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can stay on time, but i must recognise attorney ben crump. i called him black america's attorney general. probably because we don't feel we have one. ben crump has fought and stood for many cases and he has with him a legal team i'm sure that will be acknowledged that we should not take for granted. when black lawyers take these cases like crump has, they're targeted by their bar associations, they're targeted by people that are envious and jealous. we need civil rights lawyers that are there for civil rights. not for civil settlements.
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and that is why i give them recognition. i must also recognise severalfamilies are recognition. i must also recognise several families are here that came at great sacrifice, but they wanted to be here. to be part of this. because they understand the pain better than anyone because they have gone through the pain. and i think that we should recognise the mother of trave on martin. please stand. the mother of eric garner. the sister of botham john. the family of pamela turner will you stand the father of michael brown from ferguson missouri. will you stand?
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the father of ahmaud arbery, will you stand ? the father of ahmaud arbery, will you stand? all of these families came to stand with this family. because they know better than anyone else the pain they will suffer from the loss that they have gone through. i also want to thank all of those who helped to make this as easy as they could for the family. certainly, we thank those in the financial and entertainment world that immediately jumped up financial and entertainment world that immediatelyjumped up and said to the family, that they wanted to help. and make sure that they did
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not have to worry about expense. tyler perry and robert smith. and champion floyd mayweather. (applause) and others that have come, it means a lot because it shows the world the weight of this. brotherjamie foxx is with us today. stand up, jamie. (applause) let me get into this. everyone is sending me notes. i want you to
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turn, briefly, to the book. six chapters. six chapters. because i think that we need to understand what we are dealing with here. ephesians six. it begins on the story of why i think we need to really look at the situation differently. it talks about in paul's letter to the ephesians. in his letter to the ephesians, he says finally be strong in the lord and in his mighty power. put on the full
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armour of god so that you can take your stand against the devil possible schemes. for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers and authorities against rulers and authorities against the powers of the darkness, against the powers of the darkness, against spiritual forces of wickedness in high places. therefore, put on the full armour of god so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to withstand your ground. may god at his blessing to the reading of his word. we are not fighting some disconnected incidents. we are fighting in institutional systemic problem that
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has been allowed to permeate since we we re has been allowed to permeate since we were brought to the shores. and we were brought to the shores. and we are fighting wickedness in high places. when you can put your knee ona places. when you can put your knee on a man's neck and hold it there for eight minutes and 46 seconds, thatis for eight minutes and 46 seconds, that is not even normal to a civilian, less known to a police officer. try, when you go home, to push her knee down on someone and hold them there that long. you have to be full of a lot of venom, full of something that really motivates you to press down your wait that long and not give out. and to think that you are certified by the state to carry a badge and a gun and you
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have all of that in you, means that we have permitted people to become officers of the law that ought to be somewhere else in society. imagine you pressing down on something eight minutes that is telling you i cannot breathe, that is begging for their life and you keep pressing. what kind of mentality is that? so, how do we screen who police officers are? and how do we get to this place over and over again? the tort eric garner, put them in the chokehold, he saidi garner, put them in the chokehold, he said i can't breathe. those three cops walked nope prosecution. until the law is upheld and people know they will go to jail, they're going
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to keep doing it because they are protected by wickedness in high places. how do you prevent crime in the hood? places. how do you prevent crime in the hood ? you places. how do you prevent crime in the hood? you scare others by saying that if you do that, you're going to jail. why are you going to scare a bad cop if the bad cop doesn't go to jail? how are you going to tell them that your fate is going to be bad jail? how are you going to tell them that yourfate is going to be bad if you go on the other side of the line where everyone else got away with it? who taught these cops that they can do this to george were those that let the cops before this get away with this. and when they have the highest level of government that excuses it. when some kid to make
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kids that this family does not condone, the present talks about bringing in the present talks about bringing in the military. but he has not said one word about eight minutes and 46 seconds. of police murder of george floyd. he set the family has my sympathy and all of this, he did not give those on other situations of sympathy, he challenged china on human rights. what about the human right of george floyd? the signals that we are sending is that if you are in law enforcement, that the law does not apply to you. and i am telling you that the law order especially applies to you. because
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you are given special powers that others do not have. we do not have a badge representing the state, we do not have a gun we are carrying. we are not going to training. we should expect more from you. and if you break the law, you ought to be expected to pay an even higher price. because you know better. if we went out and did that to a young white kid, you would not need any study. you would know what to do. and you know what to do now. the same bible said dojustice, all this
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family wants is justice. same bible said dojustice, all this family wants isjustice. 0h, same bible said dojustice, all this family wants isjustice. oh, it's nice to see some people change their mind, head of the nfl said, yeah, maybe we was wrong, football players, maybe they did have the right to peacefully protest. well don't apologise, give kapernick a job back. don't come with some empty apology. take a man's livelihood. strip a man down of his talents. and four years later when the whole world is marching, you go and do a face time talk about you sorry. the
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value of our lives, you sorry, then repay the damage you do the career you stood down, because when colin took a knee, he took it for the families in this building and we don't want an apology, we want him repaid.
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