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Protests are underway across the United States over George Floyd's death

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

52:12 min | 4 months ago

Protests are underway across the United States over George Floyd's death

"This is CNN breaking news. Welcome to our viewers here in the United States around the world I'm Wolf Blitzer in the situation room. We're following breaking news America in crisis protests underway right now in cities across the United States over the killing of George Floyd and tonight the US is bracing for a possible eighth night of unrest. Curfews already have been issued in New York, Washington DC Los Angeles and other major cities in an effort to prevent more violence, also Minnesota's governor has just announced the State Department of Human Rights will investigate the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd's death to see if it has engaged in systematic discriminatory practices, targeting people of Color. Let's begin in Brooklyn New York right now. Our national correspondent Jason Carroll is joining US Jason Lots and lots of people protesting in the streets ahead of the curfew. That's scheduled to take effect in what just under three hours. Well, that's right wolf. Even before we gotta out here to Brooklyn and Manhattan we saw hundreds of demonstrators were already on the streets of. Manhattan more demonstrators out here in Brooklyn, those that we spoke to say that there's a real fear. Their part that their message is getting lost because of all of those images of vandalism and looting. Streets across the nation uneasy as protests continue for an eighth straight day. In Minnesota where George, Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police one week, and one day ago, still no charges brought against the three police officers who restrain floyd and stood by as Derek Jobbins knee slowly killed him the state's governor announcing today. The Minneapolis Police Department to Undergo Civil Rights Investigation. The investigation will review. Policies, procedures and practices over the last ten years to determine if the department is utilized to semi discriminatory practices towards people of Color despite calls from Floyd's family for the other officers to be held accountable Minnesota's attorney general promising action soon a we plan on taking the proper and deliberate action. Thousands peacefully demonstrated Monday with some law enforcement, even showing unity police officers taking a knee in Atlanta and Philadelphia. But others turned chaotic in New York City. The looting and violence was rampant. The governor publicly slammed the city's mayor for not deploying more police. What happened in new? York City was inexcusable. I. The NYPD in the mayor did not do the job last night. CUOMO even. He would override the mayor to secure the streets my option. is to displace the mayor of New York City. And bring in the National Guard the mayor's office called Cuomo's remarks offensive, and the city is changing its curfew from eleven to eight PM for the rest of the week. As darkness and lawlessness takeover some city streets police officers increasingly in the line of fire, a New York police officer brazenly struck by a car last night in the Bronx captured on video. The officer remains in serious condition. Anyone who attacks a police officer attacks all of us. In, three officers hit by an SUV that barreled through a police barricade in Buffalo in Las Vegas. One officer shot while officers struck by gunfire in Saint Louis Spit my stomach. And we need to pray our city and play for these. In other areas, the police coming under scrutiny for their actions in Atlanta. Six officers face charges for excessive force. What we're moving to college students from a car over the weekend. I feel a little safer now. The these monsters off the street, and no longer able to terrorise anyone else and Austin police chief, sounding emotional when asked about a young man who was injured by police munitions during a protest. When I say to you now as my heart is with you. I am praying. Or your. For your child. I hope that they had complete in quick recovery. So again, wolf tonight the curfew in new. York will be at eight o'clock last night. We were out here until one in the morning with hundreds of people who defied that curfew last night when it was had eleven o'clock many of them telling US tonight, they intend to do the same. Wolf I will watch it very closely. could be rather tents all right Jason. Thank you. Let's go to the white. House right now. Our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's on the scene for us, so, Jim. What is the situation? like right now over at the White House. What more are you also learning about? That very ugly scene that unfolded alive here on our air last night. Well, if we get here, the protesters chanting just outside Lafayette Park. We've heard that all afternoon there was. was also a moment earlier this afternoon where we could see secret service, officers and National Guard troops leising in the park as this crowd of demonstrators grows larger near the White House now. The Justice Department is claiming this evening that it was Attorney General William. Bar, who made the decision to clear out the park piece of protesters last night's some of those law enforcement officers military forces as we all remember used, tear gas or gas that looked like tear gas and Flashbang so the president could. Could have a photo opportunity in front of Saint John's Episcopal Church. The claim that bar made that call conflicts somewhat with what a senior administration official told us last night. The decision was made by the Attorney General along with Joint Chiefs, chairman, Mark Milley now the US Park police just released a statement defending the response to the protesters, saying the demonstrators were beginning to act violently. That is contrary to what multiple journalists including reporters at CNN witnessed in the meantime Wolf Mr Trump has been taking. Taking something of a victory lap today, and patting himself on the back at one point, tweeting DC had no problems last night. Many arrests rate job done by all overwhelming force domination award. He's been using often. Likewise Minneapolis was great. Thank you, president, trump There are some White House officials and trump advisers, though who are questioning the president's action one White House official told me earlier today. The park should have been cleared much sooner before this area was so crowded with protesters yesterday evening. And we should also note for vice. President Joe Biden is condemning Mr Trump's actions. And here's what he had to say earlier today. Can't breathe. Can't breathe. George Florida last words, but they didn't die with him. Still being heard. Echoing all across this nation, a country is crying out for leadership. Leadership the Q.. Nine US leadership that brings together but I promise you this. I won't traffic in fear and division. I won't fan the flames of hate. Now where the trump administration, clearly, top officials are pointing fingers at one another and trying to avoid blame for what took place yesterday afternoon. We'll but I will tell you I. talked to Piscopo. Rector, who was chased away from Saint John's Episcopal Church yesterday spoke with her on the phone earlier today, she described being teargassed and chased out of that area of by those police and military forces, and she called that scene yesterday disgusting and it's. It's really hard to disagree with that. description from that that breached wolf certainly is our Jim Acosta standby for a moment Alex America Org is across the street not very far away from where you are over at Lafayette Park. Good crowd of protesters there. What's going on right now? Because the scene is very different today? As opposed to twenty four hours ago. Yeah, well, that's right that rector. That Jim was talking about isn't the only one who was disgusted by what happened yesterday. So were so many of the people here whether they saw on TV or there are here in person, spoke with young woman who had been hit in the arm by projectile and had a huge bruise. So this is a fired up crowd wolf. This is. is a growing crowd This is a crowd that does not look like it's going anywhere anytime soon. The Big Difference Today Wolf is installed this eight foot tall fence around the northern edge of Lafayette Park and what that means is that the protesters won't be able to get inside the park without knocking it down and we have seen some violent shaking of that fence. So if that was meant to deter protesters from showing up, they have certainly failed. This is the fifth day of protests here in Washington DC. There's a curfew that is due to go into effect in just about two hours time, but listening to Jim. Talk about what the US Park police said. About their justifications for that crackdown yesterday Wolf. It is in stark contrast. I have to say to what we saw. We were in that protests and utterly peaceful protests for three and a half hours, not seeing a single projectile thrown at the police before that crackdown started at six thirty right as the president was going into the Rose Garden to declare himself the law and order president that crackdown beginning right here with Park police firing all manner of projectiles to push out the protesters all the way down this street h street, so the so the president could walk right where I am standing wolf across Lafayette. which had then been cleared out, even though there was still some of that that smoke hanging in the air and the protesters were still. Lining up against law enforcement. Over on Connecticut, Avenue over there, so the president could come right here and do his photo opportunity outside. St John's Church, which is right there? An incident wolf that the mayor of Washington DC Mario Buzzer said she was shocked and outraged by Wolf a lot of people who are shocked and outraged by it as well and that church St John's Church. It's right near you. It's right across the street from where you are right. It is Let me try to Parse put cut through this crowd just to show you better. So that is saint. John's Episcopal Church right there often referred to as the Church of the presidents, because it is so close to the White House so many presidents have have gone to worship. There have gone to services there including President Obama. president trump did go has been before. He does not go regularly. And what two nights ago when we're out here when protests did turn violent when protestors did turn violent, they lit fires. There were throwing things at the police. There was a large fire that was set pretty much right where I am standing as well as in the basement room in Saint John's Church and you can see. The day after they boarded up that church. What you're looking at right now is an auxiliary building essentially, which is right behind the main church, but yes, this church that the president decides visit which he mentioned at the end of his remarks yesterday. He said he was going to visit a special place That is this church right here? One block away from the White House. And as we've now learned wolf, he wanted to do it because of the reporting about him being in a bunker in the basement of the White House on Friday as these. As these protests exploded and he didn't like that reporting, he didn't like that image of him. Being in that bunker, so he wanted to come out here and show his face outside, and that's why all these protesters are so violently cleared away last night. Yup It was a really really ugly, ugly scene, peaceful protesters, and all of a sudden, the police, military police, and secret service police, moving forward and engaging in activities that they shouldn't have engaged in and that was before the curfew was supposed to go into effect LS mark. Where thank you very much. Get back to you Bryan Tatas in Philadelphia Right now, which is seen a lot of activity as well. What are you seeing now Brian? Very large gathering in Philadelphia thousands of people gathering in the eastern part of the city, marching past City Hall Rittenhouse Square the new an area here of South Philadelphia. Now turning back up toward city hall, there were several hundred at first than they were joined by wrongs of several hundred more, so we've got thousands with us now very very passionate. Doing what they've been doing all week chanting the names of Torch Floyd Brianna Taylor the young woman. Killed in Louisville and other young African Americans dying at the hands of police. What they don't want is for three cents. reports that everybody's done about looting and burning in the city. They don't want that to be the central message of what they're doing here We can't tell you that there's also walk a lot of concern among protesters about whether police might resort kind of tactics that they had yesterday about this time. They fired a lot of tear gas on customers who were down on that highway creating a basic stampede, people trying to climb over a found. These people here very concerned they don't want. To do that. The police have defended their actions, saying basically provoked into doing. Harassed police call who's on that highway and he did not obey orders to discuss that highway. That's the police defending their actions, but tensions here are still very high. Will because protesters here just worried that maybe any little thing? Might provoke the police resort to similar tactics, but we can't tell you also. We have some new figures from the last three days nearly seven hundred arrests here. Most of it for looting or violent curfew or public nuisance, we also have been able to confirm rash of attacks on ATM's. There were several blown up overnight and one young man was killed, trying to blow on according to city officials. Still, a lot of looting, there was a young leader who was killed by score on South Philadelphia. So the tension is still in the air, but also an air of real civil disorder in pockets in the city, flaring up overnight and today will still a lot of tension in the air in Philadelphia but right now so far this March this protest very peaceful, very spirited, very boisterous, and as you can see. The city. Hall And there's a curfew scheduled now in Philadelphia Brian where you are for eight thirty PM tonight. Is that right? That's correct wolf pushing the curfew a little later tonight to eight thirty eight o'clock last night. It's eight thirty today because there's a Pennsylvania state primary going on. They WANNA give people a little bit more time to vote, so they're pushing it to thirty. Last night when the curfew. was implemented. Those large. Crowd of protesters in front of the police station. There was a standoff. With please at one point. Police took a knee indifference to the protesters that created a great round of applause, a lot of positive energy and post test restoring to disperse, but then just a few minutes later, police moved in with tackle gear riot gear, heavily armed vehicles, and you worried at that point that the police were just kind of you know resorting more heavy handed tactics luckily. That particular standoff ended peacefully. The protesters dispersed. And, the rest of the evening was fairly quiet, regarding protests, but there are still a lot of crime a lot of looting overnight. So the city is still trying to get their arms around all this trying to manage these crowds, and trying to of course apprehend the looters and criminals who won a local district attorney by the way Larry Krassner. He told a local affiliate that the vast majority of those looters are young Philadelphians that have nothing to do with these protests. Are Brian Dot standby. We're going to get back to you. Bryan ties in Philadelphia that curfew scheduled for eight thirty tonight. We're joined now by Internet. Don Lemon has been watching all of this very closely Don. Let's talk a little bit about The curfews are real I'm looking at a list over here. New York City Eight PM Washington, DC Seven PM Philadelphia Eight, thirty Los Angeles six PM. Miami Nine PM Atlanta Nine, PM Louisville. Nine PM, Chicago Nine PM Denver these are major American cities, and they have curfews. People will not be allowed to go out on the streets after that curfew goes into effect. It says a lot about what's going on in the United States right now. It says a lot about what's going on the United States and says a lot about the vacuum of leadership in our country that protesters cannot take to the streets. And people can't figure out the difference between the protesters and the the the bad actors. I think it's important to make a distinction between those people, the bad actors and the legitimate protesters, I think law enforcement should be able to get a handle on the difference and put people on the streets to be able to stop the looting and the violence, but I also think that people should be able to continue to protest to exercise their First Amendment right because this has been a longtime time coming I am hard to see the scenes right now on the streets of the city of. Of Washington Philadelphia so on, and so forth all over the country, where people are exercising their first amendment rights to free speech to gather and to protest the farce that it was yesterday Wolf, as we sat here at this time and watch the buildup to major photo op that accomplished nothing for the American people accept everything for this president a photo op that they use to build a video that they could put on a website so that they could send out to twitter on the white. White House website of photo op that they could possibly use for a campaign ad. Come November to re elect the president of the United States. That's all that was four yesterday at while he was talking about treating everyone equally and protesters fairly simultaneously, police and military personnel are pushing peaceful protesters back causing violence, the state, actually causing violence on the people yesterday it is a misuse of the office is a misuse of the government. It is a misuse of the instruments of the government of the. The United States and I am surprised. That Republicans are standing by many of them are standing by most of them, and not calling this action out. No one wants violence on the streets. That is a given no American wants violence on the streets. No one wants anyone losing their lives. No one wants anyone losing their property, but if we don't stand up for the First Amendment rights for the next person, then we will lose hours so all of the people even if you support president trump. Or whoever you support. Joe Biden whoever it is, you should be standing up for the rights of these young people to be out on the streets today. They are exercising their rights as American protect. Americans protected by the Constitution of the United States on not exactly sure what curfew no matter what time considering the anger among these people and the disappointment, our government especially yesterday evening. I don't know what is going to stop them from being out on the streets. Possibly martial law we're showing our viewers. Don Live pictures these Washington DC. They're not sitting in Washington DC very peaceful very peaceful right now. Let's hope it stays like that. Let's hope the police don't move in all these people who have gathered here in the nation's capital. We Saw Philadelphia New York Los. Derek Johnson is with us as well. The president and CEO of the NWC. Derek thanks so much for joining us. Oh, what's your reaction? When you see these peaceful demonstrations continuing now it's day eight. It when you look at the crown, look, the diversity of the crowd is shows. Show that America's not only after Americans are fed up with the system. They're fed up with this administration. They're tired of seeing young people. Black men killed in broad daylight by police, not held accountable of their, said out with the Kurdish comic Pitcher, if set out with the lazy response that Nemec Response From this administration to address a global health pandemic. We have seen this coming for the last four years. We have an administration that lack the capacity. To Lee we have a president lack the capacity to see outside of the Mirror Daddy. Let's. And now we are in the situation that we have to suffer through this until we get to November and we I looking for today with all of the people I'm seeing industries turn out to the polls to change this administration. What we have witnessed in the last eighty days is perhaps in my opinion, the worst time in American history outside of the civil war we've gone from a global pandemic, an anemic response after the America's be impacted at alarming rates as a result of Coburg. We've seen someone Keel on camera Georgia. We've seen someone Keel in Minneapolis. We learn of a woman who house was invaded by police officers because. Of War and they had the prostate looking for that apprehended we a woman, essential park practice, acting skills, which was a racial hate crab because you had A. Simply bird-watching, and then we district attorney, refusing to bring charges holding this whole nation, Haas hostage. It was time for peaceful protests, and that's what we're looking at, but unfortunately we have a president who came to the Patriots as opposed to leading the night nation, speaking to everyone, and how does get out of this situation? Mostly was we cannot wait to November to address court reality. Derek I want you to stand by abby. Philip is with us as well. Abby I think it was very clear. The speech, the statement we heard the president delivery yesterday was in marked contrast to what we heard from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Joe. Biden earlier today, very different words. It could not have been more different Wolf, and you know that was the whole point on Biden's part is to draw that contrast, not just in terms of of empathy with the protesters who are on the street, talking about how the country moves past this moment and learns from these protesters who are out on the streets, but also talking about practical ways to actually reform policing in this country, and that's the point at which you know. I was I was literally just reviewing President Trump's statement on George Floyd on Saturday. The one that he gave when he was at the space launch that. That he gave to a group of reporters and in that statement, the President says absolutely nothing about systemic racism. He says nothing about about whether or not. He believes that this is part of a pattern of policing. That needs to be addressed in this country and it and he continued to not say anything about either of those things at the Rose Garden yesterday, so this is a blind spot wolf. The president has not addressed this issue. It's one of the reasons. The protesters are still out there and I. Think you're going to hear a lot about this from his. Democratic rival Joe Biden but I WANNA. Note former President George W Bush put out a statement today that directly addressed the issue of systemic racism in this country again a stark contrast to president trump who still has not addressed that at all and the former President Daddy. did put out a statement saying that he and his wife Laura, and I'm quoting now are disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our nation. The statement did not say anything directly about the president's response. But but let me get. Don Lemon to react to that once again. A different tone coming from the former president George W Bush as opposed to the current president. Well again. That's leadership. The former president is a leader. The former president in a sense has since the former president cares about the country. Put the country in the office of the presidency. Ahead of himself The the the former president doesn't have dictatorial tendencies. He is he again? He cares about people. He has empathy. This president does not this president cares only about photo ops. The former president of the United States would realize that the effect for peaceful marches last night had more to do with Terence Floyd George. Floyd's brother calling for peace yesterday then for a dictatorial president. WHO SICK! Violence and police officers in the military on peaceful protesters. So of course there's going to be a marked difference between this president and any other president in history I was. Heartened yesterday to hear. One of our former anchors on television, Bernie Shaw saying talking about this presidency, and looking at it with the wisdom that Bernie Shaw has saying that this president and this administration will be looked on in history as an aberration. Let's hope before that aberration happens that we don't lose hundreds of lives in the process standby. Don Everybody stand by? We're going to continue our special coverage here in the situation room. Curfews are going to affect in major American cities from coast to coast the largest cities in the United States. You're seeing live pictures coming in from Washington DC, look at. This is sixteenth street here in Washington DC A. Huge crowd has gathered already there and more people are on the way. Our special live coverage will continue right after a quick. We expect a lot from our homes. They're more than a place to hang your hat. 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We're watching all of them unfold. Curfews are getting ready to be imposed in major cities coast to coast Let's go to Los, Angeles right now. Kyung laws on the scene for us, Kyung, what are you seeing? What's going on there? and. This is a protest that is by. You know just what I've seen a a larger protests and what we saw in Hollywood yesterday. It has been incredibly peaceful this group that's really trying to get their message out, and they are certainly taken care of one another and I want you to take a look over as Jordan raises his camera. You cannot see where it starts, and I cannot see where it ends. That's how large it is a lot of the protesters here. Are Holding up homemade signs and something interesting that I'm seeing. Is that people? When they confront the police and they're talking to. The police officers who are blocking off the interest of the freeway. Is I'm hearing them. Say March with us make a difference, and there's much more of a sense of unity and connectedness and trying to find a common solution together, so it's it's been a a really an extraordinary day just from what we've seen. And Yesterday the worst some sporadic reports of looting. I have not seen or heard anything like that today. And considering the size of this crowd wolf. It really is quite extraordinary. You know essentially all of Hollywood shutdown as this group markets peacefully to the streets here and the curfew in Los Angeles. Kyung goes into effect. Six PM Pacific Time your time, which has nine pm here on the East Coast. I, guess that's that's being done because of because of what has happened over the past few days, right? Yeah. It's it's the bad elements who have really. Caused that curfew to happen? They want to try to clear the streets and you I think you're the gentleman. I saw earlier talking to the police officer versus. What's your name? My Name is Joseph Hanes and Joseph and I was really struck by what you told. The police officer and there was a lot of communication between the two of you. Tell me why you want to talk to the police officer. Well See. I believe at the end of the day. A lot of these stories that we see specifically in the media. He has some call the media because they're not reporting. What's going on half the time with all these things that are occurring? We want peace. You look at all. These wonderful people i. Look at us and this is not just black people. These are all people out here and we're trying to tell the police all over the country. If you just marched with us, you're showing that you're not standing in solidarity for a system that is oppressed people for. Hundreds of us. We just want you to show that you are with us. Because this is the America that I want my kids to live in, be proud of that finally stands up to the meaning of its creed. That's what we're here for. Your name my name's. August. So that's just one of the many people we're seeing here. March Hollywood that just a sampling wealth of. However, many people are out here. It's it's a lot of them. There certainly are be careful over there. I see a lot of the people. At least gauging is some social distancing as they marched, but plenty of others are not summer wearing masks. Are Not we'll watch that closely together with you. Young Lot La Ryan young is on the scene for us in Chicago a right now Ryan. What are you seeing there? We'll hear about two hours into this protest and I can tell you a few thousand people are here. Take a look here. They've marched down to this location right now. You can see a line of officers that stand just about on the other side here. This protest has been remained absolutely peaceful, and they've been having a sort of meetings and conversations in different intersections sort of talk about the platform that they want to get out there at some points. They even engage with police officers right now there's A. Just a of speakers talking to do this is such a big difference between what we saw over the weekend. We'll be had large protests sometimes. When out of hand, this is not the case here. The last two days has been completely organized in on top of that has remained a peaceful end these larger protests now last night there was some small amounts of looting, but it had nothing to do with the peaceful protesters were walking through the streets again. You look at this crowd. It's like thousands of people with stretch block after block after block. Walk you through this direction right now to kind of show you just how large this crowd is and what we've noticed is. They've asked for police reforms. They've talked about George Floyd. SAID THEY WANNA. Make sure there for Civilian Review Board. The Baker started seeing some differences throughout the country when it comes to policing on top of that, there's a tremendous amount of heat here in Chicago, so we've had several people unfortunately not need medical attention out at this protests because of the extreme heat, but again. What, a big difference think about Sunday! There was six hundred ninety nine arrests made during some of the protests and some of the looting. That's not the case that's happening. Very, impressive crowd indeed Ryan Young on the scene for US right standby New York City is extending its eight PM curfew for the rest of this week after protests did lead to some violence and looting last night, but the Mayor Bill de Blasio says the National Guard and other armed forces are not needed. Joining us now is the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams he's a former captain in the New York Police Department. Thanks so much for joining us, Eric. You spent more than two decades in the NYPD, also founded a group to fight police brutality. Sense of the scenes that we're seeing unfold not only in New York City but around the country. A Wolf I cannot tell you how I feel right now. The pain I saw when we saw joy. Floyd on the ground is put on his neck and reminded me as a child being beat by police and urinating blood for weeks after that beaten and going into the police department and fighting against police. Abuse of this is a moment for me in the motion is unbelievable and seeing young people are taking to the streets across our country and stated that these are the children of. Of the Civil Rights spiders and brings me joy, but it also brings me concerned, and I must be clear about that. You cannot end violence by using violence and would has happened particularly here. In New York City and other big cities of their professional agitators who are attempting to hijack a riches of bike to in police abuse, and their goal is not the least abuse. In my opinion, it goes to see how cities. And we cannot allow that to happen, but now these new peaceful marches of different cities. This is what I always look forward to and I'm just really pleased with what Americans are doing across the country. Your City New York City. Eric has now moved the curfew up to eight PM Tonight at eleven pm last night. Do you think that will help prevent some of that ugly looting that we all saw on the streets of New York last night. I believe that I am in support of the turf you as long as it's not, a tool is used to stop people from Voice of their right to protest the historical, not only police abuse with all of the issues. The the police officer have in his. On the neck of Floyd was just about Americans, and particularly those of color, saying they had on the neck throughout the virus throughout honest well, all of these issues, and so I'm hoping of bad. Those who are really taking control of this protests is not going to allow people to hijack and the some of the looting that you have witnessed is not what this is about those who are using this as a method to go. Go in and create crimes. We cannot accept that our cities can't burn because I police this city when crime was at high when our homes were burned, we're not going to go back to that were not also going to return to the days of police abuse. You served for many years in the NYPD, as you know your governor Andrew. Cuomo says the response last night by the Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NYPD in. Word was inexcusable. He called the response disgrace. Honey respond to that. I think now it's time to use analogies that's going to divide us. I want a resale governor this afternoon and I communicated with him and I'm I've also been in contact with the mayor is time for both of them to show a united front and state that we're going to use whatever means and measures that are within the law to protect the people of the city protect not only their right to protest, but the right to ensure that we don't destroy a city that we built while two years. Many people don't know this was gutted out. City buildings were cut it out and destroy in no one wanted. Wanted to hear not going back to those days, but then we're not going to go back to the days with young men like me, lay on the police office floor, and be beaten repeatedly by police officer I did not get my life as a cop to change that and I'm not going to give up and surrender my life as the activists ending elected officials. We're going to move forward together in a man. You are the Brooklyn Borough President. The Mayor Bill De. BLASIO is rejecting president. Trump's call to bring in the National Guard you think NYPD needs that help with that only potentially inflame the situation further. We cannot a wolf we cannot. Ignore the fact that the president has been a complete embarrassment to our nation, or he has created the level of vision that we are experiencing and any advice that comes from that occupied occupation of the White House or something that we don't leave right now i. think that we use the proper police practices and tactics to. Ensure the safety of New Yorkers without having to escalate to a level that we can return from. Let's remember the National Guard presented a lot of pain to many people during the civil rights era. If we do need to use them, they are not to be used in horsemen aspect. They could be used a very tactical way to protect property, but the police, the well trained police, or should be used interact with the crowd and those who don't have the capacity. This is what I say. Often every police is not made for. For every task with in the police department, we need to understand that and we need to have those who have mental capacity to deal with the stress on the front line of a issue of this magnitude of their I've had people spitting face I've had people throw rocks at me? As a police officer, I marched during the day and then put on the uniform protect marches at night and I know you have the right to have the right demeanor to do something of this magnitude. We need to start doing that without police. Eric Adams is the Brooklyn New York Borough President former NYPD, police officer a captain in NYPD. good luck to you. Good luck to everyone in New York good luck everyone around the country. These are really really sensitive, delicate moments right now. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you take you? We're going to continue our special coverage here. In the situation room, we'll squeeze in a quick break. Our special coverage will continue right after this. Check out the show that has the latest games the biggest streamers and the best of twitch every single week illeg Super Punch Fridays at midnight on TV S. This conference going on in Houston, This is Steve Jackson. Former NBA a player. Who's who was a friend of? Of George Floyd's let's listen. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA. Put my brother. We're going to send him home and beautiful ways this week, but I'm telling you we're not leaving. We demanded justice and I'm tired of seeing that I'm not going to see her everyday like this. We need justice. We demand it and some kind of way got down that we get it. Thank you all for coming, but should have to stop man. It has to stop. You know we've literally flew up here from Atlanta. Where today the district attorney indicted officers who were involved in beating those college students in. The district attorney, the mayor and our chief of police took action in under a week. Fire and indicted. But here we're still waiting for the arrest of the other officers. Why can't that be a blueprint? Of, what should happen in these officer involves situations. The pitchers last forever. But Justice never truly comes in this and time and time again. We're fighting these cases. Everybody at home is wondering why riots are happening. Why protesting is happening. It is because situations like this. Do not get addressed. No one is saying that every police officer out there is out to try and kill somebody, but when someone does do something Winston crosses the line. They have to go through system and be held accountable. How is that not fair? And, it always happens to African Americans and the end result. If this. And it say circle, because then it's held against the after American child when they don't have a parent. They don't have a father. Now. We're somehow less-than-equal because we're missing that dad. Well. This is going to be the reason that John is listening that Dad. Through no fault of her own through no fault of his. So, this helps cycle. And it has end. And we plan on fighting until the end to make sure that that happens. Even with new policies being instituted with the investigation that was announced today. We hope to see further steps. So this never happens again. that. We'll take a few questions. Very embarrassing. He was. He was a good man as the fog. He was happy to have. He was there. He slept the whole time. That I went through labor, but when he heard her cry, he got a, he woke up. And s the appeared soon of waking up getting his baby, he loved. So much. Think job opportunity. Hate these the also care for he lived here. We had that connection you know? Any took care of us. He provided for us. Eight living here working. That was his main. His whole reason. Was the. Get away from sessions so income vodkas. Be a better father be better provided. His whole reason for being in Minnesota was to work and trucks. That's why he here and he was doing that. He was going great here. He was turning occurred and then this happened. So he was doing this part. So we hope y'all see the. Human side of Jewish and not just pictures and videos on the Internet and then he has a legacy a beautiful. That no matter how often chaotic the world looks right now. This beautiful girls, I have a bright future. Yes, Ma'am! Like you said I'm Jay. Guarantee that you're. Making sure everybody accountable. And making sure that our future's bright so now associate this beautiful little face when y'all think of that memory. When you see images or some outlets tried to bring things to destroy man's name. You think of kiss. Every time. Says Yasha. This is my frustration I have. This is my brother. Six year old daughter. I have a dog. So this is my die. WanNa know why I'm here. Why I'm standing while I'm here because my my brother's daughter have to live without him. Look at the tears from rocks. This is why I'm here. I'm through crying I'm ready to fight. I'm ready to stand for my brother I'm ready. Get Justice for my brother. That's why I'm here. They'll ask me that number. Are Very emotional. Moment the little six year old girl. The daughter of George Floyd her mother Roxy Washington. Now you saw her crying Stephen. Jackson the former NBA player obviously understandably angry at what's going on right now. That was a powerful. Let me get Don Lemon to react to what we just saw. What a sweet little girl, and so sad on! She's lost her death. Anyone who has a family? Can Relate to those pictures and a heartbroken by that little girl, she is stunned. She's six years old. Standing there. Wondering what is going on, imagine your six year old. Having to go through same thing to lose a father. And I think it was. Quite appropriate for them to tell George Floyd's story about why he was in Minneapolis what he was doing trying to provide for his family. Not all families are able to be together. Sometimes people grow apart, and they separate that happens to many many families in this country, but yet and still the parents have a relationship and a connection where they provide for the child, and they co parent together, and that's what Roxy and George Floyd Floyd were doing for a little Jonah. and. I think this is a truly American story when you look at this family, and you look at that little girl, and the and the the mother of the Child. Crying. In tears, the MOM could couldn't get a word out without crying, saying he loved her talking about the day she was Gina was born. And him being there and sleeping on the couch and sleeping in the hospital and Holding her. While she went into labor and as soon as she was born, holding his daughter said she took care of he took care of us. He provided for us. He came to Minnesota to be able to provide for us. He loved her so much. He said that's what this story is about. It's about families who are torn apart. About loved ones who were pulled from their families whose lives are extinguished. People who lose their lives at the hands of police officers, every single year, and those officers are not held accountable. And this is not about the looting and the violence. We have crime all over this country and we take care of it every day, but this issue we need to take care of now walk. I you know I. WanNa play another little clip. Jonah, the adorable six year, old, little girl. Jonah's mother Roxie Washington. You saw her in tears right now. Jonah the daughter of George Floyd I. WanNa play this clip earlier. Roxy Washington said this. I don't have a lot. Because I get my worst together right now. But how one? Everybody's No. This is what. Those ups. The end of the day. They go home and be with a FAM-. Does Not Apple Barb. He would never eat A. Roll up graduate. He will never walk down Is the problem. A day. She doesn't add a better and more. For My, Baby. Joe. Because I want just him. I want justice for him because he was good. No matter WH-. Anybody thinks he was. In. This is the group that he was a good man. Heartbreaking moment that we've we've been watching Roxy Washington. The mother Little Littlejohn six years old. She's the daughter of George Floyd who was killed by police in Minneapolis little more than a week ago Don. It's so heartbreaking to think this sweet little girl is now going to have to grow up without her dad. And I can only relate it to anyone. The only way I can convey this as anyone who is watching Wolf. You Walk your daughter down the aisle right. Every. Dad Wants to walk their daughter down the aisle. Every daughter wants their dad to walk down the aisle. Every daughter wants to go the that connection that daughters and DADS have. Every daughter wants to go when they have a problem. As Roxie Washington said they go to their fathers, and they want their father to handle it. They want the man. In the house to handle it the the man in their life. And so many things that she's going to miss out. She's GonNa turn and look for her father at graduation, and he won't be there and look for one of sporting events she may be. She may be an athlete who knows you may be a cheerleader she may. She may become president of the United States. Who knows but in? She won't have her father there for her for that. She will have this searing memory. In her life of what we saw on videotape. Sadly, this little girl and I hope that it is a motivating factor for her wet weather, rather than one that causes her to have more pain. I want this to help her achieve greatness I hope that that's this is a motivating factor for her. We certainly all hope and we couldn't agree with you more. Dont's don't go away. We continue our special live coverage here. In the situation room demonstrations unfolding all over the country, curfews are about to be imposed in major cities from coast to coast. 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"It's Tuesday. June twenty third at Akilah, he's an I'm getting interested in. This is what day wishing happy primaries to our friends in New, York Kentucky and Virginia. Yeah in to my mom, WHO's working the polls, but if you get her sick week fighting. Your down for the count buddy, don't even try it. On today's show we checked back in Minneapolis to see how the police reform and defend effort is going there than some headlines, but first the latest, and we'll start again with covid nineteen in the latest executive order from President Donald Trump to limit immigration and international workers. All right so yesterday. Trump signed an order that temporarily bars new foreign workers from coming to the US. Until the end of the year, this includes those high skilled workers using H., one B. Visas and their spouses who would come here on h four visa. It also affects H.. Two B. Visas J. One visas, l one visas, so if you're unfamiliar with all those letters and numbers just know that the order will prevent hundreds of thousands of people. People from coming to work in the country, the restriction is supposed to go into effect tomorrow, and the administration for their part argues that the move is meant to safeguard jobs for unemployed Americans during the economic crisis that we're facing, but the problem is that there's an abundance of jobs for engineers and a shortage of qualified. Americans, to FILL THEM THE TECH INDUSTRY FOR EXAMPLE Warren that this order hinders their ability to recruit top talent to the US. What a joke about Steve, jobs being the child of immigrants, and how he literally changed America forever, but honestly what's the point? I mean none of this is funny. Yeah, that's right. And even though this is a pretty far-reaching mandate, following the restrictions trump enacted back in April, there are still some exceptions right. Yes, so the order doesn't affect people here in the US already. visa-holders, temporary workers and food, production, industries, or healthcare workers and researchers, fighting cove nineteen, but to reiterate it still hundreds of thousands of people being refused on very short notice, and it's important to note that this is not a popular move on trump's part. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that nearly sixty four percent of Americans believe immigrants primarily fill jobs that Americans don't want in back in May Republican senators Lindsey. Lindsey, Graham, and John cornyn urged trump to reconsider broad new restrictions on temporary work visa programs, which the senator said would ultimately hurt US businesses and just last night Lindsey. Graham tweeted that he thinks move will hurt the economic recovery so if it's bad enough for a Lindsey Graham to grow spine. It's probably pretty bad right and usually when we talk about infighting in politics, it's about the left argued because they. They are out of power and have tangible goals in life, and it would appear that the right is also not always agreement. Yeah, that's correct and one more thing that I. Think is getting lost in coverage about the order so just a few days ago, the administration also finalized a rule that ends the government's requirement to issue. Work Permits to asylum-seekers within thirty days. They claim that issuing permits promptly. is quote burdensome? Burdensome in that US, immigration services needs to redirect. It's time to do other work, but there's barely any processing going on right now, so I don't know it just doesn't really make any sense. Yeah, and we know the trump administration is using the covid nineteen crisis to end the immigration system in America. So let's talk for a minute about how the pandemic in the United. States and worldwide is not slowing down. One other way to frame this getting understanding of the scope is this. The United States accounted for twenty percent of all new identified cases on. Even though the country is just four point, three percent of the world's population. That's great, new. York Times data that is tracking the identified cases right, and that's the cases, but there are also two other metrics that are critical to help people track this, and those are hospitalizations and positively rates. That's right, so hospitalizations are up in places like California Texas Florida and Arizona some at record levels in terms of positivity rates. That's just a measure of how many tests come. Come back positive so if that number is high and rising in means that there is community spread, and the outbreak is worsening, not just that more people are going out and getting tested. If the rate is too high, it could also mean that not enough people are getting tested so the World Health Organization had recommended that states should be at or below five percent for two full weeks before reopening at this current moment around twenty states are above that number. In recent days in New York City which was opened way more slowly. That number is at about two percent in Texas that number is at about nine to ten percent, in Florida, close twelve percent, and then there's Arizona which reportedly has the highest in the nation with a seven day average over twenty percent. Goodness I, mean I'm just never going Arizona like. Nope never going to happen now, and this is when you'd like to see more measures. Being taken right shutting down again slowing down more testing wearing and there are at least three states at this point that have already slow down the reopening in response to rising cases Utah, Louisiana and Oregon. All right, so we're GONNA continue to follow this, but let's follow up on changes. We're seeing policing nationwide. We talked about the plan in Minneapolis to disband their police department. That was huge news for protesters, so it's a few weeks later now. Where do things stand? Yes, so as you mentioned the Minneapolis, City Council pledge to dismantle the. And that process has gotten started, but it's not as simple as just doing council vote even with that veto proof majority that they have on the council, and then stab your fingers, and it's gone is reportedly going to take over a year and voters in the city are going to have to approve the plan to remove the police from other city departments in Minneapolis via a ballot initiative. If a majority of voters do approve, the city would be able to change its city charter, and then begin to divert money to other resources, so that's the dismantle the fun part, but when it comes to rebuilding and taking a new. New Approach. What do we know about what that looks like? Yes, that's also going to take awhile. The city council voted to embark on this year long project to look into other public safety models as alternatives to the police department. The group formed for that part will listen to residents and interview experts to figure out how exactly to proceed, and then separately Democrats in the Minnesota state legislature proposed a big reform package, but this past weekend it ran into Republican opposition with the Republicans only agreeing to piecemeal changes, so then there was a deadlock, and that's where it stands for now on criminal justice reform in the state legislature. Why we have to vote in every election, but specifically the ones that appoint state legislators, but that's all that's going on in Minnesota, so there's a major story involving the officer who killed George Floyd in a jail that only allowed white staff to guard him. WHAT THE FUCK! Yeah, there's certainly a lot to unpack here so basically. What we know is this. There were eight correctional officers adding Minnesota County jail where Derek shopping was first held filed complaints with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, saying that solely because of their race they were kept from bringing shot into his cell, or even being on the same floor as him. They say the decision was from the Superintendent Steve Liden segregation and indicate to them that they couldn't be trusted to do their job. Additionally per the Washington Post one of the officers who described herself as a mixed race woman in the complaint, said that there was at least one incident of Shaven, getting special treatment, including an alleged incident in which a white female lieutenant. Use Her cell phone. A. Major. What is the jail saying? Yeah, so a spokesman for the county sheriff's Office said that light in the superintendent had been temporarily removed pending further investigation into all of this, so then Liden apparently claimed in a statement to investigators that he chose to keep non step away from Shabbat because he thought that the interactions could have quote heightened ongoing trauma like they don't work in jail already, which is already traumatic experience, but whatever yes, yes, and the representing the correctional. Correctional officers called the decision a quote, blatantly discriminatory order, and said that Lydon's claimed that protecting officers of color. It was quote absurd. So this is now expected to balloon into a civil rights investigation by the State Department of Human Rights on top of the one. They already conducting on the Minneapolis, police department overall examining their actions over the last ten years so safe to say a lot to keep covering in Minnesota as investigations continued, but that is the latest. It's Tuesday what squad and today we are doing? What could become our most controversial temperature check? Our at to a new study from Colorado State University found that women are less likely to date. Men who own cats. Participants were shown pictures of guys and ask about their interests significantly fewer women though we're interested. When the guys were holding a cat, so this is a bombshell to say the least and for you Akilah trained social scientists. Does this research checkout I mean? You know I I'm not looking to be cancelled first thing in the morning, but I gotta say. When I see cats and pictures with men. I often think oh. These are the men who don't smell their caps, and so you know if they didn't have the the picture, but we were in the same room I would be like you have a cat, because it probably smells bad so I, will say I one of those people who. I have friends who are men who have cats. I don't dislike cats. not all cats, but cats smell bad. Everywhere and then you don't clean that that is a turn off, so yeah I would say that. I do at least take a beat. Would I see a cat mentioned? Yeah I think that's fair. Treading lightly, you know for landing on the side of cat piece smelling bad. I think we as American citizens and patriots, can all agree on that point. Yeah, for sure and also you know sometimes. I'm allergic. It depends on the cat and I don't want to have to figure that out necessarily. I'm really defending myself. But I think that the point is it checks out. Given this cat ownership affects your romantic interest. And did you have to ditch cat to get your girlfriend I? Did Not I've never had a cat I've. babysat for cats before, but I've never I've never owned one. And, we're currently in a position where we can't have one per apartment rules, so it negates smell conversations, but I have to agree. I I will say that people with apartments. WHO HAVE CATS? You can get into a lot of trouble in terms of the sent. That's going on. These are confined spaces. We're talking hot summers for talking cats leaving litter off feet in various places as you walk around the apart. Matt. As much as I would love to have a small furry friend, be a dog or cat, or perhaps a rabbit in certain circumstances if they behave. I gotTa Agree I. Don't think this is the right moment and I don't think Yeah. I don't think that I wanNA be a cat. Guys can't be. Right see I think it's fair to have a cat, but but you gotta you know. Take the stigma that comes. Yes. All you cats and kittens just like that. We have checked our TIM's. We'll check in with you all again tomorrow and please do not add us about your cat. We are sure that they are perfect angels. We're just speaking our truth. Beautiful creatures from above, but they're yours not ours. Now for some ads. What's up lot squad I have told you about parade before, and I'm telling you about it again all right. This is a company that was launched by two best friends, their name, Cami and Jack they seemed cute, and that was back. In October of two thousand nineteen can't be. The CEO is a first generation Latina which is awesome. We support women of color businesses. Businesses in all of their underwear because it's underwear brand, it starts at nine dollars, and they're made with breathable cotton liners, their packaging, one hundred percent compostable packaging that biodegrade within three hundred days, and their replay style is made of recycled nylon yarns in for every sale made one percent goes to planned parenthood. So your paintings are doing good. 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Four authors represented by the same literary agency as JK. rollings resigned after their company refused to make a statement supporting transgender rights. Fox Fisher. Owl Fisher drew, Davies and one author who wished to remain anonymous said they would no longer be working with the Blair partnership based in London. London in a joint statement. They expressed disappointment that their company didn't commit to a meaningful action. In response to JK rollings most recent anti. Trans Post a spokesperson for the Blair Partnership for spotted that they believed in freedom of speech, and we're unwilling to have staff quote. Re educated to meet the demands of clients. That's an interesting way to say. We want to remain loud and ignorant. The departing writers also made a donation to shocked women's aid. Ultimate stab in the back that Al Fisher sounds like it could be a Harry Potter names as well so two for the price of one. They're the hacking group that was into mass before Cova made them mainstream anonymous is back with what some are calling their most significant operation. In nearly a decade they got a hold of the quote blew leaks. A two hundred sixty nine gigabyte collection of internal data from over two hundred law enforcement agencies at the state, local and federal level released by a Partner Group, called distributed denial of secrets. The data sets serves less to expose police abuses and mortar clarify what law enforcement agencies do legally is already revealing discoveries like evidence that the F. B. I. Monitored Protesters Social Media and alerted law enforcement to anti police posts. The bureau should check and make sure they're not over reporting those because sometimes AAC have just stands for all cops are buds. Yeah distributed denial of secrets for sure sounds like another Harry Fox. The FDA is warning people to avoid nine brands of hand sanitizer, because could contain toxic ingredient, our love affair with Hanson. He has been fast and furious. We should have known it would end in heartbreak all night. Brands come from manufacturer in Mexico. Called ESCO BIOCHEM and they allegedly contain methanol. That's an alcohol that can lead to nausea, vomiting and more lasting effects when ingested in large quantities, which you think would be fine since we're not drinking the sanitizer, but no such. Such luck. Methanol is also toxic when absorbed through skin, thankfully that one travel size bottle of Purell that's been your lifeline for the past three months. It's still safe. The brands implicated are not super common with names like clean care. No germ advanced hand, sanitizer and good gel, antibacterial hand sanitizer. Yeah, a full list can be found online. Still get a really long one that sounds made up day GOV has got a short name. 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