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Ep. 447 - Where the Money Resides: Compound Interest - TEST
"Talking about it but like temperatures are up. Temperatures rising temperatures rising. I'm also going on vacation. Ooh yup nice nice now. Is that a One that you drive to. And everything's like nice and safe and serene Nice and safe and serene. Yes just not driving. Okay all right not try listeners. Need to know where you're headed and if you'd be responsible i'm i'm definitely being responsible. This is responsible vacation for sure. I've taken all the proper measures improper. Things need you to make back. Okay definitely gonna make it back that plan for play But yeah. I'm excited about my first week. Asian and twenty twenty one. I am too much deserve. My kids are like afraid to go anywhere. I've been trying to do like just be like we're going somewhere today and i promise you if they have a fun and then we like. Let's let's do more fun. Things we gone to target. That's a struggle. Yeah it ends up in an emotional fight year. They're like literally afraid like vampires them and take them to a beach Like somewhere that is covert responsible. I don't take them to a theme park. Like i don't know if that's that's what we're ready for. That and i was thinking about a waterpark. No no it's going to be indoor waterpark. All no so. I'm saying no but i'm not gonna act like i have not seen several people on my timeline. Taking their children to the indoor waterpark. But i will say. Don't go by your timeline. because people are wild. They're going
How much has our country changed 30 years after the Rodney King beating
"Like millions of americans have been watching the painful traumatic trial of minneapolis. Police officer derek chauvin and seeing so many witnesses have to relive the terror and pain and in some ways shame many witnesses have said that they are struggling with the feelings of guilt that they did not do enough. I mean the only thing that they could have done that they didn't would be to have thrown their bodies onto the officers onto onto. George floyd and there's no proof necessarily that any of that would have saved georgia's life but these men and women and children witnessed demand be lynched and what we're seeing at. The trial is the sheer terror. Pain grief remorse of what it means to have witnessed in twenty twenty a man be murdered in slow motion lynched in slow motion and as i've watched the trial day in and day out this weekend the expectation is that this trial could go on for. Maybe two to three weeks. As i've watched it and yesterday we saw for the first time the body cameras of the officers. Who were there i. I don't understand for the life of me why they were just now released. Thankfully many cities and counties and states across the country now have policies and laws that force body camera footage is like this to be released.
Making The Leap Into Starting A Hair Salon Business Together With Jack Mead And Lydia Wolfe
"Delighted to welcome onto the hell to cut. Podcast jap made and lydia wealth. Welcome along the pair of you. thank you say. It's an absolute honor to bring you on. We've been building up to this little. Hey do to have just gone from strength to strength. we're gonna be talking about your cell and you're going to take us back. I want to learn about your journey. But let's just clear up with the audience. You two are a couple we are. We are partners and business crime matrimony. Where did you pass crossing. How come on take us back to that early moment. You're help people's completely crazy rich thousands of people but that's totally true story. We literally have to water our story down because people wouldn't trust stuff. Yeah we trust us house looking back because we've come on the show. We've been so of reminiscing over the last week and Honestly we are still in our shaun king. We do that. Hey how long have you been to give it so we have been together for two years two years and did you. Was it hairdresser because may my wife both hairdressers and everybody always asks us. Did you meet through hairdressing. And actually we didn't but i'm gonna ask that question. Did you as she meet through headdress. In yes yeah basically story off like it's a big. It's a big story so you go to like yeah so i. We had each other as friends on facebook. We met on facebook basically. Yeah yes So of and yeah. I've we had each other. It's friends on facebook for ages and never never even knew each other identity. You have faced with friends like that but same many hairdressers. I've never. I've never interacted with but we facebook friends. And then i was doing some international with goldwell and my solemn oath where he and at the time taniwha hairdressing and and i really needed a male model wanted somebody with a certain length of hair. So i thought i do. Facebook shouts out just to see if anyone could help out. And that is when jack got back to me. And he said you know i'm hairdresser. I do more lang well. And that is the first time we'd have taken seriously so you saw the shoutout then jackson. That's interesting so you know you do modeling modeling bodily jack i. I'm sorry into an agency. But the ceylon is on main priority. And i'm kind of completely fixed on that so i don't really get to do as much especially obviously we've covered so so i'm still still doing a bit slow down a law. Say that spot. Then jack hurley right from you know with meeting lydia model. Well so what happened was an icon lydia to say that i had long hair and She needed a male model. I was a hairdresser. So i was willing to do it. You know quite cheap. Because silence. National and i know what it's like. Been hairdresser try to find models and she message back saying that you'd be you'd be great and i was actually inside purse at this time. My family live inside purse to site. I because my unfortunately my grandmother wasn't very well said liddiard could do and then basically i had to cancel on her. Because unfortunately my grandma passed away when i was in cypress so i had to. Yeah i to lay down but she was so cheered obviously about so nice about it. We just started talking a little bit. Because she had selena's well he signed funny. Because i didn't think we did know was an. Es four really fancy but that didn't come into your interview that much. I bet no one believes because obviously he's quite a handsome man. Guja says well lydia so tight that bid away so blue agency. I think i think automatically just being in the same room as jack makes me attractive than just offer
This change with policing in Denver needs to happen in every city in America
"The past six months the city of denver colorado has been running a brilliant pilot program to replace police when nine one one is called for at least seven different reasons that are connected to homelessness and substance abuse and poverty program is called star s. t. a. r. is stands for support team assisted response and it was inspired by one of my favorite programs in the entire country. We've talked about it. Multiple times here on the podcast cahoots and cahoots. Is the emergency response program. It has been around now for a generation in eugene oregon and the who's program now handles over twenty percent of eugene organs. Nine one one calls instead of police and it saves lives in eugene and it actually saves the city millions of dollars in the process and the big question about what the who's program does in oregon has always been whether or not it was going to work in a major american city like denver and the star program has answered that with a resounding yes and they just issued their six months report. And if you go to my facebook page if you go to the north star dot com. I've shared that report there. And if you're feeling nerdier walkie you can really get into the details but let me break down for you. The star program in denver decided to spend six months answering seven types of nine one one calls in four targeted areas of denver. Even those choices that they made were super smart. They chose one entire policing district so that they could have data on what would happen when they took over a large geographic area and then they chose three smaller police precincts which really represents smaller geographical areas but would give them some really actionable data to work with and of the seven hundred and forty eight calls that the star program actually answered that they took during their first six months. Listen not one. Single person was ever arrested and the denver police department was never even called one single time for backup. Nobody was killed by police. Nobody was sent to jail. Nobody was given a ticket. Nobody was given a criminal record and lives. were saved. and it's amazing two hundred and thirteen times. The star team responded to calls where people thought they saw someone strange in the area and as you may know those calls are actually sometimes forms of racial profiling or what i like to call poverty policing where someone poor or homeless is simply existing or walking and it gets on the nerves of more privileged people particularly privileged white people a hundred and forty five times. The star team responded to people in need who just wanted someone to check on a loved one ninety four times. They responded to someone who needed assistance in their home. Sometimes it was because of a mental or physical health challenge. Forty eight times. Listen to this. They responded with love and compassion to people considering suicide and none of those people committed suicide as you may know. Often one one is called during a suicide attempt. Police show up in kill. Those folk star team was able to talk each of those people through
"shaun king" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"It's official donald. Trump is no longer the president of the united states. As i speak. Joe biden and kamala harris are being inaugurated are being sworn in to their positions and we are about to enter a very new era of national politics of federal politics. I don't expect that it will be easy. In any way we have over-simplified our problems in the sense that we have blamed many of our deep systemic problems that predated trump. We have blamed many of those things on him including police. Brutality mass incarceration when those things were fully entrenched before he ever took office. But i want to say. And i want to talk about this this one thing today. I wanna say the one reason why. I'm going to have a serious degree of grace and patients with both joe biden and kamala harris. That i think a year ago. I probably would not have offered. Had the two of them been sworn in but a lot has happened over the past year. Let me tell you why. I'm going to have grace as they began this extremely difficult journey. Let me unpack and explain it. This is shaun king. You're listening to the breakdown. The breakdown the breakdown. If you've ever listened to this podcast or if you follow me on social media you've ever seen or heard me on the campaign trail for bernie sanders you know that. I've been a huge huge critic of joe biden and in particular. I've been a huge critic of his is policies and history and and kind of problematic past on issues of mass incarceration the war on drugs and policing and win this presidential campaign particularly we go all the way back almost two years now on the democratic primaries i started <hes> there was no coronavirus pandemic. There had been no attack on the american capital and the four hundred thousand plus people who've now died over the past nine months they were they were all alive and what has happened to our nation over the past year truly makes it arguably one of the most difficult years in modern american history of certainly over the past few generations at the very least. It's just been an unspeakably difficult year. And the truth. Is that all of the things that made twenty twenty so hard as we saw just continued into twenty twenty one now with trump out of office and with him off of twitter and i. That's no small thing. I i wasn't. I was on break from the podcast when he was booted from twitter and didn't get really didn't get a chance to really unpack it but having him off of twitter is damn near as big as having him out of the white house. Twitter was his superpower and with him no longer their misinformation and hate and so much other things so many other things just plummeted all over social media particularly on twitter. He he we now. Fully understand was the epicenter of hate and misinformation on that platform. And when you remove him all of a sudden so many other negative metrics plummeted as well now hate and racism and bigotry. Don't disappear when you remove him from twitter. But having trump out of office without the power of that position about the power to appoint judges and supreme court justices and cabinet members and white house staffers in without the power of executive actions without him and his incompetent team overseeing the a horrible response to the coronavirus pandemic a competent team can now be put in place and so a lot of the things that made twenty twenty difficult. Some of those things continue into twenty twenty one though with trump out of office his administration out of office and with him off of twitter. I think there are some things that will get better with that sale. Joe biden comma. Harris are literally about to begin. What i think will be the most difficult presidency in our lifetime
The one reason I will have grace for President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris
"It's official donald. Trump is no longer the president of the united states. As i speak. Joe biden and kamala harris are being inaugurated are being sworn in to their positions and we are about to enter a very new era of national politics of federal politics. I don't expect that it will be easy. In any way we have over-simplified our problems in the sense that we have blamed many of our deep systemic problems that predated trump. We have blamed many of those things on him including police. Brutality mass incarceration when those things were fully entrenched before he ever took office. But i want to say. And i want to talk about this this one thing today. I wanna say the one reason why. I'm going to have a serious degree of grace and patients with both joe biden and kamala harris. That i think a year ago. I probably would not have offered. Had the two of them been sworn in but a lot has happened over the past year. Let me tell you why. I'm going to have grace as they began this extremely difficult journey. Let me unpack and explain it. This is shaun king. You're listening to the breakdown. The breakdown the breakdown. If you've ever listened to this podcast or if you follow me on social media you've ever seen or heard me on the campaign trail for bernie sanders you know that. I've been a huge huge critic of joe biden and in particular. I've been a huge critic of his is policies and history and and kind of problematic past on issues of mass incarceration the war on drugs and policing and win this presidential campaign particularly we go all the way back almost two years now on the democratic primaries i started there was no coronavirus pandemic. There had been no attack on the american capital and the four hundred thousand plus people who've now died over the past nine months they were they were all alive and what has happened to our nation over the past year truly makes it arguably one of the most difficult years in modern american history of certainly over the past few generations at the very least. It's just been an unspeakably difficult year. And the truth. Is that all of the things that made twenty twenty so hard as we saw just continued into twenty twenty one now with trump out of office and with him off of twitter and i. That's no small thing. I i wasn't. I was on break from the podcast when he was booted from twitter and didn't get really didn't get a chance to really unpack it but having him off of twitter is damn near as big as having him out of the white house. Twitter was his superpower and with him no longer their misinformation and hate and so much other things so many other things just plummeted all over social media particularly on twitter. He he we now. Fully understand was the epicenter of hate and misinformation on that platform. And when you remove him all of a sudden so many other negative metrics plummeted as well now hate and racism and bigotry. Don't disappear when you remove him from twitter. But having trump out of office without the power of that position about the power to appoint judges and supreme court justices and cabinet members and white house staffers in without the power of executive actions without him and his incompetent team overseeing the a horrible response to the coronavirus pandemic a competent team can now be put in place and so a lot of the things that made twenty twenty difficult. Some of those things continue into twenty twenty one though with trump out of office his administration out of office and with him off of twitter. I think there are some things that will get better with that sale. Joe biden comma. Harris are literally about to begin. What i think will be the most difficult presidency in our lifetime
"shaun king" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"The justice space and really shake up the city of new orleans which has relied on so much inequity deep in its fiber on to tell you that story and tell you. I think it's a sign of things to come. Let me unpack and explain it. This is shaun king. You are listening to the breakdown..
Americans need direct cash support again. RIGHT NOW.
"Right now. From coast to coast here in the united states the coronavirus pandemic is completely out of control. We had in just five days. A million more people test positive people are dying by the thousands every single day. We had one day that topped three thousand. The seven day average for last week was over two thousand per day Taking a nearly up to fifteen thousand people who died in one week's time just a staggering amount of loss and death in pain. And if you follow my social media accounts. I have talked and council and tried to comfort so many of these families who just don't know what to do families whose whose closest loved ones died sometimes all alone in a local hospital where you not even allowed to go in and hold their hand or comfort them and i'm not just speaking about people who had pre existing conditions. I've seen husbands wives sons daughters mothers fathers grandparents neighbors co workers. All pass away from this. Who had no known pre existing conditions and while it may pray like every disease like every ailment praise on a pre existing condition. This thing is walloping people all over the country and just causing staggering amount of loss and yes. Donald trump does not appear even care. He's not speaking about it. He's not fighting for people for their for their safety for the betterment of this country just every day. He's raising money for himself. He is Disputing the results of the election. And it's just it's just garbage is trash but it's not just him because this thing is out of control in all fifty states from coast to coast and governors have to make really important decisions mayors have to make very important decisions and one of the things that they're doing and i understand. I have friends who work in state governments. I have friend. France who work in in governor's offices all across the country in mayor's offices all across the country people are legitimately in an impossible position as the corona virus. Now rages out of control. Cities counties states. Feel like okay. We have to make emergency decisions to try to slow this thing down or stop it. Because it's ravaging hospitals and healthcare systems and so places all cities counties and states all over. The country have decided to basically shut their states down. And just hear me. Clearly i get it i understand. The pandemic is out of control. The number of cases is exploding every day. Hospitals are literally now having a turn people away some are completely past capacity with their icu. They're icu beds. And so cities counties and states are saying okay shutdown all of these types of businesses and all of these types of businesses.
The First Thing Democrats Must Do if They Sweep Election Day
"Any moment now in fact, by the time, you hear this. Republicans may have already approved Amy Komi Barrett to be the next Supreme Court justice she. Might literally be the single most conservative person on the Supreme Court. Certainly, she will be as conservative as Clarence Thomas. She's an ultra conservative and has never hidden that that's why she's so popular among conservatives. And All of a sudden. Donald trump in a single term. Will have appointed more Supreme Court justices than Barack was able to do in two full terms. he in fact, will have appointed more supreme. Court justices than most presidents ever get to do. And Republicans are now doing the very thing they said just could not be done. In the final year of Barack Obama's administration. But here we are. I've talked about in many times they don't play by the same rules. They're not even playing the same game to F. The rules. These are these are two completely different games and. There are options. There are basically no options left at this point. To stop this nomination and Democrats. Have made it clear that they don't even really have. Democrats in the Senate Particularly, Democrats on the judiciary have made it clear that they don't really even have the guts to stop the nomination. There were many things they could have done to slow it down and and they chose basically none of them just even procedural things to delay it. But here we are and she is about to be approved by. The Republican Senate and I could even talk to you about where Democrats fumbled the ball to continue to give Republicans the Senate. But the. That are left at this point. Are Really going to require. Democrats to win the Senate majority. Joe Biden to win the White House and Democrats to keep the house. and. If those three things happen if Democrats control the House, the Senate and the presidency. Which is Democrats will keep control of the house. So you know put that to the side. They are enough of them running that will win their seats and keep their their majority and maybe even strengthening. Whether or not Democrats flip the Senate. And take the White House. It's still up in the air I mean voting is going to have to continue at a frenetic pace. Between a Noun Election Day election day will have to be huge. And and it's possible. But if those three things happen, there are then. Multiple. Very serious systemic. Changes, that have to be considered. And I, think in a lot of ways we have to look at what Chile just did as you may know. As you may or may not have seen. It got very little coverage in the mainstream American media but late, last night nearly eighty percent of all people in the country Chile. Voted to be able to completely rewrite their constitution. MEAN A. Picture major deal it was written nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. Of course, not only by all men, but it was written during the age of of a dictator. And now they have an opportunity to seriously shape shifted into something that is beautiful inequitable. I want to tell you right after the break some of the necessary changes. That our country and our government can can undertake do I think that we will. Overhaul our constitution. No probably I wish I. Wish It'd be a beautiful thing.
Why we must all stand against police brutality in Nigeria
"Before we fully dive into today's episode. Let me first. Say to all of the protesters and demonstrators and everybody who was working hard to fight back against police violence in. Nigeria, from those of you who donate for those of you who might be listening to this on instagram or I tunes or spotify wherever you are in the world let me first say a from my mouth to your ears that we are standing in solidarity with you. We believe in you we're grateful for your for your courage and bravery in the face of state sanctioned violence and I wanNA start there because I'm not. Nigerian. I'm not in Nigeria and I only have the perspective of an outsider here. When I have often heard other people from other countries, speak about police violence in the United States. It has often been painfully clear to me that sometimes. You truly have to be in a place to understand the complexity and nuance of it, and for instance, when George Floyd was murdered an and people all over the world almost twenty million people saw that video just from my social media accounts alone. People, just struggled. To understand how people from. Of the United. States in particular struggled to understand how something like that was possible. Well in the United States where we have a painful history of lynching. Where black men in particular are killed in broad daylight in front of everybody where where people serve as judge jury and executioner, and we've seen these images, our whole lives, we know the bloody history of lynching in this country. For us when we saw we were are are conscious in our heart and soul they were shocked in disturbed. But. For us, it was just a part of of how this country works. But. For people around the world, it was like hold on what? Or. When people saw the video of white men literally chasing down, Aubrey? And Shooting and killing him these men were were racist white supremacist dislike hold on. People are being chased in murdered. Wire. People breaking into the home of Brianna Taylor shooting and killing her and people around the world have tried as outsiders to understand the unique pain what it means to be black in America. And now we as Americans in end from side of the continent of Africa but particularly outside of Nigeria. We are seeing the crisis of police violence explode and what we don't understand is. How long has this been going on? What did this feel like last month last year ten years ago what is the history and legacy in context for it and so for many of us who like I? Have always followed African news closely and try to try to watch the major breaking news from throughout the continent the best that I can. It's it's certainly hard to do that from American news sources but try to follow at least the big stories the best I can for a lot of US including myself. The protest and demonstrations against police violence. Seemingly came out of nowhere. And what I know is that they never come out of nowhere I know that that's not actually how it happened. It's just the media coverage. Finally. Boiled over to the point in the protests and demonstrations against this police violence grew so much that it finally broke through into the news cycle that if finally trended across social media. And the Hashtag in SARS. Was Everywhere on all of my time lines in all of my direct messages and I'll be frank. It took me. A few days to even understand what people were were saying when they said in. SARS because here in the United States. When we're in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic for those of you who may be listening around the world, this pandemic has ravaged our country with nearly two hundred and twenty five thousand people dead nearly eight million people now have contracted the corona here and in this pandemic, the word. SARS for us is also a word frequently used with a type of flu here. and. So when I first started seeing in some ours. I thought that the. Flu had caught on somewhere else not I'm not joking that's literally what my mind process when I first saw it. and. It took me a couple of days to understand that end SARS. This was early last week probably ten days ago or so that end SARS had anything to do with police brutality, took me a forty eight hours or so to understand what it was really
Democrats Have to Play by a Fierce New Set of Rules
"Every single day. We get some kind of reminder. Of the reality. That Republicans who right now. Control the Senate and the White, house but even when they just control the Senate. Even when they just control a a part of a single branch of government, they didn't control the House and the Senate during the Obama Administration for most of it they just controlled. The Senate one part of the legislative wing of our government. And yet with that one wing. They effectively blocked. Most of Barack Obama's legislative priorities, hundreds of. A. Federal Judicial appointments that he hoped to make they literally stole a Supreme Court nomination away from him a supreme. Court appointment when he nominated Merrick Garland and they literally would not even hear it would not even allow it to come to the floor. Now we see. Real life voter suppression before our eyes. And if you don't understand and I saw many conservatives say now let's not voter suppression if you don't understand how having people wait in line. For Ten to twelve hours is a form of voter suppression. You're dumb. I people around the world saw it and said. Oh, my God I've never heard of anything like that in my life particularly people from the world's developed countries and I, and I'll say the world's fifty most developed countries said I've never waited more than five to ten minutes a day in my life yesterday people were waiting in line for ten hours twelve hours literally writing me showing me the videos I lived in Georgia for almost twenty years in we saw it and they did this by in some counties closing virtually all locations to vote. In counties that have a million people they would now have one place you could vote and in in the inside, this is what this is. What baffled me These places were understaffed sometimes with two to three people sometimes with two three voting booths. In the primary location in Cobb County Georgia, which is part of Metro Atlanta. They were only allowing about sixty people in our to vote. Well when a few hundred people are in line. It all of a sudden when people I got there like, Oh, it took me two or three hours to vote. By the time, it got lunch. People had been in line for seven hours. People were in line from the darkness of the morning to the darkness of the night. They had too few voting booths with one voting location and too few staff members inside. This isn't an accident bis done on purpose everybody knew. That yesterday was going to be an engaged day of voting. But people in counties all over this country. have done what they can. To use their power. To make sure they suppress voters it's voter suppression because most Americans can't cannot stay. For for for two hours. Most Americans literally can't afford to take an hour out of their data vote people had to leave to go pick up and drop off their kids people had worked to do people have medical concerns that that don't allow them to stand up or be in line of be outdoors for so many hours. It's preposterous. Yes. It's a form of voter suppression. Two days ago I was excited. because. A federal judge overruled the governor of Texas who said in our counties over Texas you can only have one place to drop off your ballots one box to drop it off some counties in Texas. If you've never been are enormous and he said listen, you can only have one place to drop off your ballots and a judge overruled that and said, no, that's arbitrary in particularly in your biggest most populated counties, it's also a form of voter suppression because now some people might have to drive a mile but some going to drive thirty miles the people who don't have. Access to cars people who cannot necessarily afford public transportation. This is unnecessary. You can have countless. All over the the cities and counties. and. They overruled the governor said, yes you're county can have multiple ballot boxes for people to drop off their ballots. And early this morning while we were all asleep. A panel of three judges. All appointed by Donald Trump. Unanimous unanimously said, no, no, no, the governor's right. These counties they can only have one. That's what he said. It's okay. They can only have one. How did that happen? Donald trump has appointed more judges in his three and a half year. Than almost every American. President has ever appointed in two terms in great part because when he became president when Donald Trump became president Republicans blocked countless. Of Vacancies in in the District Court positions. And consequently when trump came into office, there were over one hundred of them still open and he has appointed all over this country inexperienced young people that have lifetime appointments to these roles. Democrats and Republicans. are playing by a completely. Set of
"shaun king" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"In presidential election years, it's super easy to focus all of your attention on the presidential race and in some ways. That's that's a trick. It's IT'S A it's a distraction. I'm not saying it's not important. It's. Uber important but there are so many vital essential races. And what I think might be. The second most important race. Could be the race for district attorney of Los. Angeles. I am backing and supporting George GASCON who is running to replace Jackie Lacey who's been horrible. But now is the time not tomorrow not next week not next month. Now is the time to start caring about who the next district attorney of Manhattan is going to be. As you probably know the Manhattan Da's office has been terrible. For Generations. I mean destructive. It was that office that was singularly. Responsible for prosecuting the Central Park. Five. And tens of thousands of other young black and Brown children and teenagers and have refused. To prosecute. Many privilege white people for actual crimes. and. Here we are. And it's now time for us to decide who we're going back WHO's going to stand up for us. Who is going to be able to have the backbone, the credibility, the character, the integrity to not only lead that office, but to change it from the inside out. Today. I have that answer for you. I want to tell you why I am endorsing and supporting into Hannie Obuchi to be the next district attorney of Manhattan. I'm GonNa, tell you why it matters to you. This is Shaun King.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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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"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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"On Saturday evening at a wonderful festival in Brooklyn just a few miles from our house. Actually twelve people were shot on Sunday evening this past Sunday evening in the bay area of San Francisco at a garlic food festival in Gilroy California fifteen people were shot at least three people have died including sweep six year old boy named Steve Romero a that's a staggering twenty seven people shot in just to mass shootings in less than twenty four hours either. One of those shootings would have been the largest in modern history in most countries of the world here we are we just call it Saturday and Sunday and today I want to unpack and explain how we have so much carnage in this country but so little change let's dig in this is Shaun King and you're listening to the the breakdown. The breakdown of a breakdown in the number of people shot and killed by guns in this country started being officially measured in nineteen seventy nine. That's the year I was born and do you know what the deadliest here ever measured for gun violence in this country was wasn't in the seventies eighties.
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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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"If you're listening to this up sewed without first listening to episode forty five from yesterday stop right now go back and listen to episode forty five on the central park five. It's only a twelve minute episode but it's really the intro to what I'm about to say now. Right. So going back to that episode for the rest of us today, I'm going to unpack a dirty little secret, and it's really one of those things that we must fight the change because it'll never change on its own, and it's not only at the center of the central park. Five case is at the center of our entire Justice system. Did you know that America's prosecutors and district attorneys as it stands right now have absolute immunity from their misconduct even for the most severe cases of misconduct. That's true. It was made law in nineteen seventy six by the supreme court in the case of ambler versus pacman in its abused every day. And it's weaponized every single day to I'm gonna unpack and explain for you. Bless dig in this is Shaun king. And you are listening to the, the breakdown. The, the breakdown of a breakdown. Hey friends for the next minute. I want to offer you a warning, because I'm going to be discussing the brutal and violent attack at the center of the central park, five case, and I'm gonna talk about it for about the next sixty seconds. So if needed skip forward about sixty seconds right now. All right. On the spring evening of April, nineteenth of nineteen eighty nine a twenty eight year old investment banker named Tricia maley was jogging through the west side of central park.
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"In one thousand nine hundred eighty nine we didn't have net flicks abor diverse was just seventeen years old, and we didn't have Twitter, we didn't have Instagram. We didn't have Facebook. We didn't have items get have podcast. We didn't have iphones or androids. We didn't have the north or the breakdown and as New York City wrongfully, arrested charged, and convicted five young boys later known as the central park five as they arrested them for brutal rape, and assault that they had absolutely nothing to do with so many of the tools that we have today tools that we can fight back with it just didn't exist. But we have them now and today, I wanna tell you, how I think we should use them. Hope you watch when they see us on Netflix, then join our efforts to continue calling. For Justice for the central park, five. Listen. It's never too late to fight for what's right. People need to know that we're may do us wrong. We won't go quietly. Let's dig this is Shaun king. And you were listening to the, the breakdown. The brickner. Breakdown. In nineteen eighty nine I was just ten years old. And I was growing up in the deep south in a thousand miles north of me, young boys who are barely older than me, just babies were about to face the racist nexus of America's white power structure, and.
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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,.