Jelani Cobb: Action On The George Floyd Bill Is Crucial 1

Jelani Cobb: Action On The George Floyd Bill Is Crucial


George Floyd’s family members pushed for ex-cop Derek Chauvin to receive the maximum 40-year jail sentence for murdering Floyd. However, a judge sentenced Chauvin to 22.5 years in prison. MSNBC legal analyst Katie Phang and MSNBC Contributor Jelani Cobb, Staff Writer at The New Yorker and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, join American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss what factors contributed to the judge’s ruling and the pressure on Congress to pass the Justice in Policing Act.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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Jelani Cobb: Action On The George Floyd Bill Is Crucial


  1. There’s going to be more memorials in the future until serious systematic reform is implemented, like racial sensitivity and leaving the handling of mentally ill people to properly trained social workers.

    1. @Mike W After Castille said he was going for his permit out loud. Cop just had the typical fear of a black man and opened fire.

  2. Q : when is a single act not an anecdote and instead systemic
    A : when that individual had 19 prior bad act complaints, and was still a trainer…

    1. @Lloyd Little Most criminals have multiple arrests before seeing any jail time , So a record does not equal accountability . George Floyd could have killed multiple people with his heroine and fentanyl sales . Do you want more drug dealers in your neighborhood or more cops .

    2. @Jimmy Mags you know why you just responded the way you did?

      you know why you in other words support torture of even an american by taxpayer’s dollars?

      it’s seriously because your ego has eaten your soul. now you may not find that to have any credibility, and that’s fine. but let me ask you this to show how you can prove it’s true by any reasonable standard of accountability. a standard in other words even you can’t deny :

      was floyd tortured to death yes or no?

  3. Angel wings on a career criminal? Pfft.
    No doubt he’s burning.
    But at least he’s sober now.

    1. I suspect we come from opposite sides of the spectrum, but I have to agree! The way they canonize these victims, who were also career criminals seems counterproductive. The outright thug, Michael Brown was an even worse example!
      I mean, George Floyd shouldn’t be dead, and the cops should definitely be in prison, but let’s not pretend Floyd was an upstanding citizen! And a civil payment of 42 million? Floyd would have never made a million dollars in his life!

    1. Presuming your comment refers to Floyd, it’s funny how, when there is a multiple gun killing, the number of people who want to defend guns and deflect from the weapons onto the ‘crazy’ firing them, and yet in this instance, you want to do the complete opposite, or maybe you were just being flippant.

  4. But remember, he still has to face federal time. He didn’t get away with anything. For a cop!? Check pass history, chauvin ultimately is facing more time than any cop in history, 15 years state time and let’s see what the Feds decide to give him.
    Think about it.

    1. Hindsight is a gift to the unthinking critic, but get real, people often break the law. Cops have training how to deal with situations where ordinary folks would mess up. When an officer ignores his training to the extent of committing a cruel murder in some sort of power trip, and has done similar before, HE is the one the law needs to deal with.

  5. What is really Important and Relevant Today, and everyday, anywhere and everywhere, anytime and all of the time, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Savior for those who may not have heard it yet but would like to, and for all of us! May the good Lord open spiritual eyes and ears to the truth and the salvation that comes only through Jesus Christ our only Savior.
    The Gospel (the GOOD NEWS) of Jesus Christ our Savior
    Jesus Christ came down here from heaven (God on earth) and He was born one of us, and He dwelt among us, and He gave us His perfect sinless life, and He died on the cross and resurrected from the dead three days later, to pay for and save us from our sins, to reconcile us sinners with God, and to give us eternal life with Him, and after He resurrected from the dead, He lived on earth for forty more days, then He ascended back up into heaven and He is coming back again at the end of this world and everyone will see Him and be judged by Him.

    There is no condemnation for sins for those who have believed and truly accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior Who died to save them from their sins. Read and study the Holy Bible for yourself! Pray to God for wisdom and understanding of His Word. God is the Father the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit all at once always. HE is the One True Living God of all creation.

  6. All this coverage for a drug addict, I knew there was an agenda to slip by another bill where people don’t see the fine print.

    1. I’m surprised that your comment didn’t get deleted for 51 min so far .. I posted a similar thing and was permanently banned from FB.. I’m not even white

  7. *oblivion…* an action word… making… ob… long…
    *oblivion (n.)*
    late 14c., oblivioun, “state or fact of forgetting, forgetfulness, loss of memory,” from Old French oblivion (13c.) and directly from Latin oblivionem (nominative oblivio) “forgetfulness; a being forgotten,” from oblivisci (past participle oblitus) “forget,” which is of uncertain origin.
    *Perhaps originally “even out, smooth over, efface,” from ob “over” (see ob-) + root of levis “smooth,” also “rubbed smooth, ground down,” from PIE *lei-w-, from root *(s)lei- “slime, slimy, sticky” (see slime (n.)); compare obliterate.* But de Vaan and others find that “a semantic shift from ‘to be smooth’ to ‘to forget’ is not very convincing.” However no better explanation has emerged.

  8. *odoriferous (adj.)*
    early 15c., “that has a scent,” with ~ous + Latin odorifer “spreading odor, fragrant,” literally “bearing odor,” from odor “a smell, a scent” (see odor) + ferre “to bear, carry,” from PIE root *bher- (1) “to carry,” also “to bear children.” Usually in a positive sense.
    *try and mask that…* with chemicals…

    1. Watch all the joggers 💀 this fall. Joeys going door to door to vaccinator the joggers 😎 this sh1t is so funny 😂

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