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Jalen Thompson, 17, who organized a protest attended by at least 1,500 in O'Fallon, Missouri, tells Lawrence O'Donnell, "We all seem to understand that this is a problem that we need to solve so that we can move on and make our country even better.” Aired on 6/2/2020.
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17-Year-Old Organizes Huge Protest, Police Chief Joins In | The Last Word | MSNBC

66 Comments on "17-Year-Old Organizes Huge Protest, Police Chief Joins In | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Now THIS, is how you make America great again. True patriotism has nothing to do with wearing a silly red hat, or wrapping yourself in the flag. Those are things you can train a mon.key to do. And if it’s something you can teach a mon.key to do, it’s probably not patriotic at all. TrueΒ  Patriotism is caring about what happens to one another. The heart of true patriotism is caring about what happens to your fellow American citizen.

    “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.”
    –Dr Martin Luther King Jr

    • @Deplorable
      And tomorrow a UFO lands in Central Park.

    • @R. Renovatus
      And Donald TRUMP orders all his campaign material in CHINA, in CHINA. And Ivanka Trump produces in CHINA, in CHINA.

    • @R. Renovatus
      ASK CHINA, ASK CHINA. Your president asks Xi ping every morning what to do. So ask CHINE why. Maybe CHINA organized the protests. ASK CHINA.

    • @The Alpengeist Oh yeah. An I can’t wait. πŸ˜‰

    • Ade Foiadelli | June 3, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

      @Baby drumphf – Yeah, they’re a bit of a nuisance. Like flies at a picnic, and every bit as intelligent.

  2. Bianca is Beautiful { SuB to this ChanneL } | June 3, 2020 at 12:20 AM | Reply

    VOTE to make a change , I am going to be the 1st female PRESIDENT of the USA , mark my words

    • Black Women rock!! My UDW Union Reps are varied folks, but I gotta tell you our black women reps are organized and powerful. The meek might inherit the earth but the strong will protect her. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you in our government!

    • Julian Sanchez Harris | June 3, 2020 at 3:17 AM | Reply

      Reach for your dreams and seize them, never stop dreaming!
      Only the sky is the limit ✊🏽

    • Sharon Harris | June 3, 2020 at 3:56 AM | Reply

      @Robert Smith oh shut up

    • Robert Ford | June 3, 2020 at 7:20 AM | Reply

      Nikey just do it.Think this you had it,you always will when out there just GLOW like a beacon

    • What have you done today?

  3. beckoning kat fire | June 3, 2020 at 12:27 AM | Reply

    I’m with you I’m with the protesters and I’m glad that that one police officer help them like I said the police officers are supposed to Serve and Protect and what’s a police officer dead to George Floyd is unacceptable

  4. Robin Holbrook | June 3, 2020 at 12:28 AM | Reply

    That young man is going places and that police chief is alright. This is what I’ve been praying for. .

    • Robin Holbrook | June 3, 2020 at 9:49 AM | Reply

      @Robert Ford May the Lord Bless you and keep you ,and may He make His face shine upon you . May He lift up His countenance upon you and give you His Peace (Yahushua) and your friend too. Amen .Glory to God in the highest

    • Robin Holbrook | June 3, 2020 at 9:51 AM | Reply

      @Rose Arnold Gladly ,The tide of the Battle turns when were in our knees in prayer. Amen I’m also prayer for our nations military to join the peaceful demonstrations and not hurt our own citizens. With God this is possible Amen

    • @Robin Holbrook I Recognize that Yahweh and his son yashua.Old testament praise be.My grandmother made to 100 years old before she past.Keep faith walk the walk.May Yahweh bless you

    • @Robin Holbrook thank you for mentioning the military. They are following the orders of a tyrant who does not know how to lead. He doesn’t know God. He doesn’t even know how to hold a Bible. Yes, love has to extend to all of us. God bless us all

    • Robin Holbrook | June 3, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

      @Robert Ford Amen may we All Abide in the shadow of the Almighty.. Maranatha my brother

  5. Great new young leaders after Trump is voted out America will recover and be much better.

    • Matt Russillo | June 3, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

      Bo Shepherd
      You forgot the Trump drag his feet for over a month insisting that this was some kind of plot to take him down. As far as a virus is concerned in this country we owe the degree to which it spread to Trump.

    • Matt Russillo | June 3, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      Mana Man
      Lay off the Lysol!

    • EricDaGod 420 | June 4, 2020 at 2:58 AM | Reply

      Joe Romo talk all you want but Biden or any democrat is doing anything possible to get first time voters to vote blue. No matter what people are always gonna find something to complain about. I don’t hear Biden talking about the hundreds of black on black crime cases that go on in Chicago.

    • @EricDaGod 420 George Floyd was murdered by a white police office
      White men have been suppressing people of color since Columbus and Jamestown. Repent vote blue the repupliklan party is history.
      Young people of all colors are our future and they will not vote for that I orange hateful evil swine Trump who is the face of white hate and that’s a wrap.

    • EricDaGod 420 | June 4, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      Joe Romo Seems like you hate trump with all your emotions. Maybe before you speak outta emotion give it some thought.So White kills a black=Riots and media everywhere. Black kills black and no one cares, it’s just another statistic. Why is that

  6. Ezenwa Perfect Okolie | June 3, 2020 at 12:32 AM | Reply

    How can you ever compare vice president J.B with this lunatic as wipe in the white house now.

  7. Well done young fella. Proud of you.

  8. Kathy Goheen | June 3, 2020 at 12:32 AM | Reply

    Good going young man. I would usually say kid but you are a man.πŸ’œ

  9. Much Respect to the Police Chief of O’Fallon, Mo. God bless you and your family sir!

  10. Maggie Newton | June 3, 2020 at 12:40 AM | Reply

    Jalen, we heard you around the world and we will add our voices, thanks.

  11. Tommy Buswell | June 3, 2020 at 12:42 AM | Reply

    Become the change you want to see in the world. Dont like the cops? Become a cop. Dont like politicians? Run for your local office.

    • Becoming a cop means following orders you won’t like. That’s how the system works

    • Tommy Buswell | June 4, 2020 at 1:20 AM | Reply

      @Chris M Right, they tell you to stomp some high school kids head in for peacefully protesting, dammit you do it!

  12. Francoise Loffler | June 3, 2020 at 12:43 AM | Reply

    Congratulations from Europe for seeing this white police officer walking for unity! πŸ‘Œ

  13. I love this story. I wish we could focus on these positive aspects of change. I’m proud of this kid!

  14. Awesome he got such a good turn out and local police chief to walk with em. Only wish they all had masks

  15. nakyiia wizdom | June 3, 2020 at 1:16 AM | Reply

    That was beautiful to see. Let’s spread this unity like a virus instead of covid19.

  16. What an amazing young man! I pray for his safety and I hope this world changes to allow him to flourish and reach his potential!πŸ™πŸΌ

  17. This is a very Republican area by the way, so proud of him and the police for coordinating.

    • 38 Democratic governors and 15 Republican Governors in the history of Missouri. Recognized by the Confederate states as a Democratic state and adopted into the Confederacy (even though it was a Union state). This would make it a VERY Democratic state, with Democratic policies written by Democratic governors that oppressed minorities nearly a 3:1 ratio of Democratic:Republican Governors. This would make it a very Democratic area by the way historically speaking…Unless we ignore history, facts and statistics.

    • Shirley Mccrindle | June 3, 2020 at 7:42 PM | Reply

      it don’t matter if it’s republican or democratic state ppl of most parties should know what’s wrong and what needs change trump is making things worse

    • @Shirley Mccrindle If it doesn’t matter if it’s Republican or Democrat then why did the OP clarify it “This is a very Republican area by the way” sounded like it was negatively bashing Republicans such Abraham Lincoln and MLK. How is Trump making things worse? Give me some examples…

    • Tropical_Papi | June 3, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      @Tre Selor “This area” does not mean the entire state of Missouri. Secondly, in recent history, last 30 or so years, this area has voted republican. I think this is a more relevant perspective to current events than the entire history of the entire state of Missouri provides.

    • ​@Tropical_Papi 1993-2005 Democratic Governors, Republican 2005-2009, Democratic governor from 2009-2017. Republican governor from 2017 to current, meaning last 30 years was 23 years Democratic Rule 7 years Republican. Even if “this area” was Republican why would that be a bad thing? You’re insinuating that “Republican” = bad, or racist, when it isn’t. That’s a fallacy

  18. This is what can be achieved when people of all colors work together to be the change they wish to see in our Country. πŸ‘πŸ‘

  19. Jetson Austin | June 3, 2020 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    His parents must be so proud of him. Not many kids would have the drive to do that. It is good to see the police in a few places showing solidarity with the protesters.

  20. Andhi Satria | June 3, 2020 at 4:07 AM | Reply

    my pray from Indonesia, to you and all the people who are expressing their feeling in a nice peacefull ways πŸ€²πŸ™πŸ»

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