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Fresh update on "shaun" discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Wasn't a like it was it a four point nine. But then Corey brought that up and I was like, I actually almost want to take off more points off for it. But join me in the 4.7 range. You reset the number. Yep. Yeah or down with the 3.73 what I say wrong, but do I say guys I got that too. I honestly wondered the reason I didn't vote for Ali initially initially was because like Of of the relationship between Dale and Allison cuz he's Dale know just not into it. I really don't relate it to deal 3.7 is actually, I thought you were going to give it to the doctor Tucker & Dale Decker in Thailand tail think that's a great nail. Hey, I think they saw the show. So that was for me. That was the Saving Grace wage is higher point for the horror elements. She says she would have been a 4.7 and he goes its tail Ducker Dale. Yeah, it would have been it would have a 4.7 but a lawsuit track P you were correct and voting for all the that's it. That's the only person Tom also correct in voting. So was Corey P all the peace all the peas your trailer brake power too. Well, but was going to say was I I implore everyone all of our listeners to watch this like during this like yeah, I still recommend it. It's solid recommend if you like this check out Final girls cuz that's also same kind of beach we watch them together. I no, no, no, it's a very sweet movie. And as someone who got scared of Shaun of the Dead dead, this didn't scare me. I would I would be afraid maybe once or twice but one day I would like to do a a top-down of like films that are the horror Tire like, yeah top 500. I've seen some of the the dead and and Hot Fuzz. Oh Hot Fuzz. I'll leave those for different apps. Have you seen World's End off of the trilogy the Coronado Trilogy. Anyway, thank you everyone for listening. What? What did you guys think of Dale and touch the night walker & Dale vs Evil? Thank you Boomer for suggesting. It was a great movie boom. Thank you. Yeah at home. Thank you so much for listening. We appreciate you all if you are new to nerd on welcome. Thanks birth. Joining. Thanks for listening. If you are on YouTube, thanks for watching. All of the linky links are on our website nerd on TV. That's a nice. It's a nice Hub that you can find all of the links to bring everything that we do we have multiple podcasts that nerd on as a whole does. We have twitch? We have to YouTube channels. So check those out rate and review us wherever you listen whether it's Apple iHeart Spotify, wherever you are rate and review us Sheriff's with your friends your family and get it out there. Please love reading. Yes, of course so often those of you that don't know getting a review. It's like finding out the pumpkin spice lattes are back. Like it's that kind of a delightful feeling of knowing that something amazing is happening and it makes us what And it makes us well, it makes want to say please no telling it but I loved it. And as I mentioned at the top do consider joining the nerd on Nation, it does help us to grow and be the best choice show that we can be there on nation is a fantastic group of people and I do consider I do hope that you consider joining they really they're just a cool bunch of people. So check that out and heard on a backslash patreon check out that Discord. It's it's growing check it out by week. But.
The Breonna Taylor Case Must Be Reopened Immediately
"A whole lot has come to the light over the past forty, eight hours in. What we call the Briana Taylor case you know there's a part of me. That gets frustrated that we even call it the Briana Taylor case because a lot of ways. We should name it after the officers should name it after. Miles Cosgrove and bread, Hankinson and others. But we've learned a lot over the past two to three days and we're scheduled to learn a whole lot more tomorrow and what I really conclude as that this case is not over. It's it's not over just practically speaking there's a lot more to learn about it. But it's also not over from a prosecution standpoint and accountability standpoint. These officers particularly the two officers who shot and killed Brianna Taylor who were not charged. Those officers and many other people who were involved in this case from those who approve the warrant to those who falsified the warrant and everybody else up and down the chain who could be held responsible and accountable here there's a lot more work to do I I want to thank the team at vice news over the past couple of years. there have been a lot of complaints about the work conditions advice and even the low level of pay advice, and even a a culture of sexual harassment advice. And I know several people who have now just recently relatively recently started working there after all of these things came out. And you know they've said that the company is on a path to doing so much better and that's good news because we need. Credible fearless new sources involved in cases like this, and we also want them to to have a certain ethical standard and so congratulations to the team advice for the work they've been doing over the past few weeks. I I literally think they could win awards for this work. They Were the first people to get. Hours and hours of body camera footage from the scene. Now, we were always told that no police officers who were involved in the shooting of Taylor had body cameras. Now, we're literally and a lot of ways just forced to take their word for it. What we do know now though is that. Multiple officers had body cameras on when they arrived after the shooting and the team advice they have obtained and released. A good a good amount of that footage and it's Deeply insightful and incredibly problematic. We see several things in that footage including. Violations of policy. One thing we see is officer Bread Hankinson. After he has participated in the shooting violates a policy that almost every major police department in America has he then reenters the crime scene. This man was just involved in the shooting. And the Louisville Police Department has a policy that when you have fired your weapon and there's a crime scene, you're not allowed to reenter that crime scene. You are not allowed to participate in that investigation. It is a a major conflict of interest and he's not just there. He's asking people whose bullet is this WHO's bullet? Is that like he's in there we have no idea. How many times did he going there before someone had their body camera on did he change anything that we don't know what we do know is that he violated a policy that everybody in that department was aware of, and we we know this nice because officers have since been interviewed about about whether or not they're aware of this policy. But that officers there on the scene. Are telling him. You have to get out of here. And not only that you hear that in the body camera footage from multiple people saying two different officers you shouldn't be here right now. It was an obvious policy again though these men thought they were above policy. Again from how the the warrant was obtained to how they executed it. These men were were constantly. Going up against clear department policy, which shows not only frame of mind but shows just how they really saw themselves as above the law. Not, only that. We learned just yesterday that before the raid it was a no knock warrant raid where they for anybody who said they were they were not let into the home they broke into the home in the middle of the night. we now know that multiple officers raised red flags about the validity of the raid before it even happened. and. That's the right. Now one they never splits be clear. They never spoke up about this. We only know that officers were raising red flags about this raid on Brianna his apartment remember. Brianna was not a drug dealer quick quick to BS. There are no drugs in her home. Her Boyfriend Kenny was not a drug dealer and anybody who sang otherwise is lying neither Kenny nor Brianna had a criminal record. They. Committed no crimes. There was no evidence of crimes. There was no shadow of evidence of crimes there in in the apartment period point blank dot com there were no drugs there there. There was no illegal contraband or anything else in in their apartment in you know my position is even if such a thing was found in anyone's apartment, it truly does not warrant the danger that people are put in with these. No knock warrants. That's why the city of Louisville has now banned him. But we now have learned that multiple officers before the no knock raid, and after the no knock raid raise red flags about it.
Fresh update on "shaun" discussed on NHL: Blackhawks vs. Capitals
"Of the cap your game producer John Medani with you. Did you know that Shaun Livingston as the most career playoff wins against LeBron at 16, But did you know if Miami War to get three Andre Iguodala would pass Shaun Livingston back to you guys in Orlando. All right. I like the hat tip for Mr Madani 76 54 Lakers leading nine. No one to go in the third. We're watching our ABC brethren show. Replay of drug. It's near Rondo. What will describe that in the first half? It's a left foot injury. Doubtful to return for Dragon Big Story building is that of bile has it out on the baseline left against Dwight Howard Tryingto slot the ball away. Now they find Robinson in the corner. Backto Bam, who's fouled LeBron James was coming over to help out Dwight Howard. So what exactly did we see from drug? It's there on that video review. We just watched. It looked like His foot stepped on the opponent's foot. But testing the way he looked down concerning to look back. What did I step on? It looks like a step down John Rondo's left foot left toe. Miami has it with Jimmy Butler on the right probing steps back beyond the strike, shoots a three in and out and it falls out to Dwight Howard, the heat of Miss six of their lives. Seven Three point attempts and the trail by 22 points here in Game one. James on the baseline drive lays it in LeBron with 15 points. That time was Duncan Robinson. He went at the young guys just aren't equipped to try and be the best player on the planet Hero sends it out of the left wing Crowder. His three's good offense, support for Bam, and then he got hit in the face is LeBron James was coming across the top. That's his third personal foul. I believe Teo in the last minute or so. 13 foul on the Lakers. Both teams with three fouls. Andre Gondola will come in for Duncan Robinson on the Miami lineup. They gotta get another defender in his team is just getting shredded on the defensive end, and it's very unusual for an air exposed to team You know, with no drag Ege, both young guys in they had tough matchups virtually everywhere. Tyler here drives into a double team trying to get a shot off. Got it Blocked Lakers coming the other way. 7 50 to go here in the third. James gives to Howard. Great feed, download aid for the slam and another time out called by Erik Spoelstra as the Lakers going downhill here with 7 49 to go in the third. They're going downhill. But you know what? Maybe the best aspect of this half has been for me to watch. Theon selfishness, unselfishness with which they're playing. So Dwight, could it just come down the lane and throw in that dump down? Testy, But twice Now he's a little dumb pass to his partner, the size the length or just overwhelming a Miami team right now, about on the floor of the Lakers, 80 the Miami Heat 54 with.
Buffalo Bills are practicing again
"The Buffalo Bills were back at practice on Thursday and preparations for their matchup this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, who come to town to take on the bills in a matchup of 22 and Oh, team's number of players return to the practice field, including Cole Beasley at Oliver Theron Johnson all after missing Wednesday's practice, however, there were some that did not practice yesterday. Zac Moss Not practice for a second straight day to a due to a tow issue. Dawson Knox still dealing with a concussion, and Dal Shaun Phillips did not practice for a second straight day, as well that Milano, Tremaine Evans and John Brown were all involved. In practice.
The Murder Rule
"Usually in our criminal legal system. In order to convict someone of a crime, there are two primary factors at play the first is. What a person does their action. The second is what that person intended to do. In Law we call what a person does. Actus Reus what is the action? And what is on a person's mind? What they intended to do is known as men's Raya. And it's the hallmark of a civilized legal system. We care about an individual's actions and we care about an individual's intent. Let me give you an example of this principle. For crime of misdemeanor theft. The prosecutor has to prove to a jury that someone took something. That's the act. With the intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of that thing that's the intent. So. Let's say. I'm in a store to buy toothbrush. And I pick up toothbrush and I leave the store. Now, that would look like a theft. Let's say that I left the store because I got an emergency phone call from my daughter's school and there was no reception store. So I rushed outside to hear the call. Or. Let's say that I left the store because I suddenly realized that I left my wallet in the car. In both of those situations I did leave the store with the toothbrush. But I had no intent to permanently deprive the store. The prosecutor could not show that I committed a crime because I didn't intend to do so. What you do matters, it does what you do matters but a person's intent according to the law also matters and this makes perfect sense. You wouldn't want to convict somebody of a crime because of an accident and Mrs just for Misdemeanor Theft. And it makes sense because in our legal system, we say. I almost have to put parentheses around say we say that liberty is paramount. Before, we're going to let a prosecutor strip you of your rights since you away from all of your loved ones, send you away from your family, your job, your career you're calling and put you in a prison sale. They should have to prove that a person did something wrong. And meant to do something wrong. However. There is one very old relic in our criminal law. Where what a person actually does and what a person intends to do. Does not matter at all. A prosecutor in this, it blows my mind to think about this. A prosecutor can lock up someone for life. For, a murder that a person did not commit a murder that everyone knows they did not commit. A prosecutor can lock someone for life and everyone knows that they did not intend to hurt anyone. A prosecutor can tell a jury that it doesn't matter that the person didn't intend to hurt anyone. And, this rule is known as the felony murder rule. And it is incredibly problematic tens of thousands of people all over the country from coast to coast are in prison because of this one single rule right now. This rule says that if a person is committing a felony, let's say robbery. And in committing that robbery, a person gets killed. The, felony murder rule says everybody who committed the robbery can now also be held responsible for the murder. That law came from the Middle Ages in England. But. It has now been banned in every country whose legal system originally came from England. It has been abolished in Ireland. It has been abolished in Canada in India it was abolished in England in Nineteen fifty six. But it's still exist in almost every state in the United States of America,
Mighty Ducks Star Shaun Weiss Celebrates 265 Days of Sobriety with New Teeth
"Be glad to know That Sean Sean Weiss. Weiss. Weiss. It It It is. is. is. Sober Sober Sober now now now for for for 265 265 265 days, days, and and he he got got new new teeth. teeth. New teeth, too. I shall have you been sober for 265 days, So I have no okay. Sober for a couple of days. Ah, Weiss, Of course with the he was that after who was in the mighty Ducks, kid? A zoo kid, and then he ended up like living under a bridge somewhere. He has long battled substance abuse issues, causing his Pete to become infected. S O. After the story went viral. Over the summer, a dentist in Los Angeles offered to replace his About teeth. Free of charge and, Ah, gift That's a gift that was like 100,000 bucks for the work. His teeth were so bad. Following his arrest earlier this year. Why center to substance abuse program He has maintained his so Brianti for nine months, according to Go Fund Me page started by his friend Drew Gallagher. He played Goldberg in the Mighty Ducks.
Can I make a different video about dogs every day for a year?
"Hi Chris, this is Shaun from San Diego and I've been listening since episode one and I think I've finally found my side hustle idea. What if I make a video every day for a year what would happen I have an idea to teach people about corgis. It's my favorite kind of dog through a lot of Corgi lovers out there and I was inspired by the guy who blocked fish tanks instead of blogging, I'm thinking of making a series of videos and because side-hustle school is daily, I'd also like to make different video every day for a year but just all about Corgis is this a good idea and what do you think will happen if I do that? Thanks Sean. Thank you so much for the question. Interesting idea for sure I've never heard this one before daily video series all about not just dogs but specific kind of dog. So leave the discussion about corgis themselves for now. I WANNA focus more on the broad question here Sean specifically asks what if I make video every day for a year what will happen. I think what? He's thinking I've kind of fallen into this trap myself. It's not necessarily a trap but what's going to break it down I? Think what he's thinking is okay. If I make a different video every day for a year, it might start small but over time more and more people are going to be watching and then like month one month to month three as as I move toward know corgi video number three, hundred and sixty, five all of a sudden there's going to be a huge audience of Corky. Lovers all watching and just anticipating as video, etc. so that may happen. Okay. So first of all, it may happen and it is good to be consistent and it can definitely help not just in terms of building the audience, but also you yourself like if you're trying to get in the habit of regularly publishing something or just again being consistent that can help but I think it is a trap to think that automatically the audience is going to build often with these things i. think this was true a lot when. When everybody was live streaming every single day. During the beginning of the COVID nineteen season and I've done life streaming myself. I'M GONNA keep doing it I. Think it's a great way to interact with folks but notice that like in the beginning of that season, like a lot of people started doing who weren't doing it before and I did see a lot of growth but then like often what happens is it just declines after a while which can feel demotivating because. You're like Hey I'm here I show up. I'm here every day or however often it is. Why did people stop watching? I think we just have to remember that people have busy lives and they're not necessarily going to be committed to you know coming every day or whatever the pattern is like you have to make it worth their while you have to always say what's in it for that other person to make that commitment. So doing something over and over consistently can't be a good path to building more traction, but you could also do that over and over and not see those results. So just keep that in mind remember that classic definition of insanity right is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results and I often think about this. I'm sure a lot of people have heard of the ten thousand hour theory which Malcolm. Glad well popularized. I'm a fan of. His books but I think there is a critique of Allah critique of that theory. which is you can spend ten thousand hours doing something and still not have much to show for it. You know, yes the Beatles practice pretend thousand hours and had all these experiences playing in Germany before they got big and the UK and then America, and beyond. But lots of other bands can practice for ten thousand dollars and not the Beatles. and. So we can talk about that for a long time, but I think the idea just doing it doesn't necessarily guarantee success. So to get back to Sean, I would say it's definitely worth a try but the bigger question is to ask what can I do to help educate the world about Corgis or whatever my topic is, but we're talking about Sean and hopefully build my authority as the Corgi guy and so if you think about that question and the answer might lead to that daily video series, but it just as might well lead to something else. Okay. So don't let them medium or format drive your process don't let that medium or format lead the. Way, you know focus on the topic focus on what you want to communicate and be open to different mediums or formats as you go.
Kellyanne Conway's Daughter Claudia, 15, Says She's Seeking Emancipation
"Kellyanne Conway, his 15 year old daughter. Ah has said some very interesting statements on social media, not just in the last day, but in the last weeks months, she said. She's she was devastated. That her mother will be speaking at the RNC. Ah, in a flurry of tweets criticizing her parents. She also said she and her father agree on absolutely nothing politically before announcing she would be taking a mental health break from Social Media. Get her daughter's only 15 years old, she says. I'm officially pushing for emancipation buckle up, because this is probably going to be public one way or another. Unfortunately, welcome to my life. She's left leaning. At one point, she urged progressive representative Alexander Acosta Cortez to adopt her. I'll tell you I wish Cortez would adopt me. I'll be honest, I'm with her on that one. She says. As far as my dad goes politically, we agree on absolutely nothing. We just both happen to have common sense when it comes to our current president. Stop staining him. Claudia tweeted using a term, referring to someone who admires someone or something the point of obsession. She added that her mother was selfish for pushing her line of work. My mother's job ruined my life to begin with. She also went on to say, heartbreaking that she continues to go down the path. After years of watching your Children suffer selfish. It's all about money and fame. Ladies and gentlemen, she also continued, and she said, I'm a savage. I'm aware, but you know, just going on and on talking about how angry she is that her parents, particularly in this situation, her mother for ruining her life now she also I've got some breaking audio that she went on Tic tac, and this just broke out on TMZ. So again, this is Kellyanne Conway's daughter. 15 years old on Tic tac. Have a listen to this. I'm probably stall this earth because of all of you like and I'm really grateful for that. Um And I'm really trying to manage my sister. My situation, but I I love you guys so much. Um And I just want to say thank you for supporting me. If anybody has lawyers or anything, you can email me. Um I'm going to be a whole lot of thinking for once. Take it. What does she want? Lawyer? She wants to sue her mom trapped. Trying to understand what does she want? No, she said she wants emancipation. By the way, if Kellyanne Conway was my mother, I'd probably want to get an attorney as well. Those air alternative fax my mother is Mrs alternative facts, But I wonder why, like, what is she trying to do? I want to sue my mom because my mom is a bad parent. And she cares more about Donald Trump in her own fan. I mean, I guess you could see your mom for that. I wonder how that would work. Anyway. Go ahead, Shaun going to be, you know, taking e mails on my email at sea and Conway five at gmail dot com. That's C M. As in movie Conway, five. A. Stein, Can you please write down that email? I want to get Kelly and complex daughter on a radio show I want. I want to get around the show. I'm serious. It's worth an email. I'm sure she got probably 200 other emails. But, you know, I'm sure she'll do Vegas local radio. Why wouldn't she dotcom And if you have any information on pro bono lawyers in the New Jersey or D C areas I really, really appreciate it. Um Because this is really getting out of control tonight. I have to get out of the situation of men. Um, and it sucks that I'm kind of being used as a publicity stunt. The PR son. It actually sucks. That's like and I don't even know what to say. Right now. I'm just kind of just in shock. I'm kind of just like And I can't even cry anymore because I'm so numb like two crying like I just can't But please don't believe anything that you see, especially like my parents saying that they're doing it for the family. They're not like they're not at all. I'm literally giving you the tea. I'm giving you all the realist. They didn't say anything about this. Um they literally just tweeted about it. Um, my dad doesn't care about me and Eric. He's never cared about me. Um, he probably doesn't even know my middle name. Which is really sad, but it's true. You know, he never really cared about me my whole life he always belittle when I was younger. My dad physically abused me a lot. Um Right here in this very room and My mom is standing with my mom. You know, my mom got me arrested. You know, She's very, very physically abusive, long, very, very, very abusive. I've been belittles and badgered Mine's higher life, And I just said this to them, you know? You guys putting on this whole show? You know, they want attention. So you know, then putting it on this whole show of them Leaving? I guess isn't really Going to be effective. You know, I think they're just scared that I'm going to emancipate myself, which I am. I'm going to try.
Why I took my Instagram & Twitter accounts private
"Before the pandemic I would I would always crack up because I could be on the train you know now. During. A pandemic it's is horrible here in New York I I don't take the train. I. Hardly go outside and when I do I, have a mask on. So people people rarely recognize me although I have been out even with a mask and a hat and people will come up which is always weird during the pandemic say are you Shaun. King. But before the pandemic could be on the train any day and I would take the train every single day and People would come up to me and they wouldn't say are you Shaun King they wouldn't say. Are you are you that are you that writer? Are you that activists organizer? Deer run the you know real justice. Grassroots. Law. They say. Are you the guy from instagram. And I would always be so surprised because. When I wake up in the morning. That's not how I see myself. I don't see myself as a damn social media celebrity. A social media as a tool and I always have like if you go all the way back to facebook and AOL even I've been using mass emails literally for over. Twenty years. You know I was I was on facebook when I was a student. I was Saban on facebook even even that is getting for over fifteen years. I've I've been on one of the first million people on twitter when it was just a a group of nerds and Ashton Kutcher and Larry King And So I've been using social media for a long time in is funny when people ask me. Are you that guy from instagram because I'm actually super late to instagram. I may have opened up an account early but I I really didn't use it like I use it now. Until way after. When I wished I really did And And so I'm always surprised by it, but it's a it's a platform that I use in an for years. I would even when I was a I was the senior justice writer at the new. York Daily News I was riding sometimes two and three articles a day every single day. And people who are all over New York would come up to me and say, Hey, sean, our each articles they will say something that really surprised me. They will say. Hey Sean I get all of my news from you. From your instagram page I'm like. Oh, my hold on. I'm the senior justice writer. At one of the local newspapers and busting my butt every single day and everywhere I would go people with a everything I learned about injustice I learned from you. On, your instagram. And and eventually, instead of being frustrated by it, I leaned into it and say, wow, this is a place that I. This is a tool that I need to us to be able to inform people in and and inspire them and point them in a in a certain direction. and. The more I use the tool. To organize, people to inform. To rally, US around causes rallies around campaigns justice change. The more I did that. The more the hate grew. The death threats grew. The spam grew and I brought in and outside secure what I have security I'm I'm recording this now from podcast studio in our house because our offices are closed. We. Have Security here at the house and we also have a cyber security firm and because so many of the death threats that we get come from online. And what we found was that. It appears multiple corporations. Are Funding. It looks like multiple different initiatives. To not only spread misinformation. And lies and spam on my page, but to flood everything that I do. With lies about who I am lies about the work that I do lies about my family Sometimes it's blatant misinformation about my perspectives or views. and. It wasn't by the the dozens or hundreds by the thousands on some days over ten thousand comments of blatant misinformation. I'm not talking about people with. Not Talking about real people with real critiques. But accounts that were created to flood everything that I do with blatant misinformation.
This one step will drastically change policing forever
"This past weekend Chicago you you might have seen this police shot and injured a young black man in the neighbourhood of Inglewood. As reports of yet another police shooting is Chicago spread. They were complicated by conflicting details about the case I people were saying that it was a young child. Then people discovered that the police had body cameras on then people were arguing over whether or not the young man was armed and not armed and residents. Quickly and I I saw this happen. Literally unfold online minute by minute. It went from. WH, what do you say zero zero to a hundred real quick like it. It got bad quickly. And it was a sign. Of just how badly people's nerves afraid how tired people are? Of police brutality, not just in Chicago but all over the country because normally what would take? Days. Sometimes. To boil over a swear it looked in Chicago like it boiled over in minutes. and. Father. Pfleger of Saint Sabina church there. He said right now the city, this is a quote is like a keg of dynamite. And went on to say people are so frustrated. So hopeless. So angry. that it doesn't take much. She says, if you just light a match in, throw it on the fire, you said it goes up. And today I. WanNa. Talk about. One cause of this anger and frustration in the wake of police shootings and one really important step that we can take to help address it. Now this is admittedly an incredibly complex issue with very specific causes in Chicago and I wanNA say that because. I've learned I've you. You've heard me say this I've traveled over the past six years at a black lives matter movement. I've traveled to forty seven states. I've traveled to almost every major American city in the country. And an each of those cities I have taught. I have learned. I have organized. I have engaged families and organizations that. have been impacted by police violence in what I've learned, and this is so important. That what works in Miami doesn't necessarily work in Portland. And what works in Portland might not work in Chicago. And what works in Chicago even though it's, it's a major city may not work here in new. York where I live, which is a major city everything is not cut and paste. But there is one larger solution. That I think, can be customized for each city and if done. To, the best of its ability, I think could. Be a breakthrough way for us to confront not just fatal police violence but all forms of police misconduct, sexual abuse corruption fall of falsifying evidence planting of evidence in everything in between. And here's the thing. Right now in Chicago where black and Brown neighborhoods have historically been super neglected even in the in the midst of a devastating pandemic. And where the relationship between these communities and law enforcement. has been strained by decades of policing. We have, to understand. That How you solve the crisis. Of Violence including police violence in Chicago is not simple. But I WANNA push today. On some of the ways we can solve it because here's the thing. The responses that we see two police shootings they're not only a reflection of the pain and sadness over another life lost gravely injured due to stay sanctioned violence. Because after a police shooting or killing after this violence, we are also forced into the unavoidable conclusion that police continue to think they're above the law and that the systems of accountability that we have. Just seen to not work in the way I. Say it is that they were designed in some ways not to work.
Does the 15th Amendment really give African Americans the right to vote?
"I. Think what I'm about to say is going to shock you. It shocked me to be honest. We don't actually have the constitutional right to vote. We don't. The constitution, it gives us a lot of rights, but the right to vote is not one of them. Now. This isn't me being crafty with my words. Not. A single constitutional amendment was ever authored guarantees. American citizens the right to vote. In, fact according to our Constitution our. Right to own a gun is stronger than our federal right to vote. And I. Think we all fundamentally misunderstood this I know I did. We just don't have a constitutional right to vote. And over the past few days as people have raised questions about who should or should not be allowed to vote in presidential candidates have been asked whether or not they support people being able to vote while they're incarcerated. The one thing that stood out most to me is that it appears most presidential candidates haven't even thought about these things before. Let me, break it down. From the technical founding of the United States in seventeen seventy, six all the way until today and I mean right here right now, very moment you are hearing these words come out of my mouth, the constitution by purposeful design as not guaranteed people the right to vote. They left it out on purpose so that document the United States constitution that is so often held up as the standard bearer of global democracy. It didn't even guarantee people the right to vote. It didn't guarantee. It was written in it doesn't guarantee it now. Now at grant some rights to assemble some rights to speak some rights to own guns but it never gave voting as a fundamental right It could have. Hell it should have. The framers of the constitution could have easily made that the first second or third amendment. Added, it would immediately mean that white landowning men might have to see their power over the other people who would eventually rise up to vote. In above all else, the constitution was originally written as a document to protect and empower white men. routed. It was written exclusively for white men by white men. So, they left the right to vote out of the Constitution in left it up to the states to create their own rules and guidelines and laws in policies on who could vote and who couldn't and guess what? It. Got Ugly Racist Sexist and classist right away. And state by state started creating a series of complicated hurdles on who they determined could and could not vote. It was pretty much. Anything goes cities, counties and states they all started making up types of wowed restrictions on who could vote and who couldn't vote and it was all legal. Right away people say no, no, no, no no. The fifteenth. Amendment granted black people the right to vote or the nineteenth amendment granted women the right to vote. Sometimes, we actually have to go back in read the fine print.
Are you going to vote?
"When I asked you. If you plan on voting, it sounds like I'm joking. But I swear I'm not, and the reason I ask is when I actually look at the numbers of people who aren't voting every year year in year out. OVER HALF OF AMERICA HALF OF VOTING AGE Americans. Is, not, they're not voting period. Half of all of our eligible voters. Aren't voting in presidential elections. In fact, the largest single bloc of voters. Non Voters. And I have to assume. That many of you who are listening right now. Maybe. Plan on voting. Maybe think that you're going to vote. But actually half of you aren't going to vote, and maybe it's that the listeners a breakdown, you all just vote and vote and vote, and maybe we're not at fifty percent. But even when you look at demographics and all of that half of all eligible voters just aren't voting. And I for my entire life have stayed away from the generic request of go vote. because. Saying to people go vote. Does. Not necessarily make change as you know, maybe, no. On April twenty first to have a brand new book out called make change and I- rail on this very point of saying this and telling people go vote is not enough. It's not enough to tell people go vote. We have to instruct people on who to vote for. Not just even on what party. But on. What position on? What person? Because saying, go vote? Might, get people in there maybe to vote for particular presidential candidate. But how is that going to help them to know who to vote for on the school board or city council or even in their local congressional race in their state legislative races? We need to become listen to me. We need to become. Highly. Informed. Super informed voters. And to be very real about it, I, mean, we are now just days away from the Iowa caucuses, but the truth is, Minnesota. Is already in early voting. Do you hear me? States that have early voting have already started. California is just a few days away now from early voting, and so we are days away. From being able to vote all over the country in in Minnesota, and other states, this week and next week are also going to begin early voting. We are about to choose the next Democratic candidate for president of United States. What are you waiting for? Who are you waiting for like? First off, there's going to be no superhero to swoop down and save us. I know you know that and I'm not trying to be facetious, but you see the candidates. Okay. You see them. You see the candidates for president make choice do not simply allow. Everybody else don't allow the media to choose for. You do not allow other voters to choose for you. Because I assure you, they may not have your best interest in mind. Go ahead, find out who is running for Congress in your community who was running for a local legislative races on the state level whatever states are in. Even. If you're outside of the United, states, who are you voting for locally regionally nationally, what are you planning on doing listen? The responsibility, this is what I want to pass over to you. The responsibility. Of, knowing who to vote for? Falls on you. It does not fall on me. It does not fall on. Your parents, your siblings, your pastor, your local activists, or organizer. The responsibility that when you live. In a democracy where you get to vote for your mayor for your district attorney for your city council person for other roles that are so pivotal when you have ballot initiatives. For. For schools for penny taxes, where sometimes they'll raise sales tax by penny, but that penny will be multiplied sometimes hundreds of millions of times with every single purchasing could completely change the roads or public works or school systems that it will go to do. You even know what ballot initiatives are going to be on the ballot in your city in your state in your county. I need you to make the commitment listen to. In some ways, this entire episode is an action steps episode I need you to make the commitment. This time. When you walk into your polling location, do you know your polling location? Are you properly registered. Let's talk about those two things for many before I. Even Pass on this responsibility to you. All you need to do right now it, there are two things are right you to be able. To Google. Am I registered to vote. And put your state. Am I registered to vote New York. M I registered to vote Georgia Minnesota California Alabama Texas. Make sure that you're registered to vote. Now put 'em I. registered to vote and they should not be this complicated M I registered to vote Democratic primary. Now, you may be listening to me, we'll shot I'm not really a Democrat I'm I'm an independent I hear that. Because all of us are often extremely frustrated with America's two party system, and there's plenty to be frustrated about the democratic, party, and and certainly about the Republican Party. But did you know that in many states including California and others some of the largest states in the country that if you are not a registered Democrat, you are not able to vote in the Democratic primary. So here again is what I need you to do. Google your name right now because many of us come upon deadlines for us to even be able to to vote in the Democratic primary, you'll miss that you won't even get to choose who the Democratic candidate for president or any position is if you don't vote in the Democratic primary, so Google this. Am I registered to vote in the Democratic primary? And then your state.
10 Ways to Defund the Police Today
"If you haven't yet listened to yesterday's episode of the breakdown, this is really a two part series, and so I would encourage you to go back and listen to yesterday's episode where I break down the pushback that the movement to defend police is getting from some people. It's really rooted and misunderstanding. And introduce the work of the scholar Alex Towel in his book the end of policing. A brilliant must have book one of the most important books for this moment. And then I share Alex broke down ten ways that we could de-fund police, but increased public safety and yesterday I share the first five and today I wanna get to the final five. Step, number six is that we need to fund school wellness centers. Now, unsurprisingly, putting more people and more police rather in schools has only fueled the school to prison pipeline and what else did we really think they were going to do if they weren't going to be an arrest kids, police are doing in America schools exactly what we thought they do. Police officers don't have specialized training in adolescent or childhood development. They're not mental health experts. They're not social workers or psychologists. They're not school counselors are educators. They are literally law enforcement officers, normally whose primary training is in how to use a gun. Okay. And you put them in schools and what they do is they be arrest people. It is better safer and cheaper. If you fund school wellness centers in cities, like Minneapolis have started to experiment with replacing armed police officers with something called students, safety coaches who specialize in mental health and restorative justice in de Escalation and building positive relationships with students in one school arrest decreased by eighty percent arrest decreased by eight percent after implementing this program. We need in in defunding police and removing them out of schools and many school districts around the country, including Seattle, and Denver, and Minneapolis. If said, you know what we're moving the police out of our schools. And we need. When we remove those police, we need to fund school wellness centers, which takes me to step number seven. We need to dispatch dispute resolution experts to handle neighborhood and domestic conflicts listen to this. Domestic and. Neighborhood. Disputes. Are. Among. The single most common calls for law enforcement accounting for up to fifty percent of all calls in most areas. Now, the vast majority of those calls are not violent in most end without an arrest. But in some jurisdictions police listen to me, police are required to make an arrest in some of these calls. There's no evidence that these arrests generally reduced domestic violence and in fact, many domestic violence victims. Actually, don't call law enforcement at all because they are afraid of the legal repercussions. There is a better smarter response. What we need to do is to dispatch non law enforcement, first responders to respond to calls, involving disputes and domestic disturbances, social workers, and teams that are experts in working to escalate these disputes are less costly and more effective, actually resolving the conflicts. These crisis response teams would-be, specially trained and credentialed in the neighborhoods that they work in bats key. This already works in other countries all around the world. This is the primary method of intervention in France where trained mediators respond to the vast majority of calls involving interpersonal conflicts. In America though they send an officer or two officers or for or five or ten officers with guns, ready to shoot you or tasers you or spray you an arrest you in jail you. Other countries are already doing this better, which takes me to step number eight. We need to provide support not police for people who are experiencing homelessness. This is so simple and so important. Police spend an absurd amount of time in resources dealing with people experiencing homelessness, who has a result often become victims of unnecessary arrest in violence that only further disrupts their lives by creating specialized trained homelessness outreach units. We can reduce these harmful and pointless police confrontations and replace them with positive interactions that build community trust and help people find true stability.
Philadelphia, Elmwood Park Zoos to Reopen With Restrictions in Place
"Well two areas whose are getting ready to welcome back back visitors visitors after after being being closed closed since since mid mid March March because because of of the the pandemic pandemic K. K. Y. Y. W. W. stomach stomach Devitt Devitt reports reports if if you you want want to to see see the the animals animals changes changes include include mandatory mandatory online online ticketing and limited capacity the old park zoo opens to the public this Freddie guess we'll have to go online to purchase time tickets Shaun Rogers is the zoo spokesman which would mean the big gap needs to either purchase their tickets or reserve their tickets of their yearly numbers online on our website at what part of the network you'll be reserving or purchasing for a specific hi and they need this right at that time and their experience at the zoo will be a single file directed experience so that we can maintain proper social distancing and safety of our guests are our staff and our animals tickets must be purchased or reserve online at the Philadelphia zoo too including for its members Phillies zoo will reopen in phases members first starting on July sixth seventh and eighth the general public on July ninth indoor exhibits will not be open guest eight years old and over required to wear masks the zoo was trying to keep things as touchless as possible so for now the zucchini storybook boxes will not be operational
Cleanup follows another night of unrest in NYC
"In new York's trendy soho they're cleaning up and boarding up following overnight looting and protests day it was a chaotic scene as stores like Rolex Chanel and Prada were broken into police tackle people seen taking things in those just seen running cops say someone was even shot in the middle of it all as you watch the destruction New Yorker Shaun Jones said it's like a movie people doing this so next time before you think about trying to kill another black person they can like them we don't want them out here doing it again they gained a David any other time the job easy the job not easy right now police say hundreds of arrests were made Julie Walker New York
The Problem with Autonomous Forms of Work With Louis Florin
"So welcome back to another automated podcast episode and has always I'm your host mark for Bank of so on today's podcast? I have a discussion with Louis Florin who recently just published a paper that explores the problems of precarious situations that independent professionals can be faced with. So this episode deals less with technology or automation I think it's actually quite an important topic for a number of reasons, so the first is that a number of my previous guests as well as my future guests actually fit into this category of independent professionals thus discussed in the paper. And secondly actually the fastest growing job category out there. Even though it hardly existed only a few decades ago. So as we discuss in this episode, we expect that this form of work will continue to grow as time goes on with technological change, being one of the key factors enabling this growth, but there are a couple of others which Louis does a great job in explaining. So, Louis himself is a PhD candidate and researcher at length pick, which is a multidisciplinary lab on technology, innovation and change within organizations and the labor market. So after completing a bachelor in social sciences at the University of the edge, he graduated in a double degree master program from the University of. And Metric University which is actually where we met and studied together I part of our master's program. So! Louis is now conducting a PhD on New Forms of employment with a specific interest in employment protection reforms so I. Really hope that you enjoyed today's discussion as I not only had a great time in this discussion with Louis, but also found his points very insightful. So there. Louis thanks for coming onto the automated podcast. Hi Mark. It's a pleasure to be here and to have an opportunity to talk about my research, and to share it with your listeners here, yes. What will get into it in just a second? I mean you did have this article that was published. I think six seven days ago. but I want to. I want to discuss or ask you. I guess kind of your interest in in the work that you're doing in the research that you're doing overall in the emails that we've been having back and forth the discussion beforehand. You're talking that your interest lies in kind of the evolution of new forms of work or the evolution of employment status maybe. You can just touch on your own motivation on that because I always think that that's something that's interesting for listeners. To hear about? Yeah, exactly so my interest lies in the in the volition of employment arrangements and industrial relations in the in the last years, and especially we've so shootout technology can be called changes with that. We observe now and so what what we are observing is the blurring of the boundary between self-employment and and salaried rock, and so that that's the WHO point of is to explore the blurring of the boundary and how? Does this lead to new forms of employment, and what does that mean for the workers concerned in terms of the experience they have at work in terms of autonomy and so on, and also in terms of security, and and so Shaun prediction for example in in. The! That's the WHO the global interest of of the disease in the Disfavor Yup. Yeah, and I think it comes at a really relevant time in kind of our world, not not discussing about cove it but. Kind of the transformations that we see through the technologies that are coming about that are actually enabling these forms of autonomous work that you mentioned so I think that the research that you're doing is Yeah, as I said very relevant for this, the spirit of time executive Ed. We've we've. Of course, the technology, the technology developments on one side people, the more able to a work remotely for example vote to collaborate online, and so on so employment is. Is Not, anymore a linked to one workplace or a common work she do and we. We have more a possibility for organizing walker autonomously so. That's a of course allows people to to. To have different A. Workaround let's go outside of the traditional employment arrangements. We have seen in the last dicate. Yup Yup and I think that both of us would agree that this is something that's going to be continuing into the future as well. Actually I think you. You mentioned this in your in your paper, so maybe we can Maybe we can jump into the paper, so you had this article that was published over the last week or so, which looks at the forms of precariousness, related to autonomous work may be, you can discuss a little bit about the overall goal about the paper I. Have some specific questions that full will will get into, but Maybe you can just introduce the paper and discussed the overall goal. So the bipper. The good of the paper was to study what we mean by this quiz on Beacon Self Employment and salaried work and study Jacksonville experience of workers, and so to study this specific subject we looked into. The. Del! We could say to approach like there was the first approach would say. We have an independent push that does the concept of eyebrows which a said trump road workers. The intellectual sectors do that that would be self-employed workers working freelance. For graphic design for. Copy writing translating, it work all consistency, and so on, so that would be A. extractive We observed this group of all booming a it has been growing a by a forty five percent in the last decade. In the EU, so this is the fastest growing world closing the EU so. As today all to approach this these disposed steak on this workforce that say this is the future of work, these all highly autonomous workers that take responsibility for their own protection for the security that all completely autonomous, and so on, and as soon part of the literature that would say this is actually false. Quicker use work appeared all pushed into employment. Because they all know salaried position and linked to a precursor work arrangements, and so what we what we wanted to do is to dive into that I'm Kelly by using A. European working conditions survey, and to provide an I think what we have to do is to provide a more nuanced view about that diving the later that. The mall. Jewish that we. We have approximately sixty percents of the of the eyebrows. That's all actually what we see. Commonly, we've set employed workers, so they are highly tuna Moose, Pace, and they also, of course, if the responsibility that goes housing ending non weaver self-employment with meaning that they all responsible for the skews development for example are responsible for their working. Conditions and of course they always possible for. Generating the income. So, that would be the traditional region of trump that we see, but what? What was interesting that we see all too groups that differ from this traditional vision of center for payment we observe. These two groups of I the deed. Economically dependent I pers- which all the ones that Hall a highly economically dependent on one client, but are so they lack autonomy on their walk methods and walk pace so they after that they do not have the upside of autonomy, and they also have the downside of meaning that they are responsible for their own skaters developed Mandel responsible for journey of
Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations
"I think it's important to clarify. We're doing these recommendations are for very little kids and everything that we are talking about all of the recommendations on this episode our TV and I think there are parents of very young children and people who give advice to parents have very young children who tend to obsess over screen time and how much screen time a toddler should have look. These are unusual times and the first thing that I want to say before I even start doling out recommendations is just to remember that you're doing the best you can. You're doing fine if you need to put your toddler in front of a TV or a tablet and that is what needs to happen for you to stay sane for you to get your work done then so be it. Your kid is going to be fine. Your kid has you. That's what's important wanted to get that out there. I will also go so far. As to say as a person who obsessed about this didn't obsess about it goes back and forth the important part of the best you can is the you can part so if you are stuck on the fact well. The best is only two hours. It's the best that you can do. Given your circumstances your doing great exactly so. My first recommendation is something that my parents put in front of me. When I was very small child back in the seventies which has been fairly recently rebooted for new generations the electric company. The Electric Company is a educational children's program in the seventies it featured such wonderful luminaries as Rita Moreno. It has an extraordinarily charming kids show. That is really focused on education. But does it in such a warm and inviting and pleasant way so the original seventies electric company you can stream it via Amazon? It does cost money. You can find pretty lengthy excerpts of it on Youtube floating around and you know a lot of us who grew up in the seventies. We'll have you know like individual favorite moments from the electric company. I just remember that that was something that my parents really love to have on and around because though it was geared very very much too little kids and they say online. They say that it's geared toward five to nine but I think you can really go younger than that. My parents didn't go nuts watching it now. They recently rebooted the electric company from two thousand nine to twenty eleven. Those three seasons you can stream for free at PBS DOT ORG and As an incentive for parents who listen to this show and have not checked out the rebooted electric company one of the CAST members is William Jackson Harper. Who Played Chidi on the good place incentive to watch the new electric company Occasional guest spots and occasional music composition from one Lin. Manuel Miranda. I'LL AL. Obviously we could go back and forth. Comparing the quality of the two there is no way to compare something. You were nostalgic for as a child with something that is trying to duplicate that magic but that is a marvelous piece of educational programming. That is still entertaining. And that is right up there with stuff like Mister Rogers neighborhood and sesame street and all sorts of wonderful stuff that you can find on PBS kids. Electric Company is just a gorgeous piece of that puzzle. And I don't think it gets as much recognition as it should get especially compared to some of those other classic pieces of programming love it. Excellent Pack Loved Electric Company Berry. What is your first recommendation? We in our family when my oldest was younger and I was pregnant with my second son. It was really imperative for me to be sitting down lying down pretending that I didn't have a child for like two or three hours a day but I also had already watched so much Daniel Tiger which is wonderful and other. Pbs Kids thing. That probably taught me a lot about parenting but I wanted something that I also really liked from the creators of Wallace and GROMIT. Shaun the sheep which I have so many I mean I literally have photographs of both my husband and my then three year old watching. Shaun the sheep and both laughing at exactly the same amount because it is genuinely funny. It is the first thing that I think our family all liked the same amount where we really all were engaged in it in the same way. I you know you're not pretending to love you know Mom Tiger or whatever you're not pretending to be like Mom Tiger. I'm really actually mom. Tigers really haunted me over the years but I will say that Shaun. The sheep is both adorable in terms of its slapsticky laps. But it also looks gorgeous. So if you're not familiar with Wallace and gromit they created these these beautiful claymation sort of handmade aesthetic from our animations and Wallace and gromit. I also highly recommend but it's more of a sophisticated storyline. What's Great About Shaun? The sheep is that they are sort of snack. -able basically it is a brilliant sheep named Sean and the adventures of him and his farmer and his friends and it is genuinely funny. They're all of these little references. That are incredibly sophisticated without going over the head of your little ones. There's a kind of buster Keaton ask quality to it and I can watch them all the time. I really truly do not get sick of Shaun the sheep and my kids who are now as we said six nine still really love them. It's about that and maybe the British bake off are the only things that the entire family can agree on. If you've missed out on it please go back and watch it and you may find yourself watching it even without your children and where we find it. You can find it in a myriad of places. It is on Amazon prime. It is on Netflix. The Shaun the sheep extended universe of both movies and also the Wallace and gromit from the same animation studio are in many streaming places so if you just search Shaun the sheep you will find a gorgeous claymation that will make you. Giggle is a great pick and man. My kids now are nine thousand nine hundred sixteen and at no point in their lives. Has there been more than like a small handful of things that everyone in the family can enjoy at the same level at the exact same time so when you find one of those the love that you experience as a parent for that piece of entertainment is intense. I feel you on this one in a big way. Very very nice excellent. Pick Berry Hartman Steven. You'RE GONNA give us your second pick and This is not surprise. Me Buddy well. This one is specific to one of my kids particularly my older kid my son. Jona when he was little he obsessed over a cartoon that I watched as a kid called the wacky races and the wacky races were a very short lived. Hanna barbera cartoon aired in late. Nineteen sixty eight and a little bit in early sixty nine and then has kind of lived on in reruns. There's a DVD set that has like the complete collection of the wacky races. Hanna barbera cartoons are pretty primitive. You're talking about children's TV in the late sixties. You have some kind of squeaky gender stuff. There's like one female racer penelope pitstop. Who's like more concerned with her makeup than with racing? It has that name is amazing. Insert pitstop into my middle name. Very pitstop hardiman stuff hardiman The thing is though there's something about the way. This particular cartoon was structured where each episode of the show all of these goofy characters. They were the same characters. The plot couldn't be simpler. They're racing and at the end of each episode. One of the racers wins. There's a bad guy racer named Dick Dastardly. And his side kick Mutley. Who has that famous? Little wheezy laugh and my son who was obsessed with numbers kind of obsessed a certain amount of scorekeeping managed to latch into it. Not only as a piece of like fun cartoony entertainment but kind of latched onto it as like a statistician almost and really got obsessed with it. Even though there were only seventeen episodes he just watched them over and over and over again. Now the wacky races have existed in a couple of different forms. There's a wacky racist game for the we. The kids also played. This is also like electric company is one that got rebooted and it got rebooted a few years ago and once again if you're obsessed with the nineteen sixty eight version you're gonNA watch the version from twenty seventeen or two thousand eighteen and roll your eyes because it's not the exact entertainment that you grew up with but you look at the voice cast on this rebooted wacky races. It's Tom Kenny WHO's TV. Spongebob Jill Talley who's also voiced from. Spongebob she's also from Mister. Show like Tom. Kenny and Billy West. Who was stimpy. He was fry in Futurama. You have some really lovable voice. Cast working with this show. So lucky races isn't necessarily the top of very many people's list as far as like high quality children's programming but it was really important in my house and really had this nice kind of cross generational appeal where I got to feel nostalgia watching it and my kids hooked into it in ways that even I never did
Was Diddy right about forcing Joe Biden to have an agenda for Black people?
"You never really know who's going to shine during a pandemic during a crisis but A person in a voice that I think has really stepped up in a major way has been Naomi Campbell who has done some amazing interviews and And even just had some conversations herself about the pandemic about politics and Of course I mean she is a woman who's traveled and seeing the entire world but she's just been brilliant throughout the pandemic with just deep insights and thoughts and yesterday she had a conversation with diddy and apart of that conversation was about the presidential race and did he gave his thoughts on it. And I want to play that clip for you now. Black born is now going to be for free. We're going to have to see some promises. What are we in return for? I'll quote nothing has changed for Black America and in order for us to vote for biding. We can't be taken for granted like we always because we're supposed to be Democrats off because people are afraid and trump so I was going to take him out. Community level was to make a deal. This is business at this point. You know we can't truth follow. Titians you know so. We WanNa know very clearly just like trump made it clear that he wanted to build the wall vitamins to make clear that he's GonNa Change Lives in quality of life of black and Brown people else. He can't get the boat. I will hold a vote hostage. Ivine now. I saw and heard that clip earlier this morning when my friend. Sholom in God. He posted it and he posted a loan. Caption if you go to my instagram now or Charlemagne's Instagram I reposted Charlemagne's caption where you could just go to Charlemagne's page and check it out for yourself. I agree with everything they did. He said they're like I. I would say it even stronger. I think it's it's ridiculous to say otherwise but it's a bit of a roar test Which wish if the ink blood tests where you Somebody shows you ink blots and you tell them what you see I heard what did he said. It was like Yep. That's right we need to make sure that Joe Biden actually has an agenda for us and I I heard that and I'm like yeah of course. What other scenario are we saying that we don't care if Joe Biden has an agenda for us because what did he is saying is true? Black people almost exclusively put Joe Biden in the position. He's in right now and he doesn't come close to winning. The presidential election in November without the black vote and all saying is. Hey we need to let him know. Hey if you actually in real life want us to show up and vote for you like in a major way if you want us to put you over the top talk to US clearly about your agenda show us the policies show us the plans show us the strategies instead of just saying that you're going to be different than trump or that. You're better than trump. Can WE BE PRACTICAL. Can you talk to us about your economic policies? Can you talk to us about your justice policies? Can you talk to us about your healthcare community development policies? Can You? Can you speak on these things? And I see several of my friends including Kenny Burns who? I'm doing an interview with later this afternoon saying. Hey Hey that's reckless asked my brother Isaac as the third also posting. Hey everything they did. He said right. There was completely wrong and I was shocked because everything I heard in everything charlemagne heard and and I see many of you even on my instagram debating. It right now. I agree with every bit of it. It's outrageous I mean if it's a city council person if it's a local mayor if it's if it's a state representative if somebody for Congress we should always require of them that they have an agenda that as much as we can make it is binding that they have some type of binding commitment to our concerns and other people are saying no no no. No No. Don't say that. Don't say that you just need to vote for Joe Biden no matter what. And here's the thing. Black folks are gonNA show up and vote for Joe Biden Black Folk vote almost ninety five percent for the Democratic candidate and black folk will show up. But what we know in Michigan in Wisconsin in a place like Georgia Florida North Carolina and others. Is that if you actually want to win? Black folk have to go all out and we saw that in two thousand and eight and two thousand twelve of course with Barack Obama but black folk while black folks showed up to vote in huge numbers for Hillary Clinton in any place where the turn out was depressed even a little bit in in Milwaukee in Wisconsin or in Michigan. She lost. And it's okay for us to say to Democratic candidates to democratic nominees. And let's be real as I record this. It's still April. Were still in the primary. It's okay in April to say. Hey Joe Biden I wanna make sure you actually have an agenda for US okay. Like that's not an let's be real did he is not making threat. He is saying that we all deserve to have a presidential candidate. That has an agenda that actually represents our needs. Our concerns are our biggest issues and that they have to have a plan. And we wanna see it because what we've seen for most of our lives is presidential candidates who desperately rely on our vote but have no agenda for us have no plans for us. They plan on being generally nice. But we need something more than general nicety like we need people that have an actual policy agenda for the concerns and issues that we have and I'm grateful For diddy who didn't say. Hey I'm not voting for Joe Biden he just said Hey We're at the stage. In American history where the Democratic candidate needs to have a serious agenda for black folk and anybody who looks at this situation says otherwise is ridiculous and I see other people saying. Hey He's saying that from a place of privilege I don't I don't understand that. No He's saying it from a position of authority of somebody who generally doesn't go into making a deal with somebody unless the deal is good for everybody in what we want to understand is HBO. We're GONNA make this deal with you. Not only where you are the Democratic nominee but where we go all out to make sure you win the race. Exactly what are you going to do? And if that's a problem for you saying something like that then we need to have a big conversation like we need to go deeper if saying that much Riles you up. And gets you frustrated? Then you have probably been eating crumbs under the table for so long that you are used to people over promising and under delivering. You're used to not getting anything like the U. S. just the standard and so I see a lot of what I think are just outrageous. Criticisms of what he said I think people understandably so so badly want to defeat Donald trump that they are afraid to even ask Joe Biden for favor and is lying. No no we can do. Both we can defeat Donald Trump and in April still argue that they are some things. Joe Biden needs to do and do differently for him to garner our full support.
Tulane basketball star arrested in connection with Georgia murder, officials say
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Trump May Be the Single Dumbest President in American History
"A few minutes ago on Instagram I posted screen shot of the NBC News Story of Donald Trump saying e wondered if people injected themselves with disinfectant. If it could kill the virus and some people reasonable people to say did he. Did he say that? Like is this fake news And I understand these weren't even supporters of Donald Trump. These were real everyday people who just said hold on hold on. I don't trust the man but this seems so outrageous so ridiculous so beyond the Pale. Did he really say that so? Let me play the clip for you. Where he indeed wonders aloud in one of many moments of stupidity across this pandemic wonders aloud. Whether or not infecting injecting rather disinfectant could kill the Koran invites. Let me put the disinfectant with Nazi out in a minute minute. And is there a way we can do something like that By injection insider or almost a cleaning. Because you see gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number so it'd be interesting to check that so that you can have to use medical doctors with but it sounds it. Sounds interesting to me. So we'll see but the whole concept of the light the way it goes into one minute that's That's pretty powerful. So yes there. It is Donald Trump at a press conference very smartly holds. These press conferences every single day. Because he knows they'll be covered and he is operating under a philosophy that he's used his entire life is that all press is good press and listen that literally got him into the presidency where he feels strongly that if he can dominate every new cycle. If he can dominate social media that he can do that all the way into the presidency and indeed. That's what he did in two thousand fifteen to twenty sixteen when he actually one. He did that in a lot more. But for his entire life going back even to the early seventies he has always been a master manipulator of the media and wouldn't mind if it was good press bad press horrible press. It could be about anything about his personal life about his marriage but his release. It's marriages about his relationships. It could be about him. Being a bigot. A xenophobe anything. He understands that being in the news and not just on nightly news but dominating it from morning tonight dominating social media indeed here we are talking about him right now and I. I have a principal to not really speak about him on the breakdown because he is covered and analyzed everywhere and doesn't deserve our attention here when there are so many other issues that just don't get the coverage but this is one of those moments where he says something one. That's dangerous now. You have to remember that just a few weeks ago. He was touting a particular malaria drug as a miracle. Cure for the corona virus and finally scientific studies are coming back on that drug and are saying not only is it not helping the corona virus but that in the trials the patients who were treated with it have a higher rate of death than those who weren't treated with it and not only was he touting it for weeks on end but so was Fox News. So we're conservatives across the country they have all now gone silent on it including Donald Trump no longer pumping it no longer talking about it and he literally yesterday. He said two things actually he then started saying how the corona virus dies under heat. What again he does not say when he says that he then starts talking about how people should go out in the sun and how the virus dies under heat. There is a study that shows that win. The Corona virus is not in a human body but his out of the body and is then put under extreme heat like two hundred degrees and above which is a temperature that we could not live in once outside. It gets above a hundred and fifteen degrees. Human beings can only be outside but for so long you literally could not walk in two hundred degree temperatures. It dies outside of the body in extreme heat but the man literally said I I think maybe people should inject disinfectant and go out in the sun. You only laugh to keep from crying because it's so ridiculous is so preposterous and outrageous and dangerous. That it to me reveals something it reveals like we always we always known that Donald Trump was problematic. And I don't think anybody obviously. He thinks he's a genius and anybody who calls themselves calls himself. A genius is not a genius but it reveals a base level of ignorance and stupidity. He is surrounded by doctors and experts and could have any expert in the world at his side at a moment's notice particularly during this pandemic and because he wants to dominate the news cycle. He just gets on the Mike and says the first thing that comes to his mind and began saying things that are dangerous minds you last month. A family began taking that anti-malaria drug and one member of a family died. Another was hospitalized and in a normal world and they both said that they did it because they heard Donald trump touting its effectiveness its efficacy in a normal world that moment would have ended. His presidency would've ended anyone's presidency. Oh you just touted a drug that got a man killed like there is a literal argument for ARRESTING DONALD TRUMP. For this in fact. Some doctors have lost their medical license over celebrating. What Donald Trump was saying about? It like it's a scandal for everybody but him and that's because there's a new scandal a new problem new issue new beef every single day but that he got up yesterday in front of the media in front of doctors just randomly saying things that are not only untrue but are dangerous and are again going to get people killed shows the risk of his presidency. Listen if you've followed me over the past year you know that I'm not a fan of Joe Biden or Joe Biden's policies. You understand that there is a marked difference between the ignorance and danger of Donald Trump and who Joe Biden is even if what you need to think through with that issue. Is this old notion that I'm tired of that. You are tired of of choosing between the lesser of two evils. Any man who says you may need to inject yourself with. Lysol is saying something so preposterous in dangerous. That he should not be trusted with nuclear codes. He shouldn't be trusted five dollars. Let's be real. The man is dangerous. I wanted to deviate from the norm today to just talk for a moment about how preposterous he is I don't even like to say his name here on the breakdown but I had to break the rule and talk about it today.
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"shaun" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"I wanted to check in say. Hello Miss You. All Miss Recording the podcast. I love this podcast. It's a huge part of my daily life and I love the preparation for it. I love working with the team that I work with to make it and I love the beauty of knowing that people all over the country and all around the world are more informed and more energized because of it certainly. I WanNa wish each of you. Merry Christmas happy Hanukkah kwanzaa Johnson. And all of that. I live in in Brooklyn in Brooklyn. We have people from literally every culture you could ever imagine and I think sometimes people start start giggling and laughing when you start naming all the holidays but in New York you have deep communities that celebrate all of those things and I hope you've had time to celebrate those those I know it's a difficult time in our country and in the world and there's so much going on but just want to send you some love from me to you from our team to you and your family and your crew. Thank you so much for tuning in. I get listeners everywhere. I go It used to be when I would walk walk in public. I would hear people say oh. They're Shaun King or there's a king follow him on instagram. But MAUI everywhere I go I get people. My family and I went to musical this past week and I had several people say oh I listen to his podcast and I love that and I'm grateful for your listenership grateful for your support. Listen I I am excited about twenty twenty. I think it's going to be a serious year. I think it's going to be a difficult year in many ways and I don't mean that as a pessimist but we have a lot of really really serious hard work to do but I'm excited about doing it and I can't wait to do it with you on this journey with you here on the breakdown right. I love and appreciate each of you going to have a few special episodes this week that I can't wait to listen to take care of your body. Bring bring the the.
"shaun" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"But The northstar is going to be my new home for all of the writing that I do. I have several indepth articles and series that I'm planning as well Including several series. That I have started but have not finished that you may have read or heard about before and over the next next couple of weeks As soon as we get the hard date on the new website is launching. I'm actually going to be writing over the next two weeks. Maybe as many S. ten pieces. That will be ready. So when the website launches you'll have ten new articles from me that you can read and then I'll be writing brand new articles every day a day in and day out so that's announcement number one announcement zero is we're GONNA have a brilliant beautiful Sleek new website in new I phone and Android APPS that I love and we've been working so so hard on those For almost two months now. And we'll be so elated when we get them out. But annoucement number one is I am going to have a brand new daily column for the Northstar that is exclusive only to members of the North Star. So thank thank you all again for making that possible. And the second announcement is a big project that I can only share the most basic details about but and this is really going to in some ways. Replace the work that I did on the Tom. Joyner morning show. We are going to have a video news broadcast a filmed news broadcasts and I will be the lead voice on that broadcast and I can't wait to share more about it with you you but that's as much as I can share. I think we may be forty five days or sixty days away from that launching. Our you know our one year anniversary is in February on February fourteenth. Valentine's Day as the The birthday of Frederick Douglass and I know for sure we'll have it live by then but We're working on it now. We've already started to hire the staff to to oversee it and produce it and we're starting to get all of our pieces and ducks in a row. And so we have some exciting new products and things that a-coming also this is just a a bonus announcement so many of you have asked us and begged us to have merchandise for sale and and We are creating an online store So that we can have a t shirts and hoodies and hats and other things from the breakdown podcast from the Northstar and we're designing some really really cool things and so fall of you. That love the Northstar loved this podcast and love what we do. We have some cool products and things that are coming so we have a lot that we're working on. I just submitted a column today and I'll probably be writing a column every day Until we get ready to launch our new website so that when you get there they're already be Some great things for you to read and in day in and day out just like I do here on a breakdown. I'll hit the news hard and Articles are going to be much more sharable Across social media's well on so thank you all Soviet much for your support on not just of my career but of these companies that we're building. It's a difficult thing to launch build and sustain a company like the Northstar. We're able to do it because of your generous support each and every day thank you all thank okay everybody bring bring them and bring the bring bringing in the break break Break.
"shaun" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"I don't believe in this idea of people being self made. If you if you yourself made you probably are loof to the people that have actually helped you along the way now. I'm all for this idea that you weren't born rich. I I was not born rich and probably all but two three of you who listen to this podcast. You were not born rich so I get that but all of us have had help somewhere somewhere by somebody along the way. And that's definitely my story. I'm not going to go all the way back to the beginning of my life but I wanna take this opportunity to thank a few the people I before I share the great news. A few people who over the past few years have made all the difference in being. I don't just mean like sending encouraging aging at listen I love and encouraging tax to DM or email and so thank all of you who send those but a few people have opened doors for me over these past few years. And I just WanNa take a moment to thank them First and foremost Susan and Marcos and the entire team at the daily coast all the way back in two thousand fourteen just weeks after Eric Garner Mike Brown John Crawford easel. Ford were murdered by police Susan. Who was one of the lead editors at the daily coasts wrote me and offer me a job and I had been a journalist and a writer? You're in some capacities a student journalist at morehouse and I'd always loved riding and all the public speaking that I do like riding is kind of the the the bed rock of even the speaking that I do but she had seen all the work that I was doing on social media sharing and writing kinda micro stories of injustice us and offered me a job on the spot to just continue talking and writing about injustice in the United States states in around the world about police brutality and it was a wonderful opportunity that I want it and need it. I didn't even know it was available. And frankly I had had never even heard of the daily Kos but they welcomed me to that team Susan and Marcos and the entire staff. They're welcomed me and it made all all the difference because it opened the door As a young journalist it opened the door from me that I didn't even know was available and that opportunity community changed my life for year. I wrote almost three to four stories a day. Every single day for the daily coast and they helped promote them and to promote me and share them and they defended me and supported me every step of the way and it meant the world to me while I was at the daily coast I got added a call from a guy named Jim Rich. Who at the time was one of the lead editors for the New York Daily News? And I'd been covering a lot of stories of police. Brutality even came out of New York particularly the case of Eric Garner. And Jim told me Sean I read every story that you right You Know I. I don't think there's anybody in the country that writes like you do tells the stories like you do and tells them with the passion and urgency that you do in Jim told me says Sean I think I'm going to become the editor in chief of the New York Daily News and I want you to be one of my first hires and I was excited and blown away. By the opportunity. We were living in California at the time and then we were about to move to back to Atlanta. And I didn't get a call back from Jim for. He was several weeks or something makes me think he was even a few months and he did though eventually. Become the editor in chief and made me. One of the first people will that he hired in recruited to his team. He made me the senior justice writer at the New York Daily News and basically told me that I could write whatever I wanted a a bout. Whoever I wanted however I wanted to write it which was a level of freedom that I didn't understand not being from New York that had hardly ever been been afforded any writers for the Daily News and as I would walk around New York City and people would recognize me? They would tell me Sean. The Daily News has the problematic history on a lot of issues around police brutality race racism white supremacy and people will tell me all the time like man. I don't even know if I've seen the words white supremacy in the Daily News until I started reading your stuff and it was just a huge huge honor to be writing for national paper to be given a senior position at the New York Daily News and to have so much trust Put in me by Jim and it built my confidence in the field and it helped built my platform as a leader as an activist journalist if you will and It just it made all the difference. It's my good friend. Glint Glenn Greenwald then made an opportunity available for me the intercept I left the New York. Daily News take the opportunity at the intercept and I I enjoyed my time at the intercept so very much same thing and they just gave me the freedom to write about whatever stories. I wanted to cover on issues of race. Racism white supremacy police brutality not just in the United States but all over the world and and the entire team there at the intercept. Welcome me with open arms. It was my first experience in almost what I would call an an alternative news room that that was deeply counter cultural and was approaching the news with the level of depth breath and and boldness that I think is unique in the space at that. Same time I was offered the opportunity to become writer in residence for the fair punishment project at Harvard Law School. And My Buddy Rob Smith who I'll be with later today offered me that opportunity the and so I'd been at daily Kos and then the New York Daily News and then I was given an opportunity to be the writer in residence at at Harvard Law Law School and then joined the team at the intercept and the entire staff. There was just brilliant and they have so many amazingly gifted if two people on that team. Well Tom Joyner offered me and opportunity to be voice for Social Justice. Sometimes you in the morning show and I really got that opportunity for for two reasons. First and foremost The journalist Roland Martin had invited me to be a guest with him on the morning show several times and it gave me an opportunity just to talk my talk and do what I do and Tom Liked it and civil liked it. She's the Co host of the Tom. Joyner morning show and an. Tom Knew me a little bit. I'd met Tom a couple of times. All the way back to when I was a student and young graduate of Morehouse College Way Way back in the day but Tom and Sybil heard what I did on the show when I was the guest of Roland Martin and I'm grateful for that door that Roland Open for me and that Tom and cymbal opened up for me and for the past almost four years now. Now I've been on the show. Every Tuesday and Thursday the voice of Social Justice and and again they allow me to go hard on injustice every single Tuesday and Thursday. And I'll tell you what I told them. It never really even felt like worked for me because I loved what I was doing. Love how I was doing it and I'm just so grateful eightfold that I got those opportunities all right. I have a quick word from our sponsors but then I'll share the great news with the alright. I'll be right back. We are super picky about who we allow to sponsors here on the breakdown. We always check our companies out for their integrity and decency. 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The breakdown is a part of a wider company called the Northstar and the North Star in many ways as a tech startup a media startup that has been entirely funded by the generous support of our members. And we are so grateful for all of your generosity. Rossy that's even why we're able to exist where we're building a new IPHONE APP a new android APP in a brand new website for the Northstar that in all those things going to launch in between two to four weeks from now and we hope it's two weeks it could be four at the most but we are really excited about how how powerful and wonderful. The new website is going to be in. Those new APPS are going to be and we'll be announcing the exact date when they launch wjr but when our new website and APPs launch. They are two things that we're going to have that. I am really really excited. About first. First and foremost I'm going to be writing a new daily column for the Northstar and I'm going back to my roots at the New York. 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"shaun" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"To have supported all of them but will release all of these numbers and all the links and statements statements from families and their attorneys. It's ridiculous to have to do it but we'll do it anyway. Question in the next question is has there ever been a fundraiser that i completely dropped the ball on. That's hard to say <hes>. I do what i can for each of these fundraisers and sometimes it depends on so many random variable sometimes a fund razer takes off and in that moment it could it literally could come down to the time of year could come down to to wear air. It happened who the some incident happened to what the tragedy was and there's so many different random variables that come down to it but in. I don't have it down to a science. I do it all the time but sometimes things take often sometimes they don't <hes> there've been times that i've worked with families and when i tell them that i will help them raise money that i think they think that means they'll be able to get all of the support they need and i wish that was always true. Sometimes i raise money for families and <hes> we raise a few thousand dollars and they may have needed ten thousand but we raised three sorry <hes> sometimes a family that that is befalling by tragedy. They may hope that they can raise money for <hes> a college fund on for their children because their father was killed or there have been times where we raised funds for disaster victims and they hope to raise enough money to buy new howson elson we we hardly raise enough money for a down payment or and and so sometimes it is disappointing other been plenty of times uh-huh where i knew that if i had more time if i had it that that if this was my job will to raise money for families and charities and causes i knew do that. I could do a whole lot better. There've been times where i needed to raise money for political campaigns particular like the district attorney campaigns that we fight for and for various reasons. I just couldn't get momentum going with it. I tried and <hes> and sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't <hes> i'd there have been multiple times that i've raised money and i didn't didn't really know the family well but raise the money money for them and then after the money is raised. There are disputes among the family on who the money goes to and that's complicated and i have nothing to do with that. I generally don't even mediated because there's i'm not a mediator and i'm not an attorney and i generally leave leave that work to the attorneys and families for them to figure out but it happens and and so yeah i mean many times i've raised money and after the fact it's like like <hes> this is this is difficult for the family automatically. They'll have the support but <hes> sometimes families do have difficulties figuring it out because many times when their loved one particular their loved one is killed or murdered happened so suddenly sometimes like imagine if it's if it's a young man or woman who scaled that pete families have it worked this out like they they never thought this was going to happen and so <hes> i want to say you know there's a fundraiser that just dropped the ball on but many times it got complicated for families and always hate to see that this next one is complicated and i see people saying this literally this morning on my instagram instagram page. Why don't i su- or file lawsuits defamation lawsuits against the people who say this and here's why it's complicated that is what i decided to do this past january there were multiple people who had posted complete fabrication nations about me and i formed a team of nearly twenty five different people activists organizers <hes> <hes> <hes> friends family attorneys and we looked at the things that were complete fabric saying you hate me. That's that's your opinion saying. You don't like the way i did something. That's not that that's your opinion. I'm talking about someone saying shaun. King stole money from the family of toy brown or shaun. King is keeping money from families. Shaun king is keeping money from pauses any of those types of things or complete fabrications shaun king plagiarize. This article from this person never happened ever period not once ever and so when i see these things things and then i just say on social media. No that's not true. Well people expect me to say that. I mean what would i say yes. I i did take money from this family and so if i did of course i wouldn't say that and so we got a team of people together and it was universal where we said yes. Let's let's file lawsuits and i would say of the twenty five people in the group twenty different people chimed in and i'm talking about primarily black men and women organizers from the movement and others said it's crossed a point where we should consult attorneys and move forward so i assembled a team of four black attorney's respected in different fields and we talked about how we should do it and one by one we just had a list of all of the complete fleet fabrications that had been issued in just said yeah. Let's go down the list one by one and not file lawsuits less. Just i ask them to please retract your false statement. It is damaging. It is a lie. It is a fabrication. Please retract it an issue some type of statement. We didn't say it had to be beautiful a friendly or anything like that just issue a statement saying i want to say hey that this thing that i previously said turned out to not be true. We need to say you need to apologize. Just issue a public statement on the retraction that deleting deleting it is not enough because at this point screen shots of it exists and it just keeps getting shared and shared and shared well people refused and not only do they refuse news. They then said that this was my attempt to silence and target black people black women this is me <hes> <hes> being problematic and it blew up and most people on twitter responded negatively to me threatening to potentially file a lawsuit whenever filed lawsuits we just said please retract it and please issue a statement on the attraction and it said if you don't we will proceed legally and people you know took screen shots of of those things and said hey i was just asking questions will when you say hey. When are you gonna give that money back to send toyo brown you were saying i have money from sin toya brown. It's not a friendly question and most of the things weren't questions anyway. They were statements and and end it got so messy so quick it became a national trending topic that it made all of us say hell there has to be some method of recourse but this is clearly not not a method that's working and and so now aw still as someone posted fabrication saying this is a scam <hes> this is a fraud. This is some shaadi thing to get sean rich any of these types of things that people say complete fabrications that no one has any evidence or proof of because because it doesn't exist and that's why the civil court system exists you file lawsuits not to send n. People to jail. I have no interest in that my only interest to get somebody to issue a public retraction. I'm not i'm not seeking monetary damage. Although it has done done significant monetary damage not just to my life but to the causes and other people that i fight for and fundraise for now when i fundraise for family people literally saying don't give to this sean going to steal the money which was the original intent of this lie when it was i said led by white supremacist but now it is hop the fence and become popular and other circles to say i'm doing this and so it's difficult difficult i mean i feel in some ways like i am in a corner. Where if i file a lawsuit people say that i am problematic and even if i i have just attorneys involved but when i contact.
"shaun" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"Problem they have with me. Bell still have after we released the report and just had to come to grips with that so that's why hi we never issued the report originally but we are going to issue it anyway christian. The next question is not funny but in some ways it does make me snicker a little bit. The next question is where did all that damn money go where did all that damn money go that i raised and aspen a few minutes <hes> trying to answer that i again when i raise money for families i don't raise it with stipulations when i raise money even for cause or charity political campaign or anything when i raise money. I don't then indictate but you better do such and such with it. Hey send me those receipts like that's not my business if we raise money for a family to be able to to bury their loved ones i don't. I don't follow up with it like what they do. If that is up to them i don't have the time the energy or really the desire to police what families do with the money we raised for them. When families have been impacted by police violence of white supremacy or bigotry or their houses burned down or they lost everything in a flood or a natural natural disaster. We raise the money for them. People send us links. We raise the money and and let them do with it what they need to do with it. I trust their decisions asians and if a family happens i i don't i don't have a story in mind we raise money for family and they spend it on something frivolous frivolous or weird or whatever that's on them like that's their decision everybody something different with their money. You've misspent your money. I've misspent money in in my business is not to train them financially. I i normally when i work with families. 'em normally contacted by their attorneys in it's normally attorneys that i trust and believe in and those attorneys often guide the families to on how how to spend the money in ways that will help them and give them the support that they need but when you ask where did all the damn money go i think again that there is some suggestion there that i had had the ten million dollars that raised over the past five years that i've ever had it and i never have ever period there is and there's is nobody's saying so there is not a family saying sean raise money for my family and never gave it to me. There is not a dollar in my possession an and never and there never has been and there never will be like. I am smart enough to know that that's not the best way to do it. <hes> i'm gonna no pull up and tell you just some of the people that we've helped across the years. I mean pull up an example. <hes> we raised two hundred eighty thousand dollars for the family of mike brown. After mike brown was murdered. We raised money for trayvon. Martin at galaxy goes all the way back to twenty thirteen when and trayvon was murdered. We raised money for the family of tamir rice three different times. We raise money for the family of tamir rice. There was a young brother and oklahoma who was murdered by a security guard named monroe bird. We raise thirty five thousand dollars for his family. Those a young brother in florida who was murdered by police raised ten thousand five hundred twenty dollars for his family was the umbrella that thinking in ohio. I believe that was shot by police. Ah child name rodez earns. We raised eleven thousand eight hundred and fifty three dollars. Do remember that young sister who was in class in south south carolina and a police officer assaulted her in the classroom and literally grabbed her while she was in the desk and threw her across the room. We raised forty ninety five thousand seven hundred and ninety two dollars for that young woman a girl when bree newsome climbed the flagpole and took down the confederate flag flag. We raised one hundred twenty five thousand seven hundred and five dollars for her <hes>. There were multiple charities in ferguson that we raise money for there was a sister named melissa alexander who you may recall was incarcerated after she shot what an abusive family member her husband or estranged husband. I believe we raise sixty one thousand seven hundred thirty three dollars and eighty three cents for her to help her get back on her feet when she was finally released on sterling who was <hes> murdered in baton rouge. I worked with <hes> each array and <hes> for the family of alton sterling in we raised for his children in a trust fund and for all of them raise seven hundred fourteen fourteen thousand six hundred and nine dollars. There was some people <hes> whose home burned down in right now. I'm looking at it. Says has the crosby fire victims. We raise six thousand three hundred ninety five dollars. We raised for activists and organizers and indigenous digits people in standing rock three hundred seventy eight thousand four hundred and two dollars for martial arts program for black boys in in detroit. We raise seventy nine thousand nine hundred and thirty six dollars. I could go on and on and on. That's where the money went. That's where all the money i went. I mean that i am maybe fifteen percent through the list. I see on here terrence crutcher who was murdered by police again in oklahoma mo- which is now currently the worst place for police violence in the united states for the family of terrence crutcher his twin sister tiffany is my friend. We raised one hundred sixty nine thousand two hundred and twenty dollars <hes> ac- philander castille here in four filanto's family. We raised one hundred eighty eight thousand three hundred forty one dollars. There was a young child who was incarcerated on rikers island named pedro hernandez and we raised one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars to pay his bail. <hes> there was a young brother in <hes> virginia who who was assaulted by white supremacist and we raised. I'm talking about the andre harris. We raised one hundred sixty six thousand and forty five dollars for the andre harris. I see stefan clark c. Antoine rose. I see neha wilson. All families impacted by police violence. I know these families. I see you both from john who was murdered when a police officer literally just walked right into his home and shot and killed them in his own home. We race race forty six thousand six hundred sixty five dollars. I'm speaking in september at the first foundation gala for the family of both john aw i care about these families and and still continue to care about them in never i have never talked about raising this money for any of these families. It's it's. I didn't raise it to get credit for raising it but that's where all the money went and when we add all of this up it's over ten million dollars owners. We raised <hes> over seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars in partnership with the artist vic mensa for young people in chicago. <hes> we raise money for young young brother who was a student at morehouse for his scholarship. There was a sister sister who was murdered by police in seattle named charleena lyles. We raised one hundred seventeen thousand five hundred twenty five dollars in each time we did this and that i mean there are things that we raise money so somebody could buy back some <hes> newspapers from the black panthers. We raise four thousand seventy dollars for for that. I didn't buy them. It was for someone else's project over and over and over again. We raise these months this money to to help people who who were in need <hes> there was a veteran who needed help upgrading something in his home. We raised three thousand six hundred seventy one dollars over and over again. We did this out of love for love. There was a sister who you may you may recall. Her name is crystal mason and and crystal. All she did was vote. She was a a someone who served her time on a previous conviction and after she was released her voting rights were not restored and she went to vote not with someone else's name not with someone else's identity a your driver's license her name in her precinct as she was told by the people there that she could vote that she was <hes> she was able to vote and she voted and got sent to prison ford. We raise forty six thousand six hundred thirty four dollars for crystal mason. There was a teenage girl named hannah williams just this summer who was shot and killed by police in california and to help her family. We raised thirteen thousand eight hundred twenty five dollars over and over and over and over and over again. This is what i do. I love doing doing it. I'm proud of it. I don't have any hesitation or shame in doing it and in each one of those instances i never received a dime nine never was told by anybody. Hey we'll support. If you do this we'll do that and whenever any back door deals just did it for the love and then i moved on don't and whatever families did with this money is up to them. I hope it gave them some relief hell. I hope it gave them if it could. I hope something joyful happened but i don't. I truly don't care because it's not my business. These families all suffered something grievous that interrupted their lives and i'm proud to.
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"Over ten million that we could track down all right. Let me get to the next question. The next question is this and i understand this question says. Why didn't i issue the report on my fundraising that i said i was going to issue a few months ago. Gosh it's actually i think all the way back in january. Now people are saying the same things. They always say that. I'm stealing money from families that i'm holding onto money from families families and again. That's literally never happened. When i raise money for families it has never gone into any account that touch or manage or have access to. I don't even they have the user names and passwords for these gofundme me's or any other platforms at the us. They're not tied to any bank accounts of mine of charities that i manage their normally managed managed by the attorneys for these families or sometimes by the families themselves but i found something really horrible that happens and there are two reasons. One is personal and one is for for the families. I'll get to the personal and i because i don't want to think i don't want you to think that it's just for the other reason but we hired a crisis communications since firm. This was back in january. When people are saying the question back in january is why did sean raise money for this young black woman who was in jail at the time in tennessee for she was convicted of murder. Why did sean raise this money for sin toya brown in keep it and it went viral. I mean he was shared. Tens of thousands of times all over the internet on twitter on facebook on instagram journalists were writing about it and media people were speaking out about it like why did shaun king raise as this money for this family and refused to give it to them and i literally never even knew this and toyo brown had a fundraiser. It never happened. I didn't share the link. I didn't know there was a link had nothing to do with it. I had spoke out a few times like saying yes. We need justice for sin toyo browns. He needs to be released. She needs clemency. Clemency like a million people did that and that was really what i did and i still to this day have no idea where that lie it came from originally who made it up. Originally a young activists in atlanta was the first person that i saw tweeting it but from there it went viral role and to this day people still ask me about it and i'm a have multiple stores. I've had a a young black woman here in new york who came up to to me on the street and it was furious wanting to know why in the world i would ever keep money for some toya brown. I had a <hes> two different front incidents at speaking engagements in january and february of this past year where people were legitimately boiling what anger wanting to know why raise money toya brown it wouldn't give it to their family and even when i told them when i told the young woman here in new york when i told will the young man at a at a an engagement i think was in january and a young woman in february. Hey i actually didn't even raise that money. They refused to. I believe it because people that said i did raise it. They thought they were credible. And it was so many people saying that raised it that they couldn't believe that dozens dozens and dozens and dozens of people were wrong in the thousands of people who shared it were wrong. They just refuse to accept it and they just thought i was lying and we hired this crisis communications this firm and they told me something that was true that anytime i mentioned this stuff mentioned hey people are lying about fundraising. I'm doing that. It doesn't make it better for me but that it actually in may sound complicated. It makes it worse i because the truth is that even though thousands and thousands of people are saying this about me and that's awful that when i say it now millions of people see see it and they then get to choose whether or not they believe me or not and i introduced this issue to millions of people and i'd already said hey we're gonna issue this report on the fundraising because i'm i'm proud of the fundraising that we've done and really the crisis communications firm just said we believe that if we just let this die down in pass away that that's the best thing for you on this and for several months it really was until until we started flipped the senate and that was two mondays ago and until riana announced that she was going to give me an award at her diamond ball and in both instances when we announced this campaign to flip the senate people were saying that's a fraud. That's that's sean scamming. You sean is stealing that money and what people didn't know and what they won. There is not a person on earth who could actually say are campaign to flip the senate and it is a fraud or scam or gripped which is a word that i never even use before. No one actually knew that because it's not true and what no one knew was that months ago when we were even considering this campaign and consulted our attorneys and all of that that we had made the decision decision months ago that i would never be paid from any of the work for for flipping the senate that flipped the senate campaign. We have nearly fifteen different employees <music>. I'm not one of them. I have literally never received a nickel dime or any benefit all of that work that i do on that flip. The senate campaign is for the love because i want to flip the senate. We need to flip the senate and everybody else was working around the clock on our staff one of the most gifted staffs that i i have ever been a part part of they are all paid. I am not and that wasn't in response to this. It was because when we looked at the legality of it we said hey as is a paid journalist. Let's not be paid for this work that i will advocate in my journalism not paid. I'm not paid to do that work. Other people people are but i'm not and so people started saying two mondays ago shona stealing this money sean keeping this money for himself. This is a way for sean to get rich which i literally have other means of employment. My my wife is employed. I'm employed. We both have bachelors and masters degrees and have worked hard for where we are in life and i'm not paid for this work and yet people said it as if it was fact and then when riana <hes> in and said that she was giving me this award at the diamond ball not just for the work that i've done in in electing district attorney's or advocating on behalf of families but also so working behind the scenes with her foundation again people said this guy scammer. He's a fraud. He's a phony. He steals from families. He raises money for causes that he keeps for himself and and so you know that original idea of never releasing the report it actually worked worked for about eight months so from january all the way to august not releasing the report seemed to help the issue of love me stealing money from families or causes or charities or businesses or anything else it seemed to help the matter until he came right back up and then the second reason we never released that report was something weird happens and again this is you've probably heard me show this lesson now a few times times. We're not just responsible for what we intend to do. Our intentions were also responsible for our impact and when people say sean has stolen money from the family of mike brown or the family of tamir rice family of eric garner or fill in the blank what they don't know is that every time people take those lies people contact those families over and over and over again and i mean white supremacists i mean ultra conservatives. I mean conservative media outlets. I now mean <hes> activists and organizers who think they are helping these families is to say hey let me help you get to the bottom of shaun king taking this money from your family and the families are grieved by not only does it waste their time time which have been a standard takes them back to a painful place and to waste any of their time on this is an abomination like i i never asked these families for anything and so that people are in the name of getting justice are going to any of these families families in bothering them over and over and over again when they have all already made statements saying no that never happened. I know this we now have this internal report that we've built out and i have a spreadsheet in front of me all the funds that we've raised and for all the causes i i know that when we released this report with statements from the families and all of their attorneys people are going to start bugging these families and harassing them saying. Are you sure that shaun king did not take money from you and here's the thing what people fail to understand is that if i kept a dime from any family from any business from any charity any of them from any political campaign anything that was meant for them. If i kept a penny it's not just shady. It's not just foul. It's criminal. I would be committing a crime over and according to people over and over and over again again like it's never happened and if it did happen once i would be in jail like that's that is the bottom line here in new york where <music> i'm not friends with the governor in the united states of america where i'm not friends with the president or the attorney general like that's that's the truth of the matter. I don't get a special hookup for scams and frauds where i do them in just never pay the price and so we are going going to release a report. We're building it now like putting it in a slick format that people can read. We're building a website forward as well and i hate that i hate to have to do it because most of these families literally spoke out in two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen twenty seventeen twenty eighteen the twenty nineteen and it's going to subject them to further scrutiny and here's what i know even after we issue this report in and a website what i know is that people still won't be happy that they will still say but i don't know if we believe it. I don't know if this is everything. I i don't know if every dollar is on here because their problem really isn't actually with my fundraising because nobody whoever's funds for ever is saying anything about this. The problem is.
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"I'm the host of this podcast but i never really wanted to be a podcast about me. It's why it's not called the shaun king show but the breakdown with shaun king today is one of those days where have to answer some questions and talk to you all about several things that people are saying about me in a week that i thought was going to be pretty amazing has turned out to be pretty tough and so the bam going to unpack and explain many different questions that people have about all of the fundraising. I've done over all the years actually proud of it like without hesitation reservation completely proud of all the things things have done over the past five years and this movement. There's probably nothing that i'm more proud of than all the fundraising that i've done but you all ask some tough questions and i'm going to give you honest clear thorough answers and this podcast will just exist in perpetuity and we'll be able to point people back to all right. This is shaun king. You're you're listening to the the the breakdown breakdown the breakdown <music> all the things that i've done in my life as an activist activist and organizer. I think the fundraising that i've done for families in causes and charities and people affected by not just police brutality black natural disasters or racism or white supremacy or people.
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"This is shaun king and you listening to the the breakdown the breakdown of the breakdown breakdown. Hey everybody just wanted to check in.
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"Did you see the trump administration just announced. They're going to restart the death penalty on the federal level now. Here's the thing it it was functionally stopped all the way back in two thousand and three during the Bush administration and not a single man or woman has been executed by the Federal Government for sixteen years. The death penalty is now completely outlawed in almost every developed country in the world in twenty one states and united hottest states have now abandoned today. I WANNA make my case on why you should be against the death penalty when it keep it all the way honest. I'll I'll tell you why I'm against it and I'll tell you why trump is doing this now basically playing on the most vile instincts of this nation. Let's dig in together visit. Shaun King and you're listening to the the break down the breakdown of a breakdown Dan. What do you believe in. I know that's a broad question but I think is an important one. What do you actually believe in. What's your political philosophy. What are the policies. Let's see that you're fighting for and what are the policies. You're fighting against. I think one of the key reasons liberals.
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"Everybody about once a month of so I try to take as many of your questions as I can and I have seven questions that I'm going to answer here over the next few minutes ranging from whether or not I think trump should be impeached impeached. I've been watching some of the Muller hearings this morning. <hes> am I going to run for public office ever. What's the best movie that I've seen recently? What tools do I use to manage my time? Do I think trump could be leave reelected. What's my favorite food and am? I still boycotting the N._F._l.. Season does the seven questions and I'm going to answer. Let's dig in this is Shaun King and you're listening to the the break right down the breakdown breakdown always glad to be able to take some time in answer as many of your questions as I can in the first question is timely because right now they are hearings from Robert Muller Former F._B._i.. Director <hes> their hearings going on right now. I actually have them going on in the background as I record accord podcast and the hearings are not impeachment.
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"Hey everybody glad you're here but if you haven't already heard episode number fifty nine it's the previous episode. I'd love to hear that episode first before you dig in here because today's as episode really goes hand in hand with episode number fifty nine and I want you to start there then listen to today's episode after you learn the four points that I made yesterday on how we make change now if you've learned those four points I'm assuming you're ready to make some change with me. Because over twenty thousand of you have already signed up in we are ready to roll now here my heart it's time for us to roll because what trump and and his supporters pulled last night at a rally in Greenville North Carolina it wasn't just gross it was gross but it wasn't just politically incorrect. It was that but what they pulled last night in front of an arena of of twenty thousand people that ended up looking like a k. k. rally what they pulled last night was dangerous. It was despicable and I think it ended up being one of the most racist public moments and modern modern political history not just from a president but from any modern political figure since I've been born and today we're gonNA fight back and today I'm going to tell you how let's dig in. This is Shaun King and you're listening to break down the breakdown breakdown. I don't have any respect for Donald trump none zero. It's it's negative Orion and today is the sixtieth episode of the breakdown and I think we have avoided mentioning him altogether on at least fifty two of those episodes and that's by design because we have a lot of work to do in this country in this world that.
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"I'm completely disgusted with something that happened in the NBA yesterday as NBA superstar, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors went down with a catastrophic injury fans of the opposing team Toronto. Raptors laughed and cheered and waved goodbye with glee, you can see it. I don't think it's an isolated incident. Actually, I think it's a trend. I think it's a trend in the NBA this season. I think it's a sign of the times that we're living in where civility is down in casual bigotry is on the rise in the NBA is, perhaps, the strangest place to see it. Let's dig in this, Shaun king. And you're listening to the the breakdown. The breakdown of a breakdown. I don't get to talk a lot about it here on the podcast or really just out in the world in general. But I am a huge sports fan sports are just a huge part of my life, every single day all day in really my dream as a child was to one day, become general manager of a sports team. I, I never thought I would be an author journalist.
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"Everybody if you have not yet, listened to episodes, forty five and forty six of the breakdown. Stop now go back and listen there, first because today is part three in a series on the central park five in part one I really unpack. The power of having a diverse tell the story of the central park, five in her new Netflix series in part to unpack the supreme court case that is really keeping us from holding the corrupt prosecutors in the central park, five case accountable and today, I'm going to give us some very specific action steps that we can take together. But today is gonna make way more sense. If you listen to episodes, forty five and forty six I if you do that are action steps will have way more meaning in depth. But let's dig in this is Shaun king. You will listen. To the, the breakdown. The brick. Breakdown. Justice is really damn hard to come by in this country. And I've earn packed in explained some of what I'm about to say before, but I have to repeat it Justice. Particularly if you've been railroaded by police or prosecutors. It's not so rare because we're not working hard enough. It's not so rare because we don't care enough. It's not that Justice is so rare, particularly in cases of police violence. Or in the case of prosecutors who are corrupt.
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"Popular episodes. I answered seven questions from our listeners today. I'm going to answer seven more. We have a question about self care, somebody wants to know of I have a personal beef with Joe Biden. I'll answer that question. Somebody wants to know what's the last movie that I saw do I worry about my safety? Will I be your mentor? I'll answer that question. What other career what I like to be doing? Well, a lot more questions. Let's dig in this is Shaun king. And you're listening to the the breakdown. The breakdown. Breakdown. I'm always glad to answer your questions and today, I'm going to dig in with seven questions and the first question is this, how do I manage to do all that? I do every single day because it does seem like I do a lot, obviously, I have a wife and five kids. I'm happily married. My kids love me. I love my kids and have.
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"Not a mystery that racism and bigotry, our problem with American police. We already know it because of their actions, we know what because of who they target, we know that they are racist and big. It's because of who they shoot and who they take in alive, but a brand new study the first of its kind that takes a deep dive into the social media post of thousands of police officers. It can firms what we knew. But with hard core data American police are stone cold bigots, and they aren't the exception, either the big are the norm, and even though a few police departments have started offering what we call implicit bias training, this study proves that implicit bias training won't work because hundreds of thousands of American police aren't implicitly biased. They aren't explicitly. Biased, and there's a huge difference. Let's dig in this is Shaun king. And you listen to the, the, the breakdown. The. The breakdown. Breakdown. Journalism is so important without journalism in social media. I don't even think we'd know a fraction of what we know about the brutality, corruption and bigotry of American police. Now, we'd know what personally because of our lived experiences but without journalism, and.
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"Hey, everybody today is very special unscripted episode, and I want to unpack and explain how I chose a presidential candidate to support this year. And for me, it's not nearly as important that you, choose watchos. Of course I'd love that, but I really do want you to choose. Somebody don't allow the media don't allow special interest groups to choose four you this election is too important. The stakes are too high in Donald Trump is to evil in two problematic for any of us to just sit idly by as you may know the debates actually begin next month, but the primaries already fully underway. Can I did something this year that I've never done before my life, and I don't regret it for a moment. I decided to choose a presidential candidate and jump in headfirst into that campaign early. And I'll tell you why did that. And why like for you to consider doing it explained, maybe eight or nine factors that I look for a presidential candidate. Let's dig into gather today. All right. This is Shaun king. And you're listening to the the breakdown. The breakdown. Breakdown. This year. I decided to do something that I've never done before now. I'm thirty nine years old. And I've been voting at thank since nineteen ninety six I think that was the first presidential election, that I was old enough to vote in, and I've been active and voting in every presidential election,.