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fraziers courage. they did not have her sense of duty to the sanctity of another human being. derek chauvin is in jail tonight. awaiting his sentence that could leave him in prison for the rest of his life. and that happened because darnell of frazier pressed required on her phone. because she knew, something had to be done for george floyd and that was the only thing she could do. tonight, on her facebook page, where she posted her video of george floyd taking his last breath, darnella frazier wrote, i just cried so hard. this last hour, my heart was beating so fast. i was so anxious, anxiety buzzing through the roof, but to know guilty on all three charges, thank you god, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. george floyd, we did it. justice has been served.
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darnella frazier gets tonight's last word. the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. >> and good evening once again. day 91 of the biden ministration, though tonight in minneapolis, at the intersection that has become a memorial known as george floyd square, peaceful crowds gathered yet again not to protest but to market change, a new message of accountability, and just perhaps a bellwether moments in the relationship between line forsman's in our country and communities of color. former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin, is now in a jail cell, after being convicted of murder, in the death of george floyd. late this afternoon, after some ten hours of deliberations in all, the jury said, it had reached a verdict. >> count one, unintentional second degree murder guilty.
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count to third degree murder guilty. count three, second degree manslaughter guilty. >> and with that, it was all over. the jury was dismissed. core officers winds over to chauvin, placed him in handcuffs, let him out of the room to await sentencing. two months from now. outside court as word spread, tension gave way to relieve. celebrations in fact as the gathered crowd realized chauvin had been convicted on all three counts. minnesota's attorney general keith ellison, who once represented the area in congress, praised the police officers who testified against chauvin, as well as those who actually witnessed floyd's murder. >> i would not call today's verdict justice however because justice implies true restoration. but it is
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accountability. which is the first step towards justice. people who stopped and raised their voices on may 25th, 2020, they stopped and they raise their voices because they knew, that what they were seeing was wrong. they were vindicated. by the chief of police, by the minneapolis longest serving police officer, and by many other police officers, who stepped up and testified as to what they saw and to what they knew. what happened on that street, was wrong. >> george floyd's family also reacted to today's verdict, his brothers noted the significance of the jury as unanimous decision, as well as another case involving deadly use of force. >> calm and we got a guilty charge on all counts. we got a chance to go to trial. this right here is for everyone who's been in this situation. everybody. >> ten miles away from here, mr. wright, dante wright, he should
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still be here. we have to always understand that we have to march. we will have to do this for life. it seems like this is a never-ending cycle. >> the floyd family also spoke by phone, with president biden. who called him and said among other things, at least god now there is some justice. not long after that the president, to earlier today revealed he had been quote, praying the verdict is the right verdict, appeared with the vice president and spoke to the nation. >> today's verdict sends that message, but it's not enough. we can't stop here. this takes acknowledging in confronting had on, systemic racism, and the racial
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disparities that exist in policing and in our criminal justice system. a guilty verdict does not bring back george but, through the families pain, they are finding purpose, so georgia's legacy will not be just about his death, but about what we must do in his memory. >> and with that, let's bring in our lead off guest on this tuesday night. ashley parker pulitzer prize white house bureau chief for the washington post, ball butler form a federal production -- these days a professor at georgetown law and maryland mosby, states attorney for baltimore city maryland marilyn i'd like to begin with you people may not realize exactly how rare this verdict is. how rare it was to see and hear, fellow officers appear your officers testifying for civilly
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's against a fellow officer. let me play a reminder of that before you and i get on with our discussion. >> that in no way shape or form is anything that is by policy, it's not part of our training, and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values. the defendant violated our policy in terms of rendering aid. >> putting him down on the ground face down, and putting your knee on his neck, for that amount of time, is uncalled for. >> when mr. floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers, they could've stopped the restraint. >> so counselor, you did not have that in the freddy gray case, to name the case, you are involved with, you had a wall of blue. you did not have the gruesome video of life draining from a human being.
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though we know what happened, inside that police van, does this to you, for all of these factors we've listed, mark any kind of a turning point. >> it absolutely marks a turning point. watching the chauvin trial, the stakes could not have been higher. not just for that family who deserve some a semblance of justice, for the tragic murder of their loved one, captured on film, but also, the stakes could not be higher for us as a country. as the world watched america's justice system, and whether it was going to live up to the ideals of our promise of standard of justice. i think that allison and the prosecution team did an outstanding job improving every element of these offenses charge. but thanks to that video, let's be very clear. that visually depicted george floyd, being callously murdered on camera, that could not be contradicted. and well i
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understand the prosecutions argument to the jury, i wholeheartedly disagree, that what derek chauvin did was not policing in america. what derek chauvin did to george floyd, is absolutely policing in america for black people in this country. the infliction of excesses force the violation of the excavation policies the refusal to render aid the complete and utter indifference, to the lives of black people, is exactly what policing has been and continues to be in america for black people in this country. and so, yes derek chauvin was on trial but so is policing of four in america. and the reason this moment is so important, is because there's finally an acknowledgment, of of what has been like for black people in this country there's finally a recognition that our lives matter to. >> paul, i don't know what my first thoughts were when i got the call today. that after ten plus hours of deliberations, there was a
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verdict. i'm curious as to what your and initial reaction was that were you surprised that is that short of deliberation ended up nicking him on all three >> i was surprised. the conventional wisdom among lawyers is that a quick verdict, is a good sign for the defense. but in this case, with overwhelming evidence, i could not imagine that was actually true. and so when i heard the verdict, i did not react as a former prosecutor, or law professor, or legal analyst. i reacted as a black man. and so i cried. this does not make up for breonna taylor, or any others, but in our criminal legal system, one black man's life mattered. when he was killed by a police officer. in the united states of america, that counts as progress. >>
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ashley parker, all we need to do is listen to these two lawyers who proceeded you, to try to begin to understand the emotion that went into today. and the emotion so many people are feeling tonight. let's talk about the president. you cover and what a change it must be for you to learn, joe biden's comments about the case this morning. which would have been an issue had they not been sequestered. joe biden choosing to call the family and the lawyers and speak candidly, the way people speak. and then his choice with the vice president by his side, also in a speaking role, to address the nation. it is quite a bit of change, when contrasted to the president who was in office for the death of george floyd, and the ignition of protests in the streets across our country. >> it's absolutely a change from former
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president trump. and it's one of the things that president biden promised, even as a candidate. even before george floyd's death. we have to remember that joe biden got into this race, he said in part because of charlottesville. the white supremacist violence in charlottesville. and he cast this election in terms of a battle for the soul of the nation. and so what you saw, was a president who does feel this deeply and earnestly and if this early and even those comments he made earlier in the day that were, despite the jury being sequestered, controversial. that's what makes the people who do love joe biden, love him so much. it was someone blurting out their true feelings. which were the true feelings of a lot of people, in this country. and again joe biden, he's 78 white
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guy, but he is someone who's lived experience is out of pain and lost. and you saw that, how he can step into that empathize or chief role, and that postural role, although it is important to add that is he himself said, that's not really enough. but it was, people felt like what the moment called for this evening and today. >> marilyn, i know a lot of us are thinking tonight about darnell frazier and think about it with a honorable mention to steve jobs. a young woman who had the courage to recorded that video. the further courage to post that video. her video, controlled this case, it's been viewed around the world. it's iconic. it was the iphone and related devices that allow that technology, it was the iphone and related devices that turned the hush in the crowd today, into a roar when they heard the verdict. i want to play just some of her very honest and
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emotional and forthright testimony. >> it's been nights i've stayed up apologizing and apologizing to george floyd for not doing more. and not physically interacting and not saving his life. but it's like, it's not what i should have done. it's way he should have done. >> this is a young woman who most people agree, played a heroic role. imagine carrying around that kind of guilt, and sadness. marilyn, with there have been a case, without this young woman? when i can tell, you is that the video is the most vital piece of evidence, that the prosecution has. and let's be clear, if it
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weren't for that video that could not be contradicted, which doesn't typically exist, we as a country will continue to claim to be will fully ignorant to the police brutality and released relations. it was because of the iphones it was because of her courage and recording that video. the body worn cameras that a merica has now, not able to refuse, do you understand that somebody, a police officer, would have the gall to put his knee on the neck of a handcuffed citizen, in a prone position, for nine minutes and 30 seconds. the culture of violence and culture of overly dominant police enforcement against black people in this country, will not be on full display if it were not for that video. and so today, because of this verdict, we say to the world as a country, we are no longer will fully ignorant, black lives do matter. we see the tram are in the
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violence that has been inflicted on black people, by the police every single day in this country. and we are committed. we are committed to this systemic reform, that will always ensure justice, and accountability, when black men, women and children are killed. at the hands of police. >> paul, a legal question. how does it feel tonight, if you are the lawyer for the remaining three officers, scheduled to go to trial in this case. or perhaps you are the lawyer for the police officer now former police officer, who shot and killed daunte wright? >> they are thinking about making a deal. because, this may signal, with regard to holding police officers accountable. so, some lawyers say the cases are won or lost during jury selection.
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in this jury was actually more diverse, than the city where the trial took place, it included six people of color, and seven people in their twenties and thirties. both groups, that are less likely to give the police more credit, than other witnesses. and what a lot of these jurors said, in this election process, was that they had concerns, about whether the police tree all americans the same way. and the judge to his credit, did not allow that realistic assessment, to prevent those folks from serving on the jury. and so brian, this case was, about the state versus derek chauvin, police were on trial as an institution, but the movement for black lives, has to get a lot of credit. for the way that it has educated the public, with black
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and brown people have always said. that the police treat us differently, unfairly. this is a good day for equal justice, under the law. >> ashley parker, while there was celebration today, so much of it just a release valve from what was pent-up since may 25th of last year. this was not a cabarrus core spielberg ian ending, in fact the governor of minnesota said tonight, we are at the floor. this is not the ceiling. joe biden used similar wording. so the question to you, given your beat, why does the administration want to see now? what will they be willing to put their weight and name and heft behind? >> that's a key question. we have some inklings, but this has not been totally at the forefront of president biden's
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administration so? par he does want reforms to policing. the end of qualified immunity. the end of chokeholds. the end of known not -- a database where police misconduct is recorded, there is the george floyd justice and policing bill, that is making its way through congress. and on the one hand, president biden is somewhat limited to what he can do, that is not a legislative solution. on the other hand, he has the ability to help push what congress does and does not take up. how much to spell, it's how much to travel the country and sell it. how much to make remarks about this versus coronavirus, versus infrastructure. so you saw him, mention that this was again, just the beginning. that so much had to occur. he said basic accountability to happen in one rare instance. it will be interesting to see,
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in the weeks coming forward, how much he does, and what activists even today were already worried about. one quote on good verdicts, is not a solution. it's not justice. and how much he is going to really use. to pursue that. >> i know something about the day you have all had that is why we are so indebted to our big through and all of our guests tonight to actually parker, paul butler, -- thank you for starting us off. coming up, more on what's the three counts in minneapolis mean for police across our country. and later one of our guest calls today's verdict a cultural makeup call, will look at whether anything will really change, all of it as the 11th averages getting underway on this consequential tuesday night in our country. odors can sneak up on you. for a convenient life hack. try febreze unstopables fabric refresher.
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that we could end the jury heard us and we are grateful for that. we had the sole burden of proof in this case and history showed that when cases like these can be difficult, i'm proud of every hour every minute and every ounce of effort we put in this case, and let me tell you we spent many hours working on this case did we not? >> more from minnesota's attorney general and democratic congress keith ellison who led the effort to convict derek chauvin on all three charges. back with us tonight carmen best former police chief in the city of seattle and the justice department senior who is better known as host of the msnbc podcast the oath, chuck i would like to begin with you. turns out it wasn't a tailpipe or fentanyl or heart disease
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that killed george floyd, turns out a police officer killed george floyd in just the manner we suspected over nine minutes and 29 seconds of gruesome video. i would love your thoughts on the outcome and let's hear it please for the prosecution, public servants all. >> public servants all, derek chauvin murder george floyd, that's with the prosecution said it would prove in its opening statement a told the jury precisely what they look here and what they would see, and then it delivered. it's presentation and i'm biased to prosecutions because i spent a lot of time as a prosecutor, but the presentation was logical, linear, it was compelling and it was thorough. and when the attorney general turned around and said to the men and women standing behind him, we spent a lot of hours on this, it was so apparent in the way that everything was choreographed. i mean that as a compliment, in
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other words, these clips don't play themselves starting at the right time and stopping at the right time, the questions don't ask themselves. all of these things require dozens, scores hundreds of hours of preparation behind the scenes. and that is what you saw from the prosecutors. they did a terrific job. >> chief best, you recently said to the new york times that changes, in your line of work, changes in policing will come with knowledge of the consequences for bad policing. is that just what we witnessed today? >> i would say yes, absolutely. i think there isn't an officer or a chief across the country that isn't recognizing that accountability is going to play a huge role in the behavior of officers moving forward. the next time an officer is in a situation like this where
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they are handcuffing somebody on the ground and in the prone position, they're going to move them to the recovery position right away, they're going to make sure they have to diligence for the care as we are trained to do going forward and recognizing that not doing so, there will be consequences. the bad cops and the good comps we want to make sure that these folks have accountability. it's going to be incredibly important to start to build the legitimacy and the trust that we need to have to make policing in america fair and just an accepted. i am very pleased as many people are that justice was served today, but that is just the start of moving and turning the corner on this issue. again, i'll say it again, there are thousands of officers who do great work but we know that we have to recognize that we have problems as well.
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>> chief, let me further ask, we're coming up here on the east coast, officers are arriving for the 12 to 8, there will be in some sort of ready room and folding chairs always luxurious surroundings, where a sergeant or an lte will stand at the front of the room and give them the advisories of tonight over shift, do you think the chill will already be in the room? do you think there will be any other topic when partners drive around over that eight-hour shift? >> i'm sure, i'd been in roll call thousands of times as an officer and supervisor and ultimately chief and i know those conversations are happening amongst officers about what happened, about how they're going to move forward, how the profession will change because of this. how could they not? the whole world is talking about it, but i believe those
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conversations are going to be productive moving people forward, and recognizing that the honor with the job and that people will be held accountable if they violate the rules and they do not get a pass. >> chuck, to you on the law, sentencing guidelines are a part of american life, they remain highly controversial, it's been argued they take power and judgment away from judges but in the state of minnesota we go through this aggravating and mitigating circumstances phase at sentencing. how much leeway does the judge have to add on, that murder two felony murder charge, on average in minnesota, i'm told, 12 and a half years in prison, though that is in many ways the starting point? >> right, great question, brian. as tuesday night draws to a close at least on the east coast, let me get technical
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because it's important, bear with me. there's two ways to think about sentencing. second degree murder carries a statutory maximum of 40 years, that's fixed by the minnesota state legislator. the judge could never go above that. conversely, to your point, minnesota like many states and the federal government has a set of sentencing guidelines that actually drives the sentence. minnesota has the oldest set of guidelines in the nation. and you're quite right for second degree murder the guidelines presumptively recommend something between ten and 15 years, 12 and a half being the middle point of those two numbers. can the judge go higher? yes, he can. if he finds certain aggravating circumstances like for instance, the crime was committed in front of a child, like for instance, the victim was vulnerable and indeed he was because he was handcuffed behind his back when he was murdered, like for instance,
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the defendant chauvin, used his authority as a police officer to commit the crime. and so we can think about it through the lens of the statutory maximum fixed by the minnesota legislator, but put that aside, really it's going to be a combination of the sentencing guidelines and the judges use of aggravating or extenuating circumstances. the guidelines are really important to by the way, brian. because we want to make sure that whether your sentenced in st. cloud or inhibiting, which is the birthplace of roger, or minneapolis, that you are treated the same way for the same crime, and the guidelines introduced that kind of uniformity into sentencing, very worthy goal. >> you drop roger maris, we're gonna hear from all the bob dylan fans, chuck i can't thank you enough for your expertise, ditto to chief best, thank you so much for joining us after the day we've had.
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happened, we can call it murder now, this egregious murder that happened it should not be that it has to look like that in
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order for us to have some type of semblance of what people call justice. this was accountability but it is not yet justice. justice for us is saving lives. >> congresswoman right we can call it murder now we can call derek chauvin a convicted murderer, and with us to talk about a dark to friends of our broadcast, baratunde thurston, author activists comedian former producer for the daily show with trump nor, he is the host of the podcast, how to citizen, he'll also be hosting the upcoming pbs series, america outdoor with baratunde thurston and jason johnson back with us, a campaign veteran, journalist, most importantly a professor of politics and journalism at morgan state university. gentlemen, good evening to you both and baratunde thurston by the end of the fact that we shared the moment on realtime earlier this evening, i would like to begin with you tonight and your straight-up reaction to what we've witnessed today. >> relief is the word that i
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keep feeling, it is not celebration, and it's not exuberance, i don't have the energy remaining for that but i am relieved and unlike george floyd in his last moment thanks to derek chauvin, i can breathe, and i have been taking very deep, grateful breaths today. i am grateful for the jury, grateful for the prosecution, trick grateful for the witnesses who testified on behalf of the life of george floyd and grateful for the world, almost literally, the people who took to the streets in minneapolis and across this planet to bear witness and demand something close to justice, something like accountability for this gross abuse of power. >> jason, our friend eugene robinson wrote this in the washington post under the headline derek chauvin's couldn't fiction shouldn't feel like a victory but it does quote, almost as important as the guilty verdicts is the fact
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that so many minneapolis police officers, including police chief arradondo testified for the prosecution against chauvin. thin blue line solidarity probably isn't gone forever. but at least we know it has its limits. that's a start, and hopefully, a precedent. do you join the hopefulness in eugene's column, jason? >> not at all. because literally bryant, when we talked earlier today, and i said this does not make me happy, it is not satisfactory, it is not justice, this doesn't necessarily change unless there is some radical form of policing, what happened later, a 16-year-old girl in columbus called the police for help, and an officer was on the scene and in 22 seconds he shot her dead. an honorable student who was making tiktok videos on makeup and hair. this hasn't stopped. and i want to be very clear on how critical this is, not just
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from an emotional standpoint but from a national standpoint and policy standpoint, there is nobody in america, nobody in america who does not pay attention to today's trial. that means every single person in this country every black person, every white person, every cop was paying attention and still, 40 minutes after that ruling, a 16-year-old girl can be shot in front of her house. so no, i'm not hopeful. because unless there is wholesale, wholesale change, abolishment of this institution that continues to fail taxpaying black people in this country, everything else is fanciful thinking. and whether it's someone who is ten minutes up the road, who was shot by an officer with 26 years of experience or a guy, you know, in virginia who is an officer who pulled over -- honestly, who knows how many black men or women in america have a knee on their neck right now in this country, and we just don't have a camera to
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tell us? so do i feel safe, and i don't, i don't share eugene's optimism. i share a pessimism that has been borne of living in this country for way too long to believe that one trial is fundamentally going to change how this place operates. >> jason, let me ask you about the young faces you look out on because it is so important after hearing you out, and this requires speculation on your part, you teacher at one of the great hbcus, what are those cases likely to make about this verdict today? >> tomorrow, when we talk on thursday, they are going to be surprised because as i've mentioned most of my students did not think that he was going to be convicted, even though i always think that he was. here's the problem, they're going to see that and they're gonna think of daunte wright, and then they're gonna think about makhia bryant, and then they're gonna think about when your rice and then they're gonna think about the slew of other young black people who
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have been killed and the police were not held accountable. and i need people to understand this, when someone dies, when there is a death like this, it is not just that person's lost, right? george floyd's daughter, she's not going to have her dad problem, she's not gonna have somebody to hug. when our cameras are gone those people are still suffering, makhia bryant there is somebody who sits next to her in math class who is going to have nightmare because someone she used to see every day is dead. that's what it looks like to my students because they have grown up with this their entire lives. this country has an obligation to invest, not only in the economy but in the lives of black people. because if we live every single day thinking that it could be our last, how can we actively participate in a country where we don't think is any days promised to us because one officer having a bad day can and our lives? that is how they see it. >> to our audience, to our
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audience we have a segment in our second to last segment tonight on this shooting on makhia bryant in columbus, ohio. the teenager killed after this encounter by police officers, baratunde thurston, hang in there are coming to you, both of our guests have agreed to stick around. coming around, is this moment convertible into something that resembles change. sembles change
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this work is long overdue. >> indeed, as we've heard even in our hour-long broadcast tonight, there will be new calls from meaningful police reform, emphasis on meaningful in light of the conviction of the officer who killed george floyd. still with us are, baratunde thurston and jason johnson. baratunde thurston, we have a former president who takes his public rule seriously, i'm referring of course to barack obama who put out a lengthy statement that reads, in part, true justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that black americans are treated differently, every day. it requires us to recognize that millions of our friends, families and fellow citizens live in fear that their next encounter with law enforcement could be their last. and it requires us to do the sometimes thankless, often difficult, but always necessary work of making the america we know more like the america we
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believe in. baratunde thurston, your thoughts? >> i'll leave it up to barack to channel something positive out of something so dark in so many ways, and brother jason, hello, it's nice to share the screen with you and i thank you for what you shared just before the break. i want to acknowledge you for that and you broke some news for me which i wasn't prepared to hear in terms of the events in ohio. i am still practicing good briefing and i want to acknowledge the rarity of this conviction, and celebrate, not that, but to acknowledge that what i don't want to see is just more convictions of bad cops. what i want to see is less encounters that result in cops being able to abuse that power in the first place. what i want to see is us living in a world where public safety does not come down to over funding and over arming underqualified people to handle every possible social challenge
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that they are not trained or don't care to learn how to do better. and the opportunity for meaningful reform has to get much more aggressive than that, i find some hope in the work of the senate for policing equity, under the leadership of phillip atiba goff who has worked with folks in berkeley and hundreds of cities to actively try to re-imagined how we keep ourselves safe and how we don't have to keep relying on a system based on subjugation and based on violence and based on non compassion on mutual respect. >> jason, i was thinking during the break this being our second conversation since the verdict today, people born with the gift of empathy are going to hurt hearing your hurt, hearing your hard earned pessimism, and they may as themselves or their loved ones, what could make it better? what could possibly make it better for that nice men on television? what would you say?
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>> stop killing black people. fundamentally, there is a point, brian if you think about parents that suffered in the parkland are sandy hooks and a lot of them reach that point of we do not want thoughts and prayers, we want gun control, we will never get our children back, we will never be able to hand them off to get married, that's how i feel. at this point when i hear body cameras and straining that to me is passively saying you don't care about the endemic death of black people at the hands of the state, that is the kind that would make me better. none of these lives will come back. i don't want to see, as baratunde thurston, said i don't want to see more conviction, i don't wanna see white people being miss treated the same way black people are being mis-c treated, what i want to see it is policing that is actually just in this country. i want to hear politicians say this is unacceptable, i want
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politicians to have as much of a zero tolerance for police violence as they did about sexual assault in the military. i want us to want to reform policing the same way that would change the department of war to the department of defense. we can do this as a country if we want to imagine it. but as long as people are continuing to say that this could be work with, no, i'm not gonna be anything less than pessimistic because this pessimism might actually keep me alive. >> to our viewers let me say these are good talks to have and these are the kinds of talks you can have only with friends, baratunde thurston, jason johnson, friends of this broadcast, gentleman after the day we have had, thank you both very much for having a painful conversation with us. coming up for us, as the nation awaits the verdict in this case, as jason says, came the first reports of another police shooting, 700 miles away. what you need to know about this new case when we come
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city of columbus. horrible, heart situation. the city of columbus lost a 15 year old girl today. based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community. >> so no to couple of things he had, this is the story jane send johnson mentioned in the last story this is the mayor who has put out body camera video within hours of a police involved shooting, same thing happened in the daunte wright case in minnesota. but this was a bout 23 minutes before the derek chauvin verdict was read, another fatal
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police shooting underway in columbus, ohio. the family has identified the victim as a black 15 year old girl, makhia bryant. police body cam footage, again released just this hour, shows police responding to a scuffle outside of a home earlier today. police say someone called 9-1-1 reporting someone was trying to stab them, we want to warn you which are about to see is disturbing. >> get down. get down. >> there was no attempt to use pepper spray or a taser, non lethal force while a knife can be seen in the footage before the officer fired his weapon, he indeed fired his weapon, police performed cpr on the scene but the girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. an emotional crowd gathered
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after the shooting, reports on social media initially indicated that it may have been the victim makhia bryant who actually called police to initially report the fight outside of her home, again, the same 15 year old who was fatally shot by police. we just don't have confirmation of that. the officer responsible has been taken off the street, the case will go to a grand jury, this case, this story will get a lot more attention over the coming days, and we will watch it as we should. another break coming up for us a look at the long and painful road to where we are tonight. to where we are tonight hear a lot of folks say they feel like they have to rinse off dirty dishes like these before loading them in the dish washer. but new cascade platinum changes all that. new cascade platinum, with 50% more cleaning power! it dissolves fast to start cleaning sooner, releasing the soaking power of dawn. then cascade's food-seeking enzymes latch on
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deputies, our producers on this project, led by more a daily thought it would be helpful to look back on the events, we have witnessed uncovered, to get to where we are tonight. >> today we are able to breathe again. say his name. george floyd. say is name, george floyd. >> the murder of george floyd, in a summer protest we haven't seen since the civil rights era in the sixties. >> it is not just a black america problem, or a people of color problem. it is a problem for every american. >> justice for george means freedom for all. >> we finally saw are getting close to living up to our
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declaration of independence, that we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator. and have rights is a, of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. in america, that means all of us, let george know in his name is gone down in history, they may have put the knee on his neck, but he will now be a failing that we will take the knees off the next. now and it turns >> out he did. our look at the long road to a three no conviction biased jury of derek chauvin's peers. the road from here, that will be up to the rest of us. that is our broadcast for this tuesday night with our thanks for being, here with us on behalf of my colleagues at the networks of nbc news good night. >>


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