tv Way Too Early MSNBC April 29, 2015 2:30am-3:01am PDT
wednesday, april 29th. welcome to "way too early." we begin in baltimore, just 30 minutes removed from a city wide curfew and it appears to be a much calmer erer city. and the schools will reopen after the worst rioting since 1968. and fewer than a dozen arrests reported as police clash with people while trying to find those violating the curfew. >> mr. comings, we're live on nbc news. k tell us what you're trying to say to these young men to send them home. wait wait, wait.
calm down. everyone calm down. the police are banging their batons against their shields. people are running in different direction. the police are advancing and moving forward very slowly trying to clear out this intersection. >> but overall, those were isolated instances compared to monday evening. the governor ordered national guardsman to tour the street tonight. how are things on the ground from your vantage point overnight? >> reporter: right now, we're in front of city hall and things are pretty calm and it seems for the most part the curfew worked out. there was a problem with a few people trying to get them to go home after 10:00 p.m. but for the most part, the curfew has
worked out throughout the night. >> we've seen a lot of video of residents trying to take back their community and cleaning up the streets. what have you learned in that aspect? >> reporter: we've seen a lot of people trying to clean up immediately throughout the day yesterday, people cleaning up at pennsylvania and north. and i heard reports of students not in school yesterday working with their principals to try to clean up the city. there are lot of people saying the correct baltimore is not being shown and they want to show the correct baltimore in front of the television cameras. so they're doing the best they can to threat best face of baltimore be seen. there were a lot of people from the bloods gang and we also saw people from the crips gang who said they want to see peace and they said that they wanted to try to enforce peace in the city. i speak to one of them, niko
caldwell. how far are you willing to go to make sure it's peaceful? >> we were keeping the peace all day. we're blocking people who throw bottles at police officers and making lines and grabbing the persons that are involved. >> reporter: there were reports that bloods and crips were out to get the cops last night is that true? >> no that is definitely not true. we don't want any problems with the police we don't want anyone shooting. we don't want a ceasefire. we were not the cause. we were the same ones for tect ss protecting this neighborhood. >> reporter: and i know for some people the bloods and crips trying to create peace may seem shocking but they say they
stopped problems at the mall and stopped problemeds that would have started. i did see folks who we were able to identify as the blood gang and throwing bottles and bricks that police. so we saw a little bit of both from that group. >> i think the real question is what does the leadership in baltimore do once the glare is not so much on their city. that is where the real work begins. and we'll be catching him on the cycle at tlie3:00. and we'll go back to baltimore for a look that unusual orioles game. and residents try to reclaim their city. after the worst riots in nearly half a century. one scene that was clearly on display, the store that went up
in flames and someone sliced holes in the firehouse and those cleaning up said they hope others follow their lead. >> i am here because i couldn't stand what i saw out here. and i was on social media and wasn't doing anything by attacking it that way. i wanted to be here and be part of the solution. >> reporter: what do you think about this crowd that showed up here? >> this is beautiful. this is baltimore and this is the way i want the city represented. >> if these kids come back we need to be out here to show them that this is not what we stand for. we do not. this is not what we represent as baltimore and these kids are lost and they need some help. >> reporter: there was also a touching seen as some of the
85,000 children who didn't have school hit the streets to do their part. >> i didn't want it to look a mess. i want it to look like it never burnt down and i want them to rebuild it so it can look the way it did. >> and president obama spoke about the slow rolling crisis. >> the good news is that perhaps there's some new found awareness because of social media and video cameras and so forth that there are problems and challenges when it comes to how policing and our laws are applied in certain communities and we have to pay attention to it and respond. we can't just leave this to the police. i think there are police departments that have to do some soul searching. i think there are some
communities that have to do soul searching and we as a country have to do somesoul soul searching. this is not new. this has been going on for decades. if we think we're going to send the police to do the dirty work of containing the problems that arise there without us as a nation saying what can we do to help uplift those communities and give those kids opportunity, then we're not going to solve the problem. if we're serious about solving the problem, we're not only going to have to help the police but say, what do we need do. >> and baltimore officials expect city police to turn over their results by this friday may first, allowing prosecutors to decide whether charges should be fired.
and mayor was empthetic that it would take the state's attorney much more time to reach a decision. >> she certainly won't be able to in the same day she gets the information, make a determ nagds about whether or not there will be charges and we want to make sure the people understand the process and we want to do more than just seek justice, we want to have justice and in order to do that, we have to respect the process. >> police commissioner said the investigation is likely to continue beyond friday's report to the state attorney. and a mixed day on wall street tuesday with the dou and snp rising. but much of tuesday's volatility was caused by twitter after leaked earnings caused the stock's price to plummet. tell us what happened and how bad is this for twitter and the
little blue bird? >> hey, luke i think i'm going to need more than 140 characters to tell you why this was a disaster. the revenues down they missed the target. i mean they made decent mun aoney but didn't hit the numbers. the leak didn't help and you know what we ened up with a freeze initially in the selling of the stock, then when the freeze came off on the market boom, big down side as far as twitter stock is concerned and before it was all done and dusted the stock was down. and there was slightly puzzling trends in here as well. and we did see an 18% jump in affect users which takes the active number to just over three million here.
and if you compare them to other social network sites. and what's app came in at 800 million, so twitter has some work to do and questions to whether the click through ads are really delivering for the advertisers. so i think more work needed as far as twitter is concerned and the little blue bird looking ruffled. we have the fmoc meeting and learn how the fed feels about the economy. most people not expecting significant change for interest rates in april. but watch out for any news on the june meeting. and we get a first look at first quarter gdp. anything weeker than that might cause nerves to break out in the trading pits. back to you.
>> and something i've seen closely on capital hill big news in terms of american football, the nfl's tax exempt status. what can you tell us about that. >> this is fascinating. for over 70 years, the nfl has had tax exempt status and a lot of politicians haveat what they see as a 10 billion a year business not paying its share. and potentially that means they'll pay taxes of around $90,000,000 a year and i'm sure the federal government would love to see the money but just a little wrinkle, it also means that we will no longer see the salaries and the bonuses of a lot of the important people in the management of the nfl, not
least commissioner roger goodell kwhoo who took away $35,000,000 in salary and bonuses now that they have lost and giving up this exempt status you will no longer be able to see what these guys are taking away. i wonder if that's something that politicians will increasingly get worried about as well. >> you hit the nail on the head, the lack of transparency always defines the nfl. and disturbance in baltimore leads to a first in baseball. and the decision to play ball without a crowd to cheer them on. and
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. the baltimore orioles will play their game against the chicago white sox but no fans will be in the stands to see it. it's the first major league baseball game in history to be played without a paying crowd. they added that their three game series will now be played in florida instead of baltimore. the commissioner's office said after conversations with the orioles and local officials, we believe that these decisions are in the best interests of fans safety and resources. and fans that attended last saturday's game were asked to stay in the ball park after it ended. and it has drawn criticism.
"baseball whiffs onner orioles game plan" it said they acted out of fear. and right now let's go live. casey, it's going to be a wild scene today and pretty much an eery scene. what do we expect? is "thank god i'm a country boy" going to play during the 7th inning stretch? >> reporter: there's also the "star spangled banner'" and at this point it's are unclear what is going on. and there was a notice on saturday that they needed to stay in the park because of unrest.
and there are cops currently block an intersection. they say there's debris in the road and there's definitely an abundance of caution here. there were other options. they could have potentially played this game at nationals park down the road although they say that orioles franchise never reached out to them and they could have canceled the game entirely and that is what one boston player was urging baltimore to do. and this empty stadium, no one filling the streets. the sprinklers are on and 1:00/2:00, we hear that first pitch and we're expecting only a hand full of reporters inside.
>> baseball fans are creatures of habit and we'll see what happens with them. bill seems to be warming up here. >> midatlantic definitely the best day of the week by far but not the case in florida. this radar is about as bright as it gets. this thunderstorms tearing through miami and the keys p. skeys. this should be gone by the peek of the rush hour. and possibly even raleigh later on today. the rest of the country is gorgeous. we're probably looking at one of the best spring days from coast to coast. temperatures mild and even hot in desert southwest. and that's a sign that things are really warming up. so we have gorgeous 70s from
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♪ we'll have much more from baltimore of course at the top of the hour but now to washington where the veemsupreme court is deciding whether same-sex marriage will be the law of the land. nbc's pete williams is in the courtroom for yesterday's argument which suggests that justices are clearly deivideddivided. >> reporter: they do seem to be on the verge of a water shed ruling but it's unclear how they
will rule. the justice that has wrote the three gay rights bills in the past seemed on the verge of doing it again. this man decided to get married four years agoy to sergeant and when they were ordered to move they went to tennessee. >> when two people love each other, they make commitments to etch other and those commitments should be respected and travel from state to state. >> reporter: states that impose bans say it should be up to the people and not the federal courts. >> the issue of course is not whether there should be same-sex marriage but who should decide the point. >> people feel very differently about something if they have a chance to vote on it than if
it's imposed on them by the courts. >> reporter: and states say it encourages opposite sex couples to get married and have kids. >> you're not take away anything from het row sexual couples. they would have the very same incentive to marry, all the same benefits that they do now. >> it's hard to see how permitting same-sex marriage discouraged people from being bonded from their biological children. >> justice kennedy likely to be the deciding vote. he said allowing gay couples to marry gives them respect. >> same sex couples say, of course we understand the mobility and sacredness of the marriage and we know we can't proekriate but we want the other
attributes to show that we to have a dig nutee to be fulfilled by it. justice kennedy did seem to come back to that dignity point more than once and we won't know until the court issues its decision in late june. >> we'll clearly be looking forward to that in the summer. and hillary clinton will get company in the democratic presidential field tomorrow. that's when bernie sanders will announce his presidential run. he won't need to change parties because vermont doesn't have party registration. there will be a kick off event in vermont in may. it will be really interesting to see how that plays out.
and what do you guys got? >> we're live in baltimore this morn oing where rowdy residents squared for a second straight night but nothing like the mayhem we saw earlier in the week. and elijah comings represents the dist wrktrict where most of the violence occurs. and local faith leader pastor jamal bryant one of the biggest critics of city leadership. that and much more straight ahead on "morning joe."
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when individuals get crowbars and try to open doors to loot they're not protesting. they're stealing. >> there is still a police presence by a much different feeling. >> instead of sirens and grass, singing and dancing. >> as the baltimore orioles can sell their second game in a row. >> tomorrow's game will be played with no fans. >> stop the violence