tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC September 24, 2016 3:00am-4:01am PDT
or expand your office and take on whatever comes next. find out how american express cards and services can help prepare you for growth at open.com. on the last day that president calvin coolidge was in office in 1929, he signed a public law that was called public law number 107. and it authorized what was defined in the statute as a national memorial commission. this law that coolidge signed his last day in office was to build a building that would be a memorial and a tribute "to the negros' contributions to the achievements of america." 1929. calvin coolidge signed that law authorizing the creation of this national memorial and tribute. it also provided exactly zero dollars to do that with. and so the idea of a national
memorial, a national tribute, a physical commemoration in washington, d.c., of the contribution of african-americans to the achievements of the united states of america, that idea although law, that idea although officially something we were working on, it sort of held negative space for decades. that idea, that sort of national commemorative space, it existed in theory but not in practice. it was not until 40 years after coolidge signed the law, until the late '60s when the idea first got revived, got more attention, more energy behind it, it was not until 20 years after that in the late '80s when congress started considering bills to actually do it. most from congressman john lewis of georgia, bills that would actually start the planning process in earnest, starts working towards build -- start working towards building this tribute, this monument.
it was not until the 21st century, 2001, that they finally passed actual dollars. they appropriated the first actual money to start planning in earnest. and it was not until now. it was not until almost 90 years after we supposedly started working on this as a nation that it did finally get done. tomorrow the african-american museum of history and culture will open to the public on the national mall in washington, d.c. honestly, i cannot do it justice here. i can show you through the tv screen what it looks like. we can show you some of the things they've got inside. we can describe some of its collections, but it's not -- i'm not going to be able to do it justice. the right thing to do is to plan to go. i know that this show is broadcast not just in the united states but around the world. if you are in the united states, you should plan to go. if you are not in the united states and in the sound of my voice, the next time you plan to
visit the united states, you should plan to go. the tickets are free. they're also hard to get. september is already sold out. october is already sold out. i checked right before we got on the air, and there was one day left in november that had one time slot left. that was the last in november. there were a bunch of time slots for a bunch of days available in december. tickets are free, but you have to sign up for a specific time to go get tickets. and honestly thinking about the timing, if you are going to go, when it comes to telling your friends or your kids or grandkids about the way you lived and what did you in your big, long life, you may want to say that you went to the african-american museum of history and culture when it first opened, and you went while the nation's first african-american president was still in office. there are still tickets available in december right now that you can get on line and
book. you might want to try to get to the museum soon. they started building the inaugural platform for the next president this week. we don't know who it is going to be, but it is not going to be barack obama. today president obama hosted at the white house more than 7 hundred african-american community leaders and cultural leaders, people who were key to this hard-fought, long slog that it took to create this epic new museum. >> you know, the timing of this is fascinating. [ laughter ] [ applause ] in so many ways, it is the best of times. in many ways, these are you can't believe troubled times --
these are troubled times. history doesn't always move if a straight line. with vigilance, we can move forward. part of the reason that i am so happy the museum is opening this weekend is because it allows all of us as americans to put our current, iss in s is in -- curr circumstances in a historical context. >> yes. >> my hope is that as people are seeing what's happened in tulsa or charlotte on television and perhaps are less familiar with the history of the african-american experience but how recent some of these challenges have been upon
visiting the museum may step back and say, i understand. i sympathize. i empathize. i can see why folks might feel angry, and i want to be part of the solution as opposed to resisting change. my hope is that black folks watching those same images on television and then seeing the history represented in this museum can say to themselves the struggles we're going through are connected to the past. and yet all that progress we've made tells me that i cannot and will not sink into despair. if we join hands and if we do
things right, if we maintain our dignity and continue to appeal to the better angels of this nation, progress will be made. [ applause ] >> president obama today at a white house event celebrating the opening of the new national museum of african-american history and culture. it opens to the public for the first time tomorrow. as you heard at the top of his remarks, the president said the timing is fascinating. you hear this big response from the crowd. he referenced -- wont to reference tulsa and charlotte. and tulsa, oklahoma, a police officer who killed terence crutcher in the street after his suv had stalled in the street. and then the police tasered him and shot him while he appears to have held his hands in the air. that officer who killed him has been booked on first-degree manslaughter charges. in charlotte, north carolina, it's been a very different story these past few days. it has been a heartbreaking few
days since keith lamont scott was killed by a police officer tuesday afternoon. protests descended into violence tuesday night and again on wednesday night. yesterday the police reiterated and insisted that unlike tulsa, they were not going to release the police videos, the dash cam and body cam videos that they have of the police shooting of keith scott. they did show those police videos it mr. scott's family. the scott family said after they saw the videos that they would like them to be released to the public. police and local authorities insist that they will not do that. last night was the third straight night of protests in charlotte. the mayor, as we reported late last night, signed a midnight curfew. ahead of midnight last night, in the 9:00 p.m. hour last night. ultimately when midnight rolled recent, charlotte authorities decided not to clear the streets, they would allow protests to continue as long as they were peaceful. protests by and large were entirely peaceful.
they went on late into the night and well past midnight. today has been a new day in further dramatic and upsetting developments in the same case. abc news obtained video of the shooting of keith lamont scott. and it's harrowing video. one of the most harrowing things is that the video was taken by mr. scott's wife. and you can hear her talking to her husband, talking to police throughout her recording. >> don't shoot him want don't shoot him. don't shoot him. don't shoot him. he has no weapon. he has no weapon. don't shoot him. >> drop the gun! drop the gun! >> drop the [ bleep ] gun! >> don't shoot him. don't shoot him. he didn't do anything. >> drop the gun! drop the gun! >> he doesn't have a gun. he has a tbi. he's not going to do anything to you guys. he just took his medicine. >> she says tbi, she means
traumatic brain injury. in terms of what -- this captures visually the video, i should tell you it does not show the shots themselves, although you do hear them. you also hear mr. scott's wife tells the officers that her husband doesn't have a gun, that he would not hurt them, that he has the traumatic brain injury. you repeatedly hear police officers shouting. there is some kind of escalation some kinds. it is hard to see what is happening. after this immediate event, you do hear shots fired. >> don't you do it -- keith? keith, don't you do it. don't you do it. >> drop the gun! >> keith? keith! keith! don't you do it -- [ gunfire ] [ beep ] did you shoot him? did you shoot him? did you shoot him? >> the video obviously is disturbing in part because of the woman's vantage point and knowing the woman is witnessing the death of her husband. you hear her saying over and over, "he better live, he better
live." >> he better live. he better live. i swear he better live. yep. he better live. >> this is just -- this is -- a terrible thing to see. it's a terrible thing for us to see her seeing it through her eyes, right? where we are right now, four nights after keith scott was killed, we still have conflicting reports whether or not he had a gun. you hear police repeating, "drop the gun, drop the gun, drop the gun." his wife saying he doesn't have a gun. the police perspective, body cam and dash cam video being withheld from public view even though the family wants it released to the public. we heard president obama saying he wants americans to be able to sympathize with each other at times like this. even to empathize with one another. hillary clinton today added her voice to those who are calling for the police tapes of the
shooting to be released. when she signs her tweets with a hyphen and h, that means she's written it personally. this is a personal tweet from hillary clinton calling for the release of the police video. hillary clinton's campaign also announced today that she intends to travel to charlotte this weekend on sunday, the day before the first presidential debate. now as to whether or not that will actually happen, i can't say so definitively in part because the mayor of charlotte, who is a clinton supporter, tonight she said she has also heard from the trump campaign. that trump would like to visit charlotte next week. after clinton saying she planned to visit on sunday, for now the mayor is calling on both candidates, both clinton and trump, to hold off from coming to her city. she said, "if there were a way to delay the visits, that would probably be ideal." this is live look at police in the streets of downtown charlotte where we will be keeping an eye throughout the evening on protests now in the fourth day. tonight will be the first night
since the whole country got a look at the incident which led to keith lamont smith's death. joining us from charlotte is "new york times" national reporter yamish shell cinder. appreciate you being with us. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> first, in terms of being on the ground in charlotte, clearly you're in a calm and quiet spot. can you tell us anything about the environment in the city tonight? >> the environment in the city is tense in ways. i've talked to people, there are already protesters marching. i would say there are at least 100, maybe more people in the street. and people are really kind of very upset about the fact that they saw this video today. i've been talking to dozens of people about how they feel the video confirms that the police in some way didn't act correctly. you hear keith scott's wife saying he just took his medication, he doesn't have a gun. basically trying to de-escalate the situation. people feel as though the police
could have at least given her and given the family time before they took the shots. i should say, of course, the family's attorneys say they do not know whether or not this shooting was justified or unjustified. however, the idea is that a lot of people are feeling very upset. i was in the streets last night until at least 1:00 a.m. it was calm then. i hope we don't see violence tonight. i don't have an indication that we'll see the violence that we saw in the past days. >> when you had the chance to speak with the attorneys for the scott family, did they tell you anything about the decision to release the video? this video, very difficult to watch video, shot by mr. scott's wife d. they tell you anything about why they decided to make that public? >> reporter: yeah, one of my first questions for the attorneys of the family was are you trying to pressure the city to release their videos by releasing this video. and they told me, no, they are not trying to pressure the city to do that. they, of course, want the city to release the other videos, that dash cam video and a body
camera video. they told me this was about providing another apgle and letting -- angle and letting people know that this happened, this was the vantage point from which his wife watched him die. i think the idea is really to have people kind of feel like they were here, that they were in the moment. to really share in the grief of this family. this family, he has a lot of children. he's a father of seven. the idea is that they really wanted people to just, i think, really be in that moment. and again, they have been asking for calm, the family asking for family. they've been saying they don't want the video to turn into people rioting and looting on behalf of the families. >> "new york times" national reporter. stay in touch with us as we keep reporting on the streets. we want to make sure we're getting good angles on how people are feeling. i appreciate it. >> reporter: all right. thanks. >> thank you. big night around here. thank you for spending it with us. we'll be right back. ♪
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protests not just in charlotte, north carolina, but also now in atlanta. georgia's chapter of the naacp is leading a large demonstration in atlanta tonight. in georgia and atlanta, what they're calling for is new laws in their state. they're calling for an independent body to investigate all police-involved shootings instead of the police investigating themselves. they're calling for an independent prosecutor for those kinds of cases and they're calling for a requirement that all bodycam and dashcam footage from police-involved shootings should be released to the public within 48 hours of those incidents. again, this is the protest and those are the demands they're looking at in atlanta, georgia, tonight. we are also keeping an eye, as i mentioned, on charlotte, tonight. this will be the fourth night of demonstrations over the police shooting of keith lamb oont sco on tuesday. some of the recent reporting out of charlotte the last few minutes is that protesters again are -- are headed toward or blocking parts of interstate 277. protesters blocking major roadways and particular interstates have been some of
the causes of some of the most heated confrontations between police and protesters, but as i mentioned with yamiche, we have eyes and ears on the ground in charlotte and we'll be covering this throughout the evening. we'll be looking at that later. we're also going to be looking ahead at the political story that took over the headlines today. it's a bit of a love story for the ages. that's all ahead. stay with us. is it a professor who never stops being a student? is it a caregiver determined to take care of her own? or is it a lifetime of work that blazes the path to your passions?
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united states senate. "the new york times" for a long time had been projecting the democrats would regain control of the senate in november's elections. as of this week, the "times" is projecting that the republicans will control the senate. the "washington post" also forecasting that republicans will retain control of the senate. we talked about both projections for senate control earlier this week. for you, hypothetical nervous democrats, there was also good news on that front. something to slow your frantic heart rate. nate silver's outfit, 538.com, have launched their analysis and says it is the democrats who will control the senate barely. barely, but still. 538 gives democrats a 58.5% chance of winning a senate majority. there. happy friday, nervous democrats. as for the presidential race, yesterday we reported on the first real data.
the first real vote that has been cast already in the presidential election. an exclusive analysis from an nbc news partnership about the voter data group target smart shows that of the absentee ballots cast in north carolina so far, this isn't polling, this is actual votes cast, registered democrats have an eight-point edge in the early vote in north carolina over republicans. of the ballots returned in north carolina, 42% are from democrats, 34% are from republicans. that's only north carolina. it's only a few thousand votes. but that is way better for democrats than it was in 2012 when mitt romney won north carolina against president obama. soon we will be able to get similar data from lots of other states besides north carolina. in addition to north carolina, absentee voting has started in georgia and in alabama. voting started in virginia, indiana, and west virginia. regular, old early person
in-person voting started in minnesota, south dakota, and vermont. a bunch of states are sending out their first ballots this week and over the weekend. tomorrow is the deadline for absentee ballots to go out to overseas and military voters. if you're wondering why we're getting a big rash of newspaper endorsements now, why is that happening before the debates and this far before the election? it's because voting is already starting in so many blazplaces. i think editorial boards feel that this is the time to say their peace. "the cincinnati enquirer" decided not to endorse a presidential candidate since the 1916 with woodrow wilson. the conservative paper, "cincinnati enquirer" gave an enthusiastic endorsement and enthusiastic renouncement -- endorsement of hillary clinton and enthusiastic renouncement of donald trump. the big endorsement on the
republican side today was ted cruz of all people. senator ted cruz. last seen getting booed and screamed at at the republican convention in cleveland. he didn't say republicans should vote for donald trump and said republicans should vote their conscience. when ted cruz came out today and endorsed donald trump, it was -- i guess we all knew it was coming, but still. reporters struggled to contextualize, struggled to explain the massiveness of the capitulation that this was for senator cruz. here's a typical read. here's how russell berman led his piece for "the atlantic" announcing the endoermt by ted cruz. this shows you the lengths to which reporters are having to go to explain how kbizar there is. "ted cruz set aside his many differences with donald trump on friday to endorse for president a man whom he once called a serial filla and rerphilanderer
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black lives matter! >> black lives matter! >> black lives matter! >> black lives matter! >> black lives matter! >> we're keeping an eye on charlotte, north carolina, on this, the fourth night of demonstrations since the fatal police shooting tuesday of keith lamont scott. these protests started up tonight largely within the past 90 minutes or so. there's a lot of people in the streets and a lot of energy. no reports of disturbances. these are peaceful protests. earlier we saw student-led
protests at high schools, olympic and vance high, charlotte's northwest school of the arts. starting at 8:00 p.m. local time, protesters started marching again through the streets of charlotte. you heard the chants "black lives matter" and we're hearing "no justice no peace" and repeated chants of "release the tapes." >> release the tapes! release the tapes! release the tapes. release the tapes! >> calls for local officials to release the police video of the scott shooting. they're asking people to watch the video taken by keith scott's wife which nbc news released today. charlotte leaders are also in a sense nationalizing their response. they're asking people outside charlotte who agree with them or empathize to protest where they live.
tonight we're seeing some of that. this is a live shot from atlanta, georgia. this is one of the large marches that's happening in the country tonight. this was organized by the naacp in atlanta tonight. this big crowd in atlanta shows the response to the shooting in north carolina. joining us is corrine mack, president of the charlotte, north carolina, branch of the naacp. miss mack, thank you very much for making time to talk to us tonight. i know this has been a difficult few days. >> thank you for having me. >> how would you describe the community reaction today to seeing this cell phone video that was released by keith scott's wife? >> i think there was deficit anger initially -- definite anger initially. most of us thinking about how it could have been for mrs. scott seeing her husband die before
her. that had to be very traumatic. she was in our hearts and prayers half the day today. >> obviously there's a tremendous amount of pressure on police to release the dash cam and body cam video. through attorneys, the family says when they've seen the videos which the police have shown them, they also don't believe they conclusively define what happened. do you think if the videos are released that it will materially change how people feel about the incident? >> i know it would change the way they feel about the relationship between themselves and the police department. the incident, i'm not sure. i do know this -- those videos probably have very different angles which would give a different perspective. i know that the videos that the scott family saw already could not determine what the facts were based on the videos. they said that there was a lot
of blockage. a lot of areas in which they could not see anything. and i think it's important in terms of transparency, i think it's important that the cmpd does release the videos. we have a long way to go. a long way to build that bridge. at least that's a small olive branch to what we're trying to get done which is honeymoonest conversation and possibly -- honest conversation and possibly buildings trust again. >> in terms of protests, this is four straight nights. large crowds in the street tonight. last night people were out until the wee hours even though the curfew was announced. peaceful protests, energetic protests. can you tell us how the organizing is going on behind the protests? is a lot of it organic with people just showing up and looking for others who feel the same, or is this a tightly organized effort across the cit city? >> i think it's both. i know the charlotte mecklenburg clergy as well as the naacp have
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mosul is the one that isis still has now. maybe not for long. for months there have been reports that happen iraqi forces presumably with u.s. help, they've been training and positioning and moving weapons and forces into place to get ready to take back the city of mosul from isis. to take back the single largest city that isis controls in iraq. the single largest city that isis controls anywhere. the iraqi prime minister has recently expressed that he wants the mosul operation to take place by the end of the year. i can report that there are some new signs that that incident, that operation may be imminent. even just from a u.s. involvement perspective. a couple of weeks ago, the u.s. sent 400 more american service members into iraq. many were presumably sent to what's being described as a u.s. logistics hub south of mosul in that spot that we've marked on the map with a little star there. that u.s.-run facility made news just this week when isis apparently lobbed a shell into that facility that appears to have contained mustard gas.
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highpoint. the crowd very enthusiastic. a notably white crowd. at that mostly white super enthusiastic rally, mr. trump made his appeal to african-american voters who truly were not in the room. >> that's worse than the war-torn nations you're looking at, worse than afghanistan. the schools are failing. the jobs are leaving, and millions are trapped in poverty. to the african-american commute, i say vote for donald trump. i will fix it. i will fix it. what do you have to lose? your education is broken. your communities are unsafe. there are no jobs. what do you have to lose? >> trump making that appeal for african-american votes in front of an -- almost entirely white room. that was in the afternoon. then in the evening, he spoke at another rally in keenansville,
north carolina, where he stood before an almost entirely white audience to appeal to black voters. mr. trump pronouncing the death sentence for america's inner cities while speaking to a white crowd in a rural town of less than 1,000 people in north carolina. that was donald trump's day in swing state north carolina. it was not the day he intended to have. trump started out in high point, north carolina, he ended up here in the evening making that same appeal again to black voters even though he was speaking to a room full of white people. if you leave high point on the interstate, the first place you come to is greensboro, a half hour away. in downtown greensboro is a fascinating place. the international civil rights center and museum. built around a lunch counter. built around the actual old wool worth's lunch counter where four african-american men began what is now known universally as the sit-in movement. they sat down at an all-white lunch counter in greensboro, north carolina.
that's where it started. bet their lives and li keqiang hoods and flesh and flood for -- livelihoods and flesh and blood. now you can sit at that exact same spot in greensboro, north carolina. you ought to see this in addition to the museum unless, of course, what you want is not so much to see it as to be seen yourself. that museum was on the way from donald trump's first campaign speech to his second campaign speech. he drove right by the civil rights museum. since then we have learned that donald trump intended to go to the civil rights museum before later changing his mind. we think we've learned why. saturday we could report that a representative of the trump campaign showed up announced at the campaign. apartment he informed the museum staff that trump campaign security would be coming by on tuesday. trump would show up thereafter specifically to be filmed
walking through the civil rights museum. when the staff asked about the event, the head of the museum told them it was happening, it was on the campaign books. the candidate was coming, so get ready, period. that happened this weekend. that caused the head of the museum in greensboro to release this statement on monday of this week. "the international civil rights center and museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that's committed to advancing an enlightened understanding of civil and human rights. any reasonable observe kerr conclude, and many have, that donald j. trump, is in opposition to the means of the museum. the museum is not in a position to suspend its operation to serve as a become drop -- as a backdrop to represent his
positions." they weren't going to close up shop to become a photo op show case for donald trump's, what do they call it? comprehensive opposition to the values and mission of the civil rights museum. so donald trump and his campaign did gone -- did not go to the civil rights museum. they apparently did need to stop in greensboro. they just went ahead and got barbecue instead at stainy's barbecue. the local paper said he surprised diners there. reports tried to ask him questions, but he did not answer. >> mr. trump, when did you change your mind about the birther issue? when you did -- when did you decide that president obama was born in the united states? >> no answers to the questions or stops at the civil rights museum even though they tried to. so far no comment from the campaign on the canceled planned trip to the civil rights museum or why they cancelled it. we've asked them. they apparently do not want to talk about it.
that tuesday in north carolina is the day that keith lamont scott was shot and killed in the streets of charlotte, north carolina. we've got four straight nights of protests in the city since including tonight. msnbc live is next. breaking news this hour. police are searching for a gunman whoen opened fire and -- who opened fire and killed five in seattle. it happened in the make-up department of macy's store. the motive remains unclear. we have a reporter on scene and will bring you a live report in a few minutes. good morning, everyone, i'm dara brown in new york at msnbc world headquarters. 7:00 in the east and 4:00 out west. we have breaking news this hour. this is from charlotte as protests lasted past midnight on the streets there. demonstrations remained peaceful as investigations into the fatal shooting death of