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caucus aimed at protecting anglo saxon traditional tradition. a goalie guilty plea for the founder of the oath keepers and he is willing to turn on his own. >> i don't know -- i have one thing to say. learn to love one another. >> an ongoing protest in brooklyn center in minneapolis. the curfew lifting just moments ago. about 100 people were arrested overnight. more protests over the police killing of 20-year-old daunte white. later we are joined by the former buffalo police officer who was just vindicated 15 years after she was fired for intervening when another officer had a suspect in a chokehold. good morning at the top of the hour here, 7:00 eastern time, saturday, april 17. >> we are covering a solemn day in the u.k. as, well, plenty of
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toechlts right here in the u.s. we have a team of reporters and analysts following the latest for us this morning. we begin overseas in britain and with prince philip's funeral service set to begin a couple of hours from now preparations are underway and any moment now a military procession is set to take place in his honor. >> anne thompson is outside windsor castle for us where the funeral ceremony is happening. molly hunter is outside buckingham palace on this beautiful day in the u.k. anne, what do we expect to see within the next hour or so? >> reporter: within the next half hour we should see the beginning of the military procession that will take place actually initially outside the walls of windsor castle. we will see the military, many of them on horseback, process up what is called the long walk. and it is, indeed, a long walk. some 2.6 miles long. and then they will go inside windsor castle and that is where this event will take place.
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it is essentially a made-for-tv event inside the walls of the castle because of covid. they don't want people to -- the royal family asked people not to gather here because there will be nothing to see. they want people to stay home and gather around their televisions and to be safe. the service itself will be quite short. just 15 minutes long. it will start at 10:00 this morning and it will begin with a national minute of silence. in fact, heathrow airport, which is very near where i'm standing, they are going to stop arrivals and departures for six minutes to mark that moment where the country will come to a standstill to pay respects to prince philip. now, as we said, this is going to be primarily a family event. very small event. just 30 people at the funeral instead of what would have been 800 if we were living in normal times. of course, most of it will be
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family starting with the queen, prince charles will be there with his wife camilla. prince william and his wife kate. of course, prince harry. meghan markle not making the trip because she is pregnant with their second child. and much of this service has been dictated by prince philip. he designed the land rover that is going to carry his hearse from one -- or his coffin from one part of windsor castle to st. george's chapel, which you can see over my shoulder. it's the building with the balance strads and the arched glass, arched windows. you will hear the hymns that he specifically chose for the service, including one that is the royal navy hymn and the navy was his life before he married then-princess elizabeth and before he became duke of edinburg and prince philip. now, we also expect -- a big question has been would we hear
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from members of the royal family during the service. would someone deliver a eulogy? would family members do the readings? we understand none of that will happen. there will be no eulogy delivered by a family member and no one will do the readings. this service will be conducted by the dean of windsor and the archbishop of canterbury. >> molly, that said, prince harry is back in the u.k. for the first time in more than a year, not on the best terms. how will that play out? >> reporter: we will be watching closely, lindsay. one of the things as anne said, prince charles, prince william, and prince harry will be walking behind the coffin. body language experts will be watching. everyone will be wearing masks. hard to lip-read in case there is anything said between the brothers. the brothers will not be walking next to each other. peter phillips will be walking in between them. inside due to u.k. covid restrictions they will not be
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sitting together. so as far as actual interaction that we will see between the brothers, it won't be that much. the headlines about the brothers have been coming out the last couple of days. the palace is stressing this is about prince philip and the kwoen. so we will be watching the queen very closely. she will be at the back of procession also wearing a mask in the state bentley. she will be riding with one of her lady's in waiting. she will go in by herself. because of u.k. covid rerestrictions, you guys, once in the chapel heartbreakingly she will be sit big herself. we are actually at buckingham palace an hour away from where anne is at windsor and we will be watching to see if people show, people do lay flowers. all week people have been laying wreaths, laying flowers, an even though the palace has been very clear, stay at home, watch this at home, do in the come out, i have a sense that people will want to come out, gather, pay some tribute. >> no doubt. they have been all week, as you
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mentioned. molly hunter, anne thompson, thank you so much. back here in the country, people hitting the streets overnight in protest in multiple cities, including chicago, brooklyn center, of course, that suburb of minneapolis, durham, north carolina, and oakland. you see them there amid outrage over several police-involved incident. minnesota 20-year-old daunte white was shot and killed almost a weak ago. just ten miles from where derek chauvin's trial is taking place. in chicago adam toledo was shot by police in the chest. >> a curfew just lifted. >> reporter: good morning. last night police tried a tactic. there was not a curfew in effect when the evening began. they were trying to take a more detached approach to try to let the protests play itself out and not confront the protesters as
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much. however, things really got out of control, they say, the police did, later in the night. they imposed a curfew. they said that the crowd was trying to breach the fences protecting the police station from the front and from the back. and they said that there are elements of the crowd who had gas masks and helmets, baseball bats, and they were clearly there for trouble. at the end of the night the police swooped in and arrested as many as 100 people there, they are saying, and took them away. caught in the middle of all this are the residents who live in what is a residential neighborhood here that you can't see, but it's very close by. they say that they have been enduring tear gas sweeping into their homes, the nightly noise that happens from all of this, the confusion and chaos. here is some of what they have to say about what's been going on. >> the first night, it was a
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shock. like, it was a shock. they were throwing gas bombs. it was like a war in front of our hours. if they are peaceful, i don't mind it because, like i said, i am for -- i am here for the reason. i am down for it. like, come on. like, yeah. like, our voices need to be heard, you know what i mean? a baby died. so, yeah. but it's scary, you know. it's scary. if people do their job, this would never happen. i am tired of it, but as long as it's peaceful, i feel like i could deal with it a little bit longer. >> reporter: some of the residents are protecting the buildings. some are staying here trying to protect their homes. there is irony in the fact that they have to do that even though they live across the street from a police station. all off this started out as a protest over the death of daunte white, but things are changing, moving as we approach the end of
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the derek chauvin trial, of course. all eyes focused on that beginning monday when closing arguments again. and so the bottom line is that all of this has -- there is every reason to expect and fear this could get worse before it gets better. a lot of peaceful protesters, but there is an element in that crowd, in the crowd, the police are saying, that are here just for trouble and that's the big problem. >> yeah. tense moments there, ron, over in minneapolis. and tense moments overnight as well in chicago where rehema ellis is joining us. >> reporter: good morning. there was some scuffles that occurred between police and protesters overnight, but nothing to the degree that led to any outpouring of reaction from police. people came out in the largest numbers that they have so far since 13-year-old adam toledo
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was shot and killed by police back on march 29th. but it's pretty clear that the crowd was as large as it was last night in part because it was this week that police released the police body cam video that showed the moment when adam toledo was shot and killed by police. it's very disturbing video for people to see. and they released it after the family of this 13-year-old boy had an opportunity earlier this week see the video in private. initially, the family was hesitant and did not want this video immediately released to the public, but this week they decided that this is something that people need to see. and in seeing it, they have asked people to be calm as they protest. they are calling for accountability on the part of police in terms of how did this happen. so a 13-year-old child out in the early morning hours of march 29th and police were responding
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to a call of shots fired. this officer went in pursuit of this 13-year-old boy, shouting for him to stop, shouting for him, according to police, to drop it, drop it in reference to a gun. there is question when did that happen. the video that people are seeing is of adam with his hands up where he appears to have nothing in his hands. that's the moment when he was shot and killed by police. and that's the moment that is most disturbing the people who took to the streets here in chicago overnight. kendrys and lindsey. >> thank you both for joining us this morning. the country has many priorities, ending the pandemic, addressing these police involved incidents, curbing gun violence. but protecting so-called anglo saxon political traditions. a new caucus is reportedly in the works and the ringleader is the controversial marjorie taylor greene. >> we will dive into the america
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first caucus and how it's fracturing the republican party further. and saying farewell to prince philip this morning. we are keeping an eye on london as well as windsor, about 20 miles outside of london. this is windsor castle. this is called the long walk. you can see the mounted calvary headed into the castle grounds itself. that will be leading the procession for prince philip in a matter of hours. tter of hours. for skin that never holds you back don't settle for silver #1 for diabetic dry skin* #1 for psoriasis symptom relief* and #1 for eczema symptom relief* gold bond champion your skin
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new details in the mass shooting at a fedex facility in indianapolis. authorities released the names. eight people killed thursday night. their ages range from 19 to 74 years old. four of them were members of the
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sikh community. police identified the suspect as 19-year-old brandon scott hole, a former employee whose own mom sent a warning about him to law enforcement a year earlier. police have not determined a motive but reports say an advocacy group is calling for investigation into hate bias. republican lawmakers are speaking out after ultra stiff members of what some are calling a white supremacist caucus. a group of hard-right republicans including marjorie taylor greene discussing calling a anglo-saxon political tradition. some key republicans are actually jumping onboard. joining us with the latest on this, msnbc correspondent amanda golden. good morning to you. what has been the reaction on the hill to this? >> reporter: good morning. we are starting to learn more about this caucus being worked out by a group of far-right
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republicans known for controversial views, led in part by congresswoman marjorie taylor greene this america first caucus. "punchbowl news" reported on this first and obtained some materials that outlined the goals and objectives. they say it promotes a common respect for uniquely anglo-saxon political traditions and pushes a series of conspiracy theories about election integrity. the materials also argue a nativist ideology that has a racists legacy, mass im fwrags poses a great to the long-term extension future of america as a unique country with a unique culture and identity. a spokesperson for marjorie taylor greene told nbc news that these were leaked and said it was happening. more details will be coming soon. there are republican members of the house that are already indicating interest. we heard from congressman louie gomer, saying he was confirming that marjorie taylor greene was organizing it, that it was happening. we are waiting to hear from others like paul goss ar, who is
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supposed to be involved and organizing this. he has not kbret responded to comment. and barry moore is looking into it but doesn't want to commit before he reads the materials. and matt gaetz actually tweeted he was in por of this, proud to join it alongside marjorie taylor greene. kevin mccarthy issued a strong tweet saying america is built on the idea that we are created work. the republican party is the party of lincoln and the party of more opportunity for all americans, not nativist dog whistles. green advocated for extreme opinions, promoted conspiracy theories including qanon. she is was stripped of her committee assignments as a result. they bring together people with similar ideologies and try to push shared values. they can have influence and
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debate but they are not part of live body here in congress. >> it's a symbolic gathering of like-minded folks than folks trying to push legislation towards this end? >> reporter: right. we will see groups like the freedom caucus which goes far to promote similar but not quite this extreme of views uchl see the different kind of lawmakers come together to promote similar areas, wanting to influence policy. this is not its own specific legislative body within the congressional legislative caucuses here. >> thank you. spike in covid cases and unfilled vaccine appointments. a pause on the johnson & johnson vaccine has thrown a wrench in efforts to wrangle the deadly virus. how leaders plan to calm concerns. and we are expecting to see the mounted calvary ride to cambridge gate as the world remembers prince philip. s princ. wealth is your first big investment.
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other big stories we are following. a new state department report indicates that the former secretary of state mike pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands. it included shopping, making restaurant reservations and dog sitting. the department did in the call for any action against pompeo because he no longer works for the federal government and isn't facing any disciplinary measures. they suggested that the department clarify its policies to better define which tasks are appropriate for staffers to perform under ethics rules. nbc has learned ghislaine maxwell, a former could have daunt to thomas jefferson, would be tried to two cases, bun sex trafficking and abuse allegations and the other perjury. she was taken that custody last
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year on two counts of perjury no two passengers suing united airlines after an engine blew apart. you remember these images. it happened in february. the flight was heading from denver to honolulu when the engine just came apart sending debris raining down on colorado neighborhoods. no one on the plane or the ground injured. the passengers say they have suffered personal, emotional, financial injuries as a result of the incident. the world today surpassing 3 million covid-19 deaths as doctors remain on high alert for rare blood clots that are possibly link to the johnson & johnson vaccine. and some doctors say they are honing in on issue, linking it to a theory that an immune reaction may be the underlying cause. cory, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, scientists and doctors are trying to determine if there is a direct correlation between these cases and the johnson &
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johnson vaccine or if they coincide. they are looking at astrazenec abroad and what happened with the rare instances of the parking lotting in those cases to see if there was a rare immune response in these six patients. it amounts to one in every million doses of the johnson & johnson vaccine. of course, public confidence has fallen quite a bit in the vaccine. many questions left unanswered. dr. fauci came on joy reid last night to explain why this should instill more public confidence in the vaccine program overall. listen to how he said it. >> if we were going to put a pause on one in a million, then all of the other vaccines, the mrna, the pfizer and the moderna, there should be no reason whatsoever to cancel an appointment because the same surveillance system that picked up the six would have picked up something with the others, and there was nothing there.
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no red flags. so there is no real logical reason not to get vaccinated. >> reporter: all right. so dr. fauci laying it out there. when it comes to this national pause, he also said he believes that it will be days, not weeks or months, before we have more answers about the johnson & johnson vaccine. but what does it mean for the overall vaccination strategy as a whole in the united states? take connecticut for example. that's where we are at right now. one of the first states to go ahead and pause their administration of the johnson & johnson vaccine. they say they are getting more doses of pfizer and moderna to make up for that, and certain spots are going to have freed up spaces, those appointments going unfilled with the johnson & johnson vaccine, for example. but overall, the white house has said that this national pause will not affect the vaccination effort here in the united states because they have enough pfizer and moderna to make up for it for now. >> all right. cory, thank you for that update. let's head over to u.k.
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the story that we're following this morning, one of the big stories we are following this morning, funeral plans for prince philip. joining us nbc's anne thompson. as we continue to watch these live pictures, by the way, from outside windsor castle where the funeral will be taking place, we are also joined by tim, a former royal editor and royal expert. victoria howard. welcome, good morning. we are starting to see some movement there, including from an area of the castle called the long walk. take us through what's happening. >> reporter: so that is where the 14 military groups that represent all of the military groups that have what they call a special relationship with prince philip are gathering. they will process up the long walk. it's a 2.6-mile journey. it will take them about 40 minutes to do that. then they will go inside windsor castle and get the horses used to that area before the service
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starts. and then those military groups will line the quadrangle inside windsor castle as the prince's coffin goes by and give their own special final salute to the duke of edinburg. now, there are two groups in particular that he was very close to. one is the grenadier guards. those -- and you know them by their scarlett tunics and bear-skin caps. he is was a kernel in that regiment for 42 years. of course, the royal navy. when he died he was the royal admiral of the royal navy i appointed by his wife. he was a member of the royal navy. he went to the royal navy college, was a navy cadet, served in the european pacific theaters. in fact, he had his first command of his ownership, the hms magpie, in malta when
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elizabeth became queen. the royal navy is very near and dear to him. >> thank you so much for that context. tim, when we talk about prince philip's decorated past and his career and really all that he gave up to be with the queen, we are also knowing that he played a big role in today's events. i mean, straight from the songs we will be hearing to the land rover to will be carrying his coffin that he, himself, designed. how is this personalized and what is the significance of some of his decisions for today? >> reporter: he designed, as you say, his own funeral. and this is a funeral that is attracting, obviously, tanks in areas other than just the occasion, which i know we are going to talk about. i think the main thing to say really here is that we talk about the duke of edinburg as being the queen's constant companion. he was at her side in journeys around the world, around britain for year after year after year. he was also her closest and
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really on many occasions her only confidant. she was 21 when she married him. he was at the time 26. they were married for 73 years. so apart from the ceremony, apart from the talk of flags and the military and the service, i think more than anything we need to remember that for the queen this is an intensely personal day of grief because she has lost her husband, but also the one person over all those years, and some of those were difficult years with family problems and so forth, the one person whose shoulder she could cry on and whose advice she could listen to. >> victoria, meantime, as we continue to look at the pictures, i should point out to our viewers we do not have actual control of those cameras. these are images being brought from the u.k. right now. others are controlling what shots are up. i believe right now what we are looking at is the long walk, that 2.6-mile area where we are
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going to see the calvary marching down. you see them right there. we are looking at those pictures. this the early start of this ceremony. i am going to be curious. once the service starts and we see philip's coffin for the first time, whether there is a note. you recall during diana's funeral there was a personal note from prince harry that said simply "mummy." and the queen's mom's funeral in 2002 there was a note to as well signed "lilibeth." what else will you be looking for? >> we know there will be a lower wreath on top of the coffin and that could have one of those past messages from the queen. covid may have changed those rules a little bit. i am going to be looking at the continuity of the funeral.
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is this similar for the queen mother who also had a royal ceremonial funeral in 2002. what is the change? of course, covid aside, there are a lot of factors that we will think about. you know, the duke was known for not really liking sermons. so there isn't a sermon today. he got angry when the sermons were longer than 12 minutes. >> thank you for that. let's listen into this procession as it gets underway here. >> we are digging in on the long walk.
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as the procession is about to get underway, there will be an event we will carry live in a few minutes. we will take a quick break and pick this back up in a couple of minutes. stay with us.
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♪ you get a call from a friend to remind you ♪ ♪ that you're not alone ♪ ♪ then you know deep down inside ♪ ♪ it's gonna be all right ♪ ♪ all right ♪♪ welcome back, everybody. we are taking live pictures here from london ahead of the funeral for prince philip, which msnbc
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will be bringing you live. of course, the queen's confidante and companion for so many years. this is a group of armed forces walking down the long walk. we want to bring back in msnbc's anne thompson outside windsor castle. we also have tim uert and royal expert victoria howard. anne, starting with you, we know that quite a bit has happened this morning, including the coffin of prince philip has already been moved. what can you tell us about that event and what we are expecting to see in just a couple of minutes on the long walk? >> reporter: so, for the last week the coffin of prince philip has laid -- has been in a private chapel where members of the royal family could pay their respects. today it has moved into a hall in windsor castle, and then it will be about, at about 9:30, a little after 9:30 will be put on
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the land rover that he designed to make its way to st. george's chapel. that is the bying you see over my shoulder that has the balustrades and the arched windows. it will make its way through here. it will go through the grounds of windsor castle and the military that you see there that is now marching up the long walk, they will stand at the quadrangle to pay their final respects to prince philip. i think when you look at his life, he had two great loves in his life. one, obviously, queen elizabeth, when he was married to for seventh three years. the other was the royal navy. he went to naval college, he was a member of the royal navy, he got his first command just as queen elizabeth became queen, and he loved his life on the sea. and you will see today both in the ceremony, in the procession before as well as in the funeral itself, respects paid to that
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love of the navy, love of service, and love of the sea. lindsey and kendis. >> victoria, as we look at these pictures, a lot of people who, without having the sound up, would look at this and throughout the day and say, wow, it looks like a stately funeral. this is called a ceremonial funeral. what's the main difference here? >> reporter: britain had, for winston churchill in the 1960s. the kind of the main thing there is the military involvement. the use of the gun carriage versus the use of the military to kind of move the coffin along. of course, philip chose a land rover in this case. it's very interesting because he really did not want a fuss. he also, even if covid hadn't happened, he didn't want to lie in state. he didn't think he was deserving of that. it goes to show he always played
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down the impact and the steer he had on the monarchy. >> i want to ask you about the significance of this moment and this day. obviously, the world saying good-bye to prince philip. does this also signify a sort of passing of the torch to the next generation and potentially a completely different and new chapter for the royal family? >> reporter: well, that's how it ought to be. i remember three years ago i was on the long walk in windsor in a very, very different set of circumstances. hundreds of thousands of people out there on a sunny day like today. the difference was, it was a wedding. prince harry and meghan markle were getting married. and it felt as though the royal family was entering a new era. it was a fairy tale. of course, as we know, over the years fairy tales with the british royal family don't always last very long. that one didn't either. and today amidst all the grief and the mourning, there is this
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question about the future of the royal family. will there be a reconciliation today or has there been? we don't know the answer to that yet, between the two brothers, william and harry, who represented such an exciting future for this family, only three or four years ago they were traveling the world. they were seen as the great hope for the british royal family. things are very, very different now. harry living in california. he has come back for the funeral. but he is the center of a very bitter rift in this family. >> and picking up on that with anne thompson, and you're right there where you can actually see st. george's chapel, it was a few years ago this april that all eyes were on st. george's chapel as well for the wedding of harry and meghan. quite a juxtaposition today in how that chapel is being used. >> reporter: it really is, kendis. this chapel has been the site of
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so many happy events for the royal family. not just prince harry and meghan markle's wedding, but also the wedding of prince edward and sophie rees jones, who is of we. it is also a place where many royal family members lie in -- it is where they are buried. you go all the way back to henry viii buried here. george iii is buried here. george vi, queen elizabeth's father, her mother, the queen mum, is buried here. princess margaret is buried here. it is that gentleman that position, if you will, of wonderful events and then events of deep sorrow. >> victoria, often at the end we begin to think, once again, of the beginning. i want to ask you about philip's
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childhood. it was not easy for him. what can you tell us about what he went through in his childhood and how it shaped him as an adult? >> reporter: that's a really good point. that childhood really shaped the way he kind of grew up and had a view on life essentially. his family were ex side from greece and he was essentially smuggled out of the country in a crate of oranges. so that then saw him shift around europe for a while before settling in britain. and with his oldest sisters, he -- who were older than he was, he was passed puller to post in the family and had a nomadic childhood, if you will. the school he went to in the scottish highlands really shaped him and kind of goff him that challenge of trying to overcome those difficulties. he took it as a challenge to really make something of himself. and that childhood, that really did have an impact.
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his sisters could in the attend his wedding with the anti-german sentiment in 1947. they had married senior german officers and nazis. so it had a huge, profound impact on his life. i think that's the reason the duke became the man he is today. >> for many of the folks watching and listening on the radio, this is the beginning stages of what will be a lengthy processional for prince philip. we are watching right now what are some ceremonial units of the british army. they are getting ready. they are going to be gathering fairly soon, including the mounted calvary from the king's troop royal horse artillery, they will be gathering within the next few moments, and they will be paying their honors as well to prince philip, who has been there married to the queen for some 73 years. tim, as i look at this, these units parade, i couldn't help but kind of look at the
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diversity. not enough, if you ask me. there is a little bit of diversity out there. i think about the dozens of countries that are a part of this common wealthy that were formerly coalialized, many of them black and brown people, including my mother who will be watching the funeral today. is this a day of mourning for many of those folks who are former members of the colony? >> reporter: without a doubt, kendis. i mean, do not underestimate the love that is felt. and i use that word advisedly towards the queen and prince philip. in many, many commonwealth countries, they have a huge history of connection with them. and the commonwealth was always really one of the most important aspects of the queen's reign. she played an ongoing role behind the scenes very often,
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and sometimes in quite controversial circumstances, unifying people, bringing people together. so, yes. and she was incredibly popular. i have worked in africa, worked in a lot of places afternoon the world. you visited a lot of commonwealth countries with the royal family. before the queen and prince philip stopped traveling abroad, which they did in 2016. so you are absolutely right. do not underestimate the popularity that the british royal family or at least the queen and prince philip have and had in those countries. the big question for the british monarchy, of course, will that popularity last? will the monarchy survive in such a popular way going forward in? >> we are watching live pictures of the procession on the long walk in london ahead of the funeral for prince philip. we are going to leave you here with some sound here of the procession that we'relis nipping
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here with all of this. we want to go back to our coverage for msnbc reports. let's talk about some of the headlines taking place right now on capitol hill. congressman, good morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> we do want to start with the whole america-first caucus. what do you make of it? >> well, it sounds like the ku klux caucus to me. are we going to have the pro-hate caucus and the storm trooper caucus? marjorie taylor green are catering to the malcontents of america, people like david duke and others. but the other folks who are kind of probably cheerleading for this are the chinese communist party, vladimir putin, and our
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adversaries. they love to see this extremist activity and divisive politics. it weakens our country and it distracts us from our collective challenges. >> congressman, one of the biggest issues right now for our country is one we keep gleaning more and more information on, that's the insurrection that happened january 6th. one of the founders of the far-right group, the oath keepers, john shaffer, was the first to plead guilty. what does this tell you about the direction this investigation is going? >> i think it's a positive development. remember there were more than 800 people who breached the capitol. we have to bring all of them to justice. i understand there's been hundreds of arrests, but until we bring everybody to account, we won't know what happened. the big concern for folks like myself and others, the events of january 6th were perhaps the
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beginning of the insurrection, not the end. unless and until we bring the plotters and others to account and justice, we're not really going to solve this massive crime and insurrection that happened on january 6th. >> a u.s. capitol police officer spoke to lester holt last night about the lack of information they had on the capitol siege. let's listen to that. >> we expected violence. we expected large crowds of demonstrators. there was no intelligence from any law enforcement agency in this region that suggested that thousands of demonstrators were going to breach the u.s. capitol. >> this is coming days after the capitol police reported failures to congress suggesting failures. what needs to be done here?
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>> multiple things. i want to salute the bravery of the u.s. capitol police officers. the rank and file who dedicated themselves to protecting the capitol and continue to do so. of course we remember the lives of the fallen on january 6th and since then. however we have to do basic things to help the u.s. capitol police. one is there's hundreds and hundreds of positions untilled right now. the u.s. capitol police were clearly outmanned as you can see in your pictures right now on your television screen. there's between 200 to 900 untilled positions on the u.s. capitol police. secondly, as we heard a moment ago, they don't have intelligence capabilities. in other words, they don't have the ability to basically look out on the horizon and see what are the threats developing
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towards the capitol and protect the capitol accordingly. that has to be addressed. >> intelligence one of the main issues not only highlighted by that watchdog but lieutenant honore in his report. >> we ran out of time, i wanted to talk about gun violence. hoping he'll come back once more time. >> there's your invitation, congressman. >> i found this striking. look at the live shot of the white house. joe biden has been in office some 87 days. 22 of them that flag has been in that position there because of this country's mourning, the latest being in indianapolis. striking. >> good point. thank you all for being with us. we'll have continuing coverage of the funeral for prince philip throughout the morning. >> we'll be back tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. eastern time. "velshi" starts now. today on "velshi," protests against police violence erupted
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overnight in cities across the country in the shadow of the derek chauvin trial, multiple other police killings are driving people into the streets demanding justice. and the very first flip in the capitol riot case. we'll have the latest on the central character agreeing to cooperate and why he may have to go into the witness protection program for doing so. and watch what happens when we no longer have a president who is beholden to meddling by foreign adversaries. "velshi" starts now. good morning. it is saturday, april 17th. i'm ali velshi. we begin bearing witness. multiple police killings caught on camera. in the end, one looming question, will this cycle ever come to an end? after more than three weeks, the trial of derek chauvin is nearing its conclusion, now the waiting begins. a verdict could welcome within the next week, meaning this time next week after a trial which
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has exemplified the baring of witness, america could be a very didn't place. or perhaps not. about ten miles north of minneapolis, brooklyn center, another night of unrest as demonstrators took to the streets outside of the police station for the sixth straight night following the police killing of daunte wright, a 20-year-old black man, where the officer, a 26-year veteran on the force, says she mistook her handgun for a taser before fatally shooting wright. the former officer, kim potter, has been charged with second degree manslaughter. daunte wright's death has been classified a as homicide. wright tried to get back in his car as potter shouts taser. then they shoots right with her handgun and can later be heard saying holy expletive, i just shot him. the situation last night was mostly peaceful


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