Educator & Griot Dr. Leonard Jeffries returns to the WOL classroom this afternoon. Dr. J will discuss his time at the Black Studies department at the City College of New York. Dr. J will also explain his connection to Colin Powell at the school. Dr. J will also discuss the stalemate over the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in congress. Before Dr. J, WDC Civil Rights activist, political adviser, international businessman & entrepreneur, Sinclair Skinner. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lenny sits down with Antonio Romanucci, founding partner of the Chicago-based firm Romanucci & Blandin. Mr. Romanucci was recently honored to represent the family of George Floyd in the civil lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis and four of its police officers alongside Lead Counsel Ben Crump. In today's episode, Mr. Romanucci joins Lenny to explore discourse and the legislative process following the stalled negotiations between Senate Democrats and Republicans on the topic of police reform in the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
This past month, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and act that would have created national standards for policing in an effort to increase accountability, sadly couldn't reach a bipartisan deal-leaving it dead in the water. We all have heard about the horrific killing of George Floyd, the protests that occurred after, and the many stories that have been shared over social media. Today, I interviewed Rahul Dubey, one of Time Magazine's Heroes of 2020 who simply, as he puts it, opened the door to those in need.On June 1, Rahul Dubey was at home in Washington, DC, as demonstrators filled the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd. After a 7 p.m. curfew, he noticed crowds in the street outside who were seemingly trapped and being pepper-sprayed by police.We talk about his story of housing 70 protestors overnight to help them avoid curfew, the fear and pure terror he felt for himself and the demonstrators, and how that one night changed his life. Recent News-Today, a Texas parole board recommended posthumous pardon for George Floyd.https://www.wsj.com/articles/george-floyd-should-receive-posthumous-pardon-for-drug-charge-texas-parole-board-says-11633461144
If you run from yourself, you will never know who you are. In this episode, I will share why America continues to run from its true identity. How can America be great, if it refuses to acknowledge the cries of its people? The Emmett Till Antilynching Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act were introduced to correct the failures of the past. Greatness admits its failures and does whatever is necessary to correct them. U Still Here #socialjustice #civilrights #leadership #americanunity #2gethermovement
Just days after negotiations on the George Floyd Act fell apart in Congress, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined Joe Madison to express his frustration with the lack of results on policing reform and voting rights. Also, Joe speaks with DNC Chair Jamie Harrison for National Voter Registration Day.
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Macron und Biden vereinbaren "vertiefte Konsultationen" US-Präsident Joe Biden und Frankreichs Staatschef Emmanuel Macron haben sich im U-Boot-Streit um eine Wiederannäherung bemüht. Die beiden Präsidenten vereinbarten in einem Telefonat "vertiefte Konsultationen" zwischen ihren Regierungen, wie es in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung heißt. Dadurch sollten "die Bedingungen geschaffen werden, um Vertrauen sicherzustellen", außerdem sollten gemeinsame Ziele entwickelt werden. Der französische Botschafter in den USA soll kommende Woche nach Washington zurückkehren. Biden und Macron wollen sich dann Ende Oktober in Europa persönlich treffen. Maas nennt Afghanistan "gewaltigste" internationale Herausforderung Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas hat bei einer G20-Videokonferenz vier Forderungen an die neue Taliban-Regierung in Afghanistan gerichtet. Humanitäre Hilfsorganisationen müssten ungehinderten Zugang zum Land erhalten und ausreisewillige Afghanen müssten das Land sicher verlassen können. Afghanistan dürfe nicht wieder zu einem Hort des internationalen Terrorismus werden. Außerdem müssten die Taliban die Menschenrechte schützen und auch andere Bevölkerungsgruppen respektieren. Maas bezeichnete Afghanistan als "gewaltigste Herausforderung" der internationalen Gemeinschaft. Helfer: EU-Staaten müssen Kinder aus Lagern in Syrien aufnehmen Die Hilfsorganisation "Save the Children" hat die Zustände in den syrischen Flüchtlingslagern Al Hol und Roj angeprangert. Gewalt und Epidemien seien in den Camps ein tägliches Risiko und viele Kinder fürchteten um ihr Leben. Westlichen Staaten warf die Organisation vor, zu wenige minderjährige Staatsangehörige aus den Lagern zurückzuholen. Unschuldige Kinder würden von ihren Regierungen einfach im Stich gelassen, sagte die Syrien-Direktorin von "Save the Children", Sonia Kush. In den beiden Flüchtlingslagern im Nordosten Syriens leben nach UN-Angaben mehr als 60.000 Menschen. Biden ruft zu großzügigen Corona-Impfspenden auf Im Kampf gegen Corona hat US-Präsident Joe Biden andere Industrienationen zu großzügigen Impfspenden an ärmere Länder aufgerufen. Es sei eine internationale Kraftanstrengung nötig, um das Virus zurückzudrängen, sagte Biden in Washington bei einem Online-Gipfel zur Corona-Pandemie. Das Weiße Haus hatte bereits zuvor angekündigt, dass die USA weitere 500 Millionen Impfdosen an ärmere Staaten spenden wollten. Insgesamt belaufen sich die US-Zusagen damit auf 1,1 Milliarden Impfdosen. Die Herstellerfirmen Biontech und Pfizer wollen die Vakzine zu Vorzugspreisen liefern. Vorerst keine Polizeireform in den USA Im US-Kongress sind Verhandlungen über eine umfassende Polizeireform vorerst gescheitert. Es ist ein schwerer innenpolitischer Rückschlag für US-Präsident Joe Biden. Die Reform sollte Polizisten Würgegriffe verbieten und die weitgehende zivilrechtliche Immunität von Beamten bei Fehlverhalten einschränken. Der Gesetzesentwurf "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act" wurde nach dem Afroamerikaner benannt, der im Mai 2020 von einem Polizisten in Minneapolis getötet worden war. Sein auf einem Handyvideo festgehaltener Tod hatte in den USA landesweite Proteste gegen Rassismus und Polizeigewalt ausgelöst. Region in Polen ist nicht länger "LGBT-frei" Nach finanziellem Druck der EU hat eine Region in Südpolen ihren Status als sogenannte "LGBT-Ideologie-freie Zone" wieder aufgehoben. Das Regionalparlament in Swietokrzyskie stimmte in einer Sondersitzung dafür, die umstrittene Bezeichnung zu streichen. LGBT steht im Englischen für Lesbisch, Schwul, Bisexuell und Transgender. In Polen haben sich rund hundert Städte und Dörfer zu "LGBT-freien Zonen" erklärt - vor allem im traditionell streng katholischen Süden und Südosten des Landes. Im Juli hatte die EU deswegen ein Vertragsverletzungsverfahren gegen Warschau eingeleitet. Mehrheit der Deutschen hält Religion für unwichtig Nur 33 Prozent der Deutschen sagen laut einer repräsentativen Umfrage, dass ihnen Religion "wichtig" oder "sehr wichtig" ist. Demgegenüber stehen 61 Prozent, denen Religion nicht oder überhaupt nicht wichtig ist, teilte die Bewegung "Religions for Peace" anlässlich ihrer Jahrestagung in Lindau mit. Dazu wurden 2000 Menschen in Deutschland auch zum Thema Gerechtigkeit befragt. Zwölf Prozent der Befragten finden, dass Religionen zu einer gerechteren Welt beitragen. Dies leisteten der Umfrage zufolge eher Nichtregierungsorganisationen, die Vereinten Nationen und die Europäische Union.
Daniel Berke and George Thomas discuss the different powers contained in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to limit or prevent protests that have contained a strong religious or moral element and look at the extent to which courts are prepared to sanction the use of these powers in relation to types of activities that perhaps would not immediately spring to mind when the words ‘anti-social behaviour' are heard.
George Floyd Policing Act will reportedly not include scrapping qualified immunity;R. Kelly Trial: Day 1 of Testimony; Proud Boys supporter pleads ‘Guilty' to threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA); Over 20,000 Mississippi students are in Covid-19 Quarantine after first week of school. – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 8-18-21 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button. Next Class is Sat. 8-28-21, 3pm EST!!! 'From The Civil War to The Civil Rights Movement & Black Power 1865 – 1968' with Michael Imhotep, host of The African History Network Show. REGISTER HERE: https://theahn.learnworlds.com/course/from-civil-war-to-civil-rights-and-black-power
Bakari is joined by Representative Karen Bass to talk about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (2:12), her role as the chair of the House subcommittee on Africa (11:38), and the state of various bills in congress (22:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rep. Karen Bass Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dr. Amara Enyia is a strategist, social Innovation and social Impact professional, and public policy expert on city and state policy as well as international affairs/foreign policy with expertise in Central Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. But today, she comes to us as a representative for the Movement for Black Lives, and helps us understand the difference between the BREATHE Act and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. What she and Mark explore is that there is no justice in policing, and the BREATHE Act seeks to address what's missing in the George Floyd act: putting resources into the community as opposed to law enforcement. Dr. Enyia also uses her expertise to help us understand what is happening in Haiti right now, following the assassination of the country's president, Jovenel Moïse. Executive Producer: Adell Coleman Producer: Brittany Temple Distributor: DCP Entertainment For additional content: makeitplain.com
This week's #On1WithAngelaRye is a special LIVE episode recorded on Clubhouse. We were joined by the incredible former CBC Chair and Representative from California, Ms. Karen Bass. Congressmember Bass has served the 37th district of California since 2011. She serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights. She also serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, where she works to craft sound criminal justice reform policies. In this episode, we dive into the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, its language, myths, and misconceptions of the bill and discuss ways everyone can help move this bill forward.
Are you aware how important Juneteenth is to our community? Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The symbolic and spiritual significance of a federal Juneteenth holiday can't be diminished. There are many who have fought for this moment, and we bow to the work of our elders, tireless advocates like Mrs. Opal Lee, the Grandmother of Juneteenth," who has dedicated the last four decades of her life to this cause. Juneteenth marks a date of major significance in American history and shows us that freedom and racial equality have always been a hard-fought battle for black Americans – a battle that continues to this day.By moving forward with this legislation, Congress is celebrating the liberation of slaves in Texas in 1865. But why is it that they can mobilize such quick bipartisan action on a new federal holiday, but not voting rights legislation to protect Black voters in 2021. Why can't they move with such urgency on anti-lynching legislation to protect Black lives, or the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to protect Black civil rights? Yes, this is a time to celebrate but we must be more vigilant than over to continue to fight for a better America and do right by people of color. Stay Blunt Yall!!!!!Links: Juneteenth: What Is It, Why Is It Important, And How We Should Celebrate It - Bobby BerkJuneteenth: What It Is And How It's Observed : NPR Opinion: Don't get comfortable after getting Juneteenth holiday - CNN
This week Bri and Kira remember George Floyd and recall the movement for action and justice. They discuss two main categories most talked about regarding change in policing: reform and defund. We take a deep dive into The Justice in Policing Act and BREATHE Act proposed in Congress. Let us know what is on your … Continue reading Is it Reform or Defund? →
On today's episode, hosts Rachel Vindman, Jasmine Clark, and Amanda Weinstein discuss the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death. When George cried out for his mother, moms across America felt that cry in their hearts and began working for justice. But despite a year of protests and conversations, it still seems impossible to gain any traction on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Jasmine mentions a fellow legislator in Georgia who would rather talk about “Black on Black violence” than take any action to protect Black lives.And speaking of laws that have failed to pass, our hosts then discuss the recent Senate vote to block a commission that would investigate the attempted insurrection on January 6. From there, they discuss QAnon and right-wing misinformation more generally... what exactly is QAnon? And how do we deal with loved ones who have been sucked into Q or other conspiracies? To learn more, they chat with Lisa Reese, who lost her relationship with her sister over QAnon.After that, Rachel gets the opportunity to chat with Connie Schultz. Connie is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, columnist for USA TODAY, an author, and the wife of Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. She and Rachel discuss the events of January 6th, how Connie deals with trolls on social media, what makes her laugh, and how she ended up with a trash bag full of boxes of hair dye. Finally, our hosts celebrate the supportive women in their life in this week's “Toast To Joy.”Suburban women helped decide the 2020 election. But we're just getting started. Are you ready to be part of The Suburban Women Problem? Sign up here to join our amazing community of women.For a transcript of this episode, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICYMI: The Mo'Kelly Show Presents – Tawala Sharp filling in for Mo'Kelly with the collective PTSD Black Americans feel in the face of race based trauma & police brutality AND an examination of the ‘George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020'…PLUS Local & Good News on KFI AM 640 – Live everywhere on the iHeartRadio app
On this episode of The Claville Report, we are introducing a new segment entitled, "What's in It?" It's a series where we dive into pieces of public policy, court decisions, and legal cases to better understand the intricacies of these complex and impactful words and how they control our lives. Listen as we take a deep dive into the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. We discuss the major provisions of the bill's impact, and whether it is a good policy. Join us on The Claville Report as we discuss, "What's In It?: The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this mini episode Keegan and Madigan discuss the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Amy Cooper doubling down on being a racist Karen, and Kim Kardashian West's staff suing her for worker's rights violations.Do you have a coming out story that you'd like to share or a news story you'd like to get our take on? Email us at email@example.comFind us on social media: Instagram: @angryneighborhoodfeminist Twitter: @YANFPodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angryneighborhoodfeminist **Don't forget to REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!** Music: Lee Rosevere
Joe Madison and White House correspondent April Ryan talk about what's really holding up police reform in Congress. Madison also goes head-to-head with a Black Republican who calls into the show.
Jonathan Capehart, member of The Washington Post editorial board, hosts the “Cape Up” podcast the Washington Post Live's First Look and host of The Sunday Show on MSNBC, talks about the decision to block uniformed police officers from NYC's Pride March. Plus, where the infrastructure and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act bills stand in Congress, and more national political news.
George Floyd 1 Year Commemoration; What is holding up the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act from passing the Senate?; What's in the Bill H.R. 1280?; Prosecutor in Trump criminal probe convenes grand jury to hear evidence, weigh potential charges.; What is African Liberation Day? - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 5-25-21 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button. REGISTER HERE: https://theahn.learnworlds.com/author/course?courseid=ancient-kemet-moors-transatlantic-slave-trade-april2021 Did you miss CLASS Sat. 5-22-21, 12:00pm EST (LIVE Online Course) Guest Speaker, Cultural Archaeologist, Sista Nubia Wardford who will present on “The Origins of Ancient Kush & The African Queens of Antiquity”. Online Course: ‘Ancient Kemet (Egypt), The Moor & The Maafa: Understanding The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade What They Didn't Teach You In School' – 9 WEEK Online Course with Michael Imhotep.host of The African History Network.
Before speaking with President Joe Biden at the White House today, George Floyd's family met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Rep. Karen Bass. Bass is the House Democrats' lead negotiator on a police reform bill named after Floyd. The House passed it in March and it has been in the hands of the evenly-divided Senate ever since. Bass joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Tuesday marks one year since the police killing of George Floyd. Jim Burch, the president of the National Police Foundation, discusses the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and efforts to reform policing in the U.S. We then hear from, Georgia Democratic Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux, who represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Bourdeaux discusses “FutureFit The Suburbs,” a new initiative aimed at addressing suburban infrastructure.
After Tezlyn’s passionate speech about the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act at the Pamela Turner rally, she goes further into her commentary explaining the significance of why the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act must be passed as is. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
I️n this episode Weeze and Chris talk about what it means to defund, abolish, reconstruct, and reimagine the policing system. We all know the institution of police is not answering the needs of the people. It’s a system that’s heavily funded, backed by legislation, and damn near impossible to hold police accountable. What would it look like to reallocate funds so we’re investing in social services like crisis response teams? What if marginalized communities had agency, power, and control over how this new institution was reimagined? What if we poured the obnoxious budget the police system gets into education, health care, affordable housing, workforce development, job opportunities with livable wages, etc.? What if we looked at how we police each other on a daily basis and restructured that too? Listen in!!! ABOUT WEEZE Louiza Doran, known and referred to as Weeze, is a cis-het Amazigh* female-identifying human who uses she/her/they/them pronouns. She’s known as a coach, podcast host, advocate, agent of change, strategist, and educator (to name a few) but is ultimately a compassionate provocateur that is out to help folks uncover their path of possibility. ABOUT CHRIS Chris Mueller is a communicator by nature, strategist by training, and organizer at heart directing the firm's creative design and storytelling studio. Born and raised in the East Bay, he studied at UC Berkeley and has over a decade of storytelling experience for progressive organizations in human rights, and social and economic justice. He will happily discuss everything from Frederick Douglass and Joseph Campbell to DMX and the World Champion Golden State Warriors. IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT The reality of police union lobbying power how much money they spend at the municipal level to pass police friendly legislation. How the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act is trying to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to police training and reform that we know doesn't work! We have to get more surgical about the way police union contracts are written because there are amendments and line items that make it difficult to hold police accountable. How affluent whyte communities experience police vs. marginalized communities. What it means to defund, abolish, and reconstruct the police system. Abolition as a way for us to rid ourselves of how we police each other. The connection between police reform and gun control, and what we need to address. ICE now offering classes to teach everyday citizens how to arrest immigrants! Orienting ourselves toward accomplishing equity and justice on a systemic level. CALL TO ACTION Chris’ firm is hiring for two new fellow positions. Candidates are encouraged to apply here: https://www.thinkrubix.com/careers Research The Breathe Act at https://breatheact.org Find an organization and make an assessment about what kind of contribution you can make. Sign up for the Never Again News Network (NANN) at https://nowyouknow.podia.com/nann RESOURCES Why Police Reform Fails Podcast Episode - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-police-reform-fails/id886009669?i=1000520754910 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CAp3xvZCK8gQT4RqUVl63ikHTKD8C52G/view?usp=sharing FOLLOW WEEZE TO STAY ENGAGED Website: https://www.accordingtoweeze.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accordingtoweeze Podia: https://accordingtoweeze.podia.com/weeze FOLLOW CHRIS TO STAY ENGAGED https://www.thinkrubix.com https://www.instagram.com/wethinkrubix/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thinkrubix https://medium.com/thinkrubix
Rep. Maxine Waters joins us to discuss her history as a civil rights advocate, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and what we're up against with this current Republican Party. And Malcolm Nance is on to revel in the schadenfreudeliciousness of Rudy Giuliani getting a search warrant from the FBI and the order from federal judge Amy Berman Jackson to release the Nov. 2019 William Barr memo clearing then-president Trump of obstruction of justice charges following the Mueller investigation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Judy Woodruff to discuss President Biden's ambitious plans for American infrastructure and families, the price tag associated with them, the fate of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the Senate, and the investigation into, and fallout from, the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
We love these songs, don't you?In this episode Morgan and Erin dive into Hey Stephen (Taylor's Version) and the vault song, Don't You. Fearless Feature: Call your senators and urge them to vote yes on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act & other important criminal justice reforms.Have insights, theories, or lyrical breakdowns on any of the Fearless songs? We may feature them in a future episode.Instagram & Tiktok: @swifterhoodpodcastTwitter: @swifterhoodpEmail us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://swifterhoodpodcast.buzzsprout.comArtwork by J. SiglerSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theswifterhood)
In his 100 days address this week, Joe Biden outlined his plans for a big, bold legislative agenda to come. He previewed a two-pronged economic package: the $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan and the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan. He spoke about the need to pass universal background checks for firearms, comprehensive immigration reform, and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.The success of that agenda hinges on whether 50 Senate Democrats — ranging from Bernie Sanders to Joe Manchin — can come together and pass legislation. They don’t have a single vote to spare. And the person responsible for making that happens is the New York senator and Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer.Schumer has a theory of politics that he believes can hold or even win Democrats seats in 2022. It’s not a complicated theory: For Democrats to win over middle-of-the-road voters — including those who voted for Donald Trump — they need to prove that government is actually helping them. But to do that, the government needs to actually help those voters, in clear and visible ways. That means passing big, bold legislation. And the institution Schumer leads — the Senate — is the primary obstacle to that happening.So I invited Schumer on the show to talk about how exactly he plans on doing that. How do you win over Trump voters? What kinds of economic policies can help deliver Democrats victory in 2022? How should the party approach topics like race and gender? How will he pass bills, like the For The People Act, that can’t go through budget reconciliation? And, of course, what do you do about the filibuster?Book recommendations: Grant by Ron Chernow Freedom by William SafireThe Power Broker by Robert Caro Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at email@example.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Roge Karma and Jeff Geld; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld.
In the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd, lawmakers in both parties said they were “cautiously optimistic” that the trial could provide new momentum to overcome the political hurdles that have stymied efforts at policing reform. In a speech before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden formally called on lawmakers to resurrect the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which among other things, would end the legal practice of granting qualified immunity to police officers. Qualified immunity was considered a relatively obscure legal doctrine known only to civil-rights lawyers and legal scholars, but after the death of George Floyd, it has now become a common topic in the media, cities, and state legislatures across the country. In this episode of the UnCommon Law Podcast, we speak with Alexander Reinert, a professor of law at the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Clark Neily, a senior vice president for criminal justice at the Cato Institute, and Anya Bidwell, an attorney with the nonprofit Institute for Justice.
As momentum for police reform increases following the Chauvin trial, George talks to the lead sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Rep. Karen Bass, about the prospects for bipartisan compromise. National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Sen. Rick Scott responds and discusses infrastructure negotiations as President Biden prepares to address Congress next week. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci joins after federal health officials voted to lift the recommended pause on J&J’s vaccine. And the roundtable discusses Biden's agenda as he closes in on his first 100 days in office
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now in her second term as Speaker, made history in 2007 as the first woman to hold the position. She also made headlines Tuesday when her comments following Derek Chauvin’s conviction drew immediate backlash, with some contrasting her remarks with those of the youngest generation of congressional Democrats. In her new biography, “Madam Speaker,” journalist Susan Page looks at Pelosi’s climb to power and what Pelosi represents — and has to say — about the future of the Democratic party. We’ll talk to Page, who is Washington Bureau chief at USA Today, about the book and other national politics news, including where the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act currently stands.
California Rep. Karen Bass reacts to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict and shares about why she’s “very positive” that the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will be passed. In Hot Topics, the co-hosts discuss the released police bodycam footage of Ma’Khia Bryant, who was fatally shot by police. Plus, the co-hosts react to Whoopi gracing the cover Variety.
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives in February, but has yet to receive a vote in the evenly-split Senate. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff with an update on where things stand. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are making a push to get the 'George Floyd Justice in Policing Act' passed through the Senate. The bill includes a body camera mandate, banning of choke holds, requires data collection of violent police encounters to establish a registry and makes it easier for lawsuits to be brought against officers, among other initiatives. Republicans in opposition to the bill say their own police reform bill filibustered last year wasn't given a chance. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with FOX's Blake Burman about what is in the bill and the difficult task of reaching a compromise on police reform.
After just over 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all 3 charges in the murder of George Floyd. Following the verdict, Floyd’s family and protesters expressed relief, but renewed calls for systemic police reform. Pres. Biden encouraged Congress to take up the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, saying the guilty verdict alone is “not enough.” Ashley Parker, Paul Butler, Marilyn Mosby, Carmen Best, Chuck Rosenberg, Baratunde Thurston and Jason Johnson join.
Tonight's guests include Rev. Al Sharpton, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner and a member of Mothers of the Movement, and Rep. Karen Bass, chief House sponsor of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. After the verdict, President Biden and Vice President Harris joined Floyd's family in calling on the Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, political correspondent Juana Summers, and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Subscribe on Patreon and hear the full episode here: www.patreon.com/posts/50236195 (Teaser) Abby Cartus and Justin Feldman join us to talk about American police departments' multifaceted role as city budget sink, public health threat, and executioner. We also review the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the Biden administration's supposed solution to the problem. Runtime 1:14:15, 19 April 2021
From endless wars and imperialist violence to racist systems of oppression and climate destruction, the battles poor and working people face around the globe are as daunting as they are numerous. What will it take to build a grassroots movement that not only combats these destructive forces, but understands them as fundamentally interconnected? In the first segment of this week's blockbuster “Marc Steiner Show” (now premiering every Tuesday), we talk about what such a movement can look like with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice.Then, in our second segment, we talk with Congressman John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district, who introduced H.R.1, the For the People Act, in the House of Representatives. Marc and Rep. Sarbanes discuss H.R.1 and what it would do to restore and protect voting rights in the U.S. They also discuss the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 in the context of the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd.Tune in for new episodes of The Marc Steiner Show every Tuesday on TRNN.
In which John Heilemann talks with Cory Booker, Demoratic senator from New Jersey. In the first single-topic episode of the podcast, Heilemann and Booker do a deep dive into an issue that's been central to Booker's career: criminal justice reform and racial equity. They discuss the Derek Chauvin trial and their fears if justice isn't served; the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, just recently passed by the House, and the criticism it has received from Black Lives Matter and others on left for not going far enough; the legalization of marijuana and the need to address the widespread inequities in America's drug laws; and Booker's view of Biden as ally in the cause of police, prison, and sentencing reform despite Biden's checkered history on these issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In which John Heilemann talks with Cory Booker, Demoratic senator from New Jersey. In the first single-topic episode of the podcast, Heilemann and Booker do a deep dive into an issue that's been central to Booker's career: criminal justice reform and racial equity. They discuss the Derek Chauvin trial and their fears if justice isn't served; the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, just recently passed by the House, and the criticism it has received from Black Lives Matter and others on left for not going far enough; the legalization of marijuana and the need to address the widespread inequities in America's drug laws; and Booker's view of Biden as ally in the cause of police, prison, and sentencing reform despite Biden's checkered history on these issues. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Air Date 3/28/2021 Today we take a look at the progress being made on the effort to reform and defund the police in America as well as the reignited campaign to make society safe for women in the wake of the Sarah Everard murder in the UK. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript MEMBERSHIP, Gift Memberships and Donations! (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) MERCHANDISE! REFER-O-MATIC! Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! CHECK OUT OUR BOOKSHOP! Want to advertise/sponsor the show? Details -> advertisecast.com/BestoftheLeft SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Austin’s Plan To Defund The Police - In The Loop - Air Date 2-22-21 Another Grim Milestone & Austin’s Plan To Defund The Police Ch. 2: House Democrats pass sweeping elections bill and major legislation on overhauling police - PBS NewsHour - Air Date 3-4-21 House Democrats passed a landmark bill Wednesday that would expand voting rights and another key piece of legislation on police reform through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act -- something Democrats have been pushing for since the death of Floyd. Ch. 3: Can the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Create a National Standard for Police Need To Know - MTV Impact - Air Date 3-4-21 The House passed the sweeping George Floyd Justice in Policing Act this week. But as long as partisan politics remains the status quo, lawmakers will continue to fail Black Americans. MTV News correspondent Dometi Pongo explains. Ch. 4: Fight to Pass the George Floyd Act, BREATHE Act, & Take LOCAL Action! - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 5: Republicans Vote Against Protecting Women - The Rational National - Air Date 3-18-21 172 members of the house Republican caucus voted against the renewal of the VAWA. Ch. 6: The Problem With the Violence Against Women Act; - Ring of Fire Radio - Air Date 3-26-21 This week on Ring of Fire, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Abigail Higgins, a journalist covering inequality health and gender join us to discuss their piece in The Nation. Ch. 7: Sarah Everard vigil Telegraph columnists explain why they're going - The Telegraph - Air Date 3-12-21 Despite the High Court rejecting a challenge against the police’s ban of Sarah Everard's vigil, Telegraph Columnists Bryony Gordon and Claire Cohen said they will still attend. Ch. 8: Sarah Everard & Violence Against Women - TyskySour - Air Date 3-12-21 The disappearance and death of Sarah Everard has shone a spotlight on the epidemic of violence against women in Britain, and has provoked an outpouring from women on social media sharing their own experience of harassment, threats and violence Ch. 9: Why women feel unsafe on Britain's streets - Channel 4 News - Air Date 3-11-21 "We are tired of having to pre-empt possible violence. Of having to risk assess every ordinary action every day, every hour of our lives". Ch. 10: Sarah Everard's vigil aggressively broken up by London police - CNN UK - Air Date 3-14-21 The British government is calling for an investigation after police aggressively broke up a vigil being held for Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman whose alleged murder while walking home in South London has reignited a national debate in Britain MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 11: The Economics of Abolition - The Laura Flanders Show - Air Date 12-24-20 “Defund the police” became a rallying cry in the summer of 2020 as demonstrators flooded streets across the United States to demand an end to police brutality in the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of the police. Ch. 12: Into Defunding the LAPD - Into America - Air Date 6-11-20 ‘Defund the police’ has become a familiar rallying call at protests across the country. It’s a push to reduce the size of police department budgets, in order to reallocate resources to other parts of the community. And a few cities leaders are listening. VOICEMAILS Ch. 13: Taking kids from parents and the racism of anti-immigration - Bud from Boise FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 14: Final comments on how to report the truth while lying to the high heavens TAKE ACTION! Fight to improve & pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Fight to pass the BREATHE Act (Movement for Black Lives) (BOTL segment from last summer) Join a local organization or chapter fighting police brutality: some suggestions Explore the ACLU's FIGHTING POLICE ABUSE: A COMMUNITY ACTION MANUAL EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Explained (Note: Headline updated) (Vox) Now is the time to revolutionize policing (BREATHE Act) (Vox) Movement for Black Lives opposes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (PBS) Why Police Brutality Is a Public Health Issue (Self) Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: Memorial for Sarah Everard in the U.K. Photo of a tree in a park with flowers and candles at the base and a sign tied to the trunk that reads "#ReclaimTheseStreets!". A woman with a face mask is bending over to add flowers to the memorial. Credit: "Vigil for Sarah Everard in Sheffield" by Tim Dennell, Flickr | License | Changes: Cropped and increased contrast and saturation Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com SUPPORT THE SHOW Listen Anywhere! Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), whose husband is a S.W.A.T. medic, says that H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, defunds the police and redirects funding from them to the NAACP and the ACLU.
Air Date 3/6/2021 Today we take a look at the origins of race and the building of a caste system in the US based largely on the lessons from Isabel Wilkerson, author of "Caste: The Origins of our Discontent" Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript MEMBERSHIP, Gift Memberships and Donations! (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) MERCHANDISE! REFER-O-MATIC! Sign up, share widely, get rewards. It's that easy! EPISODE SPONSORS: "UNF*CKING THE REPUBLIC" BOOKSHOP: BESTOFTHELEFT.COM/CASTE BLINKIST: BESTOFTHELEFT.COM/BLINKIST Want to advertise/sponsor the show? Details -> advertisecast.com/BestoftheLeft SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: John Biewen: The lie that invented racism - TED - Air Date 11-1-20 To understand and eradicate racist thinking, start at the beginning. That's what journalist and documentarian John Biewen did, leading to a trove of surprising and thought-provoking information on the "origins" of race. Ch. 2: Made in America (Seeing White, Part 3) - Scene on Radio - Air Date 3-16-17 Chattel slavery in the US, with its distinctive · and strikingly cruel · laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it. Ch. 3: The Invention of Race - Throughline - Air Date 11-19-20 During a time when race-based science and the eugenics movement were becoming mainstream, anthropologist Franz Boas actively sought to prove that race was a social construct, not a biological fact. Ch. 4: Caste in America with Isabel Wilkerson - Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes - Air Date 8-11-20 Does the United States have a caste system? In her research on the Jim Crow South, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/author Isabel Wilkerson found that the word ·racism· fell far short in capturing the depth and totality of oppression people existed under Ch. 5: It's More Than Racism Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System - Fresh Air - Air Date 8-4-20 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a "caste" system. Ch. 6: “Theodore W. Allen -- Theses on ‘The Invention of the White Race’ and Lessons from Three Crises” - Jeffrey B. Perry - Air Date 12-18-14 This brief video presents three of Theodore W. Allen’s theses related to the invention of the “white race” and his important analysis of the white supremacy’s role in beating back struggles from below in three great crises in U.S. history. Ch. 7: Isabel Wilkerson wants to change how we understand race in America - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 8-24-20 A new way of thinking about race and class with Isabel Wilkerson. MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S) Ch. 8: The Invention of Race Part 2 - Throughline - Air Date 11-19-20 During a time when race-based science and the eugenics movement were becoming mainstream, anthropologist Franz Boas actively sought to prove that race was a social construct, not a biological fact. Ch. 9: It's More Than Racism Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System Part 2 - Fresh Air - Air Date 8-4-20 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson says racism is an insufficient term for the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Instead, she prefers to refer to America as having a "caste" system. VOICEMAILS Ch. 10: Thoughts on the bonus material - Kim from Montana FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 11: Final comments TAKE ACTION! Fight for $15 in the Senate: 202-224-3121 (voice) or 202-224-3091 (tty) Fight for H.R. 1 - For the People Act in the Senate: 202-224-3121 (voice) or 202-224-3091 (tty) Fight for George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the Senate: 202-224-3121 (voice) or 202-224-3091 (tty) Fight to pass the BREATHE Act (read our activism segment): Email members of Congress and more Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: Black chalkboard background with the word "CASTE" written in white Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com SUPPORT THE SHOW Listen Anywhere! Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
As the Senate begins debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, we look at the fight to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 with Reverend William Barber; The House votes to pass H.R. 1; Abolitionist Mariame Kaba on the House's passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Today: an ethics probe into Elaine Chao led to the Department of Transportation IG to make a criminal referral in December; Georgia impanels two Grand Juries into Trump’s possible election fraud; the House passes HR-1 and The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act; CPAC threatened their stage design company with legal action if they didn’t take the heat for using a Nazi symbol; the House is closed due to terror threats from Trump supporters; Charles Flynn was offered a promotion after the insurrection; an insurrectionist throws a tantrum in court; AG delivers the Hot Notes; plus Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) is here to deliver your Good News and a verdict in Aimee’s Court. Follow our guest on Twitter: Adam A. Fernandez (@AdamaEsq) Civil Rights Attorney; VP of Policy and Strategic Engagement at Lawyers for Good Government Follow AG and Dana on Stereo: stereo.com/allisongill stereo.com/dgcomedy Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Skout’s Honor. Natural and preventative grooming solutions for pets. Get 20% off your first order from www.skoutshonor.com/DAILYBEANS The first 100 people to use the code BEANS when checking out will save 15%! Go to nebia.com/beans and use that code BEANS to save 15% Special offer for DAILYBEANS listeners, get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join the #SistersInLaw this week as they stand up for Neera Tanden and share their own experiences with sexism-- and how to beat it! Then they take on the threats to voting rights facing minorities in our country and fill us in on the current efforts at suppression. Can it be stopped? If anything, the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act is a start towards tackling systemic racism, but there's a lot more (legal) work to do! Get More From The #SistersInLaw: Joyce Vance: Twitter | University of Alabama Law | MSNBC Jill Wine-Banks: Twitter | Facebook | Website | Author of The Watergate Girl: My Fight For Truth & Justice Against A Criminal President Kimberly Atkins: Twitter | Boston Globe | WBUR Barb McQuade: Twitter | University of Michigan Law | Just Security | MSNBC Recent Articles By The #SistersInLaw: Kim's Boston Globe Article https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/25/opinion/after-brutal-year-garland-must-work-reform-doj-restore-black-americans-trust/?p1=StaffPage Email your questions to SISTERSINLAW@POLITICON.COM or TWEET them using #SistersInLaw and we'll answer as many as we can.