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to the world who will arrive with the help of a surrogate. they are opening up about the journey after a year-long struggle with infertility. they are sharing this to help other families. they are inspiring so many people with their honesty, vulnerability, kindness, their huge hearts. this kid is hitting the mom and dad jackpot. we love you so much. we are excited to welcome the newest member of our family. in my own family, monroe is very much looking forward to meeting her new bff. we cannot wait for that to happen. thanks for watching. we will leave it on that happy note on this friday. craig melvin picks up our coverage right now. good friday morning to you. craig melvin here. we are watching a number of hurdles to vaccinating more americans. kicking off at this minute that cdc panel meeting about johnson & johnson's vaccine. it is decision day about whether
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to resume emergency use of our country's only single dose vaccine. you will recall, it's on pause. the top concern, cases of rare blood clots among a handful of the millions of people who have gotten that shot. at the same time, the white house covid-19 response team holding their briefing at this hour. our nation's top doctors could talk more about another challenge, vaccine hesitancy. in moments, we are on the ground in a number of communities trying to get doses into people's arms. for this white house, it's not just a pandemic that's a challenge. there's also a reckoning on law enforcement that we have been watching play out across this country for nearly a year. right now, we are getting comments from the mother of 16-year-old ma'khia bryant. ma'khia shot and killed by police if in columbus, ohio.
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some are moving on reform and a number of others are moving on protesters. more on the wave of new bills targeting protesters in several states. we want to start with our reporters tracking the race to vaccinate. new challenges with vaccine hesitancy. we have our eye on the cdc meeting about the johnson & johnson vaccine. sam brock is at a site in miami. and a vaccination site in new york that just opened its doors. the use of our country's only single shot vaccine so far hinges on the cdc meeting. explain what we could expect today as that meeting gets underway. when we could get an answer about reusing that vaccine again. >> good morning, craig. not expecting a decision until later this afternoon. they could very well extend the pause. according to most public health officials, that's not what they are expecting to happen.
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they are expecting for that pause to be lifted, potentially with a warning label on it about certain at-risk populations, including women with low blood platelet counts. that's the most prudent way to go forward given the benefits of this vaccine versus the risks. however, there are indications that they will have to combine that with an extra public messaging push here, with some individuals saying they have been paying close attention to what ultimately was a more extended pause than what the acting fda director initially promised. listen to an individual who i met at a vaccination clinic the other day. >> i felt when johnson & johnson came out with the one time deal, i felt it was almost too good to be true. i was thinking to myself, there's got to be something, there's got to be a catch. hopefully, nothing comes out.
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unfortunately, it did. >> reporter: when that came out, how did you feel? >> back of my head, i told myself, i told you so. >> initial polling is showing that this pause has not affected overall vaccine confidence. the fda and cdc will want to make sure that that stays the case because this is a critical weapon in our arsenal given it's a one shot dose and that public health officials were looking specifically at some of the most vulnerable populations to be using this vaccine such as the homeless, people who are hard to track, individuals who are hospitalized as well as younger people. >> stand by. sam, right now, it would seem that vaccine reluctance might be fuelling a spring surge there in florida where you are. what concerns are you hearing about what floridians can be facing? >> good morning. good to be with you.
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we have been talking from this site on your show for weeks now. there's the eyeball test to note here as the sign suggests over my shoulder, this is a federally supported vaccine site. this does not look like what it did weeks or certainly months ago when we were seeing eligibility expanding to different brackets of people, to the 16 and older. it looks like a trickle over my shoulder right now. i will say this. it has been at least 3,500 people vaccinated at this site and a couple of popup sites for the last several weeks. those are good numbers. the red flags that we are hearing are the phasing out of first doses and focusing in on second doses as a result of declining demand. over my shoulder, this site here is continuing first doses right now only because of the johnson & johnson vaccine pause. otherwise, it was going to go exclusively to second. the two largest public non-profit hospital health care systems in south florida right now, jackson health and broward health, are ending first doses. for jackson, that will happen in a week. for broward, this is the last day you can get those shots.
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that's what's concerning folks within the community. we know the vaccination rate in south florida is 40%. that's not what any public health officials feel is good, is adequate, where we need to be to get to higher levels of vaccinations. they have a campaign called, i did it, involving public figures, folks talking about their personal experiences in miami-dade and broward, trying to make folks feel comfortable. we are looking at communities that are most vulnerable that might be impacted by the johnson & johnson pause. that's who they are trying to reach, specifically communities of color. the numbers are good but they could be better as we look to get to herd immunity. craig? >> yeah. sam brock there in miami-dade county. a bit of news coming out of new york city in the last half hour. new york city councilman tweeting that all city-run vaccination sites are open to walk-ins of all ages as of today.
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that would seem significant. you have got the american museum of natural history that has turned into a mass vaccination site as well. >> yeah, craig, i know you got your first shot on the plaza, which is cool. i will give you that. this is cool, too. that new development does include this location, the museum of natural history. who wouldn't want to get their vaccine under the 94-foot long blue whale inside? it's been steady all morning. they are hoping to fill 1,000 appointments a day when they are open here. this is coming as we see some positive indicators in the city. cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all down. right now, nearly half of all new york city residents have gotten at least one shot. he is trying to use it as an incentive. we are not looking at the outdoor mask mandate lifted until july at the earliest. i spoke with a woman who got her
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first shot under that whale today. let's listen to what she told me. >> i was walking in the park on monday. two girls came up to me and they asked me, do you want to take the vaccine? sure. here i am. >> reporter: what was it like being under the blue whale and getting your shot? >> surreal. i have been in this museum so many times. i never thought i would take a vaccine right here. >> she was a little hesitant. she said she wanted to wait to get the vaccine until she found out more about the side effects and the safety and efficacy. as you heard, she was walking through the park, people came to her. it seems like it was meant to be. >> yeah. i would contend, the plaza vaccination was pretty cool. getting it under that blue whale at the natural history museum, pretty cool. we have video of workers there putting the bandage on that massive blue whale there.
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this is some video that the museum put out. here is the thing. if the blue whale can get the shot, you can, too. thank you, sam, heidi. catch lindsey at 6:00 a.m. eastern right here on msnbc. i want to turn to a doctor who is a senior scholar. good to have you back. let's start with the cdc advisory committee meeting. do you think that they will ultimately decide to lift that pause on the johnson & johnson vaccine but perhaps with a warning about the potential for blood clots similar to what we saw happen in europe? >> that's exactly what i anticipate will happen. they will weigh the risks and benefits and look at the rare side effect and say the benefits outweigh the risk. what will happen likely is a warning label. similar to what happened with the european regulator just
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earlier this week. hopefully, we will resume the johnson & johnson vaccine, because it's a very critical vaccine. one and done. no storage requirements. something that's really critical to getting the hard to reach populations vaccinated. >> are you concerned that when that does happen, if that does happen, folks are reluctant about getting that particular vaccine? >> i am concerned. if you look at the polling, it seems that people that were on the fence about this vaccine are more so on the fence. this is another negative headline. johnson & johnson has had several negative headlines with manufacturing, people fainting, with the detroit mayor misinterpreting efficacy data and the catholic bishops attacking the vaccine. all of that sticks in people's minds. it's harder to restart this at the same pace as before. hopefully, i'm wrong. hopefully, people will want to get it. if you look at what happened with astrazeneca after they resumed their pause, they did see hesitancy there.
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hopefully, we are able to overcome it. this is the vaccine i used to recommend to people because it was one and done. i think the pause is going to do some damage to this. it is an example of our system working well, that such a rare side effect was caught. people don't think about that. they think about the negative headlines and we have to be proactive about extolling the benefits of this tremendous vaccine. >> as we are having this conversation, the white house covid-19 response briefing is going on. apparently, a few moments ago, during that briefing -- there's dr. walensky, head of the cdc -- they announced two new mass vaccination sites. federal vaccination sites in kentucky. two new ones. sounds great. how do we get folks there? how do we get more people to actually go to these vaccination sites and get that shot in the arm? >> it's increasingly going to be harder. we are hitting a wall.
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the people that were eager to get vaccinated, health care workers, high risk people, nursing home residents, they have been vaccinated. we are moving into the general public where the risks may be lower. we have to do more persuasion. it's a great step forward to make this as easy as possible to do. walk-in clinics where you don't have to have a clinic, you don't have to go through wesites in. that's going to make it easier. i think we are going to have to really be aggressive with telling people that this vaccine is something that's going to improve their individual personal life. this is the way they get their life back. this is the way they enjoy activities free from the risk of covid-19. we have to sell people on the benefits of this great piece of technology that is the vaccine. it's going to be slow now. it's going to take time because of where we are. certain states, certain demographic groups, we see people not ordering vaccines because the demand is starting to go down. we are demand constrained. we have to detail people on the
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great benefits that this vaccine offers to their personal lives. >> the cdc reportedly looking into revising its mask guidance. some health experts are calling for mask restrictions to be eased for outdoor activities, if not lifted all together. right now, nearly 90 million americans fully vaccinated. we are averaging more than 63,000 new cases a day, roughly 700 deaths a day as well. what do you make of lifting mask rules on outdoor activities? is now the time to do that? >> i think it's the time. we want our public health guidance to reflect the best science. what we learned is that outdoor transmission is rare. most circumstances, when you are outdoors, you can social distance. you have a lot of ventilation. that's not a place where masks are going to have much benefit. if you are in an outdoor concert or crowded together at a party, there may be a role for masks. walking down the street away
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from everybody else or hiking or riding a bike or jogging, it doesn't really make sense to have people wear masks. we want the public to realize the guidance is based on science. maybe lifting this outdoor mask mandate will start to get people to be less acrimonious over the debate over masks, where it's important in indoor situations with unvaccinated people. we want people to wear masks in those situations. i think this will do good towards teaching people that -- where masks are most beneficial. >> doctor, thank you. thanks, as always, enjoy your weekend, if you can. this afternoon, watch my colleague, he will have a conversation with dr. fauci about today's cdc meeting and about the johnson & johnson vaccine. 3:00 eastern only on msnbc. this morning, new developments in the deadly shooting of 16-year-old ma'khia
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bryant by police in columbus, ohio. new comments to nbc news from ma'khia's mother next. also, some states are re-examining police reform, other states are passing bills targeting something else entirely, protesters. in florida, a new bill actually makes it easier for drivers to avoid liability if they hit a protester. coming up, more on what's happening there and efforts like it popping up across the country. get outta here. everybody's a skeptic. wright brothers? more like, yeah right, brothers! get outta here! it's not crazy. it's a scramble. just crack an egg. ♪ limu emu & doug ♪ liberty mutual customizes your car insurance it's a scramble. so you only pay for what you need. thank you! hey, hey, no, no limu, no limu! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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this morning, we are hearing from the mother of 16-year-old ma'khia bryant. ma'khia bryant, the young girl fatally shot by police in columbus, ohio, while authorities say she was holding a knife. we are learning new details about the officer involved as well. maura barrett is in columbus, she's outside police headquarters. let's start with the mother here. what is she saying this morning? what are we learning about the officer involved? >> reporter: ma'khia's mother paula says this incident was extremely out of character for her daughter. she's feeling extremely heartbroken this morning. our team spoke with her yesterday. i want you to hear some of the conversation. >> the pain of losing a child is something no parent wants to go
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through. i'm still processing this. i'm still mourning. ma'khia was a sweet little girl. she didn't deserve what happened to her. >> reporter: her mother maintains that ma'khia was defending herself in this knife fight with those two other females we see in the body camera video that the officer was responding to. her teacher speaking out saying that she had had a troubled childhood but was working to build a better future. the day she died, he received an email from her with a detailed plan. these are details we are getting as the investigation is ongoing. we are learning more about the officer involved. he had been employed at the columbus police department since 2019. he is the son of the former sergeant who used to train
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recruits here in columbus. i want to show you some of the numbers. over the last six years, 34 people have been shot and killed by law enforcement. 23 of them were black. seven were teenagers. ma'khia the latest in the string as the community members here protesting peacefully the past few nights but calling for police reform. the attorney general here saying that he promises a fair and transparent investigation. looking ahead, the community plans to rally for ma'khia's justice at the statehouse during the day tomorrow. craig? >> maura barrett there on the ground in columbus. thank you. another story that we are following on this friday morning, the fight to make washington, d.c. our nation's 51st state. a bill now heads to the senate after the house passed the d.c. statehood bill on thursday. hallie jackson closely following this looming battle.
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>> reporter: for 60 years, 50 states, but congress is now one step closer to adding another. >> d.c. statehood is an idea whose time has come. >> reporter: the house passing a bill that would make washington district of columbia the state of washington douglas commonwealth, honoring frederick douglass. the 700,000 plus people living in d.c. who pay the most federal taxes would get federal voting rights, including two new senators. that would almost certainly mean two more democrats given d.c.'s political leanings with the gop intensely opposed to statehood. >> democrat support is about democratic partisanship, democrat power. >> reporter: some republicans say d.c. is too small. >> d.c. wouldn't qualify as a singular congressional district. >> reporter: it has more people than vermont or wyoming. >> wyoming is a well rounded working class state.
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>> reporter: democrats blast that as racism. >> i had no idea there were so many syllables in the world white. >> d.c. would be the only state, the only state without an airport, without a car dealership. >> reporter: d.c. does have car dealerships. the constitution doesn't mention those. as for the founding fathers, some conservatives say they never intended the capital become a state. >> anybody who knows a law book from a j. crew catalog now it's unconstitutional. >> there's nothing in the constitution that says it cannot become a state. >> reporter: d.c. would have the highest percentage of black residents in the country. top democrats frame it as a civil rights issue and supporters include the biden administration, about half of all voters nationwide and a lot of folks who call the district home. >> it makes me feel as if i am being robbed of a right that i should have. >> it feels that my voice in
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congress is not represented. >> that was nbc's hallie jackson reporting there. my colleague chuck todd made an interesting point this morning on "today." he points out he thinks the path to statehood could actually run through puerto rico. the governor of puerto rico says he wants to work with the district on statehood. he said there's more openness among florida's representatives. childcare, paid leave, universal pre-k education, that's central to president biden's latest pandemic proposal. the white house is calling it the american families plan. what we are learning about how the president plans to pay for it. the financial struggles for families because of the pandemic far from over. food insecurity remains a major problem a year into this.
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any moment now, white house press secretary jen psaki will have a press conference. the white house hosting day two on the virtual climate summit. monica alba is following the summit. a big part of today's agenda as we understand it is carbon emissions, specifically. what's the administration's plan there? >> reporter: that's right. if day one was about announcing goals and trying to set benchmarks, day two is more about how to achieve some of the move lofty objectives. you have president biden touting international partnerships. the u.s. will work with sweden, the united arab emirates to cut greenhouse glass emissions.
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the hope and aim and goal of this conference hosted by the u.s. on climate, we saw israel and south korea making new commitments when it comes to coal. in addition to some others which turned heads when the president in his remarks actually praised russia's vladimir putin for trying to commit to carbon dioxide removal. that's something where the u.s. actually sees as an opportunity to working with russia. that word was the theme of today. the president is essentially trying to pitch all of the economic benefits that can come from trying to meet these goals, essentially, all of the jobs that can be created by his own infrastructure plan. that's why he had transportation second pete buttigieg, who spoke as a part of the speakers, trying to lay out what they view as the benefits of not just job creation here but also working on some of the really, really challenging climate issues. this is somewhere where the president can try to sell some things in terms of what he wants
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to do here at home that he wants to argue and believes can also benefit the globe as a whole. >> monica, let's turn to another significant development as well. we know the president is planning to unveil his american families plan during that speech to congress next week. what more do we know about that plan? >> reporter: this is what the white house is saying is essentially phase two to the infrastructure and jobs bill. we know what's in that. for this next bill, and what we don't know all the contours and details of it yet, officials are telling us that this is more to do with the human infrastructure. when you think about the child tax credit for care, or you think about universal prekindergarten. this would be $1.5 trillion. the white house hasn't finalized any details. they don't want to get ahead of it. they want the president to
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announce the specifics next week in this major address to congress. in terms of how this is going to be paid for, we know infrastructure and jobs in the proposal is covered by an increase in the corporate tax rate. the percentage is subject to debate. when it comes to this next phase in the american families plan as the white house is calling it, potentially one way to be to increase taxes on the wealthiest americans and investors. the white house has stressed repeatedly that this president does not plan to raise taxes on anyone who makes less than $400,000 a year. >> sounds like perhaps capital gains taxes could be going up for a lot of folks in this country. monica alba at 1600 pennsylvania avenue for us on this friday. right now, a lingering and urgent toll of this pandemic is the struggle that so many americans are facing to just simply get food on their tables. for more than a year now, we have seen long lines of people
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at food banks, millions have had to turn to these food banks -- they have turned to the government for unemployment assistant, the food banks for food. this week we saw new unemployment claims fall. cnbc is reporting that 8 million fewer americans are working than before the pandemic. ellison barber is at a food drive at the atlanta motor speedway in hampton, georgia, for us. what are you seeing and hearing there, ellison? >> reporter: the atlanta community food bank has enough food to feed 2,000 households. they are moving cars through as quickly as they can and filling the back of the trucks, whatever it may be, with different food items. they have been doing this for a good hour and a half now. the lines are starting to let up a little bit. people lined up a good two hours or so before this even opened to get food. one of the first questions i asked one of the organizers of this food drive, have you seen
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the numbers drop in months? it feels like things are starting to get a little more hopeful in the pandemic. she says, no, their numbers have stayed the same consistent throughout the pandemic. they are still seeing high numbers of families needing to come and get food. we spoke to one woman who was waiting in line this morning. things have been so hard and without a food drive like this, her family might not be able to eat. listen here. is this something you thought that you would need to do, be in a food line? >> no. not at all. >> reporter: how hard is it to say, yeah, i need a little help right now? >> it is hard. i'm usually an independent person. right now, it's just hard. >> reporter: the atlanta community food bank says they are distributing 50% more food than they did in march of 2020. they say that's not just this month. they say that has been
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consistent throughout the pandemic. they work in 29 counties in georgia. food insecurity since the pandemic started has increased by 31% among children in those counties. they are looking at one in five children facing food insecurity since this pandemic began. craig? >> it is still hard to get your head around the fact that you have so many of our fellow americans that can't afford food. ellison barber in a state she knows well, georgia. thank you. americans all over this country have taken to the streets since george floyd's murder to push for police reform. so why then are we seeing bills targeting the protesters? we will dig into the wave of anti-protest measures making their way through the states. fighting fire with fire literally. scientists in california say smaller fires may be key to
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>> reporter: craig, i'm standing here in the site of the lnu fire. it was one of the largest wildfires in the history of california. unfortunately, that's the language we have to use year after year in modern history. scientists are saying that to avoid this kind of destruction, we may need to actually let fire do what it wants. high in the sierra nevada mountains, we watched this team set fire to the forest floor. as a news crew used to record breaking fire seasons, it scared us to death. this could get out of control. you know differently. >> that's right. it's impossible for had to become a wildfire. >> reporter: rob is a professor of forest try at uc berkeley. >> make sure the fire is where we want it to be. >> reporter: his office is this experimental forest in northern california. his team studies the benefits of
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fire. >> it's not that we don't want fire. we want the right type of fire. >> reporter: you and i think of forests the same way, a dark, shadowing environment. it turns out this is actually what it is supposed to look like. 300 feet of visibility in every direction. i would get a sunburn here if i didn't wear a hat. that is the role of fire in making a healthy forest. here is a 1915 photograph from the sierras. here is the aim place in 2002. photos show that fire has always been part of california. 20th century humans began fighting fires and too well. this is a forest that hasn't burned in years. it is lush and green. that makes it a ticking time bomb. most of california's forests look like this. drought and high temperatures in 2020 turned all this fuel into the worst fire season in modern history. burning a record 4 million acres and destroying thousands of homes and other buildings. the fires turned bay area skies
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an apocalyptic orange, sent smoke across the u.s. and increased hospital admissions by 10%. experts say so-called prescribed burns, small, intentional fires to thin out forests, could prevent those mega fires. the governor's new budget sets aside $1 billion for fire prevention. >> when people drive down the road up here and the forest and they see smoke, i want them to think, cool, that's a prescribed fire. >> reporter: researchers here just finished burning this portion of the experimental forest. >> this is the effects that we intended and we like to see. >> reporter: how do i know the different between this and the devastation of a wildfire? this looks damaged in a bad way. >> you look up at the trees, our big trees, they are green and fine. we are not going to see a lot of damage. >> reporter: the soil here is better for new trees than before the burn.
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are you hopeful that people are beginning to learn, we shouldn't just put out all fire every time? >> i think we can get there with education and just with more people using fire and people getting used to it. >> reporter: the question now, in a state of nearly 40 million people, can we afford to give the natural fire cycle the land it needs each year? craig, native peoples have known for generations that you can, in fact, grow things back better in an environment that's been burned. you can see that kind of growing back happening around me. the problem, of course, is that native peoples would then move on once they had set those fires. we set down homes in areas like these. the real question is, how are we going to live with the natural fire cycle and modern civilization in the same picture? craig. >> that was a really good story, jake. i learned a lot. jake ward there for us in california. thanks so much for that.
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immunity for people who drive into protesters, bigger penalties for taking down confederate monuments and blocking protesters from getting state jobs or unemployment benefits. that's are just some of the bills that target protesters that republican state lawmakers have introduced over the past year. we will take a closer look at what's behind it and the legal challenges they face next. . and mine's unlisted. try boost® high protein with 20 grams of protein for muscle health. versus 16 grams in ensure high protein. boost® high protein also has key nutrients for immune support. boost® high protein. that delicious scramble was microwaved? get outta here. everybody's a skeptic. wright brothers? more like, yeah right, brothers! get outta here! it's not crazy. it's a scramble. just crack an egg.
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in the aftermath of the derek chauvin trial, many cities are taking a closer look at policing and racial injustice. but several states are setting their sights on protests. in florida, on monday, republican governor ron desantis signed an anti-riot bill. it prevents jailed protesters from bailing out before they appear before a judge, ups the penalties for topping monuments and easier for drivers to escape liability if they hit a protesters with their car. chris brown says, they weren't
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going to allow florida to become seattle. we were not going to allow florida to become portland. joining me now, one of the reporters on that "new york times" story, reed epstein. i'm joined by charles thanks to both of you. your piece also looks at oklahoma and iowa, a few other states considering similar legislation. walk us through your reporting and give us a fuller understanding of the landscape, if you will. >> craig, this all stems from last summer and the protests following the george floyd killing by the minneapolis police department that gripped the country. what we saw was a lot of republican lawmakers looked at those protests and saw them as organizing tools for democratic
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politicians, but also as not necessarily peaceful protests as 96% of them were, but as riots that damaged cities. they tell a false tale of what happened during those protests last year, and their attempt to rectify that has been pieces of this legislation. immunity for drivers that strike protesters or far harsher penalties for people convicted of rioting offenses. and lowering the barf what constitutes a riot under state laws. >> charles, the civil rights attorney, has already filed a lawsuit against that florida case. how strong of a case do you think they have? >> i think they have a strong case and i expect additional challenges and this may end up
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in front of the supreme court at the end of the day. these trample on one of the most fundamental rights we have here in america, saying whatever son your mind. clever marketing strategy is being deployed by some of the legislators. this didn't occur after january 6 on the white house. business has now become a priority. i will leave it to you and other viewers to ask themselves what makes this a common thread now that wasn't before. >> peaceably assembling to
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address grievances is guaranteed under the constitution. this florida law seems to take specific issue with local governments that decrease the police budget or defunded the police. can you talk more about that? >> that is a lot of what is in these republican bills across the country. iowa's does, too. the legislation headed to the governor's desk would make them lose state aid if they defunded their governments beyond certain amounts. things we have seen over the past year and turning them into law regardless of how much
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relationship they have to the truth. >> charles, to that point, i mean if -- presumably these lawmakers know that some of these laws are not going to stand up in court. what is the goal. is it pandering? or more to it? >> i think pandering has a lot to do with it. there is a strong undercurrent of white nationalism that is part of it. if you look at what has triggered these pieces of legislation being introduced, they are challenging to social inequity, challenges to racism, things that have kept he knicks
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marginalized. whether it's free speech or voting or what makes us american, those systems are not to make it available to all people. so at the end of the day it is paneledering and pandering to a certain group of folks, that being white nationalists. >> a big thanks to both of you. a fascinating piece. have a great weekend. the murder of george floyd and murder trial of derek chauvin captured the attention of the world, but there is so much to unpack. i hope you join me sunday for a special program dedicated to george floyd, his family and legacy.
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i sat down with his family we have gotten to know so well in the past year. i want to know what they want george floyd's legacy to be. >> what becomes of the floyd name? >> we won't stop fighting. we will be on the front line. >> we are going to stay on the ground, stay in the unity and keep going. >> it was a fascinating conversation. i learned a lot and i think you will as well. you can hear those conversations in our one-hour special sunday night at 10:00 eastern right here on msnbc. it will also stream on peacock. that is going to do it for this hour. "andrea mitchell reports" will start next. hour "andrea mitchell reports" will start next power, we can harness the energy of the tiny electron. we can create new ways to connect.
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from prom dresses to workouts and new adventures you hope the more you give the less they'll miss. but even if your teen was vaccinated against meningitis in the past they may be missing vaccination for meningitis b. although uncommon, up to 1 in 5 survivors of meningitis will have long term consequences. now as you're thinking about all the vaccines your teen might need make sure you ask your doctor if your teen is missing meningitis b vaccination.
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