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>>> GEORGE DIDNT HURT ANYONE

>>> GEORGE DIDNT HURT ANYONE

THAT DAY.

HE DIDNT DESERVE TO DIE OVER

$20.

IM ASKING YOU, IS THAT WHAT A

BLACK MAN IS WORTH?

$20?

THIS IS 2020.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

>> THATS GEORGE FLOYDS

BROTHER, TELLING CONGRESS,

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

GETTING EMOTIONAL AND ASKING IF

A BLACK MANS LIFE IS WORTH $20.

AFTER HIS BROTHERS KILLING WAS

CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

THERE IS NEW PRESSURE AND IT IS

FORCING MORE TAPED INCIDENTS

INTO THE PUBLIC.

TWO MORE UNARMED BLACK MEN DYING

IN POLICE CUSTODY.

WE WARN YOU, THE VIDEOS WE ARE

ABOUT TO SHOW YOU ARE

DISTURBING.

28-YEAR-OLD CHEMISTRY STUDENT

MAURICE GORDON WAS FAILLY SHOT

AFTER AN INCIDENT IN NEW JERSEY

ON MAY 23rd, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE

DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD.

HERE HE IS.

HE IS BEING PULLED OVER BY A NEW

JERSEY RESTROOM ERSTATE TROOPER.

WE DO NOT KNOW BEFORE THIS

FOOTAGE.

>> YOU WENT BY ME 110 MILES AN

HOUR. THATS WHY YOURE BEING STOPPED.

>> STAY IN YOUR CAR!

>> THEN AS YOU SEE HERE, GORDON

>> THEN AS YOU SEE HERE, GORDON

GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND ACCORDING

TO THE ATTORNEY GENERALS

OFFICE, HE TRIED TO ENTER THE

DRIVERS SEAT OF THE TROOPERS

CAR TWICE.

AND I WANT TO WARN YOU AGAIN,

THESE NEXT IMAGES ARE

DISTURBING.

THE SERGEANT FIRED HIS GUN SIX

TIMES, ULTIMATELY KILLING GORDON.

GORDON DIED.

GORDON DIED.

THE OFFICER, CURRENTLY ON PAID

LEAVE WHILE THE INCIDENT IS

BEING INVESTIGATED.

AND THIS MAN, IN TEXAS, FATHER

OF TWO BOYS, HE WAS PULLED OVER

IN MARCH OF 2019 AFTER FAILING

TO DIM HIS HEADLIGHTS FOR

ONCOMING TRAFFIC.

HE WAS PULLED OVER AFTER A

22-MINUTE POLICE CHASE.

A TRAFFIC STOP THAT ENDED WITH

HIS DEATH IS ALSO HEARD ON

CAMERA TELLING OFFICERS, QUOTE,

I CANT BREATHE.

AND I WANT TO WARN YOU, THESE ARE DISTURBING IMAGES.

>> THAT CASE REMAINS UNDER

>> THAT CASE REMAINS UNDER

INVESTIGATION A YEAR HEAR.

DETAILS AND VIDEOS IN THOSE

INCIDENTS ARE ONLY BEING

RELEASED NOW IN LARGE PART

BECAUSE OF ONGOING MEDIA

PRESSURE.

WHICH BRINGS US BACK TO THE

PROTESTS, THE MOVEMENT.

FIGHTING FOR A CHANGE OF THE

SYSTEM.

HOW MANY OF THESE INCIDENTS ARE

>>> JOINING US NOW, THE, A

>>> JOINING US NOW, THE, A

POLICE OFFICER WHO WORKED ON

PRESIDENT OBAMAS POLICING

REFORM EFFORTS.

HE TESTIFIED REMOTELY AT TODAYS

JUDICIARY HEARING.

YOUR TAKEAWAY FROM THE LAST TWO

WEEKS, FROM TODAYS HEARING.

IS CHANGE COMING?

>> I THINK IT IS.

WHY I THINK CHANGE IS COMING,

THE MAIN REASON, YOU IDENTIFIED

IT.

IS THAT PEOPLE REALIZE, THIS IS

NOT ABOUT A FEW BAD APPLES.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT A LOT OF BAD

APPLES.

THIS IS ABOUT SYSTEMIC CHANGE.

WE HAVE OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS AND

POLICING THAT ARE EXTREMELY

DYSFUNCTIONAL AND STILL BEING

HIGHLY AFFECTED BY STRUCTURAL

RACISM.

UNTIL WE ADDRESS THOSE, WERE

GOING TO KEEP HAVING THESE

INCIDENTS.

WE CANT KEEP PLAYING

WHACK-A-MOLE WITH BAD COPS.

WE NEED SYSTEMIC POLICE REFORM.

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM AS

WE KNOW IT BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS

FLAWED.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN

DESIGNED 50, 60 YEARS AGO FOR

THE PURPOSE OF ENFORCING

DISCRIMINATORY LAWS.

>> I WANT TO POINT OUT ON YOUR

SCREEN, GEORGE FLOYDS BROTHER,

WHO ALSO TESTIFIED TODAY, IS NOW

IN LAFAYETTE PARK, BASICALLY

STANDING A FEW FEET FROM WHERE

PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SPEAKING A

WEEK AGO ON THIS SAME DAY RUBBER

BULLETS AND TEAR GAS WERE USED

TO CLEAR PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

JUST LIKE GEORGE FLOYDS

BROTHER.

RIGHT NOW.

YOU SAW THOSE NEW VIDEOS THAT

EMERGE THAT HAD WE SHOWED A

MOMENT AGO.

HOW MANY INCIDENTS ARE OUT THERE

THAT WEVE NEVER SEEN?

HOW WORRIED SHOULD WE BE?

>> WELL, WE SHOULD BE VERY

WORRIED.

THERE ARE LOTS OF INCIDENTS THAT

WEVE NEVER SEEN AND THERE ARE

LOTS OF INCIDENTS ON VIDEO THAT

WE MAY NEVER SEE.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT, THERE

HAS BEEN A PUSH FOR POLICE BODY

CAMERAS FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS

OR SO.

BUT MANY LEGISLATURES HAVE

RESPONDED WITH LAWS THAT MAKE IT

ALL BUT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE LAW

THE SEE THE VIDEOS.

THE LAW IS TWOFOLD.

AN UNNUMBERED, UNKNOWN SERIES OF

INCIDENTS LIKE THIS WHERE THERE

IS NO VIDEO AND THEN THE

POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE

INCIDENTS THAT ARE CAPTURED ON

VIDEO, AND IT IS DIFFICULT FOR

THE PUBLIC TO FIND OUT WHAT IS

THERE ANYWAY.

>> WHAT IS THE RATIONALE AGAINST

WEARING BODY CAMS AND SHARING

THAT VIDEO?

TRANSPARENCY.

SHOULDNT THAT BE EVERYONES

IDEAL?

>> IT SHOULD BE.

IT SHOULD BE THE CORE PRINCIPLE

OF A POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND PART OF IT IS IS THIS WAS

NEGOTIATED IN CONTRACTS.

IT IS EMBEDDED INTO STATE LAW.

THE ONLY CAUTION THAT COULD COME

INTO PLAY WITH RELEASE AGO VIDEO

WOULD BE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION,

WHERE EARLY RELEASE MAY

COMPROMISE THE CASE.

BUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, ALL THE

VIDEO SHOULD BE RELEASED.

IT SHOWS WHAT IT SHOWS.

IF IT IS GOOD NEWS, IT SHOWS

THAT.

IF THERES BAD NEWS, IT SHOWS

THAT.

IF THERE ARE MISTAKES, THE

PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW.

WE SHOULD ALWAYS ERR ON THE SIDE

OF TRANSPARENCY.

THERE ARE SOME TIMES WHEN SOME

OF IT SHOULD BE REDACTED.

SOME OF IT MAY NOT BE RELEASED

BUT I THINK HES RIGHT.

WE SHOULD SEE MORE AND MORE

LEGISLATIVE ACTION BEING TAKEN

TO PROHIBIT THE RELEASE AND

ORDER IT NOT TO BE RELEASED OR

REQUIRE COURT ORDERS TO GET A

RELEASE.

AND IT DEFEATS THE WHOLE PURPOSE

OF THE BODY CAMERA TO BEGIN

WITH.

>> WE REPORTED JUST A MOMENT AGO

ON THAT LATEST I CANT BREATHE

INCIDENT IN TEXAS.

AND I WANT TO SHARE THE PARENTS

OF THAT MAN SPOKE EARLIER TODAY.

WATCH THIS.

>> I JUST WANT THESE PEOPLE TO

SUFFER EXACTLY, GO TO JAIL, YOU

KNOW.

BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

THEY USE THEIR BADGE, THEY USE

THEIR GUN, THEY USE THEIR

POSITION TO TRY TO OVERCOME

PEOPLE AND ITS NOT RIGHT.

>> YOUR REACTION?

>> ITS TRUE.

I DONT THINK THERE IS ANYTHING

ELSE YOU HAVE TO ADD TO THAT.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

HAPPENS HERE, IS THAT

AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE

DISPROPORTIONATELY LIKELY TO

HAVE CONTACT WITH THE LEGAL

SYSTEM ON MULTIPLE FRONTS.

AND THE GREATER AMOUNT OF

CONTACT LENDS ITSELF TO THE

GREATER POSSIBILITIES OF

INCIDENTS LIKE THIS HAS GONE.

WHAT WE SEE HERE IS

DISPROPORTIONATE.

ONE OTHER POINT THAT IVE BEEN

MAKING A LOT, ONE OF THE REASONS

THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO

PERSIST IS THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE

PERCEPTION THAT THIS IS A BLACK

AND BROWN PROBLEM.

BUT IF YOU WERE TO DISCARD ALL

THE ZINCIDENTS INVOLVING BLACK

AND BROWN PEOPLE, THERE ARE A

LOT OF UNARMED WHITE PEOPLE

KILLED BY POLICE EACH YEAR.

WE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM

WITH POLICING IN THIS COUNTRY,

WHOSE MOST EXTREME FORMS ARE

WITNESSED BY HOW WE SEE THEY ARE

TREATED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

>> THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO BE

GIVING A SPEECH ON POLICING

TOMORROW.

HE CALLS HIMSELF THE LAW AND

ORDER PRESIDENT.

HE DIDNT EVEN MENTION GEORGE

FLOYD YESTERDAY.

AND OBVIOUSLY, HIS RESPONSE TO

THE PROTESTS IS UNDER FIRE EVEN

WITH PEOPLE IN HIS OWN PARTY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK WERE IN FOR?

>> UNFORTUNATELY, SOME OF THE

SAME OLD STUFF, THE RHETORIC

THAT IS DANGEROUS.

WHEN WE SEE LAW AND ORDER, I

THINK EVERYONE KNOWS, THAT LAW

AND ORDER DOES NOT MEAN WHAT IT

IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN, PEACE AND

JUSTICE.

IT MEANS THE TARGETING OF

COMMUNITIES, OF MEN OF COLOR TO

FIGHT CRIME.

IT MEANS HELL PLAY TO THE

DIVISIONS OF THIS COUNTRY AND

FOCUS ON THINGS COMPLETELY

IRRELEVANT TO THE MOMENT.

HES GOING TO TRY TO TURN THIS

INTO A WE VERSUS THEM, OR US

AGAINST THE POLICE AND IM HERE

TO TELL YOU, TO YOUR EARLIER

QUESTION, WHY THIS WILL BE

DIFFERENT.

ASK POLICE, MYSELF AS A 30-YEAR

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, AND

TALKING TO MY FRIENDS.

ALL OF US KNOW IT HAS TO CHANGE.

WHAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD DO IS

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE

SYSTEMIC ISSUES AND GO AGAINST

WHAT A.G. BARR HAS.

.

TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT RACE IS

STILL A MAJOR ISSUE IN THIS

COUNTRY.

THAT WE NEED TO REFORM THE

SYSTEM AND HE SHOULD TAKE THE

LEAD AS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

IN THAT.

IM NOT A BETTING MAN BUT I

WOULDNT PUT A PENNY ON HIM

DOING THAT.

>> IM A MERE CIVILIAN.

I WANT YOU TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND

THIS.

THE LOUISVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

JUST RELEASED BREONNA TAYLORS

INCIDENT REPORT.

IT WAS BASICALLY BLANK.

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER, THIS WOMAN

WAS FATALLY SHOT EIGHT TIMES IN

HER OWN APARTMENT.

AND IT LISTS HER INJURIES AS

NONE.

HOW COULD THAT BE?

>> WHAT DID THE POLICE SAY

HAPPENED TO MR. FLOYD BEFORE THE

VIDEO CAME OUT?

WHAT DID THE POLICE SAY HAPPENED

IN BUFFALO BEFORE THE VIDEO CAME

OUT?

THERE ARE INSTITUTIONAL CULTURES

HERE IN WHICH PEOPLE PROTECT

EACH OTHER.

THE HORRENDOUS MISCARRIAGE OF

JUSTICE THAT RESULTED IN MISS

TAYLOR LOSING HER LIFE SHOULD

HAVE BEEN SAASSIDUOUSLY DETAILED

EVERY RELEVANT FACT THERE.

THATS AN OUTRIGHT LIE.

A PERSON DOESNT GET SHOT EIGHT

TIMES AND HAVE NO INJURIES.

SO THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL SIMPLE

ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND I WILL ADD WERE THIS ANY

OTHER INSTITUTION, IT WOULD BE A

NONQUESTION.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT GOVERNMENT

SPENDING.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ANY

MUNDANE FUNCTION OF THE FEDERAL

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS, PEOPLE

WOULD SAY THERE IS NO WAY YOU

UNDERSTAND THE SUN THAT YOU

SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH

THIS LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND

TRANSPARENCY.

>> WELL, WERE CALLING FOR MORE

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