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>> i wanted to ask a question about information under the n.y.p.d. i covered the night racing for blogs in the weekly papers. i don't have time to file one of these freedom of information act. this particular case concerned a 23-year-old kid who got himself killed right outside a housing project. you know, the deputy or when he was talking to community council didn't even give the name of the kid. couldn't identify him. didn't even know the name of the perp. so i go to the d.c. pei and get the name. the kids told me to get the stuff out of there. i couldn't get anything out of them, but i spoke to lieutenant in charge of special operations and he said he did not want to speak ill of the doubt when dead when i asked him if the kid that got killed in the perp were involved in gang activities. very invasive. i don't know who would call
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about that when you're on deadline. what are your suggestions about some like that? do you have mayors because i prefer personal contact rather than weeks and days to get some thing from public agencies you're referring to. >> welcome to the endless frustrations have covered the new york city police department. >> do you have names you can provide? >> it's good you are hanging out and talking to the former relations. at the end of the day, that's the only thing that would get you real information is knowing people inside the precinct here in >> exactly. that's my point. personal contact is better than anything. >> i agree. >> that is harder and harder, by the way. >> would build the bosnia was public advocate, he did a review by all the agencies and he rated the mayor's office on down.
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n.y.p.d. got been asked. if he was to do it again today, he would still have a nicole f. >> one thing you could do as public records. the person charged with a crime, you can ask the attorney's office to run him. you can get his pass the rest. >> does mr. freeman know anything question or if i could get records on this kid. >> we have time for one more question. >> follow-up of the n.y.p.d. picking the lock. i mention the appeals process article lxxviii. have you had any success with that and has the ag office been useful at all to enforce the
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law? >> well, yeah, the examples i gave were examples of great success. we were able thanks to the lawsuit filed by the news in the late 90s, we were able to get this record out of the department of investigation. when you've got a willingness on the part of a media organization to continue to press. there have been quite a few times when media organizations have teamed up and everybody wants these records. we will pool our money, pool our resources. that has been an effective tool as well. should happen more often than it does. when there is a lawsuit and when there is a willingness to dedicate it, the city and the state and the fed don't want bad laws. abdullah would be when they are obligated to do something beyond what they are already doing. usually that is why they will settle it before you get to that
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point. >> there is no enforcement mechanism. nobody's going to investigate an agency for failing to respond to your foia requests. >> short of a lawsuit on the federal level, there is also an appeals process, which is essentially, as tom mentioned earlier, some second water and whatever agency will take a look at the request and response of either denial or heavy redaction, you should do that. >> so there is no division within the new york state ag office, like in texas that helps to follow up on that. >> the advisory opinion that we will file for you or not i name. he can say this is what i think
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you should do, but the agencies that received those can ignore him and there's no penalty for that. >> so unless now, i want to thank the panelists for agreeing to come up here and talk. thank you all for coming. [applause] go file some foia.
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>> a couple weeks ago this was a parking garage. the director for the republican national convention, how did you
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transfer in this facility into media row? >> a lot of help. when we saw the space where people probably couldn't transform into what it is. we actually brought in a couple different companies. a local contract there, a construction company who built the drywall, put down the parking and the light and the way broadband specialty design teams to belt out everything else. it took a lot of people to designers. >> this is the second level of the garage. why do you have this? why media row here? >> this is an interesting thing that's never happened before. with the influx of digital media, a lot of people don't have a place to operate. in 2012 they didn't even exist. but now they are utilized by millennial's to get the majority of their news. we wanted to give them a spot where they can broadcast and do interviews.
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we have made this space are made surrogate hub. >> we will walk down here because it is a parking garage and will become a parking garage again. give us a sense of who is here. >> everyone is here. 160 different outlets. you have cnn, google, youtube creators in our traditional media. we have all the radio stations here. probably 75 different radio stations. abc, affiliates, fox radio along with smaller people like vox inside wire, people have been coming. digital, social, tv and radio. inadequate as interesting as how different this place is that it's a lot busier right now. >> we wanted to have a lot of buzz and i think it has good we created this to have a different flow to it. part of that is to create energy and excitement because that's what it is.
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we think of digital outlets come to think of fun. looks like a college term, a frat house. that is we are marketing to first-time voters. >> in terms of getting the message out, but is the behind this approach? >> if you look around the space, it was going away from what we've seen at the trade show or what you seem typically in the past something that's more innovative than his camera ready. you can do standup. we wanted to be her gannett. when we bring surrogates and your, we want to do an interview. some of it organized. we wanted to be innovative for the younger generation can also be help to the traditional outlets as well. >> we will go around the corner, but i want to ask about your own role. you live in virginia. he moved here in march to join the republican national committee and the convention team. how does that come together and
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how have you seen the city transformed? >> i've been here since march. i've seen quite a few transformations along the way. i did all the debates in the presidential primaries. a lot of a lot of experience and got picked up to do one of the largest events of the year to help out with the communications. >> let's go back to the field. give our audience a sense of what is happening here. >> we are bringing all of our vips, all of our surrogate, if i can put it this way, parade around to have the opportunity to hit a radio station, jihad digital, hit tv, any online bloggers. we strategically placed everyone so not all radios in one section, not all tvs and one section, but rather so everyone gets the law. we didn't put everything in a frown. we mix it around so when people go to different places, they have to walk past all these
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other smaller outlays that may not normally get the opportunity to interview vips. >> you were part of the campaign in 2012. can you get a perspective of how a change in the last four years to not campaign cycle to 26 teen. >> absolutely. on the digital front, google in 2012 weren't even considered media. they would not have been allowed in here and now we see them as one of the hard hitters of news and distributing news to millennial generations and people watching. that is one of the biggest changes. this was not above are happens then. now people are saying you set the bar so high we have to do this moving forward and everyone has been very pleased. >> and we didn't know, you would not know this is a parking garage right now. >> i think people were dismayed about what are you doing to us, giving us a parking garage? we've made it a nice
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accommodation in a nice place to be. >> how long did it take you to transfer in this place into media row into terra.down? >> it took us three weeks for actual construction of it. for weeks altogether and will probably take four days to break down. >> lindsay keith from the republican national convention in cleveland, thank you for your time. >> thanks, steve. appreciate it. [inaudible conversations]
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>> republican representative marsha blackburn of tennessee and internet celebrities diamond and silk participated in a discussion urging women to support donald trump for president. the group of women vote trump hosted this event in cleveland where the republican national convention is being held. [inaudible conversations] >> okay, if we could get everyone to come and have a seat so we can get carded. we are so excited to have year-to-date. women both trump is 66 sided about americanization.
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if everyone can come have can come how to see, we will get started. congresswoman, if you want to come sit with us. before we begin, i want to introduce our outstanding panel to reach of view. give me a few moments to do that and then we will have each of them because some important things they feel when the need to know about donald trump and why they are supporting donald trump. first of all, but like to introduce the honorable marsha black earned from tennessee. please give her a hand. [applause]
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>> we would also like to do-- introduced amy kramer, our cofounder of women about trump. please give her a hand. visit and stone, another cofounder. another cofounder, kathryn is not here, but we went to recognize her as well. let's give kathryn a hand for it before we begin to introduce amy kramer. she will come up and tell you that mission and ann stone will do something as well about that here please give amy kremer a hand. [applause]. >> thank you, jennifer. jennifer hulsey is one of our cofounders also and she is in this with kathryn and anna knight and we're happy to have jennifer here with us. she's also a schoolteacher in a county commissioner, so thank you, jennifer.
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went to welcome everyone today to this women vote trump event this panel we will discuss why women are supporting donald trump. it's not a message that you are generally hearing in the media, but it is something happening across the country and i lived in atlanta and a suburbia and i can tell you that probably 75 to 90% of the women on my street are supporting donald trump. it's not something, though, that the mainstream media or the liberal bias media what you to know, but it is happening and i want to tell you a bit about this organization. i don't know, several months ago i said to catherine, you know, i think we ought to start a pack of women supporting donald trump. this is not your typical campaign. i know usually they do coalitions inside the campaign and we had nothing to do with that trump campaign, had not contacted them or anything, but we wanted to have our voices heard and we saw the resistance
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we were getting in the media and from-- i'm sorry to say the republicans at the time a lot of the establishment folks, so we decided to come together and i said to catherine when we had this discussion i said if we do this it has to be a group of women. it's can't be all conservative women focused on the same issues all the time. so, he said to her, one person that we definitely need to have involved is ann stone. she's been involved in politics for a long time and so with kathryn. for those of you that know me, i'm relatively new in politics compared to the time they spend in politics, but we approached ann stone and she was all on board with it. and then we brought in jennifer and we feel we are doing is important and that's because i have done so much media and it's just assumed that just because hillary clinton is a woman that i'm going to support hillary
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clinton. i am sorry, but that's an insult to my intelligence. [applause]. >> i have the ability to think on my own and it should make decisions for myself and i believe that most women across this country to the same. i am not going to support hillary clinton just because she's a female. do i want us to have a female president? absolutely, but she is not the one at this time. so, as a leader i felt it was necessary to step out your intuitive and easy for me to sit on the sidelines during the primary. i have been friends and supported ted cruz, marco rubio, many of the people that were running, but i knew if i stepped out i was going to take a beating and a lashing from other conservatives and i did, say and i'm not conservative. well, who are you to judge me? i am a conservative it and i went donald come to be our next president.
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that's why i am coming forward and having my voice heard i think he is the best one for our country at this time. it's simple why because i'm concerned about the security of my family, safety for my family and our nation. i believe that most women across the country, when you talk to them that is what they are concerned about also. i'm also concerned about jobs and the economy and education and healthcare. there's pretty much for basic issues and so that's why we formed women vote trump to give a voice to the women across the country that do support donald trump and to have our voices heard and to come together. it's very reminiscent of the beginning of the tea party movement when everyone on april 15, the greatest space-- think about april 15 for that tea party movement was that you realized you were alone. all those years you have been throwing your shoe at the tv and you thought you were alone, well, it's reminiscent because women when they find that we are here they are coming together the cousin they also want to
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stand a strong with us and women will decide this next election and women not only will elect donald trump as her next president, but women will beat hillary clinton as the presidential candidate. [applause]. >> so, that's why we formed women vote trump and i'm excited now to bring forward ann stone who will tell you a bit more about our mission here today. >> ladies and gentlemen-- i'm glad to see gentlemen in the audience. we are glad to see anyone in the audience since those of us in cleveland know you can't get around the city right now it all it's impossible. thank you for joining us and thank you c-span for covering this and broadcasting this, so we have a greater audience that doesn't worry have to-- doesn't worry about getting through the barricades. i had actually talk to the trump campaign and asked them, so what are we doing for women, how are you outreaching women and they
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looked at me and said we don't have a coalition. okay. i said we are not going to do it in the campaign and they said why and i said because if we are in the campaign-- [inaudible] >> the women here today i represent genuine voices of support for donald trump. no one is paying them to say. they are here because they care about him and understand he's important to the future of the country they also understand that he is a track record with women that is amazing. in fact, much better than the media portrays an much better than hillary clinton. i speak specifically to the way he treats women in business. he has always hired women as executives and pay them comparably unlike hillary clinton who pays her senate staff laugh-- women less pays the clinton foundation women less than only that campaign where there is no public scrutiny women paid comparably protest too little too late.
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donald trump has always paid women what they are worth and comparably. i like a man who you can judge by his actions, not by his words because all she does is talk. he acts an effect if you look at how they made the money, she made her money by talking, giving speeches, which she won't let any of us see. that's where she made her millions by being paid to talk. whereas, donald trump has made his billions by creating jobs and by building things that are iconic in the world today. but, i'm going to cut that short because we have some great speakers here, very diverse crowd and we will hear unique reasons why they support donald trump. donald trump in full disclosure was a client of mine in the late '80s, so i have also had the expense of working with him and i know he is a decisive leader, sets out goals, brings together a team, directs you much you do your job and checks back in to
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make sure you are doing your job and he rewards you well and always pays his bills on time. jennifer. [applause]. >> thank you. i want to remind everyone that ann stone is the cochair women vote trump who has founded several groups and empower and honor women in a lifelong activist in the gop. amy crane is a women-- [inaudible] >> just wanted you all to understand their roles as well. it's my great pleasure to introduce to you the honorable congresswoman, ms. marsha blackburn from the great state of tennessee. she's going to talk to us for a little bit. [applause]. >> thank you and i'm so excited to stop by for a few minutes before i go to the queue and it do some media and talk about why
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we as republicans are coming together this week to elect donald j trump as president of the united states. that is such an important goal for us. i went to pick up on a couple of things that amy and and have touched on and if the issues that are focused on for this year. double one, its national security. it doesn't matter where i am in this country or where i am in any of the 19 counties that compose my wonderful district in tennessee. the number one issue we hereabouts is keeping our communities and our families safe. sometimes people will say that seems like a long jump to the national security issue. this is how it's made the jump, the fbi has told us that isis has terrorist cells in all 50 of
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our states. right now, the fbi has a thousand cases that they are investigating. went to you to think about that. that's on american soil. remember when president bush would warn us that we have to fight them over there, so that they don't come over here. well, they are here. they are here and they had their footprint around our country and women see what is happening in their country and they think, wait a minute. you shouldn't have a recruiting center in little rock shot up or have our military attacked in chattanooga, which happened just over a year ago or have people at a christmas party in san bernardino have to worry about this. then, you look at what happened in orlando. this has come to us.
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national security is the number one issue. link to very closely with that is the issue of immigration and a securing our southern border. making certain that we know who is coming into our country. we have heard it all our lives, if you can't secure your borders you cannot protect your sovereignty. how true. how very true. national security is our number one issue. 's second, we talk with individuals, jobs and economic security. lack of jobs growth opportunity. women are very concerned about this. women are 52% of the workforce and 52% of the electorate. how about that. women are tired of wage stagnation, not getting a raise, not taking home more. i was talking to a gentleman yesterday who is a cpa and he was talking about their firm they still pay for all the healthcare costs for their
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employees, but this year in order to do that's and with insurance rates ago enough about 50% this year, no one gets a raise, but they will still get their health insurance. and women see this impact on the family budget. it is kitchen table economics. they are worried about that. they also look at their children and then they hear these numbers coming out of dc, that there is a 19.3 trillion dollar debt. it is going to be passed on to future generations and is the cost of interest goes up, what it takes out of the federal budget is going to come an increasing percentage. so, they say, how are my kids ever going to pay with this. on struggling out because i can't bring home more money because of obamacare and now you are telling me this debt out
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there, we have to get in behind that and we have to work that number down. we need to begin to stop the deficit spending. and get the debt under control. the third thing is retirement security. women are the caregivers. women in the sandwich generation look at those younger children and elderly relatives that they help care for and they say wait a minute, you mean we have never really set up trust funds for medicare and social security. we have never really stabilized the situation and the answer is unfortunately, yes. it has not been done. so, it is imperative that we turn an eye towards what is happening with retirement security for our seniors and our seniors. those three issues are what women are focusing on. do they trust hillary clinton to tell them the truth about these? absolutely not. hillary clinton does not have a
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record of telling the truth about issues. she throws her hands up and says , what difference does it make. well, to the american people it makes a tremendous amount of difference. you want to be secure in your home, if you want to be secure in your communities, if you want your children to be secure if they go to school and to events or maybe somewhere else on the globe to study it does make a difference. when you are caring for elderly relatives that makes a difference that medicare and social security, which they have already paid into is there for them. and when you look at the word cloud on hillary clinton, untrustworthy, liar, those are the words that come up most often. i think her polling shows right around a third of the people in the country believe her. and we know we have a tremendous
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story to tell with a great candidate in the great running mates and we as women have so me reasons to be out there saying this is our goal to work, do our part to make our nation safe, secure and productive. and i am so excited about to being a part of the team to do this and i'm going to leave you with one little thing. a lot of people don't believe what they hear on the evening news and we know that, so that's an opening for you. i would just remind you, the major news network on abc is all about clinton, nbc is nothing that clinton, cnn, which i'm going to in a few minutes is the clinton news network and god bless cbs they did it to themselves, the clinton bs network, so there you go. thank you.
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[applause]. >> marsha has been such a great leader on all source of things for women, but one project near and dear to my heart that we worked on together, i wonder the founders and the national women's history museum in marsha has carried our legislation. there is a commission that will report in november that will hopefully give us a site on the national mall to have a national women's history museum built. with private money. >> with private money. [applause]. >> batch coming keeping with that, our hawaii delegation is the people who organize a life or trump are also very much passion about the women's history museum and they made marsha a lay to celebrate the tremendous work you are doing on the women's history museum and also your support for donald trump. >> thank you.
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cynic please, give the congresswoman hand. what a great job. [applause]. >> we have known this fine lady for some time and she is truly a fighter of women's causes, so we respect her very much and we are so glad she got to join us. we will continue on and we would like for ashley carter to come up. she is the director of grassroots independent women's of voice and she has interesting data to show us. i think you'll enjoy that, so please give ashley a hand. [applause]. >> good morning. it's a pleasure to be here today with so many passionate politicos and it's an honor to speak with this esteemed group of women and be able to contribute information regarding recent data on women's perceptions of the republican
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nominee, donald trump. this is especially important because women account for more than half the population, half of all voters and that nearly half of all independence. my organization, independent women's voice, fights for women and families by expanding greater supports through policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom and greater choices. because it motivated, not by party, but by philosophy. it to credibly shares free market ideas with women and independence. we have a track record of asking different questions, approaching problems creatively and seeing opportunities when most others have not. we fight legislative battles such as the government takeover of healthcare. promotes sound economic policies
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and do the research and testing that make our messages more effective in the promotion of limited government, free markets and personal responsibility to ensure mainstream women's voices are heard. recently, we conducted several focus groups with both female trump supporters and undecided voters. we came away with some preliminary takeaways that were found useful. please note that these results are not the opinion of iw the, but are independent analysis. among the trump supporters, we found that even trumps most diehard fans have been vividly aware that he has all sorts of issues, comments, history and approach that people, including themselves, they find objectionable. but, in their view, he is the kind of unconventional candidates that is needed to get
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the job done. trump supporters also understand that some of his comments and ideas can ruffle some people's feathers, but they appreciate his candor and they feel that he did this to garner the attention and gets people talking about important issues. they say that a lot of what he says makes sense to them. they cite examples in their everyday lives. they say he says many things that they themselves are thinking. both republican voters and trump supporters expect other republican politicians to support-- support from at this point, even if he was not the original pic. they believe not supporting trump feeds into the perception of the republican party as being divided and contentious. they believe it's time to unite to win.


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