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Senate Leader Lends Clout to Marijuana Legalization Push
"The Senate's top Democrat is a sponsor of a bill to overturn a federal law prohibiting marijuana Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's time to decriminalize marijuana this is monumental because at long last we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs Schumer in New Jersey senator Cory Booker said the law disproportionately affects communities of color Booker says having the law on the books makes no sense people running for Congress people running for Senate people running for president United States readily admits if you've used marijuana a similar bill has passed the house but the measure faces a virtually nonexistent path in the split Senate where sixty votes are needed to pass most legislation to McGuire Washington
Senate Democrats Move to End Federal Ban on Marijuana
"To put legalizing marijuana on a national level. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Finance Chairman Ron Wyden plan to release a draft there bill today. The bill is said to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances. Vice
Addressing the Black Maternal Healthcare Crisis
"Two day we are joined by two amazing women to discuss. Black women's health care carmen. Green the vice president research and strategy at the national earth equity collaborative and one of my friends. Melanie newman senior vice president of communications and culture at the planned. Parenthood of america ladies. How are you thinking for joining us today. Thank you for having us zero. Well thank you glad to be here. So i just love seeing black women who are all about supporting lifting other black women especially when it comes to healthcare so first question is what brought each of you to this work melanie. I'll start with you. Melania i used to work at the dnc together. She came down for the convention in charlotte. And i've just been able to see her do so many bad ass. Amazing things like just your communication strategy. Everything that you do. you're amazing. So what made you fall in love with this work. Thank you so. I would would brought me to planned. Parenthood is my commitment to flow the through line through my entire career. It's not just planned. Parenthood the through line in my career is my commitment to black people in impact. Positively impacting the lives of black people. So before planned. Parenthood i worked in government have done housing policy. I've done criminal justice work at the justice department and at the w. c. p. legal defense fund and i came to planned parenthood to work in health equity Its core to planned. Parenthood's mission and Connects with me in a very real way as a black woman. As a black mother ensuring an expanding access to sexual reproductive healthcare particularly for black women is incredibly important to me. So that's why i'm here carmen. How 'bout you yes indeed. Where my journey to health equity. In what i do now it national birth equity collaborative has really come from genuine interest in learning more about my own my own story my own freedom like on my healing journey. I find that they're these different. Ill these different points aware. I become closer within an entire tribe in learned that there are folks all over the country in world who are interested in what i'm also interested in so for example i was on my healing journey from From sexual assault in abuse. And do that do they experience. I started to learn about public. Health started to learn that there are entire organizations that focused on reproductive justice in reproductive freedom on medicare organization said. Do this work on a policy level. And so as i assumed in my own healing in in my own life journey i find that there are just hundreds of thousands of other black women who are also seeking their own freedom on through the work into activism and advocacy are. That's how i found myself from doing burke justice in breath equity work. Today i appreciate you boast just much for what you do for carrying so much about black women's health care and we're gonna dive into it a little bit more one. The first things that i want to talk about is the black maternal health. Mama this act. I just love that name. It was re introduced into congress by representatives. Lauren underwood albums in senator cory booker. So can you both just dive in a little bit more. Ow this act in why. It's really important to black women in carmen. We can start basile most definitely so excited. She's like oh. I'm no out so when you are love talking about it. Because it's been years in the making thinking of the leadership over decades of people lifting the blanton health crisis and now we're at this point where we have a mommy bus act so it was first introduced with at least the black maternal health caucus was created in two thousand nineteen. And that's when the pressure really started but The caucuses self is exciting. Because it's a one of the largest asks that is like now moving through the federal legislative process. And that just speaks so much to how this issue connects with individuals. We all viscerally know how important it is to care for. Mob take care for our own mothers and so when these stories are told on these devastating tour stories of Light preventable death and long term chronic conditions for black mamas i. I'm pleased that is that is connected with so many legislators. But i'm right now as a package of twelve bills that hit on all different kinds of things. It's just really nice to hear. The breath of policy changed as within the mommy bus. But it is its purpose is to filling gaps in existing legislation to address every dimension of the black. Maternal health. Crisis
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
The Lucas Bros, Using Humor 'To Shake Folk Woke'
"Kenny and Keith Lucas are stand up comedians and identical twins. People don't have to react when I see twins. No. Okay, they go crazy like we were in the supermarket looking for some Jell O. Yeah. And we're just about to pick it out. And then some dude came out of nowhere. It was like, you know, you guys have a stick of Doublemint gum. That's from their 2017. Netflix special Lucas brothers were having a moment right now they're writing and starring in a remake of Revenge of the Nerds, But they also wrote the story for the new movie Judas and the Black Messiah. The film premieres today in theaters and on HBO. Max NPR's Elizabeth Blair has this profile. The Lucas brothers are best known for a kind of stoner humor. And here's a rule of thumb You should never do. Shrooms wouldn't do Who looks like you, man. I'm telling you. But underneath the jokes, there's a serious side that draws heavily on their childhood in the housing projects of Newark, New Jersey, called the Garden spires is you always, you know, broken elevators infested with rats and rotten Drug dealing violence everywhere, But you know, there's a community that is people that there's families is my family When they were six years old there, Dad went to prison. My father actually is out of prison. He's not in prison anymore, and it sucks that he's out. I wish he was still there. Oh, yeah. I wanted to go back because all he wants to do is father's sight. Don't like do we pay rent? Now it's over. The Lucas Brothers connection to Newark got the attention of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker in 1999, then a Newark City councilman, Booker went on a hunger strike in front of the Garden spires. He also served as the city's mayor. Here's Booker talking to the Lucas brothers on his instagram. I love your insightful, hard hitting humor and the sort of the Eddie Murphy and S O. My great heroes Coming up, you know, were uncompromising how they used humor to shake folks woke like book arm. Keith and Kenny Lucas went to law school and why you and Duke, But unlike Booker, they dropped out. It was weird Tonto Study law and and kind of be poor and black because it's like, Oh, I see what The consequences of policy and law are like on a daily basis, and especially when it in relation to African Americans and the notion of criminality and how it's projected onto blacks and I see that process. I found myself sort of disengaged very early. I always said, you know what I want to do something that has a direct impact on people. From an emotional standpoint, Judas and the Black Messiah is very emotional. Lucas brothers were in college when they first learned about Fred Hampton, the charismatic leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party in the 19 sixties in the movie he's played by Daniel Cholula, Mother Liberating You can't Murder Liberation is another revolutionary, but you can't murder a revolution for murder Freedom fighter, but you get amount of freedom. He's the Black Messiah. Judas is William O'Neal, an African American who was arrested for interstate car theft and Impersonating a federal officer in the movie. We see how the FBI recruited O'Neill to avoid jail time and earn some money. He was instructed to infiltrate the Black Panther Party. And provide the FBI with information about Hampton O'Neill is played by like Keith Stanfield Target You Like some good information, some nobody else No. Is it some kind of bonuses? I'm I'm counting on it. Bill O'Neill became so much of a Panther insider. He was put in charge of security. He provided the FBI with a floor plan of Hampton's apartment in 1969. The Chicago police raided the apartment and killed two Black Panther leaders, including Hampton for the Lucas Brothers. It was essential to tell the story of how the FBI recruited informants in the black community. I think it's important to see just how insidious The system has been in turning young African Americans against one another. Now they Essentially used poor black people against poor black people to execute their goals of minimizing the threat of black messiah is like we just felt it was important to see both sides of the coin. Whether it's a historical drama or its stand up comedy for the Lucas Brothers. It all comes from the same source in a big thing about our act is that we we always try to ground it and stuff that we've gone through, and it's always been Important for us to talk about these systemic issues and a variety of ways. Now they're writing and will star in Seth McFarland reimagining of 1980 four's Revenge of the Nerds Practice a bunch after school. They called US nerds. So one cool. The Lucas brothers promise that their movie will be almost nothing like the original because times have changed. It's like the juxtaposition of being a bully and a nerd is so different from what it was like in the eighties, where you had this one, a stark dichotomy between what it was bullying what it was to be a nerd. Now that's been fused together, and I think That's why the time is right to make a story about that. The Lucas brothers say it's hard to watch the original revenge of the nerds. Even though the movie was a childhood staple. They're excited to give it an update and to make it personal. Elizabeth Blair. NPR news
"senator cory booker" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Senate leadership next year. Senate Republicans have reelected Mitch McConnell to lead the GOP conference. In a unanimous vote this morning. McConnell is expected to remain the majority leader. 02 Senate races in Georgia won't be decided in Tele January runoff. Democrats also reelected. Chuck Schumer is the caucuses leader by acclamation along with the rest of the leadership team. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto were also added to the leadership roster. Jared Halpern Fox News, Virginia gynecologist has been found guilty of submitting false insurance claims After performing what authorities described as unnecessary surgeries on women, including history, ectomy is and tube allegations. The Justice Department reports. A federal jury convicted divide per whites on 52 counts related to his defrauding of health insurance programs and falsely telling his patients they needed surgeries. The Atlantic Tropical cyclone season is supposed to end in a few weeks, but there's still plenty of activity. South Florida is still a bit soaked Do. The flooding caused by tropical storm data, which is now in the Gulf of Mexico, apparently headed north towards Pensacola. But the record number of cyclones in a year is now broken. With sub tropical Cyclone theta. It's the 29th named Storm. It's in the Atlantic and headed east. Another developing system has been detected in the Caribbean south of Cuba. Should it grow into something it would get the Greek letter name Iota. In Broward County, Florida. Evan Brown Fox News Health experts say it's still possible to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, but changes are recommended due to the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's best to stay home and not travel. But if you must gather, do it outdoors. The CDC says older adults and those at higher risk of severe illness should avoid gathering with people outside their households..
What is Senator Cory Booker's Super Power?
"What's your superpower because you have been a sort of superstar at life for as long as i've been aware of the name cory booker which was before you were mayor before you ran for mayor. I was hearing about this guy cory booker. who's coming and he's big and he's on point with everything. And what are you doing. i. I don't know what we're hearing it'll be before. I was mayor than in the time of public enemy. And you don't believe the height. Look i was the superpower that was evidenced for me growing up which was not exaggerating. I think it's actually. A superpower under underrated is kindness. Like i just. I just watched two parents who were really good people and would see people that folks walk past all the time. I one of my favorite quotes by humorous gave. Barry has this goes someone who nice to you but not nice to the waiter is not a nice person but you and i both know 'cause i know you have this kindness and you as well that when you are kind of people. Incredible things happen that you don't realize your favorite stories and i'll tell you the quicker version but you go into school at stanford i'd five back and forth across the country. I still remember getting on this plane as a stanford student and being is torturous. When you're like six foot three football player tight end just like coach. Was you know always like my knees. We're going to be banged up on this plane. I have two seats open next to the rest of the plane is full and just before the door closes. This woman walks in with a screaming baby and a little boy and everybody on that plane. Those where they're sitting because the only three bodies two seats. And i think that we all don't realize we have a choice that we make every moment of our lives which is to accept things as they are or take responsibility for changing and so something evolved thought for teenage college student. That point hit which was. This is either going to be the worst flight in my life where i can try to make the best so i just leaned in and started talking to her in the cry baby in soon as i got into my own drama. I realize. Oh my gosh. This woman has a crying baby. The whole plane is looking at her like she's evil as she did something outside and told her baby to cry. Purposefully right and and so we just having a good time. I still remember the movie. Think about this. How purposeful this moment for me. That i remember that movie was glory with denzel washington. And she's like. I haven't seen the movie and so long and i'm like watch this movie your son and i we're gonna play games. We played hangman. Killed them with all my best. Dad jokes that. I had even back then killed them and hangman mad. And by the time we landed. It was the quickest flight. I ever had cross country. You said we keep in touch. We exchange addresses back then no email and didn't and five ten fifteen years later. I'm running for mayor of the city of newark. And i'm getting like thumped and on one of my toughest ones frustrating days. I get this letter in the mail saying to me. You may not remember me but But i you were on this flight first time. I flew with my kids telling me what the kindness then meant to her and then she tells me by the way we. My family owns a big factory in newark and we have tons of employees. She ended up becoming a big part of my campaign. That kid that i tortured with my jokes became one of our best volunteers or per workers. Excuse me to take. Their churches introduced me. It was just an amazing full circle. Kindness is energy stanford. Professor actually studies this that you just doing one kind act witnessed by someone. It will affect people three degrees of separation for you. it is created a way to measuring it. it's a virtuous thing and so my life you know. I just think that that's is a superpower that we under related just a kind word to somebody at the right time can make a difference that you don't even realize so. I don't know if i don't have any superpowers. I'm really far more ordinary than the hype as you just said but i've just tried to go out of my way for me. It's it's a matter of my faith which is of radical love trying to do for people and you have parents like you. And i probably had two black guys who had parents would not let me forget of the struggle parents that were involved in the civil rights movement. That my i. I was raised up thinking like i didn't the privileges that i enjoy. We're not earned. They were paid for as my grandparents. Would by the blood sweat and tears of your ancest-. I definitely grew up thinking i stand on the shoulders of those who came before me. I have a responsibility to the people who march to died protested. Who were enslaved. There i remember being in college and thinking you know i was why and i didn't feel that responsibility. The past i mean cool to like pena. Cia but i can't. I have a responsibility. People came before me. I wouldn't be here without them. So i have to do something. And perhaps my think my journey in media has been something of being helpful black people in some way but you know that sense of responsibility that you talk about. I definitely felt and you have that has powered your life. It is the my faith earlier. But that is in trenton. Integral part of what motivated my life decisions. And very you know i. I'm here because a group of people fought for my housing rights. Like i grew up in the town. I grew up in harrington park. There was a group of activists when my parents were getting denied real estate agents were lying to them and telling this house is sold. It was called real estate steering at the time right and so they set up this sting operation where they would send white couples right behind my parents and so it i mean this was the story into making chapter my book because involvement at one point. My father's lawyer getting punched in the face and just like dog being signal. my dad craziness. But i'm a baby when that happened. Fifty years ago this summer that had happened and so imagine growing up with parents that could live. Look you in the eye. My dad be like boy. People had fight even get you a chance to be in the school. You're going to. You're going to get your out of bed and go to school and make the best out of yourself and so coming out of loss when i'm done and i always joke that my dad was like bat impressed. He was proud of his son but stanford oxford yale. He's like boy. You got more degrees the month of july. Which ain't hot life ain't about the degrees you get. It's about the service you give like. We're gonna do with all this privilege and so the first job. I had coming out of law. School was a tennis rights lawyer. People fought for my housing rights. I was going to go and fight for other people's and so my life. And i love you said this because we grew up reading bolt we reading voice and talented tenth and the obligations of that you get from getting the privileges that you know are denied to you. Got here is black. Men who i know the data i mean the leading cause of death for us murder fifty four fifty between fifty and sixty percent homicides in america are people look a lot like us black men and and so you feel this sense of. I can't rest. I've got to keep working. Got to keep pushing until we can make the society be what it is and by the way we never get there. At least we can try to pay that payback. What was given to us.
Election 2020: New Jersey Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
"A ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana. This sets the stage for a new market for cannabis in the Northeast. And also out of New Jersey U. S Senator Cory Booker, easily winning reelection to his second six year term in Washington. With 60% of the vote Meantime, in New Jersey's 11th congressional district, we have Democratic incumbent Mikey Cheryl, being challenged by Republican Rose, married Becky. Cheryl right now, with 58.9% of the vote. Becky has 41%. This is district 11 and 56% of the precincts in that district have reported Democrats are trying to regain or retain, I should taken control of New Jersey's fifth District. It features a two term incumbent, Josh got timer is being challenged by Republican Frank Colada God heimer right now, with a lead at 57.9% of the vote, Mr Pelada with 41% of the vote, District five and 68% of the precincts in that district have reported the race in New Jersey. Second Congressional district has become of them one of the most high profile house contest in the country. It features Jeff van Drew. He is leading right now. 51% of the vote Amy Kennedy 47.4% of the vote district to with 69% of the precincts having reported Right now we're looking at
Lawmakers lay out arguments for and against Trump's Supreme Court nominee
"President Trump's nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg went through today day one of confirmation hearings. News nation Washington correspondent Ashley Kits, supporters and opponents of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett demonstrated outside while inside the Supreme Court nominee appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats like Senator Cory Booker painted a dim picture of how barrettes confirmation could impact the nation. States may write laws. They could subject women who have miscarriages. Two investigations to ensure they didn't have abortions. California Senator Dianne Feinstein focused on Barrett's potential role in striking down the affordable care Act. The case that's before the Supreme Court next month, Judge Barat You've been critical of Chief Justice Roberts for his 54 opinion. Upholding the law. Although Democrats say the Supreme Court seat should not be filled this close to an election, Republican Chairman Lindsey Graham says there's no reason to delay She's been a circuit court judge at the seventh Circuit. Since 2017. She was confirmed to that position. To buy parts with about partisan vote. She has heard hundreds of cases in that capacity. For her part, Judge Barrett promises to be impartial. I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court. That interprets our constitution and laws as they're written. I believe I conserve my country By playing that role. You could watch the entire process live all week at news nation now dot com
Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination
"Will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president and Deliver his pitch for Americans to vote Trump out of office. Joe Biden will take the virtual centre stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight from his home state of Delaware. After attacking President Trump on numerous fronts. Fighting is expected to make his strongest case yet for why Americans should cross partisan and ideological divides to vote for him. Tonight's lineup will also feature Senator Cory Booker and former mayors Pete Buddha Judge and Michael Bloomberg. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. In her speech, he laid out the vision of America that she was raised with and compared it with the country under President Trump. Harris described the nation as a beloved community. Where all are welcome. Windsor Johnston. NPR news US stocks air trading higher with the Dow up
Sen. Booker reflects on Rep. John Lewis
"Stories stories We're We're following following with Bill O'Neill of the editor's desk. I'm Tom Cutler Senator Cory Booker, remembering the late civil rights leader in Congressman John Lewis, speaking on MSNBC. Booker, the New Jersey Democrat called Lewis, a giant have said he best example fired our common values and virtues. The late Georgia congressman will lie in state of the U. S. Capitol as members of Congress and the public pay tribute to that civil rights icon. A pair
Joe Biden wins Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey, Delaware
"Have been upended by the corona virus pandemic, but primaries were held in several states, including New Jersey and Delaware. Former vice president Joe Biden is one New Jersey's Democratic primary, while President Donald Trump has won the state's Republican primary. New Jersey's already late primary got pushed back a month because of the covert pandemic, with Democratic governor Phil Murphy mandating the election take place, mostly by mail in ballot. Half of the polling places were also required to stay open for voters to cast a valley in person. New Jersey's incumbent Democratic Senator Cory Booker, has won his primary against Lawrence Ham, who is running on Bernie Sanders. Not me. US slogan. Joe Biden is also when Delaware's Democratic presidential Primary in the state, where he was a senator. While President Donald Trump won the state's Republican primary. Biden's already accumulated enough delegates to win the nomination at the Democrat's convention next month.
How Did Juneteenth Get Started?
"Every year on June nineteenth, millions of people across America. Come together to celebrate June eighteenth with parties parades, prayer, breakfast and golf tournaments, cookouts and music. The holiday is now officially recognized in forty seven states plus Washington DC though it hasn't been made a national holiday yet, despite having been around for more than one hundred and fifty years. We spoke with Paula Austin a professor of African American Studies and History at Boston University. She said You'd be surprised. There are many students who get to my class, and they sort of never learned about the history of enslavement. They've never learned about the civil rights movement. I think I've had students who because of where they're from, or their families know about June eighteenth, and of actually participated in the celebrations, but most students come, and they don't know. But let's go back to the beginning on June nineteenth eighteen, sixty, five more than two months after confederate general Robert e Lee surrendered to ulysses s grant at APP Maddix which all, but ended the civil war, a US army officer by the name of Major General Gordon Granger. In Huston Texas with two momentous announcements, the end of the civil war, and with it the end to slavery. Nobody is quite sure why it took so long for news of summation to reach Texas several stories have been told throughout the years though none has ever been confirmed including one of an earlier messenger who was killed on his way to Texas to tell the news of freedom. Others believe that some enslavers truth, but simply continued going about business as usual. The most likely is simply that there were not enough troops to enforce the emancipation proclamation whether enslaved people knew about it or not, so things remained status quo. That is until Major General. Grainger showed up. After granger's announcement, some of the two hundred fifty thousand freed people in Texas, immediately left for the promise of true freedom in the north, while others traveled to rejoin family members one formerly enslaved person, Molly Herrell said in the slave narratives of Texas. We all walked down the road singing shouting to beat the band. Others stayed defined pain work in the fields elsewhere. That day marks what is now often called lack independence day, or the fourth of July. It's the American celebration of freedom from slavery. June teen was first observed in Texas in eighteen, sixty six. It wasn't officially recognized as a holiday in any state until Texas did so in Nineteen, seventy nine. Since then only North Dakota South Dakota and Hawaii have declared a holiday. In recent years both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have formally recognized June nineteenth as June, tenth Independence Day. Various movements to grant the day status is a national holiday are ongoing. US Senator Cory Booker said in two thousand eighteen. On this day we must confront ugly parts of our history and honor the slaves who suffered and died under a repressive regime. We must also pay tribute to all those who had the strength and conviction to fight to end slavery and keep our Union together. June teeth independence. Day is also an important moment to recognize how far we've come and take note of how far we have yet to go. Certainly during the original June eighteenth, there was still a lot of work to be done. It came just months after the civil war ended and two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery, had been passed by Congress was well on its way to being ratified by the states, but the fourteenth and fifteenth guaranteeing equal protection and the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of skin color were still a couple years off. And not all enslaved people in Texas were immediately freed some held by defiant plantation owners were not emancipated until much later, some formerly enslaved people who tried to leave historical reports show were tracked down and killed. Many more stepped into a future of poverty, fear and uncertainty. Austin suggests that many Americans ignorance about June eighteenth stems from a disinclination to completely face the country's past slavery, and it's far reaching and continuing aftermath. Still? June eighteenth has persevered. Its observance has waned through the years under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and attitudes, but the festivities that began in Texas eventually spread to more states and the idea of commemorating block independence picked up through the civil rights era of the nineteen sixties, and the parties continued today. Austin, said the kinds of celebrations that I've seen and been a part of have been incredibly wonderful there about black culture there about black history there about the resistance and the resilience of the black community. Several years before grainger made his do nineteenth declaration in Galveston famed American Orator Frederick Douglass himself formerly enslaved, spoke to an abolitionist group in New York about the fourth of July. As being dave independence, and how it didn't fit for all Americans, he said what the American slave is your fourth of July I answer a day that reveals to him more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Opel Lee a former schoolteacher counselor in Fort Worth. Texas has been instrumental in trying to get June. Tenth recognized as a national, holiday. This year she'll walk from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the will. Rogers Coliseum, leading a caravan, urging people to sign a petition for the cause leave who is ninety three years old has been part of the Fort Worth June eighteenth festivities for more than forty years. Last year, it's as important as the fourth of July. In fact I dream some day. They celebrate from the nineteenth to the fourth like they do Mardi Gras. I haven't dreamed as large as the Rose Bowl or the macy's parade, but I'm getting there. To those who observed June eighteenth despite its shaky beginnings, and it's still unfulfilled pledge the day still holds the promise of freedom, independence, equality, ideas, and ideals always celebrating.
Senate Judiciary Committee held hearing on police use of force, qualified immunity
"Senate Republicans are set to unveil their proposed changes to police procedures and accountability of their packages to be introduced Wednesday a day after the Senate judiciary committee held a hearing examining the use of police force impairs winter Johnson reports a panel is taking up the issue amid the nationwide demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd in other instances of racial injustice democratic senator Cory Booker says the pressure is on to make substantial changes to the nation's policing system will we meet this moment in history and actually do something real or will we find ourselves back here again a year from now three years from now Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham says he wants to reform police departments not to define them more accountability the national registry of that how many people actually die in police custody the time has come to create a system to combat a broken system the hearing comes as Senate Republicans craft legislation to address police brutality house Democrats plan to vote later this month on their proposal which includes a ban on the use of
Anti-Racism Protests: Outcry After Shooting In Atlanta
"Calls for change now after another black man is fatally shot by a white police officer this time in Atlanta Seattle police chief Carmen best tells CBS's face the nation the problem must be solved we're going to change in policing we have to it has to be movement that involves everybody we need to re imagine and re figure out how we're gonna move forward democratic New Jersey senator Cory Booker also on CBS's face the nation do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable democratic South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn spoke out about the death of radar Brooks telling CNN he was drinking fell asleep in the wind this drive through and they've already paid to get down he had no weapon on him where did they think he is going to grow anti racism demonstrations
Why 'Cryptocurrency Would Not Exist Without Black People'
"Actually WanNa ask you about this one tweet storm that you wrote and it began. CRYPTOCURRENCY would not exist without blind people. You explain to people what it is. He wrote there yeah, yeah, yeah, absolutely, and this was a talk. That I did at after a while I was even ignorant, so we talk about you know tokenism. You know a continuation of the evolving form of housing transfer body right, and that's from a lot of different different things, different peoples different cultures right, so it's not just say black people are the sole reason why cryptocurrency exist, but it is to say that the prevalence of Fiat currency only came into fruition through the US government in two particular historical instances made this happen one the funding of union troops right during the civil war who desperately needed feet this out at the time, which was one of the economic centers in the world. I don't think people realize how much fuel the cotton and textile. Textile Industry in the loan industries that came off of that globally a really created. Will they accommodate be happy that and created the financial centers like New York in fact back then there were more millionaires per capita. I believe in Mississippi than there were New York and in in this has changed over time in that experiment ride that Abraham Lincoln took in leveraging Fiat currency, which was more broadly understood as we all agree, this has value rather than being backed by or silver like the pound lead into the Nixon years where we quite literally came off the gold standard after establishing it. And this is the history right of how money has evolved in how Tokens Ation where we see the token ization of assets and even you know stable coins in terms of store value money. That, that's the evolution in its follow, and that some of the people the first people who were securitise were also black people We look at Monticello and Thomas Jefferson that was funded trauma loan, collateralized by slaves and also built by slaves. So the complexities in terms of how finances evolve very deeply intertwined into this systemic racism, you know that I call it on and that people you know unfortunately push off as or minimise as a well. They said the inward or well. They didn't let this person into this complex right in. It's really a lot more out. Actually love to be called the inward half systemic racism gone. in in a have the superficial racism right exists I can deal with that mentally and emotionally. You know, but but the constraints of the systemic aspect has quite literally change people's life trajectories in terms of whether they can be an entrepreneur whether they could be hired. How much access to credit they get and how that affects their lively. I don't know if people know this story, but Senator Cory Booker from new. Jersey often talks about this in his life trajectory where. Parents had been looking for a home in a suburb of New Jersey that had good schools, and it was considered a white neighborhood, and they kept being told that these houses that they thought were on sale were not available and this organization I can't remember They must have just worked on like fairness in housing or something. got white people to go as decoys after they had gone to these houses and found that the houses were suddenly available and this. This kept happening and so eventually they picked how they wanted, and when they should have to sign the papers, the sellers were surprised because they thought it was getting a white couple buying it, and that was foul. Corey ended up at you. Know in this great school district. Of course he lake went to Stanford. Was Ruth scholar went to Yale Law School now as a USA I mean he's like you know super successful, but yeah, that's just one story about. How systemic racism or in that case, the the fight against it or winning the fight against it in one instance did have a positive outcome.
House plans dramatic action on police reform
"Of Congress meantime promising action on racial discrimination police violence Senate Democrats on Sunday announcing a bill called the justice in policing act aimed at eliminating incidents like the killing of George Floyd New Jersey senator Cory Booker this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see the bill we're gonna release they just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police
Booker says 'moral moment' must be met with change
"Donald Trump is the first president of my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us general Mattis is letter was a stunning and powerful I respected Germanos that he has every right to express his opinion that's his opinion and these comments from former White House chief of staff John Kelly I think we should look at people that are running for office and put them to the children they are what is their character like what is there what are their ethics are they willing if they are elected to represent all their constituents not just the base and joining me now is democratic senator Cory Booker of New Jersey senator Booker welcome back to meet the press you call this moral moment for this country but these protests are also trying to spur more than just awareness they're trying to spur a policy change will be more confident in that we're meeting a moral moment or that will actually lead to changes in our policy will be the same in fact when I look at everything from the suffrage movement to the labor movement in this country it's always been the people in the streets often young people who have demanded and forced a change in consciousness that made policy changes possible working all week with Kamel Harris and allies in the house to get real policies proposed and will be releasing a bill tomorrow for things that should have been done in this country a long time ago banning certain police practices creating deeper accountability and so I'm just grateful to see this kind of nonviolent protest outpouring the streets because they are leading their putting the pressure they're creating a possibility that our policies can reflect the spirit of this country that we can be in the law a more beloved nation you know you're you have a unique set of experiences you've been a mare you're a federal office holder in the Senate where should most of this change be enacted on the local level or or on your on the federal level I'm it's got to be enacted on every level we are a society where we are culpable we have created a nation distinct from any other on the planet earth we incarcerate the plurality of human beings incarcerate one out of every three women on the planet earth they are incarcerated or here in America we've taken so much of our treasure between the time I was in law school two time I once mayor we were building a new prison or jail every ten days and explicitly and implicitly we all have made a decision that we're going to treat mental illness with prison jail and police addiction with prison jail improve police poverty with prison jail and police and overwhelmingly African Americans with prison jail and police we now in America have more African American men under criminal supervision then call the sleeves of men that were slaves in eighteen fifty this is astonishing this is unacceptable we need to be more Regis in our compassion for one another more more ambitious in our imagination that we can create a society that's not so over policed or where police we don't tolerate certain tactics that have had a generation in fear you said at the beginning of this that eighty plus percent of Americans think this country's out of control well for black people in this country we thought this country's out of control in the way police is our communities and individuals for a very long time in this awakening is so important to create real substantive change not just lip service from politicians tell us something tell me how you're thinking is change being a mare at one point you thought you didn't want the federal government that you thought some of the oversight over the New York police department at the time and in different ways you even braced it since what did you learn over time about this issue well it shows the insidiousness of institutional racism well we are a majority black city in New York we had a majority black city council black mare black police chief and we knew we inherited a a police department with decades of challenges and so we went to work when I got into office to reform our police department but we didn't have the data we didn't have the transparency and it took the federal government and their accountability in their systems and data analysis to show that we were not moving as fast as we should and so we took on a very ambitious plans that extend from everything from changing our missile court system with drug courts and veterans courts and youth courts to pulling in experts from John Jay college just say you don't have to arrest people to create safer neighborhoods that there are other ways to go and I partnered with the ACLU before I left to set a national standard a collection of data collection practices so I learned the hard way that this is not a system that is always explicitly done by over racism this is a system that's real bait that we all have to take responsibility for and get practice it is bad to like a you're gonna see in the bill we're gonna release but just give greater transparency and greater accountability for those working with police I want to ask you about de funding the police last night in Washington DC on sixteenth street right next to the black lives matter letters the phrase deep on the police was painted down there and that is there's a lot of passion around that issue and when you hear that and the phrase may mean different things to different people but when you hear that what's your reaction I understand clearly the sentiment and the substance behind the slogan and so well thought slogan I will use are your people just dismiss it and don't get deeper into the substance as I said earlier it is not a mark of a beloved community to prey upon the most vulnerable and your society we are using police and fire a guy ran police departments I would have exhausted police officer saying why are we using police to deal with the fragility or vulnerability of our society there's so much money going into our police departments there is a more expensive way to deal with it I remember being surprised in Seattle with a housing group called Plymouth housing where they showed me a data analysis where they look at what was more expensive for society gifts providing supportive housing for Americans with mental illness that were homeless or leaving them on the streets and they found out they were of the same Seattle millions of dollars bite giving people supportive housing because homeless people left on the streets with mental illnesses end up in hospital emergency rooms and jails and and so this is the outrageous but I think people on the streets are feeling and that I share is that we are over policed as a society that we are investing in police which is not solving problems but making them worse when we should be in a more compassionate country in a more loving country I know love is at the core of our ideals but it needs to be made manifest in our policies we would actually spend less money we would elevate human dignity and human potential and we would set a standard on the planet earth for how we treat those who are vulnerable as opposed to what we're seeing right now center when you're running for president you were quite critical of of former vice president Joe Biden and you question whether you question whether his past whether he had the credibility given his record on some of these issues to to be a reformer on this where are you now well I'm fully you have to put my faith in a Joe Biden to be the person who could preside over this transformative change and I'm gonna tell you right now the heroes for me as I look at great presidents past the time of LBJ for example are extraordinary capable leader like Joe Biden but the real heroes in that generation were the people who were sick and tired of being sick and tired and and if there are protesters listening to the show I just pray and I want to say to them with all sincerity stay on the streets near nonviolent protest state demanding change and I think that Joe Biden's election can do that and look Donald Trump can't center himself in this this this is such a bigger moment than him this is not a referendum on one person in one office this is a referendum on who we are as Americans and who are going to be to each other this is a moral moment will we become a more loving and compassionate society not with our rhetoric but with our laws in a rule is and how can I treat the most vulnerable and so this is that moment that I think Joe Biden can be the president for but the responsibility is not on any individual it's on
Congressional action considers making it easier to sue police for misconduct
"Congressional action and it's it's best way is to fix the qualified immunity now qualified immunity was established in nineteen sixty eight it basically gives the sort of an extra layer of protection over top of police they said police can't do their job or they have a difficult time doing it if they knew every time they did something they could possibly have to find themselves in court or they be liable for the action so they sort of set up this little you know kind of back door that allowed police to put their hands on you you know you're on to the ground and bang on the hood of the car you get handcuffed and things like that and they basically have set up this thing called qualified immunity and if you look at it and you think about okay do that sixty eight they did at sixty eight because things were so rough in sixty eight what with America was going through the re establish it for that reason what was the intent of setting up qualified immunity senator Cory Booker who has said a lot of really inflammatory things recently said this there is a standard that has gotten cold qualified immunity which is is what it sounds like it's making officers many of them who've done very bad things immune from civil suits as well and so our bill one of the one of the pillars of that will say that no one is above the law and if you do heinous things that tear at the fabric of our community or even in danger or take lives that that that the federal government the United States will take action to hold you accountable and you will be subject to that accountability and so that's one color other colors just Hey Erica accountability means you have to have standards well you have to love to be able to measure progress towards a standard so when we do something really radical America just keep a database all of of of of the of the use of force actions of when police shoot people and killed him and and and if the police misconduct so police officer can't get charge macabre misconduct one pleased former leave moved to another state and and get a job so up to explain qualify unity in that there's a case that was brought for by this woman and she was pregnant she's in Seattle she gets pulled over by the police she refuses to sign something it's basically she's not admitting anything it's just you sign this which just says you know you've got some injury have to appear in court right just want to sign it they got to get out of the car the bigger the car she's pregnant the cops are trying to determine like where you want to taser Dante's in the stomach I think a taser like taser neck so she goes to bring a case against him she now has to prove that that the police were acting in such a way that there is a prior action that was taken against another civilian by the police and that the police were found guilty of this you almost and somebody has to be a trailblazer have it happen to them have the copy found guilty in order for you to then bring your case forward in this half find it it's the strangest thing if you can't find that then you sorry you can't bring a civil case against the police officer yeah this is a national refuted a great review of the of this incident and the reason I think it's so complicated that goes back a hundred and fifty years yes there were a hundred fifty years ago there's a real question do feds have any kind of jurisdiction over local law enforcement and they decided yes but you can't prosecute a cop in a local jurisdiction if he doesn't know that it's unconstitutional and so what they said is okay well that's it's kind of based on common sense but then they've been as the of the rider in the National Review puts so many incredibly stupid cases that it doesn't really help the way they thought to justify this kind of qualified immunity as if a cop doesn't know what he's doing is unconstitutional you can't then charging for doing something unconstitutional yeah and so the way to prove that he did something unconstitutional was has there been a case exactly like the one that he's now being charged with right there where they judge judicata that well of course every single case brought just about is in some ways a little different and so because of that there was never in a situation where a pregnant woman was tased yeah that was determined to be unconstitutional and therefore you could never bring anything you know against against a cop under this qualified immunity and sold the thrust of the article National Review is right now this is being adjudicated in the Supreme Court yes and his argument is and that's why I think it's it's interesting coming full circle that's a review is like for smart conservatives I mean they're very they're intellectually honed there like William F. Buckley guys the he was when he started it and their argument is exactly in effect what Cory Booker is doing which is this needs to be addressed not by the courts but by Congress that Congress needs to come up with a new way to interpret it because that is supreme court in all the courts are so caught up in this a hundred fifty years of jurisprudence that it's it's just it's too murky to add to have fixed and my only objection Miley retort to the guy the writer National Review is yeah right when can we you know trust Congress to come up with some kind of new quotes the law that will you know work for what now is being argued is qualified immunity which is you know no you know kind of new ones I just think that it's going to be impossible for to get a majority from whichever party is in control to get this out past one hundred so that's the argument and so Cory Booker saying okay here's an idea here's what we should to how we should approach and I would assume the guy the National Review would say good for you Corey I'd rather to be handled in the Senate then in the Supreme Court this I think I don't you sort of scoffed at the idea happen in Congress but I believe time you don't have people on the left and the right would both like to clear this up it is a catch twenty two that is created by this so what you end up having is it we're precedent doesn't exist a court can punch on the question is whether the cop broke the law which in turn in short the president the president never gets established right exactly okay well what was weird with the somebody else's pregnant now okay then you know what that's new we have to be so therefore we're not going to have
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"A gun fire I'm I'm thinking of all the shootings that be taking place you know so there's a lot of people are scared to be we're trying not to kids were crying you know I do you know what to do police say there was no shooting and the mall remained open throughout the incidents news brought to you by the kitchen store. women who say they were sexually abused by a former UCLA gynecologist are confronting the public university system this week's meeting of the UC board of regents UCLA nurse lawanda sweet said women are only now being encouraged to come forward but when I reported my abuse I was told let this go it won't be good for you we cannot trust UCLA to investigate themselves the former patients went to the university of California system to start an independent investigation of doctor James heaps was already facing several criminal charges in Los Angeles lawsuit accuses university officials of ignoring multiple warnings about the alleged abuse he's retired last year when the Westwood school refused to renew his contract he denies any wrongdoing. a second rabbit bat with rabies has been found in Orange County officials say the bat was found Wednesday inside a bicycle rental shop at Irvine regional park in orange another bat with rabies was found September thirteenth at a commercial building in Anaheim residents with pets who may have had contact with an infected batter being encouraged to call their veterinarian. California democratic congressman Adam Schiff says the president trump did ask you crane for information on Joe Biden and his son that would make impeachment necessary the founders contemplated a country that has elections every four years that this would be an extraordinary remedy remedy of last resort not first resort. XIV says he's demanded a copy of a whistle blowers complaint reportedly centered on the call between trump and a foreign leader in order to release its contents. Star Trek actor Aaron Eisenberg has died he was fifty years old Eisenberg was the actor who played. not on Star Trek Deep science nine he was born with one kidney and that one it was not fully working. any Jersey senator Cory Booker says he needs one point seven million dollars in contributions by the end of the month in order to stay in the presidential race okay made the announcement at the steak fry in Iowa and I'll tell you right now really well rice we well. well. the Iowa caucus kicks primary season in about four and a half months Booker says he has more endorsements in Iowa than any other candidate..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KTRH
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"senator cory booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"A lot of questions from our listeners senator cory booker kerry on twitter asks do you support bernie sanders plan to cancel all student loan debt wire why not well look we have eight massive crisis in in education and they they crippling debt it's so many children are are young people are facing is affecting life decisions it is i think competitively flee hurting us cause other nations now germany's zero the four percent a median income college canada sixty seven percent in the united states between fifty and sixty percent of median income and that's why i am sponsoring bills do everything from debt free college to also believing that we should end the profiteering that the federal government does off the backs of folks but i don't believe we should cancel unilaterally all debt 'em i think that a it is a extremely costly a it's canceling debt for people that are of higher income brackets are going into jobs a you know whether they're large corporate jobs wall street jobs are gonna give them the ability to pay back their money why would we use are money cancelled their debt when we we should be doing is is having plants help the folks who really need it in cancelled the debt for public schoolteachers for public defenders people going into public service provisions doing things to help people a and i have a plan to help people build adjust interest rates to make a their college loans a lot more affordable and to reduce their costa payments but some of the plants i see out there that are sort of indiscriminate a i think they're giving would end up giving a lot of money a lot of money to wealthy people you just don't need it and a lot of questions for you about immigration and gun control and prescription drug prices a lot of our listeners are winning on the phones i just have a minute or so before the break though senator cory booker i guess i wonder about these two different breeds of democratic candidates that seemed to be out there this season the feisty progressives like alexandria ocasio cortez in the let's make nice democrats like joe biden for example i'm curious to you remind what brand does the country needs right now what do you think democrats can offer what is this country need as far as that personality in to to put forth in this country well first of all i let's stay away from these broad based labels 'em as he only person in the united states senate lives in low income below the poverty line black and brown community 'em a lot of your listeners right now just feel a sense of urgency dissatisfaction and even anger about what's happening to our society as a whole hour folks who play by the rules get hurt where you know i live in a neighborhood where kids drink out of plastic bottles in their schools because we have a nation with so many more three thousand kids have a higher rates of a club lead poisoning in their blood in flint michigan we just need people with a sense of urgency and bring this country together to solve problems and that's the kind of leader i tend to be the bill unite are party and other americans to be urgent cours of justice were speaking with senator cory booker about his bid for the democratic presidential nomination in you could join the conversation listeners is here pick what resonates freeview in his message his life story will be back after the break with senator cory booker i'm jane place in this is on point support for this npr podcast comes from spectacular failures
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Welcome back. This is the Ben Shapiro show. Got a lot coming up for you this hour later on in the hour will be from my now Gardner. He's director of the heritage foundation's Margaret Thatcher center for freedom. Who's an advisor to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. He'll be joining us to discuss the situation in Iran. What the United States should do about it as tensions escalate, we'll also be getting to Joe Biden, who's being unfairly maligned by nearly the entire Democratic Party, because his time has come all Joe under the gun. Thanks to the Democratic Party will get to that in a little while. We begin this hour with the newfound push for slavery reparations, now, I don't think this is an honest Bush. I don't think there's a bunch of people who suddenly discovered that there are people who have been discriminated against by Jim crow and deserve redress from their state governments. I don't think that's what this is at all. In fact, I think that in the lead up to twenty twenty what this is really about is Democrats attempting to bring up divisive issues in the most broad based way, without any level of specificity in order, so they can claim. If you oppose slavery reparations, you're there for a racist, who doesn't take slavery, seriously. I think that's what this is about. Which is why when the House Democrats held a hearing on slavery reparations. They didn't bring in anybody to testify about the actual economic effects of Jim crow. They didn't bring in anybody to talk about these specific number of people who are directly impacted by Jim crow, not their grandchildren. Now, people who are born in two thousand three people who were living through Jim crow, and what sort of money they lost. Thanks to Jim crow. We didn't have any ethics experts come in to discuss the women principle of reparations, what point do reparations become. Unnecessary should we have reparations for every group that has ever been discriminated against, should we have reparations for Japanese Americans should we have reparations for Chinese Americans. I rish Americans German Americans and Italian Americans. How should we calculate all of those reparations? How would that work? We didn't have any of that discussion. Instead, what we had was a bunch of witnesses brought forth by Democrats, including Senator Cory Booker, who showed up, basically, to suggest that, if you don't want to talk about slavery reparations in this broad based way meeting slavery was bad. Reparations are good. If you don't buy that simple binary. This means you're a racist, and you don't want to have the discussion at all. Here is Cory Booker, who by no means is an expert on reparations or the economics of Jim crow or the after effects of the wealth, gap, or any of that stuff testifying in the house presumably, boosters twenty twenty campaign. I wonder about having the last word what happens when the last word is no words. It's. Silence. And I feel a sense of anger, where we are in the United States of America, where we have not had direct conversations all about a lot of the root causes of the inequities. And the pain, and the hurt manifested, an economic disparities, manifested in health, disparities, manifested in a criminal Justice system. That is indeed a form of new Jim crow. Brad issue here is to wrap everything up in a ball wrap. Everything up in a ball. So it's new Jim crow, that there are lots of black people in prison today, even though it is not about racial disparities in the Justice system. The people in prison committed crimes. It is new Jim crow. It is after effects of slavery. If there's an income gap between whites and blacks today. The reason that that so many folks likes to the wealth gap is because it is one hundred percent true that some of the wealth gap between white and black is attributable to inherited wealth, which is lower for black folks than for white folks, specifically because of discrimination. It's one hundred percent. Sure, it's not for that. The entirety of the wealth gap is due to Jim crow has Jim crow ended in nineteen sixty four under the Civil Rights Act now they're still afraid effect, but I don't think trailing affect last fifty years. So there's some effects but it's not the whole effect. The reason people talking about the wealth gap is because there's some truth to that when it comes to the income gap, there's a lot less truth to it simply because people live in a society that does not have Jim crow for decades and at a certain point, you're going to have to explain why it is that other discriminated groups in American life, that those groups have risen above whites in, in terms of household income, the puzzle of Asian American income provides a real conundrum for people who suggest that past discrimination, inherently results in future underperformance, and obviously is not true. It's entre for Jews central Asian. American central Latinos is not true for virtually any group. I don't think it's for blacks either. I don't think the because blacks have been historically, discriminated against. That means that inherently, they're going to earn less than white people. Today. I simply don't think that that's the case. And I think the evidence Ford is, is extraordinarily weak, which is why people tend to focus on the wealth gap because again wealth is highly tied into things like house us, and real estate values. And if you're barred from the real estate market for decades, there's a trailing effect to that, obviously true. Okay, but this is the same sort of broad based language that is being used by Tana. He coats who is being featured as some sort of brilliant public, intellectual, despite what I think, is extraordinarily muddy thinking, I think, Tennessee coaches confused thinker. I don't think he get specific at any point, I think he speaks passionately, I think he speaks in purple prose, and his basic goal is to suggest that disparities that currently exists, in American life are the result of America's attempts to undermine the black body. That's, that's sort of language uses because America's saw black people as only bodies during slavery and during Jim crow and therefore, America's all about the submission of black bodies to crack down black bodies is sort of language, the Thanh coats uses without any. Real historical reference. He basically takes the entire time line of the United States and compresses it into now. Basically, I mean, he actually does this here's what he had to say yesterday was one hundred fifty years ago and it was right now. No. That's not correct. That is not correct. And it's deliberately sloppy language if you wanna say that slavery was one hundred and fifty years ago, and then you want to say that there is a legacy to slavery, that persists in part, then you have to explain which parts of slavery have legacy today. And why and to what percent and who knows somebody based on that, because this is one of the other problems with the reparations talk. The question is who pays all the people who were slaves are dead? All the people who enslaved them are dead is why have a lot more sympathy for the argument that people should be recompensed by particular states like Alabama or Georgia for Jim crow crackdowns on their business. For example, I've at least at least there, you can find discrete victim and industry, victimize her. That makes a lot more sense than a hundred and fifty years ago. There was slavery, that has trailing affects I won't bother to explain sign a check white people. How it is up to an Asian American immigrants from Japan. Who is in turned in the middle of World War, Two to pay a black person who may not even be a descendant of a slave. There's no specificity in the in the lack of specificity is deliberate is one of the things that I find about our politics today, and it's pretty ugly. Lack of specificity is by design, for a lot of folks because when you get specific then conversations, get nuance and interesting when you get specific, and you look for definitions, you can actually have an interesting conversation about who owes what to whom you get to talk about what is the actual argument here. But if you keep it at the thirty thousand foot level, and you say slavery was bad. And if you fail to acknowledge that slavery was bad, then you're a bad person, and we can tell you a bad person because you obviously refuse to acknowledge slavery was bad, because you don't back. Reparations have this. Slavery was one of the greatest evils in the history of the world without a doubt. And also, I don't think reparations are a good idea now as being described by Democrats, but that's not allowed it's not easy coats, wrapping everything up into a ball into liberally vague fashion so that he can overwhelm me with passion, rather than reason. the typical black family in this country has one tenth the wealth of the typical white family black women die towel birth at four times the rate of white women and there is of course the shame of this land of the free boasting the largest prison population on the planet of which the descendants of the enslaved make up the largest share the that right there the prison conflicting all these issues makes no sense you want to talk about the wealth gap again a percentage of the wealth gap is certainly true is certainly due to pass this from a nation but if you want to talk about the imbalance between the number of black women dying in childbirth and white women dying in childbirth no one knows why that's happening with really no one knows why that's happening to say that that is the result of slavery jim crow no that's mostly the result of the fact that women giving birth are not always in the same physical condition one of the leading factors in death during childbirth is wait is maternal weight if this were about american slavery in american jim crow why is the black women in europe has substantially higher death rate during childbirth Than white women in Europe. In Jim crow over in Europe. So what exactly is he talking about lumping all these things together is a strategy? It's designed for vagueness and evading us that can then be weaponized in favor of the idea that you are immoral character. If you somehow disagree with tonky codes. It's, it's not a good discussion. Listen. And then there are people who say, well, you know, tiny, he's he coaches here to start the discussion. We've been having these discussions for years. Cory Booker said, oh, well, we're not having discussions dude when I was at Harvard Law School. I took the class. Randall Kennedy has been a guest on the program. We disagree about nearly everything Randall Kennedy is a black professor. Very interesting thing or on the left, we talked about slavery reparations in his class doesn't two thousand six as thirteen years ago. The stuff has been discussed for years. But if you want to have a serious discussion that's one thing you just want to get up there and grand stand in front of congress. That's a completely different thing. And that's what we are seeing today. Let me get some more about these livery reparations fixing. I think there's some interesting stuff here. Some interesting stuff about acknowledging our history. But also about how government policy gets made and what is helpful. What is useful? We'll get to that in just a second. I will you fight for your freedom. I've talked about the growing attacks on your religious freedom and free speech. Well, now's the time to help people like Dr Meriwether a philosophy professor, punish for declining to a from leftist perspectives that violate his Christian convictions. a male student demanded to be referred to as female doctor mary weather politely declined offered to accommodate the student by using his first or last name wasn't even trying to offend the student didn't matter the university punish them anyway because he was using biological pronouns which are called pronouns that's why the eightieth.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"But but in the meantime, let's hear what Minnesota democratic Senator Amy klobuchar said it her CNN townhall on Monday about her desire to bring in middle class voters who supported a President Trump and the two thousand sixteen election and wanting to bring them back into the Democratic Party is not just the middle of the country. It's really the entire middle class across the country that we have to have policies. Ideas and bread and butter ideas that show that we have their back, and it doesn't matter the color of anyone skin. If we need to show we have their back and the problem is that message got loss. Let's democratic Senator Amy kluber show on Monday. Well, let us indeed. Now, go to the phones Matt is calling from New Orleans. Matt you're on the air. Hi. So it's funny. I was just watching an episode of the west wing last night where the subject was the electability of Matt Santos in in that fictional world. And and there was a lot of discussion of the presidential voice. Does he have the presidential voice in? What does that mean? And it really made me wonder are their conflicts between what we tell ourselves that we want what we what we what we prefer consciously, and what our subconscious kind of pre programmed to be looking for in in a in an electable candidate. And so mad. I mean, how do you answer that question for yourself? I think that there could be some conflict there, frankly. And it was it was really interesting to watch, you know, in in in that in that that show again, it's a fictional show. That was that was based so much on what what had happened in the Clinton years, and what was happening in the present time in the Bush years. But Matt Santos was the diverse candidate. He was the Hispanic congressman from from Texas in a field of all white males. And so it was interesting to see how you know thirteen or fourteen years ago that was grappled with versus today. But I'm looking for somebody who's going to be willing to be courageous and step out. And and have a voice that maybe not that might not be so popular even on the left. And I think somebody who represents that to me is is Senator Cory Booker. I think that he pauses to our better our better angels. And and sometimes you know, that doesn't fly with with folks who are your anti-trump, and and that sort of thing interesting. Well, Matt thank you so much for your call. Let's. Go to Peter who's calling from Buxton? Maine, Peter you're on the air. Greetings honored to be able to participate. I'm thinking this democracy is having a sort of. I have a dream two point. Oh, if bent here were being challenged to judge people's character irregardless of the color of their skin. Now, I'm looking at a fella in the White House with a persona that really irritates me. And I'm seeing some candidates on the horizon with a counterpoint to that persona..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"He fired her and now you have him telling the new acting or the new acting digest director. It's okay. If you break the law, I want you to break. Law, and if you do it, and if you go to jail, pardon you, so even this constraint where you have officials that say the one thing I can't do is break the law. He's trying to find a way around that. And it is kind of the most lawless thing you can imagine for a president. And I do feel like if there aren't any consequences for it. He's just going to keep pushing and pushing and pushing and see how much you can get away with Victoria. How do you put that in the context of the of the way that this is somewhat consistent their criticisms of Donald Trump about being sloppy about being undisciplined about making it up? And yet what we're talking about. Here. Particularly issue Gration goes all the way back to sheriff Joe or Pyo who got the very first part. So picked that a very key piece. Here is the bully pulpit that he uses so he's breaking all these rules. He's wanting tradition and rules and whatnot. But what he's doing is. He keeps up that Twitter feed. And he keeps throwing red meat to that base. So he has this core base of folks who actually like what he's doing. Because remember he came to drain the swamp, and he's connecting the swamp with our existing institutions. So while he is doing all of this. He's also using it as rhetoric to bolster him going into reelection. So I think another area that we can't dismiss is the public large that thirty five to thirty nine percent. That is going to be with them. No matter what. And they like his boldness they like, he's authentic. They liked that. He shoots from the hip, and he's he's leveraging that even to the detriment of democracy, rightfully shoot from the hip casino. I guess the question is is who is he shooting? And is it illegal take a listen to? To an exchange here with Senator Cory Booker on all of this part of news. Donald trump. The president also told the Commissioner of customs and border protection. His name is Kevin Macalinsan that if he were sent to jail as a result of blocking those migrants in contravention to US law that he would pardon him your reaction to that both as an attorney, and as a member of the Senate Judiciary committee and just as an American. It's the first of all that should shake every American that you basically have a president telling people break the law. And that he will pardon you, it it goes. And again, we're sitting in Newark where kids are going to prison for doing things to the last three presidents admitted to doing. Nobody's pardoning them. So what's I agree with my fellow political scientists fundamentally, I think what's so dangerous is that the base and members of the administration and far too. Many members of the Republican party are fine with leading Donald Trump say I'm going to break the law, and we'll see what we do with it. We know that he's been a failure in the sense that the main promise he gave to his base was that he was going to build a wall. Anyone who's ever looked at a map news a bench geographically impossible? And so now, the new solution is all just go into one of the five hundred sanctuary cities and drop off these quote, unquote, illegals into save democrat stronghold. So this local state partnership, unfortunately, they're far too many Americans who look at these families at the border, and they don't see human beings. This is a consistent message that the president's giving his base. And when he talks on Twitter and talks television calling people animals calling them undeserving saying the doors are closed, even though he is the child of an immigrant, even though two of his three..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"It Senator Cory Booker said the vicious attack when actor Jesse wasn't attempted modern day lynching Hollywood star who's black and gay and now the victim of a heinous crime. None of that attack at a star of a TV show empire. Jussie smollet from the hit show empire was attacked and beaten early this morning in Chicago and police say it could be a hate crime. So shaken by the story, I know he walked himself to the hospital. Do we know how he is? Now, connect the. Dots. This is what happens if he were in a position of power. And you hate people. This is America in twenty thousand nine hundred he opened up about what he's learned. And the bigger message. He wants the world to hear, you know, these people are now saying that they're so embarrassed he went on somebody cracked a joke. This guy deserves an EMMY for his appearance on good Morning, America. It's totally made up. Here is Bill in in Conover, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the network. Hello. Russki? Thank you for taking my call, sir. My comment is this whole small wet thing is obviously such a clumsy attempt on his part to cover up his racism. Assumes that because he's a black man and the sheriff superintendent or whatever is a black man that nobody's gonna take the investigation. Seriously. I think he was aware that the police superintendent Chicago's African American man was a factor in his decision to do this. I believe so yes, I believe totally. Well, could be arrogant. They are. Well, I don't I don't dispute that I have. It's not it's not that different theory. But it goes something like this. If you look at what the police superintendent said smollet was after he wanted to raise a wanted more money, and he wanted more camera time he wanted more scenes on the show. He had sent a letter calling him a black slang term for gay person with crushed aspirin and air despite supposed to look like a poisonous substance. That didn't get anybody's attention on the show the show didn't publicize it the show didn't use it to promote him, man. This guy must be hot. They hate mail like that that was that what that was designed to do. And it it failed show. Didn't do anything with it. They didn't call a medium. So he got ticked off. And he's okay. I gotta pull out all the stops here. I don't think that jussie smollet ever thought. That anybody would doubt him because of the way he watches and consumes news. He has seen the people in Ferguson get away with it people in Baltimore away. What they see what he thinks get away with it. He knows the media is not he knows the media's going to soak it all up. They're going to believe everybody. He doesn't think it's going to go for he thinks the show. Is gonna feel so sorry. And he thinks the show people that produce the show empire. Are going to be so dazzled impressed that they've got a bigger star on their hands than they ever knew that he's gonna get his money, and he's going to get he's more scenes. He never thought that the cops would actually pursue this. Or maybe he did. And maybe he thought he'd get away with it. I it it's it's hard to tell. But the thing that argues for the fact that he really really intended this to happen wasn't he attempted to find a camera up a c community TV camera where this attack would be on video, and I have to remind everybody again if he had succeeded at that. If there had been before today's press conference by the police superintendent in Chicago, if there had been video that was on a continuous loop on every cable network for the past four days of this guy getting beat up by these two guys wearing maga- hats. Can you imagine the further damage that might have happened in occurred all over this country? In reaction to that. We really dodged the bullet that this guy chose a camera that was not aimed right? Or maybe he did choose the camera that was aimed, right? That wasn't good at videotape. This because maybe he didn't expect anybody to doubt him. Maybe he didn't think look guys a kid. He obviously, I don't believe thought that anybody would take it as far as they did. He wasn't thinking it through that way. He was simply seeing his objective of getting a raise and a more prominent role on the TV show. And this was simply a way to raise his profile. It was a signal that was a way to tell the producers that he's much bigger on this show than they think. It wasn't Terrence Howard. It got attacked. It wasn't Raji p Henderson to what any of the other actors. It was just easy. And then this has noticed me all over it. But I think there is an element of he thought he'd get away with it because he's African American gay and democrat. This is News Radio an iheartradio station. Good afternoon. I'm Steve hall. Our top story at one thirty President.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"It Senator Cory Booker said the vicious attack actor Jessie wasn't attempted modern wincing a Hollywood star who's black and gay and now the victim of a heinous crime. None of that attack at a star of a TV show empire. Jussie smollet from the hit show empire was attacked and beaten early this morning in Chicago and police say it could be a hate crime. So shaken by this story, I know he walked himself to the hospital. Do we know how he is now connects? The dots. This is what happens if he were in a position of power. And you hate people. This is America in twenty nine hundred he opened up about what he's learned. And the bigger message. He wants the world to hear, you know, these people are now saying that they're so embarrassed he with somebody cracked a joke. This guy deserves an EMMY for his appearance on good Morning, America. It's totally made up. Here is Bill in in Conover, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the network. Hello. Rushdie? Thank you for taking my call, sir. My comment is this whole small wet thing is obviously such a clumsy attempt on his part to cover up his racism. Assumed that because he's a black man and the sheriff superintendent or whatever is a black man that nobody's gonna take the investigation. Seriously. Do you think he was aware that the police superintendent Chicago's African American man was a factor in his decision to do this? I believe so yes, I believe totally. Well, it could be arrogant. They are I don't I don't dispute that. I have. It's not it's not that different a theory. But it goes something like this. If you look at what the police superintendent said Smolen was after he wanted to raise a wanted more money, and he wanted more camera time he wanted more scenes on the show. He had sent a letter calling him a black slang term for gay person with crushed aspirin and air despite supposed to look like a poisonous substance. That didn't get anybody's attention on the show the show didn't publicize it the show didn't use it to promote him, man. This guy must be hot. They hate mail like that that was that what that was designed to do. And it it failed showed it and doing anything with it. They didn't call a medium. So he got ticked off. And he's okay. I gotta pull out all the stops here. I don't think that just see small let ever thought. That anybody would doubt him because of the way he watches and consumes news. He has seen the people in Ferguson get away with it people in Baltimore getaway. What when see say what he thinks get away with it. He knows the media is not he knows the media is going to soak it all up they're going to believe everybody. He doesn't think it's going to go for he thinks the show. Is gonna feel so sorry. And he thinks the show people that produce the show empire. Are going to be so dazzled impressed that they've got a bigger star on their hands than they ever knew that he's gonna get his money. He's gonna get his more scenes. He never thought that the cops would actually pursue this. Maybe he did. And maybe he thought he'd get away with it. I it it. It's it's hard to tell. But the thing that argues for the fact that he really really intended this to happen was that he attempted to find a camera up a. Community TV camera where this attack would be on video, and I have to remind everybody again if he had succeeded at that. If there had been before today's press conference by the police superintendent in Chicago, if there had been video that was on a continuous loop on every cable network for the past four days of this guy getting beat up by these two guys wearing maga- hats. Can you imagine the further damage that might have happened in occurred all over this country? In reaction to that. We really dodged the bullet that this guy chose a camera that was not aimed right? Or maybe he did choose the camera that was aimed, right? That wasn't gonna videotape. This because maybe he didn't expect anybody to doubt him. Maybe he didn't think look the guy's a kid. He obviously, I don't believe thought that anybody would take it as far as they did. He wasn't thinking it through that way. He was simply seeing his objective of getting a raise and a more prominent role on the TV show. And this was simply way to raise his profile. It was a signal that was a way to tell the producers that he's much bigger on this show than they think. It wasn't Terrence Howard. It got attacked. It wasn't Raji p Henderson to what any of the other actors. It was just. And then this has noticed me all over it. But I think there is an element of he thought he'd get.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"It Senator Cory Booker said the vicious attack when actor Jesse was an attempted modern day lynching a Hollywood star who's black enga- and now the victim of a heinous crime. None of that attack at a star of the TV show empire. Jussie smollet from the hit show empire was attacked and beaten early this morning in Chicago and police say it could be a hate crime. So shaken by the story, I know he walked himself to the hospital. We know how he is now connects the. Dots. This is what happens if you're in a position of power, and you hate people, and this is America in twenty nine hundred eighteen he opened up about what he's learned. And the bigger message. He wants the world to hear, you know, these people are now saying that they're so embarrassed he with somebody cracked to jump. This guy deserves an EMMY for his appearance on good Morning, America. It's totally made up. Here is Bill in in Conover, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB network. Hello. Rushdie? Thank you for taking my call, sir. remember My when James comment Comey is was on July fifth this whole two small thousand wet thing is obviously sixteen. such a clumsy attempt He has on this his press part conference to lists cover up his all racism. of the crimes Hillary He Clinton has committed. assumes that because he's Regarding a black man the Email server and and the trafficking sheriff in superintendent classified or documents. whatever is a black man Data. that nobody's gonna take He the says investigation. that Seriously. no reasonable prosecutor would ever Do you think seek he was aware charges. that the police superintendent No reasonable Chicago's prosecutor African American would that was ever a factor proceed in his decision here to do with this? charges because I believe so yes, I believe they totally couldn't find any where intent it could be on the part arrogant. of Mrs They are. Clinton to actually Well, violate I don't law. 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Are going to be so dazzled The Republicans impressed never leaked the that transcript. they've got a bigger star on their hands The than Republicans they ever knew in the committee. that he's gonna Never get his money, Layton, the and Democrats he's gonna get were his never more going scenes. to leak this. He never But the Republicans thought didn't that leak the it. This was not cops a hearing would actually that pursue you get to see this. on TV where every congressman gets five minutes, Or maybe and they he may did. ramrod through this was And a closed maybe he thought door he'd get away open with it. ended. I it it's No it's time hard to tell. limits. Well, But certainly, the thing no five that argues minute time for the limits. fact that he really And really intended this has this been to known. happen It's wasn't only he attempted recently to find a been camera discovered. up a But the community TV camera FBI general where counsel, this attack months and months would be ago. on video, and I have to remind everybody again if he had succeeded Said that he thought at Hillary that. Clinton's actions were alarming and If appalling there had been before today's press per conference by pursuant the police superintendent to the statutes in Chicago, that we were if considering there had been at the video time Baker told that was congressman on a continuous under loop oath. on every cable network It was for the the past nature four days and of scope this guy getting of beat the up classified by these two guys information wearing maga- hats. that to me initially when I looked at it. Can you imagine I thought these folks the further should know that this damage stuff is classified that might have this happened was alarming Kurd what they were talking about especially all over some of the most this highly country? classified stuff and she's trafficking in In it. Unprotected. reaction to that. We He then really said, well, I know there's dodged been a lot of the public bullet discussion that this about guy that chose referring to call a me memos. camera I believe I had that was not aimed if right? I had Or been maybe persuaded he did that choose she had the the intent camera that than was I aimed, would have right? argued That wasn't going to with videotape. him. And maybe changed This his because his view. maybe Anyway, he he wanted didn't a prosecutor. expect And anybody then he was to hit doubt with him. the no one tent aspect. Oh, Maybe yeah. he didn't Oh, think yeah. look No the guy's intent. a kid. Okay. I agree. We're not going to prosecute the such. He obviously, I I don't believe A bogus. thought that anybody would take it as far as This intent they did. business it has. It's not even part of this law. He wasn't thinking through He that said way. my original He was simply belief after having seeing conducted the investigation his and towards objective the end of it of than getting sitting a raise down in reading and a binder a more of prominent her materials. role I thought it on the TV was alarming show. And appalling this was simply way to raise his whatever profile. words I said an argued It was with others a signal about why that was they a thought way she to tell should the producers not that be he's charged. much bigger I was struggling on this with show the facts. than they think. About even just Ashur -taining. What It literally wasn't Terrence did Howard. she know? And It what got was attacked. reasonable It wasn't to infer Raji p Henderson about what what any of the other she actors. It was knew. just see. And then this has So this noticed is James me Baker. all And he over fought it. Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted until pretty late But I think there is an in element the Email of investigation. he thought he'd get.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"It Senator Cory Booker said the vicious attack when actor Jesse was an attempted modern day lynching Hollywood star who's black and gay and now the victim of a heinous crime. None of that attack at a star of the TV show empire. Jussie smollet from the hit show empire was attacked and beaten early this morning in Chicago and police say could be a hate crime. So shaken by this story, I know he walked himself to the hospital. Do we know how he is now connects? The dots. This is what happens if you're in a position of power, and you hate people, and this is America in twenty thousand nine hundred he opened up about what he's learned. And the bigger message. He wants the world to hear these people are now saying that there's so embarrassed he went on somebody cracked jump. This guy deserves an EMMY for his appearance on good Morning, America. It's totally made up. Here is Bill in in Conover, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB network. Hello. Rushdie? Thank you for taking my call, sir. My comment is this whole small wet thing is obviously such a clumsy attempt on his part to cover up his racism. Assumes that because he's a black man and the sheriff superintendent or whatever is a black man that nobody's gonna take the investigation. Seriously. Do you think he was aware that the police superintendent Chicago's African American was a factor in his decision to do this? I believe so yes, I believe totally where could be arrogant. They are. Well, I don't I don't dispute that I have. It's not it's not that different a theory. But it goes something like this. You look at what the police superintendent said Smolen was after he wanted to raise a wanted more money. And he wanted more camera time he wanted more scenes on the show. He had sent a letter calling him a black slang term for gay person with crushed aspirin and air despite supposed to look like a poisonous substance. That didn't get anybody's attention on the show the show didn't publicize it the show didn't use it to promote him, man. This guy must be hot. They hate mail like that that was that what that was designed to do. And it it failed showed it and doing anything with it. They didn't call a medium. So he got ticked off. And he's okay. I gotta pull out all the stops here. I don't think that jussie smollet ever thought. Than anybody would doubt him because of the way he watches and consumes news. He has seen the people in Ferguson get away with it people in Baltimore getaway away. They see him what he thinks get away with it. He knows the media is not he does the media is going to soak it all up. They're going to believe everybody. He doesn't think it's gonna go for he thinks the show. Is gonna feel so sorry. And he thinks the show people that produce the show empire. Are going to be so dazzled and impressed that they've got a bigger star on their hands than they ever knew that he's gonna get his money. I mean, he's gonna get he's more scenes. He never thought that the cops would actually pursue this. Or maybe he did. And maybe he thought he'd get away with it. I it's it's hard to tell. But the thing that argues for the fact that he really really intended this to happen wasn't he attempted to find a camera up a cheap community TV camera where this attack would be on video, and I have to remind everybody again if he had succeeded at that. If there had been before today's press conference by the police superintendent inch icago if there had been video that was on a continuous loop on every cable network for the past four days of this guy getting beat up by these two guys wearing maga- hats. Can you imagine the further damage that might have happened in occurred all over this country? In reaction to that. We really dodged the bullet that this guy chose a camera that was not aimed right? Or maybe he did choose the camera that was aimed, right? That wasn't going to videotape. This because maybe he didn't expect anybody to doubt him. Maybe he didn't think look the guy's a kid. He obviously, I don't believe thought that anybody would take it as far as they did. He wasn't thinking it through that way. He was simply seeing his objective of getting a raise and a more prominent role on the TV show. And this was simply a way to raise his profile. It was a signal that was a way to tell the producers that he's much bigger on this show than they think. It wasn't Terrence Howard. It got attacked. It wasn't Raji p Henderson what any of the other actors. It was Jesse. This has noticed me all over it. But I think there is an element of he thought he'd get.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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"senator cory booker" Discussed on Skullduggery
"He's definitely in complain motive been on the trail almost every night. At these earliest where he's done people stocks and making these outlandish claims, I fully his is claiming unknown middle easterners migrant caravan. And you know, there's no government agency back. In fact, the mostly in State Department reports on the subject indicates that there's been no credible threat of terrorists from the Mideast coming up through the Mexican border, and it's very unlikely that would happen. So he is, you know, in this campaign mode and not inclusive world is or lacrosse, I think the president's defenders, you know, what's say, you know that. Yes. But he's also come out and said that this violence is bad. And did we blame thirty centers? When this guy shot up the baseball field who you know was evidently more of a liberal. Sphere. But at the same time having been on the trail myself, I just pulled that from watch of Senator Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, South Carolina, and those of them have just central to improve that seems to be emerging. They're testing twenty twenty wars that we should love each other. And specifically the Democrats would love Republicans, and it's such a Burke contrast to the president's darker campaign messaging, really, I mean, that's I'm out there with you. But our Booker and Harris really talking about loving Republicans. Yes. And it's actually really. How do they put it? You know, they put it slightly differently. But you know, Cory Booker has always been kind of an emotional, touchy feely guy. And you know, he said that were ordered his big ones. It's back to is. If America has broken your head of you don't love her enough. And that sort of however, upset we are return around and fix this with box. Come on Harris has a slightly different version of that. But you know, she talks about how we all need to come together. And this is an inflection point, but it will be fixed without togetherness, and what's what's hilarious about that? Is you know, just in the past week or two when first news and other reveling media attack, Boker attack, Eric Holder for things things like Democrats, quote, unquote, cutting the face of Republicans, and you know, this idea that Democrats out there for Menton violence, and in the case of Senator Booker, they were literally taking a quote about people's faces and protests..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Ticking. The clock is ticking on what's going to happen here in this. Senate Judiciary deleo because Friday is Nina Friday. Is it Friday? It means that. Okay. So we move forward because there's going to be of vote. There's going to be a vote on. On cavenaugh. And we keep hearing about these swing senators, and what does that mean alternately, it is the talk of not just DC but country so here, we are putting a a foot in the sand again on the cavenaugh sandbox debate as to what happens and to me. That's now, what's so intriguing. And I said the last couple of days that I thought it was going to be sixty forty that. He gets confirmed based on my conversations with people, I know in Washington DC who are connected who are constantly on the hill who are who are aides or who know aids or who are prepping senators and all that kind of stuff so really decent sources, but even decent sources are not really sure because they see a step back. Step forward at this point, though. I think it's the steps forward. So I think it's seventy five percent that he gets confirmed. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is advancing the nomination is supreme court. He did that by insisting that they're going to get the results of the FBI supplemental background investigation. It's gonna be finished. Then of course, there is the secret secret room in the capitol and the senators got to go and look at what was in that report, and the it's not going to be made public. But but the deal was expect some of it to leak in certain areas where there wasn't evidence of assaults. Those who have seen it say there's not enough there. There's not enough to to say that in this. Report it doesn't corroborate some of what was being said. It's a forty six page report on allegations of sexual assault by the supreme court nominee Cavanaugh. We know that right. So the F B I background investigation was like this compromise after the testimony from Christine Ford and cavenaugh about whether he attacked her during their high school years one thousand nine hundred eighty two at a party and in exchange for a vote to move Kavanagh's confirmation to the full Senate Senator Jeff flake was granted his request for an FBI investigation into charges by four to one of Kavanagh's classmates at Yale Deborah Ramirez, so Democrats and Republicans alternated and going over the report and to our segments, and it was the rotation. They kept up all day long on Thursday. And. Nino. There were there were senators whining about it that it's unusual circumstances. And the process is unusual and the report was laid out in twelve sections. So they could easily swap them and make the most of their limited time, and there was only one copy and that was a rule dictated by two thousand nine bipartisan agreement on how to handle judicial nominations. So this is why there's this thing of going to the basement. So you go and read the secret report, and that's it. So you have senators that are shuffling through the papers in one corner. Another one looking out looking at the the papers they're not allowed to take electric devices in they weren't allowed to take. If they took knows they weren't allowed to take them out of the room. So even Bob corker said he didn't write anything down. And he certainly didn't record anything because he says that's jail time. That's what they agreed on. That's how it reads and. You know, Senator Cory Booker a democrat from New Jersey is a member of the Senate Judiciary committee told reporters that he thought it raised more questions. Others said they thought it didn't we? Like, Lindsey Graham, Senator Lindsey Graham said it didn't corroborate anything. They didn't learn anything. New corker said he didn't learn anything new in the documents and said it's time to vote. So the swing votes, we know it's Collins it's Murkowski and supposedly flake, but I don't think flake is really a swing vote. I think that's being said because he's been vague. Even after being confronted when he was getting on an elevator by a victim of sexual assault. I don't think he's a swing vote at all. I think he's a yes vote. So. It's really Collins or Murkowski if they both dumped out, and I don't I don't think they will. I think that this gets I think he gets confirmed a year you had the procedural vote. And let's see where that goes and moves on. You know, it's interesting Brad Kavanagh did say one thing in an op Ed peach peace, he said, he regretted the sharp emotional tone during the hearing, and he promised to be impartial. So he did write this piece for the journal. And he said he regretted his town that he he said, it was emotionally said I was too emotional. I was too sharp. I said a few things, and he did say, listen, he did say I said a few things they should not have said the peace was called. I am an independent impartial judge. Because that's the whole thing. You're not supposed to be political as the judge must be looking at the letter of the law and weighing the lawn. The interpretation of the law, and that's the idea. I mean, that's the idea. But I think everybody has whether it doesn't mean you go completely down party line. But I think everybody has how do you completely take all of your thoughts out of everything? I don't think he. You do when you've had like he's had a twenty eight year legal career. So and he said in his piece, I've spent my entire twenty eight years. As a hardworking even keeled, open minded, independent and dedicated to the constitution and the public good. So the piece was rebuffing some of the criticism and some of what people were saying was political bias because remember one of the things that he said is he accused when he was angry. He accused liberals of calculated an orchestrated political hit fueled with a parent pent up anger about President Trump and the two thousand sixteen election. So he definitely said those kind of things, and and that's what he was referring to that. He should have. His tone, etc. And so there we go so retired supreme court Justice John Paul Stevens said he originally supported cavenaugh big time, and he did. But he said he couldn't support Kavanagh's because of his performance during the hearings. He said at the time, I thought Cavanaugh had the qualifications for the supreme court should be selected. Absolutely. I've changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability. I feel as performance in the hearings. Ultimately, changed my mind. But I don't think the minds of any of the senators honestly are gonna be that much changed. I don't think that we're gonna see a radical departure. I could be completely wrong. I've really tried to have not tried. I've had these conversations with people who as I mentioned have. Connections are connected have spent their whole life in this political game. But nobody knows. Until.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Spaulding is here for Melissa barklay. Greg Maddux out at the ballpark. Debbie laws is here. So the big news story today is the Brett cavenaugh hearings. He is in front of the Senate Judiciary committee. The process is underway. Right now. They're actually in a little bit of a recess and afternoon recess not that long ago. Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey telling Brad Kavanagh, I cannot and will not support your nomination at this historic moment in history. I not only do not agree with your body of work. But also the perverse process by which this whole nomination has come forward Booker saying we will tap into this as we head through the afternoon, we will take you to Washington periodically. So you can hear firsthand what is going on in Washington DC. Also this afternoon a little bit later on Wayne. Larry that's actually in seven minutes wanted to give a quick shout out. Also in a thank you to people who helped with our radiothon on Friday. We raise money for flood victims severe weather victims here. In southeast Wisconsin. So many people hurt things lost homes damaged lives changed by that severe weather the past two weeks and your generosity raised forty thousand dollars forty thousand dollars in an afternoon. That's a lot of money to in two hours. Right. That isn't credit Pepple hours. So pretty amazing. So thank you very much for that. For pitching in also this hour. Tropical storm, Gordon is bearing down on the Gulf Coast. We will go live to Alabama would do that at three forty and major Garrett CBS chief White House correspondent weighs in on. What's happening in Washington at the cabinet hearings? He's always got a great perspective that is at three fifty one. Greg match exports from the ballpark up next. He was playing by self doubt and had abandoned his Muser inspired to compose again, Sergei Rachmaninoff music that would make him..
"senator cory booker" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Did you now we got to teach this president about the definition about word love because we all know what this love is about sacrificed love is about service love is about putting other people's interests and wellbeing over euro love doesn't build walls love tears them down we are nation celebrates the ideal of patriotism and what is patriotism but love of country and you cannot love your country unless you love your fellow countrymen and women senator cory booker of new jersey's bigna protesters outside the capitol tonight while the drama was playing out on the senate floor maria teresa kumar josh barrel are back with us i guess the thing we have to ask maria is what happens this weekend we know that the house starts at nine o'clock tomorrow morning eastern the senate is back in session at noon eastern tomorrow there are protests around this country and there are there are so momentum behind these dreamers the it's the anniversary at the women's marches the the largest marches of our country's history happening over the weekend and it's no coincidence that they are all their call to action is that everybody should basically go around protesting holding on to dhaka's sign saying this is this is what's on the line most consider this the civil rights issue of our time i agree with them we are talking about if we do not provide them a pathway to citizenship we're creating basically two permanent groups of americans and that's not who we are the president is a lot of trouble but mitch mcconnell his.
"senator cory booker" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"The story broke i mean it's it is it was very little now i would speculate if this were senator cory booker a senator campbell harris somebody from the other side of the fence we'd be living with his story for six months most likely and there would be all kinds of conjecture about the ultraright protrump factions all of a nasty out there now so far we're not hearing any of that about this guy cooler heads the prevailing because that's just how we are you know is this guy part of the all left is this guy one of the ibp we have no idea fifty nine years old and an inactive dr whenever that means i don't know maybe he's just unlucky case maybe doesn't like the way the rand paul moses longer puts out the garbage in the morning dole no but this got little press some of you are hearing about it for the first time today i posted this and social media over the weekend and some of the responses in fact i've got a couple of facebook messages people were just like the appalled that this was not a bigger story where where's the story ben why why is the media holding this back are they holding it back are they holding it back because of the subject matter because as a republican and be there are a lot of people on the left the can't stand it can't stand him no um there are those that on the left that would describe him as the the conservatives conservative he's not relieve on the conservative to me he's more like a a conservative libertarian i mean i'm not going to go into the weeds dry describe politically what rand paul is he's a different sort of a bird okay when i respect him he he often takes positions that are pro i mean excuse me against his own party nonetheless the story got very very little treatment in the knows why now if you wanna comment great there's not much to comment on here other than you know speculation as the white atp and which is hard to do and then the the other obvious here we go again you know here was this deliberately put on.