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focus here from hillary clinton or huma abedin to james comey. >> with a little help from comey. we have seen folks focusing on e-mails on the whole scandal more so than the disenfranchisement effort and i think that does have a potential to hurt voter turnout in a lot of these swing states. >> people are just so turned off by the whole thing? >> they are tired of everything in a sea motivation problem and early voting returns now so how will that affect motivation? >> on that question about the impact of this, it took them a while to get their act together in terms of the response to what's going on because it was such a bombshell and so unexpected. they didn't know what he had. nobody does.
but she said at one point in that little press conference he gave, i think most people -- the e-mails. do you agree with that? >> i think that's true. it's about enthusiasm and it's whether trump is bringing back republicans in the polls, whether the story helps down ballot candidates more and i think that's the case. it's not the bombshell or the game-changer that he is portraying it is. >> it does seem to me is that we have been talking about the e-mails for two years now and the new batch of e-mails most people don't distinguish from the old batch of e-mails. maybe what bernie said over a year ago was right. enough of the e-mails. we invite you to join the
conversation at 86655-press. we will be right back. >> on your radio, tv and on line. this is the bill press show. >> i am from there. >> where? >> the rocky mountains. speith i was born in charlotte. >> there you go. [inaudible conversations] >> i thought the hatch act single is good. >> yeah comment was. >> and the double standard. i was going to ask them are you accusing him of the double
standard and he did, so. are you guys good? anybody need anything? is hard to get them to make news. he is really good. >> yeah. >> we could thing of all kinds of areas we could have gone with him. this whole thing right where he came from and he has gotten a lot from the catholic ships for being pro-choice. there are so many areas you can go into. who would you recommend to replace him? >> that's the guessing game in virginia right now.
[background sounds] what to make of this whole brazile thing? >> oh yeah. i still love her. >> she is a good friend. 13 minutes for the top of the hour wrapping up here on tuesday november 1. seven days away and we celebrate the closing moments of this campaign and this show with -- from "huffington post" and the atlantic both of whom have been covering this campaign extensively.
isn't it interesting that 21 million people have party voted? i think we have seen in the last three elections absentee voting has become their own sort of separate thing to consider about voting. traditionally democrats will get out to vote early. they have traditionally and historically. >> because of the grand organization? >> it's not what it all seems to be. >> they could also put together a ground operation and get their people out to vote, right? why not do that rather than suppress the vote? >> i think when you're looking at southern states especially the ground operation is so much different than the ground operation for democrats because of who you have to target so
which harder to get rural people in the south organized the same way that it is say souls to the polls we have the people and the churches. >> i think the other day after the trump rally they rolled up all these black limo buses to take people to the polls. >> die the way i love the souls to the polls. i think it's so cool. the whole concept, they just walk from the church right to the polling place. so 40 million people it's estimated will have voted by next tuesday. >> it will be interesting to see what the turnout will be given its clinton and trump whether hillary does drive out to african-americans wax she has
also had problems in florida. a couple of counties there so i'm curious our black voters not as enthused about hillary? >> the other thing that happened in florida and north carolina is they were both hit hard by hurricane matthew and both of the places that were hit hard in florida and north carolina was that stretch to the east of i-95 where they are the highest concentration of black voters. you see all these different historical things and they have turned out for mr. obama. whether it's a return to the same all patterns of disenfranchisement and being marginalized. >> it's a week away but i want you to get your crystal ball out just based on all the reporting you have done and what the polls
show today, next tuesday the winner in the presidential election will be? >> hillary. >> hillary. >> the senate will be democratic or republican? >> it's hard to say. the democrats have a smaller margin. >> the senate? >> the senate will be democratic and the house? >> republican. >> not a chance at all. >> why do you guys agree on everything? let's assume it turns out that way and your "huffington post" poll leading machine shows hillary clinton is set a 98.1% chance of winning. >> talk about certain. >> what happens to the republican party if you lose
that back? you have basically blown up the entire party and you have trump as his own creation anti-trade, pro nationalist voices and you have paul ryan in the house trying to keep it together versus the freedom caucus. they are trying to cause trouble >> there will continue to be chaos is what you are saying? >> we estimate the degree to which republicans hate hillary clinton and what kind of galvanizing force she can be for them. it's still true whether they have completely dissolved. we saw what republicans did against obama. >> do you think they will rebuild the party? >> even if she wins in a landslide ac the power of social
issues and social angst as a tool of turnout instead of higher ideals and what we have seen and i think the reason bloomberg poll is the person benefiting the most is mike pence and the person people see that republicans see that trumps vision of the party is -- than they do paul ryan and the person that believes that vision is mike pence. >> there you have got it. thanks so much for coming in. it's great to have you here. >> i get the final word up next, stay tuned. follow us on twitter. >> the bill press show. >> i forgot to get you two guys in together. >> that was great.
[inaudible] >> that went by pretty fast. [inaudible] >> this is the bill press show. >> the big loser in the email scandal is not hillary clinton or donald trump. the real losers james comay, the director of the fbi who has come under criticism, widespread criticism from both republicans and democrats. first because he sounded the alarm about the new e-mails before he even knew how many emails they were, who set them, whether they are significant, relevant or contain classified information. second, even though the attorney general warned him not to he drop the stink bomb just 11 days before november 8, there but by violating decades of policy to stay out of politics.
his action was a monumental display of incompetence, mismanagement, bad judgment, and gross partisanship. in the end james comay alone may be hurt. those really be looking for a new job come november. >> that's my shepherd today. things are been with us. thank you c-span for joining us today. go out and have a great tuesday. will come back again tomorrow. >> this was the bill press show. >> that's all you get. >> this weekend c-span2, we are featuring political radio programs of national talk show host. on wednesday, live from washington, d.c., conservative radio talk show set show hugh hewitt from six to 9:00 a.m. eastern.
from thursday progressive radio host, thom hartmann. on friday from 9:00 a.m. until new, a conservative perspective of the mike gallagher show. live from new york city. all new york city. all this week live on c-span2. >> with 70s left of the wood election are wrote to the white house coverage continues tomorrow from unc chapel hill or president obama campaigns for hillary clinton. he will be joined by james taylor. we were are in orlando with donald trump, watch live at 4:00 p.m. eastern p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span.org, and the c-span radio app, available in the apple app, available in the apple app store or google play. >> public health officials, legal experts in gun violence prevention advocates talked about the need for comprehensive gun legislation at a briefing hosted by the university of california's irvine school of law. from the u.s. capitol visitor center, this is is an hour and a
half. >> good afternoon everyone. i will ask you to please silence yourself own. i will give you moment so that you can do that. i am michelle goodwin. i chaired the center for biotechnology and global health policy at the university of california, irvine. i am chair, task or study gun violence. it's a pleasure to pleasure to welcome you here to our nation's capital. for this congressional briefing on gun violence. joining me today is an esteemed panel of people who are providing diverse perspectives on gun violence and police violence in the united states today. they include civil rights
attorney robert bennett. they include jack -- founder of law-enforcement against prohibition. it includes judge linda hatchett who is representing castille's family and a tragedy we shot saw aired out by diamond reynolds worldwide last year she recorded the aftermath of an officer who killed philander castille while her 4-year-old daughter was in the backseat. we are joined by martin jeffries, a mother who is here and will share the news with you about the tragic death of her daughter who died in a mass shooting in washington, d.c. gunned it down by an ak-47. we also have camille williams, a millennial who will tell you the tragic story of having lost 28 loved ones and friends to gun
violence is outside of chicago. something nobody should have to endure live with. we have george woods who is a neuropsychologist of the president of the national law of national hell. why have we brought this a panel of experts to you we have done so because gun violence is a multi- spirit issue you cannot look at it to simply one lens is kaleidoscope it, it impacts every aspect of a person's life in the united states. they will talk about that today. for many different perspectives. it's important to think about these issues, not only as political issues because we do expect and want congress to take action, as many have said open
newspaper reporting, television screens, and protest outside of the supreme court, protest outside of congress there has been a failure to act. a failure to pass efficient gun reform legislation. the amendment still hangs heavy over the cdc, restricting researchers from actually studying the public health impact from gun violence. to do anything effective and efficient in this particular domain one thing we see a missing is the care for the type of trauma that we see experienced by the poor. the kind of trauma that is experience in communities of color. in one weekend sandy hook is an experience over and over again, just this weekend and should cargo is the most grotesque and highest level of nonviolence
i've seen in the followed up monday by similar statistics. now who bothers to send in counselors to visit with poor children living in the south side of chicago and other communities? they don't get the type of attention they deserve. they don't get the type of help they need at all. but their voices and lives matter, and we will be hearing about that today. i also want to like another issue for you. that is, the impacts impacts of gun violence on vulnerable communities generally. for example, let's think about women. with each day death by gun violence increases for women, children, and other vulnerable populations gun violence has a devastating toll. women living in the united states of america are 11 times
more likely to be murdered with guns than women in any other high income country now think about that, 11 times more likely than any of our countries. the connection between domestic violence and gun violence is statistically remarkable. the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide for women by 500 percent. yet, in some states there are states their legislators pushing for doctors to have a gag order so they are not able to ask a woman who lives in such a situation whether there is a gun in the home. we see similar tragedies in children and those will be talked about today. we have a tight agenda for you today. we are being covered by c-span and may want to thank our viewing audience for tuning in with us.
we will have three guests at the mic. first we will have martin jeffries. she will be followed by camille williams and then bite judge linda hatchett. following that we will have a panel discussion and then q&a. i thank you all for being with us. >> good afternoon. my name is martin jeffries. i live in live in washington, d.c. and on marci will never forget. my only child michelle jones, was gun down and what was known as the worst mass shooting in d.c.'s history and 16 years. prior to the -- shooting. most people don't know that because that's not the way the media report stories when the children
are the victims do not have blonde hair, blue eyes, and white skin. my daughter had attended a funeral earlier that day. the young man was gunned down by the same individuals. a lot of people ask me how does my daughters shooting intersect with police shootings? my answer is, she was not killed by the police but the policing was done in a different manner. living in ward eight is different than living in ward one. i have family that lives in ward one, i know when dogs are missing, certain things are going on in ward one, you see posters posted on the light post. the dog is missing. some is flashing, someone is doing something. but when young people are running around seeking revenge on people people are running around seeking revenge
on people with an ak-47, 9-millimeter extended clock and a 45, that was not brought to the community's attention. so as a mother, as a parent, i would not allow my child to leave out of my home that day finder that. this is the devastation eyewitness. this is my child's head blown open with an ak-47 in close range. her shoulder was blown open with an ak-47. her best friend was shot the knee with the 9-millimeter with an ak-47. my question to the police was come i will pointed you you know there's going to be retaliation? they knew immediately but they do not give that information to us in the community. they had information to go into home with a search warrant and refuse to do so because of the time they receive the warrants. they did not print surveillance on the property and they the killers got information they were being watched. so so they moved the guns. all of these things play
significant role into my life. my daughter is not in a gang which is what most people ask when they hear about young black people and brown people being shut down. my daughter was not in the wrong place at the wrong time. i bought a home in southwest, southeast d.c. i pay taxes, i work hard, i'm education. my daughter was the same. i allowed her to go on back drop a backpack off after she attended a funeral and she should have been safe. she was slaughtered with weapon shot into a crowd indiscriminately. nobody down here seems to care. no one in america seems to care. my child was taken from me in my future generation. she's the only child i will ever have. [inaudible]
a lot of people don't seem to think that people like me go to college or have a passport to travel and that's not the case. we all bleed the same color blood and we all breathe the same polluted air. i think that our government needs to do better with laws and protecting all americans, not just certain americans. we are in the first row country and i think we think we should start acting like we are in a first world country and treat each other with respect and that we need. and deserve. we are not an animal. speaking of animals i find it like an oxymoron, animals have more rights in this country than black humans. i saw facebook the other day gun violence prevention group that wanted to have a call to action because there is a black labrador killed in virginia. i'm not saying to gun down an animal is is not a devastating issue. it is.
but you want a call to action for us to do something for an animal but you don't want a call to action for anything that is pertaining to black and brown people that are gunned down every day. not only in the district of columbia but all over the united states of america. the only the only stories that seem to move america are the ones that are pushed to the forefront through the media, or when the victims look different than myself. my thing is, i want us to do better from a media standpoint. i want us to do better for a human standpoint. i want us us to do better from a legislative standpoint. you are put into office, you're elected by your constituents to do something. i don't think that is to allow any and every one with the polls to have guns and run down the streets and do whatever they want to do. we have to do better than what we've done. this should not be what's burned into my brain. this is not what i have to look at and think about all the time.
my daughter would've turned 23 on december december 23 and instead of having a birthday, i don't know what she would look like as an adult. so my thing is, when we stop and stop looking at the color of our skin and look at us from a human standpoint. we are human. i'm a mother. when one mother cries every mother should cry because that's how i do. i don't focus on this neighborhood in that neighborhood are this happened over that hurt untran. when one person hurts we should all hurt. when one father hurt we all are hurting. when 11 human being has been violently slaughtered in this first world industrialized nation we all come as human beings should feel that. it's a ripple effect. or it should be.
not one human is more valuable than another human. not one story is more important than another story. so, i just urge everyone to come together. let's ban together and get some kind of resources put into the communities. i'm here in washington, d.c. and i watch people come in and out of the city and talk about what is going on in their suburban neighborhoods. guess what? there's a lot going on here in washington, dc. we need to focus on knots just what's going on outside the jurisdiction but also within. when there's things you can do in your community, do that. reach outside of the box. embrace everyone. we are all brothers and sisters. that's. that's way i was raised and that's how i see it. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much ms. jeffries. it calls to mind the town hall
that we just had in chicago on september 22. we had a mother, couple of mothers and one who spoke of the town hall who wanted to emphasize to all who would listen that she and her husband had done all the things that were right. part of the rhetoric about gun violence in the united states will we focus on people of color's their kids been doing something wrong. that their kids were in the wrong place. as this mother told us, her son was gunned down in front of a church. he in fact had done everything right. he heard gun violence and tried to go outside to protect young women who are outside. he got gunned down in the process. another mother who spoke up and said, yes we did everything right. we had the college fund put away for our son. he had braces. she had was describing the kind of things that we expect
middle-class families to and many poor families have done. that is not a matter of wrong time, wrong place, wrong kid, wrong behavior, but a problem that has permeated many of our communities with people who do their very best. next, i would like to call kim williams. >> good afternoon. i am camelia williams from chicago. chicago is yet again in the media for gun violence. i am 28, eight, i'll be 29 on thursday. gratefully. but many of my friends didn't make it to be 28. many of my friends didn't make it to see 17, 18, 21, 22. they didn't make it.
i'm now standing here, 28-year-old woman with a 10-year-old son, losing 28 loved ones and the the city of chicago due to violence. this young man was my cousin. i helped raise him. you you understand? i five for ten years in chicago against violence. i did everything they tell you to do. you know how they tell you to vote. they tell you to stand up in your community. they tell you. they tell you to tell your friends, put the guns down. they tell you to go to your local youth center. they tell you to be friends with the police. i have done everything. but nothing that we seem to be doing in chicago is working.
i will never forget getting the call on july 29 from my cousin's mother telling me that our baby is gone. this was the weekend of my family reunion. the weekend that i said i'm going to take some time and i'm going to do what the average person does, spend time with your family and friends. but instead, i was greeted with my mom screaming and her telling me, your baby your baby is gone. i basically raised him. people don't understand the devastation that it is in chicago for us. i live in fear, i live in fear. i don't even like having a good time were going to social outings. i don't like being in public. i. i would rather stay at home and just watch tv.
because if i go out anything can happen. in chicago and other urban places in america funerals have become our family reunions. facebook posts have become an update for you know what -- was killed this weekend. i've been to more funerals than i have been to weddings and baby showers. with my cousin being killed i lost a 16-year-old mint, african-american male got into marquette university to be a swimmer on a full scholarship. he was gunned down. because we don't have the resources to help i had to come out of my pocket and help area
16-year-old male. i called on chicago's leadership, this was the day before the election and i said listen, what is more important, to fight and show we support our babies or to knock on doors and say give me your vote so i can do nothing for you. no one came and stood at a high school with these young grieving sophomores, juniors, and, seniors. i was the only one there. but then it took a back to my ptsd. when i was their age i experience the same thing. a loved one, a a friend that i just seen gunned down, no counselors, no pastors, just angry. thinking this is thinking this is what life is about for me. a lot of people young people don't even dream. i want to go to law school, i'm working on my masters. but the fear of me being able to
lose my life, that's what i'm fighting. i'm fighting to protect my 10-year-old son. because i don't know. i was here july 5, two weeks before my cousin was gunned down and i took part in an action and i went to jail downstairs in the capital to ask congress to call a vote on gun violence. did the callable question untran? absolutely not. not. this is better fight, this is been our plea, and we are being ignored. it seems like no one wants to talk about it but people want to talk about to chicago to put in their speeches and presentations. but what i go through my friends go through in chicago is devastating. not only are we face with gun violence problem in chicago, we are faced with a police problem in chicago.
i'm with families were fighting just to get justice for their families who is killed by the chicago police department. they are treated worse than a victim who lost their lives to gun violence. they tell us in chicago, why are you worried about the police? you have to worry about the gun violence. but you ignore us on the gun violence that because gun violence because they don't want us to deal with that. we are living in constant fear. if you guys can help us, chicago, help chicago, chicago needs to put at a state of emergency. on my way here 17 people shot and killed in one weekend. fifty people shot, but because i'm from chicago i went to chicago public school, they are mutual friends.
so now they are grieving. they are asking me, me, camille how do you do it? i don't know how i do it. i'm in pain you guys. it pains my my heart so bad because i just don't know. on it 28 loved ones. twenty-eight. i just don't know no more. i've did everything i could do. i vote. i help on campaigns. imap forms. a map forms, i'm speaking, even wrote legislation. i wrote the blair assault weapons ban. please help us. they want to say black people need to stand up and be peers and parents. that's true. can we be surrogates, can we mentor. despite my pain i still do what i need to do. ice have. ice have 300 kids at a bonfire this weekend. and they rode horses.
but did that stop anything? i'm only one person and i am doing it out of my own pocket. so i'm asking anybody that is in here listening, take your stand against gun violence. do not think that this is just a black issue or just a gang issue. chicago is not just all gang violence. it's innocent people being gun down in restaurants, going going to the movies, like they said. i know pamela whose son was killed coming out of a church. i know willie wilson whose son was killed at a movie theater in broad daylight. i know blair holt's parents, he was killed on a bus. i spoke to cleo pendleton's mother and i said said i'm going to try my best. i even spoke to -- mom and set
i'm with you. gun violence is gun violence. we need to intercept policing gun violence because we need to do something about it in this country. i thank you for your time and for listening. please get listening. please get active in your respective spaces. [applause] thank you so much. >> she really helps to fill the void in terms of a voice of millennial's. the viewing i audience may not see but we have so many -- we have a packed audience him or who wish to be here. many are around her age and can probably relate to what she says. in fact i will ask, how ask, how many of you use social media such as social social media facebook? how many of you connect on facebook? what would it be like if you cannot connect with your friends and when you went on there was blank. no reunion, no need tomorrow, no let's get together.
that's what she experiences. , i would like to call judge hatchett who is representing for lando castille. >> thank you very much. i want to thank you for your enormous work. it is a privilege to be here. i have to tell you, ms. jeffries whispered to me as i greeted her that i was at her -- school and her daughter remembers me being involved in that school. until until that's morning i had never connected those stats. that you are not alone, none of us are alone in this fight. i want to use my time as efficiently as possible. what i will do is read you excerpts from a letter that i sent to attorney general loretta lynch dated august 2 after for lando
castille was shot. and then i'm going to quickly close with three points that i think are very important to this conversation. i think all of you for being here. in this letter to attorney general i begin by saying that mr. casteel was a 32-year-old african-american man shot to death on july 6 by a saint anthony minnesota police officer. the medical examiner determined that mr. casteel died from multiple gunshot wounds and rolled his death a homicide. in recent months there had been an alarming number of plea shootings resulting in senseless deaths across this country. the fatal police shootings highlight the serious concerns about the capacity of several law-enforcement department to
ensure the public safety while safeguarding deeply and drying constitutional guarantees of fairness and justice for all. the next section is about the video recording of for lando casteel's death. the entire nation watched graphic, gruesome, life's dreaming videos of mr. casteel's bloodied and lifeless body slumped across the front seat. the video captured clear audiovisual recordings of the critical moments immediately after he was shot multiple times. during the video, devastated by clear observer are we on now know as diamond reynolds, she provided a detailed account with the unlawful shooting. without any time and reflection the eyewitness repeated each
just doing excerpts from the letter i want to highlight this video also showed the officer yelling to leave the vehicle despite the fact and unconscious by a man laid next to him. they use deadly force in the line of duty is only justified when necessary in the circumstances. the police officer in this instance was not attempting to arrest, prevent in a stationary vehicle complying with the offices instruction. there was no evidence to support the office or anyone else needed protection from their parent's death or great bodily harm while considering the circumstances he was shot though reasonable law
enforcement officer would have used deadly force against him. at the pattern of systemic racial profiling was an important piece of the conversation. at the law-enforcement records now show that he was pulled over because he possibly fit the profile of the suspect who supposedly had a broad nose. equally troubling it is a pattern of racial profiling by the law enforcement officers in 2003 at the university of minnesota with a report of a statewide racial profiling report and despite the findings in but i gues the valles law ent
did not enact any meaningful reform in policing and the result has been the death of castile. i want to put a human face on this. these are not statistics is. the keys are a -- these are human beings. the letter to the attorney general i talk about the pattern we were concerned about, but i want to tell you he was employed for 13 years and to the point of the two previous speakers this man was loved by his coworkers and his family and i can personally tell you i was at the funeral and after the funeral, there were children where he had been the cafeteria supervisor for 13 years and the principle,
students, parents all told me that he knew every child out of 500, every child by name and appearance referred to him as mr. rogers with dreads. people loved him and children were crying coming out of the cathedral that they. a sister lost a brother and to find out on the internet, that's how they found out. and so, i want to tell you that we know between 2002 and the time of his death we know at least 50 times, who gets stopped that many times and half of those cases were thrown out because there was no basis. so i want to end this part i say
again to you that when asked to. there were efforts to cartel to profiling entities circumstances i will tell you the governor when asked, governor mark dayton said come and i quote, would this have happened if the driver or passenger had been white and his response was i don't think so. i don't think so either. my closing point are we need transparency and accountability in that position with the mandates of the sanctions don't go far enough, we have to also be clear there hasn't been a
police officer charged into the sea that is pretty much the trend across the nation. and then i will tell you why you believe and i am thrilled and grateful to robert bennett who you will hear from shortly he is joined with me and i believe we have an opportunity to make this the tipping point for change in the nation and this can be a landmark decision that drive effective change not only in minnesota but nationally. thank you. [applause] thank you, judge hatchet. what she brings to light is the intersection of gun violence hand, and terror and also sadly cannonballs and does involve law enforcement in the united states.
it's sad reporting on that because law enforcement does so much good. it's been captured by cell phones in some ways the new liberation movement has come from apple and samsung because in the last two to three years those are the pieces of equipment that have been used to confirm what latinos and african-americans have been saying for decades and now it captures it in profound and sad details. i was in europe at the time that orlando castile died, was killed. it was broadcast throughout europe. people asked me what's going on in the united states. many people don't know there are people that were actually fearful coming to the united states because of gun violence.
what will happen to them when they come to the united states and i was deeply moved when brian and reynolds captured on video what happened to her. i was driving to madison wisconsin and was stopped in the middle of the night by a person that was in an unmarked car and didn't have a police uniform on. i stopped with a ligh at a lighr and i was concerned by in the world would you stop. i didn't want them saying she was resisting or running from the police. my daughter this in a car seat in the back seat and when the
officer, person i came to know as an officer came to my car. please let me know why i'm stopped and it was at the time this individual pulled out a flashlight and began beating on my car saying i'm a police officer, nigger i'm a police officer. only weeks before i learned about the shooting and a young woman in california whose parents had called law enforcement to help her because her car had been stuck on the road and yet she was shot more than a dozen times in the head. so although i was in europe and i heard there was a child in the car, i thought about my daughter. i thought about my own experience. we survived that evening.
there were those kinds of memories geared in their imagination and their waking time forever we are now going to move to a panel discussion and start with a brief presentation first by robert bennett and then concluding with doctor george would and we will have a brief question for question and answer. i've been doing to try to work for 40 years most of them involved and civil right in thes work and bloodshed which has dealt with by police misconduct.
as the media coverage have grown in the past years i think the public has a better understanding of it. the police excuse when asked about it says it is sometimes ugly and brutal and the ordinary citizens are not able to understand what it is. i have a contrary view that seeing is believing and we have a short window of time today and i want to get to some things on some particular cases. but the images you are about to see has helped people whether it is the 1983 cases or whether to bring disciplinary actions against the police officer rarely criminal actions and the
ability of medical examiners and the proper manner and cause of death. you will see one in a few seconds. three of peace are minneapolis department involving african-americans. let's go to the first one. this is a sort of garden varie variety. running and jumped the fence, can't get up there. that is surrender. there is no excuse for the force and the beating continues for
quite a bit of time here. but without the video, we wouldn't have the ability to see this example of excessive force. there are some officers that don't even want to be on camera and for good reason. the second involved in this case it isn't a done, it is a canine. i wouldn't call it high speed. the driver bails and again, surrendering as you can see.
[inaudible] people find it hard to believe these things exist but if you show them that ultimately they come to the judgment. that officer was not disciplined until he lets the do left the dd attacked this search -- sergeant. the next is a gun case that involves the ymca basketball court and a person who is mentally ill, 29-year-old african-american person.
he didn't like to be touched. he was paid just five times. why don't you play it through and i will narrate. another officer is seated on the back so one is struggling about a 220-pound guy and this one is right between his shoulder blades. after a rough and tumble fight but not something to use deadly force they've got him under control. [inaudible]
[inaudible] the medical examiner said that is not a voluntary sound a human being makes, that means you're dying. and they are talking about what they can charge him with and they are still kneeling on him and all the training is to put the person in a position in this heat them up -- sets them up. once they kneel down on him, the lungs .-full-stop. he can exploit your air but he can't get it back in and that is what is causing him to --
hostage and he is yanking her back up. he pulls her from the car and makes stabbing motions. there are officers in a circle. there you see the stabbing motion. they decided to shoot him. four officers shoot 22 bullets at him to save her. the leader approaches this other guy with a rifle. go to the next one. she gets the knife away from the knife holder and then she tries to turn away from him and get away but he shoots for.
the weather that question is a three and a half inch blade. the grand jury does not find the bill of indictment. there are not any, the sheriffs came to us and they missed that one. that is a civil case is pending. >> thank you very much. it's amazing the power of video and footage in these particular cases. one of the questions that must be asked because police say people are doing what they should be doing and people shouldn't be committing crimes but one of the things you have to ask your self is does it deserve a death sentence when
someone is selling cigarettes outside of a candy shop. because it deserve a death sentence when a little boy is playing with a fake weapon in a park, does it deserve the death sentence when someone is running away but then stops and raises his or her hand int and those ae important questions. next speaking will be jack. >> i like to stand up and see my audience reaction. i was a member retired after 26 years, 14 years recovered. my role started in 1970 so i
sold the war on drugs grow from nothing to this horrible monstrosity that it is today. when you ask how did we get to this point with all of these pictures we just saw that was the war on drugs. the war on drugs was created completely needlessly. it was less than the likelihood of them dying from choking to death on their own food but we started a war on drug. you've got to ask why. the answer is told by richard nixon's domestic policy adviser
john ehrlichman. it was richard nixon that initiated the war on drugs. he said in an interview in 1994 you want to know what this is all about? the nixon campaign had two enemies. you understand what i'm saying? we knew we couldn't make it illegal to be against the war were black. but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and at th the blocks h her oven and then by criminalizing both heavily we could disrupt the communities,
arrest the leaders, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. did we know we were lying about the drugs, of course we did. think of what we did in 1970. in 1970 we said what a person decides to put in their own body not only makes them a criminal but we are going to go to war against those people. we trained our police officers to go to war. that is a terrible metaphor for policing in a democratic society. people who go to war our soldiers and have a completely different aspect then do police officers that are supposed to protect and serve. when you are trained to go to
war, many of the police officers came to believe that their job was to put away drug dealers were drug users, no matter what they had to do to do it. that's when corruption raised its ugly head and we started lying on the stand about how we have made arrests. that's when we started using really excessive brutality because these people were first demonized and are made to look in our eyes they weren't really human, people were using drugs. this is all about racism, folk. it wasn't a coincidence that after hundreds of years of slavery in this country, we ended up in 1865 and within ten years in the south, those folks
created jim crow, the system that kept black folks engaged like animals for another hundred years. that lasted until 1965 when finally, we passed the civil rights act and only three years after the civil rights act was passed saying it's not a good thing to discriminate against people because of the color of their skin, only three years after that, richard nixon created the war on drugs which he implemented in 1970. and the idea of the war on drugs is no, it's not a good idea to discriminate against people because of the color of their skin but it at first you can label them a criminal you can do
anything you want to. that's why today in our state prisons, 60% of the people in those prisons are black folks and therefore the felony narcotics arrest. 81% of the people there are narcotics felonies or block the. they are known to use drugs at almost exactly the same level as white folks and once these folks are in prison it doesn't stop there. a black man in prison and served as a sentence of about six years on average for exactly the same
drug crimes that a white man serves four years in prison for. this is racism, folks. it's institutionalized racism and it's because of that that you see things like what's going on today with our police to make as many as we can possibly make. why? because the narcotics arrests are the only arrests police can make in the united states that we get paid store for. the federal government actually gives us extra money and funding based on how many drug arrests or department made the year before we get more money if we make more arrests. we've got to end this.
[applause] tonight there will be a town hall meeting at the national press club that will build even more into the types of state and federal policies which have resulted in the type of policing that we see and the type of pressure that's been on the police to do exactly what they have been doing. it's not isolated. there's enormous pressure on police officers to we've seen in the report about ferguson missouri, how the officers were told to target people for low-level offenses and two ticket them because it generates revenue. and you will also hear mr. cole talking about as well as how the drug war itself and federal drug policy actually incentivizes the police department to in fact
track on drugs. in this discussion before they turn to doctor woods who will wrap up the panel and turn to q-and-a, it's important we think about what the crime is because it is often wrong. people say that the police go where crime is. let me tell you as a law professor that started at the university of chicago and who used to teach in chicago, crime happens on every university campus every weekend and during the week. how many of you can blog about that can elicit drug use and drug selling come under age drinking and how many police come in cracking down, they don't. so we just go where the crime happens. that's not true. if we want to find out where it is, we do. stopt