesharing apps since I told my car in the protests in October of twenty four team, and I was using one on this day in twenty seventeen. I saw the car in the driveway in paused, but I was already home. So I felt like I had to get out of the car when I got out the driver in the other car got out to. And in that moment, the communists came over me like it did in the Saint Louis metro police department. I received many death threats over the years. The FBI's visit my house. My phone has been hacked. Cities have hired surveillance companies that have deemed me as a serious threat in a movie theatre was evacuated because I received a threat that I'd be shot during a screening, but none of those things shook me like the day when the car was in front of the house after work, the driver walked toward me, I just did still. I can't even say that I was afraid in that moment. I was still in folk. Focused is still missing focused that I've known only a few times. I followed his hands in body with my eyes, waiting ready anxious. He reset his hand, gave me a packet of papers. I looked down and realized that I just been served with the lawsuit. I was personally by five police officers, three in Dallas into from Baton Rouge. Haven't been physically served in any of the lawsuits, except this one on the day. The guy showed up in my driveway after he handed me the papers, he has to take a photo and with that, he was on his way these moments force me to think about the why of this work. The fundamental question of whether it is worth the cost, but we all know the risks of protesting. And we choose to meet them head on there were so many times in the early months that I was met with almost paralyzing fear..
"saint louis metro" Discussed on Blazing Trails
"About what meant to break apart. These really complicated ideas into into bite size pieces in ways that I could wrap up for young people and that's tainted me in the second was the protests so micron killed in August two thousand fourteen. I remember seeing on CNN. I saw it on twitter. I was like something's off. I don't know what is true. CNN made it seem like the pro does is crazy at twitter made. It seem like the police are wild and sitting on my couch. It was August sixteenth. Saturday and I was like I'm just GONNA go. I'm GonNa go for the weekend so I couldn't call my dad because I know that he would say don't go and I was living in Minneapolis and I felt like I couldn't just drive across the country and like like not tell anybody so it was `cau- father no and then I was like I could call my sister but it'd be like fifty fifty like she might say. I go my my not so to call my best friend. He just I got married. I wait till like seven fifty five. Am because we made this agreement that I would call the middle of the night because like you know so. It's like seven fifty five and I'm Mike Donny. I think I want to go to Ferguson. Like what do you think he's like if you think you should go. You should go so I get in a car. I drove nine hours. I put up a facebook post. I get sleepy and I last leaper front of a church church like I pulled over in front of a church like put them close over my head go to sleep and I ended up in the street in Saint Louis and you know the rest is history so many ways. But I'll never forget the second I I was there because it's the first night that I was ever teargassed and that just changed so much like I remember that moment vividly like it was yesterday if you ever saw S- marching in the street and Saint Louis. It wasn't that we dot what Martin was like an incredible tactic. It was it was illegal to standstill in August September and October twenty fourteen. That have we sit still for more than five seconds. We were arrested. And I'll never forget those moments and and they changed so much of a high think about the world. I remember that trauma is today that the trauma is still present like. It's not something that happened. And they'll years ago. I remember being being dragged out of the Saint Louis Metro Police Department my ankles by police officers and like those things are things. I'll never forget when people tell me like we made a lot of progress. It's like things have changed range for sure but some things have not and that keeps me grounded in this work every day in I remember the first time I was teargassed. I think we all have those fun. No Shit never happened to me. that's quite an experience. It's happened to more people than it should go well first off thanks for hosting this panel. I'm really excited to be on stage with all these wonderful folks for me I I. I think there's two points that that come to mind in terms of my awakening The I was my experience coming out as transgender. I was a junior in college. I serving as student body President at American University and I came out to the student body and bed in the student newspaper and when I came out as scared scared I was about the reaction from the college community. All I got was support Someone compared the joy on campus when I came out the feeling of winning a sports championship which I don't know how anyone on campus would know how that feels but it was. It was overwhelming and it was total and complete embraced. But what was clear. Clear to me was that wasn't obviously the experience for so many other transgender people not just on as campus but around the world and coming coming out was the hardest thing that I had ever done up until that point but it was still relatively easy compared to the experiences of most people so I resolved to try to change to try to make sure sure that it wasn't a privilege to be safe from violence. It's not a privilege to keep your family. It's not a privilege to be able to keep your job or stand school and so I began working activism. But for me I think the main point in my life where the skies opened and I saw the world I think in a way that drives me today isn't through my own life as a trans person but actually Through my experience as someone who's love someone who's transgender and I met that the man who would become my future husband Andy Fighting for equality he was transgender man we met We met working in. DC and. I absolutely admired his. His work has optimism is humor but shortly after Andy and I started dating. He was diagnosed with cancer. He he went through surgery radiation and chemotherapy and eventually got a clean bill of health. We kept on dating. We moved in together. And then Andy. You got the news that every patient fears is cancer was back it had spread and for him. The situation was terminal so andy found out that he didn't have much time left. He asked me to marry him three weeks after his diagnosis we married on the rooftop of our building and then four days after that he passed away and I share that story because for me knowing and loving Andy left me profoundly soundly changed. He taught me how to love and be loved. He taught me how to live the values. I fight for work in my own life but more than anything else. My relationship with Andy underscored underscored for me. That change cannot come fast enough now as a young person it felt like I am Andy and I had the world in front of us But because of circumstances outside of his control Andy was only able to live a quarter of his life as his authentic self And so it really underscored for me. What Dr King called the fierce urgency agency of now that every single day matters in building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest and that when you ask any marginalized person to sit back and and watch a slow conversation take place before you grant them equal protection or equal dignity? You're asking that person to watch their one life pass by without the respect and fairness we serves and that is too much as of anyone and so for me. That's what what moves me and thank you all for sharing. It's very powerful. We're GONNA come back to you. Can you help educate hit our audience and share some insights. What a normal day is like for you and how you move the world? I'm living out. The world through many tools and technology has the potential to make life easier or more difficult depending on how people design the technology so this device that I use can connect to an iphone it can connect to a MAC or pc or tablet and all APPS and websites that are designed to excessively. I can use so for example male text messages. Twitter facebook. I can use all all of that and I use it D- Today because those have been designed to be accessible. There isn't a special facebook APP or a special blind aligned twitter APP instead. It's one APP that everybody uses because the end. They decided to have a team that works on accessibility their guidelines online that teach attack developers how to make information accessible specially technology analogy so if people use these guidelines it helps people like me it also tax into a large market and bannon makes information more accessible to more people so I strongly encourage everyone to look in textile technology and make sure your APPS and websites. It's not small during staying on the technology question. Sean you know you are clearly one of the most prolific users of social media And I'm wondering how do you believe. The use of technology has impacted social justice. And what more can technology be doing to advance your cause. I think about a year. Remember those early days some people some of the critics of the movement. They'll be like you know you guys were tracy tasting the media like you were just trying to get from the cameras like if you remember. There weren't many cameras at the beginning like we were at the media. We were the people telling me stories every single day in especially at the beginning the the first protests you ever saw aerial footage was Baltimore in Saint Louis was a no fly zone declared over the city like three days after the protests began so I think about social medias helping US fight back against these issues of a racer erasure often manifesting as one is either. The story is never told or as tall by everybody but us. In these moments we became the honorees which is really powerful awful. I also mindful that we born but something wakes us up and for so many people it was like a tweet. A facebook post like an instagram post like helped them see the world differently and that is incredibly incredibly important and the third thing is that. There's a stolid organizing just ten years ago and before that required your body to be present at everything like the only way for you to make an impact was like if your body he was in a room somewhere and all of a sudden social media social media allow people to be present and to be really powerful.
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"You just have a lot of people who don't have enough to do have right busy body just gossipy the way they describe this place a straight up or weli too because you just have like roving bands of elderly people driving around this community you looking for the slightest infraction i mean they started going after for little things like he wasn't parking his car straight enough on the driveway why would anybody even want like that no not if i have options no and this place wasn't cheap either i mean he had his wife saving money no pain to live in this community and well apparently he was not bush breaking the rules by displaying american flag golly i can see getting kicked out for cheating in shuffleboard or something this come on hear about that though i i'm kinda with you it depends on how aggressive the homeland association is because i've seen i when i was in high school i had friends and i dated a girl who lived in pretty nice suburb of houston that was it wasn't a gated community but it's close to it right and they had very strict rules about you know when the lawn and all that and i can kinda understand if you're you you wanna keep the property value in place he wanted to look nice i mean you know i mean they would go after you if you did not put up at least some christmas lights you're going to get a fine is really if you didn't put up you had to like have a border around your lawn of christmas lights and if he didn't do that while the rest of the the whole block doesn't match now and you've ruined christmas for everybody that's there take man if he didn't have a netting netting on your basketball goal oh just a regular hoop yeah you just had the hoop with no net you you're gonna get a fine and forget about the paperwork that you have to fill out to get that to get that basketball goal regulation basketball that would just i don't know i mean i you know in your retirement i don't want to live like that no that there those are desirable neighborhoods a lot of times and then so you sort of buy the ticket and take the ride but i could never do that yeah i couldn't either especially if you just have all your mind listen i've rented a lot but and you know and most landlords it is your responsibility particularly in a house situation to take care of the lawn to make sure it's you know you don't have to bail it you cut it it's reasonable and if it's not reasonable for them to tell you in nudge you and say hey you gotta do this i get that because it's the it's the depreciation up their investment right and you don't want that that part i get but a flag in american flag yeah like bad business all the way around that seems ridiculous yes another story i mentioned in kirkwood missouri saint louis metro i've been there the driver of the minivan is going to have some problems here is that a gas station they were lamborghinis parked in a row and a.
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"On no not if i have options no and so and this place wasn't cheap either i mean he had his wife saving no paying to live in this community and well apparently he was not bush breaking the rules by displaying eric in flag cow i can see getting kicked out for cheating shuffleboard or something for this come on did you hear about that though i i'm kinda with you it depends on how aggressive the homeowners association is because i've seen i i when i was in high school i had friends and i dated a girl who lived in a pretty nice suburb of houston that was it wasn't a gated community but it's close to it right and they had very strict rules about you know when the lawn and all that and i can kinda understand if you're a landlord you want to keep the property value in place she wanted to look nice i mean but you know i mean they would go after you if you did not put up at least some christmas lights you're going to get a fine is really if you didn't put up you had to like have a border around your lawn of christmas lights and if you didn't do that while the rest of the the whole block doesn't match now and you've ruined christmas for everybody that's there take wow man if he didn't have a netting netting on your basketball goal oh just a regular hoop yeah if you just had the hoop with no net you you're going to get a fine and forget about the paperwork that you have to fill out to get that hoop to get that basketball goal regulation basketball goal with that would just i don't know i mean i in your retirement i don't want to live like that no and i know the those are desirable neighborhoods a lot of times and then so you sort of buy the ticket and take the ride but i could never do that yeah i couldn't either especially if you just have all you might listen i've rented a lot but and you know and most landlords it is your responsibility particularly in a house situation to take care of the lawn to make sure it's you know you don't have to bail it to like cut it it's reasonable and if it's not reasonable for them to tell you in nudge you and say hey you got to do this i get that because it's the it's the depreciation of their investment right and you don't want that that part i get a flag and american flag seems like bad business all the way around ad seems ridiculous yes another story i mentioned in kirkwood missouri saint louis metro i've been there the driver of minivan is going to have some problems here is that a gas station there were two lamborghinis parked in a row and a couple of pumps that's rare on the other side they're buddies they were out for a cruise or something and so on the other side of one of the palms is someone in a mini van and so on this video that's kind of making the rounds now everything looks normal until the minivan starts to pull away and if you look closely at the video the hose from the pump is still attached to the van oh man and the hosts naps off spraying gas all over one of the lamborghini oh no all over i mean it's just a it's a fountain of gas that's going all over and according to fox to saint louis the car is four hundred thousand dollars the fuel wound up going into the engine bay and the car went up in no oh my gosh for down the pump i mean they thought they thought the whole thing was going to explode well you kind of got cap those flames it was gas bumps on fire right and it was a massive issue the other other lamborghini just got covered in ash no one was hurt in either of the cases but i think that's probably going to be an awkward conversation with that person's insurance provider so you did what you left yeah hose in there yeah always hear the stories about places like well portland where you can't pump your own gas and i think that's ridiculous maybe there's something to it i don't know this is.
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