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same thing. >> george floyd. >> guilty on all three counts as crowds cheered when they heard the verdict spread today derek chauvin will wake up behind bars facing a stiff sentencing in just eight weeks. >> new details on a study that shows a link between dementia and a lack of sleep. just how much sleep is too little. breaking details surrounding the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl by police in columbus, ohio body cam video and
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johnson & johnson getting a new rollout after the benefits outweigh the blood clot concerns. an astounding 1 in 4 workers is considering quitting their job after the pandemic are you one of them? we'll tell you why many are. a busy wednesday ahead as "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm frances rivera. >> i'm phillip mena. a highly consequential verdict as the country faces a reckoning on police accountability. >> we the jury in the above entitled manner in relation to count 1 find the defendant guilty we above entitled matter, count 2 find the defendant guilty we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count 3. second degree manslaughter find the defendant guilty >> after 11 hours of deliberations the jury delivered their decisions. judge peter cahill revoked his
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bail as chauvin was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom raw emotions spilled into the streets of minneapolis after almost a year of unrest. dramatic conclusion to one of the most high stakes trial in memory. >> from the family of george floyd to the white house, reaction to the verdict was jubilant but all agreed it's just the first step on the long road to justice. >> today we are able to breathe again. justice for george means freedom for all. >> god, as we give you the thanks and give you the praise, let george know that his name has gone down in history. >> today's verdict is a step forward. of who thanked me for the close work with his team i also spoke with george floyd's family again remarkable family, extraordinary courage. nothing can ever bring their brother, their father back, but
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this can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in america. >> here's the truth about racial injustice, it is not just a black america problem or a people of color problem. it is a problem for every american it is keeping us from fulfilling the promise of liberty and justice for all. >> we need true justice. that's not one case, that is a social transformation that says that nobody's beneath the law and no one is above it this verdict reminds us that we must make enduring systemic societal change. >> america, let this be the precedent. let this be the precedent where we live up to the high ideals and the promises where we say,
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liberty and justice for all. >> the teenager who recorded the video of george floyd's death wrote on facebook that she cried so hard after the verdict and that justice has been served. the congressional black caucus called on the senate again yesterday to pass the george floyd justice and policing act nbc's tracie potts joins us now. we heard again and again the verdict was just the first step. >> reporter: right, phillip. we heard it from the white house, we heard it from congress, from democrats saying that the george floyd justice and policing act needs to be passed and get back to the president's desk for signature into law this is leo knock warrants it would end qualified immunity for police officers, but it's been stuck on capitol hill while lawmakers or democrats
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specifically and sponsors are urging congress to make this happen, there are also concerns about part 2 in the courts, whether or not the punishment for derek chauvin, in their words, will fit the crime. >> step one is the verdict step 2 is the sentencing and we have been through this too many times to know you can get a verdict but the sentencing must match the crime that he was convicted of. >> this verdict brings us a step closer and the fact is, we still have work to do. we still must reform the system. >> reporter: so action in the courts and action in washington. that legislation, the george floyd justice and policing act, passed the house last month. it's yet to be heard in the senate back to you. >> tracie potts for us, the
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latest from capitol hill. breaking news before the chauvin verdict was read a shooting in ohio fueling new protests a police officer shot and killed a 16-year-old black girl they were responding to a 911 call for an attempted stabbing when the officer fired his gun at the girl. overnight they played body camera footage which some viewers may find disturbing. >> a tragic day in the city of columbus horrible, heartbreaking situation. the city of columbus lost a 16-year-old girl based on this footage, the officer took the life of another young girl in our community. what the video shows is the female with a knife attempting to stab the first girl on the
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ground as the second girl is pushed against the vehicle >> hey, hey, hey get down get down get down >> there we pause the video moments before the officer fires his gun. police performed cpr at the scene but she was pronounced dead at the hospital the ohio bureau of investigation is conducting a probe of the incident. could getting too little sleep increase your chances of developing dementia. a new study published in the journal of nature communications seems to think so. the sleep habits of 8,000 people in the u.k. over 25 years and found people aged 50 or 60 who regularly slept 6 hours or less each night were 30% more likely to develop dementia. the nation's inoculation
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efforts against covid-19 continues even as one of three vaccines has been taken out of circulation. more than 133 million americans have received one dose of the vaccines this morning the johnson & johnson vaccine remains on pause. now health authorities in europe say j&j's vaccine should carry a warning. here's nbc's miguel almaguer >> reporter: in a possible preview of what's to come in the u.s., safety regulators in the european union say johnson & johnson's vaccine should carry a warning for the rare risk of blood clotting but did not recommend it be pulled from e overseas authorities say the vaccine's benefit outweighs the potential risk of the nearly 8 million americans who receive the shot, 6 women developed serious blood clotting leading to one fatality >> this is a very rare effect but it also makes it very important for doctors and
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patients to be aware of the signs so that they can spot any concerns. >> reporter: with eu regulators unable to identify clear risk factors like gender and age, it comes ahead of the meeting on friday. >> we remain confident and we're hopeful the benefit-risk profile will weigh out. >> reporter: after rare but similar events with astrazeneca overseas, many in europe refuse to take it here in the u.s. vaccine hesitancy is also a growing problem, especially after the j&j pause. >> people i've talked to have mentioned just not trusting, not believing, wanting to wait and see. >> reporter: all of this comes as covid cases climb by 25% in nine states. even after connecticut hit its highest hospitalizations in months, the governor announced nearly every restriction will soon be lifted our nation, eager to move
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forward, while the future of covid cases and one vaccine remains unclear. miguel almaguer, nbc news. stunning video shows the aftermath of a car accident that ended up in the ocean. officials say a car went flying off a coastal road in carlsbad and into the water dozens of feet below rescue workers work to pull that person from the vehicle. life guards are seen giving aid to that person before bringing them up the cliff. first responders said the fact that he survived was nothing more than amazing. janessa, some of us have april showers but freezing temperatures, too. good morning, janessa. >> yeah, good morning. i hope you have found your winter coat because you need it across the south, the plains, most of the east coast for this morning into tomorrow morning where we're seeing record lows unfortunately for this time of year 79 million people will be impacted by some kind of freeze
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alert for the next two days. so some colder air and that's leading to the snow ban that continues to make its way across the ohio valley, north, east, northern new england, interior new york we could pick up an additional 3 to 8 inches in some spots. i think the highest amounts will be in northern new england they could see isolated air. finally some sunshine for the high plains. upper midwest. minneapolis, 43. we'll talk about the severe weather threat coming up janessa, thank you. take a look at the items up for grabs. the actors fund are auctioning
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held in escrow and has asked for reports from officials to see just how that money to combat homelessness is being allocated. newly obtained video shows a controversial traffic stop in arizona. an off duty deputy is using a racial slur as he begs to be let off the hook we have the details. >> reporter: guys, in the video the sheriff's deputy asks officers not to put his career at risk. >> but you've been drinking, dude, and you were driving >> yeah, but i'm also a police officer. >> reporter: asu cops pulling over pi fell in county sheriff's deputy after a night out in tempe. >> how much have you had to drink tonight, man >> a couple of drinks. >> around 2 in the morning an asu officer saying he saw the then 26-year-old speeding and swerving navarette quickly showing the officer his badge. >> who do you work for now
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>> reporter: the officer said he smelled of alcohol asking him to step out of the car. >> can we let anybody else in the vehicle go through this. >> asking the officer to consider he's in law enforcement too. >> it doesn't matter if you're an officer or not. >> my job is at risk, flight. >> you don't think it's going to put mine at risk. >> dude, i understand. can maybe someone else be put behind the wheel don't put my [ bleep ] career at risk. >> reporter: the deputy using a racial slur. >> this isn't new york, man. >> watch your mouth. he blew a .121 the officer was arrested for driving under the influence. back at the police station navarette continuing to ask the asu officer why he couldn't let him off the hook. >> you could have given me the opportunity to park the car. >> the fact you're telling me that tells me you shouldn't be an officer. >> reporter: a spokesperson says
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we are back with a consumer alert. subaru issued two recalls for a handful of their most popular models they have stalling and suspension issues that could increase their risk of a crash the company started mailing notices to owners this past week urging them to get inspections. a big slowdown at netflix after the streaming giant reported fewer paid subscribers but is it something that is easily corrected. plus a wider 25% of workers seriously considering quitting their jobs let's ask cnbc's geoff cutmore good morning >> reporter: very good morning to you, phillip. despite shows like the baker and
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guilty on all counts after 11 hours of jury deliberations, former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin is found guilty of murdering george floyd joining us live is chris pollone. what do you see this morning >> reporter: yeah, frances you know, we had a peaceful night here in minneapolis tonight. now it's nice and quiet outside the hennepin county courthouse that's a far different scene from hours ago when hundreds of people turned out here to hear this verdict for themselves.
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in minneapolis near the spot where george floyd died, people waited into the night to reflect. the gathering more muted, more solemn than the raw release of emotion outside the courthouse when the verdict became known. bursts of joy. >> it was just a beautiful moment when we finally get to have an inch of justice. >> reporter: and relief. for george floyd's family the quest for justice personal. >> i just miss him so much i'm o so hurt. i'm so happy. >> we are able to breathe again. >> reporter: the jury deliberated 10 hours before convicting derek chauvin on all three counts >> reporter: chauvin led away in
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handcuffs. a prayer answered. a step forward. >> we've got to keep fighting. put up a fight every day because i'm not just fighting for george anymore, i'm fighting for everybody around this world. >> reporter: for accountability and a fight for equality in the eyes of the law. >> reporter: sentencing for derek chauvin will be in about two months if he got the maximum it would be upwards of 40 years in prison in minneapolis, i'm chris pollone. frances, phillip, back to you. >> an unquestionable night of developments there thank you, chris. believe it or not, today marks five years since music legend prince suddenly died at the age of 57. to honor the purple one, paisley park, his home and recording studio will be opening its doors to 14,000 fans free of charge. they can pay tribute and view the late musician's ashes which will be displayed in the atrium.
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